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Toys R Us planning to close 200 more stores

Toys R Us planning to close 200 more stores Its remaining Louisiana locations are in Metairie, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Bossier City, Monroe and Lake Charles. Toys R Us will no longer be providing severance for its employees, according to The Journal, while a judge allowed the company to pay its top executives bonuses. [Full Article...]

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts That said , there's still a chance that Net Neutrality could stay in place. Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should not charge extra fees to users for visiting specific sites or allow faster access to some sites over others . [Full Article...]

Here Are the First Three Cities to Get AT&T's 5G

Here Are the First Three Cities to Get AT&T's 5G The telecommunications giant will offer mobile 5G in parts of Dallas; Waco, Texas; and Atlanta . More cities will get the same connection in the next few months. "The real-world applications of these technologies could open up new opportunities for businesses across all industries to drive outcomes and engage with customers in exciting new ways." said AT&T in a statement. [Full Article...]

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home With South Korean exchanges generally responsive to their proposals, the government there now seems to be happy with how things stand, Heung-sik going so far as stating: "the government will encourage banks to make transactions with cryptocurrency exchanges". [Full Article...]

USA reportedly killed as many as 100 Russian fighters in Syria attack

USA reportedly killed as many as 100 Russian fighters in Syria attack The men were working for a private Russian company called Wagner , which has sent hundreds of private contractors to Syria to help both the Russian military and pro-regime forces, according to people who knew them. Deir ez-Zor, Syria- Numerous Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed last week in US attack that has the potential to destabilize an already tumultuous situation. [Full Article...]

Rough ride for Uber in 2017 as losses widen to $4.5bn

Rough ride for Uber in 2017 as losses widen to $4.5bn Uber also said its United States ride-hailing market share fell from 82 per cent at the start of previous year to 70 per cent in the fourth quarter. The numbers show that Uber under Mr Khosrowshahi is on a path toward profitability and a sustainable economic model, Mr Kulkarni said. [Full Article...]

Cisco beats estimates, boosts buyback program by $25B

Cisco beats estimates, boosts buyback program by $25B Therefore 67% are positive. Medtronic had 79 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 2/15/2018-Wells Fargo & Co Reiterated Rating of Outperform. Tintri, Inc. develops and markets an enterprise cloud platform combining cloud management software technology and a range of all-flash storage systems for virtualized and cloud environments in the United States and internatio... [Full Article...]

Chrome browser starts blocking disruptive ads

Chrome browser starts blocking disruptive ads Google reported that 42 percent of all sites that didn't meet Better Ads Standards when the blocker was announced in December had updated their ads to meet the requirements as of February 12, and more are expected to do so as the blocker is rolled out, Windows Central reported . [Full Article...]

Trump's budget plan would significantly cut funding for Great Lakes restoration

Trump's budget plan would significantly cut funding for Great Lakes restoration Regis River and prevent the spread of invasive species in Lake Ontario. The fund for the Chesapeake Bay is almost $73 million, but this year would receive $7.3 million. Sherrod Brown said it slashes Ohio's priorities. "If there were to be any kind of substantial cuts, I think it would be hard to improve water quality", Dodson said. [Full Article...]

Amazon launches free Whole Foods delivery service for Prime members

Amazon launches free Whole Foods delivery service for Prime members Amazon Prime members in the United States now get another benefit through their subscription - delivery of groceries from Whole Foods, straight to their doorstep. Produce, baked goods , dairy, seafood, meat, flowers, pantry staples and some alcohols will be delivered through the service, according to the announcement. [Full Article...]

It's National Pizza Day-Stuff Your Face

It's National Pizza Day-Stuff Your Face The clam and garlic pizza is also a go-to if you're looking for something different from your standard cheese or pepperoni . The National Pizza Day deal is only valid for customers who download the app by Thursday. Blaze Pizza - Get a code by entering your email here for a buy one, get one free pizza deal. Spice up your average regular pie with Little Caesars' "ExtraMostBestest" option... [Full Article...]

Asian Markets Follow Wall Street's Lead in a Broad Sell-Off

Asian Markets Follow Wall Street's Lead in a Broad Sell-Off That means that like the Dow and some European markets, it's in correction territory - a decline of 10% or more from a recent high. The benchmark S&P 500 was still set for a second day of declines, following sharp swings in recent sessions including its biggest drop in more than six years that pulled equities away from record highs. [Full Article...]

Treasurys are surging as stocks get slammed

Treasurys are surging as stocks get slammed There's a not-so-quiet rebellion going on in the bond market, and it threatens to take 10-year yields above 3 percent much faster than expected just a few weeks ago. Kotak Institutional Equities in a recent note suggested that the market was overlooking the rising yield on some "misguided view" about earnings and macro-economic factors being less relevant to the equity market against ample globa... [Full Article...]

Citing abuse, LL Bean rescinds its legendary lifetime returns policy

Citing abuse, LL Bean rescinds its legendary lifetime returns policy Gorman said customers were seeking refunds for products that have been purchased through third parties, such as at yard sales. Now, customers who wish to return an item for a refund have one year to do so, according to the company's updated policy . [Full Article...]

Pelosi Protests Stall In Immigration Talks With Marathon House Speech

Pelosi Protests Stall In Immigration Talks With Marathon House Speech So she's showing her and her caucus's commitment to the cause the only way she can - by making as much noise as possible for as long as possible. Thank you to our #Dreamers . "But I anticipate that if 30, 40 Democrats vote for it, it would pass". In addition, the budget deal is focused on lifting budget caps in order to provide $659 billion for the Pentagon. [Full Article...]

United States 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

United States 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland The law takes effect 14 days after it's officially published, but it wasn't immediately clear when that will be. More than three million of Poland's 3.2 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust . [Full Article...]

Suffragette pardons 'complicated' but 'we will take a look,' says Amber Rudd

Suffragette pardons 'complicated' but 'we will take a look,' says Amber Rudd The early 1900s saw many suffrage groups for (and against) votes for women. Scores of women came forward in October previous year to accuse USA movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment and abuse, sparking a chain reaction of denunciations in the world of entertainment and far beyond. [Full Article...]

Failure to clap over U.S. achievements 'un-American' & bordering on 'treason'

Failure to clap over U.S. achievements 'un-American' & bordering on 'treason' The memo has fueled accusations from Republicans of bias against Trump by top Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials. But Republican Representative Claudia Tenney , also speaking about Democrats on CNN on Tuesday, said "I would say it was un-American , and they don't love our country". [Full Article...]

Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn steps down as CEO, chairman

Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn steps down as CEO, chairman Wynn , 76, has denied the accusations of misconduct, which drew widespread attention last month after an investigative report by The Wall Street Journal detailed numerous allegations against him, reports CNN. "He is a philanthropist and a beloved leader and visionary". "The skyline of Las Vegas is Steve Wynn ", said William Thompson, a professor emeritus of public administration at the ... [Full Article...]

Oil Reverses Lower As US Crude Production Hits 10 Million Barrels

Oil Reverses Lower As US Crude Production Hits 10 Million Barrels WTI hit a low of $61.33, the lowest since January 5. The US government forecasts that the nation's production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russian Federation, the world's top producer. Gasoline figures are also bound to affect prices. China imported on average 8.4 million bpd in 2017, compared with 7.9 million bpd of imports for the United Stat... [Full Article...]


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