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21st Century Fox Reportedly Looking To Sell Majority Of Company To Disney
The deal would leave behind a much smaller Fox focused on news and sports.
By Jenna Amatulli21st Century Fox, which owns Fox Entertainment Group, has reportedly been in talks to sell most of the company to The Walt Disney Co., according to CNBC.

 

No deal has been reached and the talks are not currently ongoing, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The WSJ reported Monday that talks were no longer occurring.

 

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Apple used Jersey for new tax haven after Ireland crackdown, Paradise Papers reveal
 

Tech giant moved the firm holding most of its vast untaxed offshore cash reserve to the Channel Island - after a crackdown in the Republic of Ireland

    Rob Merrick Deputy Political Editor
    @Rob_MerrickTech giant Apple chose the Channel Islands as a new haven to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.

The company picked Jersey as an alternative after a 2013 crackdown on its controversial tax practices in the Republic of Ireland, they reveal.

Apple moved the firm holding most of its huge untaxed offshore cash reserve to the Channel Island, allowing it to avoid billions of tax around the world – but has insisted the secretive new structure had not cut its taxes.

 

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And yet the republican party wants to reward this behavior? Seriously?


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Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) to retire from Congress
Lost in the VAGov & NJGov races, but this is good news for us!
New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, will not run for reelection in 2018, he announced Tuesday.

 

LoBiondo cited committee term-limits for his departure, but the 12-term incumbent also took parting shots at partisan gridlock in Congress.

"There is no longer middle ground to honestly debate issues and put forward solutions," LoBiondo said in a statement. "... Those of us who came to Congress to change Washington for the better through good governance are now the outliers. In legislating, we previously fought against allowing the perfect to become the enemy of the good. Today a vocal and obstinate minority within both parties has hijacked good legislation in pursuit of no legislation.

LoBiondo said that his decision isn't "electoral" and that he was "very confident voters would again reelect me" in 2018 had he decided to run for reelection.

The decision opens a battleground district in southern New Jersey that LoBiondo has held easily since 1994. New Jersey's 2nd District backed President Donald Trump with 50.6 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 46 percent in 2016. But former President Barack Obama also won the seat twice with between 53 and 54 percent of the vote.

 

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Danica Roem wins, first transgender legislator.
Breaking: Danica Roem, a Democrat, has defeated 26-year Del. Bob Marshall, a Republican, in House District 13, becoming the first transgender person elected to Virginia’s state legislature.

 

 

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BREAKING: Erika Connors has won the special election for the New Hampshire House, flipping the seat from red to blue. Congrats, Erika!
5:15 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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BREAKING: Kathy Tran (D) has defeated Lolita Mancheno-Smoak ® in Fairfax County's #HD42. Dem pickup.

 

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BREAKING: Schuyler VanValkenburg has defeated Edward Whitlock ® in Henrico County's #HD72. Dem pickup.
5:20 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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WHOA: Lee Carter, a member of @DemSocialists, is on track to win HD50. Major upset for Democrats.

 

The AP has called Democratic Socialist Lee Carter the winner over GOP Del. Jackson Miller in Manassas.

 

BREAKING: @carterforva has won the election in HD 50 for the Virginia House, flipping the seat from red to blue - the 12th red-to-blue flip of 2017. Congratulations, Lee!


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A Va GOP delegate tells me House Rs are now bracing to lose well over 10 seats. This is a bloodbath.

 

BREAKING: @halaayala has won the election for HD51 in the Virginia Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue. Congratulations, Hala!


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Justin Fairfax, on track to be VA's next lieutenant governor, is just 38 years old. Dems rebuilding their bench.
5:33 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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Projection: Mark Herring (D) has won reelection as VA's AG, defeating John Adams ®. This time, looking like a *slightly* bigger margin than '13...

 

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BREAKING: @debrarodman73 has won the election in HD73 for the Virginia House, flipping the seat from red to blue - the 15th Democratic state legislative flip in 2017. Congratulations, Debra!
5:47 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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BREAKING: @voteforfowler has won the election in HD21 for the Virginia House, flipping the seat from red to blue - the 16th Democratic state legislative flip in 2017. Congratulations, Kelly!
5:52 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

http://www.abcaction...aint-petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rick Kriseman has won re-election in the race for Mayor of St. Petersburg, according to unofficial results from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections.

The epic battle for office came down to the wire between former mayor Rick Baker and Kriseman.

Unofficial results show Kriseman received 34,155 votes (51.62%) and Rick Baker received 32,017 votes (48.38%).


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http://www.cnn.com/2...efSrc=permalink

Ralph Northam won in Virginia thanks in large part to women. He leads women by a broad 19 percentage points in Virginia, according to early exit polls.

What it means: That's essentially the same as Hillary Clinton's lead of 17 points among women when she won the state by 6 percentage points last November. It's up from Sen. Mark Warner's lead of 12 points in 2014 and Gov. Terry McAuliffe's lead of 9 points in 2013. Northam's margins are higher than Clinton's among subsets of women, like white college-educated women -- where he doubled her lead, 6 points vs. 12 points.

 

 

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BREAKING: @chrishurstva has won the special eelction for HD12 in the Virginia Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Chris's win in VA HD12 is the 17th Democratic state legislative red-to-blue flip since Trump's election!

Congrats, Chris!
6:02 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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BREAKING: Democrats are IN THE LEAD to pick up the VA House of Delegates. They've picked up 12 GOP seats & currently lead in 6 (!!!) more. Whoa.
5:50 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

BREAKING: @karriekdelaney has won the election for HD67 in the Virginia Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Karrie's win in VA HD67 is the 19th state legislative red-to-blue flip for Democrats in 2017.

 

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Not just VA: Dems picked-up a legislative seat in NH, & have small leads for now in GOP legislative seats in MO & GA.
6:10 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

BREAKING: @wendyfordel has won the election in HD10 for the Virginia House, flipping the seat from red to blue - the *20th* state legislative flip for Democrats in 2017. Congratulations, Wendy!

 

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Huge result: defense/civil rights attorney Larry Krasner wins the race to be Philadelphia's DA! Read about him: https://theintercept...hias-da-office/


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YES! #AndreaJenkins is one of the first openly trans women to win a seat on a city council. Congratulations! #Minneapolis ✊
6:12 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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Since Trump's election, Democrats have flipped *21* state legislative seats from red to blue. This is the most Democratic wins in the Virginia House of Delegates since 1975!

 

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BREAKING: @vingopal has won the election in LD11 for the New Jersey Senate, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Not only has Vin become the 22nd Democratic state legislative flip in 2017, but he is the first Indian-American state senator in New Jersey!

Congratulations, Vin!

 

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w/42% counted in Maine referendum on Medicaid expansion, yes is leading no by 57%-43%
6:53 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

(((Ben Tribbett))) @notlarrysabato

Courtney Lynch elected Supervisor in Henrico- giving Democrats a 3-2 majority- their first majority in modern history in county.
6:03 PM - Nov 7, 2017


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Dems Deborah Gonzalez and Jonathan Wallace pull off shocking upsets in right-leaning Athens House races: http://flagpole.com/...house-elections … #gapol
6:27 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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BREAKING: @adamsfordel has won the election in HD68 for the Virginia House, flipping the seat from red to blue - the 23rd state legislative flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Dawn!

 

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#BREAKING via @AP: Maine voters expand Medicaid in statewide referendum seen as bellwether for support for the Affordable Care Act.
7:09 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

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BREAKING: @jennifercarrollfoy has won the election for HD2 in the Virginia Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Jennifer's win in VA HD2 is the 25th state legislative red-to-blue flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Jennifer!


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Democrat Sara Cambensy wins in the 109th House District. With 1st District win, Democrats will get back to 47 seats in Michigan House.
7:15 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

 

Nathaniel Rakich‏ @baseballot

Special elections seem so last year, but we have another one: in GA HD-117, Dems flip a GOP seat 53–47% (was a Trump +3 seat).
9:10 PM - 7 Nov 2017

 


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And in Georgia HD-119, the Democrat won 57% in a 51% Trump seat. Another D->R special-election flip.
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#HOBOKEN -- @RaviBhalla has announced his victory in the mayoral race. A lifelong New Jerseyan and attorney, he will be the first Sikh mayor in the mile-square city's history.


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Great news for labor in New York State: NO to opening convention! (Won't trample pensions)
NY State was worried about opening the constitutional convention and giving hedge fund managers and other greedy monied people access to tearing up decades of solid labor-supporiting rules, such as Triborogh and collective bargaining.

This is great news: In the national fight against labor, NY remains firm.

Woo Hooo, Labor!!!

https://www.nytimes....neral-elections

 

 

 

Progressive Lydia Edwards elected to Boston City Council

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Aaaaand that’s a win for Lydia Edwards. The first-ever woman of color to hold the seat. History made tonight. pic.twitter.com/HSNew8DYX3
6:10 PM - Nov 7, 2017

 

Atlantic City mayor is another race where control has flipped from Republican to Democratic.

Harry Enten 10:48 PM

Atlantic City mayor is another race where control has flipped from Republican to Democratic.
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BREAKING: @electmanka has won the special election for LD45 in the WA Senate, flipping the seat *
Dems control entire West coast now WA, OR, CA in all three levels. Congrats

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BREAKING: @electmanka has won the special election for LD45 in the WA Senate, flipping the seat — *and the entire chamber* — from red to blue.

This is the 27th state legislative flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Manka!

 

 

2 states switched to full Democratic control tonight: New Jersey & Washington.

Taniel added,
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Democrat Manka Dhingra beats Republican Jinyoung Englund, switches control of Senate.
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And while we're at it--of the entire West Coast.

 

 

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BREAKING: @tanner4delegate has won the election for HD40 in the Virginia Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Donte's win in VA HD40 is the 28th state legislative red-to-blue flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Donte!

 

 

BREAKING: @johnarmatold2 has won the election fro LD2 in the New Jersey Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue. John's win in NJ LD2 is the 31st state legislative red-to-blue flip since Trump was elected. Congratulations, John!

 

BREAKING: @vincemazzeo has won reelection to LD2 in the New Jersey Assembly. Congratulations, Vince!

 

BREAKING: @carolmurphynj has won the election for LD7 in New Jersey. Congratulations, Carol!

 

Nick Rafter @NRafter

Looks like it's all over in Nassau County, with only 4 precincts out in then entire county, Democrat Laura Curran has take back the County Executive seat for the Democrats. #NYELECTIONS
8:45 PM - Nov 7, 2017 · Queens, NY

 

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Billings elects Bill Cole as its next mayor

http://billingsgazet...e=home-breaking

By MIKE FERGUSON mferguson@billingsgazette.com 1 hr ago

City election ballots

Mail ballots are opened at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in the mayor and council candidate election on Tuesday.
LARRY MAYER Gazette Staff

Bill Cole will become Billings' next mayor, easily turning back challenger Jeff Essmann by more than 7,000 votes.

Cole succeeds Tom Hanel, a two-term mayor who was term limited.

Other winners Tuesday according to early election returns were incumbent councilmen Mike Yakawich and Shaun Brown, who represent Ward 1 and Ward 5, respectively..................................

 

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.@RobAstorino ® has conceded the election for Westchester County executive to @GeorgeLatimer37 (D), per spokeswoman. Westchester is seen as a bellwether nationally — Dems ousted GOP incumbent by more than 10 points.

 

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Another Dem downballot gain: Mitch Colvin has defeated the GOP mayor of Fayetteville, NC. http://abc11.com/pol...-mayor/2615631/
7:57 PM - Nov 7, 2017
Robertson loses bid for 3rd term as Fayetteville mayor

City Councilman Mitch Colvin has defeated incumbent Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson - who was seeking a third term in office.
abc11.com

 

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38 year old Melvin Carter just became the first Black Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

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BREAKING: @royfreiman has won the election in LD16 for the New Jersey Assembly, flipping the seat from red to blue.

Roy's win in NJ LD16 is the 32nd state legislative red-to-blue flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Roy!

 

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BIG @runforsomething WINNER!!! In Atlanta, GA, @LilianaforATL is the first queer Muslim to ever win elected office. She's 29. SHE'S AMAZING. https://www.teenvogu...as-city-council
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SSE confirms merger with Npower

8 November 2017

 

SSE has confirmed it is merging its domestic business in the UK with Npower to form a new energy company.

SSE, the UK's second-largest energy supplier, which also reported a big fall in its adjusted pre-tax profits of 13.9% in the six months to September, revealed the merger talks on Tuesday.

The deal knocks Britain's "Big Six" energy firms down to five.

"We are very proud of what we've delivered over many years," said chief executive Alistair Phillips-Davies.

He said the merger would allow both to "focus more acutely on pursuing their own dedicated strategies".

The news comes less than a month after the government published draft legislation to lower the cost of energy bills.

 

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Acquisitive Iberiabank in Louisiana creates $6.7 Billion community investment plan

 

https://www.american...investment-plan

 

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(American Banker) Iberiabank in Lafayette, La., has developed a $6.7 billion community benefits plan.

 

The $22 billion-asset company, which has been an aggressive acquirer in recent months, said in a press release last week that it had worked with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition on the five-year plan.

 

Starting next year, Iberiabank will increase its focus on mortgages and small business lending, community development, philanthropy and improving access to financial services in low- and moderate-income communities. The plan will focus on the eight states where Iberiabank operates, including Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

 

Iberiabank will fund $2 billion in mortgages in low- to moderate-income areas and minority communities; $3.2 billion in small business lending; $1.5 billion in community development, including areas affected by hurricanes; and $20 million in grants and philanthropy such as workforce development and housing counseling.

The company will open one new branch in both Miami and Atlanta.


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U.S. Said to Seek Sale of CNN or DirecTV in AT&T-Time Warner Deal.
Source: NYT

 

The Justice Department has called on AT&T and Time Warner to sell Turner Broadcasting, the group of cable channels that includes CNN, as a potential requirement for approving the companies’ pending $85.4 billion deal, people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

The other potential way the merger could win approval would be for AT&T to sell its DirecTV division, two of these people added.

The demands set up a potential battle over the fate of the long-in-the-works deal that would create a new colossus straddling the worlds of media and telecommunications at a time when upstarts like Netflix are disrupting traditional players in both industries.

As originally envisioned, combining AT&T and Time Warner would yield a giant company offering wireless and broadband internet service, DirecTV, the Warner Brothers movie studio and cable channels like HBO and CNN.

 

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Democrats picked up two seats in special elections held for Georgia’s House of Delegates that were previously held by Republican incumbents and uncontested in the 2016 elections.


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4 Women Accused Roy Moore Of Sexual Misconduct. GOP Senators Need More Proof.

By Amanda Terkel 11/09/2017 03:59 pm ET

 

On Thursday, The Washington Post published a bombshell report with the stories of four women who say that Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in the Alabama Senate race, pursued them sexually when he was in his 30s and they were between the ages of 14 and 18.

All four women are on the record, with their names and photographs appearing in the story.

Leigh Corfman was 14 when she met Moore, who was then a 32-year-old district attorney. At one point, she said, he drove her to his home in the woods and undressed her.

“I wanted it over with — I wanted out,” she said she remembered thinking. “Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.”

 

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GOP Senate committee will no longer fundraise for Roy Moore
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GOP Senate committee will no longer fundraise for Roy Moore
By Lisa Hagen - 11/10/17 01:35 PM EST


The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, will no longer help fundraise for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The split follows allegations that Moore had inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor decades ago.

The NRSC removed its name from the Alabama 2017 Senate Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee that also includes the Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee.

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