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ECB Monetary Policy Decisions

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Earlier on Thursday, the European Central Bank kept its main policy settings on hold. He is a dove and it's clear he still wears the pants on the Governing Council'. economy still has an element of slack in it, despite evidence of some skills shortages. The U.S. dollar index rose against most other currencies in late trading on Thursday, as investors were awaiting for more details about U.S. Read More »

Profits slump 77% at John Lewis Partnership

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John Lewis Partnership PLC , the owner of John Lewis departmental store chain and Waitrose supermarkets, on Thursday reported a sharp drop in annual profits and warned on further earnings pressure from United Kingdom retail market volatility. Read More »

Snow showers expected today and Thursday

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Up to 6 inches in higher terrain areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are possible, forecasters said. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday and Friday look nice and quiet with some sunshine. Early-morning model guidance indicates that this will scoot out of here after sunrise, giving way to a mostly cloudy sky. Read More »

The richest women billionaires from every country in 2018

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Asia Pacific boasts the most number of billionaires at 827 with a total net worth of US$2.75 trillion. He has a net worth of over $116 billion. Bezos and Gates are trailed by American investor Warren Buffet - with an estimated fortune of $84 billion - followed by Frenchman Bernard Arnault, the head of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, with a net worth of $72 billion, climbing seven positions and Europe's richest person. Read More »

Porn Star Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Confirms She Had Affair With Donald Trump

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The filing, in Los Angeles Superior Court, represents the latest development in a legal battle involving Trump , his longtime personal lawyer and the actress, Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels . The lawsuit goes on to say that while Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen , signed the document the same day, Trump never signed it. The alleged tryst happened one year after he married Melania Trump and just months after his son Barron was born. Read More »

'DemocracyDemonetised': Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of 'usurping' power in Meghalaya

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Among those present at the ceremony were Conrad's mother Soradini K. Sangma, his wife M. Chandi A. Sangma and his younger sister and South Tura MLA Agatha K. The National People's Party was founded by late Garo leader PA Sangma, who was a Lok Sabha speaker and a former chief minister of Meghalaya. The Hill State People's Democratic Party, which is a BJP ally, had earlier said it has always stood for a non-Congress and non-BJP government, IANS reported. Read More »

Sessions to make 'major' Sanctuary City announcement in Sacramento

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The lawsuit comes on the eve of Sessions' speech at the Law Enforcement Legislative Day hosted by the California Peace Officers' Association in Sacramento. Jerry Brown , a Democrat, slammed the Trump administration and cast Sessions' legal maneuvering as a political stunt - going so far as to imitate Trump's style on Twitter. Read More »

Nokia 9 may arrive in September with in-display fingerprint scanner

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Nokia 8 Pro will be a premium smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor. It is expected that the Nokia 9 will be launched in September while Nokia 8 Pro will make its debut in September. Nevertheless, HMD is still planning to launch the Nokia 9 and the Nokia 8 Pro as later this year, and they are set to be the company's main flagships for 2018. Read More »

SpaceX Just Launched Its 50th Falcon 9 Rocket Into Space

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It was the fifth launch this year for the Los Angeles-based rocket maker, which in the last 18 months has come to dominate the commercial rocket business, flying far more often than its competitors. It broadcasts more than 1,250 radio and television channels through its satellites to more than 30 million homes in Brazil and the Andes mountain regions of South America. Read More »

Washington Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill Into Law

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A bipartisan majority of the Washington Legislature approved state standards for internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and CenturyLink. New rules mean internet service providers won't be able to slow or block content in the state-but federal laws might yet trump them. Read More »

Amazon looking into opening current accounts with JP Morgan Chase say reports

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The reports says that Amazon is still only in the early stage of plans to offer a checking account service for its customers. Offering checking accounts to customers could lower payment processing fees for Amazon, as well as give the company granular insight into customer's spending habits, in addition to making it even harder for customers to even contemplate switching away from Amazon. Read More »

Kent homes without water after pipes burst

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Residents in Rotherfield were forced to queue for bottled water yesterday (Sunday, March 4) as people were urged to use water sparingly. Thames Water , South East Water, Southern Water and Affinity Water have released a joint statement, warning of shortages across the South East of England. Read More »

Qualcomm says Broadcom deal opens national security issues

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The CFIUS is tasked with reviewing acquisitions that could have implications on national security. Despite Broadcom's plans to move back to the United States, CFIUS has already shown an interest in the proposed transaction because Broadcom has proposed six directors for Qualcomm's 11-member board. Read More »

Steel, aluminum tariffs to cover all United States trade partners: Ross

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In a tweet on Saturday, Trump went on the offensive, threatening the European Union with a tax on its automobile imports. Trump has faced major backlash over the proposed tariffs. Mrs May said "multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity in all parties' interests". "There's about ton of steel in a auto". Read More »

Best Buy soars after best holiday sales since 2003

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For the fourth quarter, Best Buy earned $364 million, or $1.23 per share. The company's revenue grew 14 percent to $15.36 billion, beating estimates for $14.5 billion. This decision will not extend to the Best Buy mobile stores that are located in Canada, and Best Buy will continue to sell mobile devices through its big box retail stores across the country and its online store as well. Read More »

Uber, Lyft drivers actually earn less than minimum wage, MIT survey suggests

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The results indicate that the "median profit from driving is $3.37 per hour before taxes, and 74% of drivers earn less than the minimum wage in their state". The study further revealed that a median driver generates $0.59 per mile of driving but incurs costs of $0.30 per mile. The researchers claim their paper is "one of the first detailed estimates of ride-hailing profit". Read More »

Freezing Weather Disrupts UK Airports

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Customers on Ryanair can check the status of their flight here . Jet 2 has tweeted, "We are now advising travel as normal, and would notify our customers should there be any updates". A statement read: "Today remains challenging and there will be disruption". An airport spokesperson said: "Due to the continued and extreme weather conditions we have had to extend the suspension of all services until 1pm". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 earns DisplayMate's first ever A+ grade

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The Galaxy S9 has been announced and is shipping in just a couple of weeks, but is it worth the upgrade over the Galaxy S8? The Galaxy S9's display was rated the best by experts at DisplayMate . " DxOMark - the trusted industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings - has just announced that the Galaxy S9 + has earned the top spot in their mobile camera rankings". Read More »

Markets Right Now: Talk of steel tariffs sink stock indexes

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The Dow was down by 380 points Wednesday in volatile trading, with markets falling sharply towards the close of trading. We are not surprised by gold's reaction to the latest Federal Reserve speak, we wait to see if the dollar breaks higher - if it does then we would expect that to be a headwind for gold prices, although given the possibility of equity and bond markets becoming more jittery, gold may attract more haven buying - so again we expect dips to be supported. Read More »

Canada retailer stops selling products linked to United States gunmaker

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MEC does not sell guns, but it faced an online petition calling for it to stop selling brands from Vista, which also develops and makes firearms similar to the type of rifle used in a recent US school shooting. "I include myself in that community", Labistour wrote. Labistour said he had served in the military and grew up in a rural area where hunting was commonplace, reports the Vancouver Sun . Read More »

NRA boycott: FedEx to keep its discount; 10 companies drop gun group

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The Charlotte-based bank said it is taking the immediate step of reaching out to clients that manufacture assault weapons for non-military use, "to understand what they can contribute to this shared responsibility". The agreement, which has not been previously reported , shows how important the handgun shipment business is to FedEx . The card offered by the bank offered a cashback bonus of $40 that could cover NRA membership. Read More »

USA says any talks with North Korea must lead to 'denuclearization'

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Moon had an hour-long meeting with Kim ahead of the closing ceremony, in which the North Korean delegation said Pyongyang was willing to talk to Washington, according to Seoul . The North Korean delegation was led by Kim Yong Chol, whom the South accuses of orchestrating a deadly attack on a South Korean warship in 2010, reports Reuters . Read More »

Why Nokia 8 Sirocco could spoil Samsung Galaxy S9's party

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With this new phone, Samsung has moved its fingerprint scanner towards the middle of the phone, below the camera instead of next to the camera. We've got our hands on the latest model, and think it's the most attractive phone Samsung has ever produced, with a lightning-fast processor and fantastic camera. Read More »

Sky tops FTSE as Comcast gazumps Murdoch

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Philadelphia-headquartered Comcast said in a statement today (27 February) that its "superior cash proposal of £12.50 per share represents a 16% increase in value over the existing 21st Century Fox offer for Sky ". "When a set of assets like 21st Century Fox's becomes available, it's our responsibility to evaluate if there's a strategic fit that could benefit our company and our shareholders", Comcast said at the time . Read More »

Rally held over mandatory union dues

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IL government worker Mark Janus says he has a free-speech right not to pay the union that represents all employees, not just its members, in collective bargaining. People can't be compelled to contribute to unions' political activities. The previous ruling allows public sector unions to charge non-members who benefit from their collective bargaining. Read More »

Owen Farrell may face the music after Murrayfield 'scuffle'

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Reports started coming in just before the Scotland and England game yesterday, suggesting the players had been involved in a bit of a scuffle before a ball had even been kicked. "The vision's better on an Iphone 10". "It is frustrating that we put ourselves under pressure at times". France Women 57-0 Italy Women: France produced their best performance of the Women's Six Nations to date as they thrashed Italy to keep pace with England at the top of the table. Read More »

United Kingdom taxpayer-owned RBS reports first profit in a decade

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News stories about Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE: RBS ) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. RBS has reported a £752m profit for 2017, its first since 2008. But the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has taken longer to sanction the lender than expected. "The other is the large taxpayer stake, which has to be sold off at some point". Read More »

Women's empowerment key to securing welfare of families: Modi

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He launched the scooter scheme at the outset of his visit. What is Amma scooter? . Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme hat envisages providing 50 per cent subsidy to 1 lakh working women every year to buy mopeds. "When we secure her future, we secure the future of the entire household". He said this scheme too would be the forerunner for other state governments, like other previous initiatives. Read More »