• Sweetheart Candies Won't Be On Shelves This Valentine's
Sweetheart Candies Won't Be On Shelves This Valentine's

Candy maker Brach's sells their own version of conversation hearts for those who can't imagine a Valentine's without this style of candy. " Valentine's Day is officially cancelled", one person wrote on Twitter . The candymaker, which is behind beloved classics such as NECCO Wafers and Clark Bar, abruptly closed its doors in July. The righ...

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  • Family Kicked Off Airplane, Forced To Miss Flight Over Bad ‘Odor’
Family Kicked Off Airplane, Forced To Miss Flight Over Bad ‘Odor’

Yossi Adler said that he, his wife Jennie and their 19-month-old daughter were to go back home Wednesday night after vacationing in Miami , Florida, as per WPLG Local 10 . As of Thursday, the Adlers announced they made it safely to Detroit and have been reunited with their luggage. "They said they're taking our stuff off, and they lied", said...

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  • Huawei Set To Dominate Smartphone Industry in 2019, Unveils New 5G Tech
Huawei Set To Dominate Smartphone Industry in 2019, Unveils New 5G Tech

Vodafone has "paused" the use of Huawei equipment in its core networks across Europe because of the debate about security concerns involving the Chinese telecoms giant . The growth, which came on the back of strong demand for Huawei's premium model smartphone, has led to the company's consumer business unit overtaking carrier business as its ...

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  • Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China
Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China

For instance, in China, Bing would redirect users to the government's own content about Dalai Lama, while outside of the country it would link to Dalai Lama's Wikipedia page. The wording of the United States company's statement "means Microsoft received no government order, but clearly China has the power to block a URL and that may be what happene...

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  • Carlos Ghosn resigns as Renault Chairman and CEO amid scandal
Carlos Ghosn resigns as Renault Chairman and CEO amid scandal

No formal resignation has yet been received, however, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said late on Tuesday. The French government, Renault's biggest shareholder, confirmed the board was being asked to name outgoing Michelin boss Jean-Dominique Senard as chairman and Ghosn's deputy Thierry Bollore as chief executive.

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  • Boeing's self-driving air taxi completes first test flight
Boeing's self-driving air taxi completes first test flight

Boeing is among a number of companies - including rival Airbus and rideshare company Uber - looking at smaller electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The cargo version completed its first indoor flight last year and will move to outdoor flight testing this year. Besides Boeing, other companies like Airbus and a German startup called Vo...

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  • Russia, China and Turkey slam 'foreign interference' in Venezuelan crisis
Russia, China and Turkey slam 'foreign interference' in Venezuelan crisis

United States national security adviser John Bolton said the USA would cut the cash Mr Maduro receives and allocate it to Mr Guaido instead. "The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Venezuela", it said.

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  • US orders some diplomats to leave Venezuela amid political turmoil
US orders some diplomats to leave Venezuela amid political turmoil

Tweeting from the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where he and other leaders were attending the World Economic Forum, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said: "Brazil recognizes Mr Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president". In an interview with broadcaster Univision on Thursday, Guaido described the recent events as "the beginning of the end" ...

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  • Airline unions see ‘unprecedented’ threat to traveler safety from shutdown
Airline unions see ‘unprecedented’ threat to traveler safety from shutdown

Arriving flights were delayed an average of 41 minutes and departures were experiencing delays between 15 and 29 minutes, the FAA said . By 10.30am, nine flights that were due to leave LaGuardia had been canceled and 17 that were destined for it had been canceled.

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  • USA doing very well in China trade talks
USA doing very well in China trade talks

Kudlow told CNBC: "There were no other intermediate meetings scheduled". Pompeo said he believed by end-February "we'll have another good marker along the way" with North Korea. Ross said there was a "very good chance" of reaching an agreement, although monitoring compliance would present a challenge. USA levies on about $250 billion in Chinese g...

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  • Tesla to fire about 3,500 employees to cut production costs
Tesla to fire about 3,500 employees to cut production costs

Tesla recently announced that it's cutting its workforce by 7 percent (equal to over 3,000 jobs) in order to turn a profit on the upcoming lower-priced versions of the Model 3 . Tesla will need to make these cuts while increasing the Model 3 production rate and making many manufacturing engineering improvements in the coming months.

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  • Drone sightings halt flights at New York's second-biggest airport
Drone sightings halt flights at New York's second-biggest airport

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey , which operates both the Newark and Teterboro airports, later said on Twitter that normal operations had resumed and that it was coordinating with the FAA and law enforcement authorities as they investigate the incident.

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  • China Won't Slash U.S. Treasury Holdings, CSRC Official Says
China Won't Slash U.S. Treasury Holdings, CSRC Official Says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that escalating trade tensions could undermine global economic growth. Speaking to India Today TV, Lagarde further said that it is a good sign that the projected growth is high but the government needs to address the crisis in the agriculture sector as a large number of people depend on this sect...

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  • China's economy slows to weakest pace since 2009 amid trade war
China's economy slows to weakest pace since 2009 amid trade war

The birth rate also dropped from 1,243 to 1,094 per 100,000 population from 2017 to 2018, state-run China Daily reported , quoting the NBS data. Capital Economics estimates slower China expansion will shave about 0.2 percentage point off global growth this year, compared to 2018, while Citigroup Inc.

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  • India will remain one of the fastest growing major economies, says International Monetary Fund
India will remain one of the fastest growing major economies, says International Monetary Fund

The IMF saw China's growth slipping from 6.6 per cent last year to 6.2 per cent this year. While it cut forecasts for a number of national economies, it forecast 1.5 per cent 2019 growth for Britain, the same as in October. Growth in emerging and developing Asia will dip from 6.5 per cent in 2018 to 6.3 per cent in 2019 and 6.4 per cent in ...

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  • Netflix won't remove Lac-Megantic footage from 'Bird Box'
Netflix won't remove Lac-Megantic footage from 'Bird Box'

Top that off with an additional 1.5 million domestic subscribers that joined the service, and the company gained a total of 8.8 million subscribers in the quarter. Sarandos discussed the strategy going forward and where the increased subscriber fees would help with buying original films like " Bird Box ". Netflix said it ended 2018 with 139.2 mil...

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  • Google fined $57 million for lack of transparency
Google fined $57 million for lack of transparency

They said Google had made it too hard for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used, in particular with regards to targeted advertising. "It is important that the authorities make it clear that simply claiming to be complaint is not enough". It said the record 50-million-euro fine reflected the serio...

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  • Wall Street advances as industrials jump on trade hopes
Wall Street advances as industrials jump on trade hopes

U.S. Treasury yields rose to three-week highs as investors piled back into Wall Street . A 1.68 percent rise in technology sector was the biggest boost to S&P 500. Gold dropped 0.8 percent to $1,282.70 an ounce and silver fell 0.9 percent to $15.40 an ounce. ANALYST'S COMMENT: Markets have welcomed "the latest indication of further interest from...

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  • World News: Trump Cancels Delegation's Trip Amid Shutdown
World News: Trump Cancels Delegation's Trip Amid Shutdown

Again, North Americans and Western Europeans were the least effusive, with only 61 per cent and 63 per cent respectively answering in the affirmative. Trump, who attended last year's Davos event, had planned to go again this year but last week pulled out as he grapples with Democrats in the U.S.

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  • Trump takes aim at Pelosi amid stalled shutdown negotiations
Trump takes aim at Pelosi amid stalled shutdown negotiations

Trump as a 2016 presidential candidate ran, in large part, on a hardline immigration agenda that included a wall and calls to find and deport millions in the country illegally. Shortly before he spoke, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , the top U.S. Democrat, said the proposal was "unacceptable" and did not "represent a good-faith effort to restore ce...

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