• United States to ban citizens from travel to North Korea, tour operators say
United States to ban citizens from travel to North Korea, tour operators say

Whereas, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un called the launch a "gift package" for the USA on the anniversary of its Independence Day. The circumstances surrounding his death are not clear, including why he fell into a coma. Efforts by private tour operators to prevent or resolve past detentions of USA citizens in the DPRK [Democratic People's Republ...

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  • Bank of Japan keeps stimulus intact, cuts inflation outlook
Bank of Japan keeps stimulus intact, cuts inflation outlook

Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy unchanged and extended the timeline for achieving its 2% inflation target on Thursday. But core consumer prices in May rose just 0.4 percent from a year earlier, well below the BOJ's 2 percent target.

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  • Lyft is following Uber into self-driving cars
Lyft is following Uber into self-driving cars

The ride sharing company has made a decision to start a self-driving division with a facility in Palo Alto, California, rather than continuing to rely on partnerships to gain the technology in what company leadership is calling the Open Platform Initiative, CNBC reported .

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  • Relx PLC (LON:REL) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc
Relx PLC (LON:REL) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc

Stephens initiated the shares of MEG in report on Wednesday, November 18 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Scotia Capital upgraded the shares of AGI in report on Thursday, August 13 to "Sector Outperform" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Northgate plc (LON:NTG) rating on Tuesday, December 1. 299,108 shares of the stock traded hands. (NYSE:MEG). New Yor...

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  • I've to be a good value addition to team: Bharat Arun
I've to be a good value addition to team: Bharat Arun

These Ravi Shastris, Anil Kumbles will come and go. Kumble described his partnership with Kohli as "untenable" before stepping down last month after the Champions Trophy. The kind of hype surrounding the India team coach's appointment over the last few weeks gave the impression that it was the most important job after the country's prime minister...

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  • Washington Redskins President Thinks His Quarterback's Name Is
Washington Redskins President Thinks His Quarterback's Name Is "Kurt Cousins"

Last year Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins, preventing him from testing the waters of free agency, and this year, rather than offering Cousins a contract that could keep the quarterback in D.C. If that does happen and Washington lets Cousins hit free agency, they could still land him back by just beating his best contract offe...

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  • United States stocks end flat to open heavy earnings week
United States stocks end flat to open heavy earnings week

Only five of the S&P 500's 11 sectors settled in positive territory, but one of those groups was the top-weighted tech space (+0.5%), highlighted by Apple's eight session winning streak and Facebook's new all-time high. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 1.97 points, or 0.03 percent, to 6,314.43. Procter & Gamble PG.N rose 0.5 percent to $87....

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  • $5B in student loan debt could be forgotten thanks to missing paperwork
$5B in student loan debt could be forgotten thanks to missing paperwork

National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, one of the country's largest owners of private student loans, is locked in a prolonged legal battle with borrowers who have fallen behind on their loan repayments. The ongoing student loan debt crisis is causing comparisons to the sub-prime mortgage crisis 10 years ago when billions of dollars in loans wer...

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  • Blue Apron Stock drops as Amazon announces Meal Kit Business
Blue Apron Stock drops as Amazon announces Meal Kit Business

Blue Apron , a leader in the meal-kit delivery service industry, has seen shares drop by more than 30 percent since going public last month . But Amazon indicated plans to enter the market in a trademark application with the U.S. Amazon already sells meal kits from third party companies like Tyson and the Martha Stewart-Marley Spoon collabo...

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  • Ann Coulter Slams Delta on Twitter Amid Seat Dispute; Delta Fires Back
Ann Coulter Slams Delta on Twitter Amid Seat Dispute; Delta Fires Back

However, the air carrier got a chance to turn around its public perception after Coulter went on a raging Twitter rant and declared it "the worst airline in America" for daring to move her from an aisle seat with "extra legroom" to a window.

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  • China's second quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9%
China's second quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9%

Private sector investment grew 7.2 percent in the first six months to 17.02 trillion yuan, accounting for 60.7 percent of the total, according to the statement. "What is important to note is that this is heavily driven by credit and fixed-asset investment", said Christopher Balding, an associate professor at the HSBC School of Business at Peking ...

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  • BC wildfire crews prepare for windy weekend
BC wildfire crews prepare for windy weekend

A complete and total ban on open fires is now in place in British Columbia, with the province having declared a state of emergency last week. "When it is this hot and dry and of course with these winds in the forecast, it just makes things all the more volatile in terms of even the use of off-road vehicles, the heat off the exhaust pipe or debris...

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  • China border row will be resolved peacefully, opposition told
China border row will be resolved peacefully, opposition told

The opposition is likely to raise the two issues during Parliament's monsoon session that begins on Monday. "The unique nature of very close and longstanding India - Bhutan relationship was recognised", it further said. "The message reads: "@India - The Borderline is the bottom line!" said India Today. Sources said the opposition was informed a...

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  • Dow, S&P 500 close at record high amid data, earnings
Dow, S&P 500 close at record high amid data, earnings

Thursday's action left the Nasdaq composite ahead almost 2% for the week and tracking toward its best weekly finish since late May. Big-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies rose as bond yields fell. Target said its sales and customer traffic grew. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 21,530. The Nasdaq Composite Ind...

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  • Infamous former Federation Internationale de Football Association executive Chuck Blazer dies
Infamous former Federation Internationale de Football Association executive Chuck Blazer dies

Chuck Blazer , who rose from suburban soccer dad to become the most powerful American in worldwide soccer - only to end his reign pleading guilty to corruption and being the key witness that engulfed the sport, died Wednesday night after a long illness.

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  • Carter collapses in Canada
Carter collapses in Canada

A motorcade was seen taken him to St. Boniface Hospital. Carter served as US president from 1977 to 1981. "President Carter told us he is OK and is being taken offsite for observation", Habitat said in a statement posted on social media.

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  • Oil prices grow as U.S. inventories drop
Oil prices grow as U.S. inventories drop

Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub fell by 2 million barrels, API said . West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark for the price of oil, was up 1.9 percent to $45.92 per barrel. The major increase in supply would further undermine the strength of OPEC , which was exporting an average of 25 million barrels a day in 2016. Produc...

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  • Mitali Raj on Cusp of becoming Leading Run Scorer
Mitali Raj on Cusp of becoming Leading Run Scorer

However, it seems if Mithali Raj would have played more ODIs, the number of runs she has scored would have been even more. "She is a quality player". Highest run getter in women's ODIs. At the age of 19, Raj smashed 214 against England at Taunton in a Test match, which was the highest ever individual Test score until Pakistan's Kiran Baluch i...

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  • Gymboree to close 350 stores nationwide
Gymboree to close 350 stores nationwide

Closing sales are set to begin July 18. The company is also closing some Jack and Janie stores, but none in Central Florida. The company will have more than 900 locations after the stores are shut down. The stores at Virginia Center Commons, Regency Square , Chesterfield Towne Center and Stony Point will be closing. Many local shopping malls ...

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  • AT&T joins net neutrality protest-despite suing to block neutrality rules
AT&T joins net neutrality protest-despite suing to block neutrality rules

Fight for the Future , an organization behind Net Neutrality Day , says almost 70,000 people, organizations, online forums, startups, and other groups are participating in the event on Wednesday. "Wednesday's Day of Action is only the beginning of a massive pushback against the effort to remove essential net neutrality protections". "Internet ...

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  • Wanda to sell off $9.3 billion in tourism assets to tackle debt
Wanda to sell off $9.3 billion in tourism assets to tackle debt

The deal marks Sun's biggest gambit, building on a spree totaling more than $12 billion over the past year as Sunac expands beyond its core focus on residential real estate. Wanda is among conglomerates including Fosun International Ltd., HNA Group Co. and Anbang Insurance Group Co. whose loans are under government scrutiny after China's banking re...

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  • Russian Rosneft oil firm starting lifting oil from Libya
Russian Rosneft oil firm starting lifting oil from Libya

Russia, which is cooperating with OPEC in a deal to stem production, said it was ready to consider revising parameters of the deal if needed. The estimate of USA crude exports comes from PIRA Energy and was reported Monday by the Financial Times .

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  • Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures
Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures

The individual working on the vehicle in Florida died a day after sustaining injuries when the air bag deployed. It's the 12th USA death attributed to the faulty inflators and 17th worldwide, including five in Malaysia. Honda said the auto was parked but the ignition switch was on, with the airbags activated. Takata has recalled, or expects to ...

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  • Your Friendly Neighborhood 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Dominates the Box Office
Your Friendly Neighborhood 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Dominates the Box Office

Sony has already begun prepping its own superhero universe, with an upcoming Venom movie starring Tom Hardy in the works. Despicable Me 3 opened in China, where it collected over $20 million to add to its growing sum. The new Peter Parker ( Tom Holland ) was an inspired casting choice, pretty much high-school age, athletically gifted and brin...

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  • Simona Halep, Johanna Konta advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals
Simona Halep, Johanna Konta advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Johanna Konta has reiterated that she relishes being involved in tough contests on the biggest stages. Konta described it as "pretty special" to match Durie's feat but she will justifiably now have another long-standing record in her sights, that of Virginia Wade - the last British woman to win Wimbledon in 1977.

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  • Huerter, Team USA lose to Canada
Huerter, Team USA lose to Canada

Barrett, at 17 the youngest player on the roster, scored 38 points to lead Canada to the win that ensures the country its best-ever finish at a FIBA-sanctioned global event. Canada grabbed a 45-42 lead at halftime, and increased it to 66-59 after three. The third quarter was more about defense for Canada, holding Italy to just 12 points - tho...

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  • Secretary of State Tillerson Visits Ukraine
Secretary of State Tillerson Visits Ukraine

Mr Trump held brief talks with Mr Poroshenko in Washington last month, but spent far more time with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Hamburg last Friday. Under the Obama administration, the USA had taken a hands-off approach to Minsk, allowing the Europeans to take the lead. Economic sanctions put in place ove...

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  • Oakland Fire Destroys Construction Site; No Injuries Reported
Oakland Fire Destroys Construction Site; No Injuries Reported

The crane, which was swinging around on its own amid the flames, is adding additional concerns to firefighters. Investigators are looking into the cause of a massive fire October 31 that gutted a three-story apartment complex under construction east of Oakland's Lake Merritt.

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  • Soundcloud Closes San Francisco and London Offices, Slashes 40 Percent of Staff
Soundcloud Closes San Francisco and London Offices, Slashes 40 Percent of Staff

Just a few months after being saved from bankruptcy by a $70m loan , the streaming service has made 40 per cent of its staff redundant and closed its offices in London and San Francisco. In a move to stay viable, audio discovery and sharing platform SoundCloud is to cut 173 jobs, or 40pc of its workforce. It had raised $100 million in new fu...

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  • Now the U.S. laptop ban has been lifted for Qatar Airways
Now the U.S. laptop ban has been lifted for Qatar Airways

In a statement, Thursday, Qatar Airways said the airline met with all new USA security requirements and the ban had been lifted. Qatar Airways joins other Middle Eastern airline carriers like Emirates , Turkish Airlines , and Etihad Airways who also announced lifting a US ban on their flights this week.

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  • People with genuine reasons should be allowed to deposit old notes: SC
People with genuine reasons should be allowed to deposit old notes: SC

The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016 had caused a cash crunch in the country as the bills had made up almost 86% of the currency in circulation then. For those who were overseas during this period and non-residents, the government had extended the time for depositing old currency. It must be remembered that the SC had ...

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  • So much for the good auto sales. Ford sales slump, GM misses
So much for the good auto sales. Ford sales slump, GM misses

Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. General Motors Company's dividend payout ratio is 23.53%. The stock grabbed 89 new institutional inv...

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  • Samsung plans $18.6 billion South Korea investment amid chip boom
Samsung plans $18.6 billion South Korea investment amid chip boom

Samsung Electronics is also reviewing its plan to construct additional semiconductor line in Xi'an, China in order to actively respond to demands for memories in China. The announcement also came after newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-In set tackling rising unemployment as his top priority. "There's no chance of major oversupply i...

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  • Texas will give public info to Trump voter fraud commission
Texas will give public info to Trump voter fraud commission

For more on this, I spoke with Tomas Lopez with the Brennan Center for Justice, who says the request is pretty unprecedented. The timing could hardly be worse. Data that is available will have to be paid for. "Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections", said Governor Terry McAuliffe. The commission "at worse is a tool to commit l...

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  • US Crude Oil Production May Not Be Growing Quite So Fast
US Crude Oil Production May Not Be Growing Quite So Fast

The production cut led to a temporary rally in crude prices up to US$55 in January with hopes that it would rebalance supply and demand. One is U.S. supply side response to low oil prices . "But this still leaves the question of how did we (and the market) get it so wrong?" analysts from the bank said in a research note Thursday. The move higher...

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