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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Medtronic plc (MDT)

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $153.42. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of International Business Machines by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $14700 target in Thursday, July 6 report. Read More »

Canada challenges U.S. tariff system

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The 32-page complaint challenges Washington's use of anti-dumping and countervailing duties, arguing it goes against WTO rules. There are 122 instances involving various countries listed in the WTO filing, which dates to December. The Canadian government feels this case could add weight to an existing complaint to the WTO over the duties Washington has levied on Canadian softwood. Read More »

IndusInd Bank Q3 net profit rises 25% to Rs936.25 crore

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The better earnings came on the back of a robust 20 per cent rise in net interest income (NII is interest earned minus interest expended) at Rs 1,894.81 crore against Rs 1578.42 crore in the year-ago period. We saw a 34% increase in our disbursements on overall vehicle finance. Gross non-performing assets ( NPAs ) advanced 54.25% to Rs1,498.70 crore at the end of the December quarter from Rs971.62 crore in the same quarter past year. Read More »

State Department Approves Possible $133.3 Million Missile Deal With Japan

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The department said the sale would support the US defense industry and underscore Trump's commitment to improve the defense of allies threatened by North Korea. Land-based Aegis systems have similar capabilities. With this technology, the Aegis missile-defense system - a collection of radar stations and interceptors - will be simultaneously able to detect threats from longer distances and combat targets with reduced reaction time, the U.S. Read More »

Gene Therapy Cure For Blindness Gets $850K Price Tag

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Misa was 4-yearsold when he received his gene therapy treatment . Dr Peter Bach, director of a policy centre at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY quoted regarding the issue, "The company very cleverly convinced everyone that they were going to charge a million dollars, so now they are being credited for being reasonable". Read More »

IKEA ad requires pregnant women to urinate for a discount

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Now, we're not sure about you, but peeing on a magazine hardly seems like a reasonable thing to do - let alone something that will change our lives. The discount is available to all members of the Ikea Family program . "Creating a controlled capillary action and well-balanced choice of materials were critical components to the project's success", he added. The subject of urination comes up more frequently in advertisements than you might think. Read More »

New Jersey Now Only State Where You Can't Pump Your Own Gas

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I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas. "Who knows how this will effect other body systems". "Our regular, longtime customers love coming here and talking to us while we pump their gas", Shelby Perkins, a cashier at a 76 gas station in Prineville, told the paper. Read More »

Property assessments show biggest gains in condo market

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An example property is now assessed at $524,000 in 2018, up from $440,000 in 2017. Vancouver, Squamish, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, Richmond, Surrey and the North Shore were among the areas with the highest increases a year ago, and the province sent out notices ahead of time so owners wouldn't be caught off-guard. Read More »

Portland General Electric (POR) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Shares of Portland General Electric ( NYSE POR ) traded down $0.57 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $43.37. Emerson Electric Co. ( EMR)'s value Change from Open was at -0.32% with a Gap of 0.00%. Trading volume for General Electric Company was 64.82 Million in its previous trading session. Fairfield Bush & holds 0.26% in Cummins Inc. (NYSE:RS) for 9,201 shares. Read More »

Rushing duo carries Bulldogs over Sooners in epic Rose Bowl finish

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Griffin was on the sideline for Monday night's Oklahoma-Georgia Rose Bowl game , sporting his Sooner colors. The Georgia Bulldog season continues now with the National Championship Game in Atlanta on Monday night. They took a major hit from sleek Oklahoma and the Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield , and they not only stayed upright, but managed to limit the Sooners to one offensive touchdown over the final two quarters plus both overtimes. Read More »

Baidu, BlackBerry form an autonomous-driving dream team

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Zhenyu Li, VP and General Manager of Intelligent Driving Group at Baidu. The two companies said they had signed a letter of intent to make Blackberry's QNX automotive operating system the foundation for Baidu's open platform for autonomous driving. Read More »

Chaos as JFK Airport evacuated after flooding

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The Port Authority said on Sunday that the airport's runways and taxiways were "fully operational" following Saturday's problems, but that the airlines themselves were still in "recovery mode", as the cold weather was still leading to equipment failures and operational slowdowns. Read More »

Amazon May Buy Target In 2018

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You see that Amazon sees a future where it's mostly online with some offline. Prominent analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Amazon's next move could be its expansion into the physical retail space with a takeover of Target this year. Read More »

Jack White Releases Two New Songs

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As with most White singles, there is a b-side. The first track, " Connected By Love ", features White's introspective side along with a bombastic chorus, gospel-tinged backup vocals from The McCrary Sisters' Ann and Regina McCrary and a keyboard-versus-guitar solo-trading section with Soulive/Lettuce keyboardist Neal Evans . Read More »

AAP Rajya Sabha nominations: Disgruntled Kumar Vishwas 'accepts martyrdom'

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The AAP's Kumar Vishvas, who eyed a seat, lost out, claimed "martyrdom" and hinted he had been punished for speaking against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal . Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to announce the three Rajya Sabha nominees of the party on Wednesday. "N.D. Gupta has a reputation in the CA fraternity and I have worked with him in the past", said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of research, Karvy Stock Broking. Read More »

Dominion Energy, SCANA To Merge In $7.9B All-Stock Deal

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The company would deliver energy to approximately 6.5 million regulated customer accounts in eight states and have an electric generating portfolio of 31,400 megawatts and 93,600 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. SCANA Corporation will continue to operate out of its current headquarters in SC after the deal closes. "There is more work to be done, but today, we are headed in the right direction". Read More »

Amazon says more than 5 billion items shipped in 2017 via Prime

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External researchers estimate that Amazon now could have up to 90 million Prime members. This shows just how important Prime has become to Amazon's future success. Prime is now available in 16 countries globally, following expansion into the Netherlands and Singapore past year. In addition to its core areas of shipping and video, Amazon broke some new ground with Prime in 2017. Read More »

December Retail Inflation At 17-Month High Of 5.21%

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WPI Inflation stood at 3.59 per cent during the previous month and 1.82 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted December's retail inflation rate would climb to 5.10%, the highest since July 2016, from 4.88% in November. Read More »

Marriott website in China temporarily closed after questionnaire gaffe

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Visitors to Delta's complaint and comment section on its Chinese website could select Tibet and Taiwan as countries which they were from, as of Friday morning in China. Taiwan has been self-ruled since a 1949 civil war split from the mainland, but Beijing continues to claim sovereignty over the island. Following a preliminary investigation, the hotel's behaviour has been found to violate both the Cyber Security Law of the People's Republic of China and the Advertising Law of the People's ... Read More »

Infosys posts better-than-expected Q3 profit on tax deal

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That compares with the 0.7 percent sequential rise and 7.7 percent gain on the year-earlier period, that analysts at HDFC Securities projected. Salil Parekh , CEO & MD of Infosys said, "It is a privilege for me to be appointed as the CEO & MD of Infosys, helping our clients navigate the digital future and employees build new skills and capabilities. Read More »

GM's latest self-driving vehicle has no steering wheel or pedals

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Cruise, which is based in San Francisco, expects to test the modified Chevy Bolt next year. What is the driver's seat in the Bolt EV will become the front left passenger seat in the Cruise AV, GM said. Cruise's auto had to navigate construction blocking the lane more than 18 times as often in the Bay Area and had to deal with emergency vehicles 270 times, versus six Phoenix encounters, according to the report. Read More »

Sweet Home Alabama: Toyota And Mazda Building New $1.6 Billion Plant

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Toyota and Mazda announced their ambition to build a plant in the United States in 2017. Aside from Toyota's original production facility and the upcoming one, Alabama is also home to a Mercedes-Benz plant. "We are committed to being another "best-in town" company in the city of Huntsville and the state of Alabama, a new hometown for Toyota and Mazda". Read More »

Theresa May Apologises For 'Frustrating' Delays To NHS Operations

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This represents an increase of 4% (559 patients) compared to previous year and a 14% increase (1,856 patients) compared to 2015/16. Trusts have also been told they can abandon efforts to house male and female patients in separate wards, in an effort to protect basic safety, as services become overwhelmed.By Tuesday night 12 NHS trusts - including two ambulance services covering nearly nine million people - had declared they had reached the maximum state of emergency. Read More »

China 2017 Exports to North Korea Up 8.3% -- Customs

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The increasing surplus is likely to give impetus to calls for tough measures. The International Monetary Fund is forecasting 2017 economic growth, due to be reported next week, at just under 6.8 percent. It will be hard to keep double-digit trade growth this year given the many global uncertainties and a high comparison base, Huang said. The president has connected the two issues a number of times. Read More »

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

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It's happened in Paris, Hong Kong, Montreal and other countries . Uber has been accused of using several pieces of software to evade authories and collect data on rivals. Uber has been using a secret tool known as "Ripley" to hide incriminating data from police, according to a report from Bloomberg . In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into Uber Technologies Inc's office in Montreal. Read More »

Ford Urges Some Ranger Owners Not To Drive After Takata Deaths

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There have been two fatalities in 2006 Ford Rangers caused by driver-side air bag inflator ruptures from Takata inflators built on the same day. Automakers will provide specific models in paperwork that will be filed later this month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More »

ISRO set to launch its 100th satellite today, along with 30 others

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Of the 31 satellites, three are Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and the US. There are only three Indian satellites among the 31 that ISRO is launching today at 9:29 AM under its first mission in 2018 - the PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission. Read More »

All Mac, iOS devices affected by chip bugs but safe now: Apple

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Breaking the silence over potential security flaws in chips, Apple has admitted that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected but are safe at the moment. There are already Meltdown patches for Microsoft's Windows , Apple's macOS and Linux. Microsoft rushed out an automatic Windows update on Wednesday. Read More »

Sam's Club stores abruptly close

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The news of the closings came on the same day that Sam's Club's parent company, Wal-Mart, announced it was boosting its starting salary for all US workers, including those at Sam's Club, to $11 an hour and handing out one-time cash bonuses. Read More »

Dropbox IPO Filing Reportedly Made Confidentially

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Dropbox achieved its $ 10 billion private valuation in its last private funding round in 2014. Bloomberg reported Thursday that Dropbox had filed for an IPO using the Securities and Exchange Commission's confidential reporting system, which allows Dropbox to submit its initial income statements and balance sheets to the SEC without letting the public pore all over the details. Read More »

M&S revenues fall as pressures on household budgets mount

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The group, which reset its strategy in November two months after Archie Norman joined as chairman, said clothing and homeware like-for-like sales fell 2.8 per cent in the 13 weeks to December 30th, its fiscal third quarter. Britons, whose spending power has been squeezed by inflation, prioritised food this Christmas and cut back on almost everything else, industry data has shown. Read More »