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Dollar up in Asia after China manufacturing aids sentiment

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Markit said the breadth of expansion made it look more likely that United Kingdom manufacturing would continue to grow over the second half of the year. The survey comes out just one day after it was revealed that India's economic growth slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June as disruptions caused by demonetisation spilled over to the third straight quarter amid a slowdown in manufacturing activities. Read More »

Strong German, Spanish inflation firms up case of European Central Bank hawks

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Consumer prices across the 19 countries using the euro currency increased by 1.5% this month, led by a 4% rise in energy costs, preliminary data from Luxembourg-based Eurostat showed on Thursday. One reason why ECB watchers believe the central bank will tread carefully at its September 7 meeting is the euro's recent strength. As well as potentially weighing on exports, the high currency has the potential to keep a lid on inflation by making imports cheaper. Read More »

Around 57000 Army personnel to be redeployed

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the demonetisation exercise a year ago was not an exercise to confiscate money. So how can Jaitley now say the confiscation of black money was never the objective? Jaitley said demonetisation has not completely eradicated black money but kept a check on a large part of it. Read More »

Gasoline pipeline in Atlanta temporarily suspends operations due to Hurricane Harvey

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The Colonial Pipeline Company also shut down part of critical lines that transport gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel from Houston through the southeast and up the East Coast to New Jersey. Oklahoma-based QuickTrip enacted a similar plan a year ago in metro Atlanta, where it has about 133 stores, when the Colonial Pipeline closed due to a leak in Alabama. Read More »

Hy-Vee, customers partnering to help hurricane victims

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News. "I'm just grateful I can do it". Catastrophic flooding struck on Friday when 30 inches of rain was dumped in parts of Texas including the city of Houston . A Houston native, Beyonce told a local newspaper, "My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so fearless and determined to do so much to help". Read More »

Oil Markets React Stoically To Strong Crude Inventory Draw

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With Motiva down and other recent closures, about 25% of the nation's gasoline refining capacity is offline, GasBuddy petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said. If plants operate at 50% capacity, that would put the total loss at 3.36 million barrels per day, or 18% of total capacity, S&P Global Platts estimated. Read More »

Infimer Ltd (INFR) Sees The Tape Move Mid-Market

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First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.by 14.9% in the first quarter. The firm had revenue of $115.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.04 million. Hess Midstream Partners LP is a fee-based, traditional master limited partnership formed to own, operate, develop and acquire a set of midstream assets to provide services to Hess and third-party natural gas and crude oil producers. Read More »

Gas Prices On The Rise After Hurricane Harvey

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Gas futures soared 6% on Wednesday after extreme flooding forced the shutdown of two Port Arthur refineries , including the largest one in the U.S. Gasoline futures spiked in trading. As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bear down on southeastern Texas, gas prices across the country continue to shoot up. Because if damage cause it will take a long time by the refinery to come back on line. Read More »

USA economy grows 3pc in Q2

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This came in much higher than the 185,000 forecast by analysts, and upped the ante on expectations for Friday's report, where forecasts now sit at 180,000 - which is close to the average monthly increase this year. The Commerce Department originally estimated second-quarter growth at 2.6 per cent, but it was revised up to a 3-per-cent pace on Wednesday as more data came in. Read More »

Astros to play Rangers at Tropicana Field in wake of Harvey flooding

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What he doesn't say is that swapping the home-and-homes would mean that the Rangers would have a 12-game road trip just prior to the final series of the regular season. That game was moved from Houston's NRG Stadium to the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, proving that these things can indeed be worked out. The announcers began the game's broadcast with discussion of the reasons both teams from Texas were playing in Florida for the next few days and even they acknowledged how "bizarre" it was to be ... Read More »

Panasonic's SC-GA10 smart hi-fi speaker wants to take down Google Home

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Anker worked hand-in-hand with Google to create the Zolo Mojo , so that everything you can do with the Google Home today, will work with the Zolo Mojo. The Google Assistant continues to get better and better every day, the company said. Google is competing in the smart speaker and assistant space with Amazon and Apple, and the company is arguably playing a bit of catch up to Amazon in particular. Read More »

FDA cancer treatment approval brings gene therapy to US

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According to The Associated Press , The CAR-T cell treatment was developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the University of Pennsylvania . The Food and Drug Administration has approved the very first treatment that genetically engineers blood cells to destroy leukemia in child patients. Read More »

Domino's Explores Driverless Pizza Delivery

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The experiment will help Domino's understand how customers will interact with a self-driving vehicle, says company President Russell Weiner . Domino's has already tested the delivery of pizzas in New Zealand using drones and self-driving robots. Read More »

Uber Said to Pick Expedia CEO to Lead Company Out of Crisis

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Two Uber stockholders are trying to prove that Benchmark Capital, the investor that pushed for the ouster of founder Travis Kalanick as CEO and is now suing him for fraud, leaked information about Uber before all that started in a bid to take control of the ride-hailing giant. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Turkish Airlines cancels flight to Houston

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The closures have caused more than 5,000 flight cancellations in the U.S.so far. Southwest also added direct flights to California from Houston, Austin, Boise and Jacksonville. Travel writer Joe Brancatelli said Monday, "The Hobby situation is worse, obviously, since they have runways under water". Officials confirmed flights will be limited to humanitarian flights and first responder support for hurricane recovery efforts in Houston and southeast Texas. Read More »

Amazon Moves Quickly To Cut Prices at Whole Foods

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But under Amazon , those stores will be turned into warehouses that can distribute groceries to homes around the country. Some of the steepest price cuts were on meat: Fresh Atlantic salmon dropped by a third from$15 to $10 a pound, and Hass avocados by almost half. Read More »

Dara Khosrowshahi: who is the man chosen as Uber's next CEO?

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Uber's CEO search just reached its destination. The man designated as Uber's new chief executive left Tehran for the United States aged nine on the eve of the Iranian revolution, and became a driving force behind the success of the online travel company Expedia . Read More »

U.S. dollar declines after Yellen speech

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But her comments amount to a strong message to the US Congress and a White House administration that has called for some rules included in the Dodd-Frank law and other regulations to be eased, arguing that they have slowed the economy. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes US10YT=RR rose 6/32 in price, pushing the yield down to 2.1711 percent. The US dollar index fell almost 50 points in the wake of the speech text having been released, to be quoted at month long low of 92.80, while the ... Read More »

Qatar's Envoy Officially Resumes Activities in Iran

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In early June, Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. With Qatar announcing that it would reinstate its ambassador to Iran, it sent out a clear defiance message that the Gulf diplomatic crisis would not end any time soon. Read More »

Uber's scandals don't seem to have had an impact on its business

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The San Francisco-based company said it lost $645 million in the second quarter, 9 percent less than the $708 million loss in the first quarter and 35 percent less than the $991 million loss in the fourth quarter of a year ago. An executive committee is steering Uber as it searches for a CEO. Meanwhile, Uber drivers have earned $50 million in tips since a gratuity option was added to the ride-sharing application in June. Read More »

World Samsung Billionaire Heir Lee Jae-yong Sent To Prison For Corruption

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has been sentenced to five years in prison for bribery, perjury and other crimes. Lawyers for Lee have pledged to appeal against the verdict, which creates questions about his future with Samsung , which he was expected to take over from father Lee Kun-hee, who is son of founder Lee Byung-chul. Read More »

Shire Plc (LON:SHP)

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This is 96.91% from the close price. About 206,253 shares traded. Victrex plc (LON:VCT) has 0.00% since August 24, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 0.51% the S&P500. The company has market cap of 711.55 million GBP. The Company's segments include Well Construction, Well Completion, Well Intervention, and Exploration and Production. Read More »

Yet Another Perk for Amazon Prime Members

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Amazon will make this plan a reality by changing the Prime membership program to the While Foods rewards program. The targeted products include select bananas, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken , responsibly farmed salmon, organic brown eggs, ground beef, almond butter and 365 Everyday Value organic butter . Read More »

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea

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White supremacist groups pose a threat to the U.S., 64% of voters say. 'If there is anything approaching a consensus in today's sharply divided America، it's that Trump speaks and behaves inappropriately given the office he holds.' Trump's negatives among voters could contribute to a wave election that benefits Democratic congressional candidates، judging from the new poll . Read More »