• Trump Ends CEO Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband
Trump Ends CEO Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband

IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty , who had been a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy and policy advisory group, said the panel was dissolved Wednesday after members determined that it could "no longer serve the goal for which it was formed".

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  • Saudi King Salman opens doors for Qatari Hajj pilgrims despite ongoing rift
Saudi King Salman opens doors for Qatari Hajj pilgrims despite ongoing rift

The Saudi king also ordered that private jets belonging to Saudi airlines be sent to Doha airport "to bring all Qatari pilgrims on his expenses". These are the first known negotiations between Saudi and Qatari royals since the start of the diplomatic crisis.

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  • Trump Administration Takes Hard Line as NAFTA Talks Underway
Trump Administration Takes Hard Line as NAFTA Talks Underway

On behalf of her country , Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland said the three countries "have a powerful shared interest in reaching a mutually beneficial agreement". The U.S.is also looking to shake-up NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism to allow more anti-dumping duties on its trade partners. President Trump has said revi...

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  • Shipping giant Maesrk says NotPetya attack cost them up to $300M
Shipping giant Maesrk says NotPetya attack cost them up to $300M

It also warned that it would be hit with a bill somewhere in the vicinity of $200-300m in the third quarter as a result of a cyber-attack that disrupted shipping operations for several weeks in June. But it said underlying profit was up sharply at $389 million compared with $134 million in the same period a year ago, based on an improvement of $517...

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  • German economy, Europe's largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth
German economy, Europe's largest, posts 0.6 pct 2Q growth

Germany's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.6 percent from April to June compared with the previous quarter, adjusted for price, seasonal and calendar effects, federal statistics authority Destatis said. Inflation is expected to rise slightly to 2.7 percent in July from 2.6 percent in June. In the meantime, Hungary's final GDP data is du...

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  • Wall Street climbs as North Korea tension eases
Wall Street climbs as North Korea tension eases

US President Donald Trump issued a new verbal warning to Pyongyang on Thursday, saying his previous promise to unleash "fire and fury" may not have been strong enough after North Korea responded with a threat to land a missile near the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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  • WPI inflation rises to 1.88% in July'17
WPI inflation rises to 1.88% in July'17

There was also disruption to Southern services on the same line. Consumer Prices Index ( CPI ) inflation remained at 2.6%, the figures showed. "Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was (-) 0.44 per cent compared to a build up rate of 3.71 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year".

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  • A Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Reappeared on a Carrot
A Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Reappeared on a Carrot

She couldn't find the ring for a decade after. It happens. When Mary Grams , now 84, lost her engagement ring while pulling weeds at her family farm in Alberta , Canada , in 2004, she thought it was gone forever. If anything, the carrot had turned up around the ring , with the vegetable growing through the tiny piece of jewellery, forci...

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  • BC to boost minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35
BC to boost minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35

The territories still lead the minimum wage rates in Canada, with the Northwest Territories paying a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour and Nunavut paying $13 per hour. A living wage in Vancouver is pegged at $20 an hour, leaving the increase $5 short of that. That could entail eliminating tolls and MSP premiums, freezing hydro rates, and creating c...

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  • Train derails after crash at London Waterloo station causing travel CHAOS
Train derails after crash at London Waterloo station causing travel CHAOS

Three people were checked over by London Ambulance Service but nobody was taken to hospital. A separate points problem has been caused by a fault on one of the lines approaching London Waterloo. "Upgrade work to extend platforms at Waterloo continues". "This means that South West Trains are unable to use one of the five lines into and out of ...

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  • Americans splash the cash in July as retail sales rise
Americans splash the cash in July as retail sales rise

Meanwhile, department stores had their best month since January, rising a full percentage point over June, perhaps easing some fears that brick-and-mortar outlets are facing collapse as consumers switch to internet shopping. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.4% increase. Building materials and supplies stores were also strong. ...

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  • Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Tanks Amid Mixed Earnings, Awful Outlook
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Tanks Amid Mixed Earnings, Awful Outlook

The stock declined 17.22% or $6.01 reaching $28.9 per share. About 22,934 shares traded. SunTrust maintained Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS ) on Thursday, August 20 with "Neutral" rating. It also upped Interxion Holding N.V (NYSE:INXN) stake by 24,800 shares and now owns 1.70 million shares. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) has rise...

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  • Demonstration in support of Charlottesville victims held in Tallahassee
Demonstration in support of Charlottesville victims held in Tallahassee

The man fled the scene, but was apprehended soon after the fatal incident. "I would like to share my light with all of you, and ask all of you to do the same", she said, as those with lit candles lit the candles of their neighbors. For many families, it is hard to explain the clash of ideologies, but it's nearly a rite of passage in Sterner's fam...

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  • Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad backs out
Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad backs out

Etihad announced on Tuesday that the company was "informed that Air Berlin has filed for administration". The German airline said it would continue flying with the help of government loans, while Deutsche Lufthansa said it may buy parts of the airline.

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  • Rathbone Brothers plc's (LON:RAT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd
Rathbone Brothers plc's (LON:RAT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd

The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 12 by Liberum Capital. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.00. (NYSE:KOP) earned "Outperform" rating by Barrington Research on Monday, May 8. The firm now has a "hold" rating on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Beaufort Securities ...

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  • African-American Merck CEO ditches Trump over the president's silence on Charlottesville
African-American Merck CEO ditches Trump over the president's silence on Charlottesville

Within minutes, Trump attacked him on Twitter , saying Frazier's resignation will give him "more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" Merck has a facility in Upper Gwynedd Township and is Montgomery County's largest employer. President Donald Trump is back at the White House and ignoring shouted questions about the race-fueled clashes in in Cha...

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  • Okla. man charged in plotting anti-government bombing
Okla. man charged in plotting anti-government bombing

The grumbling says Varnell collected the gadget and load it into what he accepted was a stolen van. Raul Bujanda, an Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant special agent in charge for Oklahoma City, said at a news conference Monday that the plot echoed the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.

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  • S. Korean shares extend losses on heightened tensions over N
S. Korean shares extend losses on heightened tensions over N

Shares in several other big media companies also declined. The Nasdaq Composite was up 38.25 points, or 0.62 percent, at 6,255.12. Top military brass and President Trump are being sued by five US military members that want to keep Trump's transgender ban from becoming a reality - "in any capacity".

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  • Wall Street stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up
Wall Street stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up

The last time the S&P closed down more than 1 percent was May 17 when it fell 1.8 percent. Global benchmark Brent also fell 0.9 per cent to $51.44, after Thursday's 1.5 per cent drop. "We would now be careful with a whiff of risk aversion in the air and, by extension, also stay away from shorts in the rates market", RBC's global macro strategist ...

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  • Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries
Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries

At Tesla's "Handover Party", the electric-car maker said the base Model 3 will still start at $35,000 and will offer an EPA-estimated 220-mile range. "This is more in the double B range", he added, referring to a higher speculative debt rating. If only traditional auto and other tech companies were as bold as Tesla .

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