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Oil eases on China refining dip, higher USA crude output

Oil eases on China refining dip, higher USA crude output Trump may hope his comments will put pressure on USA allies within OPEC to raise their oil production sooner rather than later, staving off any further increase in prices and easing the recent hit to American consumers' pockets at the gas pumps. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank to end quantitative easing by end of 2018

European Central Bank to end quantitative easing by end of 2018 The ECB then upstaged its peer by unveiling plans to wind down its quantitative easing programme but clung on to its dovish leaning, slashing its 2018 growth forecast and warning that a rate rise is unlikely until at least September 2019. [Full Article...]

For the love of pizza, Domino's is now fixing potholes in roads

For the love of pizza, Domino's is now fixing potholes in roads Domino's says this will help them ensure the "integrity of pizza remains in tact". The initiative is aimed at 'saving pizza.' Picture courtesy of Domino's Pizza ."Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed?" Knowing how important this food is to the stomaches of Americans, Domino's Pizza is taking on a challenge: Fixing potholes . [Full Article...]

IHOP Changes Name To IHOb To Emphasize Burgers

IHOP Changes Name To IHOb To Emphasize Burgers Some people correctly predicted it would stand for burgers, but many others on Twitter and Facebook thought the B would stand for breakfast or bacon. To learn more about the company's pivot in menu, we got in touch with IHOP's spokesperson, Stephanie Peterson. The company revealed the new name on its Twitter account Monday after teasing the change last week. [Full Article...]

AT&T and Time Warner win legal battle, confirming the merger

AT&T and Time Warner win legal battle, confirming the merger The deal was hatched in August 2016 when Randall Stephenson, the chief executive of AT&T , called Jeff Bewkes, his counterpart at Time Warner . Comcast , for example, would like to outbid the Walt Disney Co. Vertical integration FTW, said Phillip Fresen, managing director of investment bank Garros Group. While this court case is decided, the U.S. Department of Justice could appeal the rulin... [Full Article...]

North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting

North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting High-ranking officials from both countries have met several times in advance of Tuesday's summit to prepare for the historic talks. In May, Trump announced he would meet Kim in Singapore on June 12 in a tweet that said "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" "The worst case scenario would be if President Trump came into the summit and presented an ultimat... [Full Article...]

Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé

Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has disclosed that government has dissolved Ghana Football Association (GFA), following the premiering of Anas exposé to unravel rots in Ghana football. A statement published by the GFA confirmed that the FIFA Council Member, who had earlier in the day been banned by FIFA from all football related activity for a provisional period of 90 days , made ... [Full Article...]

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival Cho added Singapore wouldn't have a hard time providing a secure location for North Korea as the country is often named one of the safest in the world. "It's a standard North Korean media tactic". Kim is seeking security guarantees and relief from economic sanctions. "I truly hope it results in the reduction of aggressive rhetoric between both sides and [marks] the beginnings of a more peace... [Full Article...]

ZTE has reached a deal to have USA sanctions lifted

ZTE has reached a deal to have USA sanctions lifted The deal announced by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross allows ZTE to stay in business. On Tuesday, it was reported that ZTE, the fourth-largest smartphone maker in the U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced an agreement with ZTE early Thursday that would impose additional financial penalties on and install US -approved compliance officials within ZTE. [Full Article...]

DNA testing service MyHeritage says 92 million customer email addresses were exposed

DNA testing service MyHeritage says 92 million customer email addresses were exposed Its database now has DNA samples from over 1.25 million people. MyHeritage does not store user passwords, but rather a one-way hash of each password, in which the hash key differs for each customer. Credit card information isn't stored on MyHeritage , it said, but is instead stored on "trusted third-party billing providers" like BlueSnap and PayPal. [Full Article...]

Canada rejects United States offer to end trilateral deal

President Donald Trump announced last week that steel and aluminium tariffs would apply to Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The retaliatory measures include a 25% import tariff on steel products, 20% on pork products, 20% to 25% duties on cheeses and a 25% duty on bourbon. [Full Article...]

Tesla shares rise as Musk says Model 3 set to hit target

Tesla shares rise as Musk says Model 3 set to hit target At the Tesla shareholder meeting, Elon Musk announced that Tesla vehicle owners might soon get a chance to test out Autopilot again through a free trial. The news is welcome to electric bike makers, including Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich, who has said the company remains on track to bring its first-ever electric bike to market in 2019. [Full Article...]

China: Tariffs by U.S. would wipe out trade progress

China: Tariffs by U.S. would wipe out trade progress US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the dispute was "on hold" and the tariff hike would be postponed. "By assaulting all our allies, we leave ourselves standing unprotected and by ourselves in a way we really never have been". [Full Article...]

Trump campaign manager trying to pick up 'Roseanne' show

Trump campaign manager trying to pick up 'Roseanne' show Barr continued with Sherwood's alleged response in which he dismissed her apology. He scoffed & said: "what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.' I begged 4 my crews jobs". not ambien, stop lying [sic]". The embattled comic hinted she may challenge the cancellation , tweeting to her fans Wednesday, "you guys make me feel like fighting back ". [Full Article...]

Trump under fire for tweet about jobs report

Trump under fire for tweet about jobs report The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to Labor Department figures published on Friday. The jobs report episode follows 16 months of a presidency in which Trump has cast aside traditions with such frequency that practices long considered taboo are now routine, even as critics say Trump is gambling with some of the nation's most sensitiv... [Full Article...]

Vermont offering to pay telecommuting workers $10000 to move to the state

Vermont offering to pay telecommuting workers $10000 to move to the state More than 13 million people visit Vermont on a yearly basis, Quartz reported , and the state is hoping it can convince some of them to stay in the state more permanently. The program would peak in 2020, when the state has been authorized to spend up to $250,000 on the incentives. The funds-a maximum of $5,000 a year or $10,000 total-can be used to pay for moving costs and other expenses, s... [Full Article...]

Theresa May expresses disappointment over 'unjustified' USA tariffs

Theresa May expresses disappointment over 'unjustified' USA tariffs Ross offered little detail about what the enumerated states could do to have the tariffs lifted. It will dispute the legality of USA tariffs on EU steel and aluminium and Chinese legislation that "undermines property rights of European companies", EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said. [Full Article...]

National Donut Day: How to get a free Dunkin' Donut on Friday

National Donut Day: How to get a free Dunkin' Donut on Friday La Mar's is partnering with The Salvation Army to offer free donuts at various locations . During World War I, The Salvation Army's "Donut Lassies" served the delicious treats to American soldiers on the front lines. It's nearly the weekend and what better way to start it than by getting a free doughnut! That's while supplies last, of course. Also , the Mainstream Boys Homemade Empanadas... [Full Article...]

Consumer groups say Tesla autopilot feature not as safe as advertised

Consumer groups say Tesla autopilot feature not as safe as advertised An influential American consumer magazine has reversed an earlier unfavourable review on the Tesla Model 3 to recommend the electric auto. While the influential magazine said the vehicle has exhilarating acceleration and handling, testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency braking tests. [Full Article...]

Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims

Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims A major focus of GDPR is that companies will not be able to use vague or confusing statements to get you to agree to give them data, which means it could have a far-reaching impact on some of the biggest technology firms in the world including Facebook and Google . [Full Article...]


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