Friday April 20-th, 2018

Stockpiles Sink, Oil Rally Slows Down Stockpiles Sink, Oil Rally Slows Down

In the USA, production growth during Q2 fell by more than half compared to Q1, a potential first sign that United States producers are not prepared or able to keep up production at any price. What Lies for Crude Oil Prices in the Second Half? Repr...

Conor McGregor brings out the fight in Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor brings out the fight in Floyd Mayweather

The mega-fight pitting the 49-0 professional boxer against the biggest superstar in UFC history goes down on August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. We've seen this movie before so many times in boxing. I am just enjoying myself and having ...

Dr. Stephen Spencer: Senate health care bill would kill my patients Dr. Stephen Spencer: Senate health care bill would kill my patients

Here's hoping it proves the starting point for a bold effort to improve the US health care system, which costs far more than in other advanced nations without yielding better results. The Senate GOP proposal makes deep cuts to Medicaid, primaril...

ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission

They have informed the commission that it, just like any other citizen or entity, is entitled to publicly available voter information and subject to the same rules for its use. Anxious about your safety? "The SEC has no data on a voter's party affi...

As job growth soars, these sectors are seeing the biggest gains As job growth soars, these sectors are seeing the biggest gains

More people working is certainly good news. Trump tweeted on July 3. That's great, but honestly, not that much different from what we were seeing under Barack Obama. Heavy industry has only added 53,000 jobs this year despite an economic upsurge. D...

Sridevi: Mom is relevant to our times Sridevi: Mom is relevant to our times

One wonders why he is not doing many films these days! Sridevi's much-anticipated movie " MOM " is creating a lot of buzz in Bollywood. Sridevi's character exemplifies what happens "When a woman is challenged" as the teaser revealed.

Brits lead the charge at Wimbledon Brits lead the charge at Wimbledon

It might only have been a second-round win but Johanna Konta's Centre Court triumph against Donna Vekic was a turning point. Heather Watson made it a British double in the singles as she overcame Belgian Maryna Zanevska 6-1 7-6. "I felt a littl...

Fireworks cause early morning house fire Fireworks cause early morning house fire

A tough time could also describe the fire department's challenging Independence Day . No injuries were reported from those inside the house. Hot, dry weather conditions also could be a major contributing factor. "If they are selling illegal firework...

LSU beats top seed Oregon State to reach CWS final LSU beats top seed Oregon State to reach CWS final

Game time for Saturday's LSU/Oregon State game is dependent on the result of Friday evening's Florida/TCU game. The fourth-seeded Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game and will play No. Byrne allowed a single by Zach Humphreys ...

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

The comments are a blunt - but defensible - description of the Senate bill, which maintains some of the structure of President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act as it relates to the individual insurance market, and many of its regulations gov...

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. Since Whole Foods is a publicly traded company it could be scuttled if another bidder decides to offer a lot more money for the grocery chain. The Whole Foods store at the foot of the Oakl...

Mexico beats Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinal Mexico beats Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinal

Cristiano Ronaldo notched up his 75th global goal as Portugal turned on the style to beat New Zealand 4-0 and top Group A. Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo , Alexis Sanchez , Arturo Vidal and Javier Hernandez all have scored once for their natio...

Republican Karen Handel wins congressional race in Georgia

Ms Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national dynamics in Washington. But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise mone...

Georgia Republican calls ad tying race to congressional shooting 'disgusting' Georgia Republican calls ad tying race to congressional shooting 'disgusting'

There are 23 other GOP-held House districts, many of them suburban, like the Georgia 6th, where Democrat Hillary Clinton topped Trump last November. House Democrats' campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district m...

Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows Bank of England keeps rates at record low as economy slows

In May inflation hit 2.9% , as measured by the consumer prices index. The Monetary Policy Committee ( MPC ) of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) met on June 14, 2017 and chose to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 7 percent. That's now cau...

Fed hikes key rate and unveils bond trimming plans Fed hikes key rate and unveils bond trimming plans

Since officials last met in early May, they have faced conflicting signals about the economy on two items that matter most: employment and inflation . Inflation was expected to be at 1.7 per cent by the end of this year, down from the 1.9 per cent...

Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup

They played 25 of a possible 28 games, surviving Game 7s with the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators before fending off the Predators in a series that mostly lived up to expectations in spite of largely lopsided final scores. Along the way, ...

Oil slides as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns Oil slides as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns

Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, expects shale oil output to increase by about 1.5 million barrels a day in 2018, close to the entire cut targeted by OPEC and its allies. Oil rebounded from the lowest close in more than two weeks a...

U.S. states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg U.S. states and businesses will still meet Paris targets — Michael Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his foundation will fill a funding gap left by the U.S. "If we can, great - if we can't, that's fine". That's the discussions I've had with the President. Within the Trump administration, though...

OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

The market may be disappointed if Thursday's meeting ends with "just" a nine-month extensionAmrita Sen, chief oil market analyst, Energy Aspects Ltd . Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by growing confidence that OPEC and other big producers ...

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

The budget does feature a handful of domestic initiatives, including a six-week paid parental leave program championed by Trump's daughter Ivanka that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance. Rogers, a ...

French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit French President Macron heads to Berlin for his first official foreign visit

She said Germany would also be willing to change European Union treaties if the changes make sense. Macron, who appointed Edouard Philippe from the center-right Republicans party as his prime minister earlier Monday, refused to answer specific qu...

Twin Peaks Season 3 will baffle and delight - first spoiler-free reviews Twin Peaks Season 3 will baffle and delight - first spoiler-free reviews

The granddaddy of "surreal-ity TV" is back, as " Twin Peaks " returned with a two-hour premiere that laid the groundwork for this 18-episode revival - again defined more by director David Lynch's trademark eccentricities than its tangled web of a plo...

Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks

Thousand more infections were reported on Monday, mostly in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first hit, reports the Associated Press . Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it has not been affected by the a...

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Wednesday denied participation in a bribery scheme. The tape reportedly records the President saying, "You need to keep this up, got it?" Cunha was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison after being convict...

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