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Gov. Brown declares drought over, issues conservation orders

On Friday, the Democratic governor lifted the drought declaration in all counties except four, mostly in the state's agricultural Central Valley. "Conservation must remain a way of life". The drought spanned water years 2012 through 2016 and included the driest four-year statewide precipitation on record (2012 to 2015). In response, Brown declared a state of emergency in January of 2014 to ease the burden on the state's water supplies. Read More »

China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha

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It turns out that the Oracle is quite popular in China and could help the brand's image. Buffett is so well known in China, when his Berkshire Hathaway began streaming its annual meeting online previous year, it was translated real-time into Mandarin Chinese. Read More »

Admitting Role in Leak, Richmond Fed's Lacker Resigns Immediately

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YDSTIE: Well, it all began at the regular Fed meeting back in September of 2012. At the meeting, the Fed made a decision to buy another $40 billion worth of bonds. The leak was first probed by the Fed's general counsel, and then by the Office of Inspector General, a congressional subcommittee, the U.S Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY and the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Read More »

Axon offers police free body cameras to speed company's growth

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The body-camera division, based in downtown Seattle, will give access to its Evidence.com data-storage software and Axon Body 2 camera along with mounts and docks to officers from police departments that take it up on its offer. Formerly Taser International, Axon is embroiled in a heated battle with rival Seattle company Vievu to provide body cameras to law-enforcement agencies around the country. Read More »

Wenger: Draw will help rebuild confidence

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Arsenal , will host West Ham on Wednesday in a Premier League clash, and are now sixth in the table, seven points from Manchester City in fourth. Against a background of supporter discontent over the form of Wenger's team as the Frenchman decides his future, with a protest outside the ground before kick-off urging the manager to leave his post, Arsenal were nervy from the start. Read More »

NJ Transit Train Derailed at Penn Station

The North-Jersey Coast and Northeast Corridor lines will operate on their holiday schedules Tuesday "with some additional service", according to NJ Transit's announcement. No serious injuries were reported in either derailment. Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said a switch machine is the section of interlocking track containing an actual switch and the apparatus to move a rail. Read More »

Warren Buffett is the face of Cherry Coke in China

Buffett is so well known in China, when his Berkshire Hathaway began streaming its annual meeting online a year ago, it was translated real-time into Mandarin Chinese. Buffett told Yahoo Finance that four or five months ago, Kent had said they would introduce Cherry Coke into China and asked him about putting his picture on the cans and bottles. Read More »

What the internet privacy rule changes mean for you

The ruling means that internet providers will no longer need permission to market customers' web-browsing history. Proponents of the privacy measure, though, argued that the company that sells you your internet connection can see even more about consumers, such as every website they visit and with whom they exchange emails. Read More »

Lavalin swoops for Atkins

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The company said under the rules governing takeovers and mergers, SNC-Lavalin is required to make a firm offer or withdraw by May 1. This breaking news story is being updated as more information emerges - please refresh the page for the most recent version. Read More »

Oil up from four-month low; inventories curb recovery

We believe that the overhang of inventories globally will keep prices under pressure in the near term. Put simply, OPEC acted as a safety valve, it released the valve when there was growing demand or a major supply outage, and restrained it during periods of sudden demand weakness such as global recessions. Read More »

Mylan Recalls 13 Lots Of EpiPen Over Potential Defect

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EpiPens deliver an emergency dose of adrenaline to people at risk of a serious allergic reaction. The new announcement comes a week after Mylan said it had recalled about 81,000 EpiPen devices in countries outside the US. The auto-injectors may contain a faulty part in one lot of EpiPen and one lot of EpiPen Jr. In this expansion, Mylan says that the update adds at least 13 more lots of EpiPen (0.3 mg) or EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg) 2-pack Auto-Injectors with expiration dates that fall between ... Read More »

Stocks finish lower for session, higher for quarter

The data helped support the gain in financial stocks, which are closely correlated to the pace of economic growth. The Russell 2000 index picked up 3.57 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,385.92. Shares surged 14 per cent to $10.53. As a result, the savings rate climbed to 5.6% from 5.4% the previous month. At the same time, DuPont will buy FMC's health and nutrition unit. Read More »

Carl's Jr. Ditches Sexy Ads In New Marketing Campaign

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Their new message, according to a new commercial: "Food, not boobs". It didn't exactly mention where Carl Hardee Sr. came from, but being a boss and a dad means business. Still, in an interview with USA Today , Puzder framed this new campaign as part of an effort to focus "more directly and convincingly" on the quality and taste of the restaurants' food, not just a changing of the guard. Read More »

Lowers Position in Ford Motor Company (F)

The company saw 29.78 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its stake in Ford Motor Company by 26.7% in the fourth quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 8th. 10/19/2016 - Ford Motor Company had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. Read More »

Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval

TransCanada (TSX:TRP) still does not have deals with all the landowners in Nebraska on the pipeline's proposed route and it lacks a permit in that state. "For us we don't see this process completely gone through until a minimum of three years because of all the legal challenges that will take place". "TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long-overdue project with efficiency and with speed", Trump said in the Oval Office. Read More »

Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle

Amazon expects large crowds once the store opens to the public. Amazon Go was first announced back in December, as a new kind of shop that lets you avoid human contact by using computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning technology to track customers around the shop. Read More »

After Health Care Defeat, What's Next For Republicans?

Trump said he told Ryan on Friday to pull the GOP healthcare reform bill, the American Health Care Act , amid dwindling support among House Republicans. And so Romney worked with Democrats to pass the MA health care plan which, he explained, was entirely within his party's philosophical wheelhouse: "The Republican approach is to say, 'You know what?" If you're suddenly gifted a huge audience of Ryan-hating populists, you might as well do the maximum pander in hopes of making them ... Read More »

China bars prof from flying home to Sydney

A Sydney-based Chinese academic will remain in China to face further questioning by secret police who have stopped him flying home to Australia. Feng, who was head of China Studies at UTS for 11 years, is well-known in academic circles for his research into contemporary politics, the growth of rights consciousness and democratic forces in mainland China. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions urges Maryland not to become sanctuary state

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Sessions said the Justice Department would withhold, and potentially claw back, grants to so-called sanctuary cities and other localities, such as counties, that are not in compliance with federal immigration law. DOJ grants go toward funding everything from police body cameras to officer trainings for deescalation techniques. Nationwide, the Justice Department awards more than $4.1 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Israel vows to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced weapons

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Israeli government and military officials have reiterated Israel's commitment to act decisively to protect its citizens and prevent the transfer of advanced arms to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Tuesday that Israel was not told by Russian Federation to put a halt to missions inside Syrian territory. Read More »

Where does the House Freedom Caucus go from from here?

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If Republicans can't agree on repealing and replacing a health care law they loathe, what can they agree on? If people had doubted the Freedom Caucus would remain an influential force under President Donald Trump , there was no questioning now their ability to exercise huge influence over not only their leadership's agenda but their new president's as well. Read More »

OH unemployment rises to 5.1 percent, above U.S. rate

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According to this survey, five of Kentucky's 11 major non-farm North American Industry Classification System job sectors registered gains in employment, while six declined from the previous month. That translates to about 25,000 jobs added over the course of the month. Since 2000, Illinois' job market has seen significant divergence between white-collar jobs in the service sector and blue-collar jobs in manufacturing and construction. Read More »

David Rockefeller Dies At Age 101

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Seun Oluade Fanokun‏ @seunoluade said "One of the elitists of the New World Order is gone, David Rockefeller, dies at age 101". "David loved his hometown and was forever optimistic about its future". David Rockefeller posing in a Paris bookshop during the presentation of his book "Memoires". Rockefeller was equally well known for his philanthropy. Read More »

Gold regains 29K-mark, soars ₹ 450 on global cues

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It's trading about 2.4% higher on the week, which would be the highest such gain since the week ended February 3, according to FactSet data. PulteGroup rose 1.5% to $23.77, and D.R. "Although bulls have exploited dollar's weakness to elevate gold, gains could be limited in the longer term if the Fed readopts an aggressive stance". Read More »

GoPro slices almost 300 jobs, third job cut since 2016

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GoPro has gone from a high-flying gadget maker with digital media potential to a bloated company being undercut by cheaper Asian rivals. Ten months prior to that, the company also let go of 7 percent of its employees, so the aggressive push to being profitable is likely taking a heavy toll on morale and staffing. Read More »

Nebraska unemployment rate remains unchanged for January

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The good news included the record low unemployment rate and the monthly survey of about 800 households in the state that showed a decline of about 6,000 unemployed Arkansans compared with January past year, Pakko said. Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington pointed to new workers entering the workforce for influencing the unemployment numbers. Arkansas also boasts a lower unemployment rate than the nation as a whole. Read More »

Bottled Water More Popular in the US Than Soda Pop

The change at the top has always been anticipated with soda's woes mounting in recent years as result of health concerns and consistent targeting by activist groups, which have pushed measures like taxes on sugary drinks. The largest bottled water brands by volume is Nestle PureLife, followed by Coca-Cola-owned Dasani and PepsiCo's Aquafina, according to Beverage Digest. Read More »