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Ex-punk rocker challenges Ted Cruz for Senate

March 31, 2017 By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A punk rocker-turned-congressman from Texas announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz on Friday, making him the first prominent Democrat to challenge the former presidential candidate. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a Spanish-speaking, Irish-American representing a predominantly Latino district that includes the border city of El Paso, is considered a long shot in the Republican-dominated state, analysts said. But O’Rourke’s outsider credentials are expected to add flair to the 2018 Senate race in Texas, where…

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China downplays tensions with U.S. as Xi prepares to meet Trump

March 31, 2017 By Ben Blanchard and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face on Friday as the U.S. administration slammed China on a range of business issues ahead of President Xi Jinping’s first meeting with President Donald Trump. Trump set the tone for what could be a tense meeting at his Mar-a-Lago retreat next week by tweeting on Thursday that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses. Trump said…

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Investors unimpressed by Einhorn’s GM share class plan: survey

March 31, 2017 By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Investors have given billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn’s plan to boost General Motors Co’s value a frosty reception with most surveyed saying his call for two types of shares would not raise the automaker’s worth, according to an Evercore ISI poll. Einhorn, who runs hedge fund Greenlight Capital, this week proposed that GM create two classes of stock, one that pays a dividend and one that does not, to boost the No. 1 U.S. carmaker’s languishing share price. More investors…

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MEME MAGIC FRIDAY – LET'S GET PHYSICAL EDITION

GREETINGS CENTIPEDES! WELCOME BACK TO MEME MAGIC FRIDAY, HOSTED BY YOURS TRULY, /u/D4rkd3str0yer! IT’S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU ALL, AND IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR SPONSORS! AS ALWAYS WE ARE SPONSORED BY ALL BOLD ALL CAPS LETTERS, FOR THE HIGHEST ENERGY TYPING! AND THIS WEEK OUR SPECIAL SPONSOR IS LIBERAL TEARS, THE SWEET SALTY GOODNESS THAT MAKES THE MEME FARMS GROW. THIS WEEK WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT AN IDEOLOGY THAT HAS LITERALLY NEVER WORKED IN ANY FORM IN HUMAN HISTORY: MARXISM. CALL IT WHAT YOU…

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Fannie, Freddie may write down $21 billion due to U.S. tax cut: BMO

March 31, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may write down $21 billion of tax-related assets if there is a deep cut in the federal corporate tax rate as promised by President Donald Trump, according to an analyst at BMO Capital Markets on Friday. These assets, known as deferred tax assets, are items such as tax credits that may be used to reduce a company’s taxes. If the rate cut is lowered to 20 percent from 35 percent, the value of Fannie…

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Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories

March 31, 2017 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said Friday they would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc. The easing of restrictions has sparked growing anger on social…

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