• SSE becomes latest United Kingdom energy provider to raise prices
SSE becomes latest United Kingdom energy provider to raise prices

SSE highlighted the costs of government programmes to upgrade Britain's ageing energy infrastructure, and said without the rise "we would have been supplying electricity to domestic customers at a loss". However, the company added it will hold its gas prices. Will Morris, SSE's managing director for retail, said he "deeply regretted" having to...

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  • Iceland finally ends capital controls nearly a decade after financial crisis
Iceland finally ends capital controls nearly a decade after financial crisis

The tiny country of just over 300,000 people resorted to capital controls after its three biggest banks collapsed and the crown fell more than 30 percent in 2008. The capital controls, which in-part restricted the flow of the Icelandic Króna currency in and out of the country, will "largely" end on Tuesday. The central bank might lower its benchm...

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  • USA attorney Preet Bharara fired by Trump administration after refusing to resign
USA attorney Preet Bharara fired by Trump administration after refusing to resign

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara spoke out on Sunday with a cryptic message about his dismissal. Mr. Hannity portrayed them as "saboteurs" from the "deep state" who were leaking secrets to hurt Mr. U.S. attorneys are political appointees requiring confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Evidently, the White House did not back down. Bharara had said i...

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  • Yahoo Outlines Leadership Plan Following Verizon Deal
Yahoo Outlines Leadership Plan Following Verizon Deal

Yahoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the change. According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released Monday, Mayer will receive a $ 23 million Gold Parachute severance package that includes about $20 million in equity and $3 million in cash.

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  • Patrick's day with parade
Patrick's day with parade

He said he is glad America embraces his Irish culture. "I think it's fantastic and great to see our heritage celebrated through different generations". Thirteen-year-old Caden Doheny found the ideal leprechaun costume at his local Stop and Shop. "It's always exciting to be at the parade", Harp said with a smile.

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  • USA economy added 235000 jobs in Donald Trump's first full month
USA economy added 235000 jobs in Donald Trump's first full month

Gold futures nudged lower Friday, having dropped every day this week in anticpation of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The jobless rate declined to 6.6 percent from 6.8 percent in January. Friday's figures reinforce that expectation. "We've seen a Trump rally but let's think about where the markets were a year or two before this...

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  • Vodafone rings up 2100 jobs in customer service drive
Vodafone rings up 2100 jobs in customer service drive

Vodafone will create around 800 jobs at the company's customer services centre in Manchester; nearly 150 jobs at its contact centre in Newark; more than 150 jobs at its existing Stoke contact centre; and around 100 jobs at its existing Glasgow contact centre.

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  • China's targeting of THAAD meant to threaten S. Korean conglomerates
China's targeting of THAAD meant to threaten S. Korean conglomerates

China's foreign minister said on Wednesday that North Korea could curb its nuclear weapons program if the U.S. agreed to stop conducting military drills with South Korea - something the USA rejected. Aidan George Foster-Carter, Korea expert and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Leeds University argues that the South Korean public " is not very div...

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  • Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler agree £5bn merger
Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler agree £5bn merger

This is a 15% premium to Amec's closing share price on Friday of 490.21p. Amec Foster Wheeler plc (AMFW) shares surged to a four-month high Monday after its board recommended a £2.2 billion ($2.7 billion) takeover bid from energy services firm John Wood Group plc.

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  • House of Lords expected to pass Brexit Bill on Monday
House of Lords expected to pass Brexit Bill on Monday

The text could be definitively adopted by Parliament's two chambers on Monday evening, which means Brexit could begin on Tuesday. The legislation is back before the Commons after the House of Lords added two amendments. Mr Fox said: "I understand we need to plan for no deal, but I think it's unlikely to happen because economic reality will get in...

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  • Galliford And Redrow Lay Out Terms Of Respective Bovis Offers
Galliford And Redrow Lay Out Terms Of Respective Bovis Offers

Bovis also turned down a competing share-and-cash bid from Redrow . " Redrow continues to believe the potential combination offers a compelling opportunity to create a combined business with the scale and operational strength to compete more effectively in the growing United Kingdom housebuilding market", the company said.

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  • Strike paralyzes Berlin air traffic, over 600 flights canceled
Strike paralyzes Berlin air traffic, over 600 flights canceled

Verdi, which is seeking a one euro per hour for staff and work contracts of at least one year, has already called other one-day strikes in Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart. It offered passengers vouchers for train tickets to their German destinations or flights from Hanover. German flag carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel all flights on Monday ...

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  • Punjab governor dissolves state Assembly
Punjab governor dissolves state Assembly

Amarinder earlier held an official meeting with Governor V P Singh Badnore for staking claims to form the new government in the state. She later informed the MLAs that Rahul had proposed the name of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder as the new CLP leader.

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  • Winter storm watch issued for Northeastern Pennsylvania
Winter storm watch issued for Northeastern Pennsylvania

On Friday, the National Weather Service's Upton office said the entire region is under a winter weather advisory , including eastern Suffolk County, which had originally been placed under a winter storm warning . Temperatures will climb to near 40 degrees with east winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that w...

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  • Unemployment dips in February for post-9/11 vets
Unemployment dips in February for post-9/11 vets

The Fed sees interest rate hikes as necessary to ward off inflation, but the policy could also slow the economic recovery. The economy has added nearly half a million jobs in the first two months of 2017, the best back-to-back performance since last summer.

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  • HSBC Appoints AIA Group Executive Mark Tucker As Chairman
HSBC Appoints AIA Group Executive Mark Tucker As Chairman

He will lead the process for identifying a successor for Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver, who has indicated that he plans to step down in 2018. In a statement Monday, AIA said Tucker has informed the board of directors of the company of his intention to retire from his executive positions with the company and its subsidiaries and take up the role...

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  • Major winter storm in the forecast for Hamilton
Major winter storm in the forecast for Hamilton

Snow is forecast to begin over Southwestern Ontario during the day on Monday, then spread over the rest of the region that night and into Tuesday. Cold air from the Arctic is already in place over the Great Lakes. Commuters can expect to face heavy snowfall and blowing snow conditions Monday and Tuesday, as a large weather system dumps 15-25 cent...

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  • Joker Philip Hammond has a laugh with key Tory manifesto pledge
Joker Philip Hammond has a laugh with key Tory manifesto pledge

Ian Cass, chief executive of the Forum of Private Business, said the increased tax rate on dividends for business owners is a blow to United Kingdom entrepreneurs. The new state pension, introduced a year ago, gives the self-employed better access to more than just the minimum possible amount. From April 2018 it will fall from £5,000 to £2,000 a ...

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  • IFS welcomes Hammond's National Insurance hike
IFS welcomes Hammond's National Insurance hike

The Prime Minister has promised to listen to the concerns raised by Conservative MPs over a National Insurance hike announced in the Budget. He had planned to abolish Class 2 National Insurance, the tax self-employed workers pay if they make more than £5,885 profit a year, and was planning to reform Class 4 National Insurance, the tax paid by tho...

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  • Another bomb threat at the JCC in Brighton
Another bomb threat at the JCC in Brighton

On Thursday, a bomb threat was received at the Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn. The Harry & Rose Samson Family Community Center in Whitefish Bay closed for several hours Sunday due to an e-mail threat. "As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division". New Yorkers can also ...

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  • PM condoles deaths of CRPF personnel
PM condoles deaths of CRPF personnel

The Home Minister described the attack on CRPF personnel as a "cowardly act" and said that their sacrifices wouldn't go in vain. "The total strength of the CRPF troops on patrol duty was 112 personnel and they were securing a road being built between Bheji and Kotacheru when they walked into improvised explosive devices planted under the ground"....

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  • Justin Bieber tells Aussie fan: 'You make me sick'
Justin Bieber tells Aussie fan: 'You make me sick'

Justin Bieber is no stranger to controversy, and with a history of dividing the opinions of music fans the world over, people have been quick to call the young star a wide variety of disparaging names. However, "ran into" is an inaccuracy. "I knew it had to be him." Unfortunately rather than leave things there Justin managed to apply his own ...

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  • US Attorney Preet Bharara Is Refusing Trump Administration's Order to Resign
US Attorney Preet Bharara Is Refusing Trump Administration's Order to Resign

The last time this took place was in 1993 when then-Attorney General Janet Reno asked all 93 USA attorneys to leave their positions. "Serving my country as U.S. "He also asked that I stay on, and so I expect that I will be continuing", he told reporters . Traditionally, U.S. senators from the state where the appointment will be filled recommend ...

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  • Spicer: Trump committed to seeing GOP healthcare plan through
Spicer: Trump committed to seeing GOP healthcare plan through

After a 27-hour delay, the Energy and Commerce committee approved the American Health Care Act in a party line vote. It's possible that their plan will still have its own political pitfalls - too high taxes or a punishing mandate. The American Hospital Association (AHA), a leading trade group representing hospitals, said current provisions for...

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  • BJP crosses magic mark in Manipur
BJP crosses magic mark in Manipur

Meanwhile, there are reports that the BJP has sought an appointment with Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, in a possible bid to stake claim for government formation. "He will be meet the governor separately and hand over his letter of support", said Mr Madhav, adding the results were a clear mandate against the Congress and the Ibobi Singh governmen...

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  • Manipur Results 2017: NPP announces support to BJP
Manipur Results 2017: NPP announces support to BJP

In evening, the BJP members led by the incumbent Defence Minister called on the Governor and formally staked the government formation claim. The party is also part of the NPF-led coalition in Nagaland. Independent MLA Ashab was flown back to Guwahati amid high drama at Imphal airport, sources said . With the BJP already executed its plan o...

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  • Trump's new order bans immigrants from 6 Muslim nations, except Iraq
Trump's new order bans immigrants from 6 Muslim nations, except Iraq

Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The new order replaces one Mr. Trump signed on Jan 27. Unlike the original order, the new one says current visa holders won't be affected, and it removes language that would give priority to religious minorities .

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  • Global politics now the bigger risk — European Central Bank
Global politics now the bigger risk — European Central Bank

The ECB's governing council, which met in Frankfurt yesterday, left its interest policy and bond buying program on hold but made a decision to remove a key sentence from its statement. "Spring is coming and the ECB is celebrating", judged analyst Florian Hense of Berenberg bank, while noting that, despite the lifting spirits, "it has not moved sign...

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  • Hulu Live TV Service Won't Have Viacom Networks
Hulu Live TV Service Won't Have Viacom Networks

Meanwhile, as part of moves to shore up relations with traditional distributors, Viacom had already removed its programs from on-demand service offered by Amazon.com and Hulu. However, Viacom and its slate of channels are reportedly being left out of the service. Notably, A+E Networks doesn't have channel deals with PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV.

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  • Weber State blows late lead in Big Sky Tournament championship game
Weber State blows late lead in Big Sky Tournament championship game

The Wildcats had a 10-point lead with less than seven minutes left, and a 6-point lead with 48 seconds to play, but could not hold on. The Fighting Hawks trailed late but recovered in a flurry with Gino Crandall tieing the game at 81 with seconds to go.

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