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Who will come together for the protest: More than 180 companies including Amazon , Twitter , Etsy, OkCupid and Vimeo, along with advocacy groups such as the ACLU, Change.org and Greenpeace, will join the protest and urge their users and followers to do the same.
  • SoundCloud Employees Stunned by Announced Jobs Cuts

    SoundCloud Employees Stunned by Announced Jobs Cuts

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    Just a few months after being saved from bankruptcy by a $70m loan , the streaming service has made 40 per cent of its staff redundant and closed its offices in London and San Francisco. It had already spent an terrible lot of money before moving into the ad-funded and subscription streaming space via long-negotiated deals with the record companies, music publishers and collecting societies.
  • Laptop ban lifted on US-bound Doha flights

    Laptop ban lifted on US-bound Doha flights

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    Qatar Air said it and Doha Airport have met all requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security's new security guidelines. Qatar Airways was the last major carrier affected by measures barring laptops from the cabins of aircraft leaving for the U.S., a moratorium that was imposed in March by American authorities.
  • Why bar a person from depositing demonetised notes? Supreme Court to government

    Why bar a person from depositing demonetised notes? Supreme Court to government

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    A CNBC-TV18 report said the Apex Court has given the union government and the RBI two weeks to clarify their position on allowing people with bonafide reasons to deposit their now defunct currency. Naturally, it's not possible for those who are old and infirm, those who are away from the country, those who are indisposed, or simply far removed to have received the government communication, to exchange the old notes by the stipulated deadline.
  • Ford Pickups Top Unit Sales in June as GM Gains Share

    Ford Pickups Top Unit Sales in June as GM Gains Share

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    The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law.
  • Samsung is investing $32 billion to keep lead in chips

    Samsung is investing $32 billion to keep lead in chips

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    Samsung has announced plans to invest at least $18.6 billion in semiconductors in South Korea. Samsung is also planning to expand the NAND chip plant within Xian in order to meet the demand for chips utilized within high end storage products it claimed.
  • Florida undecided on request from voter fraud commission

    Florida undecided on request from voter fraud commission

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    The panel is requesting the personal information of voters in all 50 states. The Commission said it sent a letter to every state last week, requesting publicly-available voter information . On Friday, Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas issued a statement regarding the request. Added Fontes: "Particularly from these folks, I want something in writing that says that they're not going to use [the information] for any other objective as delineated in the statute".
  • Goldman Sachs Slashes Oil Price Outlook Amid OPEC Turmoil (USO)

    Goldman Sachs Slashes Oil Price Outlook Amid OPEC Turmoil (USO)

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    Crude oil prices settled sharply higher in futures market on Friday. "This has been enough to encourage some guarded optimism among investors that the oil market is beginning to move back into balance", Cailin Birch , a commodities Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit , said in a statement .
  • Did Iran's Ahvaz record the hottest temperature on earth at 54°C?

    Did Iran's Ahvaz record the hottest temperature on earth at 54°C?

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    At 4:51 p.m. local time, Weather Underground's website showed the temperature in Ahvaz climbed to 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index at an nearly unimaginably hot 142.1 degrees. A picture taken on February 18, 2017 shows a general view of a bridge in the Iranian city of Ahvaz during a sandstorm. But Burt posted a devastating critique of that measurement in October 2016, concluding it was "essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective", and that the weather observer ...
  • The US electronics ban has been lifted from Abu Dhabi International Airport

    The US electronics ban has been lifted from Abu Dhabi International Airport

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    The decision to lift the ban on US-bound Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi came after the airline implemented enhanced security measures, said David Lapan, spokesman for the US Department of Homeland Security. Etihad Airways carries out about 45 flights each week between Abu Dhabi and six USA cities, and is the only arline with direct flights to the United States from Abu Dhabi.
  • Berkshire To Be Largest Bank of America Shareholder

    Berkshire To Be Largest Bank of America Shareholder

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    So it's a quick $12 billion paper profit for the Oracle of Omaha. Berkshire will use its $5 billion in Bank of America preferred stock to purchase the common stock at $7.14 per share, well below its closing price of $24.32 per share. Perhaps even more significant from a general shareholder's point of view, Bank of America also announced that its already-generous buyback program would be more than doubled for 2017.
  • Amazon Prime Day 2017

    Amazon Prime Day 2017

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    Amazon will offer pre-Prime Day sales, beginning today. Continuing your membership will still save you money on a monthly basis (if you're a Prime Member ), but it's still a good deal regardless. The guide takes you through the steps to prepare for Prime Day and how to get the deals on Prime Day. Amazon will offer the biggest savings on its own products, including its Fire tablet and Fire TV stick , as well as the Kindle and Amazon Echo products.
  • US Senate Mulls Ban on Kaspersky Software for Pentagon

    US Senate Mulls Ban on Kaspersky Software for Pentagon

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    According to NBC News , on Tuesday, after work hours, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents visited employees' homes and grilled them on the company's operations. RUSSIAN SECURITY FIRM Kaspersky is facing a ban on its products being used by the USA military because the U.S. government thinks that it might be too Russian.
  • Britvic Plc (BVIC) Insider Matt Barwell Acquires 16 Shares of Stock

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    Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 55,160 shares of company stock valued at $11,025,198. About 666,432 shares traded. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has declined 0.52% since June 27, 2016 and is downtrending. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, February 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Sell" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, January 31.
  • Wildfires burn hundreds of acres in Utah, California

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    Fire officials said Sunday they were hoping that upper level moisture would help them in their effort to douse the blaze that was 8 percent contained and destroyed at least 13 homes and eight outbuildings. A number of communities in the area were forced to evacuate, including the entire town of Brian Head. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were helping residents of some homes evacuate "out of an abundance of caution".
  • Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

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    Both couples received the birth certificates they wanted when they won in trial court. "This decisive ruling is strong medicine for states and others that think they can resist the full equality due to same-sex couples and their children, mandated as the law of the land in the Supreme Court's landmark Obergefell decision issued exactly two years ago today", Susan Sommer, associate legal director and director of constitutional litigation for Lambda Legal, said in a statement.
  • China leads the way on online grocery

    China leads the way on online grocery

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    With Amazon , their grocery delivery service costs $15 a month, and this is on top of the annual Prime membership fee you have to pay. Bush said Amazon's success in offering a massive array of products at low prices masks a business model that succeeds by pushing producer prices down.
  • Juventus confirm Dani Alves will be released from final year of contract

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    Alves has since been linked with a move to City and Chelsea , having spent just one season in Turin after joining the club on a free transfer from Barcelona in June 2016. City have already signed Ederson and Bernardo Silva and Guardiola has said he's happy with the business they've done. Manager Pep Guardiola must look to boost his options in both full back positions, given that right backs Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna were both released at the end of last season, as was left back ...
  • Big Banks Survive Stress Tests

    Big Banks Survive Stress Tests

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    The Fed has also seen the tactic as a way to poke around bank balance sheets for weak assets. Under the Fed's worst-case stress test scenario, the USA unemployment rate more than doubles to 10 percent. employment rate rose to 10 per cent. This year, however, Citi's estimated lending losses in a recession dropped to just less than $45 billion. While not all banks went in this direction, Bank of America's performance is generally representative of the group.
  • Liberal Steve Thomson BC's new Speaker in likely short-lived government

    Liberal Steve Thomson BC's new Speaker in likely short-lived government

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    Steve Thomson said past practice has been for speakers to resign when a government falls and for the new government to identify a speaker, but declined to say what he would do. The legislature will reconvene at 2:15 p.m. Thursday for Lt. -Gov. The schedule for what happens next is mapped out in the legislature's standing orders, which require a minimum of four days of debate on the Throne Speech.
  • QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework

    QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework

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    Many local and global students, including from India, choose universities for their degree courses based on such rankings, which may vary based on differences in criteria used, but drive student numbers in a sector facing major funding cuts in recent years.
  • BlackRock says investors will benefit from MSCI nod on China stocks

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    Nigeria will remain a frontier market, awaiting further review. The ETF has market cap of $32.07 billion. The South Korean share market could see outflows of up to 4.3 trillion won following MSCI's MSCI.N decision to add China's mainland-listed shares to its global indexes, a senior Korean government official said on Wednesday.
  • Paris art exhibit locked down during attack

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    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal details of the incident, the second this year on the city's most famous avenue, which is popular with tourists from around the world. The small white auto caught on fire after the collision with the mobile police unit. It imposed emergency security rules in the wake of the 2015 attacks which killed 130 people.