• U.S. stocks wobble as trade worries keep investors cautious
U.S. stocks wobble as trade worries keep investors cautious

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, with Japan leading losses in the region as investors digested the sell-off seen stateside amid a drop in tech stocks and trade-related worries.

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  • Flights in Europe May Be Delayed Over Air Traffic System Failure - Operator
Flights in Europe May Be Delayed Over Air Traffic System Failure - Operator

Heathrow and Gatwick Airports have been given permission to allow 10 extra flights each to fly in after 11.30pm and before 6am for 10 days to ensure there are no spikes in air traffic so controllers can adjust to the new system. There has been a failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System at Eurocontrol which also had an impact on th...

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  • Spotify's shares open at $165.90 valuing the music streamer at $29 billion
Spotify's shares open at $165.90 valuing the music streamer at $29 billion

Spotify selected market maker Citadel Securities for a role in setting an opening price based on buy and sell orders. CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek has voting power that represents 23.8% of the company. Spotify wanted to democratize the process and they didn't need to raise fresh money through the offering as is often the case with an IPO. Exper...

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  • Volkswagen Offers To Buy Back Diesel Cars As German Bans Loom
Volkswagen Offers To Buy Back Diesel Cars As German Bans Loom

The lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and a sun-bleached desert graveyard near Victorville, California. But it's not over as a headache for VW, with the buy-backs expected to last until the end of 2019, and the need to store the equivalent of Volkswagen's entire United States sales in 2017 not...

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  • Stocks post worst week in 2 years as trade war rhetoric escalates
Stocks post worst week in 2 years as trade war rhetoric escalates

In New York , the Dow Jones industrial average lost 1.8 per cent or 425 points to 23,533, while the broader S&P 500 index fell 2.1 per cent to 2,588 points. Morgan Asset Management. Trump said the tariff specifically targeting China was because Chinese companies were stealing the intellectual property of Americans.

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  • First non-stop Australia-Britain flight lands after 17 hours
First non-stop Australia-Britain flight lands after 17 hours

The first non-stop flight between Australia and the United Kingdom has left Perth and is due to land in London on Sunday. Chief Executive Alan Joyce, described the journey as a "game-changer". A key concern for the Australian airliner has been beefing up comfort levels for the ultra-long journey, with passengers enjoying improved air quality,...

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  • Billionaire Toy Exec Launches GoFundMe To Save Toys
Billionaire Toy Exec Launches GoFundMe To Save Toys "R" Us

He's started a GoFundMe page to try to raise more , through small contributions from people who love the stores, as well as to generate publicity about his efforts. Almost 1 in every 5 sales made by Bratz doll-maker MGA Entertainment, where Larian is CEO, is rung up at a Toys R Us store. Charles Lazarus died at 94 Thursday morning, according ...

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  • A Horror Week for the Dow Has Investors Begging for Trump Respite
A Horror Week for the Dow Has Investors Begging for Trump Respite

The S&P 500 , Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite all closed down more than 2 per cent, the third time this year the trio has done so simultaneously. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 skidded 1.9 percent to 5,824.50. The social media giant came under heavy fire from lawmakers in the United States and Britain over the weekend after news r...

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  • Banks Rejoice as Fed Hikes Rate, Raises Economic Outlook
Banks Rejoice as Fed Hikes Rate, Raises Economic Outlook

The challenge for the central bank is to balance low unemployment with the potential for higher inflation . The Fed expects the U.S. unemployment rate, now at 4.1 per cent, to come down to 3.8 per cent in 2018 and 3.6 per cent in 2019, both revised higher from the December projection of 3.9 per cent in 2018 and 2019.

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  • Fed orders quarter-point rate hike at first meeting under Powell
Fed orders quarter-point rate hike at first meeting under Powell

He was referring to the fact that the Fed said it also meant to raise rates in 2019 and 2020. Interest rates are going up. Taken together, the Fed's actions and forecasts Wednesday suggest a belief that the economy remains sturdy even almost nine years after the Great Recession ended.

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  • Google set to cash in on product searches
Google set to cash in on product searches

Google say that consumers don't just want answers; more and more, they're craving relevant, meaningful, and immediate assistance in completing their day-to-day shopping tasks. Shopping Actions is launching in the USA and will eventually be open to retailers big and small, but we don't yet know when. Ulta sells makeup and skin care products from b...

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  • Tuesday is Free Ice Cream Cone day at Dairy Queen
Tuesday is Free Ice Cream Cone day at Dairy Queen

It may not feel like spring just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate it. "We're excited for our fourth-annual Free Cone Day", Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corp., said in the news release .

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  • Del Potro relishing Federer showdown at Indian Wells
Del Potro relishing Federer showdown at Indian Wells

The Swiss superstar survived a stern test from world No. 49 Coric but held on for a 17-0 record this year, surpassing his previous best start in a calendar year in 2006 when he had 16 wins. "It was surprising to see him [Raonic] serving not too hard, and I broke his serve very quick in both sets", he said. "It was an easier match than I expected".

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  • My oh my, what a Pi Day for dining deals
My oh my, what a Pi Day for dining deals

For instance, O'Charley's offers free slices of pie (perfect for Pi Day ) with the purchase of an entree; Logan's Roadhouse allows children to eat free; and On The Border has $7.99 fajitas on Wednesdays. A pair of chain restaurants are celebrating National Pi (e) Day. Need a suggestion or two on what to make? Perhaps, we should be calling it "...

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  • Sevilla chairman urges team to reach Champions League last 8
Sevilla chairman urges team to reach Champions League last 8

Carrick is, though, expected to remain at United as part of Jose Mourinho's coaching staff next season. The Champions League last-16, second-leg clash at Old Trafford is finely poised after the first leg 0-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

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  • United backs down on bonus lottery after employee backlash
United backs down on bonus lottery after employee backlash

With this move, there's no doubt management has succeeded in achieving a united voice with all employees, but that voice is entirely opposed to and offended by this new "select" bonus program. Kirby linked the lottery system to the so-called core4 Score initiative to provide better service to airline customers. The company has been under pressure t...

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  • Medicaid Recipients Can Now Get a Discount on Amazon Prime
Medicaid Recipients Can Now Get a Discount on Amazon Prime

Amazon's move to offer discounted Prime memberships to those on government aid is notable due to the speculation on the company looking to enter into the pharmaceutical prescription drug market. About 41 million people receive food stamp benefits, according to November 2017 data, and over 80% of SNAP benefits are redeemed at supermarkets and su...

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  • Jeff Bezos tops global rich list Mukesh Ambani richest Indian
Jeff Bezos tops global rich list Mukesh Ambani richest Indian

So the only surprise may be that it took this long for McMahon to officially break into the vaunted billionaire list. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has a $90 billion fortune, which is ranked number two in the world. Donald Trump , who became the first billionaire president in US history, was ranked 766th on the list, down from 544, with a fort...

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  • European Union urges Russia, Turkey, Iran to uphold ceasefire in eastern Ghouta
European Union urges Russia, Turkey, Iran to uphold ceasefire in eastern Ghouta

Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said Turkish authorities claimed that the United Nations resolution does not apply to the Afrin offensive since it excludes operations against terror groups. Fighting on the ground raged through Russia's daily five-hour truce, though there is no sign Russian Federation was involved. Residents have said th...

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  • Wall Street Stock Recommendations: JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Tronox Limited (TROX)
Wall Street Stock Recommendations: JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), Tronox Limited (TROX)

Wilder believed that when prices rose very rapidly and therefore momentum was high enough, that the underlying financial instrument/commodity would have to eventually be considered overbought and a selling opportunity was possibly at hand. The department store chain said comparable-store sales increased 2.6% in the quarter to February 3, below mark...

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  • Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes
Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

Boeing will beef up two 747 jets to serve as Air Force One planes. The price as agreed includes work to develop and build two presidential aircraft, including a communications suite, internal and external stairs, large galleys and structural changes to protect the president and other passengers, a Boeing official said.

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  • Kim Kardashian Dyes Her Hair Pink, Ditches Her Blonde Locks!
Kim Kardashian Dyes Her Hair Pink, Ditches Her Blonde Locks!

Kim Kardashian has finally revealed more details about her new daughter's appearance after only giving fans a sneak peek in Kylie Jenner's pregnancy reveal video. Responding to a fan who asked how Chi was doing, the 37-year-old responded that she's "the sweetest", calling her daughter the "best baby". Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed t...

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  • Futures point to higher open for Wall St
Futures point to higher open for Wall St

As John Dizard recently noted in the Financial Times: "A lot of older people and opioid addicts must rejoin the labour force and work efficiently to keep the economy ticking over without an inflationary blowout or a bond market crash". In an interview with Bloomberg (http://www. marketwatch .com/story/mnuchin-says-us-wages-can-rise-without-boosti...

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  • Walmart's Online Growth Slows During Holiday 2017
Walmart's Online Growth Slows During Holiday 2017

Zacks Investment Research lowered Wal-Mart Stores from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Therefore 79% are positive. The company also posted full-year results Tuesday, with revenue growing 3 percent to $500.3 billion. 117,638 were accumulated by Montag A And. Stockholders of record on Friday, Decembe...

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  • Sony forms alliance to bring AI ride hailing service to Japan
Sony forms alliance to bring AI ride hailing service to Japan

Sony's ride-hailing service will be based on its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the company said in a press release . "Sony is as far removed from the self driving business as Google is", Mueller continued. The services developed will be offered to all platforms available to taxi operators that wish to participate across Japan. Th...

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