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KFC's New Employee Training Game Is a Virtual Reality Nightmare

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The game was developed by the technology group of ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and is meant to be played on the Facebook-owned (fb) Oculus Rift virtual reality headset . Why is KFC using such a unusual training game? This isn't the first time the popular fast-food franchise has implemented innovative and wacky tech-savvy ideas to go along with its crispy chicken. Read More »

Tim Cook: Apple will invest $1.3 billion in Iowa

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Kim Reynolds said, noting the state's educated workforce, stable climate and low-priced, renewable energy. Apple will buy 2,000 acres of land in the city for the project, the first phase of which will include two facilities, Iowa Gov. Reynolds, speaking briefly to reporters after the announcement, defended the use of the state's $19.6 million in tax credits at a time when the state budget shortfall that may require a special legislative session to address, saying it's a minimal investment ... Read More »

Dixons Carphone plunges as mobile sales hit

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Challenging conditions in Britain's mobile phone market will drive annual profits down from £501m past year to between £440m and £360m, chief executive Seb James said in an unscheduled trading update. Currency fluctuations have meant that handsets have become more expensive. "In all of these markets we have seen growth in revenues, market share and profitability with overall product margins remaining flat in electricals", said Chief Executive Seb James. Read More »

The Biggest Loser: JM Smucker Sinks 9.5%

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The Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc holds 26,975 shares with $3.47 million value, up from 22,450 last quarter. Shares in Smucker were down 6.86% in pre-market trading in NY. J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM ) opened at 118.85 on Thursday. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on SJM shares. J.M. Smucker Company (The) now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $132.82. Read More »

Netanyahu to Kushner: Peace in Region 'Within Our Reach'

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On Wednesday, Palestinian officials said they will not cooperate in any new moves toward peace until the Trump team has committed to the two-state solution and a halt in all Israeli building on post-1967 land. Mr Trump has described the possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement as "the ultimate deal" but since he has taken office, it has become even more remote. Read More »

Will close on Monday - Amazon

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Some grocery store stocks fell after the news. The Kroger Co. dropped almost 8 per cent. Target , Costco and Supervalu all fell about 4 per cent. Walmart , which has the largest share of the USA grocery market, was off 2 per cent. Whole Foods , meanwhile, had been under intense shareholder pressure to improve results and retain customers who have more choices about where to get natural foods. Read More »

USA extends sanctions against North Korea

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The agency's actions seek to comply with the resolution enacted by the United Nations Security Council on August 5 as a measure against North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests, the Treasury said Tuesday . Three of the Chinese companies on the sanctions list - Jinhou International Holding Co, Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Materials and Dandong Tianfu Trade Co - were accused by the US Treasury of importing almost US$500 million worth of North Korean coal. Read More »

Ashwani Lohani Appointed As New Chairman Of Railway Board

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Air India Managing Director Ashwani Lohani was later appointed as the chairman of the Railway Board. He was handpicked for the Air India top job reportedly by the Prime Minister and was the first choice to replace Mr Mittal. "Orders promoting me as Chairman, Railway Board have been issued today". Two days before he retired in 2016, Mital , said to be close to Prabhu, was given a two-year extension. Read More »

Telling Sign Shows Dwyane Wade May Be Headed Back to Miami

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Either way, it looks as thought Dwyane Wade's days in his hometown of Chicago are over. Wade still owns a multi-million dollar mansion in Miami, a property that he chose not to sell despite his move to play for the Bulls. Wade's a premier baseline cutter, something Harris, who was the first player in Denver to realize how to capitalize off of Jokic's vision and basketball IQ, developed into last season. Read More »

Oppenheimer Believes Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Won't Stop Here

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Retirement Of Alabama stated it has 441,409 shares. Prudential Public Limited Co has 0% invested in salesforce.com, inc. Salesforce.com, inc. ( CRM ) average trading volume of 3,537,910 during the past month is 27.54% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times. Read More »

Oil holds steady as OPEC meets to talk slipping compliance

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Brent crude , the global oil benchmark, rose 3.7% to $US52.92 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. crude marker, was up 3.5% at $US48.74 barrel. OPEC oil supply is set to fall by 419,000 barrels per day (bpd) this month, a company that tracks OPEC shipments forecast on Monday, reflecting plans for lower exports by Saudi Arabia and reductions by other producers, Reuters reported. Read More »

Food companies unite to advance blockchain for supply chain traceability

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Drawing on previous IBM pilots and production systems in related areas, the collaboration is meant to reduce the time it takes to, for instance, identify the source of a contamination. In theory, blockchain could allow all participants in the chain, from growers to consumers, permissioned access to trusted information on the origin and state of food involved in a particular transaction, IBM said. Read More »

Ford plugs in to China's electric auto market with joint venture

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It is the Chinese market leader in the small all-electric vehicle segment. "Electric vehicles will be a big part of the future in China", said Peter Fleet, CEO of Ford China. Zotye, Ford's new partner, is an electric vehicle specialist, with a total of 16,000 EV sales so far in 2017. But operating margins dipped 2.3%, even though the company's average transaction price rose by $3,100 on its popular F-Series pickups. Read More »

First Secret Superstar Is A Smashing Winner

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The song, Main Kaun Hoon is crooned by 16 year old Meghna Mishra , the music si from Amit Trivedi , the attractive lyrics are written by Kausar Munir. Aamir Khan revealed to the media persons that, he was extremely shocked when he got to know that Meghna Mishra was once rejected at a singing reality show! The song is picturized on Dangal actress Zaira Wasim . Read More »

Total says Maersk Oil $3 bln decommissioning liabilities taken into account

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It will add output of about 160,000 barrels a day of oil equivalent to the French group next year, rising to 200,000 a day by 2020. With current prices of $50 per barrel most majors are simply struggling to balance their books. Under the terms of the deal, A.P. Moller Maersk will get $4.95 billion in Total shares and Total will assume $2.5 billion of Maersk Oil's debt. Read More »

10-star Thailand fire warning to rivals, Indonesia upset Malaysia

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Imam's tweet received a prompt response from his Malaysian counterpart, Khairy Jamaluddin, who apologized through the social media platform and said "absolutely no malice was intended". He has asked his fellow Indonesians to put aside the problem and move on with the games. Khairy Jamaluddin said that the flag printing mishap was unintentional and purely a technical mistake. Read More »

Navy Ship Collides in Japan, 10 Sailors Missing

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CNN reported parts of the ship were battling flooding, and the ship's power and propulsion were limited. Singapore and U.S. authorities said the destroyer sustained damage to her port side, which is the left-hand side of the vessel facing forward. Read More »

Another CEO resigns from Trump's advisory board over Charlottesville violence

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The exchange lit up social media early Monday, with many people lauding Frazier and blasting the president . He declared in a statement on Twitter that there was "no room for hatred, racism or bigotry" at his company. IL participants included Dennis Muilenburg of Chicago-based Boeing and Doug Oberhelman , who retired this year from Peoria-based Caterpillar. Boeing exclusively told Fox Business News that its CEO Dennis Muilenberg will remain on the council. Read More »

Korea, US Reaffirm Solid Joint Defense Posture

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Moon also insisted that "any military action to be taken on the Korean Peninsula requires South Korea's consent unless it is taken outside the peninsula". North Korea said Tuesday that its military presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch intermediate-range missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees" by creating "enveloping fire" near the key USA military hub in the Pacific. Read More »

Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Stake Held by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY

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Suntrust Robinson maintained it with "Buy" rating and $40 target in Wednesday, November 18 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital given on Monday, August 7. It has a 3.99 P/E ratio. Hibbett Sports had a net margin of 5.59% and a return on equity of 16.39%. QEP's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.080and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 0.4697, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 9.581. Read More »

Gold treads lower ahead of Fed minutes

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But Fed officials continue to be anxious that inflation remains too low, according to the meeting minutes. Investors were spooked by a warning from the Federal Reserve , in its latest meeting minutes, that tighter monetary policy than is justified by economic conditions is coming. Read More »

Northeast Ohio native Cohn to stay on as White House economic adviser

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Instead, the White House said Cohn plans to stay put and focus on advancing Trump's economic agenda. CNN reported that the Kentucky Republican was " privately upset " about Trump's Tuesday response to the chaos in Charlottesville, in which a woman died when a white supremacist allegedly drove a auto into counterprotesters. Read More »

Land Securities Group plc's (LAND) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Numis Securities Ltd

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The SI to Akebia Therapeutics Incorporated's float is 14.37%. Auxilio, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AUXO) has risen 92.94% since August 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.30% the S&P500. Among 20 analysts covering Bodycote PLC ( LON:BOY ), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Land Securities Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 933.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,141.00. Read More »

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) Shares Bought by Rothschild Investment Corp IL

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At recent closing price of $47.13, FL has a chance to add $20.82 or 44.18% in 52 weeks, based on mean target price ($67.95) placed by analysts.The analyst consensus opinion of 2 looks like a hold. Baird. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday the 12th of July 2017. Participants' arguments revolved around that fact that Foot Locker did not fully describe or disclose a period of "wear-away" that could result for some participants during the transition from a traditional defined benefit to a cash ... Read More »

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, Board attacks Narayana Murthy

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Infosys has been grappling with issues like crackdown on H1-B visas as profits come under pressure since the United States remains a significant market for the company. Accepting the resignation of Vishal Sikka with immediate effect, the company has promoted him as Executive Vice Chairman. "Murthy's letter contains factual inaccuracies, already disproved rumours, and statements extracted out of context from his conversations with Board members", Infosys said. Read More »

After losing support, Trump's business and manufacturing councils are shutting down

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Economic and regulatory policies are not enough, he wrote, adding: "It is a leader's role, in business or government, to bring people together, not tear them apart". Jeff Immelt , chairman of GE, Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and the CEO of United Technologies, Gregory Hayes, cited Trump's recent statements regarding the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend as their reasoning. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to send plane to Doha for Qatar pilgrims

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Qatar welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to reopen the Salwa border to Haj pilgrims, but called it "politically motivated". SPA said the king's decision was "based on the mediation efforts of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family". Read More »

Why This CEO Says He Left Trump's Manufacturing Council

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The response from the president was swift, throwing a jab at Frazier, a highly respected executive and one of only four African Americans to head a Fortune 500 company, according to the Executive Leadership Council. He is speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray about the race-fueled violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »