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Konta becomes first British woman into last eight since 1984

Konta becomes first British woman into last eight since 1984 Garcia has been denied the Centre Court appearance she craved for Monday's Wimbledon clash with Konta, after it was scheduled as the opening match on Court One. Into the decider it went and as the match clock crossed the two-hour mark, with both players looking unbeatable on serve, it looked as if it may rival Konta's 3hr10mins second-round epic against Donna Vekic. [Full Article...]

An eager teenage Spider-Man swings into Marvel's Homecoming

An eager teenage Spider-Man swings into Marvel's Homecoming But the solid showing by "Spider-Man: Homecoming " has helped to quiet talk - at least for now - that sequels and reboots have had their day. But " Homecoming " returned to "Spider-Man" teenage roots, casting Tom Holland in the part. Homecoming takes place after the events of Civil War , and 15-year-old Peter Parker feels neglected by Iron Man , struggling to adjust back to the mundaneness... [Full Article...]

Huerter, Team USA lose to Canada

Huerter, Team USA lose to Canada The U.S. U19 team, with Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie on the roster, was eliminated from the FIBA U19 World Cup Saturday, falling to Canada in the semifinals in Cairo. Italy outscored Canada 12-10 in the final quarter but it mattered little as Canada wrapped up the title in style. Barrett closed out the quarter's scoring with a basket with 3.5 seconds left to cut the lead to 23-17. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson urges Moscow to take 'first step' to ease Ukraine conflict

And we do not rule out that we'll be able to arrange a summit following these phone talks. Following a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Tillerson told reporters the Trump administration will keep sanctions against Russia in place until Ukraine regains the breakaway eastern provinces controlled by ethnic Russian rebels, which he called Moscow's "proxies" in the Donbass region. [Full Article...]

3-alarm fire rips through building under construction in California

3-alarm fire rips through building under construction in California The fire began early Friday, forcing the evacuations and sending flames high into the air. The fire was sparked at about 5 a.m. and quickly spread throughout the construction site, fueled by building materials. She said she turned around and drove back to her neighborhood and found flames shooting from the building. City councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney said Oakland leaders will not take ... [Full Article...]

SoundCloud closes London, San Francisco offices as it struggles to survive

SoundCloud closes London, San Francisco offices as it struggles to survive Soundcloud Ltd.is cutting about 40 percent of its staff in a cost-cutting move the digital music service says will give it a better financial footing to compete against larger rivals Spotify Ltd. "With more focus and a need to think about the long term, comes tough decisions", Ljung wrote. But that figure could now be as low as $250 million (£199 million), according to a Recode report in Marc... [Full Article...]

Good news for demonetisation victims, RBI may reopen doors for genuine people

Good news for demonetisation victims, RBI may reopen doors for genuine people In a sudden move on November 8 past year, the Central government had announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would no longer be legal tender from November 9. The Centre and the RBI have been allowed two weeks to respond. Instead, he said the government "is agreeable to examine case by case" instances of citizens not having had the chance to deposit their old currency. [Full Article...]

Samsung semiconductor plant for memory components

Demand for 64-layer V-NAND chips is growing at an explosive rate due to the recent trends of the Internet of Things , artificial intelligence, big data and connected vehicles. The factory in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometres (44 miles) south of Seoul, is the world's biggest and has recently started production after Samsung Electronics spent 15.6 trillion won over the past two years to build it. [Full Article...]

OPEC's Crude Exports To The US Near All-Time Lows

OPEC's Crude Exports To The US Near All-Time Lows The production cut led to a temporary rally in crude prices up to US$55 in January with hopes that it would rebalance supply and demand. It is however in OPEC's interest to wrap up its oil victory in price, volume produced and sold to give the desired revenue and bull market share. [Full Article...]

The Oxford Asset Management Invests $3.52 Million in Ford Motor Company (F)

The Oxford Asset Management Invests $3.52 Million in Ford Motor Company (F) Dt Ptnrs Ltd Liability reported 91,198 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Verition Fund Management Limited invested in 0.26% or 245,200 shares. T Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) was reduced too. and for the current quarter 20 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.44/share. They expect $1.75 earnings per share, down 5.91% or $0.11 from last year's... [Full Article...]

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd (CHU) Upgraded to "Buy" at BidaskClub

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd (CHU) Upgraded to Chinese bonds can now be bought by banks, insurers and fund managers via The Bond Connect scheme in Hong Kong , opening up the China's US$9trn bond market to widespread foreign investment for the first time. Overseas investors have been reluctant to enter the market amid fears over the stability of the Chinese yuan, and over potential delays to Beijing's reforms of the capital markets. [Full Article...]

The US electronics ban has been lifted from Abu Dhabi International Airport

The US electronics ban has been lifted from Abu Dhabi International Airport Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said US officials already had seen that "the measures have been implemented correctly and to the full extent required" in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways passengers travelling to the United States pass through immigration and customs at a pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal 3, the company said. [Full Article...]

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant'

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant' Xi's stern warning came at a gathering to mark 20 years of Chinese rule in Hong Kong and swearing-in of pro-Beijing new Chief Executive Carry Lam and her cabinet. Young activists calling for self-determination or independence have emerged as a result. And Cantopop stars Denise Ho and Anthony Wong, who were prominent in the 2014 Occupy Central movement, also marched. [Full Article...]

Warren Buffett is set to make $12 billion on a single trade

Warren Buffett is set to make $12 billion on a single trade That means the common stock would yield $36 million more a year than $300 million annual dividend Buffett has received on the preferred stake. Additionally, it would net him a hefty profit of about $11.9 billion at Bank of America's stock price as of Wednesday's close: $24. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews employees of Russian software firm raising security concerns in US

Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews employees of Russian software firm raising security concerns in US A Senate spending bill, which proposes Defence Department military funding plans, says (p.12) the DoD may prohibit Kaspersky products, which could include anti-virus software, over fears the firm could be vulnerable to "Russian government influence". [Full Article...]

Wettlaufer says she's 'truly sorry' for murdering and injuring patients

Wettlaufer says she's 'truly sorry' for murdering and injuring patients She also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault against Clotilde Adriano, 87, and Albina Demedeiros, 90. There were problems with Wettlaufer - who had a history of problems administering medication - that were missed, said Jane Meadus, a lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE). [Full Article...]

Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a roughly 27 percent premium to the stock price at Thursday's close. Amazon's ownership will also likely result in lower prices at Whole Foods , whose expensive products earned it the nickname "Whole Paycheck". Whole Foods will keep its brand and John Mackey , its current CEO, will remain in place. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit According to Slate , the court ruled that their previous decision on same-sex marriage, which says states must give marriage rights to same-sex couples "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples", also extends to child-rearing because the state would list a married couple of opposite sexes as a child's parents. [Full Article...]

Nigeria joins rest of the globe to mark World Blood Donor Day

Nigeria joins rest of the globe to mark World Blood Donor Day World Blood Donor Day was Wednesday and it is a day to celebrate those who donate blood. Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. [Full Article...]

Grocery Stocks to Sell Before Amazon Slaughters Them

Grocery Stocks to Sell Before Amazon Slaughters Them And that quote came just before a jaw dropping announcement Friday morning: Amazon is buying Whole Foods and its 460 stores for $13.7 billion. That changed on June 16 when Amazon announced its intention to acquire Whole Foods , the upscale supermarket chain that played a pivotal role in taking organic and natural foods mainstream. [Full Article...]


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