• Bitcoin price tumbles as China orders exchanges to be shut down
Bitcoin price tumbles as China orders exchanges to be shut down

China accounts for about 23 per cent of bitcoin trades and is also home to numerous world's biggest bitcoin miners , who confirm transactions in the digital currency. Bitcoin has jumped about 600 per cent in USA dollar terms over the past year, part of a broad surge in virtual currencies that has fuelled concerns of a bubble.

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  • Final: Pittsburgh Steelers defeat Cleveland Browns 21-18
Final: Pittsburgh Steelers defeat Cleveland Browns 21-18

After spending much of the game struggling to convert first downs, the Steelers got rolling late in the second quarter and mounted a go-ahead touchdown drive with 45 seconds to play in the first half against the Browns. This was all done without Myles Garrett , which should give fans some hope that this defense can be great considering the Steel...

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  • Mormon church expresses sorrow, support in wake of massive Mexican quake
Mormon church expresses sorrow, support in wake of massive Mexican quake

With a magnitude of 8.4, the Chiapas quake is the strongest natural disaster to have hit Mexico in over a hundred years. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a news conference Friday that the quake was the strongest to hit the nation in a century - and that 50 million Mexicans felt shaking.

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  • Hurricane Irma: Delta flight carries out heart-stopping mission for stranded passengers
Hurricane Irma: Delta flight carries out heart-stopping mission for stranded passengers

Three other flights (two from JetBlue and one from American) took off from the US but were forced to turn back before reaching the island. Hurricane Irma continues to damage and flood areas of the Caribbean , leaving nine dead in the wake of its path, CNN reported .

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  • Piyush Goyal becomes new Railway Minister; Arun Jailtey to retain Defence, Finance
Piyush Goyal becomes new Railway Minister; Arun Jailtey to retain Defence, Finance

Piyush Goyal , who on Monday took office as Railway Minister, said that huge investments made in the railways in last three years will definitely lead to the development. Goyal would get the help of Lohani, an Indian Railway Service officer who knows the Railways inside-outside, in setting the agenda for Railways. He also described Prabhu as ...

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  • Japan's Princes Mako announces engagement to commoner giving up royal status
Japan's Princes Mako announces engagement to commoner giving up royal status

A Japanese princess must leave the royal because she plans to marry her former classmate who is a commoner. "While I worked to help the emperor and fulfil duties as a royal family member as much as I can, I've been cherishing my own life". The shrinking royal population, which mirrors the broader aging of Japanese society, has raised concerns that ...

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  • Sinn Fein Rejects DUP's Call To Resume Northern Ireland Power-Sharing
Sinn Fein Rejects DUP's Call To Resume Northern Ireland Power-Sharing

Ms O'Neill however repeated her rejection of DUP leader Arlene Foster's call last week for the Northern Executive to be restored based on a commitment that the language issue would be addressed within a specific period of time, and that if it were not resolved the Stormont again would collapse.

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  • Prince William, Kate expecting third child, Kensington Palace says
Prince William, Kate expecting third child, Kensington Palace says

William and Kate , both 35, already have two children: Prince George , 4, and Princess Charlotte , 2. There will soon be another Royal baby! According to the statement, Queen Elizabeth and members of both families are delighted with the news.

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  • Degrees: San Francisco Breaks All-Time Heat Record
Degrees: San Francisco Breaks All-Time Heat Record

The National Weather Service announced that Downtown San Francisco reached an all-time high of 106 degrees on Friday, as a unsafe heat wave shatters temperature records throughout the region. Wildfires across the West have worsened conditions for residents in the region. At 2:43 p.m., the National Weather Service says the city hit 104 deg...

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  • Whitbread plc (WTB) Upgraded to
Whitbread plc (WTB) Upgraded to "Sell" at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

The company was maintained on Monday, November 2 by Barclays Capital. Singular Research has "Buy" rating and $93 target. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, October 23. Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 1,769 shares. About 89,033 shares traded. Just yesterday HSBC Holdings PLC (LON:HSBA) traded 0.04% higher at 716.95GBX.

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  • Thousands Evacuated From Their Homes Ahead Of Controlled Explosion
Thousands Evacuated From Their Homes Ahead Of Controlled Explosion

Homes and buildings within a 1.5-kilometre radius of the site were due to be cleared by 6am Irish time, but some people were still in the evacuation zone well past the deadline as police carried out door-to-door checks. A woman carries her belongings past a police officer experts prepare to defuse an unexploded British bomb in Frankfurt. The ...

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  • Shell, Exxon say some pollution released as storm hits Texas
Shell, Exxon say some pollution released as storm hits Texas

The storm has displaced over a million people, with 44 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed Houston , swelled river levels to record highs and knocked out the drinking water supply in Beaumont, Texas, a city of about 120,000 people. But risky flooding will continue from Houston all the way into southwestern Louisiana for the rest of the week...

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  • Area gas prices up 14 cents in recent days
Area gas prices up 14 cents in recent days

The damage and flooding caused by Harvey has sidelined about 31 per cent of total US capacity for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, said McTeague. The average price makes Arizona sixth-cheapest in the U.S. In Canada, prices are also affected by a lack of competition among gasoline wholesalers and taxes, according to McTeague.

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  • Job Growth Slowed, unemployment Inched Up in August
Job Growth Slowed, unemployment Inched Up in August

The unemployment rate crept up to 4.4% from the 16-year low of 4.3% reached last month, as fewer adults reported that they had a job during the month. Across the economy, there was a net gain of 156,000 jobs, which was tens of thousands less than the prior month. Private employment rose by 165,000 in the latest month, below the 173,000 forecas...

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  • Gas prices expected to rise because of Harvey's impact
Gas prices expected to rise because of Harvey's impact

Analysts predict prices at the pump are likely to rise as much as 25-cents a gallon nationwide in the weeks ahead. As of Monday afternoon, prices in Texas had already risen about three cents from the week before - hardly a dramatic spike, though gas is usually headed the other way this time of year, Mac said.

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  • Harvey shuts 24% of refining capacity in US; Brent down
Harvey shuts 24% of refining capacity in US; Brent down

The EIA cited a string of sharp drawdowns in crude stocks over the past eight weeks that helped OPEC's aims of bolstering crude prices, though analysts said much of that could be at stake now with the growth in supply of unrefined oil from hurricane-related outages.

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  • US Second-Quarter GDP Revised Up To 3% From Initial 2
US Second-Quarter GDP Revised Up To 3% From Initial 2

As a result, the PCE index decelerated to a 1.6% annual pace in the quarter, down from a 2% rate in the first quarter. GDP increased by about 1.5% in 2016 in the U.S. That was an improvement from the lackluster 1.2 percent rate in the first quarter. "Underlying domestic demand in the economy is consistent with near three percent growth but the ...

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  • Don't fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams
Don't fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams

Hart calls the situation on Texas' Gulf Coast and in Houston, where feet of rain have fallen and caused risky flooding, "a serious matter" where people need help . I think that people are in bad shape and they need help . Texas, we are thinking about you and we love you and we're here for you. It's a warning we hear often during natural d...

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  • CORPORATE REPORT: United; Best Buy; Freeport-McMoRan; Hyundai
CORPORATE REPORT: United; Best Buy; Freeport-McMoRan; Hyundai

The company has market cap of $458.44 million. It closed at $94.49 lastly. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since August 28, 2016 and is downtrending. ValuEngine upgraded Freeport-McMoran from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 17 by Deutsche B...

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  • Whole Foods just got a lot more affordable thanks to Amazon
Whole Foods just got a lot more affordable thanks to Amazon

How did Amazon decide which Whole Foods items to discount? But the potential integration of the two companies could eventually go much further. Amazon's move to cut prices at Whole Foods drew excited responses from shoppers on Monday.

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  • Florida suspends WR James Robinson for game vs. MI
Florida suspends WR James Robinson for game vs. MI

Returning starter Wilton Speight and fifth-year senior John O'Korn have emerged as the leading candidates. Of course, the 17th-ranked Gators still have not determined a starting quarterback, at least publicly. Florida quarterback's Feleipe Franks (13) and Malik Zaire (8) work at practice. Coach Jim Harbaugh was said to be the driving force b...

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  • PV Sindhu enters first final of World Badminton Championship
PV Sindhu enters first final of World Badminton Championship

Although Sindhu lost the final, for India, it still is a historic edition since for the first time Indian shuttlers are returning with two medals. Though Sindhu had defeated the Japanese in 2016 Rio Olympics, the latter equaled the score this time.

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  • Supermarket shares hit as Amazon unveils Whole Foods plans
Supermarket shares hit as Amazon unveils Whole Foods plans

Integration of the two companies will also mean Amazon customers will be able to buy Whole Foods' private label products through its website and local grocery delivery services. It is expected to retain existing customers of the organic grocery chain, as well as attract new shoppers. They announced that they will completely take over the Who...

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  • Stock Backsliding Pre-Bell, Gapping Down: Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA)
Stock Backsliding Pre-Bell, Gapping Down: Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA)

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 17.54, a price to book ratio of 2.24, and a price to sales ratio of 8.19. Piper Jaffray reinitiated Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA ) on Monday, May 1 with "Overweight" rating. Also, Director Catherine Ann Halligan sold 500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. ...

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  • Traders dial back rate hike view on Yellen's silence on policy
Traders dial back rate hike view on Yellen's silence on policy

Market participants are closely watching the developments at Jackson Hole symposium 2017 where the heads of the global central banks have assembled for the Annual Economic Policy Symposium to discuss various global monetary policy. Economists had expected durable goods orders to slump by 6.0 percent. The pan-regional FTSEurofirst 300 index .FTEU3...

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