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Brazil and Uruguay have set the pace among South American countries which hope to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Marcelo tried to chest down the ball to his keeper but Cavani nipped in to intercept and was pulled down by Alisson. Our team is very self-aware that it has to triangulate. Chile , on the other hand, is now tied for 5th (but in 6th due to goal difference), so La Roja will have to climb back up, starting on Tuesday at home versus bottom-dwelling Venezuela.
  • Passengers Gasp As Carnival Ship Nearly Crushes Jet Skiers

    Passengers Gasp As Carnival Ship Nearly Crushes Jet Skiers

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    Their harrowing incident was recorded by a passenger on board the Carnival Magic cruise ship as it barreled toward the two co-eds, who were enjoying their spring break. "We were extremely lucky to have him there to help us", Allison Garrett wrote in a comment on the Brevard sheriff's post. Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the two women could have been pulled under the ship causing potentially serious if not fatal injuries, if not for Brown and Primmer's actions.
  • MPs reject Article 50 Lords amendments

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    The BBC reports that the bill "is expected to receive Royal Assent", in other words formal approval from Queen Elizabeth II, and pass into law on Tuesday. Sturgeon said she wanted the referendum to take place between late 2018 and early 2019, before Brexit negotiations are completed. How soon the European Union can proceed will largely depend on when May triggers Article 50, and if leaders can hold their summit on the preferred date of April 6.
  • Wall Street unanimous on U.S. rate hike next week

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    If Yellen raises rates on Wednesday, she'd be effectively putting a little bit of a damper on the White House's goals of rapid growth at 3 to 4 percent a year. But that didn't happen: It only raised rates once. That's good news because it means volatility can remain low. And will their Canadian equivalents and our mortgage rates get taken along for the ride? The 5-year forward inflation expectation rate, a market gauge tracked by the Fed, now stands at 2.14 percent, up from 1.60 percent ...
  • Crude Oil Prices At Fresh 3-Month Lows, Fed Meeting In Focus

    Crude Oil Prices At Fresh 3-Month Lows, Fed Meeting In Focus

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    Subdued refinery activity as operators perform seasonal maintenance in the US could also put a lid on any rallies. The oil bears continue to rule the roost globally as the U.S. "It was Saudi Arabia which initiated the pricing war in the first place with the aim of radically increasing its market share by squeezing out producers of "costly" oil", Rosneft said, in a reference to shale producers.
  • Friday's Mortgage Rates at Bank of America, Citizens Bank Mar 10, 2017

    Friday's Mortgage Rates at Bank of America, Citizens Bank Mar 10, 2017

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    A year ago, the rate averaged 3.68 percent. 5/1 ARM loans have been published at 3.875% at Citizens with a starting April of 3.989%. ARM interest rates in the 10 year category stand at 4.190% today with an April of 4.225%. 7/1 ARM interest rates are on the books at 2.625% yielding an April of 3.141%. (NYSE:BBT) are coming out at 4.375% with an April of 4.459% today. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.68%.
  • South Korean Court Removes President Park Geun-hye On Corruption Charges

    South Korean Court Removes President Park Geun-hye On Corruption Charges

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    The unrest follows the announcement of impeachment of Park Geun-hye - the first woman to be elected president in South Korea - which was broadcast live to crowds in Seoul on Friday . She and Ms Choi have denied wrongdoing. Yesterday, hundreds of Park Geun-hye's supporters, many of them older, tried to break through police barricades at the courthouse.
  • Analyst Stock Ratings: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Ford Motor Company (F)

    Analyst Stock Ratings: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Ford Motor Company (F)

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    The acquisition includes 51,500 acres in the Northern Delaware basin of New Mexico, and current production of approximately 5,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed). Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Marathon Oil Corporation, where 6 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 6 analysts have given a Buy signal, 17 said it's a HOLD, 1 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.
  • Fortune names three retailers Great Place to Work Legends

    Fortune names three retailers Great Place to Work Legends

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    Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an anonymous employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Five companies managed to muscle their way onto the list for the first time this year: Pinnacle Financial Partners, SAP America, Delta Air Lines, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and AT&T.
  • Jobs Created In Trump's First Month In Office

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    USA private sector employment increased by 298,000 jobs from January to February, on a seasonally adjusted basis, well above market consensus of 180,000, said the February ADP National Employment Report Wednesday. The number far exceeded the 190,000 jobs that economists were expecting. Signs point to a robust report, proof that the president inherited a solid economic foundation from predecessor Barack Obama despite Trump's calls to the contrary.
  • Why H & R Block Inc (HRB) Stock Is Surging Today

    Why H & R Block Inc (HRB) Stock Is Surging Today

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    Analysts estimated $-0.68/share for the previous Quarter, where H&R Block , Inc. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HRB makes up 6.07% of the Vanguard Growth ETF (Symbol: VUG) which is trading higher by about 0.2% on the day Wednesday.
  • Standard Life, Aberdeen reveal merger terms, eye 200 mln stg in savings

    Standard Life, Aberdeen reveal merger terms, eye 200 mln stg in savings

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    For Standard Life the deal would considerably bulk up its fund management operations as it tries to shift itself away from a pure life insurer to more of a fund manager. The deal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of the year. Bloomberg quoted Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown , as commenting that fund management groups "are adapting to slightly different world, where passive funds have made great strides".
  • Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping Trump Tower Phones

    Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping Trump Tower Phones

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    A mere 24 hours later, he demanded Congress investigate his claims - with absolutely no evidence to back them. He said that his phones were wiretapped by former President Obama before the election. "It's highly unlikely there was a wiretap", said one former senior intelligence official familiar with surveillance law who spoke candidly on the condition of anonymity.
  • Deutsche Bank announces eight billion euro rights issue and structural shake-up

    Deutsche Bank announces eight billion euro rights issue and structural shake-up

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    It added that it is also considering "potential strategic measures" including keeping Postbank , a German consumer business it had once aimed to sell, and integrating it with its existing German retail and commercial business. A final decision about the strategy adjustments as well as a possible share sale are expected at the end of March, following a meeting of the bank's supervisory board on March 16 and 17, the person said.
  • PSA Inching Closer To Acquire GM Opel Division

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    In contrast, Ford Europe managed to make a pre-tax profit past year despite the pound's collapse. "It was also heartening to hear that PSA group wants to work with Unite and recognises the skill and efficiency of our members who make the world class Astra and Vivaro vans".
  • Fed Rate Hike Odds Double As Policymakers Pre-empt Trump

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    Both men are known as close associates of Fed Chair Janet Yellen. "The March rate hike probability already rests at 77% according to the Fed funds futures, implying that this is the market's base case scenario, and comments hinting anything different than that will come as a surprise", he added.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) Given "Sell" Rating at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc

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    Zacks is predicting EPS of $0.8383 for Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) for the year 2018. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. (NYSE: ANF ) on March 2, 2017 reported GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.71 for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2017, compared to GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.85 for the fourth quarter a year ago.
  • Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

    Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

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    The Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller , for example, is geared towards serious players who want precision above all else. It might be presumptive to say that Nintendo purely survives on nostalgia, but that's true to a great extent. So is a set of bumpers, triggers and a XYAB buttons. What is your opinion on Nintendo's latest release? An NFC tag built into its shell allows gamers to use their Amiibo figures.
  • Philippine president says will call police back to drug war

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    Duterte said Monday since the suspension of the operation, there has been "a gain, a rise of drug activities by 20 percent". "I have to do it because I lack men". He has promised to humiliate anyone who is willing to debate him on the issue. Duterte's decision was aimed at weeding out police corruption, following uproar over the death of a South Korean businessman at the hands of the security forces.
  • Oil prices fall due to rising United States crude inventories

    Oil prices fall due to rising United States crude inventories

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    Zanganeh had previously played down the prospect of $70-per-barrel crude, adding that the rebound of USA shale oil industry and the prospect of higher production by other producers will offset the gains in crude prices. OPEC and producers including Russian Federation aim to cut production by around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to drain an oversupply that has kept prices depressed for more than two years.
  • Crude Oil Slides As US Rig Count Continues To Surge

    Crude Oil Slides As US Rig Count Continues To Surge

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    Eight active drilling rigs were added to Texas oil and gas fields this week, offsetting a small dip in the rig count outside of the Lone Star State. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. At 11:17 am EST WTI was trading down 0.64% at $54.10-around $1.00 higher last Friday's pre-rig count price. USA producers have signaled higher capital spending and further production growth, perhaps beyond what many analysts expect, Citi Research said in an investor note ...
  • In annual letter, Buffett reminds shareholders that no stock is 'forever'

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    Buffett, 86, manages the other $100 billion. "This letter was more about Warren and Charlie's epitaph even more so than prior letters", said Smead, who is with Seattle-based Smead Capital Management. Berkshire is ahead more than $US1.6 billion on its investment In Apple since Mr Buffett's investment lieutenants spent $US6.75 billion on 61 million shares in the iPhone maker past year.
  • Holdouts remain as law enforcement moves into Dakota Access protest camps

    Holdouts remain as law enforcement moves into Dakota Access protest camps

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    The state sent a bus to the site on Thursday to transport anyone to Bismarck, where officials were doling out basic necessities, along with hotel and bus vouchers. "Due to these conditions, the governor's emergency order addresses safety concerns to human life, as anyone in the floodplain is at risk for possible injury or death".
  • DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

    DeVos, Defiant At CPAC, Walks A Fine Line On Transgender Rights

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    They say that if you voted for Donald Trump, you're a threat to the university community. She said: "This issue was a very huge example of the Obama administration overreach, to suggest a one size fits all government top-down approach to issues that are best dealt with and solved at a personal level and a local level.