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Charlie Gard: The tragic case of a too short life

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Charlie, who was born on August 4 a year ago, has a form of mitochondrial disease, a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. To avoid unnecessary suffering, the doctors said Charlie should be transferred to a hospice and removed from life support soon after. Ms Yates walked out of what could be the final court hearing in Charlie's case on Wednesday, after the judge said a decision had to be made. Read More »

Local MAC giving free lipsticks on Saturday

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If you're looking for a neutral, everyday shade, I'm personally partial to Honeylove (the most flawless beige with a hint of pink) and Verve (a muted brownish-plum). A representative at the MAC counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Utica Square said they are participating, and the giveaway at their store only applies to the Colour Rocker collection. Read More »

Current US economic expansion cycle is the slowest on record

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Consumer spending, which makes up more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy, accelerated from the 1.9% growth figure from the first quarter. "The economy is moving along at a pace that's unexciting but not worrisome", said Michael Feroli, chief US economist at JPMorgan Chase in NY. Read More »

BBCI: US plans to curb nicotine in tobacco

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Wade pointed to a study published this month in the British Medical Journal , using data from the FDA's Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which shows e-cigarettes contribute to significant increases in successful quit attempts across the country. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Just Became the World's Fifth Richest Person

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the world's richest person with wealth of $90.6bn. Earlier this week, Gates' net worth was around $90 billion, while that of Bezos was $89 billion, according to Bloomberg and Forbes . Read More »

Twitter Falls As User Growth Remains Stagnant

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If anything, Facebook's continued growth as Twitter's monthly active user (MAU) number stalls just reemphasizes the differences. Twitter's gloss is that its MAU is actually up 5 percent year-on-year (YoY), while its daily active usage (DAU) was up 12 percent YoY. Read More »

Fed Skips Rate Hike, Plans Balance-Sheet Selloff

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ThinkMarkets UK chief analyst Naeem Aslam said the fed fund rate now pricing only 45 per cent chance for another rate hike for this year. Policymakers said, however, that the US central bank would begin implementing balance sheet normalization "relatively soon". Read More »

Ford beats on second-quarter earnings (F)

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The company said revenue for the quarter rose 0.9% to $39.85 billion. Ford said it now expect full-year adjusted earnings per share in a range from $1.65 to $1.85, above the $1.51 expected by Wall Street, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Read More »

UK GDP: economy grows by just 0.3% amid 'notable slowdown'

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: " Growth for the first half of 2017 is below expectations, and it follows continued data showing working families are being squeezed with wages not keeping up with prices ". The ONS said there was evidence that tax relief on film production has helped boost the industry in recent years. "Services has grown in line with its post-downturn average". Read More »

Elon Musk VS Mark Zuckerberg Fight over Artificial Intelligence

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During the stream, the Facebook founder also said "I have strong opinions about it (AI)". In a LIVE interview, Mark was asked about his thoughts on Elon Musk's AI fear and his thoughts on AI and how it could affect the world. "I just don't see how in good conscience some people can do that". Musk, however, said that Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is "limited". Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweet , which Musk sent at 3:07 a.m. Read More »

Ford Motor (F) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

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Factory Mutual Insurance Co.'s holdings in General Motors were worth $6,008,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Baystate Wealth Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). On that basis, analysts had on average expected earnings per share for the quarter of $1.69. Investors of record on Monday, July 24th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. Read More »

McDonald reports jump in Q2 profits; U.S. sales strong

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Now two years into its turnaround under CEO Steve Easterbrook , the burger chain giant is attempting to reverse the drop in traffic at its restaurants in the USA, its largest profit generator, by several different measures, including the preparation of its quarter pounders using free beef and its signature crafted higher end sandwiches. Read More »

Manufacturers Agree to Reduce Diesel Emissions to Avoid German Ban

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Since 2006, the carmakers have also discussed the cost of AdBlue, an exhaust emissions treatment system for diesel engines, the magazine said. Daimler (DAIGn.DE) which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, declined to comment. Ongoing uncertainty about the scale of the diesel scandal - and the efficacy of promised software fixes - have seen cities in Germany and around Europe announce plans for diesel vehicle bans. Read More »

Turkey: No anti-terror probe against German firms

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Turkey said the request was submitted due to a " communications problem ". Chancellor Angela Merkel's veteran finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, on Friday compared Turkey to the former communist East Germany, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country wouldn't give in to threats or "blackmail". Read More »

International Monetary Fund upgrades eurozone, Japan; leaves world outlook unchanged

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Mexico's growth forecast for 2017 increased from 1.7 percent to 1.9 percent, driven by a strong first quarter, while the forecast for 2018 remains unchanged at 2 percent. On the downside, rich market valuations and very low volatility in an environment of high policy uncertainty raise the likelihood of a market correction, which could dampen growth and confidence, " International Monetary Fund stated in its update. Read More »

Cardinals-Cubs Runs - Herald-Whig

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Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Kelly has displayed some power with 10 home runs on the season, which now matches Molina's power output for the Cardinals on the year. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cubs are -180 money line favorites to beat the Cardinals, who have odds of +160 to pull off the upset on Sunday night. Read More »

Sensex ends 216 points higher, Nifty settles at 9966

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However, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (down 1.09 per cent), Vedanta (down 0.89 per cent), Asian Paints (down 0.72 per cent) and Tata Steel (down 0.65 per cent) were trading in red. Gains in the markets were led by Reliance Industries and Wipro , which added almost 1.2 per cent and 2 per cent respectively. In Asia, slipped with the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down 0.2 percent. Read More »

STRONG Cullman Unemployment Rate 2nd Lowest In Alabama

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Pennsylvania's non-farm jobs count was up 6,100 to 5,936,400 in June. The number of jobs in the Lincoln area rose by almost 3,300 in June compared with a year ago. 2,077,275 people were counted as employed in June, down slightly from May's count of 2,088,502, but well above June 2016's count of 2,040,370. Health care and social assistance employment dropped by 1,700 jobs. Read More »

Girl seized in Mosul a German runaway

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Police arrested 12 persons suspected of belonging to the Islamic State terror organization and 13 imams of mosques in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, officials said. The French government has asked that the Iraqis allow the children to be returned to France. " There is the possibility that Linda might be put on trial in Iraq ". Read More »

Cyanconnode Holdings PLC (LON:CYAN) Downgraded to "Hold" at Beaufort Securities

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It has outperformed by 0.62% the S&P500. $130,768 worth of Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDC) shares were sold by BUCHWALD HERBERT T. The insider TOUFF MICHAEL sold $2.89 million. PPC's profit will be $7.22M for 2.10 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. Dubuque Financial Bank And Tru, a Iowa-based fund reported 665 shares. Two analysts rating the company a strong buy, three analysts rating the company a buy, zero analysts rating the company a hold, zero analysts rating the company a ... Read More »

Siemens halts sale of power turbines to Russian Federation

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Siemens said it had received "credible information" that its turbines had been diverted from the original destination. The move is embarrassing for Russian Federation, which stands accused of disregarding European Union sanctions, flouting its original agreement with Siemens and going back on assurances made to Berlin . Read More »

Turkey not intimidated by German 'threats:' Erdogan

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Relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners - already brittle - have been further damaged recently by a dispute over the crackdown by the Turkish authorities that followed a failed coup last July. Mr Gulen denies the charges. " Die Zeit " said the groups probed ranged from carmaker Daimler to chemicals giant BASF to a stall selling doner kebab in the west of Germany. Read More »

Mobile US raises outlook again after solid Q2

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In light of T-Mobile's current competitive pressures maintaining optimal network coverage is essential as customers have numerous low-priced options they can switch to should their T-Mobile coverage quality lapse, according to TBR. T-Mobile's pricing tactics are facing pressure within the prepaid space. That said, it has snagged up 817,000 postpaid customers and another 94,000 in prepaid. Read More »

Lyft Goes All In on Driverless Car Tech

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The company said it expects there to be hundreds working on the development of the self-driving technology at its Palo Alto facility, which it expects to be open in a few weeks. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick famously infuriated drivers by saying the company would save money once it no longer had to pay the "dude" in the driver's seat. Read More »

Why General Electric Earnings Won't Move the Needle Much

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With oil prices having fallen from $53 to $48 per barrel over the second quarter, GE warned of weaker full-year trading from its unit that serves the oil & gas industry. Aviation and slid 3 percent in the oil and gas unit, which has struggled amid the plunge and sluggish recovery of crude prices. The stock had initially rallied after GE's second-quarter report was released (http://www. Read More »

Alexa, can you save Sears? Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon

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It's an interesting reversal of fortune for Sears , whose sales have been in the hole for years - mainly due to competition from e-commerce sites such as Amazon. "This will significantly expand distribution and expose the brand to new customers, and we're hopeful it will lead to a lot more sales", said Kenmore Brand President Tom Park. Read More »