• ZTE terms U.S. ban 'unfair,' says it endangers company's survival
ZTE terms U.S. ban 'unfair,' says it endangers company's survival

However, as the DOC enacted the ban because ZTE did not reduce bonuses and failed to reprimand 35 key employees by the deadline they were given, the company may not have much of a leg upon which their argument can stand. Backstory: A trade war could be brewing, with tit-for-tat tariffs being applied by the U.S. and China, spurred by Donald Trump's...

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  • Amazon Prime Membership Is 100 Million Strong, Beating Analyst Estimates
Amazon Prime Membership Is 100 Million Strong, Beating Analyst Estimates

The big numerical reveal on Wednesday was Amazon .com Inc. finally spilling the beans on the number of Prime members (more than 100 million ). For a consumer-friendly Amazon , the achievement is a "material positive" as Prime members spend almost double that of a nonmember each year, wrote Aegis Capital analyst Victor Anthony.

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  • Starbucks employee's 911 call released after controversial arrest of 2 black men
Starbucks employee's 911 call released after controversial arrest of 2 black men

Starbucks will close the stores May 29 to offer the training to 175,000 employees, reported the New York Times . Police have released the 911 call that led to the arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks Thursday, April 12.

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  • Macron calls for European sovereignty
Macron calls for European sovereignty

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday France will contribute 50 million euros (43.5 million pounds) towards urgent humanitarian aid for Syria following a meeting with a group of non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Paris. Mr. Macron only has a year to change the dynamic before European Parliament elections, which in the past have yie...

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  • Tax Day 2018: Where to find freebies and deals
Tax Day 2018: Where to find freebies and deals

Preparing your tax returns may not be the most enjoyable effort - and that has companies trying to ease your pain with some Tax Day deals. Hooters: Free kids meal for children 12 and under with adult purchase of $10 or more. The deals for Tax Day 2018 include free food (including breakfast sandwiches at Hardee's ), discounts on paper shreddi...

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  • SRH bowlers produce impressive show, restrict KKR to 138/8
SRH bowlers produce impressive show, restrict KKR to 138/8

KKR had reached 52-1 from the seven overs before a rain delay, during which Robin Uthappa (3) was given out caught behind to Bhuvneshwar on review, and Rana became the first man in this year's event to hit Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan for six.

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  • Russian aluminium giant Rusal faces market meltdown after USA sanctions
Russian aluminium giant Rusal faces market meltdown after USA sanctions

The Kremlin slammed the sanctions. The measures affect the seven oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control, as well as 17 senior Russian government officials. On Friday, Deripaska described the United States sanctions as "groundless, ridiculous and absurd". The sanctions also hit Norilsk Nickel , whose shares were down 16 percent.

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  • Nadal crushes Zverev; Spain reaches semis
Nadal crushes Zverev; Spain reaches semis

Nadal is aiming to clinch his 23rd straight rubber and set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak, combining singles and doubles rubbers. The hip injury that forced Nadal, 31, out of the Australian Open in January hasn't totally subsided, but one wouldn't have guessed it after he notched an impressive straight-sets win over Kohlschreib...

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  • New auto registrations fall by fifth as diesel is written off
New auto registrations fall by fifth as diesel is written off

Despite the sizeable fall, March 2018 is still the fourth biggest on record for new vehicle numbers. Sales of diesel cars have plummeted in the United Kingdom as "economic and political uncertainty" over the government's air quality plans are dampening confidence, according to the motor industry's trade body.

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  • Lockheed Gets $247M NASA Supersonic X-Plane Development Contract
Lockheed Gets $247M NASA Supersonic X-Plane Development Contract

The experimental plane is meant to cruise at altitudes around 55,000 feet and to reach speeds around 940 miles per hour. This data set will help United States and other global regulators to choose supersonic travel and may welcome commercial markets in faster-than-sound air travel.

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  • United States stocks rise on bargain-hunting, earnings hopes
United States stocks rise on bargain-hunting, earnings hopes

Investors worry China's decision to raise tariffs on $3 billion of US goods including pork, apples and steel pipe increases the risk of a broader conflict that might depress global trade. Boeing slid $8.25, or 2.5 percent, to $319.63. The Reserve Bank of Australia is due to announce its interest rates decision, with most expecting the central...

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  • European flights face delays after computer failure
European flights face delays after computer failure

Luton-based carrier easyJet said in a statement: "Due to an earlier flight failure of the Eurocontrol flight planning system, easyJet like other airlines experienced delays to some departing flights". "We have never had anything like this before", a Eurocontrol spokesman told AFP . Eurocontrol's contingency plan for a failure in the syst...

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  • Almost 300000 VW diesels are sitting in lots across the US
Almost 300000 VW diesels are sitting in lots across the US

It would seem, according to Reuters , that VW has the cars they've bought back stored in 37 facilities across the States in unlikely places from a dis-used football stadium in Detroit to a former paper mill in Minnesota. Skoda - a part of the Volkswagen Group has announced a similar buyback offer valid on cars purchased between April 1 2018 and th...

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  • Dow drops more than 720 as Trump's China tariffs sink in
Dow drops more than 720 as Trump's China tariffs sink in

Near 1600 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 500 points, or 2.0 percent, to 24,177.89. The 30-stock index also entered correction territory for the first time since last month, falling 10 percent from its 52-week high.

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  • First non-stop Australia-UK flight touches down in London
First non-stop Australia-UK flight touches down in London

Qantas will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for the non-stop route, with 42 business class flat-bed seats, 28 premium economy seats and 166 economy seats. Speaking at an event ahead of the inaugural flight, Joyce said the earliest Qantas flights between Australia and the United Kingdom - known as the "kangaroo route" - had taken four days and involved...

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  • Charles Lazarus, founder of Toy´s ' R ' Us, dies
Charles Lazarus, founder of Toy´s ' R ' Us, dies

Prices are likely to be reduced about 30 percent right away, company spokeswoman Amy von Walter said, with deeper discounts scheduled for the coming weeks. Trouble at Toys R Us has already shaken big toy makers like Mattel and Hasbro. "If there is no Toys "R" Us, I don't think there is a toy business", Mr Larian said.

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  • Dow Jones loses more than 700 points on fresh Trump trade fears
Dow Jones loses more than 700 points on fresh Trump trade fears

Traders are anxious an escalating trade spat will hurt US businesses, especially those that do a lot of sales overseas. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 424.69 points, or 1.8%, to 23,533.20. The Nasdaq composite fell 72 points, or 1 percent, to 7,272. In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region turned in a mixed p...

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  • Fed announces USA rate increase
Fed announces USA rate increase

Despite declining 0.8 percent leading up to the Fed's announcement, the price of silver rose from US$16.42 per ounce pre-confirmation to reach US$16.56 after the hike was made official. However, the range of estimates for the federal funds rate reveal officials are split nearly exactly down the middle, with eight expecting no more than three rate h...

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  • Fed raises key rate, predicts 2 more hikes
Fed raises key rate, predicts 2 more hikes

The latest SEP also shows the Fed upped its outlook for GDP growth in 2018 to 2.7%, an increase from 2.5% in its December forecasts. Central bankers admitted to being befuddled by the absence of inflation past year despite the economic recovery and strong job market, but Wednesday's statement repeated the view that 12-month inflation is expected ...

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  • Google makes it easier to buy what you search for
Google makes it easier to buy what you search for

But according to a new report from Reuters , Google is assembling a retail superteam that will see a number of large retailers index their listings on Google search for the world to find. It uses what the company calls a universal shopping cart that recognizes the consumer - whether they make the purchase on a mobile, a desktop or a Google H...

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  • Spring equinox: Dairy Queen, Rita's celebrate with free giveaways
Spring equinox: Dairy Queen, Rita's celebrate with free giveaways

There is a limit of free cone per customer. Dairy Queen has 6,800 locations worldwide. Free Cone Day is back at Dairy Queen restaurants. "This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us", Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corp., said.

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  • Iran Warns Europe against Proposing New Sanctions
Iran Warns Europe against Proposing New Sanctions

Other parties to the nuclear agreement, namely Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France, have all criticized Trump's views on the deal, saying the agreement is sound and has proven to be functioning. "Conversely, it has virtually guaranteed that Iran will have the freedom to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons at the end of the commitment", Pompe...

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  • Iran, US diplomats hold mutual talks on JCPOA
Iran, US diplomats hold mutual talks on JCPOA

Last year, the country signed a $5 billion agreement with France's Total SA and a Chinese oil company to develop a sizeable offshore natural gas field. This would cover Iran's ballistic missile programme, its regional activities, the expiration of parts of the nuclear deal in the mid-2020s and tighter United Nations inspections, Hook said.

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  • United States retail sales decline for third straight month
United States retail sales decline for third straight month

Economists said consumers boosted spending in the fourth quarter in anticipation of the lower taxes. "This lull is temporary", said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services. "Beyond tariffs, the depreciation of the USA dollar also looks to be starting to show up in higher prices for core goods", said Leslie Preston, TD senior econom...

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  • Pi Day 2018: Celebrate 3/14 with discounts on pizza, pies and more
Pi Day 2018: Celebrate 3/14 with discounts on pizza, pies and more

There are three Blaze locations in town: 3900 California Ave., 3111 Ming Ave #460 (at Valley Plaza Mall) and 310 Coffee Road. For 3/14, large bakery pies at Whole Foods will be just $3.14. They were $196.99 but go for $165.59 on Pi Day. Gluten-free crust is available on the offer for no additional cost, said the Blaze Pizza site . Blaze i...

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