• What Time is the Solar Eclipe 2017?

    What Time is the Solar Eclipe 2017?

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    The length of totality varies from two to a little over two and a half minutes. The eclipse will last longest near Carbondale, Illinois for 2.44 minutes. I might or might not be joining you. "Never use just plain sunglass, even welding goggles (if they are not the right type) will not work". The conservation district will provide solar eclipse-safe glasses, refreshments and a treat.
  • Ripoll imam radicalized Barcelona attackers

    Ripoll imam radicalized Barcelona attackers

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    Police on Friday released photos of Moussa and three other suspected members of the terror cell behind the attacks - Mohamed Hychami, 24, Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, and Said Aallaa, 18. Premier Li Keqiang expressed condolences on Friday to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over the attacks. All four men were from the small city of Ripoll near the Pyrenees Mountains and Spain's border with France.
  • New York Times: Some Charlottesville Protesters Were Not White Supremacists, Nazis

    New York Times: Some Charlottesville Protesters Were Not White Supremacists, Nazis

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    These days they march in broad daylight, Confederate flags fluttering, to demand that their icons - such as pro-slavery General Robert E Lee - continue to be commemorated with statues. Even on Fox News, two black commentators cried and implored the president to take it back. -5:45 p.m.: Richard Trumka, president of the labor group AFL-CIO and Thea Lee, economist at the AFL-CIO, resign .
  • Are we at economic war with China?

    Are we at economic war with China?

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    European markets closed lower: London's FTSE retreated 0.6 per cent, as did Paris, while Frankfurt slid 0.5 per cent. World equity markets and U.S. bond yields fell while gold rose on Thursday as investors favored safe-haven investments amid skepticism U.S.
  • Deadly Car Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils

    Deadly Car Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils

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    The Eiffel Tower went dark late Thursday night in tribute to the victims. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured as the driver ploughed into people along a 500 metre stretch of the pedestrianised area. Justice Minister Charlie Flangagn said it amounted to an "unspeakable act of terrorism ". Leaders from around the world have offered their condolences after the Barcelona attack.
  • Walmart beats on earnings as online sales surge

    Walmart beats on earnings as online sales surge

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    Wal-Mart shares have climbed 17 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 10 per cent. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The firm has a market cap of $239.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.073 and a beta of 0.29. That brings Walton's holdings to $9,067,331,849 as reported to the SEC.
  • GOP lawmaker calls for 'massive cyberattack' on North Korea

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    The US and President Donald Trump have promised to discuss and reach an agreement with South Korea on any options (the US) may use against North Korea". Of course, it would be nice if the current crisis could be defused by negotiations. Pyongyang released images of this, showcasing a map outlining a flight path for the missiles from the coastal city of Sinpo in North Korea to Guam.
  • Dollar Drops After Fed Minutes Released

    Dollar Drops After Fed Minutes Released

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    Analysts at Commerzbank said the metal was sent higher in late trade on Wednesday as the dollar suffered after Trump said he'd dissolve two advisory councils following mounting pressure from high-profile CEOs. In other news, the New York Fed's Empire State manufacturing index surge 15 points to 25.2, its highest in almost three years. The aussie and kiwi gained against the greenback , rising from their one-month lows.
  • Intel CEO Quits American Manufacturing Council; Read His Resignation Letter

    Intel CEO Quits American Manufacturing Council; Read His Resignation Letter

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    Trump came under heavy criticism for failing to directly criticize the white nationalists at the center of the violent protests over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA. A Dow spokesperson had told AAP on Tuesday Mr Liveris would remain on the council . Campbell's CEO is on Trump's advisory council . When he landed at the White House on Monday morning, the president headed toward the East Wing, ignoring shouted questions like "will you condemn the actions of neo-Nazis?" and "Do you ...
  • US Fed can 'be patient' in raising rates: minutes

    US Fed can 'be patient' in raising rates: minutes

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    Trump announced the disbanding of two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after eight executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only on white nationalists but also on anti-racism activists who opposed them.
  • Justin Thomas seals maiden major at US PGA

    Justin Thomas seals maiden major at US PGA

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    Matsuyama , who matched the best Japanese showing in a men's major with his US Open runner-up effort two months ago at Erin Hills, fired a final-round 61 last Sunday to win a World Golf Championships title. "(Woods) hit the putt on camera and before it can fall in on TV, I can just hear the roar outside. "I gave it everything I had coming in". Matsuyama finished one stroke better than Kisner, in a tie for fifth place, after sharing the 36-hole lead and starting the final round one stroke ...
  • Gold falls on rising risk appetite as North Korea tensions ease

    Gold falls on rising risk appetite as North Korea tensions ease

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    MSCI's world equity index was up 0.75 per cent after its biggest weekly drop since early November and the USA benchmark S&P 500 climbed 1 per cent for its third one percent daily gain in 2017. This amount is a combination of the United States dollar's contracts against the combined contracts of the euro ( FXE ), British pound ( FXB ), Japanese yen ( FXY ), Australian dollar ( FXA ), Canadian dollar ( FXC ), and the Swiss franc.
  • USA stock futures rise on strong economic data, easing North Korea tension

    USA stock futures rise on strong economic data, easing North Korea tension

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    The yen had gained a lift last week after Trump warned North Korea that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States . The Nasdaq composite climbed 81.06 points to 6,337.62. "All is relatively calm, all is relatively quiet on the geopolitical front and long may that last", said Kit Juckes, a global strategist at Societe Generale.
  • 1Gold inches lower as North Korea tensions ease

    1Gold inches lower as North Korea tensions ease

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    But many of those markets began to bounce back on Monday, with Hong Kong stocks climbing 1.4%, for example. Although money is leaving the safe haven asset and flowing back into the stock market, losses could be limited because of concerns over the direction of US interest rates.
  • Donald Trump threatens war AGAIN - but not on North Korea

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    The US knows that a strike on North Korea would force the regime to retaliate against US allies South Korea and Japan . States' attempts to signal resolve and strength can lead to misperception and miscalculation, and any minor incident (for example, a naval skirmish or aircraft collision) on the Korean peninsula could rapidly escalate to a nuclear strike.
  • Swiss Franc Consolidates After Rallying Hard on North Korea Tensions

    Swiss Franc Consolidates After Rallying Hard on North Korea Tensions

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    Against the greenback, the Swiss franc eased about 0.1 percent to 0.9645 per dollar, having surged about 1.1 percent on Wednesday. The FTSE 100 ended 44.67 points lower at 7498.06. This week has seen its biggest rise since June 2016. J.C. Penney slumped as much as 18.25 percent to a record low after the retailer reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.
  • Trump shows atypical caution after Charlottesville — Analysis

    Trump shows atypical caution after Charlottesville — Analysis

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    Opponents have attacked him for his explosive rhetoric toward North Korea and he is publicly fuming with fellow Republicans in Congress over their failure to notch up any major legislative wins during his first six months in office. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center website , 917 hate groups are currently operating in the United States, 55 in Texas and one neo-Nazi group in Wichita Falls.
  • Neymar to make PSG debut from the start at Guingamp

    Neymar to make PSG debut from the start at Guingamp

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    Asked if it is more or less the traditional super powers ganging up against an up and coming rich club, Aulas said: "No, I don't think so". The fact that the French club sold more than 10,000 'Neymar 10' jerseys on the Brazilian's first day proves his popularity.
  • Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 in Premier League opener

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    But Leicester collapsed as substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored inside the final seven minutes to snatch a dramatic three points for Arsene Wenger's men. If he can maintain that record that would be ideal for us. The Gunners certainly need his form from his past seasons if they want to win this one. Keeping his place in the starting 11, Holding didn't look as impressive as last week.
  • Swiss franc, yen rise as North Korea tensions brew

    Swiss franc, yen rise as North Korea tensions brew

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    Trump is issuing a new warning over the North's development of nuclear weapons. Markets in Italy, France and Germany also saw declines. The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 0.2 percent to 2474.92 points, and the Nasdaq dropped 0.2 percent to 6370.46 points.
  • TSX hits 1-month low on N. Korea tensions, lower oil prices

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    The tone of Trump's warning this time around has shaken investors. But are investors really nervous about a possible military conflict with Kim Jong Un? The Dow and the S&P clung to tiny gains on Tuesday after scaling new records as support from technology stocks offset weakness in the healthcare and materials sectors.
  • Military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

    Military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

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    It has a population of about 160,000 in an area about 1/5th the size of Rhode Island. "It's unbelievable when you consider the headlines just how calm the equity markets are, how they've taken things in their stride", said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs

    Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs

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    The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 10 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,399. The Korean won also continued to skid, down 0.45% to 1,147.2, falling below its 200-day moving average for the first time in a month. Shanghai posted its biggest one-day drop since December while Seoul stocks again ended deep in negative territory. Emerging market stocks lost 1.27 per cent.
  • Markets Right Now: US stocks trade lower at midday

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    South Korea's Kospi fell more than 1%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 dipped 0.26%. The so-called fear gauge - the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX ), the most widely followed barometer of expected United States stock market volatility , hit its highest since November 8, when Mr Trump was elected president.
  • The Price Still Isn't Right for Consumers

    The Price Still Isn't Right for Consumers

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    President Donald Trump kept the war of words going Friday morning when he tweeted that the U.S.is now "locked and loaded". Pork prices shed 15.5 percent year on year, and helped cut the CPI reading by 0.46 percentage points. "We are still not there yet, but we might be getting there pretty quickly if the data do not pick up", she said in a telephone interview. "We've got a ways to go".
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks drift lower on Wall Street

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    After seeming to shrug off the heated rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea over the last couple of days, investors are becoming more wary as the standoff between the two countries continues ratcheting up, said Michael Currie, vice-president of TD Wealth Private Investment Advice.
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    Trump's "fire and fury" warning hits stocks, lifts yen and gold

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    US stock index futures also fell, with the S&P 500 indicated to open down 0.4 percent. Oil prices fell for a third day on doubts over OPEC's ability to limit supply. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" South Korea will repatriate this week a North Korean man who was rescued last week while adrift in the southern side of the Yellow Sea, the Ministry of Unification said Thursday.
  • Gold offers refuge from US-North Korea tensions

    Gold offers refuge from US-North Korea tensions

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    The kiwi was trading at 79.23 yen from 80.44 yen, as the safe-haven yen continued to attract interest as US President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric against North Korea . The dollar was further weighed down on Friday by the soft US inflation data. "We are encouraged by our first-quarter performance, although we continue to believe that fiscal 2018 will be a transition year for our company, as we focus on laying the foundation for the future by executing on our strategic plan", he ...
  • We want your eclipse plans, stories and photos

    We want your eclipse plans, stories and photos

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    I have had people ask about sunglasses, and even 3D glasses. NO! Why is everyone so excited about it? NASA says the last total solar eclipse visible over the contiguous United States was in 1979. When it's dark, our pupils dilate to take in more light. Kansas City , Nashville and St. Louis are some of the cities that will have a good chance of seeing the sun totally covered.
  • FTSE falls as North Korea details strike plan

    FTSE falls as North Korea details strike plan

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    To that end, gold prices shot up to near $1,300 an ounce - their highest level in several months. The jump in the franc had prompted hedge funds to unwind leveraged positions which involved borrowing in the weak Swiss currency and investing the proceeds in the relatively higher-yielding Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar.
  • Gold gains on North Korea tensions

    Gold gains on North Korea tensions

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    On Wall Street, Walt Disney dragged the Dow Jones lower at the open. "After today's data and commentary from Dudley, if we see even a near-miss on CPI tomorrow, I think the dollar has got quite a bit of room to sell off", Mr Sweeting said.
  • Patriots Buy Planes for Team Travel

    Patriots Buy Planes for Team Travel

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    In a press conference Friday, Brady downplayed his wife's comments. The haters hated it and thought it reeked of Patriots arrogance. In March 2015, Wilfork's time with the franchise came to an end, as the option on his contract was not picked up by the team.
  • Global stocks fall on Trump's North Korea warning; US$ up after data

    Global stocks fall on Trump's North Korea warning; US$ up after data

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    The somewhat firmer U.S. dollar so far this week has had very little impact on the buck-denominated metals. The US currency was down 0.3% at 109.94 yen, following a retreat to 109.740, its weakest since June 15. It also outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near Guam, which is more than 3,000 km (2,000 miles) to the southeast of North Korea and home to about 163,000 people, a U.S.
  • Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute

    Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute

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    Damore said that he filed the complaint before he was sacked, and that firing someone because of a labor complaint is against the law. The system works much like Reddit and allows employees to upvote or downvote other people's questions, which can be submitted either anonymously or non-anonymously.
  • Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

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    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that he expects the country to vote "yes" on the issue that has divided his center-right Liberal Party, the Chicago Sun-Times reports . The postal vote, with an estimated cost of $122 million, will not change the law but simply provide additional guidance about public opinion. Kildea said without parliamentary legislation to approve the expenditure, there could be questions around whether they had the "statutory authority" to carry it out.
  • Yen firms after N.Korea says considering plan to strike Guam

    Yen firms after N.Korea says considering plan to strike Guam

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    The decline followed overnight losses on Wall Street . Shortly after this announcement, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" the idea of a missile strike on Guam , a U.S. Core prices had been expected to rise by 0.2 percent. The index has fallen to its lowest intraday level in well over a month. The company's stock (NYSE: DIS ) dropped $4.15, or 3.88 per cent, to US$102.83.
  • Wall Street swings lower on Trump's warning against North Korea

    Wall Street swings lower on Trump's warning against North Korea

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    Shares of Walt Disney were down 4.23 percent, the biggest drag on Dow, as investors doubted whether the company can succeed with its plan to launch its own streaming services rather than rely on Netflix to reach online viewers. On August 9, it rose 1.4% to 11.11. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand edged down by 0.1% in July after inching up by 0.1% in June.
  • Asian shares, U.S. stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

    Asian shares, U.S. stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

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    Discovery Communications fell 94 cents, or 3.9 percent, to $23.36. The entire administration of Donald Trump is speaking in one voice on the threat posed by North Korea and how to tackle it, a State Department official has said, dismissing reports that there was dissent in the US President's regime over the issue.
  • In push to get Model 3 to masses, Tesla starts raising cash

    In push to get Model 3 to masses, Tesla starts raising cash

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    Most of that amount will be going towards boosting production at its Fremont, California assembly plant and a battery plant in Reno, Nevada. Tesla burned through $1 billion in the second quarter preparing for the arrival of the Model 3 , which is central to the company's growth strategy and broader goal of popularizing electric cars .