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Kleenex Rebranding ‘Mansize’ Tissues As ‘Extra Large’ After Complaints Of Sexism

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They're not the first company to run into a branding issue forced by changing social views. Customer Lisa Hancox wrote: "Hi @KleenexUK". I said: I don't know & yes of course. Kimberley-Clark, which owns Kleenex, is making the branding change despite believing the product does not promote " gender inequality ". Kleenex Mansize, which has been on shelves since 1956, is sold only in the United Kingdom and is the country's most popular tissue brand , according to The Telegraph . Read More »

Here are the winning numbers in the $1 billion Mega Millions drawing

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The largest Mega Millions jackpot before Friday was an August 23 drawing worth $758.7 million and claimed by one ticket. The jackpot grew more than $400 million since Tuesday night, when the payout would have been $667 million. Almost all winners take the cash option, which was about $904 million as of Saturday morning. Someone bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket at this Arco station in Morgan Hill that matched five of the winning numbers. Read More »

Donald Trump on 'Criminal' Caravan Migrants: 'This Country Doesn't Want Them'

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They have also started giving some people 45-day visitor's permits, which in theory could allow them time to reach the US border. But Mexico has also been keen to show Trump it is working to slow the stream of migrants. "Anyone who wants to work in our country ... will have a work visa", he said. The migrants travel in groups for safety. "Open please!" one woman said through tears at the final barrier, carrying a baby in her arms. Read More »

Cobalt Air ceases operations as talks with creditors collapse

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The budget airline said all flights would be grounded as of 11.50pm on Wednesday 17 October. "As a result, future flights or services provided by Cobalt will be cancelled and will no longer operate", the airline said in a statement. It is not yet clear how many passengers have been affected, but 18 flights had been scheduled to arrive and depart from Larnaca airport on Thursday 18 October. Read More »

Oil up but set for weekly loss on stock build, trade row

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More seriously for Saudi Arabia and other Arab oil producers, the surge in prices, which rose again after the Iranian revolution in 1979, resulted in permanent demand destruction and encouragement of alternative suppliers. US crude was down 28 cents at $69.47. As shown below, the pair has declined from a high of 86.65 to a low of 78.83. Rising crude stockpiles caused crude prices to once again drop considerably on Thursday, contributing to an 11 percent plunge over two weeks and ... Read More »

Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's among brands hit by corn recall

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Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. Another corn-related action this week involves Texas-based Prime Deli Corp. Eating salmonella-contaminated foods can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after consuming a contaminated product. Read More »

Netflix Adds Seven Million New Customers

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Netflix regained its stride with surprisingly strong subscriber growth during the summer after an unexpected stumble during the spring triggered worries its video streaming service was losing its allure. The company said it anticipates adding another 9.4 million subscribers during the fourth quarter, up 13 per cent compared with the 8.3 million it added a year ago. Read More »

More train disruption for commuters this evening

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The Heathrow Express service from Paddington and trains to and from Reading were not running for most of the morning but a limited service resumed at about midday. About 500m of overhead cables were "severely" damaged during a Hitachi train test run on Tuesday night. GWR staff wheeled a trolley on to the Paddington concourse at around 8.30am to give away free tea, coffee and biscuits to frustrated commuters . Read More »

China's economy cools as trade war with US heats up

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This is down on expectations for a 6.6 percent growth, according to analysts polled by Reuters, and is lower than than 6.7 percent year-over-year expansion in the previous quarter. "GDP growth is likely to slow to 6.0-6.2 percent next year", said Nie Wen, an analyst at Hwabao Trust Shanghai. Beijing and Washington have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on each other in recent months and plans for bilateral trade talks to resolve the dispute have stalled, triggering a domestic equities rout and ... Read More »

Italy’s PM criticizes economic sanctions against Russian Federation

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Three diplomats told the Reuters news agency that Italy is also resisting European Union proposals to impose sanctions on countries that carry out cyberattacks, in another move seen as being in favour of Moscow. Previously on 24 channel wrote that Italy will propose to the European Union to resume funding of small and medium private business in Russian Federation at the EU summit in Brussels this week. Read More »

$1 million Mega Millions victor sold in Elizabethtown

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If no one wins the Mega Millions jackpot, it will continue to grow for Tuesday's drawing . The next drawing will be Tuesday. Between the growing Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, there is plenty of prize money up for grabs. Data scientists say the odds of winning are at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets , though residents of some states spend far more. Read More »

Trump takes swipe at Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

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Mr. Trump said Tuesday in an interview with Fox Business Network that he views the Fed as his "biggest threat ", criticizing Chairman Jerome Powell and other Fed officials for moving "too fast" to raise interest rates. Still, the minutes released on Wednesday showed that, for the moment at least, American policymakers were largely in agreement about the near future - despite the increasing heat from the President, who fears higher rates could derail his economic agenda. Read More »

Tesla taking orders for shorter-range, $45,000 Model 3

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That's about $4,000 less than the starting price of the sedan that went on sale previous year, excluding incentives or options. That incentive touted by Musk, however, is getting scaled back in short order. Hitting that price target is important, because the federal tax incentives - worth up to $US7,500 per vehicle - are due to start dwindling in January . Read More »

International Postage Treaty: The Next Victim Of U.S.-China Trade War?

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The Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty sets shipping rates that let Chinese companies shipping to the US pay approximately one-fifth the amount that US shippers must pay to ship domestically, reported USA Today . "No, because they've had - they've made too much." he said as he went to explain that Chinese have benefited a lot from the current trade relationship with the U.S. Read More »

Tesla plans to start production in China

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Tesla on Wednesday secured a 860,000 square metre piece of land in Shanghai , in another step towards building its first plant outside the United States. The new Gigafactory is expected to cost $2 billion to build, but with increasing pressure on governments to curb emissions combined with the very high tariffs imposed on imported vehicles, the investment makes a lot of sense. Read More »

Consequences over Khashoggi death will have to be 'very severe'

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Trump, who has insisted that more facts must be known before making assumptions about Khashoggi, did not say on what he based his statement on the writer's demise two weeks ago. They include top business executives, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, European cabinet ministers, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Read More »

Burger King to serve up something scary ahead of Halloween

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Officials with Burger King say this sandwich is "clinically proven to induce nightmares". A new ad shows participants hooked up to sleep monitoring machines after eating the burger. Another participant said aliens started attacking the boat he was on during his bad dream. According to researchers, the combination of proteins and cheese in the Nightmare King interrupted REM cycles, which is when most people dream. Read More »

Trump widens Fed critique, calls it 'my biggest threat'

Mike Loewengart, vice president of investment strategy at E*Trade, said: "For now, the Fed has made it clear that they are focused on their agenda despite rising presidential pressure on their rate decisions". The central bank expects to raise its key lending rate again in December - its ninth increase since 2015 - and three more times next year. The Dow Jones industrial average on Wednesday fell 91.74 points, to 25,706.68. Read More »

Don't mention the oil price: US legal threat prompts change at OPEC

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OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo urged oil producing companies to increase capabilities and reinforce investment to fulfill the future demand, at a time when there is a shrinkage in surplus energy. Deputy chief executive Vadim Yakovlev told a briefing in London that the company's production was back at the levels it was pumping before Russian Federation clinched a deal with OPEC to cut output last year, and was ready to produce more next year. Read More »

Tether (USDT) Hits 1-Day Trading Volume of $5.84 Billion

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However, a legal firm which has links to Tether, BitFinex and Noble Bank, has be contracted to perform an inspection. Although USDT has mostly traded at between 92 and 95 cents, albeit on some exchanges as low as 85 cents, the cost of buying bitcoin in USDT, a popular way to buy the cryptocurrency , was all over the place. Read More »

Pompeo: US response in Khashoggi case will await Saudi probe

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He added that the " realist " approach towards preserving ties - in order to safeguard lucrative U.S. arms exports, for example - clearly conflicted with Washington's presumptions of moral superiority when dealing with nations such as Russian Federation and North Korea. Read More »

NEW First Legal Recreational Cannabis in Canada Sold in NL

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Interested in Marijuana? Add Marijuana as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Marijuana news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Canada is looking better and better every day. The first legal transaction for recreational cannabis took place overnight, at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT). Shares of Canadian cannabis companies retreated on Wednesday after rallying in the run-up to legalization. Read More »

Trump escalates his attack on Fed: ‘My biggest threat’

Participants in the Fed's rate-setting committee also "generally anticipated that further gradual increases" in short-term borrowing costs "would most likely be consistent" with the kind of continued economic expansion, labor market strength, and firm inflation that a lot of them are anticipating, the minutes showed. Read More »

Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

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One Mega Millions ticket holder in the Bay Area came close to clinching the jackpot, having matched five of the six numbers for a $1.9 million win, the California Lottery tweeted . Lottery officials say three people have won $1 million playing in the past 10 days. The odds for Mega Millions, meanwhile, is 302,575,350 to 1. Here are the winning numbers in the most recent drawing: 3, 57, 64, 68, 69 and the Powerball number was 15. Read More »

Trump pulling out of pact that discounted foreign postal deliveries

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President Donald Trump has previously accused China of keeping its currency weak to make exports more competitive. Unnamed U.S. officials told Bloomberg News on Wednesday that Trump "sought to revise the treaty in September and was rebuffed by other nations, prompting the decision to withdraw". Read More »

Despite Trump criticism, Fed policymakers see need for more rate hikes

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Participants in the Fed's rate-setting committee also "generally anticipated that further gradual increases" in short-term borrowing costs "would most likely be consistent" with the kind of continued economic expansion, labor market strength, and firm inflation that majority are anticipating, the minutes showed. Read More »

Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia

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Officials in Turkey believe Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate, but Trump appeared to cast doubt on the explanation. The dissident journalist was killed minutes after he arrived at the building to pick up marriage paperwork on 2 October, according to U.S. Read More »

Pompeo meets Saudi royal family to discuss Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance

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US President Donald Trump said on Monday he had seen a media report that Saudi officials might say Khashoggi was killed during an unauthorised interrogation, but "nobody knows" if this was an official report. In a statement , Pompeo said he "had direct and candid conversations" with the king and the crown prince, as well as Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Read More »

Liberals Considering Simple Form To Speed Up Pot Possession Pardons

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Stores in St. John's in the Atlantic island province of Newfoundland were due to open their doors to pot enthusiasts as of 12:01 am local time (0231 GMT) on Wednesday. Some provinces may opt to set the age limit at 19. Some are operating government-run stores, some are allowing private retailers, some both. "I'm just going to save it forever", Power said. Read More »

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op

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Khashoggi is a critic of the Saudi government who has written about the country as a correspondent for the Washington Post . Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi's body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, the Turkish source said. Read More »