• Nigeria's Buhari presents 8.612 trillion naira 2018 budget to lawmakers
Nigeria's Buhari presents 8.612 trillion naira 2018 budget to lawmakers

He further stated that the 2018 appropriation was under pin by an oil bench mark of 45 dollars per barrel, oil production level of 2.3 million barrel per day and exchange rate of N305 to the dollar. Buhari said 38% of the budget would go to capital projects, while recurrent expenditure would be 3.49 trillion naira. Economists have also noted that...

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  • Apple moved offshore billions to new tax havens
Apple moved offshore billions to new tax havens

The documents, obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung , were reviewed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), along with a number of publications, including the New York Times and the Guardian . Apple is already embroiled in controversy with the European Commission after the latter announced that Irelan...

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  • Disney Could Be Purchasing A Majority Of 20th Century Fox
Disney Could Be Purchasing A Majority Of 20th Century Fox

They "are not now talking at this very moment" but negotiations "could be revisited" according to Variety . The discussions reflect a view among Fox executives that the media company could not reach the size needed to compete with Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc and other major media players, according to CNBC .

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  • Diesel registrations fall by 30% in October
Diesel registrations fall by 30% in October

Registrations so far in 2017 have dropped by 4.6% compared to the same point in 2016. Dealers reported 10% fewer private buyers taking delivery of new cars in October. The UK new vehicle market saw another month of decline - and is down year-on-year - on the back of poor diesel sales. Vehicle sales are also likely to be hampered by mounting pre...

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  • Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info
Netflix Users Received Scam Email Asking For Credit Card Info

Recipients are then asked to log in and enter information including credit card numbers, according to USA Today . Starting with a subject line reading "Your Suspension Notification" from "Netflix", the scammer's email tells subscribers that they were "unable to validate (their) billing information for the next billing cycle of (their) subscripti...

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  • Broadcom Offers to Acquire Qualcomm for $103 Billion
Broadcom Offers to Acquire Qualcomm for $103 Billion

It's prepared to launch a proxy battle should Qualcomm spurn the $70-a-share proposal, a person familiar with the matter has said. "We believe the combination could create shareholder value through potential accretion, synergies, increased share with Apple and Samsung; in addition, Broadcom could potentially settle the licensing dispute with ...

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  • Strangers ticketed for having sex on Delta flight
Strangers ticketed for having sex on Delta flight

According to Detroit's Channel 4 news , the woman was scheduled to take a connecting flight to Nashville, while the man was en route to Miami. One said, "The act itself is inappropriate in a public space". "There are seniors. These things should be respected". Two travelers are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after join...

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  • Target's 2017 Black Friday ad has been released
Target's 2017 Black Friday ad has been released

On Monday, Target released its Black Friday ad earlier than ever before. Target Corp. said it will be open on Thanksgiving Day, from 6 p.m.to midnight, then will reopen at 6 a.m. The Mall of America and Burnsville Center have gone further and will not open at all on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row. Toys R Us will open its doors ...

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  • 150000 workers to receive increased living wage
150000 workers to receive increased living wage

Entry level wages for Lidl employees are set to increase 3.6 per cent outside of London from £8.45 to £8.75 per hour, making them the highest paid supermarket employees in the UK. Millions of people are living in poverty despite being part of working households, ' she said. Lidl is clearly dedicated to the living wage, having previous form when...

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  • United Kingdom woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers
United Kingdom woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers

Instead, she has been held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 other women for almost a month, the newspaper reported. Laura and Omar met four years ago and she flies to Egypt four times a year to visit him. Laura Palmer threatens to 25 years of imprisonment or the death penalty. Laura met Egyptian husband Omar four years ago when he was working a...

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  • IShares iBonds Dec 2018 Term Corporate (IBDH) Rises 0.04% for Nov 4
IShares iBonds Dec 2018 Term Corporate (IBDH) Rises 0.04% for Nov 4

The author states that because the average's fallback is slow, trading systems can be created with nearly whipsaw-free trades. They may also be used to help spot support and resistance levels. Many traders keep an eye on the 30 and 70 marks on the RSI scale. Levels above -20 may indicate the stock may be considered is overbought. When performing ...

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  • NZ not alone on ISDS clauses: Ardern
NZ not alone on ISDS clauses: Ardern

The other 10 countries would remain a matter for negotiations, but she said New Zealand was not the only one concerned. In her first overseas trip since becoming Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern raised her view on Australia's response to the Manus Island humanitarian crisis in face-to-face talks with her counterpart, as well as discussing the...

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  • Nine-year-old boy with cancer wants cards for his last Christmas
Nine-year-old boy with cancer wants cards for his last Christmas

His family said toys that were sent to Jacob will be shared with kids who are at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. How cute is that young man?! Jacob Thompson is a lot like other 9-year-old boys - he likes Star Wars , Legos and Minecraft, loves movies and singing, and goes everywhere with his "spirit animal" stuff...

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  • Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, including billionaire, in corruption crackdown
Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes, including billionaire, in corruption crackdown

While numerous suspects were not named, Reuters reports , Prince Miteb bin Abdullah was ousted as minister of the National Guard and replaced by a lower-level prince who held a position with the guard, Khalid bin Ayyaf al-Muqrin. He has expressed support to the king and halted plans to invest in Iran in 2016, when Riyadh cut all ties with Tehr...

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  • Solid UK services survey helps justify rate hike
Solid UK services survey helps justify rate hike

On the price front, the service sector experienced further upward cost pressures as the rate of inflation quickened to the joint-fastest since April 2016. The services sector - which includes finance, real estate services, marketing, transportation and retailing - has become an increasingly important part of the Chinese economy, reflecting a shift ...

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  • United Kingdom interest rate rises - but what does it all mean?
United Kingdom interest rate rises - but what does it all mean?

Meanwhile, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has justified the rate rise, saying: "This is part of ensuring that it (the income squeeze) doesn't come back and ensuring that inflation comes back to the two per cent target in a sustainable manner".

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  • Bank of England raises interest rates: What the City is saying
Bank of England raises interest rates: What the City is saying

The UK's vote to leave the European Union past year put the central bank in a tight spot. Although the rise may not have a major impact on commercial real estate, it will hit variable-rate mortgage owners across the United Kingdom and will likely be the first time many have experienced an increase in their mortgage payments.

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  • Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Point Since December 2000
Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Point Since December 2000

The US unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in October while job creation resumed climbing after the two late-summer hurricanes. Additionally, wages rose from the same time a year ago by 2.4 percent but slowed somewhat from last month.

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  • Starbucks Misses Q4 Sales Estimates, Sells Tazo To Unilever For $384 Million
Starbucks Misses Q4 Sales Estimates, Sells Tazo To Unilever For $384 Million

Starbucks , which bought Tazo about 18 years ago for $8.1 million, says it will now focus on its Teavana line. Starbucks said the move will allow it to drive a single tea brand strategy focused on its Teavana brand. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017, with complete transition between the two companie...

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  • Trump's Twitter account briefly 'deactivated'
Trump's Twitter account briefly 'deactivated'

The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. Twitter didn't launch into an explanation about how such an accident could take place, but did say that it is working on ensuring that such future mistakes don't happen again.

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