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Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, a move likely to provide continuity in U.S. monetary policy with the economy growing now for nine years straight. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 84-13 to approve the 64-year-old More...

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By United Press International On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Caught on camera: Florida man arrested for stuffing exotic fish down his pants

CLEARWATER, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man who was caught on camera stealing exotic fish from a pet store by shoving them down his pants. The Clearwater Police Department said Cruz More...

By United Press International On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson’s, retires from touring

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (UPI) — Neil Diamond announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and will immediately retire from touring to get treatment. “It is with great reluctance More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Murdoch: Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news publishers carriage fee

NEW YORK/MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts More...

By Associated Press On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Cosby jokes in first show since 2015 he ‘used to be’ a comedian

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he “used to be a comedian” and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Court decision: Pennsylvania Congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) — Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Bacardi to buy high-end tequila maker Patron in $5.1 billion deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) — Bacardi Ltd said on Monday it would buy high-end tequila maker Patron Spirits International AG in a $5.1 billion deal, hoping to become the second largest spirits company in More...

By United Press International On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Six arrests linked to Philadelphia Eagles’ NFC title win

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — According to information released by the Philadelphia Police Department Monday, there were six arrests in connection with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Minnesota Vikings for the More...

By United Press International On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Joel McHale to host weekly topical series for Netflix

LOS GATOS, Calif. (UPI) — Comedian and actor Joel McHale has signed on to host a weekly, topical series for Netflix. The half-hour Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is scheduled to debut Feb. 18. Netflix More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor pressed on how high they would raise taxes

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor were pressed Friday on how high they would raise taxes. Nearly all of them have said they would push for a graduated income More...

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