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GoFundMe Campaign To Save Toys R Us Has Raised Over $200 Million

Employees at Berks County's lone Toys R Us store were greeted Friday morning by a line of shoppers waiting for the start of the failing retailer's going-out-of business sale. Some of the brands the indies showcase are sold online , but store owners say they aren't fazed by the competition even though almost 14 percent of toy sales were made online in 2016.

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United $10000 Voucher Given to Woman Bumped From Flight

United then allegedly offered Preiss $2,000 in travel credit and tried to get her to sign a document asserting that she volunteered to give up her seat on the flight. The airline also tossed in a perk, she said . "On the upside, I wasn't physically dragged off the plane and my dog wasn't killed on board, so I've got that going for me.which is nice".

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Cambridge Analytica's London Offices Have Been Raided By Investigators

Following days of criticism and increased scrutiny, Zuckerberg has now broken his silence in a Facebook post , apologising, admitting mistakes and claiming that changes were already being made to prevent similar incidents. Zuckerberg is now pledging to further restrict developers' access to user data, including automatically removing access for any app the user hasn't opened in at least three months.

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Fischer-Backed Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Senate

A Washington Post investigation previous year revealed that Backpage representatives actively solicited ads from prostitutes who advertised on other sites, and created ads for them on Backpage. "I hope the president swiftly signs this legislation into law, so that we can continue to be vigilant in shielding children in North Dakota and across the country from the misery of sex trafficking".

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Raleigh And Charlotte Gobble Nearly All Of State's Population Growth

Erie and Wyoming County (which gained 54 persons) were the only counties in the 8-county region to see growth. Four North Carolina metropolitan areas ranked in the top 35 fastest-growing large areas in the country in 2017. Nebraska continued to grow faster than both Kansas and Iowa. Maricopa County, Arizona, which includes the cities of Phoenix and Mesa, grew by more people than any other county.

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Naspers sells of 2% of Tencent

Naspers has raised $9,8-billion through the sales of 189 978 300 Tencent shares, equating to about 2% of the company's shareholding. A day earlier, the stock fell 5 percent following Tencent's late Wednesday report showing quarterly revenue missed estimates as well as expectations of margin pressure, although profit beat forecasts.

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General Mills CEO 'disappointed' with bottom line results for Q3 2018

OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. grew its stake in shares of General Mills by 50.6% in the fourth quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,460 shares of the company's stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 1,878 shares during the period.

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Possibility For 'Bennu' Asteroid To Hit Earth In 2135

One of the countermeasures includes launching a nine-ton "bulk impactor" nuke to push the asteroid out of its orbit towards Earth . What Asteroid Bennu provides, besides pretty good fodder for a doomsday cult , is an opportunity for scientists to test those theories.

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United halts pet-hauling service ater Dog death, bungles

According to reports, 18 companion animals died aboard United Airlines flights in 2017 - way above the four that died on Delta and American Airlines combined. There were at least 18 animal deaths reported on United flights a year ago - more than any USA carrier. The airline says they expect to complete the review, which will be conducted with independent experts, by May 1.

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European Union proposes major new tax on big tech companies

The tax proposal, which would require the approval of all 28 of the EU member states (27 after Britain leaves the EU next year), has the broad support of the biggest EU countries, including Britain, Germany, France and Italy . EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said authorities will work together to investigate "what exactly happened and who should be blamed for what" in the wake of allegations that United Kingdom -based Cambridge Analytica kept information about tens of millions of the ...

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San Francisco becomes first major U.S. city to ban fur sales

The ban will not apply to secondhand items, nor will it apply to sheep or lambskin. "More than 50 million animals are violently killed each year around the world to support the fashion industry", said Supervisor Katy Tang , who introduced the fur sale ban legislation, in a statement after the vote.

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Toys R Us liquidation sales to begin Thursday

Toys R Us stores in all these global markets are now open and serving customers. Now that the end is officially in sight, it's time to plan the final visits to TRU. In addition, NPD data shows that 70% of sales through Toys "R" Us were for an occasion like a birthday (23%) or Christmas (34%), and that almost 70% of toys purchased at Toys "R" Us were chosen because kids asked for that specific product or brand.

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Itel S42, A44, A44 Pro launched in India: Price, features and more

The S42 is the most premium of the lot, but all three sport 18:9 displays , front flash modules, and 4G VoLTE connectivity. The device runs on Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box. Both the phones have support for a microSD card for storage expansion. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat OS and is fuelled by 2,400 mAh battery. Dimension wise, the phones measure 148×70.5×8.2mm.

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Trading Monitor: Volatile Stock Watch on Royal Dutch Shell plc (:RDS-A)

The Simple Moving Average is arguably the most popular technical analysis tool used by traders. Some analysts believe that the ADX is one of the best trend strength indicators available. Net profit margin of the company is seen at 4.30%. A Beta is an evaluate the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in contrast to the market as a whole.

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Climate change may see 143M displaced

World phenomena such as devastation of agriculture , lack of fresh water and rising sea levels increase the number of "climate migrants", which could reach some 143 million by 2050, said the research. "We could see increased tensions and conflict ... but that doesn't have to be the future", the environmental specialist said. "But that doesn't have to be the future".

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World shares waver as investors await Fed decision on rates

That's even more true now, with the Federal Reserve once again expected to hike rates after cutting them to zero in 2008, then keeping them at record lows for seven years as a way to inject adrenaline into a distressed economy. She said the Fed is trying to communicate clearly with investors and it won't rush to raise interest rates. Banks and other financial companies rose, while companies that pay large dividends, including phone and utility companies, moved lower.

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Trump Bans US Citizens, Residents from Venezuela's Crypto 'Petro'

According to an AP report , the Venezuelan President suggested that Trump's actions offended "the most elemental principles of global law" and intimated that charges could be levied at the World Court, alleging a "crime against humanity".

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) Declares Dividend Increase - $1.01 Per Share

It has underperformed by 14.34% the S&P500. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Digital Realty Trust from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. The company has market cap of $10.67 million. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States predominantly in mid- Atlantic and Northeast coastal states.

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Billionaire ensnared in Netanyahu scandal quits resort empire over mental health

This is the second time Packer has quit the board of the company, having only returned as a participating member in January 2017 after stepping down to focus on development projects in Las Vegas and Melbourne. Packer, who has said he was only giving Mr. Netanyahu what he demanded . "He was a big personality associated with the direction and the drive of Crown", Mr Lucas said.

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UltraTech Cement likely to get support from Binani creditors

The move comes days after rival Dalmia Cement said its Rs 6,350 crore bid to buy Binani Cements Ltd (BCL) has been accepted by the lenders. "In a meeting which was held on Monday, in a request made by BIL the Board of Directors agreed to issue the comfort letter which confirms that Ultratech will provide Rs 7,266 crore funds to Binani Cement, being the amount it had offered to the Committee of Creditors in terms of the resolution plan submitted by it for acquiring BCL.", the filing ...

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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) Rating Reiterated by Societe Generale

Points International Ltd. (NASDAQ:PCOM) has risen 10.91% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. Epoch Investment Partners Inc increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM ) by 0.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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Captrust Financial Advisors Buys New Stake in Express Scripts Holding (ESRX)

The stock increased 0.75% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $113.6. About 761,162 shares traded. Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) to report earnings on April, 23. Jefferies maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Friday, December 15 with "Buy" rating. On Friday, March 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to "Hold".

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Nitish Kumar warns BJP leaders; says will not compromise on social harmony

Without mentioning the name of firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leaders like Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Kumar Choubey who were recently chastised by their own party members for making incendiary remarks against the minority community, the Chief Minister said that some people were in the habit of inciting the voters and were ready to fight at the drop of the hat.

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Sensex pares losses, rises over 100 points ahead of US Fed meet

The NSE Nifty also opened 45.15 points, or 0.44%, lower at 10,049.10. Sectoral indices led by metal, healthcare, realty, consumer durable and banking stocks were trading in the negative terrain, falling by up to 1.38 percent. Losses in ONGC, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, RIL, HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Coal India, NTPC, M&M, IndusInd Bank and ITC capped the gains. Continuing its downtrend for the fifth straight session, stock markets fell amid weak global cues ahead of the US Federal ...

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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stake Raised by Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Regis Management Co Llc decreased its stake in Gogo Inc Com (GOGO) by 70% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. After $2.16 actual EPS reported by Amazon.com, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.91 % negative EPS growth. Criterion Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.75 billion and $2.35 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc (NYSE:ZAYO) by 433,126 shares to ...

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Orbitz says a possible data breach has affected 880000 credit cards

Among the exposed data elements are birth dates, phone numbers, billing addresses, payment card numbers and gender. The company today revealed that an attacker broke into a "legacy Orbitz travel booking platform" and stole around 880,000 payment card details.

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Police Surround Armed Man At Panera Bread Near Princeton University

Just before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a man with a handgun entered the Panera on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton and made threats as customers and employees fled, some through the back door. Princeton University sent out an automated phone message saying the school is on lockdown and that allegedly shots have been fired at the scene. The university said it is "not known" whether the gunman has any connection to the campus.

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United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

The move does not affect travel for pets flying in-cabin. In the meantime, United says it is "conducting a thorough and systematic review of our program for pets that travel in the cargo compartment to make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our customers and their pets".

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United Kingdom households get some relief as inflation dips

Sterling's slide since the Brexit vote has ratcheted up the cost of living, climbing from 0.6% shortly after the European Union referendum to a near six-year high of 3.1% in November 2017. The Bank is expected to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% on Thursday, but the meeting will be watched closely amid expectations over another hike in May.

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Gas prices jump in Lansing area, fall elsewhere

Overall, inventory levels in the region are in line with levels this time previous year, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the area is $2.32. According to AA Michigan, the state's lowest average price was about $2.49 per gallon in the Flint area. The most expensive gas price averages in Georgia were in Atlanta at $2.49 per gallon, Savannah at $2.46 and Hinesville-Fort Stewart at $2.45.

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'Exhausted' Toys R Us Suppliers Weigh Options As Huge Retailer Shuts

It is not yet clear whether these could take the form of Amazon's recently acquired Whole Foods Market grocery offering or be used to expand its Amazon Go cashier-less stores which were launched to the public earlier this year. The toy store chain in early February started liquidation sales at 144 stores in the USA after for filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September.

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The Peel Hunt Boosts GYM Group (GYM) Price Target to GBX 300

Liberum Capital maintained the shares of HSTN in report on Tuesday, March 20 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight" on Monday, November 14. Among 18 analysts covering Close Brothers Group PLC ( LON:CBG ), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Auto Trader Group has GBX 530 highest and GBX 295 lowest target.

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Wall Street slides as Facebook data issue pounds tech sector

The Dow dropped, led by declines in shares of Caterpillar and those of DowDuPoint, down 3.3 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. The company disclosed the problem late Friday. The device screens used a different light-emitting compound than organic LED displays, the report said, and were thinner, bright and more energy efficient.

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Is Auckland really more liveable than Wellington?

The ranking is determined by various factors including security, public transportation, political and economic conditions, climate, health, infrastructure and sanitation standards. In a separate index by Mercer, cities' sanitation was also analysed as they are deemed to be "important aspects of a city's attractiveness for both talent and businesses", according to Mercer.

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Gold off two-week lows ahead of Fed meet

The looming Fed meeting has helped push gold down almost 4% from a one-and-a-half-year high in January. Higher interest rates tend to boost the United States dollar and push bond yields up, pressuring gold prices by increasing the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion, while political and financial uncertainty push up safe-haven demand for the yellow metal.


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