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 2021-07-22 20:46 

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Pegasus Spy Claims Probed As Macron Switches Phone...

Hungary, Israel and Algeria on Thursday probed allegations that Israeli-made spyware was used on journalists, rights activists and 14 heads of state, as French leader Emmanuel Macron ordered tighter security and changed his phone over espionage concerns.P...

 2021-07-22 20:44 

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Stocks Mostly Rise As ECB Pledges To Maintain Support...

Wall Street stocks edged higher for a third straight session Thursday after a plethora of earnings reports, while leading bourses on the other side of the Atlantic climbed as the European Central Bank pledged to keep support in place for longer.A busy day...

 2021-07-22 20:34 

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Fourth Stimulus Check Update: Why More $1,400 Checks Are Being Sent, Who's Eligible...

Calls for a fourth stimulus check may not be receiving an answer anytime soon, but there is good news for some who never received a third Economic Impact Payment—2.2 million new checks for $1,400 have now been sent by the IRS....

 2021-07-22 20:14 

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USA Basketball: When Does The Men's U.S. Team Play Next? Start Time, TV Channel For Olympics Game...

Following a tumultuous couple of weeks, the United States men's basketball team is ready to compete for its fourth straight gold medal. Team USA will play its first game in the Tokyo Olympics this weekend, where they are scheduled to take on a familia...

 2021-07-22 19:58 

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Car News: Mercedes-Benz Plans To Go Fully Electric By 2030...

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler on Thursday announced that the luxury vehicles will go completely electric by the end of the decade. "Be ready to go all-electric at the end of the decade, where market conditions allow," the company said in a press rel...

 2021-07-22 19:48 

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US Economy 2021: Can Americans Expect A Stronger Recovery?...

The U.S. economy can expect a further rebound in 2021, according to one economic indicator.The Conference Board, a New York-based think tank, found on Thursday that its Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased by 0.7% in June to 115.1, adding t...

 2021-07-22 19:47 

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Democrats Still Pushing For $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill As Senate Mulls Vote...

President Joe Biden's bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan failed a Senate test vote Wednesday but new efforts are expected as early as Monday. Infrastructure is a key bipartisan objective, as both Biden and Donald Trump sought trillion-dollar...

 2021-07-22 19:27 

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Kentaro Kobayashi Fired After Holocaust Joke In Resurfaced Video...

The creative director of the opening ceremony for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has been fired after an old video of him making a joke about the Holocaust resurfaced.On Thursday, the Olympic Organizing Committee announced Kentaro Kobayashi has been fired from h...

 2021-07-22 18:54 

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Chip Shortage Update: GM To Temporarily Shut Down Most North American Truck Production...

General Motors (GM) will again idle down some of its vehicle production due to the semiconductor chip shortage that is plaguing automakers across the globe....

 2021-07-22 18:46 

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Sunnier Skies: US Airline Recovery Gets Off The Ground...

US airlines are seeing profits return and betting that the rise of Delta variant of the coronavirus will not derail a domestic travel comeback even as it clouds the outlook for an international recovery.Over the last week, three of the four biggest US car...

 2021-07-22 18:41 

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Olympic TV Ratings: How Many People Will Watch The 2021 Tokyo Games?...

The Tokyo Olympics are unlike any of the Summer Games in recent history, raising questions about how many people will end up watching the world's greatest athletes compete. As many of the top professional sports leagues battle declining viewership, th...

 2021-07-22 18:34 

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US Sanctions Cuba Defense Minister For Repressing Protests...

The United States imposed sanctions on Cuba's defense minister and an interior ministry division Thursday for repressing peaceful protests, a step President Joe Biden said was "just the beginning" of punitive measures against Havana.The US Tre...

 2021-07-22 18:09 

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Haiti Prepares To Bury Its Slain President...

Haiti on Thursday prepared to bury its slain president under tight security, just over two weeks after his assassination further rattled a country mired in poverty, corruption and political instability and stirred long standing racial tensions among its p...

 2021-07-22 18:08 

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Researchers Detect First 'Moon-forming' Disc Surrounding Exoplanet...

For the first time, scientists have clearly identified a ring of gas and dust circling a planet outside our solar system -- a discovery that could help reveal how planets and moons are formed, a study showed Thursday.The disc surrounds an exoplanet dubbed...

 2021-07-22 17:44 

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Web Outage Hits Several Major Retailers, Airlines, Financial Firms And More...

Several major companies were affected by a widespread web outage mid-day Thursday....

 2021-07-22 17:41 

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Crocs Reports Record Second Quarter Revenue Amid Strong Global Demand...

Crocs (CROX) reported record revenue on Thursday, jumping more than 9% in premarket trading after stronger than expected second-quarter earnings....

 2021-07-22 17:39 

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Uber Upgrades Uber Freight With $2.25B Acquisition Of New Software Managing Company...

Uber's rideshare trucking division, Uber Freight, announced on Thursday that it will acquire Transplace, a shipping software company, for $2.25 billion.Uber Freight is a separate division of Uber, which offers software tools to supply chains and has o...

 2021-07-22 17:31 

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Uber Buys Trucking Software Firm For $2.25 Bn...

Uber on Thursday announced a $2.25 billion deal to beef up its freight unit with the acquisition of a firm specializing in logistics management software.Combining Texas-based Transplace with Uber Freight will create a huge, comprehensive transportation an...

 2021-07-22 17:27 

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Domino's Pizza Exceeds Q2 Revenue Expectations, Stock Price Jumps 13%...

Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) reported Thursday that it exceeded its second-quarter earnings expectations amid high demand for pizza, new menu items and higher menu prices.As of Thursday at 12:59 p.m. ET, shares of Domino's were trading at $534.53, up...

 2021-07-22 17:02 

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How To Buy Ethereum On Coinbase In 5 Easy Steps...

Interested to invest in the second biggest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin? Here's how to buy Ethereum on Coinbase in five easy steps.A quick primer on EthereumIf you've been following cryptocurrency, then you are familiar with Bitcoin, the de facto ...

 2021-07-22 16:53 

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Colombia Says Attack On President Was Planned From Venezuela...

The Colombian government claimed Thursday that a recent attack on President Ivan Duque's helicopter was planned from neighboring Venezuela by dissident FARC guerillas and a former Colombian army officer.Three of the alleged perpetrators have been arre...

 2021-07-22 16:31 

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Las Vegas Employees Ordered To Mask Up Amid Delta Variant To Avoid Shutdown...

Employees in Las Vegas that interact with members of the public, work indoors and with co-workers will be required to wear masks following a vote by the Clark County Commission....

 2021-07-22 16:27 

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Prison Riots In Ecuador Leave 21 Dead...

Riots at two prisons in Ecuador left at least 21 inmates dead, authorities said Thursday as the country grappled with its second wave of deadly prison violence this year.Another 50 people were injured including some police officers. Elite police units reg...

 2021-07-22 16:23 

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European Stocks Advance On Mixed US Macro Message...

Most European stock markets extended gains Thursday while the euro edged lower on a jump in US unemployment gains that was offset by strong home sales.In Frankfurt, the European Central Bank (ECB) updated information on its pandemic-fuelled stimulus packa...

 2021-07-22 16:06 

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Team USA Basketball: Can Anyone Upset The U.S. Men In Tokyo? Prediction, Odds For 2021 Olympics...

The United States once again has the best basketball players in the world. That does not mean winning another gold medal at the Summer Olympics is a given.It's been a struggle for the U.S. men's basketball team, both on and off the court, in the w...

 2021-07-22 15:59 

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UK 'Pingdemic' Prompts Warnings Of Supermarket Shortages...

British supermarkets and suppliers warned Thursday of possible food shortages due to staff self-isolating, as rising coronavirus cases threaten chaos after the government controversially eased all restrictions earlier this week.With millions of workers an...

 2021-07-22 15:41 

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Unemployment Claims Climb Amid Growing Pandemic Fears, Delta Variant Cases...

Last week's jobless claims were up from the previous week, despite a recovering economy and many employers desperately searching for workers....

 2021-07-22 15:26 

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'Patient' ECB Vows Longer Support As Virus Risks Grow...

European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned of growing economic "uncertainty"; caused by the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, as the bank pledged to keep support for the eurozone in place for longer."The eur...

 2021-07-22 15:23 

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Batch Of 736,000 Chinese Vaccines Arrives In Myanmar...

A batch of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Myanmar on Thursday, an AFP reporter said, as the coup-wracked country battles a devastating new surge in cases.Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the...

 2021-07-22 15:21 

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Spyware For Sale: The Booming Trade In Surveillance Tech...

Israeli's NSO Group is in the eye of a storm over its Pegasus spyware -- but it is far from the only company helping governments with their covert surveillance operations.Explosive claims that Pegasus was used to spy on activists and even heads of sta...

 2021-07-22 15:16 

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Did Anyone Win The Powerball? July 21 Winning Numbers And Saturday's New Jackpot...

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday night did not yield a grand prize winner for the estimated $161 million jackpot with a cash value of $116.1 million. The next drawing will take place on Saturday, and the jackpot will climb to an estimated $174 million w...

 2021-07-22 15:11 

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'Hotel Rwanda' Hero To Learn 'Terror' Trial Verdict In August...

A court in Rwanda said Thursday it will issue its verdict next month against detained "Hotel Rwanda" activist turned government critic Paul Rusesabagina, who is charged with terrorism in a trial denounced as political by his supporters.Prosecutors...

 2021-07-22 14:58 

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Norway Marks Decade Since Breivik Massacre With Anti-extremism Plea...

Survivors of Norway's worst massacre since World War II called on Thursday for the country to stand up against the hatred that motivated right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's killing spree exactly 10 years ago....

 2021-07-22 14:50 

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US Home Sales Rebound In June As Prices Again Hit Record...

Sales of existing homes rose higher in the United States last month, snapping a four-month streak of declines as prices rose to a new record high, industry data released Thursday said.Sales of houses, apartments and townhomes rose 1.4 percent compared to ...

 2021-07-22 14:46 

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12 Best Tasting Tequilas To Buy Online On National Tequila Day 2021...

Sourced from the blue agave plant that is native to the higher altitudes of Mexico, particularly Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and Aguascalientes, tequila wasn't always the clear golden elixir that is enjoyed today. Indigenous Mexican tribes originally fer...

 2021-07-22 14:44 

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'Utterly Ruined': The Debris-strewn Aftermath Of China's Record Rains...

Homes in ruins, pulverised roads and a sea of mud coating cars, the once affluent central Chinese town of Mihe was still in shock Thursday as residents turned to food handouts and slept rough after record-breaking storms.Devastated locals surveyed the dam...

 2021-07-22 14:43 

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European Stocks Advance As ECB Tries New Message...

Most European stock markets extended gains while the euro edged lower on Thursday after the ECB updated information on its pandemic-fuelled stimulus package.Oil prices were slightly higher meanwhile, after starting the week with hefty losses.In New York t...

 2021-07-22 13:46 

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New US Unemployment Benefit Claims See Surprise Jump Above 400,000...

New applications for US unemployment benefit saw a surprise uptick last week, the government said Thursday, data analysts said may be evidence of the rising threat posed by the Delta variant of Covid-19.Initial jobless claims climbed to 419,000, seasonall...

 2021-07-22 13:43 

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US Stocks Mixed In Thursday's Early Trading on Wall Street...

U.S. stocks were mixed in the opening minutes of trading on Wall Street on Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 21.00 to 34,668.00 at 9:30 a.m. ET.The Standard & Poor's 500 Index increased 2.5 to 4,353.00.The NASDAQ Composite Index moved ...

 2021-07-22 13:35 

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California Sues Activision Blizzard Alleging Harassment, Sexism...

Video game giant Activision Blizzard is being hit with a slew of allegations of sexism, discrimination and harassment of female employees in a lawsuit filed by a California state agency.The state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civ...

 2021-07-22 13:31 

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NBA Rumors: Will Chris Paul Turn Down $44 Million Player Option To Join Lakers?...

Chris Paul fell short of winning an NBA title, the only thing that is noticeably missing from his basketball resume. At his age, most feel that it is something that 11-time All-Star would be aiming for, and all that should be clearer this coming offseason...

 2021-07-22 13:30 

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ECB Keeps Cheap Money Taps Open As Virus 'Uncertainty' Grows...

European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde warned of growing economic "uncertainty"; caused by the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, as the bank kept its vast stimulus for the eurozone firmly in place."The euro area economy is...

 2021-07-22 13:30 

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Half Of Europeans Vaccinated As Germany Warns On Rising Virus Cases...

More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the EU said Thursday, as several countries across Europe and Asia battle fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said cases in her country ...

 2021-07-22 13:29 

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This Country Is Reporting The Most New COVID Infections In The World...

With COVID cases surging across the globe, one surprising country is seeing more new daily cases of coronavirus infections than anywhere else in the world....

 2021-07-22 13:17 

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19-Year-Old Kills Pregnant Teen Girlfriend Using Hammer And Knife; Charged...

A New Orleans youngster has been accused of brutally slashing the throat of his pregnant teen girlfriend before bludgeoning her to death with a hammer after a heated exchange of words....

 2021-07-22 13:14 

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Madagascar Says It Foiled Bid To Assassinate President, Six Arrested...

Madagascar said Thursday it had foiled an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina and arrested six people, two of whom according to diplomatic sources were French nationals."Several foreign and Madagascar nationals were arrested on Tuesday, J...

 2021-07-22 13:05 

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India Denies Millions Have Died From Covid-19...

The Indian government rejected on Thursday recent studies suggesting that millions of people have died in the country from Covid-19, several times the official toll of almost 420,000.It said in a statement however that several Indian states were now "...

 2021-07-22 13:00 

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Pregnant Woman's Severed Body Parts Found Buried In Field, Husband Accused Of Murder...

In a shocking incident, the severed body of a pregnant woman was found buried in a field in India. Following the discovery, the victim's family alleged she was killed by her husband and in-laws over dowry....

 2021-07-22 12:58 

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French Ex-diplomat Saw 'Potential For Misuse' While Working At NSO...

Few outsiders are granted access to the ultra-secretive world of NSO Group, the Israeli maker of the Pegasus spyware at the heart of a global phone hacking scandal. Gerard Araud, a former French ambassador, is one of them.The recently retired diplomat too...

 2021-07-22 12:53 

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Inside Manhattan's Most Expensive Listing: 96th-Floor Penthouse Asking $169M...

The 96th-floor penthouse of one of Manhattan, New York's most expensive addresses hit the market Monday for a staggering $169 million, reportedly making it Manhattan's most expensive listing.The 8,000-square-foot unit is on the highest floor of 43...

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