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Whataburger pulls white buns, toast from some Texas locations


Raising Cane's in Abilene has stopped selling toast due to a bread quality issue that is affecting local Whataburger stores as well. We plan to have new 5-inch buns delivered to affected restaurants today. This is not a food safety issue. Our bread delivery did not meet our high quality standards for taste and therefore we are offering customers a substitution of another side item or additional chicken finger. Read More »

U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

The vote was conducted on the eve of the 2018 World Cup , which is scheduled to kick off Thursday in host nation Russian Federation. This will be the first time Canada has hosted men's World Cup finals games having hosted the Women's World Cup in 2015. Read More »

Italy Summons French Ambassador in Row Over Migrant Ship

He has repeatedly accused charities of working with human traffickers but said Italy would not stop rescuing migrant boats itself. "The visit was canceled at Italy's request, and we regret it", the French source said, adding France had a lot of ground to cover with newly-appointed Tria. Read More »

Volkswagen slapped with 1 billion euro fine by German government


Volkswagen said it will accept the fine, therefore admitting responsibility for the scandal. Germany's government on Monday ordered Daimler to recall almost 240,000 cars fitted with illicit emissions-control devices, part of a total of 774,000 models affected in Europe as a whole. Read More »

Uber wants to patent technology to detect drunk riders


The behavior of the person ordering the ride will be compared to their "normal" behavior over a long period of time. Based on the patent , the system appears to be one that depends on past user data to predict future behaviors. Uber has filed a patent for a system which may be capable of telling drivers if potential passengers are too drunk. Uber says in the document the need for such a technology arises from the history of " safety incidents that can negatively impact the transport ... Read More »

U.S. inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages


USA consumer prices rose marginally in May amid a slowdown in increases in the cost of gasoline and the underlying trend continued to suggest moderate inflation in the economy. Fed officials have indicated they would not be too concerned with inflation overshooting the target. That, together with an expected acceleration in wage growth from a tight labor market could boost inflation later this year. Read More »

Trump says Kim 'trusts me, and I trust him'


There are still few details about Trump's decision to suspend United States "war games" in South Korea , which could fuel discussion about a weakening of the alliance. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said it is ready to verify a deal, although it focuses on monitoring nuclear materials and sites rather than disarmament. Read More »

Fed raises rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance


Mr. Powell also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. In March, the dot plot, which reflects where voting FOMC members stand, showed an equal split between those who favored three rate increases this year and those who favored four. Read More »

Tether Directly Used to Manipulate Bitcoin Price, Finds Study


Bitcoin's massive price run-up late previous year may have been the result of a price manipulation campaign, according to a new study released on Wednesday. Since exchanges often face difficulties finding the banking partners and achieving the regulatory compliance necessary to offer fiat-to-crypto trading pairs, many altcoin exchanges use tether as a proxy for physical United States dollars. Read More »

Retail inflation accelerates to four-month high in May

The rising cost of a tank of petrol has kept up pressure on inflation, holding it at 2.4pc in May, according to official figures. 'Air fares and ferry prices also contributed to the overall increase in inflation due to the timing of Easter. Read More »

Trump accuses OPEC of raising oil prices

USA light crude was 20 cents lower at $66.16. His tweet comes in advance of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russian Federation planned for June 22 in Vienna to discuss easing supply caps that have been in place since the beginning of 2017. Read More »

Guess Founder Paul Marciano To Resign After Investigation Into Improper Conduct


She accused company co-founder Marciano of harassment and assault, claiming he groped her breasts and made inappropriate comments to her during meetings and photoshoots in 2010 and 2011. An internal investigation was launched by the company in February, with Guess heads forming a special committee to conduct a formal review into the matter, but The Layover actress is convinced the inquiry is bogus, suggesting bosses were just doing it to save face. Read More »

N-Out Temporarily Closed All Texas Locations Yesterday


In-N-Out Burgers has closed its Texas restaurants following a problem with the quality of its buns. The chain blamed poor-quality buns and were expected to reopen Tuesday after a new shipment of buns were due to be delivered. "We chose to close all of our Texas stores until we are confident that we can serve our normal high quality bun", Lang Jr. said in a statement . While the company initially said it would re-open all 37 locations in its easternmost state by Tuesday, it has since ... Read More »

Dixons Carphone admits huge data breach


Last month, the retailer forecast that earnings this year will slump about 21 percent as it closes mobile-phone stores in a contracting United Kingdom household-electronics market. "We have no evidence of any fraud on these cards as a result of this incident", it writes. In addition, Dixons Carphone said 1.2 million personal data records were hacked. Read More »

Toyota to invest US$1b in Grab's latest funding round


Toyota also has ties to Uber. Toyota put money into Grab via its Next Technology Fund a year ago, but this time around the capital comes directly from the parent company. The recorder, developed by Toyota for corporate fleets, has been installed in 100 Grab rental cars. This strong partnership will enable us to become the one-stop mobility platform in Southeast Asia. Read More »

Mercedes cars found to be fitted with defeat devices by authorities


Daimler declined to comment on the 1 million vehicles figure, but said it is cooperating fully and transparently with the KBA and Germany's Transport Ministry. The scandal has so far cost the world´s largest carmaker over 25 billion euros ($29.5 billion) in fines, buybacks and compensation, and senior executives are under investigation over their suspected roles in the cheating. Read More »

Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack


Nonetheless, ICO deputy commissioner of operations James Dipple-Johnstone said that cyber attacks were a fact of life and that companies had to keep up. Happily for Oath, GDPR does not apply historically because the UK's domestic regime only allows for maximum penalties of £500k. Reputation wise is perhaps another matter. Read More »

SEATTLE SURRENDERS? The City Seeks to Repeal ‘HOMELESS TAX’ After Business Revolt


Amazon balked, and Seattle is backing down. Local lawmakers in Seattle are poised to repeal a new tax on big businesses after receiving major pushback from local businesses like Starbucks and Amazon . The debate unleashed tense local divisions , exposing the anxieties of being the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. It also offered a warning to cities looking to court Amazon for its second headquarters about the political tensions such rapid growth can bring. Read More »

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger opposed by Trump


While this court case is decided, the U.S. Department of Justice could appeal the ruling . Today's ruling comes as part of the antitrust lawsuit levied by the Justice Department previous year. But the Department of Justice sued to block the $108 billion merger in November 2017, saying the deal is likely to raise consumers' TV bills. The lawyer added that the merger would be completed no later than June 20 of this year. Read More »

Seattle tax opposed by Amazon will be likely be rescinded


Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold and Mike O'Brien said in a statement. Harrell went on to say that "tomorrow we will set the reset button". The approved version of Seattle's "head tax" had called for large employers to contribute $275 per employee annually in an effort to raise roughly $50 million per year toward efforts to address Seattle's growing homelessness crisis through affordable housing and outreach efforts. Read More »

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult


Important: Newsmax TV is available on DirecTV Ch. 349, U-Verse 1220, DISH 216, and FiOS 615. "It would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us", said Trudeau . Read More »

Trump ‘can’t jump ahead’ in North Korea negotiations: Leon Panetta

A coroner disputed claims by Warmbier's parents that his teeth were damaged, and said her office's post-mortem exam indicated he had been well tended to in the year since something unknown starved his brain of oxygen. The parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are suing North Korea alleging that the country violated worldwide law by killing their son. In May 2015, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers that Kim had ordered his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun for ... Read More »

Elon Musk announces Tesla to cut 9 percent of jobs


Tesla's announcement comes a month after Musk announced a restructuring of Tesla's organizational chart. Mr Musk said the job cuts were a "difficult decision". Musk wrote in the email that the company will never achieve its mission to help move the world to cleaner energy "unless we eventually demonstrate that we can be sustainably profitable". Read More »

U.S. Advocacy Group Calls For Tesla To Fix Autopilot Flaws

The cruise control maintains a set distance between the cars and traffic in front of them. As per the vehicle's programming, the Tesla provided two visual alerts and one auditory alert for the driver to place his hands on the steering wheel prior to the crash. Read More »

Uber driver accused of kicking lesbian couple out of vehicle over kiss


We were sitting on opposite sides of the backseat. "At one point we leaned over and pecked kiss, very fast". Uber CEO Dana Khosrowshahi said the driver doesn't "belong driving, period". "It's disrespectful", El Boutari says. "I don't give a s-- about them. I didn't feel comfortable with them", he said. But please don't comment on someone's appearance or ask whether they are single. Read More »

Coinbase to add support for Ethereum Classic


Ethereum Classic ( ETC ) is a hard fork of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, which was created as a result of a disagreement within the Ethereum community. Not to forget, the Binance Coin [BNB] which was added against ETC on Binance today has seen an increment of 10.87% since the past 24 hours. It is now Ethereum Classic's turn but without any Main Net reasoning. Read More »

British Rolls-Royce prepared to cut thousands of jobs


The company's Civil Aerospace segment provides aero engines for large commercial aircraft, regional jet, and business aviation markets, as well as aftermarket services. Shares of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LON:RR) have received an average rating of "Hold" from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Read More »

Domino’s Pizza wants to repave your city’s potholes


Houstonians don't have to stand idly by hoping Domino's will make a stop here. The pizza chain announced on Monday that it will save pizzas "one pothole at a time" by filling potholes in towns nominated by customers. So far the company has partnered with four towns: Bartonville, Texas; Milford, Del.; Athens, Ga.; and Burbank, Calif. If selected , "the city will receive funds to help fix roads so pizzas make it home safely", the press release stated. Read More »

OPEC sees ‘considerable uncertainty’ in oil market

OPEC kept its projected world oil demand growth unchanged for 2018, but offered a slight upward revision to its total non-OPEC supply by 130,000 bpd to 59.75 million bpd. Saudi Arabia boosted daily oil output in May to the highest level since October, ahead of meetings with Russian Federation and other global producers next week where they may propose raising production even further and phasing out 18 months of voluntary cuts. Read More »