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Brazil diesel prices cut in effort to halt strike

Eliseu Padilha, chief of staff for President Michel Temer , told reporters in Brasilia that several unions representing truck drivers agreed to suspend the strike to give all parties time to find a solution to rising fuel prices. Jorge Martins, owner of an orange distributor, said he hadn't had a shipment in days. "We can't pay anything. Our accounts are starting to be in the red because we have daily bills we have to pay". Read More »

Fed Mellow About Inflation, Minutes Show

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Against the Japanese yen, the dollar slipped 0.72 percent, on pace for its worst day since late March , a day after U.S. President Donald Trump tempered optimism over progress made in trade talks with China . That sell-off spurred a rally in U.S. Treasuries as concerns about the tumbling lira boosted demand for low-risk debt. In other trading, oil fell after an unexpected build in USA crude and gasoline inventories despite strong demand, and as traders weighed the possibility of an ... Read More »

Trump says summit with North Korea could still go ahead

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Trump, who spoke to reporters at the White House before heading to the Naval Academy graduation ceremony, stressed that both sides would like the summit to happen. We're talking to them now. "And if they are they are ready to do that then. we're certainly ready to have those conversations", she said. "His sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we can not but feel great regret for it". Read More »

Elon Musk wants to name his journalist-rating site after Communist newspaper

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Asked on Twitter this week why Tesla hasn't lived up to its promised $35K starting point, and only builds cars for customers that cost than 50% more than that, Musk replied . The billionaire has been in the firing recently after a surge of negative stories about Tesla. Musk urged the media to promote the poll if " they didn't want Pravda to exist", then tweeted again, saying he may call the site "You're Right" instead. Read More »

Bunnings pulls out of Rotherham, all of UK

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Wesfarmers managing director Rob Scott said: "The investment has been disappointing with the problems arising from poor execution post-acquisition being compounded by a deterioration in the macro environment and retail sector in the United Kingdom". Read More »

North Korea still open to talks with the US

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They very much want to do it. In a major tone shift, he not only left the door open to more talks, he virtually begged Trump to walk on through. U.S. It followed an announcement earlier in the day from the White House that Trump had cancelled the June 12 summit due to "open hostility" from Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Oil prices slump as OPEC, Russia plan output boost

Only Russia produces more, at about 11 million bpd. As a result, compliance with the deal to reduce output by 1.8 million bpd by the end of 2018 has been at 152 per cent, sources said. The contract hit its highest since late 2014 at US$80.50 last week. FILE PHOTO: People walk past the logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in front of its headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 21, 2017. Read More »

U.S. disrupts Russian botnet of 500000 hacked routers

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The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and USA court documents indicates . In Wednesday's action, the Justice Department said it had obtained a warrant authorising the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seize a computer domain that is part of the command and control system of the VPNFilter botnet. Read More »

Amazon is permanently banning customers that make too many returns

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Many people use Amazon precisely for its convenience , the ability to easily return purchases, and its wide variety of choices that brick and mortar stores just can't offer. No warning. #AmazonClarity, ' he said in the post. Do u even read my return reasons (like 6 purchases in the last year.and that's too many?) and a replacement for something I NEVER rec'd. Read More »

NYC considers ban on disposable plastic straws

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CEO Paul Pomroy said in a statement back in March when this initiative was announced. And on Wednesday the New York City Council introduced a bill to ban the use of plastic straws in the city, CBS New York reports . "I think it'll be really hard to implement", one woman said. Banning the difficult-to-recycle, single-use plastic straw is the current focus of environmentalists, local governments, and some consumers alike; and at their annual meeting on Thursday, May 24, shareholders will ... Read More »

Netflix's Market Value Exceeds Comcast's & Is Close To Surpassing Disney's

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Updated with day's final numbers, and Netflix closing out behind Disney. It now has 125 million streaming memberships in more than 190 countries, with viewers watching for more than 140 million hours each day. Netflix's share price is up about 80 percent since the start of 2018. The inroads made by sites such as YouTube, Amazon and Netflix - which launched its streaming service in 2007 - are forcing traditional firms to act, spurring a slew of mergers and other deals. Read More »

Oil investors fear Opec will turn taps back on

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Oil prices have reached their highest since November 2014, with Brent crude piercing the $80 a barrel level at various points in the past week as supply risks related to Venezuela and Iran have buoyed on the market. Petersburg, adding that Russia and Saudi Arabia agree market conditions will dictate any decision. "Generally speaking, we are quite flexible". "But it also means that come 2019 there is no more buffer left and it is going to be needed". Read More »

City jobs under threat as Deutsche Bank swings axe

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The lender is working on sharply reducing its presence in the USA equities market and has also started cutting activity in the Central Europe , Middle East and Africa region, according to another person with knowledge of the matter. "Unfortunately, the results of your work are not convincing". Meanwhile, in corporate banking, Deutsche Bank plans to slash its commitment to the United States and Asia, and focus more on Germany and Europe. Read More »

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

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While much of what's in the report has already been publicized, it does provide insight into the vehicle's systems and what happened in the seconds leading up to and immediately after impact. In the video shot by ABC15 News the night of the crash, both the Volvo and Herzberg's bicycle are located directly beneath one of the streetlights. The watchdog said it would continue gathering evidence to piece together an accurate account of the auto crash, with the hopes of issuing safety ... Read More »

Elon Musk goes after the media in unhinged Twitter rant

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The public no longer respects the media because of " holier-than-thou hypocrisy " and lies, he said . The announcement has drawn criticism from the press, with one reporter tweeting out that Musk was slowly turning into a "media-baiting Trump figure screaming irrationally about fake news". Read More »

Trump Caught Between Pompeo, Bolton on Summit, Sources Say

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U.S. State Department spokeswoman Katina Adams declined to give details of any diplomatic contacts but said: "As the president said in his letter to Chairman Kim, dialogue between the two is the only dialogue that matters". "If they can not come to the negotiating table, then they will enter the battlefield", Sun said. Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan called Trump's withdrawal "unexpected" and "very regrettable", and said the cancellation of the talks showed "how grave the status of ... Read More »

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

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China on Friday urged the USA and North Korea to be patient and show goodwill, hours after American President Donald Trump cancelled a rare meeting with the Communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But Trump also threw Moon under the metaphorical bus. But North Korea is acutely aware that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed by his own people a few years later, with support from a multinational military coalition that included the United States. Read More »

Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

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That made him a target, and that eventually cost him his freedom after being convicted of squiring a white woman - his girlfriend at the time - across state lines. However, Johnson returned in 1920 to serve his sentence. Activists and family members have long advocated for Johnson's posthumous pardon , as have USA officials like Sen. Read More »

Kerry Perry: Congressional Apology for Gymnastics Sex Abuse Scandal

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Two other recent civil suits have named the USOC and other NGBs as defendants in cases of sexual abuse in sports. Lawmakers were particularly concerned about whether the organizations are adequately establishing a "culture change" and trying to reform their institutions rather than protecting them ― a major theme exposed by the Me Too and Time's Up movements. Read More »

Anthem protesters 'maybe shouldn't be in country'

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Designed to be a compromise between protesters and patriots, the immediate reaction to the policy indicated neither side was pleased with what the owners have done and the potential loopholes for other forms of on-field protests their decision creates. Read More »

US Supreme Court Approves Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

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But the decision, involving a wage dispute, was roundly criticized on the left, and advocates said it could make it harder to press other workplace complaints such as discrimination and sexual harassment. Arbitration contracts are a growing trend. Employers don't want class actions filed against them. Moving forward, the number of arbitration agreements including class action waivers will increase substantially and will have a profound effect on wage and hour claims, which are typically ... Read More »

Root backs Cook to get firing again with bat

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed , who was able to select fast bowler Hasan Ali following a hand injury, said he would have wanted to bowl first anyway under brightening morning skies in northwest London. But he also said there was an opportunity for Pakistan given England failed to win any of their seven most recent Tests, in Australia and New Zealand. Read More »

Trump administration considers tariff on cars

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The US Commerce Department said Wednesday it launched an inquiry that could allow the Trump administration to impose tariffs on auto imports over national security concerns. The president previously used Section 232 to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. The provision authorizes the president to restrict imports and impose unlimited tariffs on national security grounds. Read More »

Researchers are DNA testing Loch Ness to identify the monster

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The University of the Highlands and Islands' UHI Rivers and Lochs Institute in Inverness is assisting in the project. All of the samples will then be sent off to laboratories in Denmark, France, New Zealand, the U.S. The Loch Ness Monster is one of Scotland's oldest and most enduring myths. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths. Read More »

Comcast Working on Fox Offer

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Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Class A in the first quarter worth $181,000. Comcast shares were down 1.6 percent at $31.97 and Disney shares fell 1.7 percent to $102.26. Disney shares have fallen almost 3.3% since, reducing the value of the offer to just over US$50 billion. The cable giant, which owns NBCUniversal, had in December bowed out of the bidding process just before Fox accepted the Disney deal, which includes the 20th Century ... Read More »

Students Rally Against School Shootings in Union County

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All students will return to school next week when classes will resume on Tuesday with regular school hours. The letter said , "It is our hope at Santa Fe High School that this will provide our graduating seniors with an evening to gather with friends who have reached the milestone of graduating together". Read More »

Battlefield V reveal two-second teaser clip

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We'll know more exact details once the full announcement trailer is revealed on Wednesday evening (9pm GMT), with The Daily Show's Trevor Noah hosting the the event. So what can we expect from Battlefield 5? In the latest teaser from the official Battlefield account, you can see pilot goggles. It's very likely that Battlefield V will use similar mechanics used in the previous game while also introducing new modes-possibly a battle royale mode. Read More »

Philip Roth, American author and Pulitzer-winner dies at 85

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He caught the attention of the literary world in 1959 with Goodbye, Columbus . In a rare interview with the New York Times , published in January 2018, Roth had some scathing remarks about the current POTUS. When Roth won the 2011 Man Booker International, chair of the judges Rick Gekoski said: "His career is remarkable in that he starts at such a high level, and keeps getting better". Read More »

White House may address North Korea, latest on Russia probe

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Schiff and other committee Democrats were furious and argued that Republicans had not subpoenaed many witnessed they considered essential to the committee's work. "If they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country", Trump told reporters Tuesday. "That would be one of the biggest insults anyone has ever seen", he added. Read More »

Democrats Won't Get Data on Trump Campaign Intel Source

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Democrats will be shut out of a White House-brokered meeting during which Justice Department officials will tell two House GOP chairmen about an intelligence source who provided information about President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign . Read More »