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NY lawmakers want budget vote, Cuomo says there's no deal

State lawmakers have finally come to an agreement on a new state budget. "What is happening right now is ridiculous", said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. The compromise now floating about Albany waiting for a final deal would leave the decisions up to local experts, such as social workers, to decide on a case-by-case basis, the official said. Read More »

Markets Right Now: US stocks are off to a mixed start

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At the time of writing, the stock had reached $173.55. About 990,338 shares traded. It has underperformed by 2.18% the S&P500. L Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Alpha One's scale. boosted its stake in shares of Constellation Brands by 0.4% in the third quarter. Pittenger And Anderson accumulated 700 shares. (NYSE:STZ) for 6,520 shares. Read More »

Germany Proposes Bill That Would Fine Social Networks

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Proposed legislation to be considered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday omits a line that had been included in the draft legislation which said such a fine could be imposed after just one incident, the German magazine said, citing a copy of the proposal. Read More »

Belinda Biafore: Women's wage gap still a drag for them, families, economies

Women in America now earn 83 cents for every dollar earned by men doing the same job, according to the latest analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. If women get paid 20 percent less, here's a 20 percent discount to mark that day. A number of new state laws and local ordinances have been enacted in the a year ago that limit how an employer can use an applicant's current pay to establish starting pay. Read More »

Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them

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The findings of the examination will be used to take "necessary and lawful action to end those many abuses", Trump said. China, Japan and other countries with which the United States incurs hefty deficits will be subject to the review, ordered just ahead of the first summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this week and the first round of a high-level economic dialogue between the United States and Japan later this month. Read More »

EU's Donald Tusk Lays Out Terms For 'Confrontational' Brexit Talks

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Prime Minister Theresa May today reached out to the European press to strike a tone of friendship and send out a message that Britain's exit from the EU was not an attempt "to do harm" to the bloc. But the draft negotiating guidelines released Friday set out a " phased approach " to the talks from the EU27. One possibility may be to set Britain a goal of showing it is getting on with agreeing the outline divorce before allowing trade talks to start. Read More »

US boost sanctions pressure on NKorea over nuclear program

Ties between the two countries have worsened recently as North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Trump said he'll discuss North Korea and the scope for cooperation when he hosts the Chinese leader. President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. Read More »

Who gets to ask questions at the White House briefing?

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During the latest White House press conference, press secretary Sean Spicer told the room that Trump will "totally stop all the whistleblowing". So when they say, 'Oh, the House committee - it's dysfunctional.' No, it's a dysfunctional chairman. Read More »

U.S. stock indexes wavering between small gains and losses

The S&P 500 index closed down 5.34 points, or 0.2%, at 2,362.72, with financial and telecom stocks weighing on the index. The Nasdaq Composite Index pared gains to finish flat at 5,911.74. "The core PCE price index slipped from 0.3% to 0.2% month-on-month, while personal spending and income fell to 0.1% and 0.4% respectively". The next one to gain significantly is S&P 500 that has the potential to close around 5.8 percent higher on a year-over-year basis. Read More »

April Kicks Off With Wintry Mix of Snow and Sleet

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It's probably going to snow. The harder it snows, the better chance we have of it accumulating. Main Impact: Travel may become hard with snow covered and snow packed roads. The first mostly sunny day will be on Thursday , when temperatures are expected to rise to about 63 degrees. Thursday Night: Increasing clouds, but dry. Read More »

Gibraltar will be 'even more British' after Brexit, says chief minister Picardo

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In its opening negotiating position on Brexit, the European Union has said whatever deal is negotiated, it will not apply to Gibraltar without Spain's agreement. "We have been firm in our commitment never to enter arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their wishes, nor to enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations with which Gibraltar is not content", she told parliament. Read More »

Speaker Shares Trump Criticism Of Freedom Caucus

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The President has some choice words for Republican lawmakers who opposed his health care bill. But last week's dust-up also resulted in friction within the caucus itself, particularly with two Texas delegation members - Rep. election and whether there was any connection to Trump's presidential campaign. Yet the same voters who backed their local lawmaker for opposing the bill showed patience with Trump. Read More »

Priebus a central figure in Trump's White House drama

The rumor among conservative media outlets is that Walsh, in her old role as Republican National Committee chief of staff, was a staunch Never Trumper, and since being brought on by Priebus to serve in the White House, she had been doing her best to undermine its efforts by leaking sensitive information to the press. Read More »

Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project

According to The Guardian , Elon Musk is exploring "neural lace" technology. In addition to this, Elon Musk is also planning to create a positronic brain that allows humans to upload their consciousness to live a long life. He said the "neural lace" could prevent people from becoming "house cats" to artificial intelligence. It said it hopes to develop its initial products to treat brain diseases and illnesses like Parkinson's, depression and epilepsy. Read More »

2017 budget 'threatened' as oil prices break below $50

This extends a recovery that is expected to boost shale production next month by the most in six months. Shortly after the EIA announcement, American benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell to $47.08 per barrel, and worldwide benchmark Brent crude declined to $49.74 a barrel. Read More »

Dog Easter Egg Hunt Taking Place in Brown County

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April 9, Orland Square Mall center court, 288 Orland Square Drive. The Easter egg hunt begins after the meal, and the location each day depends on the weather. The family-friendly event, on Saturday, April 15, is free and open to the public. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over. Read More »

Trump notches his 13th golf course visit

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Club members told Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg that Trump indeed played a full 18 holes "with the club pro and a club members". Both Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, have knocked former President Barack Obama for his time playing golf on the job. Read More »

You can now share your location with friends in Facebook Messenger

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Just Tap on the location icon in the chat box and than select the location . Users have the option to share their live location to one person or a group of friends on the app. " Many of use make plans on Messenger that involve finding each other, or letting friends and loved ones know we're on the way", Marcus wrote in a blog post. Read More »

Canada Will Legalize Marijuana By July 1, 2018

All storefront marijuana dispensaries are now illegal while the federal government drafts legislation to legalize and regulate recreational pot. During his run for office, Prime Minister Trudeau made the legalization of marijuana part of his manifesto, highlighting that current laws weren't preventing the drug from falling into the wrong hands. Read More »

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers like AT&T, Verizon: Here's why

Pacific Crest's price target of $1,040 is based on 16x EV/EBITDA, using its 2017 Google EBITDA estimate of $38.9 billion , which implicitly assigns zero net value for "Other Bets". A separate sermon by preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril, who according to USA prosecutors once took credit for a terrorist bombing in Saudi Arabia, can be viewed alongside advertisements from Nissan in Sweden and wireless carrier MTN Group in South Africa. Read More »

Uber President Only Made It 6 Months Before Resigning

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But sources told Recode that Jones's resignation wasn't related to the prospect of the company hiring a C.O.O. -as Kalanick announced he would do in the wake of growing questions about his leadership-but Jones's realization that Uber's problems were bigger than he had realized when he took the job. Read More »

Canadian Solar Inc. Bottom Line Drops 77% In Q4

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Guggenheim restated a "neutral" rating on shares of Canadian Solar in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st. JMP Securities reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Canadian Solar in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. The company's quarterly revenue was down 40.3% compared to the same quarter past year. Gross margin was 7.3% including an anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) true-up provision of US$44.1 million associated with the prior years' module sales. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr just had the worst response to the Westminster attack

What Trump wants Americans to see are terrorists (and not what the destruction of the EPA really means); and what Khan wants Londoners to see is the car-related pollution that's associated with 9,000 early deaths a year. Many have taken to social media to declare that more could be done by the government to ensure terrorists are not entering the country disguised as refugees and that anti-terrorism activities for extremists need stricter enforcement. Read More »

Zurich STILL most expensive city in Europe

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In the latest Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Report Asian cities take up 5 of the top 6 places. Istanbul ranked 62nd this year, outperforming 16 countries compared to last year. The survey compared the prices of more than 150 items - including bread, wine, cigarettes and one litre of unleaded petrol - across 133 cities, using NY as the basis for comparison. Read More »

French government bonds rally as presidential debate soothes nerves

The 39-year-old former economy minister who heads the independent party " En Marche! " appeared alongside Le Pen, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Socialist Benoit Hamon, and embattled conservative candidate François Fillon. The markets have been nervous about the possibility of a Le Pen victory as she has pledged to take France out of the euro and hold a referendum on European Union membership. Read More »