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Brilliant Henley Secures Last Spot in Masters Field

He then took the tournament by the throat with a 36-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 14th and 2-footer for another birdie on the par-5 15th that garnered him a three-shot lead with just three holes to play. "I have to get off to a nice start - I have to go out and not make mistakes early". Kang shot even par 72 for the final round and finished alone in second at 17 under thanks to a 17-foot putt for par on the 18th hole. Read More

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Oil spikes above $50

US crude futures (CLc1) were down 19 cents at $50.16 a barrel after slipping back below $50. It's the highest close since March 7. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the global benchmark for oil, were at $52.83 per barrel early on Friday, down 13 cents from their last close. Read More

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Here's how to use Snapchat's incredible new search feature

The company said it developed its new Search feature in-house. Unlike Stories found in Snapchat Discover, which are compiled by human editors, the new search results are automatically curated. It's all a bunch of machine learning, something that may have been built in-house and also brought in via an acquisition of a little known company called Vurb a year ago. Read More

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House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

Though Pruitt calls for continued research and absolute proof regarding the chemical, the EPA has already jumped through extensive hoops to certify the link between Chlorpyrifos. This may sound like a positive push for transparency-"this legislation ensures that sound science is the basis for EPA decisions and regulatory actions", Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House science committee , told his fellow representatives this week (via The Hill ). Read More

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What to Expect at the ACM Awards 2017

This year's show will be Bryan's fifth ACM hosting gig, while Bentley's return marks his second go around. "Drinking beforehand, lots", Bentley joked. Four of these artists are also nominated in Single Record of the Year, including Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color", Florida Georgia Line's "H.O.L.Y.", Morris' "My Church" and Lambert's "Vice", in addition to McGraw's "Humble and Kind". Read More

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CIBC raises offer for PrivateBancorp to $4.9 billion

CIBC raises offer for PrivateBancorp to $4.9 billion

In the initial agreement in June, CIBC had offered $47 a share, which was a 31 percent premium at the time. Barclays' John Aiken says the new offer is plenty, and that CIBC owners probably won't like it. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised PrivateBancorp from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and raised their price target for the company from $54.00 to $63.00 in a report on Friday, March 24th. Read More

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Gov. Brown proposes raising gas tax to pay for California road repairs

Gov. Brown proposes raising gas tax to pay for California road repairs

Jerry Brown put forth a proposal that would raise taxes to repairs roads in California. An assessment of the road and highway fix and maintenance backlog presented past year to the California Transportation Commission by the League of California Cities and various local government agencies put the total statewide price tag at almost $107 billion, with current funding only able to meet about a third of that cost. Read More

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State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline

Praising the pipeline on Friday as the "greatest technology known to man or woman", Trump touted the reversal as the first of many energy and infrastructure projects his administration plans to spearhead. Two other planned pipelines would carry Alberta oil to export markets, creating competition with Keystone XL for commitments from oil producers. Trump campaigned for president on a pledge to restart the Keystone pipeline and build it with USA steel. Read More

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Crude stocks up, but gas, diesel inventories decline

Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil, had risen 14 cents from their last close to $51.47 per barrel by 0127 GMT. Gasoline futures rose 2.4%, to $1.6743 a gallon, and diesel futures gained 1.6%, to $1.5402 a gallon, taking prices for both to a three-week high. As markets remain bloated halfway into the cuts, there is a broad expectation that the supply reductions will be prolonged into the second half. Read More

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New Zealand beats Fiji in World Cup qualifier

New Zealand beats Fiji in World Cup qualifier

All three worked hard both on and off the ball, which will be important come June when the team plays at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation. SuperSport United defender Michael Boxall is close to booking a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the New Zealand national team. Fiji's defence of Taniela Waqa, Remueru Takeata, Penaiame Drova and Kolinio Sivoki kept a foot in place at the final moments which thwarted New Zealand's attack. Read More

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Perez primed to show he's a big Gun

Ozil is a fantastic player too. Henry, 39, is widely considered as the best striker to have played for the Gunners and holds the record with 228 goals in all competitions, after eight trophy-laden years with the English giants. In an interview with TODAY, the 40-year-old Cameroonian shared his thoughts with TODAY on Arsenal's current state and the situation surrounding Wenger. Read More

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Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

The GOP establishment can afford to lose no more than 21 House Republicans if they hope to pass the bill, as there is now no reason to believe that a single Democrat would vote in favor of the plan. The proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare", was announced by Republicans on March 6. This bill dismantles the taxes, mandates, and entitlement spending that make up the core of Obamacare. Read More

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European Union finance ministers vow against protectionism

European Union finance ministers vow against protectionism

The U.S., represented by Steven Mnuchin in his first appearance at an worldwide forum as Treasury Secretary, argued that trade arrangements need to be made fairer, in line with the administration's claims the U.S. "That's why I think we can do good business together", Aso told reporters. "However, it was surreal because the G20 is meant to find overall cooperation", said Finance Minister Edward Scicluna of Malta, current holder of the European Union presidency, on his arrival at a regular ... Read More

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