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Apple shares slip on heels of iPhone 7 launch

Still, the dongle also uses the lighting cable port, meaning the phone can not be charged while the peripheral is in use. The AirPods are created to give a better listening experience and boast access to Siri, according to Apple . Last year, Apple started offering installment-purchase plans for iPhones, with a twist. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launched at Apple's Special Event on 7 September , and both go on sale in the United Kingdom on 16 September.

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Clinton Calls Trump's Praise for Putin 'Astonishing' Display

Trump's remarks depart sharply from the skepticism - and in many cases, hostility - shown toward Putin by most US political leaders in both parties. Trump said while Obama and Putin do not get along, he will have very good relations with the Russian leader.

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Stocks slip, euro gains as ECB holds line on stimulus

No change would result in a "de facto" deviation from the capital key in Germany, Finland, Portugal and Ireland, causing "tapering" in these countries, while increasing purchases in other countries (according to the capital key). Some analysts, however, think the bank is more likely to postpone action to its October or December meetings, or not act at all. USA stocks on Thursday retreated after the European Central Bank kept key interest rates steady but disappointed some by not announcing ...

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(DCI) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell The mean price target for the shares of company is at $82.74 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $105.00 and low price target is $63.00.

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Obama didn't take Duterte's 'son of a bitch' comment personally

Najib said Asean must stick together by giving very measured views and based on facts and substance. The leaders saw each other briefly, albeit informally, in a back room before attending a dinner at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos.

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Brexit 'ball in your court', European Union president tells UK PM

The leaders of the other 27 European Union nations will hold talks in Bratislava next week and he said they would "discuss the political consequences of Brexit " for Europe. Mrs May's breakfast discussion with Mr Tusk was their first since she became PM. "We will not take decisions until we are ready, we will not reveal our hand prematurely and we will not provide a running commentary on every twist and turn of the negotiations".

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European Union leader urges Britain to start Brexit "as soon as possible"

Over breakfast, the two leaders agreed that Britain would have "a strong voice" in the European Union while it was still a member and that it would stand firm on sanctions against Russian Federation over its actions in Ukraine. Britain has set up a trade working group with India to prepare for a future deal following Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday.

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California to extend most ambitious US climate change law

Brown's office said the state is on track to reach that mark, and that the new law will help California reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. The program requires companies to buy permits to release emissions into the atmosphere, creating a financial incentive to clean up operations. The policy has been billed as a low-priced, revenue-generating way of cutting carbon pollution but has struggled in recent years.

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Euro Extends Gain As ECB Draghi Disappoints Markets By Delaying QE Extension

The European Central Bank has decided it does not need to do anything more right now to stimulate the eurozone economy even as ECB President Mario Draghi announced only slight changes to its growth forecasts which remain lacklustre for this year and the next two years.

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European Central Bank surprises by failing to extend QE; holds interest rates unchanged

Draghi had his usual stern words for the structural reform efforts of the region's governments, saying they needed to be "substantially stepped up" to raise productivity, improve the business environment, and boost infrastructure. The mechanics of the ECB's quantitative easing project means banks and investors believe the central bank cannot keep on buying €80bn of bonds a month as planned - or extend quantitative easing - unless it relaxes rules about what it can buy.

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Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

They were joined in opposition by Republican lawmakers from suburban GOP-friendly seats in coastal Southern California . The bill is now sent to Governor Jerry Brown. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, and Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, voted for the bill earlier in the Senate. "It's a different story than many people have in mind from the days when most farm workers were single men who lived on the farm where they worked, lived in dorms and things like that, that still exists but it's ...

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Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton Leading Presidential Race in North Carolina

A CBS News poll released last weekend found Clinton leading Trump by four in the state. "It suggests he will let Putin do whatever Putin wants to do and then make excuses for him", Clinton said. The Republican candidate was widely criticized recently when he called her a "co-founder", along with Obama, of Islamic State. Lauer was pummeled on social media for his performance at the Commander-in-Chief forum, especially among supporters of Hillary Clinton , who were irked by his fixation ...

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Area suspect found after 4-day search

Police consider the man, described as 200 pounds and 6 foot 3, armed and risky. Police have appealed to the public for help in finding Perez, a 6ft 3in tall Hispanic man with a tattoo of the Nike Air Jordan symbol on his neck. The chief added no one has ever broken out of handcuffs and escaped police custody in the 25 years he's worked with the department. "I wish it had not happened, but it did", said Chief Alexander Perez.

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Family Claims Samsung Galaxy Note7 Set Their Jeep Ablaze

Lydia said they sent their 8-year-old daughter, with the family's service dog, to get back in the vehicle because they were leaving to run more errands. More details on the program can be found on Samsung's website, the spokesperson added. The Sept. 2 recall affects some 2.5 million units. Samsung's announcement came just two weeks after the debut of the new phone.

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Trump, Clinton fight on fighting IS

These low numbers for Johnson and Stein are surprising because large numbers of voters say they doubt whether Trump or Clinton would have the ability to lead the country. Clinton's emails and Trump's lack of specificity in his policy prescriptions were front and center. He devoted about a third of his time with Clinton to questioning her about her use of a private email server and seemed to rush through topics that included domestic terrorism.

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Be neutral on South China Sea, China tells US

In his opening remarks at the meeting, Obama said he looked forward to discussing with the ASEAN leaders how they can "constructively move forward together to lower tensions and promote diplomacy and regional stability" following the ruling.

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Gold price dips after rally on weak USA data

Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,347.01 an ounce by 0657 GMT. Gold was steady on Thursday, after dipping 0.3 percent in the prior session, as the dollar remained weak and investors awaited cues on monetary stimulus from a European Central Bank policy meeting due later in the day.

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Defiant Gabon president hits back at European Union poll criticism

Violence broke out in Libreville on Wednesday, after Gabon's Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya announced the incumbent President Ali Bongo as the victor of Saturday's poll, defeating his closest opponent and main opposition candidate Jean Ping by a very slim margin.

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Earnings Analysis of: Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE)

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp . is going for $28 billion in the deal. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group started coverage on shares of Spectra Energy Partners, in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.92%. A number of hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in SEP.

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Enivornment Secretary Andrea Leadsom outlines flood prevention strategy

The university lecturer, who lives in Carlisle, Cumbria, with his wife and two children and has been flooded out twice, said: " Flooding is the biggest threat to life and limb in the United Kingdom since World War Two. Work is reportedly underway towards £12.5m of new temporary defences, such as barriers and pumps, stationed around England. "There is still much work to do to protect our homes and communities from the risks that flooding poses, now and in the future".

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China opposes outside interference in South China Sea issue: Vice FM

The U.S. military has also expressed concerns over the possibility that China might turn Scarborough into another island, something that would give Beijing's forces control over a swath of the South China Sea used as a passageway to the Taiwan Strait.

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Donald Trump inches ahead in North Carolina

Trump , on the other hand, was lobbed softballs, and Lauer declined to challenge the candidate on his flat-out lies, including when he boasted that he was against the Iraq war in 2003 (he wasn't). He replied: "No. But when I do come up with a plan that I like and that perhaps agrees with mine, or maybe doesn't - I may love what the generals come back with".

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Xi Jinping hopes to see China-Japan ties return to normal

Prime Minister Abe also explained that a trainee from Djibouti will be received this year under the ABE Initiative and that Japan has chose to implement 140 million yen in food aid to Djibouti, to which President Guelleh expressed his gratitude.

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South Korea: Hanjin to resume work in Long Beach this week

Samsung Electronics said goods worth $37.9 million for its television and appliances businesses - parts and finished products - were stuck aboard two Hanjin ships. A New Jersey bankruptcy court on Tuesday issued a provisional injunction for Hanjin vessels calling at US ports. The maker of electronic goods including Galaxy smartphones said the judge should issue an order barring the seizure of ships and allow it and other cargo owners to retrieve their goods by paying cargo handlers, ...

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Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) Shorted Shares Increased 18.23% After Market Selling

Shares of CNO Financial Group, Inc. Zions Bancorp has a one year low of $19.65 and a one year high of $31.18. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 56,245 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,165,396.40.

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Assembly OKs overtime boost for farmworkers

The union-organized rallies of farm workers who lost a day's pay last week to travel to the Capitol. Wilson says the call for farm workers to get overtime is in line with the labor movement that has gained traction around the country aiming to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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ECB Rate Decision Delivers No More Free Money to the Markets

New inflation projections compiled by ECB staff may give some hint about the bank's future actions. Its forecast for a modest takeoff in inflation to 1.2 percent next year and 1.6 percent in 2018 were barely changed. Draghi has urged governments that have the money to invest more in infrastructure, and to cut back on red tape and regulatory permissions that make it harder to start a business.

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US interest rates must change, Trump says

Looking back on September 2, 2016, The dollar rebounded a one-week low compared to the other main currencies, in spite of the release of unsatisfactory USA economic reports. "It also allows a smoother, more calibrated process of normalization that gives us space to adjust our responses to any surprise changes in economic conditions", he said.

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Karnataka starts releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

The 192 tmc ft to be released during a normal monsoon year, from June to May; 10 tmc ft in June, 34 in July, 50 in August, 40 in September, 22 in October, 15 in November, 8 in December, 3 in January and 2.5 from February to May. "But the bench has directed us to release 15,000 cusecs of water daily for 10 days instead. We will obey the order", Siddaramaiah added. "My appeal to the public is that don't resort to agitation.And keep calm and we will make all efforts to protect the interest of ...

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Crude Oil, Gold Prices Look to Fed Rate Hike Bets for Direction

The metal touched US$1,352.74 on Wednesday, its highest intraday level since Aug 19. Spot gold may extend its gains to $1,358 per ounce, as it has cleared a resistance at $1,347, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao. "In the event the Fed announces a 25bps rate hike, it will be a forced hand, rather than a move to cool the economy, and as such would be more likely to be a one-time decision, potentially pushing out even further any additional raises", RBC analysts led by Paul ...

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Shooter Dead, 2 Injured In Alpine; Nearby College Lockdown Cleared, Sheriff Says

There was also a threat at a motel in Marathon, Texas, about 30 miles east of Alpine. A police officer was also accidentally shot and wounded by a marshal at the school and the conditions of the two injured are not clear at this time. Ruth Hucke, a spokeswoman for Big Bend Regional Medical Centre in Alpine, said hospital personnel were tending to three "victims". The sheriff said the threat was later deemed a hoax, but that it required officers to rush to the university from the high ...

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US tries rescue mission in Afghanistan, hostages not found

Because of that lack of agreement within the community, they did not send an earlier request for approval to proceed with the rescue mission to President Obama. "They turned back that first night because they didn't have authority". The administration was also scrambling to inform the families of the abducted men even as they coordinated with the Afghan and Australian governments in responding to the disappearance.

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Apple Previews Updated, 'Waterproof' iPhone 7

For more information on the new Apple AirPods wireless headphones jump over to the Apple website for details by following the link below. A major change can also be found in the camera , which now comes with a new image sensor , 12-megapixel resolution, optical image stabilization as well as a duel-lens rear camera , not to mention a 7-megapixel camera in the front.

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UN Security Council takes issue with North tests

Kim Jong-Un labelled North Korea's latest missile tests "perfect", state media said yesterday, as he called for the isolated state to build up its nuclear arsenal. The tests not only threaten Japan's national security but the region and beyond, he said, stressing that the missiles were launched without any prior notification and could have hit planes or ships.

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Kerry heads to Geneva for Syria talks with Russian FM

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that Moscow has "grave concern about the advance of the Turkish troops and armed groups of the Syrian opposition it supports further into Syrian territory". The agreement required the Syrian government and Russian Federation to avoid bombing opposition-held areas - including where more moderate insurgent groups are operating close to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, previously the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front .


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