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McDonald's reinvents the straw

Yes, really. (The company clearly has money to burn.) The scientists used their advanced knowledge of physics to cut holes in the device, which has a U-shaped curve at its base. Last week the chain announced four takes on the Shamrock Shake, including the Chocolate Shamrock Shake , which inspired the STRAW . Rather than waiting for the beverage to melt so that the customer can mix the flavors, the straw can instantly sip the minty spices and chocolate shake at the same time.

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Elon Musk Slams Donald Trump's Immigration Ban, Later Deletes Tweets

A screenshot of the notifications from Musk's three immigration-related tweets. "This is normal for a functioning democracy", Musk wrote in one of the tweets. "I said the same thing a week [ago] already", he wrote. The tweets are the first comments Musk has made on Trump's policy. Musk's original statements on the ban, which he tweeted two days before President Trump signed the executive order , drew criticism over their diplomatic nature.

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Climate change impact on mammals and birds 'greatly under-estimated'

Shifts in distribution in turn have wider consequences, upsetting food chains, migration patterns and more besides. "Our results suggest that populations of large numbers of threatened species are likely to be already affected by climate change, and that conservation managers, planners and policy makers must take this into account in efforts to safeguard the future of biodiversity".

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Britax Strollers Recalled for Damaged Receiver Mounts

A damaged receiver mount on the stroller is the problem. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that " Britax has announced 33 reports" of incidents that "have resulted in 26 injuries to children". Consumers should immediately stop using their Click and Go receivers and contact Britax for further instructions about disposing the receivers and remedy options.

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Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down

Ahead of Toy Fair, Monopoly-owner Hasbro has revealed that the iconic thimble token will be removed from the game. More than 4 million votes were placed, Hasbro said in a statement. Folks were given more than 50 options, including old favorites like the shoe, top hat and Scottie dog and new designs like a T-Rex, rubber duck and an emoji.

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Reasons Warren Buffett Is Buying Apple Stock

Now, with AAPL trading near the $135 mark at the close of business today, Berkshire's AAPL stock is worth some $7.74 billion if it still holds the stock. That investment got attention when it was first disclosed past year because Buffett has always been reluctant to invest in technology companies. The plunge into Apple appears particularly well-timed.

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Cyclone Dineo remains on predicted path, but will miss Ladysmith

The tropical depression is being labelled "ex-Dineo". As it moves over land, the system will weaken, but it can still bring heavy rainfall. Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day, Reuters reports.

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Telenor partners with Google to launch RCS, an advanced SMS service

Subscribers who don't have the app can install the Messenger app from the Google Play store. This feature will be available for the Android users with Telenor network soon. The service is being powered by Jibe's RCS cloud after Google acquired the company in September 2015. The three carriers listed in this article. Telenor customers in countries where RCS is launched will be able to take advantage of the new functionality through the Google Messenger app, even if it doesn't come ...

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Snapchat parent Snap sees IPO priced between $14 and $16 per share

The parent company of SnapChat said in a regulatory filing today that the IPO is likely to be priced between United States dollars 14 and USD 16 per share. Snap's revenue climbed about sixfold previous year to $404.5 million, compared with $58.7 million in 2015. Net losses widened to $514.6m from $372.9m in that period.

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Webster Hall Have Pulled the Plug on Martin Shkreli's Wu Tang Event

In a Facebook post yesterday, Shkreli said he's using his talks at Harvard last night and the Univeristy of Massachusetts Boston today to unveil "actionable suggestions President Trump can implement right now to dramatically lower health care costs, including prescription drugs".

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited

The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $0.63 The reported earnings per share topped the analyst's consensus by $0.12 with the percentage difference between estimated and actual earnings arriving at 23.50%.

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John Smedley, Former Daybreak CEO, Hired By Amazon For New Studio

Smedley had contributed greatly in the fusing of vibrant player communities and massive game worlds, a vision that is shared by Amazon Game Studios. In July 2015, he stepped down from his role as president CEO of Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment, where Smedley first started building Everquest in 1996) after he went on Twitter to threaten cybervandals who had harassed him and temporarily knocked out Daybreak's game servers.

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LG touts G6's 18:9 FullVision display and its special software features

The device's display has an aspect ratio of 18:9, something which the company says will help offer advanced multi-tasking experience. Both the top and bottom part of the screen will offer more information when surfing the Web, reading e-books, and when watching videos or playing games.

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Sasikala booked for 'detaining' AIADMK MLAs in resort

Panneerselvam or anybody who hatches a conspiracy to divide the party. Ahead of the verdict, Sasikala visited the five-star Golden Bay resort where numerous MLAs who are supporting her have been touted to be detained forcibly. Sasikala, 59, was on trial alongside Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the former chief minister, who died in December. Sasikala paid her homage to Amma at her memorial on her way to Bengaluru to surrender in court.

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Kim Jong-Un's Half-Brother Dies In Malaysia

He was later rushed to the Putrajaya Hospital but died on the way. It is believed that he was poisoned. Do we know who did it? The South Korean government source who spoke to Reuters did not immediately provide further details. What could the motive be? But he had said he was not interested in assuming the leadership himself. From the moment he was he began appearing in public, Kim Jong Un has emphasized striking similarities with his grandfather like gaining weight, wearing the ...

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Hollande Requests Cybersecurity Briefing on French Election

The warnings in France and Germany come after a US intelligence report released on January 6 concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered" a campaign of hacking and media manipulation aimed at influencing the USA presidential election.

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HAL unveils prototype of multi role helicopter at Aero India 2017

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: "The UK and India have much to offer one another in defence: from manufacturing collaboration and simplified export controls, to military cooperation, training and research partnerships".

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Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS), Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX)

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Over the last five days, shares have managed 5.26% gains and now is up 1.87% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $23.78. The Next Year EPS growth is 13.3%, Long term annual growth estimate of 13%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -0.13 percent. The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.11.

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Grammys: Hollywood Applauds Adele Following Halted George Michael Tribute

They removed their trousers when accepting the award in homage to their earlier days when they watched the Grammys at home in their boxers. Producer Greg Kurstin won four honors: He shared album, song and record of the year with Adele , and was also named producer of the year, non-classical.

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Winston Churchill Contemplates ETs In Newly Discovered Essay

Excerpts from his essay " Are We Alone in the Universe? " were brought to light Wednesday in the science journal Nature . Winston Churchill , Britain's inspirational World War II leader, was also far ahead of his time when it came to thinking about the stars, a never-published article he wrote in 1939 reveals.

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NZDF deployed to help with Christchurch fires

Officials said the region had been unusually dry for three years and the grass in the hills had turned brown over the summer. Broughton said displaced residents were staying at evacuation centers or with relatives. More than 130 firefighters have been deployed, along with 14 helicopters and three aircraft brought in from across the South Island. On Wednesday night the recently-opened Christchurch Adventure Park remains closed, with fire affecting the top part of the park, but not having ...

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Impact of Brokerage Rating on Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

The growth estimate for the next five years is 11.36 percent (per annum). Having a price of $78.81, Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) traded -0.58% lower on the day. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.67%. Several research analysts have recently commented on the company.

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What do Analysts suggest for: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $-1.77 Billion over the past twelve months. The company reported the earnings of $0.13/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.03/share.

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Life returns to normal in Oroville; dam work continues

But officials warned residents who have returned to their homes that the area downstream of the dam remained under an evacuation warning and they should be prepared to leave if the risk increases. Almost 200,000 people were affected by evacuations after water scoured enormous holes in two of the dam's concrete spillways beginning Sunday, raising concerns that the tallest dam in the country could fail.

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Seoul court begins to deliberate Samsung chief's arrest

Lee is being investigated on an additional charge of perjury, the prosecution office said without elaborating. "We will do our best so that the truth will be revealed in court", it said in an emailed statement. It is the second time for the special prosecutors to seek a writ to formally arrest Lee after their first request was rejected by the court last month.

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United States solar growth blows away previous records

Figures published by the Solar Energy Industries Association show that 14,626 megawatts worth of photovoltaic installations went online in 2016. This represents a 95% increase over the previous record, 7,493 MW, set in 2015. GTM Research analyst Cory Honeyman said in an interview with CNBC that utilities are also making significant investments in solar power in states that have no renewable energy requirements, such as many states across the Southeast.

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In custody in connection with several possibly related gang cases

Police believe Damaris Reyes Rivas was taken to Lake Accotink Park against her will and assaulted before she was killed and left in the 7100 block of Wimsatt Road in Springfield on or around January 8. As the investigation progresses, detectives will consult with the Commonwealth's Attorney's office to obtain additional charges as appropriate. Speaking in Spanish, Maria Reyes said her daughter Damaris Reyes Rivas, who was known to friends and family as Alexandra, was a sweet and intelligent ...

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Evacuees In California Can Return To Their Homes Following Major Dam Crisis

Crews were working to shore up an overflow channel and drain the reservoir at the Lake Oroville Dam but authorities gave no indication of when it would be safe for people to go home. Officials last week expressed calm, then abruptly ordered the evacuation on Sunday. "Every time they said something, they turned around and said something different".

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Price Target Set At $137.103

The Stock had a 1.61 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.61 and 1.52 respectively. However, the stock is trading at 0.9% versus recent highs ($135.09). The stock is now trading 13.53 percent higher from its SMA-50. On the company's financial health, Apple reported $3.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.14 according to the earnings call on Jan 31, 2017.

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Telstra posts surprise profit slump as fixed line, mobile revenue drops

Telstra's NBN customers grew by 292,000 to 792,000 giving the company a market share - excluding the small number of customers serviced by the NBN's satellite service - of around 51%. It also missed analysts' expectations for an underlying profit of $2.04 billion. The company's latest financials also reveal continued growth in machine to machine (M2M) with revenue growing by 13.3 per cent and 130,000 M2M services added during the half as the result of new IoT solutions being implemented.

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Pokémon Go's Introducing 80 New Pokémon

There are a bunch of other Pokemon from the Johto region that you'll be able to catch as well. In addition to the new Pokemon , Niantic is also including new Evolution items for evolving Pokemon , and a new purchasable accessory and outfit options for customizing your trainer.

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US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns Over Contacts With Russia

A US official confirmed a Washington Post report that Sally Yates , the then-acting USA attorney general, told the White House late last month that she believed Flynn had misled them about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

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Flint Riverkeeper says "Water Wars" ruling does little to protect waterway

A ME lawyer presiding over the case rejected Florida's attempts to set limits on Georgia's consumption of water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which includes Lake Lanier in the headwaters. "The lack of freshwater flowing into Apalachicola Bay is having a devastating effect on the local oyster industry and local economy", Nelson said. The ruling is the latest development in a lengthy legal dispute with Florida over water.

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Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP)

Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. The stock has 52-week high of $23.02 and 52-week low of $3.55. The median estimate represents a +44.16% increase from the last price of 14.22. Currently, Callon Petroleum Company has a MF Rank of 9728. Greenblatt's formula helps identify stocks that are priced attractively with a high earnings yield, or solid reported profits compared to the market value of the company.

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Here's the 764-Horsepower Pagani Huayra Roadster

Also unique to the Huayra Roadster are the doors, which no longer arc skyward to let you in - an obvious compromise, since they have no roof to hinge upon. Along with making the vehicle lighter , the roadster is said to be 52 percent stiffer, which is a surprising change in the conversion to a convertible.


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