Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Iran criticizes reported USA request for Saudi oil production hike Iran criticizes reported USA request for Saudi oil production hike

For the week, Brent was set to fall 0.2 percent, while USA crude was little changed. " Oil prices are being clobbered by a surprise build to crude stocks as total imports jumped higher, blunting the impact of higher refinery runs", said Matthew Sm...

China says it does not want United States trade frictions to escalate China says it does not want United States trade frictions to escalate

Imports of United States products were up 11.4 per cent in May from a year earlier to US$14.7 billion, the third consecutive month China has bought more American products, according to figures released by the General Administration of Customs on Frid...

France's Macron seeks to forge European front against Trump France's Macron seeks to forge European front against Trump

But since coming to office in January 2017, Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal and the TPP Pacific free trade deal. "We are allies. Our soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder to defend liberty and our valu...

TSB investigated over bank's IT system meltdown TSB investigated over bank's IT system meltdown

The TSB chief executive is due before MPs today for a second round of questioning over the bank's IT meltdown and the continued chaos facing thousands of customers. customers" and that "there will be no barriers" to customers switching accounts, an...

Trade deficit contracts to $1.9B in April Trade deficit contracts to $1.9B in April

The April decrease in the goods and services deficit reflected a decrease in the goods deficit of $1.0 billion to $68.3 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of less than $0.1 billion to $22.1 billion. He has proposed tariffs on up to $150 b...

Nikkei says iPhone orders down 20% in 2018. But, meh Nikkei says iPhone orders down 20% in 2018. But, meh

Nikkei notes that worldwide smartphone shipments slightly contracted for the first time in 2017, falling 0.3 percent to 1.46 billion units, and that iPhone sales declined a similarly modest 1 percent at the end of previous year. Kuo said that Appl...

Under fire over tariffs, Trump heads to G-7 summit in Canada Under fire over tariffs, Trump heads to G-7 summit in Canada

Before departing for Canada , Mr Trump tweeted: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the United States massive tariffs and create a non-monetary barriers". "What Donald Trump is doing isn't exactly ce...

Google pledges not to use artificial intelligence for weapons or surveillance Google pledges not to use artificial intelligence for weapons or surveillance

In the post, Google also acknowledges the "significant impact" AI will have on society and said that it feels a "deep responsibility" to get AI right. Google's charter is a watershed moment for the company and AI as a field. Google also vowed to inco...

Coinbase Acquires Broker-Dealer in 'Path to List SEC-Regulated Crypto Securities'

The broker-dealer status may also offer Coinbase a strategic advantage at a time when several large, well-funded companies, including Circle and Robinhood , are moving to compete for cryptocurrency customers. The moves "will set Coinbase on a path...

Ghana FA looking into corruption claims as fallout continues Ghana FA looking into corruption claims as fallout continues

Citing how the recent dismissal of Chief Executive Officers of four state institutions has not affected the organisations as they are rendering services, he said the interdiction of few people at the FA will not affect the entire body. And the govern...

Qantas to refer to Taiwan as Chinese territory Qantas to refer to Taiwan as Chinese territory

But Qantas, which had until mid-2018 to make changes, announced on Monday it will follow Beijing's description of Taiwan. "There is only one China in the world". "It's better from the corporate perspective to have China on your side than not on be...

Google co-founder's flying auto company is taking pre-orders Google co-founder's flying auto company is taking pre-orders

It's from his company Kitty Hawk - and the new model is fit for one and operated by joystick. Several other flying vehicle models are also being tested, with Uber and other companies expressing interest, according to the report. "It's as easy to ...

Ex-Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix admits getting Facebook data from researcher Ex-Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix admits getting Facebook data from researcher

He admitted his answers to the committee at the earlier hearing about Facebook data it received from Global Science Research (GSR) - a company set up by Cambridge University academic Dr Aleksandr Kogan - "could have been clearer" but insisted it was ...

UK PM May accused of deceiving ministers over Brexit - The UK Times UK PM May accused of deceiving ministers over Brexit - The UK Times

British Prime Minister Theresa May forged a compromise with senior members of her government Thursday, agreeing that any interim arrangement to maintain customs links with the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc would be expec...

United States has more job openings than number of people unemployed United States has more job openings than number of people unemployed

Labor Department, a record 6.7 million jobs were available in the U.S. during the month of April, up 1% from 6.6 million in March. "This labor market is a headhunter's dream as no company can hire the skilled or unskilled workers they need with...

European Union to impose retaliatory tariffs on United States imports

The European Union (EU) is expected to place additional duties on US imports starting in July in response to Trump's tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, according to Reuters . "It's hard to say what President Trump will do next, but this is our resp...

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Model X crash NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Model X crash

The NTSB says it now will examine the cause of the crash. Tesla's spokespeople declined to comment on the NTSB's findings, and instead referred us to the company's blog post on the subject. That left the vehicle in a so-called "gore area", a tria...

Trustees warn Medicare finances worsening | AP US Trustees warn Medicare finances worsening | AP US

The trustees estimated that, if no action is taken, the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund would be unable to pay full benefits in 2028. Officials conceded Tuesday at a news conference at the US Treasury that the tax cuts had reduced revenues for...

Another day of chaos as Thameslink axes almost 200 services Another day of chaos as Thameslink axes almost 200 services

Jeremy Corbyn has called on the prime minister to intervene to stop the ongoing rail disruption in the north of England, as MPs launch an inquiry into the chaos on train services across the UK. Northern's managing director David Brown apologised yest...

Mexico Hits US With Retaliatory Tariffs Mexico Hits US With Retaliatory Tariffs

But Canada did not exist at the time - it was made up of British colonies. The meeting tomorrow and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec, will be the first chance G7 leaders have had to confront Mr Trump in person since United States tariffs on steel ...

Ethiopia to Implement Stalled Eritrea Peace Deal After 18 Years Ethiopia to Implement Stalled Eritrea Peace Deal After 18 Years

Both steps represent major policy changes by Abiy, the first prime minister in modern Ethiopia from the country's largest ethnicity the Oromo who took office in April after years of anti-government protests and political turmoil. A one-time province ...

Heinz Change Salad Cream Name After 104 Years Heinz Change Salad Cream Name After 104 Years

I don't put my tomato sauce on tomato's either. The research suggested it was more regularly used with sandwich fillings such as tuna, ham or cheese, and as such, "Sandwich Cream" would make more sense. While it might be a lesser man's mayonnaise, ...

Lord & Taylor's Fifth Avenue store to close after 104 years Lord & Taylor's Fifth Avenue store to close after 104 years

The closures will take place through 2019. The decision to close the famed location comes just eight months after Hudson's Bay announced the $850 million sale of the building to a partnership of WeWork and Rhône Capital , as Commercial Obser...

Conservative Icon David Koch Leaving Business, Politics Conservative Icon David Koch Leaving Business, Politics

Mark Holden, who has spent a career at Koch Industries and now helps run their political efforts, said the Koch network would continue to expand even as one of its founders steps aside. The Koch network has plans to spend up to $400 million on po...

Burger King forced to shut down after rodents filmed crawling on food Burger King forced to shut down after rodents filmed crawling on food

The video prompted an immediate investigation by United States health inspectors, who found rodent droppings on and inside hamburgers and rolls. Inspectors were back at the Burger King at 2802 Concord Pike for a requested reinspection on Monday, but ...

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