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European Union to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

The Yomiuri Shimbun Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement on Tuesday in Tokyo following their summit meeting in the Japanese capital. Read More »

Oxygen Masks Dropped as Ryanair Flight Plummets 27,000 Feet, Hospitalizing 33

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Over 30 passengers were hospitalized, with some complaining about bleeding from their ears, after a Ryanair flight plummeted 28,000 feet in less than 10 minutes on Friday, according to authorities and flight tracking software. "They really displayed a shocking lack of empathy for their customers, nearly bordering on inhumane", he was quoted as saying. Among the 189 passengers on board, some reportedly bled from their ears. Read More »

'COUPON CARL': Woman says CVS manager called police over wrong coupon

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Hudson for her experience in one of our Chicago stores", says a company statement . After the ordeal made national headlines, CVS later contacted Hudson and apologized to her over the incident. Camilla Hudson , a black woman , told ABC News that she went into the CVS in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago on Friday night. She also mentioned that Matson didn't start shaking during their interaction until he called the police for a second time. Read More »

As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

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Born Jeffrey Preston Bezos , he is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer the world's largest online retailer. Company shares closed at a record $1,822.49 on Monday. Bezos' stay above $150 billion may be short-lived. It also puts Bezos's personal fortune within spitting distance of the $151.5 billion controlled by the Walton family, the world's richest dynasty. Read More »

Schnatter says he shouldn't have resigned as Papa John's chairman

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Schnatter apologized for his words, but has also said that his statement was taken out of context. Schnatter's image will be removed from marketing materials as well because of his action. Laundry Service has not commented on Schnatter's allegations and did not return the Daily Mail's request for comment. The company's Twitter page had been silent following Schnatter's most recent comments until Friday when it tweeted an open letter from new CEO Steve Ritchie. Read More »

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

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MPs voted 307 to 301 to overturn an amendment to the trade bill under which Britain would be forced to join a customs union with the EU if no agreement were reached on frictionless trade by 21 January 2019. "She can not be held hostage by them every time there is a hard vote in the House of Commons - and it now looks as though the Chequers plan is completely falling apart", Ms Blackman said. Read More »

Amazon's much-hyped Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

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The website for the e-commerce giant crashed shortly after 3 p.m.in NY on Monday - just moments after millions of shoppers deluged to take advantage of Amazon's annual Prime Day. The Amazon Prime day sale will also bring price cut on smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite, 10.or E, 10.or G, and the InFocus Turbo 5. Read More »

Netflix shares dive after disappointing quarterly results

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The news of just 5.2 million total subscriber adds was especially pointed for Wall Street given Netflix's addition of 7.4 million in the first quarter, well ahead of the 6.5 million projected then. All told, Netflix now boasts upwards of 130 million subscribers across the globe. Netflix's explosive growth may be starting to plateau. The reason behind this is that Netflix is now has a free cash flow of negative $559 million meaning they once again spent more in the second quarter of ... Read More »

How Long Is Amazon Prime Day?

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Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than a year ago. "There's a much broader push this year, from discounts, to the type of inventory, and Amazon's marketing push as well", Ives said in an interview. The annual sales bonanza known as Prime Day 2018 has arrived, officially kicking off at 12 pm Pacific (3 pm Eastern) today and running for a full 36 hours. Read More »

European Union issues warning to avoid trade 'conflict and chaos'

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The one-sentence Commerce Ministry statement gave no legal grounds for the challenge or other details. The EU and China agreed to set up a working group to reform the WTO in late June, and issues such as industrial subsidies, mandatory technology transfers and market access barriers - the concerns about China shared by the EU and the United States - are expected to be raised under that framework. Read More »

Papa John's CEO plans action following Schnatter fallout

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The suspensions by teams like the Falcons and Seahawks ultimately may be temporary, with relationships resuming once the dust settles on recent events that resulted in company founder John Schnatter being excommunicated from the company. That would start with retaining an independent expert to audit existing systems and polices "related to diversity and inclusion, supplier engagement and Papa John's culture". Read More »

How To Make Sure That Prime Day Deal Is Really A Deal

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The biggest catch of this sale offer is that only the people who have the Amazon Prime membership can take advantage of the lucrative deals . While discounted items like Beard Farmer's Beard Growther oil were not well-received, the company still reported 80-percent higher sales than on a normal day. Read More »

Apple announces $300 mn fund to accelerate clean energy use in China

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The China Clean Energy Fund , Apple said, will be managed through a third party - Germany-based asset management firm DWS Group, which specializes in sustainable investment and will also invest in the fund. According to reports , the US -based tech company, which has been a vocal advocate of sustainable energy usage, hopes to boost the use of renewable power in its supply chain scattered across China. Read More »

Target tries its own version of Prime Day

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Flipkart's Big Shopping Days will see discounts and offers on over 1,500 smartphones and feature phones. Unlike the one-day sale for subscribers of Amazon Prime , which carries a yearly membership fee, Target says its promotion is for "everybody", and will be held online and in stores. Read More »

Media called the reason for the expulsions by Greece of Russian diplomats

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The decision was taken by a Greek court who ruled against Russia's request to deport Vinnik to Moscow and supported France's extradition request. Vinnik, who is in jail in Greece, denies the charges. But he said in practice, it'll be up to Greece's justice minister to decide where Vinnik ends up. The agreement between Greece and its small northern neighbor still faces several hurdles — including constitutional changes and a referendum in Macedonia — before it becomes final. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay billions in talc cancer case

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While there have been other trials in which juries have determined that talc products contained asbestos and caused mesothelioma cancer , this case marks the first talc/asbestos-induced ovarian cancer verdict in the United States. In his theatrical closing argument, Mark Lanier , a famed Houston plaintiff attorney, cited numerous tests over the years that he said showed there was asbestos in the talc mines used by J&J, and in the finished powders. Read More »

Comcast raises Sky offer to $34 bn

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Comcast is now also working on a counter proposal to top Disney's deal with Fox. And earlier this year, Disney created a direct-to-consumer and worldwide unit. Comcast (CMCSA.O) expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound bid for Sky (SKYB.L) as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the US cable giant said on Friday. Read More »

Oil rises but declines for the week as supply concerns ease

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A statement from Tehran's embassy in New Delhi read, " Iran understands the difficulties of India in dealing with (an) unstable energy market and it has done and will do its best to ensure security of oil supply to India ". There are a couple of key themes that may continue to impact oil markets during the third quarter of this year. They reduced their Brent net-long position by 2.1 per cent to 447,801 futures and options, the least bullish in five weeks, according to weekly ICE ... Read More »

Cave Diver Tells Elon Musk To "Stick His Submarine Where It Hurts"

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It wouldn't have made the first fifty metres into the cave from the dive start point. "Just a PR stunt ". It's unclear why Musk saw fit to use such unhinged language in a dispute that had nothing to do with such subject matter. He wrote: "We will make [a video] of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo". He was the one who helped pinpoint exactly where the boys were within the cave complex. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Products Dumped by Canada’s Largest Department Store Chain

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MONTREAL: Ivanka Trump´s clothing line is disappearing from the shelves of Canadian retailer Hudson´s Bay Company, the firm says, more than a year after some USA department stores dropped the items . According to the Huffington Post , Hudson's Bay Company is the 40th Canadian store to drop Trump products, with the store saying that the drop was due to low sales. Read More »

US lifts ban on ZTE suppliers

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Commerce on Wednesday said it signed an agreement with ZTE, China's No. 2 telecommunications maker, paving the way for it to resume operations after a almost three-month ban on doing business with American suppliers. The export ban, imposed earlier this year, effectively crippled ZTE by prohibiting United States companies from selling products or services to it. Read More »

McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 restaurants after parasite sickens dozens

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It has prompted the fast-food restaurant chain to pull salads from stores in IL and in, as well as Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin, it said. McDonald's said that it has removed salad options from locations that reported illnesses as well as restaurants that hadn't experienced problems but that had been receiving shipments from the same produce supplier. Read More »

Ryanair's Ireland-based pilots announce additional strikes

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Pilots in Ryanair's home country Ireland on Thursday announced two more one-day strikes, increasing pressure on Europe's largest low-priced carrier to improve conditions to stave off a wave of industrial action across Europe. Only flights between Ireland and the United Kingdom were affected. Ryanair apologised to customers but said it had tried to protect those travelling from Ireland to Portugal, France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Read More »

Tesla's Productivity Boom Means Lower Federal Tax Credits

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It is then reduced by 50 percent every six months until it phases out. Following the change, Tesla buyers will only be eligible to receive the full $7,500 federal tax credit until December 31. Earlier this year, analysts debated whether Tesla or GM would be first sell 200,000 cars first and trigger the tax-credit phaseout for their buyers. Read More »

Google cofounder Larry Page backs BlackFly flying auto

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BlackFly can travel 25 miles at 62 mph, is fully amphibious, and allegedly so easy to use that you don't need a licence to fly it . A Silicon Valley startup has unveiled an all-electric flying vehicle that can travel up to 25 miles at a speed of 62 mph. Read More »

Broadcom snaps up CA Technologies for $25 billion - Software

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Under Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan, Broadcom has transformed itself through a string of acquisitions into one of the world's largest chipmakers. Broadcom shares fell $13.94 or 5.52 percent in after-hours trading to $229.50 after the Wall Street Journal first reported the deal with CA. Broadcom at the time was incorporated in Singapore, . Read More »

Build-A-Bear Is Now Trying to Fix Promotion Disaster

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The offer is valid at locations where the Chuck E. Cheese Play Pass is available. It wrote in a Facebook post it closed lines at its stores in Canada and the USA due to overwhelming crowds and safety concerns. "It was obviously very hard for [the store] to control the line and the people in it or trying to get in it or around it", Sullivan said . The vouchers are valid in-store only, and will be honored through August 31. Read More »

Pilots’ strike achieved nothing, says Ryanair

Around 100 of Ryanair's 350 Irish pilots balloted to strike for 24 hours to demand a more transparent system of pay, promotions and transfers, aiming to limit what the FORSA/IALPA union says is excessive discretion management have over pilots' careers. Read More »

Commission-free Bitcoin Cash trading makes its way to Robinhood Crypto

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The addition of the fourth and sixth most valuable digital currencies respectively, is expected to give a second wind of life for cryptocurrency investors at this hard time. The funding round comes just months after the company announced its commission-free crypto-trading service in February which included Bitcoin , Ethereum, and 14 other currencies in five US states: California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Read More »

Lines closed at Build-A-Bear stores for ‘Pay Your Age Day'

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Dozens of shoppers headed to the Build-A-Bear workshop at the Walden Galleria for the promotion . Lines to get in were long before the doors even opened. The second floor of the intu Chapelfield store in Norwich had keen bear builders waiting in long lines which snaked around the level. 'It's our biggest in-store deal EVER - and it's a special offer for Bonus Club members. Read More »

McDonald's removing salads from 3000 stores after illness, including Kentucky stores

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In Illinois , public health officials have counted 90 cases of cyclospora since mid-May. The departments of public health in IL and Iowa both announced Thursday that an investigation into the outbreak is underway. IDPH says the Iowa Department of Health has also seen a rise in cyclosporiasis cases. McDonald's is removing the lettuce blend from identified restaurants and distribution centers. Read More »