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British PM May says June election result "not certain" despite front-runner status

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Facing steep odds and low popularity ratings, Britain's main opposition leader launched his election campaign on Thursday, painting himself as a populist outsider who will overturn a "rigged" political and economic system. Certainly it would help May tremendously if she could go into the negotiations with her own democratic mandate. The Labour leader rejected the notion that a Conservative victory was a "foregone conclusion". Read More »

Two Ottawa residents among 17 vying to be astronauts

Jason Leuschen is now a student pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Among the thousands of initial applicants, Federley, a UBC Okanagan chemistry professor, had progressed far enough through the evaluation process last month to be one of 32 prospective astronauts. Read More »

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

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Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said the low stock of existing homes for sale - now just 3.8 months of supply at current sales rates - is bolstering the price increases. Chicago prices have been picking up while cities that have been experiencing huge gains for months slowed. Still, some relief may be on the horizon, though it's not clear when. Read More »

Wall Street Bull Sculptor Says NYC Violated His Rights With 'Fearless Girl'

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Yet according to Arturo Di Modica , the Italian-born sculptor behind the iconic 'Charging Bull , ' the very presence of the girl compromises the artistic integrity of his work by changing its creative dynamic. But the city extended its stay amid ebullient interest on social media, generous press attention and at least two petitions . Without the bull, the Fearless Girl would be incomplete. Read More »

1er Mai: la CGT et CFDT ne défileront pas ensemble

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Pour la CGT, "l'utilisation des peurs, du terrorisme, les amalgames éhontés entendus lors de la campagne, la xénophobie, le racisme, le sexisme et l'homophobie, la préférence nationale ne résoudront pas les inégalités, le chômage et les bas salaires". Read More »

BJP clean sweep in civic polls, rout for AAP

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Congress had managed to win on 77 seats. Arvind Kejriwal has asked all the observers in the meeting to be prepared for the election results that will be declared on April 26. People's mandate is not with Kejriwal that is why he is making this excuse. There were no reports of violence. The Congress, which finished second in the Rajouri Garden bypoll, is hoping for a resurgence and banked on its big guns during campaigns to shore up its fortune, despite unabated infighting. Read More »

Le Pen steps down as leader

He added: "Faced with the terrorism threat - that demands solidarity and the cohesion of our country - the far-right would deeply divide France and would stigmatise a part of our citizens due to their origins or their religion". Whoever wins in the May 7 second-round election, one thing is clear: the French public is exhausted of the political establishment. Many commentators expect the same fate for his daughter, but she has already drawn far more support than he ever did and transformed the ... Read More »

Indian Bank Q4 profit triples on higher income

The bank also plans a bond issue. Its net profit had stood at Rs199.53 crore in the year-ago quarter. Textiles firm Welspun India on Tuesday reported a 22.57% fall in consolidated net profit at Rs154.48 crore for the quarter ended 31 March. Read More »

Les géants Caterpillar et McDonald's en soutien — Wall Street

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Le Standard & Poor's 500, plus large, progresse de 0,32% à 2.381,84 et le Nasdaq Composite prend 0,35% pour passer pour la première fois la barre des 6.000 points, à 6.004,75. "La grande question, c'est de savoir si cette embellie va durer", a conclu M. Stovall. "Ou est-ce que les investisseurs vont prendre leurs bénéfices, dans l'idée que rien de concret n'a vraiment changé?" 25 avril (Reuters) - Wall Street évolue mardi en hausse assez nette en début de séance après une série de ... Read More »

Macron engrange les soutiens et dessine sa future majorité

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C'est une conviction profonde, il faut maintenant passer des paroles aux actes. Une initiative censée la placer "au-dessus des considérations partisanes" le temps de la campagne. Commentant les sondages pour le second tour qui donnent à M. Macron 60% des voix contre 40% en sa faveur, elle a ajouté: "Dix petits points, croyez-moi, c'est parfaitement faisable". Read More »

White House offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan

Trump has said cutting taxes will grow the economy, lead to more hiring and bring trillions of dollars back into the US that companies are now holding overseas to avoid taxation. "I appreciate the President's leadership and strong commitment to comprehensive tax reform", House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said Friday. Read More »

Ericsson plunges to quarterly operating loss

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The company said these were "triggered by negative developments late in the quarter related to certain customer contracts", prompting a more cautious view on the risk associated with certain large, complex contracts. For the market, the company expects the trends of 2016 to continue this year, and the RAN equipment market will shrink by an estimated 2-6 percent in United States dollars in 2017. Read More »

N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

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Kim Hong Kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs at the South Korean Foreign Ministry, told reporters the officials agreed that the three countries will maximize their pressure on the North, and that they "discussed taking punitive actions" if Pyongyang conducts further provocative acts. Read More »

Investors Checklist Stock: Danaher Corporation's (DHR)

Going forward, the company believes that it is very well-positioned in the biopharma business and expects it to act as a major profit churner. The stock Jumped 3.18 percent over the past six months. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 4 think it is Hold. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 29th. Danaher's payout ratio is 13.66%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was originally posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem. Read More »

Ikoné, déjà un accord PSG/MHSC ?

Il a tout intérêt à refaire une saison avec nous, " a confié Laurent Nicollin . A Paris, Ikoné est sous contrat jusqu'en juin 2019 et le club pourrait être tenté de le prolonger avant de le reprêter, un mode opératoire courant au PSG où le joueur est apprécié, particulièrement par le staff technique. Read More »

DuPont Beats 1Q Earnings Estimate, Sees First-Half Operating Profit Growth

Chief Executive Ed Breen reaffirmed that the pending merger is on track to be closed by August. Operating earnings at DuPont's agriculture business rose 12 percent to $1.24 billion in the first quarter ended March 31. Excluding items such as nonoperating pension costs, the company earned $1.64 a share up from $1.26. Net sales rose 4.6 percent to $7.74 billion, beating estimates of $7.50 billion. Read More »

PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion

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This is made up of €61.50 in cash and 0.357 shares of PPG common stock. The CEO has since announced a plan to split the company in two and reward shareholders with a higher dividend, saying it offered more value than PPG's offer. Professor John Colley, of Warwick Business School, said PPG's new offer has given AkzoNobel little option but to engage. Akzo rose 5.3 percent to 82.37 euros at 1:15 p.m.in Amsterdam. Read More »

Euro pauses after rally; Canadian dollar floored by United States lumber duties

Asian markets were trading higher early on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 at one point surging about 1.5% before retreating slightly. The yen fell more than 1% against the dollar. However, Mr McGuire cautioned that, after the UK Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the U.S., no one should take anything for granted ahead of the second round on 7 May. Read More »

US stocks follow global markets higher after French election

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KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 23 points, or 1 percent, to 2,372 as of 11 a.m. A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Nikkei climbed 203.45 points, or 1.08 percent, to end at 19,079.33, its first finish above the 19,000 line since March 30. The VIX index that many investors see as a measure of the market's fear level plunged 25 percent. Read More »

"Nous allons gagner" — Marine Le Pen

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, souverainiste et candidat Debout la France, qui obtenu environ 4,7% des voix, fait durer le suspense. L'idée, astucieuse, présente un double avantage: résonner avec l'esprit de la présidentielle, sempiternellement définie comme la rencontre d'un candidat et du peuple par-delà les appareils partisans; et détacher un peu plus l'image de Marine Le Pen de celle de son mouvement, dont l'image reste très contrastée dans l'opinion. Read More »

Chinese consortium to buy Chevron's Bangladesh oil fields

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The fields have an average net output of 720 million cubic feet of gas per day along with 3,000 barrels a day production of condensate, or liquid hydrocarbon. To counter a prolonged slump in energy prices, Chevron last year announced to sell about 10 billion US dollars worth of assets in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines by this year. Read More »