• Ford's Exoskeleton Helps Assembly Line Workers Avoid Fatigue, Injury

    Ford's Exoskeleton Helps Assembly Line Workers Avoid Fatigue, Injury

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    These vests support workers while performing overhead tasks such as providing lift assistance of up to 15 pounds per arm through a mechanical actuator. This will reduce some of the strain that workers might experience when they operate a heavy power tool, like a drill, for long periods of time. Already, exoskeletons are being used to help paraplegics walk , and applications for these technologies are even being expanded to provide support and enhancement for soldiers .
  • USA self-driving shuttle crashes on first day of test service

    USA self-driving shuttle crashes on first day of test service

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    All were the fault of human drivers in other vehicles, GM told regulators. The vehicle, which was making its debut on public roads in the USA city, was hit by a truck (with a human driver) within two hours of launching. The shuttle's front end sustained minor damage, including a crumpled front fender, and resumed service on Thursday. Vegas officials were bullish in their response toquestions about the overall safety of AI-driven vehicles on public roads.
  • Hasbro makes takeover approach to Mattel

    Hasbro makes takeover approach to Mattel

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    The stock traded within a range of $12.93 and $13.41. Mattel , Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.09/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.57/Share by a difference of $-0.48. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright legislation.
  • USDA boosts its guess of Iowa corn production

    USDA boosts its guess of Iowa corn production

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    The added acreage helps offset lower anticipated average yields of 136 bushels per acre. "Nevertheless, in the short term we view price downside for CBOT corn as limited - due mainly to the reluctance of producers to sell corn at prices much below current levels, but also due to the significant net short position held by funds".
  • LLC Reduces Holdings in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

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    The Tig Advisors Llc holds 105,300 shares with $11.53M value, down from 134,800 last quarter. 1,340,021 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,739,574. The company was initiated on Monday, October 12 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust has "Buy" rating and $140 target. Therefore 71% are positive. (NASDAQ:BLDR) rating on Thursday, October 8.
  • China's Bytedance to buy lip-sync app Musical.ly

    China's Bytedance to buy lip-sync app Musical.ly

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    The company's flagship product, Toutiao , is the largest AI-powered content platform in China , with over 120 million daily active users each spending an average of 74 minutes on the platform. According to Musical.ly co-founder Alex Zhu , "Bytedance's leading AI technologies and top-notch AI developers can empower us to innovate faster and roll out new user offerings unlike anything users have experienced before".
  • United Kingdom landline, broadband customers to get automatic compensation

    United Kingdom landline, broadband customers to get automatic compensation

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    Instead, the compensation will be made automatically. Despite introducing the new compensation charges, the amounts have dropped from original proposals. "Waiting too long for your landline or broadband to be fixed is frustrating enough, without having to fight for compensation", Oxfom consumer group director Lindsey Fussel said.
  • Allahabad Bank net profit up 8% in Q2

    Allahabad Bank net profit up 8% in Q2

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    SBI, the nation's top lender with a share of more than fifth of the banking assets, reported on Friday a lower-than-expected profit, but its bad loan additions during the three months to end-September slowed sharply and pushed the overall bad-loan ratio down.
  • Drive for gender pay equality 'going backwards'

    Drive for gender pay equality 'going backwards'

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    However, overall, women still earn less than men and there is a definite gender pay gap in this country. Britain's progress in closing the gender pay gap has shuddered to a halt and women could be waiting 100 years for equal pay. It is highest in London , at 20.7 per cent, followed by the South East region at 16.3 per cent. "The media understandably focus on the very large cases involving multiple employees at high-profile organisations, but these cases are less likely to have been put ...
  • Equifax breach will continue to take financial toll on company, executives warn

    Equifax breach will continue to take financial toll on company, executives warn

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    Equifax is now under multiple state and federal investigations and has been sued by numerous customers in litigation likely to evolve into class-action lawsuits. "The Equifax breach in particular exposed the limits of the Federal Trade Commission's ability to protect (consumers) and impose penalties on companies that treat our data with negligence and recklessness", said U.S.
  • JC Penney Comp Store Growth Higher Than Expected

    JC Penney Comp Store Growth Higher Than Expected

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    C. Penney Company, Inc .'s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -1.54%. Now J. C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP)'s shares owned by insiders are 1.9%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 73.5%. While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -4.7% whereas during current quarter it has 19% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 437.5% during current year and -11.6% for next year.
  • Alibaba Ready To Launch Largest Shopping Day Of The Year

    Alibaba Ready To Launch Largest Shopping Day Of The Year

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    This festival has become the largest online shopping day in the world, with Alibaba's sales at US$ 5.8 billion in 2013, US$ 9.3 billion in 2014, US$ 14.3 billion in 2015 and over US$ 17.8 billion past year. Alibaba began launching "Double 11" deals in 2009 just as online shopping was starting to explode and trademarked the term " Singles Day " by 2012.
  • United Kingdom construction output falls more than expected

    United Kingdom construction output falls more than expected

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    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed industrial production unexpectedly grew by 0.7% month-on-month in September, recording its sixth straight month of growth for the first time in 23 years. Until now, the official readings of manufacturing have tended to show a weaker picture for the sector than upbeat surveys over 2017. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom trade deficit expanded by £3 billion to £9.5 billion for the three months to September, as imports of machinery and ...
  • China to give foreign businesses better access to financial, auto industries

    China to give foreign businesses better access to financial, auto industries

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    Trump railed against China's "very one-sided and unfair" trade relations with the U.S. during his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "We really have to look at access, forced technology transfer, and the theft of intellectual property, which just, by and of itself, is costing the United States and its companies at least $300 billion a year", said Trump.
  • Japan hails progress in TPP trade talks, but discord raises doubts

    Japan hails progress in TPP trade talks, but discord raises doubts

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    Speaking in Vietnam, Trade Minister David Parker said the meeting of TPP ministers concluded about 10pm on Thursday night (local time) and there was an air of celebration. In Vietnam, he will attend the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit. "I am quite sanguine that we will get a deal but of course it has got to go through the process of ratification", he said.
  • Amazon pop-up to open at metro Detroit Whole Foods Market store

    Amazon pop-up to open at metro Detroit Whole Foods Market store

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    The Pop-Ups will begin opening their doors this month, starting with Whole Foods Market stores in IL and MI, followed by other Pop-Ups in Whole Foods stores all over the country. Amazon has its own online Black Friday plans but it hasn't announced specific deals yet. The stores will also offer information about Amazon's Prime membership service and its Prime Video offering.
  • Monthly Snap: Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP) stock performed -5.45%

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    Grassi Investment Management acquired 104,313 shares as Enrgy Trnsfr Prt ( ETP)'s stock declined 10.54%. It is down 42.68% since November 9, 2016 and is uptrending. Peapack Gladstone Financial owns 2,732 shares. Moreover, Ruggie Capital Group has 0.02% invested in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). 500 were accumulated by Horrell Cap Mgmt.
  • Topshop announces gender neutral changing rooms across all stores

    Topshop announces gender neutral changing rooms across all stores

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    A policy without implementation is just words, but at least words posted in the store can be pointed at when a bigoted employee tries to gender police. Travis - who has been shopping in a Topshop in Manchester - was allegedly told by staff to use the male changing rooms downstairs instead. In September 2016, Nicholas Gorham, an actor from New York, US, said they were turned away from a dressing room in Urban Outfitters while attempting to try on womenswear clothes.
  • MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ:MGM) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday

    MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ:MGM) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday

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    The stock declined 1.75% or $0.58 reaching $32.48 per share. Vanguard Group Inc is the second biggest holder with 41 million shares now valued at 1.29 B million whilst T. It dropped, as 45 investors sold MGM shares while 137 reduced holdings. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments.
  • USA oil inventories unexpectedly increase

    USA oil inventories unexpectedly increase

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    Now, a satellite imaging company, Orbital Insights, is challenging these reports, suggesting that OPEC's leader may have well been lying to get prices higher. While this almost perfectly offset the previous week's drawdown, the unexpected rise also defeated analysts' expectations for a 2.9m barrel decrease.
  • Opel announces turnaround and expansion plans

    Opel announces turnaround and expansion plans

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    The renaissance of Opel and its British Vauxhall unit will be based on "German engineering for all and a flawless match with (the) PSA brands", Lohscheller said, referring to Peugeot , Citroen and DS. Drivetrain families will similarly drop from 10 to four. To foster growth in the financially attractive light commercial vehicle (LCV) business, Opel/Vauxhall will launch new models and enter new markets with the clear goal to increase its LCV sales by 25% by 2020 against 2017.
  • Vodafone backs ultrafast broadband for five million in threat to BT

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    In the past the incumbent wholesale operator which owns the majority of the UK's legacy network, has expressed interest in co-investing in fibre with the likes of Vodafone . The fibre-optic FTTP (fibre-to-the- premises) network will be capable of carrying one gigabit (I, 000 mbps) of data to the door of the user. Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre, added that the agreement will "unlock the UK's full fibre future" and represents a "major step forward".
  • European Union raises growth forecast for eurozone to decade high

    European Union raises growth forecast for eurozone to decade high

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    The bloc also cut its United Kingdom 2017 economic growth forecast to 1.5% from 1.8% while keeping it steady at 1.3% for next year. Monthly government statistics to date suggest that the 2017 general government primary balance target (1.75 pct of GDP in terms of the ESM programme definition) will be met, with the balance of risks tilted to the upside.
  • Tata Motors' profit beats estimates as Jaguar Land Rover sales surge

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    Group revenue inched up 10 per cent to Rs 70,156 crore, while net income vroomed past 195 per cent from Rs 848 crore a year ago, the company said here this evening. The surge in profit was aided by strong sales of new sport utility vehicles Range Rover Velar , Land Rover Discovery , and Jaguar F-Pace. This helped the company book an operating margin of 11.8 per cent and Ebit margin of 5.2 per cent in the quarter.
  • Target is selling fidget spinners that contain toxic levels of lead

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    PIRG. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says fidget spinners are a choking hazard in a warning for parents . In a prepared statement, Target Spokesman Lee Henderson told CBS News those particular models were not intended to be used by children under 14, which means certain lead restrictions don't apply.
  • TripAdvisor adding risk of assault, other safety issues to reviews

    TripAdvisor adding risk of assault, other safety issues to reviews

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    On Nov. 3, TripAdvisor chief executive Steve Kaufer posted a statement on his LinkedIn page saying the company had "apologized to the victim for her experience". The move comes after the travel website was accused of deleting posts about serious crimes against tourists visiting Mexico . People close to Conner claim that poisonous alcohol is to blame.
  • Are Insiders Shedding Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)?

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    They now have a $230.00 price target on the computer hardware maker's stock, up from their prior price target of $220.00. Gratia Capital Llc, which manages about $521.00 million and $341.72M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ares Cap Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC) by 148,690 shares to 414,908 shares, valued at $6.80 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing.
  • The Walt Disney Company (DIS) — Trending Stock

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    Martin And Company Incorporated Tn has invested 0.51% in Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ). It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500. Among 21 analysts covering Lockheed Martin Corporation ( NYSE:LMT ), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold.
  • Macy's Comparable Sales Dip For 12th Straight Quarter

    Macy's Comparable Sales Dip For 12th Straight Quarter

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    Nordstrom Inc . shares have slipped into the red in after-hours trading after the firm's third-quarter sales missed expectations as a result of several natural disasters during the period. Macy's reaffirmed its outlook for full-year comparable sales on an owned basis to decline between 2.2 percent and 3.3 percent, with comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis to decline between 2.0 percent and 3.0 percent.
  • Here's how to get a free holiday drink at Starbucks

    Here's how to get a free holiday drink at Starbucks

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    The popular coffee chain is offering a buy one, get one free to help spread the be-of-good-cheer spirit with the holiday season around the corner. The holiday flavors include Salted Caramel Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte and Chestnut Praline Latte.
  • IT officials raid Jaya TV, 80 other locations

    IT officials raid Jaya TV, 80 other locations

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    The channel is now being controlled by jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala's family members, led by her nephew Vivek Jayaraman. This is a part of our operation called clean money. IT officials are searching the residence of AIADMK's Karnataka unit secretary Pugalendhi who is a staunch supporter of Sasikala, in Bengaluru as well.
  • Q2 Sentiment Take Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO)

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    About 3,999 shares traded. CCA Industries, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CAW) has declined 3.16% since November 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.50% the S&P500. The average 1-year price target for Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Shares for $2.75 million were sold by ZELNICK STRAUSS . 516 shares were sold by Sheresky Michael , worth $39,567.
  • 'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

    'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

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    I don't know why they're making a Suicide Squad 2 . Pitting the Suicide Squad against Black Adam would hardly be a fair fight, but thankfully that shouldn't be a huge issue with this idea. It's also following somewhat in the footsteps of a pretty entertaining storyline from recent Suicide Squad comics that featured Amanda Waller and company dealing with another incredibly powerful villain: Zod.
  • The Pentagon will test fighter jets with laser weapons by 2021

    The Pentagon will test fighter jets with laser weapons by 2021

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    Lockheed's portion of the project, known as LANCE (Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments) will see the development a high-power fibre laser that will disable targets. Manish is designing a common, modular and highly configurable beam control software architecture for laser weapon systems, satellites and missiles.
  • Panera buying Boston's Au Bon Pain chain; new CEO named at Panera

    Panera buying Boston's Au Bon Pain chain; new CEO named at Panera

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    The companies did not disclose on Wednesday how much Panera was paying for Au Bon Pain, which it says will boost its presence at airports, hospitals and colleges. Shaich will also pursue personal causes with "particular focus on working to reduce the pervasive short-term thinking in capital markets and national debate", according to the announcement.
  • NZ Dollar Gains as RBNZ Sees Raising Rates Sooner Than Before

    NZ Dollar Gains as RBNZ Sees Raising Rates Sooner Than Before

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    The bank already uses "flexible inflation targeting" where inflation is the primary objective, but not the sole objective. A dual mandate might mean the approach became more flexible in allowing greater volatility in inflation to promote more stability in employment, he acknowledged.
  • IL Has $37.91 Million Stake in Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS)

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    Burt Wealth Advsr accumulated 3,182 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Lee Financial Co lifted its stake in shares of Walt Disney Company (The) by 7.6% in the second quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Tuesday, August 25. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Thursday, July 6 to "Neutral".