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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops


This proposal was issued in response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Pesticide Action Network North America . "By reversing the proposed ban of chlorpyrifos , Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration are consigning 25 million American children to a future of neurological deficits and reduced intelligence". Read More »

Ivanka Trump, husband still benefiting from business


Alone, Kushner is sitting on at least $240 million in assets, although he has resigned from more than 260 entities so he could take a job as Trump's senior adviser, according to the findings. But he will remain a beneficiary of a lot of them, through a series of trusts that own the real estate companies. His financial disclosure shows he received at least $40m in income from Goldman Sachs-related dividends, interest, salary and bonuses, about half of which was in some form of stock ... Read More »

DuPont in asset deal with FMC, delays close of Dow merger


In exchange, DuPont will receive the health and nutrition business from Philadelphia-based chemical company FMC along with US$1.6 billion in cash and working capital. "This agreement with FMC is a win-win", DuPont chief Edward D. Breen said in a statement . The business is highly complementary to DuPont's existing Nutrition & Health (N&H) business with opportunity for growth synergies. Read More »

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef


Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered. A move to fresh beef definitely heats up competition with rival Wendy's WEN , a fast food company that has built a name for itself by using fresh beef. Just make it bigger and add more meat. "We're just getting started, and can'twait to show you what's next". The company, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has about 14,000 locations in the U.S. Read More »

German prosecutor cooperating with Dutch tax evasion probe


More actions were likely in the coming weeks, it said in a statement. Sindy Schmiegel, a spokeswoman for the main Swiss bankers' association, SwissBanking, said: "Swiss banks won't accept untaxed assets, and don't want to manage them". British tax authorities, meanwhile, said they launched a criminal investigation into suspected tax evasion "by a global financial institution and certain of its employees". Read More »

Enviros Sue To Nix Permits For Keystone XL Pipeline


A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed. The pipeline will link the Canadian oil sands to American refiners and is expected to give TransCanada a huge boost in free cash flow over the next few years. Read More »

NORC Poll: Most Disapprove of Trump, Except on Economy

Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency. There's a brighter side for Trump: Americans split evenly over the economy - often a major driver of presidential success or failure. Read More »

Cenovus shares slump on $13.3 bln deal to buy Conoco's assets

Cenovus owns the other half of the project, which produced 70,000 barrels of oil a day previous year. In a news release Wednesday, credit rating agency DBRS said it would place Cenovus's ratings under review with negative implications because of the increase in debt from the ConocoPhillips deal . Read More »

Fed raises rates as job gains, firming inflation stoke confidence


The Federal Reserve's third quarter-point increase in its short-term lending rate since the financial crisis should be of concern to USA credit consumers, who are racking up credit card debt at a record pace. "Two rate hikes within the space of just over three months and some marginal toughening up of the statement on forward guidance underscore the contrast with the glacial and hesitant approach to unwinding stimulus seen in the past few years", it said in a statement. Read More »

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

After the 215-205 vote , a measure repealing the rules passed by the FCC on October 27 will go to President Trump, who is expected to approve the measure. "Members of Congress are essentially selling out our basic right to privacy", said Evan Greer, campaign director the non-profit Fight for the Future . Read More »

Olive Garden Owner to Buy Cheddar's for $780 Million


KeyCorp reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of Darden Restaurants in a research report on Monday, February 6th. (NYSE: DRI ) gapped up by $2.37 today and has $86.70 target or 6.00% above today's $81.79 share price. Read More »

Google Launches Open Source Website


And sometimes it becomes hard to recognize the scope and scale of the open-source projects. Going one step ahead, Google has launched a new website for open source projects. Google is certainly one of the largest Internet companies today that entirely relies on open-source software for its technical and organisational foundation since its inception. Read More »

Oil Placed in Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

November 20, 21 — Authorities use tear gas, rubber bullets and water sprays on protesters who they say assaulted officers with rocks and burning logs at a blockaded bridge, in one of the most violent clashes of the protest. January 18, 2017 — The Army Corps launches a full environmental study of the pipeline's disputed Lake Oahe crossing that could take up to two years to complete. Read More »

No laptop on board? Jordan airline gives light-hearted tips

In a Friday post, Etihad tweeted "Science says that reading a physical book, is better for you". There has been criticism of the electronics ban, with some people pointing out that many insurance companies will not insure expensive items such as laptops if they are not kept with the passenger. Read More »

EU warns of 'serious consequences' if no Brexit deal

He said the United Kingdom will have outstanding liabilities arising from various EU programmes which it helps finance, agreed to as a member, and benefits from, including the European social fund, the regional development fund, the Juncker investment plan and the Horizon 2020 research programme. Read More »

Kansas, other states supporting travel ban


In the brief , Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration's new order is legal and falls under the president's power over foreign affairs and national security. What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.? He said nonresident aliens who are in foreign territory "clearly not under the sovereign control of the United States do not possess rights" under the U.S. Read More »

Sensex trips 97 points, Nifty below 9100 on global weakness


The rush hour continued for FII inflows, and Asian recovery came on hopes that the US President Donald Trump's failure to push through his healthcare Bill will lead to the US government taking quicker action on tax reforms. Axis Bank came on the top, rallying 3.23 percent after the private bank informed the bourses that it has raised senior notes in the global market. Shares of Dishman Pharma has surged over 20 per cent after the US FDA approves Cancer drug, Zejula for Tesaro Inc. Read More »

World nuclear ban 'not realistic', says USA ambassador to UN

Hundreds of NGOs back their efforts. They have collectively said that the threat of a nuclear disaster is increasing due to North Korea's nuclear programme and an unpredictable government in Washington. "Rather, it would be aimed at contributing to the progressive stigmatisation of nuclear weapons", the United Nations statement said. But his administration strongly encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to vote against this year's United Nations negotiations, saying a ban would ... Read More »

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

Recent analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national public policy think-tank, suggests that under the latest ACA repeal and replacement legislation, the same tax credits that help people purchase premiums would fall sharply in MS - by $2,316 - by 2020. Read More »

Proposed Meals on Wheels cuts sparks increase of support

I know", said Summey, who every year in March helps the Charleston Senior Center deliver some meals to call attention to the issue of food insecurity for senior citizens. At his Monday press briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer dismissed Meals on Wheels as a "cute program" for journalists to highlight when addressing Trump administration budget cuts. Read More »

Governor, House Reps Spar Over Health Care Bill


Now they have powerful allies in Washington joining their cause, while their Democratic governor is furiously fighting the bid. Currently, half of Medicaid expenses is paid for by the federal government and the rest by the state and county government. Read More »

Oil prices decline on rising USA stockpiles

Most likely the oil has increased as the Loonie has rallied aggressively and has appreciated versus the greenback, the USD/CAD has erased the earlier today's gains and now is approaching an important confluence area. Benchmark Brent crude oil settled at $50.56 a barrel, down 8 cents on the day. Lee added that the USA crude production increase may not be as troubling as many think, because the spring season heralds an increase in refinery crude demand, this year on the order of 1 million ... Read More »

United Airlines Defends Right To Block Girls In Leggings


Social media platforms were inundated with criticism after a passenger posted about the incident on Twitter. It later added it was investigating the incident. "I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?.Apparently @united is policing the clothing of women and girls", Watts wrote . She looked normal and appropriate. Read More »

OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending output cut by six months

OPEC and non-member oil-producing countries were meeting in Kuwait to review progress with their global pact to cut supplies. Kuwait's Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouk, who heads the joint committee, told a press conference that OPEC compliance had reached 106 percent, while non-OPEC compliance rates remained around 65 percent. Read More »

House Floor Vote Near on Ryan Bill; S&P Warns LTC Providers

The shocking turn of events this week - culminating in the last-minute decision to pull the GOP health care bill from the House floor Friday afternoon - was particularly excruciating for Ryan, who made his name in Washington as a conservative policy wonk committed to repealing the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Census Bureau reveals the fastest growing county in the nation


Census Bureau statistics. West Virginia's is number one, at 12.2 per 1,000. While the numbers aren't staggering, the trend of seeing population decline over two consecutive years is the real issue. 2 in the state in percentage increase. Fewer people are living in Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties. Porter County has had an average increase of more than 500 residents per year, while Lake County has had an average decline of more than 1,600 residents per year, according to census data. Read More »