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Will gas prices continue to fall?

Will gas prices continue to fall? Consumer gasoline demand continues to climb, hitting its highest point yet in 2018. Every year, from February to April, reduced refinery output and the switch to summer-blend gasoline normally causes gas prices to rise 30 to 70 cents. Florida ranks 13th nationally for the most expensive gas. "Motorists filling up in the Midwest, South and East Coast are most likely to see the positive change at... [Full Article...]

Unilever will pull ads from Google, Facebook unless they stop 'creating division'

Unilever will pull ads from Google, Facebook unless they stop 'creating division' Unilever , the world's largest consumer goods company, is warning Internet companies like Facebook and Google to clean up the "swamp" - or digital advertising dollars will be pulled. According to eMarketer's latest estimates, Google and Facebook are expected to claim almost two-thirds of the US market share for digital ads. Weed said he met recently with Facebook , Google, Twitter, Snap... [Full Article...]

After Winking, Priya Prakash Varrier Is Winning The Internet With Her Singing

After Winking, Priya Prakash Varrier Is Winning The Internet With Her Singing Priya's fame isn't shocking, as the Internet can easily make or break any person in a matter of days, but it is interesting that people are so enamored by her and her acting skills. The 18-year-old gorgeous diva, who is pursuing B.Com from Vimala college in Thrissur, has shockingly been sent back to the hostel by her family. This is a big thing for Priya Prakash, to get appreciation from Allu Ar... [Full Article...]

Amazon to lay off 'small' number here

Amazon to lay off 'small' number here Citing a person familiar with the matter, Reuters on Monday reported that the job cuts would be in the "low hundreds". The latest layoffs will take place in its consumer retail business that includes Amazon books, toys, and grocery units, to create room for help in business that are expanding such as digital entertainment, AWS , and Alexa . [Full Article...]

German Chancellor Receives Turkish Prime Minister Next Thursday in Berlin

German Chancellor Receives Turkish Prime Minister Next Thursday in Berlin Angela Merkel says that the "painful concessions" she made to the Social Democrats ( SPD ) to secure another term in office were fully justified and do not mean that her authority is on the wane, The Guardian wrote. Ms Merkel's conservative bloc was also down 1 point at 29.5 percent. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Koch openly questioned the longevity of the next ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom govt unveils software to counteract online extremism

United Kingdom govt unveils software to counteract online extremism Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd, now visiting the Silicon Valley, announced United Kingdom's partnership with a London-based startup to develop an algorithm which will be used to identify terrorist content on the Internet. Developed by ASI Data Science, the system takes advantage of machine learning to analyze online videos and determine the contents. There are tools out there that can do exac... [Full Article...]

Southwest Air's Chicago De-Icing Stumble Was Third in Two Months

Southwest Air's Chicago De-Icing Stumble Was Third in Two Months While Southwest accounted for the majority of cancellations at Midway on Sunday, the airport said over 250 total flights were canceled due to "winter operational issues" on Twitter. 'We will continue to work with our customers on their travel plans and apologize for any inconvenience the disruption in service has caused'. Passengers and crew were forced to exit a Southwest Airlines plane at J... [Full Article...]

Gallagher opposes cuts to Great Lakes funding

Gallagher opposes cuts to Great Lakes funding The first funding came under the Obama administration, but the groundwork had been laid under President George W. Bush, who called the Great Lakes "a national treasure". " The Trump Administration missed a major opportunity to help communities restore their water infrastructure ". The Great Lakes program is the largest of the federal programs, receiving about $300 million a year since its 2010... [Full Article...]

Oil prices flat on oversupply concerns, weak dollar

Oil prices flat on oversupply concerns, weak dollar Light, sweet crude for March delivery was recently up 34 cents, or 0.6%, to $59.53 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Analysts had expected stocks to rise by 2.8 million barrels. By the end of this year, it might also overtake Russian Federation to become the global leader.”. OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached an agreement in December 2016 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a glo... [Full Article...]

Disable your ad blocker or let us mine cryptocurrency

Disable your ad blocker or let us mine cryptocurrency Readers using software to avoid seeing adverts are presented with a pop-up window, says the Financial Times , which asks them if they would like to use their computers' processing power for "calculations". Most computers have fans that automatically turn on to dissipate heat when more processing power is used - regardless of the cause. Salon CEO Jordan Hoffner told Fortune that the new plan... [Full Article...]

John Klein: Valentine's Day means serious business for local flower shop

John Klein: Valentine's Day means serious business for local flower shop Just under a fifth of celebrators plan on making a major statement by picking up a combined $4.7 billion in jewelry, while 17 percent said they'd pick up some clothes, which will account for almost 10 percent of total spending. After owning the business for the past 14 years, the request for some lures in a bouquet was new. But there's more focus on flowers during the workweek, he said. [Full Article...]

Industrial output expands by 7.1% in Dec

Industrial output expands by 7.1% in Dec Inflation is now the enemy of stock investors. With inflation remaining at 3% last month it increases the likelihood of a rate hike in May. Sterling rose 0.3% against the dollar to 1.38 United States dollars following the news. The inflation for housing increased to 8.33%, while that for miscellaneous items was flat at 3.78% in January 2018. Over the last 12 months, "headline" inflation rose 2... [Full Article...]

Serious Fraud Office charges Barclays over £2bn Qatar loan

Serious Fraud Office charges Barclays over £2bn Qatar loan On 20 June 2017 Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) announced that the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") had brought certain charges against Barclays PLC in relation to matters that arose in the context of Barclays' capital raisings in 2008. They were also charged with conspiracy to commit fraud. The focus is now also on Barclays Bank, a move which is significant as it could impact on the banking l... [Full Article...]

Pence `Encouraged' by Talks With South Korea's Moon at Olympics

During the visit, Kim Yo Jong had delivered a letter from her brother asking South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at his earliest convenience. "There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile program", Pence told re... [Full Article...]

Australian sites among thousands hacked to include mining script

Australian sites among thousands hacked to include mining script Coinhive is a cryptojacking script that works by turning the computers of site visitors into crypto mining rigs, potentially giving the hackers access to the processing power of millions of machines. It may have been hard for a small website, but I would have thought on a government website we should have expected these defence mechanisms to be in place. [Full Article...]

Dow falls more than 1000 points as markets remain volatile

Dow falls more than 1000 points as markets remain volatile Oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell also took a sizeable chunk out of the blue-chip index as the rout in equities sent crude prices tumbling. Stocks were coming off a big gain on Tuesday. "They love it, but they're also respectful and terrified". London's blue-chip stocks were spared the worst of Monday's price falls, with the index only losing 1.46 per cent, compared to the big four per ce... [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks fall again, Wells Fargo shares sink

U.S. stocks fall again, Wells Fargo shares sink The firm markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. Hyman Charles D who had been investing in Wells Fargo Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $288.58 billion market cap company. [Full Article...]

'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million to top box office

'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million to top box office Indeed, younger female audience members were the driving force in pushing the three Fifty Shades films to their current collective worldwide total of US$1.09 billion. While it had the lowest opening of all three movies, Fifty Shades Freed still brought home a solid $38.8 million domestically in its opening weekend, debuting in 3,678 stateside locations, per Variety . [Full Article...]

Johnson shares Pebble Beach lead with Potter

Johnson shares Pebble Beach lead with Potter Potter was chasing history at the par-71 Monterey Peninsula layout, where he teed off on 10 and played his first seven holes in seven under par with five birdies and an eagle.Potter added four more birdies after the turn to seize the solo lead and take his total for the round to 11-under. [Full Article...]

JB Hi-Fi's first-half profit surges 21 per cent to $151.7 million

JB Hi-Fi's first-half profit surges 21 per cent to $151.7 million While comparable sales rose 8.7%, total sales, earnings and gross margin deteriorated on the previous corresponding period. The Good Guys business unit saw growth in categories including seasonal products, cooking, communications, visual and dishwashers. [Full Article...]


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