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Taiwan says it won't bow to pressure amid China tension

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The exercises also followed a new Pentagon report laying out USA concerns about China's growing military might, underscoring Washington's worries about a possible attack against Taiwan . "In some areas, it already leads the world", the report said. The report suggested China's fear that foreign forces might attempt to interfere in an operation to take Taiwan has driven the development of "a range of systems to deter and deny foreign regional force projection", such as American ... Read More »

PG&E CEO resigns as company faces billions in liability

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He promised in December to charge PG&E if an investigation revealed that "reckless" behavior contributed to the Camp Fire. " PG&E is the state's largest investor in energy efficiency and electric vehicle infrastructure, alone, with annual commitments well in excess of $1 billion", he said . Read More »

Trump Says He Won't Declare a National Emergency...For Now

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Many workers, such as prison guards and airport staff, have been working without any guarantee of pay since the shutdown began on 22 December. Democrats say they are ready to put up a fight should the president act on his threats, including taking measures to block attempts to reallocate the money. Read More »

US Navy ship sails near disputed islands in South China Sea

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Members of the U.S.trade delegation to China leave a hotel in Beijing on January 7, 2019. The trade talks are the result of an agreement last month between U.S. The incident could have caused a collision, US officials said at a time. Weak real estate sales are forcing developers to cut prices. "The Chinese side immediately sent military vessels and aircraft to conduct verification and identification on the USA ship and warned it to leave", Lu told the briefing. Read More »

Sears to close Fairview Heights location

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Also, the Sears at Westmoreland Mall on Route 30, just outside of Greensburg, will shut its doors as well. But the only public bidder for those assets is the hedge fund controlled by Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert, who is the company's largest creditor and served as CEO until its bankruptcy. Read More »

Not very merry: US stocks plunge before Christmas

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Securities Disclosure: I, Olivia Da Silva, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article . "Very talented, very smart person". Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,863. High on the laundry list was the Democrats, whom he blamed for a partial government shutdown which dragged into its fourth day - paralyzing key federal services such as national parks - with no end in sight. Read More »

Ex-NASA Engineer Creates Stinky Glitter Bomb For Package Thieves

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Have you ever had a package stolen from the front porch? A new viral video shows a NASA engineer making a trapped package to combat porch pirates , and it's probably one of the best videos you'll see all day. it's not like you can just hit record camera and put it in the box because you're going to run out of battery ..." The box is complete with a return address for Kevin McCallister , the Home Alone boy played by Macaulay Culkin who left a series of traps to thwart would be ... Read More »

Fed likely to raise rates in December

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The US central bank is expected to raise interest rates by 0.25 to a range of 2.25-2.5 per cent - the highest level in a decade. Some economists are predicting, however, that the decade-long improving USA economy could stall in the next year or so and perhaps even fall into a recession, which, if it occurs, would in most circumstances call for cutting interest rates to boost economic activity. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote

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ET on Wednesday. A confidence vote is triggered if 48 Conservatives write letters demanding one to the chairman of the party's so-called 1922 committee, Graham Brady. That's the 15 per cent of Conservative legislators needed to spark a leadership challenge under party rules. It's possible that under the newly centralised party membership system, a ballot could be held by email, but many members would want a postal vote. Read More »

Trump to meet Erdoğan at G20 summit in Argentina

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Ultimately, the US President advised companies willing to avoid tariffs should “build factories in the United States” . Trump's threat of broader tariffs comes ahead of this week's G20 summit in Argentina where he's expected to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping . Read More »

GM to slash jobs and production as USA sedan sales sink

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GM said it is eliminating several models as it reduces production capacity to focus on battery-powered vehicles. In the GM press release, Barra said the decisions were made to reflect consumer preferences and the changing market conditions. Read More »

Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

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Cory Lunde, a spokesman for the Western Growers farm trade group, said the early onset date and industry shipment schedules pointed to romaine harvested in September from the central California coast, probably from the areas around Salinas or Santa Maria, as the most likely source. Read More »

May to continue negotiations on UK’s EU exit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal , it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty". He said that was a priority ahead of pushing for a so-called people's vote on the final agreement. Read More »

Oil snaps losing streak amid renewed speculation of OPEC production cut

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Oil prices have plunged more than $20 a barrel since the start of October, when Brent crude rose to almost $87 a barrel and United States benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) traded around $77. During the week-ending November 2, the API reported that US crude stocks climbed by 7.8 million barrels. Prices have fallen so quickly, that the price of crude is now on the longest losing streak since March 1983 when futures first began trading. Read More »

Tesla replaces Elon Musk as chair-he’ll stay CEO

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Elon Musk stepped down as chair of Tesla last month after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued him for his "false and misleading" claims of potential taking Tesla private - now known as the 420 tweet . Tesla shares rose slightly to $349.34 in premarket trading. Robyn Denholm has experience in both Australia and Silicon Valley across a range of big companies, including Telstra , Juniper Networks, Sun Microsystems, as well as Toyota, where she worked in numerous ... Read More »

These are the next 4 states to legalize marijuana

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Within a residence, adults will be permitted to grow up to twelve marijuana plants and/or possess up to ten ounces of marijuana. "The data from the nine other states to have legalized marijuana made clear that regulation and taxation are a better solution". Read More »

On heels of Mega Millions, Powerball now has near-record jackpot

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Still, the Safeway ticket is one of 34 tickets nationwide to match five numbers that took home $1 million. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 45, 53, 56 , and the Powerball was 22. The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $354.3m. "Typically, about 70 per cent of sales occur on the drawing day, so forecasting precise numbers in advance can be hard", he said. Read More »

Floresville resident claims $5 million Mega Millions prize

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A Mega Millions victor hasn't been crowned since July 24. On Oct. 9, a nine-member office pool from Kaiser Permanente walked away with a $1 million lower-tier Mega Millions prize by matching five of the six numbers. People who don't usually buy lottery tickets will come in and buy one for a high jackpot , and the people who regularly play the lottery will buy several more tickets than usual, she said. Read More »

Still No Winner Of Mega Millions’ Billion Dollar Jackpot

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Powerball , which held the record for the largest United States lottery prize of $1.586 billion in 2016, will hold a separate draw on Saturday. The previous largest single jackpot of $758 million (£580 million) was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA. Read More »

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed

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Saudi Arabia said 18 Saudis were arrested and that several top intelligence officials were fired. Turkey has widened its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after his visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul , searching a forest in the city. Read More »

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

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Pompeo had just come from Riyadh, where he spoke Tuesday with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Earlier, US media reported that the Turkish authorities had identified five suspects in the case of Khashoggi's vanishing, four of whom had ties to the Saudi government, including the crown prince. Read More »

Trump blames 'rogue killers' over Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabian students are deciding to stay pat studying overseas instead of returning home as businesses flee deals with the Kingdom over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi , an official from the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia tells Sputnik. Read More »

Worldwide pressure mounts on Saudi over journalist disappearance

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They include the CEO of Uber, a company in which Saudi Arabia has invested billions of dollars; billionaire Richard Branson; JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Wall Street Journal reports that Dimon has backed out. The Saudis themselves are warning they'll respond to any "threats" against the kingdom. Russian Federation wanted it, China wanted it, we wanted it. Read More »

Trump urges Fed not to raise USA interest rates too fast

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Even Amazon ( AMZN ) dropped 6%. Trump has repeatedly touted Wall Street records as proof of the success of his economic program. The recent stock market volatility has been fueled in part by the realization that higher rates will mean higher borrowing costs for corporations. Read More »

Dutch PM 'cautiously optimistic' about progress on Brexit talks

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Former Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith has warned Theresa May to "listen very carefully" to the DUP's warnings they could vote against her Budget if she crosses their Brexit red lines. Commenting on the Irish backstop, Barnier said the EU's plan to keep Northern Ireland in the Single Market and customs union would help keep the border invisible - a goal of both sets of negotiators. Read More »