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Donald Trump withdraws bill to replace Obamacare


The planned legislation had due to be voted on by politicians in the House of Representatives. Rep. Mark Meadows, chair of the caucus, did not face a primary challenger and was re-elected to his seat a year ago with more than 64 percent of the vote, slightly higher than Trump's total in his western North Carolina district. Read More »

Google Maps unveils new real time location sharing feature


Once contacts are synchronized, location can be shared either indefinitely or for a specified period of time, including hourly. "When you share your trip with people, they'll see your expected arrival time and can follow your journey as you head toward your destination", Resnick wrote . Read More »

Steelcase Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance

Steelcase Inc . (NYSE:SCS) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Steelcase had a net margin of 5.85% and a return on equity of 17.60%. The analyst projections are $0.23 in EPS on $745.7 million in revenues. Revenues in the company's Americas market reached $563.8 million in its fourth quarter, a up 3 percent from previous year. Read More »

Listen to the Honda Civic Type R growl for the first time


Honda Australia director Stephen Collins says the Type R and new Civic hatch complete the brand's small auto lineup. McLaren-Honda driver Stoffel Vandoorne welcomed the new Honda Civic Type R to Australia on Thursday. Significant shove is provided by a 2.0-litre VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque, which ensures the Type R has what it takes to stay competitive against the likes of the Ford Focus RS (257kW/440Nm) and Volkswagen Golf R ... Read More »

Google Street View cars map methane leaks in major United States cities


Joseph von Fischer's lab at Colorado State University in the USA joined forces with tech giant Google via its Google Earth Outreach programme, and fitted three of its Street View cars - which drive from street to street taking photographs to populate Google's maps - with methane analysers that sample air from an inlet at the front bumper and measure the concentration of methane. Read More »

Backed health care bill vote delayed amid questions over GOP support


They claim to have the votes needed to block the bill in the dramatic vote Thursday. The meeting was contentious, with Democrats plainly unhappy about the shape of the legislation. Adding to the perception that the new bill will make people worse off was a revised Congressional Budget Office score for the amended version of the legislation, which was issued late on Thursday night. Read More »

You Can Play Splatoon 2 For Free Later This Week


The first testing period will start today at 12 p.m. and end on 12:59 pm. PT. To participate in the global testfire , you'll need to visit Nintendo's eShop on your Nintendo Switch. This will be a flawless time for gamers to test out the Switch's portability by connecting it to Wi-Fi networks outside their homes. "Two years have passed in this universe since the original Splatoon , and since then, the weapons, maps and characters have evolved", says Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami. Read More »

Jefferies Upgrades Netflix Stock, Though Still Cautious


The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$60.12 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$63.14. Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on NFLX. The insider owns 459,952 shares which have current market value of around $64802637.28.W. Barry Mccarthy, Jr is another major inside shareholder in the company. Read More »

LG K20 Plus With Android Nougat Now Available At T


For now, we can't really tell what T-Mobile will price the phone at, but looking at Verizon's price tag, the Magenta carrier should value the Galaxy J7 2017 at somewhere below $250. Furthermore, the battery unit will still be at 3300mAh, which is indeed great for a device that has a 720p HD resolution on a 5.5-inch display screen. Read More »

Prince George to attend Battersea's Thomas's School in September


Thomas's also has schools in Kensington, Clapham and Fulham. The Tatler Schools Guide states: "It's a balance to Thomas's high-achieving, competitive side: exits to Bryanston, Marlborough and Bradfield a year ago; the school is feared on central London's sporting circuit; the drama productions are impressive". Read More »

Nintendo Says Joy-Con Syncing Problems Was A Manufacturing Defect


They have also revealed that the hybrid console is back in stock early at a certain shop. They have assured that it will not be a problem in the future. Mirror said the fix was by adding a small foam cube to the inside of the affected controller to filter out the very signals that block the JoyCon connection to the gaming console. Read More »

Facebook's New Video Ad Format Aims to Make Ecommerce Easier


Collections are also designed in a way to ease the vendors to set up shop, as Facebook handles the more complex job of shortlisting the merchandise to be showcased from among vendors broad inventory. Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products. But users will be directed off the platform if they actually want to buy something. Read More » is no more as Blizzard rolls out rebrand


While not all users have reported seeing the change, especially in the U.S., British users have begun reporting it. Changes starting kicking off that month with the addition of "Blizzard Streaming" and "Blizzard Voice", with Blizzard stating there was no longer a "need to maintain a separate identity" for what is essentially networking technology. Read More »

Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2nd free practice session


It was around one-tenth of a second off Vettel's circuit record of 1:23.529, posted for Red Bull in qualifying ahead of his 2011 race victory. Hamilton predicted ahead of the Australian GP that Ferrari would be the team to beat. His rivalry against Daniel Ricciardo is also evenly matched - we'll be eager to see which of the ultra talented Red Bull Racing drivers triumphs. We will find out more at the weekend. Read More »

Trump gives Freedom Caucus an ultimatum on replace bill

After a caucus meeting late Thursday, however, there were signs the stalemate was beginning to thaw. Trump has taken the lead in lobbying the Freedom Caucus, inviting members to the White House multiple times this week. A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the GOP health care bill that was tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats. Read More »

Top hedge fund to close


The firm sent out the letter after notifying employees earlier Thursday of the decision to close. In a letter to investors, Mindich said he was throwing in the towel "from a position of relative strength". Eton Park expects to return 40% of all investor capital by the end of April, according to a Bloomberg article, and will look to preserve the rest as the fund liquidates over time. Read More »

Xbox Head Says First-Party Games Are Critical For Project Scorpio

Many gamers love to play hours and hours of their old Xbox 360 video games. During a recent Twitter Q&A , Spencer was asked about the state of the company's first-party line-up, and whether the launch of the more-powerful Scorpio would deflect resources away from game development. Read More »

What's New with QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)?

The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 80.4 percent. Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sterling Global Strategies LLC increased its position in shares of QUALCOMM by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Firefighter brings pooch back to life after rescuing it from blaze


The dog was quickly pulled from the structure not breathing and without a pulse . Nalu's owner, Crystal Lamirande, 35, said Nalu is recovering well after the rescue. Nala's owner, Crystal Limirand, had tried to grab the dog after the fire began, but the heavy smoke made it impossible to find her imperiled friend. Read More »

Smart Money Buying the Price Weakness of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on KMB shares. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) posted EPS of $1.45 on 2017-01-24 for the quarter ended 2016-12-31. This percentage is calculated by adding the dividend yield plus the percentage of shares repurchased. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 8th. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is at 67.9. Read More »

Phil Spencer: Microsoft 'very focused' on first-party development

As of right now, there is a lack of JRPGs available on Xbox One apart from maybe Final Fantasy XV . When another fan brought up the fact that Japanese games sell poorly when they do come to Xbox platforms, Spencer replied with "Japanese publishers who build games that they believe have a worldwide audience want Xbox success". Read More »

Photos of cute puppies on National Puppy Day


Even though I have two adult dogs, Pete, the nearly 10-year-old Shih Tzu, and Tuf-Tuf ( you know Sir Tuffington something or other), a more-than 12-year-old Jack Russell, I consider them to be puppies. We expect it to be pretty adorable. Two key tips Cracker added are to always investigate the website or adoption service to verify that it's a good business, and always pay any advanced fees (if there are any) through your credit card if possible. Read More »

Honda Cars India Launches WR-V Compact SUV


A raised bonnet line, buffed up bumper and new roof rails gives the existing hatch a completely new look. The cabin is largely similar to the Jazz and the larger wheelbase of the WR-V provides slightly better cabin space. With the low sales figures of the BR-V, Honda is looking at the HR-V to drive the sales of the company in India. The all new Honda WR-V will serve tough competition to the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai i20 Active and Toyota Etios Cross in India. Read More »

Google Assistant is now available on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T


Talking about the price, The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition price remains the same as the regular 128GB variant - Rs. 34,999. Did you get Google Assistant on your OnePlus 3 or 3T smartphone yet? The new colour option indeed looks similar to the OnePlus 3T Black Colette edition that was launched just weeks before. Read More »

Maharashtra doctors likely to be back at work today


More than a thousand doctors in Maharashtra have been protesting since Monday, demanding better security at hospitals in the wak of attacks on them by patients' relatives. JJ Hospital, KEM and Sion hospitals will get deployment of armed guards from the Maharashtra State Security Corporation (MSSC). "The remaining 600 will be deployed at hospitals across the state by 30 April", he said. Read More »

Apple patent shows iPhone docking into a MacBook shell


But an iPhone-powered laptop is definitely an intriguing idea. The abstract of the application says, "The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile". Read More »

Launched: Lexus RX 450h, ES 300h and LX 450d


Lexus also introduced the flagship LX SUV in India with the prices to be announced at a later stage. Additionally, the Lexus cars could also be serviced at Toyota service centres across the country, where special Lexus bays would soon come up. Read More »

YouTube defends new restricted mode which blocks LGBTQ+ content


YouTube said that the mode was created to filter out "mature" content, but the approach seemed to be scattershot in relation to LGBTQ users' videos. It's the second apology that YouTube has issued with the site originally explaining that they had only blocked LGBT+ videos containing sensitive content. Read More »

Four-Year-Old's 999 Call Saves His Mum's Life


Releasing a recording of the emergency call (below), they said that the boy's actions enabled life-saving action to be taken ... A kid named Roman from Kenley, London was playing in his home along with his twin brother when his mother suddenly collapsed and fell down on the floor. Read More »

IPhone 8 Stacked Logic Board Tipped To Allow For Larger Battery


It is no wonder rumors about this year's iPhone are also suggesting a possible release of three variants - iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and iPhone 8. "In addition to more modest updates to current iPhone SKUs, we expect Apple to launch a higher priced device with AMOLED display that allows for a curved form factor and longer battery life, wireless charging technology, 3D sensors, and more advanced AI software capabilities". Read More »