• John Varvatos unites Guns N' Roses fans with Hollywood pop-up

    John Varvatos unites Guns N' Roses fans with Hollywood pop-up

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    A special kick-off event takes place Thursday from 3 until 7 pm with a DJ set, door prizes and ticket giveaways. After announcing dates in Australia yesterday, Guns N' Roses tacked three January nights in Japan onto its routing as part of the " Not In This Lifetime Tour ".
  • US dollar slumps after Fed minutes

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    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS pulled back 0.6 percent. The dollar was up 0.5 percent against the Swiss franc at 0.9589 franc after hitting a low of 0.9532 Thursday. Though some economists say they think the Fed will be ready to raise rates next month, most have said they think the policymakers will take no action before December.
  • Aetna Pulls Back on Obamacare Health Insurance Plans in 2017

    Aetna Pulls Back on Obamacare Health Insurance Plans in 2017

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    Aetna is the second major insurer to pull out of Georgia's marketplace, after UnitedHealthcare announced plans earlier this year to pull all of its ACA plans. It says Arizona is an example of what happens when "the market is unstable". North Carolina appears likely to have two exchange insurers next year, including new entrant Cigna Corp.
  • Crude oil and gasoline gluts beginning to shrink

    Crude oil and gasoline gluts beginning to shrink

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    West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark still in the September contract, was off 0.5 percent to $46.35 per barrel. Total U.S. crude oil inventories stood at 521.1 million barrels as of last week, which the EIA considered to be "historically high levels for this time of year".
  • Cisco laying off 5500 employees, or 7 percent of workforce

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    The network equipment maker is transitioning from its hardware roots into a software-centric organisation. The CRN report claims that the move to software calls for employees with different skill sets. Cisco Systems is reportedly planning to cut its global workforce by as much 20% as it shifts its strategic focus to networking software and cloud technology.
  • Bartolo Colon draws a walk for the first time in his career

    Bartolo Colon draws a walk for the first time in his career

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    The Diamondbacks remain the only team he hasn't beaten in his b\\career. Colon was busy early on, reaching on an error with his first at-bat. "I don't know why that pitcher didn't strike me out - he could have". The Diamondbacks recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Reno for the third time this season Monday, when LHP Adam Loewen was designated for assignment.
  • Administration OKs new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

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    The standards require up to 25 percent lower carbon emissions and fuel consumption for certain tractors. Yet the Heavy Duty Fuel Efficiency Leadership Group - an informal alliance formed six years ago between six heavy-duty fleets, manufacturers and logistics companies - is one consortium that "looks forward to even more progress" on efficiency and emissions reductions for the heavy-duty vehicle sector due the Phase 2 rules.
  • Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach and executive

    Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach and executive

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    Roy said he remains on good terms with the Avalanche, but was leaving because of a lack of say in team decisions and because his vision and that of the organization "were not aligned". Sakic noted Roy was consulted less than the past years, but that was because he didn't need to lean on Roy as much as their first year together in 2013-14.
  • Ex-aides: Attorney general leaked files, lied for revenge

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    Prosecutors are now giving their closing arguments, and the case is expected to go to the jury Monday afternoon. They contend she made "honest mistakes" when testifying to the grand jury, but did not intentionally lie. Defense lawyer Seth Farber says Kane felt the public should know her predecessor had failed to prosecute a case involving an NAACP official. In fact, Farber said, King and Morrow were responsible for the leaks and wrongly blamed Kane to protect themselves.
  • Detectives question man in NYC mosque shooting

    Detectives question man in NYC mosque shooting

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    Over the weekend, a horrific crime occurred in broad daylight in New York City when a Muslim leader and his assistant were gunned down by an unnamed individual. Police on Sunday had released a sketch of the suspected gunman, a dark-haired, bearded man wearing glasses. The make of the ride matched descriptions of the vehicle witnesses described fleeing the shooting, leading police to the suspect, sources said.
  • Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter - From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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    Or Sasson has won a Israel's second bronze medal of the Rio Olympics. He walked away with a bronze medal. Islam El Shehaby would not acknowledge Or Sasson, who clinched the first round win. Sasson, 25, described Friday as "a hard day" after four years of preparation but that he was satisfied with the outcome. "Not shaking hands was his personal decision".
  • U.S. election: Hillary Clinton releases her tax returns

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    The Clintons paid an effective federal tax rate of 35 per cent in 2015, a slightly higher figure than the 31.55 per cent they paid from 2007 to 2014. "Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns ", Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said.
  • Democrats see chance to reshape map as Trump stumbles

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    The #MaybeHillary movement is also open to considering the relative strength or weakness of a Republican challenger. For the better part of a year, we have listened to Trump pander to white supremacists, talk about his desire to ban Muslims from entering the United States, call Black Lives Matter activists "thugs" and make ridiculous and offensive comments about women and their bodies over and over again.
  • Former Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib shines, then struggles in Giants loss

    Former Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib shines, then struggles in Giants loss

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    On the first of those turnovers, Nassib underthrew rookie receiver Sterling Shepard, the pass picked off by cornerback Bobby McCain to set up Andrew Franks' 49-yard field goal. A light rain was falling. "I made the decision not to play Eli", McAdoo said before the game. "It was fine...we need to execute better", McAdoo said.
  • Clinton's tax move pressures Trump

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    In a new ad released Friday, Clinton amped up the pressure on Trump. The government agency, however, has said that an audit does not restrict Trump from releasing the returns . Clinton responded yesterday to Trump's suggestion at an Iowa rally, saying, "words matter". "Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that cross the line".
  • Vail's $1 bln Whistler deal befits a forex ski bum

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    Based in Broomfield, CO, Vail Resorts owns mountain resorts in the USA and Australia. The transaction has also been unanimously approved by the Vail Resorts board of directors. Skiiers who frequent Whistler Blackcomb don't need to worry, the companies said, as all 2016-17 season passes will be honored. Vail's financial support and broad network of customers, including half a million seasons pass holders, will go a long way to boosting business at Whistler Blackcomb , said Brownlie.
  • United States producer prices fall on services, energy costs

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    Analysts had expected a 0.4% increase. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a 0.4 percent rise in retail sales in July. "I don't want to get dark on the consumer, but this latest report adds to the list of uncertainties about the back half of the year and keeps the Fed in kind of a wait-and-see approach to policy", said Kevin Cummins, an economist at RBS Securities Inc.in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • Ruby Tuesday shares plummet 12% on disappointing sales, restaurant closures

    Ruby Tuesday shares plummet 12% on disappointing sales, restaurant closures

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    The casual dining chain, which sold its Lime Fresh Mexican Grill brand in June, said the stores will cease operations by September and it expected to incur related pre-tax charges of $72 million to $81 million. Ruby Tuesday isn't alone in closing stores amid dropping sales and lower foot traffic. The closures, part of that initiative, are a large portion of the $43.8 million expense that reduced net earnings.
  • Gold Star mom: Trump was soft-spoken, tender

    Gold Star mom: Trump was soft-spoken, tender

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    Despite Trump's weird efforts to keep the Khans in the news, this story will fade away. "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices". The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the nation's oldest and largest veterans organization, called Trump out of bounds for tangling with Khizr and Ghazala Khan , whose son was killed in 2004.
  • Rihanna to perform and receive top honor at MTV VMAs

    Rihanna to perform and receive top honor at MTV VMAs

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    Other previous recipients include Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. The award was renamed in honour of Janet's late brother Michael in 1991. Rihanna will also be performing at New York's Madison Square Garden during the MTV VMAs, which air live on the network on August 28 at 9 p.m. The Video Vanguard recipients typically perform a medley of their hits at the live awards show, but in 2015, Kanye used his stage time for a lengthy speech, during which he announced plans ...
  • Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate

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    Poroshenko had hit back on Wednesday, saying Moscow's claims were "senseless and cynical". He was seeking to urgently speak to Putin, the leaders of France and Germany, U.S. "Will Russia break away from it or will it demand new concessions?" the newspaper wrote . "It is also possible that Putin wants to beef up nationalist rhetoric ahead of the parliamentary elections next month", Kokcharov says, noting that Putin's popularity and that of ruling party United Russia has often spiked, ...
  • Disney's movie hits overshadow lackluster TV results

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    Walt Disney's quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday beat analysts' estimates fueled by movie studio hits, and the media company said it was taking a stake in a streaming video technology company to sell more content directly to consumers.
  • Three dead and tourists trapped in hotels after Madeira wildfires in Portugal

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    Mayor of Funchal Paulo Cafofo told local media that people are being forced to leave the areas of Babosas and Curral dos Romeiros. The people of Madeira , A Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal, with Funchal as Capital have been rendered homeless due to an outbreak of wildfire in the part of the country.
  • Sevilla ready to shock Madrid, says new captain Iborra

    Sevilla ready to shock Madrid, says new captain Iborra

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    Carvajal was the unlikely hero in Trondheim on Tuesday, with his stunning solo effort in the 119th minute lifting Madrid to a 3-2 extra-time victory, over a 10-man Sevilla . "We have a very long squad". Due to Pepe's absence, French defender Raphael Varane will partner Sergio Ramos at the heart of defence, with Dani Carvajal and Marcelo on either side of the duo.
  • Wall Street rose to records as shares rallied

    Wall Street rose to records as shares rallied

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    The Street is waiting for Macy's to announce 40 cents in earnings per share. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and set a $66.00 target price on shares of Kohl's Corp .in a report on Friday, May 20th. Shares of Macy's M.N , which is to report at 8:00 a.m. ET, rose 1.5 percent, while Nordstrom JWN.N , whose earnings are due after markets close, was slightly higher.
  • Delta computer outage included 'small fire' at data center

    Delta computer outage included 'small fire' at data center

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    Another 1,900 Delta flights had been delayed, according to tracking service FlightStats Inc. "The company could have done a better job of explaining. what was happening". That has afflicted airlines in the USA and overseas. United Airlines suffered a series of massive IT meltdowns after combining its technology systems with those of merger partner Continental Airlines.
  • Tesla and SolarCity just agreed on a $2.6 billion merger

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    Musk said. " That's why we are all doing this to accelerate the advent of a sustainable energy world ". Tesla says that customers will enjoy a streamlined experience because they'll have to deal with just one installation and one service contract, and that they'll be able to manage everything via a single app.
  • Company Misses Targets, But Production Ramps Up

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    Tesla reiterated that it produced a company quarterly record 18,345 vehicles - its mainstay Model S sedan and the Model X - in the second quarter, and that it ended the period building almost 2,000 vehicles a week. The company is still trying to meet a 2018 release for its new Model 3 sedan, the first designed for the mass market. The company made no reference to a projection made in February that it would be net cash flow positive for the full year 2016.
  • Britain oust champions China in men's 3 meter synchronized diving

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    Team GB's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears claimed diving gold after Joe Clarke's kayak victory led a haul of medals for Great Britain in Rio. "Fellow Olympic diver Tom Daley was among a host of celebrities who congratulated the pair on Twitter, saying their performance had been "absolutely brilliant" and Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton said it was an "amazing achievement".
  • Trump Expected To Endorse Ryan At Campaign Event Friday

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    By his side was running mate Mike Pence, who praised Trump's off the cuff style that's found the campaign in hot water. Paul Ryan, whose primary for his House seat is next week, has chided Trump for engaging in a flap with the family of a dead Muslim U.S.