$CAR

Avis Budget Group Inc

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PRICE

$176 ▲0.756%

Extented Hours

VOLUME

1,001,586

DAY RANGE

165.2 - 185.25

52 WEEK

65.87 - 545.11

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@Marcosx #ivtrades
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look below failure possibilty nice one car

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@dros #droscrew
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THE MUNICH REGIONAL COURT HAS IMPOSED A GERMANY-WIDE SALES AND PRODUCTION BAN ON THE AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURER FORD

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@Salem #Emporos Research
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yeah. Apple car. they are registering some patents rn

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@Discog123 #Emporos Research
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oh I didn't know they had a car coming

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@Salem #Emporos Research
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Apple car lol

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**@CNBC:** Car manufacturers like Tesla are embracing cobalt-free batteries. While the metal increases battery life and energy density, cobalt is expensive, making up 30% of an EV's total cost. Why else are tech companies and start-ups working to eliminate cobalt? https://t.co/sSPwRqvOWV https://t.co/xhADTytf8s https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1525915920329318400

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@Benlax #droscrew
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Taking a step back. What you want to see in a bottom has happened: Net hedge fund exposure is at 0 % tile and same level as march 2020. Chart below CTA exposure close to 5 year low Max hedge fund pain as can be seen from reported returns ytd and 13F filings. ARKK almost down the pandemic lows with any bubble valuations completely taken out. Heavy volume as we saw the past 2 register the 7thh and 8th highest volume days of the year AAII bull index at historic low Investor intelligence survey at close to 5 year low Hedge fund crowded long index vs spx hit 24, backtest great SPX P/E rate at 16.87, down 6 turns from high Tick Index his -1979 Friday, backtest great Nasdaq new highs minus new lows hit -1200. See chart below Correlation at extreme highs Put/Call ratio very elevated Beta of retail top 10 holdings has fallen sharply. Chart below While fundamental backdrop has improved: 5 year Inflation break evens have fallen sharply which is a major positive. 5 year inflation break evens are now the same level as when SPX was at 4800 in early January. Average hourly earnings have peaked and are now annualizing at 3.7% vs 6.3% 6 months ago. Used car prices falling as evidenced by Manheim Index Fed hawkishness has peaked. S&P 500 Earnings estimates have risen coming out of earnings season. Jobless claims remain at historic lows 10 yr yield is declining which has taken equity risk premium up to highest level since late march.

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@mzx9 #droscrew
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buy another Tsla car Model S

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@CarlosH-carvan #ivtrades
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amazing > @Marcosx said: Car my old man is in jordan desert I will send you some pictures

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@Marcosx #ivtrades
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Car my old man is in jordan desert I will send you some pictures

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@Discog123 #Emporos Research
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can't buy a car if u wanted to

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@NoobBot #Crypto4Noobs
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Quelle surprise: Central African bank scolds the CAR for Bitcoin adoption https://cointelegraph.com/news/quelle-surprise-central-african-bank-scolds-the-car-for-bitcoin-adoption

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@stevengo #StockTraders.NET
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Thats the sent I always have in my car. > @maletone said: favorite mahogany takewood

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@D2342 #droscrew
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cheap high risk, 295 calls $car at 0.85.. could go to zero or make you a hero.. I grabbed just 2..

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@D2342 #droscrew
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$Car is on strong watch.

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@dros #droscrew
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RECAP 5/3 Chatter: $HEXO - Offering $HR + $WELL $SAP + Litmos unit sale $AAPL Car + Hires $F Exec $ROKU + Ads & $MSFT collab $T + Raise mobile plan prices

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@Pal #droscrew
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$AAPL hires Ford veteran to ramp car efforts according to Bloomberg

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By Devik Jain (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Monday as growth stocks came under pressure again, with investor focus on the Federal Reserve meeting this week where policymakers are widely expected to raise interest rates. Megacap growth stocks slipped in premarket trading, with electric-car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc down 1.6%. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) fell 1.8%, set to extend sharp declines from last week. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) slid 0.7% as the iPhone maker faced a possible hefty fine after EU antitrust regulators charged it with restricting rivals' access to its technology used for mobile wallets. Disappointing earnings forecasts from tech behemoths Amazon and Apple, as well hot inflation data spooked investors on Friday, pushing Wall Street to log its deepest daily losses since 2020. Fed policymakers look set to deliver a series of aggressive interest rate hikes at least until the summer, with traders seeing a 92.8% chance of a 50-basis point hike on Wednesday when the policy decision will be released. [IRPR] There won't be economic or dot plot projections at this meeting, but the market will pay close attention to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's press conference for clues on interest rates and balance sheet reduction. "Everyone knows (the rate hike) is coming ... what people are a little bit unsettled about is what is the guidance going to look like from Powell. Is the next meeting going to be 50 basis points again, or is it going to go up to 75 basis points," Thomas Hayes, chairman at Great Hill Capital in New York, said. The S&P 500 has fallen 13.3% so far in 2022, its steepest four-month decline to start any year since 1939, weighed down by rising bond yields, the conflict in Ukraine and pandemic-related lockdowns in China. At 8:11 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 25 points, or 0.08%, S&P 500 e-minis were down 12.5 points, or 0.3%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 60.25 points, or 0.47%. The quarterly earnings season has been better-than-expected so far. Of the 275 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings till Friday, 80.4% have topped Wall Street's expectations. Drugmakers Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) and Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) Inc, coffee chain Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX), chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) Inc and breakfast cereal maker Kellogg (NYSE:K) Co are some of the companies reporting results this week. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) climbed 2.6% after Warren Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKa) Inc has taken a 9.5% stake in the "Call of Duty" game maker. Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) fell 1.6%, the most among energy stocks, as crude prices fell over 3% on concerns over weak economic growth in China. [O/R] Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) slid 9.4% after the ultra low cost carrier rejected JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) Corp's $33-per-share takeover offer, saying it had a low likelihood of winning approval from government regulators. JetBlue shares rose 2%. ISM manufacturing activity data for April is due at 10 a.m. ET.

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By Hyunjoo Jin and Akriti Sharma (Reuters) - Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk sold $8.5 billion worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, U.S. securities filings showed, in sales likely aimed at helping finance his planned purchase of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Musk said in a tweet on Thursday that there are "no further TSLA sales planned after today". He sold about 9.6 million shares this week, according to the filings on Thursday and Friday, equating to 5.6% of his stake in the company. The sale came after Musk on Monday clinched a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion cash in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world's richest person. Musk's net worth is $268 billion, according to Forbes. As part of the deal, Musk said he would provide a $21 billion equity commitment. It is not clear how he will cover the remaining $17 billion of equity financing. Musk holds a 43.61% stake in unlisted rocket company SpaceX that is reportedly valued at $100 billion. Musk has been looking for partners to reduce his equity contribution to the deal, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that it is far from certain such a partner will emerge. This is his first Tesla stock sale since he offloaded $16.4 billion worth of shares in November and December after polling Twitter users about selling 10% of his stake in the electric car maker. Musk said on Twitter that he would pay more than $11 billion in taxes in 2021 due to his exercise of stock options set to expire this year. Some traders have fretted this week that Musk may not have enough money sitting around to fund his $21 billion cash contribution and could walk away from the deal, weighing on Twitter shares. Tesla shares have fallen nearly 20% since Musk disclosed his over 9% stake in Twitter on April 4. Investors have expressed concern that Musk may have to sell Tesla shares to fund his equity contribution to the takeover offer. As part of the Twitter deal, Musk also took out a $12.5 billion margin loan tied to his Tesla stock. He had already borrowed against around half of his Tesla shares.

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@Pal #droscrew
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$CVNA having trouble raising money for purchase of used car network ADESA

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@lucullus #droscrew
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a lot of people buying calls in nonsense electric car makers like $LCID and $RIVN

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@mzx9 #droscrew
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$CAR setting up nicly

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@mzx9 #droscrew
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wonder if there's going to be any squeeze like $GME $AMC $CAR soon in the market

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@Marcosx #ivtrades
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DWAC you have a target car

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@Benlax #droscrew
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you can buy a car you just can't drive it

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@CarlosH-carvan #ivtrades
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oh in car....

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@Drizzy346 #droscrew
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well you've no idea how many car are in order rn.. Germany already joined the boat plus this man can't even make more cars for these orders..

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By Nivedita Balu (Reuters) -Tesla Inc top boss Elon Musk revealed a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), worth nearly $3 billion, likely making him the biggest shareholder in the micro-blogging site and triggering a more than 20% rise in its shares. Musk's move comes close on the heels of his tweet that he was giving a "serious thought" to building a new social media platform, while questioning Twitter's commitment to free speech. A prolific Twitter user, Musk has over 80 million followers since joining the site in 2009 and has used the platform to make several announcements, including teasing a go-private deal for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) that landed him in regulatory scrutiny. Of late, however, he has been critical of the social media platform and its policies, saying the company is undermining democracy by failing to adhere to free-speech principles. "It does send a message to Twitter ... having a meaningful stake in the company will keep them on their toes, because that passive stake could very quickly become an active stake," said Thomas Hayes, managing member at Great Hill Capital LLC. Musk, also among the world's richest, has been selling his stake in Tesla since November, when he said he would offload 10% of his holding in the electric-car maker. He has already sold $16.4 billion worth of shares since then. A regulatory filing on Monday showed that Musk owns 73.5 million Twitter shares, which are held by the Elon Musk Revocable Trust, of which he is the sole trustee. Vanguard is Twitter's second-biggest shareholder, with an 8.79% stake, according to Refinitiv data. "Musk's actual investment is a very small percentage of his wealth and an all-out buyout should not be ruled out," CFRA Research analyst Angelo Zino wrote in a client note. Twitter was the target of activist investor Elliott Management Corp in 2020, when the hedge fund argued its then-boss and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, was paying too little attention to Twitter while also running Square. Dorsey, who owns a more than 2% stake in Twitter, stepped down as CEO and chairman in November last year, handing over the reins to 10-year company veteran Parag Agrawal. Meanwhile, Musk and Dorsey have found some common ground in dismissing the so-called Web3, a vague term for a utopian version of the internet that is decentralized. Shares of Twitter were trading at $47.19. They have fallen 38% in the past 12 months through Friday close. Twitter did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. Shares of other social media firms, including Meta Platforms and Snapchat owner Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), were also trading higher on the news.

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@CarlosH-carvan #ivtrades
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Yo dont need to have a car in sweden....each 2 minutes has train, sub, bus, pullman sure and taxi

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@lucullus #droscrew
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$LAC $45 May calls 1773 ... a lot of flow in that today...also $FSLR yesterday..... high energy prices .... distilate shortages etc... anything solar or electric car related seems to be popular

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@lucullus #droscrew
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i wonder if the inflation trade is over or about to be over, semi shortage coming to an end...lower high in oil, wheat, soya etc rolling over...gold and silver dropping. Used car prices starting to plummet...its going to take a while but market is not going to hang around to sell the story if it can see it coming

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@Alpha #decarolis
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**Oscar 2022, tutti i premi** Trionfo di CODA (film, attore non protagonista, sceneggiatura non originale). Jane Campion miglior regista. Sei statuette per Dune. Sorrentino perde contro Drive My Car. https://www.cinematografo.it/news/oscar-2022-tutti-i-premi/

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@JPwhoisbrown #droscrew
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what a load of crap!! move the fk out of the state if a few bucks/ gallon makes ur pocket hurt > @dros said: FOX REPORTER TWEETS: GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM PROPOSES SENDING $400 DEBIT CARDS TO CALIFORNIA CAR OWNERS IN RESPONSE TO RISING GAS PRICES.

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@dros #droscrew
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FOX REPORTER TWEETS: GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM PROPOSES SENDING $400 DEBIT CARDS TO CALIFORNIA CAR OWNERS IN RESPONSE TO RISING GAS PRICES.

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@lucullus #droscrew
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apple... they are so arrogant...why would anyone buy an apple car rather than a porsche or tesla .... thats like buying a nokia phone in 2015

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@dros #droscrew
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https://cleantechnica.com/2022/03/21/rumor-2025-apple-car-will-be-built-by-porsche/

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https://cleantechnica.com/2022/03/21/rumor-2025-apple-car-will-be-built-by-porsche/

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@maletone #StockTraders.NET
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nice looking car

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@Marcosx #ivtrades
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buen. dias Car

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@truublue #droscrew
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it snowed yesterday so I guess it's all fake 🤡 > @lucullus said: in roman times europe was on average 1-2 degress warmer than now, and they didnt have a motor car or coal fired power station in sight

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@lucullus #droscrew
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in roman times europe was on average 1-2 degress warmer than now, and they didnt have a motor car or coal fired power station in sight

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@NoobBot #Crypto4Noobs
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**@CNBC:** Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng launches its mass market P5 electric car in Europe https://t.co/2fLpNdjMMG https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1501908083764776969

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@dros #droscrew
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*BIDEN REINSTATES CALIFORNIA'S CAR, TRUCK EMISSION STANDARDS $NKLA $TSLA

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@Snowcow #droscrew
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It sounds like a scam I watched a documentary on it > @truublue said: 3600+ police reports filed by hertz on its customers every year. beware if you ask for an extension and they approve it they might still report you to the police for stealing their car

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@truublue #droscrew
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3600+ police reports filed by hertz on its customers every year. beware if you ask for an extension and they approve it they might still report you to the police for stealing their car

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(Adds Kirby (NYSE:KEX), Truss) By Pavel Polityuk and Aleksandar Vasovic LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV (Reuters) - Russian invasion forces seized Europe's biggest nuclear power plant on Friday in what Washington called a reckless assault that risked catastrophe, although a blaze in a training building was extinguished and officials said the facility was now safe. Combat raged elsewhere in Ukraine as Russian forces surrounded and bombarded several cities in the second week of the assault launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin. A presidential adviser said an advance had been halted on the southern city of Mykolayiv after local authorities said Russian troops had entered it. If captured, the city of 500,000 people would be the biggest yet to fall. The capital Kyiv, in the path of a Russian armoured column that has been stalled on a road for days, came under renewed attack, with air raid sirens blaring in the morning and explosions audible from the city centre. The Russian assault on the Zaporizhzhia plant showed how reckless the invasion has been, U.S. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told CNN. "It just raises the level of potential catastrophe to a level that nobody wants to see," Kirby said. A video verified by Reuters showed one building aflame and a volley of incoming shells before a large incandescent ball lit up the sky, exploding beside a car park and sending smoke billowing across the compound. Although the plant was later said to be safe and the fire out, officials worried about the precarious circumstances, with Ukrainian staff now operating under Russian control. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Raphael Grossi described the situation as "normal operations, but in fact there is nothing normal about this". He paid homage to the plant's Ukrainian staff: "to their bravery, to their courage, to their resilience because they are doing this in very difficult circumstances." Grossi said the plant was undamaged from what he believed was a Russian projectile. Only one reactor was working, at around 60% of capacity. He was trying to contact Russian and Ukrainian officials to sort out political responsibility. An official at Energoatom, the Ukrainian state nuclear plant operator, said there was no further fighting and radiation was normal, but his organisation no longer had contact with the plant's management or control over potentially dangerous nuclear material. "Personnel are on their working places providing normal operation of the station," the official told Reuters. Russia's defence ministry also said the plant was working normally. It blamed the fire on a "monstrous attack" by Ukrainian saboteurs and said its forces were in control. "EUROPEANS WAKE UP" Russia's grip on a plant that provides more than a fifth of Ukraine's electricity was a big development after eight days of war in which other Russian advances have been stalled by fierce resistance. "Europeans, please wake up. Tell your politicians – Russian troops are shooting at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. In another address, he called on Russians to protest. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed or wounded and more than 1 million refugees have fled Ukraine since Feb. 24, when Putin ordered the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. Russian forces advancing from three directions have besieged cities, pounding them with artillery and air strikes. Moscow says its aim is to disarm its neighbour and capture leaders it calls neo-Nazis and a threat to its own security. Ukraine and its Western allies call that a baseless pretext for a war to conquer a country of 44 million people. FIGHTING RAGES, SANCTIONS MOUNT In Kyiv's Borshchahivka neighbourhood, the twisted engine of a cruise missile lay in the street where it had apparently been downed overnight by Ukrainian air defences. Residents were furious but also proud of what they see as the successful defence of the city of 3 million, which Russia had hoped to capture within days. Russian troops "all should go to hell," said Igor Leonidovich, 62, an ethnic Russian who had moved to Ukraine 50 years ago as a boy. "For the occupiers it is getting worse and worse, every day." In Russia itself, where Putin's main opponents have largely been jailed or driven into exile, the war has led to a further crackdown on dissent. Authorities have banned reports that refer to the "special military operation" as a "war" or "invasion". Anti-war demonstrations have been squelched with thousands of arrests. On Friday, Russia shut down foreign broadcasters including the BBC, Voice of America and Deutsche Welle. The most prominent independent Russian broadcasters, TV Dozhd (Rain) and Ekho Moskvy radio, were shuttered on Thursday. The lower house of parliament introduced legislation to impose jail terms on people who spread "fake" reports about the military. Russia has been subjected to economic isolation never before visited on such a large economy. Ireland's foreign minister, Simon Coveney, said more EU sanctions were coming, potentially including a ban on Russian-flagged ships in European ports and blocking imports of steel, timber, aluminium or coal. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Western countries should look at measures targeting Russia's oil and gas sector - still excluded from sanctions - and how how reduce their dependence on Russian energy. Only one sizeable Ukrainian city, the southern port of Kherson, has fallen to Russian forces since the invasion began. But Russian forces have made their biggest advances in the south. Mykolayiv's mayor said they were now inside his city, a shipbuilding port of 500,000 people. Zelenskiy's military adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, said the Russian advance there had been halted. "We can feel cautious optimism about the future prospects of the enemy offensive - I think that it will be stopped in other areas also." The southeastern port of Mariupol has been encircled and bomabarded, Britain said in an intelligence update. Authorities there have described a humanitarian emergency. In the northeast, along another axis of the Russian attack, Kharkiv and Chernihiv have been under bombardment since the start of the invasion. Strikes have intensified but defenders are holding out. On Thursday, Russia and Ukraine negotiators agreed at talks on the need for humanitarian corridors to help civilians escape and to deliver medicines and food to areas of fighting. A spokesperson for the United Nations childrens' agency in Lviv said there had been an "insane influx" of people into the city. Pediatricians were preparing for mass child casualties and identifying them, James Elder said. "A green dot means fine over here, a yellow dot means critical support. They are learning a black dot means the child won't make it."

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@dros #droscrew
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$T unveils premium bundle of in-car Wi-Fi and HBO Max

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@scottzman #droscrew
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anyone seen the new electric car by Faraday going into production this summer? I am not a car guy but it is gorgeous

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@trademaster #TradeHouses
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By Natalia Zinets and Aleksandar Vasovic KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russian forces invaded Ukraine on Thursday in a massed assault by land, sea and air, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two. Missiles rained down. Ukraine reported columns of troops pouring across its borders from Russia and Belarus and landing on the coast from the Black and Azov seas. Ukrainian troops fought Russian forces along practically the entire border, and fierce fighting was taking place in the regions of Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Odessa and at a military airport near Kyiv, an adviser to the presidential office said. Explosions were heard before dawn and throughout the morning in the capital Kyiv, a city of 3 million people. Gunfire rattled, sirens blared, and the highway out of the city choked with traffic as residents fled. The assault brought a calamitous end to weeks of fruitless diplomatic efforts by Western leaders to avert war, their worst fears about Russian President Vladimir Putin's ambitions realised. "Russia treacherously attacked our state in the morning, as Nazi Germany did in the WW2 years," tweeted Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself & won't give up its freedom no matter what Moscow thinks." Calling on Ukrainians to defend their country, he said arms would be given to anyone prepared to fight. He also urged Russians to take to the streets to protest against their government's actions. U.S. President Joe Biden called the Russian action an "unprovoked and unjustified attack". EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc would impose a new round of sanctions that would hit Russia's economy severely. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: "These are among the darkest hours of Europe since the Second World War." RUSSIAN BOMBING In an early-morning declaration of war, Putin said he had ordered "a special military operation" to protect people, including Russian citizens, subjected to "genocide" in Ukraine - an accusation the West calls baseless propaganda. "And for this we will strive for the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine," Putin said. "Russia cannot feel safe, develop, and exist with a constant threat emanating from the territory of modern Ukraine" He added: "All responsibility for bloodshed will be on the conscience of the ruling regime in Ukraine." A resident of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second biggest city and close to the Russian border, said windows in apartment blocks were shaking from constant blasts. Blasts could be heard in the southern port of Mariupol, near a frontline held by Russian-backed separatists. On a highway leading out, a Ukrainian armoured column thundered along the road, with soldiers atop turrets smiling and flashing victory signs to cars which honked their horns in support. Civilians in Mariupol packed bags: "We are going into hiding," a woman said. Ukrainian officials said Russian helicopters attacked Gostomel, a military airport near Kyiv, and Ukraine downed three of them. Ukrainian border officials said the Russians were trying to penetrate Kyiv region and the Zhytomyr region on the Belarusian border, and they were using Grad rockets. Initial unconfirmed reports of casualties included Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian bombardment and border guards defending the frontier. Regional authorities of Ukraine's southern Odessa region said 18 people were killed in a missile attack. At least six people were killed in Brovary, a town near Kyiv, authorities there said. Ukraine reported five people killed when one plane was shot down. Ukraine's military said it had destroyed four Russian tanks on a road near Kharkiv, killed 50 troops near a town in Luhansk region and downed six Russian warplanes in the east. Russia denied reports its aircraft or armoured vehicles had been destroyed. Russian-backed separatists claimed to have downed two Ukrainian planes. 'RUSSIA ALONE IS RESPONSIBLE' Even with a full-blown invasion under way, Putin's ultimate aim is obscure. He said he did not plan a military occupation, only to disarm Ukraine and purge it of nationalists. The outright annexation of such a vast hostile country could be beyond Russia's military capabilities. But if the aim is just to replace Zelenskiy's government, it is hard to see Ukrainians accepting any new leadership Russia might try to install. "I think we must fight all those who invade our country so strongly," said one man stuck in traffic trying to leave Kyiv. "I would hang every single one of them from bridges." Biden has ruled out sending U.S. troops to defend Ukraine, but Washington has reinforced NATO allies in the region with extra troops and planes. The West has pledged to impose severe sanctions. "Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way," Biden said. Russia is one of the world's biggest energy producers, and both it and Ukraine are among the top exporters of grain. War and sanctions will disrupt economies around the world already facing a supply crisis as they emerge from the pandemic. Stocks and bond yields plunged; the dollar and gold soared. Brent oil surged past $100/barrel for the first time since 2014. [MKTS/GLOB] At least three major buyers of Russian oil said they had been denied letters of credit from Western banks, needed for shipments to go ahead. A democratic country of 44 million people, Ukraine is Europe's biggest country by area after Russia itself. It voted overwhelmingly for independence at the fall of the Soviet Union, and aims to join NATO and the European Union, aspirations that infuriate Moscow. Putin, who denied for months he was planning an invasion, has called Ukraine an artificial construct carved from Russia by its enemies, a characterisation Ukrainians see as an attempt to erase their more than 1,000-year-old history. While many Ukrainians, particularly in the east, speak Russian as a native language, virtually all identify as a separate nationality. 'WE'RE AFRAID' Queues of people waited to withdraw money and buy supplies of food and water in Kyiv. Cars stretched for dozens of kilometres (miles) on the highway leading from the capital west towards Poland, where Western countries have prepared for the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of refugees. "We're afraid of bombardments," said Oxana, trying to flee and stuck in her car with her three-year-old daughter on the backseat. "This is so scary." Three hours after Putin gave his order, Russia's defence ministry said it had taken out military infrastructure at Ukrainian air bases and degraded its air defences. Earlier, Ukrainian media reported that military command centres in Kyiv and Kharkiv had been struck by missiles, while Russian troops had landed at Odessa and Mariupol. Russia announced it was shutting all shipping in the Azov Sea. Russia controls the strait leading into the sea where Ukraine has ports including Mariupol. Ukraine appealed to Turkey to bar Russian ships from the straits connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. In Russia, where state media have for weeks been airing footage of purported Ukrainian attacks that Western countries call crudely staged fakes, the broadcast regulator said all news outlets must cite only official Russian sources on Ukraine. An activist who called for anti-war demonstrations was detained.

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