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'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation

'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation

On the day of Cazes's arrest, law enforcement took down servers of the dark web marketplace in Canada, the Netherlands and Thailand. Websites on the dark web can only be accessed using software that maintains anonymity . After darknet market AlphaBay went offline on July 4, many of its users migrated to Hansa Market - and played right into the hands of an "Operation Bayonet", a coordinated worldwide law enforcement action. Read More

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Brides left high and dry after Alfred Angelo announces its closing

Brides left high and dry after Alfred Angelo announces its closing

If, due to the store closures, you or your 'maids suddenly find yourselves without a dress, just bring your original branded Alfred Angelo retail receipt to any David's Bridal location in the U.S for some mega discounts . The sign on the door at Manchester store directed questions to Redmond's Stearns Weaver Miller email address. Another groom said his bride is too upset to talk, but also has a dress there and can't get through to anyone. Read More

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June Jobs Report Better Than Expected

June Jobs Report Better Than Expected

Over the year, the number of long-term unemployed was down by 322,000. As more workers begin looking for jobs, that can push the unemployment rate higher. The latest numbers show that despite a shortage of skilled workers, companies are still hiring. The BLS said employment in food services continued on an upward trend in June, rising by 29,000. Read More

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Michigan Gas Prices Fall For July 4th Holiday

Michigan Gas Prices Fall For July 4th Holiday

SC continues to carry the cheapest gas in the country at $1.90. AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.22 per gallon in the Saginaw area. Gas was selling Monday as low as $1.67 at several Cleveland stations, including the Hi-Tech station on Ocoee Street that briefly dipped its price to $1.64 earlier this week. Read More

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Toronto Raptors re-sign forward Serge Ibaka to three-year deal

The 31-year-old point guard fell off a cliff this past postseason, but he remains an elite fantasy option when healthy. Last season, he averaged 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. The Magic then shipped him to the #Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline . "It was up to me to decide whether this thing we have - is it worth sticking around for, and running it back again, and seeing if we can take that next step?" On one hand, the new Kyle Lowry contract is a bit surprising, ... Read More

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Another Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Ransomware Hits India And Australia Too

Another Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Ransomware Hits India And Australia Too

The company denied any accidental involvement with the attack on its Facebook page, but Microsoft , security firm Talos , and Ukraine's own national cyber security department pinned the blame on the software. food giant Mondelez, maker of Milka chocolate and Oreo cookies. Production at the Hobart factory on the island state of Tasmania ground to a halt late on Tuesday after computer systems went down. Read More

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Oil Edges Higher; Growing US Supply Limits Gains

Oil Edges Higher; Growing US Supply Limits Gains

There, the bloc made a decision to extend cuts through March 2018. Despite the cuts, which started in January, markets remain well supplied due to rising output elsewhere. Commerzbank said in a research note was quoted by the news agency as saying: "Short-term financial investors also significantly scaled back their net long positions in Brent on the ICE last week. Read More

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Sears closes another 20 stores

Sears closes another 20 stores

The Sears logo is seen on the side of a store March 24, 2005 in San Bruno, California. The Sears store in East Northport will be closing as part of another round of the flagging retail giant's store closings. The announcement came after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted the department store chain temporary protection from creditors under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). Read More

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All US banks pass Dodd-Frank stress tests

All US banks pass Dodd-Frank stress tests

Revising the Fed's annual stress tests is one of more than 100 recommendations the Treasury Department has suggested to lessen the burden on banks, including limiting the number of financial firms that must face the exams. The results of the central bank's so-called stress tests showed 34 major lenders were on solid capital footing, it said. Its model produced a 9.8 percent minimum CET1 ratio, 1.4 points better than the Fed's. Read More

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Coweta Assembly plans 2017 Vacation Bible School

July 8, Greater Mt. Ray T. Arrington of High Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Martinsville; Wednesday, Men's Ministry Anniversary, the Rev. Homecoming and Revival Services , 11 a.m., New Life Baptist Church , Rev. Sunday. Priesthood and Relief Society will study "Obedience: Simply Live the Gospel" at 11:40 a.m. Minister Debra Perez and Out of the World Deliverance Ministry will be guests. Read More

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Oil Slips As Oversupply Worries Outweigh OPEC

Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, with Brent crude down on concerns that key producers were still adding to the global crude glut but US crude up slightly after a larger-than-expected domestic inventory drawdown. President Donald Trump has vowed to provide extra support for US oil production and is widely expected to pull the United States out of a landmark global climate accord. Read More

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US employers add 138000 jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

The US unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in May, the lowest since 2001 (pdf). "Today's jobs report reflects that the labor market is tightening, and there's not as much room for slack as the economy reaches full employment....it's tough to continue to add 200,000 jobs each month with our unemployment rate below 5%", said Steve Rick, chief economist at CUNA Mutual Group, reports Fox Business . Read More

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Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues

Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title. I think his confidence is there. It hasn't been easy against Pittsburgh . With No. 1 defenceman Kris Letang gone midway through the season, they finished 14th in shots for and against at five-on-five; going into Game 2 Wednesday night, Pittsburgh had the second-lowest percentage of five-on-five shot ... Read More

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Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Trump Advisory Council Over Paris Climate Deal

New Mexico's two US senators - Democrats Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich - both supported the USA joining the Paris Agreement in 2015, and both senators said Tuesday that they would strongly oppose Trump's decision to withdraw from it. Eurostat, the record-keeping arm of the European Union, reported a preliminary bloc-wide estimate for carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels declined 0.4 percent compared with a year ago. Read More

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Schapelle Corby lands in Australia

Schapelle Corby lands in Australia

They then entered a black vehicle waiting outside which was surrounded by police and the media as it drove out the narrow ally that leads to the residence. There will be plenty of beaches in Australia, but Ms Bonella believes the thing she will value most is "going home to be with her family and free of restrictions and the threat of being put back in jail". Read More

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Gianforte charged with assaulting reporter

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton called the election at 10:33 pm. While Quist was outspoken in his opposition to the bill, Gianforte had hedged. More broadly, the Montana election is being scrutinized for clues on how voters will cast their ballots following both Trump's win in November and a seemingly never-ending string of controversies out of the White House. Read More

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Germany, France pledge new effort to strengthen eurozone

Germany, France pledge new effort to strengthen eurozone

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the working group would look at issues such as promoting fiscal convergence, coordinating economic policy and exploring investment projects aimed at boosting growth and lowering unemployment. "France will respect its European commitment to reduce deficits and we are not doing it to please the European Commission". "Not only our compatriots in France and Germany but also others in the eurozone are expecting concrete proposals and concrete ... Read More

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Gov. Branstad Leaves Iowa With New Voter ID, Anti-Union Laws

Gov. Branstad Leaves Iowa With New Voter ID, Anti-Union Laws

Branstad, 70, says he intends to use his decades-long relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) to advance US and global interests. I'm pleased that the Senate is finally considering the nomination of Governor Branstad to be Ambassador to China. After the Senate vote, Branstad thanked Trump and Vice President Pence for the nomination and the Senate for the confidence they have placed in him. Read More

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Saudi says extending oil cuts, adding small producers enough to drain stocks

Saudi says extending oil cuts, adding small producers enough to drain stocks

Opec and the Russia-led group of countries last year reached an agreement to remove about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) from the market in the first half of this year, leading initially to an oil price spike. Neither Saudi nor most of other Opec members can afford this scenario right now, BofAML said in the report. The two ministers said they had made a decision to recommend to their OPEC and non-OPEC peers that the 1.8 million barrels per day of combined production cuts in force since ... Read More

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Westpac says bank levy will cost $260m

Westpac says bank levy will cost $260m

Westpac expects to take a $260 million annual cost hit as a result of the government's bank levy, the lender told investors on Monday. "Foreign banks were first encouraged into the Australian market, for very good reasons, by Paul Keating in order to ensure that we had increased competition in the banking system". Read More

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Kenya: Shujaa Close Season With 5 Points in London

Kenya: Shujaa Close Season With 5 Points in London

The Red Roses got off to a flying start through prolific try scorer Dan Norton , but failed to add to that early score after some resilient defence from their neighbours from north of the border. With NZ on the brink of a semi-final spot at Twickenham , an assistant ref noticed something wasn't quite right with the number of Kiwi players on the field. Read More

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Phoenixville School Board eyes $90M budget, 1.89%t tax hike

Phoenixville School Board eyes $90M budget, 1.89%t tax hike

School Director Ken Wiltz said the personnel will need to be trained not to use what has been budgeted, but only what they need. The owner of a home assessed at the township average will pay $98 more in school taxes during the next year. The proposed property tax levy would be $7.1 million, up $106,993, or 1.53 percent from the 2016-17 budget, which is within the NY state property tax cap for the district. Read More

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Hackers are reportedly holding a Disney film for ransom

Hackers are reportedly holding a Disney film for ransom

Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to Deadline . Disney was not immediately available for comment. They have threatened to release the entire title in five minute snippets and could follow through after Iger vowed Disney wasn't going to pay. " All these companies like Disney, Netflix and Discovery may have very good security teams but you have all these vendors and small production companies which don't have great ... Read More

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