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  • Asian shares edge up as U.S. bond yields come off late-2017 lows

    Asian shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged higher, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the odds of whether the U.S. economy is in danger of slipping into recession.

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  • Blake Byrne Facts: Argyle Television Co-Founder Dead At 83

    Blake Byrne, the co-founder of Argyle Television, died Sunday morning at the age of 83. Barbara Schwan, executive director of The Skylark Foundation, told the Hollywood Reporter on Monday that Byrne died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the Hollywood Hills.

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  • Brookfield Set to Invest $559 Million in Canada's TransAlta

    Brookfield Set to Invest $559 Million in Canada's TransAltaBrookfield could also increase its stake in the Calgary-based utility to about 9 percent under certain conditions, according to a statement Monday. The deal allows Brookfield to convert its investment into an equity interest in TransAlta’s Alberta hydro assets at a later date. The investment is being made through Brookfield’s publicly traded renewable-energy arm, Brookfield Renewable Partners.

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  • Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall

    Congress likely to question use of military funds for wallTop defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. A number of Congress members have already expressed unhappiness with Pentagon plans that could divert funding from as many as 150 projects, totaling more than $4.3 billion, across the country and the world. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is slated to testify Tuesday at a House Armed Services Committee hearing along with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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  • Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall

    Top defense leaders will face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

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  • Curious to know if Bitcoin is here to stay ?

    Read the latest developments from the cryptocurrency space, breaking news and analysis on Bitcoin and blockchain on RTTNews. Know more about altcoins, mining, ICOs, warnings and regulation. Find out how to acquire and trade digital currencies.

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  • Jason Kidd Wants To Coach LeBron James, Ready To Replace Luke Walton

    Jason Kidd, who was fired by the Milwaukee Bucks last season, revealed Monday that he is ready to get back to coaching with the NBA Hall of Famer being touted as a potential replacement for Wyking Jones at his alma mater California. The Brooklyn Nets legend’s name has also reportedly come in the discussion for the Los Angeles Lakers job next season with Luke Walton’s future looking uncertain.

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  • NASA Marks Target For Future Alien-Hunting Missions

    NASA’s search for alien or extraterrestrial life continues as it identified a key target for future missions.
    Neptune’s icy moon Triton could hold the key for alien discovery. As water is one of the basic foundations of life, the icy moon that may have an ocean in it, could be a good target, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposal. The submission proposes for a spacecraft that will be used in a mission to Triton, Neptune’s largest moon and also known as the coldest object in the solar system.

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  • New EU Copyright Law Could Censor The Internet, Thousands Protest

    A misguided piece of legislation by the European Union (EU) intending to protect press freedom by apparently muzzling it continues to draw massive criticism and protests across Europe.
    Over the weekend, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany to voice their displeasure over the EU Copyright Directive, otherwise known as the “Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market 2016/0280(COD).” This proposed European Union directive is designed to limit how copyrighted content is shared on online platforms.

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  • Samsung Elec flags earnings miss as chip prices slide

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday first-quarter profit would likely miss market expectations due to falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels, in an unprecedented statement ahead of its earnings guidance.

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  • Shale Suffers Growing Pains That Could Slow U.S. Oil Production

    Shale Suffers Growing Pains That Could Slow U.S. Oil ProductionSchlumberger Ltd. and Halliburton Co., two of the largest providers of oil services, said Monday there will be a double-digit drop in spending from customers in the U.S. and Canada this year, a gloomier outlook than they had previously given. An explosive surge in output from shale formations has pushed U.S. oil production past Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest. In addition to financial limits, technical difficulties are sparking concern that some oil production forecasts won’t materialize.

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  • SoftBank Vision Fund to Join $300 Million Round in Robot Startup

    SoftBank Vision Fund to Join $300 Million Round in Robot StartupCloudminds, which last raised money in 2017 at a $440 million valuation, aims to sell half a million of its robots this year to Chinese customers from banks and malls to hospitals, Chief Financial Officer Richard Tang said in an interview. The latest funds will bankroll, among other things, the expansion of a $20 million production line it’s building in Shanghai that should kick off output in June or July, he said during the Credit Suisse Asian Investment conference. Its signature machine is the XR1, which for nearly $50,000 comes equipped with voice, motion and vision as a platform that other developers can then write software to customize.

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  • South Korea's new unification minister seeks 'creative solution' to North Korea: U.S. stalemate

    South Korea's new unification minister seeks 'creative solution' to North Korea: U.S. stalemateLast week South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s attempts to engage with Pyongyang were set back with North Korea temporarily pulling out of an inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. North Korea reversed its decision and some officials returned to work on Monday. “I will seek a creative solution so that North Korea and the U.S. can meet again soon and find common ground,” nominee Kim Yeon-chul said in a confirmation hearing.

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  • Stocks May See Further Downside In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary

    Following the sell-off seen last Friday, stocks may see some further downside in early trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 15 points.

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  • Trieu Family Dental Clinics Closed, Patients Urged To Get HIV, Hepatitis Tests

    The Philadelphia Department of Public Health urged patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B after shutting down three local dental practices.
    The department announced Monday the Trieu Family Dental Clinics located at 437 West Chew Avenue in Olney, 5427 North 5th Street in Olney and 6536 Woodland Avenue in Elmwood, were forced to close after they were found to be flouting safety guidelines in reprocessing dental instruments.

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