• Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service
Uber will now let you tip your driver for good service

Uber has just launched a bunch of new features in the United Kingdom in a bid to appease drivers who are in a bitter dispute with the the company over labour rights. Previously, Uber had been giving passengers a five-minute window before applying a surcharge. Uber is bringing its in-app tipping option to the UK, TechCrunch reports .

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  • Sri Lanka 'keen' to play Pakistan in Lahore
Sri Lanka 'keen' to play Pakistan in Lahore

Going on to say that Sri Lanka suffered through three decades of terrorism and war and at that stage no one wanted to come to Sri Lanka, whereby Pakistan stood by them as did India. Pakistan, a cricket loving nation has not seen global team showcasing their skills in its grounds ever since a bus carrying the same Sri Lankan team came under drive-by...

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  • Bitcoin Price Climbs above US$4000, Hits All-Time High
Bitcoin Price Climbs above US$4000, Hits All-Time High

It is already active in many altcoins, but not the currency it was initially designed for. Meantime, the combined market cap reached $135,5 billion, just two days after exceeding its previous record of $127 billion . Likewise, Ronnie Moas, a stock research analyst and founder of Standpoint Research, believes that bitcoin will achieve $5,000 with...

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  • Merck CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council
Merck CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council

His resignation comes days after a white supremacist rally in Virginia resulted in the deaths of three people, and the injury of dozens more. Trump was specifically taken to task for comments on Saturday in which he denounced what he called "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

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  • Sensex Rebounds 235 Points, DLF Surges 16%
Sensex Rebounds 235 Points, DLF Surges 16%

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 31,501.29 points and a low of 31,298.90 points during the intra-day trade. At 9.30 AM: Soon after opening in green, BSE Sensex traded 157 points high or 0.51% at 31,371.25 while the wider NSE Nifty traded 50 points up or 0.52% at 9,760.85.

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  • Asian shares, United States stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions
Asian shares, United States stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

Germany's DAX fared better, trading only 0.2 percent lower at 11,989. USA and Asian stocks plunged overnight, with investors instead fleeing to traditionally safer assets including German government bonds, among the best-rated and most liquid assets in the world.

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  • Facebook sneaks into China with photo-sharing app Colorful Balloons
Facebook sneaks into China with photo-sharing app Colorful Balloons

Social Networking platform Facebook has silently launched a new photo-sharing app named as " Colorful Balloon " in China. Mark Zuckerberg really wants Facebook to have an presence in China, but it doesn't matter what he tries the social network remains banned there.

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  • Japan second quarter GDP blows past expectations on robust domestic demand
Japan second quarter GDP blows past expectations on robust domestic demand

Japan has battled years of deflation - falling prices - and slow growth following an equity and property market bubble in the early 1990s. On a yearly basis, GDP surged 4.0 percent - again topping expectations for 2.5 percent and up from the upwardly revised 1.5 percent jump in the first quarter (originally 1.0 percent).

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  • GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site after cretinous Charlottesville article
GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site after cretinous Charlottesville article

The site, which is named after a Nazi publication, also features many stories filled with racial abuse, some of which describe black people as "monkeys". Hours after the statement, a post on The Stormer said it had been taken over by hacktivist group Anonymous. If no action is taken after 24 hours, we will cancel the service.

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  • India's Wholesale Price Inflation Accelerates In July
India's Wholesale Price Inflation Accelerates In July

India's wholesale inflation grew at 1.88 percent during July, marginally higher from 0.90 percent in June, due to an increase in foods articles and vegetable prices. Potato prices plummeted (-) 42.45 percent in July, as against a growth 76.42 percent previous year. India's industrial output unexpectedly contracted 0.1 per cent in June from a year...

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  • Asian shares expected to focus on China data, dollar languishes
Asian shares expected to focus on China data, dollar languishes

Asian markets largely embraced risk appetite once more through the Asian session, supported by Friday's positive end to the week in the U.S equity markets, with only the Nikkei struggling following Friday's holiday as the Japan markets played catch up.

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  • Wall Street rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses
Wall Street rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses

The CBOE Volatility Index .vix , better known as the VIX and the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, rose the most in about 12 weeks. The news was also greeted with dismay by traders in Asia, with Tokyo down 1.3 percent, Hong Kong losing 0.4 percent and Seoul registering a 1.1-percent decline.

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  • TSX futures fall as North Korea tensions brew
TSX futures fall as North Korea tensions brew

North Korea responded with a statement by its official KCNA news agency claiming Trump is "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war". Although Japan could be in the front line of any clash with North Korea , the yen is benefitting because Japan is the world's biggest creditor nation and Japanese investors tend to repatriate fu...

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  • Chinese retail sales, fixed asset investment slow in July
Chinese retail sales, fixed asset investment slow in July

New construction starts measured by floor area, a telling indicator of developers' confidence, contracted for the first time since last September, falling 7% in July from a year ago, compared to a 14% increase in June. Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, said Monday's figures provided "mixed signals" as growth in electrici...

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  • Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps
Military 'Locked And Loaded' If North Korea Missteps

But Mr Pompeo denied that a threat of a nuclear conflict was imminent, saying: "I've heard folks talking about being on the cusp of a nuclear war". He added: "The reaction in North Korea that we are intending to get is an understanding that America is no longer going to have the strategic patience that it's had that has permitted him to continue ...

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  • Critics, fans react to Marshawn Lynch sitting out anthem at Raiders game
Critics, fans react to Marshawn Lynch sitting out anthem at Raiders game

Lynch was photographed sitting on top of an orange cooler. Lynch continued, "And I mean if you're really not racist, then you won't see what he's doing as a threat to America but just addressing a problem that we have". Lynch, returning from a one-year retirement from the Seattle Seahawks , was the only player to sit, as his teammates, his coach...

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  • As North Korea-US tensions brew, safe-haven currencies rise
As North Korea-US tensions brew, safe-haven currencies rise

Pyongyang said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a US territory in the Pacific with a military base. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told Pyongyang it should stop any actions that would lead to the "end of its regime and the destruction of its people".

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  • Amazon recalls eclipse glasses as precaution
Amazon recalls eclipse glasses as precaution

The total eclipse is set to appear on August 21, 2017. The retailer told CNN it had begun to issue refunds to customers who purchased glasses that "may not comply with industry standards". Viewing the eclipse without proper protection can cause severe damage to the retina as well as the loss of vision. The list includes vendors "that have been ve...

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  • Dollar and South Korean Won Slip Amid North Korea Tensions
Dollar and South Korean Won Slip Amid North Korea Tensions

Many markets have climbed to record or multi-year highs, leaving them vulnerable to a sell-off. But with the rhetoric having gone to a different level, the market just can't afford to take that risk'. The S&P 500 index had its biggest one-day drop in nearly three months on Thursday as investors fled riskier assets, with technology stocks leadin...

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  • Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N. Korea
Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N. Korea

The data comes amid tepid inflation that has remained below the Fed's 2 percent target, despite low unemployment. Most large-cap stocks fell across the board. Asian equities fell, driving the region's benchmark index to its biggest loss in a month, on rising geopolitical risk after President Donald Trump warned the US will retaliate against...

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  • Gold up on rising US-North Korea tensions
Gold up on rising US-North Korea tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later insisted the USA isn't signalling it's about to mete out a military response despite threats from North Korea suggesting it could attack Guam , a US island territory in the Pacific. "Clearly the market's taken a bit of a black eye", said Fahad Kamal, senior market strategist at Kleinwort Hambros, commenting...

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  • Gold buoyed by North Korea tensions, U.S. inflation data
Gold buoyed by North Korea tensions, U.S. inflation data

But the prospect of hefty losses on Wall Street stocks was averted when USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson said there was " no imminent threat of war " and that Americans could "sleep well at night". KLA-Tencor gained $2.62, or 3 percent, to $90.17. Heading into Thursday, about 89 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 had reported quarterly...

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  • Seventeen dead in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant
Seventeen dead in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

It's not known how many attackers are involved. Communication Minister Remi Dandjinou told journalists that at least 17 people were dead and eight others wounded, according to a provisional toll. But thirty people were killed when gunmen struck a restaurant and hotel in Ouagadougou January 2016 in an attack claimed by al Qaeda in the Islamic Magh...

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  • Seoul shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over North Korea
Seoul shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over North Korea

Trump ups the rhetoric, markets sell off some more , and US inflation data due. Ryu Yong-seok, a market analyst at KB Securities Co., said tensions between North Korea and the United States are partly to blame for the decline in the main index.

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  • U.S. stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses
U.S. stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 14 points, a gain of 0.07 percent, the Nasdaq composite rose almost 40 points or 0.64 percent and the S&P 500 gained 3 points or 0.13 percent. July's 0.1 percent increase in consumer prices suggests that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise interest rates next month. The yen gained more ...

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  • Fidelity National Financial Inc
Fidelity National Financial Inc

FNT also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through it specialty insurance business. A number of research analysts recently issued reports on FNF shares. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. In other news, President Michael Joseph Nolan sold 80,748 shares of the stock in a transaction t...

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  • S&P falls 1.4% in safety flight on North Korea tensions
S&P falls 1.4% in safety flight on North Korea tensions

However, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley suggested on Thursday that the central bank was on track to raise interest rates once more as he expects sluggish inflation to rise over the next several months. Pacific territory of Guam. However, the S&P was still not far off record levels. For the week, the Dow is down ...

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  • Investors move to safe havens as U.S. and North Korea trade threats
Investors move to safe havens as U.S. and North Korea trade threats

Japanese markets were closed for a holiday, but the tense mood dragged Asian shares lower and an MSCI index of stocks across the globe was on track to post its largest weekly drop since the week before Donald Trump won the USA presidential election in November.

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  • US stocks slide amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
US stocks slide amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

GOT A PULSE: Health care stocks, which have been in a slump, were headed higher. US stock futures were pointing to a weaker open on Friday. Eastern time. BONDS: Bond prices rose. Tokyo´s blue-chip index tumbled 1.3 percent to its lowest close since late May after the Dow´s winning streak of nine straight records ended following Trump´s sharp rh...

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  • (The) Reiterates
(The) Reiterates "GBX 2000" Price Target for Prudential plc (PRU)

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding PRU? Quite a few brokerage firm analysts have quite recently weighed in on PRU Stocks. Adirondack Trust Co. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.84%. Prudential Financial has a dividend payout ratio of 29.5% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by ear...

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  • Stock markets lower, gold price continues to rise amid political tensions
Stock markets lower, gold price continues to rise amid political tensions

The CBOE Volatility Index, a barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at its highest since the USA presidential election on Thursday, but was down 1.22 points at 14.82 points on Friday. Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. On the currenc...

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  • Team for ODI series and T20 announced, Yuvraj Singh axed
Team for ODI series and T20 announced, Yuvraj Singh axed

Wicket-keeper batsmen Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have also been dropped from the limited-overs squad that toured West Indies. However, he led India A to victory in a tri-series which involved hosts South Africa A and Afghanistan A. The final of Champions Trophy exposed India's slow bowling frailties. The Board of Control for Cricket in In...

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  • Investors rescue embattled SoundCloud with $170 million lifeline
Investors rescue embattled SoundCloud with $170 million lifeline

Axios says CEO Alexander Ljung infers in the memo that if the proposal is rejected, SoundCloud's ability to continue would "not be a going concern". The news also comes with a leadership change. SoundCloud remains the world's most popular free music phone app, with roughly 88 million active users, according to online audience tracking firm...

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  • Dow drops 200 points on escalating North Korea tensions
Dow drops 200 points on escalating North Korea tensions

Nevertheless, the geopolitical uncertainty looks set to continue, dealers said, following Trump's fresh warning Thursday that his earlier threat to unleash " fire and fury " on the reclusive nuclear-armed state may not have been " tough enough ".

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks drift lower on Wall Street
Markets Right Now: Stocks drift lower on Wall Street

It has been more than a year since the last 5% downdraft in stocks and more than 76 weeks since the stock market suffered a 10% loss. ASIA'S DAY: Earlier, Asia bore the brunt of the mounting geopolitical uncertainty, with South Korea's Kospi index closing down 1.7 percent at 2,319.71 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng ending 2 percent lower at 26,883.51.

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