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Audi Launches A New Electric Car Ahead Tesla


Let's forget for a moment that the e-tron offers you something the Q8 can't and focus only on styling. With regard to perfromance figures, Audi did not disclose the exact numbers and only said that it will be disclosed at a later date. Still, it makes me wonder what Audi might have done to deliver on its promise of changing the game. The e-tron will have an advanced cruise-control system that can keep the auto within a lane and maintain a set distance behind another vehicle, but the system ... Read More »

RBS and Barclays criticised for online banking outages


A customer, Charlotte Vella, criticised the bank for not forewarning customers on social media, saying: "numerous people [have been] turned away from carrying out basic transactions". While others can access the portal but are unable to log in. The latest banking problems follow TSB's huge IT meltdown earlier this year, following a botched IT switch which saw customers locked out of their accounts. Read More »

India may look to lock in oil futures to stem rupee slide

The remaining 45% payment was paid in rupees in accounts Iranian oil companies had with the UCO Bank. The Trump administration is now in talks with India on issues related to Iranian sanctions. The official said refiners have booked oil cargoes from Iran for the current month as well as for October. Two industry sources also told Reuters Thursday that India will settle payments for Iranian oil using rupees through local banks starting in November as the sanctions will make it ... Read More »

Walmart warns it'll raise prices as China tariffs kick in


Trump has cautioned the world's second-largest economy to think twice before engaging in a trade war in which, he claims, the USA has " more bullets ". Walmart's letter was filed as part of more than 6,000 comments gathered over the summer and into September to the USTR as it considered adding this round of tariffs to the $50 billion already in place. Read More »

China trade war could last 20 years, says Ma


But Mr Ma told Xinhua that his pledge had been made on the basis of continued co-operation and trade growth between the U.S. and China, and would now be hard to fulfil. China has retaliated by raising its own tariffs on US-made products. The comment, made in an interview with Chinese media outlet Xinhua , comes two days after Trump announced a fresh set of tariffs on $US200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Read More »

United States stock benchmarks close at record highs


Easing concerns over a long-lasting trade war between the United States and China continue to boost major equity indexes in the US and the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched a new all-time high at 26,654.19. Baird in Milwaukee. Tech stocks led all three major US indexes higher in a broad-based rally as trade worries subsided. The MSCI index tracking shares in 47 countries rose 0.87 per cent to a three-week high, supported by gains in Europe and Asia. Read More »

Outrage over $500 duct-tape designer shoes from Nordstrom


But the shoes, which are made by Golden Goose, are being criticized on social media for "making light of poverty". However, going by the reactions on Twitter, people are not exactly queuing up to buy them. Golden Goose made a pair of sneakers nearly identical to it's latest release back in 2016. The company did not immediately reply to HuffPost's request for comment. Read More »

Trump demands OPEC lower oil prices: 'We will remember'

Trump has earlier called for members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - primarily cartel kingpin and United States ally Saudi Arabia - to raise their production, and warned importers to stop buying oil from Iran or face U.S. Read More »

XRapid, a cryptocurrency product of Ripple will be live soon


If confirmed, the news would mark a major step forward for Ripple's flagship product, which up until now has only been tested by financial firms. The Ripple Company wants xRapid to be a "bridge" between currencies , connecting the XRP cryptocurrency with traditional fiat currency, resulting in far faster processing of cross-border transactions for banks and payment providers. Read More »

Woolworths withdraw sewing needles from shelves as fruit tampering 'hysteria' grows


The safety of our customers is our top priority, ' a Woolworths spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia. More than 100 reports have been made of hidden needles, and two people who accidentally ate needles required treatment at a hospital. The acting assistant commissioner said detectives had already arrested one young boy over behaviour that "could be called a prank ". "I'm just focused on making sure no idiot goes into a supermarket this weekend and does something ridiculous", the prime ... Read More »

Cannabis stock is so hot it's smoking


The shares, which closed at more than $214 for the day, then continued to lose ground in after-hours trading. The Nanaimo-based company announced Tuesday it was approved to export a cannabis product for use in clinical trials in the U.S. However, by late afternoon, surged to US$300, up 94 per cent from its previous close of US$154.98. Just a month ago, Tilray shares were trading at around US$35. Read More »

India set to pay for Iranian oil using rupees from November


After a meeting with India's most senior politicians earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States would consider waivers "where appropriate", but reiterated that the United States eventually expects to bring Iranian oil exports to zero. Read More »

Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from US safety agency


In frontal crash tests, the NHTSA simulates a head-on collision at 35 miles per hour. While many vehicles get a five-star overall NHTSA score, it's not common for a auto to ace every category with top marks across the board. While vehicles have much lower chances of tipping over than they did in the past, the safest cars show a much higher resistance to a rollover crash than the worst in this area . Read More »

Liberal MP Leona Alleslev Crosses Floor, Joins Scheer Conservatives


A Toronto-area Liberal MP has crossed the floor to Andrew Scheer's Conservatives, citing concerns about the economy and foreign policy as her reasons for leaving the government benches. Scheer said he was "extremely proud" to welcome Alleslev into the Conservative fold. And with that, she was gone from the Liberals. The former Canadian Air Force officer was a rookie MP elected in 2015. Read More »

All 27 European Union leaders believe current Brexit trade plan "will not work"


European Union leaders met Thursday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over who should give ground but signs of a shift on both sides over the key issue of Ireland. There is no way she can get her "no deal" through Parliament. "Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested element for economic cooperation will not work, not least because it risks undermining the single ... Read More »

Audi launches electric SUV in Tesla’s backyard, with…


By all appearances, the e-tron is instantly recognizable as a modern Audi four-wheeler: stout, muscular, and well-proportioned. Audi has integrated the Amazon voice service into the MMI (MultiMedia Interface) system of the Audi e-tron. The e-commerce brand will also deliver the hardware and hire electricians to install them through its Amazon Home Services operation. The e-tron's battery can be charged up to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes, using publicly available 150 kWh DC fast-chargers. Read More »

Amazon considering opening 3000 cashier-less stores


Amazon now operates four such stores, three in Seattle and one in Chicago, and these are being used as trial-runs for a larger scale expansion of the business. It opened to the public in January 2018. Essentially using your smartphone as a pass, shoppers must swipe their device at a turnstile in order to enter the store. Read More »

Jet Airways flight returns to Mumbai as passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds


A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai , India's financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure . "All the affected passengers are being attended to by the doctors at the airport", a DGCA official said. "The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai ". Read More »

Jack Ma says he can't create 1 million USA jobs after all


Jack Ma has reneged on a promise to create one million American jobs, citing a breakdown in US-China relations . Ma in April doubled down on his pledge, claiming 10 million jobs could be created "if China and the United States maintain good trade relations". Read More »

Hong Kong Airline Cathay Pacific Spells Own Name Wrong On Plane


Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think'. The error has ignited Twitter with many humorous comments. There has been plenty of conversation surrounding what one person labelled the "Errorplane", with countless Twitter users mocking the company. Read More »

FACT CHECK: Has Coca-Cola Entered Negotiations to Produce Cannabis-Infused Beverages?


The comments come after BNN Bloomberg reported Monday that Edmonton-based Aurora is in talks to produce cannabis-infused drinks with the world's largest beverage maker, The Coca-Cola Co . " The space is evolving quickly", Coca-Cola said. "People have to learn to run their businesses", Canopy Chairman and Co-CEO Bruce Linton said, when asked about a potential Coca-Cola and Aurora deal, in an interview with BNN Bloomberg's Andrew Bell. Read More »

Trump assures SC as flooding lingers


He spoke on Tuesday after flying over flooded areas, before the department issued its estimates. Later he traveled to Conway, South Carolina . Raised in barns, they can become trapped and drown in floods. After days of hoping for the best, Billy and Rita Sanderson waded in knee-high murky waters to see Florence's storm damage to their home of almost 30 years. Read More »

Oil cartel backs Iran in face of looming USA sanctions


Data from the InterContinental Exchange showed open interest in calls that give the owner the right to buy Brent futures at $80 and $85 by next week grew by almost 45 per cent on Monday and Tuesday to an equivalent of 54 million barrels of oil. Read More »

Tesco unveils new supermarket Jack's in war with Aldi and Lidl


As part of a project more than two years in the planning, up to 15 stores will open over the next 12 months, with five existing Tesco properties being re-purposed and the remainder being new outlets. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Lidl and Aldi are the fastest growing retailers in the United Kingdom now. "Plenty of people buy from Aldi and Lidl - around 60% of all households shop in each of the discounters at least once a year", he said. Read More »

Oil rises as Saudi says it is comfortable with higher prices

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers, including the world's biggest producer Russian Federation, are meeting on September 23 in Algiers, Algeria, to discuss how they can allocate supply increases within their quota framework to offset the loss of Iranian oil supply. Read More »

Metal allegedly found in banana an 'isolated' incident


Sheana Arcon and her father told 9 News Perth they bought the strawberries from Woolworths on Albany Highway in Kelmscott on Monday afternoon. Consumers across Australia have reported finding needles stuck in their strawberries, as the government launches a federal investigation and growers install metal detectors to try to stop the contamination. Read More »

McDonald's workers strike over sexual harassment policies


The group behind this strike also filed 16 charges of sexual harassment with the EEOC two years ago. This week, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Del Taco, accusing the Lake Forest, Calif. The 22-year-old who earns $8.15 an hour claimed that the co-worker grabbed her breasts and her behind, and even asked her to touch his penis. They said the panel should be made up of workers, corporate and franchise representatives and leaders of national women's groups. Read More »

Is a Brexit deal with the European Union close for Theresa May?


The meeting comes ahead of a gathering of European Union leaders in Salzburg on Wednesday, where UK Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her counterparts to get behind her government's Chequers plan for a Brexit deal . "(But) if there's not going to be a general election, the next best thing is for the British public to have a say on the outcome of the negotiations", he told the BBC's Andrew Marr. Read More »

Saudi investment fund takes $1 billion stake in Lucid Motors


Such a deal would have required significantly more than $1 billion from the Saudi fund. The backing will help Lucid finance the commercial launch of its first electric vehicle, the Lucid Air , in 2020. This is by far the biggest investment in Lucid, putting Saudi Arabia in the firm's driver seat. The investment comes after reports that the fund has also built a near 5 per cent stake in Tesla, worth about $2.5 billion. Read More »

McDonald's to give away 200,000 FREE cheeseburgers - here's how to get yours


Locations nationwide are offering $1 BurgerFi Cheeseburgers with the purchase of a BurgerFi Cheeseburger. Wendy's is extending its National Cheeseburger Day 2018 celebration with a deal that lasts almost an entire month. In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, Wendy's is giving away a free Dave's Single with the purchase of just about anything for the rest of September. Read More »

Trump Slaps New Tariffs on Chinese Products

That rate more than doubles to 25 percent on January 1, 2019. According to these experts, a large USA trade deficit with China means that America is a wealthy country and American consumers can afford the most up-to-date devices. "It is hoped that the USA will recognise the possible negative consequences of such actions and take convincing means to correct them in a timely manner", the ministry said, without directly addressing if the talks would go forward. Read More »