• Valerie Jarrett Says Roseanne Fallout Should Be a 'Teaching Moment'

    Valerie Jarrett Says Roseanne Fallout Should Be a 'Teaching Moment'

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    She wrote that racist tweet that forced ABC to ax the show. "'Ambien brings out the racist in all of us?'" Is Roseanne Barr , known for her unique cackle, looking for the last laugh? The president's message to Iger on Wednesday read: "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr ".
  • China's ZTE Reportedly Strikes Preliminary Deal To Lift U.S. Ban

    China's ZTE Reportedly Strikes Preliminary Deal To Lift U.S. Ban

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    Back in April, the United States government announced a complete and total ban of any U.S. components manufacturers from selling to Chinese telecom and handset giant, ZTE (HKG:0763). As part of the deal, sources said , ZTE promised to replace its board and executive team in 30 days. Congress has threatened to try to stop the Trump Administration from signing an agreement with ZTE.
  • Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

    Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

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    Trudeau. " Canada's position is and always has been that the trilateral approach is actually better for Canada, Mexico and the United States". The May 25 phone call reportedly took on a contentious tone as the two North American leaders discussed Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the E.U.
  • He Said, She Said on UK Prime Minister, Trump Phone Call

    He Said, She Said on UK Prime Minister, Trump Phone Call

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    It wasn't immediately clear how such an arrangement would work. Those penalties will remain in place "until the United States government eliminates tariffs imposed", Mexico's government said . 'Big trade barriers against US farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. The Rust Belt has been one of the hardest regions hit because of US free trade with Mexico.
  • European Central Bank is not yet ready to intervene in Italy

    European Central Bank is not yet ready to intervene in Italy

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    Apart from developments in Italy, investors are also looking to the upcoming euro zone consumer price data at 0900 GMT, which is expected to show inflation has accelerated to 1.6 percent in May. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slipped 1.5 per cent to 30,034.07 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 1.6 per cent to 3,072.76. The Australian and New Zealand dollars were steady at US$0.7545 and US$0.6939, respectively.
  • Free doughnuts: Where to score the sweet stuff on Friday

    Free doughnuts: Where to score the sweet stuff on Friday

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    Atlanta's own boutique doughnut shop located in Brookhaven, Bon Glaze , will also be offering a free sugary confection with any purchase. And, in case you thought National Doughnut Day was just the work of some marketing department, it has a much more noble beginning.
  • Socialist takes over as Spain’s prime minister after corruption scandal

    Socialist takes over as Spain’s prime minister after corruption scandal

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    Rajoy is being replaced by Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez, whose 84 seats were insufficient for the majority of 176 required in the 350-seat house. Leftist Podemos , which will offer parliamentary support to Sanchez's government, is also unlikely to gain big influence over the new prime minister, who is keen to differentiate his Socialist party from its anti-austerity ally and win back centrist voters.
  • ‘FIFA 18’ Predicts the World Cup Finalists

    ‘FIFA 18’ Predicts the World Cup Finalists

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    Gamers will collect player cards through packs, building a team of global super-stars that will take them to World Cup victory. While preparations for the World Cup helped host regions to improve their infrastructure, it won't boost long-term growth because sectors benefiting from tourism including hotels, trade and transport "aren't drivers" in most of the local economies, Moody's said.
  • Mexico Hits Back At Trump With Tariffs On US Goods

    Mexico Hits Back At Trump With Tariffs On US Goods

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    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire termed the USA tariffs as "unjustified unjustifiable and dangerous". "The decision announced today is a significant threat to the 22,000 Canadian households whose livelihoods are directly supported by employment in Canadian steel ", said Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.
  • Oil prices fall as Russia, US look to boost supplies

    Oil prices fall as Russia, US look to boost supplies

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    United States stock markets sank more than 1 percent, while the dollar wobbled at a 10-month high against the euro. The final decision will not be made until OPEC and non-OPEC ministers meet in Vienna on 22-23 June. There is also reason to be bullish for the fact that, according to some analysts, the additional supply that OPEC and Russian Federation plan to bring online would "barely" compensate for the loss of production from both Venezuela and Iran .
  • Fuel prices in India have not been slashed

    Fuel prices in India have not been slashed

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    The CPI (M)-led Kerala government slashed the state tax imposed on petroleum products by a rupee in view of the rising fuel prices and Vijayan said the onus was now on the Centre to effect a price reduction from its end. Since petrol and diesel remain outside the ambit of Goods and Services Tax, states also levy hefty sales tax and value added tax (VAT). The Narendra Modi government, which came to power in May that year, took advantage of the low oil prices to jack up the excise duty on ...
  • FBI Warns About Hackers Infecting Routers to Collect Information

    FBI Warns About Hackers Infecting Routers to Collect Information

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    Upgrading the router's firmware and changing the password will also help secure your device. If, like millions of Americans, you have a router in your home or office, it might already be infected by Russian malware named VPNFilter . Now that the domain is under Federal Bureau of Investigation control, any attempts by the malware to reinfect a compromised router will be bounced to an Federal Bureau of Investigation server that can record the IP address of the affected device.
  • Starbucks to close early for company-wide diversity training

    Starbucks to close early for company-wide diversity training

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    A sign posted at a San Francisco store said the store would close at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. About 7,000 licensed Starbucks stores found in hotels, airports, college campuses, commercial buildings and grocery stores have the option to remain open.
  • Lega Party Calls on Italian President to Elect New Parliament

    Lega Party Calls on Italian President to Elect New Parliament

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    Mr Mattarella's veto on Sunday enraged both League leader Matteo Salvini and Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio, who threatened to start impeachment proceedings against him. "I asked for the (economy) ministry an authoritative person from the parliamentary majority who is consistent with the government programme. who isn't seen as a supporter of a line that could probably, or even inevitably, provoke Italy's exit from the euro", Mattarella said.
  • 36 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari river

    36 missing as boat capsizes in Godavari river

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    Few people managed to survive after jumping from the boat'. Ferry disasters occur frequently in India, often because of overcrowded boats or poor maintenance. Boat operator Khaja surrendered before police in Devipatnam. Condolences to the bereaved families. It is believed to have capsized due to gusty winds.
  • Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

    Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

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    Today, Cantwell and Washington's other US Senator, Patty Murray, joined all the Senate Democrats and three Republicans in moving to repeal a Trump-era decision from the Federal Communications Commission that will dismantle net neutrality as we know it.
  • Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

    Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

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    The majority of analysts and observers seem to be of the opinion that Tesla must first clear the problems around the models already in production, notably the Model 3 , and then move on to other models. The safety agency has yet to announce whether it will be looking into the Utah crash. Autopilot, a form of advanced cruise control, handles some driving tasks and warns those behind the wheel they are always responsible for the vehicle's safe operation, Tesla has said.
  • Namibia condemns massacre of 59 Palestinians

    Namibia condemns massacre of 59 Palestinians

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    The relocation on Monday of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem inflamed the seven weeks of protests leading up to Nakba Day in the Gaza Strip , resulting in Israeli forces killing at least 60 Palestinian protestors and injuring more than 2,700.
  • Amazon Go targets Chicago, San Francisco for new stores

    Amazon Go targets Chicago, San Francisco for new stores

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    While the Amazon Go store in Seattle doesn't bear Whole Foods' branding, it does stock plenty of the store's signature 365 brand products. Customers simply have to download the Amazon Go app and scan a unique barcode that automatically identifies them when they walk into a store.
  • Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts, says Salma Hayek at Cannes

    Male Hollywood stars must take pay cuts, says Salma Hayek at Cannes

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    So hard, in fact, "otherwise they will kill the movie", Hayek quipped. She said Weinstein harassed her on the movie, which she produced, demanding that she do a "gratuitous" nude scene with another actress. Also 51-year-old Salma Hayek put on a pale blue dress that accentuates her ample Breasts. "When you start seeing people standing up for their rights and being heard, it becomes contagious", she said.
  • Hero Gotze Misses Out On Germany's World Cup Squad

    Hero Gotze Misses Out On Germany's World Cup Squad

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    Loew has included the Bayern Munich goalkeeper in his provisional squad, along with Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno and PSG stopper Kevin Trapp. Liverpool's Emre Can, Bayern's Sandro Wagner and Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze are among the names to miss out, while Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Man City's Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan are among the Premier League contingent to be named.
  • Home Depot same-store sales miss

    Home Depot same-store sales miss

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    Pinnacle Wealth Planning Services Inc. purchased a new stake in The Home Depot during the 4th quarter valued at about $112,000. Pfenex Inc ( NYSE: PFNX ) shares surged over 25 percent in after-hours trading after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
  • Gap Makes Apology to China for Shirt That Omitted Taiwan

    Gap Makes Apology to China for Shirt That Omitted Taiwan

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    The company said they would be undertaking " rigorous reviews " to ensure that it doesn't happen again. Lee also reiterated the government's stance on the matter, asking the airline not to belittle Taiwan or damage its sovereignty and dignity by bowing to pressure from China.
  • Iran's Foreign Minister in China to rescue nuclear deal

    Iran's Foreign Minister in China to rescue nuclear deal

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    The announcement triggered U.S. plans to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic within roughly three to six months. After the President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said his decision was "disappointing" .
  • Facebook's audit won't get your stolen data back

    Facebook's audit won't get your stolen data back

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    According to a blog post by the VP of Product Partnerships at Facebook Ime Archibong the social media site has investigated thousands of third-party apps and suspended 200 of them pending investigation to ascertain if they indeed misused any data.
  • Man accused of making millions of robocalls faces $120 million FCC fine

    Man accused of making millions of robocalls faces $120 million FCC fine

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    Abramovich was responsible for the most extensive caller ID spoofing schemes we have ever encountered, and he caused companies and individuals extensive harm. The FCC, in a citation from June 22, 2017, said the robocalls went to "critical emergency phone lines " used by hospitals and medical providers, as well as cell phones and residential phones, without the recipients' consent.
  • USA says Iran nuclear inspections must continue

    USA says Iran nuclear inspections must continue

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    Meanwhile, the president's decision on the Iran deal has placed the United States government at odds with key European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, who described the move as regrettable. "America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail". "The PM said the United Kingdom would continue to work with the USA to keep up the pressure on North Korea to denuclearise".
  • Hiring Michael Cohen was a 'big mistake': AT&T

    Hiring Michael Cohen was a 'big mistake': AT&T

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    The lobbying group will, for now, report to General Counsel David McAtee. "Why doesn't the Fake News Media state that the Trump Administration's Anti-Trust Division has been, and is, opposed to the AT&T purchase of Time Warner in a now ongoing Trial".
  • Israel and Iran Are At War In Syria

    Israel and Iran Are At War In Syria

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    It said four were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system, while others fell in Syrian territory. One possible solution to this dilemma is trying to fire a limited barrage at military targets in northern Israel . The White House condemned Iran's attack and praised Israel for defending itself. Germany and Britain joined the United States in denouncing the rocket fire towards the Israel-occupied Golan Heights they also said was carried out by Iran , while France ...
  • Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea

    Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate on North Korea

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    At the start of the 75-minute meeting, Abe said, "Japan, China and South Korea must cooperate with the global community and strongly ask North Korea to take specific action" toward denuclearization, namely abandoning its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
  • Money seized from BJP, Congress leaders residences in poll-bound Karnataka

    Money seized from BJP, Congress leaders residences in poll-bound Karnataka

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    The police seized thousands of fake cards with hologram, lamination machines and computers after BJP workers informed about the racket, Javadekar said . "Congress is trying to lie loudly and pin it on BJP", Mr Javadekar said. "The BJP worker Rakesh exposed this racket. All the proofs of call records and others must be forensically examined by the police and cyber crime department", Javadekar said.
  • Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Fenner PLC (LON:FENR)?

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    The company was maintained on Monday, February 26 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). The firm explores for gold ore deposits. Its down 0.06, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 47 investors sold MMM shares while 635 reduced holdings.
  • Air France shares down nearly 13 percent after CEO quits

    Air France shares down nearly 13 percent after CEO quits

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    ValuEngine lowered shares of Air France-KLM (OTCMKTS:AFLYY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning. Air France said Friday that rising expenses for jet fuel plus a stronger euro will add to the burden caused by a string of walkouts by staff fighting for higher wages.
  • Warren Buffett bashes bitcoin as nonproductive 'rat poison'

    Warren Buffett bashes bitcoin as nonproductive 'rat poison'

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    While Buffett said it did seem like more moats had become susceptible to invasion recently, he still observed plenty of companies, such as the See's sweets unit that Berkshire owns, where they were holding firm. The shares closed up 3.9 percent at US$183.83 on Friday. "I love the idea of having our 5% or whatever it may be grow" to 7% or more "without us laying out a dime", Buffett said.
  • Wedding gifts excite bride-to-be Sonam Kapoor

    Wedding gifts excite bride-to-be Sonam Kapoor

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    And it is a delight for their fans to see them in one frame. While Sonam chose to wear Anuradha Vakil lehenga for her mehendi ceremony, she ditched heels for some really cool Nike slippers. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding rumours started doing the rounds of media since the beginning of this year. Their wedding statement arrived a week by means of a joint announcement with their own families: "The Kapoor and also Ahuja families, take great pride and joy, in announcing the marriage ...
  • The 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

    The 2018 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

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    In explaining his growing love for Apple shares, Buffett explained that the tech company's dominance in the smartphone market and "strong ecosystem" makes it an attractive investment. Berkshire officials say this year's attendance could top the record of 42,000 set a few years ago when the company marked 50 years of Buffett's leadership, but the attendance figures are only an estimate based on the number of meeting pass requests.
  • Is favorite Justify too good to be true?

    Is favorite Justify too good to be true?

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    Let the man, then, assess the uncertainty born of wide quality: "I think it's the deepest field we've had in a long time. I don't know is the honest answer, and not for one moment do we think this is going to be straightforward, though that is stating the obvious".
  • Walmart to buy 73% of Flipkart in India's biggest e-commerce takeover

    Walmart to buy 73% of Flipkart in India's biggest e-commerce takeover

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    Factor Daily stated some friendly investors such as Tencent, Microsoft and Tiger Global might not cash out, while Softbank , which holds 20 percent stake, will exit, making $4 billion in the process. "There has been a shareholder realignment within Flipkart over the past few weeks, which has brought top level fissures into the open", said a source cited earlier in the report.