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Microplastics account for 8 per cent of the patch's mass while the remainder is composed of bigger objects such as fishing nets. " We were surprised by the amount of large plastic objects we encountered ", said Julia Reisser , chief scientist of the expeditions, who works for The Ocean Cleanup Foundation , in a press release.
  • United Airlines suspends pets as cargo while program is reviewed

    United Airlines suspends pets as cargo while program is reviewed

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    After cabin crew instructions led to the death of a dog on board a United flight last week, with another dog mistakenly shipped to Japan, the USA carrier has suspended carriage of pets. However, the airline added that it is also reviewing this service. United has already announced a plan starting April to issue brightly colored bag tags to identify in-cabin pets.
  • Musk: Never heard of Cortica. Sources insist there are talks with Tesla

    Musk: Never heard of Cortica. Sources insist there are talks with Tesla

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    Under the proposed award, which involves stock options that vest in 12 tranches, Tesla's market value must increase to $100 billion for the first tranche to vest and rise in additional $50 billion increments for the remainder. Musk is also the CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and has embarked on several other projects of late, including tunnel digger Boring Co.
  • Natural catastrophes push Lloyd's of London to £2 billion loss

    Natural catastrophes push Lloyd's of London to £2 billion loss

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    The result compares with a pre-tax profit of £2.1bn for 2016, off the back of major claims totalling £2.1bn for the same period. Lloyd's chief executive Inga Beale said: "The market experienced an exceptionally hard year in 2017, driven by challenging market conditions and a significant impact from market catastrophes".
  • San Francisco Votes To BAN The Sale Of Fur

    San Francisco Votes To BAN The Sale Of Fur

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    San Francisco, named for the patron saint of animals, has a reputation for a strong social conscience, often at a cost to businesses. The ban will not apply to secondhand items, nor will it apply to sheep or lambskin. About 50 clothing and accessory retailers downtown will be affected by the legislation, said Jim Lazarus, senior vice president of public policy at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
  • Toys R' Us and Babies R' Us close doors

    Toys R' Us and Babies R' Us close doors

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    Kassoff, like several other players, is watching the collapse of Toys R Us in the USA and seeing an opportunity worth potentially well over $1 billion. The end of Toys R Us could mean the resurgence of another long-defunct toy store, KB Toys. It was revealed last week (15 March 2018) that all Toys R Us UK stores will shut down after insolvency specialists from Moorfields Advisory, who were called in in February, failed to find a buyer for the retailer.
  • UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Now Covered by Barclays

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    Jennison Associates Llc who had been investing in Marvell Technology Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.49B market cap company. Shifting gears, we can see that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) has a Q.i. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Fin Counselors Inc has invested 0.67% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank NA Boosts Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

    Fulton Bank NA Boosts Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

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    Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share. In other news, EVP David Goeckeler sold 20,671 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.10, for a total value of $625,734.90. 12,126 Cisco Systems, Inc . Creative Planning reported 15,861 shares.
  • Samuels slogs Windies closer to World Cup qualification

    Samuels slogs Windies closer to World Cup qualification

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    Unexpected defeat by Afghanistan last week had halted the West Indies' momentum in the Super Sixes, from which the top two teams will qualify for next year's World Cup in England and Wales. Together they rattled along with a boundary an over, with Taylor fittingly reaching his hundred with a reverse sweep. The Chevrons, who had made a strong start with the bat after putting on 289 runs in their allotted 50 overs, could not defend their total as the Windies rallied back to 290/6 and ...
  • Global shares mixed as investors watch Facebook, Fed

    Global shares mixed as investors watch Facebook, Fed

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    The dollar made ground on the euro, though, as bond traders saw the gap between 10-year German and United States government yields , referred to as the "transatlantic spread", ratchet out to its widest since December 2016. "The economic situation post tax cuts also justifies a significant shift upwards in the dot plot", he added, referring to fears the Fed's de facto policy forecast chart could signal four rate rises rather than three, due to the economic boost delivered by Trump's tax ...