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Markets More outdoors retailers joining the 'sea of change' over guns
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Dick's released a statement on February 28 announcing it will no longer be selling assault-style rifles in its stores as well as banning anyone under 21 from purchasing a firearm and ammunition. "Our heritage as a company always has been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way", it said. One industry analyst said after the announcement from Dick's, and strong words from its CEO about the need for change, that other retailers that devote a small ...

Markets Gun Injuries Drop 20% During NRA Convention Every Year
Author: 0 Gun Injuries Drop 20% During NRA Convention Every Year

How many more lives are we going to lose because the members of the administration are in the pockets of the NRA? But last week, companies led by First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Holdings of St. The NRA says on its website that it has "teamed up" with FedEx "to offer BIG savings" on the shipment giant's services. L.L. Bean: The retailer, which sells firearms only at its flagship store in ME, said it would stop selling guns and ammunition to anyone under 21.

Markets Global stocks turn lower as investors watch Fed comments
Author: 0 Global stocks turn lower as investors watch Fed comments

Concerns got so high that the S&P 500 spiraled down 10 percent in just nine days at one point, before trimming some of its losses. That means Apple and other big US companies are dependent on customers not only in Peoria but also Paris and Peru.

Markets Closing ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Closing ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics also saw new champions crowned, with a few teenagers coming to the fore. However, the US still had some incredible moments during these winter games. These sanctions, according to experts, could potentially be the reason behind the attacks. The intelligence, which has not been publicly affirmed, is consistent with reports from private-sector analysts who have said they saw signs Russian Federation had targeted the 2018 Olympics.

Markets Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case
Author: 0 Mayor, governor join NYC union rally ahead of key court case

The Supreme Court hears arguments today regarding the ability of state governments and their labor unions to extract union fees from unwilling employees. Fair-share or agency fees may not go for the union's political expenditures, but the groups attacking unions argue the collective bargaining process itself in the public sector is inherently political.

Markets KUWTK (Recap): Kim Kardashian Says She Regrets Using A Surrogate
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On the latest installment of the E! reality series, audiences got the chance to see Kardashian as she prepares to welcome her newest bundle of joy. "The fashion industry loves to preach about the importance of diversity & the efforts made towards it but then @VOGUEIndia will go & put Kim K on its cover", wrote another.

Markets White House takes cautious approach on North Korea overeture
Author: 0 White House takes cautious approach on North Korea overeture

Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's vice chairman of the ruling Worker's Party Central Committee, made the comment to South Korean President Moon Jae In , during his trip to the South. On Sunday, South Korea confirmed another interesting name on the list: Choi Kang Il, the deputy director of the North American affairs. A North Korean delegation headed by a former intelligence chief has been greeted by protests as it crossed into South Korea to attend the closing ceremony.

Markets South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang teammate out to dry
Author: 0 South Koreans furious after speed skaters hang teammate out to dry

Choi, 19, was regarded as a poster girl for the Olympics hosts, but in a rollercoaster Games her bid for four golds ended immediately when she was disqualified from the 500m. Kim Bo Reum said, " We were skating well ." . The only Asian nation to win an Olympic curling medal was China who took the women's bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

Markets Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stock indexes higher
Author: 0 Markets Right Now: Tech companies lead stock indexes higher

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of OSI Systems's analysts are positive. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 22 with "Sell". Looking at the balance sheet, the company reported first quarter net income of $547 million, or 92 cents a share, on revenue of 7.7 billion, up 11 percent from a year ago.

Markets BC wine industry cautiously optimistic as Alberta lifts ban
Author: 0 BC wine industry cautiously optimistic as Alberta lifts ban

Under federal liquor laws provinces essentially have an "absolute right" to regulate what is and isn't being consumed, he said, yet the ban violates the spirit the Canada Free Trade Agreement. There are more than 270 wineries and 923 grape growers in B.C. Roughly 12,000 people depend on the industry, which contributes about $2.77 billion to the provincial economy.

Markets Standard Life Aberdeen to sell insurance arm for £3bn
Author: 0 Standard Life Aberdeen to sell insurance arm for £3bn

Shares of Standard Life Aberdeen ( SLA ) opened at GBX 385.70 ($5.33) on Tuesday. Standard Life Aberdeen has a 52-week low of GBX 339.67 ($4.69) and a 52-week high of GBX 448.60 ($6.20). Standard Life Assurance Limited, which was founded in 1825, is being purchased by Phoenix Group . In total these now amount of £158 billion. The figures include a GBP312.0 million dividend payable from the disposed businesses to Standard Life pre-completion, making Phoenix's outlay GBP2.93 billion.

Markets Ofcom Publishes New Rules To Deliver Full Fibre Broadband
Author: 0 Ofcom Publishes New Rules To Deliver Full Fibre Broadband

But rollouts of FTTP have been patchy at best, and only 3 percent of United Kingdom homes can now access a FTTP connection. "Full fibre will also underpin exciting technology like remote healthcare diagnostics, 5G mobile and connected devices", said Ofcom's competition group director Jonathan Oxley.

Markets 'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio
Author: 0 'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio attempted to explain why a ban on assault rifles wouldn't have prevented the tragedy, and the audience's reaction was not quite what he was hoping for. "I'm supposed to go back to school in the upcoming week", said Schachter. As you may recall, Emma became a national sensation when she delivered an impassioned speech about the need for gun control on February 18.

Markets S. Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa
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Defending champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea settled for silver, while Karolina Erbanova of the Czech Republic won the bronze medal. "Nao said: "Next Olympics you can win and I'll take second place". Masahiro Yuki, who has coached Kodaira since she was a student at Shinshu University, focused not only on her skating technique and form, but also on how she used her body and the movement of her muscles.

Markets Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs must be united heading into election
Author: 0 Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs must be united heading into election

Brown says he has cleared his name, and has received overwhelming support from Ontarians. "Now that he's a candidate, it's very hard to speak about him and not the other candidates". "Over the next weeks you may hear or see stories questioning my integrity, character and my leadership of our Party", Brown said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Markets Daimler downplays report on rigged USA emission-test software
Author: 0 Daimler downplays report on rigged USA emission-test software

Investigators in the United States are still probing whether Daimler AG cheated on US diesel emissions tests. The software is similar to Volkswagen's , according to the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag . The software programs are alleged to have been tailored to the specific demands of various cycles in the U.S. emission testing procedure, allowing the diesel engine of Mercedes-Benz models to run in an ultra-clean state, but only for limited periods of time, after which it was then switched ...

Markets Earnings of HSBC failed to meet market expectations
Author: 0 Earnings of HSBC failed to meet market expectations

Share buybacks will be performed as and when appropriate. "It has been my great privilege to lead HSBC for the last seven years, and in handing over to John I am confident the organisation is in great hands". It's not been plain sailing by any means, and he deserves credit for steering the bank though some hard waters, not least the money laundering scandal which cost the bank $1.9 billion in fines and a deferred prosecution agreement with United States authorities which has only just ended.

Markets Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners
Author: 0 Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners

The services developed will be offered to all platforms available to taxi operators that wish to participate across Japan. Sony has previously implemented its AI technology in products like its Aibo robot dog . This keeps Uber from offering its trademark service in the country, aside from certain sparsely populated areas . Uber's CEO said Japan's taxi utilization rate is 30 percent, while Uber's is more than 50 percent.

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