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Curling Gold Medal Live Results: U.S.A. vs. Sweden

Devin Heroux: When you get to this level of curling, the slightest error can be the difference. Edin missed a tough run back takeout on his first shot, allowing the Americans to put two rocks in the house. Edin tried a hit and roll on his last shot and missed again. Shuster made him pay with a perfect draw shot and a score of two. One of the big things to consider is how the teams read the ice throughout the game. The ice conditions change throughout the game due…

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Permit revoked for Energy Transfer's Bayou pipeline

A federal judge today revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP, ETE) Bayou Bridge oil pipeline in Louisiana, stopping work on part of the project following protests by local and environmental groups. The preliminary injunction requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revisit its approval of the pipeline’s construction through the Atchafalaya Basin, nearly 1M acres of swampland that pipeline opponents say is a critical component of Louisiana’s flood protection system and a source of livelihood for the commercial fishing industry. The $175M, 162-mile pipeline would transport crude…

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Aaron Boone’s No. 17? It’s Personal, Not Motivational

It may have to come from within. Their new manager, Aaron Boone, will wear No. 17. The number is meaningful only to Boone. He was given No. 17 by the Cincinnati Reds, who drafted him out of the University of Southern California and for whom he played parts of seven seasons before being shipped to the Yankees in 2003. When he arrived in New York as a player, No. 17, which had been worn by Gene Michael, Mickey Rivers and Oscar Gamble, among others, was being used by catcher John…

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Dominic Smith Is Benched After Late Arrival at a Mets Meeting

Zack Wheeler, who is fighting for a spot on the major league roster, as either a back-of-the-rotation starter or a reliever, looked impressive in a one-inning outing. He threw 15 pitches and struck out two. His fastball was clocked at 97 miles per hour. After Ozzie Albies led off with a single, Wheeler did his part to remedy the Mets’ past troubles with base runners. He held the ball on the mound longer than normal, disrupting Albies’s timing on a stolen-base attempt. Second baseman Jose Reyes dropped the ball after…

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‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders

Photo Paul Manafort leaving Federal District Court in Washington last year. Credit Win Mcnamee/Getty Images North America For five centuries, the Habsburgs dominated much of Central Europe, reaching from their ancestral base in Austria to eventually encompass a multiethnic and multilingual empire that collapsed only at the end of World War I. The name of the dynasty that ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire quickly became a trending topic on Friday evening, after the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election in the United States accused Paul Manafort Jr., President…

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Schwab names former CFO its new chief operating officer

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) has brought back a former chief financial officer to serve as its new chief operating officer. In an SEC filing, the company says it’s named Joseph Martinetto COO. He’s been senior executive VP since July 2015. He also served as CFO from 2007 until May 2017; he previously was the company’s treasurer. Peter Crawford had taken over as CFO last May.

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Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

The resilience of misinformation, despite efforts by the tech behemoths to eliminate it, has become a real-time case study of how the companies are constantly a step behind in stamping out the content. At every turn, trolls, conspiracy theorists and others have proved to be more adept at taking advantage of exactly what the sites were created to do — encourage people to post almost anything they want — than the companies are at catching them. Photo A video that said David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school…

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Bristow Group prices upsized $350M debt offering

Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) has priced an upsized offering of $350M in senior debt. The company’s offering that amount in 8.75% senior secured notes due 2023, in a private offering. It had planned a $300M offering. The notes are subject to earlier mandatory redemption if more than $125M in principal of existing senior notes due 2022 remains outstanding as of June 30, 2022. Part of net proceeds will go to repay outstanding borrowings under its term loan and to cash collateralize letters of credit under its revolver — both of which…

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