• Barclays to pay $2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit
Barclays to pay $2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit

The British lender was the only bank to push back against the size of the settlement demanded by the Justice Department, prompting the prosecutor to file a lawsuit in the waning days of the Obama administration in 2016. The Justice Department originally sued Barclays and several of its US affiliates in late 2016 over the sale of risky mortgage-back...

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  • Saudi Arabia and SoftBank plan world's largest solar project
Saudi Arabia and SoftBank plan world's largest solar project

Initially, there would be two large Saudi solar electricity generation projects, one with a capacity of 3 gigawatts and one at 4.2 gigawatts. The solar park has to reach its maximum capacity by 2030 and may cost almost 1 billion United States dollars per gigawatt.

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  • Census 2020: United States adds controversial citizenship question
Census 2020: United States adds controversial citizenship question

The department said the citizenship information would help the Justice Department enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voting rights and helps prevent the unlawful dilution of the vote on the basis of race. Researchers said respondents had specific fears about sharing confidential information with researchers, and attributed it ...

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  • Concern about Middle East tension pushes up oil prices
Concern about Middle East tension pushes up oil prices

China's launch on Monday of its crude futures exchange will improve the clout of the yuan in financial markets and could threaten the worldwide primacy of the dollar, argues a new report by Hayden Briscoe, APAC head of fixed income at UBS Asset Management.

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  • Qantas Launches First Europe-Australia Nonstop Flight
Qantas Launches First Europe-Australia Nonstop Flight

The route, which took four days when it was first launched, has now been cut down to almost a sixth of that time. Leaving Sydney, it stopped in Darwin in northern Australia , Singapore, Calcutta in India, Karachi in Pakistan, Cairo in Egypt, Tripoli in Libya and, finally, London.

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  • Delete your Facebook accounts, says WhatsApp co-founder
Delete your Facebook accounts, says WhatsApp co-founder

Now, one of the co-founders of WhatsApp is speaking out against the platform. As Facebook faces fallout from a big defamation incorporating the use of its information by Cambridge Analytica, public figures in the technology industry are voicing up against the social media network.

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  • Volkswagen Atlas Ditches Two Seats for New Variant
Volkswagen Atlas Ditches Two Seats for New Variant

Amid much fanfare Monday afternoon, Volkswagen officials announced the next-generation vehicle to be built in Chattanooga. A concept version of the five-passenger SUV will be officially unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show .

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  • Alibaba Will Invest Another $2 Billion in Online Mall Lazada
Alibaba Will Invest Another $2 Billion in Online Mall Lazada

Lucy Peng, Lazada's current chairwoman and Alibaba co-founder, will be taking over as CEO from current chief Maximilian Bittner. The statement didn't specify how much of the company Alibaba will own after the latest investment. Former CEO Max Bittner will continue as "senior advisor to Alibaba Group " and, as TechCrunch reports , will be ...

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  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 6th T20I: Last over controversy that shamed sportsmanship
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 6th T20I: Last over controversy that shamed sportsmanship

Bangladesh were also seen doing the "Nagin dance" celebration after sealing their spot in the final. India start as favourites against Bangladesh tomorrow, but Karthik refused to take the "Tigers" lightly. India Standard Time at R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo , Sri Lanka , on Wednesday, March 14. Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Th...

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  • Violence Walkout: Local students seek culture change
Violence Walkout: Local students seek culture change

In a tweet, the organization said , "We're collecting stories of student discipline post-walkout in NJ". And as the American Civil Liberties Union points out, the current wave of student activism is a rich part of American tradition. Dalsin says other students held signs which hadn't been submitted for approval. "I like what the school's doing...

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  • IHeartMedia, owner of 850 radio stations, files for Ch. 11
IHeartMedia, owner of 850 radio stations, files for Ch. 11

Finsbury is handling the biggest bankruptcy in radio as iHeartMedia , owner of America's No. 1 network, files for Chapter 11 to restructure $10B in debt. Clear Channel didn't commence Chapter 11 proceedings. The more than six months long negotiations between the company and its creditors evolved into this pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing .

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  • Dicks Sporting Goods Inc Stock Hit Hard by Revenue Miss, Comparable Sales
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc Stock Hit Hard by Revenue Miss, Comparable Sales

As per Sunday, January 7, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Brean Capital has "Buy" rating and $4500 target. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold". This number based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Among 40...

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  • Google to ban advertisements on cryptocurrencies and related products
Google to ban advertisements on cryptocurrencies and related products

After Facebook announced to ban cryptocurrency related ads earlier this year, it's the search engine giant Google, which is set to ban all cryptocurrency-related ads including ICOs. Facebook also emphasized in a blog post that it wants users to continue to discover and learn about new products and services through its platform "without fear of...

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  • Arkansas' January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent
Arkansas' January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

The state's unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.1 percent. That's up from a revised 4.2 percent in December. Both have stayed in place since then. Florida's housing market also remains strong as median home prices rose $20,000 across the state in the a year ago. There were no big winners other than construction, with a 1 perce...

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  • Trump Personal Assistant John McEntee Fired, Will Join Re-Election Campaign
Trump Personal Assistant John McEntee Fired, Will Join Re-Election Campaign

President Donald Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The Journal reported that McEntee was a constant presence by Trump's side, making sure he had markers to sign autographs, delivering messages and even ensuring the White House clocks were adjusted ...

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  • Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open
Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open

The 36-year-old Serena took centre stage as she needed just under two hours to dispatch Bertens, of the Netherlands, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 here, Saturday. "She looked like she never lost a step", Venus said. Serena - a two-time champion at Indian Wells - was far from her free-flowing best against Bertens Saturday but she battled past the Dutchman...

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  • Trump 'On the Same Wavelength' as Mike Pompeo on North Korea
Trump 'On the Same Wavelength' as Mike Pompeo on North Korea

Nearly from the get-go, Tillerson , the former CEO of Irving-based Exxon Mobil, seemed out of sorts and out of step with his mercurial boss. Tilllerson and Trump had been at odds over their opinions on the Iran nuclear deal and the handling of diplomatic relations with North Korea , with Trump saying the two "felt a little bit differently, ...

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Isn't Running For President in 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Isn't Running For President in 2020

Last November Trump used the name at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II. When asked Sunday whether she'd agree to calls for genetic testing to resolve the heritage controversy , Warren launched into a family history, as purportedly told by her parents and grandparents, before saying, "It's a part of who ...

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  • DGCA grounds 11 Airbus aircraft over IndiGo's mid-air engine failure
DGCA grounds 11 Airbus aircraft over IndiGo's mid-air engine failure

The stock of InterGlobe Aviation was seen under pressure on Tuesday following news that the airline regulatory has asked the company to ground its A320neo fleet of aircraft. Indigo is India's largest passenger airline , with a market share of 39.4 percent as of November 2017, and is also one of the largest operators of the A320neo variant.

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  • We deserved it - Rodgers revels in derby win over Rangers
We deserved it - Rodgers revels in derby win over Rangers

Rangers were promoted to the top flight last season but Brendan Rodgers' Celtic won five of six derbies on their way to a sixth successive title and a historic treble, while the Gers languished 39 points behind in third place. Offering no complaints, Rodgers observed: 'I have watched it again I can see why it is given. "Normally, when the ce...

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  • Waymo is launching their self-driving semi truck pilot test next week
Waymo is launching their self-driving semi truck pilot test next week

Uber announced this week that its own self-driving trucks starting hauling freight across Arizona in a test program. These autonomous big rigs have been testing in both California and Arizona over the course of the past year, Waymo says, and now they're ready to roll in Georgia, too.

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  • California veteran's home on lockdown after reports of shots fired
California veteran's home on lockdown after reports of shots fired

Linda La Rue Koch, who lives on the property, told KTVU she was safe but placed on lockdown. Kramer's wife, Devereaux Smith, was one of the people allowed to leave. local time and a shelter-in-place order was issued. According to California Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Home of California in Yountville dates back to 1884 and is con...

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  • Clinton police officer killed, 2 other officers recovering from shooting
Clinton police officer killed, 2 other officers recovering from shooting

Waters, 37, of Clinton, dead inside a home in Clinton Wednesday morning. Of the two other officers injured, one suffered "moderate" injuries while the third suffered minor injuries, according to Lowe. Officials say Morton served with distinction for the citizens of Clinton as a full-time police officer from February 2015 to January 2017. Nume...

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  • 19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student
19-year-old arrested for making 'criminal threats' towards high school student

The suspect was charged with manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction prohibited, the department said . " It was also determined that the male had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization ", police said, NBC News reported.

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  • International Women's Day: when is it and why is it celebrated?
International Women's Day: when is it and why is it celebrated?

The Debate will also aim to empower target groups to take action by strengthening their ability to advocate for the rights of women and girls and this event will take place at the Cathedral Catholic School in Monrovia . The first of this series of interviews will be released on 8 March 2018, and a weekly update thereafter - so please stay posted...

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  • Amazon Explores New Checking Accounts Product
Amazon Explores New Checking Accounts Product

Amazon was not immediately available for comment. But if Amazon does wind up offering checking accounts, it will be just the latest example of how the e-commerce giant is extending its tentacles into just about every aspect of its customers' lives.

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  • Edinburgh Airport open but numerous flights cancelled
Edinburgh Airport open but numerous flights cancelled

Flight operations will NOT resume until Saturday morning, meaning there will be no flights to or from Dublin Airport tomorrow. Following the announcement of an extended red alert weather warning for Leinster and Munster, Dublin Airport has confirmed in a statement that there will be no flights going to or from the Airport on Friday.

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  • Woods to play at Valspar Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational
Woods to play at Valspar Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course will represent Woods' fourth PGA Tour start of the season. Woods tweeted that he committed to play both tournaments after a "good recovery week". That was the goal when I first came back. Golf Channel and NBC analyst David Duval believes the Valspar Championship will help Woods...

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  • Mark Carney: It's time to regulate Bitcoin
Mark Carney: It's time to regulate Bitcoin

Carney confirmed that United Kingdom watchdogs wanted to ensure financial firms active in the market for crypto assets, including specialist exchange groups, were held to the same regulatory standards as others. He said this was important as cryptocurrencies raise a "host of issues" around consumer and investor protection, market integrity, money ...

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  • Then he got back up, and won gold
Then he got back up, and won gold

US skip John Shuster's son led a rousing chant of " USA! ". "And I was like, 'This is silly.' I'm getting my heart broken by this sport. Seriously, this is the Olympics". "It feels nearly unbelievable", said curler Matt Hamilton immediately after the match. "(The Swedes) margin for error got incredibly small". Shuster struggled early, shooting ...

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