Economy

After January climb, manufacturing sector sluggish in February

After January climb, manufacturing sector sluggish in February

Malaysian firms faced higher production cost compared to last January and the previous 15 month due to weak currency exchange relative to the United States dollar, the report added. As a result, firms...

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GDP growth accelerates to 7.2% in October-December 2017 quarter

GDP growth accelerates to 7.2% in October-December 2017 quarter

However, the Chairman of Economic Adviser Council (EAC) to Prime Minister, Bibek Debroy, said the economy is on the right track to accelerate and the current expansion in the growth rate in a reflec...

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Amazon to begin streaming UFC pay-per-view events on Prime Video

Amazon to begin streaming UFC pay-per-view events on Prime Video

Starting today, USA customers can pre-order March 3 event UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya for $64.99 without a Prime membership. She wanted to judo throw me, and I go, 'I don't know. I did this for t...

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German court approves banning diesel cars from cities

German court approves banning diesel cars from cities

While diesel cars produce less carbon dioxide and tend to get better mileage than gas-powered vehicles, they emit higher levels of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, that are harmful to human health. Vehicle ma...

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Dream Industrial Real Estate Invest Trst (DIR.UN) Upgraded at Scotiabank

Dream Industrial Real Estate Invest Trst (DIR.UN) Upgraded at Scotiabank

The beta factor is 0.94.Volatility shows sense of how far the stock will fall if the market takes a dive and how high stock will rise if the bull starts to climb. Blackrock Inc holds 0.06% in Alexan...

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China Southern Airlines flight delayed after portable charger bursts into flames

China Southern Airlines flight delayed after portable charger bursts into flames

The video of the incident went viral. In a scene that was nothing short of a nightmare, a suitcase kept inside the overhead luggage space caught fire from a power bank inside the bag. China Southern...

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Equifax to notify 2.4M more consumers affected in hack

Equifax to notify 2.4M more consumers affected in hack

Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. was named interim CEO and the company hired Jamil Farshchi from Home Depot Inc. last month as chief information security officer in an effort to boost its oversight. Since a...

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Passenger suffers burns after cell phone catches fire on plane

Passenger suffers burns after cell phone catches fire on plane

The owner of the phone did suffer some injuries and was treated by emergency personnel who responded to the scene. Peel police confirmed Thursday afternoon that it was an LG phone that caught fire ...

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Italy Manufacturing Growth Eases To 5-Month Low

Italy Manufacturing Growth Eases To 5-Month Low

Activity has now been steady or improving in each of the past 17 months, the longest stretch of expansion since 2005. This marks a fourth consecutive month in which all seven activity sub-indexes have...

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KFC now suffering gravy shortage as distribution problems continue

KFC now suffering gravy shortage as distribution problems continue

KFC has been in the spotlight around the world recently, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons - a change of wholesale delivery companies in the United Kingdom in mid February meant many of its 900 ...

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Kroger joins other big retailers, tightens gun restriction

Kroger joins other big retailers, tightens gun restriction

The new policies come in the wake of a February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida , that left 17 dead after alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Ther...

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Boys & Girls clubs to receive 'STEM' center with donation from Disney

Boys & Girls clubs to receive 'STEM' center with donation from Disney

The Centers of Innovation will provide children with hands-on experience with advanced technologies such as 3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment. The don...

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Gold closes lower on firm dollar

Gold closes lower on firm dollar

Precious metal prices have been falling for some time now, with the price of gold having receded around 2 percent since the beginning of February. Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York...

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Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor

Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor

The once rising political star, has found himself facing felony charges for invasion of privacy as Greitens was indicted last week for allegedly threatening to release a nude photograph of his forme...

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Maplin goes into administration putting Scots jobs at risk

Maplin goes into administration putting Scots jobs at risk

The firm would "make every effort to secure a buyer for all or part of the business", he added. Arron Kendall and Simon Thomas of Moorfields Advisory have been appointed joint administrators of Toys...

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Ryan Seacrest Under Fire for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Ryan Seacrest Under Fire for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

They cite the allegations as "unwanted sexual aggression - grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that...

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Happy Holi 2018: Wishes, Greetings, Facebook, WhatsApp Status Messages, SMS, Images & Quotes

Happy Holi 2018: Wishes, Greetings, Facebook, WhatsApp Status Messages, SMS, Images & Quotes

Enjoying Indian festival snacks and drinks and playing with organic colors and less water can be the best ever celebration. For Hindus the festival is celebrated in recognition of the Hindu god Vish...

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Kroger's Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to customers younger than 21

Kroger's Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to customers younger than 21

Walmart also announced Wednesday that stores will not sell firearms or ammunition to customers under the age of 21 . Dick's removed assault-style weapons from its Dick's-branded stores after the 2...

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Donald Trump says he would have stormed Florida school unarmed

Donald Trump says he would have stormed Florida school unarmed

It should be "up to states" to provide firearms and training to teachers so they can combat school shooters, Trump tweeted around 2 p.m. Saturday. Rubio, a Republican , said the bill was aimed at f...

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Cagle broke the law when he threatened Delta, Democratic candidate says

Cagle broke the law when he threatened Delta, Democratic candidate says

Delta said it was ending a discount program for NRA members and had asked the gun rights group to remove its information from the group's website after the February 14 slaying of 17 students and educa...

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Man takes a $1600 Uber ride home after drunken night out

Man takes a $1600 Uber ride home after drunken night out

The trip cost $1,635.93, and he even gave the driver toll money for the trip back, and rated him five stars. "I probably spent, like, $200 at the bar after already drinking all day". He claims the Ube...

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Trump strikes deal with Boeing for new Air Force One planes

Trump strikes deal with Boeing for new Air Force One planes

The negotiations covered the overhaul of two 747 airliners. He claimed the company was demanding more than $4 billion for the two jumbo jets, and hinted he might cancel the order . "We want Boeing to...

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Ford to test driverless vehicle delivery service in Miami

Ford to test driverless vehicle delivery service in Miami

He thinks his community will embrace them as companies prove that shared autonomous vehicles can be cheaper and safer than regular ones. No double-parking (driverless cars don't do that) causing add...

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NRA-linked companies and Florida face boycott

NRA-linked companies and Florida face boycott

First National Bank of Omaha made a decision to stop offering NRA-branded credit cards. Here is a list of the companies so far that will no longer partner with the NRA. Delta said Saturday it woul...

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Brace for pain at the pump; gas prices are expected to surge

Brace for pain at the pump; gas prices are expected to surge

AAA does not expect the national gas price to be reminiscent of 2011-2014, when motorists were paying on average $3.47 a gallon. Gasoline prices in MA are down another penny this week, and have fa...

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