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Broadcom drops Qualcomm takeover attempt following Trump order

Broadcom drops Qualcomm takeover attempt following Trump order Trump's order echoed that concern, saying a takeover by Broadcom "threatens to impair the national security of the United States". In a statement , Broadcom said it has terminated its offer to acquire Qualcomm and withdrawn its slate of independent director nominees for Qualcomm's next board. [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods makes another strong start at Bay Hill On days like this, when Woods birdied every par-5 and drained an uphill, downhill, curling 71-foot putt for birdie on his third-to-last hole, it's tempting to pronounce that he is almost back to being the same as he ever was. Woods is seeking a record ninth victory at Bay Hill in just his fifth PGA Tour event since undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April 2017, his fourth back operation in the ... [Full Article...]

Things We Learned From 'The Director and the Jedi'

Things We Learned From 'The Director and the Jedi' As revealed by Rian Johnson on Twitter , the Blu-Ray release of the film will come with a music-only cut that removes all dialogue and sound effects so that viewers can bask in the sheer, unrivaled glory that is John Williams' incredible score. [Full Article...]

Ads for cryptocurrencies are no longer welcome on Google

Ads for cryptocurrencies are no longer welcome on Google Google didn't offer a specific reason for its ban on cryptocurrency advertising, but I would assume that its reasons are similar to Facebook and Twitter . In 2017, the company removed 320,000 "bad publishers" from its ad network, up from 100,000 in 2016. Presently, Google queries for keywords like "buy bitcoin" and " binary options " produce 4 ads at the top of the results. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams to play Venus in Indian Wells third round

Serena Williams to play Venus in Indian Wells third round The same applies to Williams back on the court after having a baby, or even a Barbie doll being created in the likeness of the British boxing champion Nicola Adams (albeit one that doesn't look like it would stand up to being tickled, never mind punched). [Full Article...]

January unemployment rate in ME was 3 percent

January unemployment rate in ME was 3 percent Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Omaha, the January unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent from the 2.8 percent it logged in December. The unemployment rate of 3 percent is up slightly from 2.8 percent past year. After benchmark revisions, the over-the-year (Dec. 2016 - December 2017 ) change in total nonfarm jobs was revised to a gain of 43,400, up from a previously reported gain of 22,900. [Full Article...]

Iowa state senator Bill Dix caught kissing lobbyist in bar

Iowa state senator Bill Dix caught kissing lobbyist in bar Dix's departure came only a few hours after the Iowa Startling Line website posted a video it said it had obtained of Dix and the lobbyist sitting at the bar March 1 at the Waveland Tap . According to multiple reports from Des Moines-area outlets, Republicans held the closed-door meeting, and after the meeting, Whitver released a statement about Dix's resignation. [Full Article...]

South Carolina's Jobless Rate Inches Up Slightly

South Carolina's Jobless Rate Inches Up Slightly The state's unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.1 percent. Cass County's jobless rate was the highest in the region for January. Most of 2017 brought good news for Flagler County on the unemployment front, with employment rising by about 1,300, the labor force adding about 1,000 working-age people, and unemployment falling by about 700 overall. [Full Article...]

DGCA gounding 11 planes has 100s of IndiGo,GoAir pax stranded

DGCA gounding 11 planes has 100s of IndiGo,GoAir pax stranded The assembled fuselage of an Airbus A320 narrow-body passenger twin-engine jet airliner moves across the Airbus SE factory floor in Hamburg, Germany. The regulatory body also warned the two airlines not to refit the spare engines (beyond the serial number 450) that they have in their inventory. [Full Article...]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Isn't Running For President in 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Isn't Running For President in 2020 But she's also been dogged by the allegation that she has claimed Native American ancestry to advance her academic career. 'It's a part of me. and nobody is going to take that part of me away. Warren's response came after Todd read a portion of the editorial , posted on the television screen, that appeared in The Eagle's Tuesday edition. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank holds interest rates steady

European Central Bank holds interest rates steady However, at the last communication of the European Central Bank is missing one sentence, which has so far been present in the announcement of monetary policy decisions, that under less favorable prospects (including inflation) the Governing Council will be ready to increase the size and/or duration of the asset purchase program. [Full Article...]

US Economy Adds 313000 Jobs in February, Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

US Economy Adds 313000 Jobs in February, Unemployment Rate Remains Steady Well, what do you know? The US economy added 313,000 jobs in February, many more than economists had expected, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor statistics released Friday. In terms of actual job growth, though, the numbers under President Trump have lagged the last two years of the Obama Administration. Though the unemployment rate is low, broader measures of unemployment a... [Full Article...]

Saudi Grants Airspace Approval For Flights To Israel

Saudi Grants Airspace Approval For Flights To Israel The Israeli flag carrier's CEO, Gonen Usishkin, said in a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations body, it would be discriminatory for the Saudis to allow Air India to enter its airspace and not El Al. [Full Article...]

International Women's Day: Pride, Protests and Pressure

International Women's Day: Pride, Protests and Pressure A year ago in Spain 49 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners, compared with 44 in 2016. A strike was held in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to mark International Women's Day. The survey, conducted among more than 4,500 senior executives across 35 countries showed that 46.58 percent of Filipino women in business hold senior management roles. [Full Article...]

Amazon is offering discounted Prime to Medicaid recipients

Amazon is offering discounted Prime to Medicaid recipients Targeting low-income customers is a key part of the war between Amazon and Walmart . The lowered monthly rate is $27 cheaper than the $99 annual Prime membership fee. Almost 70 million people are enrolled in Medicaid, which provides health coverage to low-income people and those with disabilities. The service counts tens of millions of Americans among its customers (the program is used by nea... [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks waver amid economic data

U.S. stocks waver amid economic data The trade worries are piling onto a market that was already nervous. US stocks had been higher earlier in the day after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress that he does not see inflation in workers' wages "at a point of acceleration", easing trading anxieties following his comments earlier in the week many interpreted as a signal the Fed may raise rates more ... [Full Article...]

Driving for Uber or Lyft Is Awful, New Study Shows

Driving for Uber or Lyft Is Awful, New Study Shows As a working paper , it's important to note the figures haven't been peer-reviewed and are subject to change. While consumers are getting a good deal, the drivers behind the wheel are making considerably less than minimum wage after factoring in expenses. [Full Article...]

REI halts future orders from gun conglomerate

REI halts future orders from gun conglomerate After an online campaign prompted by the latest mass shooting in the U.S., two leisure co-op retailers have stopped selling brands linked to a USA gun manufacturer. This came in the wake of several other major gun-related policy changes in the past week. Outside an Ottawa Mountain Equipment Co-op, it was easy to find happy campers. [Full Article...]

Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights

Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights We told earlier how one Emirates flight was unable to land at the Glasgow airport today due to the red weather warning. Dublin Airport announced that all flights will be suspended from 3pm this afternoon, with Aer Lingus and Ryanair cancelling all flights out of Ireland for Friday, March 2. [Full Article...]

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responds, stands ground to ICE criticism

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responds, stands ground to ICE criticism Other times , agents have outdated addresses or targets are not home. Holman called out the hypocrisy of Schaaf's statement that she made during a Sunday news conference that, "M$3 y priority is safety and that is safety for everyone", noting how she essentially allowed more than 800 criminal illegals to remain at large on Bay Area streets. [Full Article...]


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