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British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence

British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence

On Monday, May pulled a parliamentary vote on her widely maligned Brexit deal with the European Union , acknowledging it would have been defeated by members of the Commons. "I will now do everything I possibly can to secure further assurances", May told mutinous MPs Monday on her planned dash to Europe ahead of an European Union summit later this week. Read More

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Premier Promises To Support Workers After GM Plant Closure

Premier Promises To Support Workers After GM Plant Closure

It's going to happen". General Motors will close its production plant in Oshawa along with four facilities in the U.S.as part of a global reorganization that will see the company focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs. Too many of GM's factories are operating on a single shift to build models that have fallen out of favor, leading its plants to run about 1 million vehicles short of their full capacity, said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics for ... Read More

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Coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

Coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

In addition, restaurants should not serve or sell romaine lettuce until more information is available. Thirty-two cases in 11 states of E. coli have been reported in the country and are believed to be linked to romaine lettuce . coli in the Ottawa area is linked to the outbreak involving romaine lettuce in Ontario, Quebec and several US states. Symptoms of salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, and can sicken otherwise healthy adults for as much as ... Read More

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North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalization measure

North Dakota voters set to reject marijuana legalization measure

The proposal also creates an additional license for marijuana "microbusinesses" for grows of up to 150 plants, and individuals can grow up to 12 marijuana plants per household. "Marijuana has now been legalized for adult use in one out of every five states, so I think it's safe to say federal laws are in need of an update". Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is widely expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, introduced a bipartisan bill in August that would amend the ... Read More

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Asians drive boom in global billionaire wealth

Asians drive boom in global billionaire wealth

BILLIONAIRE wealth posted its "greatest ever" increase past year, rising 19 per cent to US$8.9 trillion, thanks to robust growth in the Asia-Pacific - in particular, China. But Chinese billionaires expanded their wealth at almost double that pace, growing by 39 percent to $1.12 trillion. The number of billionaires in Singapore has remained stable at 22, with just one new addition - Min-Liang Tan, co-founder of gaming hardware company Razer Inc. Read More

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Tesla Stock Sinks on Reports of New Criminal Investigation

Tesla Stock Sinks on Reports of New Criminal Investigation

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk confirmed yesterday that he has already approved a prototype for the Model Y . This is the clearest indication so far that the all-electric crossover SUV could be hitting the market very soon. Tesla's working capital and cash position improved in 3Q18, softening near term liquidity concerns, which should allow debt holders with shorter maturities to breathe a sigh of relief. Read More

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Khashoggi probe: Erdogan vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission

Khashoggi probe: Erdogan vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission

Defending freedom of the press is a key priority for Finland", the tweet read. From the outset, Riyadh claimed Khashoggi , a leading critic of the Saudi government, left the consulate soon after arriving. Saudi Arabia said information provided by Turkey helped the Kingdom reveal the truth about Khashoggi's murder. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said many questions "remain unanswered", echoing calls for an investigation. Read More

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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'to search Saudi consulate' in Istanbul

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'to search Saudi consulate' in Istanbul

President Trump said Monday that the Saudi king strongly denied his government's involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , saying the king suggested it could have been " rogue killers ". In a " 60 Minutes " interview that aired on Sunday, Trump said there would be consequences if it turned out Saudi Arabia had anything to do with Khashoggi's mysterious disappearance. Read More

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Customers asked to reduce natural gas use after Canadian pipeline explosion

Customers asked to reduce natural gas use after Canadian pipeline explosion

The UBC bulletin said although gas use should still be restricted, "UBC buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking are no longer expected to be impacted". A statement from Enbridge issued on Wednesday afternoon said the fire had been extinguished and the company were working with the First Nations tribe to ensure there was no further disruption to their lives. Read More

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Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier

Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier

If the budget failed to pass in the Commons, it would be a humiliating defeat for the Mrs May leaving her position all but untenable. 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

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Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

Petrol in Panchkula is priced at Rs 79.99 per litre and diesel at Rs 71.67 per litre. Out of this, the oil marketing companies will absorb one rupee per litre and Excise duty on petrol, diesel to be cut by one rupee 50 paise. Worldwide crude oil prices are linked to geopolity, fluctuation in the exchange rate as well as the tax structure of respective states and the Centre. Read More

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Amazon hikes pay for U.S. and United Kingdom workers following criticism

Amazon hikes pay for U.S. and United Kingdom workers following criticism

The new minimum wage will take effect November 1 and apply to all full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees, including those hired by agencies. The e-commerce giant has long described its pay as competitive with other retailers. Bezos responded to Sanders on Twitter , thanking the senator and expressing hope that other companies will make similar policy changes. Read More

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NAFTA talks run up against deadline; US tariffs remain tough issue

NAFTA talks run up against deadline; US tariffs remain tough issue

Among other things, the negotiators are battling over Canada's high dairy tariffs . "Most of the big issues are solved with Canada", Navarro said, adding it would be "a great deal for all three countries". "Canadians are tough negotiators, as we should be", Trudeau fired back. He said, "Yeah, I did". Trump blames NAFTA for the loss of USA manufacturing jobs and wants major changes to the pact, which underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade. Read More

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Trump threatens 'economic retaliation' if China goes after United States workers

Trump threatens 'economic retaliation' if China goes after United States workers

Trump doubled down on that threat Tuesday, vowing punitive measures against China if it targets politically potent US agricultural products for retaliation. After the USA said earlier this week that it would impose 10% levy on $200 billion (₹14.5 trillion) on Chinese imports, China has hit back. "Contrary to views in Washington , China can - and will - dig its heels in and we are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term", said Zarit of the American Chamber of ... Read More

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Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment

Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment

While the numbers cited by Trump are true, the truth in how long it has been since that last occurred sees Trump well short, with the GDP growth rate outstripping the unemployment rate most recently in the first quarter of 2006. "What is true is that it's the highest in 10 years, and at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him, adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", Hassert said, the Washington Examiner reported . Read More

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