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Golden opportunity? Museum unveils 18-karat toilet

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In this undated photo provided by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an18-karat gold toilet is shown in the museum's 14th floor restroom at the Solomon R. Cattelan has a history of using scatological materials in his work. "The color is going to change, and we'll probably be brightening the toilet up with polish along the way". Read More »

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD): Zacks Estimates EPS Of $1.81

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Over the same time span, the stock notched a high price of US$139 and its minimum level reached was US$109.62. The total 6.38 million shares were bought and sold throughout the most recent trading session more than average volume of 4.44 million shares. Read More »

Gold holds losses as dollar gains versus yen

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Gold was little changed on Monday as a fall in stock markets helped to win it safe-haven support against the view that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates as early as this month following upbeat comments by central bank officials last week. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.9M vehicles over air bags, seat belts

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In a number of incidents air bags have inflated without warning and in others air bags failed to inflate and seat-belt pre-tensioners failed to activate in crashes. "We're finalizing the remedy and customers will be advised when they may schedule service", Fiat Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne says. The auto maker previous year suffered financial penalties for recall lapses covering millions of vehicles, including older Jeeps with rear gas tanks linked to fatal fires in rear-end collisions. Read More »

Ford says plunge into more-mobile world worth short profit slump

The industry has known for decades that domestic manufacturers struggle to make a profit on small cars. Ford is moving the entirety of its small auto production from the United States to Mexico. During contract talks in 2015, Ford confirmed that it would move Focus and C-Max production out of its Wayne, Michigan, plant in 2018. The automaker plans to spend $1.6 billion on its small-car production operations in Mexico. Read More »

August Retail Sales Post Steeper Decline than Expected

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Despite the drop in retail sales last month, consumer spending will likely remains supported by a strong labor market. - PPI excluding food, fuel and trade services rose 0.3 percent from prior month and climbed 1.2 percent from August 2015. Read More »

Chinese leader Xi: G20 must 'blaze a new trail' on trade

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A tarmac tiff between U.S. and Chinese officials as President Barack Obama arrived in the city of Hangzhou prompted the posting - and prompt deleting - of an uncharacteristically sarcastic tweet by a U.S. "The G-20 must keep up with the changing times and lead the way forward". "We're also setting the stage so that the next USA administration comes in with a relationship that is on a strong and productive footing", Mr Obama told Mr Xi. Read More »

Chemical Giant Bayer Agrees To Buy Monsanto For $66 Billion

Louis. German multinational Bayer and USA -based Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, in a deal that would form the world's biggest seeds and pesticides company. Markets weakened further earlier this week when the U.S. The deal comes with record harvest driving crop prices to painfully low levels for farmers. Read More »

Based Golfsmith seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Together they became one of the largest golf retailers in the world. The company said Antares Capital LP will provide a $135 million bankruptcy loan if the court approves. The next question regarding Canadian-based operations with Golf Town is what CI Investments and Fairfax Financial plan to do with it. Ontario pension fund manager OMERS acquired Golf Town in 2007 and combined it with Golfsmith in 2012. Read More »

Ford Proceeds With Caution Into Autonomous, Shared Vehicles

Ford now makes some Fiestas in Mexico, but has kept production for some of its Focus and C-Max models in suburban Detroit . Right now, the existing prototypes are, admittedly, a little quirky: the company has built a set of bulky sensors and mounted them on the roof of a series of modified Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicles while their software is under development. Read More »

Samsung Exploding Battery Recall: What Canadians Need To Know

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This means that the availability of the new Galaxy Note 7 handsets in physical retail stores in the United Kingdom would be during the last week of September. Hua said the accident caused 1,300 dollars worth of damage to his hotel room which Samsung offered to cover. Following Samsung Australia's recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 personal electronic device we are requesting that passengers who own them do not switch on or charge them in flight. Read More »

Samsung Australia recalls over 50000 Galaxy Note 7

Samsung produced 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones, and about 1 million of them have been sold. Australian flyers, beware: flight attendants may ask you to put away your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 . The high-end gadget was launched just weeks ago, but users have complained that a battery fault has caused some phones to explode or catch fire while plugged in. Read More »

Kerry says Pakistan made progress but needs to do more

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There is a concept of good terrorist and bad terrorist. "We have taken some steps to strengthen our co-operation in the area of counter-terrorism as envisaged in the joint declaration issued during the last meeting of this mechanism". He further said that United States Secretary of State John Kerry's statements as well as the words of the Pentagon were not in conflict with each other. Read More »

Apple CEO says EU tax ruling 'total political crap': Irish Independent

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Cook, in an interview with the Irish Independent , labelled Brussels' competition chief Margrethe Vestager's decision as "total political crap". Apple was found to be holding over $US181 billion in accumulated profits offshore, more than any United States company, in a study published previous year by two left-leaning non-profit groups, a policy critics say is created to avoid paying USA taxes. Read More »

Wells Fargo in hot water over fake accounts

Applying for credit cards: Employees applied for about 565,000 credit cards on behalf of unwitting customers, who were then on the hook for annual fees, late fees, and interest charges that amounted to a little over $400,000. "It is outrageous for a bank to use a customer's private information without permission to open an unwanted account", L.A. City Attorney Michael Feuer said. Read More »

Wells Fargo seeks to shore up reputation in wake of scandal

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The CFPB ordered Wells Fargo to pay $100 million and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, another federal regulator, issued a $35 million fine. They also enrolled them in banking services and activated debit cards. Wells Fargo has been known to aggressively push their employees to open multiple accounts at the same time. Read More »

NY settles with 4 companies to stop tracking children online

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The State Attorney General's Office announced the findings after a two-year investigation. Every time the user connects to the web site's server, all of the cookies stored by that web site on the user's computer are retrieved and their values are transmitted to the server. Read More »

South Sudan's fighting directed at highest levels

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Last weekend, the Security Council visited South Sudan to show solidarity with its people and to see firsthand the devastating effects on innocent civilians of almost three years of conflict. A peace deal reached a year ago under worldwide pressure has been violated repeatedly by fighting, and Machar fled the country in recent weeks. "The United Nations in Congo has clearly shown that it has taken sides in the conflict by extracting and transporting Machar's fighters from inside South Sudan ... Read More »

British Airways check in problems, will not be resolved soon

British Airways has apologized to passengers after an unspecified technical issue impacted its check-in computer systems. One passenger posted a notice by BA on Twitter confirming that passengers would be delayed for up to 30 minutes while alternative arrangements were put in place "in the absence of the computer system". Read More »

EASA cautions on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 use

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As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a note late last week strongly advising "passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage". Spontaneous combustion wasn't on the feature list, but a six-year-old buy found out the hard way that Samsung's recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones can explode. Read More »

Hillary Clinton cancels campaign trip after pneumonia diagnosis

Lisa R. Bardack , an internist who practices near Clinton's suburban NY home. According to a statement from Clinton's campaign spokesperson, Nick Merrill , the candidate felt "overheated," so she went to her daughter's apartment. The campaign said in a statement that Clinton felt "overheated". During an appearance last month on the Jimmy Kimmel show, Clinton called the GOP claims about her health a "wacky strategy". Read More »

Standard Life rails against Sports Direct

The profit warning spooked investors, who were unable to find any solace in founder and majority owner Mike Ashley confirming that he was not planning on taking the company private any time soon. They said he was to blame "either for not knowing about them, or for turning a blind eye to such practices in the interests of maximising the revenue of Sports Direct ". Read More »

Sturgeon plans new Scottish independence drive

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This would include a new website to gauge opinion, a string of town hall meetings and a "growth commission" to work out how Scotland can remain financially viable on its own and consider key issues like currency. "And second, important though the issue of European Union membership is, the case for independence is about more than that". In July a year ago, Ms Sturgeon was depicted on the widely criticised cover of a political magazine as a "childless" female politician. Read More »

90 killed in Syria even after US-Russia ceasefire deal

The much anticipated - if tentative - breakthrough came after marathon talks between Lavrov and Kerry in Geneva , as the pair push for an end to the five-year war that has killed 290,000. Syria's war has seen the country carved out into zones controlled by competing forces: regime, rebels, Kurds and jihadists. -Russian deal for a ceasefire and aid deliveries in Syria but with reservations about the handling of violations by the government side, a rebel official said on Sunday. Read More »

High Speed Talgo Completes Delhi-Mumbai Journey In Less Than 12 Hours

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On the Talgo run, a senior railway official told IANS: "The train left from New Delhi at 2.45 p.m. and reached Mumbai in 11 hours 42 minutes - two minutes ahead of its scheduled time". The Talgo train with nine coaches was scheduled to depart from Delhi at 2:45 am at 150 kmph. The second trial run was conducted on the Palwal-Mathura railway route of the North-Central Railway. Read More »

Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to criminal charges in emissions cheating case

Volkswagen has already agreed to spend up to $16bn (£12bn) to address environmental, state and owner claims. For model years 2009 through 2016, according to the plea agreement , the engineer knew his "co-conspirators continued to falsely and fraudulently certify to EPA" and California's Air Resources Board that the diesels complied with US emissions standards and the Clean Air Act. Read More »

Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28B

Last week, local people in Montreal disrupted hearings of TransCanada's new pipeline. Several arrests were made last week at a site in North Dakota where Energy Transfer Partners is trying to build a line to IL. Once the deal is successfully closed, Enbridge will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Toronto Stock Exchange, while Spectra Energy will be delisted from the NYSE. Read More »

Financial authorities convene to assess Hanjin Shipping's receivership impact

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A creditor-led restructuring scheme for the largest South Korean shipper is set to end September 4, which means the Hanjin Group company will be left with little choice but to file for receivership before the deadline'. Korean Air Lines is Hanjin Shipping's largest shareholder. The company is part of the Hanjin Group, the country's 11th-largest conglomerate and parent of Korean Air Lines. Read More »

Alabama doubles Kiffin's pay to $1.4M this season

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The Trojans had been ranked No. 17 to start the season, but the embarrassing loss to the Crimson Tide was enough to see all but six voters take USC out of the rankings completely. The key stat though, was that he found the end zone on multiple occasions. Hurts passed for two touchdowns and ran for another pair. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has been given a raise for the 2016-2017 season. Read More »