Economy

Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes

Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes

As it looks toward an initial public offering in 2019, it appears to have settled on a new strategy: killing the personal auto, and owning every part of the urban transportation ecosystem. Didi said ...

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Oil prices jump 2% on waning trade war

Oil prices jump 2% on waning trade war

Yet prices remain within recent ranges as oil markets still face an abundance of supply that puts pressure on producers to keep their prices competitive in order not to lose market share. " Oil prices...

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CWG 2018: Ravi Kumar bags bronze as India's medal tally reaches 10

CWG 2018: Ravi Kumar bags bronze as India's medal tally reaches 10

For Thakur, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg. The lifter from Uttar Pradesh improved upon the bronze medal she won four years a...

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Crude Oil Eases Despite Inventories Drawdown

Crude Oil Eases Despite Inventories Drawdown

The correlation between oil and equities remains strongly positive, meaning a drop on the stock market is likely to be echoed by crude futures. Prices had gone just above $71 per barrel early this...

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Fed moves to prevent U.S. economy from overheating

Fed moves to prevent U.S. economy from overheating

The Fed on Wednesday raised its benchmark fed funds rate (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-lifts-rates-in-powells-first-meeting-says-outlook-has-strengthened-2018-03-21) as expected and signaled i...

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American Retail Industry Fearful As Trade War Escalates

American Retail Industry Fearful As Trade War Escalates

And Beijing has not yet responded to White House plans announced March 23 to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of other Chinese exports in retaliation for the alleged theft of USA intellectual p...

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Foxes report gender pay gap

Foxes report gender pay gap

Firms like mattress retailer Sweet Dreams and nursery business Yellow Dot which pay women 46.4 percent and 35.4 percent more per hour respectively. "The data so far tell the familiar story of the so...

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweets about the border, DACA

Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweets about the border, DACA

Taking to his Twitter account, Trump asked Republicans to pass tougher immigration laws now, claiming "our country is being stolen". Trump also doubled down on his criticism of the Mexican gov...

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Noor Salman acquitted in Pulse Nightclub shooting

Noor Salman acquitted in Pulse Nightclub shooting

But the defense said Salman, who was born in California to Palestinian parents, was abused by her husband, who cheated on her with other women and concealed much of his life from her. Central to the...

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Ryan's

Ryan's "Easter Weekend" Friday Night Forecast

Tonight will be mainly clear with winds turning light northerly after midnight and a cool low of 59 . That cold front will bring gusty winds beginning Saturday night. Southwest winds will be 5 to ...

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Gov. Walker will schedule special elections for June 12

Gov. Walker will schedule special elections for June 12

On Wednesday, Appeals Court Judge Paul Reilly absolutely and unequivocally rejected the claim by the governor's legal team that the special elections were an unnecessary waste of taxpayer resources....

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Microsoft Reorganizes: Puts Focus On Cloud, AI

Microsoft Reorganizes: Puts Focus On Cloud, AI

Panay's role makes sense, since he has already had broad involvement with products like Xbox, HoloLens and Surface. Mr. Nadella succeeded Steven A. Ballmer, the longtime ally and friend of Microsoft's...

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Renault shares accelerate on Nissan merger talk

Renault shares accelerate on Nissan merger talk

A possibility would be basing the new business in the Netherlands or London, where cross Atlantic automaker Fiat Chrysler has the company's corporate charter, but has its headquarters in both the US a...

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SoftBank to invest in solar power project in Saudi Arabia

SoftBank to invest in solar power project in Saudi Arabia

At 200 gigawatts, the Softbank project planned for the Saudi desert would be about 100 times larger than the next biggest proposed development and a third more than what the global photovoltaic indu...

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Chinese oil contract to rival US WTI and UK's Brent is born

Chinese oil contract to rival US WTI and UK's Brent is born

Brent and WTI, in contrast, were down by that time, weighed down by concerns over a looming US trade dispute with China . "Refinery maintenance is in full swing", causing "big builds in crude-oil sto...

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First ever non-stop flight from Australia lands in London

First ever non-stop flight from Australia lands in London

Passengers were greeted with complimentary amenity bags, which included a sleeping mask, ear buds, a Qantas fleece blanket and a toothbrush. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has called the inaugural fligh...

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French strikes over Macron reforms turn ugly

French strikes over Macron reforms turn ugly

The strikes also expected to affect hospitals, libraries and other public services. Unions deliberately chose March 22nd as the launch date for the strikes to coincide with the start of France's ...

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U.S. stocks trade lower after Trump's trade move

As the following graphic shows, the frequency of Trump's tweets touting the stock market upswing increased towards the second half of 2017 as the S&P 500, a broad index of US stock prices, hit a s...

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Transgender individuals 'physically unfit' for army: Trump's new shocking ban

Transgender individuals 'physically unfit' for army: Trump's new shocking ban

The memo required the armed forces to stop accepting transgender recruits by January 1 and halt the use of federal funds for transition-related care for military personnel by March 22. Earlier Frida...

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Topeka Toys 'R' Us liquidation expected in next few days

Topeka Toys 'R' Us liquidation expected in next few days

Last week, Toys "R" Us announced it had begun the process of shuttering its 700-plus remaining United States stores, leaving a number of analysts and toymakers questioning the long-term fate of th...

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Marvel Superheroes to Take Flight at Disney Parks

Marvel Superheroes to Take Flight at Disney Parks

The three parks that will be gaining new attractions are Disneyland Resort , Disneyland Paris , and Hong Kong Disneyland . With posters focusing on specific characters from the MCU, the experiences...

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Parties support TDP-YSR no-confidence motion against BJP

Parties support TDP-YSR no-confidence motion against BJP

At least 50 members have to back the motion for it to be admitted. The motions were supposed to be taken up after the Question Hour, but members from the Opposition parties trooped into the Well o...

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VW assigns 20 billion euros in battery orders in electric car drive

VW assigns 20 billion euros in battery orders in electric car drive

Even with its push to ramp up electric vehicle production and avoid penalties from tighter environmental regulations, VW plans to rein in expenditure. The company still reiterated its commitment to ...

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Yikes! More than 90% of bottled water contains tiny pieces of plastic

Yikes! More than 90% of bottled water contains tiny pieces of plastic

The American study , conducted in Berkeley, California, found widespread microplastic contamination across 18 of 19 tested bottled water brands, with an average of eight particles per litre of wate...

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Trump eyes on tariffs on 100 Chinese goods

Trump eyes on tariffs on 100 Chinese goods

In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Sino-U.S. trade relations should not be a zero-sum game, and that the two countries should use "constructive" means to manage tension. "If t...

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