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A&Es 'fully open' again — NHS cyber attack

Hawkhill Medical Centre staff said their computers were hit by the virus on Friday afternoon, with a demand appearing on the screen for payment of the online currency Bitcoin. Lieu, who noted on his Web site that he is "one of only four computer science majors serving in Congress", supports changing the vulnerabilities equities process (VEP) to ensure greater transparency in how the federal government notifies software companies about bugs it identifies.

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Germany: Merkel challenger predicts 'long, stony road' ahead

A win is a great sign for Merkel ahead of the national vote in September. "We are going into the national elections with a lot of confidence", said lawmaker Michael Grosse-Broemer, who heads the CDU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, noting that the latest win gave the party further "tailwind".

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President Temer refuses to step down amid corruption chaos

Mounted police guard the Palacio do Planalto, Brazil's seat of government, after protests erupted on Thursday. But with Temer girding for a fight and the possibility that explosive new allegations could surface at any time, the chances of a return to economic and political stability looked even more remote for South America's largest nation, which was rocked less than a year ago by the impeachment of the previous president in a different scandal .

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'Deadliest Catch' captain Sig Hansen arrested after incident with Uber driver

According to the Seattle Police Department, an Uber driver picked Hansen and two other passengers up in Ballard after 2 a.m. The driver said the trip was then canceled in the app , leading to a dispute over charges. The report says Hansen then "clapped his hands conclusively". Hansen offered an apology Thursday afternoon, saying on Twitter that he hoped to apologize to the driver in person.

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Global A4 Laser Printer Market-Lexmark, Canon, DELL, OKI, HP, Epson

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The industry research is disperse over the world which includes A4 Laser Printer market in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), A4 Laser Printer market in Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), A4 Laser Printer market in Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), A4 Laser Printer market in South America (Brazil, ...

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Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) Chalking Up Volume in Session

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Colgate Palmolive Co now has $66.79 billion valuation. Prospera Financial Services Inc purchased a new position in Colgate-Palmolive Company during the first quarter valued at $205,000.

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Volkswagen CEO Müller Identified as Suspect in Probe into Emissions Scandal

Two Porsche bosses are now being probed due to their role in Volkswagen's emissions scandal. The carmaker is owned by holding company Porsche SE and said in a statement that it had fully complied with all disclosure rules. Winterkorn has always insisted that he knew nothing about the diesel cheating, but stepped down following the firm's admission that it had taken place.

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Cabinet nod for 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

The plan of the mega nuclear power project was made public by Union Minister of State, Piyush Goyal, with independent charge for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines in the government of India. India is the world's third largest electricity producer and fourth largest consumer, with an installed capacity of 329 gigawatts. A 2008 civilian nuclear deal with the U.S.

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Technical Story of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited's (TSM) while Avon

U S Global Investors Inc purchased a new position in shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. The business had revenue of $233.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.12 billion. Taiwan Semiconductor Sp Adr now has $174.26B valuation.

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday

DA Davidson analyst T. Diffely now anticipates that the manufacturing equipment provider will earn $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.54. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright law. The Company's segments are Semiconductor Systems, which includes semiconductor capital equipment for etch, rapid thermal processing, deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, ...

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Beware, WannaCry cyber attack may just be the beginning

The attacks have now raised questions about the use of old software by organisations, and why United Kingdom health services were using old versions of Windows without support agreements. However, Bossert warned that following the patching advice from Microsoft and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be a top priority to stop the spread of ransomware, which has hit a number of large-profile companies, including FedEx .

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Rep. Justin Amash: If Comey memos are true, Trump could be impeached

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash is the first Republican lawmaker to float the idea of impeachment if the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are true, according to The Hill. The White House issued a flat-out denial declaring, "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation". Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Wednesday that Mueller is "a respected public servant of the highest integrity".

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Oil prices rise on expectation of extended crude supply cut

OPEC and other major producers have reached a preliminary agreement to extend limits on output, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement by Oman's Oil Minister Mohammed Al Rumhy. However, one major unknown will be the response of low-priced USA shale producers, which could undermine the unified effort to prop up the market. Their clout in oil policy is seen as ensuring that other producers who have so far participated in the cuts will also join in the extension.

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US sanctions Iran officials, Chinese network over missile program

The Trump administration has called the nuclear agreement with Iran "the worst deal ever negotiated", and senior administration officials have repeatedly criticized Iran's behavior for its support for Bashar Assad in Syria, its ballistic missile activities and its support for militant groups in the region.

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Snapchat parent Snap reports huge loss the day after announcing new features

The company's adjusted loss was $10 million higher than analysts had expected while its net loss went from $104.6 million to $2.2 billion due to costs related to the initial public offering (IPO) earlier this year. Its overall daily user base increased by 18 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017. He noted that Snapchat users create 3 billion posts every day and the company is trying to avoid common user growth strategies like a lot of push notifications.

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Trump reports weigh on stocks and the dollar

Emerging-market equities halted a seven-day rally. Another drop in USA crude inventories - the sixth straight weekly decrease - pushed oil prices higher today. United States stocks fell again as worries over the political controversy surrounding the Trump presidency continued. Where is the loonie heading? In UK stocks, Burberry shares jumped 39p to 1,680p after a 10% rise in annual underlying profits thanks to the weaker pound, which bolstered foreign income.

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Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP) Investor Update & Valuation Review

A number of investment brokers have recently updated their price targets on shares of Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM). 05/31/2016 - Antero Midstream Partners LP had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at JP Morgan. The Company's assets primarily consisted of natural gas gathering pipeline, two 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) design-capacity cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and NGL transportation pipelines, as of December 31, 2016.

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Oil prices back in the $40s, sink to 5-month low

NEW YORK, May 5 (Reuters) - Oil prices closed 1.5 percent higher on Friday, rebounding from five-month lows, following positive U.S.jobs data and assurances by Saudi Arabia that Russian Federation is ready to join OPEC in extending supply cuts to reduce a persistent glut.

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Gold creeps up as dollar drops

U.S. President Donald Trump is under pressure to explain whether he tried to interfere with a federal investigation after reports that he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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USA agrees not to bring in Europe-wide laptop ban - for now

Passengers flying between Europe and the USA can continue to take laptops and tablets in their hand luggage for now at least, following a meeting between European Union and U.S. "Given the risk of fire from these devices when they are damaged or they short circuit, an incident in the cabin would be spotted earlier and this would enable the crew to react quickly before any fire becomes uncontainable", he said.

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Amazon's Echo Show Is The Improved Personal Assistant

Now, Amazon is preparing to add a visual element to Alexa with the Echo Show ($229), the first Echo device with a screen. While the voice-activated assistant is capable of connecting to devices such as the Philips Hue lighting system, ArsTechnica says it will also be compatible with "smart cameras from Ring and Arlo ".

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Brazil's Temer denies corruption charges

An natural disaster shook Brazil's government on Wednesday (May 17th) night with reports that President Michel Temer was recorded giving his endorsement to the pay-off of a top politician for his silence. Mr. Cunha was convicted earlier this year of money laundering and corruption as part of the Operation Car Wash anticorruption probe. During the meeting, the report said, Batista recorded himself telling Temer that he was paying money to disgraced ex-speaker of the lower house Eduardo ...

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Democrat to Congress: President Trump 'must be impeached'

Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican-Utah, says in a letter to the FBI that he's making the request to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn. He also believes Comey will come back and testify. "So from my point of view this is of enormous outcome for his presidency". King said those who are talking about impeachment right now, in the absence of evidence, are talking about "nullifying an election".

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Buffett faults Wells Fargo laxity in sales scandal

Update: Wells Fargo has issued a statement in response to Buffett's critique, saying: "We agree with Mr. Buffett's comments and value Berkshire Hathaway as a long-term shareholder and customer". Buffett defended Berkshire's foray into airlines, where it is a top investor in American Airlines Group Inc, Delta Air Lines Inc, Southwest Airlines Co and United Continental Holdings Inc.

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Applications for US jobless aid fell to 3-month low of 232K

The four-week moving average declined to 1.946mn from 1.966mn previously and the lowest level since January 1974. Claims have been below 240,000 for the past 3 weeks and the sustained low level of initial claims continues to indicate that layoffs are running at very low levels.

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Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $47.88 per barrel, also little changed from the last settlement at $47.84. Brent crude futures, the global benchmark for oil prices, were at $50.86 per barrel at 0125 GMT (9:25 p.m.

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Forex - Dollar hits fresh 3-week lows against yen on Trump woes

After months of major stock markets posting record highs and historically low volatility across a range of asset classes, a reversal was always on the cards. The greenback fell against other major currencies in the aftermath of allegations that Trump in February asked James Comey to end the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55 bn

The company, whose Singles' Day on November 11 every year is the biggest online shopping festival on earth, reported 3.8 trillion yuan of gross merchandise volume last year. On Wednesday morning, meanwhile, Tencent reported first quarter revenue of RMB49.6 billion (up 55%, equal to $7.2 billion) and net income of RMB14.5 billion (up 58% and equal to $2.1 billion), beating consensus estimates of RMB46.4 billion ($6.7 billion) and RMB13 billion ($1.9 billion), respectively.

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Ralph Lauren hires French CEO from beauty sector

Louvet will take up his position as president and chief executive officer on July 17, the fashion company announced from its NY headquarters. Larsson left on May 1 after a reported feud with Ralph Lauren himself after a year and a half with the brand.

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World Leaders Congratulate Emmanuel Macron on Winning French Presidency

After her defeat on Sunday night, Marine Le Pen hit the dancefloor on Sunday night and in extraordinary scenes emerging from her party headquarters, she was filmed getting down to I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and YMCA by Village People.

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USC flexes brand muscles with L.A. Coliseum naming rights deal

United Airlines may be paying $70 million over a 15-year period for the right to put the company's name and logo on the 94-year old stadium. The Memorial Coliseum name had to be worked into whatever the place is called. The agreement is set to be worth $70M for 15 years and would be a record for college football. Under terms of the arrangement, USC reserved the right to veto any name, which is required to incorporate "Memorial Coliseum" in some way.

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.02 percent

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans slipped to 4.02 percent from 4.05 percent last week. At the current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate of 4.15 percent, the monthly payment for a $200,000 loan is $972.21.

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Does Trump Have Tapes of His Comey Conversations?

Only 40% of those surveyed approve of the job being done by the Trump administration, while 54% do not, the survey found. The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Vice President Jahangiri Quits Iran Presidential Election Race

We believe Rouhani is poised to win because of his favorable economic program, openness to Iran's civil society, relationships with the United States and other worldwide partners, and his current political position compared to the alternative candidates.

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Commerce Department to Launch Probe into Boeing, Bombardier Dispute

It argues that Bombardier's true goal is to grab half the US market share for 100-to-150-seat aircraft and it is using its sale of cheap planes to Delta to build momentum. Lawyers for the USA aerospace giant argued Thursday that Bombardier's own words prove it was rescued financially by multibillion-dollar assistance from the Quebec government, which a year ago invested US$1 billion in exchange for a 49.5 per cent stake in the CSeries.


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