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Oil rises on Saudi talk of output cuts int 2019

Oil rises on Saudi talk of output cuts int 2019

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $64.99 a barrel at 4.05am GMT, up 69c, or 1.1%, from their previous close. "Global inventories are already at the bottom end of the five-year ran...

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Congress passes online, anti-trafficking bill

Congress passes online, anti-trafficking bill

The legislation clarifies that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does not protect websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking, allowing victims to seek justice and giving p...

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Tencent falls after Naspers sells US$9.8 bil stake at discount

Tencent falls after Naspers sells US$9.8 bil stake at discount

The company executives told that spending is essential in the long-term. Naspers, which still has a major stake in Shenzhen-based Tencent, is cashing in a sliver of one of the greatest venture-capit...

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Time to 'Delete Facebook', says WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

Time to 'Delete Facebook', says WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

Signal was previously reliant on support from the Freedom of the Press Foundation. This isn't just important for select people in select countries. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014. Mr...

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On the menu for McDonald's: cutting greenhouse gas emissions

On the menu for McDonald's: cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Emissions related to the processing, packaging, distribution, refrigeration and cooking of foods were not part of the study but would likely increase total emissions by 30 percent or more, said first ...

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European Union backs Britain against Russian Federation over spy attack

European Union backs Britain against Russian Federation over spy attack

During a summit dinner, May laid out the reasons Britain is convinced Moscow was behind the attack, including the type of poison used - a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novichok - and intelli...

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Britain won't make its new Brexit passports. Guess who will?

Britain won't make its new Brexit passports. Guess who will?

Mr Sutherland, who was speaking in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, said his firm had been producing passports for the United Kingdom for the last 10 years "without a single hiccup" bu...

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Interest rates on hold as Bank holds fire until likely May hike

Interest rates on hold as Bank holds fire until likely May hike

Which means this morning's meeting needed to lay some grit and sand for what must be an inevitable May interest rate hike. "As a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, I need to be open minded abo...

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Dow plunges over 700 points amid Trump's trade move, FB scandal

Dow plunges over 700 points amid Trump's trade move, FB scandal

United States stocks were in free-fall by Thursday's close and approaching the territory of a technical correction, with the Dow Jones dropping by 724 points to 23,958 as fears escalated about the...

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Craigslist shuts down personals section after sex trafficking bill

Craigslist shuts down personals section after sex trafficking bill

Explaining its move, Craigslist says it shuttered its personals section because it fears that the risks it would assume by keeping it open could jeopardize its other services. A victim would nee...

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Air India makes historic journey to Israel over Saudi Arabia

Air India makes historic journey to Israel over Saudi Arabia

A commercial airliner flying to Tel Aviv crossed through the skies of Saudi Arabia for the first time on Thursday, ending an era during which Arab states prevented a direct route because of politica...

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Elon Musk just removed Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

Elon Musk just removed Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

While Musk himself wasn't active on the platform, he did garner millions of followers and people who liked the page . Users on Twitter had been urging Musk to delete his Facebook page, promptin...

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Fed hikes as 'dot plot' shifts upwards

Fed hikes as 'dot plot' shifts upwards

The revisions will have an effect on the Fed's path of gradual normalization of monetary policy, including the number of envisaged interest rate hikes . In a statement following a two-day meeting, ...

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Uber SUV's autonomous system should have seen woman

Uber SUV's autonomous system should have seen woman

Footage released by police showed how the vehicle did not appear to slow down or detect the woman , which should part of the cars most basic function. Herzberg's death is the first fatality invo...

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Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys

Crowdfunding campaign to save Toys "R" Us doesn't include Canadian stores

On March 15, Toys "R" Us announced plans to shut down its operations in the USA and Puerto Rico. "I think it's going to go more digital, people are going to go on Amazon and see what they do", sai...

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United gives $10K travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

United gives $10K travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

The United passenger, a communications director named Allison Preiss, was on a flight Thursday morning preparing to depart from Washington Dulles International Airport when crew members informed t...

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Mark Zuckerberg speaks out over Cambridge Analytica, admits Facebook failed users

Mark Zuckerberg speaks out over Cambridge Analytica, admits Facebook failed users

Since his post , Zuckerberg has been on a media overdrive giving interviews to various publications. As the changes Facebook made only apply to apps requesting data after the update was made ...

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Siri will read your hidden iPhone lock screen notifications to anyone

Siri will read your hidden iPhone lock screen notifications to anyone

The bug was discovered this week, with the command "read my notifications" yielding some surprising results for owners of Apple's flagship devices. The problem remains in iOS 11.3 beta and iOS 11....

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US Census data show 40 counties in Arkansas

US Census data show 40 counties in Arkansas

Erie and Wyoming County (which gained 54 persons) were the only counties in the 8-county region to see growth. Overall the Kansas City metro grew by more than 22,500 people from mid-2016 to mid-2017. ...

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Mesa Airlines Announces Career Path Program for Pilots with United Airlines

Mesa Airlines Announces Career Path Program for Pilots with United Airlines

The announcement comes as the airline is facing a backlash following a series of pet-related mishaps. The airline also was sued last summer over the death of a giant rabbit on a flight from London t...

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Thousands of Kidde smoke alarms recalled

Thousands of Kidde smoke alarms recalled

Officials say a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process may cover up one of the product's two smoke sensors, and that hampers its ability to detect smoke. They should contact Kidde to re...

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The EU could make Big Tech pay tax on its turnover

The EU could make Big Tech pay tax on its turnover

The EU tax plan will target mainly United States companies with a worldwide annual turnover above $924 million, such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Airbnb and Uber. "But under today's rules, those pr...

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Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk's $2.6-billion performance award

Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk's $2.6-billion performance award

The pay plan helps ensure Musk will remain at Tesla at least until 2028, but several questions loom. Tesla's general counsel, Todd Maron, indicated at the meeting that Musk's pay was strongly su...

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San Francisco's fur ban pleases animal rights groups, concerns business leaders

San Francisco's fur ban pleases animal rights groups, concerns business leaders

This means that all stores in the city will be completely fur-free by next year and includes online pruchases for delivery to San Francisco addresses. Prior to this, there were fur bans in West Hollyw...

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KB Toys plots a comeback as Toys R Us collapses

KB Toys plots a comeback as Toys R Us collapses

Invest in the consumer experience-As Greg Portell, lead partner at retail consultant A.T. Kearney said of Toys R Us , "If you're going to have that breadth of inventory, you need someone in the store...

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