• Key ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline due by end of Friday
Key ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline due by end of Friday

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg says he'll rule by the end of Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request to block the project, which will carry oil from North Dakota to IL. "The Guardsmen will not be going to the actual protest site". There is a lot at stake with the court decision tomorrow. The tribe says it will appeal.

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  • Pier 1 Shares Tumble on CEO's Retirement, Wider Quarterly Loss
Pier 1 Shares Tumble on CEO's Retirement, Wider Quarterly Loss

Trading volume was was up over the average, with 2,997,811 shares of PIR changing hands over the typical 2,582,860 shares. Analysts expect the variance to be within $2.43 of the average price. (NYSE:PIR) is next slated to report earnings for the current quarter on 2016-09-28. They now own 80.87 million shares or 10.40% more from 73.25 million sha...

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  • So long cable box; new rules may let you bypass rented box
So long cable box; new rules may let you bypass rented box

He has scheduled the vote for September 29. But Wheeler has shifted his strategy over the seven-month process. The proposal had a tagline meant to take a shot at Wheeler's "Unlock The Box" branding: "Ditch the Box". Lawmakers - including Senate leaders from both parties and several prominent House members - were rallied to batter the commission w...

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  • Cash rate to remain at historic low
Cash rate to remain at historic low

Australia's central bank stood pat on interest rates as it awaits further inflation data and weighs the impact of two cuts in the last four months. However, missing from today's statement was the RBA's previously stated belief that the likelihood of lower interest rates exacerbating the risks in the housing market has diminished, the report noted...

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  • Ackman feels like Mexican, buys 10 pct of Chipotle
Ackman feels like Mexican, buys 10 pct of Chipotle

It slid 42% in the year through Tuesday's market close amid investor concern about the safety of its food. Chipotle learned about Pershing's move on Tuesday, according to company spokesman Chris Arnold. He ultimately found a soul mate in 3G Capital, which had bought Burger King, sold off company stores and focused on worldwide development and fra...

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  • Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28B
Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28B

The deal links up crude-hauling heavyweight Enbridge with Spectra's natural gas focused network, which will create a more diverse and stable company, the companies said Tuesday. It will also name two directors to Navistar's board, and the company said Tuesday that chairman James Keyes will retire. The institutional investor held 77,029 shares of ...

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  • Israel's Space Communication says SpaceX owes $50m or free flight
Israel's Space Communication says SpaceX owes $50m or free flight

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg commissioned Space Communication to create the Internet satellite called Amos-6. The satellite, built by Israel Aerospace Industries and operated by Israeli company Spacecom, in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications, was set to provide services to Israeli telecom networks and to be part of Facebook's Inter...

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  • IPhone 7: 32GB model confirmed in latest leak
IPhone 7: 32GB model confirmed in latest leak

Notably, this is the fifth year that Apple will be holding an early September event to launch its flagship product, according to The Verge . A headphone jack consumes a good amount of space inside the handset, though it may not appear to be such a big thing outwardly.

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  • M20 to reopen after footbridge collapse
M20 to reopen after footbridge collapse

A motorcyclist was hurt but his injuries are not life-threatening and the driver of the second lorry had to be treated for shock. "We went to the wreckage and saw the lorry and the man underneath". "Officers are in attendance along with Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service". He said: "We are facing a real challenge ...

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  • New FAA Drone Rules Go Into Effect
New FAA Drone Rules Go Into Effect

According to the FAA's new rules, formally known as Part 107 (PDF), which govern commercial flights of small unmanned aircraft, all drones being used for business purposes in the USA must be registered with the FAA and weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms).

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  • Consumer confidence rises to highest in 11 months
Consumer confidence rises to highest in 11 months

The Conference Board reported that August's Consumer Confidence Index came in at an unexpectedly strong 101.1. "While the real estate sector and consumer spending are contributing to economic growth, business capital spending continues to show weakness".

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  • Home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 months
Home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 months

Month-over-month prices in the USA index rose 1% in June before seasonal adjustment, while the 10- and 20-city indices both increased 0.8% from May to June. Portland, Seattle, and OR have posted the largest year-over-year gains for five consecutive months. In June single family home prices rose 1.1% from May, which the seasonally adjusted numbers...

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  • Larson takes advantage of late restart for first Cup victory
Larson takes advantage of late restart for first Cup victory

However, McDowell had to get back to MI for Sunday's race in the Sprint Cup Series . Larson , who was making his 99th Cup start, beat NASCAR rookie Chase Elliott (Chevrolet) to the checkered flag, with Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski (Ford) third.

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  • FAA's New Drone Rules to Take Effect From Today
FAA's New Drone Rules to Take Effect From Today

For comparison, about 320,000 planes that carry people are registered nationwide. A new era took flight today as the Federal Aviation Administration introduced new rules for commercial drone use. Automatic braking for trains and rules for autonomous cars are other areas where the administration is working, he said. The appetite for drones i...

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  • Fitbit just gave two of its most popular products a makeover
Fitbit just gave two of its most popular products a makeover

You can also compare that data with other users in the Fitbit community. I haven't tried Adventures out yet, but I really like the idea of making a more immersive and exciting experience out of fitness and health. With a battery life of up to 5 days, the Fitbit Flex 2 will be a familiar device to many, but it looks as though the firm has chose ...

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  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Said to Face Multibillion-Dollar Tax Bill in Ireland
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Said to Face Multibillion-Dollar Tax Bill in Ireland

But the investigation into Apple and similar probes into other United States firms have been criticised by United States authorities. Such a ruling might heighten tensions between Europe and the U.S. Apple Sales International buys the Apple products like iPhones from contract manufacturers in China and resells them to retail outlets, accordi...

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  • Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of USA destroyer: defense official
Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of USA destroyer: defense official

It finally turned away after the USS Squall , which was with the USS Tempest , fired three warning shots from its.50-caliber gun, said Urban, a spokesman for the Navy's 5th Fleet. The Nitze was accompanied by the USS Mason , a guided missile destroyer, as it made what Urban described as a "routine transit" through an area that is an importan...

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  • First 2 Cases of West Nile Confirmed in Oswego County
First 2 Cases of West Nile Confirmed in Oswego County

Howard Haft. "And unlike Zika , mosquitoes in Tennessee are known carriers of these other diseases", said Vector Control Supervisor Andrea Woodard. "Protective steps would include a good vaccination protocol, mosquito control, and cleanup of areas around barns and stables to minimize mosquito populations", he added.

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  • AstraZeneca To Stop Selling Antibiotic Meronem In India
AstraZeneca To Stop Selling Antibiotic Meronem In India

Pfizer will pay $550 million upon completion and a further unconditional $175 million in January 2019, AstraZeneca said. The deal includes the approved antibiotics Merrem (meropenem), Zinforo (ceftaroline fosamil) and just-licensed Zavicefta (ceftazidime/avibactam), as well as two injectable antibiotic candidates - Allergan-partnered ATM-AVI (azt...

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  • Kenya's Kipchoge triumphs in men's marathon
Kenya's Kipchoge triumphs in men's marathon

Rupp, is the first American-born runner to medal in the Olympics in 40 years. Kipchoge maintained his lead to take gold in 2:04.44, with silver medallist Lilesa just over a minute behind him and Rupp finishing 11 seconds later to take the bronze for USA.

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  • With Demand For Its Products Down, Cisco Will Cut Workforce
With Demand For Its Products Down, Cisco Will Cut Workforce

No details were immediately given as to how many jobs the San Jose-based company plans on shedding in the Bay Area. Cisco Systems plans to cut around 5,500 jobs as fourth quarter revenue from its router business fell 6 percent. As of 15:12 BST stock in the company was slipping 1.17% to $30.72 giving the company a market capitalisation of $154...

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  • Shuttlers shine, boxers end without medal in Rio Olympics
Shuttlers shine, boxers end without medal in Rio Olympics

Meanwhile, Despite clocking her season's best timing, double lap runner Tintu Luka finished sixth in the 800 metre heats. She has also now bettered Saina Nehwal's feat of bronze medal at London 2012 Olympics. Plus, we've had icons in the sport for over a generation now - Prakash Padukone, Syed Modi, Vimal Kumar, Aparna Popat, Sindhu's coach Pullela...

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  • Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again
Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

Victoria's coastal capital was followed by Austria's Vienna in second place, while Canada's Vancouver and Toronto have been ranked third and fourth respectively. The city topped the annual listing by getting the highest marks for healthcare, infrastructure and education. "Factors such as social unrest in many US cities due to the deaths of black ...

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  • Iran's oil output rises 12000 bpd in July: OPEC
Iran's oil output rises 12000 bpd in July: OPEC

OPEC's new meeting comes in the wake of several near-crises in oil producing countries . The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' President Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada on August 8 said the cartel would hold an informal meeting late next month to discuss ways to stabilize the market.

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  • Alibaba Earnings Crush Views As Mobile Users Surge
Alibaba Earnings Crush Views As Mobile Users Surge

The Chinese equivalent of Amazon.com (AMZN), Alibaba is increasingly looking to the USA for growth. The SEC is looking into the data reported from Alibaba's Singles Day - its highly popular one-day shopping festival. On Wednesday, rival JD.com reported that its loss for the second quarter narrowed, helped by improved margins. In July, JD.co...

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