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UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

Moments after the vote, May said it was only right to test whether the government still had lawmakers' support to carry on. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they have confidence in May's government, just 24 hours after they handed her Brexit deal a crushing defeat that left Britain's exit from from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave. Read More

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TSA staffing shortages hit nation's busiest airports amid government shutdown

TSA staffing shortages hit nation's busiest airports amid government shutdown

But screener staffing shortages forced George Bush Intercontinental Airport to shut down a security checkpoint and ticketing counter in Terminal B on Sunday afternoon, the airport said in a statement. TSA spokesman Jim Gregory told CNN the department was aware of the situation in Houston . Durham said that the airport had brought in more "customer engagement agents" to guide passengers. Read More

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United States to 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks Syrian Kurds

United States to 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks Syrian Kurds

Last week, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said a planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria was conditional on Turkey promising that it would not attack the YPG. For after years of working at odds with USA policy goals in Syria, Erdogan wrote this treatise not to support US objectives, but to capitalize on an unprecedented chance to shape northern Syria and the lives of the Kurds who live there to his liking. Read More

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Apple plans new iPhone lineup despite sales worries

Apple plans new iPhone lineup despite sales worries

However, much of what has appeared in WSJ is interesting and can not be just overlooked. It's important to clarify that at this point in the production timeline, Apple likely already can not change major features for the 2019 models, but the phones are still not finalized by any means, so other changes are possible. Read More

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Apple admits it is going to miss iPhone sales

Apple admits it is going to miss iPhone sales

In a letter to investors from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, the company lowered revenue guidance to 84 billion US dollars, down from the 89-93 billion dollars range it had previously projected . He noted that China's economy started to weaken in second-half 2018. But Cook also mentioned fewer carrier subsidiaries on new iPhones, as well as the dramatically lowered battery replacement price for older models (due to Apple's iPhone slowdown drama from late 2017), as contributing factors. Read More

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Shutdown could delay IRS tax refunds

Shutdown could delay IRS tax refunds

Funds cut off to the USDA and Treasury Department is learned to be hampering abilities to give food stamp or supply tax refunds. While the document notes the plan can be reassessed and furloughed employees can be recalled, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday and CNN reported Thursday that the IRS generally does not issue refunds during a shutdown. Read More

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Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts' estimates

Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts' estimates

Tesla said fourth-quarter deliveries were 8 percent higher than its previous quarterly peak in the third quarter of 2018. He said the cut in prices was likely weighing on the stock. Shares were last down 7.8% at $306.97. The missed expectation is especially noteworthy because the fourth quarter of 2018 was the last period during which customers could earn a major federal tax credit for buying an electric vehicle, which would have boosted sales. Read More

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Winning ticket sold in NY for $425 million Mega Millions jackpot

Winning ticket sold in NY for $425 million Mega Millions jackpot

The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and Mega Ball 14. The ticket was sold in Long Island. It was the second time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won on New Year's Day. Winners can be identified only after the prizes are claimed and tickets are validated, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday with an estimated jackpot of $53 million. Read More

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Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales

Amazon's Shares Jump 6 Percent After Record-Breaking Holiday Sales

The last Prime Now delivery on Christmas Eve made at 11:30 pm in Berkeley, Calif. Millions of items in the US were shipped with Prime free same-day shipping, Prime free one-day shipping and Prime Now free two-hour delivery. Even better, the entire smart home segment did well in Amazon's stores, with Amazon's own devices breaking records and other devices being some of the most popular items bought from the e-commerce giant. Read More

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Stock market trying to rebound after disastrous Christmas Eve

Stock market trying to rebound after disastrous Christmas Eve

Trading volume was lighter than usual following the Christmas holiday. Only one of the S&P 500's components, Newmont Mining finished down on the day. The sector rose more than 6%, led by Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) and Amazon .com, Inc. The Nasdaq Composite is up 2.5 percent at 6,349. The resurgence nearly marked the largest uptick on a percentage basis sine March 2009, when it rose 5.8%. Read More

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Trump increasingly frustrated with Treasury Sec. Mnuchin

Trump increasingly frustrated with Treasury Sec. Mnuchin

On Tuesday, Trump had complained that the Fed is raising interest rates too quickly, this after a precipitous 650-plus point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in a shortened pre-holiday trading session on Monday. About 5.9 billion shares changed hands in US exchanges, compared with the 8.9 billion-share daily average over the last 20 sessions. The partial government shutdown, which began midnight Saturday after Washington failed to reach a deal for funding a border ball, stands to ... Read More

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Sears may be down to its last 24 hours

Sears may be down to its last 24 hours

The company plans to shutter 80 stores beginning in late March and liquidation sales could begin in two weeks, the company said. Sears, the 125-year-old retail icon, has less than 24 hours to survive. But no official bid appeared to have emerged as of 4 p.m. Friday. As the deadline looms for Lampert to submit his offer, Sears advisors only have until January 4, to make the decision on whether he is a "qualified bidder". Read More

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Dow plunges after biggest point gain in history

Dow plunges after biggest point gain in history

Data released by Mastercard and Amazon also showed strong holiday sales for retailers. The S&P 500 sank more than 2 per cent, before paring losses, unable to add to a 5 per cent surge that was the biggest since March 2009. The market remains on track for its worst December since 1931, during the depths of the Depression, and could finish 2018 with its biggest losses in a decade. Read More

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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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