• New York governor, business leaders plead with Amazon to reconsider
New York governor, business leaders plead with Amazon to reconsider

Tom Wright, who signed the open letter to Bezos this week and is the president and chief executive of the Regional Plan Association, pointed to the other half of HQ2 in Crystal City, Virginia, as a model for how NY could strike deal that would both appease critics and attract tech companies in the future.

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  • Stocks fall back as investors await news from US-China talks
Stocks fall back as investors await news from US-China talks

In a tweet , he said progress had been made in divisive areas including intellectual property protection, technology transfers, agriculture, services and currency. Asian stock markets rose following Trump's announcement, but gains were modest. Trump posted in two tweets. Describing the trade progress as "good news" for both businesses and famili...

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  • YouTube disables comments on videos featuring kids
YouTube disables comments on videos featuring kids

YouTube said it will ban comments on virtually all videos featuring young minors amid concerns over child predators. YouTube says it will switch off comments on nearly all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to "better protect children and families".

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  • Tesla Launches Base Model 3 for $35900 in Canada
Tesla Launches Base Model 3 for $35900 in Canada "After Savings" [u]

Some Tesla stores will be kept on as display showrooms, Musk said, without specifying how many stores would be permanently shuttered. The online sales shift, Tesla said, will let it lower all vehicle prices by 6 percent on average. Company boss Elon Musk has long promised that the electric saloon would eventually be offered in a Standard-sp...

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  • Victoria's Secret closing 53 stores after poor holiday sales
Victoria's Secret closing 53 stores after poor holiday sales

The company has taken several hits over the past couple of years, with almost 30 stores shut down in 2018, Business Insider reports . 'People identify Victoria's Secret with what it's been for the last 20 years - very sexy and airbrushed models, ' said investment analyst Janine Stitcher.

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  • War clouds gather over Pakistan, India as other nations urge calm
War clouds gather over Pakistan, India as other nations urge calm

The attack, which killed 40 Indian soldiers, is the deadliest in several decades. Pakistan and India have disputed control of Muslim majority Pakistan since the two nations became independent from the United Kingdom in 1947. That year also saw an Indian fighter jet shoot down a Pakistani naval aircraft, killing all 16 on board. Iran called on I...

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  • Tariff talks: U.S. and China keep on track for deal - Eire
Tariff talks: U.S. and China keep on track for deal - Eire

The sentiment of USA business communities has also been lifted by the latest trade progress made by the world's top two economies, as industrial associations and business owners alike felt relieved by the news of no further tariff hikes, and remained optimistic about the development of U.S.

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  • Man Spends $540 on Cookies to Get Scouts Out of Cold
Man Spends $540 on Cookies to Get Scouts Out of Cold

A $540 cookie purchase has warmed Girl Scouts in more ways than one. Even though consumers go insane for Girl Scout cookies , most people would not buy $540 worth - but that is exactly what this Good Samaritan did earlier this week. "That man is going to have a lot of friends today if he gives away those cookies", Kimberly Norton Kotecha wrote. ...

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  • These Amtrak Passengers Are Having a Really Bad Journey
These Amtrak Passengers Are Having a Really Bad Journey

Railroad officials chose to keep the passengers onboard instead of letting them scatter in a town dealing with its own problems - a blackout, snow and debris-covered roads. "We are moving", she said , the camera trained on the snow-covered scenery passing by outside the window. The Coast Starlight left Seattle for Los Angeles on Sunday but hit...

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  • YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments
YouTube under fire for new policy on inappropriate comments

Every minute, up to 300 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube . Most notably, they raised the bar for what kinds of videos are allowed to take a share of ad revenue. To keep advertisers happy, YouTube could increasingly emphasize its progress on more strict enforcement of its policies in comments, demonstrating that its content moderat...

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  • Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3
Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3

Thursday in NY. The Model 3 joins the Model S on the outside of the Recommended list looking in. This has been the second time that the vehicle's price has reduced. "In addition, some members reported that the Model 3's sole display screen acted strangely". Tesla wants to expand with the Model 3 , the customer base for its E-cars, and ha...

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  • Shock Honda Swindon closure announcement imminent
Shock Honda Swindon closure announcement imminent

The UK forms part of our global network of manufacturing plants, so the only place we produce the vehicle we produce at Swindon is in Swindon itself, he had said. Honda said Brexit was not the driving force behind its decision. Meanwhile, a new Japan-EU trade deal means Japanese firms can now enjoy frictionless trade with Europe without having t...

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  • Nigeria's biggest Indian oil buyer signs first deal for USA oil
Nigeria's biggest Indian oil buyer signs first deal for USA oil

The term contract follows International Olympic Committee signing up to buy crude oil from the us through a term-tender deal in August a year ago. Also, there is growing signs of a tightening market, driven by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC's ) production cuts and USA sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.

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  • China's Xi to meet top United States trade officials
China's Xi to meet top United States trade officials

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday that China's Vice Premier Liu He met US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Trump said last week they plan to meet, but not before the March 1 deadline. Earlier, the White House called March 2 a "hard deadline". Trump has indicated that he wou...

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  • Opec oil output sees 4-year low, Russia fails to comply
Opec oil output sees 4-year low, Russia fails to comply

United States crude oil inventories rose last week to the highest since Nov 2017 as refiners cut runs to the lowest since Oct 2017, the Energy Information Administration said. While OPEC and the EIA lowered their most recent demand expectations, the IEA maintained the same figures from January at 1.4 million barrels per day.

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  • China Trade Deadline Approaches
China Trade Deadline Approaches

Members of a United States trade delegation including deputy U.S. trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish left a Beijing hotel on Tuesday (Feb 12) on their way to the second day of talks with Chinese officials. China would likely respond by raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S goods that it announced past year in retaliation. A growing number...

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  • McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

His administration has focused on USA "energy dominance" and increased production of oil, gas and coal on federal and private land. "I support a green new deal ". These extreme tax rates could potentially cause more issues, as Gates said if lawmakers focus on marginal tax rates, "you're missing the picture".

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  • Trump Expected to Ban Chinese Telecom Equipment From US Networks
Trump Expected to Ban Chinese Telecom Equipment From US Networks

He emphasized that "we are always willing to accept the supervision and suggestions of all European governments, customers, and partners". Late previous year Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada and faces allegations of a cover up against sanctions on Iran.

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  • Bezos says National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics
Bezos says National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

Mr Bezos , 55, hired investigators to find out how the texts were obtained and whether the story was politically motivated. Bezos declined to do so. Sanchez , months before Mr. Bezos announced he was splitting up with his wife, MacKenzie. Mr Bezos notes in his blog post how the publisher confessed to the so-called "catch and kill" de...

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  • Venezuelan opposition readies USA fund to receive oil revenue
Venezuelan opposition readies USA fund to receive oil revenue

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 13 cents at $53.53. At 447.2 million barrels, USA crude oil inventories are about 6 percent above the five year average for this time of year, the EIA reported. Russia has been in full compliance with its pledge to gradually cut its oil production, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said ...

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