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10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, FB)

A man eats in front of his Basset Hounds during the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain. Reuters/Darren Staples Here is what you need to know. Here comes the jobs report. The US economy is expected to have added 200,000 nonfarm jobs in February as the unemployment rate slipped to 4.7%, according to the Bloomberg consensus. ...

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I visited the London bar where you pay £45 to drink in complete darkness — here’s the verdict

Pitch Black offers 90-minute blind wine and cocktail tasting sessions in the dark for £45. Pitch Black LONDON — Chances are if you live in London — or are a fan of the Richard Curtis film “About Time” — you’ve heard of Dans le Noir, the restaurant where you eat in pitch black and you’re served by blind waiters. A ...

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There's a 'hardware issue' in Google's iPhone-killer Pixel phone causing faulty microphones (GOOG)

Hello? Hello? Can you hear me?Spencer Platt/Getty Images The high-end phone Google built to rival the iPhone has been hit by a nasty hardware issue. Multiple owners have complained on Google’s support forums online that the microphones on their Google Pixel smartphones are playing up, malfunctioning, or not working entirely — and a Google employee has confirmed that this is ...

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Big data firm Cloudera is reportedly working with J.P. Morgan and Bank of America on an IPO

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Big data company Cloudera is working with J.P Morgan Chase & Co, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, and Bank of America on an upcoming stock market listing, Bloomberg reports. Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, Bloomberg writes that the Palo Alto company has secretly filed ...

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick played ping pong with Mark Zuckerberg at a party called 'Babes and Balls' (FB)

Travis Kalanick (l) and Drew Houston play Olympian Lily Zhang.Spin If your company had been recently accused of cultivating a sexist culture, you might stay away from a party called “Babes and Balls”. Not so Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who played ping pong at a “Babes and Balls” themed party on Friday night. He and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were ...

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This is how to stay in touch with online customers in a meaningful way

Getty The vast majority of brands will very happily boast that customer satisfaction is supremely important to them — and with good reason. Oracle estimates an annual revenue loss of 20% for businesses with a less-than-stellar customer experience. That’s not just because common sense says a happy customer will shop again. It’s also because customer satisfaction is an undeniably crucial ...

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Britain threatens to send refugees home if conditions in their homeland improve

Prime Minister Theresa May. Parliament TV LONDON — The UK government on Thursday rolled out a policy stating that refugees can be sent back to their homeland if conditions in their country suddenly improve. The guidelines, drawn up by the Home Office, also state that when refugees apply for settlement protection after their mandatory five-year probation period in the UK, ...

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We asked experienced UK drivers some theory test questions – and they all failed miserably

Before you can even take your practical driving test in the UK you need to pass a theory test, but how much do drivers actually remember from it? It consists of two parts: multiple-choice questions and hazard perception, a video test to spot hazards on the road. We picked out some sample multi-choice questions and asked experienced UK drivers to ...

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Inspired by Chance the Rapper, Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett plans to donate all his 2017 endorsement earnings to charity

Michael Bennett. Scott Eklund/AP Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett announced on Thursday he plans to donate all his 2017 endorsement earnings to charity. In an Instagram post, the NFL star said he was “inspired by Chance The Rapper,” who earlier this week pledged a $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools. Bennett says his endorsement money will be directed to “help ...

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Leaked emails reveal Nigel Farage's longstanding links to Julian Assange

Nigel Farage Jonathan Bachman / Getty Emails leaked to Business Insider show a longstanding relationship between Nigel Farage and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. Farage visited the Ecuadorean Embassy yesterday but declined to say whether he had met Assange, who lives in exile there. UKIP has campaigned in the European Parliament on behalf of Assange. LONDON — There was much confusion yesterday ...

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