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Takeda makes fourth offer to buy Shire

Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a GBX 4,000 ($55.79) price target on shares of Shire in a report on Monday, March 5th. A deal would also likely signal a further wrenching reorganization for local Shire staffers, who have been through repeated revamping under CEO Flemming Ornskov while Takeda has spent much of the past two years restructuring and cutting research.

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Marquez dominates for sixth-straight Texas win

Zarco's teammate Hafizh Syahrin was taken to the medical centre after a highside crash at Turn 19 on his out-lap. But race stewards nearly immediately announced an investigation of a lap in which Marquez appeared to ride too slow and disrupt Vinales.

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TCS' market cap briefly breaches $100b mark

With this, TCS has become the first Indian tech company to cross $100 billion in market capitalization . TCS shares rose today by 4 per cent to Rs 3,541, pushing the market capitalisation of India's biggest outsourcer to Rs 6,78,002 crore.

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Mnuchin considers traveling to China amid trade spat

The US has resisted pressure to back off President Donald Trump's protectionist America First trade policies. In a statement at the end of three days of meetings yesterday, the IMFC heeding to the voice of countries like India, the US, Britain and France, called on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to work on a multi-pronged programme to enhance debt transparency and sustainability.

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Don't delay: Tuesday is Tax Day

Doing so will give them until October 15 to file but doesn't give them more time to pay. The IRS said US citizens living outside the United States have until June 15 to file. Pay When You E-file. At the end of the year, if you've paid more than what you owe, the federal government will issue you a tax refund. Who pays taxes, and when? .

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Trump attorney is focus of 'monthslong' investigation into personal dealings

Trump, Mr. Cohen and their teams were still scrambling on Friday to assess the damage from the raid early Monday morning", The Times . Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford , has said she was paid US$130,000 by Cohen to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump, and is fighting to lift the terms of the non-disclosure act, which she says was signed by Cohen but not by Trump.

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Cambridge Analytica denies using data of Indians

He started his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about an hour ago, and this hearing is supposed to last most of the day. "But it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well", Zuckerberg said .

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Toys R Us receives several $1bn bids for its Asia unit

Simon Thomas, joint administrator and partner at Moorfields, said: "We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys R Us during this extremely difficult and challenging time. In total, over 3,000 jobs will have been lost when the retailer closes. Meanwhile, New Look and Carpetright have both announced plans to shut stores as part of restructuring plans.

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Uber launches new revamped Uber Driver app in India

Getaround operates in 10 USA cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Los Angeles. Last year, a Volvo XC90 from Uber was hit by the driver of another vehicle. "Autonomous is part of the solution and I think long term is going to be an important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership", Khosrowshahi said.

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Trump says Amazon to get a 'serious look'

Whitnell & Co. increased its position in Amazon .com by 581.3% during the 3rd quarter. The stock's quarterly performance specifies a shift of 19.03% and its performance is stands at 57.02% for last twelve month while moved 44.80% for the past six months.

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WPP CEO Martin Sorrell under probe for allegations of personal misconduct

The company has hired an anonymous law firm to conduct an independent inquiry. While the company didn't elaborate, it did note, "The allegations do not involve amounts which are material to WPP ". The investigation is ongoing. One source told the Journal that the board is also looking into alleged improper behavior from Sorrell. With Sorrell's position now in doubt, WPP board members will perhaps wish they had established an heir apparent some years ago.

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Air India's flight reaches Israel using Saudi airspace for first time

Many Arab and Islamic nations do not recognise Israel and, therefore, disallow airlines from using their airspace for flight services to that country. With the permission, India is now able to adopt a shorter route by flying over Ahmedabad, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to reach Tel Aviv . Though Air India is saddled with huge debt (currently at Rs 51,890 crore), acquiring the airline can help boost the acquirer in terms of foot print, bilteral flying rights, parking slots, etc.

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Russian Federation vows to expel United Kingdom diplomats

May has said the Skripals were attacked with Novichok , a Soviet-era military-grade nerve agent. In a joint statement , they demanded Moscow "address all questions" related to the attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal , which they said amounted to a "breach of worldwide law".

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KB Toys to return?

As an ironic historical footnote, at the time of its first bankruptcy, the retailer was owned by Bain Capital, one of Toys R Us' private equity owners. The company said, "This decline may be attributable to several factors, including competition from big-box retailers, large tenant closures, and the increased popularity of online shopping".

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One hurt in explosion at FedEx Ground facility in Schertz

In Austin, authorities have been combing for clues to the four explosions there, the first three of which involved cardboard packages that were left in front yards or porches and weren't delivered by the US Postal Service or services such as UPS or FedEx, police say.

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Claire's Stores files for bankruptcy

The Company expects its concessions business to grow by more than 4,000 stores in 2018. The company also had too much debt, costing it $183 million a year alone in interest payments, he said. "This transaction substantially reduces the debt on our balance sheet and will enhance our efforts to provide the best possible experience for our customers", Claire's Chief Executive Officer Ron Marshall said in the press release.

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United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

Senators John Kennedy, a Republican, and Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, said the legislation would direct the Federal Aviation Administration to create regulations to prohibit the storing of a live animal in any overhead compartment and to impose civil fines for violations.

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Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples

A study by the State University of NY in Fredonia has found that a large number of plastic bottled water brands contain microplastics . A damning new study has revealed leading brands of water bottles are contaminated with tiny plastic particles.

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Hey it's national Pi Day and Blaze has $3.14 pizzas

And if you don't feel like going out, try cooking up one of our favorite pie recipes . While the day traditionally is known for deals on pizza and pie, other companies have capitalized. For some of us, pi, that infinite number, brings back bad math class flashbacks. Cici's Pizza is charging $3.14 for the pizza buffet. Boston Market: Boston Market is offering coupons for free chicken pot pies for anyone who purchases an individual meal and a drink off of the menu on Wednesday.

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Security Issue At Brisbane Airport Causing Extensive Delays

Qantas Airways Ltd, the country's biggest carrier, said it was not affected as it operates out of a different terminal. Photos and videos of the airport showed uncomfortably long queues as passengers crowded the terminal as a result of the outage.

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Oil prices edge up on weak dollar ahead of US inventory data

Oil dropped for the first time in four sessions on a reported expansion in USA crude inventories and the risk of an intensifying global trade war sparked by President Donald Trump . That will most likely require rising shale oil output, a levelling out of USA refinery demand and ongoing OPEC curbs to keep prices other than WTI at elevated levels.

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Dwyane Wade visits students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

One student posted a video of Wade's visit on social media, which is a must watch. "I'm thankful they came to the game, thankful I got a chance just to talk to them and tell them my appreciation, to let them know we will continue to use our voice, to continue to shine the light on what they're talking about and what they're going through and what they're dealing with".

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Another Clinton, Mo officer shot to death while on duty

The shooter was identified Wednesday as James E. Waters, 37, of Clinton, the state patrol tweeted . The gunman fired at officers from inside the house. The two women who called 911 were not injured, Sgt. Lowe said. And these are good and right things, and we should do them. Our heartfelt condolences to the Clinton, MO Police Department who had another one of their officers killed in the line of duty overnight.

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ISIS-loving teen tries to bomb own high school

The suspect, who remained in custody today, was charged with the manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction , Thombley, the St. Officers investigated the shooting and said they don't believe it was related to the school. Alert student noticed smoking backpack at high school in Utah; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.

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Deployment of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite from the Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX will try once again to launch a Spanish satellite into space from Florida early Tuesday morning. The rocket manufacturer pencilled in a two-hour launch window, starting at 12.33am EDT (5.33am GMT), after a pressurisation system issue postponed the launch.

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Washington State Tells Ajit Pai to Suck It

Washington, home to tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, is the first state to pass a net neutrality law, negating the federal government's rollback of that internet-guiding policy. Inslee said he's confident the states are within their rights to regulate internet service even though the FCC says no. The law will prohibit companies that offer internet services from blocking legal content, applications, services or non-harmful devices .

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Global oil prices projected to be stable in 2018: OPEC

Oil prices rose on Friday as Wall Street stocks bounced off session lows, but crude benchmarks were still poised for their first weekly fall in three weeks on fears US plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum could squeeze economic growth, and as USA crude inventories climbed.

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World''s most sophisticated weather satellite to launch shortly

GOES-S is the second satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series of satellites, which have played a vital role in weather forecasting, storm tracking and meteorological research. It also tracked the paths of Hurricanes Irma and Maria , providing crucial data as to which areas would be impacted the greatest. The new GOES-S will be at a vantage point to help analyze California's wildfires in more detail, as well.

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Gold prices dip as dollar remains strong on Powell's comments

Fed chief Powell will deliver the second leg of his semi-annual testimony on Thursday, an opportunity to clarify comments made on Tuesday that rekindled speculation over USA monetary tightening this year happening faster than expected. Bond prices rose as demand jumped for safer investments, which pushed yields lower. The euro fell to $1.2170 from $1.2203, and the British pound slipped to $1.3743 from $1.3771.

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Comcast attempts to outbid Fox for Sky

The businessman - who is now married to Jerry Hall, former wife of Rolling Stones rock legend Mick Jagger , had already submitted an £18.5 billion ($25.8 billion) to buy the 61 per cent stakeholding in Sky which it does not already own. "As it is, Comcast has thrown its hat into the ring and is now seeking to meet with the Sky directors to flesh out the deal". The regulator said the deal would not operate against the public interest in terms of either Fox or Sky having a genuine ...

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Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire

Shanahan says it also would have been nice to read Buffett's thoughts on why he is selling off Berkshire's IBM investment but maintaining big stakes in Wells Fargo and US Bancorp. Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to shareholders jumped to $19,790 from $3,823 past year. Last year, however, was another good one for Berkshire stockholders, as the company's "A" shares rose almost 22%, vs.

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Walmart's online sales growth slips, rattling investors

Even the Hefty dividend of 2.02 percent annually could not save the shares from dropping like a rock. During the same quarter past year, the company posted $1.30 EPS. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 7,635,405 shares of company stock valued at $742,168,245. Insiders own 51.39% of the company's stock. Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in WMT .

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Airbnb launches Plus, higher-end options that have been personally inspected

The company revealed in San Francisco on Thursday that following its acquisition of Luxury Retreats a year ago, it is now preparing to launch Beyond by Airbnb . "Every one of these homes is specially merchandised to really make the home features stand out", Chesky said. While Airbnb was initially designed mainly for solo travel, the ways that guests have used the platform has evolved over the years.

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All-new Volvo V60 family estate revealed

This is the evolution of that auto and frankly, for a station wagon, it's stunning. The good news is that the new S60's debut isn't too far away, since Volvo has confirmed that it will debut this summer. The company's Pilot Assist system that can steer, accelerate, and brake the vehicle without driver intervention will be on the options list. In a world first, City Safety now also engages autobraking to mitigate oncoming collisions.

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Do not test our resolve: Netanyahu to Iran's smooth-talking foreign min

The global nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday , warning that Iran should "not test Israel's resolve". Iran also is hiding the "casings for the bullets" at military sites, which the nuclear deal has placed out of bounds to inspectors, Netanyahu said.

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US Section 232 options justified, would not hurt downstream: Commerce

The options include a 7.7% duty on all aluminum products from all countries, extending through to semi-fabricated products and finished aluminum products but not to consumer goods; or a 23.5% tariff on all aluminum products from China , Hong Kong, Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam; or a quota on all products from all countries equal to a maximum of 86.7% of their 2017 exports to the US.

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Consumer Price Index surprise is just a blip

Within the food items, the inflation fell for vegetables to 26.97%, sugar and confectionery 2.85%, cereals and products 2.33% and fruits 6.24%. "Some of laws of normal economic nature seem to be reasserting themselves", Nathan Sheets, chief economist for PGIM Fixed Income and a former Fed and Treasury official, said on Bloomberg Television.

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Syria says rare U.S. strike an effort to support terrorism

The Observatory said 211 people have been killed in eastern Ghouta since Monday. Reacting to the USA -led coalition's counterattack, a Russian senator called the move "an unprecedented act of aggression". Washington says it believed it was targeting an IS position there, but Damascus says the strike was "intentional". It said the dead includes a medic and at least three children and eight women.

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Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60

Police said at least 18 people - three women and 15 men - were confirmed dead on the scene. Local media outlets have quoted an injured person as saying that the bus was going very fast when it entered a curve. Injured passengers were transported to 12 hospitals. The cause of the crash is still unknown. An executive with The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. says $10,230 will be paid to the family of each victim.

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British services sector growth at slowest since September 2016

Activity in Japan's service sector grew at the fastest pace in three months in January as new business picked up, suggesting domestic demand is improving and putting the country's economic recovery on more balanced footing, according to a private survey released on Monday.