• 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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  • Record Temperature Measured in Iran: 129.2 Degrees
Record Temperature Measured in Iran: 129.2 Degrees

The information came from Etienne Kapikian , a French meteorologist. However, weather-tracking website The Weather Underground reported that Ahvaz got as hot as 129.2 degrees at both 4:51 and 5 pm local time. Whether or not Ahvaz officially ties the record will remain to be seen following investigation by the World Metrological Organization. ...

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  • Etihad allows electronic devices onboard United States flights from Abu Dhabi
Etihad allows electronic devices onboard United States flights from Abu Dhabi

Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said US officials already had seen that "the measures have been implemented correctly and to the full extent required" in Abu Dhabi. US carriers were exempted from the ban. That airport already has a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that allows passengers to clear screening they'd otherwise have to...

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  • Berkshire Hathaway buys Bank of America stock, sees $11.7B profit
Berkshire Hathaway buys Bank of America stock, sees $11.7B profit

Back out the $5 billion he invested in August 2011 and you're left with a $12 billion profit - and that doesn't even count the $1.8 billion in interest payments the bank made to Buffett over the years. In recent years, Buffett had indicated that Berkshire would probably exercise its Bank of America warrants shortly before they expired in 2021. ...

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  • Amazon deals and prices slashed as Prime Day 2017 revealed
Amazon deals and prices slashed as Prime Day 2017 revealed

Of course, none of this happens without a Prime membership . Since then, Amazon's base of Prime members has only grown in size, which may make it a bit harder to find new shoppers to bring into the fold. pet lovers, tecchies) in response to criticism around the "jumble sale"-like nature of the event". This is the default option for Prime membe...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews employees of Russian software firm raising security concerns in US
Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews employees of Russian software firm raising security concerns in US

Current and former USA officials worry that state-sponsored hackers could try to exploit Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software to steal and manipulate users' files, read private emails or attack critical infrastructure in the United States - and they point to Kaspersky Lab executives with previous ties to Russian intelligence and military agencies....

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  • Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B)
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B)

Berkshire "saw an opportunity to invest at an attractive price, and they believe in us". The stock jumped to $23.30 at 7:59 a.m.in NY. Store Capital , which focuses on single-tenant properties like restaurants, veterinary offices and fitness centers, revealed that Berkshire paid $377 million for a 9.8 percent stake in the company, the Wall Stree...

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  • Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar
Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Amazon will gain a footprint of 456 supermarket stores in North America and Britain with the acquisition of Whole Foods , boosting its delivery capacity and allowing it to compete directly with USA chains such as Kroger Co and Albertsons LLC.

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  • New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres
New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres

The Brian Head fire is 10 percent contained and had burned more than 43,000 acres, officials said on Monday. The fire has also burned in the Dixie National Forest. Photo A fire near Brian Head, Utah, on Friday. Roughly 1,500 residents have been evacuated since the fire started. Darboven said, "We are looking at another change in the weather pat...

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  • Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit
Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

The same-sex couples want the same presumption applied to the married partner of a woman who gives birth to a child. The decision bolsters the landmark ruling in Obergefell v. "The statute in question establishes a set of rules created to ensure that the biological parents of a child are listed on the child's birth certificate".

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  • Walmart should still terrify Amazon and Whole Foods
Walmart should still terrify Amazon and Whole Foods

Today an Amazon Prime subscription gives you access to television programmes alongside next-day delivery for your shopping. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own. Amazon's deal is expected to go through in the second half of this year, provided a counter offer doesn't emerge. By comparison, about one-fifth of all electron...

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  • District co-op banks await RBI nod for note exchange
District co-op banks await RBI nod for note exchange

Deposit of specified bank notes with the RBI, where in pursuance of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance number S.O. Maharashtra's DCCBs had Rs 2,771.86 crore in old notes as of March 18, 2017. While BJP cooperators congratulated the govt outright, those opposed to the govt such as Congress, NCP and even Shiv Sen...

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  • Confident Guardiola backs Man City: 'We'll be better next season'
Confident Guardiola backs Man City: 'We'll be better next season'

Alves worked with Guardiola during the City boss' highly successful four seasons in charge of Barcelona , winning the Champions League twice in that span. The Brazilian continued: "I don't know what is happening". Alves told Conversa com Bial: " I don't know what's going on ". Alves said: 'Leaving Juve on a free transfer? Have I asked to l...

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  • Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russian Federation response
Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russian Federation response

The Obama administration announced on October 7 that the theft and release of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails was part of a widespread campaign "intended to interfere with the US election process". There were also concerns that any action would be interpreted as politically motivated on behalf of Obama's fellow Democrat, potentially ...

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  • Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession
Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession

In the second, losses were $322 billion. Fed examiners estimated that a quarter fewer of Citi's loans would go bad in a recession than they did four years ago. Powell said. Morgan Stanley had the lowest level at 3.8 percent, while Goldman was next at 4.1 percent and State Street had a projected 4.2 percent level.

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  • Bangor University rated 'gold' in new ranking system
Bangor University rated 'gold' in new ranking system

Just under a third of the institutions that took part in the TEF earned the gold rating, which they will likely use to market themselves to worldwide students. "Whilst the HE sector welcomes the introduction of TEF there are significant reservations around the measures introduced". Deputy vice-chancellor professor Catherine Harper said the teach...

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  • Bank of England chief downplays chance of interest rate hike
Bank of England chief downplays chance of interest rate hike

Mr Hammond then said: "We'll nearly certainly need an implementation period, outside the Customs Union itself, but with current customs border arrangements remaining in place, until new long-term arrangements are up and running". "To do this in the context of our wider objectives will be challenging", the Chancellor said. Hammond, whose stock has...

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  • BlackRock says investors will benefit from MSCI nod on China stocks
BlackRock says investors will benefit from MSCI nod on China stocks

But we have to note that in certain stocks , we can get exposure in the A shares to industries we can't get in H-shares. The move is a step forward for Beijing as it attempts to open up its financial markets and attract foreign capital.

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  • Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies
Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

The interior minister said the incident shows the threat is still very high in the country and justifies the state of emergency. And just hours before the Champs-Élysées incident, in another suspected terrorist attack, a driver rammed a van into pedestrians exiting a mosque in north London, killing at least one person.

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  • Gianluigi Donnarumma not leaving AC Milan this summer - Mirabelli
Gianluigi Donnarumma not leaving AC Milan this summer - Mirabelli

Milan were widely expected to cash in on the in-demand stopper, who has 71 first-team appearances under his belt despite being just 18 years old, but Mirabelli has suggested that he will not be allowed to leave. Mirabelli added: "For the moment, nothing will happen with Donnarumma". The input we got from the owners is not to accept offers. For us,...

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  • Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery
Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

The Friday visit announced by Ryan's staff comes with Scalise in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . "We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country, as well as President [Donald] Trump , Vice President [Mike] Pence and ...

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  • USA stocks end mostly lower after Fed rate hike
USA stocks end mostly lower after Fed rate hike

USA stocks dipped Wednesday as investors anxious about weak retail sales and oil prices sank. Analysts said lacklustre data on United States homebuilder sentiment and industrial production dented confidence in light of the Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to raise the benchmark lending rate for the third time in six months, and signa...

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