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US Claims for Jobless Aid Slide to Lowest Level Since July

Metro Gainesville had the lowest area jobless rate at 4.4 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 6.6 percent. Initial jobless claims, an indication of layoffs, decreased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 252,000 in the week ended September 17, the Labor Department said Thursday.

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Sony will have 'PS4 Pro Enhanced' sticker on boxes

This unit will hit store shelves on September 15 with a price tag of $299. The PS4 Pro may be a powerful machine, but it will have its limitations, most notably the inability to play 4K Blu-Rays . At the keynote event in New York City on Wednesday, Sony spent far more time showing off 4K games than it did actually discussing what the PS4 Pro could do, so we've chose to collect every piece of information we could find about the high-end console and wrap it all into a convenient bullet point ...

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Elizabeth Warren takes Wells Fargo CEO to the woodshed over fake accounts

Wells Fargo has announced that it will eliminate its sales objectives as of January 1. For his part, Stumpf was apologetic. Regulators fined Wells Fargo $185m last September for opening some two million customer deposit and credit card accounts without customer approval.

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Markets Right Now: US stocks close slightly higher

Isle of Capri stock jumped $5.35, or 31.6 percent, to $22.28 while Eldorado Resorts stock rose 5 cents to $14.30. At the same time, the dollar lost 0.40 percent against the fellow safe haven yen before ending at 102.29 yen. Amgen lost 98 cents to $172.40 while Alexion Pharmaceuticals gave up $2.89, or 2.2 percent, to $128.84. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was little changed at 2,139.

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USA demands Syrian aircraft stop flying in opposition zones

The truce came into effect on 12 September in order to create a safe corridor for aid into war-torn Aleppo, where numerous inhabitants are said to be in dire need. United States officials believe Russian aircraft were responsible for the attack, near Aleppo. Yet following the convoy attack, the United Nations suspended overland aid operations in Syria.

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Malicious USB sticks left in Australians' mailboxes

The State Police on Wednesday issued a warning , saying these USB drives are "believed to be extremely harmful", urging the public not to use them. Would-be cyber criminals have been targeting Victorians by dropping malware loaded USB-drives into their letter boxes, in the hope unsuspecting residents will stick the devices into their home computers.

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Ex-Tesco executives deny fraud charges over £326m accounting scandal

Mr Bush was Tesco's United Kingdom managing director until the scandal emerged two years ago, while Mr Rogberg was United Kingdom finance director and Mr Scouler was food commercial director. Rogberg and Scouler left Tesco in November 2014. They appeared at Westminster magistrates' court today, speaking only to confirm their identities.

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Kerry, Lavrov discuss Syria in New York: Moscow

The UN said at least 18 trucks in a 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed as they delivered humanitarian assistance to Orum al-Kubra in the Aleppo region. In his address to the Security Council, Lavrov declared that there would be "no more unilateral pauses" by Syrian government forces, arguing that opposition fighters on the ground had previously used those ceasefires to regroup.

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Fed officials dial down interest rate outlook

The statement went on to assert that "near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced". Two more meetings will be held in 2016 - in early November and mid-December. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the bank would deliberately seek to overshoot its 2% inflation target. The FOMC reiterated that borrowing costs will probably rise at an "only gradual" pace .

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1M South Sudanese fled to neighboring countries

Not long after gaining independence and emerging from civil war, South Sudan was plunged back into conflict in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked his then-deputy Riek Machar and accused him of plotting a coup. Those in the two Darfurs cite growing unrest and heightened food insecurity, especially in the north-western states of Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap, as their reasons for flight.

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USA delivers show of force in South Korea

In a fresh sign of defiance, Kim oversaw a ground test of a new rocket engine and ordered a satellite launch preparation, North Korean state media said Tuesday, an indication the country might soon conduct a prohibited long-range rocket launch possibly to coincide with the 71st founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party which falls October 10.

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Wynn Resorts Limited (WYNN) Shares are Up 10.32%

The corporation has an earnings per share (EPS) ratio of 3.24. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share. Wynn Resorts , Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) PEG ratio is at 1.18. The company has a market cap of $10.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.19 and a beta of 2.00. In the company's insider trading activities, WYNN STEPHEN A; Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts Ltd.

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OPEC and other oil producers tentatively inch towards a production freeze

November futures closed at $44.85, up $0.80 or +1.82%. Adding to the volatility was data out on Wednesday showing a surprise reduction in USA crude oil inventories. The tanker Seadelta returned to take on crude at the port of Ras Lanuf after interrupting loading and sailing away to safety due to the fighting earlier this week, said Nasser Delaab, the petroleum operations inspector at Harouge Oil Operations.

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Jeremy Corbyn leads Owen Smith in Scots constituency parties

A defiant Mr Watson, meanwhile, will propose at the NEC meeting that Labour MPs should elect all the shadow cabinet posts, the change backed by the PLP. Mr Corbyn has insisted he wants to reconcile with disaffected MPs and has offered them a role in picking the shadow cabinet - but also suggested members could form part of the process of electing his top team.

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UGA vs. Nicholls State Prediction, Game Preview

Senior Greyson Lambert started for the Bulldogs in last week's season-opener vs. However, Nicholls cornerback Jeff Hall intercepted freshman quarterback Jacob Eason's pass and returned it 91 yards to the Bulldog 8 before the Colonels settled for a 26-yard field goal by David McKey to close to within 26-17.

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Gold Prices Higher As FOMC Leaves One Rate Hike On Table

So, was the Fed right to leave rates unchanged or are the critics right when they say it's time for rates to rise? The fact of the matter is, it's coming, it's going to happen. Fed leaders generally prefer votes that are unanimous or almost so - to foster confidence among investors that it's pursuing rate policies that command broad support.

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Trump's rhetoric on women, immigrants, Muslims most concerning to voters, poll says

In a brief interview with an OH television station Wednesday, Trump was asked why, after years as the chief proponent of the falsehood that the president was born outside the country, he made a decision to announce Friday that was no longer the case.

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Hinkley nuclear deal will go ahead, Government announces

There had been issues with financing the £18 billion project by EDF, which seemed to have been finally solved when the French government, which owns 85% of EDF, provided fresh financial backing. The delay in approving the new nuclear plant, which will be the first in a generation, also caused tension with the French government because EDF had approved funding for the project despite serious concerns about the company's ability to absorb the huge costs.

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Deutsche Bank won't pay $19b

Its shares were already down 50% in the past year. The Justice Department is seeking a $14 billion civil settlement with Deutsche Bank over the German financial institution's alleged role in artificially propping up the USA housing market in the lead up to the Great Recession.

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Governor declares state of emergency following Charlotte unrest

No other details were released. The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, sending in the National Guard, as unrest over a police shooting continues, reports BBC . At one point protesters attempted to storm the Omni Hotel, CNN reported. Police fired tear gas in an attempt to calm the chaos. Protesters moved downtown from Trade Street to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and tear gas was used for the second time during the ...

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Why Paralympians listen to their medals

As athletes, including Australia's Ellie Cole pictured above, have experienced, a simple shake of the medal delivers a subtle difference in sound for gold, silver and bronze medallists. His has been a "terrible" Games, by his own admission, but victory in Sunday's marathon could see Britain level or even climb above the haul of 65 gold medals won in Seoul 28 years ago.

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Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Unchanged05:26

The Federal Reserve is still waiting for the right moment to raise interest rates. In a sign of that weak growth, inflation remains below the Fed's 2 percent target. "We are also expecting that officials will not want to tighten at the 1-2 November meeting given its close proximity to election day", said Jim O'Sullivan, chief United States economist at High Frequency Economics.

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CAD narrows to Dollars 300mn in Q1 on massive import contraction

Foreign portfolio investment recorded a net inflow of $2.1 billion in Q1 of 2016-17 as against a marginal outflow in the year-ago period and an outflow of $1.5 billion in the preceding quarter, primarily reflecting a net inflow in the equity component.

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Downing Street rubbish European Union official's claims Brexit will be triggered in January

Europe is facing increasing euroskepticism among its citizens and member states increasingly critical of the leaning towards more political integration and a "supranational" EU. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker this week proposed an EU defence headquarters and a common defence force, both ideas that Britain had previously nixed because they might overlap with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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USA senators push Wells Fargo CEO on pay clawbacks after bogus acc

The Massachusetts Democrat blasted Stumpf while questioning whether he had paid back any of the money he made from his stock shares during the time that thousands of Wells Fargo employees opened more than 2 million fake accounts. "Since this massive, years-long scam came to light, you have said 'I am accountable.' What have you done to hold yourself accountable?" "Okay, so you haven't resigned, you haven't returned a single nickel of your personal earnings, you haven't fired a single ...

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Fed leaves interest rates alone; dials down 2016 forecast

Like the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan has been trying to get consumers and companies to spend more. Top U.S. economic officials are expected to leave the key interest rate steady at a near-record low level when they finish two days of discussion on growth and inflation Wednesday.

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Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Eid mubarak is an Arabic greeting meaning "blessed Eid" or "blessed celebration". It considered the holier of the two. The world's 1.5 billion Muslims marked the start of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice on Monday, while in Saudi Arabia almost 2 million pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj by symbolically stoning the devil.

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Fifth Zika spraying slated for Skyline

In the continental USA, there have been more than 700 confirmed cases of Zika among pregnant women as of early September. According to a recent report from the Department of Health (DOH), six people have tested positive for the virus.

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Tropical Depression Karl Is "Potential Threat"

Tropical Depression Karl was called "disorganized" and was also moving northwest Wednesday evening. Visible satellite image of Tropical Depression Karl northeast of the Leeward Islands. According to AccuWeather meteorologists, Karl will likely impact the East Coast with rough surf and unsafe rip currents from late Thursday to Saturday, as the system churns closer to the shore.

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Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

That is most evident in the healthy pace of job growth, which averaged 232,000 new positions over the last three months, and an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. An index that tracks the services economy, where most Americans work, fell to its lowest level since 2010. The New Zealand dollar slipped to as low as $0.7316 earlier on Thursday, but later regained its footing and was last trading at $0.7362, up 0.2 percent from late USA trade on Wednesday.

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China, New Zealand to enhance cooperation in trade, judicial affairs

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang has told the annual United Nations General Assembly that worldwide maritime disputes should be resolved through talks. On behalf of the Chinese government, Li released the country's national plan for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the UN Headquarters in NY on Monday when he chaired a roundtable on SDGs.

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Maersk Splits Into Transport and Oil Divisions

Driven by the container shipping downturn and a slump in oil prices, A.P. Moller-Maersk group's chief executive Nils Smedegaard Andersen left in June and Soren Skou, head of Maersk Line, was named group chief executive. A solution is expected to be found within 24 months, it said. Sydbank estimates the new transport and logistic division could be worth 174-229 billion Danish crowns ($26-$35 billion), while the energy division could be valued at 74-153 billion Danish crowns ($11-$23 billion).

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Yen gains despite BoJ move; Fed stance weakens dollar

The Federal Reserve, like many other central banks, is an independent government agency in the US and Yellen herself countered claims on Wednesday following the bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold. Yet inflation has remained below that level for more than three years. Inflation targeting: Overall, consumer price inflation was less than 1 per cent over the 12 months ending in July, which is still short of the Fed's 2 per cent objective.

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Bahamas Leaks: 150 Pakistani owners of offshore companies exposed

A brief shared by various media sources suggested that about 150 Pakistanis have been identified as directors of almost 70 companies, out of 175,000 firms incorporated in the Bahamas between 1959 and 2016, Dawn newspaper reported. Irfan transferred his offshore company to his daughter, one year after he was sworn as LHC judge. The documents also claim that Samina Durrani, mother in law of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, is owner of an offshore company.

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Settlement reached in Exxon Yellowstone spill — AP NewsBreak

Attorney Robert McTamaney, who's with law firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, commented "From glancing at it, I think Exxon has substantial arguments that their accounting is correct". Analyst's mean target price for E. In other words, although Exxon Mobil stock has performed well in the downturn, it could underperform in an environment of rising oil prices.


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