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The Kenmore Smart skill for Amazon Alexa enables customers to control their Kenmore Smart home appliances by simply asking Alexa, such as changing the temperature on their air conditioner without leaving the sofa by saying: "Alexa, tell Kenmore Smart to set my air conditioner to 70 degrees".
  • Cyber attack hits Asia: chocolate factory and container port operators among victims

    Cyber attack hits Asia: chocolate factory and container port operators among victims

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    Several security experts questioned whether the effort to extort victims with computers hit by the virus was the main goal, or whether the unknown hackers behind the attack could have other motives. Petya is still very risky, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) explained as the malware doesn't only encrypt targeted files, but it also stops the computer from loading the operating system.
  • Oil prices up 2 percent on weaker dollar, short covering

    Oil prices up 2 percent on weaker dollar, short covering

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    The US West Texas Intermediate crude August contract was at $43.72 a barrel by 3:25AM ET (0725GMT), up 35 cents, or around 0.8 per cent. Imports of Saudi barrels into the U.S.so far this month have dropped below one million barrels per day for the first time since last November.
  • Sears closes another 20 stores in the US

    Sears closes another 20 stores in the US

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    The announcement came after the company was granted temporary court protection from creditors under Ontario's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act this morning. New tenants were announced for one level of Sears at The Mall in Columbia, including Barnes & Noble and Main Event entertainment complex. A Sears Home store in Calgary is also closing.
  • America's banks are really, really healthy

    America's banks are really, really healthy

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    Although the banks, including household names like JPMorgan Chase & Co and Bank of America Corp, would suffer $383 billion in loan losses in the Fed's most severe scenario, their level of high-quality capital would be substantially higher than the threshold that regulators demand, and an improvement over last year's level.
  • Amazon buying Whole Foods, making strong move into groceries

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    Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods means the supermarket, and retailing overall, will never be the same. It reinforces the Amazon interest in the sector and also offers an insight into where they're going. Target tumbled by 10 percent and Walmart was down by 6 percent. Online delivery of groceries so far has been tough for any company to pull off because of customers' concerns about the quality of meat and produce, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said.
  • Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church

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    Deacon Ordination Service , 4 p.m., Mt. Father's Day Service , 11 a.m., Change Me Ministries and Fellowship, 2310 Fort Ave., our guest speaker will be the Rev. Antonio Logan of New Light Baptist Church in Martinsville; Tuesday, Usher's Ministry Anniversary, Dr. Youth Annual, 2 p.m., Victory in Praise Life Center , 1501 Maple Ave.
  • U.S. oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

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    However, that optimism seems to be fading amid higher production from the United States and reports of impatience within the OPEC with lower oil price . The nation's shale-oil explorers, who first triggered the glut OPEC is trying to contain, have emerged more efficient from the oil market's three-year slump.
  • Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller for England

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    Lithuania, who on Saturday lost 2-1 at home to Slovakia , will be Scotland's opponents on 1 September, three days before Strachan's side host bottom side Malta. And they keep coming back again. "We got ourselves into decent positions and didn't quite finish but the objective's to qualify and we still sit top of the group".
  • Oil prices dip on fears Middle East spat could harm OPEC cuts

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    In other news , on Thursday, crude oil posted a two-sided trade, first rallying after official USA data showed crude inventories fell sharply last week as refining and exports surged to record highs. Rising output from OPEC members, Nigeria and Libya , which were exempted from the output reduction deal, is also undercutting attempts to limit production.
  • EU President warns Trump against Paris climate deal exit

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    The matter has deeply divided the administration. The White House has declined to comment on those reports , with spokesman Sean Spicer saying only that Trump would make it clear in the "next few days". Moreover, the accord is flexible in the sense that it does not mandate that any nation achieve any particular level of emissions cuts. Accordingly, they are increasingly investing more in green technology.
  • Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears

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    A spokesman for the Ministry of Finance said Moody's report "overestimated the difficulties faced by China's economy, and underestimated the Chinese government's capability to deepen the supply side structural reform and moderate expansion of gross demand".
  • Spot for the First Time Ever

    Spot for the First Time Ever

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    CNN and MSNBC have been competing with their coverage of President Donald Trump's recent controversies, including the investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian officials. if ever . The once-dominant Bill O'Reilly, who led all of cable news with his show ratings, was forced out in April amid sexual harassment claims .
  • Senate confirms Branstad US Ambassador to China

    Senate confirms Branstad US Ambassador to China

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    As the longest-serving governor in the U.S.at more than 22 years, Branstad oversaw Iowa throughout the farm crisis of the 1980s that brought financial ruin to many farmers and during the Great Flood of 1993 that inundated communities throughout the Midwest.
  • President Trump condemns 'wicked ideology' behind Manchester attack

    President Trump condemns 'wicked ideology' behind Manchester attack

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    Speaking later alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Trump struck a more somber tone, offering his condolences to the victims and their families. While police believe the suspect was acting alone, investigations are ongoing to establish if he was part of a network. Abbas also expressed his "warm condolences" to the victims of the attack and to the British people.
  • All Blacks Sevens end season on low note

    All Blacks Sevens end season on low note

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    The 28-21 quarter-final victory was not only the first time the Scots had beaten New Zealand on the sevens circuit, it was the first occasion on which any Scottish team had defeated a New Zealand representative side at any level since the nations first met in a 15-a-side match in 1905.
  • AT&T Workers Across 36 States Began 3-Day Strike Friday

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    Dennis Trainor, vice president of CWA District 1, said in a statement all employees will return to work on Monday at the start of their scheduled shift. AT&T customers could find it hard to obtain help this weekend if something were to happen to their DirecTV, U-Verse, or AT&T wireless service, as AT&T union workers walked off the job today following failed contract negotiations.
  • Hackers obtain upcoming 'Pirates of the Carribbean' film

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    While the affected movie hasn't been announced, Disney's upcoming big-budget films include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and " Cars 3 ". While Iger didn't disclose the movie title, Deadline is reporting it is the Johnny Depp-Orlando Bloom blockbuster - which is scheduled for release later this month.
  • US retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

    US retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

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    The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4 percent in April from March. Retail trade sales were up 0.4% from March 2017, and up 4.5% from previous year. Last month's gain in retail sales was solid but not particularly strong. Shares in JC Penney sank 10% after it became the latest department store chain to report disappointing results.
  • Tesla Solar Roof pre-orders launched

    Tesla Solar Roof pre-orders launched

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company's new solar roof tiles would hit homes in April . Tesla is very confident about their product and has announced a lifetime warranty it for the buyers. Tesla , of course, acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $US2.1 billion in November 2016, shortly after it revealed the solar shingles. The solar ones are way more expensive because of the circuitry involved.
  • Turkmenistan to join OPEC-led oil supply cut

    Turkmenistan to join OPEC-led oil supply cut

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    The relative cost of options protecting against a drop in West Texas Intermediate crude has fallen to its lowest since August, thanks to a big drop in producer hedging, Societe Generale SA said on Friday. Saudi Arabia , the de-facto OPEC leader, has said it expects cuts to be extended. USA light crude oil was up 7 cents at $47.90. Despite this, analysts warned that markets remained well supplied.
  • Wall Street 'fear index' plumbs two-decade low

    Wall Street 'fear index' plumbs two-decade low

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    Copper bounced from the four-month low touched on Monday after data showed a sharp drop on imports into China, the world's biggest consumer. Eight of the 11 major S&P sectors dipped, with the materials index .SPLRCM down 0.8 percent and energy .SPNY rising 0.5 percent on the back of higher oil prices.