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Finance USA home sales shoot up to 10-year high
Author: 0 USA home sales shoot up to 10-year high

Median price: $260,800, a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase. In Cook County, sales of single-family homes and condos were up 9.9 percent over the a year ago, with prices up 11.6 percent to a $240,000 median price . Although the average 30-year mortgage rate dipped during the last week to just below 4 percent, in March the average was 4.20 percent, according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

Author: 0 Redskins to Host 1st Thanksgiving Game in Franchise History

According to Pro-Football-Reference, the Redskins have played 10 times on Thanksgiving, with the first occurrence coming in 1968 and the most recent coming in 2016. Prime-time games in back-to-back weeks, this one on Monday Night Football . The other opponents on the Redskins schedule are the following, per Testafion and the Washington Post .

Author: 0 Nintendo Set New Records With Switch's First Month Of US Sales

The company's also moving forward with announcing new features for the console, which we're likely to hear about in a couple months' time at E3 2017. No, that belongs to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , which outsold the console most people are playing it on-without even counting its Wii U sales.

Author: 0 Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

But after dairy farmers in Canada's largest province of Ontario complained about competing with lower USA prices for the milk product, the Ontario government changed the rules to allow local processors to purchase ultra-filtered milk from Canadian farms at competitive world prices rather than import the milk protein isolates from the United States.

Author: 0 Oil edges higher as OPEC boost offsets dent from USA supply

Gasoline stockpiles rose by 1.5m barrels to 237.7m barrels during the week ending on 14 April, while those of distillate fuels shrank by 2.0m barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration , the US Department of Energy's statistical arm.

Finance Nasscom hopes to overcome US, Australia visa curbs
Author: 0 Nasscom hopes to overcome US, Australia visa curbs

The $150-billion Indian outsourcing industry has been bracing for drastic changes in the H-1B visa programme, the most favoured route to send Indian engineers to the U.S., which allowed IT services firms to keep costs low and gain an advantage over global competitors.

Finance Trump Signs Bill Letting States Deny Federal Funds to Abortion Providers
Author: 0 Trump Signs Bill Letting States Deny Federal Funds to Abortion Providers

Nevertheless, the Trump administration was happy to move forward with a measure that Planned Parenthood says impacts more than four million of their patients. Planned Parenthood mourned Trump's inevitable signing of the law Thursday. Iowa Republicans may order the state to foot the bill for a new family planning program that excludes funding for Planned Parenthood.

Author: 0 Mercedes gives team orders to Bottas

Knowing he would have to queue behind his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the first round of stops, Hamilton crawled into the pit lane, slowing down to just 35mph, in a ploy to prevent Daniel Ricciardo from getting past. By seeking not to give either driver any advantage over the other, Mercedes were unable to respond immediately and delayed their decision-making after Ferrari's early move to make an "under-cut" pit stop.

Finance Bebe is closing all its stores, the latest casualty in retail
Author: 0 Bebe is closing all its stores, the latest casualty in retail

However, the company has not disclosed what its future plans are. Consultant will be paid $550,000 in consideration for its services, plus reimbursement for certain expenses, and will receive an additional fee of 15% of the gross proceeds generated from the sale of the furnishings, trade fixtures, equipment and improvements to real property.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo tells Robert Lewandowski to quit Bayern Munich for Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is challenged by Bayern Munich's Mats Hummels and Xabi Alonso at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 18, 2017. The Bayern doctor advised him not to play, but he put pressure on to be able to help his side overturn the deficit. He's always here, he's still involved in the important moments.

Finance Don't Believe The Hype: Oil Markets Far From Recovery
Author: 0 Don't Believe The Hype: Oil Markets Far From Recovery

Under the deal, OPEC is curbing its output by about 1.2 million barrels per day from January 1 for six months in an attempt to eradicate a supply glut. US inventories now sit at 532.3 million barrels, only down about 3 million units from the record reached in March. The continued growth in USA production and the rise in stockpiles forced the market to respond bearishly based on the increased inventory outlook.

Finance U.S. wants China to let yuan rise, improve market access
Author: 0 U.S. wants China to let yuan rise, improve market access

The U.S. Treasury Department sharply criticized China's exchange-rate policy on Friday, though it stopped short of labeling the Asian trade giant a currency manipulator. Trump said during the campaign that he would label China a currency manipulator on day one, leading to fears of a potential trade war. Those imbalances include its $65 billion goods trade surplus with the United States a year ago, and what the department calls "the world?s largest current account surplus at close to $300 ...

Finance Here's What Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' Order Means
Author: 0 Here's What Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' Order Means

Trump's visit to Wisconsin takes him to the congressional district of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who won't be joining the president because he's on a congressional trip visiting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries. India says the review should take into account the needs of American companies. Snap-on makes hand and power tools, diagnostics software, information and management systems, and shop equipment for use in various industries, including agriculture, the military and aviation.

Finance United to Compensate All Passengers on Flight That Sparked Furor
Author: 0 United to Compensate All Passengers on Flight That Sparked Furor

It's unclear what form that compensation will come in, notes Bloomberg , as a company spokeswoman declined to say if it will be in cash, frequent-flier miles, or some other form. His legal team planned to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the matter with reporters. Ijaz Mahmood said he and Dao worked together at Hardin Memorial Hospital for several years, but that he hadn't seen his friend for a long time.

Author: 0 Trump attacks supply management for dairy

The Ottawa-based Dairy Farmers of Canada, which represents 12,000 farms, is confident the Canadian government will "defend and protect" its dairy industry and the economy, a spokeswoman said by phone. Earlier in the month, Grassland Dairy Products announced it's reducing intake from local producers. "Dairy trade between Canada and the USA massively favors the US, by a ratio of five to one", she said.

Author: 0 Canadian and French Leaders Pay Homage to Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge

Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry were given a guided tour of the trenches in northern France, where Canadian troops, under British command, fought the German military. Trudeau is scheduled to visit Juno Beach on Monday, where he will mark Canada's contributions during the Second World War. Clark said the battle came at a bad cost to Canadians with more than 10,000 soldiers killed and wounded in horrific conditions.

Author: 0 Tetchy moments a feature in first BC election debate

Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Christy Clark took her campaign to Vancouver Island - territory traditionally seen as a NDP stronghold - where she said the region has a successful economic record because of her government's policies. Mental health and addictions prompted another sharp exchange, with Horgan repeatedly interrupting Clark. As she has on the campaign trail, Clark hammered away at the Liberals central campaign theme of job creation and a strong economy.

Finance Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, say it mishandled mortgages
Author: 0 Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, say it mishandled mortgages

The survival of one of the nation's largest nonbank mortgage servicing companies was thrown into question Thursday as the company was hit with federal and state lawsuits , including a cease-and-desist order in MI, for allegedly failing borrowers with mistakes, shortcuts and other problems that cost some people their homes.

Finance Unilever Is Buying Mayo Upstart After Rebuffing Kraft
Author: 0 Unilever Is Buying Mayo Upstart After Rebuffing Kraft

The FTSE 100-listed firm, which unveiled the results of a wide-ranging strategy review earlier this month, said its underlying sales growth in the first three months to the year was 2.9%, with price growth of 3.0% clipped back by a 0.1% fall in volume.

Author: 0 US VP in Indonesia sends conciliatory message to Islamic world

Vice President Mike Pence announced 11 major deals valued at more than $10 billion between US and Indonesian companies, mostly in energy and defense. Yenny felt she needed to explain to Vice President Pence about Jakarta election because foreign media had made reports on how moderate Muslims were losing Jakarta election against their radical counterparts.