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Amazon to open first Go store that accepts cash

Amazon to open first Go store that accepts cash

Interestingly, the new branch will accept cash , a major diversion from its original objective of super-streamlining the shopping process. Amazon Go opened a new store in New York City that will ...

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Debt collectors to use email, texts under proposed Trump administration rules

Debt collectors to use email, texts under proposed Trump administration rules

Industry officials have argued there is no evidence such limits would be helpful. Under the new rules, third-party debt collectors will be able to call a delinquent borrower up to seven times a week...

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Ahead of Uber IPO, drivers plan strike over wages, job losses

Ahead of Uber IPO, drivers plan strike over wages, job losses

In Atlanta, workers plan to log off ride-hail apps for 12 hours. The two-hour strike is set to occur around the world on Wednesday within several major cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, an...

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Porsche fined €535m over 'dieselgate' scandal

Porsche fined €535m over 'dieselgate' scandal

Although the prosecutors do not place the Dieselgate scandal on the failure of some people to check what other people were doing, they do say this lack of supervision was " contributory to partial dev...

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Binance hacked for 7,000 Bitcoin in

Binance hacked for 7,000 Bitcoin in "large scale security breach"

Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance , the world's largest by volume, the startup reported Tuesday. "The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-orchestrated ...

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How trade tensions with China are affecting Alabama

How trade tensions with China are affecting Alabama

Negotiations are set to resume Thursday. On Monday, after President Trump threatened to raise the tariffs, the Dow fell more than 450 points, before recovering to close down 66 points. "China wo...

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Walmart launches first online pet pharmacy

Walmart launches first online pet pharmacy

Starting Tuesday, May 7th Walmart is launching it's first ever on-line pet pharmacy. "Driving growth at the premium end of the market, consumers are spending more on their pets". Walmart has been ex...

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Australian Uber Drivers Join In Mass Strikes

Australian Uber Drivers Join In Mass Strikes

Drivers in New York City are expected to protest by logging off ridehail apps for two hours on Wednesday morning, according to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance . The move follows a troubled marke...

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Riot Games employees are expected to walk out today

Riot Games employees are expected to walk out today

As part of this, Riot promised to give incoming employees the ability to opt out of forced arbitration. What happens here may have repercussions not just for Riot, but for the industry as a whole. A...

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Can't ensure cheaper oil sales to India: US commerce secretary

Can't ensure cheaper oil sales to India: US commerce secretary

Prabhu and Ross appreciated the growing bilateral ties between India and the United States across the entire spectrum of trade and commerce, the release said . "Iran is a problem, if you see the rece...

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Microsoft's offers software tools to secure elections

Microsoft's offers software tools to secure elections

Microsoft said the tools will probably be tested in some USA elections as soon as this year but will not be able to be widely deployed for the US presidential election in 2020. AccountGuard is a nati...

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Purplebricks founder is pushed out

Vic Darvey, the Purplebricks Group CEO said after much consideration it had "made the hard decision to close the Australian business". He said: "With hindsight, our rate of geographic expansion was ...

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with deals and freebies

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with deals and freebies

The following offers can vary based on location. A valid school ID or proof of employment must be provided. At The Greene Turtle locations on Tuesday, teachers can get a free meal (worth up to $14...

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Stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of Indicating Speed cut

Stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of Indicating Speed cut

Trump's top economic adviser in pressuring the central bank. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several big US companies reported earnings that were better than analysts were expecting. Ho...

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Markets swoon after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

Markets swoon after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday that a delegation would still travel to Washington but would not say when. The Wall Street Journal , citing unidentified sources, said China'...

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Chance The Rapper's 'positive affirmations' appear to bring back fast-food favorite

Chance The Rapper's 'positive affirmations' appear to bring back fast-food favorite

Wendy's has finally done it - they're bringing back spicy chicken nuggets after an unlikely call to action on Twitter. "Y'all keep asking, so here's your chance", the tweet read. In his tweet, th...

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European Union to launch inquiry into Apple over Spotify's complaint, report says

European Union to launch inquiry into Apple over Spotify's complaint, report says

A few months back, in an open letter, the Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said, "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense o...

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Microsoft Build begins today, May 6th, at 8:30am PDT

Microsoft Build begins today, May 6th, at 8:30am PDT

As a part of the vision keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella alongside other company executives like Scott Guthrie and Rajesh Jha will talk about the latest from Microsoft's platforms and tools. On ...

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Shares dive as Trump tweets rattle investors

Shares dive as Trump tweets rattle investors

Still, the chances of a successful trade deal appear lower today than last week, they added: "This represents a shift from the optimistic statements from USA officials over the last few weeks and su...

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Tata Tiago diesel, Tigor diesel to face the axe

The decision from Tata Motors to steer away from diesel engines on its small cars has to do with tightening of emission norms from April 2020. This makes diesel engined cars impractical for mo...

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Hacker holding Git repositories for ransom

Hacker holding Git repositories for ransom

For the skeptical victims out there, the hacker says that they can email them and they will send proof that they have the code. The victim admitted that the password was "weak" and that " brute forc...

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Shopping Links Under YouTube Videos Tested By Google

Shopping Links Under YouTube Videos Tested By Google

Here, users click on the recommendation and get sent to a Google Express page, where they can add the item to their Google cart and check out through Google , rather than being redirected to Nike...

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Trump Announces New Tariffs On China And They're YUGE

Trump Announces New Tariffs On China And They're YUGE

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday night that China was considering cancelling this week's trade talks in Washington in light of Mr Trump's comments that took Chinese officials by surprise...

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Trump threatens to increase tariffs on China

Beijing has responded to previous USA threats by saying it wouldn't negotiate under pressure. The news "distracts the market's focus from a nascent economic recovery to short term volatility". "The ...

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EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users as court cases grow

EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users as court cases grow

The company is now involved in numerous lawsuits related to Roundup users who allege it caused their cancer. "EPA has found no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate",...

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Iran Says Will Sell Oil On 'Gray Market'

Iran Says Will Sell Oil On 'Gray Market'

Iran's economy has been battered since sanctions returned. "Within the sea trade, there's hundreds of tankers moving around here and there, and these vessels go to different ports, load and unload a...

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Berkshire Hathaway investors worry about life after Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway investors worry about life after Buffett

The respected investor spoke at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Berkshire, Mr Buffett...

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Sinclair to buy Disney's sports networks for $9.6 bln

Sinclair to buy Disney's sports networks for $9.6 bln

But Disney had a 90-day deadline to divest the channels. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of both Sinclair and Disney. Sinclair is one of the largest and most ...

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Trump threatens China with higher tariffs to reach trade deal

Trump threatens China with higher tariffs to reach trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump raised pressure on China over trade negotiations on Sunday by saying U.S. tariffs on certain Chinese products will increase to 25% on Friday and that more Chinese goo...

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FCC: Don't call back 'One Ring' robocalls

FCC: Don't call back 'One Ring' robocalls

Generally, the robocaller will call a number and hang up after a ring or two - over and over again. So unless you're expecting a call from the West African nation of Mauritania, just let it go. The FC...

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Fiat Chrysler Published Mixed First-Quarter Earnings, Share Rise

Fiat Chrysler Published Mixed First-Quarter Earnings, Share Rise

USA deliveries slipped 3% in the first quarter , with only the Ram brand posting volume growth, though higher prices are bolstering results. "The question is whether the strong performance by Ram...

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VW to eliminate base Golf, keep GTI and Golf R in US

VW to eliminate base Golf, keep GTI and Golf R in US

The Golf's death comes as we approach the debut of the eighth-generation model , which up until now, was green-lit for the U.S. However, there is some good news, as the GTI and the Golf R will still ...

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Uber bars former CEO Travis Kalanick from NYSE balcony during IPO

Uber bars former CEO Travis Kalanick from NYSE balcony during IPO

NY drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing apps will be joining colleagues from across the globe by briefly going on strike Wednesday to demand better job security, higher wages and a guarante...

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No injuries, minor damage after cruise ships bump in Vancouver harbour

Oosterdam caused some minor damage to six verandah deck 4 aft cabins on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the cruise line has already begun making repairs. Nieuw Amsterdam is a larger ship which arrived in...

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United Kingdom services output returns to growth, but weakness prevails

A return to growth would normally be considered a positive month for the United Kingdom construction sector, but the weakness outside of housebuilding gives more than a little pause for thought. In al...

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