• Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings
Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings

The discussions are the first face-to-face interactions between the US and China since both presidents met in Argentina and agreed to a temporary truce in their tit-for-tat tariff war. Trump imposed import tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods previous year and has threatened more to pressure Beijing to change its practices on...

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  • Whoopi hits Ocasio-Cortez for 'pooping on people'
Whoopi hits Ocasio-Cortez for 'pooping on people'

No one asked how we paid for a $2 trillion tax cut. "How do we pay for it? For all of these...ambitious policies". "She's been serving for nearly 2 years", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. One Twitter user, whose handle referenced the QAnon conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump , tweeted the video with the accompanying i...

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  • City of LA sues Weather Channel over location data
City of LA sues Weather Channel over location data

According to a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer (spotted by The Verge ), TWC's dedicated mobile app may be improperly harvesting user data; similar to the Cambridge Analytica incident that took place some time ago.

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  • Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning
Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning

The driver pulled over and safely escaped as all the doughnuts inside the truck were destroyed. Their post included photos of the blackened side of the truck and officers jokingly mourning the truck's loss. The Lexington Police Department in Kentucky went viral for their response to a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts truck catching fire and losing all the ...

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  • Amazon Alexa Lost Her Voice on Christmas Day
Amazon Alexa Lost Her Voice on Christmas Day

Sales records were broken across every single department in the online store as deep discounts and trending products drew customers looking to fill their holiday present quota. It shipped over one billion items the US via Prime during the holiday season. While App Store is definitely stricter in its apps guidelines compared to Google Play Store...

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  • Democrats say Trump 'plunging country into chaos'
Democrats say Trump 'plunging country into chaos'

Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), also said in a Christmas Eve statement about the shutdown that " the anxiety level among federal employees is extremely high and on top of that, there is real anger that they are paying the personal price for someone else's dysfunction".

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  • Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts
Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts

Christmas Eve. Government offices will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day , reopening on December 27. Many retail stores around San Diego County opened early on Christmas Eve morning for shoppers to stop in and grab presents.

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

The broad-based S&P 500 slid 1.6 per cent to 2,467.16, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index slumped 1.7 per cent to 6,526.29. The Nasdaq also set a 10-year record with a 8.4 percent plunge this week, the worst since November 2008.

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  • Tobacco Giant Altria Takes $13 Billion Stake In Juul Labs
Tobacco Giant Altria Takes $13 Billion Stake In Juul Labs

Juul announced Thursday that Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, invested $US12.8 billion into the e-cigarette startup, good for a 35% stake. The company is the U.S. One unknown is how the deal could affect Juul's reputation in the marketplace. There's a standstill agreement in place, meaning Altria won't increase its ownership share of...

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  • Gold prices steady as Fed's hints at 'some' hikes in 2019
Gold prices steady as Fed's hints at 'some' hikes in 2019

USA gold futures declined 0.3% to $1,263.70 per ounce on Friday. Fellas, the dollar index got weaker after the Federal Reserve signaled fewer interest rate hikes over the next two years and expressed caution about the USA economic outlook.

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  • Trump has discussed firing US Federal Reserve chairman Powell, reports Bloomberg
Trump has discussed firing US Federal Reserve chairman Powell, reports Bloomberg

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said that the Federal Reserve should "take the Victory" of a strong USA dollar while "the outside world is blowing up around us", instead of raising interest rates. "We will continue to monitor global economic and financial developments and assess their implications for the economic outlook ", Powell said at a post...

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  • Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights After Drones Reportedly Spotted Over Airfield
Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights After Drones Reportedly Spotted Over Airfield

On social media, passengers spoke of flights being diverted to other United Kingdom airports, including London Heathrow, Luton and Manchester. Flights at Gatwick Airport have been halted amid reports of drones being flown over the airfield.

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  • Google to invest $1 billion in NY campus
Google to invest $1 billion in NY campus

Once the Google Hudson Square campus is complete, it will serve as the primary headquarter for the company's Global Business Organization in NY. They state, "our investment in New York is a huge part of our commitment to grow and invest in USA facilities, offices and jobs...

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  • British PM May: No-Deal Brexit Could Lead to Forced Resignation
British PM May: No-Deal Brexit Could Lead to Forced Resignation

Chief whip Julian Smith acknowledged he faces an "uphill challenge" to persuade MPs to back Mrs May's deal, but insisted "it's all to play for". The adjustment would mean Parliament would have to approve a decision to trigger the backstop arrangement or extend the transition period beyond December 2020.

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  • Trump promised China would buy more soybeans. American farmers are still waiting
Trump promised China would buy more soybeans. American farmers are still waiting

But tariffs on United States soybeans and ongoing trade war caused the amount of soybeans heading to China to drop to almost zero, despite October and November typically representing the peak season. The trader said China was seeking to buy a total of 2.5 million to 3 million tonnes of US soybeans. China has also told state oil trader Unipec to...

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  • Oil Prices to Rise to $70 Per Barrel After Oil Production Cut
Oil Prices to Rise to $70 Per Barrel After Oil Production Cut

But amid mounting global uncertainty on everything from trade and monetary policy to politics, that forecast is far from consensus. Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih on Monday discussed oil market conditions with U.S.

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  • OPEC tries again to agree on production cuts
OPEC tries again to agree on production cuts

The kingdom is also under pressure by the U.S. President Donald Trump who does not want OPEC to cut production and prefers low oil prices for American consumers. The announcement on Friday caused oil prices to jump by about 5 percent to more than $63 a barrel at 3pm GMT, as the combined cut was larger than the minimum one million bpd that the m...

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  • 4 ways to track the massive Southern snowstorm
4 ways to track the massive Southern snowstorm

He and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam both declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. The semi-retired photographer said he could work inside for the rest of the day, and he can cook on the gas stove even if the house loses power again, as it did for several hours Sunday.

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  • Rise in payrolls and wages in November is less than forecast
Rise in payrolls and wages in November is less than forecast

The African-American jobless rate declined to 5.9%, matching May's figure as the lowest on record. Michael Mabry, chief operating officer at Mooyah, a fast-causal burger chain mostly located in the South, says his company has had to raise pay and offer more flexible scheduling to attract new workers.

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  • Theresa May sends out 30 ministers to sell Brexit plan
Theresa May sends out 30 ministers to sell Brexit plan

May faces an uphill struggle to secure parliament's approval in a vote on 11 December, when many Brexit supporters and opponents alike say they will reject her vision for leaving the EU, Britain's biggest shift in foreign policy in over 40 years.

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