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Airbnb rolls out luxury rentals and new benefits for users

This will give greater choice of accommodation options to guests, provide greater transparency over the types of accommodation available, and help hosts better showcase what's unique about them to better match with guests' preferences. Superhosts are...

Israel, Iran in war of words

The Israeli air raids began on February 10 when the regime's military said it had intercepted an unmanned aircraft "on a military mission sent and operated by Iranian military forces". "We need to change the current situation with or without change...

Plug-in option for new Volvo V60

And like the company's new XC40 , the V60 will be offered through its Care by Volvo subscription service . Nothing has yet been said about electric range. Volvo also includes the latest version of its Sensus infotainment system in the new V60. Th...

Japan man wins custody of 13 kids born to surrogates

A Japanese businessman who fathered 19 children with at least nine different surrogate mothers was given the right to bring up 13 of them today. While the company's name was not cited, Japanese and Thai media have previously identified Shigeta as b...

USA commerce is said to want aluminum import tariff-quota

More than two dozen US steel and steel-related companies and associations wrote Trump a letter on February 2 urging "strong action" to support domestic steel. Steel stocks soared on the recommendations, with U.S. Steel up 9.7 percent, AK Steel up ...

FCC watchdog looks into changes that benefited Sinclair

The deal would give Sinclair control over the vast majority of local TV stations, a prospect that is disturbing for anyone who enjoys diverse, locally-accountable news, rather than having content controlled by one powerful central firm. FCC has voted...

Retail inflation eases slightly in January

Investors worry that inflation, which is seen as being driven by a tightening labor market and increased government spending, could force the Fed to be more aggressive in raising rates this year than now anticipated. United Kingdom time (8:30 a.m. ...

U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops

In September 2014, the United States and Arab allies launch air strikes on the IS in Syria , opening a new front in the fight against the jihadist group, already targeted by raids in Iraq. Pro-regime troops marched on the compound of the SDF in Khus...

19 killed and 40 injured Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

Most of the dead and injured were on the upper deck of the bus, Chan Hing-yu of the fire department told reporters. Of those killed, 15 were men and three were women. "People fell on top of one another and got tossed around from side to side". Th...

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) Insider Sells $719250.00 in Stock

About 12.44 million shares traded or 5.09% up from the average. The Coca-Cola Co (KO) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $43.13. Voya Limited Liability Corp reported 4.68 million shares. Therefore 20% are positive. Shares ar...

Lloyds and Virgin Money ban credit card users from buying Bitcoin

The biggest virtual currency sank as much as 17 per cent to as low as US$5,922, before trading little changed as of 9:12 a.m.in NY, according to Bloomberg composite pricing. The list of big-time investors warning people about cryptocurrencies conti...

Stronger orders drive January services growth to three-month high: PMI

Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said: "The pace of United Kingdom economic growth slowed sharply at the start of the year as January saw a triple-whammy of weaker PMI surveys". He added that the hit to services sector ...

Oil prices sink as United States stock market slumps and dollar strengthens

A new floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) arrived in Nigeria this week, adding 200,000 barrels per day to offshore output capacity. Crude oil prices rebounded Thursday amid signs that OPEC is complying with supply quotas. Texas...

Trump taking tougher stance on Russian Federation nuclear threat

Low crisis stability reflects a condition when leaders feel pressure to respond quickly even to ambiguous events because the risk of inaction may be greater than the consequences of acting inappropriately. In making the case for modernizing the triad...

VIDEO shows precision strike on militants that downed Russian jet in Syria

The Syrian opposition released footage on social media that purported to show the wreckage of the plane and the body of the pilot surrounded by fighters. A United Nations body in October 2017 held the government responsible for a Sarin gas attack o...

Amazon's stock surges after earnings more than double, revenue beats

Alexa device sales are booming, Amazon said on a conference call with investors. Q4 marks the 11 straight profitable quarter for Amazon. By comparison, the 2017 Q4 profit is more than double its net profit for the same period the previous year.

Female shooter opens fire in SCHOOL - casualties reported

The girl was booked into Juvenile Hall on Thursday night on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds. The campus was placed on lockdown for several hours as police searched the middle school, but LAPD indicated they did not ...

Seamus Coleman's Incredible Return Surprised Everyone But Himself

Theo Walcott seems certain to start for Everton against his former club after scoring twice in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Leicester City . "I always felt defensively they are weak", Allardyce told a news conference on Friday. "I think it's a grea...

German automakers funded diesel emissions tests on humans, local media says

The German government said on Monday that any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people was unjustifiable. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said that "the disgust many people are feeling is absolutely understandable".

Amazon Is Tackling Healthcare With Help From JPMorgan Chase And Warren Buffett

Or it could be a system that bypasses insurance companies altogether and contracts directly with doctors and hospitals for better deals. "Hard as it might be, reducing health care's burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and ...

Sells 57500 Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX)

About 3.36 million shares traded. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX ) has risen 6.83% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. The company's outstanding shares are 2.88 Billion. In terms of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX ). Convergence Ptnrs Limite...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom court to scrap arrest warrant

A court heard the Wikileaks founder was suffering from depression, a frozen shoulder and painful toothache after hiding in Ecuador's London embassy from rape allegations and arrest for skipping bail since 2012. British prosecutors are opposing th...

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

Residents should go back to their normal activity", said Dr Daryono, head of quake information and tsunami warning at BMKG. The epicenter was about 153 kilometers (95 miles) southwest of Jakarta , the capital. A moderately strong natural disaster sh...

Ferrero snaps up Nestlé's confectionery business for $2.8bn

The purchase will make Ferrero the third-largest confectionary company in the US, and will enable Nestle to invest in other faster-growing categories. For Ferrero, this opens up a USA market where it's mostly known for hazelnut spread and those choco...

Murphy will sign executive order on equal pay for women

Murphy also took a swipe at Trump for his incendiary remarks about immigrants from "s--hole countries", saying America is "a place where immigrants still come in hope of a better future - and that includes from Haiti and from the continent of Africa"...

GoPro Might Be Looking To Sell Itself

GoPro also cut some 200 positions in November of 2016. GoPro said it expects $ 340 million in Q4 revenue - a slight $10 million bump from its previous quarter. FILE - In this Thursday, June 26, 2014, file photo, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman celebra...

CBFC wants the Padmavati title to be modified as Padmavat

Joshi added that the producers and the director of the film are "completely in agreement" with the proposed modifications. A meeting is reportedly on the cards between the filmmakers and censor board officials in January. It earlier said the film cap...

South Korea to Tighten Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid 'Speculative' Boom

Perhaps in response to the news, the cryptocurrency markets fell overnight, with Bitcoin slumping 10%. Following this news, the Bitcoin price has plunged by more than 11% in the past 24 hours and is now trading at $14375.70, according to CoinM...

Treasury Sect'y Steve Mnuchin Christmas is Horses

It was cleared by investigators around 8 p.m. Treasury Secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin , testifies during his Senate Finance committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. "We have $50 million homes and we...

The Salvation Army to announce Tree of Lights Campaign progress

Over the course of an hour, Rep. Yaccarino joined a representative from The Salvation Army and participated in the time-honored tradition of ringing the bell as they greeted holiday shoppers. "If there's no one at those kettles, people don't give", M...

Coinbase Investigating Possible Insider Trading of Bitcoin Cash

Something similar happened yesterday when Coinbase finally added Bitcoin Cash to the platform. Coinbase was concerned that its own workers had exploited the shift towards Bitcoin Cash and away from Bitcoin after its price skyrocketed.

European Union to Investigate IKEA for Receiving 'Unfair Tax Advantages'

In particular, the Commission's focus will be on whether the acquisition price adequately reflects the contribution made by Inter IKEA Systems to the value of the franchise business and the level of interest deducted from Inter IKEA Systems' ...

Man with knife shot at Schiphol airport, taken into custody

The airport's crowded entrance plaza, where trains arrive underground to arrivals and departures halls, was briefly evacuated, Tom Goemans, a spokesman for Schiphol, said . A video purporting to show the man being carried away on a stretcher has eme...

SC among 10 least healthy states, new reports says

The study shows that Oklahoma has jumped nine spots, up to 36th in the nation, when it comes to the rate of tobacco users. MA got good marks in the report for having the highest concentration of mental health providers (547.3 per 100,000 populati...

Geminid Meteor Shower peaks next couple nights

According to NASA , meteor rates will be around 60 per hour. "It's best to be in a place where there's no city lights", they said. Meanwhile on the meteor shower front, the Geminids are known for the brightness of the individual meteors and their...

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Female shooter opens fire in SCHOOL - casualties reported

The girl was booked into Juvenile Hall on Thursday night on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds. The campus was placed on lockdown for several hours ...

Amazon's stock surges after earnings more than double, revenue beats

Alexa device sales are booming, Amazon said on a conference call with investors. Q4 marks the 11 straight profitable quarter for Amazon. By comparison, the 2017 Q4 profit is more...

Seamus Coleman's Incredible Return Surprised Everyone But Himself

Theo Walcott seems certain to start for Everton against his former club after scoring twice in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Leicester City . "I always felt defensively they are w...

German automakers funded diesel emissions tests on humans, local media says

The German government said on Monday that any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people was unjustifiable. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said tha...

Amazon Is Tackling Healthcare With Help From JPMorgan Chase And Warren Buffett

Or it could be a system that bypasses insurance companies altogether and contracts directly with doctors and hospitals for better deals. "Hard as it might be, reducing health car...

Sells 57500 Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX)

About 3.36 million shares traded. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX ) has risen 6.83% since January 25, 2017 and is uptrending. The company's outstanding shares are 2.88 Billion. In...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom court to scrap arrest warrant

A court heard the Wikileaks founder was suffering from depression, a frozen shoulder and painful toothache after hiding in Ecuador's London embassy from rape allegations and ar...

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

Residents should go back to their normal activity", said Dr Daryono, head of quake information and tsunami warning at BMKG. The epicenter was about 153 kilometers (95 miles) south...

Ferrero snaps up Nestlé's confectionery business for $2.8bn

The purchase will make Ferrero the third-largest confectionary company in the US , and will enable Nestle to invest in other faster-growing categories. For Ferrero, this opens up a...

Murphy will sign executive order on equal pay for women

Murphy also took a swipe at Trump for his incendiary remarks about immigrants from "s--hole countries", saying America is "a place where immigrants still come in hope of a better f...

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GoPro Might Be Looking To Sell Itself

GoPro Might Be Looking To Sell Itself

GoPro also cut some 200 positions in November of 2016. GoPro said it expects $ 340 million in Q4 revenue - a slight $10 million bump from its previous quarter. FILE - In this...

CBFC wants the Padmavati title to be modified as Padmavat

CBFC wants the Padmavati title to be modified as Padmavat

Joshi added that the producers and the director of the film are "completely in agreement" with the proposed modifications. A meeting is reportedly on the cards between the filmmake...

South Korea to Tighten Bitcoin Exchange Rules Amid 'Speculative' Boom

Perhaps in response to the news, the cryptocurrency markets fell overnight, with Bitcoin slumping 10%. Following this news, the Bitcoin price has plunged by more than 11% in ...

Treasury Sect'y Steve Mnuchin Christmas is Horses

Treasury Sect'y Steve Mnuchin Christmas is Horses

It was cleared by investigators around 8 p.m. Treasury Secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin , testifies during his Senate Finance committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on...

The Salvation Army to announce Tree of Lights Campaign progress

The Salvation Army to announce Tree of Lights Campaign progress

Over the course of an hour, Rep. Yaccarino joined a representative from The Salvation Army and participated in the time-honored tradition of ringing the bell as they greeted holida...