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Business Ayesha Curry takes shot at President Trump over Clemson fast food meal
Author: 0 Ayesha Curry takes shot at President Trump over Clemson fast food meal

But no rank-and-file House Democrats took the president up on the offer. Or do we give you some little, quick salads that the First Lady will make along with the Second Lady. Representative Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans who are close allies of Trump, said Pelosi's move showed the lengths to which Democrats will go to obstruct Trump.

Business Ocasio-Cortez: We’re Going to ‘Run Train on the Progressive Agenda’
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez: We’re Going to ‘Run Train on the Progressive Agenda’

The panel will be chaired by Maxine Waters (Calif.), who is on the moderate wing of the Democrats. The Free Beacon noted that while Ocasio-Cortez most likely meant "she and her fellow liberal Democrats would enthusiastically pursue their agenda items, "run train" is known as a crude sexual term, which is sometimes used to denote acting in an aggressive manner".

Business Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line
Author: 0 Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line

According to the "National Enquirer" , Mr Bezos has been using his private jet for secret meetings with Ms Sanchez, taking her on exotic trips, sending her explicit text messages and even sexual images of himself. They also said that they will remain friends as they have to raise four children. Bezos has since been linked to media personality and entertainment reporter Lauren Sánchez, whom he was spotted with at Amazon's Golden Globes after party following Sunday night's ceremony.

Business North Korean leader visits econ-tech zone in Beijing before heading home
Author: 0 North Korean leader visits econ-tech zone in Beijing before heading home

President Donald Trump . Mr Kim has been visiting Beijing this week to project an image of a strong Pyongyang-Beijing alliance in advance of a second potential summit. Progress has been slow ever since as the North wants sanctions relief, while the USA remains firm that sanctions will remain in place until the North completely gives up its nuclear weapons program.

Business Sex Sells (Unless You're a Woman at CES)
Author: 0 Sex Sells (Unless You're a Woman at CES)

CTA Deputy General Counsel Kara Maser acknowledged Lora DiCarlo's frustration, but affirmed the product's ineligibility, "even if your submission was mistakenly allowed in the first instance". In 2016, Fiera showed a product, the Arouser For Her, that used suction to stimulate oral sex . Additionally, it is suggested that CES sees the launch of various other sex toys (from OhMiBod), VR porn , and even a sex robot which completely contradicts the excuse given out by CTA for the ...

Business China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth
Author: 0 China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth

However, the official Trump put in charge of the talks, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, has focused on pressing Beijing to scrap or change rules Washington says block market access or improperly help Chinese companies. In return, the US will agree to wind down exorbitant tariffs now placed on Chinese imports. "It's been a good one..." America is seeking assurances that China will buy more products from the U.S.in order to reduce the trade deficit, and it wants a fairer playing ...

Business Oil prices edge up on trade talk hopes and OPEC cuts
Author: 0 Oil prices edge up on trade talk hopes and OPEC cuts

The oil producers' cartel and its allies, including Russian Federation, promised to cut production by 1.2m barrels per day. Moving forward, the American Petroleum Institute will publish its weekly report on U.S. American crude stockpiles probably declined by 2.7 million barrels last week, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of analysts ahead of government data on Wednesday.

Business Taxes still due, but refunds delayed if government shutdown continues
Author: 0 Taxes still due, but refunds delayed if government shutdown continues

Representative Richard Neal, a Democrat who is the new chairman of the House of Representatives tax-writing committee, expressed concern that the IRS, the US tax agency, has already furloughed most of its work force and stopped issuing tax refunds since the partial government shutdown began December 22.

Business Alleged 2019 iPhone renders surface, shows off three cameras
Author: 0 Alleged 2019 iPhone renders surface, shows off three cameras

Apple iPhone XI camera setup will include three cameras in a triangle formation along with a hexa LED flash and a secondary noise cancellation microphone. However, the fact that the next iPhone will come with a triple camera setup on the back will not be changing, until and unless something drastic happens.

Business Weather Channel app sued over alleged mining of users’ data
Author: 0 Weather Channel app sued over alleged mining of users’ data

Depending on how the lawsuit filed Thursday plays out, it could come as a serious credibility and financial blow, not just to the Weather Company, but also IBM. Los Angeles city prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against a popular weather app- the Weather Channel app- for covertly selling users' private data to advertisers.

Business Apple shares slide after iPhone maker issues rare revenue warning
Author: 0 Apple shares slide after iPhone maker issues rare revenue warning

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 650 points on Thursday morning as Apple stock plummeted and Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet dropped about two percent. President Donald Trump made his first comments on Apple's this Friday - and they were largely dismissive. -China trade tensions drove the S&P 500 Index to the brink of a bear market.

Business Activision Set to Fire CFO for Mysterious, Undeclared Cause
Author: 0 Activision Set to Fire CFO for Mysterious, Undeclared Cause

Activision Blizzard is having a year of ups and downs. Netflix didn't provide a start date for Neumann. While misconduct could be a reason for his termination, rumors reported by the Wall Street Journal and other publications say Neumann was hired by Netflix while still under contract with Activision Blizzard and that was the reason for termination.

Business Sun Sentinel, other newspapers report suspected malware attack
Author: 0 Sun Sentinel, other newspapers report suspected malware attack

The attack came from a " foreign entity " aiming to " disable infrastructure, more specifically servers ", rather than steal the data, the paper's source explained. On its Twitter account, Tribune Publishing Company acknowledged the issues, empathizing with customers affected. In an update Saturday afternoon, the paper said that all publications within The Times' former parent company, Tribune Publishing, had problems with print production Saturday.

Business Sears at the Killeen Mall will close in March
Author: 0 Sears at the Killeen Mall will close in March

Lampert says his plan would let 50,000 Sears employees keep their jobs. He said he meant to bid $4.6 billion for 500 stores and other operating assets, including the Kenmore appliance brand. The additional closures come after the retail giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in October, driven by significant debt and waning sales.

Business Blue light from power plant explosion causes confusion in New York City
Author: 0 Blue light from power plant explosion causes confusion in New York City

Another user asked: "Why is the sky lit up bright blue in Queens New York City right now?" The cause of the incident was being investigated . Androtsokis was not the only one. The explosion also knocked out power out at Rikers Island, and some subway lines were disrupted including on the E, F, and R trains and the 7 line.

Business No end in sight as partial USA government shutdown enters fifth day
Author: 0 No end in sight as partial USA government shutdown enters fifth day

About 25 per cent of the federal government has been shut down amid the standoff, with roughly 800,000 federal workers nationwide expected to be affected. With the opposition Democrats refusing to approve the necessary funds, the federal government has been under a partial government shutdown for four days now.

Business Oil prices surge as U.S. equities soar
Author: 0 Oil prices surge as U.S. equities soar

At the same time, the growth in non-OPEC supply appears to have stalled as updates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show production holding steady at 10,600K in the week ending December 14, and signs of slowing output may foster a near-term correction in crude especially as the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns that the economic slowdown in Venezuela paired with the sanctions on Iran may lead to unintended consequences that would exacerbate the drop in global output.

Business Shoppers flock to stores on 'Panic Saturday' ahead of Christmas
Author: 0 Shoppers flock to stores on 'Panic Saturday' ahead of Christmas

Beer Stores will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and will also be closed on Christmas Day . Most major grocery stores are closed on Christmas Day , so you'll have to look to smaller pharmacies, gas stations, and convenience stores for most of your Christmas Day shopping needs.

Business Hillsborough transit authority releases service plans for Christmas, New Year's
Author: 0 Hillsborough transit authority releases service plans for Christmas, New Year's

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority has announced its service plans for Christmas Day and New Year's Day . It will be open on December 26 from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. The Centennial Arena will be open on Christmas Eve , but the swimming pool will be closed. The Municipal Works Office, the Environmental Utilities Office, the Veiner Centre, the Kinplex, the Crestwood Rec Centre and the city landfill will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day , before reopening on Wednesday.

Business London's Gatwick Airport completely shut after drone sightings
Author: 0 London's Gatwick Airport completely shut after drone sightings

A busy airport 43km south of Britain's capital, London , Gatwick is hosting a variety of short- and long-haul flights and serving as a major hub for the budget carrier easyJet. Gatwick airport apologised for the suspension but said the safety of passengers was a priority. British Airways (BA) told one customer who complained via Twitter, that Gatwick had "stopped all arrivals and departures due to a drone".

Business Facebook let Spotify and Netflix snoop on your private messages
Author: 0 Facebook let Spotify and Netflix snoop on your private messages

Companies are reported to have been able to read and delete messages, and it isn't clear if users were explicitly told what access and permissions they had. Another problem is the timeline - numerous deals referred to were still active in 2017, and some continued into this year. To make matters worse for Facebook, which has faced constant scrutiny lately for its data sharing policies, alleged political biases and privacy concerns of its users, Karl Racine, the Attorney General of ...

Business California farm linked to romaine E.coli outbreak recalls cauliflower and lettuce
Author: 0 California farm linked to romaine E.coli outbreak recalls cauliflower and lettuce

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that sediment from a reservoir near where the produce was grown tested positive for E. coli O157: H7. coli tests returning negative. If those products are ingested, contamination could lead to symptoms of nausea, vomiting and in more extreme cases, seizures, strokes, permanent kidney damage or even, death.

Business Google to invest more than $1 billion to expand NYC campus
Author: 0 Google to invest more than $1 billion to expand NYC campus

Google Hudson Square , as it will be called, will host the firm's Global Business Organization. Google already has a big presence in NY with over 7,000 employees located there working on its Search, Ads, Maps, YouTube, Cloud, Technical Infrastructure, Sales, Partnerships, and Research teams.

Business People protest outside Britain's House of Commons in London
Author: 0 People protest outside Britain's House of Commons in London

It is unlikely that they will. Leaving aside the fact that the practical entirety of the Labour , Scottish National and Liberal Democrat parties will vote against it, the Prime Minister has lost the support of her main parliamentary ally, the Northern Irish DUP.

Business RBI board meets today with new worries emerging over its independence
Author: 0 RBI board meets today with new worries emerging over its independence

But every institution has to have its professional integrity, maintain its professional autonomy. There was never any intention that RBI " s capital should be transferred to Government. Gerry Rice, IMF Director, Communications, said this in response to a question on the recent developments at the RBI. "The Supreme Court can be an autonomous body".

Business China makes big United States soybean purchase
Author: 0 China makes big United States soybean purchase

Trump agreed to leave tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports at 10 percent at the beginning of the new year rather than raise them to 25 percent as previously planned. The world's two largest economies are finally playing nice, starting first with soybeans. The purchase of more than 1.5 million tonnes of beans is the most concrete evidence yet that China is making good on pledges the United States government said Xi made when the two leaders met on December 1 and agreed to a 90-day ...

Business Opec offsets Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand
Author: 0 Opec offsets Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand

Saudi Arabia will once again shoulder the greatest burden of the OPEC-wide cuts, cutting 500,000 bpd from its December production levels, which stand at an average 10.7 million bpd, the same as in October. Since October, 2018 Oil price have dropped by nearly 30%, and this decision is expected help oil producers. The slower economic growth is expected to influence the demand for oil next year and along with the growing production in the U.S., the prices are estimated to decline eventually.

Business OPEC to slash output by 1.2mn bpd; Iran exempted
Author: 0 OPEC to slash output by 1.2mn bpd; Iran exempted

Iran , Libya, and Venezuela have all been made exempt from the cuts. “And because OPEC does not want to grant anyone exemptions and because the three countries in question simply would not sign off without one, OPEC will not be releasing country level breakdowns.”.

Business Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request
Author: 0 Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

Le pointed out that the actions of the United States have seriously violated the legitimate rights and interests of a Chinese citizen and are extremely vile in nature. In a sworn affidavit, Meng, the daughter of Huawei's founder, said she is innocent and will contest the allegations at trial in the United States if she is surrendered there.

Business Storm dumps more than 10 inches of snow in parts of Texas
Author: 0 Storm dumps more than 10 inches of snow in parts of Texas

American Airlines also issued a travel alert for nine airports throughout the Carolinas , Tennessee, and Virginia . Possible freezing rain and dusting snow could also reach the I-85 corridor, including Atlanta by Monday afternoon. "It's December. This is not the time of year that they would typically get this stuff". "We're just going keep an eye outside and make sure it's safe for everyone", said Diana Rakowski, Manager of Spring Garden Diner.

Business Elon Musk in 60 Minutes interview: 'I do not respect the SEC’
Author: 0 Elon Musk in 60 Minutes interview: 'I do not respect the SEC’

The charges stem from a tweet the 47-year-old billionaire wrote in August, which detailed plans to take Tesla private. "Funding secured", Musk agreed that his "communications relating to the company... Securities and Exchange Commission. So essentially I could just pull for a shareholder vote and get anything that I want provided I could get support for at least a 1/3 of the other shareholders.

Business China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada
Author: 0 China furious at Huawei executive's arrest in Canada

Trudeau added that he has had no conversations with the Chinese government about the case, which has said it firmly opposes the arrest and demanded Canada "immediately correct the mistake" and release Meng. Chinese officials are loudly calling for Meng's release and want Canada to reveal the reason for her arrest. The United States has also been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei violated U.S.

Business Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for reportedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran
Author: 0 Huawei CFO arrested in Canada for reportedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran

Mark Warner want Canada to follow the US and Australia and block Huawei from supplying equipment that would connect Canadians to the high-speed mobile network known as 5G. "The ban was sought by Ms. Meng", continued the statement. The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada said that it resolutely opposes Meng's arrest and demands her immediate release.

Business The Trump-Xi truce questions that are leaving markets flummoxed
Author: 0 The Trump-Xi truce questions that are leaving markets flummoxed

Dubbing himself " Tariff Man ", President Trump on Tuesday suggested the 90-day trade truce he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to at the G20 could be extended while a broader deal was negotiated. At the end of the day, two realities remain: the U.S.is now an energy (oil and gas) producing super power alongside the ranks of Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, while China, conversely, is the world's largest energy consumer, which gives it less leverage in ongoing trade and even ...

Business Sherrod Brown rejects Trump's new trade deal with Mexico, Canada
Author: 0 Sherrod Brown rejects Trump's new trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Sherrod Brown said the U.S. needs to reopen discussions with Mexico and Canada on trade, rejecting President Donald Trump's contention that their new trade agreement is final. The elimination of both trade deals could expose Canada to more tariffs and import quotas and could send us back to square one with our largest trading partner.

Business Is Powell signalling end of Fed's tightening cycle?
Author: 0 Is Powell signalling end of Fed's tightening cycle?

At one point on Wednesday traders were pricing in slightly less than a quarter point hike in 2019 after Powell said in a speech that the fed funds rate was "just below" neutral. Investors will watch for the minutes from the Fed's November 7-8 meeting, due on Thursday, for clues to policy in 2019. "We know that things often turn out to be quite different from even the most careful forecasts", Mr Powell said on Wednesday.

Business Fed likely to raise rates in December but concerns mounting: minutes
Author: 0 Fed likely to raise rates in December but concerns mounting: minutes

Until now, strong economic data and new fiscal stimulus made the central bank more determined to gradually lift rates to neutral because the economy is expanding solidly and unemployment continues to fall. His emphasis on Wednesday suggested greater flexibility to stop sooner or move more slowly. Markets are now trying to divine Powell's plans from data pulling in two directions - rising wages that could be a precursor to inflation, for example, compared to slowing growth and falling oil ...

Business Donald Trump warns China he won't back down on trade tariffs
Author: 0 Donald Trump warns China he won't back down on trade tariffs

Trump said it is " highly unlikely " that he would accept China's request to hold off on raising the tariffs, according to the Journal . The news sent shares lower in London and NY on Tuesday, after Trump told the Wall Street Journal it was "highly unlikely" that he would heed a call by Beijing to refrain from increasing the tariffs from the start of next year.

Business Trump 'very disappointed' with General Motors after plant closures
Author: 0 Trump 'very disappointed' with General Motors after plant closures

U.S. Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from OH, said he's "deeply frustrated" with GM's decision to shut down a plant in Lordstown and is pressing Barra to come up with an alternative product for the factory. The affected plants include three vehicle factories-one in Lordstown, Ohio, one in Detroit , Mich. and the other in Oshawa, Ontario-and two transmission factories in Baltimore and Warren, Mich.

Business No Gibraltar deal, no Brexit summit, Spain's PM says
Author: 0 No Gibraltar deal, no Brexit summit, Spain's PM says

Asked if he would seek a discussion over joint sovereignty once Britain leaves the bloc on 29 March, 2019, he said: "We will discuss all issues". Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Germany believed outstanding questions would be cleared up in time for Sunday's summit to go ahead.

Business Range Rover Evoque Preview
Author: 0 Range Rover Evoque Preview

The British marque has finally launched the new 2020 Evoque while the quirky SUV in its latest avatar seems to have lost some character. Having pioneered the luxury compact SUV market, with global sales of over 772,000 and more than 217 worldwide awards, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the original model.

Business Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA’s 2nd Largest Position
Author: 0 Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA’s 2nd Largest Position

Meanwhile, factors such as "severe Chinese demand weakness" in the late summer and a strengthened US dollar came as unexpected headwinds. And in the past week, Apple told several suppliers that it cut its production plan again for the iPhone XR , some of the people said Monday, as Apple battles a maturing smartphone market and stiff competition from Chinese producers.

Business Best Argos early Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals
Author: 0 Best Argos early Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals

Economists' predictions for the relative level of activity this Black Friday have varied. Friday features the best revenue day of the year for retail stores according to data compiled by Womply. The investigation analysed deals on the websites of Amazon , Currys PC World, Argos and John Lewis, which all heavily promote their Black Friday sales.

Business Oil falling deeper into 'bear territory' amid waning demand, analysts say
Author: 0 Oil falling deeper into 'bear territory' amid waning demand, analysts say

Brent crude was down 70 cents a barrel at $66.06 at 11:37 a.m. EST (1637 GMT), having recovered from a session low at $65.27. The exemptions allow these parties to buy a reduced volume of Iranian crude for the 6-month period, but volumes and details on the waivers remain a bilateral secret, Kallanish Energy notes.

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