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Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Twitter's user growth has stalled in the past few quarters and the company has been trying to convince advertisers that it will strengthen its user base. So it was surprising that despite Trump's incessant tweeting during the US election last fall...

Reddit And Etsy Favor Net Neutrality

We need a Net Neutrality Self-Regulatory regime ( see graphic ) that promotes responsible self-regulation and governmental enforcement, when needed. It is self-funded and relies on the national Better Business Bureau for infrastructure. "The document...

Uber unveils plans for flying taxis by 2020

Uber says the cost of a VTOL could eventually be as low as $1.32 a mile, in line with the current rate of an UberX vehicle. The burden of meeting the target, however, is not on Uber , but rather on the manufacturing partners for the VTOL vehicle...

Modi seeks justice for Muslim women

IMAGE: Odisha BJP President Bsanta Panda and senior leader K V Singhdeo welcome party national president Amit Shah on his arrival at the airport in Bhubaneswar . Singh said, "I am noticing zeal and vigour in the BJP workers of Odisha". He reportedly...

United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

The same committee requested that the Chicago Department of Aviation, which employs the officers, respond to a separate list of queries by Thursday as well. United has apologized, refunded fares to all passengers on the flight and said the airline wo...

Unilever sales growth beats the predictions

Unilever said it's on track for full-year underlying sales growth in a range of 3 percent to 5 percent. Compared with Unilever , Nestle has much more exposure to the shrinking North American packaged food market, where a late Easter and one less tr...

Ontario police arrest 100 men in child prostitution case

Truong told reporters that the undercover sting is one aspect of the force's multi-pronged approach to rescuing victims of human trafficking, and charging those who buy and sell sex with children. "I would be very careful and gentle with you". The ...

Atkins Agrees to Final $2.67B SNC-Lavalin Buy Offer

WS Atkins also bolsters SNC-Lavalin's presence in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. As part of the integration process, a review of the Atkins businesses will ...

Oil set for longest gain since 2012 as Saudis seen extending cut

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures CLc1 were up 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $53.56 a barrel, also their highest level since early last month. The reduction is expected to happen by the end of April, and would bring Russian Federation...

'Massive' tax cut coming for businesses and individuals

Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with Trump's administration at a summit this summer, he says after meeting his USA counterpart in Washington. President Donald Trump has made no secret ...

New York City could raise price of pack of cigarettes to $13

Chicago has the highest taxes for cigarettes at $6.16 per pack, followed by New York City at $5.85 per pack. Currently, a pack of cigarettes in New York City starts at $10.50 (including taxes); De Blasio's proposals would jack that up to $13 per ...

Verizon loses key customers for first time

Investors will look for indications from management as to how unlimited plans are affecting Verizon's financials and how the company plans to adapt to the increasingly competitive wireless environment. According to ArsTechnica , Verizon has 113....

Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

Visitors may learn more about Dana's industry-leading solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at Auto Shanghai this week in hall 4.2, stand 4BF001 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center. "With three plants - and the designation of one ...

Tuesday weather: Showers likely, thunderstorms possible

Thursday night - A chance of showers. By Friday , temperatures are expected to be in the high 70s in Sacramento. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, exc...

Oil down slightly in subdued trade after failed North Korean missile test

Crude oil prices were pulling close to even in early trading Monday, following weakness overnight sparked by lingering USA energy sector gains. Benchmark Brent crude futures declined 56 cents to settle at $55.33 at the close of trade. "The key to u...

Netflix nears 100 million subscribers worldwide

The streaming service gained just 5 million subscribers globally in the last quarter, it said yesterday, missing the 5.3 million additions FactSet analysts predicted and the 5.2 million Netflix itself forecasted last quarter . The net profit is esti...

Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

In 2006, a BP oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay ruptured and spilled 215,000 gallons of crude oil over the North Slope. On April 14, 2017, at approximately 7:30 am, BPXA employees discovered an uncontrolled gas release from the top of Well 3.

April The Griaffe Finally Delivers Calf

Giraffes have one of the longest gestation periods of any animal, about 15 months. Keeping the calf "would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species", the Animal Adventure Park's website says. The 15-year-old...

Boy killed at San Bernardino school lived with Williams Syndrome

The 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a California special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, according to a school superintendent. "They were both adults and they had adult ch...

Uber claims revenue growth exceeds losses after burning through billions in 2016

The company shared financial data with Bloomberg , which shows the company is generating revenue but also losing money. Uber said it brought in $6.5 billion in revenue in 2016, and its gross bookings doubled for the year to $20 million. That tally...

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Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad leaked

Walmart's Black Friday deals will begin on Thanksgiving. Black Friday ad not online yet. Want to see other Black Friday deals? There's one big benefit to Best Buy's offe...

European Commission raises GDP growth forecasts

The EU economy as a whole is also forecast to beat expectations and reach robust growth rates of 2.3 pct this year (up from growth forecasts of 1.9 pct in the spring). "The governm...

Ford recalls 1.3M F-150, Super Duty trucks in North America

A frozen latch found in these vehicles may cause doors to not open or close correctly. Reuters reported that Ford has recalled over 5 million vehicles since 2016 that had issu...

Spurs sign LaMarcus Aldridge to three-year, $72.3 million extension

The kinks the two sides have been trying to work through had league observers believing Aldridge might not be long for San Antonio . He came from Portland, where he had spent ye...

Is Buying Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) Here Good Idea?

Bank of America said the slowdown was "driven by less favorable market conditions across credit-related products, as well as lower volatility in rates products". Stockholders of re...

Retail inflation at 3.28% in September

According to preliminary data released by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday, the consumer price index ( CPI ) increased 3.28 per cent year on year against the August number...

US Academic Richard Thaler Wins Nobel Economics Prize

In fact, he co-authored a book, Nudge , Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, which became a best-seller . "People make a lot of mistakes in important decisions...

Former UK PM would be questioned over rape

But it does not reach a conclusion on whether the allegations were in fact true. The investigation dealt with 42 claims in total. . He is also being looked at by Operation Whi...

Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government

But GM said its promise takes this commitment a step further, NBC News reported. General Motors plans two all-new electric vehicles for release in the next 18 months, the fir...

Air France flight makes emergency landing after engine blowout

Passengers were horrified when the engine fell apart following a "loud thud" and "vibration". Air France confirmed the incident but offered few details, saying passengers were ...

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Commitment shown by OKC has been 'off the charts — Paul George

Commitment shown by OKC has been 'off the charts — Paul George

Until Durant's free-agency flight to Golden State previous year , he and Westbrook were OKC teammates for eight seasons. It just so happens that reigning MVP and Thunder guar...

Volkswagen to take €2.5bn hit from emissions scandal

Volkswagen to take €2.5bn hit from emissions scandal

Munich prosecutors have named the person taken into custody as Wolfgang Hatz, former board member at VW unit Porsche . So the brands lose a champion on that front, while other hig...

Uber's New 'Good Cop' Tack Will Face Test in City Tussles

Uber's New 'Good Cop' Tack Will Face Test in City Tussles

The mayor of London , Sadiq Khan , who had initially accused Uber of responding to the decision with aggressive threats, said he welcomed the apology and supported the idea o...

Uber Boss Responds To Ban And Petition — Exclusive Interview

Uber Boss Responds To Ban And Petition — Exclusive Interview

Record-breaking numbers have now signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber's licence in the capital. He further tweeted an ap...

Asian Shares Mostly Lower As Fed Turns Hawkish

The Fed statement on the unanimous decision following its two-day policy meeting was little changed from previous statements, reaffirming that officials expect the economic recov...