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Amazon teams up with Audi to expand Alexa's automotive presence

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Though the company will continue to produce some diesel models, it now sees electric vehicles as key to its future. Lower-priced Audi battery-cars are expected to follow. Home charging systems will be available through a collaboration with Amazon Home Service . Audi executives said home charging stations would cost about $1,000, depending on the home's electrical system. Read More »

Airline spells own name wrong

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The photos surfaced via the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board Facebook group, but it's still not clear just how such an epic mix-up could have happened - and some are a little suspicious. 'The spacing is too on-point for a mishap, ' he told the Post . An engineer for Haeco, a sister company of Cathay Pacific , found the error to be suspicious. Read More »

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with free or discounted burgers, and nothing else

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Ruby Tuesday : Purchase an entrée between September 18 and 19, and receive a free Ruby Tuesday Cheeseburger. BurgerFi: Buy a BurgerFi Cheeseburger, get the second for $1. Get a Double Cheeseburger Meal for $3 that includes a double cheeseburger, small drink and small fries. From 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. Tuesday, get a free stack of two buttermilk or pumpkin spice pancakes with the purchase of any Ultimate Steakburger and another side. Read More »

India to merge three state-owned banks

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the merger proposal at a press conference saying that the respective boards of the three banks have been directed to consider the proposal at the earliest. "Though the consolidation move itself is negative and ushers in uncertainty, the proposed merger of Dena with stronger Vijaya is relatively better for BoB". Read More »

New US tariffs on Chinese imports spare Apple Watch, AirPods

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On Tuesday, China announced new tariffs on USA goods worth $60 billion. The good news was that officials changed the list of items affected by tariffs on goods imported from China to exclude smartwatches and other Bluetooth devices. In these circumstances, the President has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to increase the level of trade covered by the additional duties in order to obtain elimination of China's unfair policies. Read More »

Needle found in punnet in York, WA

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The latest case came on Monday, when a man in York, Western Australia - the other side of the country form Queensland - found a needle while washing his strawberries , as reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. A force spokesperson said: "Whilst three brands - " Berry Obsession ", " Berry Licious ", and " Donnybrook Berries " - have been recalled ... Read More »

Trump plans to slap 10% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods

The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that the US plans to impose 10 percent tariffs on $ 200 billion of Chinese goods in the coming days and they will take effect within weeks. imposed further tariffs. China wants talks based on "mutual trust", said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang. "If countries will not make fair deals with us, they will be 'Tariffed!'" Trump wrote. Read More »

Coca-Cola, Aurora in talks about making cannabis-infused drinks

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Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. were up as much as 17 per cent Monday after a report the marijuana producer was in talks with the Coca-Cola Company to develop pot-infused drinks. Cannabis products have become trendy. The CBD drinks would likely aim to ease inflammation, pain and cramping, the BNN report said here&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=gQCuZEQ. Read More »

US NRC, nuclear plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

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It's predicted to directly pass over the Brunswick Nuclear Plant - about 30 miles south of Wilmington - as well as the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, a town farther inland. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there are 12 nuclear plants in the Carolinas that make electricity for the region. The Brunswick plant's two reactors share the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan , that exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 quake and tsunami. Read More »

Canadian pot smokers can face lifetime ban from U.S.

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP). I guess this means that any Constellation executives visiting Ontario to check on their investment in an illegal business should be refused re-entry into the U.S. She agreed they can be lawfully turned away at the border and banned for life. In his interview with Politico , Owen added that Canadians should not expect cannabis-related questions as a matter of routine while crossing the border. Read More »

'Disgruntled ex-employee' blamed for needle in Woolworths strawberries

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Donnybrook operates three farms on the Sunshine Coast but distributes strawberries throughout Australia, including to Coles. Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said anyone else who had bought the brands of strawberries without signs of tampering should return them to the store or throw them away. Read More »

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

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However, over the years the Beetle has moved up price ladder and became a premium lifestyle vehicle. The automaker plans to revamp the Puebla, Mexico, factory where it is built to accommodate production of its latest lineup of cars and SUVs. Read More »

Turkish lira surges after central bank delivers on rate hike expectations astoundingly

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The bank raised its one-week repo rate significantly despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's renewed and public insistence that interest rates should not be increased. "We do not foresee an " Argentina scenario" of an aggressive hike, that would go against the monetary policy that Turkey, so far, has practised", she told AFP, referring to the Argentinian central bank's recent hike to a world-high of 60 percent. Read More »

Manufacturers Respond to FDA's Stepped-Up Enforcement of E-Cigs

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Gottlieb said if the five e-cigarette manufacturers that received FDA letters do not come up with plans to address youth use of their products, the agency might "reconsider" its decision to delay the date at which e-cigarettes will need agency approval to remain on the market. Read More »

Amazon founder Bezos announces $2B charitable fund

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The announcement marks a deeper foray into philanthropy for Mr Bezos, whose fortune has soared to more than $160 billion thanks to his stake in Amazon, making him the world's richest person, according to Forbes. The private non-profit foundation in its 2016 tax filing reported almost $46 million USA in assets, and giving away $30 million U.S. in grants support its missions in early education, K-12 schools reform and youth leadership development and scholarships. Read More »

Turkey raises interest rates to 24% in new bid to boost lira

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The currency has plunged in recent months and even after Thursday's rise was down nearly 39% against the dollar this year. Several emerging markets have confronted the same struggles, dogged by a strengthening USA dollar that makes it more hard for countries such as Turkey to pay back hefty external debt . Read More »

Canada's Freeland to hold NAFTA talks in Washington on Tuesday

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Graves, the president of Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,800 workers at the General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, said NAFTA negotiations, tariffs on steel and aluminum and the ability of GM plants in Mexico to produce the same vehicle as his plant - the popular Chevrolet Equinox SUV - are a worry. Read More »

People living in Hurricane Florence's path write messages for the storm

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Cooper and his counterparts in neighbouring SC and Virginia ordered about 1 million people to evacuate coastal homes, including along the Outer Banks barrier islands. But, it's the water, not the wind, that has the potential to make the storm so deadly, experts say. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is warning residents on the eastern seaboard ahead of Hurricane Florence , calling it a "dangerous" and life-threatening storm. Read More »

Top White House economist fact-checks Trump on GDP claim

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But as of 3.15 pm in NY, shortly after Hassett conceded the error and hours after the claim was challenged in news stories, Trump's false tweet about GDP and unemployment remained online. Last month, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asserted to reporters that Trump had tripled Obama's eight-year job creation record for black workers in just 18 months, quoting numbers that were not even close to accurate. Read More »

With consecutive hikes, petrol crosses Rs 90-mark in Maharashtras Parbhani

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Senior party leader Dilip Pandey said unrest against Narendra Modi-led government is growing and the opposition can not remain silent to the plight of common man affected by issues like fuel price hike , corruption and unemployment. State-owned oil firms had in June past year discarded the policy of changing fuel rates on the first and 16th of every month, and resorted to daily price revision instead. Read More »

GREAT AGAIN: August Jobs SURGE, +201K, Unemployment at 3.9%

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The rate of increase, taking the average of the last three months compared with the prior three months, is slightly more rapid at 3.06 percent. With the jobs growth coming in above the threshold required to keep the unemployment rate on hold or lower, the U3 reading held steady at 3.9%, even as the labor force participation rate dipped from 62.9% in July to 62.7% in August. Read More »

Petrol, diesel prices reach new high on Friday

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The school bus operators and other federations of the transport industry are also demanding bringing petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Congress has chose to call a nationwide bandh on Monday, September 10 over the issue of rising fuel prices. Prices have been on fire since mid-August, rising nearly every day due to a combination of a drop in rupee value and rise in crude oil rates. Read More »

Plane from Dubai quarantined at NYC airport after passengers fall ill

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Eleven people aboard an Emirates airline flight from Dubai were taken to NY hospitals with a mystery ailment after scores of passengers and crew complained of feeling sick during the 14-hour overnight trip from the Middle East . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is evaluating ill passengers aboard two worldwide flights that arrived in Philadelphia from Paris and Germany Thursday afternoon, a CDC official said. Read More »

Bernie Sanders introduces 'Stop BEZOS' bill

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It would tax companies with 500 or more employees for every dollar their employees receive in public assistance, effectively making the companies pay for their workers' benefits. Amazon has denied his claims vigorously, calling them " inaccurate and misleading ", and maintaining that it offers competitive pay and a diverse range of benefits. Read More »

Elon Musk Tokes and Tesla Stock Tumbles

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In addition, Gabrielle Toledano , Tesla's head of human resources, who's been on a leave of absence since late August, told Bloomberg that she won't rejoin the company. Elon Musk should invent something that keeps his mouth shut. "Come on man", Mr. Rogan laughed. While Musk was in California where recreational use of marijuana is legal , his antics certainly did not sit well with investors. Read More »