• Oath UK Reveals Gender Pay Gap of 23%

    Oath UK Reveals Gender Pay Gap of 23%

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    Improvements to its ICT infrastructure to promote the opportunities for flexible working. Leaders and their managers need to fix the "broken windows" - the range of everyday biased attitudes, actions and practices that make possible the bigger systemic problems, like the gender pay gap, that women face.
  • Trump says the United States has already lost its trade war with China

    Trump says the United States has already lost its trade war with China

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    As a response to USA tariffs, China has announced that it will apply tariffs on a range of United States imports of up to 25% which is set to affect $ 3 billion worth of U.S. Even so, "They sent a very clear signal that China is going to respond quickly and in time to any USA trade action", said Edward Alden, a trade expert at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Hospital has patients from YouTube shooting in California

    Hospital has patients from YouTube shooting in California

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    Authorities say a woman believed to be the shooter is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot and four other people have been wounded. On Twitter, YouTube employees reported hearing multiple gun shots inside the campus. Officers rushed to the San Bruno offices after receiving a string of 911 calls about an active shooter around 12:45 p.m. YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik was one of the first to reveal a shooter was on the loose, stating how staff had barricaded themselves inside the San Bruno ...
  • Why does Donald Trump have a problem with Amazon?

    Why does Donald Trump have a problem with Amazon?

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    Toys R Us and other retailers that have filed for bankruptcy or gone out of business have said that Amazon's low prices were hard to compete with. However, Amazon and other big e-commerce companies now routinely collect state sales taxes. Soon after Trump's tweet, the White House indicated imposing taxes on such companies. The US president pointed out that Amazon does not pay enough taxes, hurts traders, and receives an unfair advantage at the back of the US Post Office.
  • Oppn parties must unite: Mamata after NCP, Shiv Sena meet

    Oppn parties must unite: Mamata after NCP, Shiv Sena meet

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    She added that when political people meet then, of course, they will discuss politics, there is nothing to hide in that. Notably, BJP's embittered ally in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena has announced to break the alliance before the general elections 2019.
  • Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash Video Reveals More Details

    Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash Video Reveals More Details

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    After a pedestrian is killed by one of the company's self-driving cars , documents show Uber's autonomous vehicle program might've been struggling. They can see in the dark hundreds of feet down the road, thanks to onboard radar and Lidar. "We want to give (drivers) time to process and reflect", he said.
  • Woman bumped from overbooked United flight walks away with $10K

    Woman bumped from overbooked United flight walks away with $10K

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    But the move enraged Preiss, a communications director, who went on Twitter to vent to her 2,215 followers. The United Airlines terminal is viewed at Newark Liberty Airport on July 8, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. A spokesman for United Airlines confirmed Friday that a passenger got the big voucher "per our company policy". At first the agent told her she could get a voucher worth $3,000 or $4,000.
  • Florida State vs. Gonzaga, 3-22-2018 - Expert Prediction

    Florida State vs. Gonzaga, 3-22-2018 - Expert Prediction

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    Junior guard Cierra Dillard had 22 points, seven rebounds and three steals and 11th-seeded Buffalo reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history with a convincing 86-65 victory over third-seeded Florida State on Monday in second-round NCAA Tournament Albany Region play at Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Remember KB Toys? It's making a comeback

    Remember KB Toys? It's making a comeback

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    With the closing of Toys R Us , a former toy retailer is making a comeback. Amazon, Target, and Walmart all cranked up toy discounts during the holiday shopping buzz, severely hurting Toys-R-Us revenue during this critical time of business.
  • Sensex falls 131 points for week on rising geo-politics concerns

    Sensex falls 131 points for week on rising geo-politics concerns

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    It had lost 994.82 in the previous five sessions. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 33.70 points or 0.33% at 10,127.95. Among sectoral and industry indices, IT dipped by 0.69 per cent followed by metal 0.56 per cent, capital goods 0.52 per cent, oil and gas 0.37 per cent, teck 0.23 per cent, auto 0.19 per cent and realty 0.07 per cent, while consumer durables rose by 2.05 per cent, IPO 1.50 per cent, bankex 0.96 per cent, healthcare 0.42 per cent, FMCG 0.19 per cent and power 0.13 ...
  • Despite Chains Closing, Some Local Toy Stores Continue to Expand

    Despite Chains Closing, Some Local Toy Stores Continue to Expand

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    They're willing to train people who haven't previously done that sort of work. If the deal were to go ahead, it wouldn't be to preserve or save Toys "R" Us. Amazon gained about 450 stores with the surprise take-over of Wholefoods previous year. After Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy and announced most stores will be closing or sold, one local location says it will be open for a bit longer.
  • White House indicates additional US action against Chinese imports

    White House indicates additional US action against Chinese imports

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    President Donald Trump , center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington , Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. There is a risk that because of Trump's action, additional steel will be diverted to Europe. The U.S. trade deficit with China reached $375 billion in 2017, a record high.
  • Toys 'R' Us closings impacting western MA shoppers

    Toys 'R' Us closings impacting western MA shoppers

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    The company was facing a $400 million debt payment due in 2018 and was burning through its cash. This figure eclipsed sales numbers from Walmart and Toys R Us . These high payments prevented the chain from making the changes necessary to compete, like improving the in-store experience and beefing up e-commerce in the age of Amazon , the company said in the filing.
  • Dog dies after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin

    Dog dies after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin

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    Kokito died at some point on the flight before it landed at LaGuardia. . In a separate incident, the Swindle family was supposed to be flying their dog, Irgo, from OR to Kansas City on a United flight Tuesday. Though animal deaths involving commercial flights are rare, they spark outrage whenever they occur. In 2017, 24 animals died, 15 others were injured and one was lost on commercial flights, out of almost 507,000 animals that were transported, according to the Bureau of Transportation ...
  • After study, World Health Organization to examine plastic particles in drinking water

    After study, World Health Organization to examine plastic particles in drinking water

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    Thought to be the largest study of its kind, scientists examined more than 250 bottles of water from 11 different brands from around the world and found "almost all were contaminated to some degree". Bottled water is not alone. Of 259 bottles tested only 17 were free of plastic and concentrations were as high as 10,000 pieces per litre, roughly twice as much as researchers found in tap water in an earlier study.
  • Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom title

    Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom title

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    The slalom specialist has won the World Cup title every season since 2012-2013 apart from 2016 when she was hampered by a knee injury. Given her dominance in slalom throughout her career, Shiffrin was expected to defend her 2014 Olympic gold medal in the event but finished fourth.
  • Security Issue At Brisbane Airport Causing Extensive Delays

    Security Issue At Brisbane Airport Causing Extensive Delays

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    A spokesman from Jetstar told Daily Mail Australia they are still facing delays of an hour on average, almost five hours after the issue was resolved. "We're experiencing technical issues at T1 and T2 causing interruptions to passenger processing and delays", a Tweet from Sydney Airport said just after 6.00am.
  • Dwyane Wade Surprises Students At Stoneman Douglas High School

    Dwyane Wade Surprises Students At Stoneman Douglas High School

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    Wade's visit was captured on social media, including in a post by Rosalind Osgood , a Broward County school board member who posted a picture of her and Wade. Wade met with students and teachers and posed for photos. "Joaquin Oliver may you Rest In Peace and i dedicate my return and the rest of this Miami Heat season to you", Wade tweeted after the game.
  • Missouri officer killed, 2 wounded responding to 911 call

    Missouri officer killed, 2 wounded responding to 911 call

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    Ofc. Christopher Ryan Morton died in the shooting , according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol . When they went inside, the suspect shot and killed one officer and hurt two others. What Happened In Clinton, Missouri? Missouri Public Safety Chief of Operations Gregg Favre tweeted : "State and local resources are on this scene in Clinton, Missouri ".
  • Second teen arrested for making online threat against an Elgin high school

    Second teen arrested for making online threat against an Elgin high school

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    Two teens were taken into custody by state police Tuesday after each of them allegedly threatened to "shoot up the school" at two separate schools in the Warren County School District. "We've had additional officers throughout all of our schools". Within the last month, four other people have been arrested for making threats to Merced County schools, according to Sun-Star archives.
  • Lyft Looks to Pioneer the Future of Ride-Hailing

    Lyft Looks to Pioneer the Future of Ride-Hailing

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    If they say yes, Allscripts' system will communicate with Lyft's to identify the date and time then book the ride. GoGoGrandparent links older riders without smartphones to Uber and Lyft rides for medical care. "Patients without a smartphone can still use Uber Health through text messaging or opt to receive a call with trip details to their mobile phone or landline instead".
  • United Airlines holds off on lottery bonus

    United Airlines holds off on lottery bonus

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    With this move, there's no doubt management has succeeded in achieving a united voice with all employees, but that voice is entirely opposed to and offended by this new "select" bonus program. The carrier employs about 88,000 people around the world. Although, the quarterly bonus is separate from the airline's profit-sharing payouts, according to Inc.com , the news seems particularly jarring after Southwest Airlines and American Airlines announced in January that employees will receive a ...
  • Federal government expects oil prices to fall

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    It is more about the broader trade environment", said Harry Tchilinguirian, senior oil analyst at BNP Paribas, adding that Trump's latest decision has the potential to damage relationships with the US's trading partners or even spark a trade war that could impact oil markets.
  • NOAA to get new weapon in wildfire battle with satellite launch

    NOAA to get new weapon in wildfire battle with satellite launch

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    At a news briefing this week, NOAA officials explained that the GOES weather satellite will cover North and Central America, the Pacific Ocean, and New Zealand. "For the first time, space-based observations from geostationary satellites and ground-based observations such as Doppler weather radars are in cadence with each other, providing the ability to create a top-to-bottom, linked profile of a severe thunderstorm through direct observation", Calhoun added.
  • Dow plunges 420 points as Trump announces steel, aluminum tariffs

    Dow plunges 420 points as Trump announces steel, aluminum tariffs

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    The gap between short-dated USA borrowing costs and those in Germany was at its widest in over 20 years as the monetary policy outlooks by the Fed and European Central Bank for the two regions diverged. There were fresh signs of strength in the labor market, with initial jobless claims unexpectedly falling to the lowest level in nearly 50 years, while the Fed's favorite inflation gauge held steady at 1.5%.
  • Thursday forecast: Sunny and seasonal

    Thursday forecast: Sunny and seasonal

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    A cold front sweeping through will drop temperatures into the low 40s by the evening commute. Expect a wet and windy day for most of Thursday with highs in the middle 50's. Low temperatures may fall into the lower 40s. Friday through Saturday looks like a nice stretch. Other than a pop-up shower, the morning hours before sunrise will be dry.
  • Warren Buffett says Republican tax cut 'delivered' $29bn to his company

    Warren Buffett says Republican tax cut 'delivered' $29bn to his company

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday reported a record quarterly and annual profit, fueled by a big cut in the USA corporate income tax rate championed by President Donald Trump . It's important to remember that even Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) hasn't been immune to significant swings in its stock price either.
  • Airbnb launches 'Airbnb Plus' and 'Beyond by Airbnb' aimed at high-end customers

    Airbnb launches 'Airbnb Plus' and 'Beyond by Airbnb' aimed at high-end customers

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    Airbnb Introduces Airbnb Plus and Airbnb Beyond, offering two new tiers that take staying on the road to a whole new level. The company says it's aimed at "guests looking for lovely homes, exceptional hosts and added peace of mind" - which is shorthand, perhaps, for avoiding some of the surprises you occasionally find at Airbnb properties in terms of cleanliness, for example.
  • Plug-in option for new Volvo V60

    Plug-in option for new Volvo V60

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    Volvo V60 is also offered with premium subscription service "Care by Volvo". A second version of the T6 is also expected for the US market, and it will introduce a new plug-in hybrid powertrain to Americans. Volvo says that for 2019, Pilot Assist offers better cornering capabilities, too. We're expecting the new V60 to be in Volvo's United Kingdom showrooms at the end of Q2 2018, and although Volvo hasn't revealed pricing for the new V60 it should start from a bit over £30k.
  • Amazon Juices Visa Card At Whole Foods

    Amazon Juices Visa Card At Whole Foods

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    Owners of the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card from Chase will still reap the benefits of other card perks, like 5% back at Amazon.com and 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, among other benefits. Amazon paid $13.7 billion for Whole Foods, so the company is understandably very serious about making that money back several times over as soon as possible.
  • Oil Markets Mixed On Lower Canadian Flows, Firmer Dollar

    Oil Markets Mixed On Lower Canadian Flows, Firmer Dollar

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    A strengthening dollar, which hit a six-day high, however, weighed on oil prices . Pay attention to the U.S. dollar, if it continues to selloff that could help Brent markets , but right now I think that oversupply is going to continue to be a major issue.
  • Trump given options for steep U.S. import curbs on steel, aluminum

    Trump given options for steep U.S. import curbs on steel, aluminum

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    For aluminum, Ross recommended a tariff of 7.7% on imports from all countries, or a tariff of 23.6% on imports from five specific aluminum exporters, again including China and Russian Federation. "On an average month, China produces almost as much steel as the USA does in a year". The country's imports are almost four times the amount of exports, according to the report.
  • United States coalition kills 100 fighters in air and artillery strikes

    United States coalition kills 100 fighters in air and artillery strikes

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    The strikes came after the pro-regime militants initiated an attack against the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). No U.S. -led coalition forces were injured in the attack, but one SDF member was wounded. USA officials declined to provide details on the military assets that were used to beat back the assault, which nations they were from, or the number of advisers in the area.
  • FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) To Report Earnings

    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) To Report Earnings

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    The company reported adjusted billings of $242.2 million, topping analysts' estimate of $221 million, according to research firm FactSet. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of FireEye in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.
  • 'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition': Omarosa Clip Has Twitterverse Rolling Its Eyes

    'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition': Omarosa Clip Has Twitterverse Rolling Its Eyes

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    She opened up about her time in the White House, possibly in an effort to prove that she really isn't down with Trump anymore. Check out Colbert's reaction in the clip above . "Should we be anxious?" "All of the people around him attacked me", she said. "That's the same thing with me and Mr. Trump ", Manigault said. "It was a call to duty", she says.
  • Asian shares on edge as United States futures slip

    Asian shares on edge as United States futures slip

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    The big question is whether the stock market drop , which saw the main USA stock indexes on Monday post their biggest percentage falls in six and a half years, represents the start of a more protracted decline. It ended the day 2.6% - or 193 points - down at 7141. With the pivotal gauge of S&P 500 volatility, the VIX, opening at a relatively elevated 31 percent, equity markets are not out of the woods, especially in the United States, market watchers say.
  • Amazon reports record quarterly profit

    Amazon reports record quarterly profit

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    Full-year revenues for the company came in at $177.9bn, up 31 per cent year-on-year, while profit reached $3bn, compared to $2.4bn in 2016. Prime saw more than 4 million sign-ups in one week alone last quarter, and revenue from subscription fees grew 49 percent to US$3.2 billion, Amazon said .
  • Wall Street stumbles as health stocks fall

    Wall Street stumbles as health stocks fall

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    The S&P 500 Healthcare index was the day's biggest loser among the 11 major sectors, dropping by 2.13%. The Dow Jones industrial average added 72.50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 26,149.39. The CBOE Volatility index, widely considered the best fear gauge in the stock market, rose 6.86 percent to 14.79. According to Bespoke Investment Group the S&P 500 could end its record streak without consecutive declines of 0.5 per cent.
  • German automaker's monkey business: Emissions scandal takes a disturbing twist

    German automaker's monkey business: Emissions scandal takes a disturbing twist

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    German carmakers have promised to swiftly investigate experiments that exposed people and monkeys to diesel fumes, disclosures that threaten to open a new phase in an emissions controversy that's dogged the industry since 2015. The first publications in this regard focused on monkey experiments that the EUGT commissioned back in 2013 to the Lovelace Biomedical laboratory in Albuquerque NM (USA).