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Renault backs Carlos Ghosn as chairman in defiance of Nissan

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Renault advised Nissan to brief its lawyers instead, which led to a meeting between the Japanese firm's officials and Renault's legal teams early this week in Paris, the person said. Ghosn's reported compensation totaled about $15 million annually, on average, during the five-year period through 2015 that has been investigated in Japan . Read More »

Idiot trending after Google CEO explains why it results in Trump images

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In an Infowars stream of proceedings titled "Live at the Google Treason Hearings ", Jones called Google "absolutely the most awful corporation on earth". Its parent, Alphabet Inc., only trails Apple and Amazon as having the largest market capitalization among US companies. So... Why Does Donald Trump Appear on Google Images for "Idiot"? It may sound a bit absurd, but here are the headlines for the top 3 results for the search "idiot" in Google. Read More »

Tencent Music Entertainment Group Plans $1.1 Billion IPO for December 12th (TME)

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At USD 13 an ADS, Tencent Music is valued at USD 21.3 Billion on a fully diluted basis, making it one of the largest traditional IPOs by market value in the US since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. With streaming apps QQ Music, KuGou, Kuwo as well as karaoke app We Sing, Tencent Music is China's largest online music platform boasting more than 800 million active users monthly. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson knew baby power contained asbestos, report says

In a statement posted on its website, Johnson & Johnson described the Reuters report as "one-sided, false and inflammatory". A third verdict in St Louis awarded 22 women $4.69billion in damages after they successfully claimed that the company's asbestos-tainted Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc caused ovarian cancer. Read More »

Ottawa confirms China has detained second Canadian

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The United States alleges that Meng was personally complicit in giving untrue assurances to USA financial institutions that Huawei was not involved in evading U.S. Canadian officials have been unable to contact Spavor "since he let us know he was being questioned by Chinese authorities", said Canadian Global Affairs spokesman Guillaume Berube. Read More »

FAIR: It's do or die for Trump and his border wall

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Pelosi said "the American people are still paying the price" if new revenue from Trump's trade deal went to the wall. The president again claimed without evidence that "Mexico is paying for the wall", as he's promised repeatedly since his days on the campaign trail, thanks to the trade deal he calls the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Read More »

Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5000 Jobs

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The new 133-acre campus will be constructed less than a mile from the existing facility and will initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, Apple said. Apple said almost a year ago that it would begin canvassing the United States for another campus. It will also be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Read More »

US soybean farmers win big from US-China trade war truce

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The announcement indicated talks are on track despite China's weekend threats of unspecified "grave consequences" if the Huawei Technologies Ltd. executive isn't released . Mr Xi had conceded to the arrangement with the agreement that US President Donald Trump puts a hold on enacting the new China tariffs. "These are policies and concerns that don't have a lot of informational arbitrage - it is hard to know exactly where the U.S". Read More »

House and Senate reach compromise on reforming sexual harassment policies

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Lawmakers passed that rule 206-203 - with the votes of five Democrats , including Maryland Rep. This year's farm bill extends that support to the dairy industry, which has been struggling with low milk prices, and to second-tier crops, such as barley, which can be used to feed livestock or as a cover crop during the winter - a nod to growing concerns about soil degradation from traditional farming. Read More »

Plane forced to turn around after human heart was discovered onboard

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The aircraft turned around to ensure the heart would make it back to Seattle within a certain time window. Or if it made it there in time for a likely transplant. "We sincerely regret the inconvenience to the customers impacted by the delay", the spokesperson said. Dr. Andrew Gottschalk, a passenger on the flight with no connection to the heart onboard, told the Times the odyssey was a "horrific story of gross negligence". Read More »

New RBI Governor to Consult with Banks, Hints at Dovish Stance

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Das also cleared the air regarding the rumour of Deputy Governor Viral Acharya also resigning after Urjit Patel . It is facing several challenges that need to be dealt with. So, there has to be a discussion between govt and RBI, said RBI Governor Das. "I have convened a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks on Thursday morning. Read More »

Canada-wide tampon recall issued after injuries reported

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The company is recalling its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency . Kimberly-Clark, the parent company for Kotex has issued a voluntary recall its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency . The lot number is found on the bottom of the package and the list of recalled lot numbers is available on the U by Kotex website . "I understand and apologize we are not able to provide those specifics at this time", a Kimberly-Clark spokesperson said in an email. Read More »

Google CEO explains why Donald Trump comes up in search for 'idiot'

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Pichai said yes, but he insisted the reference was to a translation issue and not the Latino vote. It was not until Pichai began to face questions on China that he began to look at times uncomfortable. Other issues Pichai was asked about was the possible demotion of rivals in shopping and travel searches, something European regulators fined the company $2.8bn for, and discriminatory conduct online. Read More »

Morneau vows to focus on China trade as Huawei tensions mount

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All three countries have imposed bans on the use of Huawei's equipment because of concerns it could be used by Chinese security services to hack their communication networks. "We have been in direct contact with the Chinese diplomats and representatives". Although it is not clear whether there is a link between Meng's case and Kovrig's detention, the timing of his disappearance will no doubt complicate the standoff over the Huawei case. Read More »

Opec offsets Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand

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The new agreement set the grounds for cutting overall oil production by 800,000 barrels per day by OPEC nations throughout the first six months of 2019. Low-sulfur crude oil is often processed into gasoline and is in high demand, particularly in industrialized countries. After the OPEC decision, the brokerage house expects a gradual recovery in Dated Brent crude price to $65 a barrel for the remainder of FY19 from around $60 a barrel now. Read More »

UK's May lobbies European Union leaders in fight to save Brexit deal

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Even if she wins tonight's vote Mrs May will know that this is not enough to... If she loses Wednesday's vote, May must step down and there will be a contest to choose a new leader. As investors and allies tried to work out the ultimate destination for the world's fifth-largest economy, rebel lawmakers in May's party said she had to go. Read More »

Over 1,700 arrested in 'yellow vest' protests: French gov't

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Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said earlier on LCI TV station he was "sure (Macron) will know how to find the path to the hearts of the French, speak to their hearts". Here, according to specified data of the Ministry of interior, was detained 1150 people, of which 619 were imprisoned. In eastern Paris, a quiet Saturday morning prevailed, with young families visiting coffee shops and bookstores and mostly staying close to home, reluctant to risk wandering into any clashes between ... Read More »

Urjit Patel's resignation 'severe blow' to nation's economy: Manmohan Singh

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The rift between the two had widened after Acharya in a speech on October 26 warned that undermining central bank independence could be "potentially catastrophic". He leaves behind a great legacy. Modi showered praise on Patel following his resignation, calling him "an economist of a very high calibre" and a "thorough professional with impeccable integrity" in a statement on Twitter . Read More »

Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new chairwoman won’t limit his influence

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Either way, it's a unusual interview for anyone to give, let alone a billionaire who clearly does whatever he wants whenever he wants and yet still considers himself a victim being persecuted by the mean SEC . Musk's explanation: "I'm just being me". "I want to be clear", he says. "But the system would have failed if I was truly erratic", Musk said. Asked how Tesla would know if his tweets would move the market if they weren't all being read, Musk replied: 'Well, I guess we might make ... Read More »

Unemployment rate up slightly in November: Statistics Canada

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Meanwhile, 16,000 jobs were added in British Columbia in November but the unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage points to 4.4 per cent after holding a rate of 4.1 in October. Experts have been expecting wage growth to rise thanks to the tightened labour market, but it has dropped every month since its May peak of 3.9 per cent. Read More »

Uber files for IPO, Wall Street Journal reports

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The San Francisco-based company may list as soon as the first quarter of next year, valuing it as high as $120 billion, eclipsing the initial public offering of Alibaba, the Wall Street Journal reported. No withstanding the excessive hype, Uber faces the stiff challenge of overcoming the concerns of the investment community well before its IPO hits the market. Read More »

OPEC decisions aren't shaped by Twitter: Russia

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U.S. crude and Brent crude prices entered bear market territory last month - only weeks after hitting their highest level for four years - as growing supplies of USA shale oil combined with fears around a slowing global economy. "Oil market fundamentals are turning more positive for the oil price". On a 3 percent basis, Iraq would cut production by 140,000 barrels a day - the exact amount that the country's minister, Thamir Abbas Ghadhban, said his nation will cut. Read More »

Job Growth Slowed in November, Unemployment Still at 3.7%

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Health care, professional services, and transportation and warehousing - work tied to online shopping - have led the recent hiring spree, and manufacturing has seen unusually high levels of growth, with an increase of 288,000 jobs over the past year. Read More »

Southwest plane skids off the runway in rainy weather in California

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A Southwest Airlines plane rolled off the end of a runway at the Hollywood Burbank Airport during a heavy rain while landing Thursday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration . According the FAA, the EMAS system is made up of hundreds of concrete tiles created to collapse under the plane's weight, cushioning it as it gradually comes to a stop. Read More »

Yellow vest riots: Paris woman pepper sprayed in face by police

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Prized Paris monuments and normally bustling shopping meccas were locked down at the height of the holiday shopping season. Nominally, the demonstrations began last month over a proposed environmental fuel tax, directly inspired by the Paris climate accords of 2015, under which France promised to cut its carbon emissions by 75 percent. Read More »

Alberta oil cuts may not mean spike at the pump in BC

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Oil prices were pressured by a weekly report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) that said U.S. crude inventories rose by 5.4 million barrels in the week to 30 November, to 448 million barrels, in a sign that USA oil markets are in a growing glut. Read More »