SYDNEY Former U.S. Open winner Samantha Stosur is in doubt for Wimbledon next month after suffering stress fractures in her right hand, Australian media reported on Friday. The 33-year-old was hampered by the injury during her fourth round loss to eventual champion Jelena Ostapenko at Roland Garros earlier this month. Stosur returned to Australia for
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NEW YORK The five largest U.S. technology companies may have lost enough market capitalization over the past week to buy plane maker Boeing, but the benchmark S&P 500 stock index has managed to remain within a stone’s throw of its record high. Apple <AAPL.O., Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, the five largest U.S. technology stocks,
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By Estelle Shirbon and Alistair Smout | LONDON LONDON Within a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people – and perhaps many more – died in a devastating fire are some of Britain’s wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multi-million-pound townhouses. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is famous in
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Wall Street fell on Thursday as a recent selloff in technology stocks deepened and investors fretted about the economy’s health as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. The S&P technology sector .SPLRCT fell 0.5 percent, continuing a slide that began last Friday, although it had been down more earlier. Apple (AAPL.O) shares fell 0.8 percent
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By Noel Randewich | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Snap Inc’s (SNAP.N)’s share price fell 3.4 percent on Thursday and was in danger of falling below its initial public offering price, highlighting investors’ loss of confidence in the social media company that faces fierce competition from Facebook. Shares of the owner of Snapchat – a mobile
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MELBOURNE Australian comedian Rebel Wilson has won a defamation suit against a global magazine publisher after the Victorian Supreme Court found a series of articles alleging she was a serial liar had damaged her career, local media reported on Thursday. The Sydney-born actress, who appeared in Hollywood’s Pitch Perfect films, said articles published by Bauer
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LONDON Nairo Quintana will struggle to complete his collection of Grand Tour triumphs unless he adopts a more aggressive style, three-times Tour de France winner Greg LeMond believes. The Colombian, winner of the 2014 Giro d’Italia and last year’s Vuelta, has been frustrated in his efforts to win the Tour de France, finishing second and
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Slack Technologies Inc, a corporate messaging and collaboration software startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. bloom.bg/2s3CqrD Slack is a platform where employees
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LONDON A soldier died after an incident at a firing range in Wales and three others were wounded, Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the BBC reported that more than one person had been injured in an incident involving a tank at a military training base in Pembrokeshire. “It is with deep
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A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, after investigating a threat of a “dirty bomb” on a container ship. It said the “original reporting source of the threat” had been detained for questioning. Law enforcement agents
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By Mathieu Rosemain and Gwénaëlle Barzic | PARIS PARIS France’s corporate startup scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of booming investments by venture capital funds and high expectations for a business friendly government under new President Emmanuel Macron. Bpifrance, the country’s state investment bank, has led the effort over the past five years, acting
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