• Absences among USA airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on
Absences among USA airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

An unsuspecting traveller who forgot a gun was in their carry-on luggage was able to take the firearm on an worldwide flight due to an airport security bungle, the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed. Airport spokesman Greg Chin said TSA was staffing the Concourse G checkpoint on Monday, but airport officials were monitoring ...

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  • 2019 iPhones: Three new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup
2019 iPhones: Three new handsets, one with a triple-rear-camera setup

Prices for iPhones sold through its Chinese website remained unchanged. Given the recent decline in iPhone sales , that means it might be until 2020 when we really see what lessons (if any) Apple has taken from recent events. Last week, Apple issued its first revenue warning in almost 12 years, sending its shares down 10 percent, their biggest int...

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  • Jaguar-Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide
Jaguar-Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs worldwide

JLR said the 4,500 global redundancies will start will voluntary redundancies as unions promised to "scrutinise the business case" for the cuts. Total vehicle sales in China (JLR's biggest market) declined for the first time in two decades past year, as the nation's consumers reacted to the economic uncertainty surrounding the introduction of U...

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  • 'Bold steps' needed on N Korea denuclearisation - Moon
'Bold steps' needed on N Korea denuclearisation - Moon

Keeping in mind that China is North Korea's only solid, powerful ally and Kim relies on them for much of his sputtering economy, Xi Jinping has significant leverage over North Korea. remains firm that sanctions will remain in place until the North completely gives up its nuclear weapons program. The schedule and route this time was similar to...

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  • Trump bullish on U.S.-China trade talks
Trump bullish on U.S.-China trade talks

The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roiled global markets. "China's position in the China-US trade friction and its solutions to the friction is open, it's transparent", Lu said a...

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  • Heathrow airport: Drone sighting halts departures
Heathrow airport: Drone sighting halts departures

She explained: "Heathrow's aim is to design a sustainable, fair and more efficient future airport while connecting the United Kingdom to global growth". "Sitting on a plane at #Heathrow". Emma Gilthorpe, executive director for expansion at Heathrow, said the proposals were crucial in ensuring the airport remained fit for the future.

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  • China will cut banks' reserve requirements, taxes: Premier Li
China will cut banks' reserve requirements, taxes: Premier Li

China cut the amount of cash banks need to set aside as reserves four times a year ago as the nation struggled with slower economic growth, record corporate bond defaults and a trade war with the US. China reported on Monday that factory activity shrank in December for the first time in over two years. Lian Ping, chief economist at the Bank of Co...

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  • US Dollar Index turns negative on dovish Powell
US Dollar Index turns negative on dovish Powell

The index gave away part of the post-Payrolls gains to the 96.60 region as market participants continue to gauge the speech by Fed's Jerome Powell . Powell seemingly acknowledged that, despite strong economic data, investors are anxious after Wall Street's rocky December, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 post their wors...

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  • Top Democrat: Trump says he'd shut government for years
Top Democrat: Trump says he'd shut government for years

The two-part Democratic package includes a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through February 8, providing $1.3 billion for border fencing and $300 million for other border security items including technology and cameras.

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  • Cathay Pacific Will Honor $16K Tickets Sold for $675
Cathay Pacific Will Honor $16K Tickets Sold for $675

Mr Gary Leff, a travel and loyalty-programme blogger on View From The Wing , wrote on Monday that the Cathay business-class round trip from Da Nang to NY started at US$675 for travel in August. Air Canada is now involved in a class action lawsuit at home for refusing to honor a similar price mistake in 2015. The first-class ticket to Hong Kong...

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  • Apple shares sink as iPhone sales figures slashed
Apple shares sink as iPhone sales figures slashed

Cook cited China as Apple's biggest weak spot, but also said that consumers weren't upgrading to the latest iPhones models as eagerly as anticipated. Fourth, we expected economic weakness in some emerging markets . Automakers such as Ford Motor Co, Hyundai Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co all previously said they planned to cut production in the cou...

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  • Tesla sinks as price cuts signal a ceiling for costlier models
Tesla sinks as price cuts signal a ceiling for costlier models

This is despite the electric auto maker only producing mid and high-priced variants for the Model 3, and deliveries only being exclusive to North America . Craig Irwin, an analyst with Roth Capital Partners, noted that Tesla's price adjustments on its vehicles are not helping TSLA stock either. The company now is moving into an important phase...

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  • Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states
Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

In addition, 13 cities and counties are hiking their minimum wages to $15 an hour or higher in the new year, the nonprofit says. In Arkansas and Missouri, voters this fall approved ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage after state legislators did not.

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  • Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink
Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

People who need to call 911 are asked to call their local police department's non-emergency number. CenturyLink customers in Utah and around the nation are reporting services are not working Thursday. and residents using a cellphone to call 911 should call one of these centers instead, State Police advised. The head of the Federal Communicati...

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  • White House: Fed Chairman Job Is Safe
White House: Fed Chairman Job Is Safe

Still, sources have previously told CNN that Trump was upset with Mnuchin over his advice to appoint Powell as Federal Reserve chairman. Futures on the S&P 500 Index jumped 0.7 per cent as of 7.26am NY time, the first advance in two weeks and the largest climb in more than three weeks.

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  • Bright, flashing light spotted above New York City; Transformer explosion reported
Bright, flashing light spotted above New York City; Transformer explosion reported

It's unclear if there were any injuries at this point, or how many people would lose power due to the incident. According to NY officials, the incident-which resulted in the brief closure of the LaGuardia Airport in Queens-is under control and there are no longer signficant power outages in the surrounding area.

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  • Dollar Store Christmas 2018: Family, Tree & General Hours
Dollar Store Christmas 2018: Family, Tree & General Hours

Christmas Eve , Closed Christmas Day . Here's a quick look at the store hours for Family Dollar , Dollar General , and Dollar Tree . The stores will then be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day , however some stores within the M25 will be open on boxing day between 10am and 6pm.

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  • Carlos Ghosn may get bail as Tokyo court refuses to extend detention
Carlos Ghosn may get bail as Tokyo court refuses to extend detention

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn , 64, has been in detention since his November 19 arrest on suspicion of under-declaring his income by some five billion yen ($44 million) between 2010 and 2015. Ghosn's lawyers have said the charge is flawed because the compensation agreement wasn't properly ratified, according to a statement from the office of Motona...

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  • US Market Indexes Continue Losses Thursday
US Market Indexes Continue Losses Thursday

The broad-based S&P dropped 1.5 per cent to 2,506.87, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index sank 2.2 per cent to 6,635.48. Stocks went into another slide Thursday in what is shaping up as the worst December on Wall Street since the depths of the Great Depression, with prices dragged down by rising fears of a recession somewhere on the hori...

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  • US Federal Reserve raises rates and trims outlook for 2019 rate increases
US Federal Reserve raises rates and trims outlook for 2019 rate increases

But rather than providing proof of a decoupling of the economy and markets, the change is in fact a partial closing of the gap that was created under former Fed chairs. The Japanese yen gained 0.1 percent to 112.39 per dollar . "And I'm not blaming anybody, but I'm just telling you I think that the Fed is way off-base with what they're doing".

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  • 31st GST Council meeting
31st GST Council meeting

This was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , who said that "six items have been removed from the 28 percent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST ) regime". However, the GST Council in its meeting on Saturday made a decision to take out 6 items from this list. Extending the Composition scheme to small service prov...

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  • Apple Has to Stop Selling iPhones in Germany, Court Rules
Apple Has to Stop Selling iPhones in Germany, Court Rules

Apple has also appealed against the Chinese court ruling . Apple was ordered to cease the sale, offer for sale and importation for sale in Germany of all models of infringing iPhones, according to Qualcomm officials, who said the court also determined that Apple is liable for monetary damages in an amount yet to be determined.

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  • While Congress denies Trump, veteran's page raises $2.8 million toward border wall
While Congress denies Trump, veteran's page raises $2.8 million toward border wall

Kolfage wrote on his fundraising page that if every Trump voter donates $80 to his wall-building campaign, they will raise $5 billion needed to build the border wall. Kolfage created the campaign on Sunday with a goal of $1 billion. "I knew there was a possible way to do this with so many people passionate about the cause", he told the outlet.

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  • Stocks Dip Ahead of Fed News; Oil Prices Drop
Stocks Dip Ahead of Fed News; Oil Prices Drop

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey's headline general business conditions index, aggregated by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, fell 12.4 points to 10.9 in November, weaker than analysts' expectations of the 20.6. -China trade talks, a major focus for markets, since the beginning of this month. "We are at a regime shift moment, and the debate is ...

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  • Gatwick flights disrupted after drones spotted nearby
Gatwick flights disrupted after drones spotted nearby

Passengers have been strongly advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport this morning. The airport said that it received reports of two drones flying over its airfield at around 9pm last night, which prompted its immediate closer until 3am.

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  • Parrot used Amazon Alexa to order items while his owner was away
Parrot used Amazon Alexa to order items while his owner was away

Rocco, an African grey, was caught using the virtual assistant to play his favorite music, tell jokes and even order snacks, The Times of London reports. She also said that he has romantic music playing for her when she reaches home. He was re-homed from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire because staff thought his bad ...

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  • China makes first major US soybean purchases since Trump-Xi meeting
China makes first major US soybean purchases since Trump-Xi meeting

The latest United States moves follow debates within the Trump administration about imposing sanctions on Chinese entities caught stealing USA intellectual property through cyber attacks, three people familiar with the matter said. President Donald Trump sounded energetic about an economic agreement with China, while sterling rose off multi month...

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  • From hemp to organic foods, farm bill embraces change in rural US
From hemp to organic foods, farm bill embraces change in rural US

Both chambers of Congress passed their own versions of the bill earlier this year. The bill would provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies and conservation programs. 1 industry, you can not underestimate the impact that a prosperous and profitable ag economy has on our state economy". It also permanently allots money for organiz...

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  • US Energy Secretary Perry To Saudis: We Want Stable Supply And Prices
US Energy Secretary Perry To Saudis: We Want Stable Supply And Prices

But amid mounting global uncertainty on everything from trade and monetary policy to politics, that forecast is far from consensus. U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry reiterated the "need for stable supply and market values" during talks with Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Saudi Arabia , the U.S.

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  • Oil surges as OPEC+ is said to agree on cuts
Oil surges as OPEC+ is said to agree on cuts

The group agreed in November 2016 to cut oil production by 1.8 mbpd to rid oversupply in the market and raise oil prices, and extended that until the end of 2018. The US announced exemptions for countries such as India, China etc., allowing them to import crude oil from Iran. It was previously reported that Iran was seeking exemptions fro...

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