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NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record

Even though El NiƱo conditions in the picture for significant portions of 2015 and 2016, Schmidt says it only made minor contributions to overall global temperature changes. NASA reported nearly identical data, and the UK Met Office, which also track global temperatures for the United Nations, said 2016 was the hottest year on record .

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Liquidity ratio analysis: Tesla Motors, Inc.'s (TSLA)

The agency found no indication of a safety problem with it. The NHTSA said it did not identify any defects in the design or performance of the emergency braking feature on Tesla's Autopilot or other systems, saying they performed as designed.

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Lone Democratic Speaker at Trump's Inauguration, Chuck Schumer, Makes a Gutsy Statement

He signed a waiver allowing former Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense; a proclamation of a national day of patriotism; and nominations for his Cabinet. The lone Democratic speaker in the ceremony then warned of "a rapidly changing economy. a fractured media. and threats, foreign and domestic". There is very little Democrats can technically do to hold up Trump's nominees forever.

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German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped

Amazon .com Inc. and Apple Inc. have abolished contractual obligations around the world that required the two companies to supply and distribute audiobooks exclusively with each other, under pressure from European Union antitrust regulators.

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Pound set for best day since Brexit vote after Theresa May's statement

Speaking for a hour in the grand setting of Lancaster House, a palace normally reserved for major global conferences, the British Prime Minister made it clear that Britain would take back control of its immigration system, seek free trade agreements with the 27 other members of the European Union but be free to pursue separate arrangements with other countries.

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Deutsche Bank finalizes $7.2 billion settlement

Deutsche Bank says it is cutting bonus payments for 2016, saying that it needs to take "tough measures" in light of the company's performance and a settlement with the U.S. Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer John Cryan, who has also suspended dividends and sold risky assets to shore up capital, said in October he will be "more ambitious in headcount reduction".