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Business US Extends Reprieve for Secondary Sanctions Against RUSAL
Author: 0 US Extends Reprieve for Secondary Sanctions Against RUSAL

Mnuchin. Traders sold metals' futures with a vengeance after the USA softened its stance on sanctions against United Co . The US statement also adds pressure on Deripaska as he tries to save the company without surrendering control. "Things have ground to a halt in terms of Rusal's dealings with major western companies", said Maximilian Hess, a senior political risk analyst at AKE International.

Business No change in government's position on border - Coveney
Author: 0 No change in government's position on border - Coveney

After losing her majority at last year's general election, it took several months for May to recognise she needed to adopt a more consensus-building approach to Brexit . Later this month, the Lords are likely to defeat the government on plans to fix the date and time of Brexit for 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019, and on issues related to the Irish border.

Business Amazon Prime, Tesla, Cardi B — Business Briefs
Author: 0 Amazon Prime, Tesla, Cardi B — Business Briefs

Prime members shop more frequently than other shoppers, and are key to Amazon's profits. The number of members now paying for an Amazon Prime subscription is over 100 million , meaning that over 100 million people around the world are also subscribed to Amazon Prime Music - Amazon's stripped back music streaming service packaged with Prime .

Business Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen Abruptly Fired And Replaced
Author: 0 Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen Abruptly Fired And Replaced

Outgoing Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen. Mr.de Nysschen leaves after leading Cadillac to the second best sales year on record globally last year, but an 8 per cent decline in USA sales-the second straight drop in a market where the brand's name was once synonymous with luxury.

Business What is Cuba's future without a Castro?
Author: 0 What is Cuba's future without a Castro?

CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports from Havana that many on the island do not necessarily foresee any drastic changes, and there are some in the younger generation that were hopeful of some expansion of limited economic reforms and more opportunities.

Business Tesla will suspend the production of electric cars Model 3
Author: 0 Tesla will suspend the production of electric cars Model 3

Share of Tesla, Inc . 6,284,752 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,336,218. The stock has a market cap of $50,733.40, a PE ratio of -25.37 and a beta of 1.19. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

Business U.S. air strikes are an act of aggression: Assad
Author: 0 U.S. air strikes are an act of aggression: Assad

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) chemical watchdog began their investigation Sunday at the site of an alleged chemical attack near Damascus, a senior official said . British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told the BBC the primary objective of the attack was to "say no to the use of barbaric chemical weapons".

Business Facebook to Face Angry Illinoisans Over Facial Recognition Tech
Author: 0 Facebook to Face Angry Illinoisans Over Facial Recognition Tech

As part of initial legal procedure, the class of people filing this lawsuit has been legally defined as Facebook users "in IL for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011". Facebook , however, "continue [s] to believe the case has no merit and" vows to "defend [itself] vigorously". Facebook is believed to have a collection of face data far greater than law enforcement authorities, and some have anxious about it potentially being used to identify people ...

Business Scientists accidentally discover mutant enzyme which digests plastic
Author: 0 Scientists accidentally discover mutant enzyme which digests plastic

They and Gregg Beckham are among the worldwide team of researchers who are working to further improve the enzyme to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. PET plastics can persist for hundreds of years in the environment and now pollute large areas of land and sea worldwide. The findings of the team were published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal .

Business 76ers' Joel Embiid (face) still not cleared for full contact
Author: 0 76ers' Joel Embiid (face) still not cleared for full contact

The Sixers own a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series with the Heat . Embiid will shoot for a Game 3 return. "It's about what's best for Joel's health", Brown said. ESPN reported Embiid and the Sixers are waiting for the mask to be cleared by the National Basketball Association, and Embiid likely will wear facial protection upon his return.

Business Sunrisers beat Mumbai in a nail biting finish
Author: 0 Sunrisers beat Mumbai in a nail biting finish

Despite Roy's innings, Daredevils needed 11 off the final over . Roy put the game to rest with a four and six off the first two balls, but keeping with the trend of the game, the next three deliveries were dots. Under pressure, Roy took another swing at an offcutter from Mustafizur. Pant departed for 47 in 25 balls. By targetting the right bowlers. The legspinner was only introduced after the powerplay, but that did not deter Pant and Roy.

Business Sunrisers bowlers set up third win
Author: 0 Sunrisers bowlers set up third win

The only worry for KKR is their bowling department with their main strike bowler Vinay Kumar failing to be successful. Bhuvneshwar's breakthrough and a tidy two-run over by Stanlake had KKR struggling for 23/1 in four overs before Lynn and Rana seized the momentum in two overs off Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan who leaked 14 and 12 overs respectively in their first overs.

Business Uber adds more safety features for riders
Author: 0 Uber adds more safety features for riders

Last year, Uber settled with the FTC over allegations that it hadn't protected it's customers' data in 2014, and actually misrepresented how secure that data was. City officials say the services have benefited from Metro's problems so it's only fair they be a part of the solution. Uber is already integrating the bikesharing service in San Francisco and Washington , D.C., and it plans to expand it much further.

Business VW board to decide on new HR chief at Friday meeting
Author: 0 VW board to decide on new HR chief at Friday meeting

Despite facing billions in fines, vehicle refits and lawsuits relating to its " dieselgate " scandal, Volkswagen's operating results have been robust under Mr Mueller's watch, with sales and profit hitting record highs previous year. Since then, Diess has worked to overcome the reputational damage from the emissions cheating scandal, as well as to cut costs and increase profits at the core Volkswagen brand.

Business Uber Movement Tool Launches in Toronto to Share Transportation Data
Author: 0 Uber Movement Tool Launches in Toronto to Share Transportation Data

Starting today, Uber users in Washington will be able to book dockless Jump bikes directly through the app. Uber is becoming more than just an app to hail a ride. "Now you can take a bike to rent your auto and go buy groceries". The ridesharing giant announced plans to acquire JUMP Bikes this week, according to our sister site Technical.ly Brooklyn .

Business Federal deficit to hit $1 trillion earlier than expected
Author: 0 Federal deficit to hit $1 trillion earlier than expected

Democrats seized on the report to blast the GOP tax law and portray Republicans as fiscally irresponsible. Jeff Stein, The Washington Post •. In order to include several important pieces of budget and spending legislation that passed recently, particularly the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Bipartisan Budget Act, and the Omnibus Appropriations package, CBO pushed its usual January release date to April .

Business Kroger's hiring spree goes on, another 11K jobs this year
Author: 0 Kroger's hiring spree goes on, another 11K jobs this year

Bristol John W & Company Inc who had been investing in Adobe Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $110.32B market cap company. Using market capitalization to show the size of a company is important because company size is a basic determinant of various characteristics in which shareholders are interested, counting risk.

Business Apple's facilities now completely run on clean energy
Author: 0 Apple's facilities now completely run on clean energy

This figure does not include Apple's third-party suppliers or manufacturers, although the company is convincing many of those to switch to 100% renewable sources too ... The facility eventually will power Wynn's newest 280,000-square-foot meeting and convention expansion with 100 percent renewable energy. It is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America that brings together solar, biogas, batteries, and a microgrid controller to keep everything playing nicely ...

Business Vetr Inc. Lowered Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) to Hold
Author: 0 Vetr Inc. Lowered Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) to Hold

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Delta Air Lines by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. (NYSE: DAL ) or 2,480 shs. DAL registered $26.14 million net activity with 1 buying transaction and 12 selling transactions since October 12, 2017.

Business Oil steady as easing US-China tension, US stockdraw support
Author: 0 Oil steady as easing US-China tension, US stockdraw support

Oil fell after China said it would levy tariffs on $50 billion of USA imports in retaliation against measures by President Donald Trump , fanning concerns that economic growth and fuel demand could be hurt. Total volume traded was 12 above the 100-day average. Front-month Brent crude for June delivery was virtually unchanged at $68.01 at 9.35am GMT. The global benchmark crude traded at a $4.62 premium to June WTI.

Business US Fed Hikes Rates Higher than S. Korea
Author: 0 US Fed Hikes Rates Higher than S. Korea

The median estimate for economic growth this year rose to 2.7% from 2.5% in December , signaling confidence in US consumers despite recent weak readings on retail sales that have pushed down tracking estimates of first-quarter activity. But he said trade policy "has become a concern" for business leaders a round the country. The rupee, which has strengthened a bit lately, came under pressure post the hike and is now hovering somewhere around 64.50 levels against the United States dollar, in ...

Business Trump to Host Japanese Prime Minister at Mar-a-Lago Resort
Author: 0 Trump to Host Japanese Prime Minister at Mar-a-Lago Resort

Trump also hosted Abe at Mar-a-Lago in February of a year ago; the president visited Abe in Japan in November. It is Abe's second visit to Trump's Florida estate. "And the smile is, "I can't believe we've been able to take advantage of the United States for so long" So those days are over", Trump said last month as he imposed tariffs on China.

Business Intel Core i9 Windows 10 laptops deliver 41% more FPS in gameplay
Author: 0 Intel Core i9 Windows 10 laptops deliver 41% more FPS in gameplay

They are manufactured using 14nm++ process technology delivering 41 percent more graphics performance during games. Intel also announced a new Intel Core platform extension that brings together the benefits of its processors with Intel Optane memory , a new kind of flash memory for caching.

Business In Case You Forgot, Trump Still Hates Amazon
Author: 0 In Case You Forgot, Trump Still Hates Amazon

Amazon fought for years against collecting sales tax but now collects taxes nationwide. Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details. He called the tech giant a "no-tax monopoly" previous year, adding that it was doing great damage to other retailers.

Business The lows and highs and lows of Easter weekend
Author: 0 The lows and highs and lows of Easter weekend

A cold front will slowly approach the islands from the northwest this weekend . Riding in on those cold winds could be a few leftover lake effect snow showers as skies begin to gradually clear. Temperatures fall through the 50s during the evening, bottoming out around 40 degrees on Easter morning. Rain will clear out for Easter Sunday . Skies will be partly cloudy and winds will be light from the ESE blowing up to 15 miles per hour.

Business Tim Cook says privacy is a human right and civil liberty
Author: 0 Tim Cook says privacy is a human right and civil liberty

However, he went on to say: "But from our point of view, we didn't want to create this contest". "It's a civil liberty, and in something that is unique to America, this is like freedom of speech and freedom of the press and privacy is right up there for us".

Business Uber Kicked Out Of Arizona, Now Opts Out Of Tests In California
Author: 0 Uber Kicked Out Of Arizona, Now Opts Out Of Tests In California

The exact nature of "autonomous mode" at that time has not been clarified by Uber. According to Reuters , Uber's self-driving auto only employed one Lidar sensor versus other its previous-gen self-driving test vehicle, the Ford Fusion which has seven Lidar sensors on board.

Business Ecuador stops Assange communications outside its London embassy
Author: 0 Ecuador stops Assange communications outside its London embassy

Assange has been living inside the embassy since June 2012, when he entered the building to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sex crimes, which he has always denied. Now, for at least the second time , Assange's internet connection has been cut off . Assange responded to Duncan's comment with a tweet. In 2016, Ecuador briefly suspended his internet connection for posting documents online that were seen as having an impact on the U.S.

Business Google buys GIF platform Tenor to build up its image search engine
Author: 0 Google buys GIF platform Tenor to build up its image search engine

Google also announced in 2016 that it was prioritizing sites built with the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in mobile search, so that may be a good place to start in developing a mobile strategy. "Mobile-first indexing means that we'll use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help our-primarily mobile-users find what they're looking for".

Business Alphabet's Waymo brings self-driving tech to Jaguar
Author: 0 Alphabet's Waymo brings self-driving tech to Jaguar

The Waymo Jaguar I-Paces will be equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology and the testing for these cars will start later this year. He wouldn't disclose what other cities may be next for Waymo. On March 18 in Tempe, Arizona, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman who was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk while walking a bike.

Business Huawei's New P20 and P20 Pro Come with Flagship Specs and Notches
Author: 0 Huawei's New P20 and P20 Pro Come with Flagship Specs and Notches

There's a color temperature sensor that helps in a better color reproduction. Additionally, the report says that the Huawei P20 will only have a dual camera setup with 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors. The camera optics on the phone has also been made by Leica . Huawei has launched its P20 smartphone series in an event at Paris, France. On the front of the Mate RS is a 6-inch OLED 2K curved screen which ups the resolution from FHD+ found on the P20.

Business Grab confirms acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia operations
Author: 0 Grab confirms acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia operations

The deal follows a month of speculation , and it will see Grab - which is valued at over $6 billion - buy up Uber's ride-sharing business in eight countries in Southeast Asia. As part of the deal , Uber will take a 27.5 per cent stake in Grab , while Uber's chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi will join Grab's board.

Business Wife jailed after smacking husband in head over forgetting anniversary
Author: 0 Wife jailed after smacking husband in head over forgetting anniversary

Screaming in pain, the woman was repeatedly whipped with a leather belt as punishment for adultery. Neighbor who heard the wails came to her rescue, took her to hospital for medication before reporting the matter at the police station then Awuor was arrested to face assault charges at the Makadara Law Court.

Business Stocks close lower after Fed hikes rates
Author: 0 Stocks close lower after Fed hikes rates

The S&P 500 lost 5 points to 2,712, a decline of 0.2%. Names sensitive to higher rates such as utilities.SPLRCU, down 0.39 percent, and real estate.SPLRCR, off 0.93 percent, were under pressure. The Australian dollar fell to its lowest level since late December earlier in the session on concerns that China, a key destination for Australian exports, may be hit by USA sanctions.

Business United Kingdom rate hike in May still likely despite inflation drop
Author: 0 United Kingdom rate hike in May still likely despite inflation drop

Inflation in Germany and France has been running at less than half the British rate. Core inflation, which excludes the prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, petrol and energy, was unchanged at 4.1 percent year-on-year in February, while on a month-on-month basis it quickened to 1.1 percent from 0.2 percent previously.

Business Another Package Bomb in Austin, Texas
Author: 0 Another Package Bomb in Austin, Texas

Manley said that they are still not sure if the incidents should be labeled as terrorism, but that they now believe they are dealing with a "serial bomber ". "Although, we have not yet ruled [the possibility of a hate crime] out until we understand what the ideology or motive is behind the suspect or suspects".

Business Republican Senator Expects Trump To Pull Out Of Iran Deal
Author: 0 Republican Senator Expects Trump To Pull Out Of Iran Deal

In fact, most of Israel's top military analysts now say it is only matter of time before further violence, probably on a much larger scale, develops between Israel and Iran. Iran repeatedly refused to discuss its missile program with the Western powers, adding that its missile program was being developed exclusively for defensive purposes.

Business India Accuses Pak Of Chasing, Abusing Its Diplomats
Author: 0 India Accuses Pak Of Chasing, Abusing Its Diplomats

The bickering between India and Pakistan over alleged harassment of each other's diplomats took a new turn after Islamabad called its High Commissioner home for consultations, which was termed by India as "routine" and "normal". In a 12th complaint, India alleged that some bike-borne men harassed an Indian diplomat and his family in Islamabad . Diplomatic sources said that "nobody will attend the WTO meeting" in Delhi from Islamabad .

Business Russia's Lavrov says no progress made in stand-off with Britain
Author: 0 Russia's Lavrov says no progress made in stand-off with Britain

Petersburg. Mr Bristow told reporters afterwards that Britain had expelled the Russian diplomats only after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Salisbury. Britain's response to the expiry of the deadline and lack of explanation from Moscow was expected to be announced by May in parliament later, after she chaired a meeting of the National Security Council at her Downing Street office in the morning.

Business Safety of bottled water to be investigated after microplastics found
Author: 0 Safety of bottled water to be investigated after microplastics found

However, he emphasised that plastic bottles of water must be safely stored by factories and consumers to avoid free radicals leading to carcinogens. The amount of particles varied from bottle to bottle: while some contained one, others contained thousands. Nestlé was not satisfied with the method used to test the water, telling CBC News using Nile red dye could "generate false positives".

Business U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 bln: White House
Author: 0 U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 bln: White House

For the USA, the most important trade issue with China concerns technology transfers, not Chinese exports of subsidized steel and aluminum . The spokesperson did not provide details about how the Trump administration expects China to cut that deficit, according to the news service .

Business Venezuela could tip global crude oil market into deficit: IEA
Author: 0 Venezuela could tip global crude oil market into deficit: IEA

Opec cut its forecast for demand for its own crude in 2018 by 250,000 bpd to 32.61 million bpd, marking the fourth consecutive decline. Although OPEC in the report slightly raised its estimate of growth in world demand to 1.6 million bpd, it now projects the expansion in supply outside the group will exceed gains in demand.

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