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Black Friday protests outside Amazon over working conditions

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As shoppers in the United States of America log in to Amazon to find Black Friday deals, Amazon workers in the UK, Spain , France , Italy, and Germany are striking to protest working conditions in the company's warehouses. A source at Spanish union CCOO, which helped coordinate the strikes, told Business Insider that Amazon "wanted to send the police inside the warehouse to push people to work". Read More »

Brexit deal almost done, but Spain holds out over Gibraltar

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The PM's assurance there was a "bright future" ahead for the United Kingdom failed to satisfy the caller - named only as Michael - and she was forced to answer again. on Sunday. Spanish reservations over Gibraltar on Friday prevented the European Union clearing the last hurdle before a summit that is due to endorse the bloc's Brexit deal with Britain on Sunday. Read More »

Tesla Opened Up Orders Of Model 3 For Chinese Customers

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The company initially, back in May reduced the prices of their Model X and Model S by $14,000 and $6,000 respectively. According to IHS Market's registration data shared in the California New Car Dealer Association quarterly report, with the launch of Model 3, Tesla has delivered 22,758 vehicles in California throughout the recent quarter, which is an impressive increase of about 399% from the same period past year. Read More »

US Government Asks Allies To Stop Using Huawei’s Products

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The US is said to be particularly concerned about the use of Chinese telecom equipment in countries that host US military bases, like Germany, Italy and Japan. "If a government's behavior extends beyond its jurisdiction, such activity should not be encouraged", a Huawei spokesperson said in an emailed response to the report. Read More »

'Crude's getting shellacked': Oil hits a one-year low; stocks slide

Investors are increasingly skeptical that the Saudis will risk alienating the Trump administration by supporting plans to cut oil supplies to boost prices at the December 6th OPEC meeting in Vienna. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Saudi Arabia and other producers increased output earlier this year in anticipation of the sanctions renewal, but the waivers mean fewer Iranian barrels came off the market than expected. Read More »

Dolce & Gabbana founders apologise for controversial China campaign

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Such platforms are key to retail sales in China , where online shopping is massively popular. In the wake of Dolce & Gabbana canceling its big Shanghai show following an extremely ill-conceived ad campaign, a hilarious parody of the brand's offensive video advertisements has hit Chinese social media. Read More »

Businesses prepare for millions to hit stores on Black Friday

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In 1961, the idea of re-branding the holiday to "Big Friday" was floated so that one of the biggest days in shopping wouldn't carry a negative connotation. Black Friday's name is a source of some debate. A couple of people said they shopped online, but were headed to a brick-and-mortar store to check out the deals in person. Read More »

Stocks open higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses

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Investors looked for safer options. Retail and tech stocks were some of worst performers in early trading. High-dividend stocks like real estate companies and utilities, which investors favor when they are fearful of market turmoil, held up better than the rest of the market. Read More »

Millions expected to travel during Thanksgiving holiday rush

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Thanksgiving travel was in full swing at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on Wednesday. Wind gusts of up to 64kmh could affect Thanksgiving parades in the north-east, including the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, but not travel itself, Mr Roth said. Read More »

Spain PM Pedro Sanchez Threatens Brexit Deal Over Gibraltar

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Theresa May's DUP allies have delivered a warning shot across the bows after accusing the Prime Minister of breaking fundamental promises on Brexit. Responding to a question from Conservative MP and stalwart Gibraltar supporter Bob Neill, Mrs May remained resolute on Gibraltar's inclusion in the process. Read More »

Amazon disclosed customer names, email addresses due to technical error

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We're contacting you to let you know that our website inadvertently disclosed your email address due to a technical error. As BetaNews reports , the email Amazon sent is quite obscure. Amazon clarified that the disclosure was not the result of a breach of the company's websites or any of its systems. These are the same type of questions that numerous affected users have also asked online earlier today after receiving the email. Read More »

Apple Cuts Production Orders for All 3 New IPhone Models

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Apple has reduced production orders for all three of its new iPhones, according to a November 19th, 2018 report from the Wall Street Journal . As we can see from the video the iPhone XS Max was faster in the various apps with the first lap taking 1 minute and 40 seconds, the OnePlus 6T was 9 seconds slower. Read More »

Renault's board won't fire Carlos Ghosn yet, report says

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Nissan told Renault's board on Monday it had evidence of potential wrongdoing at Renault-Nissan BV, the Dutch venture overseeing alliance operations under Renault's ultimate control, three people with knowledge of the matter said . He pointedly refused to offer the deep "apology bow" that usually accompanies corporate scandals in Japan and played down the role Ghosn had personally played in reviving the firm's fortunes. Read More »

Alexa, meet Skype: Amazon and Microsoft in tech tie-up

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Meanwhile, Facebook has begun selling its Portal device , which does video-calling and very little else, making the arrival of Skype a major spoiler. Starting this week, Skype calling is available to Alexa devices , allowing users to call friends and family on Skype or call mobiles and landlines in up to 150 countries worldwide. Read More »

Brexiteer Plot to Oust UK Prime Minister May Falters

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But facing a motion from 70 MPs across both sides of the benches including many Conservative rebels she was forced to back down and agree to publish the details before parliament votes on the Brexit agreement . The draft agreement reached last week triggered an avalanche of criticism in Britain and left May fighting to keep her job even as British and European Union negotiators raced to firm up a final deal before a weekend summit where European Union leaders hope to rubber-stamp it. Read More »

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Amazon Echo, Roomba, Google Home

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Apple's site has a placeholder shopping event page , and the company has begun sending teaser emails to customers , letting them know about the upcoming sales. iPads, Macbooks, and iMacs are a Black Friday favourite and should be available from major retailers. The Fitbit Alta HR activity tracker wasn't advertised as a Black Friday deal , but was sold at £109.99 with a £10 discount applied by John Lewis on the day. Read More »

Russian Federation plans to sign deal with OPEC

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That was above its production of 10.502 million b/d, necessitating a 93,000 b/d draw from crude in storage. November 19, oil steadied and gained in the previous three sessions from the prospect that Saudi Arabia , which is a top exporter, will push OPEC and, probably, Russian Federation to cut supply till the end of the year, as Reuters reported . Read More »

RBI board meet strikes a middle ground

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A closely watched meeting of the board of the Reserve Bank of India ended this evening with the central bank agreeing to increase liquidity in the open market. The only positive takeaway for the central bank was that it got to draft a press release that made the whole affair look like a truce. The Reserve Bank of India will form a panel to study the transfer of its surplus reserves to the government . Read More »

APEC fails to reach consensus as U.S.-China divide dominates

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With the high-profile absentees and the summit dogged by unbridgeable differences over trade, the real fireworks at this year's APEC took place - probably uniquely - on a cruise ship. Gen Prayut also emphasised "digital" as the comprehensive stimuli for growth in Asia Pacific region while also emphasising that Apec is an important economic framework which has the potential to be a mechanism for growth and stability in the region. Read More »

Bitcoin Cash SV [IOU] Market Cap Achieves $0.00 (BCHSV)

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The fact that it controls more than half the value of the entire market means that a drop in Bitcoin value causes a Ripple effect especially for the top coins. UnbreakableCoin (UNB) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.11 or 0.00001757 BTC. BCH is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm. Read More »

Nissan's Cost Killer chief Carlos Chosn arrested, to be fired

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Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News also reported that Ghosn, who doubles as chairman and chief executive of France's Renault (RENA.PA), was to be arrested. But plans for an orderly succession - and potentially the entire future of the rather unwieldy Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi structure - may well have been thrown wide open. Read More »

Honda Passport SUV making a comeback for 2019

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The Passport was developed in the U.S. by Honda and will be built in the United States in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda hasn't released any details about the Passport yet, but says it will be "adventure-ready", "off-road capable", and that it was both designed and will be built in the USA, right alongside the Pilot in Alabama. Read More »

Just in time for Thanksgiving: 4 recalled turkey products to avoid

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The ongoing hunt has found the salmonella strain in raw turkey pet food, ground turkey, turkey patties, and in live turkeys, indicating "it might be widespread in the turkey industry ". Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. Read More »

Pence-Xi Showdown at APEC Shows U.S.-China Divide Only Widening

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Addressing Apec shortly after Xi spoke, Pence criticised China for "opaque" and debt-ridden infrastructure loans, forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft and militarisation of the South China Sea. Can the USA and China resolve their differences? "We should say no to protectionism and unilateralism", he said. "History has shown that confrontation, whether in the form of a Cold War, hot war, or trade war will produce no winners", said Mr. Read More »

Aston Martin teases its new SUV, officially named DBX

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Whether or not 007 will head for the woods in one in his next film is yet to be seen, but it would make for a great chase scene. Being put through its paces along a Welsh Rally stage, with the company's chief engineer Matt Becker behind the wheel. Read More »

FDA seeking to restrict access to flavored e-cigarettes, ban menthol

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About 3.6 million kids and teenagers in the USA vape, the FDA says. We did extend the compliance dates on the e-cigarettes when I initially came aboard, again, to try to give them time to come in with applications to the agency, to try to demonstrate what they need to demonstrate to remain on the market, because we do - we do recognize that there may be an opportunity for adults using these products. Read More »

Democrat Katie Porter Unseats Mimi Walters; Young Kim Falls Behind

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John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, took over from Thune as chair of the Republican conference. Sen. "The establishment is trying to hold on, and the American people and Democrats voted for change", Mr. Jim Jordan of OH says the GOP lost its House majority in the midterm election because it didn't deliver on promises to secure the U.S. -Mexico border, fund President Donald Trump's wall and replace the Obama health care law. Read More »

FDA Wants to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

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Last year, BAT re-entered the U.S. market after a 12-year absence with the $47bn acquisition of Reynolds, owner of brands including Pall Mall, Newport and Camel, in a move that created the world's biggest tobacco company and was expected to speed up the development of e-cigarettes and vapes. Read More »

Asian shares fall on growth concerns

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Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 per cent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4 per cent. US equities were also pressured by concerns that earnings growth might be peaking, trade tensions and a slowing global economy - factors that had triggered a rout in riskier assets in October. Read More »

Global oil market to lapse into surplus in 2019 as demand slows

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Global oil prices fell by about a quarter in 40 days to $65 a barrel on Wednesday, promising to reduce India's import bill and inflation. The price move followed a record 12 days of declines amid surging supply from Saudi Arabia , Russia and the USA, and fears of dwindling demand. Read More »

Toyota teases 2020 Corolla ahead of China debut

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The new Corolla sedan will be based on the TNGA platform shared with the hatchback and estate models that were unveiled earlier this year. It is still a sedan but it has a sporty look. We'll see the new Toyota Corolla the day after tomorrow. The new Corolla will be more spacious than the outgoing model and will be offered with new engines. Read More »

Woman abuses flight crew for denying her alcohol

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NDTV reported that she was arrested after the flight landed at Heathrow airport in London. The woman eventually makes her way back into the cabin, where she appears not to remember which airport the plane is flying into. Details of the shocking behavior on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London emerged Wednesday, though the flight was on Saturday. The drunk woman walks up to the pilot and apparently spits at him before directing her anger at a woman crew member. Read More »

Suspect wanted for assaulting McDonald's employee over ketchup

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After getting her food, she apparently became enraged when she discovered there was not enough ketchup in the order, said Cpl. Police released McDonald's surveillance footage of the incident, showing a woman in gray trousers and a light pink shirt attacking the employee, who was wearing a blue shirt. Read More »

Pink Legacy diamond sells for nearly $70 million, setting world record

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The sale of Pink Legacy has surpassed that, at $2.637 million per carat. "The previous record was $2.1m (£1.6m), but for a much larger stone: Over 50 carats", Curiel said. "Imagine a domino that you have cut the corners off of", Jean-Marc Lunel, an worldwide jewellery specialist at Christie's, recently told AFP, pointing out that the cut is a "classical so-called emerald cut", which stands out from the typical, more rounded, multi-faceted cuts used today. Read More »

Dow Jones falls 600 points as tech stocks slip

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Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. The S&P 500 dropped 2 percent as financials tanked, led by Goldman Sachs . Apple shares closed on Monday 5.04% lower, trading below the United States dollars 200.00 mark again. Brent crude, used to price global oils, dipped 0.1 percent to close at $70.12 per barrel in London. Read More »

Amazon names New York, Virginia as two locations for new headquarters

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He claimed the $2.5 billion in tax breaks awarded the retail giant are filled with "automatic incentives" that are available to "any company that comes into the state" or plans to "build in the outer boroughs" like Queens. But many current and past government officials celebrated Amazon's decision as a win. For example, Amazon pledged to create space for a tech startup incubator, artist studios, and public open space. Read More »

Oil sinks 7% into bear market on oversupply fears

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ICE Brent crude in London settled below its lower Bollinger Band this week after breaching a key 50 percent Fibonacci retracement support level in early November. Spot prices in September were significantly higher than those for later delivery, a structure known as backwardation that implies a tight market as it is unattractive to put oil into storage. Read More »

Boeing Kept Pilots In Dark About 737 MAX Auto Trim System

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The company has been relying on revenue gains from faster output of the narrow-body jet to help ease financial strain from introducing its newest wide-body aircraft, the 777X. But if that nose-down command is triggered by faulty sensor readings - as suspected in the Lion Air crash - pilots can struggle to control the plane and it can go into a dive and perhaps crash. Read More »

Venezuela Hoping to Raise Oil Output

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Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday that OPEC agreed there was a need to cut oil supply next year by around 1 million barrels per day from October levels to prevent oversupply. Meanwhile, analysts believe OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia , of course, "is acting responsibly by reducing its production that it had earlier brought online to offset possible Iranian losses". Read More »

Is Theresa May about to agree a Brexit deal with the EU?

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At the moment, the pair is trading at 1.2950, still up 0.8%, or a little over 100 pips, on the day. According to the sources, there will be one insurance policy to avoid a return to controls on the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland, the so-called Northern Irish "backstop". Read More »

Modi to visit Singapore to attend East India summit

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Although this is triggered mainly by trade tensions between the two world powers for developed countries to adopt protective measures against developing countries, including the Asean countries, Mahathir strongly believes that it is not the time to do so. Read More »

Analyst lowers prediction of iPhone XR shipments by as much as 30%

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Shares in Lumentum fell almost 30 percent, dragging down shares of other suppliers and chipmakers. Qorvo Inc. slid 7.3 per cent, Skyworks Solutions Inc. Japan Display dropped 9.5 percent, while Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main iPhone assembler, slipped to the lowest level in five years. The company also said it would stop providing unit sales for iPhones, iPads, and Macs in fiscal 2019, a step Nomura Instinet said raised "the specter of a sustained iPhone downturn". Read More »

Veterans Day: Freebies, discounts and deals for military members

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All they have to do is present proof of military service by showing their server a permanent or temporary US military identification card or a veterans card. Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veteran's Day. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be picked up at the box office. Read More »