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The Tick star Griffin Newman admits he ‘regrets’ starring in new Woody Allen film, gives fee to charity

“Griffin Newman, who currently appears on the US TV series The Tick, wrote on Twitter that he had always struggled over his decision to do the film, which is in production, but that the ongoing allegations against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein encouraged him to go public with his regret” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Newman wrote that his decision came in light of a 2014 open letter written by Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow and published in the New York Times, in which she accused Allen of molesting her when…

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Dow, S&P inch higher after notching records, trade muted ahead of the Fed

“Earlier, the S&P 500 hit a new intraday record of 2508.85; industrials (XLI) and materials (XLB) SPDRs both hit intraday all-time highs in today’s session” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 rose slightly as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest decision on when it will begin reducing its extensive balance sheet.The S&P 500 rose 0.03 percent, with industrials and energy contributing the most to the gains.Earlier, the Dow ticked above 22,386.01 to trade at a new record high. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Blood-sucking tick carrying killer disease VANISHES at presser…

“Last month, a farmer in his 60s died in the Ehime Prefectural, Shikoku in southwest Japan, after contracting spotted fever after being bitten by a tick” writes Mark Hodge for thesun.co.uk. The news conference was held after several residents were struck down with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, which the tick carries, reports the Japan Times.But when the dangerous tick was laid out on a table it managed to scuttle away prompting a dramatic search which failed to recover the arachnid. Source: thesun.co.uk Share This:

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German imports surge, as exports tick higher

“Compared with July 2016, exports increased 8% in non-adjusted terms and imports surged 9.4%” writes Nina Adam for marketwatch.com. Total goods imports rose 2.2% from June, while exports increased 0.2%, the German Federal Statistical Office said, referring to data that takes account of seasonal swings and calendar effects.FRANKFURT–Imports to Germany surged in July, official data showed Friday, in a sign that domestic demand continues to drive the upswing of Europe’s largest economy. As a consequence, Germany’s adjusted trade surplus–or the balance of exports and imports–fell to EUR19.5 billion ($23.5 billion)…

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Treasury yields tick lower as investors look ahead to inflation report

“The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.35% edged lower 2 basis points to 2.191%, from 2.211% in the previous session” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. Amid weakness in inflation data, market participants have shown concerns that a further rate increase could result in a policy misstep, and inadvertently slow down the economy.Investors will brace for a release of consumer-price inflation data (CPI) that could clarify how much the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary conditions.Treasury yields extended their three-day decline on Friday ahead of inflation numbers that could aid the case for…

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Japanese woman could be first to die from tick disease caught from infected cat

“The disease, which is most commonly found in Central Asia and China, is known to be transmitted by bites from a certain type of virus-carrying tick” writes Danielle Demetriou for telegraph.co.uk. Officials from the health ministry concluded that because the woman’s body showed no signs of tick bites, the virus must have been transmitted to the woman by the cat who most likely suffered the tick-borne disease. “No reports on animal-to-human transmission cases have been made so far,” one Japanese health ministry official told AFP. “It’s still not confirmed the virus came from…

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

“Originally from the Southeast, the lone star tick, for example, is heading north; it can now be found in 1,300 counties in 39 states” writes Aneri Pattani for nytimes.com. Thomas Mather, director of the University of Rhode Island’s TickEncounter Resource Center, said it used to get reports of three or four lone star ticks in the greater Chicago area each year.Eisen reported a nearly 45 percent increase since 1998 in the number of counties with blacklegged ticks.The blacklegged tick, also called the deer tick, is expanding its territory, too.Alpha-gal is…

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Treasury yields tick higher after strong housing starts number

“Treasury yields rose slightly after a stronger-than-expected housing starts numbers gave investors some reassurance that the economy was still on track after a raft of weaker-than expected data in the last few weeks lowered growth and inflation expectations” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. Housing is one of the key components of the core consumer-price index, a less volatile measure of inflation which strips out for oil and food prices. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Morgan Stanley shares tick up as firm beats on revenues, earnings

“Morgan Stanley MS, -0.42% on Wednesday reported net revenues of $9.5 billion in the second quarter, and earnings per share of 87 cents, compared with $8.9 billion and 75 cents per share in the year-ago quarter” writes Andrea Riquier for marketwatch.com. Revenues from institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management were all higher than a year ago, despite what CEO James Gorman called a “subdued trading environment.”. Investment banking revenues were $1.4 billion compared to $1.1 billion a year ago, but sales and trading were $3.2 billion, versus $3.3 billion…

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