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UPS unveils Saturday delivery - and 6000 new jobs

The change is "one of the largest in the company's 109-year-history", a UPS statement said. UPS is expanding the Saturday ground pickups and deliveries program that it began testing it Atlanta, Philadelphia and Los Angeles previous year.

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South Africa's credit rating downgraded to junk status by S&P

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded South Africa to junk status Monday. The rating agency says the decision has been taken on the back of political and institutional uncertainty. But Zuma's cabinet overhaul exposed deep divisions within the ANC, and DA officials are confident they can recruit enough support from ruling-party MPs to unseat the president.

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USA urges China to take 'action' against North Korea

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters Monday that Tillerson's briefing to member states will take place April 28 - well after this week's summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.

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St Petersburg bomb suspect named as Kyrgyzstan man 'linked to terror group'

Both bombs contained shrapnel, according to initial news reports . Two female suicide bombers killed 40 people and wounded more than 100 in the Moscow subway in March, 2010. "There have been relatively few terrorist incidents in Russian Federation". "We in St Petersburg thought we wouldn't be touched by that". Later in the evening, Putin paid tribute to the victims by laying flowers at the Tekhnologichesky Institut metro station.

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Petersburg subway bomber identified as Kyrgyzstan man

Four subway stations, including Sennaya Ploschad, were closed Tuesday morning and emergency services were called in after an anonymous call warned of another attack. Osh was the site of bloody fighting between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in 2010. "There they will work with their colleagues at corresponding enterprises in respect to which they had concerns about the compliance with the phytosanitary norms", the President of Russian Federation said.

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Petersburg Bombing Suspect Identified; Death Toll Is At 14

Petersburg's Sennaya Square and the Technological Institute station. The Turkish president also conveyed his condolences to the Russian people and to the families of the victims and wished a "speedy" recovery to the injured. The intelligence agency said it is co-operating with Russian authorities to help the investigation. Four subway stations in St. Petersburg are now closed following a bomb threat, the day after a bomb killed 14 people and wounded dozens.

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India's lower house of parliament passes key tax reform bills

Under the GST system, both star hotels and small hotels will have to pay service tax at 12 per cent. The four crucial bills passed - Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and the Compensation Law, were introduced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were debated and discussed clause by clause before getting the final nod.

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United Airlines Faces Backlash Over Dress Code Controversy

The incident was documented on social media by a fellow passenger, who was shocked by the proceedings. "They wear yoga trousers all of the time when flying", said Watts in an email from aboard her flight. "But when flying as a pass traveller, we require pass travellers to follow rules, and that is one of those rules". United Airlines also said it reserved the right to refuse service to anyone that its employees deemed were inappropriately dressed.

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Richmond Fed head Lacker resigns, admits improper disclosure

The next day, Medley Global Advisors unveiled details of a September Fed policy-setting meeting, one day ahead of the publication of the central bank's own record of the discussions. "This search process will continue as scheduled". The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia.

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French firm Engie backs out of Moorside nuclear plant venture

The French firm said in a statement: "NuGen.is facing some significant challenges which have led Engie to exercise its contractual rights in view of transferring its 40% shares to Toshiba". The Japanese firm said the transaction could cause a writedown of 49.7 billion yen, but this had been already factored in its estimate of a net loss of 1 trillion yen for the fiscal year that ended on Friday.

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IRS to use private debt collectors amid huge telephone scam

When Willette lost the connection and called back, she spoke with a man who told her that she had two options. The scammers pretending to be Internal Revenue Service agents are the most common, Donovan said. For late tax payments, the IRS charges 0.5% of the amount you owe per month until your tax bill is paid off, up to a maximum of 25%. Tax evasion is a type of tax fraud that involves willfully underpaying taxes or concealing income from the IRS.

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NHL not going to 2018 Olympics in South Korea

Same goes for the Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie-of-the-year candidate Auston Matthews . The NHL had allowed its players to participate in the past five Olympics dating to 1998, giving the Winter Games pro-level star power akin to the National Basketball Association players who participate in the Summer Olympics.

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Staples shares jump on media report of sale talks

In the most recent trading session, Office Depot, Inc . Office Depot, Inc. (ODP ) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 9%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -3.22 percent and -37.06 percent respectively. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 1st. If a company has a PEG Ratio over one, it may represent that the company is overvalued.

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Party Time On Franklin Street — ICTV

It's also very much illegal. Officials estimated a crowd of 55,000 people rushed Franklin Street following the university's sixth NCAA championship. Jaycee Burn Center had warned Monday. Many of them aren't reported until several days later, after they've become infected. Here is a lot of footage showing ecstatic people screaming after the University of North Carolina Tar Heel's won the NCAA men's basketball tournament on April 3.

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South Carolina claims first national title

You have a piece of the national championship. The time had come to find out. Sports' Lindsay H. Jones recaps South Carolina's win over Mississippi State in an all-SEC championship game. "29061! but I am so excited for them and we can't wait to get back to Columbia to celebrate and look for you there too", said A'ja Wilson's father, Roscoe.

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Under Armour, Inc. (UA), The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Cambridge Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of The Coca-Cola by 0.3% in the third quarter. Cobiz Investment Management LLC now owns 8,653 shares of the company's stock valued at $366,000 after buying an additional 76 shares during the period.

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You can download Galaxy S8 weather app for your Galaxy S7

With the Galaxy S8, S8+, Samsung has created a handsome looking phone thanks to infinity display , which has no bezels at the sides. This is not unexpected. CJ HelloVision's mobile carrier brand Hello Mobile and SK Telink Co. - the two leading mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) - said they will start receiving early orders for the new premium smartphones Friday.

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London plans vehicle emissions fee to fight air pollution

He is now proposing that this be replaced by the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London from April 8, 2019. This alone will mean the capital has the toughest emission standard of any world city. "Now I urge the Government to step up and match my ambition to transform the appalling air we breathe". "Ministers need to deliver a national vehicle scrappage fund, reform fiscal incentives like vehicle excise duty and pass a powerful new Clean Air Act to Act end the ...

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Spotify Renews Universal Music Licensing Pact

The deal, which favors users of its $4.99 and up subscriptions, strikes at the heart of Spotify's battle with Apple Music, as the European start-up reportedly eyes an IPO. Somewhere, Taylor Swift is dancing a joy jig. Working with streaming companies "brought us the industry's first real growth in almost two decades", said Lucian Grainge, chief executive of UMG.

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Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules

Today's action comes after Senate and House voting where Republicans voted to repeal these privacy rules that were issued by the FCC under Obama. "I applaud President Trump and Congress for utilizing the CRA to undo the FCC's detrimental privacy rules", said FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, who also dissented from the rules .

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Bank of America Corporation Posted losses of -1.17% in the Last Trade

Zions Bancorporation now owns 6,756 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 702 shares during the last quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd were issued a $0.075 dividend. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

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FCA leads Canada auto sales in March, GM sales jump 27 pct

The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 2.69 and the short float is around of 2.74%. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

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Iraqi oil minister: market is decisive factor in possible cut extension

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were up 3 cents at $47.73 a barrel by 11:25 a.m. EDT, set for a more than 2 percent loss on the week. The official said lower Saudi exports to the U.S.is likely to affect stockpiling in the U.S. Otunuga noted that although the precious yellow metal's price had edged lower Friday, amid a stabilising United States dollar, bulls remained somewhat in control on the daily charts above $1225.

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Mercedes joins forces with Bosch to develop self-driving taxis

The news release said they were aiming for what is known as Level 5 automation - with sensors and software controlling the vehicle fulltime. German automaker Daimler (ddaif) and automotive supplier Robert Bosch Group (robert.bosch) are partnering to develop and deploy autonomous taxis that customers can hail using a smartphone app by the start of the next decade.

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Masters 2017 Preview: Don't Rule Out Spieth Or McIlroy To Triumph

Winning the Masters doesn't require the best putter for the week, but it does require one who can make a ticklish one when it counts most. Martin Kaymer infamously chose to reconstruct his swing when he was the No. I think Rory (McIlroy ) did it when he won the Open and the PGA at Bridgestone. So you have to be disciplined to hit the middle of the greens around Augusta when you have to.

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Ralph Lauren just became the latest victim of America's retail apocalypse

These decisions, along with cost-cutting efforts and leveraging of its real estate portfolio, will result in some $140 million in annualized expense savings, with near-term restructuring charges of about $370 million. The Polo brand in particular is one of the most recognizable in the world, and it remains strong, Nielsen insisted Tuesday. The moves are the latest as the retail industry responds to the consumer shift to e-commerce that has led many to conclude that the USA brick-and-mortar ...

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S.Korea's presidential race to start this week

Moon won by a landslide in all of the party's four primaries that counted votes of representatives and ordinary citizens. Should no contender secure a majority of the vote, the Democratic Party will hold a runoff on Saturday and the People's Party will do the same on Thursday.

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Prosecutors interrogate former President Park Geun-hye at detention center

After the interrogation, the prosecutors obtained a warrant from a local court and took her into custody early Friday morning. The latest news is that the interrogation will likely end between 7 and 9 pm, so we'll have to wait a bit longer for the vehicles carrying investigators and Park's legal counsel to come out.

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White House Lit in Blue to Honor Autism Awareness

Students and staff there wore blue in honor of Autism Awareness Day and even got a visit from the Geico gecko. The second of April of each year was designated as World Autism Awareness Day based on a proposal submitted by Qatar and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution issued on December 18, 2007.

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GIRAFFE WATCH: Animal Adventure cites more progress overnight

A giraffe family enjoys the sun at the zoo. "After much discussion, we have decided the initial gender reveal will be made via our text alert system as soon as gender is observed post-birth", staffers wrote on Facebook Monday . Adult female giraffes are called cows, while the male adult giraffes are called bulls. When she finally gives birth, her calf's front hooves will come out first, followed by the snout.

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South Africa's Zuma says government disputes are damaging

Several groups plan to demonstrate in the coming week to protest Zuma's dismissal of the finance minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that increased concerns about government graft and ruling party infighting. S&P said the cut to below investment grade reflects "heightened political and institutional uncertainties" following Zuma's shock purge of critical ministers.

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HP Enterprise, DXC Technology Shares Slip Post-Spinoff

Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 31,422 shares in the company, valued at $738,417. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website . ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This article was first published by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark law.

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Trade orders set stage for revival

That is a very good word because they are not equalised. There have always been fears North Korea could be developing inter-continental ballistic nuclear missiles capable of reaching the US West Coast. But Beijing says its leverage over North Korea is limited. Shares on Wall Street fell in morning trading as investors assessed how Trump's protectionist stance on trade will play out during meetings with Xi slated for Thursday and Friday.

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Trump Accidentally Forgot to Sign Executive Orders During Ceremony

The first order directs the Commerce Department to take the next three months to review the reasons for USA trade deficits and all violations of trade rules that harm us workers across every trading partner. One order commissions a 90-day study of US trade deficits with some of its largest trading partners to identify potential trade abuses and cheating.

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Warren Buffett lands on Cherry Coke cans in China

Buffet was also a genuine consumer, and had said in 2015 that he drank at least five cans a day - regular Coke at the office, and Cherry Coke at home. "But we're thrilled, and he's selling well". Literally. A cartoon likeness of the Berkshire Hathaway CEO is now appearing on cans of Cherry Coke in China.


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