• Britain's banks provide support for firms hit by Carillion collapse
Britain's banks provide support for firms hit by Carillion collapse

The national task force set-up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will involve businesses, unions and the government. "Over the coming days, we will review supplier contracts and we'll contact you concerning these soon", it said.

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  • NASA debuts KRUSTY nuclear reactor for future Mars residents
NASA debuts KRUSTY nuclear reactor for future Mars residents

So a way to create fuel on the go is a must and researchers at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy announced today that they've conducted successful tests of a system that can do just that. That's why NASA's recent efforts to deploy nuclear fission reactors for out-of-Earth missions is so exciting. "Melting fue...

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  • Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on course for Australian Open meeting
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on course for Australian Open meeting

Sometimes that's all it takes, ' said Sharapova, slightly skimming over such a comprehensive outcome. In the women's draw, Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina will look to continue their progress towards a likely semi-final match-up. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska to return to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the first time in a decade. Sixth-se...

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  • Opec revises up forecast for 2018 oil supply from outside the group
Opec revises up forecast for 2018 oil supply from outside the group

Eagle Ford oil output is expected to rise by 15,000 bpd to 1.27 million bpd, while Bakken output is set to rise by 8,500 bpd to 1.22 million bpd, the agency said in a monthly report. There aren't other examples of such a massive erosion of oil production in such a short period of time. "Prices are not the main factor for us". Even now, I've seen es...

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  • Bitcoin plunges beneath $12000 to six-week low over crackdown fears
Bitcoin plunges beneath $12000 to six-week low over crackdown fears

If you're a late investor to Bitcoin, it might be worth looking away now as the value of the currency has undergone a huge plunge over the past week. "The government stance is that it needs to regulate crypto-currency investment as it is a largely speculative investment", its finance minister Kim Dong-yeon said in a radio interview on Tuesday.

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  • What's New On Amazon Prime? 18 Percent Price Hike Coming Soon
What's New On Amazon Prime? 18 Percent Price Hike Coming Soon

The cost builds come as Morgan Stanley sees signs that Amazon Prime's development is beginning to moderate. The new price hikes have likely been instituted to nudge monthly Prime members into becoming annual members. The company has been adding Prime benefits to draw in new customers. Subscribers get access to free two-day shipping on mil...

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  • Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi
Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi

Tanihara also escaped the first round bogey-free. The four-time major victor called an early end to his winless campaign - just the second of his professional career - in October, but reaped the rewards of some hard work over the winter with an opening three-under 69.

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  • Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories
Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories

Following four consecutive weeks of gains, crude prices have turned lower this week as momentum-chasing oil speculators banked profit after both Brent and WTI contracts hit three-year highs. Read: How does Kuwait reduce a $23.6bn budget deficit? The oil producers will officially review their agreement in June and may start to cut quotas in the ...

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  • Analyst Activity - Barclays Reiterates Overweight on Hunting (LON:HTG)
Analyst Activity - Barclays Reiterates Overweight on Hunting (LON:HTG)

About 594,568 shares traded. Among 10 analysts covering Saga ( LON:SAGA ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Pioneer Energy had 31 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. First Personal Financial accumulated 0.01% or 400 shares. Beese Fulmer Mngmt holds 1.82% or 46,839 shares. Yacktman Asset...

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  • Weather warning in Essex as snow begins to fall
Weather warning in Essex as snow begins to fall

As with the snow earlier this month, it could also be very localised, with some parts of the borough seeing hefty falls, while other parts get away with a light dusting or just rain. Cumbria is expected to hit lows of -4C overnight, with parts of Scotland dropping as low as -13C. Highways England issued a severe weather warning.

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  • A Key Decision Awaits Bank of Canada
A Key Decision Awaits Bank of Canada

According to Mortgage Dashboard , the average 5-year fixed rate available through brokers is now 2.94%, up from 2.92% a week ago and well up from 2.58% at this time last year. "But perhaps not as fast and furious as the market was starting to think". The gap between the two-year yield and its USA counterpart widened by 2.9 basis points to a spre...

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  • Storm Fionn is about to hit Ireland and the UK
Storm Fionn is about to hit Ireland and the UK

An Orange weather warning, the second highest, is now in place for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork , and Kerry. "During Wednesday night and into Thursday, there is the potential for gusts of 60-70mph quite widely, and a small chance of winds reaching 80mph in places", the Met Office's chief forecaster said.

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  • Amid crackdown fears, Bitcoin slumps to six week low
Amid crackdown fears, Bitcoin slumps to six week low

Shutting down digital currency exchanges is "a live option but government ministries need to very seriously review it", he added. Ethereum is down with 14%, Ripple has plunged 21% and even Bitcoin Cash with 19% for just 24 hours. China has also been coming down hard on cryptocurrency activity, and it is also considering blocking domestic ...

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  • RCom spurts after exit from SDR framework
RCom spurts after exit from SDR framework

Reliance Telecom, its sister concern which provides GSM services in eight circles including Calcutta and Bengal, has also announced plans to discontinue voice services from Friday (December 29) and focus only on high speed data. He also seems to have given up on his plans to offer 4G services to retail customers using RCom's sharing agreement wi...

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  • December CPI inflation over 5.2%, dashing hopes of RBI rate cut
December CPI inflation over 5.2%, dashing hopes of RBI rate cut

The Bank of England has previously said it expected the CPI to peak in the final months of 2017, before falling back to about 2.4% at the end of this year. The ONS also said it was too early to say whether this was the start of a longer-term reduction in the rate of inflation. The year on year food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation prone to tra...

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  • BA passenger wearing 10 shirts, eight pairs of pants arrested
BA passenger wearing 10 shirts, eight pairs of pants arrested

He was subsequently prevented from boarding an easyjet flight while adopting a similar approach the next day, as, according to the airline, the captain and crew said they had concerns about his previous behaviour, making him ineligible for a refund.

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  • Blackberry launches cybersecurity software to help protect self-driving cars from hacks
Blackberry launches cybersecurity software to help protect self-driving cars from hacks

The worldwide "ransomware" attack past year, which is known as WannaCry, helped increase awareness of BlackBerry's security software business that has been widely focused on managing secure connections to mobile devices. Auto makers pay only for their usage of the tool and can scan binary files at every stage of software development. This include...

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  • Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal
Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

Providers are barred from deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites , and from putting their own content at an advantage over rivals. The petitioners will likely argue the FCC oversaw a flawed comment period and ignored sound reasoning on the road to a net neutrality appeal. "The resolution aims to reverse the FCC's d...

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  • McDonald's Packaging to Go Completely Green by 2025
McDonald's Packaging to Go Completely Green by 2025

Currently, 50% of McDonald's customer packaging comes from renewable, recycled or certified sources and 64% of fiber-based packaging comes from certified or recycled sources. Almost three decades ago, McDonald's and EDF teamed up to tackle solid waste and accelerate innovation in packaging. "McDonald's continues to raise the sustainability bar by...

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  • Citigroup reports $18 bln loss on one-time tax items
Citigroup reports $18 bln loss on one-time tax items

Without this one-off charge, Citi said it would have made $3.7bn in net income for the last three months of 2017. Citigroup , as well as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America , said they would take big charges from write-downs of deferred tax assets, which companies can use to ease their tax burden in the event of a loss.

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