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Royal baby playlist: Songs to inspire a name for Cambridge #3

The Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum , a condition of severe morning sickness during pregnancy, according to the Palace. It was not immediately clear when the baby is due although betting agencies were beginning to offer odds on possible names for the soon-to-be-born child in the House of Windsor. [Full Article...]

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Burn in Northern California

Lightning-Sparked Wildfires Burn in Northern California The pilot and a spokesperson of a Boeing 747 airplane, converted to help blanket wildfires in water and fire retardant, on Thursday confirmed the news many in Eastern Madera County and California were waiting to hear. The Ponderosa Fire has grown to over 3,500 acres, has destroyed 10 homes and is still threatening about 500 more. One of the scores of wildfires burning from California to Mont... [Full Article...]

Net neutrality: Apple finally speaks up in letter to FCC

Net neutrality: Apple finally speaks up in letter to FCC The net neutrality rules see the FCC regulating the internet as if it is a utility, meaning strict rules over blocking or slowing content. Internet providers have generally praised the rules, saying they protect the concept of an open internet, but telecoms operators argue they go too far and could harm competition. [Full Article...]

Moriya on heels of leader Lewis at Portland Classic

Moriya on heels of leader Lewis at Portland Classic USA golfing star Stacy Lewis said watching the resolve of the victims of a tropical storm in her hometown of Houston, Texas, has spurred her to help out. Just what we're going to be able to do, we're going to be able to help rebuild houses and get their homes back. American overnight leader Lewis posted eight birdies in her 65 to go 17 under. [Full Article...]

Oil sector hopes to weather Harvey storm

Oil sector hopes to weather Harvey storm Almost one-third of the nation's refining capacity is along the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi, Texas, to the Lake Charles, Louisiana area, and about one-quarter of the Gulf Coast's oil refining capacity was taken offline, according to the Oil Price Information Service . [Full Article...]

How Analysts Feel About Nanoco Group PLC (LON:NANO)?

How Analysts Feel About Nanoco Group PLC (LON:NANO)? Lastly, Credit Suisse Group upped the price objective on Glencore from GBX 390 ($5.04) to GBX 400 ($5.17) and issued the shares an "outperform" recommendation in a analysis report on Friday morning, Aug 11th. The stock decreased 1.45% or GBX 2 on September 1, reaching GBX 136. HT Group PLC had 18 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen launches United Kingdom diesel scrappage scheme

Volkswagen launches United Kingdom diesel scrappage scheme Two years after Volkswagen was rocked by a diesel emissions scandal, the company has said it will offer drivers thousands of pounds to scrap their old diesel cars. "We've seen a bit of a drop in the United Kingdom auto market this year after years of really accelerated growth". The UK offer builds on VW's scrappage scheme now in place in Germany. [Full Article...]

North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul

North Korea fired missile at half range, says Seoul North Korea has made it clear that it sees its weapons program, which demands regular testing to flawless, as the only way to contest decades of USA hostility, by which it means the huge US military presence in South Korea, Japan and the Pacific. [Full Article...]

Colonial Pipeline expected to resume carrying fuel over weekend

Colonial Pipeline expected to resume carrying fuel over weekend Colonial Pipeline has shut down key fuel lines running from Houston through Mississippi, Georgia Alabama and up the East Coast after Hurricane Harvey forced the closure of refineries and other facilities. "Carriers report that lines at terminals are lengthening and delivery times are being pushed out to 48 hours or more". The national average of $2.45 a gallon is the highest in two years. [Full Article...]

Amazon and Microsoft are Combining their Robotic Assistants

Amazon and Microsoft are Combining their Robotic Assistants It is thought Alexa will help Cortana to come out of its shell a little bit - the Windows-native voice assistant has been largely limited to laptops so far. That leaves Apple's Siri and the Google Assistant out of the mix. With the partnership users can get the best of both worlds and access features from both devices. [Full Article...]

Toshiba Misses a Self-Imposed Chip Sale Deadline, Increasing Future Risks

Toshiba Misses a Self-Imposed Chip Sale Deadline, Increasing Future Risks Strategically, the deal would mean that Apple would no longer need to rely on Samsung for its memory chips, who are also a key competitor to the firm in the smartphone business. Top Toshiba executives and its deal advisers are resisting the current offer, arguing it doesn't do enough to protect the interests of the chips unit or the parent, the people said. [Full Article...]

Best Buy sorry for overpriced water in Houston

Best Buy sorry for overpriced water in Houston Immediately, the franchise was accused of price gouging in the wake of the disaster brought on by Hurricane Harvey , but Best Buy insisted that it was all an honest mistake. "We are all deeply sorry that we gave anyone even the momentary impression that we were trying to take advantage of the situation. They don't need the money", McGovern told Grit Post . [Full Article...]

Gas prices spike in Tampa Bay after in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Gas prices spike in Tampa Bay after in Hurricane Harvey aftermath Patrick DeHaan, an analyst for GasBuddy, predicts that USA gasoline prices will top out around $2.50 or $2.55 a gallon, an increase of up to 20 cents since Harvey hit, with bigger spikes closer to the Gulf. Waskevich was optimistic, however, that any Harvey-related gas price spike "shouldn't last long". "But that was before the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale", Burd said. [Full Article...]

GDP revised up more than expected on stronger business and consumer spending

GDP revised up more than expected on stronger business and consumer spending For the second quarter, the government estimated that consumer spending grew at a 3.3% rate, the best showing in a year and up from an initial estimate of 2.8% growth. The upgrade was also considerably higher than preliminary estimates of 2.6 per cent, and also represented a considerably faster expansion than economists had expected, at 2.7 per cent. [Full Article...]

Astros, Rangers Won't Swap Series In Wake Of Flooding

Astros, Rangers Won't Swap Series In Wake Of Flooding St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field is hosting the series that started on Tuesday night. Carpenter said he has a friend living in Houston who planned to go to the game before it was moved to St Pete. The Rangers would still be sleeping in their own beds while the Astros were in hotel rooms worrying about families. The cross-country travel and the worrying about friends and families probably d... [Full Article...]

Google Assistant coming to more smart speakers, washing machines, and vacuums

Google Assistant coming to more smart speakers, washing machines, and vacuums Smart speakers that will soon be able to speak with Google Assistant include the Zolo Mojo by Anker , TicHome Mini by Mobvoi and the GA10 by Panasonic . New for 2017, the Google Assistant is now compatible with all of LG smart home devices using either Google Home , your eligible Android phone or your iPhone, you can control connected appliances hands-free. [Full Article...]

'Farm Fresh' Amazon Echo Speakers Now Available at Whole Foods

'Farm Fresh' Amazon Echo Speakers Now Available at Whole Foods Amazon will also place its Amazon Lockers package pickup machines in some Whole Foods stores, and make Whole Foods' private label products available on its website, on AmazonFresh, on Prime Pantry, and Prime Now. Last week, Amazon said it would cut the prices of some Whole Foods best-sellers and those discounts were on display on Monday. Amazon kicked off its ownership of Whole Foods with... [Full Article...]

Gilead to buy Kite Pharma for about $12 billion

Gilead to buy Kite Pharma for about $12 billion Alpine Woods Capital Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE). Fil owns 1.39M shares or 0.29% of their USA portfolio. ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd raised its position in shares of Gilead Sciences by 23.4% in the first quarter. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consens... [Full Article...]

No. 17 Florida suspends WR Robinson for game vs. UM

No. 17 Florida suspends WR Robinson for game vs. UM I'm sure they'd like to have that information from us. On Monday, McElwain was asked what he thought of some of Harbaugh's "antics", which keep the Wolverines - and their coach - on college football's center stage in the spring and summer. [Full Article...]

Houston Airports, Schools Closed Due to Flooding

Houston Airports, Schools Closed Due to Flooding Texas officials have been expressing concern that not as many people are evacuating compared with previous storms as Hurricane Harvey bears down on the state. The airline received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate out of the closed airport, according to the two sources. Travel writer Joe Brancatelli said Monday, "The Hobby situation is worse, obviously, since they h... [Full Article...]


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