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Democratic Illinois House OKs public funding for abortions

The governor has said he would veto the bill due to concerns over expanding access to Medicaid recipients. A representative for Gov. Rauner said the latter is committed to protecting legal abortion under the current law. Republican state Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard says Medicaid-funded abortions do not qualify for federal match so would cost IL an extra $60 million a year.

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Twitter Inc. soared past first-quarter user expectations, adding 9 million users in the quarter, beating revenue expectations along the way. The company has been trying to convince advertisers that it can strengthen its user base and has launched new features, including live video broadcasting.

Tech firms winding up for a fight on net neutrality

In a speech , Ajit Pai, a former FCC Commissioner under Chairman Tom Wheeler and, under President Trump, Chairman of a tonally different regulator, laid his plan to claw back the consumer protections enabled by Title II. Pai scrapped that decision shortly after becoming chairman, however. "Earlier today I shared with my fellow commissioners a proposal to reverse the mistake of Title II and return to the light touch framework that served us so well during the Clinton Administration, Bush ...

Uber plans flying cars to beat jams

But Uber's new partnerships with reputable aviation companies-as well as preexisting collaborations with federal agencies such as NASA-shows the tech giant is willing to kickstart the worldwide conversation on flying taxis in a big way.

Odisha in focus as BJP kicks off major party meet

The star of the show was BJP President Amit Shah, the chief strategist of the ruling party's extraordinary victory whom Modi felicitated during the party meet. The two-day meet would formally begin with the Presidential speech of Shah while on Sunday the concluding remarks will be delivered by Modi. Modi cautioned workers and leaders not to get distracted by the propaganda "manufacturing factory" and "be focused and be positive".

United Continental Says CEO Oscar Munoz Won't Become Chairman as Planned

So now it is clear that the moment was not only a watershed for United-which has pledged to become the best in USA customer service-but the airline's CEO as well. Company executives said it's too soon to know if the incident is hurting ticket sales. Chicago-based United is also re-looking executive compensation incentives to improve the airline's customer service, adding that it takes "recent events extremely seriously".

Unilever sales rise on higher prices

Unilever, whose products include a vast range of food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care items, was the subject of a failed £115bn bid from Kraft Heinz earlier this year. As of 09:20 BST, Unilever's share price had added 1.13 percent to 3,982.00p, outperforming the broader London market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index having slipped marginally into the red and now standing 0.05 percent lower at 7,110.85 points.

Canada: 104 men arrested in child prostitution probe

Thai Truong said undercover officers put ads online to find men looking for sex. Of the hundreds of men who had responded to the infiltrators' advertisements, most stopped contacting them when they discovered that they appeared to be in contact with underage girls.

EXTRA: WS Atkins Agrees GBP2.1 Billion Takeover By SNC-Lavalin

At 0800 GMT, shares in Atkins were up 95.27 pence, or 4.8%, at 2077.27 pence. The offer price of 2080p is a 35% premium on last Atkin's closing share price. When the deal is completed, Uwe Krueger will step down as Atkins CEO and director, although he and SNC-Lavalin are set to "discuss putting in place a transitional services agreement", says the intended new parent.

Oil Gains After Saudi Arabia Backs Deal to Extend Global Supply Cuts

Crude oil for May delivery CLK7, -0.08% traded 1 cent higher at $53.12 a barrel, after having traded as low as $52.82 earlier in the day. OPEC data showed members of the group had cut March output beyond the level they had promised. Iraq, the second largest producer after Saudi Arabia, reduced production by only 159,000 barrels - to 4.402 mln barrels (quota 210,000 barrels). Yes, the price rise is being helped by seasonal demand - crude oil prices traditionally rise at this time of year as ...

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

House Republicans are also working to loosen Dodd-Frank regulations. Pfizer executives braced themselves for blowback from the Obama administration - but were surprised by how aggressively the White House fought the deal. Mnuchin has worked on the tax plan for months, but details have remained fluid, with White House officials considering a range of options in how they restructure the tax code.

NYC mayor backs proposal to raise cigarette prices

You could soon pay more for cigarettes in New York City . The legislation establishes the first price floor and tax for other tobacco products such as cigars, smokeless tobacco, loose tobacco and tobacco-containing shisha-and enforces a 10 percent tax on other tobacco products for the first time, with the resulting revenues going toward the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority, which faces federal funding cuts under President Donald Trump.

Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N , the No. 1 US wireless carrier, reported a 20 percent fall in quarterly profit as it lost wireless postpaid subscribers despite the re-launch of unlimited data plans. Verizon has explored smaller as well as bigger deals, though nothing has worked out for the company. Our first-quarter results again demonstrated that customers value a high-quality network experience.

GM announces China version of hybrid Volt

PICTURED: People gather around the Audi e-tron Sportback concept vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show during its media day, in Shanghai , China April 19, 2017. "Electrification is a major trend in China, with pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles forecast to grow rapidly for many years". Volvo Cars , the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, has announced plans to produce a pure-electric auto in China for sale worldwide starting in 2019.

Maryland Weather Forecast: Cloudy And Muggy End To The Week

South winds 5 miles per hour. South wind around 14 miles per hour. Tuesday night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Southeast wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 11 p.m.

Oil loses momentum on concern over supply that Citi sees easing

Prices lost 53 cents to US$52.65 yesterday, the lowest close since April 7. Crude prices have notched three straight weeks of gains to recover from the slump in March, when prices fell to a four-month low of $47.01 on the back of concerns that a ramp-up in USA oil production would dampen OPEC's efforts to drain the glut in supply.

Netflix stands on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

The earnings report predicts Netflix aims to have a total of 101.95 million memberships by the end of Q2, with the company's executives stating Netflix will break the 100 million total membership barrier by this weekend. Its stock rose $1.90 to $149.15 in Monday's extended trading, even though subscriber growth during the first quarter came in slightly below management forecasts.

Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

Back in 2009, a pipeline spilled some 1,100 barrels of crude in a BP-operated field. Fossil fuel companies have long eyed portions of Alaska's North Slope now off-limits to oil and gas production, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 200 species of migratory birds and the last onshore area for polar bear dens.

April the Giraffe FINALLY Gives Birth!!!

April the giraffe's calf takes its first tentative steps on April 15, 2017. The staff at the Animal Adventure Park are excited for the new addition to their zoo family. The privately owned zoo began livestreaming from April's enclosure in February. If you remember, a live video feed of a very pregnant April was started back in February.

San Bernardino School Shooting: Slain Teacher, Student & Shooter Identified

Martinez died at a hospital after being shot Monday in his classroom at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino by the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith, who also was killed. Pakistani-born Malik who met her future US-born husband on a Muslim dating website and married him in Saudi Arabia had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on Facebook and was instrumental in radicalizing him.

Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings

Uber generated $6.5 billion in revenue previous year and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion, the company said on Friday. Of that $20 billion, Uber says $6.5 billion is net revenue, excluding its costs in China. Revenue includes only the portion Uber takes from fares, except in the case of its carpooling service; the company counts the entire amount of an UberPool fare as revenue.

Toshiba denies report of suspension of chip unit sale process

These concerns were raised in regard to Foxconn's participation in the auction, because of the company's links to China. The memory chip segment is a prized possession of Toshiba, but they are trying to sell it off now because the company is still trying to recover from the multibillion-dollar loss caused by the Westinghouse debacle.

IMF Revises Nigeria's Growth Outlook Upwards

Open markets and increased competition can help poor countries rise from poverty, lower prices in rich countries and force companies and countries to become more efficient and focus on what they do best. "The good news is that, after six years of disappointing growth, the world economy is gaining momentum as a cyclical recovery holds out the promise of more jobs, higher incomes and greater prosperity going forward".

Violence erupts in Venezuela during anti-Maduro protests

Nonetheless, the organization appeared to take aim at the national government in the communique for employing excessive "use of force" against the protesters. But demonstrations had ebbed amid protester fatigue, until a Supreme Court decision in late March to assume the functions of the opposition-led congress sparked outcry.

Sensex ends 213 points higher, Nifty settles above 9200

The BSE benchmark Sensex recovered 213 points on Tuesday as fresh buying by investors led to widespread gains ahead of the earnings season. IT major Infosys rose 1.48 per cent. Meanwhile, the foreign funds sold net Rs. 716.19 crore yesterday, as per provisional figures. Commenting on the sector specific movement, Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls said that IT stocks witnessed selling pressure throughout the session, whereas banking, media and metals remained top ...

US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup

According to Gulati, the bid will include 60 games to be played in the United States and 10 each for Mexico and Canada . Gulati said at the announcement in NY that the US would host 60 games - including every game from the quarterfinals on - while 10 each are played in Mexico and Canada .

Bond yields headed northward, RBI tightens rate corridor

The RBI is also likely to say it continues to monitor global markets as the U.S. Federal Reserve's tightening gives pause to central banks around the world, while dealing at home with a surge in cash at banks after the country's ban on some banknotes past year led to a surge in deposits.

Amtrak: Track in derailment was tabbed as potential problem

Santoro said NJ Transit serves as a tenant and has signed an agreement with Amtrak to provide funding for "state-of-good repair" for the Northeast Corridor. New Jersey Transit says it is preparing to resume full weekday service in and out of New York's Penn Station. The governor said that in addition to halting payments, he has asked his attorney general to consider taking legal action to recover the money paid to Amtrak , according to the letter.

Adidas, Carbon take giant step into mass customization of athletic shoes

Eric Liedtke Adidas executive board member for global brands said the group is "unlocking a new era in design and manufacturing" driven by athlete data and agile manufacturing processes , "transforming not just what we make, but how we make it".

Chinese plan for a 'new' economic zone fuels frenzy

The state news agency Xinhua reported that the plans are meant to advance the development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and will be expanded to cover an area of 2,000 km in the long term - almost three times the area covered by New York City.