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Economy

The S&P 500 increased 35.87 points, or 1.38 percent, to 2,640.87. The Nasdaq added 3 points to 6,952. The S&P 500 index slipped 7.62 points, or 0.3% to 2,605, with six of its 11 main sectors ending in negative territory. The major indexes were headed higher from the start of trading Thursday as investors sized up several company earnings reports and new government data showing that spending by US consumers rose 0.2 percent in February, while their incomes increased 4.4 percent.
  • Liverpool Reportedly Confident of Signing Jorginho to Replace Emre Can

    Liverpool Reportedly Confident of Signing Jorginho to Replace Emre Can

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    However, the player himself has now poured cold water on reports that he could leave Anfield and insists that he wants to stay at the club and help them fight for the title. With the Reds being in the Champions League quarter-finals and in an advantageous positon, the former striker believes teams would rather be in Liverpool's shoes at a late stage of the campaign.
  • Crude Oil In Rally Mode After Inventories Surprise

    Crude Oil In Rally Mode After Inventories Surprise

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    WTI CLc1 settled at $65.88 a barrel, up $1.58, or 2.5 percent. Some say US producers are holding back expansion in order to prevent another price crash, as seen between 2014 and 2016. US production growth has partly been countered by the deal to cut output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and their allies.
  • WhatsApp founder, who got billions from Facebook, tells everyone to delete it

    WhatsApp founder, who got billions from Facebook, tells everyone to delete it

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    It's not known whether or not Acton is still involved with Facebook or Whatsapp, however according to a report by Wired , Acton invested $50 million into Signal - which is essentially a Whatsapp alternative. Zuckerberg's social media giant is now being criticized for the way it has handled the entire situation. Both parties have denied the user data was used to target people with Pro-Trump material during the campaign.
  • Claire's Stores Files Chapter 11 With Financing Support from Citigroup

    Claire's Stores Files Chapter 11 With Financing Support from Citigroup

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    Claire's has more than 7,500 stores in 45 countries. Worldwide subsidiaries of Claire's are not part of the US filings. The company's main problem was having to shoulder a heavy debt load from Apollo's 2007 leveraged buyout. Claire's agreed to a restructuring plan with a group of creditors led by Elliott Managementand Monarch Alternative Capital, according to a statement Monday.
  • United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

    United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

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    United Airlines confirmed the incident to the news station, which did not identify the type of animal or indicate if the pet was loaded into cargo or brought into the main cabin. And on Tuesday, United mixed up the flight itineraries of two dogs flying in cargo, sending one to Japan that was meant to go to Kansas City. When Irgo's owner, Kara Swindle, went to pick him up, a "beautiful Great Dane" was waiting for her instead, she told ABC News .
  • Kejriwal should have apologised to Punjab people: Jakhar

    Kejriwal should have apologised to Punjab people: Jakhar

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    The Delhi Chief Minister hadsettled the defamation case filed against him by the former Punjab revenue minister and said that he has learnt that the drug trade allegations were unfounded. The AAP and the LIP had entered into an alliance six months before the Punjab Assembly polls held in February past year. "Kejriwal was leading the charge...
  • Second Nike executive leaves company amid workplace conduct complaints

    Second Nike executive leaves company amid workplace conduct complaints

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    Nike confirmed the departure of a second senior executive within 24 hours on Friday, an apparent shake-up after the global sportswear giant acknowledged it had received internal complaints about workplace behavior. Edwards was considered next in line to become the CEO at the world's largest shoe and apparel company. There have been no direct allegations against him, Rossiter said.
  • At least 18 Pets Died On United Flights Last Year

    At least 18 Pets Died On United Flights Last Year

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    Catalina Robledo and her daughter Sophia Ceballos told ABC News that they were forced to remove the soft kennel bag holding their dog from the seat in front of them and put it in the overhead bin before the flight took off. "You're animal could be on any number of flights". Data from the US Department of Transportation show that three times as many animals died on United flights past year than on all the other US carriers put together.
  • Four out of 10 VW cars sold in China in 2017

    Four out of 10 VW cars sold in China in 2017

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    The announcement of more electric-car factories is part of Volkswagen's " Roadmap E " electrification plan. To ensure adequate battery capacity for the expansion of environmentally-friendly electric mobility , partnerships with battery manufacturers for Europe and China have already been agreed.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

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    The Schedule IX of the Act listed the state undertakings like the Andhra Pradesh State Seeds Development Corporation Ltd, Andhra Pradesh State Agro Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, Andhra Pradesh State Warehousing Corporation, Andhra Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd besides others.
  • Pi Day deals in Salem

    Pi Day deals in Salem

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    Pizza places are is also getting in on the deal. Here are some of the celebrations we've gleaned from press releases and social media. " LUCY'S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZERIA: One topping 12" pizzas carry-out and dine-in are $3.14. Perhaps, we should be calling it "pie day". At Three Brothers Bakery, you can win a free pecan pie if you can recite 75 digits of pi. Blaze is open from 11 a.m.
  • Manchester Piccadilly train station closed by protest

    Manchester Piccadilly train station closed by protest

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    Both were later reopened. Panicked passengers on social media said the scenes were like a "riot". Superintendent Mark Cleland, of BTP, said: "While we appreciate and respect the right to peaceful protest, when this compromises the safety of the public and the protesters themselves, any offenders will attract the full investigative resources of BTP".
  • Serena would rather face

    Serena would rather face "anyone else" besides Venus

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    Indian Wells marks Serena's first WTA sanctioned tournament in 14 months after she gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on the first of September a year ago. Serena, unseeded in the wake of her long layoff, admitted she would have preferred not to come up against her sister so soon in the draw. "It's actually something that I really enjoy and that I have a lot of fun with", she told Vogue in 2015.
  • Jose Mourinho Wants Three New Players At Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho Wants Three New Players At Manchester United

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    The first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, as iterated earlier, ended in a goalless draw that had very little quality. The midfielder, 36, has revealed it is "likely" he will join Jose Mourinho's coaching staff in the summer. Those who are looking for enhanced odds exclusives can have a look at Betfair's enhanced odds of United beating Huddersfield 25/1. After a goalless first-leg in Andalucia three weeks ago, it's victor takes all at the Theatre of Dreams as the Reds look to ...
  • Pharma karma catches up: Shkreli sentenced to 7 years

    Pharma karma catches up: Shkreli sentenced to 7 years

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    The former pharmaceuticals boss dubbed " Pharma Bro ", Martin Shkreli , has been sentenced to seven years in prison. "I took down Martin Shkreli ", he told the judge in federal court. He told the court that he sometimes wants to hug Shkreli and sometimes wants to punch him, but that his outspokenness shouldn't be held against him.
  • Vince Staples - 'Get The F*ck Off My D*ck'

    Vince Staples - 'Get The F*ck Off My D*ck'

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    He also calls out the snubs he received from both the Grammys and MTV's VMAs for his 2017 smash album Big Fish Theory , which Rolling Stone named one of their top 50 albums of a year ago. So far, he has only raised $274 of the $2 million target. Titled " Get the Fuck Off My Dick ", the track shares the name of his campaign, and you can now hear the new song below.
  • Weaker euro helps buoy European stocks

    Weaker euro helps buoy European stocks

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    Germany's Xetra Dax added 0.79% to 12,342, while the CAC 40 in France was up 1.29% at 5,254. The index found support in Rolls-Royce Holdings (LON:RR), whose shares rallied 11.64 percent after the British engine maker reported that it had returned to annual profit previous year.
  • Twitter may eventually let anyone become verified

    Twitter may eventually let anyone become verified

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    Twitter's CEO says more people will have access to verification, but the verification process is going to roll out in sequences so that the company can put more focus on what they think are the most significant issues around verification, starting with USA elections.
  • AC Milan vs Arsenal, Europa League

    AC Milan vs Arsenal, Europa League

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    Arsene Wenger insists winning the Europa League is an opportunity Arsenal must grab - but Laurent Koscielny admits he and his team-mates are in a "negative spiral". The players will grow a lot of confidence from tonight. " We are in a negative spiral ", Koscielny admitted. What remains to be seen, though, is if Arsenal have chose to shake off the malaise of the last few weeks and show the world that they're still Arsenal , they can still rise to a challenge, and they still belong ...
  • International Women's Day 2018: #PressforProgress

    International Women's Day 2018: #PressforProgress

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    Women celebrate the day by conducting parties and dinners. At January's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the participants lined up to hear Justin Trudeau speak on women's equality. However, with the gender pay gap barely narrowing, the number of women in high-powered positions flatlining, a lack of female political representation and the persistent problems of rape and domestic abuse, many argue that setting aside a day for men is both irrelevant and offensive.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods employee quits over gun policy

    Dick's Sporting Goods employee quits over gun policy

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    Dick's and Walmart , which later announced the same policy , raised the age after gunman Nikolas Cruz reportedly stocked up a trove of guns in the year before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The exceptions to the law in subsection two specifically set apart alcohol and marijuana sales, which can be age-restricted because of state laws. The two stores both changed their gun policies in an effort to help the cause of adopting stricter gun laws.
  • Why Amazon Might be Looking to Team up With Big Banks

    Why Amazon Might be Looking to Team up With Big Banks

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    Amazon is considering offering customers a current account product, according to reports which will send a shiver down the spine of the banking industry. Just last week, a LendEDU survey revealed that 45 percent of respondents were at least open to the idea of using Amazon as their primary banking account.
  • Turbulence on flight was so bad that everyone threw up

    Turbulence on flight was so bad that everyone threw up

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    But after a particularly turbulent flight to Washington, D.C., a group of United Airlines passengers seem to be still recovering from the flight where "everyone threw up". . "No customers required medical attention because of the turbulence". The reports usually just note the weather conditions, but this one took it a step further, providing graphic details about what must have been an incredibly unpleasant flight.
  • Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday

    Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday

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    It comes after Glasgow Airport announced they will remain closed until 3pm today. At other London airports, Gatwick and Luton, budget airline operator easyJet has cancelled dozens of arrivals and departures, while British Airways has cancelled around 150 flights.
  • Tiger Woods makes exciting announcement ahead of The Masters

    Tiger Woods makes exciting announcement ahead of The Masters

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    It means Woods will now join Rory McIlroy who will also be contesting the Valspar Championship for a first time and in what will be McIlroy's sixth event ahead of the Masters. "Keep building my body, keep building towards April". The 42-year-old may be making his debut in the Valspar Championship but has a great record at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.