• NZ dollar falls as greenback recovers with weakening Irma
NZ dollar falls as greenback recovers with weakening Irma

At 1105 BST, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 futures were up 0.6%, while Nasdaq futures were 0.8% higher. "It does appear that the worst-case scenario for Florida has been evaded", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in NY.

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  • Tesla remotely extends the range of some cars to help with Irma
Tesla remotely extends the range of some cars to help with Irma

For those unfamiliar, Tesla used to offer customers the option to buy a vehicle with a 75 kWh battery pack that was software locked. Considering the 15 kWh (30 to 40 additional miles) could also be useful to other owners affected by Irma, Tesla made a decision to also temporarily unlock other vehicles with the same software-lock battery packs...

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  • China Becomes Latest Country To Consider The Ban Of Gas, Diesel Vehicles
China Becomes Latest Country To Consider The Ban Of Gas, Diesel Vehicles

A possible ban in China , then, may act as another signal that sweeping change is coming for the auto sector - as well as indicate how seriously the country is considering a transition to energy consumption. The new measures also form part of China's strategy to cut carbon emissions. Guolin predicted that the auto industry will be going thro...

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  • Two New York women file suit against Equifax over massive data breach
Two New York women file suit against Equifax over massive data breach

Equifax revealed Friday that their systems were hit with a cyberattack between May and July, affecting 143 million people. The information includes social security numbers, driver's license numbers, birth dates, addresses, credit card numbers, and even more.

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  • Clemson Defense Pounces on Auburn
Clemson Defense Pounces on Auburn

Tigers coach Gus Malzahn was "hopeful" that Johnson would be able to play against Clemson . "It's been a long time since we've played that dominant on defense in a long time". Here are three takeaways from Clemson football's 14-6 victory over Auburn. "This game's all about momentum", said linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, who led Clemson with ...

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  • Norwegian shortens and cancels cruises ahead of Irma
Norwegian shortens and cancels cruises ahead of Irma

About 4,155 shares traded. It has outperformed by 1.07% the S&P500. Buckingham Research lifted their price target on shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises to $149.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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  • Oil steady as United States refining demand rises but ample crude supplies weigh
Oil steady as United States refining demand rises but ample crude supplies weigh

US crude settled down $1.61, or 3.3 percent, at $47.48 a barrel. As of Wednesday, about 3.8 million barrels of daily refining capacity, or 20 percent of the USA total, was shut in, though a number of refineries and petroleum-handling ports were restarting.

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  • House paves the way for self-driving cars
House paves the way for self-driving cars

Nevertheless, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, whose department runs the NHTSA, will be revealing the updated guidelines at an event next Tuesday in MI, according to Reuters . It would also allow automakers to deploy 25,000 self-driving cars in the first year, a number that would rise to 100,000 over a three-year time span.

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  • Travellers can now check-in for United flights using Amazon Alexa
Travellers can now check-in for United flights using Amazon Alexa

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) is joining forces with Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG , NASDAQ: GOOGL ) to add Google Home's functionalities to its stores. Amazon will have space dedicated to its devices, smart home products and accessories in 10 Kohl's stores in Chicago and Los Angeles, Kohl's said Wednesday.

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  • Quickly strengthening Jose, Katia tropical storms upgraded to hurricanes
Quickly strengthening Jose, Katia tropical storms upgraded to hurricanes

Like Irma , Jose is a Cape Verde hurricane, a type of storm that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now known as Cabo Verde). "University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy says Irma "could easily be the most costly storm in USA history, which is saying a lot considering what just happened two weeks ago" in Te...

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  • All Jaguars and Land Rovers to be part electrified from 2020
All Jaguars and Land Rovers to be part electrified from 2020

No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent. Based on a 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster, the E-Type Zero features an electric powertrain capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. Jaguar Land Rover says with Future Type's interface you can separately access your different digital orbits of work, family or ...

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  • Mobile sweetens wireless plan with free Netflix ahead of new iPhone
Mobile sweetens wireless plan with free Netflix ahead of new iPhone

All T-Mobile One family plans will now come with a free Netflix subscription. Four lines are $160 - taxes and fees included. If you're on an older plan, the $100 per two-line promotional plan, or the 55+ senior plan, you need to switch up to the One or One Plus plans.

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  • Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail — Trump's UN Envoy
Iran Deal 'Designed to Be Too Big to Fail — Trump's UN Envoy

As former State Department staffer Ilan Goldenberg points out , this looks an bad lot like how Trump has handled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program this week. Proven arms smuggling. Violations of travel bans. Some of the clauses in Resolution 2231 do reflect understandings reached during negotiation of the JCPOA, but the...

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  • Stanley Fischer steps down from Fed citing 'personal reasons'
Stanley Fischer steps down from Fed citing 'personal reasons'

His Board leadership was informed by experience as governor of the Bank of Israel, vice chairman of Citigroup, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund and chief economist of the World Bank. Fischer, who has been a member of the central bank's board for three years, was not scheduled to leave the Fed until June of 2018. Fed C...

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  • Mbappe begins PSG adventure following €180m move
Mbappe begins PSG adventure following €180m move

Mbappe went on a season long loan to the French club, who have an option to buy him next summer for a reported 180m euros. The 18-year-old France striker said at the end of last season he had chose to stay with Monaco, but confessed on Wednesday that "certain events happened which made me change my mind".

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  • Records of four million Time Warner Cable customers left unsecured
Records of four million Time Warner Cable customers left unsecured

CCTV footage, presumably of BroadSoft's workers in Bengaluru, India-where the breach is believed to have originated-was also discovered on the Amazon bucket. The files, more than 600 gigabytes in size, were discovered on August 24 without a password by researchers of Kromtech Security Center, the technology news website reported.

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  • John Lewis removes 'girls' and 'boys' labels in children's clothing
John Lewis removes 'girls' and 'boys' labels in children's clothing

O'Brien then challenges him to say what he means by "political correctness", defending John Lewis and saying that it means a lot to nonbinary or trans kids who would be affected by the change. We still see numerous supermarkets, for example, using stereotypical slogans on their clothing". Men and women and boys and girls are biologically differen...

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  • Raghuram Rajan says he wasn't on board for demonetisation
Raghuram Rajan says he wasn't on board for demonetisation

But former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan , while responding to questions by a national daily described the GDP deceleration "as the costs of demonetization upfront". Rajan also told the newspaper in an interview that the demonetization had a disruptive impact on the economy. Rajan pointed out in one of his speeches that the credit growth by public...

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  • Tronc Acquires New York Daily News
Tronc Acquires New York Daily News

Tronc's predecessor, The Tribune Co, founded the Daily News , and with the transaction, Tronc will serve 10 major US markets, Tronc Chief Executive Justin Dearborn said . Zuckerman has owned the Daily News since 1993. The report said printing operations for the Courant will be moved to New Jersey. The News also has daily print circula...

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  • Sinn Fein Reject Effort To Restore Northern Power-Sharing Executive
Sinn Fein Reject Effort To Restore Northern Power-Sharing Executive

Civil servants have been running Northern Ireland for six months. The political crisis in Northern Ireland looks set to continue as Sinn Fein have rejected the most recent offer from the DUP, created to return the parties to Stormont. DUP leader Arlene Foster had called for a "common sense" solution - which would also have made progress on an I...

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