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London Waterloo train derailment adds to commuter misery

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South West Trains said in a statement: "A points problem and an operational incident between Vauxhall and London Waterloo is causing disruption to journeys between these stations". Disruption will continue until the end of service. Staff in high-vis overalls were gathered around the front of the train, the 5:13am service from Royston, and a cordon was in place. Read More »

VF Buys Dickies Maker For $820 Million in Cash

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Williamson-Dickie brought in about $875 million in revenue over the last 12 months, while the new combined company will rake in about $1.7 billion in annual revenue. VF, whose apparel and accessories offerings range from Nautica sportswear to Smartwool socks, has been tweaking its portfolio in recent months, shedding a group of luxury brands and a licensed sportswear company. Read More »

Trump trade push on China faces test as IP takes spotlight

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China accounts for roughly 90 percent of North Korean trade but moved earlier in February to suspend North Korea's coal imports until the end of the year. A North Korean soldier guards the gate on banks of the Yalu River in North Korea near China border. But it is unlikely to be enough to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program, which it sees as essential to its own survival, experts say. Read More »

Port Augusta to be home to 150MW solar thermal power plant

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Under normal operating conditions, the $650-million plant will have a capacity of approximately 135MW, with the ability to increase this output in favourable conditions - such as during the evening. SolarReserve will establish an Australian headquarters in Adelaide by the end of the year with construction of the Aurora plant on a pastoral station, pictured below, about 30km north of Port Augusta. Read More »

Senators slam one-month suspension of Uber

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But both Uber and Grab said they continued to accept new drivers amid strong demand for the service, resulting in a surge in the number of unregistered drivers. Malacañang on Tuesday supported the move of the LTFRB to issue a one-month suspension order against transport network company Uber. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said during a press conference on Tuesday. Read More »

United States stocks jump as tensions with North Korea appear to ease

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U.S. President Donald Trump threatened that military solutions were "locked and loaded" as the "hermit kingdom" said it would fire missiles into the ocean near Guam, a U.S. "Worries about a conflict between the United States and North Korea are not completely gone, but the market seems to be settled now", said Masashi Oda, general manager at the strategic investment department at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management. Read More »

North Korea tensions send United States dollar to eight-week low vs yen

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In bond markets, 10-year US Treasuries and Germany's ultra-safe government bonds were trading at their highest prices since June. "This is not the last we are going to hear of this situation". The pan-European STOXX 600 had risen 1.08 percent. "It's surprising that given Japan's proximity to North Korea the yen is seeing any benefit from risk aversion", said Lennon Sweeting, chief market strategist for XE.com, in Toronto. Read More »

Tesla price targets raised as Model 3 mania builds

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Corp's holdings in Tesla were worth $24,301,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tesla has a 52-week low of $178.19 and a 52-week high of $386.99. "It is a company that is not only still losing money but has carried forward losses of close to $4.3 billion, effectively nullifying any tax benefits from debt for the near future (by my estimates, at least ... Read More »

Plan for London Garden Bridge falls down

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His predecessor, wrongly in my view, clearly supported the plans for the Garden Bridge. The controversial project, which has had questionable levels of public support, has already cost the taxpayer over £37 million. 'We had made great progress, obtaining planning permission, satisfying most of our planning conditions and we had raised £70 million of private money towards the project'. Read More »

Target acquires final-mile platform Grand Junction

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Financial details about the acquisition of Grand Junction haven't been disclosed. Target Corp . - increasingly aware that shoppers want the things they buy online to arrive right away - is acquiring a San Francisco transportation technology company that facilitates same-day deliveries. Read More »

Asian shares, dollar rally as North Korea blinks

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The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 climbed and the pan-European STOXX 600 rose 1.26 percent following a 0.89 percent jump in MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan. That came after U.S. president Donald Trump hinted at military action over Pyongyang's threat to launch missiles towards the Pacific island of Guam, a USA territory. Read More »

Ryanair is calling for a two-drink alcohol limit in airport bars

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The broadcaster's Panorama show found that there were 387 arrests between February 2016 and February 2017 compared to 255 in the previous year. "It's the alcohol mainly in the duty free that is the significant problem". Ryanair yesterday called for British airports to impose a two-drink limit on passsengers and end boozing at breakfast time to help curb a rise in rowdy passengers. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) Stock Surges on Chinese Buyout Interest

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The stock of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. Finally, Greenleaf Trust boosted its stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.by 3.2% in the second quarter. Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $12.44 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $15.91 consensus target price. Read More »

Egypt train collision leaves 42 confirmed fatalities

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A prosecutor had earlier ordered the detention of both train drivers and their assistants for 15 days, the state news agency MENA said. Transport Minister Hesham Arafat told President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a meeting that the accident was the result of human error, though he did not elaborate. Read More »

U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar

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Ansari said the faction led by Nitish has become a "government JD-U". Last week Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar was suspended from its Parliamentary party. He said, 'When I do not fear Indira Gandhi, what is fear of someone else? "He should not try to capture the JD (U) which always had a national presence", he told PTI. Read More »

'Locked and loaded' if N. Korea acts 'unwisely'

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The Stoxx Europe 600 benchmark was down 1.1% (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/european-stocks-face-worst-week-in-9-months-on-us-north-korea-tensions-2017-08-11), while Hong Kong's Hang Seng led the Asian losses with a drop of 2%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.21%. The dollar index fell 0.32 percent, with the euro up 0.42 percent to $1.1819. Emerging market stocks lost 1.27 percent. Read More »

Bombing Plot in Oklahoma City Is Thwarted With Arrest, FBI Says

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Authorities said Varnell attempted to detonate the fake bomb at 6:30 p.m.by dialing a number on a cellphone he thought would trigger the explosion. The bank he chose as a target - the downtown branch of BancFirst, Oklahoma's largest state-chartered bank - is about a half-mile from the site of that attack. Read More »

Smiths Group plc (SMIN) Rating Reiterated by BNP Paribas

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About 69,177 shares traded. The stock rose 0.42% or $0.84 reaching $201.2. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Beaufort Securities decreased their price objective on shares of Barratt Developments Plc from GBX 690 ($8.99) to GBX 650 ($8.46) and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Read More »

Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade

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Japan's economy expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter as consumer and company spending picked up, highlighting a long-awaited bounce in domestic demand. Consumers also spent more money on dining out, the data showed. "We'll focus our efforts on human resource investment, improvement in productivity, and new growth strategies". Read More »

Sensex, Nifty Snap Five-day Losing Streak

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The Sensex has so far touched a high of 31,501.29 points and a low of 31,298.90 points during the intra-day trade. The Nifty50 reclaimed the psychologically important 9,800-level intra-day by touching a high of 9,806.85 points. On the currency front, the rupee closed on a flat note at 64.12 to a USA dollar. "The shares of Cipla, and Adani Ports rose, whereas the shares of Infosys , Cipla and Bharti Airtel fell", Desai said. Read More »

Trump Attacks Merck Chief Kenneth Frazier for Quitting Advisory Panel

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Frazier, who is African American, said in a tweet on Monday that the country's leaders must "honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy". Sessions said the Justice Department is pursuing the case "in every way". Several executives from top United States companies have stepped down from a number of presidential advisory councils in protest over Mr Trump's policies. Read More »

North Korea nerves rattle stocks, lift gold, yen

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For the week the S&P fell 1.4 per cent and the Dow lost 1.1 per cent - their largest weekly drops since the week ending March 24 - and the Nasdaq was off 1.5 per cent. But the S&P Bank sub-sector fell 0.7 percent on dimming prospects of another rate hike this year since higher rates tend to boost bank profits. The dollar was further weighed down on Friday by the soft US inflation data. Read More »

Gold steady near 2-mth highs as N. Korea tensions continue

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MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.77 percent, on track for its third straight day of declines as it pulled further back from all-time highs. It was down 0.1 percent at 109.07 yen JPY= , after retreating 0.8 percent on Thursday. Coupled with a continued simmering tension between the USA and North Korea, that trio of data led to another positive day for safe haven currencies such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc (CHF). Read More »

Facebook Secretly Releases Photo-Sharing App in China

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China's biggest internet service provider, China Telecom Ltd, sent a letter to corporate customers last month saying that VPNs, which create encrypted links between computers and can be used to see sites blocked by Beijing's web filters, would be permitted only to connect to a company's headquarters overseas. Read More »

Asian shares expected to focus on China data, dollar languishes

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The index had fallen for three straight days previously, losing a combined 3 percent, on escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea. U.S. Treasury yields, which already declined on the North Korean concerns, fell further on Friday on the soft U.S. consumer prices data. That was below the 0.2 percent forecast in a Reuters poll. Read More »

GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site after cretinous Charlottesville article

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According to Anonymous @Your Anon News, a major "Anonymous" Twitter account , the hack had certainly not been carried out by an established member. Heather Hayer was killed when a auto drove into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists were also demonstrating. Read More »

Wholesale price inflation rises in July

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Wholesale inflation remained low in July previous year at 0.63 percent. Official data released on Monday showed that the rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index consisting of "Food Articles" from Primary Articles group and "Food Products" from Manufactured Products group increased from -1.25 per cent in June 2017 to 2.12 per cent in July 2017. Read More »

North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise

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That's below the target of 2%, which could convince the Federal Reserve to move more cautiously when it comes to raising interest rates. The Dow slumped 204.69 points or 0.9 percent to 21,844.01, the Nasdaq plummeted 135.46 points or 2.1 percent to 6,216.87 and the S&P 500 tumbled 35.81 points or 1.5 percent to 2,438.21. Read More »

Neymar makes Paris Saint-Germain debut in match against Guingamp

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For the first time this summer, Monaco have opened up to discussions regarding the transfer of Mbappe. The German admitted that he would like to see more regulations put in place to control spending in the transfer market. His goal came midway through the second half with the Parisian side in full control. Four representatives of the Brazilian player, including his lawyer, gave Barcelona a cheque for €222 million before Neymar joined PSG on August 3. Read More »