• Trump won't back down on tariffs despite widespread fears of trade war
Trump won't back down on tariffs despite widespread fears of trade war

At North American trade talks in Mexico City, Republican representative Kevin Brady, the top United States lawmaker on trade policy, said the administration should exempt current aluminium and steel contracts to avoid business uncertainty. Meanwhile, on Friday morning, Trump defended his proposal with a tweet storm indicating he doesn't understand ...

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  • Best Buy to close 250 mobile stores
Best Buy to close 250 mobile stores

Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, earnings per share were $2.42, a bump of 26 percent that far outpaced the $2.05 per-share projections from analysts, according to Zacks Investment Research. Joly added the mobile phone business of today has matured with margins being compressed and operational costs, for the smaller standalone mobile phone loc...

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  • Rideshare drivers mostly earning less than minimum wage: MIT report
Rideshare drivers mostly earning less than minimum wage: MIT report

Average drivers earn about $661 of profit per month, according to the study. For each mile driven, drivers incur about $0.30 in costs; however, they are able to claim a Standard Mileage Deduction of $0.54 per a mile on their taxes - a difference that amounts to billions of dollars in untaxed income.

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  • Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday
Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday

That total includes votes cast in both Democratic and Republican primaries, with more ballots cast buy Democrats than Republicans. Jose Tellez encourages everyone to cast their ballots. Harris and Dallas counties appeared to have drawn the largest number of early voters so far this year, with more than 69,000 and 51,000 ballots cast, respecti...

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  • Fed chairman Powell anticipates gradual interest rate increases despite larger government spending
Fed chairman Powell anticipates gradual interest rate increases despite larger government spending

FED WATCH: How U.S. stock markets perform could hinge on what Powell says in his testimony to the House Financial Services Committee. The Fed boosted its benchmark rate three times past year and has signaled that it expects to raise rates another three times in 2018.

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  • US Gunmaker Vista Outdoor Inc Products Dropped By Canadian Store
US Gunmaker Vista Outdoor Inc Products Dropped By Canadian Store

An online protest against Mountain Equipment Co-op last weekend was a small one but it quickly led to a big decision: On Thursday, the outdoor-gear retailer cut ties with brands that make water bottles and stand-up paddleboards but are owned by a US company that also sells assault rifles and ammunition.

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  • Prezzo to close 100 restaurants amid high street turmoil
Prezzo to close 100 restaurants amid high street turmoil

TPG, its USA private equity backer, is tipped to cut the company's estate from nearly 300 restaurants to about 200 by means of a company voluntary arrangement early next week to be handled by Alix Partners, the restructuring specialist. On Wednesday, Toys R Us and electronics retailer Maplin crashed into administration, putting more than 5,000 jo...

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  • The Simpsons Spookily Predicted A Winter Olympics Win Eight Years ago
The Simpsons Spookily Predicted A Winter Olympics Win Eight Years ago

Nearly inexplicably, the Minnesotan was ridiculed on social media over those results. The Americans pulled off an upset over the favored Swedes on Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea , giving the US its first-ever gold medal in the event.

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  • US Looks To Dethrone Russia As Top Oil Producer
US Looks To Dethrone Russia As Top Oil Producer

Higher Nigerian output offset losses elsewhere. These are our planned prices this year, he further adds. "$60 to 70 is the range we're seeing for this year". America's role in the global oil market was flipped on its head in 2017. This, it pointed out, was down from last year's gain of 1.6 mb/d, as higher oil prices, shifting Chinese demand pattern...

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  • Starting March Off
Starting March Off "Like A Lamb"

The warm front should be north of the Midlands Wednesday evening. We can expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to move into West Alabama by 3 a.m. Temperatures will also be a little cooler. The rain chances are up on both days, and so it's best to be prepared for some rain and have your umbrella. Only holding on highs around 50 as there's a chanc...

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  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports record profit
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports record profit

There is no one more important to us than the shareholder of limited means who trusts us with a substantial portion of his or her savings. Buffett also said that while Berkshire's insurance holdings would take a US$2 billion after-tax hit from losses caused by hurricanes past year in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, other reinsurance companies...

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  • 6N asking England and Scotland to explain pre-match scuffle
6N asking England and Scotland to explain pre-match scuffle

We saw in the autumn internationals how unsafe this Scotland team could be, when they beat Australia and pushed the All Blacks so close. "That's disappointing", Jones said. England and Scotland must explain the tunnel fracas involving Owen Farrell and Ryan Wilson at Murrayfield on Saturday following a request for clarification by Six Nation...

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  • Size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa unveiled on her birthday
Size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa unveiled on her birthday

When we give them education, it empowers the entire family. "When we secure her future, we secure future of the entire home". Modi arrived at the Chennai airport in a chartered aircraft around 5.30 pm, The Hindu reported. These included 'thalikku thangam , '(gold for mangalsutra) for women beneficiaries, free milch cow and goats, free of cos...

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  • Here's how much value Snapchat lost thanks to Kylie Jenner's tweet
Here's how much value Snapchat lost thanks to Kylie Jenner's tweet

While Snapchat's redesign is here to say-according to their response and Snap Inc. Jenner tweeted on Wednesday that she disliked Snapchat's redesign. The head of the social media at Tank PR, "Right now, there's not much alternative to Snapchat for Generation Z, and while a small percentage of users will be influenced by [Jenner], it won't...

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  • Pyeongchang Games: Russians take gold on record final day
Pyeongchang Games: Russians take gold on record final day

Above is video of the medal ceremony for team OAR Sunday. As neutral athletes, they were barred from having their flag raised or anthem played at the medal ceremony. "You know we learned from it". "It took me nearly 30 years but it feels really good". Germany were last on the podium at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Games , winning bronze ...

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  • UK Q4 ILO Unemployment Rate Rises
UK Q4 ILO Unemployment Rate Rises

Some 90,000 more European Union migrants arrived in Britain than left in the year to September 2017, data released by the Office for National Statistics show. We used to take it for granted that we would each get better off as the economy grew. The start of the New Year brings with it new exercise regimes and healthy eating trends, which mean peo...

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  • Warren Buffett will retire from board of Kraft Heinz
Warren Buffett will retire from board of Kraft Heinz

Buffett's letter is always well-read in the business world because of his remarkable track record over more than five decades and his talent for explaining complicated subjects in plain language. The company's often-impressive pace of acquisitions had slowed a year ago, he noted, when the prices asked for businesses 'hit an all-time high, ' ami...

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  • Oil reverses course and rises as dollar backs off highs
Oil reverses course and rises as dollar backs off highs

Lipow said strong economic growth has also helped boost oil consumption in the U.S. Light, sweet crude for April delivery advanced $1.09, or 1.8%, to $62.77 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, closing at a two-week high. The prestigious Award, which is presented annually by the U.K.'s Energy Institute and Gulf Intelligence, is also in...

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  • Beijing Seizes Control of Anbang Insurance
Beijing Seizes Control of Anbang Insurance

In the United States, Anbang bought the Waldorf Astoria for $1.95 billion, and later agreed to pay $6.5 billion for Strategic Hotels and Resorts, purchasing both properties from Blackstone Group. "The takeover management team will take effective measures to keep the company operating as usual and ensure that the legitimate rights and interests of c...

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  • Netanyahu says Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot
Netanyahu says Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot

It was prevented when foreign intelligence agencies intercepted communications from the Syrian jihadist, police said. An elite IDF intelligence unit was successful in exposing and thwarting an Islamic State (ISIS) terror plot to bomb an airliner flying out of Australia at the end of 2017.

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