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Author: 0 Wild fire threatens homes on France's Corsica

Around 160 people were battling the blaze aided by more than a dozen fire engines. "The fire is very fierce and heading to urban areas of Biguglia", lieutenant-colonel Michel Bernier, of Corsica's civil defence forces, told AFP. There were also forest fires in the city of Carros near Nice and in Saint-Tropez, authorities said. Authorities believe that several of the fires, including the one at Carros - which destroyed a three vehicles and a warehouse, and prompted the evacuation of a ...

Business Lyft's 'Taco Mode' brings riders to closest Taco Bell
Author: 0 Lyft's 'Taco Mode' brings riders to closest Taco Bell

They can get a free "Doritos Locos Taco" as a perk. " Taco Bell and Lyft are two like-minded brands at the forefront of technology and innovation", said the Lyft blog . Lyft hails the ride-thru experience as a "first-of-its-kind offering" called 'Taco Mode'. The companies said "Taco Mode" will start in Southern California this week, with a national rollout expected in 2018.

Business Dollar falls to 13-month lows as market looks to Fed
Author: 0 Dollar falls to 13-month lows as market looks to Fed

The UK has started its post-Brexit trade talks with the U.S. in Washington. The ongoing probes into the Russian Federation matter by congressional panels and a Justice Department special counsel, as well as weak US economic data and reduced inflation expectations, have weighed on the dollar for much of the month.

Business Barnes & Noble urged to sell by activist investor
Author: 0 Barnes & Noble urged to sell by activist investor

Riggio said he was interested in buying Barnes & Noble's consumer bookstores. Finally, ValuEngine cut Barnes & Noble Education from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Sandell Asset Management, which started buying a stake in the NY bookstore chain recently is already among the 10 biggest investors in the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Business BMW says electric version of Mini to be built in Oxford
Author: 0 BMW says electric version of Mini to be built in Oxford

BMW Group today revealed more information about its forthcoming battery electric Mini auto, which will join the existing internal combustion and hybrid options as a pillar of the lineup. Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that 59,000 new alternatively fuelled vehicles have been purchased in the United Kingdom so far this year, up 28% over the same period in 2016, amid growing concern about the impact of diesel cars on air quality.

Business Money Does Buy Happiness If It Saves Time, Scientists Say
Author: 0 Money Does Buy Happiness If It Saves Time, Scientists Say

The researchers predicted that participants who had committed to spending their endowment on others would behave more generously in the decision-making task. "Feelings of time stress are in turn linked to lower well-being, including reduced happiness, increased anxiety, and insomnia ". Sixty adults were randomly assigned to spend $40 on a time-saving purchase one weekend, and $40 on a material purchase on another weekend.

Business General Motors Company Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance
Author: 0 General Motors Company Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance

LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Motors during the fourth quarter valued at about $119,000. GFS Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000.

Business Greece seeks interest in bonds offering 4.75%
Author: 0 Greece seeks interest in bonds offering 4.75%

Greece returned to the debt markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday (Jul 25), with reports saying it was on track to raise funds at a lower cost, marking a symbolic victory for the beleaguered eurozone nation. Greece is in the position to successfully conclude a bailout program which expires in a year, in August 2018 according to Moscovici . "We must continue to work hard toward completing the programme".

Business Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in $1.2 billion deal
Author: 0 Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in $1.2 billion deal

Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo plc (LON:CHOO) shares surged as it agreed to be taken over by U.S. retailer Michael Kors for US$1.2bn (£896m). Michael Kors Holdings said the acquisition was expected to deliver a number of benefits, including "the opportunity to grow Jimmy Choo sales to one billion" and "a more balanced portfolio with greater product diversification".

Business Alphabet appoints Google CEO Pichai to board
Author: 0 Alphabet appoints Google CEO Pichai to board

The squeeze on expected future profit appeared to weigh on Alphabet's share price, which fell about 3 percent to $967 after the bell. Shares hit an all-time high of $1,004.28 on June 8, but have since fallen back slightly. Beyond advertising, it's hard to tell if other businesses are moving the needle yet. Other parts of Google, such as the licensing terms of Android , are also in the line of fire.

Business Fact-Checking Site Snopes Says It's In Danger Of Shutting Down
Author: 0 Fact-Checking Site Snopes Says It's In Danger Of Shutting Down

Green parted ways with Proper Media past year and began working directly for Bardav, therefore breaching Proper's operating agreement and general services agreement, the lawsuit alleges . Mikkelson has drained the company's bank accounts and is unable to operate Snopes profitably without Proper Media's expertise and management. We need fact-checking sites now more than ever, which is why you should probably help Snopes out by donating a bit of money.

Business Oil producers seek further output cuts at Russian Federation meeting
Author: 0 Oil producers seek further output cuts at Russian Federation meeting

Major oil producers were expected to discuss compliance of agreed production cuts. Brent September crude futures were up 44 cents on the day at $48.50 a barrel by 1313 GMT, having risen from a session low of $47.68. Nigeria and Libya - both exempt from cutting - will be allowed to increase output to their targeted levels, although both would struggle to achieve that, he said.

Business Suzuki Swift Sport new generation showed in the Network
Author: 0 Suzuki Swift Sport new generation showed in the Network

All will be revealed, along with the actual vehicle, on September 12 at the Frankfurt motor show but the next third-gen Swift Sport is expected to offer a significant step-up over the current auto. This indicates that apart from just looking sporty, the new Swift Sport will also offer an enhanced level of performance. Modified and turbocharged versions of the current Swift's powertrain line-up are expected to be fitted and be paired with a manual transmission.

Business Irish Water Seek Army Aid For Water Shortage Crisis
Author: 0 Irish Water Seek Army Aid For Water Shortage Crisis

It was the only section of "Class 25" pipe in the country and it could not be found in the United Kingdom either, Mr Grant told RTÉ's Morning Ireland. "Due to the complexity of the fix and age of the pipe and ability to withstand very high working pressures, the modified fitting arrangements were not holding.

Business Irvin to avoid charges for sexual assault allegations
Author: 0 Irvin to avoid charges for sexual assault allegations

Now, Ron Ishoy at the Broward State Attorney's Office tells TMZ Sports , "The Irvin case has been closed out for lack of evidence and no likelihood of conviction". "This has been the most hard period my family and I have ever had to endure", Irvin said during a June press conference with his lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, "to have to live through heinous false allegations".

Business Existing-home sales fall in June
Author: 0 Existing-home sales fall in June

Sales levels have improved a mere 0.7 percent over the past 12 months. The supply of available homes for sale has declined on a year-over-year basis for 25 consecutive months, NAR reported. The decline in the West was 0.8%. Only the Midwest saw a sales increase last month. Time on the market showed little signs of change, averaging 28 days in June compared to 27 days in May.

Business Close Brothers Group plc 1.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital
Author: 0 Close Brothers Group plc 1.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital

The stock's 50-day moving average price is GBX 974.41 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 935.20. Carrefour had 26 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Credit Suisse. Previously on 07/05/2017, JP Morgan Cazenove reported about Senior PLC (LON:SNR) raised the target price from 215.00GBX to 300.00GBX.

Business Turbine Installation Begins for the World's First Floating Wind Farm
Author: 0 Turbine Installation Begins for the World's First Floating Wind Farm

According to renewable energy figures, power generated last month is enough to supply the electrical needs equivalent to 118 per cent of Scottish households or almost 3 million homes. The figures come from analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by Weather Energy. Scotland is often in the news for its renewable energy developments and performance, none more often than its wind energy records.

Business Stifel Nicolaus Begins Coverage on Blue Apron Holdings Inc (APRN)
Author: 0 Stifel Nicolaus Begins Coverage on Blue Apron Holdings Inc (APRN)

Analysts await Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE: APRN ) to report earnings on August, 10 before the open. The firm set a price target of $11 and projected a return potential of 68%. Blue Apron Holdings, Inc .is a holding company. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and global trademark and copyright law.

Business Oarsman Capital Inc. Has $404000 Stake in Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT)
Author: 0 Oarsman Capital Inc. Has $404000 Stake in Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 1,087 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 372 shares during the last quarter. BMO said it thinks Caterpillar will lay out a five-year plan at an investor event in September detailing earnings that could approach BMO's $16 EPS forecast.

Business Halliburton Company (HAL) Earnings Beat Amid US Shale Boom
Author: 0 Halliburton Company (HAL) Earnings Beat Amid US Shale Boom

Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,922,895 shares of the oilfield services company's stock worth $143,836,000 after buying an additional 1,312,000 shares in the last quarter. Halliburton had a negative return on equity of 0.48% and a negative net margin of 21.19%. Revenues during the second quarter climbed to $4.9 billion compared to $3.8 billion in the same period a year ago.

Business Bush's Baked Beans recalled due to possible contamination
Author: 0 Bush's Baked Beans recalled due to possible contamination

Knoxville-based Bush Brothers and Company issued a voluntary recall on three of its baked beans products. 28-ounce Bush's Best Original with case UPC of 003940091614 and 003940001614. The recall notice says there are no illnesses or adverse consequences in connection with this issue. For more information, customers can visit www.bushbeans.com or contact consumer relations at 1-800-590-3797 between 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m.

Business Gold, silver futures settle higher as United States dollar sinks
Author: 0 Gold, silver futures settle higher as United States dollar sinks

ECB president Mario Draghi said that the bank needs "persistence" and "patience in keeping the current stimulus in place" in order to push inflation toward its goal of just under two per cent. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 41.58 points, or 0.19 percent, to 21,570.20 as of 1741 GMT. Aside from the European Central Bank comments, investors were also assessing whether Trump's recent legislative setbacks and developments involving a probe into alleged Russian meddling in ...

Business Strong Easter helps Ryanair to 55% profit rise in Q2
Author: 0 Strong Easter helps Ryanair to 55% profit rise in Q2

Ryanair's first quarter profit surged on the back of strong summer bookings, but warned margins could come under pressure with air fares set to decline further in the remainder of the year. "Our interest in Alitalia is only. if there was a significant restructuring so that Alitalia could reasonably be seen to operate on a profitable basis", Ryanair's Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told a conference call after the airline released its latest results, according to Reuters .

Business Johnson tries traditional Maori greeting
Author: 0 Johnson tries traditional Maori greeting

The ritual symbolises participants sharing the breath of life, but Johnson said he was concerned about how it would be received in Scotland , home of the " Glasgow kiss ", or headbutt. The UK High Commission says he will also promote deeper UK-New Zealand engagement on infrastructure planning, funding and delivery in an event with Minister for Infrastructure Steven Joyce and Minister for Transport Simon Bridges.

Business India's Sensex hits record high; RIL, Wipro advance
Author: 0 India's Sensex hits record high; RIL, Wipro advance

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.44 percent, while Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.18 percent in their early deals. India VIX closed higher by 2% at 11.3. India's benchmark index Sensex hit a record high on Monday, led by blue-chip Reliance Industries after the petrochemicals-to-retail conglomerate reported a better-than- expected quarterly earnings and announced a low-priced, 4G-enabled phone.

Business OPEC signals no big changes to supply deal at meeting in Russian Federation
Author: 0 OPEC signals no big changes to supply deal at meeting in Russian Federation

The price of oil, which failed to regain its bullish footing despite the OPEC agreement and supply reduction might force other countries to join Ecuador in the coming months if the situation doesn't improve. After declining by 153,000 barrels in April on a monthly basis, oil production increased sharply in May and in June. The Russian minister also said that the countries managed to reduce the surplus of commodity stocks of oil and oil products.

Business British Open report: Rory McIlroy likes the way his game is going
Author: 0 British Open report: Rory McIlroy likes the way his game is going

Kuchar finished the day three shots back with a 69 and would have been a worthy champion, the 39-year-old American playing some magficiant golf of his own. A 35ft putt for eagle on the 15th settled the nerves that were beginning to show and there was no last-gasp fightback from Matt Kuchar , as Spieth tightened his grip on the claret jug.

Business Recall Reminder: Check Your Airbags
Author: 0 Recall Reminder: Check Your Airbags

The call comes after a 58-year-old man died in a vehicle crash in Cabramatta last week after a small piece of metal became lodged in his neck after the airbags fired. A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured in April when the airbag exploded during an accident in Darwin, firing a shard of metal into her face. The airbags are in 60 makes of cars sold in Australia, including Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, and Dodge.

Business Energy Transfer Equity, LP (NYSE:ETE) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub
Author: 0 Energy Transfer Equity, LP (NYSE:ETE) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub

The stock decreased 3.41% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $17.84. The shares are at this time trading -1.99% less than its SMA 50 and 1.31% top of its SMA 200. ETE's profit would be $270.41M giving it 17.76 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. Receive Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.

Author: 0 Branden Grace shoots 62 at British Open to set majors record

At 11 under par, Spieth enjoyed a three-shot lead over playing partner Matt Kuchar and victory on Sunday would make the 23-year-old only the second player after Jack Nicklaus to have won three of the game's four majors before the age of 24.

Business Anthony Scaramucci Deletes Old Tweets That Bash Trump, GOP Policies
Author: 0 Anthony Scaramucci Deletes Old Tweets That Bash Trump, GOP Policies

Trump also named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as his new press secretary, elevating her to Spicer's erstwhile position, sealing a move that had been the subject of much speculation. Unfortunately for the White House newcomer, plenty of Twitter users had screenshots of his past unflattering tweets about Trump , including journalist Josh Billinson, who retweeted Scaramucci's comments about Trump being a "spectacle" and describing the now-president as an "odd guy" with "no judgment".

Business Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Author: 0 Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

The latest investigation has confirmed TEPCO's assumption made through analyses that most of the reactor's nuclear fuel melted through the pressure vessel and accumulated at the bottom of the containment vessel. "Never before have we taken such clear pictures of what could be melted fuel", utility official Takahiro Kimoto told reporters, per Bloomberg . The deposits were found underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's unit 3 reactor.

Business Sean Spicer Grumbles The Melissa McCarthy 'SNL' Parody Of Him Was
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Grumbles The Melissa McCarthy 'SNL' Parody Of Him Was "Mean"

Actress Melissa McCarthy portrayed Spicer in SNL's most recent season, with her impression of the often combative Trump administration spokesman becoming an instant hit on the show. "They're still very important to the president", Preibus said. The Easter skit which revived his former days as the White House Easter Bunny (under President George W.

Business Details emerge of the German administrators of Hansa Market on the darknet
Author: 0 Details emerge of the German administrators of Hansa Market on the darknet

AlphaBay mysteriously went offline earlier this month. In this instance, users of AlphaBay took to online forums like 4chan to discuss potential alternative dark web marketplaces, when Hansa's name was mentioned. [The operation] involved taking covert control of Hansa under Dutch judicial authority a month ago, which allowed Dutch police to monitor the activity of users without their knowledge, and then shutting down AlphaBay during the same period.

Author: 0 Real Madrid line up move for Manchester United star

United are bracing themselves for a further bid so Mourinho's statement could be a message intended for Real. However, with the United youth product's sensational pre-season displays having only served to reinforce his standing as a key member of Jose Mourinho's present and future squads at Old Trafford, the club will immediately and definitively rebuff the interest of the Spanish giants.

Business Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians
Author: 0 Watch Team Trump deny any collusion with the Russians

He maintains no crimes have been committed. Seeking information that relates directly to the recently disclosed meeting between the young (ish) Trump and a Russian lawyer, the Senate panel hopes to reveal a smoking gun finally showing Russia to be complicit in Trump's election to the White House.

Business Audi Issues Massive Recall To Update Emission Software
Author: 0 Audi Issues Massive Recall To Update Emission Software

Studies previous year by the British, French and German governments found that carmakers exploited gaping loopholes in European Union regulations to evade emissions standards. These discussions also touched on supplier choice and component price, and they allegedly all agreed to use smaller AdBlue tanks. At the same time, Audi is convinced that this program will counteract possible bans on vehicles with diesel engines.

Business Spicer Resigns in Response to Newcomer
Author: 0 Spicer Resigns in Response to Newcomer

Spicer's daily Press briefings during the first six months of Donald Trump's presidency became must-see television until recent weeks, when he took on a more behind-the-scenes role. He was one of the more popular press secretaries in recent memory for some of his antics and tense interactions with reporters. Spicer's deputy, will succeed him.

Business Brody: Trump Wants Out of Iran Deal, but Timing Isn't Right
Author: 0 Brody: Trump Wants Out of Iran Deal, but Timing Isn't Right

As a candidate, Trump declared , "My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran ". Apart from nuclear-related sanctions on Iran , the USA argues that it retains the right to impose non-nuclear related sanctions on Iran as well despite the 2015 agreement .

Author: 0 Johnson feeling back to his best ahead of Birkdale challenge

He has not ruled out making the Open Championship his first victory on a major worldwide tour after battling to remain in contention. The American said: "After my round I went to the range and hit a lot of drivers and hit a lot of good ones too".