Economy




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Marriott gets outbid – again – for Starwood Hotels

Starwood officials announced Monday that they received a revised, non-binding proposal from a consortium led by Chinese insurance company Anbang that is reasonably likely to lead to a “superior proposal”, as was defined in its…


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New Zealand votes to keep flag in referendum

After a year-long, $17.4 million public contest to design and select a new national flag, New Zealand voted Thursday to keep its current emblem.New Zealanders have voted in favour of keeping the current national flag…


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Chipmaker Micron reports smaller-than-expected loss

(MU) is scheduled to release its second-quarter results after the bell on March 30, with analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimating a loss of $0.08 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.Several brokerages have issued…


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Mother Leaked Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape for Publicity?

A soon-to-be-published book asserts that Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, conspired with Vivid Entertainment to release the “stolen” sex tape that helped make Kim famous.Halperin’s “Kardashian Dynasty” hits bookstores April 19. Kris Jenner…



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Ireland’s Green party pulls out of government talks

As the INTO’s annual conference continues, it’s Clare-based former President, Sean McMahon has described the lack of government as “frustrating in the extreme”.Mr Kenny had indicated would put forward proposals to Fianna Fáil by the…


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US stocks gain further on dovish Yellen

After keeping its benchmark interest rate steady for more than six years, the Fed finally hiked its lending rate from above zero in December, saying at the time it deemed the US economy was finally…