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Uber Bows to Philippines Suspension After Show of Defiance

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On Wednesday, a meeting between Uber and LTFRB set up by Poe failed to resolve the impasse as Martin Delgra, the head of the agency, said that the directive would stand. The complainants, describing themselves as the "national president and/or chairman of various transport organizations [representing] transport workers", alleged that Uber did not stop accepting applications of transport network vehicles despite LTFRB's order and its subsequent fine of P5 million. Read More »

German growth slows slightly in second quarter

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German chancellor Angela Merkel will lead the Christian Democrat party (CDU) into next month's elections have presided over 12 straight quarters of growth. The German economy has so far expanded in 16 of the past 17 quarters - putting it on track to beat a late-1970s record for the longest-ever recovery. Read More »

Home Depot Reported Better-than-Expected Q2 Financial Results

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It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500. That wasn't good enough for the market, however: Shares of Home Depot have dropped 2.5% to $150.41 at 9:46 a.m. $89,110 worth of stock was sold by Sherr Richard on Wednesday, May 17. It worsened, as 84 investors sold HD shares while 664 reduced holdings. 838.20 million shares or 0.09% more from 837.48 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks drift lower on Wall Street

Meanwhile, the country's KOSPI Composite Index SEU, -1.10% fell 1.1% to 2,368.39. The S&P 500 volatility index jumped again on the latest jawboning in the US-North Korea standoff. Brent crude, used to price global oils, slid 80 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $51.90. For the week, the Dow fell 1.1%. In an inversion of the curve, the spot VIX rose above VIX futures, meaning traders are paying more for protection against a sudden sharp drop on the S&P than for protection in the future. Read More »

Kylie Celebrates Turning 20 With Some Sexy Bikini Selfies

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Kylie showcased her ample bust in the flesh-coloured number while she showed off her taut stomach and teased her pert posterior. She told WWD , "I do want stores, my own store". And the latest to enter the field is none other than Kylie Jenner and her Kylie Cosmetics- which is now gearing toward a billion-dollar success in a few years. Read More »

United Kingdom government criticizes utility's gas price hike

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Such announcements are highly sensitive because they can affect share prices. If we assume that rate of increase was the same 2.9% a year from 2014 to 2017 that would have added no more than £10 to a bill, so we're still £79 short. British Gas owner Centrica claim the rise "reflects an underlying increase in policy and transmission costs". "For example, British Gas managed to lose 377,000 United Kingdom customers in the first half of the year, despite waiting until after its rivals had ... Read More »

The Big Risk in Tesla's Model 3 Launch

The California-based company aims to make 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of this year and 10,000 per week in 2018. Even if everything were to go right, Musk previously had indicated all those now holding reservations likely wouldn't take delivery of a Model 3 for at least 18 months. Read More »

Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest since February 2009

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Strategists at Morgan Stanley cautioned that a 10 percent rise in the euro could knock 5 to 8 percent off Euro zone earnings and shave about 0.7 percentage points off regional GDP growth a year later as exports fall. Since the start of the year, with the exception of February, the euro has ended the month on a positive note. Outside Europe, U.S. monthly jobs data for July on Friday is likely to be the key figure for economists and the Federal Reserve, whose policy-setters next meet on ... Read More »

Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer: "I'm On Team Trump"

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Reince Priebus said he resigned on Thursday. "I've been obviously talking to the president for a few days about this and ultimately I formally resigned yesterday", Priebus said in a live interview on CNN . " Reince is a f-king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac ", Scaramucci said during a late-night rant to a reporter. Priebus also affirmed his commitment to Trump's presidency, noting that he was "always going to be a Trump fan". Read More »

Sonakshi was my first choice for Haseena Parkar: Apoorva

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Shraddha's brother Siddhanth Kapoor plays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, who headed Mumbai-based organised crime syndicate D-Company and is also accused of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, in which hundreds of people lost their lives. "Being an actor and being in films is a real privilege". Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, Haseena Parkar starres Shraddha Kapoor , Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia. Read More »

Dark Web marketplaces worth billions crushed in secret takeover

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The US seized AlphaBay's infrastructure with the help of law enforcement authorities in Thailand, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France, as well as the European law enforcement agency Europol . "We will find and prosecute drug traffickers who set up shop there". AlphaBay alone had 200,000 customers and more than 40,000 sellers peddling illegal goods, making it the largest takedown for a dark web marketplace ever. Read More »

Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions

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The issue has become even more heated since emails released Tuesday showed that Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, eagerly agreed a year ago to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton , the Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Tesla to build 100-megawatt battery for South Australia in 100 days

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Tesla's Powerpacks will charge using the energy produced from the wind farm and then deliver electricity during peak hours. Musk , who is in Australia today for the announcement, updated the 100-day claim by saying that it would start once an electricity grid interconnection agreement has been signed with the local utility. Read More »

The Zoo Digital Group plc (ZOO) Rating Reiterated by FinnCap

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Analysts at Deutsche have GBX 300.00 TP on Sainsbury (LON:SBRY). Berenberg Bank's target would suggest a potential upside of 18.97% from the company's last stock close price. It has a 13.08 P/E ratio. Among 16 analysts covering Nuvasive Inc. Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $230,155 activity. Read More »

United States employers add 222K jobs, jobless rate rises to 4.4 pct

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The construction sector added 16,000 jobs , and the unemployment rate increased from 4.3% to 4.4%. In the first half of 2017, healthcare added an average of 24,000 jobs per month, so June's additions beat the average. Unemployment nudged up by 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent, an indication that more people are feeling confident enough to re-enter the workforce and look for a job. Read More »

Gas prices fall 2.3 cents, but higher than a year ago

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Gas prices continue to plummet across the Bradenton-Sarasota area as well as Florida, with Monday marking the 30th consecutive day of falling costs. AAA says the Fourth of July holiday will likely increase demand for gasoline but not enough to cause a significant price increase. Read More »

Kyle Lowry staying in Toronto for $100 million

Ibaka is one of only 13 players in National Basketball Association history to make 100 3-pointers and record 100 blocks in the same season; he did it last season, along with Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis and Brook Lopez. Lowry is 31 years old and his growth as a shooter suggests he should still play at close to an All-Star level at the back end of that deal. Lowry averaged 22.4 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.2 3-pointers per contest in 60 games during the ... Read More »

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant'

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He said a lot of people realised that democracy in Hong Kong was an impossible dream. Police arrest a pro-democracy activist (R) during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong , China , 01 July 2017. He took part in a series of lavish events, including a flag-raising ceremony, amid tight police security. Replicas of the "Goddess of Democracy" statue, a regular feature of these commemorations, have never appeared in Beijing since 1989. Read More »

China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Asserting that the US" ties with India and Pakistan were not a "zero-sum game', the White House has said that the Trump administration's priorities and the nature of relationship with the two countries were different. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appreciated the resolute steps taken by Pakistan to counter the menace of terrorism. China has lately got increasingly involved in Afghanistan. Read More »

UK Confirms It Will Leave EU Single Market Upon Brexit

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He added: "Bridging between Churchill and Monet, I am certainly a determined optimist". The UK government has been keen to get an early agreement reassuring anyone in this position, and now it appears the European Union too wishes to press on with this matter. Read More »

America's banks are really, really healthy

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Analysts had expected U.S. banks to make a strong showing in this year's test. Trump has promised to undo various restrictions on financial firms that were put into place after the 2008 financial crisis, including the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Read More »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in deal valued at $13.7 billion

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He added that these are likely the higher-income households who tend to buy more expensive brands and cuts of meat. The grocery giants like Walmart , however, have so far managed to maintain their edge of having more stores nationwide, swiftly penetrating e-commerce, and establishing grocery pickup at many of those stores. Read More »

WRAPUP 3-Weak US consumer prices, retail sales put spotlight on Fed

The consumer-price index, which measures what Americans pay for everything from dog food to doctors' visits, declined a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in May from the prior month, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The inflation measure the Federal Reserve tracks is now at 1.5%, while the central bank's target is at 2%. Shelter costs - which account for about a third of the overall price index - increased 0.2% on the month and rose 3.3% on the year. Read More »