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CES is, as NBC News notes , the biggest tech show in the world. During the media days before the kickoff of CES this week - the show floor doesn't open until Tuesday - newly announced Alexa-enabled devices ranged from classic electronics (a Hisense television, a Garmin GPS device), to cutting edge (a $1,000 pair of smart glasses).
  • AAP declares Rajya Sabha nominations, excludes Kumar Vishwas

    AAP declares Rajya Sabha nominations, excludes Kumar Vishwas

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    MLAs close to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recorded the conversations Vishwas had with his supporters and played the audio clip before a select group of party functionaries to discredit him. Patidar leader Hardik Patel had on Tuesday batted for Kumar Vishwas as AAP's candidate for Rajya Sabha. Several names are doing the rounds, but what appears for sure is that Sanjay Singh would make the cut.
  • Dominion Energy and SCANA merge in US$14.6bn deal

    Dominion Energy and SCANA merge in US$14.6bn deal

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    Dominion also plans to write off $1.7 billion in losses tied to the VC Summer project in Fairfield County. On January 3, 2018, SCANA announced that it had signed a definitive merger agreement with Dominion Energy . The deal looks like a win for everyone involved. Dominion is building a major natural gas pipeline, the Atlantic Coast line, to the SC border, and state officials want it extended, he said.
  • Berkeley Group (BKG) Given "Hold" Rating at Canaccord Genuity

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    The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, June 14 by Goldman Sachs. Societe Generale maintained the shares of NXT in report on Tuesday, June 28 with "Hold" rating. Copeland Cap Limited Liability Co invested 0.46% in Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO). Next Financial Grp Inc invested in 0.03% or 2,261 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Liability Corp, Washington-based fund reported 415,522 shares.
  • Amazon Prime ships more than five billion items in 2017

    Amazon Prime ships more than five billion items in 2017

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    Prime membership continued to grow during the holidays as Amazon incented shoppers with free trial offers. Somewhere deep within his superhero hideout (or supervillain lair, depending on your point of view), Jeff Bezos is probably cackling with delight at the revelation that Amazon Prime customers had more than 5 billion items shipped to them via the online retailer in 2017.
  • Californians line up for the start of legal recreational marijuana

    Californians line up for the start of legal recreational marijuana

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    Two additional states - ME and MA - permit adults to legally possess and grow cannabis, but have yet to enact regulations permitting the plant's commercial cultivation and sale. More than 6,100 tonnes of pot was produced by Californian growers past year, with 80pc illegally shipped out of state. Nonetheless It's a very, very happy new year for Californians.
  • Dell unveils new XPS 13 ahead of CES

    Dell unveils new XPS 13 ahead of CES

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    The Dell XPS 13 has a 13-inch InfinityEdge display . The new XPS 13 has Dell Cinema built into it, promising "state-of-the-art sound, color, and streaming to elevate your entertainment experience". When it comes to the design and "look and feel" of business and consumer-class personal computers, Apple has set a high bar during the last decade with its MacBook lineup.
  • Bitcoin conference unable to handle bitcoin payments

    Bitcoin conference unable to handle bitcoin payments

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    Analysts said bitcoin was also undermined by news earlier in the session that South Korean financial authorities were inspecting six local banks that offer virtual currency accounts to institutions. The graph shows the growth of combined market capitalisation and 24-hour trade volume of all cryptocurrencies excluding Bitcoin in 2017. "This would dramatically increase how institutional investors can get exposure".
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NASDAQ:WFC) To Report Earnings

    Wells Fargo & Company (NASDAQ:WFC) To Report Earnings

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    Basswood Cap Management Llc has 3.84% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ). Wells Fargo & Co has a 1-year low of $49.27 and a 1-year high of $63.40. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Wells Fargo & Co by 1.2% in the second quarter. In a preview note covering major USA banks this week, Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O-Connor highlighted the tax reform bill as a key focus, in the form of both positives and negatives.
  • Inflation at 17-month high, rises to 5.21 pc in Dec, 2017

    Inflation at 17-month high, rises to 5.21 pc in Dec, 2017

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    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast core CPI rising 0.2 percent month-on-month and holding steady at 1.7 percent on an annual basis. In December 2015, it was 3.41 per cent. The CPI inflation , which has been rising for two consecutive month in November, was also higher than market expectations for the third time. The RBI, which has a medium-term inflation target of 4 per cent, has raised its inflation estimate to 4.3 per cent to 4.7 per cent for the six months through March.
  • India's Infosys posts 38 pct jump in Q3 profit on tax deal

    India's Infosys posts 38 pct jump in Q3 profit on tax deal

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    The net profit was higher than CNBC-TV18 estimates of Rs3,609 crore. Infosys also maintained its expectation for full-year revenue growth of between 5.5 and 6.5 percent. The Infosys exchange filing said that its revenues in the third quarter increased by 8% in terms of the United States dollar. Analysts at HDFC Securities projected profits of Rs 5,182 crore, including the tax reversal, which implies they expected Infosys to report profit growth of 1 percent, excluding the tax reversal component.
  • Fiat Chrysler to invest $1b in Michigan plant, add 2500 jobs

    Fiat Chrysler to invest $1b in Michigan plant, add 2500 jobs

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    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said earlier Thursday it will boost wages to $11 an hour and also give as much $1,000 bonuses to employees after Trump and Congress cut the USA corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent late previous year. "Part of it also is showing the administration how many workers they have here in the U.S." and signaling the company will "pump that money right into the economy".
  • Marriott website shut for cleanup

    Marriott website shut for cleanup

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    USA -based Delta, Spanish clothing chain Zara and US medical device maker Medtronic were targeted, the Liberty Times reported. Civil Aviation Administration of China said on its website it would require all foreign airlines operating routes to China to conduct comprehensive investigation of their websites, apps and customer-related information and "strictly comply with China's laws and regulations to prevent a similar thing from happening".
  • GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

    GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels

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    Mr Vogt said the self-driving Bolt has redundant systems built in to back up the driving systems. If there's a problem, the vehicle will slow down, pull over to the roadside and stop. Cruise's auto had to navigate construction blocking the lane more than 18 times as often in the Bay Area and had to deal with emergency vehicles 270 times, versus six Phoenix encounters, according to the report .
  • China's trade surplus continues to narrow in 2017

    China's trade surplus continues to narrow in 2017

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    China's trade data capped a robust year despite numerous concerns over the health of its economy. That was despite-wide ranging concerns about the Chinese economy, including high debt levels, asset bubbles and a slowdown in industrial sectors.
  • Uber built secret program to evade law enforcement

    Uber built secret program to evade law enforcement

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    However, what is out of the ordinary in this case it how frequently Ripley has been employed. While we know that many companies tend to have a remote "panic button" to shut off computers if a police raid were to occur, Uber's secret tool is on a different level.
  • Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million

    Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million

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    Several states competed for the plant, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles per year. Production is expected to begin by 2021. The companies originally announced plans for a USA plant in August when the two Japanese automakers signed a joint venture agreement, though the exact location was not known at that time.
  • Where to watch PSLV C40 Cartostat-2 series lift off online

    Where to watch PSLV C40 Cartostat-2 series lift off online

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    ISRO's launch vehicle Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-40 will carry the satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota on January 12. ISRO had successfully launched Cartosat-2 Series satellite on June 22, 2016. The Indian satellites are 710 kg Cartosat-2 series for Earth observation as the primary satellite of the mission, along with co-passenger payloads, including 100 kg micro satellite and a 10 kg nano satellite.
  • Malaysia To Resume Search For Flight MH 370

    Malaysia To Resume Search For Flight MH 370

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    Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said a Houston-based private firm, Ocean Infinity, would search for MH370 in that 25,000-sq-km priority area on a "no-cure, no-fee" basis, meaning it will only get paid if it finds the plane. The vessel will have 65 crew, including two government representatives drawn from the Malaysian navy. The search will begin on 17 January, said Ocean Infinity chief executive Oliver Plunkett, who attended the signing event.
  • Ford Warns Against Driving Certain 2006 Ranger Pickups

    Ford Warns Against Driving Certain 2006 Ranger Pickups

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    Ford inspectors confirmed days later that a faulty Takata air bag inflater ruptured, "resulting in a driver fatality", the company said in a statement . Today, Ford issued a critical warning that certain recalled model year 2006 Ford Rangers with defective Takata air bags are an immediate risk to safety.
  • Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at three-year high

    Asian shares step back from 2007 peak, oil at three-year high

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    U.S. oil prices closed above $60 a barrel on the final trading day of the year 2017, the first time since mid-2015, as the commodity ended the year with a 12pc gain spurred by strong demand and declining global inventories. One can expect him to further put down the peddle in the New Year. The Trump administration has proposed to open up vast new territory for offshore oil and gas drilling, going so far as to push drilling in areas now off limits.
  • Dropbox files confidentially for US IPO, source says

    Dropbox files confidentially for US IPO, source says

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    Other banks may be brought on board to fill additional rolls on the IPO. That's made it easier for Dropbox to cut costs while speeding file transfers, Chief Operating Officer Dennis Woodside said in an interview past year. Confidential filings, which were enabled by the JOBS Act, allow companies to submit paperwork to the SEC without public scrutiny. Dropbox's main competitor, Box Inc, was valued at roughly $1.67 billion in its IPO in 2015, less than the $2.4 billion it had been valued at in ...