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Dodd-Frank in Trump's sights ahead of Friday Treasury meeting

Robert Rubin: Much of Dodd-Frank was ‘necessary’ President Donald Trump is planning to take the next step Friday in his steady attack over the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The president will direct Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review regulators’ authority to unwind a bank on the brink of failure and to label nonbank firms — insurance companies, private equity firms and hedge-funds — as risky institutions, according to a preview of the president’s schedule from the White House. He will also sign an executive order at the Treasury Department ...

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Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by critics – to go through Parliament. A senior Conservative declined to say if the scheme would be brought back if the prime minister was re-elected. Probate ...

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Agent: D. Johnson hurt in fall ahead of Masters

7:52 PM ET ESPN.com news services AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world’s No. 1 golfer would be able to play in the Masters. It was a stunning development on an otherwise quiet day at Augusta National, where the course was shut down at 1:30 p.m. because of storms. The real calamity struck a few hours later. Dustin Johnson took what his agent called a “serious fall” down a ...

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Boat Races go ahead after WW2 bomb find

The 163rd University Boat Race will go ahead after a World War Two shell was removed from the River Thames. The Met Police confirmed the submerged item was assessed and removed by specialist officers earlier on Sunday. It was found on the northern shore near Putney Bridge, west London, on Saturday. Experts had to wait for the tide to recede to examine the item. Crowds of up to 300,000 people are expected to line the banks of the river for the men’s and women’s races. Metropolitan Police Ch Insp Tracy ...

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PM says Brexit plan to 'strengthen Union' ahead of Sturgeon meeting

Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland later for the first time since the SNP announced their proposals for a second independence referendum. At the beginning of a week that will see Article 50 triggered on Wednesday, the PM will say she wants to “build a more united nation”. Mrs May has said “now is not the time” for a Scottish independence referendum, as the Brexit process is due to begin. Meanwhile, Labour is due to outline its Brexit negotiation demands later. The prime minister is travelling to Scotland ...

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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors, Thunder rising ahead of final battle

12:53 PM ET The Golden State Warriors, truth be told, have returned to the summit of ESPN.com’s weekly NBA Power Rankings somewhat by default. A 3-0 week against three sub-.500 teams from the Eastern Conference doesn’t exactly signal that the Warriors are back to their best. The Committee (of One) can’t simply forget the fact that Golden State recently went 2-5 over a seven-game stretch starting with the night in Washington that it lost Kevin Durant. ESPN’s NBA Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength developed by ...

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Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead?

AUSTIN – In 2017, automakers and suppliers continuously tout advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Just this week, Intel agreed to acquire automotive vision technology leader Mobileye for $ 15 billion, looking to position itself for the next big market. At South by Southwest, much of the discussion on autonomous vehicles (AV) focused on the implications of the rush to get these vehicles on the nation’s and world’s roads in the next several years. While automakers have promised fully autonomous (SAE level 5) cars by 2020 to 2022, there are still ...

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Trump promises border wall 'soon, way ahead of schedule'

US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border “soon, way ahead of schedule”, in a speech at a conservative event. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC), he vowed to always put American citizens first and build a “great, great border wall”. He also promised to focus on “getting bad people out of this country”. Mr Trump was greeted by chants of “USA, USA, USA!” as he addressed the annual forum in Maryland. “We’re building the wall,” he said. “In fact it’s going ...

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Durant ahead of OKC return: You plan for worst

8:11 PM ET ESPN.com news services About 90 minutes before tipoff in his return to Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant acknowledged that he didn’t expect a warm reception from Thunder fans. “You plan for the worst,” he said. “Obviously, I know how it is. I know fans are loud, especially here. Just try not to think about it and go out there and play. Once the ball is tipped up, just go out there and play the game.” Kevin Durant has put enhanced security in place for his return to Oklahoma ...

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Housing market broken, ministers admit ahead of White Paper

Ministers will admit England’s housing market is “broken” as they unveil new plans to build more affordable homes. The government says 250,000 new homes are needed each year and have admitted they are lagging behind schedule. The new housing strategy for England includes forcing councils to plan for their local housing needs and giving them new powers to pressure developers to start building. Labour accused the government of “seven years of failure” on housing. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid will set out the details of the housing White Paper in a ...

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