• 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika infection reported in Singapore

    41 cases of locally transmitted Zika infection reported in Singapore

    Singapore had Saturday reported its first case of local transmission of the virus, a Malaysian 47 years. On Sunday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the virus. Taiwan, Australia and South Korea advised pregnant women and those planning pregnancy to postpone trips to Singapore . There is ongoing transmission of Zika virus in Singapore .

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  • Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade

    Hermine has strengthened to a hurricane just a few hours before it's set to make landfall Thursday night. At 3 a.m. ET, Hermine was located about 45 miles southwest of Valdosta, GA. "It's not much you can do". You just got to bring everything you can. " Lock down the house and pray ", he said. New Hanover County Emergency Management will monitor the hurricane as it progresses.

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  • Stocks see second weekly fall as Fed rate hikes odds rise

    At 10:52 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average .dji was up 82.93 points, or 0.45 percent, at 18,531.34. European stocks advanced marginally as news of her comments emerged with London and Frankfurt rising 0.3 per cent and Paris gaining 0.8 per cent by the close.

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  • City should charge new development fees

    City should charge new development fees

    It's recommending a fee of $18,000 be charged on a new 1,800 sq ft. home. It said if the city continues to rely on property taxes to pay for new roads, sewers and city services, those taxes will increase even more. "If we just arbitrarily tax new housing, there's a number of possible ramifications". Over the past month, developers and some city councillors have expressed concerns about the report, arguing it is being rushed through the city hall and questioning Hemson's methodology.

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  • Sterling soars as UK manufacturing sector bounces back

    The initial jobless claims report showed the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week, rose less - than - expected. A score below 50 suggests contraction. LONDON , Sept 2 Sterling was pinned near one-month highs on Friday awaiting a construction sector survey that could feed into expectations that the economy is holding up well after the Brexit vote.

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  • Hang Seng Hits 2016 Closing High ahead of Key US Data

    Hang Seng Hits 2016 Closing High ahead of Key US Data

    Energy prices were subjected to renewed selling, which had a negative impact on Hong Kong stocks, although there was a recovery on Friday. The Hang Seng has rebounded almost 30 percent from its February low, sustained by the attractiveness of relatively cheap valuations and the desire of mainland investors to move more of their assets overseas as the yuan weakens.

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  • SpaceX launch destroys Facebook's $200 million satellite

    This was the ninth SpaceX launch of 2016, and was one in a string of launches planned for the fall, including an expected test of the company's new Falcon Heavy rocket, expected to launch late this year. Explosions destroyed a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its entire cargo during a test launch Thursday morning in Cape Canaveral, FL. But a stock market filing says Space Communication's pending $US285 million sale to Beijing Xinwei Group was contingent on a successful launch.

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  • Dollar wavers ahead of USA jobs data, oil slide hits commodity currencies

    Dollar wavers ahead of USA jobs data, oil slide hits commodity currencies

    The greenback received a boost on Tuesday after the Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to an 11-month high in August. A miss now would, paradoxically, be entirely consistent with recent trends and yet also prevent the Fed from hiking this year, if indeed it is putting as much weight on the number this week as comments have indicated.

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  • Gawker announces it will shut down next week

    Gawker announces it will shut down next week

    Denton responded by recalling a list of valuable news broken by Gawker over the years, including Hillary Clinton's secret email account, Bill Cosby's history of abusing women and the mayor of Toronto as a crack addict. Denton, who was also liable for the verdict, filed for personal bankruptcy this month. Its bid beat out Ziff Davis' competing $131 million bid.

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  • NASA Sees Hurricane Lester Move into Central Pacific Ocean Basin

    The islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe were under a hurricane watch Thursday as Hurricane Lester surged closer to the islands. As of 5 a.m. EDT Thursday, Hermine is centered about 275 miles (440 kilometers) west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and is moving north-northeast near 12 mph (19 kph).

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  • EpiPen maker to offer discounts after price hike

    EpiPen maker to offer discounts after price hike

    Mylan is the latest company to be caught up in the growing outrage at apparently egregious drug price increases. EpiPens accounted for 87 percent of all epinephrine prescriptions filled by pharmacies previous year. Last year, more than 3.6 million USA prescriptions for two-packs of EpiPens were filled, according to data firm IMS Health. According to NBC, Mylan's profits from selling EpiPens was $1.2 billion by 2015, accounting for 40 percent of Mylan's operating profits.

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  • Obama Commutes More Prisoners

    Today's group of commutations includes prisoners hailing from 28 states, with most convictions stemming from offenses related to possession and intent to distribute drugs or controlled substances. President Obama has reduced the drug sentences of six Charlotte-area men, the White House announced on Tuesday. Most of the prisoners are set to be released by December 28, 2016.

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  • NBRU to meet with Dublin Bus management on Friday

    NBRU to meet with Dublin Bus management on Friday

    Unions are seeking a 15% pay increase over the next three years and the 6% rise they were due to get under an agreement in 2009, but which was deferred. Staff at the company claim they have not had any wage increase for eight years. "Our members' desire is not to engage in a dispute which will discommode the very people who rely on this most practical, most necessary public service, however, the minister and the government have a responsibility to ensure that Dublin Bus is allowed to come ...

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  • RJio's 'data-giri' to unleash price war; slash bills,

    RJio's 'data-giri' to unleash price war; slash bills,

    This was also keenly awited since Reliance Industries has invested as much as $21 billion on Jio - its largest ever capital expenditure on a single project. Also, RIL has announced its customers will have access to free voice calls forever. So how do Jio's rates compare with other players? Motilal Oswal Securities' Head (Retail Research) Dharmesh Kant termed RJio's tariff as a "knockout punch" but said the big concern arises on timelines of achieving operating break-even point.

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  • US stocks decline amid rate hike concerns

    Fischer has said that jobs data for August due on Friday will be a consideration on when the Fed raises rates. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the US labor market is "very close to full employment" in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Tuesday, adding he couldn't say whether the next interest rate increase would be "one and done".

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  • U.S. shares slip on Fed rate hike worries; dollar climbs

    Remarks made by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and vice chair Stanley Fischer have reignited speculation that interest rates will be raised soon, sending gold prices to a five-week low. Two-year yields, which are more sensitive to near-term rate hike expectations, were also up 1 basis point at 0.81 percent. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index edged up to 101.1 in August from 96.7 in July, beating estimates of 97.0.

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  • Wisconsin and No. 5 LSU in transition in the trenches

    Wisconsin and No. 5 LSU in transition in the trenches

    The offensive line figures to take a step up after injuries plagued the unit last season, forcing Wisconsin to rely heavily on younger players. Additionally, Carmex® has teamed with local Green Bay artists, Zane Statz and Spencer Young, to produce a large-scale mural welcoming LSU Tiger and Wisconsin Badger fans to Lambeau Field.

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  • Howard belts 20th homer as Phillies fall to Nationals 3-2

    Shawn Kelley came on with two out and got a grounder up the middle on which Trea Turner made a game-ending range-y play and strong throw. He tossed six innings, yielded two hits, allowed one run, struck out four, walked one batter and also gave up a homer on 101 pitches (61 strikes), in picking up his 10th victory of the season.

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  • China puts on best face for G20 summit

    China puts on best face for G20 summit

    In recent months, China has been incensed by a ruling against its claims in the South China Sea by an worldwide court, a case initiated by Manila but blamed by Beijing on Washington. None of this will make for plain sailing at G20. Chen Nan, director of China's SME Federation, a Beijing-based non-governmental organisation, said the intentions might be good, but SMEs could only benefit when concrete implementation details were in place.

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  • Couple kidnapped by Taliban beg for lives in latest video clip

    In the new video, Coleman , who was pregnant when she went missing, and Boyle make a plea for the us and Canadian governments to pressure the Afghan government to change their policies to secure their freedom. In May, the Afghan government had hanged six Taliban prisoners. "It made me cry", Kelli O'Brien, Boyle's aunt, told The Daily Beast in a brief phone interview.

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  • Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant

    Observers also say wariness over China's rise, fuelled by its rejection of an global tribunal ruling on its South China Sea claims, could thwart its agenda at the summit. The major substantial outcomes of the G20 to date, including updating global financial regulatory rules through Basel III and worldwide tax cooperation on tax havens, have been mostly led by the Atlantic countries.

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  • U.S. dollar rallies on rate-hike expectation

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the case for "an increase" in the policy rate has strengthened in recent months due to improvements in the labor market and expectations for solid economic growth. Spot gold touched its lowest since July 26 at $1,314.70, and was down 0.2 percent at $1,318.66 an ounce at 0915 GMT. A healthy jobs report will likely add more weight to the argument to increase interest rates.

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  • JetBlue Completes First Commercial Flight to Cuba

    JetBlue Completes First Commercial Flight to Cuba

    JetBlue will be the first carrier to begin regular service, and American will be the second on Thursday. Secretary of State John Kerry posted on his Twitter the last flight was in 1961, fifty-five years ago. "Now we only need more vacation time! ". As more Americans and Floridians are able to connect with everyday Cubans, we will continue to improve communication, human rights and support entrepreneurs in Cuba and in Tampa Bay.

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  • Jharkhand Governor, PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurate worldwide conference on LPG

    Jharkhand Governor, PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurate worldwide conference on LPG

    This is the third straight increase in subsidised cooking gas since July when the government chose to go in for a small hike in rates every month to cut down subsidies. Delhi has been declared a kerosene free state and no subsidised PDS kerosene is sold in the national capital. After exhausting the quota of 12 cylinders per year, consumers can buy non-subsidised LPG cylinders which will now cost ₹466.50 per cylinder in Delhi.

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