• U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered
U.S. capital under state of emergency, evacuation ordered

Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect Tuesday in three USA states as forecasters and officials urge people to get ready for devastating winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Florence . The exact track, overall size and forward speed of the storm will determine which locations along the coast receive the worst of Florence's damaging winds, heav...

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  • Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani
Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

Petrol and diesel prices saw a hike of 14 paise per litre in Delhi . The reduction was carried out on May 31 in such a manner that the prices of both petrol and diesel will drop by a rupee. Elsewhere in Maharashtra, in Thane petrol retailed at Rs 88.43 and diesel Rs 77.64, Mumbai was Rs 88.35 and diesel at Rs 77.56. Fuel rates have been on f...

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  • China's trade surplus with US hit new record in August
China's trade surplus with US hit new record in August

Mr Trump has boasted that trade wars are "easy to win" and warned he would hit virtually all Chinese imports if Beijing does not back down and take steps to reduce its US$335 billion surplus with the US. Some components for Apple products, including glass from manufacturers like Corning, are made in the United States, the company has said. Apple ...

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  • U.S. unemployment rate unchanged at 3.9% in August
U.S. unemployment rate unchanged at 3.9% in August

Goldman Sachs reckons the measurement glitch reduced last month's job count by at least 40,000. In July, the USA economy added 157,000 jobs, fewer than forecast, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9% after hitting 4% in June. The job gains for August were roughly in line with the average for the last 12 months, which is 196,000. Sales of exist...

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  • CBS CEO Les Moonves Negotiating Exit With Network
CBS CEO Les Moonves Negotiating Exit With Network

The board of USA television giant CBS is negotiating a multi-million-dollar exit for CEO Leslie Moonves , accused of sexual misconduct by at least six women, United States media reported Thursday. His compensation reflects his value to the company: The New Yorker reports that he earned almost $70,000,000 a year ago, making him one of the highe...

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  • China's trade surplus with U.S. hit new record in August
China's trade surplus with U.S. hit new record in August

Trump did not indicate whether the office of the United States trade representative (USTR) had reached a decision regarding the rate of the latest round of tariffs, originally proposed at 10 per cent. He added that he's ready to place yet another round of tariffs on $267 billion in Chinese goods after that - bringing the total imports from Chin...

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  • Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama
Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama

The remarks amounted to a stinging indictment of political life in the Trump era. Politico reports that insiders claim Trump "has long complained about the fawning coverage and adulation that he believes Obama has received, even after leaving the White House", which has been exacerbated by the president's dismay at the fawning coverage given to...

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  • Mercedes-Benz reveals 2020 EQC
Mercedes-Benz reveals 2020 EQC

Leveraging an accelerator pedal that offers haptic feedback, ECO Assist will coach drivers on when they should let up on the accelerator-such as when the speed limit changes-to help maximize the EQC's electric range. But it's a little too early to compare the power and ranges of these three vehicles, for obvious reasons. The new Tesla Roadste...

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  • Goldman drops bitcoin trading plans for now
Goldman drops bitcoin trading plans for now

Goldman Sach has explained that they are now focused more on other digital-coin services, such as a custody product. "The people doing the applications don't fit the mould of who they are used to approving", explained Bill, a former Goldman Sachs employee.

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  • Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $267 Billion of Chinese Imports
Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $267 Billion of Chinese Imports

The ongoing trade spat between Washington and Beijing appears to be entering a new phase. And Freeland is due to attend a Liberal Party meeting on Wednesday and Thursday prior to the opening of Parliament. "If the USA dogmatically implements any new tariff measures against China, China will have to take the necessary countermeasures ", commerc...

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  • Student poster prank in Texas McDonald's goes unnoticed for nearly two months
Student poster prank in Texas McDonald's goes unnoticed for nearly two months

So Maravilla and Toledo, both Filipino-American, made a decision to create their own ad for a blank space on the wall. "I needed one friend to record and two friends to help me hang it up". And apparently, McDonald's isn't the only one lovin it ...because the poster is still up 50 days later! On a YouTube video Maravilla posted in August after...

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  • Magnitude natural disaster shakes Japan
Magnitude natural disaster shakes Japan

In Atsuma, on Hokkaido's southwest coast, 500 miles north of Tokyo and east of Vladivostok in Russian Federation, four landslides were reported and at least six homes collapsed. Akira Fukui, from the main city of Sapporo, told AFP: "I woke up around 3am with a vertical jolt". Agency official Toshiyuki Matsumori warned residents to take precauti...

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  • South Africa's economy in recession
South Africa's economy in recession

The rand stretched losses against the dollar to more than 2% and government bonds fell after the data was released. The economy grew 0.4% from a year earlier. The GDP figures could also draw the attention of ratings agencies, who have South Africa's sovereign ratings near "junk" status. "We've had the emerging markets crises like in Argentina", h...

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  • Ayanna Pressley defeats Dem Rep. Michael Capuano in upset primary victory
Ayanna Pressley defeats Dem Rep. Michael Capuano in upset primary victory

In the latest upset during the 2018 Democratic primaries, Ayanna Pressley beat a veteran 10-term Democrat in MA in a House race being watched nationally as an indicator of the future of the Democratic Party. "Ours was truly a people powered, grassroots campaign. that dared to do what Massachusetts Democrats aren't supposed to do". Capuano w...

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  • Amazon becomes the world's second trillion dollar company after Apple
Amazon becomes the world's second trillion dollar company after Apple

It surged past the trillion dollar mark this afternoon, prompting experts so say it could become even bigger than Apple . Inc. shares rose as much as 1.9%, pushing the company briefly beyond a market value of $1 trillion, a milestone Apple Inc.

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  • No increase in fuel prices for September
No increase in fuel prices for September

Had the government not stepped in to absorb most of the under-recovery caused by the sinking value of the rand and a modest rise in worldwide oil prices, the price of petrol would have gone up by 28 cents per litre and diesel by 31 cents a litre on Wednesday 5 September, according to the normal Central Energy Fund calculations.

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  • Tencent Plunges 5% Amid Crackdown on Video Games
Tencent Plunges 5% Amid Crackdown on Video Games

The company reported a rare decline in profit earlier this month, blaming the drop mainly on regulators not approving licenses that allow companies to make money from new mobile games . Tencent's share price has plunged more than a third since its high in January, wiping out more than $160 billion in market capitalization. The Chinese autho...

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  • European Union promises United Kingdom unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit
European Union promises United Kingdom unparalleled partnership for amicable Brexit

We have to work on drafting an operational backstop, and for that I've asked Dominic and his team to give us a certain amount of data which is necessary for the technical work which we need now on the nature, the place, where and how the necesseary controls and checks take place.

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  • CBOE might launch Ethereum futures this year, but ETH/USD bears unimpressed
CBOE might launch Ethereum futures this year, but ETH/USD bears unimpressed

If this is true, it could mean a lot for Ethereum . CBOE Global Markets focuses to establish ETH futures by end of this year. Speaking with Business Insider reporters, Lee, who has become well-known, if not near-infamous for his seemingly undying bullish sentiment on Bitcoin , noted that Ether futures will allow speculators to weigh dow...

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  • Agriculture GDP clocks 5.3% growth in Q1
Agriculture GDP clocks 5.3% growth in Q1

The Indian economy grew 8.2 percent in April-June this year, the highest in two years, amid signs that households are buying more and companies are adding capacities, shrugging off the disorderly effects of the twin shocks of demonetisation and the goods and services tax (GST).

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