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Crews battle massive demolition site blaze at Sydney's Circular Quay

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Four crews were at the scene at Circular Quay, and eight more were on their way before 11am on Tuesday (NZ time) to the fire at Pitt Street and Alfred Street, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said. Thirteen people were treated for minor smoke inhalation, a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said. "We could feel the heat and explosion through the window", he said. Read More »

Gas prices on the rise

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The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.57 per gallon. At $2.58, the national gas price average has decreased for the first time week-over-week this year. Read More »

Scientists develop DNA nanorobots capable of stopping cancer growth

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The team took a rectangular piece of DNA origami sheet - measuring just 90 nanometers by 60 nanometers - and peppered it with a protein known as thrombin. But perhaps the most significant part of the tech is its precision, at least in the mouse models: The programmed DNA bots avoided causing any clotting or harm to healthy cells. Read More »

Jennifer Garner Helped Her Daughters Sell Girl Scout Cookies Outside a Store

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The actress posted a photo on Instagram Sunday of herself selling the cookies outside of a grocery store with a seemingly shocked shopper in the background pointing at Garner. Garner is a Girl Scout and Brownie mom for daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 9, with ex-husband Ben Affleck. Shannon Peterson, Marketing and Communication Specialist for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, says cookies are on sale now through March 4th. Read More »

De-icing fluid shortage forces Southwest to cancel Chicago flights

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Southwest said it " proactively canceled" about 220 flights and was offering refunds or flight vouchers, WBBM-TV reported . "Due to having to de-ice many of our aircraft because of the weather, we are running low on de-icing fluid". Alyssa Eliasen, a spokesperson for the airline, said Southwest had 'actively worked to manage our glycol levels (used to deice aircraft),' but that due to the severity of the winter weather it was forced to cancel the flights. Read More »

Price Target Estimates for The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 38.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Primecap Management Ca reported 1.70M shares. Moneta Inv Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 71,319 shares or 0.64% of the stock. Greenbrier Prtnrs Cap Limited Liability holds 19.98% or 580,000 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Japan skater sent home for failed test

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No results at the Pyeongchang Games have been affected as Saito is yet to compete. "The athlete accepted, on a voluntary basis, to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village", CAS said in a statement. Japan has a relatively clean record when it comes to sports doping, but this case is the latest in a recent spate of infringements. The IOC and anti-doping authorities have stepped up testing for the Winter Olympics following revelations of a Russian state sponsored doping ... Read More »

Amazon layoffs: Hundreds of job cuts in Seattle, global offices might follow

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Shares were up almost 3% on Monday. In the last few months, the company implemented hiring freezes to stem the flow of new workers, cutting the number of open positions in half from the 3,500 listed last Summer. "People are in awful shape", he said. The company has also recently instituted a mandate that managers who oversee other supervisors must have at least four people reporting to them. Read More »

Tunisia package trips resume following Sousse massacre

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The group of tourists were met by Nabeul governor Saloua Khiari in a festive atmosphere. The return of Thomas Cook , which is operating three weekly flights to Enfidha-Hammamet, marks a significant moment for Tunisian tourism as January figures show considerable improvement with respect to the same month a year ago. Read More »

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to get Windows Defender ATP support

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Microsoft notes that while one of the main reasons cited for upgrading to Windows 10 is the improved security, there are still plenty of organizations that are still running slightly older operating systems. Many businesses struggle to move their entire fleet to a new OS with legacy and bespoke applications often built or specifically configured to fit an OS. Read More »

Comcast may renew bid for 21st CF

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Fox has strengthened the so-called "firewall" remedies it had already tabled, including "establishing a fully independent, expert Sky News editorial board". According to reports from Comcast-owned CNBC and The Wall Street Journal , which is backed by Murdoch's News Corp , the U.S. cable giant is considering a new bid after its initial offer, in the low US$60bn region, was rejected. Read More »

Verizon phone locking is 2018's unwelcome return

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Verizon is hoping that by locking down "unlocked" smartphones, it'll put a damper on smartphone theft. The customers most affected by the move are those who purchase a smartphone from Verizon and then travel to another country while the lock period is still in effect. Read More »

European Union economies bouncing back from crisis

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The Dutch economy also benefited from buoyant global trade. GDP is seen expanding 0.6%, in line with flash estimate. The second estimate of growth by Eurostat, the statistics agency, confirmed that GDP grew by 0.6 per cent in the final quarter of the year, with separate industrial production figures rising to a new post-financial crisis high. Read More »

Emergency landing on flight from SFO to HNL

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The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. Dramatic video on social media showed a jet engine rattling away without its protective covering on a United Airlines flight that eventually landed safely in Hawaii on Tuesday. Read More »

FBI, CIA Warn Against Buying Huawei Phones

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At the gathering in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, the chiefs of CIA, FBI and NSA and the director of national intelligence expressed their concerns over the two Chinese tech giants. That aggressive push, however, has put the company in even more hot water, as fake reviews for its flagship the Mate 10 Pro have reportedly surfaced on Best Buy's website , apparently linked to a Facebook contest spurred on by Huawei. Read More »

New Payments Platform gets public launch

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The system will enable the linking of an account to an identifier such as a phone number, email address or ABN (depending on the particular financial institution involved). For more information or to register for a PayID visit the RACQ website . "We will be announcing how we will roll out real-time payments to all our customers across Australia in the coming weeks", a spokesperson said. Read More »

Punjab National Bank Mumbai Branch Reports Fraud 8 Times Its Net Income

Incidentally the fraudulent transactions detected by the bank is just short of Rs 4,000 crore less than the total income that the bank declared in the third quarter (Q3) of this FY17-FY18. This is the second incidence in less than 10 days where a bank has been defrauded. "All the officials of PNB suspended today are of the same branch". Read More »

Chipotle selects Taco bell as its nex6 DEO

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Chipotle founder Steve Ells, who served as its chief executive, will become executive chairman. "The Board is confident that Brian's passion and skillset ideally position him to make the bold moves needed to improve operations and take the company to the next level, all while remaining true to our objective and the values that are essential to our customers". Read More »

Credit Suisse reports third straight annual loss after U.S. tax writedowns

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That helped the bank return an nearly unchanged pretax profit of 729 million francs (725 million in 2016). The prior year results included net litigation provisions of CHF2.47 billion, primarily relating to the settlements with the US Department of Justice and the National Credit Union Administration Board regarding the bank's legacy residential mortgage-backed securities business. Read More »

You Can Now Mine Cryptocurrency While Reading the News

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We're all getting pretty used to visiting news media websites, only to be told that they'd like us to turn our ad blocking software off. "On the other hand, Salon is quite bullish on the use of blockchain technology and announced that it "[plans] to further use any learnings from this to help support the evolution and growth of blockchain technology, digital currencies and other ways to better service the value exchange between content and user contribution". Read More »

Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc: Wellington Management Group Llp Bought Stake

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The hedge fund held 3.37 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.02 million, up from 3.27 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: "Earnings Reaction History: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., 57.1 ..." on January 25, 2018. (NYSE:PNC) was sold by Reilly Robert Q. Read More »

Pentwater Capital Management LP Acquires New Stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc

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Twenty-First Century Fox earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The institutional investor owned 81,578 shares of the company's stock after selling 7,229 shares during the period. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Corp holds 0.25% or 1.02 million shares in its portfolio. Read More »

21st Century Fox Offers "Firewall Remedies" To Push Through Sky Deal

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has pledged to keep Sky News independent as it looks to assuage concerns related to its proposed acquisition of Sky (LON:SKY). The provisional CMA report raised concerns about the influence of the Murdoch family trust, which controls Fox and News Corp, over the United Kingdom media landscape. Read More »

Asian markets plunge after Wall Street drops 1000 points

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Earlier, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week. The blue chip average suffered its second 1,000-point drop in a week on Thursday. 'No one can say for sure, but things don't look pretty out there given that the sharp falls haven't been bought this time around. Financial analysts regard corrections as normal events but say the latest unusually abrupt plunge might have been triggered by a combination of events that rattled investors. Read More »

Priya Prakash Varrier: The internet sensation with the deadly wink!

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For the uninitiated, debutant Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier has set the internet on fire after the song " Manikya Malaraya Poovi " from the film " Oru Adaar Love " went viral on the internet. While Varrier's video from the film is breaking the Internet, another video of her singing Channa Mereya has resurfaced. Right now, Manikya Malaraya Poovi song is being shared on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Read More »

High-scoring Gophers roll past Penn State 101-68 in women's basketball

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Entering play on Sunday, the Nittany Lions hold an overall record of 17-9, and have gone 7-6 in Big Ten play. "It's not going to happen overnight". Forward Leron Black scored a game-high 18 points (6-10 FG). After a timeout, Mark Alstork stepped on the line trying to inbound it, another turnover . She was a flawless 4-for-4 shooting in the first quarter, including 2-for-2 from three-point range. Read More »

India's bourses to stop licensing index, stock prices

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Although foreign investors have pumped more than U.S. $77 billion into India since 2012, exchanges have long felt they are missing out, because derivatives have been popular in Singapore, which is seen as offering lower tax and a more certain regulatory regime. Read More »

Barclays faces trial over $3 billion Qatar loan

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The new charge, in theory at least, puts the bank's entire existence at risk: if it is found guilty its license could be revoked. Barclays Bank has now been charged with the same offence. Former chief executive John Varley, former senior investment banker Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris, a former chief executive of Barclays' wealth division, and Richard Boath, the ex-European head of financial institutions, were all charged in relation to that investigation. Read More »

Aldi is now Britain's favorite grocery store

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Aldi has been rated the nation's favourite in-store supermarket in Which?'s annual best and worst supermarket satisfaction survey. Elsewhere, Sainsbury's ended up bottom of the list, with a spokesperson pointing to confusing methodology of the ranking system and highlighting how it beat Aldi in categories like store appearance, queuing time, staff availability and product range. Read More »

Performance Analysis to Overcome Risk: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS)

The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, October 24. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $117.28. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, March 3 with "Outperform". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, January 31 by BMO Capital Markets. Read More »

Trump Signs Measure to Increase DoD Spending Over 2 Years

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Monday's document will outline proposed spending reforms the administration says would, in enacted, cut deficits over the next decade - even as recently passed tax legislation and spending caps threaten to drive future annual deficits above $1 trillion. Read More »