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List of Open Restaurants on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

List of Open Restaurants on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Some are proud to have the label as a procrastinator and say Christmas Eve is a common shopping day. Christmas is now just a day away and if you haven't finished all your Christmas shopping then you have really left it late. Kohl's will close it's doors at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will remain closed on Christmas after being open around the clock since December 21st for its marathon holiday sales campaign. Read More

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Huawei pushes other nations to provide evidence that it's a security risk

Huawei pushes other nations to provide evidence that it's a security risk

Huawei products are already blocked in the United States and its plans to build 5G networks in Australia and New Zealand have been shelved. Hu said the firm was waiting for a "just conclusion of Meng's case", according to the daily. Yet the outlook may be dimming for Huawei there. Huawei has reportedly given in to the demands of United Kingdom intelligence agencies to address serious risks in the Chinese company's telecom. Read More

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Netflix Releases Statement on Facebook Data Breach

Netflix Releases Statement on Facebook Data Breach

Another problem is the timeline - numerous deals referred to were still active in 2017, and some continued into this year. "Some were still in effect this year". "I don't believe it is legitimate to enter into data-sharing partnerships where there is not prior informed consent from the user", said Roger McNamee, an early investor in Facebook. Read More

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Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

Trump pressures Fed ahead of meeting, warns against 'another mistake'

A confluence of factors - a global slowdown, a U.S. Accordingly, beginning in 2019 the Fed might slow or suspend its rate hikes while gauging the state of the economy in light of the threats it faces. Kathy Bostjancic of Oxford Economics thinks investor fears about slowing growth are "overdone". Here's what to watch for, starting at 2 p.m., when the central bank reveals its decision on whether to raise the target for its benchmark federal funds rate for the fourth time this year and the ... Read More

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Human Heart Discovered Onboard Dallas-bound US Flight

Human Heart Discovered Onboard Dallas-bound US Flight

It's not clear what the heart was for. The heart first boarded the plane in Sacramento, according to a spokesperson for Southwest. But after the shock, came a sense of kindness, he said, as everyone "was happy to save a life". "We only use private flights", Katherine Pliska, spokeswoman for LifeCenter Northwest, the organization that facilitates the transfer of organs for transplant in the Pacific Northwest, told The Seattle Times . Read More

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Senate passes $867 billion farm bill that would legalize hemp, expand subsidies

Senate passes $867 billion farm bill that would legalize hemp, expand subsidies

The bill, which is more than 800 pages long, has the support of the Arizona Farm Bureau. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, "agriculture-oriented leaders". Among them is a new National Accuracy Clearinghouse, which would prevent individuals from receiving food stamp benefits in multiple states. The bill also legalizes industrial hemp as a crop across the country. Read More

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China takes hostages? Two Canadians held in Huawei dispute

China takes hostages? Two Canadians held in Huawei dispute

It seems that Canada has been played as a patsy and so far, two Canadians have been jailed in China and the Chinese government is threatening further retaliation against Canada, but nothing against the United States. "If Canada extradites Meng to the U.S., China's revenge will be far worse than detaining a Canadian", said Hu Xijin, speaking in English. Canadian officials said they were officially informed via fax early Wednesday of Kovrig's detention. Read More

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OPEC tries again to agree on production cuts

OPEC tries again to agree on production cuts

Iran emerged as a victor from the contentious talks, saying it's secured an exemption from cuts as it suffers the effects of USA sanctions. "Although we don't think that the current pricing differentials between Canadian barrels and USA barrels will be permanent, we are obligated to our shareholders to protect our business and our balance sheet until Canadian prices improve", said Cardinal in a news release. Read More

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Google CEO denies political bias and plans for China search engine

Google CEO denies political bias and plans for China search engine

Liberal media outlets in the study included such noted bastions of progressivism as CNBC , Fortune Magazine, People Magazine, Variety and The Military Times. "Our core mission is to provide users access to information, and getting access to information is a universal human right", he said. According to the Washington Post: "Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist banned from YouTube for violating its policies against abuse, took a seat five rows behind Pichai along with Roger Stone, an ally of ... Read More

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Former Canadian diplomat working for non-profit reported missing in China

Former Canadian diplomat working for non-profit reported missing in China

US President Donald Trump told Reuters on Tuesday he would intervene in the US Justice Department's case against Meng if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China . Mr Kovrig was taken into custody on Monday night during one of his regular visits to Beijing , according to a spokesman for International Crisis Group (ICG), where he now works as north-east Asia adviser based in Hong Kong. Read More

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China vows quick action on USA trade promises: 'The sooner the better'

China vows quick action on USA trade promises: 'The sooner the better'

Trump later said he did not want "to sound naive or anything", but he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping "meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting" at last week's G-20 summit in Argentina . "Relations with China have taken a BIG leap forward!" The clock started ticking on December 1, when Trump met in Buenos Aires with China's leader Xi Jinping and agreed to work towards an agreement to roll back the exchange of tariffs on hundreds of billions of ... Read More

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US, China agree not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods

US, China agree not to raise tariffs on Chinese goods

But in many cases, manufacturers said such moves can take years to complete. Despite the positive talks so far, these policies will likely cause the most issues nearing the 90-day deadline. "It's risky. There's certainly no guarantees that it will produce the outcomes that we want". Qualcomm-NXP deal back on? In September 2017 it was $34.5 billion, and in 2016 it was $32.5 billion. Read More

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Trump Says China Agreed to 'Reduce and Remove' Tariffs on American Cars

Trump Says China Agreed to 'Reduce and Remove' Tariffs on American Cars

Trump agreed to hold off on his threat to slap 25 per cent tariffs on US$200 billion (S$274 billion) worth of Chinese goods from January 1, leaving them at the current 10 per cent rate. Although Trump has hailed his tariffs as bringing "billions of dollars" into the USA economy, experts have pointed out that costs have increased for us consumers and many businesses are suffering as a result. Read More

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Oil prices surge on trade war truce, prospects for Russian output cuts

Oil prices surge on trade war truce, prospects for Russian output cuts

That meeting is expected to set a policy for 2019 and despite Qatar's announcement, oil prices soared on Monday after Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output on the sidelines of a G20 summit. Qatar has announced that it will withdraw from the OPEC group of oil-producing nations. The cartel's largest member, Saudi Arabia, along with three other countries, has cut trade and transport ties with Qatar for the past 18 months, accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism and ... Read More

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Deutsche Bank premises raided in Germany amid money laundering probe

Deutsche Bank premises raided in Germany amid money laundering probe

The inquiries focus on events from 2013 to this year. Some 170 police officers and investigators from the prosecutor's office were searching for six of the bank's premises in and around the city. "The case is related to the Panama Papers", it added. Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News had reported that Deutsche was the unnamed bank a Danske whistleblower said had handled nearly $150 billion of suspect transactions originating in the Danish firm's Estonian branch. Read More

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US Tariffs on More Foreign Vehicles Would Have Prevented GM Plant Closures

US Tariffs on More Foreign Vehicles Would Have Prevented GM Plant Closures

And it said "many" of the workers impacted by the plant closures "will have the opportunity to shift to other GM plants", where it produces popular and top-selling trucks and SUVs. After the President's comments, the GM share fell by 3.8 per cent and closed down 2.6 per cent, wiping out much of the gains of Monday when it soared after the company announced its restructuring plans that involved closure of five plants in the USA and Canada and slashing of over 14,000 jobs. Read More

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Closing GM’s Oshawa plant puts 15K Canadian auto parts jobs at risk

Closing GM’s Oshawa plant puts 15K Canadian auto parts jobs at risk

Barra said . GM has said the closures announced Monday - auto plants in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland are also poised to close - are necessary because of shifts in consumer buying patterns. Trudeau tweeted on Monday that he "spoke with GM's Chief Executive Mary Barra to express his deep disappointment in the closure". In an emailed statement to CTV Toronto , GM spokesperson David Paterson said the company "won't be commenting. Read More

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Trump threatens a 25% tariff on the iPhone and Apple laptops

Trump threatens a 25% tariff on the iPhone and Apple laptops

The U.S.is due to raise import duties on about $200 billion worth of goods from China to 25 percent from 10 percent on January 1. Major equity indexes in the USA started the day in the negative territory on Tuesday as investors stay cautious ahead of the G20 summit, at which US President Trump and his Chinese Counterpart Xi are expected to negotiate on trade. Read More

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New federal report warns of more extreme weather disasters in the US

New federal report warns of more extreme weather disasters in the US

Jake Levine , a former energy and climate aide to President Barack Obama , appeared on MSNBC and criticized President Donald Trump for attempting to bury the report on Black Friday . The scientists who worked on the report implored the USA not to ignore greenhouse gas emissions, which are expected to cause "substantial net damage" to the country's economy throughout the century. Read More

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Skype calls are finally available on Alexa-enabled devices

Skype calls are finally available on Alexa-enabled devices

Go to Settings Communication Skype to link the account. Now sign in using the same Microsoft account that you use for Skype. Users can also ask Alexa to dial a mobile or landline phone number via Skype. Other countries will get it soon. For better, Video calling experience, it is suggested to update the Skype version to 8.34 or later. This offer will be valid for two months giving customers 200 minutes worth of calling credit to make SkypeOut calls. Read More

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Cold and brisk temps for your Thanksgiving weekend

Cold and brisk temps for your Thanksgiving weekend

The arctic air brought New Yorkers a brief coating of snow as well. A steady 10 miles per hour breeze from the north is forecast to make it feel like the 20s, though skies will be mostly sunny. High temperatures will be in the 30s. In the West, the National Weather Service is advising drivers to plan extra time into their trips as a storm off the coast of California will delay travel starting Wednesday . Read More

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Spain won't back Brexit deal without clarity on Gibraltar, says Spanish minister

Spain won't back Brexit deal without clarity on Gibraltar, says Spanish minister

He said European Union leaders still have to endorse the draft declaration , which is due to accompany a draft of agreed terms for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc on March 29. "As of today, if there are no changes with respect to Gibraltar, Spain will vote no to the agreement on Brexit". British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to keep her Brexit deal alive as she readies to return to Brussels for last minute negotiations on Saturday. Read More

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Oil downside risk at four-year high on OPEC inaction fears

Oil downside risk at four-year high on OPEC inaction fears

And sellers are not holding their breath - WTI is down nearly 6% today to its lowest since Nov 2017... US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI) crude futures, were up 70 cents, or 1.3 per cent, at US$54.13 a barrel. This is as much to grab the Asia market space vacated by lower Iranian supplies as to influence a higher drawdown from the U.S. strategic reserves and bolster market sentiment - and prices. Read More

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APEC summit sees China and United States at odds over trade war

APEC summit sees China and United States at odds over trade war

Pence warned Saturday that USA sanctions and pressure on China would remain in place until Beijing reforms its trade practices. He warned against taking Chinese loans, saying the U.S. He said intellectual property rights are important to protect innovation but they shouldn't widen the digital gap between countries. There have been concerns that small countries that sign up for infrastructure projects will be left with debt burdens they can not service, something Pence highlighted. Read More

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Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

Banks, consumer-focused companies, and media and communications stocks all took heavy losses. Unless the economy experiences significant deterioration in the following weeks and months, there's no valid justification for the Fed to end orThe recovery in USA stocks from October's slump evaporated on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 600 points, while the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 declined 2.78% and 1.97% respectively. Read More

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House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

But here's the problem for Pelosi's opponents: There is now no other House Dem stepping forward to take her on. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL was re-elected as minority whip, the No. Besides maintaining Schumer as minority leader, Senate Democrats also decided Wednesday to keep the rest of their leadership team in place, according to an individual familiar with the proceedings. Read More

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