Microsoft Profit Jumps, Fueled by Cloud Computing

Wall Street Journal | 2017-07-20

Once written off as a tech has-been, Microsoft continued its rebirth as a force in cloud-computing, posting double-digit gains in its business selling web-based services to corporate customers. ......

Tour the International Space Station With Google Street View

Newsweek | 2017-07-20

A gravity-free Google Street View has landed...on the International Space Station (ISS). Related: Google grant seeks to curb gun violence in 10 U.S. cities The search engine on Thursday announced that anyone can now see inside the ISS using its popular map tool, Street View. Launched in 2007, the...


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Goldman Sachs moves from Wall Street into Main Street

Goldman Sachs, long known for its super-rich clients and well-connected executives, is starting to act a lot more like a neighborhood bank. The most Wall Street of Wall Street firms really wants people to start thinking about it...

GE beats 2Q profit forecasts despite decline

Omaha World-Herald | 2017-07-21

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. (GE) on Friday reported dip in second-quarter profit and revenue on lackluster performance from its energy connections unit. ......


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Want to live 7 years longer? Avoid smoking, drinking and being overweight

Hindustan Times | 2017-07-21

A healthy lifestyle has many benefits - it helps you improve self-control and decrease risk of dementia, among other diseases. Now, reseachers say that people who do not smoke, consume alcohol moderately and maintain a healthy weight may live up to seven years longer...

Health: Have a big breakfast to get a slim body

Mid Day | 2017-07-21

Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say. A study showed that people who ate more than three meals daily...


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More education will lead to fewer child brides, healthier children

Hindustan Times | 2017-07-21

Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years – equivalent to the population of South Sudan – were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an...

Universities and colleges awarding more firsts to degree students

Belfast Telegraph | 2017-07-20

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top honour. In some cases, the proportion has more than doubled in five years, according to Press Association analysis of official data. With students now...


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Roger Federer odds-on to be ATP year-end no 1

Sporting Life | 2017-07-19

Roger Federer is odds-on to finish the year as world number one for a record-equalling sixth time. Sky Bet offer 8/15 that the new Wimbledon champion, who turns 36 next month, will finish the 2017 season on top of the ATP rankings. Were he to do so, Federer would become the oldest world number one...

Federer tells young stars to up their game

LONDON - Roger Federer only just managed bed before breakfast after his latest Wimbledon triumph, but even that exertion could not throw him off his game. Fresh from a 5am night out, he was still able to deliver a few serious home truths to those further down the chain who so struggle to usurp him....

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is heading to the Hall of Fame, and he has ...

Next month, Jerry Jones will become the 307th member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and once they got him on the phone line Thursday afternoon for his official Hall conference call, they got the pure football stuff out of the way first. After purchasing the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, the moderator...

Tokyo Olympic stadium worker's death due to overwork: family

Xinhua | 2017-07-21

TOKYO, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Following the death of a construction worker at the site of the main Tokyo Olympic stadium, his family has requested labor authorities to certify his death as being employment-related, local media reported Friday. The family said they believe the worker killed himself from...

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Top Stories Worldwide | 2017-07-21

Tennessee Inmates Offered Time Off For Sterilization Sparks Controversy

A judge in Tennessee is raising ire after offering reduced jail sentences for an inmate that undergoes a birth control procedure, according to BBC News. Judge...

Yahoo Daily News | 2017-07-21

USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors 'was navy's own fault'

More A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US navy, according to CNN citing preliminary... | 2017-07-21

Texas Company Recalls Coffee With Viagra-Like Ingredient

A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited, The Associated Press reports. Bestherbs Coffee LLC...

The Guardian | 2017-07-21

US friendly fire kills at least eight Afghan policemen in Helmand

Sources say US gunship bombed checkpoint just 30 minutes after police unit retook it from Taliban...

DNA India | 2017-07-21

Pentagon chief says he thinks IS leader Baghdadi is alive

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said today that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead. "I think...

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The Washington Post | 2017-07-22

In Trump country, Russia just isn’t big news. Here’s why.

Mocking small-town papers for covering dollar-store openings isn’t a good look. ......

The Washington Post | 2017-07-22

Secretary Kelly, when will you speak up for ‘dreamers’?

He has sounded increasingly passive on the issue facing young undocumented immigrants brought here...