• Google revising sexual harassment policies after worker backlash
Google revising sexual harassment policies after worker backlash

Pichai promised that Google will be more transparent with how concerns are handled, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company. The company later said that over the past two years, 48 other employees - including 13 considered to be senior staff - had been fired over sexual harassment issues.

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  • Trump on falling oil prices: 'That's because of me'
Trump on falling oil prices: 'That's because of me'

The United States re-imposed sanctions on Monday to choke Iran's oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic. Crude has tumbled nearly 20% since touching a four-year high last month as bearish supply signals around the globe crowded out concerns abo...

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  • FAA: Airlines Need to Heed Boeing Warning After 737 Max Crash
FAA: Airlines Need to Heed Boeing Warning After 737 Max Crash

A requirement of the airworthiness directive is for operators of the two 737 models concerned to revise the aircraft's flight manual to provide the crew with horizontal stabiliser trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. Southwest had 23 737 Max 8 in its fleet as of September 30, with nine more to be delivered by the end of the year. M...

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  • Which New England Lowe's Stores Are Shutting Down?
Which New England Lowe's Stores Are Shutting Down?

Lowes says the stores are under-performing and that it is focusing on its most profitable operations. Many associates may have an opportunity to explore other opportunities at a nearby Lowe's , according to a release. The retailer will attempt to relocate employees to nearby stores. The stores will be closed before February 1, 2019. Low...

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  • Boeing issues advice over sensors after LionAir crash
Boeing issues advice over sensors after LionAir crash

Indonesian investigators said Wednesday the plane had experienced instrument failures on 4 flights, including on one journey where both the AOA sensor and the airspeed indicator were affected. FDR data resulted in investigators determining that if an erroneously high single AOA sensor input is received from the aircraft's flight control system, t...

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  • Amazon Reportedly Changes Plans: Now Settling On Finalists For HQ2 - And HQ3
Amazon Reportedly Changes Plans: Now Settling On Finalists For HQ2 - And HQ3

Amazon is reportedly planning to split its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York , and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. Hessan is chairman of the digital market research firm C Space, based in Boston. Since announcing its short list in January, Amazon has given virtually no publicupd...

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  • Trump reports 'very good' phone call on trade with China's Xi
Trump reports 'very good' phone call on trade with China's Xi

Disagreements on trade have "adversely affected" industries from both countries as well as global trade, Xi said. "They all want to do it". In their May telephone conversation, Xi and Trump set out to resolve their trade disputes, but the talks ended in stalemate and the first tariffs followed just weeks later.

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  • Democrats' Road to Controlling U.S. House Runs Through Pennsylvania
Democrats' Road to Controlling U.S. House Runs Through Pennsylvania

Trump is trying to fire up his base - Republican voters frequently cite immigration as a top concern - as the GOP tries to retain control of the House and Senate . In many USA states, the parties that control state legislatures get to draw the new electoral boundaries after each census of the population. Republican Strategist and TV news pers...

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  • Starbucks leans into Christmas and unveils four new holiday cups
Starbucks leans into Christmas and unveils four new holiday cups

The return of the red cups is a big deal for Starbucks fans, heralding the start of the holiday season. This year, the designs are appropriately festive, although the color choices are more evocative of Christmas than the other season's celebrations.

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  • Why Crude Oil Could Continue Moving Lower
Why Crude Oil Could Continue Moving Lower

Natural gas volumes decreased four percent "largely due to a continuing near-term shift in USA unconventional development from dry gas to liquids", ExxonMobil said . U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 11 cents to $66.29 a barrel. Brent crude futures fell US$1.43, or 1.9 per cent, to settle at US$75.91 a barrel.

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  • United States official denies report of possible China trade deal
United States official denies report of possible China trade deal

Donald Trump said trade talks were "moving along nicely" and that meetings were "being scheduled" at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Trump said he also talked with Xi about "many subjects", including a "good discussion" on North Korea, where Trump is trying to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

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  • Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push
Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

The video, which looks like an ad campaign video, shows twice-deported Mexican immigrant Luis Bracamontes laughing about killing two officers in California, and saying he wished he had killed more. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday seemed certain that Democrats would retake the House. Bracamontes, who is from the Mexican state o...

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  • China trade war escalates
China trade war escalates

The report cited unnamed sources who said the tariffs could cover imports from China that have not already been hit by tariffs, amounting to up to $257 billion worth of imports. The reason the yuan is being dumped now is that investors are concerned about a trade war between America and China. IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty said the deal will...

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  • Govt Sends Letters to RBI Invoking Section 7 of RBI Act
Govt Sends Letters to RBI Invoking Section 7 of RBI Act

The media reports also said the government had invoked never-before-used powers to issue directions to the central bank governor on matters of public interest. "They kept pushing the truth below the carpet", he said. The stand-off is unfortunate. "It has to curb its anger and disappointment", the economist added.

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  • Amazon Seen Falling 29% Off High Into Deep Bear Market
Amazon Seen Falling 29% Off High Into Deep Bear Market

Analysts have been watching the company's AWS cloud services business, and Amazon met, but did not beat Wall Street estimates, reporting revenues of $6.7 billion. Sales from Amazon's main online stores rose 11 percent from a year earlier, while the Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit reported a 46 percent increase in sales.

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  • China suggests Trump use Huawei phone to avoid spying
China suggests Trump use Huawei phone to avoid spying

They also claimed that there are concerns Russian agencies were also among those listening to Mr Trump's calls. You can read all of the New York Times report here. Hua's remarks about President Trump potentially using a Huawei smartphone come after Australia , India , and the U.S. have banned Huawei from supplying their respective gover...

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  • CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief Trump on Khashoggi killing
CIA Director Gina Haspel to brief Trump on Khashoggi killing

According to the statement, a joint Saudi-Turkish investigative team "indicates that the suspects in the incident had committed their act with a premeditated intention". Khashoggi did not appear to believe he was going to die, the source said. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey's Istanbul on October 2 to obtain documentation for hi...

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  • Lottery office pools increase odds - and possibly headaches
Lottery office pools increase odds - and possibly headaches

What would her customers do with the winning ticket? The draw will take place at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Time, so just under five hours from now. Joe Nelson of Princeton would put the winnings in a bank and let it grow. "I'd probably start in Hawaii, take a cruise, go to Florida for a little bit, go to California", Maldonado said.

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  • Saudi handling of Khashoggi killing 'worst cover-up ever'
Saudi handling of Khashoggi killing 'worst cover-up ever'

The UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that the Saudi government's explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi was not "credible ". He also said that "the information obtained so far and the evidence found shows that Khashoggi was murdered in a ferocious manner ". "Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be ki...

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  • Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy
Merkel calls for stable euro zone budgets in warning shot to Italy

Citing Italy's plans to increase spending and its deficit , and allow its government debt to remain elevated, the European Commission said the country is trying to undertake "a particularly serious" breach of the rules. And it means Italy's debt load - which at over 130 per cent of GDP is well over the 60 per cent limit - will probably not be lo...

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  • Tesla Model 3: 'Mid-Range' sedan launched
Tesla Model 3: 'Mid-Range' sedan launched

The launch of this new variant has also allowed Tesla to restructure the Model 3 line-up. Tesla's new version of Model 3 starts at $45,000 - $4,000 below the previous starting price for Model 3 . If you believe Tesla's calculations, the mid-range model's cost works out to $34,400 once you factor in that full tax credit and gas savings ...

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  • Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection
Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection

The video appears to show Madani without a beard, wearing a blue and white checked shirt and dark blue pants. According to the source, it was decided that the two men did not look sufficiently alike, and so the conspirators made a decision to wipe clean the consulate's CCTV footage.

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  • Surveillance Footage: 'Body Double' Posed as Khashoggi After Killing
Surveillance Footage: 'Body Double' Posed as Khashoggi After Killing

Separately, Istanbul's chief prosecutor called 28 more Saudi consulate staff, including Turkish and foreign nationals, to give testimony on Monday in the Khashoggi's case, TRT World News said in tweet, citing unidentified sources familiar with matter.

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  • Trump, Mexico move to stop 2K Honduran migrants
Trump, Mexico move to stop 2K Honduran migrants

Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump said on Twitter . The migrants are generally fleeing poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their turf with brutal violence. NBC reports that USA officials are now tracking that small group as they make progress towards the US. Thousands of Honduran migrants are ...

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  • Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing
Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing

It's the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever and the second-largest lottery in history. - The Mega Millions jackpot has gone up once again, just in time for Friday night's drawing. "That's worth two dollars", said Robert Doty, the executive director of the Minnesota Lottery. "Only when the jackpot is this huge", said Thomas. While the odds o...

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