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Wall Street, dollar slip on North Korea jitters

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A hydrogen bomb is much more powerful than the simpler types of atomic weapons tested by North Korea five times previously, or the bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Kashkari - the Minneapolis Fed President - is a voting member this year. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was up 0.1 percent at 92.314. Read More »

Ryanair cuts carry-on luggage allowance to stem delays

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Priority boarding can be purchased for €/£5 at the time of booking or added to a booking for €/£6. In what amounts to the the biggest overhaul of its baggage policy in four years, the low-priced airline said only those who pay the fee will be allowed to take a larger bag (55cm x 40cm x 20cm and no heavier than 10kg) into the cabin. Read More »

Local Dems swift in condemnation of Trump's DACA decision

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It was not immediately clear what would happen to people who currently have work permits under the program, or whose permits expire between now and the end of March. Obama bypassed Congress and created DACA through an executive order in 2012. Hundreds of business executives, including ones from Apple and Facebook , are urging Trump and Congress to protect the young immigrants. Read More »

All Whites pleased to advance to playoff

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Myer Bevan's first worldwide goal and an own goal by Haddis Gagame was enough for New Zealand to advance to an inter-continental playoff for the 2018 World Cup finals following a 2-2 draw with the Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Coach Anthony Hudson was pleased the All Whites emerged relatively unscathed against a physical approach from the hosts. However, the home side pulled a goal back from the penalty spot through star attacker Micah Lea'Alafa before the half-hour mark. Read More »

Govt issues alert for Locky Ransomware targeting computers

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CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) advised the residents of Indian, Indian companies as well as corporate houses to watch out for suspicious emails that have file attachments. "The messages contain "zip" attachments with Visual Basic Scripts (VBS ) embedded in a secondary zip file". "It has been reported that a new wave of spam mails are circulating... Read More »

How the ban will affect Bell Pottinger

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The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) ruled that the successful London PR firm engaged in activities which "brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute" and expelled the firm for a minimum of five years. In South Africa, a report by the country's graft ombudsman previous year implied that the Gupta family used their political connections to influence cabinet appointments and the issuing of state contracts. Read More »

At last, Nigeria officially exits recession

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Reacting to the latest GDP numbers which showed the economy grew 2.5% in the second quarter of the year, Gigaba said "we need to remain honest about the major challenges that still face the local economy". This positive growth is attributable to both the oil and non-oil sectors of the economy. Since emerging from the 2009 recession, South African growth has fallen short of the government's 5 per cent target that economists say is needed to curb unemployment. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic

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As of a 10:00 AM, tropical storm Jose was located to the east of Hurricane Irma . The latest minimum central pressure reported by reconnaissance aircraft is 931 mb. Irma's future, and that of the USA coastline, is dependent on two atmospheric features: the Bermuda High and an upper-level low moving west to east through the central U.S. Read More »

The Daily News has a new owner

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The New York Daily News has been sold for $1 to newspaper publisher Tronc, in a move that's been called both "bold" and a "sign of perilous times " for newspapers and the people who run them. "As part of the Tronc portfolio, the New York Daily News will provide us with another strategic platform for growing our digital business, expanding our reach and broadening our services for advertisers and marketers". Read More »

Air India Express aircraft veers off taxiway at Kochi Airport

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All the passengers and the crew members have been evacuated from the aircraft, according to the reports. A ladder was arranged to take the passengers out of the plane. The nose-wheel of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft also collapsed after it went off the taxiway, an airline source said. The flight had landed at 2:39 AM. Read More »

Alibaba trials smile-to-pay app

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If you visit one of KFC's KPRO restaurants in Hangzhou, China, you can pay for your panini or salad by smiling at a camera-equipped kiosk - you need to verify the purchase on your phone, but you don't have to punch in digits or bring your phone up to an NFC reader. Read More »

USA shoots down medium-range ballistic missile in Hawaii test

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South Korea's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Jeong Kyeong-doo also spoke with his U.S. counterpart Gen. Joseph Dunford in a phone conservation, during which they stressed the need for "effective military responses" to the provocation, aimed at demonstrating the allies' force and resolve, according to Jeong's office. Read More »

USA successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile

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The president tweeted that "Talking is not the answer!" However, diplomats expect resistance from Russian Federation and fellow veto-wielding power China , particularly given that new measures were only announced on August 5 after North Korea tested its first two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Read More »

Fuel prices will rise heading into Labor Day

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Gas prices rose at least 15 cents in 24 hours in several metropolitan areas, including Dallas and El Paso; Athens, Ga., and Dayton, Ohio, AAA reported Friday. The slowed flow of gasoline after Hurricane Harvey is hitting Maryland drivers right before they hit the road for the holiday. Provo- $2.58/g, up 3.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.54/g. Read More »

AAA: Gas prices expected to keep rising in Florida

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Nationally, the price has increased by 20 cents per gallon to $2.56 in one week, according to the survey. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline Friday was $2.28 in Lauderdale County and $2.32 in Colbert County, according to GasBuddy.com, which provides daily updates for counties across the nation. Read More »

Rising gas prices aren't stopping some Labor Day Weekend travelers

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And drivers could face higher gas prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - with potential delays for pipeline deliveries, refinery closures and widespread flooding throughout Texas and parts of Louisiana. Experts say it's all because of Tropical Storm Harvey, which barreled down hundreds of miles away, where this state gets most of its fuel. "I think it's temporary and hopefully it will get better soon", says Sandler. Read More »

Gas Prices On The Rise As Labor Day Travelers Hit The Road

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According to GasBuddy.com, which tracks fuel prices nationally, the average price of gasoline in the USA was $2.55 a gallon Friday. "I didn't really pay much attention to the gas prices", driver Sarah Montgomery says. AAA says "yes" the prices will rise, but we won't see any actual shortages from this storm. It's among several southern states that are heavily reliant on the Colonial Pipeline for deliveries of gasoline. Read More »

More than 4 million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

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Other databases Kromtech was able to access in BroadSoft's AWS repositories had billing addresses, phone numbers and other information for hundreds of thousands of Time Warner Cable customers. Kromtech's chief communications officer, Bob Diachenko, said that "Hackers continually use leaked or hacked information to commit other tremendous crimes". Read More »

Resigned following party's order: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be out of the country from September 3 to September 7 for the Brics summit in China and a state visit to Myanmar. But some reports said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not yet accepted Bharti's resignation. Read More »

US Strategic Petroleum Reserve Can Ease Rising Gas Prices From Hurricane Harvey

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Retail gas prices continue to climb, partially because of the shortage , partially because of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the shortage , and partially because of the Labor Day weekend. President Donald Trump has proposed selling almost half the petroleum reserve amid an oil production boom that has seen USA imports drop sharply in the past decade. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey increases gasoline prices 4 cents nationally

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Georgia prices jumped almost 12 cents overnight and are up about 29 cents for the week. That's up 3 cents from a day ago, almost a dime from a week ago, 15 cents from a month ago and 19 cents from a year ago, according to AAA . The largest refinery in the United States , located in Port Arthur, Texas , was among the shuttered. " The Colonial pipeline is not pumping as much because it is not getting anything injected by Texas refineries", Kloza said. Read More »

Oil Shipments From Louisiana Jump Ahead Of Harvey

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The shutting down of refineries has pushed the gasoline market to severe backwardation as the contract for September delivery breached $2 per barrel before expiry. There has been further damage to refining capacity with latest estimates suggesting that close to 4.5mn bpd and around 25% of capacity is now unavailable. Read More »

Italy boss Ventura: I couldn't help but applaud Isco

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Alvaro Morata came off the bench to round off a ideal night for Spain as they moved three points ahead of Italy at the top of Group G of European qualifying with just three games against Liechtenstein , Macedonia and Israel to go. Read More »

Bond denied for 3 teens accused of killing South Florida MMA fighter

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The Sun-Sentinel reports that 16-year-old Summer Church of West Boca along with 18-year-olds Roberto Ortiz of Boynton Beach and Jace Swinton of Margate were booked into the Palm Beach County jail on Friday morning after being indicted for the death of Rajman, per the sheriff's office spokesman Eric Davis. Read More »

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Acquires 260881 Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)

It has outperformed by 73.17% the S&P500. Scepter Holdings Inc decreased its stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl ( VRX ) by 16.67% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. As of quarter end Jane Street Group, LLC had disposed of a total of 552,500 shares trimming its stake by 81.7%. Alyeska Investment Grp Inc Ltd Partnership accumulated 1.51M shares. Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman: From economics to defence

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Jaitley had held the portfolio as an additional charge after Manohar Parrikar left the post to become Goa chief minister earlier this year. "But logistically that doesn't seem possible today being a Sunday to make the changes", said Jaitley, who will hold a bilateral dialogue with his Japanese counterpart, ahead of a visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India later this month. Read More »

Scorching heat, wildfires bake US West over holiday weekend

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Heat that has afflicted the Western United States made conditions tough for crews in Los Angeles and beyond. About 3,800 homes were threatened, authorities said. city history". It also created difficulties for crews fighting a fire that chewed through brush-covered mountains just north of downtown Los Angeles. Read More »

Harvey's wake tempers bullish outlook for US oil output growth

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Almost 30% of the nation's refining capacity along the Gulf Coast has been shut or reduced operations due to flood waters associated with the storm. The flooding in Texas has hurt local refineries' capacity to convert oil into petroleum products while also disrupting a major pipeline that moves gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the northeast. Read More »

Osweiler lands back with Broncos

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Two months after signing the deal with Houston, Osweiler had some choice words of his own for the Broncos . The rest is history: Manning (and the Broncos' defense) lead the team to a Super Bowl victory with Osweiler on the bench. Read More »