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U.S. stocks tick higher, but trade worries stop an early rally

“Shawn Cruz, manager of trader strategy for TD Ameritrade, said the outcome of the broader trade tensions will help determine what stocks do in the months to come” writes The Associated Press for nydailynews.com. He said stocks might set more records if the situation is resolved in a way the market likes, but if the tensions end up hurting global economic growth, stocks could fall further. Source: nydailynews.com Share This:

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Twitter to bring labels specially designed for political candidates for the US midterm elections

“According to Twitter, the new features will be available only for the US midterm general elections as of now” reports firstpost.com. The political candidate will also have a blue tick, and below the blue tick, an icon with a government building drawn in it will be seen.However, it is not known whether it will be available for the upcoming general elections in India which are expected to take place in 2019. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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USD: April CPI Tilts The Odds In Favor Of 2 More Fed Hikes This Year Rather Than 3 – CIBC

“US consumer prices advanced 0.2% in April, leaving the annual rate accelerating a tick to 2.5%” writes Yohay’s Google Profile for forexcrunch.com. Here is their view, courtesy of eFXdata: CIBC Research discusses its reaction to today’s US CPI report for the month of April. “Slowly but surely, inflation is heating up.US Core inflation came out at 2.1%, below expectations. Source: forexcrunch.com Share This:

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Mosquito, tick and flea bites are sickening Americans in far greater numbers

“Zika was the most common disease transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas reported in 2016, with 41,680 cases reported, followed by Lyme disease, with 36,429 cases, almost double the number reported in 2004” writes Yaron Steinbuch for marketwatch.com. Where there are ticks, there comes diseases,” said Lyle Petersen, head of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.Some 96,075 diseases caused by such bites were reported in 2016, up from 27,388 in 2004, according to the CDC. Among them were cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and West Nile.The number…

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Illnesses from bug bites growing in US

“The report looked at data reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System for 16 diseases linked to bug bites” writes Cdc Via Wikimedia for washingtonexaminer.com. The agency also found that from 2004 to 2016, seven new germs were discovered that could spread through infected tick bites.Mosquito, tick, and flea bites sickened more than 640,000 people from 2004 to 2016, underscoring the need for better ways to fight bugs.CDC added that it is difficult to control diseases linked to bug bites.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that…

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Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC

“The increases may be a result of climate change, with increased temperatures and shorter winters boosting populations of ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying creatures known as “vectors.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Where there are ticks, there comes diseases,” said Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.Zika was the most common disease borne by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas reported in 2016, with 41,680 cases reported, followed by Lyme disease, with 36,429 cases, almost double the number in 2004. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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House prices tick upwards in sluggish property market

“Prices rose 0.2pc on the month after a drop of 0.2pc in March, also matching the median forecast in the poll” writes Reuters News Agency for telegraph.co.uk. House prices rose 2.6pc in the year to April compared with a rise of 2.1pc in March and in line with the median forecast in a Reuters poll of economists.The Bank of England has said it expects to continue raising interest rates after making the first increase in over a decade in November.”Looking ahead, much will depend on how broader economic conditions evolve,…

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This Video Shows What It’s Really Like When a Tick Latches Onto Your Skin

“One biologist said that it’s basically like if a tick used a breaststroke-type swimming motion to get into your skin” writes Emma Baty for cosmopolitan.com. One of the many unsolved mysteries of nature is this: why can’t you just flick a tick when it grabs onto your skin?. So if you’re trying to get a tick off, Padgett says using a tweezers and pulling straight up works the best.Apparently, a tick’s mouth is designed to be a bunch of little hooks that work together to ensure it can stay latched…

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Kroger shares tick higher on $1 billion buyback authorization

“KR, +0.81% shares rose in the extended session Thursday after the supermarket operator said it will buy back up to $1 billion in shares and hopes to raise its dividend in the future” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Kroger shares advanced 1.3% after hours, following a 0.8% rise to close the regular session at $23.63.The company said the $1 billion authorization supplements the $76 million remaining on its previous authorization. Kroger also declared its usual a 12.5-cents-a-share dividend, and said it expects “to have an increasing dividend over time” subject…

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