• Investors join call for North Carolina to repeal LGBT law
Investors join call for North Carolina to repeal LGBT law

The bans are a reaction to the transphobic and homophobic laws various states have passed over the a year ago, most notoriously the state of North Carolina, which continues to be boycotted due to its House Bill 2 that restricts cities in the state from enacting local non-discrimination laws and requires transgender people to use public restrooms ...

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  • Apple to create spectacular new London campus at Battersea Power Station
Apple to create spectacular new London campus at Battersea Power Station

Technology and media companies accounted for about 31.0 million square feet of total office space in London a year ago - near the 48.5 million square feet held by financial-sector tenants, according to realtor Colliers International Group Inc.

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  • AB InBev-SAB Miller shareholders approve takeover
AB InBev-SAB Miller shareholders approve takeover

Formerly known as South African Breweries, SAB acquired U.S. rival Miller Brewing Company in 2002, resulting in the renaming of the group as SABMiller. The lion's share of that, $199 million, was held by New York-based Soroban Capital, with smaller positions held by HBK Investments, Platinum Capital Management, Elliott Management, Farallon Capital ...

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  • Lufthansa approves takeover of Brussels Airlines
Lufthansa approves takeover of Brussels Airlines

Lufthansa has previously said discussions with Brussels centred around how to make the carrier part of Lufthansa's Eurowings low-priced platform. The approval paves the way for the German flagcarrier's full ownership of Brussels Airlines .

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  • US consumer confidence jumps in September
US consumer confidence jumps in September

While consumer saying business conditions are "bad" fell to 16.2 percent from 18.2 percent, those saying conditions are "good" also dipped to 27.4 percent from 30.3 percent. Analysts also attributed the gains to increased investor confidence in a victory in the November election by Clinton, who is viewed as less of a wildcard for Wall Street than R...

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  • NYC home explodes after report of gas leak, drug lab find
NYC home explodes after report of gas leak, drug lab find

Police say they had been investigating the house for about a week after getting a tip that it was home to a drug operation. Firefighters responded to a call about a gas leak around 6:20 am. The mayor ordered that flags on city-owned building be flown at half staff in Fahy's memory. "He was doing what fire officers do". The explosion occurred ab...

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  • Clinton campaign raced through $50 million last month
Clinton campaign raced through $50 million last month

Aides say the former secretary of state - who is known for doing her homework - has been pouring over briefing books and practicing in mock debates with a stand-in playing Donald Trump. She had run 35,714 spots on broadcast channels in 11 key swing states through August, according to Kantar Media. Even after an August hiring spree, Trump has a far ...

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  • Iraq sets ceiling on oil production before Algeria meeting
Iraq sets ceiling on oil production before Algeria meeting

Saudi Arabia and Iran , whose rivalry thwarted a deal with other major producers in April, didn't reach agreement after two days of preparatory talks in Vienna, including the Saudi offer to pump less if Iran caps output at current levels, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

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  • 11 arrests made during night 6 of protests in Charlotte
11 arrests made during night 6 of protests in Charlotte

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney also released body and dashboard camera videos of the fatal police shooting of Scott, answering to demands made by community leaders, protesters and politicians, but it is not entirely clear from those videos, or from the one taken by Scott's wife, Rakeiya Scott, that the victim had a gun, or that he brandished ...

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  • Twitter could soon be a Mickey Mouse company, report claims
Twitter could soon be a Mickey Mouse company, report claims

According to sources familiar with the matter, Facebook is unlikely to have interest in buying the social network. Rumours have been circulating recently about the potential sale of Twitter . Disney bought Go.com back at the height of the early 2000s internet bubble and you can still find it in all of Disney's websites, stubbornly reminding th...

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  • Mickelson lashes PGA Tour ahead of Ryder Cup
Mickelson lashes PGA Tour ahead of Ryder Cup

In addition to helping the team the singer is acting as an ambassador for the event and will participate in a celebrity match held over 9-holes before the real action begins. Though he predicts an easy win for the USA , Miller disagrees with Love's comments, saying this America team doesn't come close to the one he played in in 1981.

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  • Former Clinton foe offers debate advice to Donald Trump
Former Clinton foe offers debate advice to Donald Trump

A second straight national poll gave Hillary Clinton a seven-point advantage over Donald Trump in the runup to Monday's first presidential debate. The moderator of the first debate will be NBC's Lester Holt. The Clinton campaign had invited Mark Cuban, a fellow billionaire and Trump rival, to the event. That's according to Trump's campaig...

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  • Small craft advisories in effect along East Coast
Small craft advisories in effect along East Coast

As of Friday morning there were three named storms across the basin. Far to the northeast of Julia was the veteran of the bunch, Tropical Storm Ian , which formed on September 12. Julia's winds had decreased to 30 miles per hour. Robeson County residents need not cancel their beach plans this weekend as Tropical Storm Julia moves along the co...

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  • Netanyahu to meet Clinton, Trump during United States trip
Netanyahu to meet Clinton, Trump during United States trip

Two senior-level sources tell ABC News that Republican candidate Donald Trump was to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu this morning at Trump Tower. Congress three years later passed a law calling for the US embassy to be moved to Jerusalem by 1999, but presidents of both parties always have waived the requirement.

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  • Google about to buy Twitter?
Google about to buy Twitter?

Shares of the microblogging platform rose nearly 22 percent Friday to $22.66 in mid-day trading. Google is also said to be the frontrunner for securing the bid to buy Twitter . Twitter has added 9 million monthly users, 1 million of those in the United States, since co-founder Jack Dorsey was brought back in July 2015 as chief executive to save...

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  • Sterling gains against dollar after Fed holds fire
Sterling gains against dollar after Fed holds fire

The Fed said Wednesday that "the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year". "The median projection for the federal funds rate rises only gradually to 1.1 per cent at the end of next year, 1.9 per cent at the end of 2018, and 2.6 per cent by the ...

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  • Company restarts gasoline pipeline after leak in Alabama
Company restarts gasoline pipeline after leak in Alabama

Some motorists could pay a little more for gasoline in coming days because of delivery delays. Information released by Colonial Pipeline based in Alabama says a 500-foot bypass line that will bring the operation back to full strength passed structural integrity tests and the system will be back online Wednesday evening.

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  • Shot, Including Toddler, In 'Planned' Baltimore Shooting: Cops
Shot, Including Toddler, In 'Planned' Baltimore Shooting: Cops

Police said all the eight victims were expected to recover from their injuries. The shooting site is one block from where the city held a party earlier Saturday to dedicate "Open Works", which was described as a co-working space. He said one assailant emerged "from a dark alley" and the two others came down the street. Baltimore County Police h...

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  • Oil Futures Sustain Inventories-Led Gains Ahead Of EIA Data
Oil Futures Sustain Inventories-Led Gains Ahead Of EIA Data

USA benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.46 per cent to $43.10 at press time, while global benchmark Brent crude fell 0.54 per cent to $45.70. The price for Brent crude oil was down 1.65 percent to open at $45.19 per barrel. "OPEC is out of bullets", said Stephen Schork, president of the Schork Group Inc., a consulting company in Vill...

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  • Pie-wielding activist released from Sacramento jail
Pie-wielding activist released from Sacramento jail

Sacramento Magazine released four photos showing the confrontation and the aftermath. Police have identified the alleged pie thrower as Sean Thompson, 32, of Sacramento. Thompson hopes in the future any other politician will spend more time and energy focusing on helping the people and voters "rise up and be better citizens, especially those dis...

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