• Comcast is officially bidding to buy European pay-TV giant Sky
Comcast is officially bidding to buy European pay-TV giant Sky

London-based pay TV operator Sky says it is withdrawing its recommendation to shareholders to accept 21st Century Fox's bid in a move that came just moments after Comcast placed a better offer on the table. Comcast Corp. posted earnings of $3.12 billion. Comcast also said it would establish an independent board for Sky News as a bulwark ag...

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  • WhatsApp raises minimum age limit for European to 16
WhatsApp raises minimum age limit for European to 16

Two US senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at better protecting online privacy in response to the Facebook data scandal. It also includes specific rules to protect children from having their personal data collected for marketing purposes, or to create user profiles. "This feature will be rolling out t...

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  • Trump sees
Trump sees "very good chance" of US-China trade deal

Citing a report from the Brookings Institution, Hua said a US-China trade war would result in a loss of more than 2.1 million jobs in 2,700 US counties. Mnuchin recently discussed Xi's proposals with Chinese officials, saying "we're cautiously optimistic". He said the Chinese market is not open, and the large trade imbalance needs to be addressed...

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  • G7 ministers to discuss Russian Federation, but not sanctions
G7 ministers to discuss Russian Federation, but not sanctions

USA sanctions against Rusal , which produces roughly 7 percent of the world's aluminum, sent prices for the metal their highest levels in several years. Deripaska's spokeswoman wasn't immediately available. However, the Russian oligarch is trying to save Rusal without surrendering control. Washington's clarification follows two weeks of chaos ...

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  • Michigan Younkers stores to close
Michigan Younkers stores to close

Herberger's is part of the parent chain Bon-Ton Stores, which said earlier this week that will go out of business after liquidators had the winning bid for it in a bankruptcy auction. A news release from the owner of Valley View Mall in Onalaska expressed disappointment in the stores impeding closure, but also confidence in finding a replacement ...

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  • P&G buys Merck health brands for $4.2B
P&G buys Merck health brands for $4.2B

The proceeds would allow it to reduce debt faster, giving its businesses, which include chemicals, pharmaceuticals and lab equipment, more flexibility, although it ruled out acquisitions worth more than 500 million euros this year. P&G shares rose 1.3 percent in post-market trading on Wednesday in NY after shifting its third-quarter earnings rep...

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  • OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100
OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100

Rocket attacks by rebels in Yemen on top oil exporter Saudi Arabia have also contributed to oil's geopolitical risk premium . More than 530,000 contracts changed hands on CME Group (Kuala Lumpur: 7018.KL - news ) 's New York Mercantile Exchange, compared with an average daily of about 615,000 contracts.

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  • Amazon Prime service hits 100 million paid subscribers
Amazon Prime service hits 100 million paid subscribers

Amazon has kept its Prime subscriber number a closely held secret, forcing analysts to estimate the figure based on shopper surveys. Amazon is on pace to "own roughly half of USA commerce spending" by 2019, Ives said in a note on the company today.

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  • Revamped Apple News Service in the Works
Revamped Apple News Service in the Works

Now, though, a report claims Apple will be putting the newly acquired Texture to work, using it to integrate a premium news and magazine subscription service into Apple News . At the time when declining adevrtsiing revenue has emerged as the biggest challenge for news publication, majority have started taking a dive into the paid subscript...

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  • Analyst Earnings Forecast Scan: Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Analyst Earnings Forecast Scan: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

AA's SI was 6.86 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. It is up 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. Washington holds 310,309 shares or 2.96% of its portfolio. New York-based Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 2.58% in Apple Inc . Old West Investment Management Lim...

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  • When you use Facebook, know what you're putting out there
When you use Facebook, know what you're putting out there

Which would be good news for Facebook . You know what you're signing up for. "One of those being that everyone globally on their Facebook page will see an alert leading them to the apps setting where they can review the apps they have allowed to access their data".

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  • The Pentagon Says Strikes 'Crippled' Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites
The Pentagon Says Strikes 'Crippled' Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites

Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the USA and its allies "continue to put worldwide politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London , Paris and Washington". And she said President Donald Trump told her Saturday morning that if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again "the United States ...

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  • Lawsuit alleges Facebook gathered unauthorized biometric data
Lawsuit alleges Facebook gathered unauthorized biometric data

Schroepfer said most of the affected users are in the USA, and added: "We will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica ". Now, millions of Facebook users in the state of IL can seek up to $5,000 for each time the company's "Tag Suggestions" feature was used to mark them in a photo withou...

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  • Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic waste

The new enzyme indicates a way to recycle clear plastic bottles back into clear plastic bottles, which could slash the need to produce new plastic. As the researchers were using the 3D information of this stucture to understand how it works, they inadvertently engineered an enzyme that is better still at degrading the plastic than the one that ...

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  • Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils, 4:00 pm
Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils, 4:00 pm

Yet another game went down to the last over and yet again, Mumbai Indians (MI) were at the receiving end of the pulsating action. The pitch condition is good and it is hoping for Mumbai Indians . Kishan smashes a boundary, looking to hit every ball for a boundary.Ishan Kishan out! Hyderabad now lead the points table with two wins from two ga...

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  • CWG 2018: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins gold medal
CWG 2018: Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins gold medal

The film depicted Mary Kom's journey of becoming a boxer upto her victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo, which was her fourth title win at the competition. Two centimetres. That's all that separated Alyx Treasure from a women's high jump medal Saturday at the Commonwealth Games in Golf Coast, Australia.

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  • Jets vs. Wild live stream, Game 2
Jets vs. Wild live stream, Game 2

The Jets played without forward Mathieu Perreault , who departed Game 1 with an upper-body injury and was considered a game-time decision for Friday night. Erik Haula scored 19 power-play goals. The Jets tightened up in that area in Game 2 and though it was only 1-0 into the third period, it was never really that close of a contest.

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  • Bitcoin SURGE: Cryptocurrency hits $8000 as value soars by 17%
Bitcoin SURGE: Cryptocurrency hits $8000 as value soars by 17%

Bytom (BTM) traded up 6.7% against the dollar and now trades at $0.55 or 0.00008124 BTC. IOTA (MIOTA) traded up 5.6% against the dollar and now trades at $1.08 or 0.00015502 BTC. BTCRED is a community-driven and blockchain-enabled cryptocurrency working as an ERC20 token by leveraging the best attributes of both Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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  • Uber Ramps Up Background Checks for Drivers
Uber Ramps Up Background Checks for Drivers

Khosrowshahi took the helm at Uber in August after co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced out over a series of scandals and missteps, as well as allegations of unethical competition and a toxic work environment. Uber said Wednesday that it will make auto rentals available from its app later this month in San Francisco through a partnership with c...

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  • Diess plans far-reaching power grab as new CEO of Volkswagen
Diess plans far-reaching power grab as new CEO of Volkswagen

Bernd Osterloh, the company's powerful labor leader, balked at negotiating with him during tough contract talks in 2016, but Diess prevailed with a landmark deal that paved the way to cutting as many as 30,000 jobs and saving 3.7 billion euros ($4.6 billion).

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  • Bayer reaches deal with US for approval to buy Monsanto
Bayer reaches deal with US for approval to buy Monsanto

Augustine Asset Management has invested 1.31% in Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON ). Fny Managed Accounts owns 18 shs. Monsanto Ord (Put) now has $55.17B valuation. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Ltd Company reported 2,000 shs stake. Brown Brothers Harriman & owns 119 shares. Etrade Limited Com invested in 0.07% or 19,593 shares.

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  • Volkswagen boss could be replaced in restructuring
Volkswagen boss could be replaced in restructuring

The company also makes cars under the Audi , SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini brands. Matthias Mueller, who was brought in following the diesel emissions scandal in September 2015, has "showed his general willingness to contribute to the changes", according to a company statement.

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  • Investors Sell Tesla (TSLA) on Strength After Insider Selling
Investors Sell Tesla (TSLA) on Strength After Insider Selling

It has underperformed by 8.23% the S&P500. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 544 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 1,305 shares during the period. analysts predict that Tesla will post -15.15 earnings per share for the current year. The company rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Monday, April ...

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  • Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy
Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy

The achievement informs consumers around the world that it's not only possible for massive publicly traded global corporations to source 100% of their energy from renewables, but that its also the right financial decision. The tech major now has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totalling 626 megawatts of generation capacit...

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  • Shock, pity for Iranian-American YouTube shooter in Tehran
Shock, pity for Iranian-American YouTube shooter in Tehran

A 36-year-old man remains in serious condition. One of the witnesses told Fox News that he wished he was armed. Aghdam "positively identified herself" and told police she had "decided to leave her family's home a few days prior due to family issues".

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  • Oil gains on surprise drawdown in U.S. crude inventories
Oil gains on surprise drawdown in U.S. crude inventories

Futures in NY slipped 0.4% after climbing 0.8% on Tuesday. WTI crude oil future -0.27% to $63.37/bbl at last check. Brent for June settlement declined 2 cents to $68 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, after slipping 10 cents on Wednesday.

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  • Singapore market dips after Fed rate increase
Singapore market dips after Fed rate increase

The market now expects three hikes for 2018, and that remained the baseline forecast, but at least one more increase was added in the following two years. The SEP indicated that central bank officials are split on whether two or three additional interest rate increases will be needed in 2018. Similarly, the Fed forecast the jobless rate to fall...

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  • RBI keeps policy rate unchanged at 6 per cent
RBI keeps policy rate unchanged at 6 per cent

The Reserve bank of India today retained its "neutral" stance even as inflationary pressures have eased more than expected. With February retail inflation at 4.4 per cent, coming in much lower than its 5.1 per cent forecast for the January-March quarter, there were calls from certain sections to cut interest rates.

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  • Dan Scott:
Dan Scott: "Markets React on Fears of a New Trade War - Justified?"

China on Wednesday hit back at President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods by proposing additional tariffs of 25 percent on 106 categories of US imports including soybeans, autos, chemicals and some types of aircraft.

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  • NASA chooses Lockheed Martin to build and test supersonic aircraft
NASA chooses Lockheed Martin to build and test supersonic aircraft

The contract NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works this week was to design, build, and flight test this Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator X-plane. NASA has awarded a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.

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  • MSI unveils new powerful gaming laptops with Intel Coffee Lake processors
MSI unveils new powerful gaming laptops with Intel Coffee Lake processors

Unlike the U series chips , the new i9 processors are part of the H series of the manufacturer. Jumping straight to the top, the burliest entry is the Core i9-8950HK, the first Core i9 built for laptops. The 8850H and 8750H come with 6 cores and 12 threads, with Turbo Boost speeds of 4.3GHz and 4.2GHz, respectively. Each of these new Coffee La...

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  • Trump Floats Putin White House Invitation
Trump Floats Putin White House Invitation

Trump has faced criticism for not raising the issue of the attack during the same call with Putin in which he floated the idea of a White House meeting. Russian meeting with our European allies to continue reinforcing that unity", Rojansky writes . Trump rebuked then-national security advisor H.R. McMaster on Twitter in February after McMas...

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  • Trump's Amazon Tweet Comes at Eventful Time for State-Local Taxes
Trump's Amazon Tweet Comes at Eventful Time for State-Local Taxes

President Trump responded to the article on Twitter. "A lot of people have made this, with respect to Amazon, about personalities and the CEO at Amazon - we're talking about Jeff Bezos here", he said on Thursday on the Fox News channel.

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  • Will it snow? Your Easter Bank Holiday Lincoln weather forecast
Will it snow? Your Easter Bank Holiday Lincoln weather forecast

Weather forecaster Helen Willetts warned despite the odd slivers of sunshine on Easter Day, most of the United Kingdom will suffer from the cloudy, cold and damp weather for the next 48 hours. Tuesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Possibility of heavy snow over parts of England, Wales and southern Scotland. "The temperatures S...

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  • Shire PLC (SHPG) Position Decreased by Commerce Bank
Shire PLC (SHPG) Position Decreased by Commerce Bank

Mining and energy stocks were among the biggest fallers as continued global trade tensions hit the value of key metals such as copper and a surprise increase in USA crude inventories sent Brent crude futures back below $70 a barrel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Societe Generale given on Tuesday, November 7. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sach...

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  • Uber isolated by partners and competitors in aftermath of crash
Uber isolated by partners and competitors in aftermath of crash

Uber did not immediately respond to Fox News for comment. In a statement late Tuesday, an Uber spokeswoman said: "We believe that technology has the power to make transportation safer than ever before and recognise our responsibility to contribute to safety in our communities".

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  • Grab To Buy South East Asia Uber Business
Grab To Buy South East Asia Uber Business

After a fierce battle, Uber sold its China operations to rival DidiChuxing in 2016 in return for a stake, and a year ago the USA firm merged in Russian Federation with the taxi-hailing app of internet giant Yandex. Grab has always been the dominant force in ride-hailing in Southeast Asia and speculation mounted that a deal with Uber was on t...

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  • Google offshoot Waymo will launch driverless Uber competitor in Phoenix this year
Google offshoot Waymo will launch driverless Uber competitor in Phoenix this year

The vehicles are the first to attain a Level 4 in autonomy , which the Society of Automotive Engineers stipulates as a "high level" but not fully autonomous. "That's the world we're building", the company said. "Our cars have covered five million autonomous miles on roads in 25 different American cities", he says.

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  • Huawei P20 With 5.8-inch Notched Display, Dual Camera Unveiled
Huawei P20 With 5.8-inch Notched Display, Dual Camera Unveiled

It consists of a 40-megapixel colour camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and a 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The USP of this phone is its Leica dual camera featuring a 12MP lens with a pixel size of 1.55 um, and a 20MP monochrome lens.

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  • United States destroyer sails near Beijing-claimed island in South China Sea
United States destroyer sails near Beijing-claimed island in South China Sea

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Mustin traveled close to Mischief Reef (Meiji Reef, 美濟礁) in the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島), which are also claimed by Taiwan, and carried out maneuvering operations.

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