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Money United States to arm Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, despite Turkish opposition
Author: 0 United States to arm Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, despite Turkish opposition

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he had useful discussions with Turkey and the two countries are working out differences over a US alliance with Syrian Kurds in fighting Islamic State militants. Officials from the Turkish embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Washington Times regarding the YPG arms deal.

Money Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
Author: 0 Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

The 22-year-old mother and her husband, Muhammad Bilan, 29, are refugees from Damascus who arrived in Canada last February. But the couple felt they had to give their thanks to him in some way - so have named their newborn son after him. "He's the reason we are in Canada". Since Trudeau took office in 2015, more than 40 ,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Canada as of January 2017.

Money Rough road: Last-place Giants delayed by bus breakdown
Author: 0 Rough road: Last-place Giants delayed by bus breakdown

The last Reds player to do it was Deion Sanders in 1997. Feldman is on schedule to face the Giants again next week at AT&T Park. "I already know how it's like to pitch here", he said through a translator. Nine players had at least one RBI for the Reds, who got 18 hits and matched a season best with their fourth straight victory. The Reds have produced 27 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games.

Money Amazon cuts free shipping minimum to $25
Author: 0 Amazon cuts free shipping minimum to $25

Target for instance, has raised its minimum free shipping from $25 to $35 - which is sort of odd. Amazon's strategies for how and when to offer free shipping are especially complicated because of Amazon Prime . Amazon remains the established leader offering everything from free two-day shipping to its Prime members, to one- or two-hour delivery in some markets.

Money Oil producers mulling options after Brent crude price drop
Author: 0 Oil producers mulling options after Brent crude price drop

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih is confident that the agreement to cut oil output will be extended into the second half of 2017. Higher output in non-Opec countries, particularly the United States, Canada and Brazil, has offset Opec's deal reached past year to cut production and kept pressure on oil prices.

Money US employers add strong 211000 jobs; unemployment 4.4 pct
Author: 0 US employers add strong 211000 jobs; unemployment 4.4 pct

Statistics Canada says the drop in youth participation helped push the jobless rate down by 0.2 percentage points even though overall employment was nearly unchanged. A survey by payroll processor ADP released Wednesday showed the private sector adding 177,000 jobs in April, slightly topping expectations, while another survey by professional networking site LinkedIn released the same day suggested that April was the strongest month for hiring in almost two years.

Money Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets
Author: 0 Government 'needs a good shutdown,' frustrated Trump tweets

Before the White House meeting, House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal and said the GOP was getting "extremely close" to finally being able to pass the stalled legislation. Democrats have characterized the spending bill as a Democratic victory, but the American people really won, he said. Like Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Trump said Republicans boosted military spending and broke the pattern of matching military spending increases with nondefense boosts.

Author: 0 Midwest timber industry welcomes tariffs on Canadian lumber

The spat over tariffs erupted in the run-up to talks on updating the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump says he will abandon unless big changes are agreed. Mr Trump did not detail his concerns but said his administration would call Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and demand an explanation. By way of comparison, on Tuesday alone, Trump raised his complaints about Canada, twice, without being asked, in public remarks and in a tweet where he threatened ...

Author: 0 GOP Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill Clears House Committee

In a party line 34-to-26 vote, the panel voted to remove restrictions the Obama administration placed on banks if they agree to hold a higher level of capital. "This is one of the worst bills I've seen in my time in Congress", Waters said. They also argued it would reduce consumer protections. FILE - In this Friday, April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, where he signed an executive order to review tax regulations set past year ...

Author: 0 Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Misses Q1 Earnings, Shares Crash

During the last month, the stock has changed -18.70% and performed -8.01% over the last 6 months. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link . They issued a "buy" rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. The stock of Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) is a huge mover today! About 143 shares traded.

Money Trump Tax Plan Stands to Benefit the Man in the White House
Author: 0 Trump Tax Plan Stands to Benefit the Man in the White House

Today, only the portion of an estate over $5.49 million is subject to the estate tax, at a top rate of 40%. Trump's plan has the potential to provide big tax cuts to high-income families - unless you live in a state with high state and local taxes.

Money Sinclair to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach
Author: 0 Sinclair to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach

Fox Networks Group Chairman Peter Rice said at the Milken Institute Global Conference last week that Fox was looking to buy Tribune Media because "having more scale and more control of distribution is important". "It's a pretty good possibility because the Tribune deal gives them a more national footprint", Bogardus said. "The overlaps have no impact on overall competition".

Money 'Guardians' sequel blasts off to $17M on opening night
Author: 0 'Guardians' sequel blasts off to $17M on opening night

Or is something else going on regarding the ticket buyers that Hollywood does - and does not - target? In August 2016, it was learned that " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. That makes it Marvel's fifteenth straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office. It helped " Guardians " that nearly all its screens were premium-format theaters that charge audiences extra.

Author: 0 EU Brexit boss: rights of EU citizens in UK are top priority

EU's executive chief said he was delighted the way Macron defended the need for a strong and progressive Europe. It was the first big test of Theresa May's Brexit strategy, and the British Prime Minister appears to have passed it. Relations between Britain and the rest of the European Union have grown increasingly strained this week, thanks in no small part to outlandish demands by Eurocrats that the British people pay as much as €100 billion to the bloc as a "divorce settlement".

Author: 0 Always Dreaming Trainer Todd Pletcher Says 2nd Kentucky Derby Win Is Sweetest

On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into America's greatest horse race. The Kentucky Derby is as much a social event as a horse race, and the sports world was well-represented at Churchill Downs. Bodemeister finished second in the 2012 race. According to his trainers, the colt was already named Patch before he lost his eye - and it definitely suits him now.

Money More information needed on Trump's tax reform plan
Author: 0 More information needed on Trump's tax reform plan

It would cut rates for businesses and individuals and would likely be a very large reduction in federal revenues. However, considering his 100-days in office is nearing, Trump is eager to put this plan to action. The higher the METR, the less willing a company is to make new investments at the margin. The U.S. government's debt is literally called "risk-free", and so the reaction by investors to a higher level of debt may not be as strong as theory would otherwise indicate.

Money 12-yr-old PaK boy apprehended by army on LoC in Rajouri
Author: 0 12-yr-old PaK boy apprehended by army on LoC in Rajouri

The injured included two women, a 12-year-old boy and a man, the spokesman said. The intruder, identified as Ashfaq Ali Chauhan and the son of a retired Baluch Regiment soldier Hussain Malik - resident of Village Dunger Pel, Tehsil Samani of Bhimber District in PoK - was found moving suspiciously near the LoC .

Money 7-hour flight turns into 28-hour odyssey for one United passenger
Author: 0 7-hour flight turns into 28-hour odyssey for one United passenger

Oscar Munoz testified before the House Transportation committee on Capital Hill in Washington , DC alongside 4 other airline executives from American Airlines, Southwest and Alaska. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when Dao was dragged off the flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member.

Money A look at the latest twist in Puerto Rico's debt saga
Author: 0 A look at the latest twist in Puerto Rico's debt saga

Benchmark Puerto Rico general obligation bonds traded higher on Wednesday in the wake of the US territory's filing for a form of bankruptcy protection. "We remain committed to holding good-faith negotiations to reach agreements with our creditors", he said, adding that he hoped the court proceedings would "accelerate the process".

Author: 0 Chinese Competition To Boeing 737, Airbus A320 Marks First Flight

Built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), the plane represents almost a decade of effort in a government-mandated drive to reduce dependence on European consortium Airbus and U.S. The single-aisle plane, which is created to seat as many as 174 people, is slated to enter commercial service with China Eastern Airlines Corp.in 2019.

Author: 0 USA lawmakers to grill United Airlines on passenger removal

Fed up with belated apologies about the violent removal of a United Airlines passenger from a plane last month, members of Congress issued a warning Tuesday to CEO Oscar Munoz. Munoz was joined at the hearing by United President Scott Kirby and executives from American Airlines ( AAL .O), Southwest Airlines ( LUV .N) and Alaska Airlines ( ALK .N).

Author: 0 NZD drops as Fed leaves hike in prospect

Ryan Sweet, senior economist at Moody's Analytics, said: "The Fed is communicating its mantra of gradual rate hikes". The Fed raised rates by a quarter point in March and said it expected two more increases in 2017. The advance release of first-quarter gross domestic product showed the economy grew by 0.7%, its slowest pace in three years. Yellen has said that the longer-run trend in labor force growth is between 75,000 and 125,000 per month, so anything faster than that soaks up any ...

Money Suspect in slaying of trooper barricaded in home
Author: 0 Suspect in slaying of trooper barricaded in home

The passenger got out of the vehicle and fired several shots at close range. Sealy fled in a gray Honda to his home in the Brick Mill Farms community in Middletown. The suspect's name has not been released. Police have said the barricaded man is suspected in the shooting death of 32-year-old Cpl. Police have evacuated residents in the area and taken them to shelters at a nearby fire company.

Money China`s homemade C919 passenger jet makes successful flight
Author: 0 China`s homemade C919 passenger jet makes successful flight

Comac will seek certification from China's civil aviation authority and foreign regulators, making two planes a year from now until 2019 before beginning mass production, said company officials. After achieving economic growth from low-end manufacturing, the government is pushing a new "Made in China 2025" agenda that aims to make China's domestic output more sophisticated with high added value in areas such as robotics, biotechnology and aviation.

Money Trump Wants to Slash Corporate Tax Rates, Deficit Be Damned
Author: 0 Trump Wants to Slash Corporate Tax Rates, Deficit Be Damned

The basic 1040 tax form has grown from 34 lines and two pages of instructions to 79 lines and 211 pages of instructions. "Individuals and businesses spend over 6.1 billion hours, the cost is over $230 billion". Key among the three executive orders was a six-month review of certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank law, a measure passed by predecessor Barack Obama in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis which Wall Street believed had made their job hard.

Money S&P 500 Futures Rise as Oil Shores Up Energy Stocks
Author: 0 S&P 500 Futures Rise as Oil Shores Up Energy Stocks

In currencies, the Canadian dollar rose 0.17 of a USA cent to an average value of 72.93 cents US. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.4% to a new record of 6,100.76. It added that consumer spending continued to be solid, business investment had firmed and inflation has been "running close" to its target. Among stocks, Cognizant gained 3.4 percent to $62.84 after the IT services provider's profit beat estimates.

Money Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
Author: 0 Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

The Syrian government, backed by Russian Federation and Iran , agreed to the deal Thursday, but members of the opposition delegation walked out on the talks rather than sign their agreement, according to state-run media reports from Turkey and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Initial Jobless Claims Fell Slightly in April

While that lowered the year-on-year increase to 2.5 percent, the smallest since August 2016, there are signs that wage growth is accelerating as labor market slack diminishes. The U.S. trade deficit decreased by 0.1% in March to $43.7 billion. The Employment Situation for the U.S.is due out Friday morning for the month of April.

Money Google warns of phishing scam that impersonates Google Docs
Author: 0 Google warns of phishing scam that impersonates Google Docs

Many have been venting out their frustration on social media about this email with a link to Google Docs. Google is warning users to beware of a phishing scam spread by a fraudulent invitation to share a Google Doc. It will not hurt to change your password now. How is Google taking care if it? But unlike traditional phishing attacks that try to coax personal details out of you with an official-looking imitation page, this cunning scam took you to a genuine Google ...

Money Japan, ASEAN Countries Mull Ways to Counter Financial Crises
Author: 0 Japan, ASEAN Countries Mull Ways to Counter Financial Crises

Finance chiefs of the G20 industrial economies removed their traditional vow to fight all forms of protectionism from their communique at the U.S. request in March. Top financial leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have met with their counterparts from Japan, China and South Korea to discuss ways to improve cooperation to cope with financial crises.

Money Viacom Q2 Profit Down 60 Percent
Author: 0 Viacom Q2 Profit Down 60 Percent

On an adjusted basis, excluding the one-time items, earnings came in at 79 cents a share, easily beating the 59 cents that analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected. "We executed quickly on our strategic plan, making significant organizational changes to better focus and align Viacom's brand portfolio and ensure strong leadership", said Viacom Chief Executive Bob Bakish in a statement.

Author: 0 United CEO calls passenger incident epic mistake

Alaska Airlines told the committee in written testimony it is considering changes to its overbooking and other customer service policies. Starting May 8, Southwest Airlines will stop overbooking flights and will upgrade its reservation system to better predict who will show up for flights.