• 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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  • Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal
Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal

He noted that the company has already changed some of the policies that served to enable the breach, adding that, "we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it". The ads said Facebook is limiting the data apps receive when users sign in. The admission was written beneath the headline: "We have a responsibility to ...

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  • Police footage shows Uber driver was distracted before self-driving crash
Police footage shows Uber driver was distracted before self-driving crash

Unlike California, where Uber had been testing since spring of 2017, Arizona state officials had taken a hands-off approach to autonomous vehicles and did not require companies to disclose how their cars were performing. Uber declined to comment on Rajkumar's observations and referred questions to the National Transportation Safety Board, whi...

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  • Facebook plunge leads tech, Wall Street sell-off
Facebook plunge leads tech, Wall Street sell-off

USA equity markets opened slightly higher on Tuesday, rebounding from sharp losses from the previous session, as investors focused on the two-day FOMC policy meeting. A pan-European equity index fell nearly 0.3 percent, its early weakness accelerating after the WSJ report on China and a tech shares index reversing an early bounce.

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  • United Airlines suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
United Airlines suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

Passengers traveling with their pets inside the cabin will not be impacted by the decision. Pets that fly in the cabin will still be allowed aboard aircraft. "I think it's a wise move for United to take a step back, take a look at their procedures that are in place to make sure they are adequate", the attorney said.

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  • Welcome drop in inflation as Brexit impact fades
Welcome drop in inflation as Brexit impact fades

February's reading of 2.7 per cent was slightly lower than expectations and 2.5 per cent for underlying inflation is in line with forecasts. Similarly, transport fell 0.5 of a percentage point in February from 0.6 though the index advanced 3.2 percent on a year-on-year basis.

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  • Jay Weatherill to stand down as Labor leader after SA election loss
Jay Weatherill to stand down as Labor leader after SA election loss

Mr Xenophon ruled out running at the next federal election or taking a paid jobs with an SA Best politician, . "Jay Weatherill said this was a referendum on energy policy", he said in Sydney. The planned 120 megawatts (MW)/140 megawatt hours (MWh) storage capacity of Gupta's Liberty House is larger than that of the current record holder, built by...

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  • Eriksen double sends Spurs into FA Cup semis
Eriksen double sends Spurs into FA Cup semis

The semi-finals will take place over the weekend of 21-22 April. We fully deserved the victory. "There were a couple of games which we should have won and we didn't, but after the Champions League games, things turned around and we felt we could beat everyone there".

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  • EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran
EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran

Trump is still threatening to scrap the nuclear deal unless tough new restrictions are placed on Iran before May 12, when he must certify to Congress that Iran is in good standing under the current version of the deal. "We stress once more that Russian Federation will not participate in talks between three European countries and the USA and we ...

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  • India again asks Pak to probe incidents of harassment of Indian officials
India again asks Pak to probe incidents of harassment of Indian officials

The Note Verbale was sent today to Pakistan's Foreign Ministry "protesting against the intimidation and harassment" of Indian High Commission officials. The Indian government has also alleged that "the website of the High Commission continues to be intermittently blocked, causing inconvenience and affecting the normal functioning of the Mission...

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  • Federer matches best season start
Federer matches best season start

It had already started the year before that, which this time it didn't. "I felt that (after saving break-point) that he was going to miss another opportunity". After becoming the oldest World Number 1 in ATP rankings in February, Federer claimed that his sights are on winning 100 career titles. Juan Martin del Potro , a runner-up in Indian We...

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  • Trump blocks Broadcom bid to buy Qualcomm, citing 'national security concerns'
Trump blocks Broadcom bid to buy Qualcomm, citing 'national security concerns'

As such, Broadcom and Qualcomm "shall immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover ", ordered the US President. CFIUS's concerns over the deal are said also to stem from Broadcom's ties to Huawei , which was blacklisted in 2012 along with ZTE when the US House Intelligence Committee cited security risks posed by the compani...

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  • Jamie Carragher apologises to 14-year-old girl for spitting incident
Jamie Carragher apologises to 14-year-old girl for spitting incident

We have made that clear to him in person today and suspended him from his duties. "It falls well below the standards we expect", Sky Sports said in a statement. "I've let Sky Sports down, my family and the family involved", the Champions League victor said. My biggest regret is for the 14-year-old girl to be caught in the middle of it.

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  • Pentagon memo provides details on Trump's military parade: No tanks
Pentagon memo provides details on Trump's military parade: No tanks

The event will "include a heavy air component at the end of the parade", the memo said, meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Officials said they are anxious about the possible damage that non-wheeled vehicles could infict upon Washington streets.

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  • Waymo is testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta
Waymo is testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta

The bright blue trucks in Waymo's Atlanta pilot will still have back-up drivers in the cabs to monitor systems and take control if needed. The trucks won't be completely driverless, but will be operating on public roads during the pilot, the company said.

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  • How To Stream MLB Games: Facebook Will Air 25 Games In 2018
How To Stream MLB Games: Facebook Will Air 25 Games In 2018

Facebook's deal consists of weekday afternoon games, mostly on Wednesdays. MLB said the games on Facebook Watch will be the league's first digital-only national broadcasts. Neither Facebook nor Major League Baseball disclosed the terms of the agreement, but Bloomberg reported the deal was priced at between $30 million to $35 million.

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  • Technical issue leaves passengers stranded for hours at Sydney airport
Technical issue leaves passengers stranded for hours at Sydney airport

As reported by ABC News , technical issues affected passenger processing at the airport's T1 global terminal and T2 Domestic terminal until about 8:30AM when Sydney Airport said that systems were back up and running, and that is was processing passengers again.

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  • Amazon to stop selling Google's Nest products
Amazon to stop selling Google's Nest products

According to a source familiar with the situation, Amazon's retail team did not specify who gave the order to stop selling Nest's future products but mentioned that the decision "came from the top". Aside from nixing Google's phones and speakers, Amazon has yet to re-list its rival's Chromecast streaming device, after promising to restart sales ...

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  • Barton aims dig at United man for trying to 'get summers off'
Barton aims dig at United man for trying to 'get summers off'

McTominay, who has been associated with United since he was five, signed a new contract in October that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2021. That's what struck me when I met him as a young player. He's a fantastic young player and it's great for us as a country. "He'll know that, he'll adapt, and I think the biggest thing is not to put too m...

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  • Trump's Tariff Decision Could Make Your Beer More Expensive: Here's How
Trump's Tariff Decision Could Make Your Beer More Expensive: Here's How

At the same time , the company could benefit if the Trump administration places tariffs on foreign products that Arconic manufactures. "Kooky 18th century protectionism will jack up prices on American families - and will prompt retaliation from other countries", Sasse continued.

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  • Man Spends $1600 on Uber Ride After Night of Partying
Man Spends $1600 on Uber Ride After Night of Partying

Neither Uber nor the driver made a statement as to why the driver had chose to take a passenger on a 300 mile trip. "We went to a frat party and then went to the bar", he told the news station. He said that he never put the address into the phone and that, at some point, the driver got control of the phone. That said, the Gloucester County re...

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  • U.S. stockmarkets suffer worst month in over two years
U.S. stockmarkets suffer worst month in over two years

Energy shares dropped with oil prices and the sector had the biggest daily decline in the S&P 500 , but a break below the 50-day moving average on the S&P 500 triggered further selling in afternoon trading. On Tuesday, Powell gave an upbeat view on the US economy and said data had strengthened his confidence on inflation. That will have implicat...

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  • S Satellite Roars Into Orbit
S Satellite Roars Into Orbit

The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett GOES-S mission managers confirmed at 8:58 p.m. At the news conference and at another one held earlier on February 27, NOAA and NASA researchers shared stories of how GOES-East's remarkably clear views have ai...

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  • Looters broke into Dublin supermarket using digger during blizzards
Looters broke into Dublin supermarket using digger during blizzards

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 a mechanical digger in what looks like an attempt to steal the store's safe.

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  • Storm Emma puts paid to holidaymakers' plans at Bristol Airport
Storm Emma puts paid to holidaymakers' plans at Bristol Airport

More than 200 flights, mainly short-haul services, have been cancelled at Heathrow while about 50 of Gatwick's departures were also axed. "Please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport". Further Ryanair flights have been cancelled today, all flights to and from Dublin, Cork, Kerry and Shannon Airport ha...

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  • In the icy grip of the Beast From the East
In the icy grip of the Beast From the East

THE "Beast from the East" was a pest for the west as thousands of children were forced to miss school due to heavy snow . The cold spell has been caused by a jump in temperatures high over the Arctic, known by meteorologists as sudden stratospheric warming, which has weakened the jet stream that brings warm air in from the Atlantic to Ireland an...

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