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State Bank of India (SBI ), the country's largest bank, fired the first salvo by increasing its lending rates across all categories of loans, including home and vehicle loans. SBI has also increased two-year and three-year MCLR by 20 bps each to 8.25% and 8.35%, respectively. The overnight MCLR rate has been increased from 7.70 percent to 7.80 percent, while the six-month MCLR has been increased from 7.90 percent to 8.00 percent earlier.
  • Best Buy sales jump during key holiday quarter

    Best Buy sales jump during key holiday quarter

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    According to Reuters , the stores contributed just over 1 percent to Best Buy's overall revenue and 1 percent to the overall square footage. It had opened the mini-stores more than 10 years ago, a time of higher margins before the arrival of the iPhone.
  • 800 avoid arrest due to Oakland mayor's warning, immigration chief says

    800 avoid arrest due to Oakland mayor's warning, immigration chief says

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    Homan , Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director. "I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them", said her news release. Homan has said that because of sanctuary laws, the agency would double down in the state and would have "no choice but to conduct at-large arrests" due to the agency's inability to pick up individuals with criminal records from local jails.
  • Social media site expands jobs listings section

    Social media site expands jobs listings section

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    The tool, which was first rolled out previous year in the United States and Canada , allows job seekers to hunt for available positions in their local area and apply for jobs directly from Facebook . We've already heard of stories of companies firing employees from content on their Facebook profile, and even going as far as asking for their credentials so they can evaluate everything on their Facebook .
  • Carbon fibre-topped Abarth 124 Spider unveiled

    Carbon fibre-topped Abarth 124 Spider unveiled

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    According to Abarth , the carbon fiber roof, which contains a rear window with defroster, weighs just 16 kilograms (35 pounds). The coupé and roadster will be draped in an Alpi Orientali Grey livery and it goes well with the front spoiler as also the mirror caps which sport a special gun metal colour.
  • BJP push for parallel polls

    BJP push for parallel polls

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    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi bringing bad name to his post and he is accusing political opponent without proper documents or proof. During the meeting, the views of the PM were taken into account and it was also said that the Election Commission too was in favour of an early election.
  • Maruti Suzuki sales rise 15% in February'18

    Maruti Suzuki sales rise 15% in February'18

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    Sales of its utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, S-Cross and compact SUV Vitara Brezza increased 13.8 per cent to 20,324 units in February, from 17,863 units in the same month of 2017. Giving a growth forecast for the company, Kalsi said: Maruti Suzuki is logging 14 per cent growth right now. As for exports, the carmakers registered a growth of 24.9 per cent with 11,924 units compared to the 9,545 units exported in February 2017.
  • Kim Kardashian's Vogue India Cover Faces Backlash

    Kim Kardashian's Vogue India Cover Faces Backlash

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    The model and socialite posted the photo with her signature pursed lips and a pink animal filter across her and Chicago's faces." Baby Chicago ", Kim wrote as the caption to the video on Instagram . Chicago figures prominently in Kanye West's music. Kim talked about her love for India with Vogue India for its March 2018 issue with text written by Mira Jacob, read a statement.
  • German court allows diesel driving bans

    German court allows diesel driving bans

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    Lower-level judges had already backed their demand for driving bans, but the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia appealed, arguing such curbs should be decided at the federal level. Retrofits would cost billions of euros and an outright ban could slash resale prices, which are used to price leasing and finance contracts. Of the 15 million diesel cars on Germany's roads, only 2.7 million meet the latest Euro-6 standards, according to data from Germany's automotive ...
  • US Treasury Slashes Puerto Rico $4.7 Billion Disaster Relief Loan

    US Treasury Slashes Puerto Rico $4.7 Billion Disaster Relief Loan

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    These crews joined the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors and a contingent from New York State in providing disaster relief to the island. Rossello said it seems the Treasury imposed certain loan restrictions to make it "extremely hard for Puerto Rico to access these funds when it needs federal assistance the most".
  • World's Largest Airplane Readies For Flight

    World's Largest Airplane Readies For Flight

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    The 500,000lb (227 metric ton) "Stratolaunch" is the brainchild of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and advanced materials aviation wizard Burt Rutan. According to experts, air launching rockets into space is not a new idea. Stratolaunch was created to provide "convenient, reliable, and routine access to low Earth orbit" came out of its enclosure for fueling tests.
  • White House Nears Air Force One Deal With Boeing

    White House Nears Air Force One Deal With Boeing

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    The White House said the cost estimate had risen to over billion for the two airplanes, but did not provide any documentation to illustrate that claim. But the fine print shows a more complicated story. The Air Force declined to comment, referring all questions about the new jets to the White House.
  • Dutch supermarket creates world's first 'plastic-free' aisle

    Dutch supermarket creates world's first 'plastic-free' aisle

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    Instead of plastic, items are packed in compostable materials or glass, metal and cardboard. Ekoplaza aims to roll out the aisle at 74 stores across the Netherlands by the end of the year. "We are going show the world what a plastic-free aisle can look like'". Plastic packaging has become so widespread as a result of its convenience and qualities of hygiene.
  • Meet The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Mascots

    Meet The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Mascots

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    The Olympic mascot wears a chequered blue and white pattern, and is described to have a "strong sense of justice and is very athletic". Its superpower is said to be a move that allows it to go anywhere fast. The one-eyed characters were dubbed "bizarre" and "creepy". Insurance companies market their services with a cuddly mascot , the famous Jimmy Hatori - a ninja with a large pink condom on his head - promotes safe sex, and even the Asahikawa prison in Hokkaido has a mascot - a humanoid ...
  • Millions of cars to be recalled due to exploding airbags

    Millions of cars to be recalled due to exploding airbags

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    The Australian government has given manufacturers two years to replace the faulty airbags. An ACCC recommendation for recall action presented to Mr Sukkar said evidence presented by vehicle companies "is unreliable or inconclusive" and manufacturers "have clearly not taken satisfactory action to avoid risk of injury".
  • Global Drug Safety Software Market 2018 - Sparta Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation

    Global Drug Safety Software Market 2018 - Sparta Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation

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    Who are the leading vendors in Global CRM Software market? Market Size Forecast: Global Overall Size, By Type/Product Category , By Applications/End Users, By Regions/Geography. Chapter 9,10 and eleven analyses world Online CRM Software market forecast with product sort and end-user applications from 2017 to 2022. what is more, Online CRM Software business barriers, new entrants SWOT analysis, suggestion on new Online CRM Software project investment.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red's Next 'Blockbuster Franchise'

    Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red's Next 'Blockbuster Franchise'

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    CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicinski was speaking at Pareto Securities' Gaming Seminar , and said that Cyberpunk 2077 "is our new Witcher 3 , but even more ambitious". 'We can't create Witcher 4 , because that was a trilogy from the beginning, ' explained Kicinski. Cyberpunk 2077 is probably the most anticipated RPG of the decade and it looks to fill the shoes of The Witcher 3 .
  • Tesco-Booker Merger Receives Strong Shareholder Approval

    Tesco-Booker Merger Receives Strong Shareholder Approval

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    The decision came after an in-depth examination of the deal by the watchdog, following the announcement of the merger in January 2017. In November, the tie-up was given the go-ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority , which said that it had no competition concerns.
  • Another Trump adviser expected to plead guilty

    Another Trump adviser expected to plead guilty

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    Mr Gates (45), who served as a deputy to Mr Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort , pleaded guilty last week as part of a deal with Robert Mueller in the special counsel's investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.
  • Ed Sheeran is officially the world's bestselling recording artist of 2017

    Ed Sheeran is officially the world's bestselling recording artist of 2017

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    Previous recipients are Drake (2016), Adele (2015), Taylor Swift (2014) and One Direction (2013). Shape of You was the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32 markets. Taylor Swift's sixth studio album, Reputation , which was released in November 2017, has helped the artist take third place. The 27-year-old is the sole British musician to feature in the top 10, which was compiled by the worldwide music trade body.
  • Inside the First Cannabis Company to List on Nasdaq

    Inside the First Cannabis Company to List on Nasdaq

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    The Toronto-based Cronos Group , which is listed in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange , is the first company that produces and sells marijuana to be approved for trading on Wall Street, although other businesses with indirect ties to cannabis are traded.
  • Dunkin' Donuts introduces Girl Scout cookie-inspired coffee flavors in Pooler

    Dunkin' Donuts introduces Girl Scout cookie-inspired coffee flavors in Pooler

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    Starting Monday at all Dunkin Donuts coffee cafes choose from three flavors of thin mints, coconut caramels (which will taste like Samoas) and classic peanut butter cookie, which is inspired by do-si-dos. One adorable Georgia girl scout and her supportive dad came up with an innovative and impossibly cute way to sell cookies. And for a macchiato, a medium beverage with skim milk in the Coconut Caramel and Peanut Butter Cookie flavors is 240 calories and 230 calories in the Thin Mints ...
  • Energy price cap plans to limit 'rip-off' bills reach Parliament

    Energy price cap plans to limit 'rip-off' bills reach Parliament

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    SVTs - often the most expensive type of default charge - are paid by 11 million United Kingdom households, largely because they have failed to switch tariff or supplier. Plans for price caps on default energy tariffs will go before Parliament today for the first time. The Government has claimed that this will save 11 million households up to £100 a year.
  • British actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

    British actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

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    She brought laughter and joy to many, ' the touching tribute read. Our thoughts are with Emma's family and friends during this hard time. Chambers' agent, John Grant, told the BBC that the actress died of natural causes on Wednesday, and would be "greatly missed".
  • Is BlackBerry's 'Ghost' with narrow bezels ready to haunt India?

    Is BlackBerry's 'Ghost' with narrow bezels ready to haunt India?

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    Optiemus Infracom is the company who signed the contract for the license of Blackberry , previous year and this "Ghost" phone would be its first ever Blackberry designed phone. The Canadian company isn't making smartphones itself these days, it has licensed its brand name to other companies who now make BlackBerry devices, much like Nokia has licensed its brand name to HMD Global .
  • Analysts' Review: Gold Fields Ltd (GFI) and Medical Properties Trust (MPW)

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    World Asset has invested 0.07% in Boston Properties, Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NYSE:GRUB) rating on Tuesday, September 26. 43 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 291.21 million shares or 2.54% less from 298.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in Government Properties Income Trust by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter.