• Canadian dollar holds near five-week high despite wider trade deficit
Canadian dollar holds near five-week high despite wider trade deficit

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis said a $1.1 billion rise in service imports "reflects payments for the rights to broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympic Games" after NBC, the Comcast-owned television network, paid nearly $1 billion to air live coverage of the contest from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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  • Lockheed wins Nasa contract to build quiet supersonic jet
Lockheed wins Nasa contract to build quiet supersonic jet

NASA has awarded a $247.5 million contract to US-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to build the X-plane and deliver it to the agency by the end of 2021. NASA will then send out the "clinically gathered human reaction" information to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (...

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  • United Kingdom manufacturing has a steady growth in March, reveals survey
United Kingdom manufacturing has a steady growth in March, reveals survey

Higher costs were driven, at least in part, by supply-chain constraints. As the PMI fell, so did the new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries and inventories indices. Input price inflation remained marked in March, despite easing to a six-month low. Although the PMI is positive, it's the lowest in a year; in the last quarter of 201...

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  • Intel Unveils First Ever Core i9 Processor For Laptops
Intel Unveils First Ever Core i9 Processor For Laptops

Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest laptop processors based on the Coffee Lake platform , most notably bringing its high-performance Core i9 line to laptops for the first time in the same thermal profile that the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro design can accommodate -but the new chips still don't support LPDDR4 RAM.

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  • Trump joined by Easter Bunny at White House Easter egg roll
Trump joined by Easter Bunny at White House Easter egg roll

No date for the possible meeting was set, the Kremlin said, according to the AP. World leaders meeting with much to discuss when diplomatic tensions are high isn't necessarily bad, and Putin has not been to the White House since 2005. The U.S-Russia expulsions - together, one of the largest since 1986 - threaten to uproot how the two countries ha...

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  • Uber settles with victim's family after fatal self-driving auto crash
Uber settles with victim's family after fatal self-driving auto crash

Look to Uber's travail in Tempe as the latest example. San Francisco-based Uber told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency that it decided not to reapply for a permit needed to operate autonomous vehicles on California roads. "It was well known that companies were operating self-driving cars". Ducey lured Uber with the promise of hassle-fr...

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  • Uber Is Selling Southeast Asian Operations to Ride-Hailing Rival Grab
Uber Is Selling Southeast Asian Operations to Ride-Hailing Rival Grab

Regarding the withdrawal of another sector of their worldwide operations he said: "One of the potential dangers of our global strategy is that we take on too many battles across too many fronts and with too many competitors". After that, passengers will need to download Grab's app or that of another local ride hailing firm. Uber Technologies I...

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  • Jaguar sets pace with self-driving auto
Jaguar sets pace with self-driving auto

Waymo operates a small-scale ride-hailing service in and around Phoenix with its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, and the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV will soon join that fleet. The company has not specified where it will be heading after Phoenix. This morning at Chelsea Piers in NYC, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a new model of auto...

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  • Mukesh Amabani's star-studded bash for son's engagement
Mukesh Amabani's star-studded bash for son's engagement

The high profile guest list included Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aradhya, Shah Rukh Khan with his wife Gouri Khan, Katrina Kaif , karan Johan, John Abraham and many others. The marriage is planned for early December, with celebrations spread across 4-5 days, the family members said, adding the possible dates may be December 8-12...

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  • Notch the phone we were expecting - Huawei unveils the P20 Pro
Notch the phone we were expecting - Huawei unveils the P20 Pro

The chip is a competitor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and not the newer Snapdragon 845 (which has the Cortex A75/A55/DynamIQ/Adreno 630), which does leave the P20 series with a disadvantage in terms of performance. Together, these enable features such as hybrid 5X zoom which combines optical and digital data from the telephoto and 40-megapixel ...

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  • U.S. destroyer sails near Beijing-claimed island in South China Sea
U.S. destroyer sails near Beijing-claimed island in South China Sea

Asked to comment on the operation, the USA military said its activities are carried out under worldwide law and that American forces operate in the region - including the South China Sea - on a daily basis. "We ask the U.S.to respect the sovereignty and security of China, respect the will of countries in the region, who want peace, stability and tr...

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  • Uber knew of problems with self-driving cars before fatal crash
Uber knew of problems with self-driving cars before fatal crash

The firm has suspended its self-driving vehicle testing on public roads. "We continue to assist investigators in any way we can". Waymo , formerly the self-driving vehicle project of Google , said that in tests on roads in California past year, its cars went an average of almost 5,600 miles before the driver had to take control from the com...

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  • Nissan aims to sell 1m EVs and 1m AVs by 2022
Nissan aims to sell 1m EVs and 1m AVs by 2022

The company said Friday it plans to develop eight new models of all-electric vehicles, including a minicar model that will be released in Japan at the start of the 2020s. Nissan will launch a C-segment auto - expected to be roughly the size of a Leaf - in China this year, followed by an "affordable EV" co-developed with eGT New Energy Automotive.

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  • Wall Street opens flat, tech drags ahead of Fed
Wall Street opens flat, tech drags ahead of Fed

The selloff wiped some US$50 billion off the value of social media giant Facebook, leaving investors on edge as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise USA rates for the first time this year. "So far, we have seen low-level (trade) skirmishes, which are not material enough to affect the world economy". About 94% of market participants expect intere...

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  • United Airlines halts pet-hauling service after dog death, other miscues
United Airlines halts pet-hauling service after dog death, other miscues

The airline announced Tuesday in a statement that it will use independent experts in pet travel to conduct a "thorough and systematic review" of its PetSafe program that transports pets in an airliner's cargo compartment. United had more animal deaths on its flights than any other airline in 2017 , with 18 deaths up from nine the year prior. M...

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  • Falling fuel prices eases inflation rate to seven-month low
Falling fuel prices eases inflation rate to seven-month low

The level of inflation fell in February, with the worst of the Brexit driven prices increases seen in the United Kingdom in the last 18 months now appearing to be over. Economists expect those figures to show pay growth edged higher, to an annual rate of 2.6% in the three months to January. "Inflation is still above target after all, and the Ban...

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  • Wigan fans react to being knocked out of the FA Cup
Wigan fans react to being knocked out of the FA Cup

Nick Powell missed out on a starting place for Wigan due to a hamstring complaint, so Gary Roberts played on his 34th birthday. The League One side's earnings from this year's tournament will top £1million irrespective of the result against Southampton .

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  • FA Cup: Manchester United, Tottenham through to semi-finals
FA Cup: Manchester United, Tottenham through to semi-finals

Danish midfielder Eriksen produced a classy performance, giving Spurs the lead with an exquisite 11th-minute opener and finishing off the hosts just past the hour. After Eriksen's 11th-minute opener, Son Heung Min, leading the line in the absence of Kane, then had a goal ruled out for offside following the intervention of the video assistant refe...

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  • Iran, US may hold talks on 2015 nuke deal
Iran, US may hold talks on 2015 nuke deal

And if Trump scraps it, I fear the whole Middle East could erupt in conflict. "Now there is no daylight between the president and the secretary of state". "Conversely, it has virtually guaranteed that Iran will have the freedom to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons at the end of the commitment", Pompeo wrote in opposition to the deal while serving...

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  • Pakistan refuses to send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to India
Pakistan refuses to send High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood back to India

However, matters started to worsen once again as incidents of harassment and heckling of Pakistani diplomats and their families stationed in New Delhi began coming to light. Local media here quoted sources in the Pakistan foreign ministry as saying that the situation had changed after repeated harassment of families of diplomats.

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  • Cigna to buy Express Scripts for $52 billion
Cigna to buy Express Scripts for $52 billion

St. Louis-based Express Scripts ( NASDAQ: ESRX ) is the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager , or PBM. Therefore 64% are positive. Since the beginning of the year, Express Scripts stock is down 1.6 per cent, while Cigna is down 4.4 per cent.

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  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenaed Trump Business for Russia Documents
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenaed Trump Business for Russia Documents

Mueller is investigating Russian election meddling and any ties to the Trump campaign. The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Thursday in choppy trade as strong jobs and manufacturing data was balanced by the Times report on Mueller's subpoena .

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  • Donald Trump kills off Broadcom's takeover bid for Qualcomm
Donald Trump kills off Broadcom's takeover bid for Qualcomm

In response to Trump's decision, Broadcom has said it is reviewing the case and "strongly disagrees that its proposed acquisition of Qualcomm raises any national security concerns". ".Trump sent a clear signal to overseas investors: Any deal that could give China an edge in critical technology will be swatted down in the name of national sec...

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  • U.S. military parade to be held on Veterans Day
U.S. military parade to be held on Veterans Day

The memo also confirmed the course of the parade to be from the White House to the Capital and is to have a "heavy air component at the end of the parade". The Army 's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will also make an appearance. Trump was delighted by France's Bastille Day celebration during a visit to Paris last July, and praised the parade...

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  • Alphabet's Waymo to test driverless trucks in Atlanta
Alphabet's Waymo to test driverless trucks in Atlanta

In the pilot, Waymo will integrate its technology into the operations of shippers and carriers with their network of factories, distribution centres, ports and terminals. Just days after ride-hailing service Uber announced it was testing tractor-trailers that drive themselves, Google's autonomous vehicle operation announced similar testing in Georg...

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  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein could leave at year-end
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein could leave at year-end

Goldman Sachs shares briefly dipped but recovered to a 1.4 percent gain at 2:31 p.m.in NY. Blankfein, who has been Goldman's CEO and chairman for roughly 12 years, has always been rumored to be considering his retirement prospects. Cohn announced his departure from the White House earlier this week. Blankfein's exit would cap a successful caree...

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  • Technical issue causes huge delays at Sydney Airport
Technical issue causes huge delays at Sydney Airport

Passengers at Sydney Airport are facing delays after "technical" issues affected security checkpoints at both worldwide and domestic terminals. Inbound flights and Qantas flights from T3 remain unaffected. "We're advising passengers and visitors to avoid T1 and T2 until further notice", Sydney Airport said on Twitter . Virgin Australia flights...

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  • Amazon to Drop Nest as Google War Escalates
Amazon to Drop Nest as Google War Escalates

Google's parent company Alphabet purchased Nest in 2014 and later made the smart home products division a separate company, but Google reabsorbed Nest last month in a potential move to address Amazon's looming threat, as rejoining the two divisions ultimately allows Google to better sync its manufacturing and retail distribution.

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  • Man Utd youngster McTominay makes global choice
Man Utd youngster McTominay makes global choice

Scott McTominay has chosen playing for Scotland over England because he can not handle the pressure, according to Joey Barton . He must have decided he wants all his summers off! What a dig at both Scotland and McTominay. "I know you don't really sign players for the global team but England were interested in him, and it's fantastic he'...

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  • South Korea says talking to U.S. about steel tariffs plan
South Korea says talking to U.S. about steel tariffs plan

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will sign off on the tariffs , with China the main target. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker vowed the bloc "will react firmly" to defend its interests. According to news agency Reuters , EU officials began drawing up a list of $3.5 billion-worth (€2.8 billion) of United States goods ...

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  • Man racks up $1600 Uber fare after blacking out
Man racks up $1600 Uber fare after blacking out

Young guy spends the night partying near West Virginia University's campus. "And I'm thinking, 'Why the f*ck am I in the vehicle next to some random ass dude I don't even know?" After his snooze, the bill came rolling in: a grand total of $1,635.93! Apple pay, a "wallet" on your Android - you don't even need to take your card to the ATM anymore...

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  • Stock Market Searches For Direction As Traders Decipher Powell Testimony
Stock Market Searches For Direction As Traders Decipher Powell Testimony

Health care (-1.6%) also lagged, with Celgene plunging 9% to its lowest level in more than three years after receiving a refusal to file letter from the FDA about a multiple sclerosis drug candidate. "We'd rather see strength coming in in the last hour", Hellwig said. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. The department store o...

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  • Nine men charged in relation to alleged looting incidents in Tallaght
Nine men charged in relation to alleged looting incidents in Tallaght

In a statement issued to Her yesterday evening, Lidl said: "We are aware of the very serious incident at our Fortunestown Lane store this evening". Video footage showed looters breaking into the supermarket in Tallaght and making off with goods from within, another video showed some of the looters ripping down part of the walls of the shop with...

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  • Dublin and Cork airports officially close their doors as Storm Emma beckons
Dublin and Cork airports officially close their doors as Storm Emma beckons

In Ireland , Ryanair has cancelled all its flights to and from Cork and Kerry, as well as a number of flights serving its home airport, Dublin. "Further snow is forecast during the day which will make travel conditions to and from the airport extremely challenging".

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  • 'Beast from the East': Europe shivers as Siberian blast send temperature crashing
'Beast from the East': Europe shivers as Siberian blast send temperature crashing

An Arctic front, which Britain's tabloids have christened "The Beast from the East", has swept in from Russian Federation, causing widespread travel disruption and school closures. In Belgium, a local mayor in a municipality of Brussels ordered homeless people to be forcibly detained if they refused to go to shelters. Schools were closed and traf...

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  • Storm Emma: New Red alert issued for snow
Storm Emma: New Red alert issued for snow

Some places could see large build-ups of ice overnight into Friday, and will be accompanied by strong winds coming from the east. Travel delays on the roads are expected along with some delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Another top-level Red alert for heavy snow has been issued with Storm Emma poised to batter the UK. The red war...

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  • Introducing Uber Health, Removing Transportation as a Barrier to Care
Introducing Uber Health, Removing Transportation as a Barrier to Care

Numerous rides are provided to people who can't drive-either because of age, poverty or medical condition-and Medicare and Medicaid providers cover at least some of the cost of transportation. Uber Health is now being used by more than 100 healthcare organizations in the United States including clinics, hospitals, rehab centers, senior care facili...

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  • Govt revives bill to seize fugitive assets
Govt revives bill to seize fugitive assets

FM Jaitley also explained that new and old cases of persons who have fled the country to avoid prosecution will be covered by the new Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill . The proposed law, though it was announced in the Budget for 2017-18, has been hastened after Mr Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi allegedly defrauded state-owned Punjab National Bank...

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  • New Yorker arrested in Japan over severed head in suitcase
New Yorker arrested in Japan over severed head in suitcase

Accounts from major newspapers such as the Japan Times and The Asahi Shimbun said surveillance video from February 16 shows the woman entering an apartment building in Osaka Prefecture but not leaving. The 27-year-old woman was apparently one of several he had met through social networking services (SNS) and brought to the room, police said. ...

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  • CBI books Simbhaoli Sugars for Rs 110-Crore loss to OBC
CBI books Simbhaoli Sugars for Rs 110-Crore loss to OBC

Besides Gurpal Singh, the CBI has booked 12 others, including Simbhaoli Sugars' Chairman Gurmit Singh Mann , CEO G S C Rao, CFO Sanjay Tapriya, Executive Director Gursimran Kaur Mann and other company officials as well as unknown bank officials.

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  • Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire
Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire

Buffett learned that so-called "risk-free" bonds were a "far riskier" investment than a long-term investment in common stocks. Buffett said a "purchasing frenzy" binge by deal-hungry chief executives employing cheap debt has made that task hard.

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  • Driver crashes into CT hospital, sets self on fire
Driver crashes into CT hospital, sets self on fire

His narration includes references to the Illuminati and the new world order. On the morning of Thursday, February 22, in the American city of Middletown , in CT, the man in the vehicle drove into the hospital premises and staged a self-immolation.

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  • A-choo! Virginia's nightmare flu season isn't over - but it's getting there
A-choo! Virginia's nightmare flu season isn't over - but it's getting there

An official from AstraZeneca , the company that makes FluMist, said the problem with the vaccine has been identified and corrected. They changed the wording to say it's up to doctors to choose. However, it reversed the decision in 2015 because of disappointing performance against the 2009 H1N1 strain, a puzzling development given that scientists i...

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  • Oil Prices Slides as Dollar Rises
Oil Prices Slides as Dollar Rises

Since the dollar began to grind higher a few weeks ago, the oil price has lost almost 10 per cent since hitting a multi-year high above $70 in January. Opec has "taken a lot of production off the table, but it's just being replaced by US production to a large degree", said Bob Yawger, director of the futures division at Mizuho Securities USA Inc in...

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  • BofA says that inflation will spur a rise in the United States dollars
BofA says that inflation will spur a rise in the United States dollars

Stock markets convulsed in the days following the January meeting. "The Fed is finding more confidence in their baseline outlook", said Harm Bandholz, chief United States economist at UniCredit Bank , who is forecasting three more rate increases for 2018.

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  • MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRT) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday
MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRT) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday

The SI to CA Inc's float is 3%. The stock increased 3.07% or $0.495 during the last trading session, reaching $16.645. (TWNK) price hitting a mean target of $16.63 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 34.98% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 62.34% compared to the most bullish ta...

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  • AT&T Names Dallas, Atlanta, Waco For High-Speed 5G This Year
AT&T Names Dallas, Atlanta, Waco For High-Speed 5G This Year

I guess we will be able to live stream 4K 360 degree content from our smartphones! The first three cities which will be getting 5G by AT&T are Dallas , Atlanta and Waco , all of which are from the state of Texas. Today's announcement attempted to connect some of the dots, so that we know how AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G well ahead of T-Mobi...

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  • Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend
Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend

Jaden Smith performed at halftime.This was all for the Rising Stars Challenge , a game pitting the league's best first- and second-year players against each other in a World vs. The Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray made his second consecutive appearance for the World Team. As part of a winning effort in which Team World cruised past Team USA, 1...

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  • How many Russians did the United States of America kill in Syria?
How many Russians did the United States of America kill in Syria?

The comments by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov come after reports surfaced this week alleging that a number of Russian men fighting informally alongside the Syrian government were killed in clashes between the USA -led coalition and pro-government fighters who attacked a headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near the town of Khusham.

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  • Uber CEO wants the 'love back' after rough 2017
Uber CEO wants the 'love back' after rough 2017

During the past one year, there were lots of controversies associated with this ride-hailing company creating a negative impression and rising difficulty for them. A person briefed on the results provided some numbers and confirmed the accuracy of The Information's story to The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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