• Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25
Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

Jacoby Ellsbury left the game in the second inning after slamming headfirst into the outfield wall while chasing down Alcides Escobar's first pitch long ball. He started the season with Triple-A Omaha but was 3-7 with a 5.55 ERA in 21 appearances (12 starts) and got demoted to Double-A where he was 2-1 with a 7.31 ERA in 11 appearances.

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  • Totti confirms end of Roma career, set for new challenge
Totti confirms end of Roma career, set for new challenge

Roma have been criticised for their handling of what has become an uncomfortable situation for them as coach Luciano Spalletti made little use of Totti this season. The Roma manager just happens to be on his way out at the Olimpico, and is heavily linked to Inter Milan. The Roma captain has only made one Serie A start this season, with the...

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  • New Q Poll Has More Bad News For Trump
New Q Poll Has More Bad News For Trump

At the same time, the president's latest three-day rolling average job rating of 39% is a shade higher than his all-time low 35% approval rating recorded in late March. On the angst meter, 62% of Democrats said they "experience anxiety" because of the President's controversies, while only 19% of Republicans say that is the case.

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  • Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published
Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published

Qatar has begun an inquiry into a security breach by hackers who posted fake remarks on its national news agency's platforms by its ruler purportedly criticising United States foreign policy. But the questioned story immediately was picked up by Saudi-funded satellite television networks overnight. The latest reports stress that UAE banned the Qa...

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  • Facebook leaked documents show types of content it allows
Facebook leaked documents show types of content it allows

In a post on Facebook , CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company aims to make it faster for moderators to determine which posts violate community standards , but the Guardian noted that moderators have said they're at times forced to make decisions in as few as 10 seconds.

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  • Defense stocks at record highs on Trump-Saudi deal
Defense stocks at record highs on Trump-Saudi deal

The center is a joint venture with Alsalam Aerospace Industries, Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries and Boeing. These programs will positively impact Saudi and US economies including job creation. In addition, the kingdom intends to purchase P-8 maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, Boeing said in a statement. Also, Boeing has agreed ...

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  • Sensex moves up 163 points
Sensex moves up 163 points

The 30-share index closed at 30,570.97 points, up by 106.05 points, or 0.35 per cent over the last close. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 106 points to end at 30,570 against Friday's close of 30,464. Consumer durables index rose (0.61 per cent), capital goods (0.50 per cent), teck (0.34 per cent) and IT (0.34 per cent). Of the 30 Sensex stocks, L&T sur...

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  • Eurozone to consider Greek debt relief
Eurozone to consider Greek debt relief

The IMF reportedly wants a maximum debt relief commitment upfront , while others would prefer to be more precise only in 2018, a senior eurozone official told the agency Reuters, referring to the end of the third bailout in mid-2018. The discussion will be "rather hard and long", the diplomat said. It has also been a bone of contention between the ...

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  • Ford replaces CEO in push to transform business
Ford replaces CEO in push to transform business

Ford planned to make an announcement on Monday, the officials said. Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett , who joined Ford's board in 2013, this person says. Directors were increasingly alarmed by the collapse of Ford's business operations, despite larger profits from the company's F-Series pickups truck range.

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  • United States may apply laptop ban to Europe, UK flights
United States may apply laptop ban to Europe, UK flights

It looks like the U.S. is now considering expanding its ban on laptops on commercial airlines to include some European countries , including the United Kingdom , according to reports . It was established in response to fears that militants could build a bomb into such electronics, which could pass through the security checks applied to cabin lug...

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  • North Korea Could Be Linked To The WannaCry Cyberattack
North Korea Could Be Linked To The WannaCry Cyberattack

This would help them to plan if their country is attacked. According to Mehta's discovery, the "Lazarus Group" that works on behalf of North Koreans may be behind the attack as the hacking group has, in the past, used the same coding and tools as were used in "WannaCrypt" - the software used in the current hacking into the Microsoft operating softw...

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  • What Analysts Have to Say About Target Corp (NYSE:TGT)?
What Analysts Have to Say About Target Corp (NYSE:TGT)?

Carroll Financial Associates Inc. boosted its position in Target by 5.8% in the first quarter. Cribstone Capital Management LLC now owns 1,906 shares of the retailer's stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 1,016 shares during the last quarter.

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  • Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend
Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend

Among the key issues, according to the union: a wage increase more than the 2 percent being offered by AT&T that will cover increased healthcare costs; a steady commission for AT&T store employees; no increase in healthcare costs until 2021; a ratio of company owned stores to authorized stores vacation; and a different sick day policy.

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  • Asian stocks set to rise on USA cues; oil higher
Asian stocks set to rise on USA cues; oil higher

The Dow dropped 250 points, and the US dollar is falling, while the so-called fear gauge spiked as political drama continues to surround President Trump and the White House. "We're largely through the earnings season, so political uncertainty is probably going to be the largest source of risk in the next three to six months".

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  • Jefferies & Co Gives BHP Billiton PLC Price Target With Potential 43.7% Upside
Jefferies & Co Gives BHP Billiton PLC Price Target With Potential 43.7% Upside

Among their demands, Elliott Management wants to see BHP end their dual-listing, spin off oil and gas assets in the USA and increase returns to shareholders. Receive BHP Billiton PLC News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for BHP Billiton PLC with Market...

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  • SolarCity co-founder Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla Inc. in June
SolarCity co-founder Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla Inc. in June

In an interview with Reuters , SolarCity's former CEO said he wanted to start a new company in 2018 and spend more time with his family. Cal Lankton, Tesla's vice president of global infrastructure operations, will take on an expanded role as head of sales and operations for energy products, the company said.

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  • China's first homegrown passenger plane takes to the sky for maiden flight
China's first homegrown passenger plane takes to the sky for maiden flight

So far, Comac has received orders for 570 of the new airliners from 23 customers, majority from Chinese airlines and leasing companies. With a standard range of 4,075 km, the narrow-body jet is comparable with updated Airbus 320 and Boeing's new generation 737 planes.

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  • Workers fix hole in Washington nuclear site tunnel
Workers fix hole in Washington nuclear site tunnel

Workers have most of the road in place to get heavy equipment to the collapsed tunnels site. Thousands of workers at Hanford were told to stay home Wednesday as efforts began to plug the sinkhole in the earth over the unoccupied storage tunnel.

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  • Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian charged in deadly Amtrak crash by Pennsylvania AG
Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian charged in deadly Amtrak crash by Pennsylvania AG

On Wednesday, the family of 39-year-old Rachel Jacobs , who was killed in the crash, filled out a private citizen criminal complaint, which the DA's office again declined. "That's for a jury to decide in this case, as to whether or not Mr. Bostian is credible or incredible". However, federal safety investigators concluded that nothing struck the t...

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  • Iraq, Algeria support extension of oil production cuts
Iraq, Algeria support extension of oil production cuts

The EIA figures also revealed a surprise decrease in gasoline and distillate inventories, which helped mitigate worries that USA commuters weren't soaking up enough gasoline to offset supply. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries revised up its estimate of oil supply growth from producers outside the group this ...

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  • OPEC leans toward extension of oil output level freeze deal
OPEC leans toward extension of oil output level freeze deal

International Brent crude futures were at $50.46 per barrel at 0438 GMT on Thursday, up 24 cents, or 0.5 per cent, from their last close. "We saw the biggest draw in (U.S.) inventories for the year last week with stockpiles down more than 5 million barrels , and it looks like OPEC's production cut is finally biting", said Greg McKenna, chief m...

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  • Buffett says AHCA is tax cut for the rich
Buffett says AHCA is tax cut for the rich

Over the course of 6 1/2 hours, Buffett, 86, and Munger, 93, touched upon a range of topics, as they sipped Coca-Cola and munched on See's sweets (from two of Berkshire's holdings). But 3G has been frequently criticized for its ruthless cost-cutting measures, including layoffs. "I think Apple is much more of a consumer-products business" with ski...

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  • Greece's Demy into Eurovision final for 2017
Greece's Demy into Eurovision final for 2017

Per Sundnes also gave Ireland entry Brendan Murray's song Dying To Try the lowest rank of one point when ranking all of the Eurovision songs this year. It could go any way. That's because the United Kingdom is now fifth favourite to win, according to the bookies. "Anything could happen, really anything could happen, and that's the beauty of i...

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  • Bank warns of 'moderate' growth as it keeps interest rates at 0.25%
Bank warns of 'moderate' growth as it keeps interest rates at 0.25%

The most recent data puts wage growth was at 2.2 per cent, which is expected to slow further this year before picking up to 3.75 per cent by the end of 2019, according to the Bank. BOE preview: Investors may also see a hawkish tone emerge from the BOE, given inflation is running above its 2% target, the labor market is tight and there have been ...

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  • Christian governor of Jakarta jailed for blasphemy
Christian governor of Jakarta jailed for blasphemy

Ahok was detained immediately after the verdict and taken to Cipinang detention facility in East Jakarta . The court's decision comes as a surprise to many, given prosecutors had only called for downgraded charges and the much lighter punishment of a year's suspended sentence on charges of hate speech.

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  • Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state
Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state

The tunnels were constructed of wood and concrete with a soil covering approximately 8 feet deep. A site area emergency is limited to the boundaries of the Hanford site but could affect staff beyond the immediate facility. Hanford produced plutonium fuel for the U.S. military for four decades, according to the U.S. Department of Energy . Mos...

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  • French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll
French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

Some Twitter accounts attempted to drum up support for Le Pen by recycling Hillary Clinton's hashtag #ImWithHer. "I am the presidential candidate", Le Pen said on Monday. Macron is far more likely to advance United States interests, including strengthening North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as well as help lead European Union efforts to curb Russi...

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  • Leaked Trump draft order blames NAFTA for 'massive' wealth transfer from US
Leaked Trump draft order blames NAFTA for 'massive' wealth transfer from US

It removed tariffs and allows a free flow of goods between the United States, Canada and Mexico. "Any disruption to the integrated supply chain that has been achieved under NAFTA could challenge the outperformance of the North American auto industry, including the potential job losses for some of the almost 2 million positions at plants in the Un...

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  • Police injured in clashes with Paris May Day protesters
Police injured in clashes with Paris May Day protesters

Meanwhile, Le Pen drew ridicule in the press and on social media Tuesday for using chunks of a speech by defeated center-right nominee Francois Fillon , word-for-word, during a rally, in what her campaign said was an attempt to lure the former prime minister's voters.

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  • DCMF takes part in press freedom day workshops
DCMF takes part in press freedom day workshops

Free, diverse and independent media are indispensable to promoting and protecting democracy worldwide. "Here in the Kurdistan Region, in the imitation of undemocratic and freedom oppressing countries, media freedom and the free media have been sanctioned, and constrained", Diyari Mohamad, Metro's deputy head said in a statement.

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  • United Airlines settles with man dragged off airplane
United Airlines settles with man dragged off airplane

Lawyers for Dr. David Dao announced he's reached an "amicable settlement" with United Airlines on Thursday. Passengers can also get up to $10,000 if they volunteer to take a later flight. The incident arose from a common air travel issue - a fully booked flight. "I sincerely hope that all other airlines make similar changes and follow Unite...

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  • Tomorrow is your last chance to spend old paper £5 notes
Tomorrow is your last chance to spend old paper £5 notes

The old paper £5 note is being withdrawn from circulation by the Bank of England. It said some other banks and building societies may still accept the old paper £5 notes for a limited period at their own discretion. The address is: Department NEX, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH. In future, banks and building societies may...

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  • UFC Launches Women's Flyweight Division With New Season Of The Ultimate Fighter
UFC Launches Women's Flyweight Division With New Season Of The Ultimate Fighter

The 115-pound strawweight division was added through the 20th season of " The Ultimate Fighter " in 2014. Sports that the announcement was premature and that the UFC is merely considering adding its fourth women's division. "The season will also be open to females on the current UFC roster that can successfully make 125-pounds throughout the dura...

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  • Energy propels Canadian exports to record high in March
Energy propels Canadian exports to record high in March

The Commerce Department said the trade deficit narrowed to USD43.7 billion in March from a revised USD43.8 billion in February. Imports had risen in recent months on higher oil prices. President Donald Trump is poised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which links Canada, Mexico and the United States, and has threatened to pu...

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  • Apple CEO Cook: Rumor Mill Causes a Pause in iPhone
Apple CEO Cook: Rumor Mill Causes a Pause in iPhone

Barclays PLC lowered shares of Apple from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $119.00 to $117.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Consensus analyst estimate is at $52.97 billion, at the higher end of that range. The world's most valuable tech company is apparently having a pilot s...

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  • Passenger dragged off United Airlines flight reaches settlement
Passenger dragged off United Airlines flight reaches settlement

In the news announcement, which circulated on Twitter , Dao's attorneys say United "has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411". Calling his client "the unintended champion" for airline changes, Demetrio hoped other airlines would follow United's lead and reevaluate their procedures.

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  • Brokers Issue Forecasts for Caterpillar Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CAT)
Brokers Issue Forecasts for Caterpillar Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CAT)

The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Caterpillar Inc . Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. Caterpillar also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 8,585 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 477% ...

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  • Are VW looking to sell Ducati?
Are VW looking to sell Ducati?

VW has reportedly started reaching out to potential buyers for Ducati , including Hero MotoCorp and a few China-based companies. Audi and Evercore refused to comment. It was only October a year ago that VW Group Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch denied rumors that the Volkswagen Group could sell Ducati , Scania or Man.

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  • Marissa Mayer to make $186 million
Marissa Mayer to make $186 million

For Ms. Mayer, that includes stock options valued at more than $85 million and Yahoo shares valued at almost $77 million at Tuesday's closing share price of $48.40, according to the information in the filing. Mayer admitted that year the company had only started investing in mobile in 2013 and was "late" and "behind". However Mayer would be well ...

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  • Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue
Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue

June WTI, the new front-month, was changing hands around $50.74, 3 cents higher than its previous day's close. The accord last year between OPEC, Russia and 10 other producers was meant to boost prices by eliminating an inventory surplus of about 300 million barrels over the five-year average - equivalent to three days of global oil production.

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  • Obama criticised for '$400000 Wall Street speech'
Obama criticised for '$400000 Wall Street speech'

He condemned high rewards paid to bank officials, and said Wall Street shared fault for the 2008 monetary emergency. Sources revealed to Fox Business that the former president has already signed the contract with the financial services firm to appear at their company event.

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  • FCC Chair to Discuss Net Neutrality Strategy Wednesday
FCC Chair to Discuss Net Neutrality Strategy Wednesday

Net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama administration basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. The FCC's job, he said, "is to make sure our rules change to keep up with the times". Pai did not give a specific date but said it will be for Class C and D s...

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  • HSBC Reiterated Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) As 'Buy'
HSBC Reiterated Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) As 'Buy'

According to an update released by analysts at Jefferies & Co the broker has now set a "Buy" rating on shares of NMC Health PLC (LON:NMC) with a price target of 2200. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Archer Daniels Midland Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.33% negative EPS growth. Two analysts have rated the stock wi...

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  • Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules
Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

The president also remarked that he would release a tax reform package featuring a "massive tax cut." US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also mentioned the tax reform plan Friday during a conference at the White House, and said the government is "pretty close" to having it ready to announce .

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  • Volkswagen ordered to pay $2.8 billion in emissions scandal
Volkswagen ordered to pay $2.8 billion in emissions scandal

A federal judge ordered Volkswagen AG to pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for rigging diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on government emissions tests, formalizing a punishment the German auto giant agreed to earlier this year in an unprecedented plea deal with USA prosecutors.

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  • Ontario, Canada brings in foreign housing tax to cool market
Ontario, Canada brings in foreign housing tax to cool market

The initial signs were that Toronto would not to go down that road. Once legislation passes, the tax would be effective retroactively to April 21. One economist, Jimmy Jean of Desjardins Capital Markets, said a tax on foreign buyers in Ontario could prompt nonresident investors to move elsewhere - such as markets in Montreal and Calgary.

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  • Verizon's Q1 results down on expectations
Verizon's Q1 results down on expectations

NEW YORK (AP ) - Verizon , the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the US, lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals. Verizon plans to merge the Yahoo business with its AOL unit and rename the combined company with the odd moniker of Oath. "They badly missed on ever...

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  • United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

Meanwhile, a #ChineseLivesMatter petition on the whitehouse.gov petitions page demanding a federal investigation into the incident now has over 200,000 signatures with the number continuing to rise even after it was discovered that the passenger was Vietnamese-American, not Chinese-American.

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  • Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case

After the incident triggered worldwide outrage, United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz apologized to Dao, his family and its customers, saying the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights.

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  • Canadian and French Leaders Pay Homage to Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge
Canadian and French Leaders Pay Homage to Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge

Today we mark the 100th anniversary of a battle that occurred during one of the bloodiest wars in the history of the world - a battle that turned the world's attention to Canada. "Let's renew our commitment to remember their heroism in the face of suffering and fear". The battle is noteworthy for a number of reasons, including it being the first ...

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