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Author: 0 Vodafone takes on BT with United Kingdom fibre network launch

Shares in CityFibre leaped 27 per cent following the announcement. Construction of the first phase of deployment to 1 million premises is due to start in the first half of 2018 and will be largely complete in 2021. "We look forward to working with CityFibre to build the gigabit fibre network that the United Kingdom needs and deserves". "Infrastructure competition is good, it's great, it's great for the consumer and it's great for the United Kingdom plc's".

Business Storm clouds on GST Friday meet as Congress protests
Author: 0 Storm clouds on GST Friday meet as Congress protests

Cutting short the list of items in the highest tax slab of 28% is also a key demand. Some items of plastic attract an 18 per cent GST but goods such as shower baths, sinks, wash basins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats/covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware of plastics attract a 28 per cent levy.

Author: 0 Volkswagen, Google Cooperate On Quantum Computing Research

In addition to improving the flow of traffic, VW wants to see whether quantum computing can be used to coordinate the use of parking spaces and electric vehicle charging stations. These include urban traffic guidance systems, available electric charging stations or vacant parking spaces. We know quantum computers are supposed to be good at helping researchers find new materials , so using a quantum computer to find or develop a better battery technology makes sense.

Business Tripadvisor to flag hotels where sexual assaults have occurred
Author: 0 Tripadvisor to flag hotels where sexual assaults have occurred

They added: "We've made the decision to badge several hotels in Mexico, most recently reported on within the press for having issues with tainted alcohol and sexual assault". When she mentioned this in an online review on TripAdvisor in 2010, the post was deleted, as were the posts by other people who'd posted about their experiences.

Author: 0 AT&T Likely Would Win Court Fight Over Time Warner, Analysts Say

A spokesperson for AT&T stated that the company no longer expects the deal to close this year. But the other two denied that happened, adding that it was in fact AT&T that had proposed the sale of the news network as a potential compromise.

Business I see Dhoni playing the T20 World Cup in 2020, says Nehra
Author: 0 I see Dhoni playing the T20 World Cup in 2020, says Nehra

Virat Kohli has said it is unfair to target Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the former India skipper's waning influence had come under scrutiny like never before during the series against New Zealand. "By the time he comes in, the run rate is already 8.5-9.5". Hardik as well got out in the last T20 in Rajkot. Batsmen who are set at the top, find it easier to strike the ball straightaway compared to guys who come lower down the order.

Author: 0 High levels of lead found in fidget spinners

The federal legal limit for lead in children's products is 100 parts per million (ppm). "Alarmingly, when PIRG notified the CPSC about the elevated lead levels in the fidget spinners, the CPSC responded in an email that these fidget spinners are general use products, not children's products", the group said in its report.

Business Boeing signs deal to sell 300 planes worth $37 bln to China
Author: 0 Boeing signs deal to sell 300 planes worth $37 bln to China

Chinese airlines have been on a plane-buying spree amid a projection for the country to overtake the U.S.as the largest air-travel market possibly in as soon as in five years. It includes both orders and commitments for 300 Boeing single-aisle and twin-aisle aircraft, made up of planes from the 737, 787 and 777 families.

Business Starbucks holiday drinks: BOGO deal starts Thursday
Author: 0 Starbucks holiday drinks: BOGO deal starts Thursday

The free drink must be of equal or lesser value. Both the holiday cups , which were released last week , and the current drink deal are part of the Holiday Share Give Good Event, Starbucks' "give good" holiday theme. Unlike years past, this year's cups are heavily-decorated and white with red accents. "This year's cup is intentionally created to encourage our customers to add their own color and illustrations", Leanne Fremar, executive creative director for Starbucks, said.

Business US Air Force developing laser fighter jets
Author: 0 US Air Force developing laser fighter jets

Representatives of Lockheed Martin, development of lasers, said that by 2021, the Pentagon will test fighter jets with laser weapons . The company has been awarded a $26.3-million contract for the "design, development and production of a high power fiber laser" as part of an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) programme called Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator, or SHiELD.

Author: 0 Polish 2017 GDP growth expected at 4.2%: EC

In its forecasts, the European Commission said growth in 2018 would edge lower to a still strong 2.1 percent, followed by 1.9 percent in 2019. Growth, the commission points out, has already slowed significantly in the United Kingdom in the last couple of years, falling from 2.3% in 2017, to just 1.8% in 2016.

Business India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service
Author: 0 India, Bangladesh launch cross-border passenger train service

They also inaugurated railway bridges over rivers Meghna and Titas on the main Chittagong to Dhaka trunk rail line in Bangladesh. The resumption of the train connection was among the 22 agreements Bangladesh and Indian signed in April this year to improve people-to people contact between the two next-door neighbours.

Business Nutella fans are freaking out over recipe change
Author: 0 Nutella fans are freaking out over recipe change

And in 2015 consumers of Cadbury's Fruit&Nut chocolate bars reacted with fury after the company changed the recipe for the first time in 90 years to include sultanas. "I mean.should I even get out of bed today?#BoycottNutella", said one user. In September, McVitie's angered Jaffa Cakes fans by reducing the number of delicious treats in a pack from 12 to 10.

Business Controversial Bitcoin hard fork Segwit2x has been shelved
Author: 0 Controversial Bitcoin hard fork Segwit2x has been shelved

While the likes of The Register attribute the subsequent price decrease due to profit taking, the notable difference is that since the announcement was made that major alternative cryptocurrencies have all seen price increases with Ethereum up as high as 10 percent at one point, Ripple up 5 percent, Monero was up 14 percent, NEO up 18 percent and others also seeing increases as those holding bitcoin for the purposes of the fork have sought to once again diversify their portfolios.

Business Here are Detroit area freebies, deals for Veterans Day
Author: 0 Here are Detroit area freebies, deals for Veterans Day

Chilis - free meals are being offered, but they vary by location. This year is no different. Applebee's - November 11, 2017 - Applebee's is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, Bob Evans restaurants across the country will offer a free meal from a select menu. Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut of your choice.

Business Panera buying Boston's Au Bon Pain chain; new CEO named at Panera
Author: 0 Panera buying Boston's Au Bon Pain chain; new CEO named at Panera

Inc.in 1981. The company went public in 1991, and acquired Saint Louis Bread Company in 1993. Ron Shaich, Panera's founder, chairman and outgoing CEO, and his late partner Louis Kane co-founded Au Bon Pain Co. Boston-based Au Bon Pain has about 300 locations. Rumors that JAB had its eye on Dunkin' Brands sent the company's stock up in October. The firm has scooped up Keurig Green Mountain, Krispy Kreme, Caribou Coffee, the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Peet's Coffee & Tea and Stumptown ...

Business Reserve Bank of New Zealand Holds At 1.75% As Expected
Author: 0 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Holds At 1.75% As Expected

These changes were not about the government wanting more control over the Reserve Bank, he said. "Moving to a dual mandate is unlikely to have impact on the way we run monetary policy", Spencer said. New Zealand's central bank is not expected to deliver a significant shift in monetary policy, maintaining its official cash rate at the record low of 1.75%.

Business Chinese Internet Company Buys 12 Percent Stake In Snap
Author: 0 Chinese Internet Company Buys 12 Percent Stake In Snap

Aegis' target price points to a potential upside of 1.92% from the stock's previous close. And the company's net loss ballooned to $443 million, a spike of 257% from a year earlier. But while its WeChat business remains largely limited to China, Tencent over the past few years has lifted its global profile with several big deals, including acquisitions of the game developer Epic Games Inc.

Business Plane lands at Sea-Tac with engine on fire
Author: 0 Plane lands at Sea-Tac with engine on fire

The aircraft was ferrying in from Paine Field Airport, which is a small worldwide airport serving part of Seattle . The Federal Aviation Administration says it was Hawaiian Airlines Flight 875, a ferry flight from Paine Field, Washington to SeaTac Washington.

Business Best Buy Black Friday 2017 Doorbuster Deal On Friday
Author: 0 Best Buy Black Friday 2017 Doorbuster Deal On Friday

The bargains also will be offered online early Thanksgiving morning. Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving. This year, a number of other retailers, including Target , Macy's , and Sears , will also close stores overnight instead of staying open all night as they have done in previous years.

Business Oil settles lower as U.S. crude output up, China imports down
Author: 0 Oil settles lower as U.S. crude output up, China imports down

Crude oil futures fell from 2-year highs Wednesday after a surprise build in USA oil inventories. Brent futures LCOc1 fell 20 cents, or 0.3 percent, to settle at $63.49 a barrel, while U.S. Refinery utilization was projected to rise 0.2 percent from 88.1 percent of total capacity in the week ended October 27, according to the poll. During the week ending on 3 November, total U.S.

Author: 0 Senate panel grills Equifax, Yahoo execs over recent cyberattacks

In response to questioning, former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said customers should own their data. In March, federal prosecutors charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding a 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the US government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber crimes.

Author: 0 Sears sees smaller third-quarter loss, pension contribution relief

The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 10 Buy, 0 Overweight, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 0 Underweight. Captrust Finance Advsr reported 0% in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD ). Sears Holdings Corporation is maintained at an average underperform rating by 1 stock analysts, and there are at least 20.8% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold.

Business Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Shares Sold by Narwhal Capital Management
Author: 0 Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Shares Sold by Narwhal Capital Management

The stock rose 960918.38% or $90.96 reaching $90.97. About 836,613 shares traded. Time Warner Inc . ( TWX ) have shown a high EPS growth of 12.80% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 7.80% yoy. Altfest L J & Comm holds 0.59% or 9,795 shares in its portfolio. The Keybank National Association holds 177,744 shares with $17.85M value, up from 164,087 last quarter.

Business Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like A Keg Of Ranch Dressing
Author: 0 Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like A Keg Of Ranch Dressing

The mini ranch keg sells for $50 and holds up to five liters of ranch dressing. The company says it has a special FDA approved coating that will keep the ranch dressing fresh. Each keg will cost $50 are now available for pre-order, with shipping beginning on December 11 - right in time for Christmas, New Years and the NFL Playoffs.

Business What Uber Brings to the Flying Car Game
Author: 0 What Uber Brings to the Flying Car Game

Known for its unmanageable traffic, Los Angeles will make for an interesting test bed for the flying vehicles. In a special effects-crammed video called "Closer Than You Think", a woman is seen heading to an Uber Skyport on a skyscraper's roof, checking her app for a Jetsons-style UberAir flight.

Business Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro Resolutions Playing Diablo 3
Author: 0 Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro Resolutions Playing Diablo 3

In this sense, the game plays very much like the Pro version but perhaps more importantly for existing Xbox One owners looking to revisit the game, performance is now much improved. Also, you can order online and pick it up at the store, if you're lucky enough to catch the PS4 Pro bundle when new stock arrives. The less expensive (and less powerful) Xbox One S will remain on sale and Spencer has said he believes this is the console that will appeal to a wider audience.

Business WOW Air Launches Flights to JFK
Author: 0 WOW Air Launches Flights to JFK

From April, budget airline WOW Air will be jetting from London Stansted to New York JFK - with fares from just £99 quid (including taxes and charges) each way if you fly between April and June or during September and October next year. Kennedy International Airport", Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said in a statement. As the United Kingdom has the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline's £99 offering under the WOW Basic package works out £24 cheaper than the tax ...

Author: 0 A Code Bug Froze $280 Million In Virtual Currency

Today, Parity Technologies Ltd., the developer of cryptographic "wallets" for the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, announced that an "accidental" triggering of a bug affecting certain Parity wallets had broken them, making it impossible to transfer Ethereum funds out of them.

Business A note of protest
Author: 0 A note of protest

Himachal fared far better than BJP-ruled Gujarat on development parameters, he said citing the report. Gandhi's decision to take part in the protest in Gujarat is significant as the state is going to polls next month. Speaking about the rise in unemployment and "lack of opportunity", Mr Gandhi accused the prime minister, saying "Mr Modi has damaged India by converting anger created by joblessness and lack of economic opportunity into communal hatred".

Business Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

The New York-based Human Rights Watch, which has often been critical of the coalition, on Tuesday blasted the Huthi rebels for the missile attack, saying it was "most likely a war crime". But with the unity government unraveling, progress made over the previous year in a country constantly buffeted by regional developments and struggling to cope with a Syrian refugee population thought to total more than 1.5 million threatens to be undone.

Business BMW M3 CS special edition confirmed
Author: 0 BMW M3 CS special edition confirmed

The lightweight material is used on the hood and roof as well as "large sections of the body". Should fuel consumption haunt your curiosity, here's what BMW has to say: the BMW M3 CS drinks 8.3 l/100 km (that's around 34 mpg) on an average, which is probably less than what you'll get in real life.

Business Aviation minister seeks report from DGCA on IndiGo passenger assault
Author: 0 Aviation minister seeks report from DGCA on IndiGo passenger assault

As Video Footage Shows Passenger was pinned down on the tarmac, the airline staff holding him by his neck tightly on the ground, as the passenger fights back, swinging his arms wildly. Once again my personal and honest apologies to the affected passenger '. The low-priced Indian airline is not the first to draw public scrutiny after an incident involving its treatment of passengers .

Business Buying Qualcomm: Good, Bad or Ugly for Broadcom?
Author: 0 Buying Qualcomm: Good, Bad or Ugly for Broadcom?

American semiconductor manufacturer, Broadcom , has offered to buy another USA rival - Qualcomm - in the largest-ever tech buyout deal in history. Moreover, Qualcomm is mired in a long-running legal battle with Apple over royalties payments, something which is not expected to be resolved anytime soon.

Business Trump urges Saudis to list Aramco on NY stock exchange
Author: 0 Trump urges Saudis to list Aramco on NY stock exchange

The Saudi company that The Economist calls "almost certainly the world's most valuable company" is reportedly preparing to list about 5 percent of its shares next year, but rumors say the listing might be domestic only. "Obviously there are lots of big stock exchanges which have an interest in Aramco, including the London Stock Exchange, which we believe has made a very strong case for it being based here", the spokesman told reporters on Monday.

Business Hidden Valley offering mini ranch keg for the holidays
Author: 0 Hidden Valley offering mini ranch keg for the holidays

You can even match your appetizer spread with this ugly holiday sweater from Hidden Valley. The site also says the keg purchase comes with a one year supply of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, so if you give this as a gift you'll make some ranch-lover very happy.

Business Weight Watchers Rally Extended Thanks to Higher Forecast
Author: 0 Weight Watchers Rally Extended Thanks to Higher Forecast

Company shares have been seen trading 8.37% off of the 52 week high and 440.96% away from the 52 week low. Following the strong earnings print, Craig-Hallum hiked its price target on Weight Watchers to a Street-high $70. (NYSE:WTW). At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $45.00. The business had revenue of $323.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $319.40 million.

Business SSE and Npower in energy merger talks
Author: 0 SSE and Npower in energy merger talks

Furthermore, the Big Six are also losing market share to a growing band of small independent suppliers who now account for around 10% of the market. In a statement , SSE said its board "has been in discussions with Innogy SE about creating a new independent energy supply company to which would be contributed: SSE's household energy supply and services business in Great Britain; and Innogy's household and business energy supply business in Great Britain".

Business Papa Johns to Hate Groups: We Don't Want Your Business
Author: 0 Papa Johns to Hate Groups: We Don't Want Your Business

Now, Papa John's is asking Nazis to not buy their pizza. But Peter Collins, Papa John's senior director of public relations, said the pizza maker wants nothing whatsoever to do with that endorsement. The Daily Stormer announced that "Papa John's Pizzas Disgusted with Anti-White NFL, Pulls Ads" and posted a picture of a pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni slices.

Business Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) PT Set at $41.00 by Susquehanna Bancshares Inc
Author: 0 Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) PT Set at $41.00 by Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

The Company serves customers across Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. For the ongoing Fiscal Quarter, 27 analysts have an average earnings forecast of $1.34 per share. If you are reading this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright & trademark law.

Business Dialight Plc (DIA) Insider Buys 1084 Shares of Stock
Author: 0 Dialight Plc (DIA) Insider Buys 1084 Shares of Stock

The company was upgraded on Monday, November 30 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, April 21 with "Hold". As per Friday, June 23, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.71 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. Cibc World Markets invested in 21,000 shares. RWT's SI was 3.17 million shares in November as released by FINRA.

Business Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale
Author: 0 Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Walmart is opening at 8 PM on Thanksgiving night, and won't be closing until midnight on Saturday. Some of the most popular Black Friday deals past year included the Fire TV Stick, FIFA 17 and Amazon Echo Dot . Black Friday isn't necessarily an Australian institution but will Amazon look to capitalise on the momentum they've gained in other regions? Customers will be invited to explore the best of Amazon's Black Friday Sale and Amazon Prime, try their hand at a range of games to win ...

Business AB Foods sugar profits to fall in 2017-18 year - CEO
Author: 0 AB Foods sugar profits to fall in 2017-18 year - CEO

The group - which also owns Twinings tea and Kingsmill bread - has taken a hit to margins from increased buying costs caused by the pound's fall since the Brexit vote and said this will continue into the first half of the current financial year.

Business Kamal Haasan launches app, says it will be a 'whistleblower platform'
Author: 0 Kamal Haasan launches app, says it will be a 'whistleblower platform'

The application will be a whistleblower platform and will be used "wherever wrong happens", Haasan said, adding that he "will strive to achieve justice". In his weekly column in Ananda Vikatan, Kamal Haasan, who is soon expected to join politics, had opined that Hindu outfits can no longer deny the existence of extremism among their ranks.

Business Anderson open to England's vice-captaincy for Ashes
Author: 0 Anderson open to England's vice-captaincy for Ashes

After a steady start on a staid WACA pitch, which had less bounce and pace than on day one, Anderson found his inimitable discipline and guile to prove a handful for WA XI's inexperienced batsmen. "I guess that's part of the game, trying to find out if the ball does swing and especially what time of day it does it, so it's really useful practice for us".