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Wall St opens flat as earnings season gathers pace

Health information site WebMD soared 20 percent after agreeing to be acquired by the investment firm KKR. Earnings news will also be in the spotlight this week, as 3M (MMM), DuPont (DD), General Motors (GM), McDonald's (MCD), AT&T (T), Boeing (BA), Coca-Cola (KO), Ford (F), Facebook (FB), Amazon ( AMZN ), and Exxon Mobil (XOM) are among a slew of companies due to report their results.

Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) Shares Bought by Hermes Investment Management Ltd.

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Mercedes-AMG unveils its GT4

AMG promises that the GT4 will be incredibly safe, too, thanks to a roll-cage made from high-strength steel, similar to what's used on the GT3 race vehicle. Mercedes-AMG has enjoyed success in the GT3 class since 2010, initially with the SLS AMG GT3 and since 2016 with the Mercedes-AMG GT3. The GT4 also gets a new version of AMG's traction control system that's based on the system used in the street auto.

Tesla Model S back at the top at Consumer Reports

In late April, Consumer Reports lowered its scores for the newer versions of the Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles because they didn't have their automatic emergency braking system enabled. When that date passed, Tesla said the safety features were coming soon, but didn't give a specific timeline. Tesla began sending over-the-air software updates on April 26.

Nintendo reconfirms September 12th release date for Rayman

However, besides Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, we didn't have any reliable info on their timing. Rayman Legends has already released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. Rayman , named platformer of the year and victor of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is coming to the Nintendo Switch for the first time with Rayman ® Legends: Definitive Edition.

Mazda reveals (some of) CX-8 SUV

Even diehard Mazda fans will probably have a hard time figuring out which is which, though the new CX-8 will be narrower and lower. Given the world's ever-growing appetite for SUVs, it certainly can't be considered impossible. This engine normally delivers 173 horsepower and a mightily impressive 310 pound-feet of torque and has been confirmed for sale in the United States later in 2017.

BMW 7 Series Celebrates 40th Birthday With Limited-Edition Model

The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre , just 200 examples of the auto will be made. This tradition-steeped combination of innovation and exclusivity still strongly influences the character of the luxury sedans even in the sixth model generation and with the BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre , it is now expressed in a particularly concentrated way.

James Cromwell Arrested at SeaWorld Protest, Video Released

Cromwell and PETA were protesting SeaWorld's captivity of orcas, and use of the killer whales in shows at their parks. The animal-loving Babe star and six other PETA activists interrupted an Orca Encounter show to alert tourists to the truth about the whales they were cheering.

2 injured in police shooting in North Las Vegas

The officers returned fire, which hit the man multiple times. Police said the suspect came out, went into a auto with a woman and took off in a stolen Honda that matched the description of the shooter's vehicle from Sunday. On Monday, officers went to a house on Welsh Circle where they thought the alleged shooting suspect might be. The station reports that the vehicle crashed on 4600 block of Goldfield Street.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Position Boosted by Headinvest LLC

BMO Capital Markets maintained Monmouth R.E. Inv. Corp. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Monday, June 5. Wunderlich maintained the shares of MNR in report on Friday, August 5 with "Buy" rating. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 31 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 2.79% of shares outstanding.

NASA and Lockheed have teamed up to bring back supersonic air travel

Now NASA has moved a step closer to reinstating supersonic passenger travel with planes that will minimise the sonic boom to near-inaudible levels on the ground. Different engineering firms can now bid for the chance to make and test a model of the groundbreaking aircraft. NY to London in 11 minutes? But aside from being years away commercially, the other downsides include the plane's high carbon emissions and noise pollution.

Apple CEO promised Trump to build three manufacturing plants in US

Cook promised him Apple would build "three big plants, lovely plants." Mr. Most of Apple's product assembly happens overseas through contract manufacturers with Foxconn the largest. "I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won't consider my administration an economic success". Apple has about 80,000 employees in the USA and the company says it supports about two million jobs in all.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Ownership Decreased by Pggm Investments

About 559,025 shares traded. Illinois Tool Works also updated its Q3 guidance to $1.57-1.67 EPS. ( NYSE ITW ) opened at 141.98 on Tuesday. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500. On November 21 the stock rating was downgraded to "Neutral" from "Sell" and a price target of $123.00 was set by Goldman Sachs. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, January 21.

Prove charges or quit: Jyotiraditya Scindia to BJP MPs

Amid demands for revocation of suspension of six Congress members of Parliament, the government slammed the Opposition party, saying disruption in the House is diversionary tactics to avoid public scrutiny on Bofors revelations. Kharge said the opposition also wants the House to function. Arya said that the House should pass a censure motion. Kharge's remarks agitated the treasury benches and led to a heated argument with Parliamentary Affairs Minister HN Ananth Kumar.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Cosmetics and Microtransactions Coming in August

As for the promised in-game skins system that enables players to further customize the characters, it is still on its way, but it will not be released until the game leaves Early Access. You can use your Battle Points (BP) to buy the crate on the REWARDS page. The Wanderer and Survivor crates will be free to open and will each feature one new outfit (meaning you'll only need to purchase one of each), while the Gamescom Invitiational crates require purchasing keys with real money to open.

Mithali named captain of ICC Women's World Cup team

Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs. Punam and Harmanpreet added 95 runs between them in 128 balls and helped to steady the Indian innings following the loss of two early wickets.

August's free Xbox Games with Gold include Bayonetta, Slime Rancher, more

Your goal? To raise slime and become rich. And finally, Trials Fusion will also be available for Xbox One, bringing just-one-more-go physics-based motocross challenges galore. This will then be switched for Red Faction: Armageddon for the remainder of the month. This month's line-up is particularly strong, and you can download them all free of charge so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.

Pokemon GO Fest global rewards extended by three days

To compensate players for server issues over the weekend in Pokemon Go , Niantc Labs is extending the ability to attain Global Rewards unlocked during Pokemon Go Fest . The bonuses did not end at 5:00 PM PDT on July 24th as Niantic had previously announced. Many other in-game bonuses have been unlocked during Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago , which are now available for the entire Pokemon GO community, including double Stardust, double XP, increased Pokemon encounters, reduced ...

Brain disease 'found in most American football players in study'

That includes 110 of 111 brains from former NFL players; 48 of 53 college players; nine of 14 semi-professional players, seven of eight Canadian Football league players and three of 14 high school players. "It's always tricky for us to get funding", McKee said. This could lead players to believe that they are damaged and that there is no use in seeking help, he said.

Google Launches SOS Alerts in Google Search and Maps

Google has been working on something similar, but more geared towards keeping people informed if they're in the midst of a crisis. Google will start putting emergency information about fires, floods, and other disasters in relevant search results and Maps locations.

LG Display to produce OLED TV panels in China

OLED screens are thinner and offer better picture quality than the mainstay LCD screens. The plans cover investment in domestic production facilities and includes a firm commitment to spend 7.8 trillion won (US$7 billion) domestically by 2019.

Sims 4 is finally coming to Xbox One, three years later

There is also a Deluxe Party Edition that will offer gamers early access along with extra content. In addition, the executive specified that they are working on improving the user interface of the Xbox One X . However, it is unclear whether the upcoming console version will include numerous game elements already present in the PC version such as "Get To Work" careers, parenting skills, vampire Sims and more.

Your Roomba's digital map of your house could be for sale

However, he also believes that given the choice, most people would be willing to share the data if it would make their smart home devices work better. Naturally, that has raised privacy concerns among advocacy groups. In addition, it's believable that some consumers won't like the idea of iRobot selling their data to other companies who don't have the same commitment to user data security.

Microsoft Paint Saved Following Overwhelming Fan Support

It is highly unlikely that any long time Windows user is unfamiliar Microsoft Paint as the program has been part of the OS for 32 long years. Now Microsoft has announced that, alongside Outlook Express, Reader app and Reading list, Microsoft Paint has been signalled for death having been added to the " features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update " list.

Dead heat in Virginia governor's race

Additionally, "President Trump could be having a small but decisive impact on the election as it stands now, driving some voters toward the Democratic nominee", a news release states. And Gillespie had an 18-point advantage in the western half of Virginia, 52 percent, to 34 percent for Northam. "A small but crucial portion of Northam's support is coming from voters who are primarily anti-Trump".

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume

It has underperformed by 7.80% the S&P500. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc increased Apple Inc ( AAPL ) stake by 51.7% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Since January 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 26 selling transactions for $149.94 million activity. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $4,677,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Given "Overweight" Rating at Barclays PLC

Americafirst Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Chevron Corporation during the first quarter worth about $140,000. Chevron Corporation has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $116.37. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2016 Q4. It dived, as 55 investors sold CVX shares while 689 reduced holdings. Sterling Global Strategies LLC raised its position in AT&T by 0.4% in the fourth quarter.

Tesla Inc CEO Slams Facebook Inc (FB) CEO "Intelligence" Understanding

In a reply to a user on Twitter regarding Zuckerberg's remarks, Musk wrote - "I've talked to Mark about this". Zuckerberg however, doesn't agree with Musk's view. Musk, who co-founded the artificial intelligence research group OpenAI , has gone on record to express his significant concerns over the rapid development of AI technology.

Bioware's Anthem Now Has A Corn Maze Tie

Bioware has launched a new video that has nothing to do with the game. The corn maze design features one of the Javelin armour suits, a suit a player could choose for their character in the game. According to the developer, it wanted to celebrate the development of the game by carving the promotional material into the corn field since it represents the game "growing"; and apparently, according to the studio, "corn also grows".

American Mac computers could be affected by 'FruitFly' surveillance malware

The malware appears to be old, as comments in the code indicate that the spyware was running before 2014, according to Forbes . Researchers studying the malicious software found that it had mostly been aimed at biomedical research centers.

SNES Classic Preorders Quickly Sell Out at Walmart

Over the weekend, Walmart made the SNES Classic available for about 40 minutes before either the console's stock was out or Walmart pulled the pre-order. Expect either these to sell out immediately or the site to struggle with the oncoming onslaught of Nintendo fans eager to pre-order the new SNES Classic Mini now that EB Games and JB HiFi are no longer taking pre-orders.

Facebook fights video piracy by acquiring Source3

Facebook even hired CollegeHumor co-founder, Ricky Van Veen, to expand his material through Facebook . There have been no details on deal terms but according to media reports , Source3 has raised just $4 million in venture capital funding.

Alexa arrives on HTC U11 smartphones in the UK

One of the reasons why Amazon has partnered up with HTC is to get Alexa in front of more users. You'll be prompted to sign in with your Amazon account when you open the app for the first time, and once that's done you're good to go. Google's pre-installed Assistant doesn't have any major drawbacks compared to Alexa. Amazon's Alexa assistant is included with the Echo . Unlike Google Assistant , after enabling Amazon Alexa it will permanently live in notification panel with various ...

NASA gives Safety Tips for viewing Total Solar Eclipse in August

This image provided by NASA shows exactly what to look for on eclipse viewing glasses to make sure they are safe for viewing the August 21 , 2017, total eclipse. About 6,800 USA libraries are distributing eclipse-appropriate glasses, in case you don't have any welder's goggles handy. Tech will distribute solar-eclipse glasses throughout campus at noon before the eclipse.

Apple Could Be Developing Its Own OLED Technology For iPhone 9

Obviously, some 14-months away from its release date, it's fair to say any iPhone 9 rumours should be accompanied by a healthy pinch of salt. So when Apple reports its earnings on August 1, it will give a huge hint about when the iPhone 8 is going on sale.