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Nike Unveils NBA Statement Uniforms

The new uniforms come courtesy the NBA's new partnership with Nike. It will be interesting to see what style changes teams go through during the next few years. The tags work in conjunction with the NikeConnect app to bring to your smartphone pre-game arrival video, game highlights, and music playlists from National Basketball Association stars.

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Why Ghosn wants 14M annual vehicle sales from the Renault-Nissan alliance

Called Alliance 2022 , the six-year plan has set a new target to double annual synergies to €10 billion by the end of the plan. The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Alliance has unveiled a new six-year plan created to achieve some ambitious targets.

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Oil hits $50 as it nears the August high. A few questions

Gold is 0.1 per cent lower at 1,320.40/troy ounce. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Interruptions from Hurricane Harvey, dwindling OPEC production and seasonal maintenance caused output to come down by 720,000 barrels a day last month from July, to 97.7 million barrels a day, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

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Equifax hack likely affected only Canadians with dealings in US

Joshua Browder said he made a decision to create a free online chatbot over the weekend when he realized Equifax customers weren't taking advantage of small-claims court at the state level . Miller called the breach "astonishing" in a news release. Equifax set up a special website to assist customers with finding out if their information was leaked or stolen, and what to do if such actions are confirmed.

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Going electric: China eyes gasoline and diesel vehicle ban

In July, France and Britain said sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles would cease by 2040 as part of efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. China has already proposed a plan by which manufacturers have to increase the share of electric and hybrid petrol-electric vehicles to 12 percent by 2020.

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Google appeals $2.9 billion antitrust fine from EU

It is anticipated to take years before the Luxembourg-based General Court rules on the case. Last week, EU officials said a plan that Google recently filed to comply with European regulations appeared to be a step "in the right direction".

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Crane collapses in Miami due to hurricane winds

As Irma approached last week, Miami officials said 20 to 25 construction cranes were up across the city and that they were created to withstand winds of 145 miles per hour (235 kph). The shelter opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday and closes when the storm has passed, Baptist Health South said in a statement . Construction sites across Irma's potential path in Florida were locked down to remove or secure building materials, tools and debris that could be flung by Irma's winds.

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Brent oil price starts to rise

Hurricane Harvey hit the U.S. Gulf coast two weeks ago, knocking as much as a quarter of the country's huge refinery industry, as a result of which demand for crude oil - refining's lifeblood - fell sharply. oil production also hit, with weekly output down from 9.5 million bpd to 8.8 million bpd. As of Wednesday, about 3.8 million barrels of daily refining capacity, or about 20 percent, was shut in, although a number of the refineries, as well as petroleum handling ports, were in the ...

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'Sweeping' House Bill Moves Self-driving Cars Forward

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road deaths rose almost 8 percent in 2015, the largest annual jump in 50 years. Current federal rules bar self-driving cars without human controls on US roads and automakers think proposed state rules in California are too restrictive.

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US Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Fischer Resigns

Fischer told President Trump in a letter released by the Fed that he was leaving for personal reasons . Mr Fischer also recently criticised attempts by the Trump administration to dismantle some of the post-financial crisis regulation and stress testing of USA banks as "very, very dangerous".

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Four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

It's unclear how many customers were affected by the breach. The leaked details included usernames, emails addresses, MAC addresses, device serial numbers, and financial transaction information, but Social Security numbers or credit card information was not exposed.

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Wildfire burns homes in California area hit hard this year

Also burning to our north is the Tohakum 2 Fire in Nevada, which began with a lightning strike near the site of Burning Man, which briefly closed the main artery into the festival on Sunday. The wildfire is burning in the sparsely populated area east of Lake Oroville, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Sacramento. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday that the blaze about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Sacramento had consumed almost 5 square miles ...

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Stacy Lewis recovers her mojo at Portland Classic

Though the win was all about helping others, Lewis also heaved a sigh of relief for getting "the monkey off my back" and knowing she could "hit the shots when I need to and hit the putts when I need to". Lewis' husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the head women's golf coach at the University of Houston. "I'm going to miss so many things, but I think mostly my friends and all the people from the LPGA and sponsors", she said.

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North Korea: Talking is not the answer, says Trump

US and South Korean aircraft dropped live munitions onto the Pilseung shooting range in Gangwon province, some 150 kilometers (94 miles) south of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. President Donald Trump to "further strengthen pressure against North Korea ". But, on Thursday, Mattis stressed that there was "nothing contradictory there" and said reports have "widely misinterpreted" his comments.

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Economy adds 156K jobs in August

The government also revised down its estimate of job growth in June and July by a combined 41,000, leaving an average monthly gain this year of a solid 176,000. While August did not generate a sharp change in either direction, people are finding jobs, more people are looking for work, U.S. GDP growth appears to be on track and inflation remains below the Federal Reserve's target range.

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Gas prices in Columbus leap higher after Harvey

Gov. Roy Cooper said gas shortages and higher gas prices should be expected, as has been the case with past major storms that affected the gulf coast . "We will continue to serve you in the best manner we can, but rest assured, we will keep this communication line open and update you as much as possible until things are restored to normal operational status", according to the customer update .

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Ohio Red Cross Volunteers Deployed To Hurricane Relief Area

Upcoming local blood drives are listed in the events calendar . I volunteer for the blood program because it helped my husband live two years longer. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross .org or on 1-800-RED CROSS .

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Google to launch 'Assistant' on third party devices to compete with Amazon

The collaboration means that Cortana will have be able to access Alexa , while also allowing Alexa to access Cortana . While the move is geared toward consumers, it also has deep ties in the enterprise and could set the stage for future deals.

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Apple joins Bain consortium's last-minute bid for Toshiba chip unit

The proposal also calls for Toshiba to be part of the deal, investing 200 billion yen, the source said. It is continuing to pursue talks with three suitors, a consortium led by Western Digital , and groups led by Bain Capital and Foxconn.

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Gas prices in Kansas City area see spike after Hurricane Harvey

Gasoline prices in the city ranged from $2.29 per gallon to $2.45. Less supply causes a higher demand, which is why gas prices are up. Those prices are expected to go back down once Hurricane Harvey subsides. "California is always susceptible to price spikes, but when it happens it's normally because of an issue with refineries in our own state", Blasky said.

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U.S. economy growing at fastest pace since 2015

The department had previously estimated the nation's gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew at a 2.6 percent growth rate. "Underlying domestic demand in the economy is consistent with near three percent growth but the supply-side of the economy is not capable of delivering such a pace of growth at this point", John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in NY, told CNBC .

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Athletes play on despite Texas flooding

The Texas Rangers are not willing to help out it seems though, at least when it comes to playing a three game series in Houston. "The safety of our fans, players and staff remain our main priority", said Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan in a written statement.

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Here's Arianna Huffington's memo welcoming new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

Until this week, Uber was operating without a CEO, COO, CFO, CMO or president. "This company has to change", Khosrowshahi said in his remarks, according to the company. Kalanick was at turns overly aggressive and unnecessarily careless as he grew Uber from a small cab-matching service in San Francisco , in 2009, into the world's most valuable private tech company.

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Your Google Assistant is coming to new speakers, appliances and more

The SC-GA10 features full support for Google Assistant, which means that it will integrate with the latest smartphones and anything that's Google Assistant compatible - and that includes other smart speakers. Details about the other two speakers are a bit more sparse, but Panasonic says its tower-like speaker will arrive in "early 2018", while the TicHome Mini , which was technically announced around Google I/O, looks to be highly portable.

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Self-driving vehicle to start delivering pizza in Domino's deal with Ford

A Ford safety engineer will be on board for manual driving in case of emergencies. "The next time you order pizza, you might be helping shape the future of pizza delivery", Ford Vice President Sherif Marakby said Tuesday . The customers will approach the vehicle, they will punch a unique code on a tablet that will be located near the car's back. They're beginning to choose shared transportation instead of ownership, and they're shopping and ordering online, which is driving growth in the ...