• Oil falls on shock US stock builds, Opec supply worries
Oil falls on shock US stock builds, Opec supply worries

The premium of Brent crude over U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures neared $8 a barrel, close to its widest in three years. Rising supply in the United States, where shale production is forecast to hit a record high in June, has limited the upward move in prices.

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  • GDPR takes effect: What you need to know
GDPR takes effect: What you need to know

Companies that already hold users' data have to reach out to customers and ask for permission to retain it. Authorities can fine companies up to 4 percent of their annual revenue, or 20 million euros, whichever is higher , for breaching the rules.

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  • Israeli PM Praises Pompeo's Iran Speech as 'Policy That Can Guarantee Security'
Israeli PM Praises Pompeo's Iran Speech as 'Policy That Can Guarantee Security'

Security Council, plus Germany, that was meant to block the Iranian government's path to a nuclear weapon. He also demanded Iran release all United States citizens imprisoned on a variety of charges, including espionage. Critics yawn, but some of those showed Iranian determination to roll ahead with its weaponizing ambition, if at a slower pace...

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  • Senate Votes Yes to Save Net Neutrality - But What's Next?
Senate Votes Yes to Save Net Neutrality - But What's Next?

The bill would reverse a decision the FCC made last December, to undo net neutrality rules, put in place by the Obama administration. "Net neutrality protected everyone. "The promise of an open internet is foundational to providing equitable learning opportunities to all students, not just those who can afford them", said Richard Culatta, CEO...

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  • QUIZ: Guess the lyrics of the 1st Eurovision 2018 semi-finalists
QUIZ: Guess the lyrics of the 1st Eurovision 2018 semi-finalists

San Marino have only ever reached the final once... so catch the entry while you can on Thursday. Saara had tried three times to enter the competition in the past but was always second best. RTE Today and Nationwide reporter Colm Flynn took to Twitter to share the clip, originally from Derek Mooney, which was captioned "This man almost has a h...

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  • Comcast could make $60 billion cash bid for Fox
Comcast could make $60 billion cash bid for Fox

Though Comcast was initially rejected in its bid for 21st Century Fox's assets, the company remains persistent and steadfast in its quest to obtain Fox. For several months now, it's been all but accepted that The Walt Disney Company will acquire various assets from 21st Century Fox . And it would also put pressure on Disney and its stock as ...

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  • Wall Street fell after Fed's decision on interest rates
Wall Street fell after Fed's decision on interest rates

That was down from 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter even though the tax cuts kicked in on January 1. However, the recent weakness is likely to be temporary and we think that the EUR and the GBP are likely to bounce back: EUR/USD to $1.20-1.22 levels and GBP/USD to $1.39-1.41 levels by June-end as political and economic concerns return in the US ...

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  • China's Xiaomi files for mega Hong Kong IPO, lifts lid on financials
China's Xiaomi files for mega Hong Kong IPO, lifts lid on financials

The documents Xiaomi filed Thursday shed some light on its finances, showing revenue soared almost 70% previous year to around 115 billion yuan ($18 billion). Beyond the year's largest IPO - and the world's largest raise since Alibaba in NY in 2014 - the listing could make Xiaomi China's third largest technology company based on market cap.

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  • TSX, Montreal Exchange shut down Friday due to technical problems
TSX, Montreal Exchange shut down Friday due to technical problems

Blackberry Ltd's New York Stock Exchange-listed shares, for example, were trading as of 3:08 p.m. EDT, but the company's TSX-listed shares had not traded since 1:38 p.m. Trading normally closes at 4 p.m. Traders turned to rival exchanges to place orders, including Nasdaq Inc. The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.78 cents US, up 0.03 of a USA c...

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  • Ford Speeds Up Cost Cutting, Dropping Most Sedans in US
Ford Speeds Up Cost Cutting, Dropping Most Sedans in US

Broken down by region, it's clear that the North American segment is still the driver of profits for the company. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion , Taurus, and Focus hatchback and sedan will not be renewed for future generations in the USA and will eventually be phased out of Ford's lineup.

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  • Manhunt underway for suspect in ME police officer's death
Manhunt underway for suspect in ME police officer's death

Williams then drove Cole's vehicle to a Cumberland Farms convenience store in the same town and committed a theft there, Maine State Police said in a statement. At the time he was arrested his bail was set at $10,000. He was due to return to court Wednesday in MA. Bobby Bishop says he is a neighbor of John Williams.

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  • NFL QB Aaron Rodgers gets minority share of Bucks
NFL QB Aaron Rodgers gets minority share of Bucks

An avid basketball fan who often voices his penchant for the mid-range jump shot on social media, Rodgers has been a frequent spectator at Bucks and University of Wisconsin basketball games over the past few years. The Bucks built a new practice facility that opened at the start of this season, and a new downtown arena is under construction and wil...

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  • Best Buy to sell Toshiba & Insignia sets running on Amazon Fire TV
Best Buy to sell Toshiba & Insignia sets running on Amazon Fire TV

They will have Amazon Fire TV built in, as well as a voice-activated remote with Alexa and Echo. Jeff Bezos , founder as well as CEO of Amazon , points out that Amazon has always been collaborating with Best Buy, and the latest partnership now takes things to the next level.

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  • ZTE says export ban will 'severely impact' its survival
ZTE says export ban will 'severely impact' its survival

In 2017, ZTE invested over 50million US dollars in its export control compliance program and is planning to invest more resources in 2018, the statement said . He has threatened tariffs on many types... It's also worth considering that ZTE won't have much trouble finding other suppliers, and that China has encouraged its own semiconductor indust...

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  • Starbucks to close 8000 United States stores May 29, for Racial-Bias Training
Starbucks to close 8000 United States stores May 29, for Racial-Bias Training

On April 14, the company issued a statement on their Twitter apologising for an incident in Philadelphia which saw two black men arrested for merely waiting for a friend inside a Starbucks . The manager is no longer employed by Starbucks . Jackson said he'd like to see the chain and other national companies take broader steps to combat inequ...

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  • Macron Appeals for EU Unity in Face of Nationalism
Macron Appeals for EU Unity in Face of Nationalism

A decision to open membership talks would require all 28 member states' approval in June. While Macron laid out his lofty reform goals in a passionate speech to the European Parliament, Merkel's own party publicly pushed back against his proposals for a eurozone budget and an expansion of the EU's bailout fund.

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  • Get your Tax Day freebies here
Get your Tax Day freebies here

Firehouse Subs: Free medium sub with purchase of full-priced medium or large sub, chips, and a beverage with coupon from Twitter . Tax Day is finally here, albeit two days later than normal. Grimaldi's Pizzeria: Get a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10.40 Tuesday at participating locations. Participating locations have a $5 Cuervo Blue...

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  • China Trade Relations Sees Another Bump Over Tech Firm ZTE
China Trade Relations Sees Another Bump Over Tech Firm ZTE

As part of a requested update, ZTE stated that they had made disciplinary action against ZTE employees who were involved in the selling of goods to Iran and North Korea . Regarding the United Kingdom, officials there said they were specifically concerned about new Chinese laws they said gave China "wide-ranging powers of compulsion", according...

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  • Sunrisers Beat KKR by 5 Wkts
Sunrisers Beat KKR by 5 Wkts

Captain Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan' 59-run partnership off 43 balls put Hyderabad in control of their 139-run chase. One worry which would've been for Kane Williamson going into the match was Bhuvneshwar Kumar's strain, as Sandeep Sharma was picked as a replacement.

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  • 'You are the product': Apple's cofounder Steve Wozniak is quitting Facebook
'You are the product': Apple's cofounder Steve Wozniak is quitting Facebook

Zuckerberg, who is set to testify in front of Congress this week about the scandal , pushed back in an interview with the website Vox . "Apple has more safe methods to share stuffs about users". Earlier, another Silicon Valley leader, Elon Musk, deleted the Facebook pages of two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX. For tech-savvy users, the Cam...

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  • Musk Promises 'Corrective Action' After Tesla Model 3 Pre-Order Complaints
Musk Promises 'Corrective Action' After Tesla Model 3 Pre-Order Complaints

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has declined 3.54% since April 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.34% the S&P500. Glen Kacher decreased its stake in Tesla Inc ( TSLA ) by 42.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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  • Expanding transportation focus, Uber inks deal to acquire bike sharing startup Jump
Expanding transportation focus, Uber inks deal to acquire bike sharing startup Jump

The bikes feature an electric motor in the front wheel and a battery concealed in the frame. First off, the bikes are electric bikes (or e-bikes ). Most bike share programs in the United States have begun with the bikes needing to be docked, as US municipalities fear the pitfalls of dockless bike share programs in Asia .

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  • Shares in Russian companies plummet on USA sanction fears
Shares in Russian companies plummet on USA sanction fears

The Russian government was "doing everything possible to minimise negative consequences" of the U.S. measures, he added. Other magnates hit by sanctions include the director of state-owned energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller. The Russian ruble has also sold off against the US Dollar and is down 3.5% so far. Jasper Lawler, head of research at Lo...

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  • Davis Cup: Zverev gives Germany 1-0 lead over Spain
Davis Cup: Zverev gives Germany 1-0 lead over Spain

Kohlschreiber also went down tamely in the second before putting up more of a fight at the start of the third. "I'm very happy with the match". Paris: Rafael Nadal faces a potentially season-defining Davis Cup weekend as the 16-time Grand Slam champion returns for his first appearance since hobbling out of the Australian Open in January with a ...

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  • NASA Awards Big Contract for Design of Quieter Supersonic Aircraft
NASA Awards Big Contract for Design of Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin are taking concrete steps toward the creation of jets that travel faster than the speed of sound but are "about as loud as a vehicle door closing". That information will then be provided to the FAA and worldwide regulators, to allow new rules for supersonic flight over land. The plane's first flight is set for 2021.

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