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US President Donald Trump has been sending Canada mixed messages on trade, initially offering assurances that Nafta will only need "tweaks" but recently singling out Canada's softwood lumber and dairy industries for criticism. However, US lumber companies are satisfied with the decision, following Trump's pledge to put America first. If confirmed, the tariffs would then have to be approved by the US International Trade Commission.
  • EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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    EPA officials in Chicago and Washington did not immediately respond to questions about the report . "I am committed to fighting any proposal to close the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 office, which would threaten public health in communities across MI and endanger the Great Lakes for future generations".
  • Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly loses ads over sex harassment claims

    Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly loses ads over sex harassment claims

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    Major advertisers have begun cancelling spots on America's most-watched cable news show following reports of sexual harassment involving the star, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. The company assured reporters it has reassigned its O'Reilly ads "in the midst of this controversy". Fox News is being probed by the feds for allegedly concealing its sexual harassment settlements from investors.
  • Pacific Consortium revises Tatts takeover bid

    Pacific Consortium revises Tatts takeover bid

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    Tatts said its board was assessing how the consortium proposal compared to an offer from betting group Tabcorp that would allow the pair to form an Australian gambling powerhouse. The offer is for the entire Tatts business although the main prize is Tatts' lotteries division. "The great advantage of the Tabcorp bid is that Tatts shareholders get to share in the upside".
  • Bayern keeper Neuer breaks foot, season in doubt

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    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a controversial hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday's, April 18 (Wednesday in Manila) thrilling quarterfinal second leg.
  • Gonzaga advances to NCAA championship

    Gonzaga advances to NCAA championship

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    The Gonzaga Bulldogs are no longer a cute story from the Pacific Northwest; they're now one win away from securing their first-ever national championship. Despite their leading scorer Sindarious Thrownwell just making one field goal in the first half, SC kept pace with the Zags offensively by making threes, getting to the foul line and capitalizing off of turnovers.
  • Easter weekend weather in N.J. looking warm but unsettled

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    Moisture lingers behind our cold front giving us sporadic rain and snow showers for Friday . The south east will should stay dry for the most part of the weekend due to high pressure. A warm front will approach the region and bring an increased chance for thunderstorms for the next several days. Easter Weekend gradually warms, and some small shower and thunderstorm chances return.
  • Tax Day marches call on Trump to release income tax returns

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    The president needs to come clean with the American people and release his tax returns. "We need to pull back the curtain on Donald Trump's tax secrets. Anytime the president proposes something on tax reform, "the average American is going to say, 'Oh, he's not doing that because it's good for me, he's doing it because it's good for him.' So, for his own good, he ought to make them public".
  • David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke

    David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke

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    Liverpool went on to win 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium, with both substitutes finding the back of the net in a quick-fire double that consolidated the Reds in the top four of the Premier League. "In the second half we played more with the wing-backs instead of dropping deep, so I think that was the biggest difference between the first and second half".
  • Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

    Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

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    OPEC will meet May 25 in Vienna to make a decision on whether to extend production cuts. After hitting the three-week high, oil prices started the week on the negative ground over the reported surge of Libyan production and as the United States dollar left pressure on the commodity.
  • Nobody believes Rice's explanation for unmasking

    Nobody believes Rice's explanation for unmasking

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    President Donald Trump has accused Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice , of breaking the law by requesting the "unmasking" of Americans' identities, but limited attention to the documents Nunes referenced would be one indication lawmakers don't believe Rice's actions were wildly inappropriate or illegal.
  • Elliott plans legal action if Akzo rejects vote on chairman dismissal

    Elliott plans legal action if Akzo rejects vote on chairman dismissal

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    But in fighting off both its USA suitor PPG and activist investor Elliott Management , the Dutch paint group may find itself increasingly isolated from shareholder allies it needs. The offer by PPG that was rejected by Akzo on March 22 was worth over €24 billion. Elliott hopes to add to pressure on Akzo to negotiate a potential sale to USA coatings manufacturer PPG Industries Inc PPG.N , after Akzo rejected a sweetened 22.4 billion euro ($24 billion) cash-and-stock offer from PPG last ...