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Vodafone To Create 2100 New Customer Service Roles In UK

In a statement, the company said that the new roles would "enhance quality of service for Vodafone's customers as part of [a] three-year £2bn investment programme in its United Kingdom network and services". The newspaper quoted Nick Jeffery, chief executive of Vodafone's United Kingdom business, as commenting that the rollout would make a "real difference" to its service.

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The Brexit bill could be changed - here's why

Keen to maintain the flexibility to negotiate as it wants, the government on Sunday urged opponents, including some on its own side, to overturn the additions. The Labour leadership in the House of Lords has indicated it is likely to allow the bill to pass. A lot rides on what Davis tells lawmakers in the debate.

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South Korean anti-THAAD protesters have expectations, concern after Park's ouster

Washington refused to even consider what it said would be rewarding Pyongyang's bad behavior with cancellation of legitimate defensive exercises. Jung Yeon-tae, Chairman of the Innovation Forum for Nation stressed that calling on China to stop its unnecessary attacks against the deployment of a USA anti-missile defense system in Korea immediately and withdraw its economic and cultural retaliations against Korea.

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Wood Group in £2.2bn takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster's share price was more than 17% up in early trading on the FTSE 250 while Wood Group's stock was nearly 8% higher. In the a year ago, Amec Foster Wheeler and Wood Group shares have risen 17% and 24% respectively. Separately, Amec reported annual revenue in 2016 was 8% lower on a like-for-like basis to £5.4bn, as ongoing weakness in the oil and gas market offset a strong performance in its other divisions.

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Lufthansa to cancel flights to Berlin on Monday amid airport strike

The airports have warned that 465 flights will be cancelled at Tegel and 195 at Schoenefeld though these numbers could rise. As well as Lufthansa, carriers including airberlin, easyJet and Ryanair serve the two airports. Around 2,000 employees, including baggage handlers, check-in staff and runway tarmac specialists, earn around 11 euros an hour. Lower offers from management have been dismissed by the unions as unacceptable.

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Bovis in talks with rival builder Galliford Try after rejecting £1bn deal

Galliford , on the other hand, said its deal would deliver "significant synergies" through operational structures, sourcing and operating practices, and would allow Bovis shareholders to "share in the strong growth potential of Galliford Try, including benefitting from its leading position in affordable housing and regeneration".

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As Congress wins Punjab Assembly polls, 10 sitting SAD-BJP ministers ousted

Navjot Singh Sidhu of Congress was leading over AAP candidate by a margin of 2,691 votes from Amritsar-East segment. Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, former hockey captain Pargat Singh and Manpreet Singh Badal are among the leaders likely to find a place in the Amarinder Singh Ministry.

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CT adds 5700 jobs to start 2017, but jobless rate ticks upward

Of course, that would require Trump to acknowledge that the economic data collected by USA government statisticians is actually valid. USA stock index futures were trading higher, while the dollar was weaker against a basket of currencies. The U.S. central bank lifted its benchmark overnight rate in December and has forecast three rate increases for 2017. The data also indicate that wages are rising at the fastest pace since the economic recovery began eight years ago, and that almost a half ...

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Northeast blizzard could dump up to 18 inches of snow on NYC

The snow will continue into Wednesday before skies clear. "Travel will become quite hard, with snow covered, slippery roads, and poor visibilities", the service said in its warning. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel unsafe, if not impossible. The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang is now predicting 4 to 8 inches in the immediate D.C.

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HSBC names AIA CEO Mark Tucker its next chairman

Holdings Plc is lining up Mark Tucker, now chief executive of insurer AIA Group Ltd, to be the next chairman of Europe's biggest bank, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday. Those challenges make the appointment of a new chief executive even more crucial for investors, a search which will now be led by Mr Tucker. Tucker will be the first outsider in HSBC's 152-year existence to occupy the position of chairman.

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Joker Philip Hammond has a laugh with key Tory manifesto pledge

Some are already calling for a review merely 24 hours after the measure was unveiled. The chancellor said he would increase class 4 national insurance contributions by 1 percentage point to 10% in April 2018, rising again to 11% in 2019. Well, says Hammond, an employee on £32,000 would end up paying £6,170 in national insurance contributions (NICs - including the employer's contributions).

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Another bomb threat made to the Vancouver Jewish Centre

Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation into another bomb threat at a Western New York Jewish Community Center. JCC Executive Director Eldad Goldfarb says the building had to be evacuated and was later re-opened, and other community institutions have been alerted.

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House Republicans Take Big Step Towards Repealing & Replacing ObamaCare

Every single GOP senator voted for that legislation. "Under President Trump's leadership, we're actually also going to finally allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines - the way you buy life insurance, the way you buy vehicle insurance".

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'Look At You, You Make Me Sick'

Last year, Justin vowed to stop taking photos with fans because he was sick of being treated like a "zoo animal" . It was him, but - surprise, surprise - he didn't want to take a photo with her. From ending his pricey backstage meet and greets to a well-documented snubbing of fans keen for face time, the singer seems to be a little sick of interacting with his infamous Beliebers.

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Manipur CM elected as Congress legislature party leader

Mr. Maharaj, who won the Chaubattakhal seat, is, according to party sources, the foremost choice of the RSS and the central leadership. Neither is the National People's Party (NPP), which has also won four seats, likely to support the Congress as it is an ally of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

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CRPF men die as Maoists ambush in Chhattisgarh

Deeply pained to learn of the killing of CRPF personnel in Sukma. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of the CRPF personnel in the attack. "Those who perpetrated this incident in Sukma will be brought to justice", he said. Mr Modi also spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who has rushed to Raipur to take the stock of the situation in the evening.

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Western Washington US attorney not out after Trump DOJ purge

By asking for the immediate resignations of the remaining U.S. attorneys before their replacements have been confirmed, "the President is interrupting ongoing cases and investigations and hindering the administration of justice", Schumer said.

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Manipur: Congress MLA, lone Trinamool Congress legislator join BJP: Himanta Biswa Sarma

When asked by The New Indian Express, a CISF inspector at the airport first refused to give any comments saying "we have been given instructions" (by top officials) not to talk on the issue. Surchandra disclosed that the Congress was in touch with the NPP, the party from Meghalaya. The NPP's Conrad Sangma said that the popular verdict was for a change in the ste.

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Commerce Secretary Ross Wants to Begin Renegotiating NAFTA in Coming Weeks

USA law says the administration must consult with Congress throughout the process before a deal gets signed if it wants lawmakers to hold a simple yes-or-no vote on a final deal. That would begin a pre-negotiating consultation process of at least 90 days. Ross is hoping however the discussions won't take longer than a year. Guajardo said Mexico will be ready "by the end of May" and will then be waiting for the United States and Canada to complete their domestic legislative processes in order ...

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Storm to hit Northeast; blizzard watch for NYC, Boston

Forecasters expect snow to move in late Monday night and remain until late Tuesday night. The icy storm comes just a week after city residents welcomed bright blue skies and 60-degree weather. Sub-freezing temperatures were forecast in the upper 20s Fahrenheit (minus 2 to minus 4 degrees Celsius). The potential for blowing snow and strong winds could lead to "whiteout" conditions with visibility as poor as a quarter mile (400 meters), the service said.

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More States Join Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

Hawaii - argued it would harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Iraqi citizens, covered by the initial ban, will be allowed to travel to the United States under the new order. A hearing is scheduled in the Hawaii case on 15 March, one day before the order is due to go into effect. Trump signed his original executive order in late January, sparking confusion and anger as travellers were detained at USA airports and barred from boarding flights at foreign airports.

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Brokerage Overview of: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PPHM)

They now have a United States dollars 9.5 price target on the stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. So far, analysts are sticking with their bearish recommendations with the consensus call at 3.8. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at 13.10% in past 5 Years.

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The Park Record Spelling Bee champs crowned

The competitors who took part of this event at George M. Hampton Middle School in Dale City were from elementary and middle schools in Prince William County as well as the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. She was visibly surprised when she got it right. Nabil has been to Washington, D.C., before, but it was when he was a toddler, so he doesn't remember the trip there.

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Hulu Will Carry A+E Networks Services, But Possibly Not Viacom's

Hulu announced on Friday that it has locked in an agreement with A+E to provide even more content for its forthcoming live streaming TV service. In addition, traditional TV programming, that of following a schedule set by a network to accord oneself with the latest episode of a show, is struggling to corner much of anyone's time nowadays, especially with the whiz-bang allure of watch-what-you-want-when-you-want schtick of on-demand streaming services.

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UVM wins America East championship, headed to NCAA tournament

The Vermont Catamounts won the regular season America East crown with an impressive 18-0 record with the ability to win in a number of ways. Albany led 47-38 lead with 8:45 remaining but missed 10 of its final 11 shots from the field. Brown said down the stretch, UAlbany made some "youthful mistakes". And for more than 39 minutes, the Great Danes gave the Catamounts more than they could handle on the defensive end.

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Goa election results: CM Laxmikant Parsekar, along with most sitting ministers, defeated

The BJP won 13 seats in the 40-member Vidhan Sabha , with incumbent Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and several other sitting ministers losing their seats. The BJP Parliamentary Board will be meeting at 6 to discuss the issue. Congress has edged out BJP in a see-saw battle winning 15 seats and is still leading in 2 seats.

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Why Analysts Stacks up on Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS)?

The stock's quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 5.3 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 2.35 percent. According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Stratasys Ltd . If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of USA & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation.

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Ulta Shares Fall as Beauty-Products Maker Offers Softer Outlook

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA ) went down -0.62% during trading on the USA exchange when it had traded 1.67M shares. With its market value over its outstanding shares, Ulta Beauty, Inc . For the full year 2017, Ulta expects comps to rise 8% to 10%, which could miss Wall Street's +10% estimate . Indicating how profitable Ulta Beauty, Inc .

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Is Trump's New Executive Order on Travel 'New' Enough?

Speaking to reporters, Ferguson said his office is asking a federal judge to extend an earlier temporary restraining order to the president's revised order on immigration and travel. The state will continue to make the case the ban discriminates against Muslims based off of Trump's statements during the campaign and Rudy Giuliani comments about a legal Muslim ban , he added.

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Watch Alec Baldwin as Trump Fail to Protect Earth From Aliens

From there, the sketch makes the expected comparisons between the invading Zorblat-9 and Russian Federation, as Trump defends the other side, prompting one soldier to grumble about his leader's possible business ties to the invaders. While President Donald Trump may have four more years in office, Baldwin does not plan on keeping up his impression for much longer. But when the actual aliens finally reached the military base, Trump got cold feet.

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Radio Shack stores in Boise, Caldwell to close

The stores in Delmar, Clifton Park, Glenmont, Johnstown and Saratoga Springs are among almost 200 around the country slated to close as the company faces bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years. It's not clear whether they will remain open. FedEx pickup and drop-off services were integrated into 140 locations and delivered more than 700,000 Hulu.com login pins and sold more than 1 million RadioShack brand headphones and speakers as part of the turnaround, but it wasn't enough ...

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Radioactive Wild Boars Are Out Here Causing Chaos

Six years after Japan's devastating quake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, four evacuated towns have been declared safe. As well as radioactive wild boar, the areas has become home to colonies of rats which have taken over supermarkets, and packs of unkempt dogs roaming the streets.

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Daylight Saving Time change can affect sleeping patterns

A wave of new research is bolstering arguments against changing our clocks twice a year. To help minimize possible problems with this weekend's time change, which takes effect at 2 a.m. Does DST save energy?Many studies have been done to determine if Daylight Saving Time actually saves energy. If you have family living in Canada or across the Mexican border like Tijuana, Tecate, Ciudad Juarez and others, they will also make the time change.

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United Kingdom industrial output drops at start of year

In the three months to January, the manufacturing industry grew by 2.1% - the fastest pace since May 2010 - and the overall trade gap shrank by £4.7bn to £6.4bn thanks to rising exports in oil, machinery and transport equipment. Output in Britain's manufacturing and construction industries dropped back in January and the trade gap was flat as the United Kingdom braces for an expected slowdown in economic growth.

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China says trade war will only bring "pain"

He took the case of export statistics in the last decade, when U.S. exports to China grew "much faster" than those from China to the USA - the average annual growth of United States exports to China stood at 11 percent, while China's annual growth rate of U.S.


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