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Source: Fox News

California gas prices surge to five-year high; what's causing the spike?

Today 01:30 GMT

While California prices are the highest in the nation, Alabama had the lowest prices as of Thursday, at about $2.50 per gallon.

“California’s unique gasoline standard means replacements for the shortfall in production aren’t easily found and … explains why drivers there have seen gasoline prices spike nearly 68 cents a gallon in just a month,” McTeague told FOX Business. Drivers in Los Angeles have seen prices rise 71 cents per gallon in a month, while the increase was 72 cents in San Francisco.

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Source: Common Domain

Why stock-market volumes are the lowest in months as the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq test records

Thursday 20:01 GMT

To make a finer point, the rolling 10-day average of total composite volumes are their lowest since Sept. 12 and the volumes are on pace for the lowest monthly average since last August.

Indeed, Monday’s action marked the lowest full-day, total composite trading volume (representing trading on the New York Stock Exchange and its main affiliates and on the Nasdaq)—roughly 5.7 billion shares—since Sept. 10, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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Source: Reuters

Netflix forecasts weak subscriber additions in second quarter

Wednesday 12:41 GMT

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc on Tuesday forecast global paid subscriber additions in the second quarter below analysts’ estimates, after reporting better-than-expected subscriber additions in the first quarter.

In the reported quarter, Netflix added 7.86 million paid subscribers internationally, compared with the average analyst estimate of 7.14 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. The company said it signed up 1.74 million paid subscribers in the United States in the first quarter ended March 31, above the average analyst estimate of about 1.57 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

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Source: BBC

Where is Scotland’s highest village?

Thursday 09:54 GMT

Perhaps surprisingly, the highest village in Scotland is not in the Highlands but has officially been Wanlockhead in southern Scotland and it has got a sign to prove it.

If you carry on along the road that winds through the village and over the brow of the hill, you will reach another village, Leadhills. Cameron Halfpenny has a copy of The Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland from 1893 that states Leadhills is the highest village in Scotland.

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Source: Common Domain

Landlords Look Beyond London for Lower Costs, Better Yields

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

Nearly three in five landlords living in London opted to purchase rental property outside the capital during the last 12 months, as high prices and increased stamp duty on second and buy-to-let homes has motivated rental investors to look further afield, according to the research team at U.K. brokerage Hamptons International.

The tax has sped up an ongoing trend in which landlords living in the capital steadily shifted their rental portfolios outside of the city, hunting for better rental yields and lower costs.


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