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Oil prices down more than 4.5 pct in 2 days

Reuters reported overnight that the groups are discussing gradually raising output by around a million barrels per day. That appears to be changing, with the Aramco listing delayed until 2019 and Brent crude flirting with the kingdom's desired price of about $80 for most of this month. Read More

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Dodd-Frank scale back ‘welcome news’ for small banks

Dodd-Frank scale back ‘welcome news’ for small banks

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney contributed two pieces of legislation to the reform bill, including one that extends the time between bank accounting exams, and another that rolls back escrow regulations. Eventually, the exempted banks will no longer have to undergo an annual stress test conducted by the Federal Reserve. The measure, which passed the House this week, leaves the central structure of the post-financial-crisis rules in place, but it makes the most significant changes to weaken ... Read More

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Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm

Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm

Musk said he plans to start up a new website for the public to rate "the core truth of any article" that would also track credibility scores for journalists, editors and publications. "Our safety record is 2X better than when plant was UAW & everybody already gets healthcare". Outgoing UAW President Dennis Williams said that threatening to take away employee benefits and stock options in retaliation for their participation in the union is a violation of workers' rights. Read More

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Memorial Day Travelers Met with High Gas Prices

Memorial Day Travelers Met with High Gas Prices

At least 17 states were already at $3 per gallon as of Thursday, according to GasBuddy. Gas prices were top of mind for drivers who were heading out for the Memorial Day holiday. It's a tradition for thousands of families across MI, hook up the camper, the boat and head north for Memorial Day weekend. The New Mexico average for a gallon of gas sits at $2.92 which is only one cent less than the national average. Read More

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Fiat Chrysler confirms Australians affected by mass recall due to cruise control

Fiat Chrysler confirms Australians affected by mass recall due to cruise control

Bill Bertrand, general manager at Morrie's Chippewa Valley Mazda, says it's important to pay attention to any warnings or correspondence regarding a vehicle recall. Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are also recalled, along with Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks. Also covered are the 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, the 2014-2018 Chrysler 300, the 2017 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Read More

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Uber Shutting Self-Driving Car Operations In Arizona Following Fatal Crash

Uber Shutting Self-Driving Car Operations In Arizona Following Fatal Crash

Uber's suspended its self-driving operations in Arizona since one of its vehicles struck and killed a woman crossing the street outside of the crosswalk on March 18 in Tempe. Former employees of the self-driving program will be offered help in finding new jobs , according to an Uber spokeswoman. In December 2016, Governor Doug Ducey invited the company to Arizona after California banned its self-driving cars from public roads. Read More

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What does GDPR mean for US education?

What does GDPR mean for US education?

In complying with the new GDPR laws, all un-migrated accounts will be purged, resulting in any previous posts becoming anonymous and the loss of your nickname. This morning, I opened my email inbox to find yet another privacy policy update from a site whose privacy policy I was never really all that anxious about, and I'm not alone. Read More

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Emergency brake was disabled on self-driving Uber that killed woman

Emergency brake was disabled on self-driving Uber that killed woman

In-car video shows that the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, was looking down at what she told the NTSB was the "self-driving system interface" until she looked up and saw what was about to happen. Police reported that at the time of the crash, Vasquez didn't appear impaired. Investigators said Uber's system is not created to warn safety drivers that they should stop the vehicle in such situations. Read More

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National Football League players call Trump 'idiot,' 'disgusting' over anthem flap

National Football League players call Trump 'idiot,' 'disgusting' over anthem flap

Fans deserve better. So, for that matter, does the rest of America. The decision by the owners was an attempt to quell a firestorm by moving protests away from the public eye and potentially lure back disgruntled fans. If a player does not comply, the league will impose fines on the team and the player. The NFL gave teams the option of developing their own workplace rules, which many players interpreted as a backhanded way of subjecting them to fines, suspensions or loss of jobs should ... Read More

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Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment

Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment

Melas was six months' pregnant when she met Freeman , 80, to interview him about the release of his movie Going In Style past year. Melas and her supervisor later agreed not to cover the movie. "He would stare at my breasts". She said he made "sexually suggestive comments" to her, adding that in 10 years of being an entertainment reporter, "It was unlike anything I ever truly experienced". Read More

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President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson

There have been numerous calls in the past to issue a pardon for Johnson, who died on June 10, 1946, aged 68, and a full one was granted by President Donald Trump on Thursday . Jackson fled the country to escape prison but returned in 1920 to serve his sentence, spending ten months in prison. Making the announcement this afternoon, Trump noted Congress has supported numerous resolutions supporting Johnson but "no president ever signed it", adding that many "thought it was going to be ... Read More

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Trump is reportedly considering a plan to slap tariffs on imported cars

Trump is reportedly considering a plan to slap tariffs on imported cars

Officials may cite national security grounds to justify a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles, a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Japan was quick to lash out, with its trade minister Hiroshige Seko saying on Thursday that such a move would "plunge the world market into confusion" and be "extremely regrettable". Read More

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Manchester attack: 'Trees of Hope' trail for tributes

Manchester attack: 'Trees of Hope' trail for tributes

The " No Tears Left to Cry " singer recently told Time magazine that she is still processing what happened. Among those performing were the Manchester Survivors Choir, a group made up of people who were at the arena on the night of the fateful concert, and Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group, whose post-attack tribute went viral a year ago. Read More

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Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest

Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest

The 36-year-old's body was found after he died in his sleep in a tent at 7,400 metres on the 8,850-metre mountain. It was his eighth attempt to scale the world's highest mountain. "I am here at 7,400 meters now", Kuriki wrote in one of his final posts on Facebook , The Himalayan Times reported. He was not successful in climbing Everest and lost most of his fingers due to frostbite during an attempt in 2012. Read More

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Senate Democrats procure vote on Net Neutrality

Senate Democrats procure vote on Net Neutrality

On Wednesday, all 49 Democrats voted in favor of restoring the consumer-friendly rule, as well as Republican Senators Susan Collins, of Maine; John Kennedy, of Louisiana; and Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska. But many politicians are convinced the issue will help motivate younger people to vote in the 2018 congressional elections and numerous polls show overwhelming public support for retaining the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Read More

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Starbucks barista puts racial slur on Hispanic man's cup

Starbucks barista puts racial slur on Hispanic man's cup

He says he was the victim of a racial slur at a La Canada Flintridge Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon, a picture of which was sent to us on our Fox 11 Los Angeles Facebook page by a friend. The barista believed to be responsible for writing the slur at the La Cañada Flintridge location is said to be in her 20s. Pedro's boss complained to the Starbucks corporate office saying that even if you couldn't understand "Pedro", there are many names you can put. Read More

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Oil eases in late trading on US stockpile concerns

Oil eases in late trading on US stockpile concerns

One technical analyst told The Fuse that $100 is "in play" and may be reached just in time for the Saudi IPO in 2019. Oil markets are now dealing with a unique set of circumstances: unplanned supply outages, OPEC manipulation, geopolitical uncertainty, limited spare capacity, rising demand, and speculative buying. Read More

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In the region: W&L tied for second at NCAA men's golf tournament

In the region: W&L tied for second at NCAA men's golf tournament

Florida won the NCAA Regional by 12 shots while the Gators, host team UCF , North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Kent State will advance to the NCAA Championship by virtue of their top five finish. "Paul and Griffin really played well for us this week", said Owen. The NCAA Golf Championships will begin May 25 at Oklahoma State. The fourth ranked Yellow Jackets are now nine shots behind surging Texas and six shots ahead of sixth place after day two of region play. Read More

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United Kingdom wages rise outstripping inflation

United Kingdom wages rise outstripping inflation

Average earnings of employees including bonuses grew 2.6 percent from a year ago, while earnings excluding bonuses advanced 2.9 percent in three months to March. "It's important to remember, though, that this isn't a measure of migration". "Youth unemployment has fallen by over 40 per cent and the unemployment rate has not been lower since 1975". Read More

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The Home Depot (HD) Reports Q1 2018 Results

The Home Depot (HD) Reports Q1 2018 Results

Ford Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of The Home Depot during the fourth quarter worth approximately $108,000. (NYSE:HD) for 1,340 shs. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. HD touched $190.31 during the last trading session after $3.15 change.The Home Depot, Inc . Read More

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