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Corrected – Apple reports blockbuster quarter as iPhone sales top estimates

Corrected - Apple reports blockbuster quarter as iPhone sales top estimates(Corrects paragraph 4 to say "more than two-thirds", not "more than three-quarters") By Narottam Medhora and Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Apple Inc reported its first quarterly increase in iPhone sales in a year, powered by strong demand for the latest version of its flagship smartphone, sending the company's shares up more than 3 percent in after-hours trading. Apple sold 78.29 million iPhones in the first quarter ended Dec. 31, up from 74.78 million last year. Analysts on average had estimated 77.42 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount.


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Apple reports blockbuster quarter as iPhone sales top estimates

Apple reports blockbuster quarter as iPhone sales top estimatesApple Inc reported its first quarterly increase in iPhone sales in a year, powered by strong demand for the latest version of its flagship smartphone, sending the company's shares up more than 3 percent in after-hours trading. Apple sold 78.29 million iPhones in the first quarter ended Dec. 31, up from 74.78 million last year. Analysts on average had estimated 77.42 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount.


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LGBT advocates scared, despite White House words on equality

LGBT advocates scared, despite White House words on equalityAdvocates said on Tuesday they were bracing for a Trump administration rollback of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, despite a White House statement vowing to uphold protection for LGBT people in the workplace.U.S. President Donald Trump will continue to enforce a 2014 executive order by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, barring discrimination against LGBT people working for federal contractors, the White House said.


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Senate Democrats delay committee votes on Sessions, Mnuchin, Price

Senate Democrats delay committee votes on Sessions, Mnuchin, PriceBy Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday postponed votes on several of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, citing their responsibility to do a "thorough vetting," while Republicans accused them of unreasonable delays in considering the picks. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee exploited Senate rules to delay until Wednesday a vote on Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination to be attorney general. Democrats also boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee where votes had been scheduled on Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Tom Price to head the Health and Human Services Department.


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Harvard grads petition alumnus Jared Kushner to stand up for refugees

Harvard grads petition alumnus Jared Kushner to stand up for refugeesThe open letter was drafted Sunday night, posted Monday morning, and has been circulating on university alumni class pages on Facebook and through BCC’d emails from one classmate to groups of others since then. “It really was the ban, the refugee ban that came through at the end of last week,” that prompted the petition, said New York attorney David Rochelson, who — like Kushner — attended Harvard as an undergraduate and then New York University School of Law.


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Harvard grads petition alumnus Jared Kushner to stand up for refugees

Harvard grads petition alumnus Jared Kushner to stand up for refugeesThe open letter was drafted Sunday night, posted Monday morning, and has been circulating on university alumni class pages on Facebook and through BCC’d emails from one classmate to groups of others since then. “It really was the ban, the refugee ban that came through at the end of last week,” that prompted the petition, said New York attorney David Rochelson, who — like Kushner — attended Harvard as an undergraduate and then New York University School of Law.


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