Economy

Fundraising drive for deported woman generates £27k

Fundraising drive for deported woman generates £27k

She is the main carer for her sick British husband, John, and has two British sons and a British granddaughter. "My family is in the UK". When Irene told them she looks after me, they said why don't I go over to Singapore then. It has received more than $36,000 since news of her deportation broke. Subsequent attempts to apply for a more permanent visa have failed and a visitors' visa expired three years ago. Read More

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ME gas prices dip slightly, bucking national trend

ME gas prices dip slightly, bucking national trend

The bulk of seasonal maintenance generally lasts just over two months before refiners ramp up production as the summer driving season comes into view. The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is down a penny from a week ago. AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4 cents per gallon in the past week. Read More

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ZTE Blade V8 Mini and Lite offer more choices for everyone

However, the Blade V8 Mini comes with a dual-lens camera setup on the back, comprising of 13MP and 2MP camera, as well as a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera. Both devices will be available in markets throughout Asia Pacific and Europe, including Russia, Spain, Germany, and Japan. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2,800mAh capacity battery. Read More

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USA office-sharing startup WeWork to receive $3bn investment from SoftBank

USA office-sharing startup WeWork to receive $3bn investment from SoftBank

CNBC reported that the Japanese telco giant is gearing up to make an initial investment of $2 billion into WeWork , with a view to putting almost $1 billion more into the firm. It will continue to raise capital for expansion ahead of an expected public listing, McKelvey said, without indicating a time frame. According to a CNBC report, the deal is "close to finalising". Read More

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Primark woos British shoppers but ABF warns sterling benefit to fade

Bason said there had been no noticeable impact on consumer spending in the United Kingdom since Brexit and that "not a lot" of expected price rises were feeding through on clothing. Kate Ormrod, senior analyst at GlobalData said Primark's keen pricing gave it some protection, but added: "Ensuring product ranges remain fashionable and relevant will be imperative to retain appeal". Read More

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This is what the new and improved Nokia 3310 will look like

This is what the new and improved Nokia 3310 will look like

The company also announced the much-awaited revamp of the Nokia 3310 feature phone, the Nokia 3310 (2017). Nokia sold over 120million of the original 3310s and with, a new design, this rebooted version could prove just as popular. This phone supports only 2G connectivity. The cheapest Nokia smartphone is Nokia 3 that comes at a price of 140 euros (around $150). The company also introduced Nokia 5 (€189) and Nokia 3 (€139), both running on Android. Read More

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Rep. Val Demings holds town hall meeting concerning Affordable Care Act

Rep. Val Demings holds town hall meeting concerning Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act provides health insurance to more than 20 million Americans. She says she rejects the option of repealing Obamacare without a replacement. Dr. Christopher Hale also told his frustration of working in an emergency room. President Donald Trump has said the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is mostly a failure and that he would present a new initiative during his presidency. Read More

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Boehner: Republicans Won't Pass Obamacare's Repeal and Replace

Boehner: Republicans Won't Pass Obamacare's Repeal and Replace

The analysis was conducted by health research firm Avalere Health and consulting firm McKinsey and Company. The effect on Medicaid would be far-reaching. That's why the Republicans have to reach out to some of the Democrats. Oregon Governor Kate Brown told VOA her state is inclusive, and added: "We want to make sure Oregon is a place where everyone can thrive; that includes our immigrant and refugee populations". Read More

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Trump will push for higher defense spending

Trump will push for higher defense spending

During remarks at CPAC on Friday, President Trump said his election victory was a "win for conservative values" and that the Trump movement will put USA citizens first. "We will be substantially upgrading all of our military, all of our military, offensive, defensive, everything, bigger and better and stronger than ever before", he said. Read More

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Tottenham Vs Stoke City Preview

Tottenham Vs Stoke City Preview

Spurs hosted Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon and blew away the visitors with a sublime first 45 minutes of football. Truly a world class finish from a man now the only Tottenham player since Jimmy Greaves to score 20 goals in three consecutive seasons. Read More

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Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Buffett had previously said Berkshire would probably only exercise the warrants just before expiration. Buffett used the letter to again explain the advantages of low-priced index funds. The gifted stock-picker, who is on course to win a 2008 bet that an investment in the S&P 500 would beat five hedge funds over 10 years, also took a fresh swipe at highly paid "active" investment managers. Read More

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1 dead after auto ends up in a CT river

1 dead after auto ends up in a CT river

Police said they believe the auto went entered the Saugatuck River from the state boat launch on Elaine Road. Customers at a nearby restaurant heard the woman's cries for help and called 911. Police said Richard Lamendola, 76 of Syosset, New York was pulled from the water and taken to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Westport Now reports the vehicle was found submerged in the river opposite the Black Duck Cafe near the state boat ramp. Read More

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Emma Stone's road to the 2017 Oscars

But each year is full of films that could've been contenders, and minor debates about whether the winners for best picture are really the best film of the year. BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moonlight outshines all the others in this category. She's followed closely by Jackie actress, Natalie Portman, at 6/1 and Isabelle Huppert for her role in Elle at 10/1. Read More

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Speaker of Victorian Parliament resigns over second residence controversy

Speaker of Victorian Parliament resigns over second residence controversy

Changes to ministerial entitlements will be rushed through Victoria's state cabinet from Monday following revelations two MPs claimed a second residence allowance to live by the sea. Mr Languiller's resignation came after Opposition leader Matthew Guy called for his sacking. By Saturday evening, the Deputy Speaker Don Nardella also fell on his sword after facing similar questions about his second residence allowance. Read More

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EFL Cup final teams: United v Southampton

EFL Cup final teams: United v Southampton

An intriguing match-up in the EFL Cup final at Wembley sees two managers appointed last summer aim to secure the first trophy of their respective tenures, as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United take on Claude Puel's Southampton . He won the League Cup in his first season with Chelsea in 2004-05, and went on to capture the Premier League a few months later. Metro's Simon Rice detailed how stingy Southampton have been during this tournament: " Southampton have not conceded a single ... Read More

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Akhilesh dares PM Modi to debate over development work in UP

Akhilesh dares PM Modi to debate over development work in UP

It is up to Prime Minister he can choose the destination and let have a debate on the development done by our party", he said in a press briefing here. Akhilesh was confident that the alliance will cross 300 mark. "I made sure that land for setting up of AIIMS was allocated in Gorakhpur. Your Akhilesh bhaiya says "Ka" (in Hindi) stands for Computer, "Sa" stands for the smartphone, through which you can get all the information about the policies of the government and "B" stands for "bachche" ... Read More

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Flight from Pakistan flew with seven passengers stood in aisle, report claims

The PIA management appears to have taken this lightly as no action has been taken against those responsible for the freakish incident, the paper said. Please Wait while comments are loading. "I also noticed that some of them were people whom I had categorically refused jump seats at the check-in counter before the flight when they approached me for grant of the jump seat". Read More

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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

He said law enforcement were then confronted by "agitators" who approached the law enforcement line "provoking them". No one took up the offer, the Associated Press reported . "This is attractive North Dakota prairie", Burgum said. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes say the pipeline threatens their drinking water, cultural sites and ability to practice their religion, which depends on pure water. Read More

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Washington's Kelsey Plum becomes all-time leading scorer

Kelsey Plum was ready for her chase of the NCAA all-time scoring record to come to an end. The Washington women's basketball team's bench reacts to 3-pointer from senior forward Chantel Osahor. As it stands, she'll have to settle for school and Pac-12 single-game marks. During the blowout, Plum showcased her playmaking abilities from the start, scoring or assisting on the UW's first 15 points of the game as it jumped out to a 15-7 lead in the first five minutes of play. Read More

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Warren Buffett urges investors to stick with index funds

Warren Buffett urges investors to stick with index funds

In his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders, Buffett said investors "will nearly certainly do well" by staying with the long term with a "collection of large, conservatively financed American businesses". "That simply isn't the case: Both American corporations and private investors are today awash in funds looking to be sensibly deployed". Berkshire's net profit was virtually unchanged at $US24.07 billion, a tad lower than the $24.08 billion in 2015. Read More

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Oil prices fall as United States crude inventories rise further

Oil prices fall as United States crude inventories rise further

Crude imports, however, slumped 1.4 million barrels per day, while exports rose 185,000 bpd to a record high of 1.2 million bpd, driven in part by surging exports to Asia in the wake of a deal by global oil producers to cut output. USA crude stocks grew by 564,000 barrels over the week ending on Feb.17, according to the country's Energy Information Administration (EIA). Traders were draining the priciest US storage tanks and selling oil held in tankers due to rising prices of oil for ... Read More

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JC Penney Closing 140 Stores in Early 2017

JC Penney Closing 140 Stores in Early 2017

The company plans to release a list of closures in mid-March after it notifies all affected personnel. "We understand that closing stores will impact the lives of many hard working associates, which is why we have made a decision to initiate a voluntary early retirement program for approximately 6,000 eligible associates". Read More

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Buffett's annual letter to shareholders released

Known to fans as "the Oracle of Omaha", he estimated that the search for outperformance has caused investors to "waste" more than $100 billion over the past decade. His annual letters are always well read because of his successful track record and his knack for explaining complicated subjects in simple terms. The Company conducts insurance businesses on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis, a freight rail transportation business and a group of utility and energy generation and ... Read More

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Tesla's Q4 Loss Widens, Missing View, But Revenue Beats Amid SolarCity Digestion

Tesla's Q4 Loss Widens, Missing View, But Revenue Beats Amid SolarCity Digestion

As for the Model S and Model X, which are presently the company's main source of revenue, it would appear that demand for the pair of pricey models may have plateaued. Tesla stock rose 3% in after hours trading Wednesday following the earnings report . The results were Tesla's first since closing the acquisition of panel installer SolarCity Corp.in late November. Read More

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