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Iran down Bulgaria in Volleyball Nations League

“Valentin Bratoev served long and Iran were suddenly 23-22 ahead but it was left to Penchev to fire home the winner and give the Bulgarians the set their display deserved” reports tehrantimes.com. Fired up by the pumping home atmosphere, Iran raced out of the blocks and stormed ahead 10-3 and although Bulgaria staged a creditable comeback with the score at 24-21, the writing was on the wall for Konstantino Plamen’s team. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Bombardier, Toronto union reach agreement ahead of strike deadline

“Union workers at Bombardier’s Downsview plant in Canada’s largest city Toronto assemble several large-cabin business jets, along with the Q400 turboprops” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canadian workers who assemble Bombardier Inc’s turboprops and the company’s new top-of-the-line business jet on Saturday reached a tentative agreement with the company just hours ahead of a strike deadline, the union said.A Bombardier spokesman confirmed that a tentative agreement has been reached.Unifor, the union representing the 1,600 workers, has previously said its members were looking for a three-year contract…

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England poised for enormous test from Belgium’s clinical Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne

“It was ahead of playing England at Euro 2016 that Wales manager Chris Coleman, knowing the inevitability of photographers taking pictures of him at a training session to which they were invited, decided to lighten the mood by revealing some of his own team formations” writes Oliver Brown for telegraph.co.uk. He had somehow squeezed the names Cafu, Moore, Beckenbauer, Carlos, Zico, Charlton, Socrates, Best, Pele and Maradona into the particular line-up on his notepad and, while Gareth Southgate would not mind some of those options against a Belgium team now…

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The Turkish lira is climbing ahead of Sunday’s snap elections

“The lira rose Friday ahead of Turkey’s historic snap elections this weekend, which will also mark the country’s shift from a parliamentary system to a more powerful presidency” writes Gina Heeb for businessinsider.com. ET. Turkey’s central bank has been trying to prop up the lira ahead of the election, raising rates earlier this month for the third time in two months to 17.75%.Ahmad said investors need to closely monitor how the lira reacts to the election “in case it causes a ripple effect on other global markets.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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‘It is killing you’: Trump warns GOP filibuster hurting 2018 midterm prospects ahead of immigration votes

“When Ryan announced consideration of the two immigration bills, he averted the maneuver” reports washingtonexaminer.com. President Trump renewed a push Thursday to get the Senate to get rid of the filibuster, ahead of the House considering two highly anticipated immigration bills.The Senate is also planning to introduce a standalone immigration bill and may try to vote on it this week, GOP leaders said Tuesday.The House on Thursday will vote on an immigration bill authored by Rep. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Saudi struggles for Gulf oil producers’ support ahead of OPEC meeting

“VIENNA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is struggling to reach a unified position with fellow Gulf crude producers on the need to raise oil output, sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday, adding to complications ahead of an OPEC meeting this week” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. He said a recent rise in oil prices was mainly the fault of Washington, which imposed new sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela.Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Wednesday he hoped there would be agreement when OPEC meets but added:…

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FedEx shares hit by U.S.-China trade tensions ahead of earnings

“Industrial companies overall have been a focal point for trade tensions, and the sector was down 2 percent on Tuesday” reports businessinsider.com. FedEx shares fell 1.7 percent at mid-afternoon, making the stock the biggest drag on the Dow Jones Transport Average index , a gauge of economically sensitively stocks. Over the last eight quarters, FedEx shares have, on average, moved 3.2 percent, the day after reporting results.Investors were looking for further insight into the fallout from the trade tensions when FedEx reports its fiscal fourth-quarter results after the market closes…

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Paul Ryan’s immigration bill gains traction ahead of House votes

“The Ryan legislation includes four immigration reform requirements outlined by President Trump in January” reports washingtonexaminer.com. A bill put together by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that he hopes will be a compromise on immigration reform for both moderates and conservative Republicans appears to have won approval of key negotiators. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Let’s break with the past and charge ahead with clean energy | Op-Ed

“And experts agree that if we combine these clean-energy sources with increased energy efficiency, a world powered by clean, renewable energy is increasingly within our reach” writes Kim Rice for seattletimes.com. And more than 50 cities, from Edmonds to Atlanta to Georgetown, Texas, have committed to powering up with 100 percent renewable energy.Washington is home to three American corporations — Microsoft, REI and Starbucks — that are leading the movement toward renewable energy.This interstate commitment is crucial for the success of renewable energy and, in Washington, we’re leading the way.America…

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Micron stock falls, but Cowen sees ‘pennies of upside’ ahead of earnings

“J.P. Morgan analyst Harlan Sur also advised bullishness on Micron ahead of the company’s earnings report, due out Wednesday afternoon” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. “We see further upside in MU shares as the team is executing well in an overall constructive S/D memory environment,” Sur wrote, referring to supply and demand.MU, -0.40% shares are down 0.6% in Monday morning trading, despite a wave of positive sentiment from analysts. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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