U.S. Music Revenue Rose in 2017 Lifted by Spotify, Other Streaming Services

The music industry’s rebound continues as revenue in the U.S. rose significantly for two consecutive years for the first time since its 1999 peak, thanks almost entirely to the rise of streaming services.


Australian rescuers race to save whales after mass stranding

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rescuers were racing against time to save dozens of short-finned pilot whales on Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals got stranded on the country's west coast.


Powell left out of Jamaica's Gold Coast team because of injury: JAAA

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Former 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell was left out of the Jamaica team for next month's Commonwealth Games because he was injured, the head of the country's athletics association said on Friday.


Tencent loses $24 billion in market cap after Naspers' selldown

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd saw its shares down 4.51 percent at the midday trading break on Friday after the internet firm's largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd , said it would lower its stake for the first time in 17 years.


Australia's exemption from Trump steel tariff is temporary, with quotas to come

Trade minister Steven Ciobo says US ‘could not have a fairer trade relationship’ than its one with Australia Donald Trump could yet impose import quotas on Australian steel and aluminium after it emerged the tariff exemption he granted Malcolm Turnbul


George Pell: two men allege cardinal sexually offended against them as children at pool

Melbourne court hears after swimming laps Pell would play games with childrenTwo men have alleged Cardinal George Pell sexually offended against them while playing games with them as children at a swimming pool in Ballarat, Melbourne magistrates court has


Senate averts government shutdown with $1.3 trillion spending bill

The $1.3 trillion spending legislation now only awaits President Donald Trump's signature.

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EU leaders back UK in Russian row over nerve agent attack

European Union leaders have sided with the United Kingdom in its worsening diplomatic dispute with Russia over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, saying it's "highly likely" Moscow is behind the attack.


Nike Has 'Deep Leadership Bench,' CEO Says After Shakeup

Nike’s sales rose 7% to $9.0 billion for the three months ended Feb. 28. Due to the tax-law change, the company reported its first quarterly loss in years.


China ‘Will Not Recoil From A Trade War,’ Proposes Multiple Reciprocal Tariffs

The world’s two largest economies may be headed toward a full-blown trade war, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday imposing tariffs up to $60 billion on Chinese imports, and the Asian country reacted Friday with a proposal to


Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27

HANOI (Reuters) - A fire in a Ho Chi Minh City apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday, state media and a fire department official in the Vietnamese economic hub said.


Trump Warns 'This Is The First Of Many' New Taxes On Americans

Imposing tariffs is bad economic policy but Donald Trump warns, “This is the first of many” similar actions.


How Blockchain Will Transform The Supply Chain And Logistics Industry

Today’s complex supply chains need to be more transparent and efficient. Blockchain can solve many of the problems plaguing today’s supply chains. Learn how blockchain will transform the supply chain and logistics industry and about several companies

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