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BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures.  



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FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika probe

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered all blood collection centers in Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward counties to stop collecting blood as state health department officials continue to investigate four possible cases of local transmission of the Zika virus. In a statement posted on its...(more) 



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Review: ‘On the Silver Globe,’ Andrzej Zulawski’s Thwarted Sci-Fi Masterwork

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To say that this sprawling, unfinished film by a renegade Polish director is unlike anything else being released this summer is a drastic understatement. 



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Review: In ‘Lace Crater,’ Regretting That Tryst With a Ghost

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The feature film debt of the director Harrison Atkins, this film revisits the horror of metamorphosis in a lost weekend with millennial drollery. 



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US military says it may have killed more civilians in latest airstrike in Syria

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Another airstrike around the city on Manbij, scene of the worst civilian casualty incident in the campaign against Isis, may have killed several dozen peopleA day after announcing a formal inquiry into what watchdogs call the United States’ worst civilian casualty incident in its war against...(more) 



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Newspaper headlines: Nuclear power station, airport alcohol and Gobi the dog

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The go-ahead for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and suggestions of a crackdown on alcohol at airports make the front pages. 



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Bank of Japan blames Brexit as it unleashes more monetary stimulus

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Uncertainty caused by the UK vote and a wider global slowdown forced the bank to act, but yen rises as markets give muted responseThe Bank of Japan has announced a modest expansion of its monetary easing programme, blaming Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as...(more) 



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Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination – video

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Hillary Clinton on Thursday night accepted a historic nomination for president by the Democratic party, calling it a ‘milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union’. Clinton said the achievement opened the door for both men and women to break down barriers in their...(more) 



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US police mistake icing from Krispy Kreme doughnuts for crystal meth

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Daniel Rushing had been eating the snack in his car when pulled over by Orlando officers who believed icing from the doughnuts were drugsDaniel Rushing probably won’t be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police...(more) 



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Baidu profit falls 34% in Q2 after ads scandal

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Chinese Internet giant Baidu's second-quarter profits plunged 34 percent, it reported, as a scandal over its policies for displaying paid ads cut into customer growth. In May, Baidu was summoned by regulators and lashed by Chinese media over the death of a student whose family used...(more) 



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Princeton University app 'makes snaps look like professional photos'

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Princeton as designed the ultimate selfie editing tool. This new technology modifies images as if they were taken far away. It can also alter the pose of your hide, allowing you to capture the perfect selfie. 



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Today’s Your Last Chance For a Free Windows 10 Upgrade

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After today, you're going to have to pay up for a no-brainer PC upgrade. The post Today's Your Last Chance For a Free Windows 10 Upgrade appeared first on WIRED. 



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