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Amazon Prime Day becomes a 36-hour event


CNET's Dan Ackerman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to expect from the big sale. Amazon Prime Day kicks off here in a couple of hours and runs for a good 36 hours or so. The most optimistic are those earning more than $100,000, a segment that dovetails nicely with Amazon Prime members. "If you're looking for expensive electronics like a TV, you're likely better off waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday if you can", according to Slate. Read More »

How to score the biggest deals this Amazon Prime Day


CNET's Dan Ackerman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to expect from the big sale. Amazon's sale is aimed at its Prime members. Under the upcoming deals, members can click on the "Watch This Deal" button and Amazon will send a notification when the deal for that specific item goes live. Read More »

As trade war rages, Trump flags fly out of China factory


The comments, from EU Council President Donald Tusk, came as Washington and Beijing stand on the brink of a trade war which many fear could hammer the global economy, while the United States has also picked fights with allies in Europe and Canada . Read More »

EU urges Trump to protect world order, dismisses foe claim

China's ambassador to the European Union , Zhang Ming, said in a commentary in the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily newspaper on Sunday that the focus of the meeting would be how China-EU relations could become a "standard of stability" amid the "din of unilateralism and protectionism". Read More »

John Schnatter: Louisville ‘Not Being Honest’ After Stadium Name Decision


Schnatter has since stepped down from his role on the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, had his name removed from the school's College of Business: Center of Free Enterprise and the Nachand Fieldhouse in Jeffersonville, Indiana. "I don't, and will not use that word and people at Papa John's don't use that". Papa John's is not an individual. "We will be engaging a broad set of stakeholders to chart a course forward that demonstrates our commitment to diversity, equity and ... Read More »

Tips to shop Amazon Prime Day


If you only want the deals on Prime Day or you aren't happy with your membership, you can cancel at any time before the 30 days are up at no cost. Deal or dud? Track price history Next, make sure you're getting a deal , not a dud on Prime Day. Read More »

Apple announces US$300m clean energy fund in China


The fund will be managed by DWS Group, a unit of Deutsche Bank. It has also focused on cutting down greenhouse gas emission in its supply chain, working with aluminum suppliers in the USA and Canada. " Apple's Clean Energy Fund will hopefully be an important next step, providing a collaborative funding mechanism for Apple's suppliers to drive renewable energy at much larger scale than would be possible individually". Read More »

Soybean Prices Hit A 10-Year Low


China imports about 100 million metric tons of soybeans each year, and the USA contributes about 35% of that total, according to USDA. Neal Beam grows soybeans, wheat and corn on his family's farm near McPherson. They are instead loading up on Brazilian soya beans, which now sell at a premium of up to $1.50 a bushel as USA soya bean futures have fallen 17 per cent over six weeks to about $8.50, their lowest level in almost a decade. Read More »

Target rivals Amazon Prime day with one-day sale


Buyers paying through SBI credit cards can avail 10 per cent discount on their phone purchases. Flipkart's Big Shopping Days will see discounts and offers on over 1,500 smartphones and feature phones. 1,000; Oppo phones get up to Rs. 4,000 discount and an additional exchange discount of up to Rs. 3,000. Amazon will also be offering cashbacks and discounts with the use of Amazon Pay or HDFC Bank. Read More »

Greece: Russians expelled over cash-for-protests allegation


A Greek court agreed on Friday to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats. In France winnick is accused of cyber crime, money laundering, membership in a criminal organization and extortion. Reacting to the Greek announcement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Russian foreign ministry told AFP: "Tit-for-tat measures will be ... Read More »

Elon Musk's stunning 'pedo' Twitter tirade at hero British diver


The submarine was reportedly 5 feet and 6 inches long, small enough to carry one of the boys but likely rigid and obtuse in the tight, murky dimensions of the cave network. The tweets come just two days after a Bloomberg interview where Musk said he was trying to stop attacking people on Twitter . He declined to elaborate. Read More »

Fox given all-clear to buy Sky amid takeover battle


The Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast was reviewing a range of options related the wider basket of Fox assets, from dropping out of the race for Fox to raising its bid. The stock is trading above the level of the Comcast offer amid speculation that Fox will make a higher counterbid. Richard Greenfield of BTIG Research says it is unlikely that Disney would want to walk away from Sky , noting that the company would not have created such a unit "if they were going to give up on ... Read More »

McDonald’s Pulls Salads From Thousands of Restaurants as Parasite Outbreak Escalates


The fast food chain has stopped selling salads at its 3,000 restaurants. McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. In some cases, people may also experience fever and vomiting, it said. McDonald's added that they are "committed to the highest standards of food safety" and are "closely monitoring this situation". Read More »

Ryanair pilots in Ireland start first strike


It is debatable whether yesterday's 11th hour talks could have made much difference as passengers had already dealt with the disruption. It continued: "Ryanair offered its pilots and Forsa to set up a working group to explain and negotiate any issues arising from Ryanair's written proposals on recognition, seniority, base transfers and new annual leave system, but regrettably agreement on this sensible course of action wasn't possible after seven hours of talks". Read More »

The Amazing Save Which Denied Harry Kane An England Goal Against Croatia


We have this togetherness, this unique unity - not just in football. The local police invites all fans and visitors to come and proudly watch and support the Croatian national team, kindly appealing for fans to take care of their own and other people's safety, and to remain civilised and behave correctly without causing any incidents. Read More »

US Lifts Ban on Suppliers Selling to China's ZTE


The Commerce Department in April banned United States companies from supplying ZTE with crucial components, forcing it to halt operations, after officials found further violations even after reaching a settlement in March of previous year over the initial complaints. Read More »

Canadian retailer Hudson Bay drops Ivanka Trump products from online store


Canada's oldest retailer had been stocking products from the daughter of the US president for years but has faced backlash from some customers and was targeted as part of a #grabyourwallet boycott campaign. Ivanka Trump's company was informed of the decision last fall and the change comes because the line was not performing well. The retail giant told CTV News it is dropping the brand due to "its performance". Read More »

Microsoft seeks regulation of facial recognition technology


He also said that there should be standards created-via both the public and private sectors-"for the development of norms around acceptable uses ". This has always been the stuff of science fiction and popular movies - like "Minority Report", "Enemy of the State" and even "1984" - but now it's on the verge of becoming possible. Read More »

Binance Exchange Is Backing the First Ever Decentralized Bank in Malta


Bloomberg reports that there are still a few pesky regulatory hurdles to be jumped through before the bank gets up and running, but it's been a bright spot in Malta's own agenda for several months. The statement also revealed that an equity token sale would take place on behalf of the bank under German financial regulations, in partnership with a major European stock exchange later in 2018. Read More »

Pay your age coming to Hurts Donuts on Monday


St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear has some 400 stores worldwide. Now, customers who avoided the line or otherwise missed the sale still can get a $15 voucher in the US and Canada. The worldwide sales event, which covered the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, caused chaos as customers fought to get their hands on cut-price bears and supplies ran out. Read More »

Pilots' strike achieved nothing, says Ryanair

Some of Ryanair's Ireland-based pilots on Thursday announced two more one-day strikes later this month following their on-going 24-hour strike which will end on the midnight of Thursday. Ryanair pilots in Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Portugal are also planning strikes in July. Ryanair is Europe's largest low-priced carrier, flying in 37 countries and carrying 130 million passengers in 2017 alone. Read More »

BlackFly is latest attempt at flying vehicle


It can travel 25 miles on a single charge, at top speeds of 62mph. The Opener BlackFly is a project partly funded by Google co-founder Larry Page, notes the BBC news. As it can be flown without a pilot's licence, Opener have instead said each owner would have to go through a short training induction. 'When you press the thumb-stick to climb, you have absolute full control. Read More »

Robinhood expands crypto offerings


This is a true observation since the platform also added Bitcoin trading in Feb 2018, after Bitcoin has gone down in value by more than 60% after it attained its present all time high of $20089 around the third week in Dec 2017. You can now buy and sell Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash on Robinhood Crypto, commission-free. The latest declaration by the company's co-founder Baiju Bhatt that it is only a matter of time before Robinhood would soon be available all across the United States ... Read More »

Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9bn


Hock Tan, the president and CEO of Broadcom, said that the combination of CA and Broadcom would create "one of the world's leading infrastructure technology companies". Investors are anxious for a few reasons, one of which is that buying CA suggests Broadcom doesn't think its core chip businesses have much growth left. Read More »

McDonald's Salads May Be Causing Parasite Outbreak in Some States


More than 100 people in IL and Iowa have contracted intestinal illness after eating McDonald's salads, officials in both states said Thursday. Cyclospora can not be transmitted from one person to another, but only through consuming food or water infected with feces that contain the parasite . Read More »

Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike Thursday 12 July


The move comes after pilots yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action . They claim that Ryanair is not taking them or their demands seriously and that progress on improving pay and conditions for staff is too slow. Cabin crew from across Europe and North Africa are due to meet in Dublin on Tuesday to put together a set of demands from Ryanair. Ryanair only employs about a quarter of if its 8000 crew and outsources much of the work to agencies. Read More »

Ryanair to cancel 30 flights on Thursday


The airline is cancelling some flights on high-frequency routes from Ireland to London, and other United Kingdom destinations including Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. It said it is cancelling some flights on high frequency routes from Ireland to London and other destinations in the UK. Ryanair said it was forced into to cancelling the flights after some the airline's Irish pilots signalled their intent to proceed with strike action on Thursday. Read More »

Justice Department Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Approval


Antitrust experts are watching that potential merger closely as another example of the media consolidation that's swept the industry. Some analysts said it could reflect negatively on Leon's analysis of the case and possibly benefit the Justice Department. Read More »

Fox River Mall: longer than expected lines for Build-A-Bear event


The response to our Pay Your Age Day event has been overwhelming and unprecedented. "We understand that many guests were turned away as, due to safety concerns created by the crowds, authorities in certain locations closed Build-A-Bear stores and, in other locations, we were forced to limit the line". Read More »

Brent oil gains $1 to claw back some losses


Further details of the report revealed that refinery crude runs fell by 118,000 barrels per day and gasoline stocks decreased 1.6 million barrels. Total volume traded was about 33 percent above the 100-day average. implements this additional tax on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods, it will be hard for China not to impose greater taxes on commodities imported from the U.S.", Olivier Jakob, head of energy consultancy Petromatrix, told the Wall Street Journal . Read More »

China's Trade Surplus With the USA hits record high


As the world's largest exporter, China has threatened retaliatory action against the tariffs and pledged that it would lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization . Investors fear a prolonged trade battle with the United States could harm business confidence and investment, disrupting global supply chains and harming growth in China and the rest of the world. Read More »

India up 3 slots in innovation index


The Philippines managed to hold on to the 73rd spot among 126 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 and continued to be among the top ten most innovative economies in its group, reflecting a steady and stable innovation performance. Read More »

‘Not justified!’ Trump could DESTROY NATO, claims German politician


Trump said there had been "tremendous progress" after his "firm" warnings during the tense two-day meeting in Brussels , during which he singled out Germany for special criticism. President Trump will now head to the United Kingdom, where mass protests are expected to greet him as he arrives for his first visit to the country as president this afternoon. Read More »

Donald Trump 'threatens to pull United States out of NATO'

But the vehemence of Trump's on-camera breakfast attack on Germany for its backing of a second Nord Stream gas pipeline, and for being "captive" to Russian Federation came as a shock. "The additional money they will be putting up has been really fantastic". "I think we will be able to", he said . The summit came as transatlantic ties are already under strain due to USA trade tariffs, along with fears that Trump's summit on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin will pull him ... Read More »

Trump gears up for meeting with "competitor" Putin after rocky North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit

Trump added , "All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!" Trump closed out the tumultuous two-day summit by reaffirming the United States' commitment to the almost 70-year-old alliance and signing the joint declaration, despite spending much of the summit berating allies over defence spending and accusing Germany of being beholden to Russia because it buys Russian natural gas. Read More »

ZTE edges closer to resuming USA business

Even though some White House officials had hoped Trump's handling of ZTE might help improve relations, there are signs that tensions between Washington and Beijing are only worsening. The company has denied the accusation. Shares of smaller US suppliers, which are more dependent on ZTE, pared losses after the news, including optical component makers Acacia Communications Inc, Oclaro Inc and Lumentum Holdings Inc. Read More »

Listeria outbreak: 9 frozen food products recalled from major supermarkets


Woolworths has withdrawn from its shelves a savoury rice mix following a global recall of one of the Hungarian products in it, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported . In pregnant women, symptoms can still appear mild but infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, pre-term labour, illness or death of newborns. It has branches and customers worldwide, including many retailers in Europe. Read More »

Chequers’ Brexit White Paper explained in 300 words


In an explosive intervention, the United States president told The Sun: "If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal". Her plans, which also argue for Britain to set its own trade tariffs and open up services markets, are an attempt to meet the demands of businesses, pro-EU voters, Brexit supporters and the European Union, which has warned repeatedly that time is running out. Read More »

Bank of Canada raises rate, predicts economic resilience despite trade risks


Poloz recently said the impacts of the U.S. The increase will raise the cost of borrowing for customers with loans linked to the prime rate such as variable rate mortgages and lines of credit. Canadian businesses must also contend with the uncertainty surrounding the hard renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, for which talks have stalled. Read More »

Pfizer rolls back drug price hikes after Trump talks


Nonetheless, Mr. Trump's tweet suggests he might begin calling out drug companies individually, akin to his attacks on Harley-Davidson over his tariff war. They are merely taking advantage of the poor and others unable to defend themselves, while at the same time giving bargain basement prices to other countries in Europe and elsewhere. Read More »

Erdogan sworn in as president under new ruling system


Under the new system, Erdogan receives more power, with the role of prime minister now abolished. Erdogan received Morocco's Speaker of the House of Representatives Habib El Malki , who represented King Mohammed VI at the inauguration ceremony of the Turkish president in Ankara . Read More »

Bank of Canada Raises Key Interest Rate To 1.50%

Another rate hike today? The decision will likely prompt Canada's big banks to raise their prime rates, thereby passing on the rate increase along to their customers. OTTAWA-The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.50% in response to solid economic data and expectations that exports and business investment will continue to grow. Read More »

Germany, China seek alliance over trade spat with US


However, China stopped short of actually saying it had implemented tariffs, stirring market confusion. Xi's government has expressed confidence China can hold out against USA pressure, but companies and investors are uneasy. Added to the tariffs are the increased scrutiny on Chinese investments in the United States, which the government says are sensitive for economic or national security reasons, which already has reduced incoming investment. Read More »

Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market


On Saturday, a petroleum ministry official told state-run IRNA news agency that the US sanctions against Iran's oil exports will weaken the OPEC. Iranian Petroleum Ministry announced Sunday that there has been no major change in Iran's production and export of crude oil despite USA sanction threats. Read More »

JetBlue crew saves French Bulldog in distress with oxygen mask on flight


Three-year-old Darcy and her owner were flying from Florida to MA on Thursday when the pup's tongue and gums started to turn blue inside her carrier, according to ABC News . Photos of Darcy with the oxygen mask over her mouth have spread across social media. "I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time she didn't want the mask", Michelle said, ABC News reported. Read More »