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A magnitude 3.5 quake struck at 4:29 a.m. ET Saturday 22 kilometers ( more than 13 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea, the US Geological Survey said . The move escalated tensions with the US and North Korea's neighbors, and this week its foreign minister said the regime's options included testing a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Volkswagen to Brits: We'll pay big bucks for your diesel clunker

    Volkswagen to Brits: We'll pay big bucks for your diesel clunker

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    The automaker is offering up to £6,000 ($7,750) to Brits who are willing to buy a shiny new Volkswagen vehicle and send their old diesel clunker to the scrapyard. Jyrki Katainen, vice president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness at the European Commission, said: "The new emissions tests are a milestone in our ongoing work for cleaner and more sustainable cars over the coming years".
  • PV Sindhu Secures Silver Medal In World Badminton Championship Finals

    PV Sindhu Secures Silver Medal In World Badminton Championship Finals

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    Sindhu made her first final appearance in the World Championship on Sunday. It was a close match and Sindhu squandered chances, as she was in a winning position many times. Sindhu dished out an aggressive game and never looked in doubt as she led from start to finish during the 39-minute lop-sided match against Sun, who was out of sorts and nervous.
  • Walmart and Google team up for voice shopping

    Walmart and Google team up for voice shopping

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    The retailer said it will reduce free shipping time to two days on two million of its most popular items including essentials like diapers and pet food as well as hot toys and electronics. The idea is that busy shoppers will happily allow artificial intelligence to sort out their shopping carts for them. This new addition would make ideal sense as Amazon Echo Dot's are dotting (pardon our pun) the mini speaker landscape.
  • Taylor Swift Announces New Single and Album Release Date

    Taylor Swift Announces New Single and Album Release Date

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    Taylor Swift finally revealed that new music is on the way! Reputation is due out on November 10, while its first single will drop on Thursday (Aug. Swift was in the news for other reasons in recent weeks, successfully fending off a lawsuit against radio personality David Mueller after she accused of groping her during a photo shoot.
  • Sempra seals deal to buy Oncor

    Sempra seals deal to buy Oncor

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    Sempra said it has received financing commitments from RBC Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley, with Sempra expected to hold about 60% of the reorganized company. Earlier this year, Texas utility regulators quashed an offer from NextEra Energy Inc., valued at $18.4 billion including debt, after the utility giant refused to establish ring-fencing measures to protect Oncor's credit.
  • Newspaper: Gold rises on Fed caution

    Newspaper: Gold rises on Fed caution

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    The euro was last down 0.25 percent against the dollar at $1.1736. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 50.31 points, or 0.23 percent, to 21,974.56. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar reversed early strength to finish lower, gold gained 0.3%, and oil fell 1.6% to extend its recent weakness.
  • Sikka resignation: Upset by Infosys board's charges, says Narayana Murthy

    Sikka resignation: Upset by Infosys board's charges, says Narayana Murthy

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    Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Friday refuted all allegations of botching up corporate governance, saying "it is absolutely wrong", at the first press conference after he stepped down from his post earlier in the day. Sikka, 50, a former German IT major SAP executive under whose three-year tenure Infosys' revenue rose by about 25 per cent, did not himself name Murthy directly as the reason for his exit but said he faced false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks.
  • Why Foot Locker Is Plummeting

    Why Foot Locker Is Plummeting

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    Trading volume for Foot Locker, Inc . was 36,176K on Friday. Another trade for 5,600 shares valued at $332,640 was made by GILBERT JAROBIN JR on Wednesday, May 24. 174,719 are owned by Edgemoor Investment Advsr. In addition, same-store sales (a key metric) of -6.0%, came in materially below the Street's +0.8% estimate.
  • Uber says sorry to LTFRB

    Uber says sorry to LTFRB

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    Yet, Uber reportedly continued to accept applications. In an appeal against the order, Uber said it had the right to due process and wanted a stay on the implementation of the suspension. American ride-sharing start-up Arcade City launched services in the Philipines on Wednesday, offering itself as an alternative to Uber but prompting an immediate regulatory crackdown.
  • Euro zone Q2 annual growth estimate upgraded

    Euro zone Q2 annual growth estimate upgraded

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    The economic data pictured Germany as enjoying stable rates alongside other European Union nations. "The development of foreign trade, however, had a downward effect on growth because the price-adjusted quarter-on-quarter increase in imports was considerably larger than that of exports".
  • Sprint posts first net profit in 3 years, higher revenue in Q1

    Sprint posts first net profit in 3 years, higher revenue in Q1

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    The 35,000 prepaid subscribers was a considerable turnaround from the 306,000 prepaid subscribers it lost in the same quarter a year earlier. The bank, which earns most of its income in Asia, said it will carry out its latest share repurchase in the second half of the year, bringing the total amount since last year to $5.5 billion.