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YouGov Poll: UK voters support a referendum on final Brexit deal

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The YouGov survey, published on Friday, showed 42 percent of voters believed they ought to be given a "final say" on leaving the 28-member bloc once the terms of Britain's exit from it have been established. Best for Britain chief Eloise Todd said: 'Elected politicians are behind public opinion - two years behind to be precise. When asked to choose between three options - May's deal, a no deal or staying in the European Union - 48 percent said they would prefer to stay in the European ... Read More »

Harley drives deeper into Asia with smaller bikes to fuel growth

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Harley have confirmed the LiveWire will go on sale early in 2019. The Pan America 1250 is joined by 1,250 cc Custom as well as a 975 cc Streetfighter. "We're going to invest in an all-new middleweight platform, which is a modular chassis and a very core engine technology to go in three dramatically different spaces: adventure touring, custom and street fighter". Read More »

How to Get a Free Big Mac at McDonald’s

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The coins will come in five designs, each of which commemorates one of the sandwich's five decades. The world's-largest fast-food restaurant said that, beginning Thursday, it will distribute more than 6.2 million MacCoins in more than 50 countries. Read More »

'HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS' sign lands homeless Texas native over 200 job offers

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Casarez, an unemployed web developer from Texas living in a park in Mountain View, California , was wearing his finest tie and holding up a sign that read "HOMELESS, HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS, TAKE A RESUME!" A passing driver, Jasmine Scofield, stopped and asked Casarez if she could take his photo and post it on Twitter . Read More »

Tesla Is Making Its Own, Limited Edition Carbon Fibre Surfboard

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If you really want to catch waves on Tesla-branded carbon fiber, though, the surfboards have already made their way to eBay for up to $4,000. The auto company said that all of its vehicles - the Model S, X and 3 - could "comfortably accommodate this surfboard on either the inside or outside of the vehicle". Read More »

Spirit flight bound for Fort Lauderdale diverted after several passengers fall ill

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On a radio recording made by Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, first reported by NBC4 NY, a rescue worker says, "Reports are we have several occupants on a plane exposed to an unknown substance". At midnight, the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said "no substances have been found after extensive monitoring of the aircraft". Hazmat crews checked out the plane and didn't find anything suspicious, and the plane was given the all-clear. Read More »

Toronto stock index falls on down day led by technology sector stumble

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Investors noted that strong corporate earnings have helped prop up US stocks despite ongoing concerns about tariffs raising companies' costs and cutting into their profits. Both have fallen following quarterly results that disappointed the market. USA planemaker Boeing posted earnings per share of $3.33 and revenue of $24.3 billion, both topping Wall Street's estimates. Read More »

Heritage: Zero-tariff agreement with European Union a good 'first step'

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Trump, with Mr. Juncker by his side. Europe embellished it with a pledge to buy more American soybeans, thus offsetting China's tariffs on that product, and to import more US natural gas in the distant future. But the deals the administration has reached fall short of Trump's broad aim of rebalancing U.S. trade relations with the rest of the world - and in some instances adopt elements of past agreements the president is intent on breaking. Read More »

Nod for Disney's $71.3B acquisition of Fox entertainment

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It kicked off a bidding war with Comcast , which dropped its $65billion offer last week to focus on an attempted buyout of the European pay-TV operator Sky. IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond provides insight into Disney's $71 billion deal for 21st Century Fox entertainment assets. That's one reason why Fox shares are trading as though there's about a 20 percent chance the deal will fail, said people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because they weren't authorised ... Read More »

Facebook is sued after stock plunge 'shocked' market

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Facebook lost Dollars $119 billion in market value as the share price plunged - reportedly the largest single-day loss for any public company in history. And because of this structure - common in hundreds of American companies - the Facebook founder controls 60 per cent of the stocks; his friends have another 10 per cent, making up for 70 per cent control of the company. Read More »

Intel tops estimates due to data centre surge

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Earlier, they had closed at $52.16 in NY, leaving them up 13 percent this year. Intel's data center unit rang up $5.5 billion in revenue during the quarter, up 27 percent year over year. Intel's latest earnings report has shown 15 percent year-on-year growth and a whopping £13 billion in revenue for the second quarter of the 2018 financial year, but it also brought further bad news from the company's fabrication arm: 10nm processors aren't going to hit shop shelves until late 2019. Read More »

Soccer and sex boost British broadcaster ITV

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Newly published data, based on the six months to June 30, shows the broadcaster's statutory profit before tax grew to £265 million from £259 million previous year. First-half total advertising revenue was up 2% as expected, and is forecast to be broadly flat in Q3, up 9% in July, down 7% in August, and up around 1% for the 9 months to the end of September. Read More »

China Withdraws Approval For Facebook Subsidiary

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A Chinese government database had revealed that Facebook had been granted approval to open a subsidiary called Facebook Technology (Hangzhou). Tougher foreign investment restrictions targeting China, which will be part of a new law expected to pass the U.S. Congress next month, are likely to worsen relations between the two countries and companies have been caught in the middle. Read More »

Trump calls for NAFTA deal in letter to Mexico president-elect

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday said the Trump administration is turning all of its attention to Mexico to quickly renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "While the ultimate deal will be trilateral.it's completely normal to have a bilateral meeting", Freeland said. Mr Lighthizer also faced stiff questioning from senators who were anxious to know how much longer Trump's other trade confrontations would last. Read More »

Get A Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts For A Dollar

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You might want to leave your home a little bit earlier on Friday, July 27 , and head on down to your nearest Krispy Kreme . So other than enjoying one of their completely delicious donuts, what's in it for you in celebrating the Krispy Kreme 81st anniversary? Of course, it wouldnt be a birthday celebration without cake. Read More »

Walmart participates in Tax Free Weekend

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Examples include wallets, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, handbags, cosmetics, briefcases, hair notions, wigs and hair pieces. Here's an example provided by the Department of Finance and Administration: a person buys two shirts for $50 each, a pair of jeans for $75 and a pair of shoes for $125. Read More »

Farmers fear $12 billion aid package a sign of extended trade war

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Both sides claimed victory in the deal, reached by Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington . "I think we have to talk each to another and not at another and that's what we do today", he said , before saying he hopes they could focus on reducing, not increasing, tariffs. Read More »

Trump proposes scrapping gas licenses for export to Europe

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Since to some it seems like the US got more than it gave in this tentative deal, it's a good time to ask: Is Trump winning the trade war he began with Europe? The U.S. The European Union's take was very different. "It is not the European Commission that buys, but the industry, and traders who look for goods where they are the least expensive for their financial interests", one European soybean trader said. Read More »

Disneyland agrees to boost employee wages to $15 an hour

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The wage eventually will cap at $15.45 in June of 2020. The three-year contract will represent almost 10,000 employees with four labor unions. Bernie Sanders, who pressured Disney to raise wages for workers in California and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Halts Oil Shipments Through Bab el-Mandeb

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Shipments through the world's major oil transit route in the Red Sea have been halted by Saudi Arabia, following attacks on two oil tankers by Yemen's Houthi rebels earlier Wednesday. It later said the "battleship" was targeted using a missile and that the rebels attacked another boat belonging to the coalition. "A spike in oil prices. Read More »

Facebook-led tech slump dims broader gains for U.S. stocks

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The Facebook drop also led the tech-heavy NASDAQ to fall a percent. Facebook's massive drop also hurt shares of Amazon , Alphabet and other high-growth companies, and Nasdaq futures fell as much as 0.85 percent, suggesting the market could open lower on Thursday. Read More »

Trump touts economic growth

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Few economists outside the administration agree with this claim. During Barack Obama's presidency, there were four quarters when annualised growth exceeded the level that Trump praised today. Mr. Trump expressed hope that the figures would be good on Thursday as he spoke to steelworkers in Granite City, Illinois , saying, "if it has a four in front of it, we're happy". Read More »

Trump Declares Victory for Farmers in Trade Spat with EU

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But China is arguably a more important trading relationship than the one with Europe. At the start of this month, China retaliated against Trump by imposing its own 25 per cent tariffs on key U.S. Trump on Wednesday met with members of Congress from agricultural states to discuss trade issues. The Alliance of Automobile manufacturers, a trade group representing both domestic and foreign-brand automakers, welcomed the agreement to hold talks instead of impose tariffs, saying the ... Read More »

Facebook Stock Decline Is Largest One-Day Drop in U.S. History

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While gargantuan in sheer number, the drop in Facebook's market value doesn't spell the end for the company. They believe the user growth shortfall had more to do with European privacy rules that went into effect in May. Zuckerberg even noted during a call with analysts that "we're investing so much in security that it will significantly impact our profitability". The Observer revealed that data from millions of Facebook users had been inappropriately passed on to the political ... Read More »

Trump touts economy: ‘These numbers are very, very sustainable’

President Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, in addition to a number of White House economic officials and Cabinet members during his remarks. Some economists think full-year growth in gross domestic product could hit 3 percent in 2018 for the first time in the almost decade-long recovery, a prospect that became more likely following Friday's strong numbers. Read More »

Brics: Sorry, we can’t afford nuclear, Cyril tells Putin

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Modi arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday to attend the two-day BRICS Summit . At this 10th summit the leaders are expected to discuss worldwide peace and security, global governance and trade issues. Recalling his recent meetings with Xi, Prime Minister Modi said they have given a new strength to India-China ties and also provided new opportunities for bilateral cooperation."It is important to maintain this momentum and for this we should, at our level, regularly review our ... Read More »

European Union commissioner suggests broad cuts to tariffs with US

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A "flood" of lawmakers expressed similar trade policy concerns to Kudlow and Navarro in the meeting, said Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. Armed with these advantages, Trump's strategy seems to be to use the threat of tariffs to create uncertainty, sow dissension within the European Union and extract concessions. Read More »

GREAT AGAIN: Trump Says US 'WINNING AGAIN' Because We're 'Putting AMERICA FIRST'

THE FACTS: Even allowing for some Trumpian exaggeration, this overstates things. The 4.1 percent growth figure may or may not be sustainable. Consumer spending outpaced expectations, growing four percent. That's the fastest pace since 2014, driven by consumers who began spending their tax cuts and exporters who rushed to get their products delivered ahead of retaliatory tariffs. Read More »

Twitter shares plunge on news of drop in users

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While Twitter maintains that most of these accounts were dormant and thus not counted in the monthly user figure, the company also warned that its cleanup efforts could affect its counted user base without giving specific numbers. The company saw strong gains in advertising, with revenue up 23% year on year to $601 million. That marks the third consecutive profitable quarter for the company. Read More »

Trump 'open' to visiting Moscow for meeting with Putin

Speaking to reporters at a summit of BRICS countries in South Africa, Putin said telephone calls between Moscow and Washington were insufficient and that both sides needed to meet to talk about issues like the Iran nuclear deal, conflicts in the Middle East, and arms control treaties. Read More »

Papa John's founder John Schnatter sues pizza chain

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He is seeking all documentation filed by the company in the aftermath of his N-Word blunder, "because of the unexplained and heavy-handed way in which the company has treated him since the publication of a story that falsely accused him of using a racial slur ". Read More »

McDonald's Staff Beat Up Milkshake-Throwing Customer

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Chavolla, on the other hand, said that she has kept her job at McDonald's following the incident before showing off a scratch on her hand, from where she "hit her in the teeth". Barreling forward, the server grabbed the customer by the hair and wrenched her over a nearby table, raining blows down on her face and shoulders with a closed fist. Read More »

Amazon posts big Q2 earnings beat but misses revenue target

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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) shares were edging higher as the company reported its latest quarterly earnings results, which were ahead in the earnings front but below Wall Street's revenue estimates. Amazon , which bought Whole Foods past year, recently rolled out extra discounts for its Prime members at its USA stores. After a sizable dip in March and April this year, seemingly related to US president Donald Trump's criticism of the firm, the company's stock resumed an nearly uninterrupted ... Read More »

It started with a kiss: how Juncker wooed Trump

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A CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in the day. The 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum impact not only China, but traditional US allies like the European Union, Canada , and Mexico. The Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion "short-term" plan to help USA farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. Read More »

Pres. Trump: American Steel Is Back

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S. Steel as we continue to investigate the incident", a U. S. Steel spokesperson said in a statement to KMOV. "US Steel is back!" "I know you're proud to work for a company where the steel is mined and made in America", he continued. "Buy American, and hire American", he said. "You're not going to be too angry with Trump, I can tell you", the president said at the workforce development event in Peosta, where he was joined by two Iowa Republicans, Gov. Read More »

It started with a kiss: Juncker's trade Trump card

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Last month, he voted yes on the reauthorization of the farm bill that once again authorizes tens of billions of dollars that subsidize the us agriculture industry, paying farmers to grow, or refrain from growing, commodity crops that the market doesn't want. Read More »

Income tax return filing deadline extended to August 31

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CBDT has extended the "due date" for filing of income tax return to August 31, 2018 from July 31, 2018 for some tax payers. In a relief to individual taxpayers, the income tax department on Thursday extended the last date for filing tax returns by one month. Read More »

Winklevoss Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Gets Rejected Yet Again

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The SEC originally rejected an application for the "Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust" a year ago. The regulatory authority highlighted that the order should not be seen as a judgment against cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Update 5:39 pm: The price of Bitcoin has reacted to the news, falling more 2 percent over the last hour after holding impressive gains made over the past week. Read More »

Zuckerberg loses US$15.9B in a snap as Facebook plunges

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Mark Zuckerberg , the co-founder of Facebook (FB), is facing a hit to his personal wealth of up to $17bn (£13bn) after the social media company disappointed investors with its latest trading update . In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data-privacy scandal , "Legal/regulatory developments have led to changes meant to support FB's platform and users, but they will notably restrain growth and profits for at least the next couple of quarters, in our opinion", Scott Kessler of CFRA ... Read More »

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks: Lopez Obrador

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After what was deemed a "friendly" call on the night of Lopez Obrador's election, Trump complimented him again Tuesday, saying both countries were talking about doing "something very dramatic". Seade said the visit had sent out "excellent" signals. Some elements of our economy did not even exist at the time NAFTA was first negotiated, and we commend the administration for taking steps to modernize this historic agreement. Read More »

Close shave with Florida police wins homeless man job

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The video description stated Phil was hoping to land a job at a McDonald's restaurant but was told he couldn't be hired unless he shaved. It's not known if the man got the job, but he had one supporter in blue rooting for him. The man, though, was having a hard time with the razor working and he did not have a mirror. "Phil was super-excited and assured me he would be ready for Thursday", he said. Read More »

Ryanair cancels 20 flights over pilots' strike

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The pledge comes less than a year after the CAA threatened Ryanair with legal action over it handling of compensation claims when thousands of flights were cancelled following mismanaged holiday rotas for its pilots. Around a quarter of its Dublin-based pilots staged their third 24-hour stoppage in two weeks on Tuesday, while cabin crew in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium began a two-day strike on Wednesday, prompting Ryanair to cancel more than 12% of its flights. Read More »

Qualcomm announces growth in latest quarter, pulls out of NXP acquisition

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China was the lone holdout. He declined further comment, referring to China's market regulator for additional details. Qualcomm had warned investors that this would likely happen. Qualcomm shares rose 5 percent in trading before the bell on Thursday while NXP shares sank 10 percent - a level the company has not seen since Qualcomm made a bid for the company in October 2016 . Read More »

Trump and European Union come to vague agreement to reduce trade tensions

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Qualcomm had said on Wednesday it was dropping the bid. "A breakthrough has been quickly made that nobody thought possible!", he tweeted on Wednesday. "We agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero nontariff barriers and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods", he said at an unscheduled appearance with Juncker after their White House meeting. Read More »

United States and European Union agree to work towards lower trade barriers

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Against the backdrop of this fresh start, both sides agreed to resume trade talks "to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods", Trump said . The president met with a group of lawmakers from agriculture states and districts later Wednesday to discuss that package and his ever-expanding trade conflicts. Read More »

Saudi Arabia suspends oil exports through Red Sea lane after Houthi attack

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Much of the Crude oil that leaves Saudi Arabia to the North West via the Suez Canal and the SUMED pipeline is first shipped through the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, which passes close to Yemen. "Fortunately, there were no injuries or oil spill that would have resulted in catastrophic environmental damage", it read. Olivier Jakob from Petromatrix said in a note it remains to be seen whether the Saudi move has an impact on insurance rates and the willingness of ship operators to use that channel. Read More »