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London loses water as thawing pipes burst

Tens of thousands in London were left without water or with low water pressure over the weekend as utility firms worked to fix leaking pipes. He said: "Where possible, take short showers rather than baths, do not leave taps running unnecessarily and only run washing machines and dishwashers when you have a full load".

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Broadcom Cries Foul As Qualcomm Delays Shareholder Vote On Takeover

That would give it a majority on Qualcomm's board. "A disruption of Qualcomm's R & D efforts would in effect hand the growing competition for 5G to China". Broadcom said in November that it would return to the United States but did not say when the move would happen. American national security bods at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) have asked Qualcomm to delay tomorrow's vote on Broadcom's proposed $117bn (£84.7bn) takeover.

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No surprise, Saquon Barkley killed the NFL Scouting Combine

And with plenty of teams in need of improving their backfield heading into 2018, it's tough not to wonder whether some teams will all of a sudden be more willing to trade up in the first round to land the superstar running back . But what's hard to overcome are the intangibles. He played in two postseason all-star games and wants to prepare to run at Penn State's Pro Day on March 20.

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Stakes High In The 3 North East States

In Tripura , two exit polls have suggested the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) dethroning the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led government that has had an uninterrupted run since 1993. From that perspective, the best way to interpret the Tripura exit poll results by the three agencies is to identify the "consensus view", which in this case is the fact that the polls are a two-cornered contest between the Left Front and the BJP-IPFT alliance, and that it is likely to be a rather ...

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LL Bean raises minimum age for gun purchases to 21

Last fall, the stock price for Dick's Sporting Goods fell to its lowest level since 2010, a slump it blamed on disappointing sales of hunting gear - including rifles - which the retailer's chief financial officer, Lee Belitsky, said were running "much worse than our expectations".

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US Reaches $3.9 Billion Informal Deal With Boeing For Air Force One

According to the White House, the deal will save United States taxpayers more than $1.4 billion. Gidley said in a subsequent email that the $5-billion figure was based on an older estimate from the U.S. " Boeing has never seen the Air Force One program as a profit driver", the spokesperson said. Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg met multiple times with Trump to discuss the Air Force One contract, most recently last week.

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ price in India; how to pre-book

The major improvements have been in this department and their tagline claims that the S9 and S9+ will "reimagine" the camera. On the front, there is a 5.5-inch Quad HD pOLED curved display that looks absolutely lovely and a lot more premium than last year's Nokia 8.

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Why Disney, Comcast want to buy the United Kingdom broadcaster

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that Comcast and Sky are the ideal fit, as both are leaders in creating as well as distributing content and Comcast believes Sky in an excellent company. The long-running takeover battle for satellite broadcaster turned broadband and mobile provider Sky plc took another twist this morning when United States cable giant Comcast tabled a £22.1 billion bid for the company.

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Local Union Talks Impact From Supreme Court Case

Flawed though unions may be, to the extent this state still has a racially and ethnically diverse middle class, it is arguably because of organized labor. IL is one of 23 states that allow unions to impose agency fees on nonmembers. With Pennsylvania not being a right to work state - meaning workers covered by a union can refuse to join while paying the fees - SEIU want to keep that status to promote a workforce that provides a sustainable living.

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United Kingdom rate in unemployment rises for first time in two years

Chris Williamson at IHS Markit said: "The economy grew less than previously thought in the final three months of 2017, and a further slowdown looks likely at the start of 2018". The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) sent the pound half a cent lower against the United States dollar to just over $1.39. "Unemployment remains relatively low by historical standards and there are still 10,000 fewer people unemployed in Scotland than this time previous year".

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Oil falls as stronger dollar eclipses USA inventory drop

That compared to the 1.8 million-barrel rise in inventories forecast by experts. Prices were buoyed by comments from Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih, who said he expected oil market inventories to continue declining. Prices pared gains in the afternoon after General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said the number of oil rigs in the United States rose for the fifth straight week to 799.

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Carabao Cup Final Preview

We want to win it, we want our fans to go home happy". Despite City being strong favourites, Arsene Wenger has firm belief that his side can match City. City will also be without makeshift full-back Fabian Delph , who is suspended following his red card at the DW Stadium, but there was better news on Brazil striker Jesus.

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Jefferies Group Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

Walton sold 2,057,004 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.69, for a total transaction of $198,891,716.76. Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 4.23 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report.

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Japanese man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A Japanese man who fathered over a dozen babies through Thai surrogate mothers has been authorised to take home at least 13 children. Shigeta, the son of a wealthy entrepreneur, left Thailand soon after the accusations, but he later sued the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security for custody of the children.

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Amazon uses cash back benefits to entice Prime members to Whole Foods

Prime members in the USA, who pay $99 a year for a subscription, get 5 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, 2 percent back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1 percent back on all other purchases. The Prime Rewards Visa card was introduced just over a year ago to encourage increased spending on Amazon's site, and to push shoppers to sign up for Amazon's $99 per year Prime membership.

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CBI arrests three in PNB fraud scam case

Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) arrested three persons, including two public servants, in a multi-crore fraud case involving worldwide diamond businessman Nirav Modi on Saturday. But Modi is believed to have left India in early January and is now in New York City, according to Indian media reports . "RBI has already undertaken a supervisory assessment of control systems in PNB and will take appropriate supervisory action", it said.

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Indian bank hit by $1.8bn fraud case

The official complaint says Modi , along with his wife, brother and business partner, worked with a pair of bank employees to get the letters . Common, she has lodged a case on now popular diamond jeweller Nirav Modi , who is the most wanted in the 11,400 crores scam that is going to shake Punjab National Bank from the roots.

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Sky retains bulk of EPL TV rights

That deal, signed in February 2015, is worth more than £5.1bn to the Premier League and entitled Sky to broadcast 126 matches, and BT 42, over the 2016/17, 17/18 and 18/19 seasons. Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said that "both broadcasters are fantastic partners". Sky was up 3% in morning trading on the London Stock Exchange, as it won the race to become the main broadcaster of live Premier League football by seizing four of the seven TV rights packages for ...

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Hit movies, HBO growth help Time Warner beat estimates

About 2.59 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. Yakira Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Time Warner Inc ( TWX ) by 10.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Analysts await Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Therefore 38% are positive. The firm has "Hold" rating by Loop Capital given on Thursday, March 2. (NYSE: TWX ) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, October 24.

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Woman follows beloved bag into X-ray scanner at Chinese train station

Don't we all feel scared that our belongings may get stolen or misplaced during a security check? A WOMAN was so concerned about her belongings that she crawled into an x-ray machine with her handbag. Despite the best efforts of the machine's operators to deter the woman, she travels the full length of the conveyor and emerges, along with assorted items of baggage, at the far end.

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Three people killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash , he added. On its website , Papillon bills itself as the world's largest aerial sightseeing company, with helicopter tours that take off from Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park, including special packages that cater to time-strapped visitors to Las Vegas .

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WATCH Fire Aboard Plane at California Airport Prompts Mass Evacuation

Southwest said the airline company will continue to work with passengers to accommodate travel plans and have updated their customer accommodation policies on their website . The carrier had encountered a similar issue before Christmas, when it was forced to cancel approximately 90 flights as harsh weather conditions prevented its de-icing crews from servicing its planes.

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High UK inflation piles on pressure to hike rates

Mr Brettell said it now looks like the next rise "may well happen in May". USA consumer prices climbed much more than expected in January, spurring inflation fears and worries that rates could climb higher. Airfares, which usually fall after the holidays, also dropped at a slower rate, down just 33.2% month on month, compared to a 36% drop a year earlier.

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Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Toronto area

Hamilton just keeps getting battered by winter, with the city now under a freezing rain warning. Another round of snow will develop overnight as well.

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18 dead, 60 hurt as Hong Kong double-decker bus overturns

The bus crash happened near a large horse racecourse where special arrangements had been made due to expected heavy traffic. The causes of the incident are being investigated. Police confirmed that at least 18 people people have died. It was really chaotic on the bus. General Manager Godwin So Wai-kei attended the scene of the crash, telling reporters the company would issue a "condolence allowance" of HK$80,000 (£7,200, $10,000) to injured passengers and the families of the deceased.