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Google Joins Facebook, Shuts Down Ads for Cryptocurrencies

Google Joins Facebook, Shuts Down Ads for Cryptocurrencies Google confirmed its plans in its latest "bad ads" report , where it revealed that over the course of 2017, it took down 3.2 billion advertisements that violated its policies. More than 3.2 billion ads were removed previous year, an average rate of 100 per second. Last year, Google removed 320,000 publishers from its ad network for violating its publisher policies and blacklisted almost 90... [Full Article...]

Hammond hails 'light at the end of the tunnel' for economy

Hammond hails 'light at the end of the tunnel' for economy As expected, there were no new tax and spending announcements, Mr Hammond explaining this would bring the UK's economic policy in line with other major countries. The chancellor's stuck to his word of keeping the Spring Statement to a short update on the United Kingdom economy, and is saving all his big rabbit-out-a-hat policy changes 'til Autumn. [Full Article...]

President Trump getting Washington military parade, but no tanks

President Trump getting Washington military parade, but no tanks There would also be "a heavy air component at the end of the parade, to include older aircraft as available", according to the memo . Officials said they are anxious about the possible damage that non-wheeled vehicles could infict upon Washington streets. [Full Article...]

Facebook Snags National Rights To Weekday MLB Games

Facebook Snags National Rights To Weekday MLB Games The broadcasts will be produced by MLB Network for Facebook but will include social features that are specific to the platform. It's the first time a major USA sports league has given Facebook exclusivity. These will be available on Facebook Watch in the US and around the world. The streamed matchups can be watched on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, computers, as well a... [Full Article...]

Waymo ups ante on rival Uber in self-driving truck game

Waymo ups ante on rival Uber in self-driving truck game Waymo has been road testing its self-driving trucks in California and Arizona over the past year, since announcing them in July 2017. These autonomous big rigs have been testing in both California and Arizona over the course of the past year, Waymo says, and now they're ready to roll in Georgia, too. [Full Article...]

Aaron Blake: What on earth was Sam Nunberg doing? A few theories

Aaron Blake: What on earth was Sam Nunberg doing? A few theories Sam Nunberg said he has complied with the special counsel's subpoena just two days after he struck a defiant tone and challenged Robert Mueller to arrest him for not cooperating. "Let him arrest me", Nunberg declared to The Washington Post on Monday. What followed was a rambling, at-times incoherent series of exchanges as Nunberg asked for legal advice, opined about whether Trump colluded... [Full Article...]

United States adds 313000 Jobs in February

United States adds 313000 Jobs in February In 2017, the USA economy added 259,000 jobs in January and 200,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate remained steady even though more workers joined the job hunt, lifting the labor force participation rate up to 63 percent. The number of eligible people who were part of the labor force had been slipping, partly due to baby boomers heading to retirement. For now, though, investors belie... [Full Article...]

"Underlying technology issue" sees Sydney Airport hit by delays

If there's anywhere you would want to avoid this morning, it would be Sydney airport... Almost 16 million of those were global passengers, with those from China being one of the major sources of travellers, according to airport figures. The Airport's Sally Fielke says the issue has been fixed by airport technicians and the software provider. At around 7:45AM Sydney Airport Tweeted that it was on... [Full Article...]

There's A Lot of England Fans Pretty Upset with Scott McTominay Today

There's A Lot of England Fans Pretty Upset with Scott McTominay Today McLeish then met with the player at United's Carrington training complex on Thursday to persuade him to choose Scotland . You can always rely on Barton for a controversial reaction to a football story; however, there might be England fans out there nodding along with the former Manchester City and Newcastle United star. [Full Article...]

New US satellite to boost weather forecasts poised to launch

New US satellite to boost weather forecasts poised to launch The launch of the new satellite will be streamed on the FOX31 and Channel 2 Facebook pages. It is noted that the satellite will work in tandem with GOES-R, which was successfully launched in November of 2016. The satellite has since shifted its coverage area to the East Coast. Once the satellite becomes active later this year, it will read weather, wildfires, fog, storms, cyclones, and every o... [Full Article...]

Patrick Brown ends bid to reclaim former job

Patrick Brown ends bid to reclaim former job Despite his having dropped out of the Progressive Conservative leadership race, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett predicts that former party leader Patrick Brown will be a deciding factor in the results. He says in a Facebook post that accounts questioning his integrity are likely to emerge in the coming weeks, claiming a small group of insiders is trying to derail his efforts to reclaim his old ... [Full Article...]

Loan rate hike for affordable houses to be limited to 5 bps

Loan rate hike for affordable houses to be limited to 5 bps Banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI ) have started raising their lending rates, signalling a rise in equated monthly installments (EMIs) on retail loans, including home and vehicle loans, more expensive borrowings for companies, and the end of a soft-interest regime which lasted for nearly 18 months. [Full Article...]

Oil up on strong demand, Saudi comments

Oil up on strong demand, Saudi comments Analysts said oil prices . There is little OPEC can do about rising US-produced overseas crude oil sales without turning open the taps again. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose 78 cents to settle at $63.55 a barrel, trading between $62.33 and $63.73. [Full Article...]

Warren Buffett's annual letter: Berkshire got a $29 billion gift

Warren Buffett's annual letter: Berkshire got a $29 billion gift Tax Code", he explained in the letter. Thanks to legislation, signed by USA president Donald Trump in late December, Berkshire Hathaway was able to add an extra $29 billion to its net worth gains. Last year, however, was another good one for Berkshire stockholders, as the company's "A" shares rose almost 22%, vs. a gain of 19.4% for the S&P 500, a broad stock market index. [Full Article...]

Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal

Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal The woman's husband is alleged to have secretly recorded a conversation in which she claims Greitens took the compromising photo and threatened to publicize it if she spoke about the affair. JILL SCHUPP: We need to see what happens, and then we need to be ready to move forward and act, should that become appropriate. While it's true that Soros has been in the news in Missouri lately, it has no... [Full Article...]

Ohio Students Protest Gun Violence: 'Too Much Death For No Reason'

Ohio Students Protest Gun Violence: 'Too Much Death For No Reason' Hundreds have gathered to remember a 37-year-old assistant football coach and security guard gunned down while helping students to safety during a mass shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day. Leal said she disagreed with Corcoran about the ban on assault weapons, a demand that was the focus of a large rally outside the Capitol on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

AT&T reveals 5G plans for three United States cities in 2018

AT&T reveals 5G plans for three United States cities in 2018 I guess we will be able to live stream 4K 360 degree content from our smartphones! The first dozen cities to get mobile 5G include parts of Dallas , Atlanta and Waco . To make this plan a reality, AT&T is opening a new 5G lab in Austin, where it will test the technology. They announced in August that they would expand the 5G trials to three more cities by the end of 2017 - one of the c... [Full Article...]

Bringing family to India coming 'full circle': PM

Bringing family to India coming 'full circle': PM Experts have been pushing the Liberals to create dedicated paternity leave in the budget and increase the value of benefits paid out for parents who opt for an 18-month parental leave that became available late past year. This Punjab chief minister apparently revealed desire to guide the visiting Canadian PM on his travel to that Golden Temple inside Amritsar . A report by CBC News said that ... [Full Article...]

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.44% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.44% on profit-booking Besides, sufficient stocks position following increased supplies from the producing regions, fuelled the downtrend. "With oil prices recently rising above the USA shale breakeven price, estimated to be $63 per barrel in 2018, United States shale producers are likely to have already locked into forward prices around this oil price level and have already begun to ramp up production this year",... [Full Article...]

Uber ends a turbulent year with reduced losses in Q4 2017

Uber ends a turbulent year with reduced losses in Q4 2017 Net revenue grew to US$2.22 billion from US$1.38 billion in the same quarter-over-quarter comparison. The legal battle between Google's Waymo and ride-hailing company Uber aroused when Waymo put allegations of stealing their self-driving technology secrets by Uber in order to first introduce the self-driving technology developed cars in the market to the masses. [Full Article...]


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