• Wall Street lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions
Wall Street lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions

North Korea and the United States have traded bellicose rhetoric after the UN Security Council further tightened sanctions on North Korea for its two tests last month of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 2,474.02) lost 0.9 point, or 0.04%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.23 percent from 2.26 percent la...

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  • Global safe-haven trades jump on escalating North Korea tensions
Global safe-haven trades jump on escalating North Korea tensions

And in bond markets , 10-year US Treasuries and Germany's ultra-safe government bonds, known as Bunds, were trading at their highest prices since June. The Nasdaq added 39.68 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,256.56. U.S. ECONOMY: Employers posted a record number of open jobs in June while a survey of small businesses showed optimism improving.

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  • Tesla to manufacture driverless 'platooning' semi-trucks
Tesla to manufacture driverless 'platooning' semi-trucks

Now some details may have leaked out, in the form of an e-mail conversation between Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles seen by the Reuters news service. Vehicles that platoon must continually communicate with each other and the infrastructure around them, but the distances between them are far too short to allow a human driver to...

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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai slams gender differences memo
Google CEO Sundar Pichai slams gender differences memo

In terms of disclosure, my own views tend to be socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Google's Mountain View headquarters, along with other USA offices of the company, will be targeted in the August 19 event, Posobiec said. "There are some topics that are off limits, including gender and racial diversity", he said. "I'd imagine if you wer...

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  • NZ air force detachment on Guam, island targeted by North Korea
NZ air force detachment on Guam, island targeted by North Korea

The euro was down 0.1 percent at $1.175 while the dollar fell 0.6 percent to 109.68 yen. The escalation in rhetoric jarred financial markets as investors sheltered their cash in assets that tend to perform in times of stress. Asian shares and US stock futures slipped while US Treasuries, gold and the safe-haven yen rose in early Asian trading o...

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  • USA stocks end lower after comments from Trump
USA stocks end lower after comments from Trump

Health care and consumer-focused companies were among the biggest laggards. Analysts said media and entertainment stocks also seemed to get caught up in the broader market drop, but emphasized it was often hard to isolate reasons behind specific stocks' movements.

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  • Couple Buys Entire Street in Nancy Pelosi's Old San Francisco Neighborhood
Couple Buys Entire Street in Nancy Pelosi's Old San Francisco Neighborhood

The cul-de-sac's asphalt, sidewalk and manicured lawns now belong to the couple. Now, nearly 70 years after the death of this discriminatory law, Lam and Cheng are not just enjoying their American street. Cheng and Lam "would like to exploit a bureaucratic oversight to their advantage", the statement said. They're also exercising the very America...

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  • Pound falls as Bank holds rates and cuts forecasts
Pound falls as Bank holds rates and cuts forecasts

Lombard Odier Investment Managers investment strategist Charles St-Arnaud said the BoE's ability to raise interest rates by the end of the year would continue to be hampered by the Brexit negotiations. In an interview with BBC Radio , BoE Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, Ben Broadbent said: "I think there may be some possibility for interest r...

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  • Ackman on comeback trail takes aim at ADP, gets instant pushback
Ackman on comeback trail takes aim at ADP, gets instant pushback

The company also took aim at Pershing Square's financial performance, which has been battered by the Valeant investment. Friday's statement comes after Bloomberg first reported last week that Ackman had built a stake in the firm. ADP said Ackman has told the company he owns an 8 per cent stake, largely accumulated through derivatives that reliev...

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  • Teva Pharmaceutical reports big drop in profits, cuts dividend
Teva Pharmaceutical reports big drop in profits, cuts dividend

The firm had revenue of $5.63 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.69 billion. That missed the $1.12 billion average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Share performance for the month is now at -2.12%. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was originally posted by Chaffey Breeze and is owned by of Chaffey...

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  • Census data shows Canadian households are changing
Census data shows Canadian households are changing

In the USA, 27.3% of all households are those living alone, 28.5% in the United Kingdom, 34.5% in Japan, and 41.1% in Germany. Finally, population aging and higher life expectancy have also contributed to the increase in one-person households, given that a larger share of seniors live alone as compared to other age groups.

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  • USAF to buy unclaimed Russian 747s for Air Force One replacement
USAF to buy unclaimed Russian 747s for Air Force One replacement

Although the US Air Force (USAF) has chose to go ahead with its plans of buying two new aircraft to replace the current presidential transport, it still found a way to cut the cost of the $386.8 million price tag for each of the two 747s.

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  • Teen evaluated after jumping from plane when it landed
Teen evaluated after jumping from plane when it landed

The Panama-based airline said in a brief statement that a crew member on Copa Airlines Flight 208 closed the door and the plane then taxied to the gate, where all the other passengers got off the flight without incident . Copa Airlines officials were not immediately available Wednesday for further comment. "People were yelling, 'Tell the fligh...

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  • Caixin manufacturing PMI hits four-month high in July
Caixin manufacturing PMI hits four-month high in July

Manufacturing sector in India contracted in July following the GST launch as new orders and output dropped for the first time since the downturn in December previous year post demonetisation, a survey said on Tuesday. The PMI exceeded the consensus forecast of 54.4 in a Reuters poll of economists. The latest survey adds more evidence that par...

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  • Fork Watch: First Bitcoin Cash Block Mined
Fork Watch: First Bitcoin Cash Block Mined

Will they process the blocks or reject them? What will happen after the bitcoin fork? . The firm operates the GDAX exchange, which said in an email alert it has temporarily disabled bitcoin withdrawals and deposits Tuesday "in preparation for the upcoming fork".

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  • Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks Bring HGTV & TLC Together In $14.6B Deal
Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks Bring HGTV & TLC Together In $14.6B Deal

David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications said: "This is an exciting new chapter for Discovery". Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 467,294 shares of the company's stock worth $12,514,000 after buying an additional 18,077 shares during the last quarter.

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  • Acceleration: GDP Rises At 2.6% Annual Pace
Acceleration: GDP Rises At 2.6% Annual Pace

The Commerce Department will release its advance second-quarter GDP estimate on Friday at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Investment on nonresidential structures like oil and gas wells likely provided another boost to GDP growth in the second quarter.

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  • WTI, Brent crude oil futures settle higher
WTI, Brent crude oil futures settle higher

Brent crude futures were up 86 cents at $52.35 a barrel at 11:35 a.m. EDT (1535 GMT) after reaching a two-month high of $52.68 a barrel. The deal to curb output propelled crude prices above $58 a barrel in January but they have since slipped back to a $45 to $50 range as the effort to drain global inventories has taken longer than expected.

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  • Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in USA diesel scandal
Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in USA diesel scandal

Earlier in July, the Justice Department charged former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio with directing employees to design software enabling thousands of Audi diesel cars to beat US emissions tests. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox has refused to release Schmidt on bond, saying he might flee. The US court approved in May the compensation plan of some 60...

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  • Lyft Drivers Say 'Hell No' to Rideshare Company's Taco Bell Partnership
Lyft Drivers Say 'Hell No' to Rideshare Company's Taco Bell Partnership

I am sure this will be a lot of fun for the drivers. Taco Mode will be launched as a pilot program between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. during two date periods: July 27-29 and August 3-5 in Orange County, California. Lyft combining with Taco Bell is a night out partnership at its best , as the Lyft explains. Taco Bell isn't paying Lyft , and the ...

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  • Ari Fleischer on Spicer Departure: 'Sean Has Had Enough'
Ari Fleischer on Spicer Departure: 'Sean Has Had Enough'

Shortly after reports that Scaramucci accepted the position began circulating, curious Twitter users handled the news the only logical way, by delving deep into Scaramucci's online past. The appointment comes as the White House deals with questions around a special counsel probe and several congressional investigations into alleged Russian med...

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  • No Korean military talks after North Korea snubs South's call
No Korean military talks after North Korea snubs South's call

Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours , the latter being the company that took Warmbier into North Korea , issued statements regarding the ban on Friday. The U.S. State Department confirmed it shortly after, citing safety concerns for U.S. citizens. The US will announce the ban within a couple of days, said Simon Cockerell, general manager ...

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  • Lyft Announces Self Driving Cars by the End of this Year
Lyft Announces Self Driving Cars by the End of this Year

Lyft is embarking on this in-house solution years behind Uber , Waymo, and many others. Until now, Lyft was focused on building a dense, diverse network of partnerships while rival Uber was employing teams of engineers to work on developing its own self-driving technology.

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein Weighs In On Mueller Hiring Clinton Donors
Deputy AG Rosenstein Weighs In On Mueller Hiring Clinton Donors

But days later, Trump admitted in an interview with NBC News that he would have fired Comey regardless of any recommendation. With regards to James Comey's decision to leak his memorandums from his conversations with the President, did you - what was your reaction to that when he said that he leaked that information to the press? "We have a...

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  • IMI plc's (IMI)
IMI plc's (IMI) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

Shore Capital maintained the shares of STJ in report on Tuesday, April 25 with "Buy" rating. The firm now has GBX 520.00 TP on the stock. Jefferies's target indicates a potential downside of -26.84% from the company's last price. It has underperformed by 11.87% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $13.15 billion. The company had a trading volu...

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  • Bharat Arun appointed Team India's bowling coach, confirms BCCI
Bharat Arun appointed Team India's bowling coach, confirms BCCI

Left to myself, I don't want to be involved in any of these issues, but if it lands in our lap what do we do? Later, India thumped South Africa 3-0 in home Test series and reached semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20. And we have the side to win away from home. It is pertinent to add that the 54-year-old had in the past served in the ...

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  • Bruce Allen doesn't know Kirk Cousins' name, calls him 'Kurt' multiple times
Bruce Allen doesn't know Kirk Cousins' name, calls him 'Kurt' multiple times

Per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, because he's playing 2017 on the franchise tag , Washington can not negotiate with Cousins until after the season. In the 2016 offseason, the Redskins' best offer - made early in the offseason - was for $ 16 million per year, with $ 24 million guaranteed. Washington claims they never got a s...

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  • Nasdaq continues win streak as Wall Street closes mixed
Nasdaq continues win streak as Wall Street closes mixed

Stocks in the US were ready to open in record territory Monday as investors prepared for what will be a busy week with several companies reporting earnings and an important report on manufacturing. This follows a robust first quarter when U.S. companies posted their best earnings since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The Russell...

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  • The Trump Administration Is Letting American Businesses Hire More Foreign Workers
The Trump Administration Is Letting American Businesses Hire More Foreign Workers

In order to hire foreign workers through the non-immigrant visa program, businesses must show there are not enough USA workers "able, willing, qualified, and available" for the jobs. Businesses' petitions are expected to be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The H-2B visa is used extensively by Trump's own businesses, including his M...

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  • Why Shares of Blue Apron Holdings Continue to Get Crushed
Why Shares of Blue Apron Holdings Continue to Get Crushed

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods means the company will soon have access to top-notch food sourcing and distribution, which will undoubtedly make it easy to compete with Blue Apron in the meal-kit market. And while the meal kit category is fraught with problems-including reports of high churn rates as consumers wrestle with food quality, ...

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