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These businesses deliver affordable, safe and reliable service each day to more than 11.6 million electric and gas customers and end-users around the world and consistently rank high among energy companies in customer satisfaction. Earlier this year, Texas utility regulators quashed an offer from NextEra Energy Inc., valued at $18.4 billion including debt, after the utility giant refused to establish ring-fencing measures to protect Oncor's credit.
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    Shraddha Kapoor gains eight kg for gangster role

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    In fact, Apoorva had roped in the "Dabangg" girl Sonakshi Sinha for the title role in the film. "Later on, when she agreed, I started spending time with her to know more for nearly a year and half", Lakhia said. Initially, the flick was titled "Haseena: Queen Of Mumbai " but the filmmakers found "Haseen Parker" to be more befitting. We get to be so many characters; I can not remember one instance when I was bored.
  • How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down

    How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down

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    Jeff Sessions , U.S. Attorney General, said the AlphaBay network was among the most prolific drug suppliers. Investigators say AlphaBay was also a significant source of Fentanyl and Heroin linked to overdose deaths in the United States, including one in Portland, Oregon earlier this year.
  • Washington at loggerheads over Russian Federation sanctions

    Washington at loggerheads over Russian Federation sanctions

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    And also: How extra money for Alaska could help the Senate health bill pass . Maxine Waters, ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, told reporters she had filed a resolution of inquiry demanding the U.S. "For anyone to expect us to understand and trust them, and give them back locations in which they were spying on us is simply absolutely ludicrous and against the best interest of the United States", Rep.
  • +220000 Jobs in June; Record 153168000 Employed

    +220000 Jobs in June; Record 153168000 Employed

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    However, the USA unemployment rate ticked higher to 4.4 per cent, from 4.3 per cent previously, and earnings were up only 2.5 per cent year on year, slightly lower than expected. The employment-population ratio for prime age adults hasn't regained what it lost since the last recession, but it has at least made up most of the difference.
  • Heather Watson feels confident with her game after impressive victories

    Heather Watson feels confident with her game after impressive victories

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    Watson, who has had a hard 12 months, dropping outside the top 100, made the semi-finals in Eastbourne and is hoping her good form continues. "And although I hit a few double faults, I feel like I'm serving very well". I just am happy with that. "It's always going to change and I was pleased with how I remained calm and just kept doing what I was doing". "I come in with a different game plan because everybody's a different player", she said.
  • Price of Gas Lowest In Decades on Eve of Summer Holiday Season

    Price of Gas Lowest In Decades on Eve of Summer Holiday Season

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    Motorists in 94 Kansas communities are now enjoying average prices of $2 per gallon or less, AAA Kansas notes. For the first time in the site's 17-year price tracking history, prices for the holiday will be lower than New Year's Day. But there are reasons prices might not go much lower, however. On Monday, global oil prices rallied back to $49 a barrel. Elsewhere, the national average fell 2.7 cents to $2.22 per gallon.
  • Raptors re-sign Serge Ibaka on three-year $65 million deal

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    Now, the Raptors are turning all of their attention to re-signing point guard Kyle Lowry , which they are expected to do. Based on Toronto's current situation, I would guess that Lowry signs a three-year deal with the Raptors worth somewhere around $87 million.
  • Xi Jinping in Hong Kong: Challenges to Beijing

    Xi Jinping in Hong Kong: Challenges to Beijing "Absolutely Impermissible"

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    In a lengthy speech made at Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥)'s swearing-in ceremony as the fifth chief executive since Hong Kong was handed over to China by Britain in 1997, the Chinese leader reassured the success of the " one country, two systems " rule implemented two decades ago as serving the interests of the country as well as its people.
  • Ransomware attack targets 2000 gov't, private servers worldwide

    Ransomware attack targets 2000 gov't, private servers worldwide

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    Production at the Cadbury factory on the island state of Tasmania ground to a halt late on Tuesday after computer systems went down, said Australian Manufacturing and Workers Union state secretary John Short. Petya apparently uses a piece of code called eternal blue, which Reuters said "cyber-security experts widely believe was stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA ) and was also used in last month's [WannaCry] ransomware attack ".
  • Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession

    Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession

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    The most severe hypothetical scenario projects $383 billion in loan losses at the 34 participating bank holding companies during the nine quarters tested. For individual banks, the Fed requires a level of 4.5 percent. The latest downturn scenario includes: the US unemployment rate peaking at 10 percent in the third quarter of 2018 - up from 4.3 percent in May; a 49.7 percent decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average; a decline in home prices of 25.7 percent and a 34 percent decline in ...
  • Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

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    In affirming a lower court ruling, the Supreme Court said the disparagement clause in the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment's protections of free speech. Courts had long ruled that it didn't violate the First Amendment because it doesn't actually bar the real-life use of the offending mark, nor does it prevent the owner from enforcing common law trademark rights.
  • Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

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    In some cases, local governments have blocked Wal-Mart's plans to build stores. The move comes at a challenging time for grocers. Investors are likely anxious that Amazon , once entrenched in the physical grocery store business, will ruthlessly cut prices for food products like it did with books.
  • Oil prices fall on OPEC output increase, rising US crude stocks

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    Reports of an increase in OPEC's output by 335,000 barrels per day (bpd), due to increases by Nigeria and Libya , both of which are exempt from production cuts is invalidating the efforts of Saudi Arabia to balance the markets. The IEA report came a day after OPEC's monthly oil report (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/opec-oil-production-rose-in-may-owed-to-unexpected-boost-from-iraq-2017-06-13), which showed that the group's output rose 1% in May from April amid gains in Iraq, ...
  • Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller for England

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    However, Strachan said he was "too exhausted to think about where we are, I just want to go home". "We are disappointed but we have got to be proud of ourselves". They keep coming back at you", he said. "But we played a team with five at the back, tried to frustrate which is understandable from their point of view.
  • Ruth Davidson warns Theresa May to change course on Brexit

    Ruth Davidson warns Theresa May to change course on Brexit

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    He said: "Instead of people shouting from the opposition benches around these issues, you've got a bunch of people elected as Scottish Conservatives, right in the party of government , who can take those arguments and ensure when a Brexit deal is negotiated, it is the interests of Scottish fishing that are right at the forefront".
  • EIA Crude Oil Stocks change preview

    EIA Crude Oil Stocks change preview

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    It's what the market needs to get a little more excited about prices. Oil posted its biggest weekly drop in four weeks amid questions over the effectiveness of OPEC's deal to help rebalance the market as U.S. While weaker oil price broke another myth or fundamental understanding that a nine-month agreement between the OPEC and N-OPEC countries would immediately boost oil price, it has broken many such myths over the past years and understanding them or at least recognizing them is of ...
  • MSNBC Wins Primetime Week In Total Viewers And News Demo

    MSNBC Wins Primetime Week In Total Viewers And News Demo

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    It was a week filled with late-breaking news unflattering to President Donald Trump , who much of the network's audience supports. The NBC-owned network led by "The Rachel Maddow Show", now the No. MSNBC finished first in the key 25-54 demographic and in total viewers against its cable news rivals last week for the first time in its 21-year existence, according to Nielsen Research.
  • Trump keeps the Iran deal alive, for now

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    The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the administration would formally announce it was renewing sanctions waivers that were granted to Iran as part of the deal, under which Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear programme. Trump also announced late Wednesday that the US didn't intend to limit Iran's ability to sell oil . "The related new missile sanctions are similar to the ones that the Obama Administration had imposed and that the Trump Administration imposed earlier this ...
  • Reynolds outlines goals as Iowa governor

    Reynolds outlines goals as Iowa governor

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    Ambassador to China. It still has not been decided how a replacement for Lieutenant Governor will be decided. For half an hour, Iowa did not have a governor, as Terry Branstad, the longest serving governor in USA history, resigned to be the next ambassador to China.
  • World champions Blitzboks stutter into London quarters

    World champions Blitzboks stutter into London quarters

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    Veteran playmaker Stannard, 34, took his career tally of points in the world series past 1000 in the win over Samoa and later earned rich praise from coach Andy Friend. Scotland defeated England in an scintillating HSBC London Sevens final on Sunday as South Africa were officially crowned series champions. Dan Norton is chasing United States's Perry Baker for the series top try scorer and he narrowed the lead by scoring two against an Australian side that were much improved since ...