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The Ordinance specifically states that its goal is to "extend" discrimination to include "sexual orientation and gender identity". The decision reverses the decision of a lower district court, which that upheld the ordinance despite state law, and remands the case for further action.
  • Verizon and Yahoo! Reportedly Nearing an Agreement on Price Cut for Deal

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    Then Reuters cited a source saying Verizon was negotiating to reduce the acquisition by $250 million to $350 million. Verizon originally agreed on a sale price of US$4.83 billion in July 2016 for Yahoo!'s assets apart from Yahoo!'s cash, its shares in Alibaba, its shares in Yahoo! The reported renegotiations follow months of speculation on whether Verizon would attempt to either revise the deal or walk away from the purchase entirely.
  • More than 1000 MI bridges in poor condition

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    More than 50 Interstate bridges in CT remain structurally deficient, according to a new study, of almost 340 statewide crossed by vehicles 4.7 million times daily. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desperate need of modernization", Black said. "State and local transportation departments haven't been provided the resources to keep pace with the nation's bridge needs".
  • China January consumer prices likely to rise modestly

    China January consumer prices likely to rise modestly

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    Rural areas witnessed a slightly higher inflation rate at 3.4%, while in urban areas it was 2.9%. Retail food price inflation in urban areas contracted by 0.53 per cent. "The curious part of this inflation rate is that the non-food components have shown higher price increases such as pan, intoxicants (6.4%), clothing and footwear (4.7%), housing (5.0%), fuel and light (3.4%), and miscellaneous items (5.1%)", Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at Care Ratings said.
  • China Exports Rebound More Than Forecast

    China Exports Rebound More Than Forecast

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    Trade relations between China and the United States are likely to be the focus of the White House now that temsions over the One China policy appear to have eased following President Donald Trump's assurance to uphold it when he called President Xi Jinping on Thursday.
  • OPEC countries reduce oil production by 1 mln bpd in January

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    Zanganeh said on Tuesday that OPEC should cut crude production "a bit more" in the second half of 2017. If the cut had not been made, the oil price per barrel would have fallen below 30 dollars, but now the most reliable analysts estimate that oil prices may grow from 50/65 USA dollars up to 70.
  • Orlando Pulse massacre included in White House list of

    Orlando Pulse massacre included in White House list of "unreported" terror attacks

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    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, pointed to Atlanta several times recently while defending President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. So it's just, it's puzzling as to why the White House would include these attacks on this list when they were covered for days on end. There is no way any media outlet would skip a news story that big.
  • Impacted By Chapel Hill Water Shortage

    Impacted By Chapel Hill Water Shortage

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    But the agency is still asking its 80,000-plus customers to limit their usage as its system rebounds from a water-plant shutdown and a major water main break. Saturday. "However, we encourage our residents to continue to practice water conservation strategies until OWASA's storage has been replenished to normal levels".
  • Vietnam manufacturing PMI drops to 51.9 in January

    Vietnam manufacturing PMI drops to 51.9 in January

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    IHS Markit forecasts a 6.9% rise in GDP for FY16, with growth anticipated to accelerate to 7.4% in FY 2017. Order growth in January also slowed and t he weak pound continued to have an inflationary impact, with purchasing costs rising at the strongest rate for nearly eight and a half years as suppliers passed on higher prices for commodities and imported construction materials.
  • Fed To Keep Rates Steady - For Now

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    Fed policymakers also highlighted that unemployment was still hovering near its recent low. The market expects two rate hikes, with the first coming in June. While the Fed offered few clues into the timing of the next move, Janet Yellen, the Fed's chairman, warned this month that "waiting too long" to raise rates risked "a nasty surprise down the road - either too much inflation, financial instability, or both".
  • Schumer calls for immediate vote to repeal immigration ban

    Schumer calls for immediate vote to repeal immigration ban

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    Following the example his Statue of Liberty post, Schumer held back tears in a conference while stating that the order was "mean-spirited and un-American". Choi, a longtime activist who works for a communications workers union, joined forces with Elizabeth Zeldin to organize protests under the Resist Trump New York umbrella.
  • Mike Rowe loses it reading Girl Scout's sophisticated plea for cookie sales

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    For those whose New Year resolutions are keeping them away from these tasty morsels, the Girl scouts are offering the ability to donate through the Cookie Share program, which will send a taste of home to members of the Iowa Military. She'll talk up Do-si-dos, the oatmeal sandwich cookies filled with peanut butter. It rated a mere "6" in her mind. "Now I have so many customers, and I'm better at selling cookies".
  • Google's Non-Advertising Revenue Rises 62%

    Google's Non-Advertising Revenue Rises 62%

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    Next, listen for updates on the performance of Google's non-advertising products, primarily Google Play, Cloud, and hardware devices like Chromecast. However, the shift is not necessarily alarming as it suggests Google is selling more ads on YouTube, which are seen as a key growth driver, Rice said .
  • Trump welcomes British PM Theresa May for first foreign visit

    Trump welcomes British PM Theresa May for first foreign visit

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    Trump has offered rare support for Brexit among global leaders, seeing parallels with his own election campaign, and saying Britain was "smart" to vote to leave an European Union that he believes is now falling apart. "Some of these organizations are in need of reform and renewal to make them relevant to our needs today", she said. He added that it is "very early to be talking about" lifting sanctions on Russian Federation, seemingly leaving the door open to do just that.
  • Diageo toasted by City after strong sales growth

    Diageo toasted by City after strong sales growth

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    The company said the figures reflected accelerated organic growth and favourable exchange rates. The company enjoyed a stronger performance in Europe, and good net sales growth in Russian Federation and Turkey. Spirits giant Diageo has reported a better than expected rise in sales helped by improvements in its USA business and its Scotch portfolio. It reports that this was boosted by strong sales of its Hop House 13 lager and the expansion of its 'Brewers Project'.
  • The Australian Dollar Knocked by Inflation Shock

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    Economists had predicted the consumer price index to rise at 0.7 percent last quarter, however Wednesday's announcement of 0.5 percent reinforced what some experts feared. The December inflation quarter data will be released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics . Local body rates rose 0.2% in the quarter for an annual increase of 3.2%, while rubbish collection and recycling prices were up 2.5% in the three-month period and 5.2% in the year.
  • Rio Tinto sells coal operations to Yancoal

    Rio Tinto sells coal operations to Yancoal

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    Output by the world's biggest producer and consumer of the fuel fell 9.4 percent last year, while imports reversed two years of declines and rose 25 percent, the fastest pace since 2012. News of the sale triggered a surge in Rio shares in London trading, which were ahead more than 3 per cent by mid-morning. Yancoal plans to fund the deal through a capital raising and a share sale.