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Cars and two-wheelers sales zoomed fast in August

In August, M&M sold 40,591 vehicles, including passenger and commercial vehicles and three-wheelers. Industry experts cited low fuel prices, new launches, esp in the compact SUV segment, good rainfall that is expected to revive the rural economy and higher salaries for govt staff for the improved sentiment.

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Musk Faces 'Financial Crunches' At Tesla, SolarCity

Some of that money could also support Tesla's planned acquisition of its money-losing sister company, SolarCity Corp . Elon Musk , the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors , is also a co-founder and chairman of SolarCity . Earlier in May, Tesla Motors raised $1.7 billion in cash by offering the secondary shares. Despite all the apparent issues with SolarCity , Musk thinks the merger is "the best way for Tesla to bring an integrated clean energy product to market".

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FBI recovers Benghazi emails involving Clinton

It now appears that at least some of these withheld emails discussed Benghazi, the Congressional probe into which ended up uncovering Clinton's totally improper and recklessly unsecure server in the first place. Read the full list of questions here . An e-mail that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent nearly four months after she left the State Department was partially redacted before being publicly released, raising questions about whether she conveyed classified ...

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Volkswagen files appeal of UAW ruling at Tennessee plant

The move came after the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Volkswagen had illegally refused to negotiate with maintenance workers at a Chattanooga assembly plant after they voted in December to join the United Automobile Workers. The news agency noted the vote marked a rare victory for the union in the USA south where it has fought many unsuccessful battles to organise non-unionised vehicle plants.

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Germany, Italy, France to meet with Turkey on migrants-Merkel

Merkel also expressed her sadness following the death of 292 people in an natural disaster that struck central Italy last weekend, saying that Germany was ready to help Italy rebuild. Giuseppe Saieva, the prosecutor who has opened a preliminary investigation into possible culpable homicide in relation to the disaster, said no one was under investigation at this early stage.

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Hawaii counties under hurricane watch

As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the storm was about 195 miles off the Florida coast and packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph). On Oahu, gusty winds continued through the night with power lost in some Honolulu neighborhoods. He says all islands could be impacted as the storm passes. Earlier on Wednesday, merchants boarded up shop windows along Hilo Bay and shoppers snatched supplies of food and water from grocery store shelves after initially being told the island could be hit by ...

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Tim Cook hits back at 'maddening' European ruling on Apple tax

It was the culmination of a two-year investigation into the company's tax affairs that found Apple's effective tax rate on profit reported in Ireland was just €500 per million euros in profit, falling to €50 per million in 2014. "I'm convinced that would be crystal clear to anyone looking at this from an unbiased point of view", Cook said on the radio. Apple recorded all sales in Ireland rather than in the countries where the products were sold.

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Wildlife officials seek information into sea otter shootings

SANTA CRUZ HARBOR, California-For years, sea otters have delighted visitors and residents along central California's coastline. Hunted relentlessly in the 1800s for their pelts, which are denser and softer than mink fur, California sea otters were feared to be extinct until a small number, about 50, were discovered in remote coves off Big Sur in the 1930s.

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Google drops Nexus brand

However, some new reports have suggested that the Marlin and Sailfish monikers may have been scrapped altogether. According to Android Central , the American multinational tech company Google has just abruptly made a decision to drop its Nexus brand, indicating that its new phones will no longer use the old title which the company has branded its flagship devices with for the past six years.

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Tropical Storm Hermine strengthens on way to Florida

MIAMI-Florida's Gulf Coast was bracing Thursday for a hit from tropical storm Hermine, which forecasters said could make landfall as a hurricane. If you have heightened interests in the impacted area, please follow local media outlets in the Tallahassee TV market for continuing coverage as the storm makes landfall.

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SpaceX rocket explodes in Florida ahead of launch

SpaceX , meanwhile, now still has plans to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station , though its planned late-2017 launch date may be delayed after today's news. "We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided", he wrote .

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San Francisco boy abducted

Brown, who is black, with brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and pajamas with images of sharks. His suspected abductor is 44-year-old Phoebe Haynes . CHP believes Haynes is driving a 2004 white Acura TL, with an unknown license plate and possibly a black bumper. The boy was cleared by medical personnel at the scene and Haynes has been taken into custody and is being returned to San Francisco.

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BYU student missing since 2004 may be in North Korea

In 2002, then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il admitted that 13 Japanese citizens were kidnapped to the North in the 1970s and 1980s to train communist spies in Japanese language and culture. The Sneddons believe that their son was targeted because he can speak fluent Korean, which was helpful when he was a Mormon missionary in South Korea prior to his kidnapping.

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256GB iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning EarPods leaked in spec sheet

The internet community and the big iPhone fans might be very excited now that the official release of iPhone 7 is coming nearer. Their source close to Apple was quoted, "If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from previous year, there may not be enough supply at the beginning, as some suppliers are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components".

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Explosion at SpaceX launch site in Florida destroys Facebook satellite

The rocket was believed to be performing a test-firing of its nine Merlin main engines as a standard check of their readiness for launch, and so the area probably was cleared for that hazardous operation. The pad where SpaceX's rocket was being prepared for launch is one of two operated by the company. Several customers expressed support for SpaceX while saying they were not sure of the impact of the explosion on their own plans.

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Galaxy Note 7 Fire Issue May Trigger A Mass Recall

On top of exploding batteries, the company announced last week that it was delaying Note 7 shipments due to "quality" testing, but they didn't say exactly what the issues were. The Herald says that Samsung plans to go forward with the September 1st and September 2nd Galaxy Note 7 launches in China and Europe, respectively.

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SpaceX rocket explodes at launch site in Florida

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the explosion happened while the rocket was being fueled, but that the cause of the blast is still unknown. The original explosion was near the upper stage oxygen tank. It's not yet clear whether the payload was lost along with what's believed to be a rocket. Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser said the incident posed "no hazards to the general public".

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Manufacturing PMI shocks with a sharp fall into contraction territory

Moreover, the latest reading was the highest recorded since February. The Markit/Cips UK Manufacturing PMI (pdf) rose to 53.3 in August from 48.3 in July. Meanwhile, the Labor Department said unit labor costs shot up by an upwardly revised 4.3 percent during the second quarter. Markit said rates of expansion slowed for production, new orders and new export business across the region, resulting in weaker job creation.

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Clinton: In Mexico 'Trump just failed his first foreign test'

Clinton's top donors in OR are often business people, attorneys and government officials, while those giving most to Trump tend to be retired OR self employed and many live in rural areas, records from the Federal Election Commission show. "They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it", Trump said in Phoenix. Building alliances and trust with other nations, Clinton said, takes "more than a photo op, it takes consistency and reliability".

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MrMobile goes hands-on with the Samsung Gear S3

Smartwatch shipments declined to 3.5 million in the second quarter, compared with 5.1 million in the same period the previous year, according to market research firm International Data Corporation. The Classic model is designed only with Bluetooth and Wifi connection. The new Gear S3 is aimed at expanding the Gear collection with the objective of introducing not just a great smartwatch but a great watch.

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Reliance unwraps Jio mobile telecom network

According to Reuters , when Jio does eventually begin commercial operations, it will offer free calls to other networks and charge data at approximately one fifth the prevailing cost per gigabyte in India. Jio will work on creating Jio Digital Entrepreneurship Hubs in key cities and towns of India. The company said that it is using this time period to fine-tune its services as well as for resolution of interconnection and mobile number portability related issues that it has faced with several ...

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Apple to Unveil the Next iPhone Model on September 7

However, Apple has yet to say exactly what it has planned and likely won't until September 7, when the company will hold a special press event where it's expected to unveil the next iPhone . There are a lot of rumours that the iPhone 7 will get a camera upgrade - but this may only apply to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus , not the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 .

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Leaked iPhone 7 box confirms headphone jack-less theory

The fresh iPhone is also rumored to come stacked with a dual camera upgrade and a 32 GB (i.e. not 16) entry-level model for those with an eye toward budget-friendly flexing. The Apple iPhone 7 is said to sport the Apple A10 chipset with the M10 motion co-processor. Apple hasn't redesigned its included iPhone earbuds in four years, which raises another tantalizing possibility: It could introduce its first set of Lightning port Beats earbuds, included in the box with every iPhone.

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First documented identical twin puppies born

It was the first time in de Cramer's 26-year career he'd seen healthy puppies share a placenta, he told the BBC . The puppies are of the same gender, with very similar markings, which led de Cramer to believe they were identical twins. But survive they did, adding dogs to the small list of mammals that can birth identical twins - right now, the only other species are humans and nine-banded armadillos, which, per the BBC , "give birth to identical quadruplets, each with their own placenta".

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Reliance Jio tariff good for users, but not competition killer: COAI

Ambani laid out his plans to unveil the 4G mobile network, including making all domestic voice calls and roaming free, while saying data would be priced well below its competitors. There is unlimited 4G access at night on a these plans. Announcing the tariff plans he said that Jio tariffs will be 1/10 of the prevailing prices being charged now.

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Tropical Storm Hermine heading toward Florida coast, likely to become hurricane: NHC

By Friday afternoon, Hermine could push ashore a risky storm surge that could trigger widespread flooding. And state officials are telling residents to prepare for the worst. "We can expect strong rip currents and high surf...everything else depends upon the track and the timing", said Carlie Buccola, an NWS meteorologist at the agency's Upton office.

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Buccaneers-Redskins highlight what's wrong with final preseason game

The Washington Redskins play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final preseason game for both teams on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Dirk Koetter said after the game that Seferian-Jenkins' roster spot wasn't in danger, but that they just "wanted to get him some more reps". WHERE TO WATCH: Locally, WFLA will have the broadcast.

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Rousseff's supporters take to the streets

The decision to remove Rousseff also leaves many question marks over the economy , which is expected to decline for a second straight year. So far, all requests made by Rousseff's defense on the merits of the impeachment process against her have been rejected by the Supreme Court, whose Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski presided over her impeachment trial.

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Google Maps is about to change the way you organize your world

For instance, just tap on the microphone and say "avoid tolls" or configure a similar option for highways or ferries. Also, in the Maps Settings menu, under the Notifications section will be found a new "Traffic Nearby" option that will offer real-time notifications of traffic conditions and will inform users about delays or when the "coast is clear".

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Overwatch gets a free console weekend starting September 8

The free weekend begins on Friday, 9th September, at 19:00PM BST / 14:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, and it'll run until Monday, 12th September at 12:00PM BST / 07:00AM ET / 04:00AM PT.

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Chris Brown faces more legal trouble after police standoff

On Wednesday, after posting a $250,000 bond and being released by cops, Brown posted another video of friend Ray J standing up for him on his Insta page. Besides the assault case involving Rihanna, Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault for striking a man outside a Washington, D.C., hotel in 2013.

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The world looks to China for leadership at G20 summit

U.S. President Barack Obama will urge leaders of the world's major economies to use fiscal policy and other tools to boost growth while paying more attention to angry citizens who feel left behind, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday.

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Samsung mobile recovery suffers blow as Galaxy Notes 'catch fire'

However according to a report from Gizmodo Australia , it won't be limited to just South Korea as Samsung Australia might be planning a similar recall as well. A user wrote: "There was another explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 ". "Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to additional tests being conducted for product quality", the Korean company said in a statement.

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In Iceland, a Hand-Drawn Map Is as Good as an Address

The proof: this piece of mail, which was recently posted on Reddit by user Jidoen with the caption "Without an address, an Icelandic tourist drew this map of the intended location (Búðardalur) and surroundings on the envelope". They also included a (somewhat vague) description of the woman's workplace, in case the sender got lost. Thankfully, the postman was able to find the house and the letter was delivered successfully.

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Wilshere makes loan switch to Bournemouth

According to Sky Sports , 24 year old Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere joins AFC Bournemouth. But Howe also convinced Wilshere that his footballing style would suit him and his best pal, former Arsenal youth team mate Benik Afobe, is already at Bournemouth.


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