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Families in Some California Counties are Forced to Live in ‘Third-World-type conditions’

13 hours 31 min ago

California's four year long drought conditions is making life difficult for people no doubt but conditions are worst in places like Okieville. In these areas wells have turned absolutely dry for several of the hundred modest homes located in the Central Valley of the state.

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Oil Futures Head for Another Decline

13 hours 38 min ago

Oil is going through a slippery market. It fell for the third time in the month as the U.S. drillers are not showing any signs of slowing production even in the market where supply is in abundance.

Oil futures also dropped 1.8 percent in New York following the two-day rally in the last week, the biggest since 2009.

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South Dakota Businesses and Tourism Officials Say Tourist Season in 2015 is Growing

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 06:46

It’s a good tourism year for South Dakota. The tourism industry is on the rise, thanks to the lower oil prices, good weather and landmark events like the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the 50th Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.

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Almost Two Third of Mylan’s Share Holders Approve Bid for Perrigo

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:04

On Friday, almost two third of Mylan NV shareholders voted in favor its bid for Perrigo Company Plc which manufactures quality affordable healthcare products. Mylan had offered $35.6 billion for Perrigo Co. which was rebuffed by its board. Now Mylan plans to take the offer to Perrigo shareholder directly.

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Billionaire Businessman Dan Gilbert Buys Book Tower Skyscraper in Detroit

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 08:02

On Friday, Dan Gilbert , the billionaire businessman said that he is buying Book Tower skyscraper and two more adjacent buildings on Washington Boulevard. The thirty eight storey Book Tower skyscraper has been lying vacant for long and Gilbert plans to transform them into "a game-changing, mixed-use development."

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Uber China Draws Investors for Its $1 Billion Fundraising Round

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 07:58

San Francisco, California based Uber Technologies Inc., closed its $1 billion fundraising round for its China arm, according sources. Reportedly, the investors in the fund raising included Baidu Inc., a unit of Citic Group Corp. in China and China Life Insurance Co.

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Oil Futures Bounce Back Heading for the Largest Weekly Gain in four Months

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:47

The oil futures are back on track and crude headed for its greatest weekly advance noted since 2015 April. The rise is the highest in six years or more and is attributed to the growing equity market, the dropping supplies and the upbeat U.S. economic growth which surpassed analysts' forecasts.

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July Marked a Boost in US Pending Home Sales Figure

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:45

The number of pending home sales that dipped slightly in June was again back in track in July. More number of people in the U.S signed contracts for purchasing homes.

On Thursday, the National Association of Realtors said that the seasonally adjusted sales index for pending home sale scaled 0.5 percent to 110.9 in the previous month. These figures look rosier June which had dropped to

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‘McWhopper’ on the International Day of Peace, is Burger King’s Proposal to McDonald

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:43

A mashup of the best ingredients from McDonald's Big Mac and Burger King's Whooper sounds to be really juicy and yum!

Burger King in a full page advertisement asked McDonald's to combine forces with it in order to create what it calls a "McWhopper."

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Wal-Mart Announced It will Stop Selling AR-15 in its Stores

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:31

On Wednesday, Wal-Mart confirmed that it will no longer be selling assault rifles in its US stores. Moreover, the retail giant also said that decision was taken solely on the basis of demand and not gun politics or recent shooting incidents.

Even though the retailer's decision dated back before the deadly shootings in Virginia aiming two TV journalists but the company's action of ceasing the gun sale became broadly publicized on the day of the killings.

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EPA Encourages Residents to Report Smell and Noise Nuisance

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:11

Smell and noise complaints against recycling and food processing facilities are on the rise.

The most number of complaints were lodged with the EPA against Greyhound Recycling and Recovery in Clondalkin. The number of complaints marked a straight leap of twenty five extra from last year and reached fifty six complaints. The number of complaints lowered for Thornton's Recycling Plant in Ballyfermot. It received thirty nine complaints which is a slide of twenty one as compared to 2013.

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5 Ounce StarKist Tuna Customers may be Entitled to Either $25 Check or $50 in Tuna

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:06

In case you bought a can of StarKist tuna recently and felt that the tin was slightly light then don't worry! There is good news for you.

A law suit was filed against the company two-and-a-half years ago when a consumer noticed that five-ounce tuna cans of Starkist were a little under-filled.

Although the slightly missing weight was not basically remarkable to most of the customers but the company saved tons of fish and lot of money. The fishy practice in the fish cans has backfired now.

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Auckland Residents Fined for Improperly Parking their Vehicles

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:48

Some residents of Auckland were angry as they were fined for parking their vehicles partially on the footpath at 2am.

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In July Migrants Arrive in Greater Numbers in New Zealand

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:46

Figures from Statistics New Zealand show that greater numbers of migrants are moving into New Zealand. The net migration in July reflected 5750, the highest monthly rate of inflow ever recorded.

The record show that in July10,620 people migrated to New Zealand and only 4879 people left the country. There was another record set for net annual migration at 59,639 for the year which ended in July.

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Spark Shareholders have Good News

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:45

Spark shareholders have been suffering from long but things are about to change now. Spark that was born out of a Telecom has undergone bad patches but is now recovering with its sale of assets worth $32million. The shareholders have been rewarded through increased dividend and also a promise to be given a special dividend in the approaching year.

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HP’s Quarterly Revenue Drops; Weak Forecast Slides Stocks

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:28

As Hewlett-Packard Co. gears up to split into two businesses, it reported a drop in the last quarter's sales as well as profit.

On Thursday, the company's stock also dropped in late trading hours. The forecast for the October quarter announced by the computer maker also could not keep up with the market expectations. The last quarter results mirror how HP is struggling with the number of challenges it faces. By the end of this year the company will be splitting into two companies.

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Sysco to Add Nelson Peltz to Its Board

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:25

Just about a week back Trian Fund Management LP disclosed a seven percent stake in Sysco Corp. and now the company has agreed to add Nelson Peltz, the fund's chief executive and Josh Frank to its board.

That shows how the activist investors are fast gaining a hold on the public companies.

On Thursday, Sysco's nonexecutive chairman, Jackie Ward said "We have engaged in constructive dialogue with Nelson and Josh and look forward to benefiting from their insights and contributions."

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Consumer Confidence in New Zealand Touches Its Lowest Level in Three Years

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:22

There was a drop in the consumer confidence for the fourth month in New Zealand according to the figures from a reliable tracking firm. The level touched its lowest mark in the last three years.

Though there is a still a positive outlook with the gauge indication above 100, at109.8 in August, but sentiments weakened on the prospects of the coming year indicating a slowing economy.

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New Zealand Government Plans $110 billion Infrastructure Development

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:20

In the coming ten years, New Zealand government plans to spend about $110 billion on infrastructure. But the does not come without some burden on the tax payers. The users will be charged some money so as to lessen the burden on the tax payers.

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APN will Reconsider IPO Possibilities for NZME

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:18

Whether, NZME will go in for an IPO or not is still not decided says its owner APN News and Media based in Sydney.

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