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BC Budget: new taxes to pay for child care, housing

Nurses in British Columbia applaud government's focus on the social determinants of health, and look forward to further detail on how this new funding will be rolled out to enhance the long-term health goals of British Columbians. But there's no mention of the $10-a-day child care for all families promised during the election campaign. It is also promising to spend $ 1 billion over the next three years as part of a plan to create another 22,000 licensed child care spaces.

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UK Police Are Telling People Not To Call Them About Closed KFCs

KFC was left with piles of wasted chicken at its depot in Rugby yesterday as hundreds of restaurants remained closed because of a breakdown in its new delivery company's computer system. "Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get us back up and running again". KFC is understood to have been warned about switching suppliers by the GMB trade union last October.

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Walmart miss Estimates after Online Sales slip

Fourth quarter sales and comps outperformed expectations while profit lagged. Shares of Walmart were down 9%, or $9.39, at $95.50, putting the retailing giant in position to mark its worst daily percentage decline since October 14, 2015, according to FactSet data.

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SpaceX Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Feb 21, 2018

SpaceX confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that the rocket will take off on Wednesday if all goes according to plan. SpaceX didn't publicly speak about the Starlink prototypes, although it revealed their presence on the Falcon 9 rockets in Federal Communications Commission filings.

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PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors' Summit in Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis has his sights set on making Maharashtra a $1 trillion economy by 2025, and the chief minister unveiled his gameplan at the Magnetic Maharashtra summit on Monday. Elaborating about the mega healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat, Mr. Modi said, the government plans to build 1.5 lakh wellness centres across India's villages.

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Porsche drops all diesel models from lineup

It potentially spells an end for oil-burning versions of the Porsche Cayenne , which is now in run-out ahead of the introduction of an all-new model later this year that is yet to confirm if it will add a diesel variant. Porsche hasn't committed to future diesel products, nor has it confirmed the engine type will be killed entirely. In Australia, the scandal has so far only affected about 2100 Porsche Cayenne Diesel models.

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World's tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

An artist's impression of the outside of the Sumitomo Forestry Company's planned wooden skyscraper in Tokyo . W350 is expected to be reach almost seven times the height of the current tallest wooden structure, a student residence at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Fortune reported .

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Wedbush Securities Inc. Decreases Stake in Realty Income Corp (O)

It has outperformed by 18.24% the S&P500. Bnp Paribas Investment Partners Sa increased its stake in Kilroy Rlty Corp (KRC) by 8.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Realty Income by 77.5% in the fourth quarter.

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Punjab National Bank claims it has made enough arrangements for customers

Described by the petitioner as the biggest scam in the history of the banking system in India, the petition goes through the history of bank nationalization and how persons of influence have manipulated the system over the years. Indian officials are on the lookout for Modi and his family, who police say left India in January prior to the case being filed. The news spread like wildfire throughout the country which also hampered the image of the bank.

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Hackers Used Tesla's Amazon Cloud Account to Mine Cryptocurrency

The malware used was the WannaMine script, which is created to mine the Monero virtual currency. We've asked Tesla for comment on the incident and will let you know if it can share more. The mining software was configured to listen on a non-standard port to evade security tools monitoring the standard ports. One of the biggest giveaways of a cryptojacking scheme is high CPU usage.

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US Postal Service Driver Shot & Killed On Dallas Highway

Officials are also trying to determine a possible motive for the attack. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the worker - identified as 58-year-old Tony Mosby - dead in the cab of a truck that was riddled with bullets, according to FOX4 .

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Education Realty Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:EDR) To Report Earnings

The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.86 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.90. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Andra Ap owns 16,600 shares or 0.08% of their United States portfolio. The insider Wheeler Michael Joseph sold $281,274.

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Home Depot generates strong Q4 results

Atlantic Trust LLC now owns 20,332 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $3,119,000 after acquiring an additional 2,309 shares during the last quarter. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter past year. Sales at Home Depot stores open for more than a year rose 7.5 percent in the latest fourth quarter ended January 28, handily beating analysts average estimate of 6.5 percent, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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Canada and Germany share gold medal for two-man bobsleigh

Kripps and brakeman Alexander Kopacz gave Canada its second gold in a two-man event, while Friedrich and Thorsten Margis gave Germany its fourth two-man win in the last five Olympics . With Canada leading Germany by 0.06secs, it was Friedrich to race first and he piloted the second-fastest run of the final heat, 0.01secs behind Latvia , who took bronze .

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Tax preparer and refund fraud increases

Just hours after the IRS began expecting tax returns on January 29, erroneous refunds were being deposited into tax preparers' bank accounts. The best way to prevent it is to file your taxes early . The recorded voice gives the taxpayer a case number and a phone number to call to return the refund. Erb said the IRS just detected the scam around February 1, after a few hundred complaints from taxpayers.

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Spanish De Guindos Picked Up for ECB's Vice-Presidency After Irish Lane's Withdrawal

Donohoe closed his statement by congratulating De Guindos and said he has "an excellent track record" in Spain . Ministers said the appointment of Mr de Guindos should be finalised by European Union leaders in a regular summit on 22-23rd March.

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Israel, Egypt sign $15bn natural gas purchase agreement

Israel's Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz hailed the announcement as the most significant deal with Egypt since the 1979 peace accord. The gas price formula is the same under both agreements with linkage to Brent oil prices, similar to our other regional agreements. There are still questions about implementing the deal , including how to transport the gas, Bloomberg reported.

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Walmart Shares Tumble After It Reports 4Q Earnings Drop

Becker Mgmt Inc invested in 2.44% or 909,251 shares. Northern Trust holds 18,804 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited invested in 10,137 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.02% stake. (NYSE: WMT ) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, November 10 by UBS. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, February 16 by Jefferies.

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Albertsons to buy part of Rite Aid that isn't going to Walgreens

Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new stake in Rite Aid in the second quarter worth approximately $120,000. Finally, Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Rite Aid by 67.8% in the third quarter. The investigation concerns whether the Rite Aid board failed to satisfy its duties to the Company shareholders, including whether the board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the board obtained the best price possible for Rite Aid shares of common stock.

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Elliott Advisors Welcomes Qualcomm's Increased Offer For NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V.is a global semiconductor company. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500. Gabelli Securities Inc decreased Nxp Semiconductors N V Com ( NXPI ) stake by 5.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bbva Compass Bankshares reported 3,428 shares. Qualcomm has now been able to enter into binding agreements with nine NXP stockholders which collectively own over 28 percent of NXP shares.

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Elon Musk's NY-DC Hyperloop just took a step towards reality

Musk wants to build a hyperloop tunnel system between New York City and Washington, D.C. Musk says with the hyperloop it would take you just 29 minutes to get from one city to the other. Robots are the next step in using technology to explore sexuality. In December 2016, Elon Musk expressed his frustration and his solution for it with traffic on Twitter .

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Bitcoin Surging Higher After Mystery Trader Buys $344mn In Cryptocurrency

While brief, the statements will likely be seen positively by South Korea's crypto community, as well as world markets, since the option to outright ban cryptocurrency exchanges had been mulled by regulators as one way to calm the country's heated cryptocurrency market and counter money-laundering.

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Lucky Charms Introduces Unicorn Marshmallow

General Mills , which produces the popular breakfast cereal, said that the hourglass marshmallow will be retired. The last permanent new marshmallow, introduced in 2008, was the yellow and orange hourglass the unicorn will now replace. Twitter fans seem excited about the new addition to the sugary herd. The unicorn was decided upon through a social media vote after General Mills asked people to vote on which marshmallow they wanted to see next, by using an emoji, reported ABC .

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Norway still holds a small lead in the Winter Olympics medal table

He is now 1.02 seconds faster than two-time Olympic silver medalist Martins Dukurs of Latvia. Americans Matt Antoine, who won bronze in Sochi, and John Daly, finished Day 1 in 11th and 13, respectively. "Hopefully I'll be able to replicate that tomorrow". The 2013 world champion and native of Alert Bay, who was 12th at Sochi 2014, was unable to even generate enough thrust to make it up a ramp in her second run and placed a disappointing 22nd.

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Hundreds take the plunge for Special Olympics

Saturday marked the 10th Annual Freezin' For A Reason: Special Olympics Indiana's Polar Plunge. LT's group swept the awards and raised $23,295 with the help of teachers and students. "I thought I'd make it a final, unbelievable event (this year) and we got a Spiny Cape Shark from North Carolina shipped in just in time". "Support Special Olympics, because I'm in Special Olympics".

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HSBC annual profit disappoints, plans up to $7bn capital raising

HSBC shares, which had risen 15% since May, fell 3.7% to 7732.7p at 13:27 GMT. The 2017 result was less than the $19.7bn average estimate in a Reuters poll of analysts. "As I prepare to pass on the stewardship of HSBC to my successor, I am proud of our achievements", Mr Gulliver said. "HSBC is simpler, stronger, and more secure than it was in 2011", he said.

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Official Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus cases appear on MobileFun

Lots of users find the Andoird button a bit outdated especially after trying out the new iPhone X and seeing how it's like to swipe for navigation. With the first major smartphone release of the year just weeks away, here ValueWalk looks at ten of the most important Samsung Galaxy S9 features that could appear in the imminent device .

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KFC closes restaurants after delivery "teething problems" leads to chicken shortage

One joked that KFC running out of chicken was probably "the end of the world". Chicken fans across the United Kingdom will be disappointed after a new distribution system has been causing problems for many outlets and forcing some to close.

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Virgin Sings Agreement to Build Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop

The second phase will target to complete construction of the full Pune-Mumbai route by 2025. "It's quite possible that India would be the first", Branson said , adding the system costs about hundreds of millions of dollars to build. "The Pune-Mumbai hyperloop route will be an economic catalyst for the region and create tens of thousands of jobs for India's world-class manufacturing, construction, service, and IT sectors and aligns with Make in India initiatives", said Devendra Fadnavis ...

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Rahul shares good relation with Nirav Modi, alleges BJP

Gokulnath Shetty and Manoj Kharat are suspected of steering fraudulent loans to companies linked to billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and entities tied to jewellery retailer Gitanjali, which is led by Modi's uncle, Mehul Choksi. While Modi runs a jewellery brand chain under his name, his uncle Choksi is the promoter of Gitanjali Gems. TV Station NDTV on Friday reported he was at a suite in a hotel in NY, citing household staff who answered the door.

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IRS, State Police warn of potential tax return and Olympics-based scams

The last day to file your taxes this year is Tuesday, April 17th. Another version uses an automated call with a recorded voice purportedly from the IRS. They'll give you an IRS number. Tax authorities have been battling identity theft for years and even have a consumer publication on the topic - the Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft - that provides a step-by-step guide for affected consumers.

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Man smashes fellow passenger for farting on plane

A flight which was scheduled to arrive at Amsterdam, after a long-haul trip from Dubai had to make an unscheduled stop in Vienna as an elderly overweight man repeatedly farted in the parked out cabin. An Austrian police spokesman explained that "The case was as a result of a passenger suffering from flatulence, who did not attempt to restrain himself and that this deeply offended the Dutchmen".

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The Ascential PLC (ASCL) Rating Reiterated by Peel Hunt

Among 19 analysts covering Direct Line Insurance Group PLC ( LON:DLG ), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. WPP Group PLC had 299 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Since October 20, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $50.00 million activity. Portolan Capital Management Llc increased Systemax Inc.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull 'frustrated' with his deputy PM Barnaby Joyce

He has feelings", Mr Littleproud told ABC radio. However, Ms Plibersek was sceptical updating the ministerial standards would work given Mr Turnbull "has been completely unable to enforce his existing code of conduct on Barnaby Joyce". "Many of those questions are more suitable to be directed to the Deputy Prime Minister's office, but my priority is working for the people of Hinkler on announcements and policy, like the Cashless Debit Card, which I've been working tirelessly on to help the ...

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Tops Markets reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy

Bi-Lo, in part due to the upheaval, plans to shut close to 200 locations, either prior to or after filing for bankruptcy protection, said one source. The Bloomberg report says the company still could find a way to restructure their debt out of court.


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