• Canadian minister quits as political crisis deepens for Trudeau
Canadian minister quits as political crisis deepens for Trudeau

In her resignation letter she alludes to the controversy and said she is looking to determine what she can and can't say about it. Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould quit on Tuesday amid news reports that she was pressured to go easy on a major firm past year when she was justice minister, a development that deepened a political c...

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  • US crude oil refinery inputs increase last week
US crude oil refinery inputs increase last week

Following a US decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry last week, Guaido and the Trump administration have sought to appoint a new board of directors for Citgo. USA distillate stocks fell by 2.3 million barrels, while inventories of other refined fuels dropped by 2.9 million barrels. Higher American output is threatening to offse...

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  • Venezuela slams European Union countries for aligning with U.S.
Venezuela slams European Union countries for aligning with U.S.

Lavrov said Moscow considers the situation in Venezuela "alarming" particularly because of the recognition of Guaido as interim president by a range of countries. This weekend he plans to oversee a deliberate provocation of the military by ordering in supplies of humanitarian aid. The young lawmaker accused the military on Monday of planning to ...

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  • U.S. raises travel advisory for Venezuela to 'Do Not Travel'
U.S. raises travel advisory for Venezuela to 'Do Not Travel'

Mr Maduro, sworn in on January 10 for a second term after disputed elections a year ago, accuses Mr Guaido of staging a US-directed coup against him. Mr Guaido, the head of Venezuela's National Assembly, says he has spoken repeatedly with President Trump and called for "great pressure" on the repressive Maduro regime.

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  • US announces criminal charges in China-related case
US announces criminal charges in China-related case

The US Justice Department filed 13 charges against the tech firm, two of its subsidiaries and a senior executive on Tuesday, accusing it of misleading banks about the company's business and violating US sanctions. Prosecutors said Huawei, and Meng in particular, lied to banking authorities to avoid questions about whether the firm evaded USA sancti...

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  • Boeing's Flying Car Lifts Off in Race to Revolutionize Urban Travel
Boeing's Flying Car Lifts Off in Race to Revolutionize Urban Travel

Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences designed and developed the prototype. The world's largest aerospace company successfully launched a 30-foot-long Passenger Air Vehicle a few feet off the ground before sticking a gentle landing less than a minute later, per a report via Yahoo! The test flight represents the latest milestone for Boe...

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  • Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: European Union spokesman
Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: European Union spokesman

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved a step closer to paving the way for another Brexit referendum by trying to use parliament to grab control of the issue from Prime Minister Theresa May . "It would obviously be less favourable for Ireland than an indefinite backstop, but much more advantageous than no-deal Brexit"...

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  • USA report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan
USA report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

The Chinese rail network has about 100,000 kilometers of track, 10,000 kilometers of which is high-speed track supporting trains running at up to 250 kilometers per hour, the Pentagon said in its 2019 "China Military Power" report. they are getting to a point where the PLA leadership may actually tell Xi Jinping that they are confident in their...

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  • China-US trade talks have laid foundation for a deal, ministry says
China-US trade talks have laid foundation for a deal, ministry says

Trade tensions between the world's two largest economies escalated past year, putting global stock markets on edge. Mofcom spokesman Gao Feng said that these issues were an important item of the negotiations, and that progress has been made.

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  • Is it the China slowdown or is it just Apple?
Is it the China slowdown or is it just Apple?

Rupal Bhansali , chief investment officer of Ariel International and Ariel Global , and Rajiv Jain , head of GQG Partners , which invests in global and emerging market stocks, are among the veteran investors who have been warning of potential trouble for Apple for months .

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  • Slowing iPhone sales in China drive market plunge
Slowing iPhone sales in China drive market plunge

When compared to the estimates provided by Apple to its investors in November , the revenue amount took a drastic nosedive, while the "other income/(expense)" category went through the roof, reaching approximately $550 million from an initial estimate of $300 million.

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  • Tesla shares fall on price cut, soft Model 3 deliveries
Tesla shares fall on price cut, soft Model 3 deliveries

Tesla had previously stoked investor optimism by claiming that improvements in efficiency had reduced the number of labor hours needed to build the Model 3 by 30 percent. The company has been banking on its Model 3 sedan, the performance of which is seen crucial to the carmaker's future. The Model 3 Long Range starts at $52,200 and the Performa...

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  • Sumter's Kmart to close in March
Sumter's Kmart to close in March

Also, the Sears at Westmoreland Mall on Route 30, just outside of Greensburg, will shut its doors as well. Lampert persuaded three lenders to finance the $4.4 billion offer, according to a statement from ESL Investments. The company says it has announced the latest round of closings as part of a financial restructuring. The Associated Press rep...

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  • Transformer explosion closes LaGuardia Airport, lights up NYC sky
Transformer explosion closes LaGuardia Airport, lights up NYC sky

As reported by ITV News, LaGuardia's power had mostly been restored by 11 PM and normal operations were resuming. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki reports. "We turned to the neighbor and said, 'I'm getting the f-k out of here, '" she said. "The NYPD and the FDNY are on scene at a Con Ed facility in Astoria where an apparent transformer ...

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  • Stocks opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday
Stocks opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday

The broad-based S&P 500 also surged five per cent to 2,467.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 5.8 per cent to 6,554.36. Business reports the Dow rose 1,086 points, gaining 5 percent. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also pointed to positive moves for when the indexes open on Wednesday. Bank of America, JPMorgan and Goldman Sach...

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  • FTSE 100 up after record-breaking Wall Street rally
FTSE 100 up after record-breaking Wall Street rally

In a sign some consumers are getting nervous about the economy amid volatile stock markets and the partial shutdown of the USA government, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index dropped to a five-month low in December and came in weaker than even the lowest economists' estimate in a Reuters poll.

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, Dow sinks 464 points
Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, Dow sinks 464 points

The Street reported fears of a government shutdown was also being felt on the markets. Michael Hewson, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets, said: " China is cooling and the eurozone is slowing down, and some of the economic indicators from the United States have been a bit soft recently, but yet the Fed hiked rates and suggested that two m...

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  • Google has
Google has "effectively ended" development of Chinese search engine

Google has shelved plans to build a filtered search engine for China, after internal company disputes and objections from employees, The Intercept reported Tuesday. Pichai stated that "right now" there were no plans to launch the search engine, though refused to rule it out in the future. Google really wants to get into China because, well it...

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  • Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat
Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat

The Russian leader said it remained to be seen if the USA keeps its word, noting Washington's 17-year presence in Afghanistan despite sending occasional signals of pulling out there. On Wednesday, Mr Trump announced that he would withdraw USA troops from Syria, saying Islamic State forces had been defeated there. There is only one aim: "to hold bac...

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  • Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves
Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

Rober, who worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 9 years and whose work is now being driven around by the Curiosity rover on Mars , says he was inspired to do something after a couple was caught on his security camera stealing a package from his doorstep.

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  • Federal farm bill legalizes hemp, assists dairy farmers, protects maple industry
Federal farm bill legalizes hemp, assists dairy farmers, protects maple industry

The vote barely passed, 206-203, with only five Democrats voting for and 17 Republicans voting against. It also increases farming loan programs, which allow crops to be used as collateral. House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday to overhaul congressional regulations governing sexual harassment , clearing the way for a vote on...

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  • British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence

May will need the support of more than 50% of the 315 Conservative MPs to stay in office, at least 158. But it is a secret ballot so the final outcome is hard to predict. They say warnings of economic doom are exaggerated. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted Wednesday evening that the result of the no-confidence vote "changes nothing".

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  • Defiant UK PM May puts up a fearless front against leadership challenge
Defiant UK PM May puts up a fearless front against leadership challenge

The vehemently eurosceptic group tried to prompt a vote of no confidence in the prime minister last month when she revealed the details of her draft Brexit agreement with the European Union but was unable to corral enough supporters. Brady said that the party aimed to finish the first stage of any leadership contest - in which lawmakers vote ...

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  • Ghosn, Nissan indicted in Japan on financial misconduct charges
Ghosn, Nissan indicted in Japan on financial misconduct charges

But amid reports of tension within the tie-up, which outsold all rival groups a year ago, the three companies last month said they were "fully committed" to the alliance. The affair represents a staggering turnaround for a figure celebrated for saving Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy and rebuilding it as a money-making subsidiary of Renau...

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  • Tobacco giant Altria makes massive bet on cannabis
Tobacco giant Altria makes massive bet on cannabis

The cigarette maker's move follows modest investments in the cannabis sector in the past year by tobacco companies Imperial Brands and Pyxus International , formerly Alliance One International. climbed 7.3 percent and Tilray Inc. gained 5.5 percent. Earlier this week, an article on The New York Times reported that Juul Labs and Altria are in ...

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