• US drops the sanctions hammer on Iran ... again

    US drops the sanctions hammer on Iran ... again

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    This year, people have taken part in the rallies ever more enthusiastically to condemn Washington's anti-Iran policies as the United States government has chose to re-impose what it calls crippling sanctions on Tehran on November 5. Iran is the world's No. 3 oil exporter. The European Union has established a mechanism to permit its multinational companies to maintain presences in Iran, but all signs are that the U.S.
  • Trump distancing self from fate of GOP in House

    Trump distancing self from fate of GOP in House

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    The president is under fire for running an ad in the closing days of the election featuring an illegal immigrant who murdered two police officers and promised to kill more if he has the chance. Recent polls have suggested the GOP is likely to expand its presence in the Senate, while many House races are in dead heats. Rosen and Heller both agree, however, the future of the president's agenda hinges on the Nevada race.
  • Lowe's closing more than 50 stores in the USA and Canada

    Lowe's closing more than 50 stores in the USA and Canada

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    Ellison told investors in August that the smaller OSH stores were not running well and could never become a big part of Lowe's overall business. The company says eight employees at each Mississauga location will be affected. David Soberman, a University of Toronto professor specializing in marketing and retail, said Lowe's 2016 acquisition of Rona Inc.in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
  • Oil Slips On Signs of Rising Supplies, Economic Slowdown Jitters

    Oil Slips On Signs of Rising Supplies, Economic Slowdown Jitters

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    In turn, the top three producers are supplying the market at a record 33.41mbpd. China - the leading importer of Iranian oil - is still in discussions with the US on terms, but is among the eight countries set to receive a waiver, according to two people familiar with the discussions who also asked not to be identified.
  • Trump Hints China Trade Moves for Argentina G20 After Xi Call

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    On Thursday, the U.S. accused a Chinese state-owned company of conspiring to steal trade secrets of USA chip-maker Micron Technology Inc as part of a Justice Department crackdown against China in cases of suspected economic espionage. "But the tariffs already imposed will not go away", Tu said. Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co and Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp were indicted along with three individuals, the Justice Department said.
  • Iran Begins Selling Oil Via Stock Exchange

    Iran Begins Selling Oil Via Stock Exchange

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    On top of demand concerns, all eyes are on any impact from Iranian sanctions that are set to kick in on November 4, with many taking a view that Saudi Arabia and OPEC will pump enough to fill any supply shortages. "However, depending on what happens with Iran later this week, oil could go both ways, so the market seems to be taking a cautious stance near $67 a barrel".
  • Zim’s ease of doing business ranking improves

    Zim’s ease of doing business ranking improves

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    It was at 100th place previous year and now it is at 77th rank. India improved its rank on a number of indicators including construction permits, trading across borders, starting a business , getting credit, getting electricity and enforcing contracts.
  • Asian stocks rally as weaker yuan eases fear of more tariffs

    Asian stocks rally as weaker yuan eases fear of more tariffs

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    According to the report , no decisions had been made but preparations for a new list of US tariffs were being made in case the Trump-Xi meeting does not yield progress in resolving the US-China disputes. "Then each side should make its own proposal". But US officials have given no indication that they are prepared to do that. On September 24, Trump's fresh tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and services entered force, with Washington warning that it could slap similar tariffs ...
  • $100000 Powerball ticket sold in Fargo

    $100000 Powerball ticket sold in Fargo

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    It comes four days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize. The victor or winners would also have a one-time cash option of $428.6 million - a prize that's still more than alright. However, none of those players also played the Power Play option which would have increased their winnings to $2 million. The jackpot was won by a single ticket in SC.
  • Weak Amazon, Alphabet results spark growth worries

    Weak Amazon, Alphabet results spark growth worries

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    Its operating profit forecast of between $2.1 billion and $3.6 billion also came in below consensus estimates. The company showed slowing revenue growth in all categories quarter over quarter, including online sales and subscription sales, Amazon Web Services sales and its fast-growing advertising business .
  • China, Russia listening to Trump’s cell phone calls

    China, Russia listening to Trump’s cell phone calls

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    Trump's cellphone calls . Despite being warned that his cell phone calls are not secure , President Trump refuses to stop making certain calls from his iPhone - according to a New York Times report on Wednesday. China's aim in listening in is to determine what he will do next. Predictably, everyone is denying any of this is true, with Trump taking to Twitter to claim that the article is "long and boring".
  • Khashoggi murder: Shock new footage of killers released - is this journalist’s body?

    Khashoggi murder: Shock new footage of killers released - is this journalist’s body?

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    WWE announced Thursday morning that Crown Jewel will take place as scheduled in Saudi Arabia next week, despite the controversy surrounding the Saudi government's involvement in the death of US -based journalist Jamal Khashoggi . While Saudi officials have said the crown prince, also known as MBS, had no knowledge of the plan to kill Khashoggi, this has left many unconvinced.
  • Winning numbers for record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

    Winning numbers for record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

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    No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24 when 11 co-workers in California split $543 million. That could also land you a historic tax bill if you win, though don't expect a lot of sympathy. "They just want to take a moment out of their day to consider how to dream big", Schlesinger said. Do you live in Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming? Tickets can be bought until 7:45 p.m.
  • MBS guard took part of Khashoggi body to Riyadh

    MBS guard took part of Khashoggi body to Riyadh

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    He said the killing of a journalist was "a big mistake" that would harm relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia and undermine their "united front against Iran ". "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up". "That is unacceptable in any government".
  • Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

    Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

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    The mega number is 7. Lucas beat odds of 1 in 1.2 million , according to the lottery's website. Don't count on making a deposit for anywhere close to $1.6 billion if you win the Tuesday night drawing. A single victor could chose a one-time cash option of $ 565 million or an annuity that would be paid out over 29 years. Even when a victor is eventually announced, it could still take a while before we find out their identity (if ever.) The time they have to claim their prize varies ...
  • Oil Trades Near Lowest Level in a Month

    Oil Trades Near Lowest Level in a Month

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    US West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery was higher 12 cents, or 0.2 percent, $69.87 per barrel, after falling 3 percent in the previous session to settle below $70 for the first time in a month. "The looming Iranian supply disruption and the conflict between the US and Saudi Arabia are pushing traders to take a cautious stance at the moment", Will Yun, a commodities analyst at Hyundai Futures Corp., said by phone from Seoul.
  • How Mega Millions created monstrous jackpots - but made them harder to win

    How Mega Millions created monstrous jackpots - but made them harder to win

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    The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA. The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in USA history. From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said. The numbers were drawn for what was a $470 million dollar Powerball jackpot Saturday.
  • Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi 'murder'

    Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi 'murder'

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    Mr Trump has previously vowed to inflict " severe punishment " on Saudi Arabia if it was behind Mr Khashoggi's killing - but also said he is against cancelling military contracts with Riyadh. "Well, it'll have to be very severe", he said of the consequences for the country. This is the first time that the United States has officially acknowledged about Khashoggi's death, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
  • We’ll meet your oil needs: Saudi Arabia

    We’ll meet your oil needs: Saudi Arabia

    Finance

    US West Texas Intermediate crude was up 35 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $72.27 a barrel by 0007 GMT on Wednesday, having settled up 14 cents. The global benchmark, which hit a more than two-week low late last week as equity markets dropped, is trading around $5 below a four-year high of $86.74 marked on October 3.
  • Powerball and Mega Millions at Mother Tuckers

    Powerball and Mega Millions at Mother Tuckers

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    They were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and the Mega Ball was 9. The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016. "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a press release about Tuesday night's suspense.
  • How NYSE move could propel Saudi share in Uber to $16 bln

    How NYSE move could propel Saudi share in Uber to $16 bln

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    Earlier this month, Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg that the country's Public Investment Fund would contribute US$45 billion to the second Vision Fund . A medieval theocracy that still, doubling as a modern nation with malls (including a ), Saudi Arabia has been called " Remarkably, the country has avoided pariah status in the United States thanks to, Riyadh's carefully cultivated, its, and.
  • MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots combined are now almost $1B

    MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots combined are now almost $1B

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    The largest, which was worth just $2 million more , was drawn back in 2012. "With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday". They're stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. Before claiming the prize, the lucky victor must first sign the back of the ticket to prove ownership. Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C.
  • Sanctions against Saudi would ‘rock the world’ says Saudi state owned press

    Sanctions against Saudi would ‘rock the world’ says Saudi state owned press

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    Turkish forensics team have conducted a sweep of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul trying to find any evidence into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , whom Ankara believes was murdered at the diplomatic site. Mr Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, vanished after entering the consulate to get marriage documents. But on Oct 11, The Washington Post reported that the Turkish government told U.S.
  • Powerball jackpot grows to $345 million

    Powerball jackpot grows to $345 million

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    You can't win unless you play", said Jamiu Kolawole after he received his free ticket. Many people hoped to spend their hypothetical winnings on travel. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $548 million grand prize. The Powerball Jackpot for Saturday night is worth $314 million as of Friday afternoon.
  • Trump, Xi to meet amid trade war tensions

    Trump, Xi to meet amid trade war tensions

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    China's trade surplus with the U.S. in September was more than China's total trade surplus of US$31.7 billion. US President Donald Trump has said that his tariff policies have hurt the Chinese economy and that he has "a lot more to do" to the country.
  • Dow Falls 1300 Points In 48 Hours As Market Rout Continues (DJIA)(SPX)

    Dow Falls 1300 Points In 48 Hours As Market Rout Continues (DJIA)(SPX)

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    Technology stocks slid more than 2 percent, the most among the 11 major S&P sectors, with the Philadelphia Semiconductor index down 3 percent after Swiss vacuum valve maker VAT Group said demand from chip equipment makers was softening. The Nasdaq composite , which has a high concentration of technology companies, suffered its biggest loss in more than two years and has dropped nearly 8 percent since the start of October.
  • That latest warning from your Facebook friends is a hoax, officials say

    That latest warning from your Facebook friends is a hoax, officials say

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    Still, what's unusual is that people are (perhaps absentmindedly) sharing a message that includes the words "I actually got another friend request from you", even when they received no such fraudulent friend request. A new Facebook scam is making headlines across the country. "We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts)".
  • Brexit: EU's Tusk tells May to 'get down to business'

    Brexit: EU's Tusk tells May to 'get down to business'

    Finance

    She will say: "Millions of people who have never supported our party in the past are appalled by what Jeremy Corbyn has done to Labour ..." However, rather than accept responsibility for the Home Office blunder which saw thousands of the Windrush Generation, who helped rebuild Postwar Britain facing deportation, May referenced the disaster to rouse support for Shaun Bailey, the Conservative pick for the 2020 London mayoral elections: 'If your parents come to the United Kingdom as part of ...
  • Indian rupee collapses to 73.77 against United States dollars

    Indian rupee collapses to 73.77 against United States dollars

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    The dollar rose to near 1-month highs against global currencies. Mr Khoon Goh, head of Asia research at ANZ Banking Group in Singapore, said the mix of strong USA data and the Fed chair's comments bumped up the dollar and United States bond yields, putting downward pressure on Asian currencies.
  • USA and Canada Strike a Deal to Save NAFTA

    USA and Canada Strike a Deal to Save NAFTA

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    Privately, some Canadian executives have expressed concerns to the Prime Minister's Office that Canada is spending political capital by tabling issues in trade talks that seem unlikely to resonate with U.S. Trump, who has already imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, has also repeatedly threatened to impose even more crippling levies on auto imports if a deal can't get done.
  • Hold your nerve on Brexit, Theresa May tells cabinet

    Hold your nerve on Brexit, Theresa May tells cabinet

    Finance

    Speaking to reporters on her way to NY to attend the United Nations General Assembly, May said she welcomed comments from European Council President Donald Tusk that the bloc still wanted to strike a deal, but added that the onus was still on the EU to break the deadlock on Chequers.
  • Instagram departures hit Facebook shares

    Instagram departures hit Facebook shares

    Finance

    For Facebook it was an important land grab in the shift to mobile, an area that it had hitherto struggled to really grasp and a shrewd purchase of a service that could have rivalled Facebook itself. That changed. But so did the number of users - now more than a billion. And it was the first startup allowed to operate mostly independently. This claim was backed by another company source, who told Tech Crunch that Facebook put pressure on Systrom to help expand the social network's ...
  • Pilots forget to pressurise cabin, causing passengers to bleed

    Pilots forget to pressurise cabin, causing passengers to bleed

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    This led to an imbalance in the cabin pressure and oxygen masks were deployed with which most passengers breathed. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said, with one traveller describing "panic" on board.
  • Oil Rises as Dollar Declines, Supply Concerns Persist

    Oil Rises as Dollar Declines, Supply Concerns Persist

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    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers, including the world's biggest producer Russian Federation, are meeting on September 23 in Algeria to discuss how to allocate supply increases within their quota framework to offset the loss of Iranian oil supply.
  • UK PM May cautions: Alternative to my Brexit deal is no deal

    UK PM May cautions: Alternative to my Brexit deal is no deal

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    International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde attends a press conference to mark the publication of the 2018 Article IV assessment of the United Kingdom at the Treasury in central London , Monday Sept. Committee chairman Hilary Benn said that with time running out to secure a withdrawal agreement there were "significant problems yet to be resolved", with the Irish border backstop the main sticking point.
  • Trump slaps fresh tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods

    Trump slaps fresh tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods

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    But Trump warned that "if China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports". Yes, it has. In fact, this latest round marks the third set of tariffs put into motion so far this year. China retaliated against the first round of tariffs in kind, hitting American soybeans among other goods.
  • Six berry brands linked to needle sabotage

    Six berry brands linked to needle sabotage

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    Chantal Faugeras posted on Facebook that she purchased the punnet from Wingham Coles on Wednesday, with three needles found inside three strawberries. A mother of three in Gladstone also found two needles in a punnet while cutting up the fruit. It was treated as a copycat incident. Authorities said that the contaminated strawberries-branded Berrylicious and Berry Obsession-came from two farms located next to each other in south-east Queensland .
  • Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless

    Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless

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    The Bezos Day One Fund will be made up of the Families Fund and the Academics Fund. The other part will launch and operate free preschools in low-income communities, where "the child will be the customer". "People are interested in trying to help the world in so many different ways", he said. "There are certain things that only big companies can do", Bezos said.