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Bayer plunges after jury finds its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer

The German company, which acquired Roundup as part of its $66bn takeover of USA rival Monsanto , said it was disappointed with the jury's initial decision. With that question decided against Bayer, jurors will now hear about two more weeks of testimony to determine whether the company is liable for Hardeman's cancer, and if so, what damages he's owed.

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Oil prices seek balance with supply cuts, low demand

The cost of the futures contracts of Brent crude oil for May 2019 delivery gained 0.71% amounting to $68.03 per barrel on London's ICE as of 11:10 a.m. OPEC + ministers will meet on April 17-18 to decide production policy. This led to the US taking a number of steps in the 1980s to take away OPEC's monopoly in determining oil prices, and the USA has strengthened global commodity markets with Chicago and NY.

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Tesla unveils Model Y as EV race heats up

It's fair to say the automaker is up against an entirely different set of hurdles than it was on March 31, 2016. In addition to those benefits - which include affordability for the mass market, performance , and range - Elon Musk has also stated that the Model Y will offer the versatility and all benefits of a proven SUV but with the "ride" of a sports auto, meaning it will be "really tight on corners".

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Happy Pi Day! Start Ciphering Or Eating, Whichever You Choose

Used in geometry, architecture, construction and other disciplines, Pi is used to calculate the circumference of circles as being 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 times larger than its diameter. Order any artisanal pizza through the Blaze Pizza app on Thursday, March 14, and it'll cost only $3.14. Paxti's Pizza with locations in San Francisco, Lafayette .

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China optimistic negotiators will agree on mutually beneficial deal with US

Negotiations are "moving along very nicely", Kudlow said. Washington and Beijing past year exchanged punitive tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way trade but have recently indicated they are close to coming to terms. Willems said the two countries had made progress in talks but that there was still much more to be done. The collapse of the second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may also have increased the perceived risk of Xi making a trip to Florida ...

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White House optimistic on China trade talks

That reflected a deterioration of more than US$100 billion from the figure that Trump inherited from President Barack Obama. But a larger trade deficit runs directly counter to the narrative Trump has been pushing ever since he started campaigning for the presidency.

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Victoria's Secret: Stores Closing Amid Poor Holiday Sales

L Brands stock had dropped nearly 9% Thursday after the parent company of Victoria's Secret beat fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but offered below-consensus 2019 earnings guidance, and said it would stop reporting monthly sales. Victoria's Secret's path to a turnaround looks challenging, too. L Brands's chief financial officer Stuart Burgdoerfer said in an earnings call Thursday that the impending closings were triggered by Victoria's Secret "not meeting our expectations".

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Venezuela Calls For Talks Between President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump

Violence has raged along Venezuela's borders as National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and his supporters - which include the USA and 50 other nations - amassed supplies at entry points in Colombia and Brazil. Pence said the United States was also sending another $56 million (U.S.) to Venezuela's neighbours to help with the flood of migrants fleeing into their countries.

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AT&T Pulls Ads from YouTube Following Predatory Comments on Child Videos

They wanted to work together on the Problem, quoted a spokesman of Youtube in the US-industry portal " The Verge ". A spokesperson said YouTube had disabled comments on tens of millions of videos featuring minors and terminated more than 400 channels for their comments.

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IEA says Venezuela crisis risks disrupting global crude market

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday said that us crude inventories fell by 998,000 barrels in the week to February 8 to 447.2 million, compared with analyst expectations for an increase of 2.7 million barrels. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) said it tightened its crude taps to cut nearly 800,000 barrels a day from its oil exports in January after vowing to drain excess oil from the oversupplied market.

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Trudeau says he's surprised, puzzled by Wilson-Raybould's resignation

I am in the process of obtaining advice on the topics that I am legally permitted to discuss in this matter and as such, have retained the Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, CC as counsel. The SNC-Lavalin issue dates back to 2015 when the federal government laid corruption charges against the Quebec based company. SNC-Lavalin has declined to comment on any of the reports.

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Amazon, Sequoia Capital Invest $530 Million In Self-Driving Startup 02/07/2019

This Series B round values Aurora at over $2.5 billion. Aurora is led by Chris Urmson, former head of the Google self-driving auto initiative. Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sterling Anderson led the design and launch of the Tesla Model X and Drew Bagnell, Aurora's Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, was one of the founders of Uber's Advanced Technology Centre.

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Venezuela Military Uses Barricade to Stop Aid From Opposition

The US, which has not ruled out a military intervention in crisis-wracked Venezuela, was the first to recognize his claims followed by a dozen Latin American countries. The coordinated move by 11 nations including Britain, Germany, France, Spain and seven more European Union members followed the expiration of an ultimatum for Maduro to call a new presidential election, aligning them with Washington and against Russian Federation and China.

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Trump Says No Final Deal With China Until He Meets President Xi

Recent charges against Huawei have added to the complications. The cost of doing business? In a series of tweets, he also said a final deal would leave "NOTHING" unresolved but such a bargain could only be struck after he met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping "in the near future".

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Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Guiado speaks with Trump

Two journalists with television experience said the the video appeared to use "green screen" or some other effect to make Maduro appear to be in the courtyard of the Miraflores Presidential Palace. On Monday, the U.S. imposed sweeping sanctions on the state-owned oil firm, PDVSA. There are widespread medical shortages and food shortages in Venezuela and millions of people are dying or fleeing the country.

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US to announce criminal charges related to China's Huawei

Chinese tech giant Huawei - the world's biggest supplier of network gear used by phone and Internet companies - was charged by the Justice Department on Monday with 13 felonies including fraud. The cases accuse the company of everything from bank and wire fraud to obstructing justice and conspiring to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile US Inc.

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Australia Joins U.S. in Recognizing Venezuela's New Leadership

Although he professed himself "open to dialogue", he acknowledged it was unlikely. In an interview with Turkish private broadcaster CNN Turk, Maduro stressed that his country has no political and diplomatic relations with the US and described Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as "the words of a falling country".

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Family removed from plane after fellow passengers allegedly complained about body odor

They followed instructions, got off the plane and then watched as the plane pulled away. "They have our vehicle seat, stroller, everything", he said . "I'm very frustrated", Yossi told WPLG . A MI family is demanding answers after they were forced off a plane after passengers "complained" about them.

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Tesla Shares Plummet as Company Misses Vehicle Delivery Estimates - Again

With Musk having generally reigned in his own behavior and the company's Model 3 production figures much closer to weekly production targets, the alarm bells that were ringing six months ago have quieted considerably. Tesla will be announcing its Q4 financials later this month. 'The price cut is what's driving the stock lower, as it openly acknowledges the sunset of subsidy dollars is a material headwind, ' Craig Irwin, an analyst with Roth Capital Partners.

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US Stocks Stage Furious Late-Day Rally, Erase Big Drop in Dow

US stocks soared on Wednesday, with the Dow surging more than 1,000 points, as investors tried to regain some of the steep losses suffered in the previous trading sessions. At the same time, he repeated on Tuesday his sharp criticism of the American Central Bank. In his latest tweet, Trump likened the Fed to "a powerful golfer who can't score".

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U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Continued Volatility

The Nasdaq composite picked up 5.8 percent to 6,554.36. But the gains halved as a pan-European equity index fell 1.1 percent after a strong open and export-reliant German shares lost 2 per cent. Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at New York-based Spartan Capital Securities, said: 'With the end of the quarter, we could get a bounce in the next few days'.

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Dow ends 2.0% lower amid fears of government shutdown

The index is now down more than 10 percent for December, putting it on track for its worst monthly loss in nearly a decade. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes last rose 2/32 in price to yield 2.783 percent, from 2.789 percent late on Thursday.

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Russia's Putin - nothing to stop us adding other states to nuclear pact

Russian Federation says the missile's range puts it outside the treaty altogether and is not as long as Washington alleges, meaning that it is fully compliant with the INF. Amid a litany of complaints over Washington's policies, Putin had one nice thing to say about the United States: He welcomed Trump's decision to withdraw the USA military from Syria.

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Former NASA engineer gets revenge on porch pirates with glitter bomb

But when they told him it wasn't worth their time and effort to do anything about it, he knew he'd need to get his own revenge. However, authorities have been slow to respond and the Federal Bureau of Investigation now keeps no national statistics on the issue.

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Bound Southwest Flight Turns Around After Human Heart Discovered Onboard

Southwest spokesman Dan Landson confirmed to the newspaper that Flight 3606 landed at Sea-Tac International Airport after about three hours in flight, adding that the "life-critical cargo shipment" was removed from the plane. It's unclear how long the flight was in the air before it made its return to Seattle or if the heart was intended for a specific patient. However, many passengers were confused after finding out that a heart has limited time before it has to be transplanted.

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Bookmakers predict Theresa May will survive no confidence vote

Members of Theresa May's Cabinet have come out to give their backing to the embattled Prime Minister. He said: "I have been asked how I will vote tonight". Two members who were under party suspension for alleged misconduct prior to Wednesday were permitted to vote in the ballot. May also claimed that a new prime minister would mean "delaying or even stopping Brexit" as they would not be installed in time to meet January's legal deadline on negotiations.

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Marlboro maker Altria buys big stake in Canadian marijuana company

Altria , the parent company of Philip Morris USA, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 percent stake in the Toronto company. The deal also includes warrants to acquire additional ownership interest in Cronos at a price of C$19 per share over the next four years, which could raise Altria's stake to 55 per cent.

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Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters are detained in Paris

Several thousand protesters, majority male and dressed in " gilets jaunes ", the yellow high-visibility jackets that have become the symbol of the movement, took part in demonstrations, converging on the Champs-Elysees around midday local time.

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China confident of agreeing United States trade deal despite Trump's combative stance

The president also seemed less focused than he has been in the past on the US trade deficit with China - widely seen by most economists as a red herring in the trade relationship - and more focused on, as he tweeted, leveling the playing field between USA and China firms.

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Trump, Xi sit down to dinner at G20 to discuss trade war

President Trump teased automakers in the US and worldwide late Sunday with a characteristically minimalist announcement of China's apparent intention to ease its 40 percent import tariffs on USA -made cars. said it would hike tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent. The same goes for Trump who is under pressure from U.S. lobby groups, who have pointed out that higher tariffs would mean higher costs for American manufacturers, leading to higher prices for USA consumers.

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Microsoft briefly dethrones Apple as the most valuable United States company (AAPL, MSFT)

While Microsoft dominated Apple during the 80s and 90s, Steve Jobs finally one-upped Bill Gates with the release of the iPod and then the iPhone in the mid-2000s. Rich Ross, a technical analyst at Everscore ISI, said Apple could see another 18 percent slide. Microsoft shares rose more than 3 percent as US markets and large cap tech stocks shook off recent losses.

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G-20 enters final day with work to do on bridging divisions

Macron said Saturday that in the exchange, he also pushed bin Salman to help find a political solution to the Saudi-backed war in Yemen, and to help stabilize world oil prices. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press. President Donald Trump puts down the translation device during his welcome by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, right, at Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires , Argentina, Nov.

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A century of history highlighted during Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Bahrain

It was the second protest in as many days against the de facto Saudi ruler, who was expected to fly into Tunis from Egypt on Tuesday for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi as part of a regional tour. A Turkish newspaper also reported on Thursday that CIA director Gina Haspel signalled to Turkish officials that the agency had a recording of a call in which the crown prince gave instructions to "silence" the journalist.

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Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'

We want to hear from you. The analysis, compiled by government scientists and quietly issued Friday, warns that the US could shoulder hundreds of billions of dollars in costs from unchecked climate change, as floodwaters swamp coastal communities and droughts devastate crops.

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General Motors to phase down operations in Oshawa

USA consumers have swiftly shifted away from passenger cars to larger, more comfortable SUVs and pickup trucks, leaving automakers scrambling to readjust. Wolikow said he's got three kids, and that he and his fiancee, who works at a Cracker Barrel, are racking up credit card debt just to pay for basic living expenses.

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Canada Post Back-To-Work Legislation Introduced To End CUPW Strike

He said the union's legal team will review the legislation. Bill C-89 passed the first two readings in the Senate on Saturday afternoon and is now being considered in detail by the committee of the whole. On Wednesday, NDP Parliamentary Leader Guy Caron accused the government of bowing to the demands of e-commerce web giants like Amazon and eBay. In Canada, workers began striking earlier last month after almost a year of negotiations failed to produce agreement.

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FDA: California Could Be Source Of Romaine Lettuce Tainted With E. coli

Similarly, the Public Health Agency of Canada is also coordinating with United States authorities as they are also experiencing a similar outbreak. "The Government of Canada advises residents in provinces affected by the outbreak to avoid eating romaine lettuce - including salad mixes containing romaine lettuce - until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination".

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Stores Open For Thanksgiving Holiday

But considering that retailers offer the majority of their special promotions and low prices online as well as in the store, and that Amazon often matches the deals available at physical retailers, it's absolutely OK to stay home and shop online.

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Three states vote to legalize marijuana in midterm election

One question asked voters whether they supported a ban on pot retailers in Newton entirely, and the other question asked whether they wanted to limit the number of pot retailers that could open. In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts . Jamie Cooper, founder of Grand Haven-based business that provides consultation for the marijuana industry, was nervous but optimistic on Tuesday, as she attended a gathering with the ...

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Democrats have a modest, narrowing lead in 2 final congressional preference polls

While both Gillum and Abrams are African-Americans, the right-wing demonization of minorities and immigrants extends even to American Jews, not withstanding Trump's support for Israel on the foreign policy front. As the economy rebounded, so, too, did their fortunes. Meanwhile, if Republicans win, they're unlikely to attribute that victory to the real factors: a historically terrific economy, as well as a historically disconnected Democratic Party.