• Can May cling on to Chequers plan?
Can May cling on to Chequers plan?

A Number 10 staffer urged the EU to "evolve" its Brexit position following news Mrs May would have just ten minutes to appeal to European leaders. Britain and its European Union partners have failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island ...

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  • Coca-Cola looking at cannabis health drink
Coca-Cola looking at cannabis health drink

Aurora has also expressed interest in cannabis drinks. Tilray was up about 7% while Canopy Growth and Cronos Group were both up about 2%. Coke's possible foray into the marijuana sector comes as beverage makers are trying to add cannabis as a trendy ingredient while their traditional businesses slow.

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  • Trump accuses China of plot to meddle with congressional elections
Trump accuses China of plot to meddle with congressional elections

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of USA products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

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  • Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million to Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina
Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million to Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina

Jordan's family moved to Wilmington when he was a child, and he went to Laney High School before attending the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Thousands of rescues have taken place in the Carolinas, and more than 650 people were taken to safety in and around Wilmington , North Carolina, said Barbi Baker, a spokeswoman for New Hanov...

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  • Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia
Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

It remains unclear how the needles managed to get into the store-bought strawberries, and at which stage of the production process the fruits were contaminated. Dr Young urged people to continue purchasing and consuming strawberries, but to cut them up before eating them. Others fear the rising number of cases is down to copycats.

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  • Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies
Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies

A huge market slump before the mid-term elections could not be great for the Republicans and a bad result could leave Donald as a lame duck President, though he still would be able to keep hitting China and others with trade sanctions, as this power actually rests with the President! The United States bought $505 billion in goods from China a y...

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  • Petrol, diesel prices scale new highs on rupee woes
Petrol, diesel prices scale new highs on rupee woes

Amid the Opposition-sponsored nation-wide shutdown, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a couple of graphics describing the percentage hike in both petrol and diesel prices . Till May 31, when the LDF government effected a slight cut in the sales tax on petrol and diesel, Kerala's was the sixth highest sales tax levy on both petrol...

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  • US economy adds 201,000 jobs in August as strong hiring continues
US economy adds 201,000 jobs in August as strong hiring continues

USA employers sped up their hiring in August, reversing several months of slowing gains. That makes it more challenging for Labor to adjust the employment totals to account for seasonal variations. These past few months have been the strongest rates seen in the United States in nine years. Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomi...

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  • Goldman Sachs denies dropping crypto trading desk plans
Goldman Sachs denies dropping crypto trading desk plans

In addition to speculators, whose chorus has abated recently, the voices of the recognized experts in the crypto industry has become louder. It might take many steps before a regulated bank could trade digital assets, a lot of them outside Goldman Sachs' control, sources had reportedly revealed.

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  • Goldman Sachs Drops Plan to Open Bitcoin Trading Desk, for Now
Goldman Sachs Drops Plan to Open Bitcoin Trading Desk, for Now

Although the prices of Bitcoin is still higher than it was at this point of the year last year, it is still way below the highs of United States dollars 20,000 reached towards the end of last year, and there is still no adequate evidence to signal a resurgence.

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  • Obama says Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of division
Obama says Trump is 'the symptom, not the cause' of division

She added that there are still unanswered questions about the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, in addition to questions about the Obama DOJ and FBI's role with the dossier and FISA surveillance of the Trump campaign. That's not how our democracy's supposed to work. "The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside ...

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  • Oil falls on rising output from OPEC and United States
Oil falls on rising output from OPEC and United States

Edward Bell , analyst at Emirates NBD bank in Dubai, agreed: "Iranian production is already showing signs of decline, falling by 150,000 Bpd last month ..." Iran is OPEC's third largest crude oil producer. People often focus on the supply side. but what happens if China reduces its consumption? "I see that as a possibility as well"....

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  • Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest
Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest

But, contrary to the company's statement , Minneapolis police have not actually cleared Liu of wrongdoing and have instead said that they are now investigating the allegation against him. In June, Google said it would invest $550 million in JD.com. While the doctoral program primarily takes place in Beijing in partnership with the prestigious ...

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  • Coca-Cola to buy Costa Coffee for £3.9bn
Coca-Cola to buy Costa Coffee for £3.9bn

Joining the Coca-Cola portfolio, Costa is a leading coffee brand first founded in London in 1971 that has since grown to include almost 4,000 retail outlets, a coffee vending operation, roastery, and home-brewed coffee formats. That makes India among the few markets in which Costa Coffee is aligned directly with a PepsiCo bottling partner. JAB,...

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  • P Chidambaram Sceptical Over GDP Growth Prospects In Coming Year
P Chidambaram Sceptical Over GDP Growth Prospects In Coming Year

Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said the robust performance this quarter gave hope that growth could exceed even estimates of 7.5 per cent this fiscal year. The government also revised the core sector growth figure for June to 7.6% and for May to 4.3%. While this shows a continuing process of economic recovery, the presence of b...

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  • Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain
Federal Court of Appeal quashes approval of Trans Mountain

The court combined into one case almost two dozen lawsuits calling for the National Energy Board's review of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.'s project to be overturned. amidst protests and lawsuits. "My sense of it would be that the federal government should get on with the proper consultation and view this as a delay", he said.

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  • RBI’s latest report is clinching evidence that demonetisation was a failure
RBI’s latest report is clinching evidence that demonetisation was a failure

It was said that this amount would be over Rs 3 lakh crore. This means that just Rs 10,720 crore of the junked currency notes did not return to the banking system. Speaking of the Indian economy, the annual report said that there are upside risks to inflation which requires vigilance. "As soon as the draconian demonetisation was announced o...

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  • A Tesla gets airborne after hitting a railway crossing at ludicrous speed
A Tesla gets airborne after hitting a railway crossing at ludicrous speed

A Canadian man discovered his Tesla could fly, the downside being that it's now "demolished". The 46-year-old driver was arrested and charged with risky driving. Investigators said the auto went airborne, landing 100 feet away before crashing into the parking lot and colliding with a a tree. Barrie Police warned fellow drivers on Twitter .

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  • Elon Musk revives 'pedo' controversy in Twitter spat
Elon Musk revives 'pedo' controversy in Twitter spat

He deleted both tweets soon after. Mr Unsworth subsequently said he might take legal action. "It's. energized our skepticism", Ferguson, who said he has a bearish options position on Tesla shares, told Reuters via Twitter . Hansen said he has not heard back from the SEC. Not only would Musk later admit that funding had not been secured, bu...

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  • US Fed to continue gradual rate hikes to manage potential risks
US Fed to continue gradual rate hikes to manage potential risks

Strong Performance The Fed chairman said he expected the economy's "strong performance will continue" and as a result the Fed's "gradual process of normalization remains appropriate". A slower pace of rate increases would be meant to encourage continued borrowing and spending by companies and individuals to drive economic growth. In particular, we...

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  • Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe
Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

Allen Weisselberg , 71, provided information to federal prosecutors in the case against Michael Cohen , Mr Trump's lawyer. "The Journal reported Pecker shared with prosecutors details about payments that Cohen says Trump directed in the weeks and months before the election to buy the silence of McDougal and another woman alleging an affair, ...

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  • Pope arrives in transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage
Pope arrives in transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

Francis urged the Irish to do just that, to recognize that for all its failings, the Catholic Church has educated and cared for generations of Irish children in times of starvation and great poverty, when no one else would. Supporters wait to see Pope Francis outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Dublin. Weekend of mixed emotions -for many; excit...

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  • Trump Organization finance chief granted immunity in Cohen probe
Trump Organization finance chief granted immunity in Cohen probe

Michael D'Antonio, the author of the 2015 biography of Trump, Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success , told Politico that he believes Trump now feels "terrified" by the consequences of his actions now coming to fruition. The President suggested that Mr Cohen's legal trouble stemmed from his other businesses, including involvement ...

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  • National Enquirer Executives Had Safe Containing Dirt on Trump
National Enquirer Executives Had Safe Containing Dirt on Trump

Mr Weisselberg , who has been at Mr Trump's side for four decades, is also treasurer of the Trump Foundation, the family charity under investigation for misuse of... People shop in the President Donald Trump campaign store in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, New York, U.S., August 24, 2018. A spokeswoman for the attorney general dec...

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  • US President Trump takes aim at Federal Reserve for rates hike
US President Trump takes aim at Federal Reserve for rates hike

In currencies, the dollar came under pressure after Trump reiterated his displeasure at the Fed's rate hikes, saying the central bank should do more to help him boost the United States economy. At the meeting ended August 1, the Fed left interest rates unchanged as expected. It is worth noting that despite Trump's criticism of Powell's rate h...

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  • Trump complains about interest rate rises
Trump complains about interest rate rises

Critical comments by U.S. President Donald Trump about the country's central bank held back some stocks on Tuesday, while the dollar fell for the fourth consecutive day in its worst spell since March. However, JP Morgan Asset Management global market strategist Tai Hui said: "Given the little progress made on the US-China negotiations in the past...

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  • House of Fraser cancels all online orders and goes offline
House of Fraser cancels all online orders and goes offline

United Kingdom department store retailer House of Fraser is cancelling all online orders and refunding customers following a reported dispute with its warehouse operator. In a statement, which does not mention XPO Logistics, Sports Direct said: 'Since the acquisition, the group has started meeting with various House of Fraser suppliers and concessi...

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  • Italy bridge collapse: Three more bodies found under the rubble
Italy bridge collapse: Three more bodies found under the rubble

Saturday's mass for 19 of the victims was held at Genoa's Exhibition and Trade Centre and was led by the city's archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco. He said the process will take about eight months to complete. Global reinsurer Swiss Re has today announced its link to the Italian company, Autostrade per I'Italia, which manages the stretch of mot...

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  • Trump attacks Turkey, vows to pay
Trump attacks Turkey, vows to pay "nothing" for USA pastor's release

The Turkish lira is falling against the dollar on Friday after Mnuchin's statement . In recent days, Qatari supporters of Turkey have begun a public campaign in Doha to change their riyals into lira in an attempt to shore up the plunging Turkish currency.

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  • Elon Musk Opens Up About 'Excruciating' Year
Elon Musk Opens Up About 'Excruciating' Year

The news sent Tesla shares soaring so much that trading was suspended in NY. It would seem his insane 120-hour work weeks are taking their toll. Musk also said that recently he has been working 120 hours per week, adding, "There were times when I didn't leave the factory for three or four days-days when I didn't go outside".

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