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Oil prices lifted by drop in U.S. gasoline stocks

American crude output continued to rise along with supplies last week, according to an Energy Information Administration report yesterday. Brent for May settlement declined 32 cents to $50.64 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

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Royal Jordanian airline suggests flyers 'talk to each other' during laptop ban

The national carriers of Saudi Arabia and Jordan said they are banning items such as laptops and tablets inside the cabin. The devices would be "carefully packed into boxes" and returned on arrival in the United States, it said. Any passengers still twiddling thumbs can "analyse the meaning of life" or "engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era" with fellow travellers.

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Alexa on Huawei's Mate 9 won't listen unless you press

In other words, it has over 10,000 skills and can help you access smart home appliances, play games with you, become your fitness coach, and more . During the months in-between Alexa's announcement and release , Google has also started rolling its Assistant out to numerous phones.

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Audi Raided By Germany In Volkswagen Investigation

The subsidiary for luxury cars of German automobile maker Volkswagen is cooperating fully with the investigating bodies, added Audi's spokesperson. The prosecutors were of course looking for new evidence relating to the Volkswagen (VW Group) diesel emissions cheating scandal. In parallel, VW said the prosecutors were also searching their offices in their Wolfsburg headquarters.

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Brazil's president: meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

European Union countries are the second biggest destination for beef and the third biggest for chicken accounting for less than 10% of the total shipments. Based on reports from the Department of Agriculture, St. Kitts does import poultry and pork products from particular areas of Brazil . Daff said its officials at all ports of entry which receives meat had been instructed to test every container of meat from Brazil using the existing policies regarding testing of consignments.

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Bank target exceeded as inflation rate rises to 2.3%

Inflation in the United Kingdom has surged, with the consumer price index jumping to 2.3% in the year to February - up from 1.8% in January. Wages have been rising by 2.2%, which means inflation is now higher than wage growth, and as a result our money is worth less in real terms.

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Nearly 10 million watch first election debate

Macron reacted furiously when Le Pen accused him of backing the burkini, suggesting he wasn't really committed to France's secular approach. Le Pen, among the frontrunners in the French presidential election, travelled to Lebanon in February to get a sense of the Syrian crisis and is using the two-day visit to meet French troops stationed in Chad and outline her policies for Africa.

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United Kingdom banks accused over multi-billion Russian Federation cash claims

The records show that the banks that were British or had offices in London had processed $738.1m in transactions in what the paper said was criminal money from Moscow. The records indicate at least $20 billion moved out of Russian Federation between 2010 and 2014 and that some of it ended up at overseas banks. Standard Chartered, UBS Group, Citigroup, Bank of America, Barclays and ING Groep handled amounts ranging from $2 million to $37 million, it said.

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David Rockefeller, philanthropist and banker - obituary

Rockefeller became embroiled in an worldwide incident when in 1979 he and long-time friend Henry Kissinger helped persuade President Jimmy Carter to admit the shah of Iran to the United States for treatment of lymphoma, helping precipitate the Iran hostage crisis.

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J. Denny Weaver: Ryan's health care bill reveals his values

There's been no shortage of organizations throwing their weight against Ryan's American Health Care Act since it was released on March 6 - including Planned Parenthood advocates, Democrats in congress, and House conservatives who think it doesn't go far enough.

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GOP Governors Attack Trumpcare (From the Left)

President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders can remind Americans that they seek to replace Obamacare not because it is the signature achievement of a Democratic president but because it is imploding. "And we think the courts are not going to stop him from doing that?" Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the only change leaders might be willing to make was imposing an optional work requirement on some recipients of Medicaid, which helps finance health coverage for the ...

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Telecom tribunal asks regulator to re-examine Jio's Happy New Year Offer

The BSNL customers need to recharge their numbers with a special tariff voucher dubbed Combo STV worth Rs 339. The pack offered free calls to any network in the country and 4GB data (1GB regular pack benefit and 3GB free data). Rival Bharti Airtel also provides 30GB free data for the postpaid users up to 31st March. BSNL seems to have woken up to the Reliance Jio challenge with a gusto.

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Russian Spies Are The Masterminds Behind The Yahoo Hack

A Canadian of Kazakh origin and living outside of Toronto is in police custody and on his way to the U.S.to be charged with computer hacking and economic espionage, according to The Canadian Press . "It's a very high profile worldwide investigation touching hundreds of millions of people, and so we're particularly pleased to have played an important role in locating and arresting one of the people".

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McDonald's Twitter account calls Donald Trump 'disgusting excuse of a president'

Indeed, shortly after 9 a.m., McDonald's Corporate gave their official explanation: the account was " compromised " then subsequently secured. A tool called two-factor authentication, which requires not only a password but also a code sent to a cellphone or email address to login, would prevent a lot of accounts from being hacked, said Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.

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Price prods GOP to 'collaborate' on health care overhaul

The Hill claims it was here that Trump reportedly won the support of at least thirteen members of the RSC when he agreed to allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients and to block grant Medicaid. He noted that many conservative think tanks and conservative groups have come out aggressively against the bill, saying it is too much like Obamacare.

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LaGuardia Airport Travelers Encourages to Use New Taxi Group Ride Sharing App

Passengers can rebook their travel for Tuesday or Wednesday flights to March 16 or 17 for free. Other airports with big cancellation figures include Newark Liberty International in New Jersey, with more than 1,000; LaGuardia and John F.

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Canadian Karim Baratov among four charged in massive hack of Yahoo

Four people, including two Russian Federal Security Service officers, have been indicted by a San Francisco federal grand jury in connection with a 2014 hacking attack on Yahoo , the U.S. After announcing the indictments USA will put out another official request for their extradition, he said. The four are accused of targeting the email accounts of Russian and USA government officials, reporters, financial services employees and military personnel, officials said.

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Trump to Detroit Autoworkers: 'America Will Be Respected Again'

President Trump delivered remarks to autoworkers and auto executives in Detroit, Mich., on Wednesday . We're going to help companies so they are going to help you. Incensed, auto industry leadership wrote to new EPA head Scott Pruitt after he took office, requesting that the agency withdraw the January 13 decision.

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Pauline Hanson declares One Nation's WA election performance 'a fantastic result'

But as soon as One Nation cut a deal with the Liberals , its loyal followers jumped off the bandwagon, because Pauline Hanson's party underestimated how much it would rankle people. We've just got registered and we got 50 candidates to stand. Ms Hanson said the One Nation campaign was "rushed" and some disgruntled candidates had caused "havoc" during the campaign.

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Marissa Mayer Leaps Off Glass Cliff With $23 Million Golden Parachute

Marissa Mayer , Yahoo's chief executive, stands to receive $23m in severance benefits if her employment is terminated after Verizon's deal to buy Yahoo closes. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. The two parties ultimately reached an agreement to offer Verizon a $350 million concession.

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Merkel meeting pushed back to Friday

Responses from Europe's largest economy could include incrementally higher duties on imports from America and allowing German companies to make their US import tax deductible, thus compensating their competitive disadvantage, according to the report .

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Intel Is Buying Autonomous Driving Tech Maker Mobileye NV For $14 Billion

The entire deal has an estimated equity value of $15.3 billion , and enterprise value of $14.7 billion . Intel just plunked down $15.3 billion for Mobileye , a leading manufacturer of sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as it tries to catch up with microchip rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm in the driverless auto industry.

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Bottled water number-one beverage in US

That's quite the slide from the 1990s and early 2000s, when people were regularly guzzling more than 50 gallons yearly. In 2015, the average American bought about 35 gallons of water per year and 40 gallons of soda, as opposed to 15 gallons of water and 50 gallons of soda in 2000.

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Six Years On, Fukushima's Cleanup Looks Harder Than Ever

Japan on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and tsunami that claimed over 18,000 lives, besides provoking a serious nuclear accident. It is causing concern for any chances of re-population of the town, around 4km from the destroyed nuclear plant, which has been partially cleared to inhabit by the end of the month.

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Judge Rules Against Native American Tribes Seeking to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking. Thousands of Native Americans and their supporters marched throughout the heart of the nation's capital on Friday seeking to derail the construction of a controversial oil pipeline.