• Google rules out a Chinese search engine
Google rules out a Chinese search engine

Pichai said it has to do with keywords users type in. CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, which resulted in his ban from Twitter for abusive behavior. That's notable because it's the most detail the company has gone into regarding the project's size. Jim Jordan, a Republican from OH, pressed Mr. Pichai o...

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  • Oil prices under pressure amid global market unease, but Libyan disruption supports
Oil prices under pressure amid global market unease, but Libyan disruption supports

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Opec changed course after prices dropped steeply from a four-year high above US$86 a barrel in October on concern that demand was weakening amid adequate supply. Richard Robinson, manager of Ashburton Global Energy Fund, believes the current dip is "transient" and that oil will rec...

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  • British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence

Supporters said the result showed the party should now get behind her. But Martin Callanan, Britain's Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, insisted that "the United Kingdom can not be trapped permanently in the backstop".

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  • Marlboro Maker Investing $2.4 Billion In Marijuana Market
Marlboro Maker Investing $2.4 Billion In Marijuana Market

This investment by Altria would represent a 45% equity stake in Cronos with warrant to increase ownership to 55% over the next four years. Altria's stock has fallen almost 25% this year and the company is expected to report revenue growth of only about 1% this year and in 2019.

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  • China promises prompt action on USA trade pact
China promises prompt action on USA trade pact

The Dow Jones industrial average lost close to 800 points - just over 3%. White House aides have struggled to explain the details of what the two countries actually agreed on. Last week, BMW said it was considering building a second manufacturing plant in the United States that could produce engines and transmissions, which drew praise from Tru...

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  • Alberta Production Cuts Send Canadian Crude Soaring
Alberta Production Cuts Send Canadian Crude Soaring

The opposition leader said he agrees with Notley's action; the UCP's Jason Kenney says Alberta should have never been in this situation to begin with, criticizing Ottawa for killing pipeline projects. Whitecap Resources Inc. wasn't part of these consultations, but Fagerheim said he admires how much the provincial government does consult with the ...

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  • China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada
China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada

Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained "on behalf of the United States of America" to face unspecified charges in NY, according to a Huawei statement . "It comes just days after the American and Chinese presidents agreed to a cease-fire in a tariff battle", "It is the latest in a series of corporate and official clashes over...

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  • Oil prices fall on swelling glut, economic growth concerns
Oil prices fall on swelling glut, economic growth concerns

Beyond that, we also have the jobs number coming out of the United States, that of course can move the markets as far as demand is concerned as well. Saudi Arabia sought to persuade Russian Federation on Wednesday to cut oil production substantially with OPEC next year in an attempt to arrest a decline in the price of crude and prevent another gl...

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  • Trump meets with German auto execs, tweets 'I am a Tariff Man'
Trump meets with German auto execs, tweets 'I am a Tariff Man'

Stocks on Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday after President Trump threatened more duties on China if trade talks fall through. But in setting a short timeline (90 days) for the two sides to negotiate issues that have proved intractable in the past, and by reportedly appointing Lighthizer to lead the talks, Trump gave succor to those in the admi...

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  • China agrees to reduce tariffs on U.S. cars
China agrees to reduce tariffs on U.S. cars

Trump has also threatened to add tariffs on another $267 billion of Chinese imports. "The specter of higher and broader USA tariffs remains, and the underlying issues clouding the trade relationship are deferred to further negotiations". goods. In order to secure the 90-day ceasefire from the US, China agreed to a number of additional commitmen...

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  • China grain traders await lower tariffs before USA return
China grain traders await lower tariffs before USA return

President Trump's economically illiterate trade commentary won't help - and is driving American allies to ramp up their own trade barriers to retaliate. who called Lighthizer Washington's "toughest negotiator". "Nobody is under any illusions". But Mnuchin said, "I think there's no question the president's tariff strategy has worked".

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  • Jeremy Corbyn agrees to debate Theresa May on BBC - on one condition
Jeremy Corbyn agrees to debate Theresa May on BBC - on one condition

It is understood that Corbyn, who had previously resisted the idea of a second public vote, did not oppose the strategy, though he stressed the need to focus on defeating May in the forthcoming "meaningful vote". The main opposition Labour Party and a cross-party group of senior lawmakers have put forward amendments to block May's European Union ...

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  • Microsoft has caught up to Apple in market value
Microsoft has caught up to Apple in market value

The Cupertino giant had continued to have very strong sales primarily from the iPhone, which makes up 60% of its revenue streams. Still, Apple was back on top by the stock market's close, with a market value of more than $825 billion. 1 rank, closing at $828.64 billion as of 4:05 p.m.in NY, while Microsoft's stood at $822.90 billion after the two...

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  • WTO paralysed as leaders meet to defuse US-China trade war
WTO paralysed as leaders meet to defuse US-China trade war

Protesters have vowed a mass rally later Friday, underlining security concerns after recent football violence forced the relocation of a showpiece final to Spain. It is to be the crown prince's first significant appearance overseas since the killing. Elsewhere in Buenos Aires , as Argentina goes through a painful economic crisis, tens of thous...

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  • Fed rate hikes aren't automatic - Powell
Fed rate hikes aren't automatic - Powell

The comments appeared to be something of a reversal from remarks Powell made in a PBS interview in early October, when he said rates were "a long way " from neutral. Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics said markets were reading too much into Powell's statement and with historically low unemployment, the Fed may have no choice but to k...

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  • United States will examine how to 'equalize' auto tariffs with China
United States will examine how to 'equalize' auto tariffs with China

Trump correct? Members of Congress from OH and MI will hold a news conference Thursday morning on the recently-announced General Motors plant closures . Buyers of electric vehicles made by GM and other automakers get federal tax credits of up to $7,500, helping reduce the price as an incentive to get more of the zero-emissions vehicles on the ...

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  • Trump may suspend additional China tariffs under proposed deal
Trump may suspend additional China tariffs under proposed deal

Much of Argentina's capital will shut down on Thursday as leaders from the world's biggest economies descend on Buenos Aires for the two-day G20 summit , which kicks off on Friday. China's foreign ministry has said a recent phone conversation between Xi and Trump about trade and other issues was "extremely positive". A decade on, that unity ha...

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  • Argentina considers criminal charges against Saudi crown prince when he arrives
Argentina considers criminal charges against Saudi crown prince when he arrives

The protests were a rare occurrence for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , the kingdom's de facto ruler who faces no overt criticism at home and who received a lavish reception earlier in his tour in visits to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt .

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  • Trump’s Response To Climate Change Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’
Trump’s Response To Climate Change Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’

Thank you in advance for helping us keep our comments on topic, civil, respectful, family-friendly, and fact-based. "This report provides the most comprehensive look at the effects of climate change on the United States ever, and the results, as we've sadly grown accustomed to, are quite terrifying - increased wildfires, more damaging storms,...

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  • China has to treat USA fairly
China has to treat USA fairly

Dollar", Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at broker FXTM, said in a note. Trump intends to raise existing tariffs from 10% to 25%, while also looking at other imports that don't now have tariffs imposed on them. "They have to open up China to the United States". Trump said that the next round of Chinese tariffs will be on consumer electronics c...

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  • A look back at Canada Post's history of strikes and lockouts
A look back at Canada Post's history of strikes and lockouts

Parcels have been piling up and deliveries from other countries have been suspended, Hadju said. "We are not debating this legislation today because we still believe that Canada Post and CUPW can get a deal". The Liberals show that "the government is prepared to do anything to please web giants such as Amazon and eBay", NDP parliamentary leader G...

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  • Latest on E. coli oubreak from Romaine lettuce
Latest on E. coli oubreak from Romaine lettuce

Consumer Advice Because of the ongoing outbreak, the CDC is recommending members of the public to refrain from consuming romaine lettuce, and for retailers and restaurants to not sell or serve them while investigations are still ongoing. If you develop any of these symptoms after eating romaine lettuce, you should contact a health professional, off...

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  • EU's only Plan B is preparing no-deal Brexit
EU's only Plan B is preparing no-deal Brexit

For once, May was in complete agreement. She used her keynote speech at the DUP's annual conference in Belfast to reject the government's proposed deal and said it must be improved in the weeks ahead. But the concessions are likely to only increase nervousness in Britain, where she is under significant pressure from both Brexiteers and Remainers ...

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  • Dow Drops Nearly 400 Points as Apple Leads Tech Rout
Dow Drops Nearly 400 Points as Apple Leads Tech Rout

The Cboe Volatility Index, the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term volatility for the S&P 500 , was down 1.68 points at 20.8. At the close, the Dow Jones industrial average , which was down nearly 600 points at its low, was 552 points lower at 24,466 and trading 1 percent below where it finished in 2017.

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  • MPs warned that blocking May's deal could stop UK's European Union withdrawal
MPs warned that blocking May's deal could stop UK's European Union withdrawal

But she endured a bruising session in the House of Commons as critics lined up to condemn both the divorce deal contained in the Withdrawal Agreement and the aspirations for a close future relationship in the Political Declaration. The People's Vote campaign for a second referendum said Ms Rudd had "torpedoed the PM's threat of no deal". May's ta...

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  • Top 7 Black Friday 2018 Ads To Read on Thanksgiving Day
Top 7 Black Friday 2018 Ads To Read on Thanksgiving Day

She called herself "a big Cyber Monday person". Black Friday is a consumer's saving grace. Analyst Springboard has also said footfall and spending activity over this year's Black Friday period is likely to be affected by economic pressures such as high debt levels and significant living costs, compounded by the event taking place a week earli...

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  • Brexit Deal This Weekend? Theresa May Says It Is Possible
Brexit Deal This Weekend? Theresa May Says It Is Possible

But there remain challenges to overcome before then. Most of the criticism of Mrs May's Brexit agreement has focused on the so-called backstop arrangement aimed at avoiding a hard Irish border. She concluded: "The British people want Brexit to be settled". Despite seemingly seeing off a coup attempt from Jacob Rees-Mogg and his Tory faction (...

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  • XRP The New Stable Coin? Top Performer In Bleeding Market!
XRP The New Stable Coin? Top Performer In Bleeding Market!

XRP , the cryptocurrency behind payments company Ripple , has overtaken Ethereum to become the second-most valuable cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Cash ABC [IOU ] (CURRENCY:BCHABC) traded 12% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T.

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  • Asia's weakening economies, record supply threaten to create oil glut
Asia's weakening economies, record supply threaten to create oil glut

Trump further dampened the effects of OPEC's verbal interventions in his tweet urging Saudi Arabia to keep pumping crude. President Vladimir Putin said he discussed the price of oil with US counterpart Donald Trump when they met in Paris briefly on Sunday, adding that Russian Federation is happy with current prices.

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  • Photo of new House members shows big gap in diversity between parties
Photo of new House members shows big gap in diversity between parties

Kevin McCarthy was elected House minority leader Wednesday in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans , putting the California Republican in position to lead House GOP members after Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Capitol Hill at the end of his term in January.

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  • Virginia Tech helped convince Amazon to bring thousands of jobs to Virginia
Virginia Tech helped convince Amazon to bring thousands of jobs to Virginia

It said on Tuesday it will receive performance-based direct incentives of US$1.525 billion from the state of NY, based on the company creating 25,000 jobs in Long Island City . The choice of its new office sites follows Amazon's September announcement that it would raise its minimum wage for warehouse workers to $15 (U.S.) an hour.

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  • Saudi to cut oil exports by 500,000 barrels per day in December
Saudi to cut oil exports by 500,000 barrels per day in December

Major oil producers said Sunday that crude supply next year would outstrip demand, calling for new strategies based on production adjustments. "I think the consensus among all members is that we need to do whatever it takes to balance the markets and if that means trimming supply by a million bpd, we will do it", Khalid Al Falih told a minister...

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  • Tesla Names New Chair As Elon Musk Steps Down
Tesla Names New Chair As Elon Musk Steps Down

Making Denholm a full-time chair also creates governance problems because she could become a Tesla executive, blurring her role as an independent check on management, Elson said . Again, Tesla said that Musk is not Fact Checking , but if he is, it seems the two could grow to be good friends due to their strikingly similar internet personas.

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  • Alibaba's Jack Ma calls trade war 'stupidest thing in the world'
Alibaba's Jack Ma calls trade war 'stupidest thing in the world'

The e-tail tycoon, who had previously announced his intention to retire in a year's time to focus attention on philanthropy, said China's plans to reinvent itself as an importing nation would trigger resistance from vested interests. Ma has ascribed his failure to provide 1 Million new US Jobs to the trade conflict. According to him, it's the o...

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  • Net Neutrality Ruling Rejected By The US Supreme Court
Net Neutrality Ruling Rejected By The US Supreme Court

The appeals, filed more than a year ago, lost most of their practical significance in June, when a new Federal Communications Commission order took effect and abolished the net neutrality rule. United States Telecom Association (USTelecom ) president and CEO Jonathan Spalter, echoed that the SCOTUS's vote was expected, as the FCC's more recent Res...

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  • Oil prices drop over 1 percent on Iran sanctions waivers
Oil prices drop over 1 percent on Iran sanctions waivers

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the United States will exert "relentless" pressure on Iran unless it behaves "like a normal country."Pompeo made the comments on November 5, hours after Washington imposed sanctions targeting key sectors of Iran's economy following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States ...

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  • Amazon drops $25 free shipping minimum for holidays
Amazon drops $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

Shoppers who aren't Prime members will get slower shipping, which can take five to eight days. Beginning today, Amazon is offering free shipping without a minimum purchase amount requirement to all United States customers. But you can enjoy the freedom of placing smaller orders without having to worry about an extra shipping fee. The Nati...

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  • Apple shares fall on lacklustre expectations for holiday sales
Apple shares fall on lacklustre expectations for holiday sales

Analysts were looking for US$92.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg . Cook said that Apple has had productive discussions with the Indian government on the issue of setting up stores in the country. Sales figures are a stable metric by which to measure the health of a company, and by concealing this information Apple is suggesting...

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  • United States records strong jobs gains in October
United States records strong jobs gains in October

Unemployment at 3.7%. Wages UP!" he wrote on Twitter , telling reporters later in the day: "We had tremendous job numbers today. All eyes were on the United States jobs report before the open, which showed hiring picked up more than expected in October.

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  • Oil prices drop as rising supplies meets global economic gloom
Oil prices drop as rising supplies meets global economic gloom

WTI gained 0.39 USA dollar to settle at 66.82 dollars a barrel, while Brent further decreased 0.27 dollar to 76.17 dollars per barrel. USA production hit an all-time high of 11.3 Mmbpd in August, according to the Energy Information Administration's first reading of monthly data released Thursday.

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  • Xi meets Pakistani prime minister
Xi meets Pakistani prime minister

He is also scheduled to meet Premier Li Keqiang, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Jin Liqun, and Minister for International Department of the Central Committee Communist Party of China Song Tao. "It is easy to catch low-level criminals but it is much more challenging to expose white-collar crime which actually devastates a c...

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  • Get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify for your family account
Get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify for your family account

Spotify is handing out free Google Home Mini units, redeemable starting November 1. So, if you are on the fence about Spotify or are an existing customer, hit the link below and get your free Google Home Mini! There's sure to be more information available at spotify.com/us/family/ once the promotion actually starts.

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  • India ranks 1st among South Asian countries in Ease of Doing Business
India ranks 1st among South Asian countries in Ease of Doing Business

Turkey ranked 43rd in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business list for 2019, climbing 17 places compared to the previous year. The Turkish government implemented seven reforms making it easier to do business, only one short of Azerbaijan's eight - a record number globally and among the 10 top improvers, the report said.

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  • China Trade War Not Ending Soon
China Trade War Not Ending Soon

The United States has already imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China has responded with retaliatory duties on $110 billion worth of US goods. The kiwi has been battered by the US-China trade tensions as China is New Zealand's largest trading partner. The cause of the conflict was the desire of Donald trump to reduce t...

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  • German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses
German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses

That will start with her handing off the party leadership to a successor at a party congress in December. According to "multiple media reports", Merkel announced her intention to retire as the chief of the CDU. Two prominent candidates immediately threw their hats in the ring: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, the party's general secretary, who is ...

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  • India Placed Oil Orders with Iran for November
India Placed Oil Orders with Iran for November

Touching upon the importance of oil market stability for the USA, senior energy expert Omid Shokri says it is not easy to drive Iran's oil export to zero in short term. A committee of crude producers including Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia highlighted on Thursday the need to prepare "options" for how much oil they should pump next year to...

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  • IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 billion
IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 billion

Buying Red Hat to give it management tools across multiple IaaS clouds, and probably an easier route to market for its software delivered as SaaS, therefore means a chance to turn IaaS weakness towards IBM's strengths. Paul Cormier, Red Hat's executive vice president and president of products and technologies, hailed the move. Red Hat has over 12...

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  • Stocks recover in European trading; Wall Street seen rising
Stocks recover in European trading; Wall Street seen rising

US stocks plunged on Friday as grim earnings reports from Amazon and Alphabet rekindled a rush to dump technology and high-growth stocks, but data showing economic growth in the last quarter slowed less than expected provided some relief.

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  • This is how much billionaires' wealth has increased by
This is how much billionaires' wealth has increased by

The rise in collective wealth was powered by growth in China. The report said China was now the leading country for entrepreneurs to create wealth. "We expect the bull market to continue, but we need to pay close attention to global dynamics that could pose disruptions in coming months, such as further rate hikes.and trade disruptions", he ad...

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  • Patient gets in hospital lottery pool and wins $1 million
Patient gets in hospital lottery pool and wins $1 million

The hospital shared a picture of the winning ticket on Facebook. A hospital worker heard the news and invited him to join an employee pool. States receive a percentage of lottery ticket sales and use the money to support public schools or to meet other needs.

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