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Dollar rises, stocks end off highs as Trump talks up U.S. currency

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Mnuchin said at Davos this week he welcomed a weak dollar, arguing that it was good for United States trade, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said "US troops are now coming to the ramparts" in global trade wars. Appropriately enough, the Australian and New Zealand Dollars the highest-yielding currencies in the G10 FX space led the way higher against their USA counterpart. Read More »

Trade Body in US Backs Bombardier Versus Boeing

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International Trade Commission's ruling rejecting Boeing's anti-competitive attempt to deny U.S. airlines and the U.S. traveling public access to the state-of-the-art 110-seat CS100 aircraft when Boeing offers no viable alternative". The decision was surprising, said Richard Aboulafia, vice president at Teal Group because it broke with the Commerce Department's recommendation for tariffs. Read More »

Stamp out easy mail access to deadly fentanyl, Senate report urges

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It is not new news that China has been named as the main source for illicit fentanyl flooding the U.S., which is increasingly being found in counterfeit painkillers and anxiety meds, but the report identifies the ease of accessing the drugs online and the loophole in the global mail system, revealing why the issue hasn't been adequately tackled by Customs and Border Protection. Read More »

US Economy excelling 3 percent growth remains out of reach

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That is partly because of the weakness of the pound making import prices higher and squeezing consumers, and partly because of business uncertainty. Output has risen an average of just over 2% during the expansion that began in mid-2009 - the third-longest on record - and has occasionally had bursts of stronger growth only to fall back to the modest trend. Read More »

How Burger King is using Whoppers to talk about net neutrality

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To explain the effects of repealing net neutrality, the fast-food chain compares the complicated rules to its famous Whopper sandwich, creating "Whopper neutrality". "I felt like I was being taken advantage of", one customer said. In the commercial, a Burger King cashier charges exorbitant amounts for slow, lackluster service to the frustration of customers. Read More »

2 federal agencies investigate Tesla crash on 405 Fwy in Culver City

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Tesla has taken steps to prevent drivers from using Autopilot improperly, including measuring the amount of torque applied to the steering wheel and sending visual and audio warnings. Culver City's fire service said a Tesla Model S vehicle had "ploughed into the rear" of one of its fire engines, while the truck was attending to another accident on a highway. Read More »

Manchester United, Arsenal agree to Mkhitaryan, Sanchez swap

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Armenia worldwide Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. The 29-year-old Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season and was also a target for leaders Manchester City , missed Arsenal's 4-1 league win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Read More »

Jason Kidd Threw Giannis Antetokounmpo Under the Bus

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On Thursday, Antetokounmpo was named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game and is the first Buck since Marques Johnson (1979-80) to be named a starter in two straight All-Star Games. Players who didn't like Kidd or have big egos might not like Giannis trying to save the job of a man who has hindered the team's progress the past 2 seasons . Read More »

Infamous serial stowaway sneaked past security - again - and flew to London

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Hartman got past TSA screening at a domestic checkpoint at Chicago O'Hare, then took a shuttle to the global terminal. She is charged with felony theft and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing. A TSA spokesman said in a statement Friday they were looking into the matter as to how Hartman was able to walk past the security. Hartman has long struggled with homelessness and mental health and has had encounters with authorities at airports across the United States. Read More »

Snow and ice weather warning issued for Wrexham…. Again!

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Police Scotland have advised people to return home early in the areas affected by an upgraded weather warning . "More widely, we're advising people to avoid travel if possible". "If you're out during the evening and planning on drinking alcohol, make sure you have your journey home organised". First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government is alerting business groups and urging employers to be flexible. Read More »

Facebook to Have Users Decide What Is 'High Quality' News

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And that interpretation still appears to be true. News outlets that score well can expect to see their stories to be more widely distributed on Facebook, while those with lower scores might see less activity. The report offers some insight into potential pitfalls for the algorithm changes Facebook is planning to roll out in the next few months. News outlets quickly began reporting a loss in website traffic after the change and now the same outlets are suggesting the change actually ... Read More »

Amazon raises monthly Prime rate by 18%

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It also handily points out if you bite the bullet and pay the $99 yearly fee all up front, pricing will stay the same. Amazon Prime memberships are a crucial part of the company's ecommerce empire because they represent loyal customers who spend the most on its platforms. Read More »

Chester County couple recounts false missile alert in Hawaii

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The same alert was sent to mobile phone users of NHK's online news distribution service. On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile . U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, said it's clear that human error initiated the false alert. State officials say it would take about five minutes for the military to analyze the launch trajectory, leaving only 12 to 15 minutes of warning time for residents. Read More »

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed for second time

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Meanwhile, both activists were taken into custody by security guards. "We are very disappointed with the ruling", Law said after the court denied bail to the Wongs. Last year, he served about two months of a six-month sentence in a separate unlawful assembly case, before being granted bail so he could file an appeal in a hearing on Tuesday. Read More »

Airbus says to scrap A380 programme if no new orders

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Brégier said Airbus would deliver 12 units of A380s and eight units in 2019, citing that it is projecting a flexible production with limit. Last year, the US began looking at Airbus potentially violating arms export rules, while Kuwait launched a probe into possible corruption on multibillion-dollar helicopter deals. Read More »