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Gritty Nordqvist wins Evian Championship Katherine Kirk 3rd

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A stunning chip-in on the 15th, flopping a shot from the rough and running it into the cup, launched her back into the picture. Last year, Nordqvist lost a playoff for the U.S. Nordqvist and Altomare both shot 66 for 9-under totals of 204. It was during U.S. Open, and it wasn't - I wasn't feeling very well that week, but still battled through; eventually found out that I had mono. Read More »

Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

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Fed watchers had thought he would step down, but had not expected it to be so soon. Rate increases are a sign that the economy is improving. Yet inflation remains below the Fed's target, complicating its future course. Trump has said he is considering renominating Yellen to the position but is also considering other candidates, including White House economic adviser Gary Cohn. Read More »

Stacy Lewis Wins Portland Classic, Pledges Paycheck To Houston

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But a huge par putt from Lewis sent the tourney to the 18th, where Chun missed the green and Lewis hit it from a fairway bunker and made a two-putt par to save her emotional victory. Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the lead with two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and first-round leader In Gee Chun at 10-under 134 at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater. Read More »

Houston Airports Closed following Tropical Storm Harvey

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So far almost 400 flights have been preemptively grounded for Monday. A very small number of flights were expected to resume at Intercontinental by noon Monday, however, the airport authority is now saying that operations will be halted until further notice. Read More »

KFC's New Employee Training Game Is A Sick VR Nightmare

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New employees are given an Oculus Rift headset and asked to complete an eerie escape room, which is narrated by a sinister-sounding Colonel Sanders. Immediately after, a whole bag of chicken parts falls from the ceiling of the room. Why is KFC using such a odd training game? Running of an Oculus Rift, the game takes the user through the five-step process of preparing an Original Recipe chicken. Read More »

Sears releases list of Kmart store closings

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Sears reported an adjusted EPS loss of $1.16, but still beat estimates of EPS loss of $2.48. Total sales were down ending the quarter at $4.37 billion from last year's $5.66 billion, for the most part due to recent closures of stores, said Sears . Read More »

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

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Lathem and Warren are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Lathem's River North apartment last month. An Illinois prosecutor shared disturbing new details about the July 27 slaying, describing to the court how Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, the 26-year-old boyfriend of since-fired microbiology professor Wyndham Lathem, was stabbed 70 times at Lathem's Chicago condo and with such brutality that he was almost decapitated. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to send plane to Doha for Qatar pilgrims

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The news agency went on to report that King Salman had dispatched a Saudi Airlines aircraft to Doha's worldwide airport "to transport all Qatari pilgrims at his own expense to the city of Jeddah ". The Iraqi leader's "no" came during a meeting with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in Baghdad. The hajj takes place at the beginning of September this year. Read More »

Watch SpaceX Launch Lots of Ice Cream to NASA Astronauts Today

The Falcon 9 rocket's first stage successfully detached and, about six minutes in, began a re-entry burn that lasted about 20 seconds before the 156-foot-tall vehicle landed vertically. Another experiment on board is created to help scientists study Parkinson's disease in greater detail in the hopes of finding better treatments for this degenerative disease. Read More »

OPEC Faces 'Long Haul' to Deplete Swollen Oil Stocks, IEA Says

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However, WTI crude oil prices once again failed to sustain above the $50 per barrel levels. EIA data Wednesday may show USA crude inventories declined again last week, according to a Bloomberg survey. Sarah Emerson, energy principal at ESAI, remarked, "If OPEC wants to keep oil prices in the $ 50s and hit $60, the organization will have to keep a lid on supply for several more years". Read More »

FBI Thwarts Anti-Government Bomb Plot in Oklahoma City

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Both of Oklahoma's Republican U.S. senators said the alleged plot could have rivaled the devastation caused by the Oklahoma City bombing 22 years ago. "When militias start getting formed im going after government officials when I have a team". Varnell was arrested at around 1 a.m. local time Saturday morning, after constructing what he believed to be a bomb with the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, driving to the BancFirst building in a van he believed stolen, and making ... Read More »

Stock markets slip as North Korea tensions build

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 82.37 points, or 0.37 percent, to 22,002.97, the S&P 500 had lost 8.34 points, or 0.34 percent, to 2,466.58 and the Nasdaq Composite had dropped 38.99 points, or 0.61 percent, to 6,331.47. It rose $15.70, or 1.2 percent, to $1,277.80 an ounce. The stock exchanges in NY saw tiny losses at the end of trading on Tuesday, while Dow-Jones Index and S & P 500 earlier notched new records. Read More »

Border Security is Important to Canada

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Nearly 100 troops have been deployed to begin setting up heated tents in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolleto, about 40 miles south of Montreal, and directly across the border from Chaplain, New York. The camp - consisting of modular tent shelters with floors, lighting and heating - aims to rectify this. Those who remain on site will be tasked with maintaining Canadian forces equipment. Read More »

De Blasio wants to tax these New Yorkers to improve the MTA

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De Blasio's plan calls for an increase to the city's highest income tax from 3.9 percent to 4.4 percent, an increase of nearly 13 percent. The tax hike would amount to an additional $2,600 levy on an individual earning $1 million a year, and an additional $8,000 on an individual earning $2 million, according to City Hall. Read More »

Elon Musk: Tesla is not considering raising more equity at this point

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The entrepreneur's comments came after Tesla announced its second-quarter financial results, revealing revenue of $2.8bn (£2.1bn) and a loss of $2.04 per share. Tesla delivered the first 30 cars in late July, but with its continuing losses, management could focus on the Model 3, which most bulls are hyper-focused on anyway. Read More »

Trump to sign bill for new sanctions on Russian Federation

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After the adoption of the document called "the Law on counteraction to enemies of America by sanctions ", the Senate , it must be approved by the head of state. Before President Barack Obama left office, he ordered the seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds and expelled 35 of its diplomats in response to alleged election interference, a claim that Moscow has consistently denied. Read More »

Attractive weather heading into early next week

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The week ahead will feature rising temperatures, humidity, and thunderstorm chances . Wednesday|Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Highs will only warm into the low 80s this afternoon, about 5 degrees below normal. Scattered storms are possible on Thursday before cooling off a little bit more by the end of the week. Read More »

Get free MAC lipstick for National Lipstick Day

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By participating, you'll not only score yourself a free lipstick , you're also doing your bit for the environment. MAC Cosmetics is giving away free lipstick to commemorate National Lipstick Day . The giveaway will take place July 29th at MAC storefronts nationwide along with other retailers that carry MAC products. MAC lipsticks run around $17, so this is a pretty cool freebie. Read More »

Why General Electric Earnings Won't Move the Needle Much

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Mr. Flannery reiterated that the framework for 2017 is set and he is "not anxious that we're going to be, you know, dead in the water in the meantime". The oil and gas division of the company, however, posted revenue of $3.1 billion, a 3 percent decline from the same time a year ago. Revenue slid 3 percent in the oil and gas unit. Read More »

Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels

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Even in the midst of his slight retreat on these latest claims , Musk told one Twitter follower who asked about plans for Chicago that he had already been approached by the city about building a Hyperloop between its centre and its O'Hare International Airport. Read More »

Kenmore Smart appliances add Alexa support in Sears Amazon deal

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In the Chicago area, Kenmore goods will be available to Amazon customers beginning in August. This is the broadest distribution of Kenmore products outside of Sears stores and related online sites, according to Sears . Anyone in the house can download the Kenmore Smart AC app on their smartphone, follow the easy instructions and connect their smartphone or tablet to the AC unit. Read More »

IMI plc's (LON:IMI) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

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Perritt Capital Management Inc increased Wisdomtree Europe Smallcap Dividend Fund (DFE) stake by 10,217 shares to 41,319 valued at $2.26M in 2016Q4. GBX 7705.69's average target is -1.55% below currents GBX 7827 stock price. They expect $0.44 EPS, down 46.99% or $0.39 from last year's $0.83 per share. FBP's profit will be $24.16 million for 13.45 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. Read More »

American Airlines to end codeshare with Etihad, Qatar Airways

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The launch of service to the Ukrainian capital comes as part of the airline's expansion in Eastern Europe, with services to Skopje in Macedonia and Prague in Czech Republic to follow this summer, Qatar Airways said . "We are committed to the United States market and American consumers, and are taking all possible measures to ensure that the flying public is not harmed by this decision". Read More »

Ostapenko into first Wimbledon quarterfinal

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A rock-solid 6-3 6-2 victory over Croatian 19-year-old Ana Konjuh on Centre Court has teed up a quarter-final tussle with Latvia's 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko , who was a 6-3 7-6 (8/6) victor against Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina . Read More »

West Indies beat India by nine wickets in one-off T20

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The match will start at 10:30 AM, according to the local time to meet the Indian Television prime time of 9:00 PM. Stay tuned for more live cricket updates of India vs. Gayle was last seen participating the shortest format in World T20 final against England in 2016. Brathwaite, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels are the other important inclusions for the side in the batting department, who will look to go hard at the Indian bowlers. Read More »

Sacramento County Korean Community Concerned Over North Korean Threat

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The administration's retaliatory plans are at odds with Russian Federation and China - and it needs both countries on its side to have any effect on Pyongyang. The secretary stressed that the effort against North Korea is purely diplomatically led. "China has taken significant action and then I think for a lot of different reasons, they've paused and didn't take additional action", he said. Read More »

Big Payouts from Illinois Lottery in Jeopardy Without a Budget

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Due to the budget impasse in IL, tickets for the Powerball and Mega Millions are being suspended in the state. Wednesday's Powerball drawing could be the last for IL lottery players if a budget decision is not reached by July 1. "Players should be confident knowing the Illinois Lottery has the money to pay these winning claims", Smith said. But the tickets would be sold to the customers and all those winning the prizes up to $25,000 would have to wait for some time to receive them ... Read More »

Workers comp reform provisions left out of approved IL budget

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Racing interests lobbied to restore the owners' awards payments and were successful in making them an item in the budget that passed. "The state is imploding financially". Promising to clear up the state's dysfunction and revitalize its economy, Rauner in 2015 demanded changes to workers' compensation, collective bargaining rights and taxes in the state's budget negotiations, which the Democrats who control both houses of the state legislature said would hurt middle- and working-class ... Read More »

France to end sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040

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With just 23 years to achieve this goal, France is set to begin phasing out the production of traditional cars in order to more greatly emphasize their already impressive electric vehicle industry. In 2016, hybrid and electric cars accounted for 3.6 percent of new cars registered in Western Europe. The announcement follows Volvo's announcement on Wednesday that it planned to cease making gas-powered cars and trucks and would instead only make electronic and hybrid vehicles ... Read More »

Futures point to mixed open on Wall Street; Fed minutes in focus

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They voted 8-1 to increase the federal funds rate by a quarter-point to a still-low range of 1 percent to 1.25 percent could lead to higher borrowing costs for consumers and businesses and slightly better returns for savers. "That would be significant", he added. The Fed's favored inflation measure, the core personal consumption expenditure index, grew just 1.4 percent at an annualized rate in May, below the rate that the Fed targets. Read More »

German audience laughs after Trump Cabinet member's address is cut off

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Merkel said , "I use it sometimes. then I enter Donald Trump on Twitter and I have it all" — a remark that drew big laughs from the audience at a Berlin theater where the chancellor was interviewed. "I am in favor of resuming negotiations on such a free trade accord and to jointly solve all the problems", the conservative chancellor said at the economic forum organized by its Christian-Democratic Union (CDU). Read More »

Sony is opening a vinyl factory in Japan

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They should start rolling off the production line by March next year. Contrary to what the children of baby boomers might believe, vinyl records are far from extinct. This has lead to huge numbers of record shops around the world selling vintage vinyl records for fans of the format to enjoy and record players are still easy to buy. Read More »