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Cash rate remains steady after RBA meeting

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This is confirmed in the official forecasts from the February Statement on Monetary Policy of 3 ¼ per cent in 2018 and 2019. Speaking at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner, Mr Lowe said that Australia does not need to "move in lock-step" with other countries like the U.S. Read More »

Peele, 'Get Out' make Oscar history with screenplay win

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Guillermo del Toro won the best director Oscar for " The Shape of Water ", his sumptuous, sensual fairytale that is a Technicolor ode to outsiders. The awards also effectively skirted the awkwardness of having an accused man in the spotlight by shifting around long-held presenter traditions and having Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence present the best actress award instead of Casey Affleck. Read More »

Burger flipping robot now cooking at Caliburger fast food restaurant

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Flippy's creators argue that the robot will bring some consistency to an industry that grapples with high turnover rates. David Zito, co-founder and chief executive officer of Miso Robotics added, "I'm thrilled that one of the biggest names in hospitality chose Miso Robotics to assist kitchen staff in their venues". Read More »

Trump says trade wars are 'good' and 'easy to win'

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Korea's steel exports to America dived 38 percent to $3.25 billion a year ago from $5.2 billion in 2014. The Moon Jae-in administration should step up cooperation with other countries and global trade organizations in fighting against the US protectionist move. Read More »

Washington becomes first state to pass law protecting net neutrality

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Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill making Washington the first state to set up its own net-neutrality requirements in response to the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of Obama-era rules. Several governors have signed executive orders to restore net neutrality policies in their states. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter supported the 2015 rules. Read More »

It's clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities

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In the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 presidential election, special prosecutor Robert Mueller has charged 22 people, including Trump's former campaign manager and that manager's business partner, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and Trump's national security adviser. Read More »

Pennsylvania AG suing Uber over 2016 data breach

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Deputy attorney general Timothy Murphy filed the lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on Monday morning. Pennsylvania is seeking up to $13.5 million in damages from Uber after the the ride-sharing platform suffered a data breach of driver and passenger data and did not not disclose the information for over a year. Read More »

Shell Midstream Partners, LP 2017 Form 10-K Available on Website

Kingstown Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Ebay Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.67B market cap company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating , seven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Read More »

James Pitaro takes over as president of ESPN

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Before joining Disney at the beginning of the decade, he helped make Yahoo Sports one of the most popular online destinations for scores, news and streaming National Hockey League games. "As a passionate and lifelong sports fan, I am honored to be joining the ESPN team during such a pivotal time in its storied history", Mr. Pitaro said in a statement released Monday afternoon. Read More »

United Airlines ditches employee bonuses and moves to big-prize lottery system

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Last week, United Airlines issued an internal memo notifying employees of its plans to drop the performance-based bonuses for a new program called "core4 Score Rewards". Non-winners will not receive even their prior bonuses. Some employees are upset about the change, the report said. While he noted that the new bonus system is separate from the airline's profit-sharing payments, he said the new system contradicts the company's principles. Read More »

Mayor taps Houston superintendent to head city's schools

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Carranza came to Houston from the San Francisco Unified School District where he was superintendent for four years. How does the job in New York City compare to the job at HISD? . When does he begin work in New York City? "I want to thank the mayor and first lady for the opportunity to join an administration that knows public education is an investment in our future". Read More »

Walmart expanding meal kits to more stores

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There will also simply be meals available on store shelves for customers to purchase. The food kit meals were created in Walmart's Culinary and Innovation Center. You can follow this link to learn more about the new meal kits from Walmart and the locations that already offer them. Amazon introduced meal kits sometime past year through its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service, albeit with a higher price tag. Read More »

Judge Orders Former Drug Exec Shkreli to Give Up $7.36 Million

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Shkreli is scheduled to be sentenced for securities fraud on Friday. His lawyer, Ben Brafman, did not respond to a request for comment. Shkreli, who became famous in 2015 for raising the price of the anti-parasite drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent, has been in jail since last September. Read More »

Icelandic Police Are Hunting for Hundreds of Bitcoin Miners

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Cryptocurrency-mining servers valued at $2m are still missing in action, following a spate of datacentre burglaries in Iceland , local police have confirmed. "Everything points to this being a highly organised crime", he told the Associated Press . Last week, a Reykjanes District Court ruled that two of the people should remain in custody. Read More »

Amazon may team with banks to offer checking accounts

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A new checking account service would essentially entrench the Seattle-based company even further into the lives of its customers. ( NYSE:BRK.B ) to form an independent health care alliance for their employees. The benefits of such an account for Amazon's current customers are unclear at the moment but product discounts, faster payment processing and the potential elimination of standard checking account maintenance fees all seem like distinct possibilities. Read More »

Graco Announces Voluntary Recall Of Highchair

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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), "is announcing a voluntary recall of the Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair". The rear leg (s) can pivot, posing a potential fall hazard to a child. Parents and caregivers are advised to stop using the $99 high chair immediately. Graco and Table2Table highchair are also printed on the label on the underside of the toddler seat. Read More »

United Kingdom services sector perks up in February - IHS Markit

The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI survey rose to 54.5 for February, up from a 16-month low of 53 in January. Spain bucked the trend among the major economies, with the best PMI reading in eight months. The index has held above the 50 line separating growth from contraction every month since October 2013. Financial markets now price in a more than 50 percent chance that the BoE will raise its main interest rate twice this year, taking it to 1 percent. Read More »

Diesel new vehicle registrations fall again, says SMMT

The van market picked up strongly in February with particularly strong growth in the 2-2.5 tonne sector which rose 20 per cent, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Although March is traditionally a peak for new auto sales in a year, due to the plate change, Mike Hawes believes that demand will remain comparably low due to a "further softening". Read More »

Qualcomm takeover bid halted by USA government

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At the meeting, shareholders would have been able to vote on the replacement of six Qualcomm board members with candidates put forward by Broadcom-if they did so, this would effectively be an endorsement of the takeover. " Broadcom was informed on Sunday night that on January 29, 2018, Qualcomm secretly filed a voluntary request with CFIUS to initiate an investigation, resulting in a delay of Qualcomm's Annual Meeting 48 hours before it was to take place", it said in the statement. Read More »

Insurer AXA agrees to buy XL Group for around $15 billion

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AXA said it was offering $57.60 for each XL share , representing a premium of 33 percent to XL's closing share price on March 2. "This transaction is a unique strategic opportunity for AXA to shift its business profile from predominantly life and savings business to predominantly property and casualty business, and will enable the group to become the No. Read More »

Bayern Munich march on with routine Freiburg victory

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Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates. "I have challenged the players to leave everything out there in the Bundesliga". Bayern wrapped up the points less than 10 minutes after the restart, however, with Wagner this time tucking home a loose ball following some neat interplay between Muller and Juan Bernat . Read More »

Oil prices fall as United States shale output growth gathers pace

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A landmark deal in 2017 between OPEC and rivals including Russian Federation to curb output to reduce global oversupply materially improved the outlook for other producers as prices rose sharply throughout the year, the IEA said in Oil 2018, an annual report looking at the next five years. Read More »

Rain, A Few Storms Likely Tonight & Monday

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This means we'll have cloudy skies that will turn to rain showers Wednesday evening. We could see a widespread general 1-3 inches out of this system overnight into Tuesday morning with an isolated chance for up to 4 inches of snowfall in some areas. Read More »

WhatsApp for Android is Developing Locked Recording Feature

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The Facebook-owned messaging app is testing this new update available and will soon roll it out for all users. To address the time limit problem, WhatsApp in its latest beta (v2.18.69) has increased it to 68 minutes and 16 seconds. After which, the iOS users had to just click on the voice record button and leave it, no hassle of holding the button for long. The "Delete for everyone" feature was rolled out by WhatsApp in November 2017 when it allowed users to delete a sent message within ... Read More »

Ex-Trump adviser dumps $31m

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Trump skipped the event a year ago and sent Vice President Mike Pence instead. Icahn, one of the richest men in the word and worth an estimated $17 billion, owns a majority stake in CVR Refining, an oil refining company. In an interview on CNBC on Thursday, Icahn appeared to acknowledge at least occasional ongoing conversations with Trump, saying the two had not had " much " interaction in the last four to five months. Read More »

Sunday liquor sales officially begin in Indiana

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Holcomb took advantage of the new law, purchasing a case of beer from a local market shortly after the bill took effect. The new law allows alcohol to be sold on Sundays from 12 p.m.to 8 p.m. This is the first time in 80 years that in has allowed people to buy drinks for carryout on Sundays. Some stores say they've already noticed a slow down, but we won't know the full impact of the change for a while. Read More »

Messi gem lifts Barca eight points clear of Atletico

Barcelona's most hard matches should be away at Sevilla and at home against third-place Real Madrid and Valencia. Barcelona can also play 4-4-2 and he's unbeaten in the league. The only blot on a dominant Barcelona performance was an injury to Andres Iniesta , who had to be substituted after 34 minutes with what the club later confirmed was a strain in the back of his thigh. Read More »

China's National People's Congress annual session begins in Beijing on Monday

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will deliver the government work report at the meeting. Last year, the spokeswoman announced a defense spending increase of about 7 percent. The comments came in response to US President Donald Trump's announcement of plans to impose a 25% import tax on steel and 10% on aluminum - a move which China's Ministry of Commerce described as seriously damaging to the mechanisms of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Read More »

Navarro says 'no exclusions' on steel and aluminum tariffs

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The US accounts for around 25% of European Union's total auto export market, with Germany making roughly half the vehicles the bloc exported in 2016. to the WTO court together", Katainen said in reference to the World Trade Organization tribunal in Geneva. Ciobo said he spoke with his U.S. counterpart Wilbur Ross Saturday, but was unable to secure an exemption guarantee, adding that it would "ultimately. Read More »

Wie victorious in Singapore for first win since 2014

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On Sunday, she certainly was the best player on the course , though making her way into the winner's circle was hardly a gimme. She was joined by Michelle Wie (66), Ko Jin Young (67) and Marina Alex (70). Her best finish on the LPGA are two tied-fifths at last year's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Shin held the outright lead when she teed off at the last after reeling off eight birdies between the sixth and 16th holes, but she dropped back to 16-under when ... Read More »

EU may target $3.5b of US imports for trade retaliation

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The EU sees itself as a global counterweight to a protectionism-inclined Trump , sealing a trade deal with Japan, which had been part of a planned trans-Pacific trade alliance Trump withdrew from on his first day in office. imports, and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said they would target "Harley-Davidson, bourbon and blue jeans". "While we are aware of the president's statement, we understand that the official decision has not been made yet", the Japanese official said. Read More »

#BoycottNRA: Firms Cut Ties With Gun Lobby After Florida Shooting

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Delta Air Lines , and United Airlines , which were offering discounts for NRA's annual convention in Dallas in May stopped their support. - First National Bank of Omaha: The financial institution cut an NRA-branded Visa credit card. " All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members", said a tweet on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car account. Calls for tighter gun control measures have been rejected by the NRA, which instead pointed the finger at school security, the mental ... Read More »