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Google parent Alphabet sells Boston Dynamics to Japan's Softbank

Google parent Alphabet sells Boston Dynamics to Japan's Softbank

In SoftBank's announcement, the company said that its acquisition of Boston Dynamics "aligns with SoftBank's investments in paradigm-shifting technologies and its vision of catalyzing the next wave of smart robotics". SoftBank is one of the companies behind Pepper , which has been billed as the world's first robot capable of reading human emotions. "We look forward to working with SoftBank in our mission to push the boundaries of what advanced robots can do".



House passes bill gutting Dodd-Frank rules governing Wall Street

The House passed the Financial Choice Act along party lines by a vote of 233 to 186, reports Xinhua news agency. Republicans criticize the Dodd-Frank regulations as the primary driver for anemic economic growth in the USA and for enshrining too-big-to-fail, which they say paves the way for future taxpayer bailouts of the country's biggest banks.



President Trump talks end of terrorism in latest tweets

In his statement, Comey wrote about a February 14 meeting alone with the president in the Oval Office in which Trump allegedly told Comey he wanted to talk about former national security adviser Michael Flynn , who had resigned the day before.



NGL Energy Partners LP (NGL) Shares Down 3.5% After Insider Selling

It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $22.36. NGL Energy Partners had a net margin of 0.69% and a return on equity of 3.18%. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,026,750 shares of the pipeline company's stock valued at $51,540,000 after buying an additional 1,237,900 shares during the period.


NCGA Applauds Trump for Prioritizing Infrastructure

NCGA Applauds Trump for Prioritizing Infrastructure

Trump also acknowledged the presence of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his family. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan. Chances for infrastructure legislation may be dim, too, given the poisonous atmosphere in Washington as an undisciplined president courts controversy over Twitter and an angry liberal base goads Democratic lawmakers to battle him at every turn.


Police dog fired for being too friendly gets job with governor

Police dog fired for being too friendly gets job with governor

The Governor of Queensland , His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, has posted several pictures on social media of Gavel's new job: Vice-Royal Dog. During his short time in training, the pup stayed at the Queensland governor's official residence. "The truth is that we at Government House have loved sharing his story with you!" Gavel's duties as Vice-Regal Dog consist of welcoming visitors and tour groups to the grounds of Queensland's Government House.