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It's official! Amazon Prime Day dates confirmed

It's official! Amazon Prime Day dates confirmed

Amazon has said that Prime Day 2019 will offer millions of deals during the 48-hour event, and realistically that's going to be hard to keep up with. It will also be the "biggest Prime Day deals ever ...

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New bill could force Facebook, Google to disclose value of users' data

New bill could force Facebook, Google to disclose value of users' data

The senators' legislation arises as Sen. "For years, social media companies have told consumers that their products are free to the user". What we do know is that firms like Google and Facebook...

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Apple: Spotify pays 'app tax' on less than 1% of paid subscribers

Apple: Spotify pays 'app tax' on less than 1% of paid subscribers

Apple's response was meant to underline how little Spotify pays in fees and emphasize that Spotify continues to grow under the current App Store policies. That's why it's paying a 15% fee to Apple - t...

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Trump slams the Fed for leaving interest rates unchanged: 'Blew it!'

US central bank officials on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted 9-1 to keep the benchmark federal funds rate steady at 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, where it's been since a rate hike in D...

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Canopy Growth Posts Fiscal Fourth Quarter Loss Of $0.98 Per Share

Canopy Growth Posts Fiscal Fourth Quarter Loss Of $0.98 Per Share

Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton says in a statement that the transaction's completion "is meant to position us to efficiently and effectively enter the USA cannabis market once federally permissible". ...

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FedEx blocks delivery of Huawei P30 Pro to the United States

The United States and China have been engaged in a trade fight for almost a year on issues such as tariffs, subsidies, technology, regulations and cybersecurity, among others. Cryptically, though, the...

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Ultra-rich seeking wealth tax to remedy inequality

Ultra-rich seeking wealth tax to remedy inequality

Such a tax could "help address the climate crisis, improve the economy, improve health outcomes, fairly create opportunity, and strengthen our democratic freedoms", the letter said. European countri...

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Land Rover Defender LEGO kit revealed

Land Rover Defender LEGO kit revealed

While the Lego auto is modelled on the three-door short wheelbase Defender "90", the new off-roader will also be available as a five-door "110" model. Brothers Brick says that this is the very first ...

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Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran, targets supreme leader

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran, targets supreme leader

President Donald Trump told NBC News on Sunday that he did not send a message to Tehran warning Iran of a USA attack, which he later called off. In a pair of tweets, Trump said USA aims regard...

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Big rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

Big rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

Eldorado has a market value of about $4 billion. US casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp in a cash and stock deal that values its peer at abou...

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Dark and alone: Passenger deserted in Air Canada plane shares ordeal

Dark and alone: Passenger deserted in Air Canada plane shares ordeal

She described how she tried to phone her friend but said the battery on her phone had died around a minute into the call. "My flight home, I got super comfy reading my book, happy I scored my row al...

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Raspberry Pi 4 brings new GPU, USB 3.0, 4K

The Raspberry Pi 4 will come with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPU running at 1.5Ghz, which can decode high-dynamic range 4Kp60 HEVC and drive two 4K screens simultaneously for powering monitors or di...

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China says it 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

China says it 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

Protest groups in Hong Kong on Monday announced plans to hold a new rally on Wednesday evening, directly aimed at the G-20 leaders who will begin arriving in Japan the following day. A meeting betwee...

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RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns ahead of Union Budget 2019

RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns ahead of Union Budget 2019

Modi, re-elected for a second term in May, has been seeking more support from the RBI for the economy, as well as easing regulations for weaker banks. He took over at a time when the central bank was ...

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Turkish PM Erdogan's party loses controversial replay of Istanbul election

Turkish PM Erdogan's party loses controversial replay of Istanbul election

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Ta...

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Amazon Explores Having Its Drones Provide 'Home Surveillance' For Customers

Amazon Explores Having Its Drones Provide 'Home Surveillance' For Customers

Company officials stress that the plan is still in its infancy, but the patent papers describe a future in which Amazon customers order drones to hover around a home and scan for things such as a ga...

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Wall Street cautious ahead of Fed policy statement

Wall Street cautious ahead of Fed policy statement

Thursday's milestone came amid a swift turnaround for stocks this month that has erased the losses from May's steep sell-off. The major United States stock indices are up more than 7 percent this mo...

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Government Raises Concerns Over Rising Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia

Government Raises Concerns Over Rising Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia

This comes after tensions ran high in the region after US President Donald Trump approved and then later called off military strikes against Tehran following shooting down of an American Navy dron...

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Top Executives of Delisted Canadian Payment Processor Charged with Fraud

Top Executives of Delisted Canadian Payment Processor Charged with Fraud

District Court in Las Vegas. "The defendants are charged with enriching themselves by helping fraudsters who took money from elderly and otherwise vulnerable victims", said Jody Hunt, assistant atto...

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Air Canada Passenger Left Alone On Cold Dark Plane

Air Canada Passenger Left Alone On Cold Dark Plane

For what was meant to be a simple 90-minute journey from Quebec to Toronto turned into a several-hour nightmare of an ordeal for mom-of-two Tiffani Adams. Eventually, she stumbled upon a torch and w...

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That business-class seat on points just became pricier at Qantas

That business-class seat on points just became pricier at Qantas

The changes will be rolled out over the next 12 months, boosted by a A$25 million investment from the Australian airline. Lifetime Platinum members must earn 75,000 Status Credits per year in orde...

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Euro zone business growth picked up in June, still weak - flash PMIs

Euro zone business growth picked up in June, still weak - flash PMIs

Compared to the prior print of 50.5, June's manufacturing PMI fell to 50.1 and registered a remarkable 117-month low. Contrasting the weak PMI data this morning was an USA existing home sales which ...

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United Kingdom to use more renewable than coal power for the first time

United Kingdom to use more renewable than coal power for the first time

A decade ago coal alone made up one. However, coal and gas together covered 46.7% in the first five months of this year and 75.6% in 2009. "But as we look to the future we are proud to champion worl...

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From YouTube want to remove all the children's content

From YouTube want to remove all the children's content

In a June 3 blog post , the company said it terminates thousands of accounts each week. Disabling Autoplay also has its pros and cons - parents that previously anxious their kid might spend too muc...

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Kia to open pre-launch bookings for Seltos in July 2019

Kia to open pre-launch bookings for Seltos in July 2019

We believe that Seltos is all set to propel Kia into becoming one of India's prominent automobile players in the years to come. Seltos will also be a segment first in that it will be BS-VI compl...

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Gold is above $1400 for first time in years

Gold is above $1400 for first time in years

Spot gold rose 0.3% to $1,391.84 per ounce as of 11:09 a.m. EDT (1509 GMT). In point of fact, while this report was being prepared, early morning European trading hours, the precious metal had ...

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Baby formula sold in Walmarts under recall

Baby formula sold in Walmarts under recall

The product's lot number is C26EVFV. "No adverse events have been reported, and the recall impacts one lot of the product expiring on 2/26/21", the statement said. C26EVFV with a use by date of Februa...

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Ripple CEO: Bitcoin and XRP Aren’t Competitors - I’m Long BTC

Ripple CEO: Bitcoin and XRP Aren’t Competitors - I’m Long BTC

It's been a massive call to action. The partnership will see MoneyGram use Ripple's XRP digital coin that could later drive up the market value of XRP. I own bitcoin and am long bitcoin", and ...

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Arsenic in Bottled Water Found at Walmart, Target, Whole Foods

Arsenic in Bottled Water Found at Walmart, Target, Whole Foods

The aforementioned unveiled a press release Tuesday noting that these products have arsenic amounts "above the level requiring a health warning under California's consumer protection law". Starkey W...

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Photos Show Rat Falling From Ceiling Of Buffalo Wild Wings In Westchester

Photos Show Rat Falling From Ceiling Of Buffalo Wild Wings In Westchester

She also shared a photo of herself standing in front of the restaurant's most recent inspection grade: an A. "We're having adult beverages", Norman said, "and we hadn't even ordered yet". After the ...

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QuadrigaCX co-founder transferred user funds for his own margin trading

QuadrigaCX co-founder transferred user funds for his own margin trading

He used some the crypto as a security for margin trading accounts he himself established on other exchanges. This incredible list of "concerns" raised by Ernst & Young in its fifth report point ou...

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Desjardins suffers data breach affecting 2.9 million members after inside job

Desjardins suffers data breach affecting 2.9 million members after inside job

The info comprises names, addresses, delivery dates, social insurance numbers, email addresses and info about transaction habits. However, Desjardins stated, passwords, safety questions and personal i...

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Bank of England warns increased downside risks as bank rate held

Bank of England warns increased downside risks as bank rate held

Later on Thursday, the field of candidates hoping to replace Prime Minister Theresa May and take on Britain's so far ill-fated negotiations to leave the European Union will be whittled down to two b...

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Tesla's Autopilot Found Most Likely to Confuse Drivers on Safety

Tesla's Autopilot Found Most Likely to Confuse Drivers on Safety

While nearly every participant was able to understand when adaptive cruise control had adjusted the vehicle speed or detected another vehicle ahead, a lot of them struggled to understand what was happ...

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Google My Business gets new features

Google My Business gets new features

Businesses can also reward people who follow them on Google by offering them exclusive deals. The report comes a day after the search engine giant announced that it is giving businesses more o...

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