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Scientists probe suspicious rise in CFCs

Scientists probe suspicious rise in CFCs

Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an worldwide accord. Exploring further, the researchers found the concentration of CFC-11 to be unusually high in the Northern Hemisphere. They were also used as propellants in aerosol sprays and in solvents. Read More

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Last Week Moss Bros Group plc (LON:MOSB) Ratings

Last Week Moss Bros Group plc (LON:MOSB) Ratings

Among 13 analysts covering Pearson PLC ( LON:PSON ), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Pearson PLC had 36 analyst reports since November 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. First Manhattan has 0% invested in BlackRock Enhanced Global Dividend Trust (NYSE:BOE). Jpmorgan Chase & Communication owns 1,200 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 3,673 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Read More

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Japan economy ends two years of growth

Japan economy ends two years of growth

The economy was stalled by stagnant private consumption, which was flat in the January to March period after an uptick of 0.2 per cent in the final quarter of past year. "The economy is unlikely to continue to contract further". "The Japanese economy should see a modest recovery buoyed by the global economy, with exports in particular benefiting from this, helping Japan's GDP revert back to an uptrend from Q2 2018 onwards", he said in a commentary earlier this week. Read More

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Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

Cashierless Amazon stores coming to Chicago

The cashierless Amazon Go store in Seattle will no longer be the only location. It has posted job listings for store managers in the cities on its own site, which were first noticed by the Seattle Times . Customers use an app called "Go" to enter the store. In addition, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 13 that a formal announcement of an Amazon store near the city's Union Square was expected in the coming weeks. Read More

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Salma: Harvey is trying to discredit women of colour

Salma: Harvey is trying to discredit women of colour

Hayek said Weinstein's direct responses were only to herself, and the accusations lodged against him by Nyong'o . The prestigious Cannes festival has come under criticism for failing to showcase more films by women directors. The actress claimed she turned down his requests, and alleged the producer even threatened to kill her. Hayek said it was hard to hire known female writers and directors in the USA now, as studios are snapping them up trying to catch up with the public mood. Read More

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Neuer & Reus included but no Gotze in provisional Germany World Cup squad

Neuer & Reus included but no Gotze in provisional Germany World Cup squad

There was more political activity as hosts Russia granted a World Cup visa to German journalist Hajo Seppelt, who had been banned from the finals after he broke the story on the Russian state-sponsored doping scandal. "It's definitely not been his season". Jerome Boateng is named in the squad despite the centre-back missing the end of the season with a thigh injury, while uncapped Freiburg striker Nils Petersen earns a place after scoring 15 Bundesliga goals last term and Mario Gomez ... Read More

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Angelic Look: Deepika Padukone shines at Cannes

Angelic Look: Deepika Padukone shines at Cannes

Deepika has been styled by Shaleena Nathani and looks uber classy! Starting a trend on Twitter every time she steps out, Deepika leaves the social media in a frenzy with her looks . And for the Red Carpet for the screening of Christophe Honore's French drama "Plaire, aimer et courir vite", Kangana sashayed in a Zuhair Murad creation, which complemented her slender frame by being a flawless mix of sensuality with the romanticism of the sheer fabric, and boldness of the cut. Read More

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Lalu to remain under watch of camera at son's marriage

Lalu to remain under watch of camera at son's marriage

Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest of the nine siblings, is a first-time lawmaker and was health minister until last July, when Nitish Kumar dumped the RJD and formed a new government with the BJP. Bhola Yadav, RJD General Secretary and a close aide of Prasad, told PTI in Ranchi that they were planning to go to Patna by the evening flight. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also likely to attend the function. Read More

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Alberta's Notley launches pro-Trans Mountain pipeline advertisements in BC

Alberta's Notley launches pro-Trans Mountain pipeline advertisements in BC

Alberta's Premier also pointed out that the province's bill allowing the restriction of crude shipments to select provinces, like B.C., is expected to pass. The Liberal government is also seeking intervener status on the case. Notley says she can't divulge details of talks with Kinder Morgan, but says they are focused on the financial viability of the $7.4-billion project and on getting construction restarted this summer. Read More

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Cohen's ties to Trump, corporate clients pose questions

Cohen's ties to Trump, corporate clients pose questions

Cohen and others were hired to help navigate "a wide range of issues", including its proposed US$ 85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc, CEO Randall Stephenson said in a memo seen by Reuters. The internal AT&T documents show that Cohen was supposed to spend half of his time on "legislative policy development" and the other half on "regulatory policy development". Read More

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Iran attempts to bomb Israel; Israel destroys Iranian positions in Syria

Iran attempts to bomb Israel; Israel destroys Iranian positions in Syria

He reiterated Israel's stance that this latest offensive was not an ongoing operation, adding: "I hope this chapter is over, and everyone understands the situation, and we won't have to spend nights in situation rooms". "The escalation of the last hours shows us that it's really about war and peace", warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was nearly certainly in retaliation for that episode - and other Israeli attacks in April - that Iran's Quds force, an elite unit of the ... Read More

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Walmart expected to announce deal to buy majority stake in India's Flipkart

Walmart expected to announce deal to buy majority stake in India's Flipkart

India is the new battleground for two top American retailers - physical Walmart versus digital Amazon . The bank had acquired the shares from Flipkart via investment fund. "With regard to share purchase agreement entered into with India resident entity, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in this case, capital gain would be charged in their hands and they have to pay 20 percent income tax", Vanvari said. Read More

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Is Comcast Preparing To Make Unsolicited Offer For Fox?

Is Comcast Preparing To Make Unsolicited Offer For Fox?

For both Comcast and Disney, acquiring the Fox (fox) assets would be a huge boon to the scale, reach, and branding of their business, equipping either company to better compete with increasingly consolidated rivals. All in all, these deals have put Fox and Disney in precarious situations. But Disney would get 20th Century Fox's movie studio as well as Fox's cable and global broadcasters such as National Geographic , Sky and FX. Read More

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Flawless blend? Nestle buys privilege to sell Starbucks coffee for $7.2bn

Flawless blend? Nestle buys privilege to sell Starbucks coffee for $7.2bn

Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider, who in 2016 became the first outsider to run Nestle in nearly 100 years and who is attempting to boost the company's profit through expansion, described it as a "significant step". And a year ago, Nestle bought a majority stake in high-end coffee company Blue Bottle. Starbucks, which in April reported a global drop in quarterly traffic to its established cafes, has been revamping its business amid competition in its key home market. Read More

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Man eats 30000th Big Mac hamburger

Man eats 30000th Big Mac hamburger

Don Gorske , star of 2005 film 'Don Gorske: Mac Daddy' , reached his historic milestone on Friday at the same branch in which he tried his first Big Mac in 1972. On the day McDonald's founder Ray Kroc died in 1984, Gorske ate his 5,978th Big Mac. Among the other Big Mac-related facts he knows is the date that McDonald's switched from lettuce leaves to shredded lettuce - February 10, 1999. Read More

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Air France survival called into question

Air France survival called into question

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Air France-KLM from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Air France-KLM reported a net loss of 269 million euros ($322 million) in the first quarter of the year. The company declined to comment further on what format that would take or how long the transition would last. Read More

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Warren Buffett Owns 5 Percent of Apple. He'd Like to Own More

Warren Buffett Owns 5 Percent of Apple. He'd Like to Own More

Berkshire owns confectionary See's Candy which it bought in 1972 for $25 million . Property & casualty and life & health reinsurance at Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group both made a good start to the year, with over $2 billion of premiums earned in P&C reinsurance, up from $1.74 billion in the prior year, and $1.234 billion earned in life & health reinsurance, up from $1.085 billion in the prior year. Read More

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US Treasury yields slip as inflation data match estimates

US Treasury yields slip as inflation data match estimates

Consumer prices as measured by the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index jumped 2.0 percent year-on-year last month. The Fed has projected inflation to be around 1.9 percent by the end of 2018. The greenback climbed to a 2-1/2-month high of 109.540 yen on Friday as long-term USA yields rose. The markets are also focused on Friday's April U.S. Read More

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Ford makes sharp cuts to United States sedan portfolio

Ford also unveiled plans to pare an additional $11.5 billion in costs between 2019 and 2022. Mr Hackett told investors the company is undergoing "a profound refocus" of its operations and is planning to get rid of unprofitable business. Ford isn't going to invest in the next generation of its "traditional" saloon (sedan) line-up in the States. Of course we know that trucks are popular in America, but this move demonstrates manufacturer belief that the current desire for SUVs shows no signs ... Read More

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South African Unions Announce General Strike for Higher Minimum Wage

South African Unions Announce General Strike for Higher Minimum Wage

Saftu have denied these rumours. "The social media posts saying that people must stay indoors because the march is risky are false", said Patrick Craven‚ acting spokesperson of Saftu. Meanwhile, the bus strike that has been in effect for nearly a week at the national level seems to reach its end. "Surely, the false narratives being populated can in no way be seen as setbacks for workers, if the main objective of the NMW serves to address poverty, deal within equality and address the ... Read More

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Amazon launches new Alexa experiences for kids and parents

Amazon launches new Alexa experiences for kids and parents

Showing the importance of the Indian market, Amazon launched its smart speaker range in India in October a year ago. The Echo Spot is a cross between speaker and smart alarm clock, round and sphere-like and with a screen. FreeTime has been around for the Echo for a while now, offering parents the facility to set various restrictions for their child's echo, including the all-important option to turn off voice purchases and hide inappropriate skills. Read More

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National 'Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

National 'Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

The DEA hopes to prevent the start of drug addiction, enabling of current battles, and risk of overdosing by allowing the safe disposal of these drugs. Nationally, prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs after marijuana, with one in five young adults reporting that they have abused a prescription drug. Read More

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Key equity indices rise on healthy buying in IT, consumer durables

Key equity indices rise on healthy buying in IT, consumer durables

Yes Bank climbed around 4 per cent while ICICI Bank gained 2 per cent. The Nifty50 closed higher by 20.65 points or 0.20 percent at 10,584.70 points, while the Sensex closed at 34,450.77 points - up 35.19 points or 0.10 percent. Index heavyweights like Reliance Industries ( RIL ), Yes Bank, Adani Ports , Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), and ICICI Bank were the top gainers on the BSE. Read More

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