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German diesel bans: who stands to lose?

Ugo Taddei is a lawyer for the worldwide environmental group, ClientEarth, which brought the case. If it does, as many as 12 million diesel vehicle owners could find themselves barred from entering congested city centres, and a huge fall in the value of the biggest investment they are likely to ever make outside of home ownership.

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Calkins: Alberta short changed by Trudeau, again, in Budget 2018

Under the Trudeau Liberals, Canada's global development budget has atrophied just as it did under the previous Harper Conservatives. The budget, as expected, puts a large emphasis on gender equality, which the Liberal government has chose to make a major theme of its G7 presidency as it prepares to host the gathering world leaders at a resort in La Malbaie, Que., in June.

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Hand luggage bursts into flames on flight

A China Southern Airlines flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai was delayed by three hours after power bank ignited and started a fire in one of the overhead luggage compartments. However, the fire was quickly extinguished by airport firefighters and security officers, it said. They successfully contain the fire in a few seconds but none of the people present thought of using a fire extinguisher.

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Walmart Also Decides Not to Sell People Under 21 Firearms, Ammunition

It also does not sell bump stocks , the accessory, when attached to a semi-automatic gun, makes it easier to fire rounds quicker. But Dick's says stopping the assault style rifle sales works for them. "That is not addressing the problem we have today and that is the misuse of firearms by children and adults of all ages ". He says the company's decision is a PR move that punishes responsible gun owners.

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Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing PMI falls to 49.9 in Feb

Its economist Aashna Dodhia said February data painted a mixed picture as manufacturing conditions stagnated across Malaysia. South Korea's factory activity expanded for a second straight month in February as growth in output and new orders was sustained, a private manufacturing survey showed on Friday.

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February's Việt Nam PMI hits 10-month high on improved demand

However, the overall factory reading still appeared relatively solid, marking the 18th straight month of expansion and reinforcing expectations that any slowdown in the economy would be gradual. IHS Markit principal economist Bernard Aw said that while the influence of tax reforms was expected to fade in coming months, price pressures could become more entrenched on rising imported inflation, which will add to calls for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to raise interest rates.

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Bringing the total number affected to 147.9MILLION

The breach did not include consumers' home addresses, their driver's license states, dates of issuance or expiration dates. This latest admission takes the total number of Equifax users affected to 147.9 million. Actually, this isn't even about newly discovered stolen data, Equifax interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. said in the post. Equifax said that it will notify these 2.4 million consumers about the new discovery.

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PNB stock slumps 9% to hit 52-week low

Early in the morning, the BSE Sensex crashed 259.54 points, or 0.76 per cent, to 34,086.85. The Nifty50 had edged higher by 41.90 points, or 0.40 per cent, to close at 10,532.95 points, while the Sensex closed at 34,269.24 points - up 127.09 points, or 0.37 per cent.

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Republican-led Missouri House initiates investigation into Greitens affair

Missouri lawmakers could begin the impeachment process against Governor Eric Greitens. He has admitted to an affair, but his attorney says he is innocent of invasion of privacy. The panel would have 40 days to produce a report but could take longer. The allegations against Greitens did not become public until this past January.

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India's Quarterly GDP Increases 7.2%

China had recorded a growth of 6.8% in the December quarter. But we're getting there, slowly. Figures from the Central Statistics Office showed GDP grew 7.2 percent, a significant improvement on the previous quarter as the after-effects of high-profile fiscal initiatives faded.

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Kroger's Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to customers younger than 21

We've done this without selling assault type weapons. Kroger Co will stop selling firearms and ammunition to buyers under the age of 21 at its Fred Meyer stores, the US supermarket chain said on Thursday. "As we refresh stores we are often transitioning gun departments due to softer demand and changing customer preferences", the company added. An online petition calling for Academy Sports and Outdoors, based in Katy, Texas, to halt assault rifle sales had nearly 8,000 signatures on ...

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Twitter's CEO wants to make Twitter healthier for conversation

Any award of this contract will be made to applicant (s) at the sole discretion of Twitter after consideration of the factors stated above. While previous media companies have invited third-party researchers to collaborate independently, this appears to be the first such program exclusively dedicated to investigating conversational health and quality of interactions.

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Festival of COLOUR: Revellers get DIRTY with paint in traditional bash

Rooted in Hindu mythology, Holi also celebrates the triumph of good over evil - symbolism that correlates with the passing of winter. Enjoying the festival with friends and family is must for me and I love it. Holi also fosters unity among people as the festival also includes the tradition of forgiving enemies and letting go past grudges. However, mischievous children (as well as adults) use the phrase after pelting water balloons or spraying color-filled water on complete strangers during ...

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Domino's Pizza, Ford Testing Autonomous Delivery Vehicles In Miami

Ford will be rolling out two types of vehicles, which will be housed at an undisclosed depot in Wynwood. "There are double-parked cars, traffic diversions, deliveries being made to apartments". The vehicles will be washed and have their cameras and sensors cleaned while otherroutine maintenance can be conducted, including troubleshooting problems that may arise.

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Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (PEI) Facts and Figures

It also reduced Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 1.69M shares and now owns 48.03M shares. It has outperformed by 4.41% the S&P500. Invesco Ltd increased Investors Real Estate Tr ( IRET ) stake by 8.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $-0.04 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 1 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $-0.04 and low estimates of $-0.04, however Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (NYSE: PEI ) ...

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Wall Street drops more than 1% on Trump tariff comments

There's little reason to think that the action would comply with World Trade Organization rules, though that doesn't appear to worry Trump. A worker wearing a protective mask cuts a sheet of steel. William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve of NY, made a last-ditch appeal for free trade in a speech in Brazil early Thursday. Mr Trump, speaking after a meeting with U.S.

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KFC is now running out of gravy in the UK

The colonel says things will be better soon. KFC faces problems with a new delivery system using DHL . Like last week's chicken problem, this is happening because KFC made a decision to switch suppliers, as the restaurant revealed via Twitter last week.

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Drunk man stuck with four-figure Uber bill

By the time the disoriented Bachman woke up in the Toyota Sienna, he was about 30 minutes away from his hometown in Gloucester County , New Jersey . "Obviously I sent the Uber , I don't know where to, I know I wouldn't send it to my house, I knew where I was", Bachman said. The only problem according to the Sewell , New Jersey , resident, is Bachman has no memory of how he got into an UberXL , the ride-sharing app's priciest travel option.

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Engine fire forces Southwest flight to return to airport

Southwest Airlines confirmed that the Boeing 737, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, was forced to return to Salt Lake City International Airport following a " performance issue " on Monday. "So I was a little bit scared but I was holding it together". The pilots made a decision to return to the airport "after receiving a cockpit indication of a performance issue with one of the aircraft engines".

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AAA: Recent downward gas price trend won't last

Massachusetts's price is four cents below the national average of $2.53. Tennessee gas prices declined during the past 19 consecutive days for a total discount of 10 cents. Now comes this warning from AAA: With refineries entering their seasonal maintenance period, when they switch to a more-expensive-to-produce summer blend of gas, motorists can expect to see significant upward pressure on prices at the pump as the calendar turns to March.

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Here's what Maryland should expect against Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament

Bridges was implicated in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe involving impermissible benefits to college players but was cleared to play by the NCAA on Saturday. "But it seems like people put more on the conference tournament, so I'll adjust and do whatever I want". He became the first Wisconsin freshman to score 30 points against a Big Ten opponent since Michael Finley had 30 against MI on February 26, 1992.

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Calls for a mandatory recall of faulty Takata airbags

Ms Kumar said vehicle recall was not unusual as every year millions of vehicles were recalled globally because of manufacturing defects. Takata airbags can potentially spray shrapnel when deployed and have been linked to more than 20 deaths worldwide.

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Massive quake rocks Papua New Guinea days after tremors killed 16 people

Families were buried alive when hillsides collapsed and four were killed when a retaining wall fell on a house they were sleeping in. The quake, the strongest ever to hit the country, struck the Southern Highlands, Hela Province and the Western Highlands region early on Monday morning, but the extent of the devastation took days to emerge because of the area's remoteness.

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SEC launches wide-ranging digital currency probe

The SEC is anxious that in many cases , small investors, aren't adequately researching the risks involved. That's because the coins trade on secondary markets like other securities the SEC regulates. The subpoenas are being coordinated with the SEC Enforcement Division's cyber unit, which was created previous year. "I'm not sure that makes the USA dollar evil".

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Walmart Joins Dick's In Raising Age Restriction to 21 On Guns

Dick's removed assault-style weapons from its Dick's-branded stores after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT that killed 20 first graders and six adults, but continued selling them through another retail brand. The reasoning at the time was due to poor sales. It's not just Dick's, however. Even before the Valentine's Day tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, America's young people had developed a different attitude from their elders about guns - perhaps as a ...

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Cell phone catches fire onboard Canada flight

A female passenger suffered minor injuries. Robin Smith, a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, confirmed that fire and emergency services were dispatched to the Boeing 787-9 with 266 passengers on board. It is unclear how the LG smartphone caught fire. "We heard some screaming in the back and I looked around and saw smoke coming up, which of course was unnerving because your mind goes to the worst", he said in a phone interview.

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United States urged to 'lower bar' on nuclear demands for North talks

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have exchanged bellicose taunts in the past year, raising fears of war , although the Trump administration has repeatedly said it prefers a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Kim is accused of masterminding several attacks on the South including a 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors, for which the North has denied responsibility.

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Larry Kudlow: Powell's 'Rules-Based' Fed Policy Is Promising

After a couple of weeks of calm, the volatility that kicked off February has returned on worries that the strong USA economy and President Donald Trump's tax cuts will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten borrowing costs more than previously thought.

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In response to Florida shooting, USA companies cut ties with NRA

The students have strongly rejected the "thoughts and prayers" that have been offered by President Donald Trump and other politicians who have taken millions of dollars in donations from the NRA-signifying a shift in the debate over gun control following mass shootings .

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Swift, Estilo drive Maruti sales up 15% to 1,49824 units

Ford India total sales grew up to 23,965 vehicles in February 2018 as compared to 24,026 in the same month last year, registering a marginal de-growth of less than 1 per cent.The company's domestic wholesales, however, grew by nearly 8 per cent to 9,041 vehicles in February from 8,338 vehicles sold in the same month last year.

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New Uber Health Service Will Get Patients to and From the Doctor

Numerous rides are provided to people who can't drive-either because of age, poverty or medical condition-and Medicare and Medicaid providers cover at least some of the cost of transportation. Weber added that about 3.6 million Americans miss medical appointments as a result of the lack of reliable transportation. The cost of missed appointments is estimated to be $150 billion per year in the US, according to industry experts .

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Republican lawmaker threatens Delta after airline nixes NRA discount

Cagle's message to Delta came two days after he made clear that "discriminating against law-abiding gun owners will not solve the problem" we face in attacks like the one on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The problem for Delta is that it was at the same time asking for a $50 million tax break from Georgia's Second Amendment-friendly legislature, and legislators were in no mood to give tax breaks to virtue-signaling Leftwing corporate giants.

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Best Buy to Shutter 250 Mobile Phone Locations

The stores, which contributed just over 1 percent to the company's overall revenue and 1 percent to its overall square footage, will be shut effective May 31. In fact, its stock is up over 60 percent since a year ago and is approaching an all time high. Revenue for the Richfield, Minnesota, company was $15.36 billion, well above projections for $14.57 billion.

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UPS Is Hiring: FedEx Refuses To End NRA Discounts

That shooting has sparked renewed public debate over gun laws and reform. However, a Vinesse Wines representative told VinePair this afternoon that the company is now still affiliated with the NRA . During National Rifle Association annual conventions, when about 80,000 gun owners spend a few days focused on seminars, events and meetings, America seems to be safer, new research suggests.

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Patrick Brown out of Ontario PC leadership race

Stunning party members when he entered the leadership race to claim the job he had just resigned from, Brown boldly proclaimed, "I think my name has been cleared", as he was chased by reporters from PC headquarters on Adelaide St.to a taxi.


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