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Woman falls from balcony, dies aboard Carnival cruise

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People on board the ship said the Triumph did circle the area where the woman fell overboard while search lights searched the waters. Brooks's family are holding out hope that she may still be found. Brooks is a mother and grandmother, Winfrey told KLFY. Authorities have not released that woman's name or how she came to fall. Eight-year-old Zion Smith fell off the fifth-story deck of Glory while the ship was docked at a Miami port in October 2017. Read More »

Puerto Rico will try and privatize its bankrupt power utility

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Governor Ricardo Rossello said he would be working with legislators in the coming days to draft a measure that would allow the government to sell the utility's assets in a process expected to take 18 months. The company also has always been criticized for political patronage and inefficiency, and recently faced accusations of corruption. In fact, a similar model - with transmission and distribution operated under a "concession" contract - works quite effectively for the Long Island Power ... Read More »

Sensex opens marginally lower ahead of Jan F&O expiry

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Mumbai: Amid much volatility, the two key Indian equity indices on Wednesday closed in the green for the sixth consecutive session even as profit booking wiped-off most of last five sessions' gains. The broader Nifty index was down 11 points or 0.10 percent at 11,075. The Sensex is trading at 36,165.75 points up by 25.77 points or 0.07 per cent. Read More »

Sky Italia revenues up 4% in H2, to launch Sky over fibre

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The boom in pay-as-you-go viewing helped Sky plc, the owner of Sky News, raise like-for-like sales by 5%, to £6.7bn, during the six months to the end of December. 21st Century Fox now owns a 39 percent stake in Sky and has offered to buy the remaining 61 percent. Darroch added that, as Europe's "leading" direct-to-consumer television entertainment company, Sky was making good progress on its future growth plans. Read More »

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup 'Confirm'

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Confirm will shut down its activity and the company's employees will join Facebook's Boston office. Facebook is acquiring Confirm.io, a U.S. startup specializing in multi-factor digital authentication. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch the acquisition, although it's not known how much Facebook paid. Facebook could possibly utilize the technology to have users confirm their identities if they can't log into their accounts when hacked or forgetting their password. Read More »

3i Group's (LON:III) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity

Liberum Capital assumed coverage on shares of Hollywood Bowl Group in a report on Thursday, January 11th. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 17 by Deutsche Bank. (NASDAQ:PLAB) rating on Thursday, October 1. BNP Paribas maintained it with "Outperform" rating and GBX 1050 target in Monday, June 20 report. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of UBM (LON:UBM) to a neutral rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. Read More »

KCOM Group PLC (LON:KCOM) Earns "Buy" Rating from Peel Hunt

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The stock has "Buy" rating by FinnCap on Thursday, November 26. As per Tuesday, December 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, January 21 report. 144,620 are owned by Investec Asset Management. Sequoia Fincl Ltd holds 0.6% or 70,082 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company reported 0.2% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. Read More »

What the New Tariff on Washing Machines Means for Consumers

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In 2017, the government issued anti-dumping orders against Samsung and LG for their production of washing machines made in China, only to see the companies move production to Vietnam and Thailand to avoid penalties. "The products not covered by the tariff rate quota are subject to a tariff of 50%, which can lead to a decline in sales of US$240 million", the securities brokerage company explained, adding, "Assuming a decline in sales of about 50% attributable to the 50% tariff, US$240 million ... Read More »

Sydney trains strike: FWC decision 12pm

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Sydney Trains and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) representatives have been locked in another round of negotiations about pay and conditions since 11.00am. Union members said that even while the staff cuts have meant that a lot of the older blokes who were staunch unionists have gone, younger workers are "still very union minded, as a matter of course". Read More »

Are Amber Heard, Elon Musk back together?

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Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is making sure that founder and CEO Elon Musk will stick around. In particular, Musk will only receive the maximum possible compensation if the company has a market value of $650bn at the end of the decade - around ten times the current figure - as well as revenues of $175bn. Read More »

United Kingdom employment surges to record high

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Sterling touched $1.41, its highest level against the USA dollar since the 2016 Brexit vote, and British government bond prices sank to their lowest level since October after Wednesday's stronger-than-expected headline figures. The latest rate matched economists' expectations. Average weekly earnings for employees in nominal terms (not adjusted for inflation) increased by 2.5% including bonuses, and 2.4% excluding bonuses compared to a year earlier. Read More »

Justice Dept. demands documents from sanctuary cities, threatens subpoenas

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The move prompted immediate backlash, with mayors from across the country boycotting a planned meeting at the White House with President Trump on Wednesday afternoon. "We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government's immigration enforcement - enough is enough". Read More »

The world's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone is here

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The start of sales of the Vivo Plus X20 UD will be in China for a few days, but it is not known whether it will bring Vivo to Russian Federation through official channels. The back of the Vivo X20 Plus UD houses two 12MP camera , the specifics of which weren't announced. The X20 Plus is still a China-only device, so it is likely the UD version will stay that way as well for awhile. Read More »

HP Reissuing BIOS Updates After Intel Meltdown and Spectre Updates

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A little over a week ago, Intel owned up to the fact that some of its firmware updates meant to reduce security threats caused by Spectre and Meltdown were actually causing more issues to several Broadwell and Haswell systems. It could easily be the case that there is no quick fix for any exploit of either the Spectre or Meltdown vulnerabilities. A Spectre attack can be executed locally or over the web with malicious JavaScript. Read More »

Kimberly-Clark plans to cut 5000 to 5500 jobs

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It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc increased its stake in Celestica Inc (CLS) by 0.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nine Masts Ltd invested in 0.32% or 11,993 shares. (NYSE:PLD). Great Lakes Advisors Limited Liability Company accumulated 38,784 shares. Lord Abbett & Lc has invested 0.07% in MetLife, Inc. Read More »

India unveils details of bank recapitalisation plan

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Around Rs 4.55 lakh crore in bad debt was added between July 2015 and July 2017. UCO Bank will get Rs 6,507 crore, Punjab National Bank - Rs 5,473 crore, Bank of Baroda - Rs 5,375 crore, Central Bank of India - Rs 5,158 crore, Canara Bank - Rs 4,865 crore, Indian Overseas Bank - Rs 4,694 crore, and Union Bank of India - Rs 4,524 crore. Read More »

Comcast (CMCSA) Given a $43.00 Price Target at Barclays

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Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Timucuan Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New Cl A ( CMCSA ) by 13.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jhl Cap Group Limited Co reported 1.10 million shares stake. Guardian Limited Partnership invested 0.02% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ). Paragon Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Comcast Corp New for a number of months, seems to be ... Read More »

Babies 'R' Us store on west Kellogg closing

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Court documents filed late Tuesday included the list, which names stores in states across the country. Matteson Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin said she was disappointed to learn the village's store soon will close, saying Matteson is aggressively recruiting businesses to occupy the vacant land that would be left by Toys R Us and Sam's Club. Read More »

Kiwi dollar surges as US Treasury Secretary hints at new currency war

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brushed off concerns about a possibly tough reception, saying: "Our objective is to be here to interact with important counterparts". the difference is that U.S. troops are now coming to the rampart, ' Ross added. President Donald Trump is due to take his "America First" economic message to the global gathering later this week. Read More »

United Airlines (UAL) Declines Despite Earnings Beat

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It has outperformed by 60.49% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $20.39B company. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $130 target in Friday, October 23 report. The Nwi Management Lp holds 585,000 shares with $35.62 million value, up from 330,000 last quarter. More interesting news about United Continental Holdings, Inc . Read More »

Starbucks to Raise Employee Wages in Wake of Trump's Tax Reform

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Starbucks says the changes "will total more than $250 million for more than 150,000 partners and are accelerated by recent changes in the USA tax law". While that is an improvement from the zero weeks of parental leave those workers had received until now, it is still less than the benefit Starbucks offers to its non-store employees. Read More »

Vandals tear up 'Field of Dreams' field in Iowa

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The grounds people who are in charge of keeping up the iconic " Field of Dreams " ballpark in Iowa will have a lot of work to do before baseball games are played there again, as the field was vandalized this week. Stillman told the Telegraph Herald the baseball field will remain open to the public. "Many areas of the turf had been ripped up with potential damage to the refurbished irrigation system". Read More »

Indian PM Modi meets Swiss President in Davos

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Our government's fearless decisions have changed things. "Today investing in India, travel to India, work in India, manufacture in India, production and exports from India to the rest of the world is easier than before as we have made a decision to eliminate the "licence-permit raj" and finish the red tape". Read More »