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Gold, Silver drops on global cues

Gold, Silver drops on global cues

USA gold futures for April delivery were 0.4 percent lower at $1,312.50 an ounce. Spot gold was flat at $1,316.44 per ounce at 0353 GMT (9:23 am in India). "I think the overall economic recovery is good enough for the (US) central bank to consider a faster pace of normalization of monetary policies", said Mark To, head of research at Hong Kong's Wing Fung Financial Group.


Self-driving Uber auto kills pedestrian in Arizona, reignites controversy

Self-driving Uber auto kills pedestrian in Arizona, reignites controversy

According to the local police, the autonomous vehicle showed no signs of slowing before the crash. "There were no serious injuries", Tempe police spokeswoman Josie Montenegros said at the time. Volvo said it was notified of the crash. Both self-driving system makers Uber and Waymo have urged USA lawmakers to pass legislation on the introduction of autonomous cars.


IBM unveils world's smallest computer, smaller than a grain of salt

IBM unveils world's smallest computer, smaller than a grain of salt

IBM is set to unveil the world's smallest computer at the company's flagship conference, IBM Think 2018 on March 19, according to a report on Mashable . Specifically, it is meant to help track the shipment of goods and detect theft, fraud, and non-compliance. Despite its size, the IBM computer has the ability to run AI-based processes, like data sorting.


Kroger to stop selling magazines featuring assault rifles

Kroger to stop selling magazines featuring assault rifles

Dick's said it will no longer sell assault-style rifles and hiked its minimum purchase age for firearms to 21. After recently imposing restrictions on the sale of firearms, ammunition and assault rifle-themed publications, Kroger (KR) has chose to stop selling guns altogether.


Time's Up movement demands investigation into why Weinstein hasn't been charged

Time's Up movement demands investigation into why Weinstein hasn't been charged

Harvey Weinstein attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2017, in Hollywood. The deal is subject to approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. The Manhattan DA's office says a criminal investigation into Weinstein is active and ongoing. Time's Up - the legal defense fund started this year in light of the #MeToo movement - has called on New York Gov.


£30 fixed-odds betting terminals limit outrageous,…

£30 fixed-odds betting terminals limit outrageous,…

The Gambling Commission has issued advice to support the Government with its review of gaming machines. A call for stakes to be cut to £30 on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals , known as the crack cocaine of gambling , does not go far enough, a Blackpool MP has warned.