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Economy

Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., voted to confirm Gorsuch, while Republican Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote amid his recovery from back surgery. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the senate floor ahead of the senate's confirmation of Gorsuch and lauded the judge's reputation. "As I look back on my career, I think the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected past year pick the Supreme Court ...
  • JAB Holdings gobbles up USA bakery chain Panera Bread in takeover deal

    Economy

    The deal includes the assumption of about $340 million of net debt, JAB and Panera said in a joint statement . Panera, meanwhile, has about $5 billion in systemwide sales. He agreed to vote his shares in favor of deal, representing a share of about 15.5%. Finally, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Panera Bread during the third quarter worth approximately $214,000.
  • 5 facts about Russell Westbrook's triple-double record

    5 facts about Russell Westbrook's triple-double record

    Economy

    Then, he broke the Denver Nuggets' hearts. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Westbrook had 50 points with 10 assists and 16 rebounds in Sunday's 106-105 win over the Denver Nuggets, eclipsing Robertson. Westbrook's biggest bucket was his last. I'm just very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete on the highest level. "It is something you definitely will never forget", he added.
  • Patriots Preseason Opponents Announced

    Patriots Preseason Opponents Announced

    Economy

    Houston and New England also will play each other during the regular season, with the Texans set to visit Gillette Stadium for a rematch of the 2016 divisional-round playoff game. The Patriots traveled to Detroit for a Week 3 preseason matchup in 2011 and 2013, both of which were won by the Lions. The Patriots will play at home for preseason week 1 and week 4, two weeks that team starters tend to play very few minutes, if any, at all.
  • Passenger dragged off of overbooked flight

    Economy

    Three of them did but the fourth refused. A shocking video has surfaced from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY, wherein a man was forcibly extracted from his seat and dragged off the plane. A spokesperson for United told WHAS ABC in a statement: "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked". But there were no takers, and Audra Bridges said after the flight was filled, passengers were told four people needed to give up their seats so United ...
  • Delta cancels more flights after storm hits Atlanta

    Economy

    Delta canceled almost 3,000 flights this week for weather related issues. The trouble started Wednesday as powerful thunderstorms moved across Georgia and other states in the Southeast, grounding many flights. About 60 percent of Delta's 1,250 planes travel through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport every day. As of noon Saturday, Delta cancelled 285 flights and delayed 625 nationwide.
  • Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses "red lines"

    Economy

    A few days ahead of the chemical attack, two top USA officials made their clearest pronouncements yet on Syria, saying Washington was not now focused on making Assad leave power and the focus was on defeating Islamic State. The apparent dissonance did not go unnoticed. At the same time, Tillerson and other top United States officials made clear that the U.S. objective was limited to deterring further chemical attacks, and not the start of a campaign to oust Assad.
  • U.S., South Korea: Strong response to North Korea needed

    Economy

    The United States believes the projectile was likely a ballistic missile, according to a USA official. A press statement agreed to by all 15 members expresses "utmost concern" at North Korea's "highly-destabilising behaviour and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council" by conducting the latest launch less than three weeks after the previous test.
  • CenturyLink Investment Management Co Has $1804000 Position in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

    Economy

    AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Applied Materials by 24.2% in the fourth quarter. (AMAT) reported its Actual EPS of $0.67/share. If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, AMAT earned gross profit of 3.84 Billion, in 2015 3.95 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Shell admits to paying bribes to former petroleum minister

    Shell admits to paying bribes to former petroleum minister

    Economy

    Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Eni SpA are reiterating that neither the companies nor any of their staff have been involved in any wrongdoing while securing the rights to an oil license block offshore Nigeria back in 2011. we believe the payment was entirely made in accordance with the law of Nigeria and global practice, morally okay". Global oil giant, Shell, has been forced to admit that it knew it was paying bribes to Nigerian government officials during the transaction for OPL 245.