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A median estimate of private-sector economists by Nikkei Quick News had predicted a gain almost twice as large, of an annualized 0.9 percent. The GDP data comes after news that Abe's government has made a decision to nominate Haruhiko Kuroda for a rare second term as Bank of Japan governor, a sign his ultra-loose monetary policy will remain in place, although investors still have questions about who the deputy governors will be and what policies they are likely to favor.
  • WATCH Fire Aboard Plane at California Airport Prompts Mass Evacuation

    WATCH Fire Aboard Plane at California Airport Prompts Mass Evacuation

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    The day after Christmas, the airline cancelled nearly 90 flights because of delays over de-icing aircraft. The airline blamed freezing conditions at Midway Airport for slowing down deice crews around the holidays. A winter Storm hit Midway with over 13 inches of snowfall since Thursday, while O'Hare recorded 12.3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Japanese short-track speedskater becomes first doping case of Pyeongchang Olympics

    Japanese short-track speedskater becomes first doping case of Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Masking agents are often used to cover up banned performance-enhancing substances. "I have never once considered doping". I have never used anabolic steroids so I have never needed to try to hide it. "Right now, we simply do not have the time to come up with the evidence to challenge the results of the A and B samples, which is why we accepted the provisional suspension and it's the only reason why we did so".
  • Amazon to cut hundreds of corporate jobs

    Amazon to cut hundreds of corporate jobs

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    The layoffs in the e-commerce company are expected to be completed within the next few weeks. Amazon has said that those being cut are being given the option to be assigned to a different division in the company that is growing. The news, first reported on Monday by The Seattle Times , comes at a time when Amazon is publicly searching for a location to build its second headquarters.
  • Tunisian Economy Gets a Boost From UK Tourists

    Tunisian Economy Gets a Boost From UK Tourists

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    The ban was caused by a terrorist attack that took place a few years ago in the coastal city of Sousse. The decision was taken to put the destination back on sale after the United Kingdom government changed its advice for Tunisia meaning that British holidaymakers can now travel to the majority of the country.
  • Feeling the Love with Messenger | Facebook Newsroom

    Feeling the Love with Messenger | Facebook Newsroom

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    The social network unveiled four new features that are only available to you if you're officially marked as being in a relationship with someone on Facebook. To help you spread your newly embraced feeling of love and happiness Messenger will then switch your custom emoji to by default. Last year's Valentine's Day was the most active on Messenger and Facebook and we are excited to see whether it follows the same this year as well.
  • How Amazon Will Become a UPS or FedEx

    How Amazon Will Become a UPS or FedEx

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    However, in after-hours trading activity, the Amazon stock is now in the green. It has started in London and expects to launch soon in Los Angeles, with the aim of expanding to other cities this year, the report said. Amazon hopes that in the future, this will grow into a full fledged business that will compete with other large shipping companies. According to online statistics company Statista, Amazon's shipping revenue in 2016 was $8.98 billion while its outbound shipping costs ...
  • 21st Century Fox Offers To Keep Sky News Independent

    21st Century Fox Offers To Keep Sky News Independent

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    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has vowed to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News in order to secure its takeover of pan-European TV giant Sky, documents showed Monday. Fox said the remedies outlined by the group would cease to exist once the Disney takeover is sealed. Sky added, however, that it viewed the Fox proposals as "an effective and comprehensive solution to any potential concerns", and the plans would be "straightforward to implement and monitor".
  • Crude resumes slide as shale threat to OPEC-led restraint grows

    Crude resumes slide as shale threat to OPEC-led restraint grows

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    The U.S. Dollar Index rose 1.5% last week. Nigeria saw a significant reduction in the USA imports of its crude in recent years, starting from 2012, following the shale oil production boom.The U.S. Brent crude LCOc1 reached a three-year peak at more than $70 a barrel thanks to the efforts to restore market balance. In the interim, in the USA, crude reserves likely moved by 3 MMbbl a week ago, as indicated by a Bloomberg review.
  • Verizon SIM-locking phones again soon to

    Verizon SIM-locking phones again soon to "reduce fraud"

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    Verizon says, "This change does not impact the spirit of that agreement as it is created to deter theft by those who engage in identity theft or other fraud", said a spokeswoman for Verizon. The change shouldn't dramatically impact users, given devices are unlocked immediately through a software update . We need to protect our employees from criminals with guns and protect customers from criminals who try to use their identities to fraudulently purchase phones.
  • Florists prep for Valentine's Day boom

    Florists prep for Valentine's Day boom

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    KellyCo Flowers is great business to get a wide variety of flowers and gifts. "It's the busiest 48 hours of the year for us, February 13 and 14", said David Boulton, owner of Arlington's Flowers by George . Conerly says to be sure they are ready for the big day is taking some doing. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.
  • Consumer prices jump much more than forecast, sparking inflation fears

    Consumer prices jump much more than forecast, sparking inflation fears

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    Capital goods sector, a proxy for investment activity in the economy, too grew 16.4% while that of consumer non-durable which gives a sense of consumption in rural areas grew 16.5%. The latest report showed energy prices rose 3 percent from the previous month and food costs advanced 0.2 percent. The RBI said its decision to keep its repo rate , or short-term lending rate for commercial banks, unchanged is consistent with the neutral stance of the central bank aimed at achieving its median ...
  • Credit Suisse Loss Narrows

    Credit Suisse Loss Narrows

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    A 2.3 billion franc writedown triggered by United States tax reform kept the bank from its first year in the black since CEO Tidjane Thiam launched a turnaround plan in 2015. The group said it would propose a reduced dividend of 0.25 francs per share, compared to 0.70 francs in 2016 and average expectations for 0.28 francs.
  • Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

    Salon asks ad-blocking visitors to mine cryptocurrency

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    If you visit the site with an ad-blocker turned on, you might see a prompt to either disable the blocker or choose a "suppress ads" option, as reported today by Financial Times and confirmed by The Verge . But in other cases, users have been unaware that Coinhive was being used on their systems. If you chose to allow Salon to mine with your computer that agreement lasts for 24 hours and will then prompt you again on your next visit to their site.
  • Fox pledges Sky News' editorial independence

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    The family of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has promised not to interfere with Sky News if regulators approve a $16 billion takeover of pay TV provider Sky. The Australian-born American and his family already own The Times, Sunday Times and Sun newspapers through News Corporation. Sky meanwhile commented that the remedies proposed by Fox "would be an effective and comprehensive solution to any potential concerns arising from the Transaction", and that the plans were "straightforward to ...
  • Priya Prakash Varrier's expressions get made as memes, know her better

    Priya Prakash Varrier's expressions get made as memes, know her better

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    The video is actually a trimmed version of a newly-released song " Manikya Malaraya Poovi " from upcoming Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love . Actress cute expression is making space in the hearts of youths. While she hasn't shared any videos from her performances, she has shared a picture from one of her acts. But they have found Priya Prakash Varrier now.
  • Garner, Carr help Penn State beat IL 74-52

    Garner, Carr help Penn State beat IL 74-52

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    Brad Underwood said it's still too early to tell if he'll be able to play Wednesday's game at IN since he's IN concussion protocol. The Nittany Lions won three of the five singles matches thanks to winning efforts by Gabby O'Gorman, Samantha Smith and Bennett Dunn.
  • Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

    Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

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    The Serious Fraud Office has today charged Barclays over a 2008 fundraising deal which saw a $3bn (£2.2bn) loan given to Qatar. Barclays said that both the parent company and subsidiary intend to defend themselves against the charges, adding that it "does not expect there to be an impact on its ability to serve its customers and clients as a outcome of the charge having been brought".