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Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

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They have also sought asylum in Canada, whose government began processing the request three weeks ago. "I don't want to be tortured". Marc-Andre Seguin, a Canadian lawyer representing the group in their Canadian application, told RTHK they appeared to have been targeted by Hong Kong immigration officials. Read More »

Federal Budget: $8 billion tax hike won't just hit banks

When Treasurer Scott Morrison arrived at Parliament on Tuesday morning ahead of delivering the 2017 Federal Budget , he said the document would disappoint the ideologues. If you've been smoking cigars (~fancy~) or rolling your own cigarettes to dodge the tax on pre-made cigarettes, the government is coming for you, announcing they will be subject to the same taxes, which will increase annually for the next four years. Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries - Europol

The Prime Minister's cybersecurity adviser Alastair MacGibbon said critical infrastructure had not been damaged by the attack at this stage. It demands users pay United States dollars 300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files, though it warns that the payment will be raised after a certain amount of time. Read More »

Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

However, they still have the spectre of Brexit and at least two tough years of negotiations to deal with and, so far, even though they have an agreed negotiating position backed by the remaining 27 European Union member-states, the public exchanges between the main players at either side have been less than cordial, being more confrontational than businesslike. Read More »

Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Clark told reporters she never thought it was going to be anything but a really tough election. Premier Christy Clark now leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP's 41 and the Green party's 3. "And they want us to find a way to get along so that we can all work for the province that all of us love so very, very much". "We understand what compromise means and we're willing to compromise, of course", Weaver said. Read More »

EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) & Nuance

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Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 171,812 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $3,191,000 after buying an additional 16,884 shares during the period. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of global copyright and trademark legislation. Also, SVP D Scott Coward sold 1,543 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 3rd. Read More »

AP ICET Results 2017 Released

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The last date to file objection against the preliminary answer keys was May 7, 2017, till 5 PM. "Final Keys and Response Sheets evaluated with Final Keys will be made available in the website on 15/05/2017 after the declaration of the results", said the AP ICET website. Read More »

Delta kiosk checks your face before you check your bag

Delta will test four of the machines at Minneapolis-St. Delta is spending $600,000 on the facial recognition machines which it says could double the number of passengers processed at check-in. "We expect this investment and new process to save customers time", said Gareth Joyce, Delta's senior VP for airport customer service and cargo, in a statement. Read More »

Security expert provides tips following global ransomware attack

Last Friday's (May 12) ransomware attack is potentially targeting core systems used by multiple hospitals, said an industry expert. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cyber security company F-Secure, told AFP it was the biggest ransomware outbreak in history, saying that 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries had been affected. Read More »

US homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May

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Prospectively buyers' traffic dropped lower to 51 from earlier print of 52; however, it continues to be at the higher end of its post-recession range. Sales were running 12 percent higher during the first three months of this year than during the same period in 2016. The index gauging current sales conditions also reached a almost twelve-year high, climbing to 76 in May from 74 in April. Read More »

President Trump would consider raising gas tax to improve highways

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States have been forced to supply an increasing share of transportation funding, and at least 40 states - including many led by Republican officials - have raised their own fuel levies since 1993, according to Moody's Investors Service. The treatment on foreign earnings still favors outsourcing, and the lack of relief for small businesses detracts from the policy's main objectives. The White House says it will fill in the important details later, in the meantime pushing dubious and duplicitous ... Read More »

Robert W. Baird Upgrades Energy Transfer Partners LP (SXL) to "Outperform"

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One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. They issued an "outperform" rating for the company. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website . Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. Read More »

Mother's Day Ideas for Last Minute Planners

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The prospect of facing their mothers after rejecting an official Mother's Day may have been what prompted so many in Congress to keep running and build seniority. I believe that it is a special honor to be called mom. One of the most meaningful roles that a mother plays is the role of nurturer. Nothing can be compared to a mother's love; she goes to extremes for the love of her children. Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries

The biggest hit has been the U.K.'s National Health Service, which has been forced to halt treatments and surgeries. Microsoft blamed the USA government for "stockpiling" software code that was used by unknown hackers to launch the attacks. Read More »

India's opposition to OBOR regrettable, not problem: Chinese Media

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But he said India believes that "connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognized worldwide norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality". The China Development Bank had already earmarked $890 billion for some 900 projects . Chinese officials have said previously that " Belt and Road " is purely commercial, but Xi's comments Sunday indicated a broad array of regulatory and other coordination that may have far-reaching consequences. Read More »

Kevin Hart, wife Eniko Parrish expecting baby boy

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Hart shared a photo of the two as well as a snap of Parrish's baby bump, writing, "Celebrating Mother's Day with my attractive wife". Hart and Parrish Wednesday in August 2016 , with Hart debunking rumors they were expecting their first child just a couple months after. Read More »

Under the Consideration of Analysts: Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN)

The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. The difference between actual earnings and estimated earnings was $0.02 per share. The share price of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. In recent action, Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Read More »

Health care actions create more questions

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The AARP reports that about 6.1 million people between age 50 to 64 with pre-existing conditions buy their insurance in the individual market, and nearly 3.2 million of them now receive Obamacare subsidies that significantly reduce their monthly insurance premiums. Read More »

N. Korea reports on South's presidential election

Moon is a liberal who advocates a more conciliatory approach to North Korea compared with his conservative predecessor. On Thursday, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed". Read More »

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) hit its 1-Year High price on 05/12/17

The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. Currently, EPS of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc . Cheniere Energy Inc had 13 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. In related news, insider Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh sold 10,000 shares of Applied Optoelectronics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 119,742 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,669,475.10. Read More »

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

Xi said the initiative will work to ensure an open world economy, rebalance globalisation, and work toward trade liberalisation. Putin and other leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, applauded the initiative, which Xi unveiled in 2013. Read More »

Jeter enshrined forever as No. 2 retired by Yanks

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The best-selling regular-season Major League Baseball game in StubHub's history was Jeter's final home game in 2014. While the New York Yankees reflected on Derek Jeter's past Sunday, The Captain wasn't eager to rush into the future. Read More »

Gas prices are falling, now under $2 in High Point

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In the short term, motorists in Manatee and Sarasota counties should continue to see incremental drops this week after costs fell almost 5 cents last week. Energy Information Administration data showing increased demand and the biggest one-week drawdown in crude stockpiles since December. In Georgia, the average fell to $2.33. Read More »

Crude Inventories Drop Sharply, As Imports Decline EIA

OPEC and the non-OPEC producers also cutting output meet on May 25 and are expected to extend the supply cut at least into the second half of the year. WTI crude oil averaged $43.33 a barrel in 2016 and is forecast to rise to an average of $50.68 in 2017, down $1.56 a barrel compared with last month's estimate for 2017. Read More »

A Mother's Day Update On TV Moms

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Let's don't forget our God-mothers, grandmothers and aunts. Since she spent so much time and effort taking care of me and teaching me and ministering to me, I know that I must do what I can to be in a position to take care of her. Whether they're cops, detectives, students, or spies, they may also be mothers , and the fact that they're mothers may or may not significantly affect the way they do other things. Read More »

Microsoft slams government secrecy after 'wake-up call'

The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the release of a patch illustrates this aspect. The phenomenon of companies failing to update their systems has been a persistent security problem for years. It is highly critical of the way governments store data on software vulnerabilities. Brad Smith, the technology firm's president and chief legal officer, criticised U.S. Read More »

RBI asks banks to update ATM software, follow CERT-In instructions

According to a report, the RBI has asked banks to update specific Windows patches on ATMs urgently and not to operate ATM machines unless updates are in place. "Even if a machine were to get affected it can be reformatted and put to use immediately", Manohar Bhoi, president (technology) at Electronic Payments and Services - a management services firm that handles ATMs for public sector banks - told ToI . Read More »

JPMorgan buys office building in Ireland amid Brexit fears

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The IDA has welcomed a plan by USA banking firm JP Morgan to expand its Irish operations, and potentially double its workforce here. The custodian will purchase an office space in Dublin which can accommodate more than 1,000 people, following the growth of the team in the Irish capital. Read More »

FTSE Hits New Record High

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The move caused Brent crude to soar by 2.6% to 52.18 U.S. dollars a barrel, helping energy giants Royal Dutch Shell A and BP climb by 10.5p to 2,204p and 4.2p to 464.2p respectively. The Japanese yen weakened 0.20 percent versus the greenback at 113.60 per dollar, while Sterling was last trading at $1.2915, up 0.19 percent on the day. Read More »

New long-range missile can carry heavy nuclear warhead, North Korea says

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It was a possible response to the election four days ago of a new South Korean president and as US, Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific. She said it was time to "send a strong, unified message that this is unacceptable, and I think you'll see the global community do that". The U.S. Read More »

Western Digital seeks arbitration on Toshiba chips unit sale

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Western Digital only acquired its 50 per cent stake in the business as a result of its $19bn acquisition of SSD maker SanDisk in May 2016 . "However, all of our other efforts to achieve a resolution to date have been unsuccessful, and so we believe legal action is now a necessary next step", Chief Executive Steve Milligan said. Read More »