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Branstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China

Branstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China

Relationships with China and President Trump, who nominated Branstad, have been under question since Trump and his family's corporations received trademarks in China following his election they had been previously denied. " Terry Branstad is Iowa". "She's a thrower and I'm a saver, let's put it that way, but that's always been the case". "I have a tendency to not want to throw anything away". Read More

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Iraq's Crude Oil Production Is near a 9-Month Low

Global crude oil supply inched down by 140,000 barrels daily last month, to 96.17 million bpd, the International Energy Agency said in the latest edition of its Oil Market Report. The agency trimmed its estimate for first-half global demand growth by 115,000 barrels a day, citing weaker consumption in "previously solid countries" like India and the US, yet kept the full-year growth forecast steady. Read More

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Scotland retain London 7s title as England finish second in series

Scotland retain London 7s title as England finish second in series

England progressed to the semis after two tries from player of the tournament Norton sealed a 17-12 victory over South Africa, who had secured the overall title by beating Scotland in the Paris Sevens final last weekend. An assistant referee spotted eight players on the field for the New Zealand team and the Scots were awarded a penalty which led to a try. Defeat meant that the U.S. Read More

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Highland school voters approve budget and bus proposition, re-elected incumbent board members

Highland school voters approve budget and bus proposition, re-elected incumbent board members

The budget vote also secured approval for the purchase of 22 of new school buses at a cost not to exceed $2.25 million. "You do have a lot to say". In personnel matters, the board approved the retirements of Edith VanGorder, secretary, after 32 years of service; Frederick Proper, high school drafting teacher, after 17 years of service; Dennis Thiel, high school computer fix teacher, after 18 years of service; and Nancy Bridge, high school health professions teacher, after 27 years of ... Read More

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Hackers threaten to leak unreleased Disney movie if not paid 'huge' ransom

Hackers threaten to leak unreleased Disney movie if not paid 'huge' ransom

The unnamed group has demanded that Disney cough up a hefty ransom, to be paid through the cryptocurrency and digital payment system Bitcoin, in order to regain access to what's rightfully theirs. Joachim Ronning, the director of the films series, crushed the rumors alleging this would be the last installment of the series. Now there has been a shift with the advent of ransomware so (these companies) are getting demands to pay for their own IP. Read More

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Puerto Rico bonds trade higher in wake of petition filing

Puerto Rico bonds trade higher in wake of petition filing

Gov. Rossello announced on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a historic restructuring of a portion of the USA territory's $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. It's unknown how long the bankruptcy-like process will take, although local government officials believe it could be resolved in four years. "At least essential services would be guaranteed", he said. Read More

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China April exports rise 8.0 percent, missing forecasts

China April exports rise 8.0 percent, missing forecasts

Exports increased 8.0% in April from a year earlier, following 16.4% growth in March, the General Administration of Customs said Monday. Imports rose 11.9 percent to $142 billion, slowing from 20.4 percent growth the previous month. During the first four months, trade with the European Union gained 15.5 percent year on year to 1.24 trillion yuan, accounting for 14.8 percent of the total. Read More

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Klitschko falls to Joshua in epic slugfest

Klitschko falls to Joshua in epic slugfest

The 28-year-old has not fought since capturing the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles with a shock win on points over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. "With what Joshua can bring now everyone will want to fight him because he is bringing the money to the table". The 28-year-old hasn't boxed since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and is now without a boxing licence, but he has been training in Spain in an attempt to get back into the ring. Read More

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Google Settles Italian Tax Fight For $334 Million

Google Settles Italian Tax Fight For $334 Million

Google has been under investigation by Milan prosecutors for the tax years 2009-2013, one of several European probes looking into the tax practices of worldwide companies. According to the French government, Google owes $ 1.8 billion to unpaid taxes. The company has denied the allegations. The biggest controversy on European soil concerns the record amount of $ 14.2 billion, a tax that Ireland has ordered to demand from Apple. Read More

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Local prayer events set for Thursday

Local prayer events set for Thursday

In honor of the National Day of Prayer , Lee County will hold an observance ceremony at the Courthouse Square at noon today in Opelika. - But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you (Matthew 5:44). Read More

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Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCAU) belongs to the " sector with an industry focus on ", with Mr. John Jacob Philip Elkann as Chairman. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had a return on equity of 14.89% and a net margin of 1.63%. The stock of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU ) earned "Neutral" rating by BNP Paribas on Monday, November 16. Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.58 and $0.47, respectively, according to 6 analysts. Read More

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