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The protesters have been blocking the Islamabad expressway, the main road into the capital, since November 8, demanding the resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid over a perceived softening of the state's position on blasphemy. The army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday to "handle the Islamabad dharna peacefully". As the dialogue failed to produce any results, we also saw Islamabad High Court issuing contempt of court ...
  • US, renewables, electrification to shape 2040 energy system

    US, renewables, electrification to shape 2040 energy system

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    On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for December delivery fell dropped 1.15% to $55.06 a barrel, while on London's Intercontinental Exchange, edged down 0.02% to $61.41 a barrel. Oil rallied above $57 a barrel to a two-year high last week on escalating tensions in the Middle East and amid signals of a potential extension of supply curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies.
  • Airbus in $40 b deal to sell 430 A320s to U.S. firm

    Airbus in $40 b deal to sell 430 A320s to U.S. firm

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    The U.S. aerospace company said that FlyDubai of the United Arab Emirates has committed to buy 175 of its 737 Max planes and will have the rights to buy another 50. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai, said the order underlines the success of "flydubai's founding vision helping to strengthen trade and tourism links across its network and has contributed to the enhanced connectivity of Dubai's aviation hub".
  • Egyptair to buy 12 Bombardier aircraft

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    The agreement announced at the Dubai Airshow includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. Davy Thompson , Unite's regional co-ordinating officer for Northern Ireland, said the latest order for 12 CS300 Bombardier aircraft from the EgyptAir Holding Company is a positive signal for Northern Ireland.
  • AWS Sells Chinese Cloud Assets Amid Tightening Regulations

    AWS Sells Chinese Cloud Assets Amid Tightening Regulations

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    Amazon said via a post on its website that its China public cloud services were managed exclusively by Sinnet. "‎We're excited about the significant business we have in China and its growth potential". The deal between Amazon and Sinnet is possibly connected with what is called the Great Firewall of China, the government's increasingly vice-like grip over Internet access in the country.
  • Now you can really have Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Now you can really have Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    The restaurant will be decked out in Tiffany's signature blue. "Both the café and redesign of the home and accessories floor reflect a modern luxury experience", Reed Krakoff, Tiffany's chief artistic officer, said in a statement. Breakfast is a flat $29 per person and $39 at lunch - botincluding a starter and main course. Twitter is already lining up. Despite the popular association with eating breakfast at Tiffany's , the Blue Box Cafe is the store's first foray into dining.
  • Paul Pogba shows off new haircut ahead of Man United return

    Paul Pogba shows off new haircut ahead of Man United return

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    Since then Jose Mourinho's side have lost to the likes of Huddersfield and Chelsea. The main area of United's focus for January will undoubtedly in defence, and whilst Real Madrid's Raphael Varane will remain on the United radar, boss Jose Mourinho is already casting admiring glances in the direction of Barcelona's French global Samuel Umtiti.
  • City of Las Vegas

    City of Las Vegas

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    The shuttle is manufactured by NAVYA , comes equipped with LiDAR technology , GPS, cameras, and will seat 8 passengers with seatbelts. The driverless electric shuttle in downtown Las Vegas, pictured on November 9, 2017, is back on the road one day after it was involved in an accident with a truck.
  • Target selling fidget spinners with potentially risky levels of lead

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    Fidget spinners containing risky amounts of lead were sold at Target stores nationwide, MASSPIRG announced Thursday. But, this particular fidget spinner, isn't technically a toy . Traces of lead may end up inside a child's body when fingers are transferred from a fidget spinner to a child's mouth or food. The Consumer Products Safety Commission said that fidget spinners are general use products, not children's products; They only consider a fidget spinner a toy if it is labeled for ...
  • European Union registers 'highest economic growth rate in 10 years'

    European Union registers 'highest economic growth rate in 10 years'

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    In Britain, by contrast, growth is projected to hit 1.5% this year and then slow to 1.3% in 2018 and 1.1% in 2019, when the country is set to leave the EU. While recovery has taken place for 18 uninterrupted quarters, it remains incomplete and atypical, because of its dependence on policy support, the continuing presence of fiscal and financial fragilities stemming from the crisis, and the subdued strength of domestic demand compared to previous recoveries.
  • Ex-Yahoo CEO Sorry for Hacks That Affected All 3 Billion Users

    Ex-Yahoo CEO Sorry for Hacks That Affected All 3 Billion Users

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    But details over who pulled off the more serious 2013 hack continue to elude Yahoo, Mayer said during Wednesday's hearing , which was focused on protecting consumers from future data breaches. Mayer says Yahoo, which originally said only 1 billion accounts were affected, didn't find out about the hack until it got data from the government in 2016 and still hasn't figured out how it happened, though she says Russian intelligence officers have launched attacks on Yahoo systems.
  • Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

    Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

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    Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. The completely autonomous vehicles will at first only transport Waymo employees, but the public will eventually be invited to ride inside, too. Initially, the shortstop-free robo-cars will not carry members of the public, the company said. The company recently released a huge safety report that claimed its cars had driven 3.5 million miles over public roads and 2.5 billion in simulation.
  • Jersey Tax Haven: Apple Used Channel Island To Avoid US Taxes

    Jersey Tax Haven: Apple Used Channel Island To Avoid US Taxes

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    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 . It said: "A coordinated legislative effort internationally will remove the current tug of war between countries over tax payments and ensure certainty of law for taxpayers".
  • Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm in $130bn deal

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    It is said that if Broadcom merges with Qualcomm , combination of Broadcom with Qualcomm will make Broadcom third largest Chip makers in the world. Broadcom rose up by 5.5 percent on Friday for a estimated market value of $112 billion. We think NXP would also fit in reasonably well under the Broadcom umbrella, but we're surprised that Qualcomm's cash hoard isn't a requirement to fund Broadcom's bid.
  • Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney

    Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney

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    With the shift to digital media, many believe that a corporation like Disney , rather than Fox, has the scale to compete in this new landscape. At least one Wall Street analyst is taking a closer look at the potential deal in which The Walt Disney Co.
  • Colin Munro becomes fourth batsman to hit two T20I hundreds

    Colin Munro becomes fourth batsman to hit two T20I hundreds

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    Munro raced to his half-century in just 26 balls, bringing up the landmark with a six off Axar Patel over long on. He became only the third batsman to hit two T20i centuries. Later, captain Williamson became the victim of the debutant and his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Mohammed Siraj to give the fast bowler his first global wicket.
  • Kentucky Man Charged in Attack on US Senator Paul

    Kentucky Man Charged in Attack on US Senator Paul

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    A Bowling Green man was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault following an incident at the Bowling Green home of U.S. Sen. Local newspaper, The Bowling Green Daily News reports that Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said Boucher could face extra charges.
  • United States job growth surges, nonfarm payrolls goes up

    United States job growth surges, nonfarm payrolls goes up

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    The falling unemployment rate was likely to sharpen debate among Federal Reserve policymakers, who appear likely to raise the benchmark United States interest rate next month despite doggedly low inflation which a vocal minority argues should keep the Fed on hold.
  • Bitcoin moves toward financial mainstream with futures contracts

    Bitcoin moves toward financial mainstream with futures contracts

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    Bitcoin surpassed the $7,000 mark on Thursday for the first time, reaching an all-time high of $7,355.35 at around 7:16 a.m. ET. The surges are the major areas of interest to them and so far, bitcoin has been going through plenty of them. The bullish streak from the digital currency remains unbeaten and unchallenged despite having several other digital currencies claiming new popularity and following.
  • Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period begins

    Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period begins

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    President Donald Trump repeatedly claims that the Affordable Care Act is in a death spiral, and has withdrawn support for it in many ways, fostering turmoil that has prompted many insurers to drop out or raise rates by double digits. This year, her group will be in only the most densely populated areas after losing almost half its funding. In fact, more consumers will be able to snag policies that will cost them nothing each month.
  • Tesla Inc (TSLA) Slashes Production of Two Cars, Misses Q3 Estimates

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    J P Morgan Chase & Co now has an underweight rating on the electric vehicle producer's stock. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on TSLA . Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ), probably the most-loved/hated stock on the market, released third-quarter earnings today after the bell. So far, the company has reported that only 260 have been produced.
  • Move over Bill Gates, the world has a new richest man

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    The online retailer has growing interests in film, television, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and drones. According to a report, Bill and Melinda Gates together have donated at least $35 billion since 1994. He made more than $10 billion from the one-day stock surge and is now worth well over $90 billion. Earlier this year, Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, its largest acquisition to date.
  • Tottenham Star Harry Kane Ruled Out for Manchester United Clash

    Tottenham Star Harry Kane Ruled Out for Manchester United Clash

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    The Premier League's leading scorer has been ruled out with a hamstring strain, but Pochettino says his squad can cope with the absence. But they did succumb to a midweek 3-2 defeat at the hands of West Ham United in the cup tie. United are now sit above Spurs in the Premier League table on goal difference. Tottenham and Manchester United share 20 equal points to sit third and second respectively in the EPL table separated by goal difference.
  • Amazon's Q3 net sales jump 34 percent

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    Revenues for the quarter were $43.7bn (£33.4bn), up from $32.7bn in Q3 2016. Amazon reported net income of $256 million, or 52 cents per share, for the three months ending September 30. As is typical for the retailing giant, it took the earnings report as an opportunity to spotlight achievements, including three new Echo devices, five new Alexa-enabled devices, teaching Alexa to distinguish between two voices, and improvements in its AWS division.
  • Alphabet revenue rise 24 percent on mobile ad growth; shares jump

    Alphabet revenue rise 24 percent on mobile ad growth; shares jump

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    One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, thirty-nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is owned by of TrueBlueTribune. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $8.43 per share.
  • What the Tech? Amazon home delivery

    What the Tech? Amazon home delivery

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    The service can also be used to allow out-of-town guests into the house. "If you have a pet , we require you to safely block off your pet from the delivery area in your home on the day of delivery". With the Amazon Key app, customers will be able to track the deliveries in real-time, and even watch live as the delivery occurs via the Amazon Cloud Cam .
  • Asia Now Has More Billionaires Than the US

    Asia Now Has More Billionaires Than the US

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    Additionally, the report found that four sectors in particular drove much of the increase in the global billionaires' wealth: materials, up 31%; technology, up 23%; financial services, up 16%; and industrials, up 28%. A combination of geopolitical stability in Greater China, rising Chinese real estate prices, infrastructure spending, the growing middle class and buoyant commodity prices all boosted wealth, the UBS report said, citing interviews with Asia's richest people.