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Twitter Brings Pre-Roll Ads to Periscope Streams

Twitter Inc.is adding advertising to posts from its Periscope live-broadcasting tool - but only on the safest videos. Twitter is introducing pre-roll ads to its Periscope livestreaming app, providing brands with a new way to reach Twitter's audience.

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Denver sees a surge in home-resale price gains

The S&P/Case Shiller 20-city composite index, which tracks the nation's largest cities, gained 5.7 percent year-over-year in January, up from 5.5 percent the previous month. With these numbers Chicago is finally rising in the rankings of the 20 metro areas tracked by the Case Shiller home price indices. "It would take a significantly higher mortgage rate to erode the real, house-buying power adjusted, price of housing, even as nominally house prices grow at their current pace".

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Oil slips, inventories curb recovery from four-month lows

US shale oil producers have been adding rigs, pushing up the country's oil production to about 9.1 million bpd, from around 8.5 million bpd in late 2016. The contract fell as low as $49.71 in morning trade. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 18 cents, or 0.4%, at $48.08 a barrel.

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A look at the electronics ban on some flights

Passengers on some USA -bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once US authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, US officials told Reuters on Monday.

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Oil prices dip as doubts remain over OPEC supply cuts

Oil tumbled on Tuesday after OPEC reported a rise in global crude stocks and a surprise output jump from its biggest member, Saudi Arabia, further pressuring prices that have erased almost all of their gains since OPEC announced output cuts in November.

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French far right presidential candidate Le Pen

Amid the ongoing investigations into alleged Russian interference in last year's USA election, fears about potential Russian influence have been raised ahead of the upcoming votes in France and other European countries. Mr Putin added that Ms Le Pen - a nationalist, Eurosceptic candidate with hardline stances on immigration and radical Islam - represents a "European political force that is quickly growing".

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Spokesman confirms China suspended imports of Brazil beef

But Hong Kong moved to ban imports of meat products from Brazil. Meat importer Tam Chun-yuen, who was among 30 people refused entry to the meeting, said one of his shipments of Brazilian meat has been held by customs authorities while more than 20 others are on their way to Hong Kong.

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Google promises to crack down on "hateful content"

The move comes a day after Google promised to "tighten safeguards" to help advertisers avoid inadvertently financing " hateful, offensive and derogatory content ". "In the end, there's nothing more important to Google than the trust we've built amongst our users, advertisers, creators and publishers", Google's chief business officer Philipp Schindler wrote in a blog post .

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Powerful Cyclone Hits Australia's Tropical Northeast Coast

Another shot of of the damage at Shute Harbour. Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said Debbie's slow pace was having "a battering ram effect". The cyclone tore through Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday's earlier this morning and is now tracking to move inland between Bowen and Airlie beach before continuing inland towards Collinsville.

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Why are Tesco unlocking their trolleys?

Until the new machines are in place auto parks will still take old £1 coins and people short of cash can pay by phone. The supermarket giant said that under 10 per cent of its 2,500 stores would have unlocked trolleys, but that the majority would be ready for the new £1 on Tuesday.

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Teens Wearing Leggings Barred from United Flight

The U.S. airline United has gotten into a social media storm, after three girls who were about to board a flight on Sunday at Denver Airport were refused entry because they were wearing spandex leggings . United Airlines is telling regular-paying flyers they should feel free to wear leggings on its flights. "But when flying as a pass traveler, we require pass travelers to follow rules, and that is one of those rules".

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'Cash Cab' gets reboot with a new twist

Instead, the new Cash Cab will enlist a cast of comedians and other stars from the world of TV and cinema to serve as game master, but a standard host has not been named at this time. Who knows just how long Cash Cab's revival will last, but it will be good to have the best cab in the city back giving out cash. ABC ordered new episodes of " The Gong Show " featuring Will Arnett in October 2016, and it's now casting a new variation of " Battle of the Network Stars ".

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Uber self-driving SUV involved in accident in Arizona

Another vehicle in the background is pictured with dents and smashed windows. "There was a person behind the wheel", said Josie Montenegro, a police spokesman. The spokesperson said as the investigation continues, it has grounded self-driving fleets in San Francisco, Tempe and Pittsburgh. Even though the company blamed human error on the incident, a later investigation discovered the vehicle did not acknowledge the light was red.

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Carpetright plc (CPR) Receives GBX 229.80 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of KAZ Minerals PLC ( LON:KAZ ) opened at 486.40 on Thursday. Analysts await Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) to report earnings on May, 3. In analysts report issued on Thursday, 23 March, Numis Securities reaffirmed their Buy rating on shares of Halma (LON:HLMA).

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Rupee hits near 1-1/2 year high; bonds rally, shares fall

The market breadth remained negative as 1,630 shares ended lower, 1,158 closed higher while 231 ruled steady. "The Nifty corrected from life highs before ending with w-o-w (week-on-week) losses of 0.57 per cent", Deepak Jasani, Head - Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS.

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German business confidence rises to 6-year high

The Ifo report showed that a measure of current economic conditions in Germany improved to 119.3 from 118.4. The score was also well above the expected score of 117.9. The business climate index in the construction sector strengthened in March as their assessment of the current business situation reached the highest level since 1991.

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Australia in deep trouble in fourth India Test

Earlier today, India came out all guns blazing at the beginning of the day with Ravindra Jadeja taking the attack to the Australian bowlers. Later, an exemplary bowling performance by India saw Australia bowl out in their second innings for 137, leaving the home side a modest target of 106 to win the match and the series.

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California fuel standards to get critical review

The new pollution standards will likely set up a standoff between federal and state regulators, with almost a dozen other states supporting California's revised 2022-2025 standards. Though, the Trump administration so far says it's not about to get into this fight. ARB stated its intent to continue participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") process and to argue for continued emissions reductions supported by the evidence and data.

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Redrow withdraws from Bovis takeover offer

Flintshire-based Redrow had been competing against rival suitor Galliford Try, whose initial all-share proposal was also snubbed by Bovis. Earlier this month, Bovis rejected bids from both Redrow and Galliford Try (GFRD.L) but said it remained in talks with the latter, and also saw a viable future as a stand-alone firm.

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Australian beef industry wins better access to lucrative Chinese market

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts has welcomed today's announcement by Prime Minister Bill English that 2019 will be the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. Regional security will also be discussed as Australia, which has supported USA -led freedom of navigation activities in the region, seeks to reduce tensions in the South China Sea.

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Traders Watch list Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH), Viewray Inc (NASDAQ:VRAY)

Shares of Viewray Inc (NASDAQ:VRAY) inclined 5.03% to $7.52. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 633,658 shares of the company's stock worth $16,095,000 after buying an additional 368,434 shares during the period. They now have a hold rating on the stock. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $21.12 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.36. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.14/share and a Low EPS of $0.13/share.

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(CHK) Now Covered by Stifel Nicolaus

The stock went down -29.39% at some stage in past quarter. The company's growth for the past 5 years has been at -17.19 percent. The company's year to date (YTD) performance is at -24.64%. Consensus rating is in between 1-5. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 11,465,865 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $71,891,000 after buying an additional 553,434 shares in the last quarter.

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House GOP Envisions Big Tax Cuts, Some Government Cuts

Davids, the chair of the House tax committee, said he didn't want to go after Dayton's past tax increase on the wealthiest in the state because he wants a tax bill the governor would be willing to sign. They say that means no tax increase is needed. While some slices of what will become a $45 billion-plus budget materialize, the biggest - and perhaps most controversial - chunks are yet to come.

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Mirim Lee hits 7-under to win LPGA Kia Classic

Lee tied the tournament record set by Cristie Kerr in 2015 and took home the prize of 270-thousand USA dollars. The Canadian missed the cut for the first time since the NW Arkansas Championship last season. She made another bogey at the par-three sixth before her hot finish. She three-putted to fall to two-over par, but with 71 players at one-over par or better, her status remained uncertain until all players completed their round.

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SoftBank calls for a Snapdeal-Flipkart combine

The deal if it is clinched would be biggest consolidation exercise in the $8 billion Indian e-commerce industry. A report in the Times of India said today that SoftBank was likely to invest $1.5 billion (Rs 9,700 crore) or 15 per cent stake in the merged entity.

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Indian airline bars Hindu nationalist lawmaker after shoe attack

Air India had first cancelled his ticket for the same on a 4 pm flight on Friday after he got into an argument and hit a staffer on Thursday. State-run Air India and members of the Federation of Indian Airlines have made a decision to ban the MP from all their flights with immediate effect, and sought the government's support to enforce a "no-fly" list, they said in a statement on Friday.

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Apple unveils updated iPad with lowest-ever price

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus red variants will be available in India from April, with Apple announcing Rs. 82,000 price tag for the 128GB Red iPhone 7 Plus. The new feature, along with extra iMessage features released in recent years, pushes Apple closer to competing with the features in social networking apps like Snap Inc.

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Republicans target New York state in health care bill

The Senate minority leader said the GOP's replacement of the Affordable Care Act is a "modern-day Trojan horse" that will deprive over a million upstate New Yorkers of health care coverage, including seniors, children, individuals with disabilities and those receiving treatment for opioid addiction.

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Tesla Prepares For Model 3 Launch

Elon Musk and Tesla have raised $1.2 billion (all figures USD) in preparation of the launch the new Model 3 . Tesla's Model 3 was on track to begin production in July, with output gradually ramping up to 5,000 vehicles weekly by the end of this year, according to executives.

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle tests after crash in Arizona

Josie Montenegro. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.

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Australian prime minister won't choose between China and US

Their bilateral trade reached some 108 billion USA dollars past year. The economic importance of China, Australia's largest trade partner, seems to have grown after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's controversial phone call with US President Donald Trump that affected relations between the two countries.

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Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

The American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday that US inventories climbed by 4.5 million barrels to 533.6 million last week, outpacing analyst forecasts of 2.8 million. "Crude oil prices fell as concerns over rising US inventories resurfaced", ANZ bank said on Wednesday. The more-actively traded May contract dropped as much as 1.1%.

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Mnuchin: Automation `not even on our radar screen'

If anything, Mnuchin said , robots might take some jobs, but they would end up making the overall economy stronger if the people who they displace receive the training required to move into higher-skilled positions. Mnuchin doesn't seem to have been joking. "It's 50-100 more years" away. "Quite frankly, I'm optimistic - that's what increases productivity". After a brief chat on Mark Cuban's own thoughts on the matter, the treasury secretary was asked how artificial intelligence would ...

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Spotify acquires an app that help viewers figure out what to watch

Music service Spotify has acquired MightyTV, a specialist in the use of machine learning for personalised TV recommendations. While Spotify has on-boarded the complete MightyTV team, the most significant addition to the team will have to be the founder Brian Adams .

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Earnings Reaction History: Conagra Brands, Inc

The forecast of 9 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. On average, equities research analysts expect that Conagra Brands will post $1.70 EPS for the current fiscal year. and global trademark & copyright legislation. Conagra exited the fiscal third quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $683.6 million, lower than $798.1 million recorded at the end of fiscal 2016.


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