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'Strong signal' from distant galaxy stirs interest in hunt for alien life

Meanwhile, comparisons are already being drawn between this signal and the narrowband radio signal detected by a radio telescope in the United States in 1977. Gilster also doubts whether the signal is alien life. However, upon further investigation , the SETI Institute - an organization that has always been seeking alien transmissions - concluded the signal was unlikely to be coming from an intelligent source .

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USA senators press Mylan on 'exorbitantly expensive' EpiPen

Twenty Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device. Lawmakers were not placated. And for those without commercial insurance, this should put the price in line with those paying $300 while using the savings card (which is just for the branded EpiPen, and wouldn't be for this generic version).

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Tesla says its P100D is the world's drag king

According to the electric carmaker, the Model S P100D in Ludicrous mode is one of the fastest production cars, accelerating from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) time in 2.5 seconds. Tesla claims that its Model S P100D is the fastest production vehicle in the world and that too in terms of acceleration. Tesla Motors has updated its four-door, all-electric saloon, the Model S.

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Buyers and Sellers Alert - Ciena Corporation's (CIEN)

Further it is trading $3.80 or +20.09% away its 200-day moving average of $18.92. Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) traded 4.49 Million shares on last trading day with closing price of $21.45. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.40, for a total transaction of $32,599.20. The share price is now at 70.46% for the past six months. Stock value has moved between $44.98 - 67.47 in last one year.

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Will There Be An Interest Rate Hike This Year?

The U.S. currency has gained nearly 3 percent versus the yen since Friday, when Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer kept open the possibility of a 2016 rate hike, perhaps as soon as September, at a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Musk promises 'major improvements' to Autopilot in the next few weeks

The company hopes to install more charging stations at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store (新光三越百貨) branches, in addition to the 400 charging stations already in Taiwan, Tesla's Taiwan and Hong Kong director Isabel Fan (范菁怡) said. Tesla Motors will release an update to its semi-autonomous driverless feature, Autopilot. Additionally, Tesla calls for more funds to support the capital needs arising from its $2.6 billion acquisition of struggling sister company SolarCity .

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ASX: Stock markets take prospect of higher USA rates in their stride

United States unemployment rate out Friday 2 September. That next data point is Friday's U.S payrolls. The report precedes Friday's monthly nonfarm payrolls data which is likely to weigh on Fed while deciding the timing of the next interest rate hike.

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ISM: Manufacturing Activity Unexpectedly Contracted in August for First Time since February

He explained that the PMI, which leads production in the sector by 12 to 18 months, declined by 10% on a month ago, as against 8% during July in the previous month. An official measure of manufacturing activity in China rebounded in August to its strongest level in almost two years on improving production and demand, the government said Thursday, boding well for the world's second-largest economy.

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United Kingdom construction downturn eases more than expected in August - PMI

Data suggested that a fall in global demand contributed to the overall decline in total new orders. Markit's report showed that employment levels in the manufacturing sector rose for the first time during the year to-date, albeit only moderately.

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Calais chief wants migrant deal with UK

Speaking at a political rally in Le Touquet, Mr Sarkozy said: "I'm demanding the opening of a centre in Britain to deal with asylum seekers in Britain so that Britain can do the work that concerns them". Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, said: "The current situation in Calais is shameful". The government said it was committed to working together to protect the shared border in Calais and insisted there was "an excellent relationship with the French government on these issues".

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EpiPen maker to offer discounts after price hike backlash

The devices are now only sold in two-packs and each pack typically costs around $600, up from $100 in 2009. "It's a lot less than the states", one pharmacist said . On eight occasions during the next four years, the cost of EpiPen was increased by 10 percent each time. Earlier this year, Clinton chastised drug companies for exorbitant pricing and unveiled a plan that she said would cut costs, making the issue not only a hot election discussion topic but potentially an issue that could ...

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Four persons stabbed at annual London carnival

Ambulance and first aid crews treated more than 1,000 people, mostly for alcohol-related injuries. Police said they had seized 26 knives in total while patrolling the event. On Sunday afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Wornington Road - which runs parallel to the carnival route - with a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

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Great weather for the holiday weekend

The humidity will still be low enough to make it still fairly comfortable through most of the day. Monday presently has the highest risk of a steady rain. If you're playing soccer, softball, baseball, or golf... ... Lower 90s are expected Thursday with partly cloudy skies. If you're going to a concert, outdoor party, or wedding...

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Gold Traders Preparing For A Better Than Expected Jobs Report

An upbeat payrolls report would support the view that further U.S. rate hikes may be on the cards, after Fed officials sounded a hawkish note at a meeting last weekend. Gold is highly sensitive to rising United States interest rates, which increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion, while boosting the dollar, in which it is priced.

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Tim Cook: EU tax ruling 'total political crap'

However, in an interview with the Irish Independent today, Cook dismissed the EU's claim that his company owes the Irish taxman a bill of €13bn, arguing that the ruling was "total political crap" and warning Ireland that the European Union was seeking to expand its powers over national governments.

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Tropical Depression 9 expected to become tropical storm later Wednesday

NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami , Florida issued a Public Advisory at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 1, 2016, due to Hurricane Hermine that will make landfall on Florida tonight and threaten the US east coast later this week. That area is also under a hurricane watch . Hurricane watches are active for Hawaii county as Madeline will skirt the southern portion of the island.

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Chinese regulators reviewing Uber-Didi merger

Most are approved unchanged but business groups complain Beijing is using regulation to limit foreign access to promising industries. "The case. drew wide attention in the society and informants reported to the ministry that the trading parties involved did not declare it with the ministry for approval according to the law", Mr Shen said in a statement.

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Filipinos in Singapore alerted vs Zika threat

Last Saturday, the Singaporean government announced its first case of the mosquito-borne illness involving a 47-year-old Malaysian woman residing in Singapore . "There is a possibility of the virus spreading into our country as we have more than 150,000 to 200,000 Malaysians returning to Johor from Singapore ", he said during a press conference at his ministry.

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Georgetown Offers Preference For Slave Descendants

Brophy, two historians who have studied universities and slavery, said they knew of none that had offered preferential status in admissions to the descendants of slaves. He added that all of the Ivy League Schools, with the exception of Cornell, also have ties to the slave trade. This is part of a five-step plan that the University outlined to help build relations among the community.

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Dollar up on Yellen's case for USA rate hike

But she's stopped short of signaling any timetable for the next rate hike. Oil prices were lifted overnight by US-Iran military tensions in the Gulf and speculation the dollar would fall in response to Yellen's policy speech. "The evidence of the past 15 years in Japan and certainly in the past six years in the United States suggest otherwise", said Gross, manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund.

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SpaceX rocket explodes in test, destroys Facebook property

SpaceX had been due to launch its 29th Falcon 9 rocket, which carries a list price of $62 million, before the explosion, carrying the Spacecom-owned AMOS-6. The satellite was supposed to ride SpaceX's Falcon 9 into orbit. SpaceX is one of two companies making deliveries. It's also working on a crew capsule to ferry station U.S.

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Stocks Retreat on Lower Oil Prices, Rate Hike Jitters

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI) closed down 48.69 points, or 0.26 percent, at 18,454.3. Europe's broad FTSEurofirst 300 index (.FTEU3) closed up 0.50 percent, at 1,357.17. The tentative outlook is negative. Automakers also rose on a slightly weaker euro. A stronger dollar is generally an indication that gold might struggle as it makes the metal more expensive to foreign currencies.

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Maui County prepares for Hurricane Lester

Renee Balanga, Hulakai store supervisor, walks in front of boarded up windows at her store in Hilo, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A man stands on a street in Pahoa, Hawaii after Tropical Storm Madeline moved through the area, Thursday, Sept.

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Com Will Cease Operations Next Week After A 14-Year Run

Almost 14 years after it launched, Gawker .com will be shutting down in the fourth week of August 2016, the company announced on its web site. Univision's asset purchase agreement for the deal, filed Wednesday with the U.S. "I can understand the caution". It later emerged Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel had bankrolled Hogan's lawsuit . Judge Stuart Bernstein in federal bankruptcy court in Manhattan approved the sale of Gawker , with certain conditions, according to Reorg ...

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EpiPens cost just several dollars to make

Under the company's new plan, the dramatic price increase will not be reversed. She said insurers, pharmacies, prescription benefit managers and distributors divvy up the rest. Pfizer Canada says there has been no price change in recent years. Investigators wanted to know how easy and affordable it would be to get the EpiPen in Canada.

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Iowans among 111 inmate sentences commuted by president

Mr. Shears was sentenced in 2007 to 19 years and seven months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Before Obama's commutation, the earliest he could have been released from a medium-security prison in Memphis, Tenn., was July 15, 2022.

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Reliance Jio data to be priced at 90% below market rate

Jio music will have as many as 10 million songs. A spokesperson for Vodafone India said, "We have always offered great value to our customers, backed by excellent customer service, a nationwide presence, and Vodafone SuperNet - our best network ever".

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Dublin Bus Drivers Announce 6 Days Strike Next Month

However, General Secretary of the NBRU Dermot O'Leary, says this Friday's meeting with Dublin Bus doesn't mean that the industrial action will be called of. "During that period, they have suffered reductions in earnings and have co-operated with three comprehensive restructuring of the company", he said.

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Dollar stands tall after data enhances USA rate hike expectations

GBP/USD is supported in the range of 1.3018 now trading at 1.3075 levels. Gold's drop this month would be the first for August since 2009, as the metal generally climbs on jewelry demand ahead of the wedding and festival season in India, the top consumer along with China.

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Reliable stocks in today's share market: Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP)

US Capital Advisors cut DCP Midstream Partners, from an overweight rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 18th. Brokerage firm Barclays Maintains its rating on EnLink Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENLK). Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 117,965 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,476,000 after buying an additional 42,368 shares in the last quarter.

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Dollar, shares rise on expectations for a U.S. rate increas

Remarks made by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and vice chair Stanley Fischer have reignited speculation that interest rates will be raised soon, sending gold prices to a five-week low. Separately, a reading of housing came in lower than expected (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/city-by-city-look-at-house-prices-in-june-as-san-franciscos-growth-slows-2016-08-30) for the month, but were still relatively healthy, showing gains for USA home prices rose 5.1% in the 12 months ended in June.

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Miles: LSU players who Lambeau Leap will need ride home

LSU ranked 41st in scoring defense (24.3) and 25th in total defense (347.2). Some have said they'll buck Miles' request, even though they know they'll get in trouble. Tricia hadn't been to an LSU away game in years, but felt the trip to Green Bay was worth getting back on the road. Some of his misses could have been a timing issue, since Houston didn't take first-team reps as the backup past year.

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Howard belts 20th homer as Phillies fall to Nationals 3-2

Marc Rzepczynski tossed a flawless eighth and Mark Melancon finished off the four-hitter for the Nationals . "They gave me all they had". He allowed two hits and didn't walk a batter. But Scherzer closed the door from there, striking out three more in the seventh and eighth en route to his 15th win of the season. "He did a great job with his off-speed stuff".

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Geopolitics, terrorism weigh on G-20 summit in China

China hopes success for hosting G20 Summit this coming September 4-5 but doubts the West and its Allies to deny Beijing on the global stage. It wants monetary and fiscal stimulus polices to be reined in, with more emphasis put on "structural reforms" in areas ranging from free trade to the labour market.

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Stock Estimates Record: Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA)

Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) now has mean rating of 2.2 while 4 analyst have recommended the shares as "BUY", 2 commented as "OUTPERFORM" and 4 commented as "HOLD". EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 67.90% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at -72.70%. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a market perform rating on shares of GoPro in a research report on Monday, August 8th.


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