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Selick previously directed Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas . This project has been in the works for several years , but it is finally going forward with Netflix providing the financing and the distribution. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were a popular comedy duo on Comedy Central. Back in 2015, Selick told Variety that the story centered on "two scheming demon brothers" (voiced by Key and Peele , obviously) who must face their nemesis, "the demon-busting nun Sister ...
  • United Airlines mistakenly flies Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan

    United Airlines mistakenly flies Kansas-bound German shepherd to Japan

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    So insane, right? "I just want to know where my dog is". Now, this: A Kansas-bound German shepherd may have mistakenly been shipped to Japan by - you guessed it - United Airlines . Joseph and Kara Swindle , along with their two young children, were flying from OR to Kansas City Tuesday so they could sign the paperwork for their new house in Wichita, Kansas, the next morning.
  • 407-10: House approves bill to improve school safety

    407-10: House approves bill to improve school safety

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    Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., a former professor, rallied with students to call for " more measures to keep firearms out of unsafe hands". "As a father of three, I understand the urgent need to stop school violence and do all we can to protect our children".
  • Checking the Overall Picture for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

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    Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $190.31 billion market cap company. Tdam Usa invested in 0.94% or 473,697 shares. Financial Counselors Incorporated accumulated 462,921 shares. Welch Forbes Limited Liability Company accumulated 412,611 shares or 0.37% of the stock.
  • Disney Creates Direct-to-Consumer Unit to Oversee Streaming

    Disney Creates Direct-to-Consumer Unit to Oversee Streaming

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    Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disney's chief strategy officer since 2015, has been named chairman of the new business segment. If the Fox deal wins approval, Disney also will expand its programming portfolio and worldwide reach, plus own a majority stake in the Hulu streaming service.
  • Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to be investigated for match-fixing

    Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to be investigated for match-fixing

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    This direction comes after cricketer's wife levelled various allegations, including of match-fixing, against the fast bowler. It has come to light that Hasin was married earlier too, and now her first husband Sheikh Saifuddin has broken his silence on the entire incident.
  • Prudential to split into two companies to target Asia

    Prudential to split into two companies to target Asia

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    According to the company's statement , its United Kingdom and Europe savings and investment business, M&G Prudential , led by its current division chief, John Foley, will be a standalone entity focusing on more "capital-efficient and customer-focused" financial services.
  • Oil rises on strong China data, but rising United States output caps gains

    Oil rises on strong China data, but rising United States output caps gains

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    The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that crude supplies rose by 5 million barrels for the week ended March 9. Oil prices edged up on Wednesday after posting two days of declines at the start of the week. Brent for May settlement fell 23 cents to $64.41/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, and traded at a $3.90 premium to WTI for the same month.
  • Walmart to expand grocery delivery business to 800 stores by year's end

    Walmart to expand grocery delivery business to 800 stores by year's end

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    Walmart's new service could also be a response to Amazon's $13.2 billion purchase past year of Whole Foods. Amazon is now rolling out free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries in six cities to Prime members who pay $99 a year. Walmart has been beefing up its online grocery options, including buy online, pickup in store and a pilot for in-fridge deliveries. Groceries are key to Walmart's success with about 56 percent of its USA revenue coming from grocery sales.
  • Ads are great, Google says, except for the 3.2 billion bad ones

    Ads are great, Google says, except for the 3.2 billion bad ones

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    The firm said it paid publishers $12.6 billion in the year under review. In 2017, they removed 320,000 bad publishers from their ad network (up from 100,000 in 2016). According to her, this new technology has been critical in helping to scale enforcement for policies that prohibit monetization of inappropriate and controversial content.
  • Retail inflation at 4-mth low of 4.44% on cheaper food, fuel

    Retail inflation at 4-mth low of 4.44% on cheaper food, fuel

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    Core prices-which exclude the volatile food and energy categories-also climbed 0.2%. 'As expected, CPI inflation eased to 4.44 percent in February 2018, compared to 5.07 percent in the previous month, with all the components witnessing a decline in prices except for health, clothing and footwear, transport and communication.
  • Closing Time Looms for All Toys R Us Stores

    Closing Time Looms for All Toys R Us Stores

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    Toys R Us in January had announced it was going to shut down 182 locations, including five in upstate NY. The company filed for bankruptcy protection less than six ago. A spokesperson said in January that Toys R Us stores average 25 full-time and part-time employees per store, which means close to 700 jobs could be lost in the area if Toys R Us shuts down the nine stores previously slated for closure and the remaining 19 stores.