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Massive recall of Galaxy Note 7 sends Samsung scrambling

It's still unclear whether the software update will be extended to users in other countries like the USA and Canada. The world's largest smartphone maker said it will soon run an advertisement in major media outlets to offer an apology for causing discomfort and concern to its customers due to faulty batteries in some Note 7 smartphones.

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Russian Federation pushes for United Nations support of Syria deal

Washington said late Wednesday that US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had agreed to prolong the ceasefire which began on Monday. The five-year Syrian civil war has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced half the country's population, drawing in global and regional powers, causing an worldwide refugee crisis and inspiring jihadist attacks around the world.

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Warren Probes Wells Fargo Over Cross-Selling Debacle

The bank, in the meanwhile, scrapped its product sales goals for retail bankers and may take further disciplinary action against its employees in the wake of the scandal that has already led to the firing of 5,300 employees. Stumpf, whose presence has been requested at the September 20 hearing, said Tuesday that the company has "significantly strengthened our training programs, controls and oversight".

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NASA launches mission to collect samples from asteroid

Asteroids are leftover grains that failed to accumulate into planets during the Solar System's formation 4.5 billion years ago. Scientists believe that asteroids of this type were the source of water and organic molecules for early Earth and other planets.

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US Presidential Election Series Trump lays out his fiscal plan

When asked why his father hasn't released his tax returns like other presidential candidates have done for decades, Trump Jr. replied: "Because he's got a 12,000-page tax return that would create ... And critics say the fact that Trump hasn't done so is suspicious - a sign he may be hiding something. Although the cost of Trump's tax plan remains unclear, it promises no cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending or to defense.

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UN Security Council meeting on Syria cancelled

Aleppo-based activist Bahaa al-Halaby also denied that government troops had withdrawn, adding that humanitarian conditions in the eastern neighborhoods of Syria's largest city are deteriorating. and we haven't seen that yet". Fighting has broken out on several fronts in Syria, testing a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russian Federation as the United Nations are due to meet.

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Bills relieve offensive coordinator Greg Roman of his duties

At the rate they're going, Social Security checks may be next. Ryan, nearly to a fault, is one of the most loyal coaches in the industry. Forte, 31, signed with the Jets in free agency after eight seasons in Chicago during which he averaged 1,590 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns .

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Why Gas Prices Could Spike in This Part of the Country

Retail gas-pump prices could spike by as much 20 cents in the Eastern U.S. states hit hardest by a regional pipeline leak, industry officials said. The spill released around 250,000 gallons of gasoline. If you see any gas station charging unreasonable prices, you can file a gouging complaint with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance by logging onto tn.gov/commerce or by calling 800-342-8385.

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Delhi seeks meeting with neighbours

While the deaths in Delhi have focussed national attention on a disease - marked by fever, headaches, acute joint pains and, now, organ failure - that has seen a resurgence since 2012 after a 32-year hiatus, 77 per cent of all chikungunya cases in 2016 (until July) were reported from Karnataka, according to government health data.

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Unemployment falls in three months to July

Lower hiring by companies in some bellwether sectors could be "cracks in the ice" of the country's labour market, a survey of employers showed on Tuesday. "But the strength of employment growth in the first half of this year is encouraging, and highlights the resilience of the UK's flexible labour market".

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Wells Fargo drumbeat grows louder. House launches investigation

Public Citizen has filed a first-ever shareholder resolution (PDF ) at Wells Fargo calling for a breakup study in the wake of the bank's massive fraud. Wells Fargo has said it fired 5,300 employees over the sales practices. Sen. Menendez was joined at a Teaneck news conference on Friday by a New Jersey mother who said her family was victimized by the bank's practices.

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Brexit negotiations will 'protect interests' of EU — EU bosses

Juncker also hit out at rising nationalism and racism, referring to the recent killing of a Polish man in Britain. That reform will be accompanied by the setting up of a new computer database created to monitor when non-EU citizens enter and leave the bloc's external borders, in a move it is hoped will thwart terrorists traveling to and from the Middle East.

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Ford moving all production of small cars from United States to Mexico

Mark Fields, the CEO of Ford Motors declared that the migration is because the company is looking forward to cutting the production costs. The Ford Fiesta is already produced in Mexico, but the announcement means assembly of other smaller vehicles, including those in Ford's popular Focus line, will be moved out of the Detroit area.

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Galliford Try PLC reiterated as Buy By Peel Hunt

They now have a GBX 260.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Vodafone Group Plc closed its last trading session at $29.66 with the loss of -0.71%. It has a dividend yield of 5.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 22nd.

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US House committee to hold hearing on Wells Fargo sales practices

Wells Fargo , once considered among the more conservatively structured of the megabanks with relatively little high risk derivatives activity, has nevertheless committed major infractions of the law in the past decade. They did not elaborate further. In addition to the fine Wells Fargo must pay, the bank is also facing an investigation by the Department of Justice , an inquiry from the Senate Banking Committee, and now an investigation by the House Financial Services Committee .

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US Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Fed Policy Meeting Next Week

In past, the DoJ has insisted other banks pay substantial sums as well but the subsequent settlements were not what was initially demanded. Deutsche Bank made a scant 20-million euro profit in the second quarter despite 7.4 billion euros ($8.3 billion) in net revenue.

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US agency announces official recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung may have gotten the ball rolling early with a self-imposed replacement program, but the USA government on Thursday made it official: the company's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is recalled. Samsung confirmed in a press release that new Note7 replacement phones will be available at most stores no later than September 21. Later in the video , Baxter says that there have been 130,000 Galaxy Note 7s returned so far.

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USA agency announces official recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The CPSC said the recall comes in the wake of 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 burn reports and 55 property damage reports that included fires in cars and garages. Samsung confirmed in a press release that new Note7 replacement phones will be available at most stores no later than September 21. Sprint has also officially announced they would be following this timeline for replacing customer devices.

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'We want to construct, we want a better Europe' says embattled Juncker

And if you're thinking that at least we'll get to enjoy these perks for a bit before the Article 50 negotiations are up, we have even more bad news. "The Americans want us to take more responsibility for our neighborhood". With Europe facing its biggest migration crisis since World War II, Juncker also called for a new European Union border and coast guard force to start work quickly with 200 guards and 50 vehicles deployed in Bulgaria by October.

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Garfield High School football team takes knee during national anthem

I heard a group of foreigners singing the national anthem with off note screaming ... "We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds". Lurid headlines followed about the pastor who called for Kaepernick supporters to be shot. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he can respect what Kaepernick is standing-or rather, not standing for.

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Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses

Wells Fargo announced Tuesday it would eliminate product sales goals for retail bankers, one of several recent measures it has taken to try and get in front of a gathering public storm over the sales scandal. Customer interactions "were not handled as they should have been", he said. Shrewsberry said the review would impact people "at all levels of the organization".

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Pipeline protest site a city unto itself with school, meals

The decision to block the project, which would span four states and 1,172 miles and is valued at $3.8 billion dollars, has industry leaders and legislators claiming that the federal government has overstepped its boundaries. Purdon said the Dakota Access lawsuit stems from the premise that the company possessed the required permits needed to bore under the Missouri River, the tribe's main water source, to construct the pipeline.

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Rep. Robert Pittenger joins investigation into Wells Fargo and regulators

In the complaint, three plaintiffs said customers were hurt by "abusive and fraudulent tactics" used by employees who felt they had to "do whatever it takes", including selling products they did not need or want, to meet sales quotas. The announcement of the House investigation comes a little over a week after the alleged misconduct was outlined by authorities. The suit is the latest fallout for the bank after it was caught opening millions of fake bank and credit card accounts for ...

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Ivanka Trump: Yup, Our Paid Leave Plan Focuses Only On Mothers

During a week in which the Republican presidential nominee has been attacking Clinton for disparaging half of his supporters as "deplorables", Trump is planning on rolling out a new proposal that treads deep into the core issues that Clinton and other Democrats regularly campaign on: making child care more accessible and affordable.

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Trump scales back tax cuts in new economic plan

Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. And just this week, the Trump campaign put out more details on the tax breaks Trump wants to offer to help parents with child care costs. Speaking in front of the Economic Club of NY, the Republican nominee was attempting to solidify his economic policy, which has been criticised for not taking key considerations into account.

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Volkswagen Engineer Charged In US Emissions Probe

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the Volkswagen logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty today in a US court for his role in rigging emissions software on 2.0-liter diesels sold in the USA, marking the first criminal charge in the US government's probe into the VW scandal.

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Greek Prime Minister Warns about Deep Crisis in Europe

Greece signed up to a third global bailout in mid-2015 worth up to 86 billion euros, with the gradual release of aid contingent on financial reforms ranging from privatisations to changes to the energy market. Irish Finance Minister, Michael Noonan said he expected to be informed on the progress of the Greek program at the meeting. Portugal does not lie on the Mediterranean, but the group of southern European countries is at times referred to as "Club Med".

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United Kingdom approves China-funded Hinkley Point nuclear plant deal

Jean-Bernard Lévy, group chief executive of French firm EDF, which is building the plant, said: "The decision of the British Government to approve the construction of Hinkley Point C marks the relaunch of nuclear in Europe ". "This will ensure that significant stakes can not be sold without the Government's knowledge or consent". Full implications of foreign ownership will be scrutinised for the purposes of national security to bring the UK's policy framework on par with other major ...

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Leicester: Ranieri puts focus back on league

No, we are focused on the Premier League. "The whole Champions League experience is what dreams are made of, from pre-game training to the match, the music, the badge on the kit - as daft as it sounds". Clear your mind because in the next match, the opponent wants to beat us. "If he [Mahrez] hadn't scored, I'd take his neck and crush his neck!" 'It's not easy for the players with a lot of fantasy to play well always, For this reason I'm pushing him to play well in a defensive way, then you ...

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Third-party candidates Jill Stein, Gary Johnson didn't make first presidential debate

So Clinton and Trump will face off by themselves on September 26 at Hofstra University on Long Island in NY. The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this month will exclude two leading third-party nominees - Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and the Green Party's Jill Stein - the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday .

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Ivanka Trump Walks Out Of Interview After Questions About Anti-Gay Policies

The Huffington Post reported Wednesday that employees at Trump's SoHo, New York and Miami properties are not offered paid leave, despite eldest daughter Ivanka's claim Tuesday that Trump's employees can now take eight weeks of paid family leave if desired.

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Wells Fargo faces customer suit over unauthorized accounts

The probes come after the bank agreed last week to pay $185 million to settle investigations by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and federal regulators. California-based Wells Fargo says it has refunded to customers $2.6 million in fees charged for products that were sold without authorization. The phantom accounts were a way for the bank to earn extra fees from unwitting customers, as well as artificially inflating its sales figures.

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Cosmo interviewer savages Ivanka Trump, softballs Chelsea Clinton

Campaign officials said the maternity leave programme wouldn't cost taxpayers anything more; instead, it would be financed through savings achieved by eliminating fraud in the unemployment insurance programme. "She wrote: "[My] father is prepared to chart a new course that promotes strong families and celebrates their individual needs". It would create pre-tax child care savings accounts, and reduce regulations that would allow for more community and family-based solutions for child care.

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Trump Calls Reporter Who Grilled Ivanka 'Non-Intelligent'

When Gupta then questioned how the plan would be financed, Trump said that would be revealed Thursday as a part of his tax reform package. Donald Trump unveiled several policy proposals Tuesday, aimed at lowering child care costs , in a move contrary to what traditional presidential Republican candidates have proposed, including paid maternity leave .

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Donald Trump: Big Jobs Boast

Mike Pence applauds at left as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils his economic plan at the Economic Club of New York in New York City. He added the plan would create 25 million jobs over a decade. Later Thursday, the campaign removed the FDA regulations from its online " fact sheet" and from an email on Trump's plans to more closely match his remarks.


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