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Facebook blames server for outage, some users happy

Facebook blames server for outage, some users happy

The outage, believed to be the longest in the social media site's history, impacted users of Facebook , Whatsapp and Instagram for more than 14 hours. Facebook stated that the interruption was...

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Infiniti to withdraw from United Kingdom and Western Europe in 2020

Infiniti to withdraw from United Kingdom and Western Europe in 2020

That reversed a decision announced two years ago after Prime Minister Theresa May's government offered some 60 million pounds in incentives. The major automaker will concentrate its management resou...

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Celebrate National Pi Day 2019 with these delicious 3.14 deals

Celebrate National Pi Day 2019 with these delicious 3.14 deals

The special Pi Day deal is valid in almost all Blaze Pizza locations around the USA and Canada. Dillons : Wichita-area stores are selling whole 8-inch pies for $3.14 on Thursday. Greenwich: D...

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USA gaming giant Nvidia reportedly bidding to buy Israel chipmaker Mellanox

USA gaming giant Nvidia reportedly bidding to buy Israel chipmaker Mellanox

Representatives for Nvidia, Mellanox and Intel declined to comment. "The deal will give Nvidia an even bigger market share in the data-center market", he said. A chip expert says the deal will give ...

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Women's retailer Charlotte Russe going out of business

Women's retailer Charlotte Russe going out of business

But those hopes fell apart this week when liquidator SB360 Capital Partners won the auction in bankruptcy court for Charlotte Russe's $160 million worth of inventory, and other assets. Charlotte Rus...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises Off Claim AIPAC 'Coming After' Her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises Off Claim AIPAC 'Coming After' Her

When asked if the complaint proves she is connected to "dark money", Ocasio-Cortez replied, "Oh no, no, I'm 100% people funded, thank you". Both Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez are listed as respond...

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Ex-Boyfriend Of Dentist Preethi Reddy Died In 'Deliberate' Car Crash

Ex-Boyfriend Of Dentist Preethi Reddy Died In 'Deliberate' Car Crash

She was captured on CCTV inside a city McDonald's about 2.15am on Sunday and appeared to leave alone. Detectives believe Dr Reddy stayed at a hotel on Market Street on Sunday "with a man known to he...

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Huawei sues U.S. government over federal ban on its equipment

Huawei sues U.S. government over federal ban on its equipment

Separately, Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is suing Canada over her arrest at the request of the US. The most recent high-profile target was South Korean retailer Lotte, which sol...

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Mike Smyth: Butts on hot seat in SNC-Lavalin scandal

They also voted down a motion to have Wilson-Raybould return to the committee to respond to evidence from Butts that contradicted her own. Since then, however, Trudeau has waived privilege and cab...

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United Kingdom regional funding dubbed 'desperate bribe' for Brexit votes

United Kingdom regional funding dubbed 'desperate bribe' for Brexit votes

But Mr McDonnell branded the initiative a "desperate bribe ". The British government said that the fund would be targeted at the places that had not shared fairly in the prosperity of the country...

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Sanders kicks off 2020 presidential campaign

Sanders kicks off 2020 presidential campaign

Trump plans to speak to a gathering of conservatives in suburban Maryland, where he is expected to emphasize the White House's political message that Democrats are rallying behind what his team ...

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Gap to close 230 stores over the next two years

Gap to close 230 stores over the next two years

As one of the fastest growing apparel brands in the USA with approximately $8 billion in annual revenue, Old Navy will be able to capitalise on its scale, broad customer awareness and unique positio...

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Tesla To Shut Most Stores Worldwide

Tesla To Shut Most Stores Worldwide

Just over a year ago when Tesla launched Model 3 sales in Canada , the company stated a forthcoming Standard Range model would be priced at $45,600 CAD before incentives and have a range of 354 km....

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YouTube loses Hasbro, AT&T as brands flee pedophile problem

YouTube loses Hasbro, AT&T as brands flee pedophile problem

YouTube , which is owned by Google , said in the last 48 hours it had taken an aggressive approach, beyond its normal protections, to disable comments and it had terminated more than 400 channels ...

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Apple, Goldman to test joint credit card with employees soon, reports WSJ

Apple, Goldman to test joint credit card with employees soon, reports WSJ

If this does happen, it will not be the first time Apple takes part in card issuing. That's up from 36% estimated in the September quarter, and 20% percent for the December quarter of 2017. For Goldm...

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Honda confirms Swindon plant will close in 2021

Honda confirms Swindon plant will close in 2021

There was no mention of Brexit or falling diesel demand in Honda's statement - two reasons which have been a recurring factor in other auto makers' reasoning for problems. Automakers face pressure t...

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Amazon Drops Plans For New York Headquarters

Amazon Drops Plans For New York Headquarters

His predecessor, Melissa Mark-Viverito, blasted both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. "You have to be tough to make it in New York City", he said. E-commerce giant Amazon announced on Thursday ...

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Trump open to extending China trade deadline

Trump open to extending China trade deadline

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead the US delegation for the third round of talks on Thursday and Friday in Beijing. China will likely respond by...

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HOLTVLUWER: SNC-Lavalin scandal forces Trudeau government into survival mode

HOLTVLUWER: SNC-Lavalin scandal forces Trudeau government into survival mode

First Nations leaders in B.C. characterized Wilson-Raybould's recent demotion from the Justice Department to Veterans Affairs and her treatment by the Liberals as disappointing and a stab in the back....

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Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering Its NYC Headquarters Amid Fierce Opposition

Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering Its NYC Headquarters Amid Fierce Opposition

In the face of widespread and impassioned opposition from local politicians, progressive members of Congress, and ordinary New Yorkers, Amazon is reportedly having second thoughts about its plan ...

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer publisher tried to extort him

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer publisher tried to extort him

An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment other than to confirm that Bezos wrote the post . Earlier this week, De Becker told the Post that he believed the Enquirer's reporting about Bezos...

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Monetary Policy: RBI cuts key policy rate to 6.25%

Monetary Policy: RBI cuts key policy rate to 6.25%

Governor Shaktikanta Das attends a news conference after a monetary policy review in Mumbai , February 7, 2019. "Investment activity is recovering but supported mainly by public spending on infra...

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Oil steadies as investors weigh up odds of global supply squeeze

Oil steadies as investors weigh up odds of global supply squeeze

The oil price also came under pressure as weekly data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday showed an unwelcome increase in stocks of crude oil. Venezuela, which pro...

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Alphabet's fourth-quarter revenue, profit beat estimates

Alphabet's fourth-quarter revenue, profit beat estimates

Alphabet's fourth quarter revenue rose 22 per cent from a year ago to $39.28-billion, compared to the average expectation of $38.93-billion among analysts tracked by Refinitiv. By early 2018 cloud co...

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Venezuelans Will Fight Any US Invasion — Maduro

Venezuelans Will Fight Any US Invasion — Maduro

Spain , Britain, Austria, Sweden and Denmark recognised Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela on Monday while France said he had the right to organise an ...

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Report claiming 45-year high in unemployment not verified: Niti Aayog

Report claiming 45-year high in unemployment not verified: Niti Aayog

Modi's ambitious Make-in-India project to lift the share of domestic manufacturing from 17 percent of GDP to about 25 percent and create jobs for an estimated 1.2 million youth entering the marker f...

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China does not want an increase in tariffs

China does not want an increase in tariffs

The next round of US-China trade talks will resume Wednesday and Thursday in Washington to try to find a way out of the tariff battle between the two powers. While a breakthrough deal is seen as unl...

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Canada to host Venezuela summit to support anti-Maduro forces: Freeland

Canada to host Venezuela summit to support anti-Maduro forces: Freeland

Martinez said, "As Venezuelan soldiers, we are making a request to the U.S.to support us, in logistical terms, with communication, with weapons, so we can realize Venezuelan freedom". According to a...

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Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

The president said he watched Schultz talk about a possible run in his CBS 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night. He was equally critical of both the Democratic and Republican parties and lectured ...

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USA charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

USA charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

David Martin, Meng's lawyer in Canada, didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The United States has embarked on a global campaign to block Huawei from providing the backbone of the ...

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Memos: Facebook allowed ‘friendly fraud’ to profit from kids

Memos: Facebook allowed ‘friendly fraud’ to profit from kids

CBS News reports that just-released documents from a 2012 lawsuit show that Facebook was aware of the problem of kids making purchases through its games and apps without their parents' consent. One r...

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Oil prices mixed amid Venezuela turmoil, record USA stockpiles

Oil prices mixed amid Venezuela turmoil, record USA stockpiles

Here's a look at how such a move might affect both countries. Venezuela , owner of the world's biggest oil reserves, could see crude production drop by a thirdthis year, analysts at Fitch Solutions...

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Donald Trump 'could plunge U.S. into second government shutdown'

Donald Trump 'could plunge U.S. into second government shutdown'

Is Trump prepared to shut down the government again in three weeks? The Coast Guard told personnel it was "working through the weekend to process your pay as quickly as possible" and said back pay...

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US Crude Production to Beat EIA's Outlook by 23 Years

US Crude Production to Beat EIA's Outlook by 23 Years

Earlier in the week, the EIA reported USA crude oil supplies rose nearly 8M barrels during the week ended on January 18. Brent has shed about 2.4 per cent since the start of trade on Monday and is o...

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Vodafone, Universities and Prince Charles's Charity Latest to Back Away from Huawei

Vodafone, Universities and Prince Charles's Charity Latest to Back Away from Huawei

Read added that Vodafone would still continue to purchase Huawei equipment to build its 4G and 5G networks. Poland's government has indicated it plans to oust Huawei from its 5G network plans, in a ...

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