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U.S. stocks open slightly higher, Powell testimony awaited

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Shares of steel companies AK Steel and US Steel Corp gained on signs of a possible major trade announcement by President Donald Trump, who has been considering imposing hefty tariffs on imports of the metals from China and other countries. The Fed's chairman, Jerome Powell, jolted markets on Tuesday, when he said that he's feeling more optimistic about the USA economy. Higher rates make bonds more attractive as investments and can divert buyers away from stocks. Read More »

Khloe Kardashian doesn't care if you don't like her touching her bump

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Khloe Kardashian isn't letting being heavily pregnant get in the way of her travels. Travelling when pregnant is completely down to how the expectant mother is feeling and whether her doctor deems it safe for her to fly. She was seen glittering in a tight sequined dress with a jacket as cover-up for the cold weather as she flaunted her eight-month baby bump. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have to set a few alarms to make sure we're never late to anything again. Read More »

Italy Manufacturing Growth Eases To 5-Month Low

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Indeed, the continued rise in export orders and an uplift in new orders from the domestic market provided evidence that the foundations for continued growth were still buoyant. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 52.1 in February from 52.4 in January, indicating a modest improvement in operating conditions. Read More »

Smith & Wesson maker's stock plunges on darkening gun sales outlook

Shares of American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC) opened at $9.41 on Friday. The stock of American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ:AOBC) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, November 3 by Cowen & Co. AOB, formerly known as Smith and Wesson, saw its share price collapse as it reported a $4.7m profit over the quarter compared with $37.6m a year earlier. Read More »

Amazon adds to live sports with UFC pay-per-view fights

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However, if anyone had a feeling on this particular matchup, it was Evinger. The bout marks Cyborg's second 145-pound title defense in a 63-day stretch, and it came together only after the UFC needed a new main event after the original headliner fell off the card on short notice. Read More »

German cities given power to ban diesel cars from the roads

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The German automakers have been at the forefront of diesel technology, but the entire diesel engine industry has been damaged by the high-profile VW scandal. Vehicle makers have previously argued that banning diesels from city centres would disrupt lives of diesel auto drivers, who will suffer both logistically and also by the fact their cars could plummet in value. Read More »

Federal budget: one step forward, one step back

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Canadians with disabilities facing financial barriers to enter the workforce would also receive an extra $160 per year through the Canada Workers Benefit disability supplement. Regarding affordable housing, Morneau said the government is working on innovative solutions, like the Rental Construction Financing Initiative that will build 14,000 new rental units across the country. Read More »

Bag In Overhead Bin Catches Fire, Juice Used To Fight Blaze

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According to the news outlet, the passenger whose bag was on fire was taken into custody. Thankfully nobody was hurt during the incident. A power bank kept in the overhead compartment of a domestic flight in China caught fire and delayed the plane for about 3 hours. Read More »

Nigeria's PMI Rises To 54.7

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This index measures perceived changes in activity levels across Australia's manufacturing sector from one month to the next. The headline Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.9 in February 2018 from 50.5 in January, following a reduction in new orders. Read More »

A Grave(y) Apology From KFC, As British Restaurants Run Out Of Sauce

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Some branches of KFC are selling gravy but it's best to check with the restaurant first before you head out. "Yo @KFC_UKI I'm planning on getting a lot of wings delivered on Sunday to Stratford London, with gravy". The chain has apologized to customers , running a newspaper ad showing a photo of a chicken bucket with the KFC logo letters rearranged to read "FCK". Read More »

Equifax to notify 2.4M more consumers affected in hack

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They were not included in the original population of those affected because Equifax data did not include consumers' home addresses and drivers' license information was incomplete. It identified the new group "as a result of ongoing analysis of data stolen" from the breach. Specifically, those newly minted victims had their "partial driver's license information" stolen. Read More »

Letter circulating among GOP House members calls for governor to step down

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Greitens's lawyer said he welcomes the investigation. Dowd said the photo was "a publicly posted professional headshot" - not the compromising photo the indictment alleges Greitens took. If the committee finds that Greitens is guilty of wrongdoing and should face impeachment, proceedings will then move to the full House chamber. Greitens has acknowledged having an affair but has denied using a photo as blackmail for the woman to remain silent. Read More »

India overtakes China as fastest growing economy

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The CSO also estimated that gross value added ( GVA ), which is GDP minus net taxes, grew 6.7 percent in October-December from 6.1 percent in the previous quarter and is expected to grow at 6.4 percent in 2017-18 from 7.1 percent in 2016-17. Read More »

Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for XP Power Limited (LON:XPP)?

About 37,759 shares traded. It has underperformed by 23.78% the S&P500. Liberum Capital maintained Keller Group plc (LON:KLR) on Friday, November 10 with "Buy" rating. About 268,664 shares traded or 14.64% up from the average. Sector Pension Investment Board stated it has 9,271 shares. (NYSE:MO) was sold by DEVITRE DINYAR S. Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence not sure if she will talk to Seacrest

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The ex-employee's name was not disclosed. "I saw that a few times". E! has confirmed that Seacrest will be hosting the red carpet at this Sunday's Academy Awards for the network as usual, despite sexual harassment allegations against him from his former stylist. Read More »

Toys R Us enters administration - Broughton & Sealand stores at risk

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Maplin has 217 stores in the United Kingdom, and PwC is still attempting to find a buyer for the group, which is owned by private equity firm Rutland Partners. We have informed employees about the process this morning and will continue to keep them updated on developments. This morning, shortly after the toy store's announcement, the electrical retailer said the capital needed to prop up the business had proved "impossible to raise". Read More »

Festival of colours 'Holi' being celebrated across country

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This Holi weekend, I'm going to surprise her! Holi is celebrated with a lot of merry-making, eating food and drinking bhaang, the infamous drink associated with Holi The Google Doodle has been designed by Amrita Marino. These celebrations also carry the message of love, brotherhood, and truth. Red for Prosperity, Green for Happiness, Blue for Longevity, Orange for progress, Pink for Friendship, May You be Blessed with all shades of Holi . Read More »

Kroger raises minimum age for buying firearms to 21

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In a statement released Wednesday on their website, Walmart announced the company made a decision to review its firearm sales policy "in light of recent events". Listening to him explain on national news the reasons for the decision gave me great respect for how they chose to run their business. (Fortunately, it wasn't) Immediately after the shootings, they had thoroughly searched purchase records and found their company had legally sold a gun to the shooter, Nikolas Cruz , in November. Read More »

Trump claims he would have tackled Florida gunman unarmed

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But Trump also spent significant time on Wednesday and in the days following touting an idea that is more divisive among Americans: Arming teachers with concealed weapons and paying them bonuses to serve as both a deterrent and first response to school shooters. Read More »

Florida school shooting: U.S. airline to lose tax break over NRA row

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Georgia's House and Senate passed the bill on Thursday after removing a tax break on jet fuel, something that would have saved the Atlanta-based airline roughly $50 million . Michael Williams of Cumming, another candidate for governor. Delta, which has a hub at Hartsfield Jackson Airport, would be the prime beneficiary. "We're the leaders of this state and we need to be coming together for solutions, not bullying corporations who are trying to do the right thing". Read More »

Donald Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

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The two 747s are in California now, an official said, and Boeing will be done upgrading the planes by then, but the Air Force testing requirements could take an additional three years. Boeing sells military planes and NASA rockets to the US government, and it relies on the Export-Import Bank to help finance the sale of commercial jets to airlines around the world. Read More »

Ford has released a horde of self-driving pizza cars

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Ford's vice president of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Sherif Marakby, confirmed last month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show that Ford would be " testing a lot more than pizza " as part of a collaboration with a then-yet-unnamed partner city to test out its business model for autonomous vehicle services. Read More »

Companies cut ties with the NRA; FedEx stands pat

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The highest profile rewards are travel perks from airlines and vehicle rental companies, which the anti-gun extremists have shamed into separating from their associations with the NRA following the Florida shootings. More than a dozen businesses have pulled discounts offered to NRA members less than two weeks after the massacre in Parkland. The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Trump to impose 25% tariff on steel, 10% on aluminum imports

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They also argue that sanctions on imports will drive up prices and hurt USA automakers and other companies that use steel or aluminum. China's exports of steel to the United States have declined over the years, thanks to a host of previously imposed duties for dumping, and accounted for less than 3 per cent of USA imports of steel and iron last year. Read More »

Man accidentally takes $1635 Uber ride through several states

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But he woke up two hours later to find the driver was instead taking him to his home - in Gloucester County , New Jersey , more than 300 miles away. Each charge, except for the booking fee also was doubled due to surge pricing. He got in the vehicle, and fell asleep. The only problem according to the Sewell , New Jersey , resident, is Bachman has no memory of how he got into an UberXL , the ride-sharing app's priciest travel option. Read More »

Mobile phone catches fire onboard Canada flight

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Peel police say the woman's phone was made by LG Electronics Inc. At about 7 a.m., Air Canada flight 101 was sitting at the gate when a passenger's phone "began to burn", Air Canada spokesperson Isabelle Arthur told Radio Canada International in an email. Read More »

Virginia gas prices rising, remain among cheapest in nation

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Texas is tied with Alabama for the lowest statewide average gas prices in America. The agency says there is a lot of volatility in the oil and gasoline market, and as a result, the are forecasting the national average for a gallon of unleaded hit as much as $2.70 by spring. Read More »

Holden recalls more than 300000 cars over unsafe airbags

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Australia's peak motor vehicle industry body says the Federal government and the ACCC has gone too far in adding new vehicles to the airbag recall list. The MIA has also asked the government to prevent used imported vehicles from completing import compliance unless those businesses importing vehicles can demonstrate those vehicles have had their recalls completed. Read More »

SEC Possibly Looking Into Several ICOs

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The marketing model of many publicly-marketed ICOs with the use of social media like Twitter , forum postings, and targeted email and website advertising introduces risks of the offering being deemed a securities offering. Head of the SEC's cyber-enforcement unit Robert Cohen said last week that at least a dozen companies have delayed their ICOs since the agency has raised questions concerning their practices. Read More »

Auto sales in February jump 12.4% on demand from non-metros

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Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the largest vehicle maker in the country, on Thursday announced that the company has sold 1,49,824 units in February 2018 thus registered 15 per cent rise in its sales which was 1,30,280 units as compared to the same period of past year. Read More »

What Is Uber Health?: Uber Launches Ride Hailing Service For Healthcare Providers

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Rather than simply scheduling a ride ASAP as is often the case with Uber , professionals can set up transportation for their patients up to 30 days in advance. The study estimates that these missed appointments, in turn, cost the United States healthcare industry about $150 billion, annually. One hundred health care organizations in the US, including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, senior care facilities, home care centers , and physical therapy centers have already used Uber ... Read More »

Washington Lt. Gov. commends Delta for cutting ties with NRA

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Following a threat by Georgia's lieutenant governor to kill a proposed lucrative tax cut for Atlanta-based Delta over the carrier's decision to end a discount fare program for National Rifle Association members, lawmakers in other states have been courting Delta to ditch the Peach state. Read More »

Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018

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In what can be described as a particularly tough provision to tackle the issue of defaulters evading the government, Section 11 disentitles those declared as fugitive economic offenders from filing any civil claim. The move came after Punjab National Bank last month reported to authorities about the 1.8 billion USA dollars fraud, masterminded by billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi , though he claimed to owe the bank only 775 million US dollars. Read More »

Best Buy sees sales surge in fourth quarter

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The company's overall sales at established stores rose 5 percent, fueled by a 9 percent gain at its low-price chain Old Navy. Now all of this is part of the big tax reform that was passed into law a year ago. Already this year, a handful of other major retailers including Walmart , Toys R Us and Sears Holdings have announced plans to shutter stores, leaving a glut of vacant boxes behind, and many within malls. Read More »

Integrity commissioner launches inquiry into Patrick Brown

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Brown withdraws from the Tory leadership race, saying it has been hard on his family, and his candidacy has distracted from the policy discussion needed for the party as it heads toward the spring election. Following the confirmation of the news, Brown took to social media to explain the reasons behind his decision to quit . Feb 1: Christine Elliott, the former MPP for Whitby-Oshawa and current Patient Ombudsman for Ontario, announces her candidacy for the PC leadership. Read More »

Trio hike lending rates

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State Bank of India has upped interest rates on domestic retail term deposits (up to Rs1 crore) by up to 50 basis points across tenors with effect immediate effect. The lending rate hike by these lenders come even as the Reserve Bank has been in an accommodative/neutral stance since January 2015. The auto loans of the bank will also go up by 0.20%. Read More »

Dunkin Donuts releases Girl Scout Cookie-flavored coffee

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The new Thin Mints-flavored coffee features the classic cookie's combination of cool mint and chocolate, while new Coconut Caramel flavored coffee features the taste of toasted coconut together with creamy caramel. The Girl Scouts want to upgrade your basic cookies and milk. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves more than 7,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 3,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. Read More »

Ryanair Cancels All Flights In & Out Of Dublin Airport

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We told earlier how one Emirates flight was unable to land at the Glasgow airport today due to the red weather warning. "We are doing everything we can to reaccommodate customers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by these disruptions which are entirely outside of our control". Read More »

Caribbean Immigrant Remembered By ICE

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ICE acknowledged that only about half of those detained Sunday through Tuesday across Northern California, from Hayward and Oakland to Sacramento and Stockton, had criminal records. ICE officials were unable to provide details on why they issued detainers for those 68 people, and a BPD spokesman said the department could not release information about the detainees because of state criminal records law. Read More »

Tesco apologises for Black Panther costume description spelling mistake

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He praised Marvel's character-centric plots - "they're getting better with their storytelling because they flesh out the characters more " - and said this is one of studio's best films. "When people ring me in the kitten season they will say "any colour except black". But conservative activist Harry Jackson "has expressed concerns about church support of the Marvel superhero movie because it features ancestor worship and cultism", according to a story posted on Wednesday by the ... Read More »

A Man Posing As A Ride-Share Driver Allegedly Raped Seven Women

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The L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Nicolas Morales, 44, targeted women in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Alhambra, and West Hollywood. LAPD officials said in a statement that a woman leaving a club in Hollywood on January 7, 2017 got in the suspect's vehicle thinking it was the ride-hailing auto she had ordered. Read More »

Booker shareholders to vote after Tesco approves merger

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Tesco and Booker now expect their merger to be completed on Monday 5 March. It helped that Wilson was prepared to convert his 6pc stake in Booker into about 1pc of Tesco, a move that helped convince doubters. Booker shareholders voted in favour of the £3.7bn merger by a majority of 83.57% at midday today. Tesco has said the deal would give suppliers " a broader market opportunity and strong growth prospects ". Read More »

Opposition EFF disapproves new S/African cabinet

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Sisulu was Ramaphosa's running mate in the ANC's internal elections in December but lost the contest for the No. 2 party post to Mabuza. Ramaphosa was elected as the new president on 15 February ending months of political turmoil. "It's a cabinet that takes into account the various strengths we've got in government", he told reporters ahead of the new ministers' swearing-in ceremony in parliament. Read More »

Oil steady after hitting three-week high, Saudi offers support

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In a related development, the United States will overtake Russian Federation as the world's biggest oil producer by 2019, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol has said . TOKYO, Feb 28 ( Reuters ) - Oil prices fell for a second day on Wednesday as weak Chinese factory data triggered concerns of an economic slowdown that could lower oil demand and, in the United States, industry data showed an increase in crude stockpiles amid its soaring output. Read More »