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United States economy down a gear, euro zone growth at 6-year high

The Markit Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) climbed to 56.7 in the current month, higher than the 56 reading recorded in February and the highest level in nearly six years. Economists had expected the index to tick down to 56.5. Likewise, the manufacturing PMI climbed to 56.2 from 55.4 in February. The euro area's accelerating economy is translating into faster job creation and stronger inflation pressures.

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Google is phasing out SMS messaging from Hangouts on Android this May

For non-SMS users on Hangouts on Android No notification will be shown to users who do not have Hangouts enabled as the default SMS messenger app on their device. An in case you're anxious because Google suddenly has fewer messaging options, remember there's still the Allo secure messenger and Google Voice.

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Breakfast With Easter Bunny To Be April 14

Running between April 3 and April 21, participating shops are concealing eggs in their aisles that children will have to find. Parents can register here to secure their child's spot. The event is planned for April 8th, registration for the race begins at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start planned. The free Easter event, set for Saturday, April 15 will include three hunts and children should bring their own baskets.

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LaVar Ball responds: I have no problem with LeBron'

Those remarks prompted a response from James, who sent a message through ESPN's Dave McMenamin to " keep my kids' name out of your mouth ". This is dad to dad. Lonzo Ball has been a freshman sensation for the Bruins and is expected to be a top-five pick in the June's National Basketball Association draft, while his two younger brothers, 18-year-old LiAngelo and 15-year-old LaMelo, are high school standouts also set to play at UCLA.

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Kim Kardashian hits out at Kanye West over Paris robbery flashback

Kim continues, "All I heard was his feet stomping up the stairs..." She said West can't hear very well immediately after his shows, so he didn't answer her calls of desperation amid her fear that an intruder had entered their house. In a clip caught by US Magazine , Kim explains to her mom and sister how Kanye scared the crap out of her one night coming home from a concert. Everyone passed ...

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Apple responds to ranson threat, claims it hasn't been hacked

Earlier this week, a hacking group going by the monicker "Turkish Crime Family" attempted to extort Apple over a claim that they had breached over 559 million Apple accounts, including iCloud and Apple ID logins. It's also not uncommon for hackers to use journalists as megaphones to bring attention to their claims, even when their threats are empty. The cybercriminals are demanding that Apple pay them either $75,000 in Bitcoin currency or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards .