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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defends reversal of transgender bathroom rules

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defends reversal of transgender bathroom rules

Rules requiring schools to allow transgender children to use the facilities of their gender, DeVos said , "suggested a one-size fits all, federal government approach" to an issue she believed was better left to states and schools. The campaign is created to encourage and aid the filing of complaints concerning school anti-transgender discrimination with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Read More

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Ramjas College: Clash between Nationalism & Anti-nationals

They also snatched the phone of Shehla. The protest started at 11 am at the PHQ main gate. Delhi Police, however, has not filed any charge sheet against Umar Khalid although a year has passed since the incident. "We are an amorphous group of people from across universities and no one is leading the demonstration", Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) President Nandita Narain said. Read More

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Obamacare Replacement Will Likely Cover Fewer Americans

Obamacare Replacement Will Likely Cover Fewer Americans

The GOP Congress aims to deliver tax cuts and a replacement for Obamacare by August, the chairman of a powerful House committee told CBN News. Boehner retired from Congress in 2015, and his successor, House Speaker Paul Ryan, announced last week that House Republicans were planning to introduce their Obamacare replacement bill after the legislature's weeklong Presidents' Day break. Read More

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Dividend Stock To Monitor: Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (CDR)

Dividend Stock To Monitor: Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (CDR)

They now have a Dollars 104 price target on the stock. 02/17/2017 - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new position in Healthcare Realty Trust during the second quarter worth approximately $240,000. Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC increased its stake in Federal Realty Investment Trust by 21.2% in the second quarter. Read More

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Barclays triples profits as PPI recedes

Barclays triples profits as PPI recedes

Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, said the results were better than expected, but cautioned over a "sting in the tail" ahead of the outcome of its battle with USA authorities. In 2016 we reduced Non-Core RWAs by £22bn, with £12bn of that reduction coming in the final quarter alone. Its PPI bill fell to £1 billion in 2016 against £2.8 billion the previous year. Read More

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Storm Doris brings winds of 87mph to the UK

Storm Doris brings winds of 87mph to the UK

The whole system will still be over the United Kingdom, right through the afternoon. The wind even halted filming of outdoor scenes on the long-running soap opera " Coronation Street ". Great Northern: Due to the risk of storm-blown objects being encountered on the line, Network Rail has imposed a speed restriction north of Hitchin between 11am and 6pm. Read More

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Fed's Kashkari Says Labor Market Has 'More Room to Run'

A big concern for officials: uncertainty over President Trump's proposed economic policies. Economists at JPMorgan think March is "too early for them to hike, particularly given their propensity to prepare markets for a move". Writing in the bank's latest economic letter, Williams argued that a decline in the long-run economic growth rate of the US and other rich nations has depressed business investment, and with it, interest rates. Read More

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Video shows Flybe plane crash-landing at Schiphol airport

Video shows Flybe plane crash-landing at Schiphol airport

Engine shutdowns are fairly routine, and all twin-engined planes are created to keep flying safely even if one engine fails at the worst possible time, on take off. "Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew". "Flight operation is up and running again". Flybe chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener said: "Our pilots regularly train for situations such as this in simulators at our training academy in Exeter". Read More

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$65 flights to Europe offered from Conn, NY

Flights to Edinburgh are scheduled to begin in June and to the other destinations in July. Introductory fares will start at $65 one-way, including taxes. The Hartford flight will be to Edinburgh. Service frequencies on all routes will be reduced in the winter season. The airline flies to a few U.S. airports already as Norwegian Air Shuttle (STO:NASO). Read More

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Trump hopes new U.S. tax laws to pass by August

He added, "It's going to be focused on middle-income tax cuts and simplification in making the business tax competitive with the rest of the world, which has been a big problem". Trump repeatedly vowed to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, however, he has yet to provide details on his proposal. It would give tax breaks to manufacturers who export but raise the tax bills of companies that import goods. Read More

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Dillard's, Macy's Try to Reverse Declines (M, DDS)

Macy's (NYSE:M) opened at 32.30 on Friday. Full-year revenues $25.8 billion, down 4.8 percent from the previous year while net income tumbled 42 percent, to $619 million, or $1.99 per diluted share. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Macy's during the second quarter valued at approximately $252,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,793 shares of the company's stock valued at $178,000 after buying an additional 4,722 shares during the period. Read More

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Yahoo and Verizon confirm sale, with $350 million post-hack discount

The two firms agreed last July that Verizon would buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion. After Tuesday's announcement, shares of both companies rose by 0.5 percent on Wall Street. Following the major discount, Verizon confirmed that it will be buying the Yahoo business for around $4.48bn. Even after it closes the deal, Verizon has to assume that it may find more data breaches that it didn't know about previously, according to Laura Martin, an industry analyst at Needham & Co. Read More

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TransferWise global money transfers now on Facebook

The money transfer startup TransferWise has launched a new chatbot that enables Facebook (FB, Tech30) users to move funds overseas using the social platform's Messenger service. "But the stakes are too high in financial services if the bot doesn't understand the transaction well". Sending money on Facebook is finally worldwide. Read More

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Trump Pledges to Level the Playing Field for US Workers

He said he was going to cut taxes for nearly all taxpayers, cut regulations for businesses and find ways to financially punish companies that move jobs overseas and then try to sell their products back into the U.S. The cadence and the content of the speech harkened to the daily speeches Trump delivered during the campaign. A day earlier, Trump held a rollicking 77-minute news conference in which he denied reports detailing a White House consumed by chaos, deepened his ongoing feud with the ... Read More

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Higher inflation unlikely to have immediate impact on United Kingdom property prices

Households also spent more on dining out, sporting goods and hobbies. Also, inflation is on the rise: prices increased by 0.6% m/m against 0.3% projected. Under manufactured products, nearly all categories recorded inflation in January, with some significant increases in case of food products (10.5 per cent), beverages, tobacco & tobacco products (7.7 per cent) and basic metals, alloys & metal products (7.97 per cent). Read More

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