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European Union official lambasts Britain's handling of Brexit

European Union official lambasts Britain's handling of Brexit

In a change to previously announced plans, she will address MPs at the start of debate on a series of proposed amendments to the deal, urging them to back proposals from Sir Brady to replace the backs...

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USA charges Huawei with fraud, China tensions escalate

USA charges Huawei with fraud, China tensions escalate

Prosecutors are seeking Meng's extradition to the U.S. She was arrested in early December by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. government. "Meng has been charged based upon her own per...

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USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA

USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA

Guaido's move is the most direct challenge to Maduro's rule despite years of protests at home and worldwide efforts to isolate the regime amid a growing humanitarian crisis fueled by falling oil p...

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U.S. Hits Huawei With Charges For Stealing Secrets, Ducking Sanctions

U.S. Hits Huawei With Charges For Stealing Secrets, Ducking Sanctions

The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei . Huawei is accused of stealing robot technology from T-Mobile for building smartphones. Mr Whitaker said Huawei ...

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Most Americans oppose President Trump's foreign policy, according to new poll

Most Americans oppose President Trump's foreign policy, according to new poll

Trump sparked the longest-ever US government shutdown over his demand for border wall funding, only to reopen the government more than a month later without any funding. The NBC/WSJ poll also meas...

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Saudi Arabia Unveils National Industrial Development and Logistics Program

Saudi Arabia Unveils National Industrial Development and Logistics Program

Foreign investment will be instrumental for the success of the program, CNBC and Reuters note, but foreign investment might be harder to come by than imagined as it has been declining steadily over ...

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Man takes WWII hand grenade to Florida Taco Bell

Man takes WWII hand grenade to Florida Taco Bell

It happened at a Taco Bell on East Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday. Police evacuated the area and a bomb squad dealt with the device. Strong magnets are used to reel in metal debris from bodies...

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Possible presidential bid by ex-Starbucks CEO has some Democrats fuming

Possible presidential bid by ex-Starbucks CEO has some Democrats fuming

But Schultz dismissed that concern outright, saying, "I want to see the American people win", and noting that he is not "in bed" with either party. Not only is Trump "not qualified to be the presi...

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Nicolas Maduro rejects 'insolent' election demand from European leaders

Nicolas Maduro rejects 'insolent' election demand from European leaders

Maduro said the display showed the world he has the backing of the military, and that Venezuela's armed forces are ready to defend the country. "Now it is time for every other nation to pick a sid...

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Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

As news of Schultz's potential independent bid spread this week , many Democrats voiced their concern about how it could help Donald Trump get reelected. And even Democrats from Starbucks' home sta...

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Brooklyn trucker claims $293 million Powerball jackpot

Brooklyn trucker claims $293 million Powerball jackpot

He scanned it and said 'congratulations.' I needed to see it for myself, so I scanned and saw it read BIG WINNER". "NY is my place", Johnson said. "I'm happy with joy inside". David Johnson, who won t...

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European Central Bank signals weak euro policy throughout 2019

European Central Bank signals weak euro policy throughout 2019

Draghi spoke after a meeting of the bank's 25-member rate-setting council left interest rates unchanged and did not touch key wording in the bank's basic, three-paragraph policy statement. Worries hav...

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Donald Trump 'could plunge USA into second government shutdown'

Donald Trump 'could plunge USA into second government shutdown'

Pelosi and Trump have feuded over his demands for $5.7 billion in funding for his proposed wall on the southern border with Mexico, which ultimately led to the stalemate over funding the federal gov...

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Budweiser Super Bowl 2019 Ad brings Back a Dog and Clydesdales

Budweiser Super Bowl 2019 Ad brings Back a Dog and Clydesdales

This year's ad isn't just all puppies and beer, though, as the " Wind Never Felt Better " commercial is used to promote the fact that Budweiser is now brewed with 100% renewable electricity from wind ...

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About 200 People Reported Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil

About 200 People Reported Missing After Mining Dam Collapses in Brazil

The state fire department said only 10 bodies had been recovered so far with 300 people still missing and 46 found alive. The dam's breach flooded parts of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais wit...

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Oil edges down as United States supplies, economic worries eclipse Venezuela turmoil

Oil edges down as United States supplies, economic worries eclipse Venezuela turmoil

Brent crude oil was trading around $60 per barrel on Friday as rising worries over a global economic slowdown threaten to reduce oil demand around the world. Canada is by far the largest source of U...

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Whole Foods recalls baby spinach products amid salmonella fears

Whole Foods recalls baby spinach products amid salmonella fears

The problem: Product testing by NY and Florida state health officials found salmonella in two containers of Satur Farms baby spinach. The items were sold at stores in eight states including Massa...

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Pompeo confronts U.N. Security Council on Venezuela

Pompeo confronts U.N. Security Council on Venezuela

His order gave US diplomats three days to leave the country, but the Trump administration said it wouldn't obey, arguing that Maduro is no longer Venezuela's legitimate president. Nicolas Maduro a...

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Pre-production Honda 'Urban EV' debuting at Geneva show

Pre-production Honda 'Urban EV' debuting at Geneva show

Then came its electric sibling, the even more good looking, two-seat Honda Sports EV, and that really won us over... Honda will bring its new electric vehicle prototype to the Geneva Motor Show ...

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PG&E bankruptcy could hit insurers from two directions

PG&E bankruptcy could hit insurers from two directions

By CCN.com : Over a week ago, PG&E stocks lost most of their value faced with PG&E's possible $30 billion in liabilities pertaining to wildfires and potential bankruptcy . Tubbs accounted for ab...

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Facebook shot down safeguards to keep kids from overspending in Facebook Games

Facebook shot down safeguards to keep kids from overspending in Facebook Games

According to the documents , Facebook encouraged game developers to let kids spend money without a parent's permission, which the company referred to as " friendly fraud ". To understand just how bad ...

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Venezuelan oil exports to U.S. still a primary source of cash

Venezuelan oil exports to U.S. still a primary source of cash

With Iran already crippled by USA sanctions, a drop in Venezuelan exports could squeeze global supply. U.S. crude oil imports increased, while exports decreased during the week ending January 18, th...

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Hulu's Basic Plan Will Now Only Cost You $6 Per Month

Hulu's Basic Plan Will Now Only Cost You $6 Per Month

The buried lede here is that Hulu will also be raising the price of its Hulu with Live TV service plan from $39.99 to $44.99 per month, due to increased channel selections after reaching an agreemen...

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The US Government Shutdown Has Hindered The Progress Of Bitcoin ETF Approval

The US Government Shutdown Has Hindered The Progress Of Bitcoin ETF Approval

The move reportedly is due to the ongoing US government shutdown. Cboe's application would have permitted a fund from VanEck Associates Corp. and SolidX Partners Inc.to list on the Cboe BZX Exch...

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Unemployment rate edges lower to 5.0%

Unemployment rate edges lower to 5.0%

This follows a 6,400 drop in full-time employment during November, when an increased participation rate saw an unexpected jump in unemployment rate to 5.1%. Unemployment also fell in Queensland and We...

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Stefanik pushes to pay TSA workers during shutdown

Stefanik pushes to pay TSA workers during shutdown

Eric Lara, who handles Food Finders' social media and marketing and went on that delivery on January 16, said workers were grateful. "We took an oath when we first started working for TSA, to protec...

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'Miss you': Candy conversation hearts won't be available this Valentine's Day

'Miss you': Candy conversation hearts won't be available this Valentine's Day

The candy should be back on the shelves in 2020. "Round Hill Investments was very excited to acquire Necco's historic brands and to be part of their national resurgence", the company announced in a ...

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Buzzfeed is cutting around 200 jobs across the company

Buzzfeed is cutting around 200 jobs across the company

Peretti said he would to continue to inform staff of the changes, which he believes is the "right business decision", but said he was upset and disappointed that he had to make staff redundant. The ...

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Hundreds reported missing following Vale's dam break in Brazil

Hundreds reported missing following Vale's dam break in Brazil

Seven bodies had been recovered by late Friday, according to a statement from the governor's office of Minas Gerais state. A home lays in ruins after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil on Fri...

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Walmart to increase truck drivers’ pay to almost $90,000 a year

Walmart to increase truck drivers’ pay to almost $90,000 a year

Supply Chain. The company says that this per-mile increase coupled with an extra $1 for every arrival means that the average pay for first year drivers will increase from $86,000 to $87,500. The new p...

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