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The strong figure is a bounce back from falls of 0.5 per cent and 0.1 per cent in the first and second quarters respectively. Today's figures showed productivity was still 16.6 per cent below its pre-downturn trend, or 19.8 per cent below where it was expected to be by now.
  • "The Commuter" review by Kenneth Turan

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    Neeson stars as Michael MacCauley. He has just committed to the job: finding a passenger and placing a Global Positioning System device on him or her that will allow Joanna's associates to track the mark. or Nicolas Cage. Collet-Serra is known for infusing his B-grade movies with slick production values, and that remains the case with The Commuter .
  • Chappell found guilty of failing to give information to TPR

    Chappell found guilty of failing to give information to TPR

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    The judgment comes after a multi-day trial at Brighton Magistrates' Court, where the court was told that Chappell had not been able to get access to documents once the firm was in administration because he and other staff had been "locked" out of the headquarters .
  • Tokyo stocks open flat on U.S. shares' advance, profit taking

    Tokyo stocks open flat on U.S. shares' advance, profit taking

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    Bank in Helena, Montana. "It's upsetting the supply and demand balance if the report is true". The S&P 500 is up 2.9 percent since December 31. It earlier rose to 2.597 percent, the highest since March 15. Tokyo stocks opened higher on Tuesday after closing at a new 26-year-high last week and following fresh records on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq that encouraged investor sentiment.
  • US Military B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed Within Range of North Korea

    US Military B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed Within Range of North Korea

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    Both the bombers and personnel were originally from the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The B-2s will supplement the Andersen Air Force Base's supply of B-1 Lancers. But the deployment of B-2s during the Winter Olympics - and shortly after President Donald Trump taunted North Korea by tweeting January 2 that his "Nuclear Button" was bigger than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's - may be seen as inflammatory in the region.
  • Nissan's future cars may read your brain to improve reaction time

    Nissan's future cars may read your brain to improve reaction time

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    Nissan's executive vice president Daniele Schillaci claims the system could function as a gateway to fully autonomous vehicles , by helping drivers learn to trust this type of technology. B2V is the latest development in the company's move to transform how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. The manufacturer says this means the auto can act 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than a driver, which could make a big difference in reducing the time between seeing stationary traffic ...
  • These new gadgets are stealing the show at CES

    These new gadgets are stealing the show at CES

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    While major tech companies, such as Apple and Google, typically don't make big announcements at CES , their technologies will be powering products and services from start-ups and other small companies. Previous year one of the big headlines was how the Internet of Things brought everything together with the explosive growth of the connected home. The Amazon Echo was the only real smart speaker you could get for a while, so I wouldn't be surprised to see if Alexa is one of the most popular ...
  • ' Big Brother' Rebekah Shelton Confirms She's Not Actually Dead

    ' Big Brother' Rebekah Shelton Confirms She's Not Actually Dead

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    In the video, she says: "Please stop spreading the news that I'm "dead", because I am clearly not". THEGAYUK.com reached out for comment. One commented: "God, how terrible!" Giving her advice to others who may be in a similar situation, she said: "I would say to them, don't look at me and think, oh she looks fantastic, I want to be like her".
  • What to Watch For in JPMorgan's Q4 Report

    What to Watch For in JPMorgan's Q4 Report

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    Old Mutual (Uk) invested in 0% or 9,461 shares. (NYSE:JPM) for 4,679 shares. Sfmg Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has 0.27% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 3,930 shares. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global Securities on Tuesday, January 5 with "Accumulate".
  • President Xi Jinping holds talks, joint press conference with Macron

    President Xi Jinping holds talks, joint press conference with Macron

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    Macron also made his stance about the BRI clear during his interview with Chinese media. Beijing has praised Macron's decision to make China his first state visit to an Asian nation. The A320s would be delivered in 2019 and 2020, a French presidency official said on condition of anonymity. He also said Beijing is for coordinating with France on major worldwide issues in the hope of promoting world stability and prosperity.
  • Flooding Reported at JFK Airport in NY, Flights Delayed

    Flooding Reported at JFK Airport in NY, Flights Delayed

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    The Port Authority said the burst water pipe appeared to be weather related . At around 5.30pm (GMT) on 7 January, the airport tweeted: "Due to a water main break at JFK Terminal 4 there are flight delays". Officials shut down arriving global flights. Baggage carousels stopped moving, arriving flights were diverted, and entire sections of the arrivals terminal were roped off while staff cleared the water.
  • China: Body found, tanker still on fire after sea collision

    China: Body found, tanker still on fire after sea collision

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    An official in Iran's Oil Ministry, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, said the tanker was owned by the National Iranian Tanker Co. Chinas Ministry of Foreign affairs said yesterday that 12 vessels were searching for the missing sailors in the tankers vicinity before the explosion, and efforts were continuing to clean up any spilled light crude.
  • Spurs try for 13th straight win over 76ers

    Spurs try for 13th straight win over 76ers

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    The confession came straight from the lips of Sixers head coach Brett Brown in an appearance on the Woj podcast. San Antonio are seeking back-to-back road wins for just the second time this season, having done so November 25 and December 1, and are 5-3 playing on the back end of games on back-to-back nights.
  • Feinstein posts Simpson transcript

    Feinstein posts Simpson transcript

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    Much of the material remains unverified but some of its claims are central to the multiple ongoing investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation. The White House has said it believes Mr Mueller is indeed reaching the end of his work and Mr Trump is said to have told friends he expects to be "cleared in writing".