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US may slap China with higher tariffs, Beijing vows to retaliate

Seeking to adjust the US trade imbalance with China, Washington could more than double the pending tariffs on Chinese imports. Beijing has warned of an immediate mirror response. The White House is considering increasing planned tariffs on $ 200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent, according to unnamed sources familiar with the issue, as quoted by Bloomberg. ...

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Russians believe higher education is not necessary for career success – poll

Around half of all Russians believe society exaggerates the importance of higher education, while over 70 percent of citizens under 24 claim that a successful career is possible without a university diploma. According to the latest poll conducted by state-run public opinion agency VTSIOM, around 63 percent of Russians agree that higher education helps to build a career and achieve ...

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Higher calling?: Mayoral candidate pauses debate to take call from God (VIDEO)

A man running to become the next mayor of Key West took a phone call from ‘God’ on stage before launching himself into a debate with rival candidates. Sloan Bashinsky had just taken the mic to introduce himself to the audience at a candidate forum on Monday night when he claimed he was getting a phone call. Pulling a phone ...

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Climate change events linked to higher rates of suicide – study

A new study has drawn a link between hotter-than-average weather and a rise in suicide rates. Experts believe the findings are particularly alarming, as climate change threatens even more extreme weather events in the future. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, looked at rates of suicide across the US and Mexico over several decades and found that ...

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Time for the Big One? Research suggests risk of California earthquake higher than previously thought

Geophysicists are hypothesizing that the San Andreas fault line in California could be the central point of a massive earthquake after new research suggested that the fault may be at higher risk than previously thought. Researchers at Arizona State University have published a new study looking at the likelihood of a 7.5-magnitude (or stronger) quake occurring and rupturing the entire ...

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Sanctioned Rosneft sees net profit jump sevenfold on higher oil prices

Russia’s largest oil producer, state-controlled Rosneft, reported on Monday a sevenfold jump in its net profit for Q1 2018, on the back of significantly higher oil prices compared to the same period of 2017. Rosneft’s net income soared to $ 1.3 billion (81 billion Russian rubles), more than seven times higher compared to Q1 2017, and exceeding a Reuters forecast of $ ...

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Uncertainty surrounding Iran nuclear deal could send gold prices higher – analyst

Political uncertainty, especially the geopolitical risk with Iran, could send gold prices higher according to analyst Boris Schlossberg. “Gold has been going up and down in fits and starts. But, right now it is suffering the pullback because of the US dollar strength,” Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, told CNBC. Read more According to the ...

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Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020

Teachers in Arizona could see a 20 percent net salary increase by 2020, according to a proposal by Republican Governor Doug Ducey that is intended to stave off a major teacher strike like the ones in Oklahoma and West Virginia. Ducey’s proposal would see average teacher pay rise from the current $ 48,723 a year to $ 58,130 by the ...

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‘Anti-Russian brainwashing in US higher than during Cold War’ – ex-envoy Kislyak

The level of anti-Russian indoctrination in the US has reached its apogee, and the average American does not see or hear anything other than stories about how Russia threatens the US, Russia’s former envoy has said. “I can’t recall such intensity of anti-Russian brainwashing in the US, even during the Cold War,” Russia’s former envoy to the US, Sergey Kislyak, ...

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Bitcoin pushing higher as cryptocurrency market finds its swagger

Cryptocurrencies led by bitcoin surged on Tuesday, as confidence returned to the market following regulation and safety concerns. Read more Bitcoin was up 6 percent, trading above $ 11,500, the highest it has been in February. Ethereum and ripple — the number 2 and 3 cryptocurrencies respectively — also rose, trading 1-2 percent higher. More than 80 percent of cryptocurrencies ...

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