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CFPB To Reconsider Controversial Payday Lending Rule CFPB To Reconsider Controversial Payday Lending Rule
- January 17, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday said it plans to reopen a controversial rule that would bring federal regulations to the payday lending and auto-title lending industries, likely indicating that the rule will be significantly weakened. (more...)
'Heavy and persistent' The latest weather forecast is pretty miserable 'Heavy and persistent' The latest weather forecast is pretty miserable
- January 17, 2018

Following a night of snow, ice and high winds, Offaly has been included in a fresh weather warning issued this morning by Met Éireann . There will be high or very high seas which are going to affect the Atlantic Seaboard over the next few days, leading to an increased risk of coastal flooding. (more...)
Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle Legislation on foreign surveillance clears Senate hurdle
- January 17, 2018

On Tuesday, the Senate undertook a cloture vote to end debate on a bill that would renew a controversial legal loophole that provides US intelligence agencies with a means for the warrantless surveillance of American citizens. The bill allows the NSA to eavesdrop on vast amounts of digital communications from foreigners living outside the United States via American companies like Facebook Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. (more...)
Will veteran returners ease Clark Lea's transition at Notre Dame? Will veteran returners ease Clark Lea's transition at Notre Dame?
- January 17, 2018

The Fighting Irish defense received a major boost tonight. . Blue & Gold Illustrated senior editor Lou Somogyi and football analyst Bryan Driskell discuss what the return of Tillery and Coney means for the Irish defense in 2018 and beyond. However, Stepherson was also the player who faced the most disciplinary issues with the team. Elko's defenses - whose linebackers were coached by Lea in 2016 - were anchored by star MIKE's. (more...)
Catherine Zeta-Jones defends Michael Douglas' harassment denial Catherine Zeta-Jones defends Michael Douglas' harassment denial
- January 17, 2018

But Catherine - who has children Dylan, 17, and 14-year-old Carys with Michael - thinks it is an "amazing" time for women at the moment and is impressed that so many have come forward to open up about their experiences. She was quoted as saying: "It was very, very upsetting". It was my office and that was the tone that I set and as far as conversations with friends.'. (more...)
Iran, Russia concerned over U.S. attempt to build army with YPG terrorists Iran, Russia concerned over U.S. attempt to build army with YPG terrorists
- January 17, 2018

In a Wednesday meeting, Zarif praised the resistance of the Syrian government and people against plots and their victory against the terrorists, saying that these victories made the U.S. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also said on January 16 that the planned USA -backed border force would "fan the flames of war" and raise tensions. (more...)
'Clock ticking' for thousands of workers caught in Carillion collapse - unions 'Clock ticking' for thousands of workers caught in Carillion collapse - unions
- January 17, 2018

Last year, Carillion also landed places on the new YORCivil2 framework covering civil engineering, which will also now be vacated as the industry struggles to overcome the collapse of one of its biggest players. Furthermore, special managers have been appointed by the High Court to help manage the affairs, business and property of the companies. Carillion previous year issued three profit warnings in six months, causing its shares to plummet 93 per cent since July 7, giving the company a ... (more...)
Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Hold
- January 17, 2018

The institutional investor held 77,842 shares of the paper company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.42M, up from 65,817 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qs Investors Lc holds 17 shares. Franklin Inc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in CommScope Holding Company, Inc . The insider, EDWARDS MARVIN S JR, now holds 277,034 shares of COMM. (more...)
Donald Trump Says Donald Trump Says "I'm Not A Racist" In Wake Of "Sh*thole" Remark
- January 17, 2018

The White House has not denied that he used the term, but Sens. He said "the minister sought clarification on the veracity or otherwise of the substance of the remarks, stressing that if they were true, they were deeply hurtful, offensive and unacceptable, especially given the cordial relations that exist between Nigerian and the U.S". (more...)
Martin O'Neill: Ireland contract issue is now 'resolved' Martin O'Neill: Ireland contract issue is now 'resolved'
- January 17, 2018

O'Neill may have work to do to get the fans back on side after November's spectacular collapse against the Danes and the subsequent flirtation with the English Premier League side. "I think the night of the Denmark game was not the way for Martin O'Neill to finish as Republic of Ireland manager". It's coming up very quickly and it's taking place before the Euros in itself. (more...)
Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions
- January 17, 2018

Tracey Crouch, who is minister for sport and civil society, has been tasked with the portfolio of loneliness, which will coordinate across the government on policy issues related to loneliness, including funding for groups working in the area. (more...)
Davis RM Inc. Buys 8178 Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) Davis RM Inc. Buys 8178 Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM)
- January 17, 2018

The company's market cap is $371.13 Billion, and the average volume is $9.87 Million. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.3% in the second quarter. Ensemble Ltd accumulated 0.09% or 5,260 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.85. (NYSE:DVA). (more...)
'State Of Emergency' Declared In NC Ahead Of Winter Storm
- January 17, 2018

He said declaring a State of Emergency is critical, "This allows us to deploy essential assets for storm response and recovery as needed". Cooper says the number of deaths by prescription opioid overdoses is declining, while deaths by non-prescription opioids, like heroin and fentanyl, remain high. (more...)
Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments
- January 17, 2018

Last week, a federal court decision temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA and said the government must resume the program's renewal application. "This is my home ", Rivera said. "I would hope that those supporters of "Dreamers" are able to go in and fight fiercely for a good deal without making bad compromises". (more...)
Counter-terrorism: Indian army chief calls for restriction on internet, social media Counter-terrorism: Indian army chief calls for restriction on internet, social media
- January 17, 2018

The Chief of Army, Bipin Rawat , stated at a recent press conference that the Chinese Army was pushing waters at the India China border, and the Indian Armed Forces are fully prepared and have the capability to deal with any kind of retaliation on the border front. (more...)
McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week
- January 17, 2018

Leaders may need to tweak the plan more to win over a handful of conservatives pushing for more military spending. All this underscores: The huge pressure facing Democratic leaders - especially House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - from large swaths of their respective conferences to go to the mattresses when it comes to this fight. (more...)
DHS Secy: Pres. Trump is Focused on Moving to Merit-Based Immigration DHS Secy: Pres. Trump is Focused on Moving to Merit-Based Immigration
- January 17, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use the phrase "shithole countries". On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence, who worshipped at a Baptist church in Maryland, listened as the pastor denounced Trump's use of vulgarity. (more...)
Drew Brees To Pass on Free Agency, Plans To Return to Saints
- January 17, 2018

It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. The 39-year-old quarterback is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while there undoubtedly should be a number of teams vying for his services, Brees doesn't plan to test the waters. (more...)
Salman Khan to return with third season of Dus Ka Dum Salman Khan to return with third season of Dus Ka Dum
- January 17, 2018

Now that Bigg Boss 11 is over, all eyes will be on Salman Khan's next TV outing: 10 Ka Dum . Not long ago, rumour had it that Akshay Kumar would replace Salman in the game show. "Viewers sitting at home can play the game along with the contestants in the studio and win prizes", a source told the daily. Like always this year also many Bollywood stars are coming back to television screens as recently King Khan already has made his comeback through Ted Talks. (more...)
Shilpa Shinde's Interview after winning Bigg Boss 11 — Interview Shilpa Shinde's Interview after winning Bigg Boss 11 — Interview
- January 17, 2018

My mom's prayers work! Bigg Boss 11 victor Shilpa Shide not only won the reality show but she is also winning praises from within the industry. " Bigg Boss is way too hard a show". It is a show that has made me more respectful towards myself. I have learnt a lot on this show and more than that I have grown stronger as a person and as a human being. (more...)
Religious Freedom Day Declared in US Religious Freedom Day Declared in US
- January 17, 2018

Ricketts. We agree with President Trump as he stated, 'Faith breathes life and hope into our world.' It is ICC's prayer that this announcement will result in greater attention being paid to the cause of religious freedom. He also reminded the public of his commitment to early American principles, which will assist our "fundamental freedom underlying our democracy". The president said that the United States is the "paramount champion" for religious freedom worldwide, and that the US will keep ... (more...)
Carillion 'had just £29m before collapse' Carillion 'had just £29m before collapse'
- January 17, 2018

In Carillion's case an application was due to be sent to the High Court for PricewaterhouseCoopers to be appointed as special managers to act on behalf of the Official Receiver. The opposition Labour Party questioned why May's government continued to award contracts to Carillion despite its profit warnings and questioned why Britain had handed over so much of its public service work to private companies. (more...)
Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'
- January 17, 2018

Lindsey Graham of SC said Trump had drastically changed his tune on a compromise immigration bill just before the Thursday meeting. "He'd like to move away from a country-based quota system to a merit-based system", Nielsen said of Trump. (more...)
China, Russia urged to do more on North Korea
- January 17, 2018

After a long day of discussions, the 'Vancouver Foreign Ministers Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, ' represented by 20 foreign affairs ministers, agreed to consider "unilateral sanctions" to curb North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs. (more...)
Pakistan Aims to Sell National Airline PIA Before Elections, Says Report Pakistan Aims to Sell National Airline PIA Before Elections, Says Report
- January 17, 2018

But Aziz informed that new plan had been laid up for selling the Pakistan International Airlines and that he would be presenting the proposal to the cabinet committee on privatisation, which would be headed by the Prime Minister-Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. (more...)
More Snow Expected For Piedmont Than In West More Snow Expected For Piedmont Than In West
- January 17, 2018

The state also activated its Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday morning. Forecasters said up to 4 inches could fall in central North Carolina, with a couple of inches expected around Raleigh and father east. "Unnecessary travel not only puts you at risk, but it can also put our first responders' lives at risk if you end up needing help", Cooper said. N.C. (more...)
India breeze past Papua New Guinea to enter QFs India breeze past Papua New Guinea to enter QFs
- January 17, 2018

Simon Atai (13) and Sinika Arua (12) were the only PNG batsmen to get into double figures as they folded for a paltry 64 in 21.5 overs, the tournament's lowest score so far. India will take on Zimbabwe next on January 19. Such was Shaw's dominance that he scored 48 runs of his unbeaten 57 in boundaries - 12 fours in total. (more...)
Indonesian Stock Exchange Collapses Indonesian Stock Exchange Collapses
- January 17, 2018

MetroTV footage showed the lobby strewn with debris and people being helped out of the building while others lay on the grass or steps outside the tower. "The structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos", the student, identified as Ade, told MetroTV. The incident had nearly no effect on the trading session, as the Indonesian stock exchange switched to automated trading in may 1995. (more...)
Snow and sleet forecast for North Somerset Snow and sleet forecast for North Somerset
- January 17, 2018

The Met Office said: "This evening will see further heavy snow showers, giving further moderate falls in places". While temperatures in Tipperary are extremely cold today, Sunday, there was little frost overnight but the current freezing cold temperatures are here to stay, the national forecaster believes. (more...)
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this "s-show" on immigration
- January 17, 2018

But when Graham and Durbin arrived two hours later at the White House to follow up, Trump was accompanied by several other Republican lawmakers and immigration hardliners, and dismissed their deal entirely. "The uproar continued Tuesday with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that she couldn't remember the president using the word "--hole" to describe those countries in a closed-door meeting with Democratic and GOP lawmakers. (more...)

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