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Pittsburgh's Jordy Mercer got hit by a Tony Watson pitch with the based loaded in the eighth inning Saturday to give the Pirates their fifth straight win, 6-5 over the visiting San Francisco Giants . Posey has four hits in five at-bats against the right-handed starter. He worked into the sixth this time around and stuck around at least one batter too many.
  • Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot dog goes autonomous

    Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot dog goes autonomous

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    Those mad scientists over at Boston Dynamics , once associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , have again pushed humanity closer toward a seemingly inevitable robot uprising. The robot has also mastered the two-footed jump over a moderate obstacle, although it appears that climbing a tree will still help you evade the robots.
  • Apple planning to launch branded 'Apple…

    Apple planning to launch branded 'Apple…

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    Birmingham Mngmt Inc Al holds 0.11% or 1,135 shares in its portfolio. Berkley W R Corp bought 102,468 shares as the company's stock declined 7.44% with the market. Specifics on the card are thin: It's unclear what any rewards would be for consumers or which card carrier Apple and Goldman would use. About 2.43 million shares traded.
  • Narendra Modi says time for Karnataka to say goodbye to Congress

    Narendra Modi says time for Karnataka to say goodbye to Congress

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    Earlier in the day, a Congress delegation, led by Anand Sharma , met the Election Commission and submitted a detailed memorandum about alleged malpractices by the BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections . "It is the same incompetent men and women who are leading the BJP's campaign in this election and asking for your votes", Chidambaram said, buttressing the case for re-election of Congress.
  • China, Japan, South Korea Stress Unity amid North Korea Moves

    China, Japan, South Korea Stress Unity amid North Korea Moves

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    He said that as major traders in the world, the three sides all support free trade and open markets. "The momentum of the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and peace and stability in North-East Asia has to be led to North Korea's concrete actions, " Abe said after the meeting.
  • Cong petitions EC over recovery of voter ID cards in Karnataka

    Cong petitions EC over recovery of voter ID cards in Karnataka

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    I am the only son of Manjula Nanjamari. However, Manjula's son, Sridhar Nanjamari, on Wednesday rebuffed such allegations and told reporters he was the only son of Manjula Nanjamuri. Earlier in the day, the Election Commission officials seized printers from the flat. The flat, he said, belonged to a BJP worker. He said that the colour in the counterfoil appeared unusual and that an inquiry was on.
  • Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for first-round duel at Players Championship

    Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for first-round duel at Players Championship

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    Warming to his theme, the current world No. 19 added with a grin, "We haven't been paired together in years, and as I look at the cover of the newspaper and the pairing is on there and the excitement that's been going on around here, it gets me thinking, why don't we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match".
  • Delta 'flight from hell' evacuated after smoke in cabin

    Delta 'flight from hell' evacuated after smoke in cabin

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    Tom Weaver, a passenger said, "I was kind of shocked". The plane landed in Denver a little after 8 p.m. but was stopped while taxiing due to the smoke in the cabin. "Why aren't the masks dropping down?,'" he told Denver's 9News. Pictures on social media showed them standing on the plane's wing during the evacuation.
  • Amazon, Sears partner to sell, install tires

    Amazon, Sears partner to sell, install tires

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    This includes choosing which Sears store to have the tires sent to. The recovery has yet to arrive. "We need to convert our vision into reality", Lampert said at the annual shareholders' meeting at Sears' headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates.
  • Oil prices jump after United States walks away from Iran nuclear deal

    Oil prices jump after United States walks away from Iran nuclear deal

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    Iran re-emerged as a major oil exporter in 2016 after worldwide sanctions against it were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear program, with its April exports standing above 2.6 million barrels per day (bpd). Census Bureau. "The oil supply/demand balance is roughly in balance now, but it could turn to a complete supply shortage (in case of new supply curbs)".
  • Elon Musk Is Dating Singer Grimes

    Elon Musk Is Dating Singer Grimes

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    She also wore the auto company's founder on her arm, Elon Musk .which was weird. "To significantly improve the customer experience with out-of-warranty body repairs, we intend to open the first Tesla-owned body fix shops later this year and expand the existing network of third-party Tesla certified body shops", the duo said in the May 2017 letter.
  • Sensex ends flat in volatile trade

    Sensex ends flat in volatile trade

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    Among stocks, ICICI Bank , SBI, Axis Bank , Power Grid Corp, Bharti Airtel , Eicher Motors , HPCL and BPCl were the top gainers on the indices. According to market analysts, heavy selling pressure in consumer durables and capital goods stocks trimmed the overall gains made earlier in the day's trade.
  • Comcast to make $52.4 billion cash bid for Fox

    Comcast to make $52.4 billion cash bid for Fox

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    The owner of NBC and Universal pictures, the media conglomerate Comcast , is seeking funding to outbid the Walt Disney Company by acquiring most of 21st Century Fox's assets, as reported by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. Instead, Disney is now planning to acquire Fox's film, television and worldwide businesses. While Comcast already offered 21st Century Fox a larger sum than what the Walt Disney Company was offering, Fox took Disney's deal because they anticipated less red ...
  • Arsene Wenger bids goodbye to Emirates stadium

    Arsene Wenger bids goodbye to Emirates stadium

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    It'll need some time but I'm sure I'll fully recover in time for the World Cup . The Germany worldwide was anoymous as Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday night against Atletico Madrid and came in for fierce criticism, not least from Gunners legend Martin Keown.
  • Baidu Smart Cars Require More Human Intervention than Waymo

    Baidu Smart Cars Require More Human Intervention than Waymo

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    Chandler police said the Waymo van was in autonomous mode with an occupant behind the wheel at the time of the crash. "Today while testing our self-driving vehicle in Chandler, Arizona, another auto traveling in an oncoming lane swerved across the median and struck our minivan", a spokesperson said in a statement.
  • WTI oil reaches highest since 2014 on Iran worries

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    Trump has said the accord with Iran is "a terrible agreement for the United States", while refusing to disclose what he'll do by May 12. Fresh weekly data on US commercial crude inventories on Tuesday and Wednesday to gauge the strength of demand in the world's largest oil consumer and how fast output levels will continue to rise will capture the market's attention.
  • Air France CEO resigns after employees reject wage offer

    Air France CEO resigns after employees reject wage offer

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    After a protracted financial slump, Air France-KLM profits climbed past year as it expanded its global alliances and launched a new budget airline. Despite the French state owns 14.3% of the Air France-KLM parent company, the aircraft would not be salvaged, he said.
  • Elon Musk's Tweets CryptoCandy, Reveals Next Company Deals with Candy

    Elon Musk's Tweets CryptoCandy, Reveals Next Company Deals with Candy

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    Long-term bonds: Maintaining his pessimistic stance on longterm bonds, Buffett said they are a awful investment. "I used to think so", Buffett joked, prompting laughter and applause. That's why Buffett has legions of fans all over the world. I could whisper something on this program about a non-productive asset. This extraordinary liquidity earns only a pittance and is far beyond the level Charlie [Munger] and I wish Berkshire to have.
  • USA unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent - lowest since 2000

    USA unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent - lowest since 2000

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    The Labor Department reported Friday that it fell to 3.9% - inching closer to territory not seen in half a century. The economy added 164,000 jobs, which was the second consecutive sub-200,000 job month in a row. "It would have been 2.9 per cent if not for the hangover from Q4 storm-related spending on autos and home fix", said Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, in a note.
  • Facebook to Launch New Dating Feature

    Facebook to Launch New Dating Feature

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    The tech giant also launched another new feature which lets users post to Instagram from other non-Facebook apps like Spotify. Afterall, Facebook's own history of violating data privacy, coupled with this dating platform's inherent nature, could turn this application into the flawless tool for Facebook, or a third party to snoop on us at our most vulnerable.
  • Air France-KLM CEO To Resign After Staff Vote No

    Air France-KLM CEO To Resign After Staff Vote No

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    The industrial action has cost the Franco-Dutch alliance millions of euros. A report showed that 55 per cent of responders rejected the offer for a 2pc pay rise this year. Janaillac was appointed CEO of Air France-KLM in June 2016 after his predecessor failed to reform the airline in the face of union resistance. Given Air France-KLM's rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Air France-KLM has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
  • Xerox CEO, Board Will Stay After Deal With Icahn Expires

    Xerox CEO, Board Will Stay After Deal With Icahn Expires

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    The statement said: "At 8:00 pm ET (Eastern Time in the US) on Thursday night, the settlement agreement we entered into with Xerox and a unanimous Xerox Board earlier this week expired without the Xerox Board permitting the agreement to take effect, once again intentionally violating their fiduciary duties to Xerox shareholders by pursuing their own brazen self-interest".
  • Trump's Decision on Iran Has Oil in Holding Pattern

    Trump's Decision on Iran Has Oil in Holding Pattern

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    June West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose 50 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $68.43 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Overnight the Energy Information Administration said U.S. This implies that its production is just below the target of 32.5 million barrels per day. The Energy Information Administration has said the country's crude output fell to 1.6 million barrels a day in January of this year, from 2.3 million barrels a day in January 2016, as reported by MarketWatch.
  • United States stocks fall, dollar climbs late after Fed statement

    United States stocks fall, dollar climbs late after Fed statement

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    The unemployment rate is at a 17-year low of 4.1%, below the Fed's longer-run estimate of what constitutes full employment, and there are signs wages are moving firmly higher after an extended period of sluggishness. The single currency trimmed gains after Euro zone inflation unexpectedly slipped in April, while Euro zone bond yields hit two-week lows. Market investors are expecting that the Fed would raise interest rates for the second time this year in their next policy meeting in June.