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Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

But it won't be easy. But he cited three effects of climate change: the increasingly intense weather events that "we believe are an assault on God's creation" and which affect the world's poor more drastically than others; the support the USA bishops, as well as Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services, have given, in a letter to Congress, of the Clean Power Plan , vehicle fuel economy standards, the Green Climate Fund and the Paris climate agreement; and a growth in jobs from ... Read More

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US Crude Oil Exports Went To More Countries In 2016

The gains added to a rise of more than 1 percent for both crude benchmarks the previous day. The 300,000-bpd reduction that Russian Federation agreed to represents 2.7 percent of its October output, which exceeded 11 million bpd . But the news follow reports last week that Libya planned to raise its output to 800,000 barrels a day by April, from current production of 700,000 barrels a day. Read More

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Lululemon nosedives 21%: Its spring leggings are boring

Lululemon nosedives 21%: Its spring leggings are boring

Pacific Crest cut lululemon athletica inc.to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, February 4th. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $785.1 million. Stocks have largely recovered from a selloff that followed the withdrawal Friday of a plan backed by President Donald Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare, but investors are still waiting to see if tax reform, his next legislative priority, will face similar difficulties. Read More

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Google Earth Enterprise Now Available on GitHub as Open Source

Google Earth Enterprise Now Available on GitHub as Open Source

It has heavily made use of the Linux kernel and develops its software and projects based on open-source code, for instance Chrome for iOS, TensorFlow, etc. "Today we are publishing our internal documentation for how we do open source at Google". However, it is not the only means through which Google contributes to the open-source community, still it forms the biggest portion of what they do. Read More

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Las Vegas Raiders? NFL Owners approve team's move to Sin City

Las Vegas Raiders? NFL Owners approve team's move to Sin City

The franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1982 before returning to Oakland in 1995. The Rams moved from St Louis to Los Angeles in 2016, and in January the Chargers relocated to the same city from San Diego. "I think anyone who has visited Oakland and played a game there in the last several years understands the situation there was hard at best". "I love Oakland, I love the fans in Oakland and I know that there's going to be disappointment and maybe some anger", he said. Read More

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Final push on Raqqa to begin in days: French FM

Final push on Raqqa to begin in days: French FM

Russian Federation and Iran back the government of President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey and the USA -led coalition support rebels fighting the government. The ground forces were airdropped after midnight Wednesday in the town of Krein, some five kilometers west of the city of Tabaqa, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More

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United Airlines Refused To Board Female Passengers Because They Wore Leggings

United Airlines Refused To Board Female Passengers Because They Wore Leggings

United Airlines gate agents barred two girls from a domestic flight Sunday for wearing leggings, according to a witness and the airline - sparking an immediate social media uproar. The incident, documented on Twitter by Colorado resident and gun-law activist Shannon Watts , took place in the waiting area outside of a gate for a flight to Minneapolis at Denver International Airport. Read More

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Oil producers' compliance with deal at 94 percent: Russian Federation

The cuts aim to reduce world oil supplies and boost prices that had crashed since mid-2014. "Our agreement provides for such an opportunity, we have discussed these issues yesterday and will discus, I think, today", Novak told reporters. Novak said he expects global oil stockpiles to decrease in the second quarter of this year. The ministerial committee, of which non-OPEC Russia is co-chair, will also look into potentially recommending the output cuts deal be extended at a joint OPEC and ... Read More

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Virginia unemployment falls during February

Virginia unemployment falls during February

The state added an estimated 9,100 nonfarm jobs in February, based on a survey of employers. This is fueled by hiring in private education with added the majority of the jobs, 1,300. Illinois' unemployment situation also improved in February, dropping from 5.7 percent to 5.4 percent. In addition, the state is increasingly being left behind other states with high unemployment. Read More

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Brazilian meats off the menu at McDonald's and Tsui Wah

Brazilian meats off the menu at McDonald's and Tsui Wah

In a ceremony to mark the opening of new home under the government's housing program, the president said Brazilian meat was "not weak" in an allusion to "Weak Flesh", the name of the Federal Police operation to uncover the scheme. Brazil's exports of meat and products to Arab nations came to $574 million in the first two months this year, out of Brazil's total exports of $1.8 billion to the same countries, according to the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Read More

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Census estimates show western MI population rising

Census estimates show western MI population rising

Demographer Kurt Metzger tells the Detroit free Press that "Kent is a real magnet", with the economy relatively strong in western MI. While cities such as Cleveland and Detroit are tied to an industrial history that's struggling, Indianapolis and these other cities are state capitals with universities and diverse economies, he said. Read More

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets

The victory gave the Nuggets a 1½-game lead over Portland in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. And to All-Star small forward LeBron James , the Cavaliers' struggles throughout March start on the defensive end of the floor, specifically, with the level of toughness displayed against the Nuggets , who had 10 offensive rebounds and seven steals against Cleveland. Read More

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India, China slow down coal expansion, says report

India, China slow down coal expansion, says report

The study in India questions over finance were threatening coal plants. And Nicole Ghio, of the Sierra Club , said it was clear that renewable energy were becoming cheaper than the cheapest of fossil fuels. "This has been a messy year, and an unusual one", said Ted Nace, director of CoalSwarm , in a statement . "Closures of old coal plants drove major emission reductions especially in the US and United Kingdom, while Belgium and Ontario became entirely coal-free and three G8 countries ... Read More

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Airbnb changes its name to Aibiying and doubles investment to woo China

Airbnb changes its name to Aibiying and doubles investment to woo China

As for Airbnb , it is offering 80,000 Chinese properties and partnerships with four big cities. As CEO, Chesky-the only one of the three founders with no prior business experience-has scaled with the company and then some, steering Airbnb through regulatory opposition, headline-generating safety incidents and an existential crisis around discriminatory behavior on its platform. Read More

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South Africa suspends some meat imports from Brazil

The United States has increased testing raw beef and ready-to-eat products from Brazil as a precaution and will continue to do so indefinitely, the agency said in a statement. Mr Zhang Lian has 270 tonnes of frozen Brazilian beef on a ship steaming towards Shanghai that he may not be able to get through Customs when the vessel arrives next month. Read More

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Americans should mark National Ag Week

Americans should mark National Ag Week

Today is National Ag Day , a day to recognize the role of American agriculture in our daily lives and the efforts of those who shape the American food system. The council designates the week within which it falls as National Ag Week. In a letter this week, the American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union call for more money in the 2018 farm bill. Read More

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Oil prices plummet amidst increasing United States drilling activity and steady OPEC supply

The Bakers Hughes rig count showed a rising number of oil rigs in the US -the highest in 18 months. Traders said trading sentiment dampened at the futures trade after oil prices dropped in global markets. United States rig count has been increasing for nine consecutive weeks and latest forecasts show that USA shale output will continue to inch higher in April. Read More

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Petoskey's JC Penney not among stores on closing list

Sears Holdings, which includes the Sears and Kmart brands, announced plans to close 150 stores earlier this year, and Macy's is closing 68 stores and cutting 10,000 jobs. "Even with a reduced store count, JC Penney is competitively positioned to deliver a differentiated department store model that meets the expectations of a digital world with an inspiring, tangible shopping environment", Ellison stated in the release. Read More

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