• United States shutdown: Trump to sign off on back pay for federal workers
United States shutdown: Trump to sign off on back pay for federal workers

He is now insisting that Democrats cave to his demands and has said he is prepared to continue the shutdown for months, or even years, if necessary. One nutritionist went as far as to say that Trump's food choice perpetuated a stereotype that college kids only eat fast food and, in doing so, he set a bad example.

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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

She framed her appointment as a big achievement by pointing out how exclusive the House committee is - "one of just four". Representative Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, will lead the financial services panel. Walker quoted Ocasio-Cortez once more, then went on a bit of a rampage about socialism, effectively sub-tweeting the Democratic repr...

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  • Jeff And Mackenzie Bezos Have $137 Billion to Split Down the Middle
Jeff And Mackenzie Bezos Have $137 Billion to Split Down the Middle

Bezos has since been linked to media personality and entertainment reporter Lauren Sánchez, whom he was spotted with at Amazon's Golden Globes after party following Sunday night's ceremony. The couple announced their divorce by releasing a joint statement. "I think we can assume they did not have a premarital agreement but as the congressman al...

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  • Fed's Powell again stresses patience as U.S. economy's 'narrative' unfolds
Fed's Powell again stresses patience as U.S. economy's 'narrative' unfolds

Powell also said he didn't see signs of a recession in the near term, but noted that his "principal worry" was a slowdown in global growth and that while the United States economy appears "solid", a slowdown in China "is a concern". "Especially with inflation low and under control we have the ability to be patient and watch patiently and carefully ...

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  • Singapore and Vietnam shortlisted for second Trump-Kim summit: South Korean officials
Singapore and Vietnam shortlisted for second Trump-Kim summit: South Korean officials

China could provide economic, political and security guarantees to North Korea in denuclearisation talks, said Hua Po, a Beijing-based independent political commentator. All aboard: Kim's personal train which brought him to Beijing has pink leather chairs inside. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed for Pyongyang after visiting an industr...

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  • Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral
Sex Toy Wins Award At CES But Taken Back Deeming It Immoral

Company CEO Lora Haddock accused CES of a "double-standard when it comes to sexuality and sexual health", arguing that the show allowed sex products for men but not for women. OhMiBod, another sex toy company, has shown products for years, and won top honors, also in 2016, for the Lovelife Krush , a device for tracking kegels to help women suf...

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  • US Oil Shipments To Asia Set To Rise Soon
US Oil Shipments To Asia Set To Rise Soon

Gold prices rose on Wednesday, with spot gold (XAU=) up 0.68 percent to $1,293.65 per ounce. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that the talks "are going very well ". The European Union filed its own challenge in the World Trade Organization in June against Chinese rules that the 28-nation trade bloc said hamper the ability...

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  • Oil prices rise over 2% on trade talk optimism
Oil prices rise over 2% on trade talk optimism

However, Brent crude saw the lowest value this week since August 2017. A potential agreement between China and the United States could help avoiding a slowdown in both China and the global economy, as this has been one of the main drivers of the slump in crude oil prices in the Q4 2018.

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  • Government shutdown could make it tough for tax-filers
Government shutdown could make it tough for tax-filers

According to CNN , the IRS has yet to announce when people can begin submitting their tax returns, but "any gap in individuals not receiving money they're owed will put pressure on President Trump and lawmakers to strike a deal quickly". Lionel Land has been fielding a lot of emails, texts and Facebook inquiries from people who want to know what ...

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  • Is this the iPhone XI for 2019?
Is this the iPhone XI for 2019?

But seasoned Apple watchers will recognise last year as an "S" upgrade year where the company just bolsters its design from the previous year. The leaks come from a site called Digit and, according to the site, have been confirmed by other leakers on Twitter to be exactly the iPhone Apple is planning to launch in 2019.

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  • Los Angeles sues the Weather Channel app for misleading users
Los Angeles sues the Weather Channel app for misleading users

The complaint also says the Weather Channel profited from the data, "using it and monetizing it for purposes entirely unrelated to weather or the Weather Channel App". " For years , [The Weather Channel] has deceptively used its Weather Channel App to amass its users" private, personal geolocation data - tracking minute details about its users' lo...

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  • Dow Jones Industrial Average rallies 760 points to highs of the day
Dow Jones Industrial Average rallies 760 points to highs of the day

Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google-parent Alphabet all rose more than 3.5 percent. Traders were encouraged by news that employers ramped up hiring in December, which could allay fears about an economic slowdown. Copper rose 3.1 percent to $2.65 a pound. European shares also overcome losses from a day earlier, with Germany's DAX gaining 3.4 pe...

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  • Stocks tumble as iPhone sales slide in China
Stocks tumble as iPhone sales slide in China

Trump said Apple has gone up "hundreds of percent" since he's been president, but added that he wants the company to make its iPhone and other products in the US. Any new product offering from Apple is unlikely to be revealed before September, when the company traditionally unveils its new iPhones . Apple and Foxconn declined to comment on...

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  • Activision Intends to Fire its Chief Financial Officer
Activision Intends to Fire its Chief Financial Officer

The SEC filing states that "on December 31, 2018, Activision Blizzard , Inc". The publisher intends to terminate the employment of its Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann . According to a report on Reuters however, Neumann is now set to join Netflix at some point early this year, with an official announcement expected soon.

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  • Cops grieve 'Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' lost in NYE truck fire: 'No words'
Cops grieve 'Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' lost in NYE truck fire: 'No words'

The driver of the Krispy Kreme donut truck noticed smoke billowing from his vehicle in south-east Lexington on New Year's Eve. Their post included photos of the blackened side of the truck and officers jokingly mourning the truck's loss. 'We feel your loss. No one was injured and the fire was put out quickly, according to WKYT . Tuesday night,...

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  • Computer virus cripples Tribune Publishing, Los Angeles Times
Computer virus cripples Tribune Publishing, Los Angeles Times

The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times , Tribune , Sun and other newspapers that share a production platform in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported . A Tribune Publishing spokeswoman, Marisa Kollias, said the virus affected back-office systems used to publish and produce "newspapers across our prop...

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  • Sears To Close Mall Of America Store In March
Sears To Close Mall Of America Store In March

The closures will affect both Sears and Kmart stores. He said he meant to bid $4.6 billion for 500 stores and other operating assets, including the Kenmore appliance brand. Last week, for example, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Drain allowed the beleaguered retailer to sell its home-improvement service business to Service.com for $60 million.

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  • Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises
Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office after a Christmas video conference with US troops deployed overseas, Trump also said USA companies were "the greatest in the world" and presented a "tremendous" buying opportunity. "We've all been doing that really quite a bit over the few weeks". They have record kinds of numbers. "I think the increasing of...

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  • Oil surges 8% after steep slide; growth fears still weigh
Oil surges 8% after steep slide; growth fears still weigh

Unrefined has been made up for lost time in more extensive budgetary market shortcoming as the U.S. government shutdown, higher U.S. financing costs and the U.S. "Oil prices could rise if Opec+ make announcements about specific measures" including additional cuts, Yoshida said. Oil Prices Risk Larger Rebound as RSI Recovers From Oversold Territ...

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  • Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall'
Trump signals no end to shutdown: 'You have to have a wall'

Trump speaks with reporters after holding a video call with USA military service members in the Oval Office on Christmas morning in Washington, on Tuesday. It affects some 800,000 government workers. If the shutdown continues into 2019, she has vowed that her new Democratic majority will act quickly to pass legislation reopening the government.

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