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Alibaba Makes Record $30 Billion During 24-Hour Online Sale

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Lots of New Zealand milk and lamb has changed hands on Chinese internet giant Alibaba during that country's biggest shopping day. This year, the shopping festival is focusing on Alibaba's New Retail strategy -the convergence of online and offline retail through technology. Read More »

Walmart will offer Black Friday deals earlier this year

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One is the Samsung Chromebook 3 , equipped with an Intel Celeron processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, and an 11.6-inch display, for $99 ($100 off the regular price); the other is an RCA Cambio 2-in-1 Windows device, including Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage, 10.1-inch touchscreen, and detachable keyboard, for $89. Read More »

Mazda teases its all-new 3 ahead of Los Angeles debut

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We'll have to wait until the end of the month to find out. The 3 name was first used for the hatchback in 2003, with the last-generation auto first hitting showrooms in 2014. The Japanese brand says its new Mazda3 marks the beginning of a "whole new generation" of cars. This will be the world's first series-produced petrol engine to use diesel-like compression ignition . Read More »

No plan to ask RBI for funds transfer: Top finance ministry official

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Reports last week said that the government had proposed that the RBI transfer Rs 3.6 lakh crore from its reserves, which the central bank refused. "Which part of RBI is broken that the government is anxious to fix?" he tweeted. In conclusion, at the end of the meeting, the RBI noted , "The Board was assured that the Government will take mitigating measures to contain the use of cash". Read More »

Tesla announces Elon Musk's replacement as board chair: Robyn Denholm

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Tesla Inc said board member Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as its chair, more than a month after the billionaire had to step down as the electric-car maker's chairman as part of a settlement with US regulators. The electric carmaker Tesla has appointed a chairwoman to head its board after the co-founder Elon Musk was forced to stand down over a clash with the United States financial markets watchdog. Read More »

US court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

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Trump, a Republican, said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce US dependence on foreign oil. The ruling is temporary and requires the government to do a more thorough review of how the project might affect the climate, cultural resources and wildlife. Read More »

FAA Issues Emergency Order For Boeing 737 MAX 8s & 9s

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The US planemaker said investigators looking into the Lion Air crash had found that one of the "angle of attack" sensors on the aircraft had provided erroneous data. Based on the preliminary data recovered from the wreckage of PK-LQP (msn 43000), the DJPU said that the aircraft's airspeed indicator malfunctioned during four flights prior to the doomed flight JT610 from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta to Pangkalpinang . Read More »

Tesla to Enter India by Next Year, Says Elon Musk

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In an interview published by Re/code over the weekend, Musk acknowledged that the settlement places restrictions on what he is able to say in social media posts. This is critical to make pricing as affordable as possible", Musk tweeted. Musk was interacting with people on micro-blogging site Twitter when a user from India expressed disappointment over Tesla's absense in the country. Read More »

Two Tonnes Of Smelly Durian Fruit Temporarily Grounds Flight After Passenger Complaints

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Passengers on an Indonesian airplane almost came to fisticuffs with the flight crew on Monday because they could smell the stench of two tons durian in the cargo area. 'Three tonnes of durian offloaded from a Sriwijaya Air jet after pax complained of the smell. In a video posted by one of the passengers, Amir Zidane, he claims there were three tonnes of durian that were removed from the flight to conform to the passengers' demands. Read More »

Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana

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It would have also allowed for a legal system of production and sales but it did not outline any rules or regulations. Cowabunga! With 55 percent of precincts reporting as of 11:40 p.m., 57.7 percent of voters had voted "yes" on Proposition 1, according to the New York Times . Read More »

Amazon To Split Second Headquarters Between Two US Cities, Says Report

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There won't be one victor, the Journal says, citing "a person familiar with the matter". Some experts say it's hard for a location to come out on top. Some cities got creative with their offers. Early this year, Indianapolis was named one of 20 finalists for the second corporate headquarters. Most of the cities that made the shortlist were located along the East Coast and in the Midwest. Read More »

United States midterm polls start to open: Who will control Congress?

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The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida , Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well. His Republican opponent is Ron DeSantis, a conservative backed by US President Donald Trump . Public opinion polls and analysts suggest that opposition Democrats have an advantage in the battle for control of the House of Representatives . The political and practical stakes were sky-high. Read More »

Mary Anne Marsh: Midterm elections -- Why Democrats have high hopes for Tuesday

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And just look at how wide the playing field is - Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back the House, and they are targeting some 80 Republican-held seats. He said he's felt an extraordinary level of enthusiasm for this election among his fellow students. "My guess is they would find things that would paint the President in a negative light". Read More »

Lowe's shutting down RONA store on Barrydowne

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Based in Boucherville, Que., Lowe's Canadian business has more than 630 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores. Lowe's also plans to close its regional support centres in Mississauga, Ont., and St. Lowe's will have store closing sales at most of the locations to get rid of inventory. "While decisions that impact our associates are never easy, the store closures are a necessary step in our strategic reassessment as we focus on building a stronger business", Lowe's CEO Marvin ... Read More »

Tesla cars to auto-park by 2019, says Musk

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The filing says Musk will buy another $20 million worth of stock in a transaction with the automaker that should close by next week. Last week, Musk said Tesla stopped would stop selling self-driving hardware on its website because customers were confused, and "didn't understand the different between enhanced Autopilot and full=self-driving". Read More »

US Sanctions on Iran Oil Sales Snap Back as Trump Fulfills Vow

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In May, President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of + the 2015 landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) terming it as "disastrous". The Europeans are working to set up a special payment system that would bypass the United States sanctions and discard the dollar in dealings with Iran. Read More »

Mooted Brexit deal is an 'absolute stinker', warns Boris Johnson

However, in order for the EU to accept this compromise, Mrs May must convince her colleagues and the DUP to agree that Northern Ireland can only opt out of the customs union when another mechanism of ensuring a soft Border is agreed. After meeting Friday with Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney in Dublin, British Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy David Lidington said negotiators were "very close" to an agreement. Read More »

Baltimore Amazon warehouse wall collapse: 2 dead, fire chief says

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Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty attributed the collapse to "severe weather" in a statement sent to multiple media outlets . Friday night's storm system produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Baltimore City and County, producing winds of over 100 miles per hour and knocking down part of an Amazon.com warehouse, killing two people. Read More »

Apple shows record-breaking results for Q4 of the fiscal 2018

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The period included about a week and a half of sales of the high-end iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. "I can assure you it is our objective to grow unit sales for every product category that we have.but a unit of sale is less relevant today than it was in the past ", said Apple CFO Luca Maestri on the earnings call. Read More »

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded with a warm welcome for this plan. Only the United States and Guatemala now have their embassies in Jerusalem, while other countries have theirs in Tel Aviv. "In the event I'm indeed offered a post, it will be subject to a balanced discussion and reflection", Moro said in a statement on Tuesday. Dubbed a "Tropical Trump" by some for his vitriolic rhetoric and social media populism, Bolsonaro has wasted no time rolling out his agenda ... Read More »

Trump’s Top Economic Adviser: ‘The Principal Culprit Is China’

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The meal would give the two leaders more time to talk and create an atmosphere more conducive to negotiations, the sources said. " Trump said the two countries have a chance to make a fair deal". White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed reports President Donald Trump may implement more tariffs on China as the two nations' trade battle escalates. Read More »

It’s good to talk, but US-China tensions are far from over

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President Donald Trump teased a prospective trade deal with China on Friday, but many analysts are skeptical the trade war is going to end anytime soon. In comments in state media, Xi said he hoped China and the United States would be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, and that he was willing to meet Trump in Argentina. Read More »

Separate customs territory for Northern Ireland 'unacceptable': PM May's spokeswoman

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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street in London, Britain, on Oct 29, 2018. Britain on Wednesday said there was no set date for Brexit talks to finish, backtracking from a letter by Brexit Minister Dominic Raab that suggested a deal on the terms of its departure could be finalised by November 21. Read More »

Musk: new Tesla summon feature will "follow you like a pet"

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Tesla said last week it did not receive a United States subpoena from the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to its Model 3 production forecasts, following a report that it faced a deepening criminal probe about the projections . This prompted the CEO to tweet in August that he had the funding secured to buy out shareholders. But the company also says if the government decides to take enforcement action "there exists the possibility of a material adverse impact on our business, ... Read More »

Oil prices drop amid concerns over rising crude output

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Monthly crude oil production in several USA states reached a record high. The second week saw USA crude oil open bearish but price edged higher up owing to news of partial shutdown of oil rigs in Gulf of Mexico owing to hurricane Michael and reports of falling crude exports from Iran ahead of United States sanctions as investors worries that U.S. Read More »

Xi meets Pakistani prime minister

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The so-called "CPEC" involves a host of projects with an aim to connect China's Xinjiang province with Balochistan's Gwadar port. "In 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that it is only by respecting the autonomy of countries involved, there can be regional connectivity and avoid differences and disorientation". Read More »

Big turnout of 'Googlers' at headquarters in global protest

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Some employees at the Boulder campus got up and told personal stories of sexism within the workplace while others issued messages of support. Walkouts were planned for 11:10 a.m. The tech firm have been embroiled in a number of scandals recently, mostly relating to the way they handle sexual harassment claims. "We are disappointed and we are sad at the response from our leadership or lack thereof", she continued. Read More »

Drunk Japan Airlines pilot was ´almost 10 times over limit´

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Jitsukawa had nearly 189 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in his system, which is nearly 10 times the permissible 20 mg for a pilot. London's Metropolitan Police force say Katsutoshi Jitsukawa appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court in west London on Thursday and admitted to exceeding the alcohol limit. Read More »