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The outage, which also affected Instagram , was not the first of its kind, but could as well be regarded as the biggest in the history of Facebook . While the outage continued, The New York Times reported that U.S. prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the social network´s practice of sharing users´ data with companies without letting them know.
  • Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

    Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

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    The Democratic governor said in a radio interview that he has spoken to Amazon executives in the two weeks since they pulled the plug on a planned secondary headquarters in ny. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was staggered by Amazon's decision to pull out of its plans for a campus in New York City, is furiously working behind the scenes to lure the company back, even connecting with Jeff Bezos , Amazon's founder and CEO, to make a personal pitch.
  • Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades

    Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades

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    The Dow Jones Industrial average gained 0.2 percent to 26,091.95, while the Nasdaq composite rose 0.4 percent, to 7,554.46. In the tweet , he said the USA had "made substantial progress" on many important issues in its trade talks with China , including intellectual property rights, technology transfer, agriculture and currency exchange.
  • YouTube banning comments on most videos featuring minors

    YouTube banning comments on most videos featuring minors

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    YouTube in its statement said that those users exempt from the restricted comments rule would be expected to "actively moderate" all comments and "demonstrate a low risk of predatory behavior (for the channel)". These videos appeared to be inundated with provocative comments, with paedophiles sharing timestamps where the kids would take potentially suggestive poses.
  • Tesla enters uncharted territory after move to dismantle store network

    Tesla enters uncharted territory after move to dismantle store network

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    Employees who answered the phone Friday at the Orlando dealership said they had not been notified about the it closing and for now it would remain open. "Quite literally, you could buy a Tesla , drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends and then return it for free", the blog said.
  • Pakistan Claims Downing of 2 Indian Fighter Jets in Kashmir

    Pakistan Claims Downing of 2 Indian Fighter Jets in Kashmir

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    Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations, had for his neighbors in India on Tuesday evening. News agency PTI quoted a video issued by the Pakistan Army where an Indian pilot can be heard saying, "I am Wing Commander Abhinandan, I am an IAF officer".
  • Man who bought Girl Scouts' entire supply of cookies arrested

    Man who bought Girl Scouts' entire supply of cookies arrested

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    We had no reason to believe that this man was anything other than one of our valuable customers that is helping Girl Scouts power awesome experiences through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Troop 1574 sold more than 200 packages of cookies on Friday as a result of the man's generosity. She said he initially bought seven boxes of cookies from the ladies of Troop #1574, but then came back with a surprise.
  • Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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    Like its 808 predecessor, the Nokia 9 is all about photographic performance, and to that end it has an unprecedented five rear cameras , plus a flash and a time-of-flight sensor. Nokia 9 PureView is based on Google's Android One , which means it will be among priority phones to receive the latest software and security updates from the company.
  • 183 passengers stuck on OR train for 36 hours

    183 passengers stuck on OR train for 36 hours

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    And, with 183 passengers still on board, it has yet to get moving again. Almost 200 people have been stuck on an Amtrak train in OR for more than 30 hours. "We are moving and it's totally awesome", she said as trees laden with snow swept past a window. "It's just been like a giant kumbaya party ", Ms Dodson said.
  • YouTube pulls advertising from anti-vaxxer videos

    YouTube pulls advertising from anti-vaxxer videos

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    YouTube added that it disabled comments on tens of millions of videos that include minors. DeFranco even praised the team of YouTube in his video and said that YouTube has always been working to remove unsolicited videos from its platform.
  • UK Honda Plant Closure ‘A Devastating Decision,’ Says Minister

    UK Honda Plant Closure ‘A Devastating Decision,’ Says Minister

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    Workers at the Wiltshire factory reacted angrily on Monday to the move at a time of turmoil for United Kingdom auto manufacturing and fears over the impact of Brexit . Local MP Justin Tomlinson tweeted ahead of Tuesday's announcement that the decision had been made "based on global trends and not Brexit as all European market production will consolidate in Japan in 2021".
  • Indian Oil signs first annual deal for US oil

    Indian Oil signs first annual deal for US oil

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    Caution over future demand due to slowing global economic growth is weighing on prices, while the markets remain underpinned by the OPEC-led supply cuts and USA sanctions against Venezuela. Although caution flags are being raised on Tuesday because of demand worries, new data suggests the global oil market remains relatively tight because the OPEC-led production cuts are working to reduce the excess supply, while providing some stability to prices.
  • Honda to close Swindon plant in 2022 putting at risk 3,500 jobs

    Honda to close Swindon plant in 2022 putting at risk 3,500 jobs

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    The suspension was put down to Brexit, with the predicted border delays brought about by Britain's exit from the European Union expected to cause a disruption to production. The Swindon plant, home of Honda UK Manufacturing (HUM), has been operating at around half-capacity for several years. (Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images)Why is the Swindon Honda Factory closing? Honda said it would not be providing any comment on the "speculation".
  • Amazon Cancels Plans for New York City Headquarters

    Amazon Cancels Plans for New York City Headquarters

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    The big question then is whether Amazon's decision to pull out of NY will be seen as evidence of the fact that state politicians need to stop drawing up such deals and to force corporations to work at a local level, or, conversely, the complete opposite and add weight to the suggestion that without drawing up sweetheart deals and giving them political backing, America's corporations will simply go elsewhere and take their jobs and investment with them.
  • US, China upbeat on trade talks amid South China Sea tensions

    US, China upbeat on trade talks amid South China Sea tensions

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    Last week, Trump said that he would not meet Xi before the deadline, but further planning for a summit had not been reported. As a result, some aides privately acknowledge the most likely scenario is for the March 1 deadline to be extended, and for tariffs on some $200 billion in Chinese imports not to be raised to 25 percent as Trump has threatened.
  • Theresa May tells MPS to 'hold our nerve' over Brexit deal

    Theresa May tells MPS to 'hold our nerve' over Brexit deal

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    Brexit minister Stephen Barclay will meet European Union negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday to discuss changes to the part of the exit deal relating to the "backstop" , an insurance policy against the return of a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland.
  • Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

    Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

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    The Green New Deal also specifically targets Wall Street institutions that have used monetary support of the government through taxpayer dollars during economic crises. But the numbers are growing. When a country that values the freedom of speech as much as the USA begins to equate the use of funds with that fundamental right, well, that's how we end up in our current cesspit.
  • Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

    Huawei open to European supervision: executive in speech

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    The French Senate rejected on Wednesday proposed legislation aimed at toughening checks on telecoms equipment, following a USA warning about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei . Last month, the US Department of Justice charged the Chinese company with trying to steal a robot design from T-Mobile and attempting to sidestep US sanctions on Iran.
  • Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of photo blackmail

    Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of photo blackmail

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    Billionaires: they're just like you and me. I was made an offer I couldn't refuse. "It shows how complicated and risky it is to make an agreement with National Enquirer ", Levenson said. " Dylan Howard stands ready to discuss the matter at your convenience", Bezos claims was stated in a letter sent to him from the Enquirer . The company "emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or ...
  • Oil ticks higher, market eyes US State of the Union address

    Oil ticks higher, market eyes US State of the Union address

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    OPEC oil supply fell in January by the largest amount in two years despite sluggish production declines from Russian Federation, according to a Reuters survey. Maduro, who retains control over the state, denounces Guaido as a USA puppet who is seeking to foment a coup against him. Venezuela, like other OPEC members Iran and Libya, was exempted from making voluntary curbs under the deal on expectations that its output faced involuntary downward pressure in 2019.
  • Facebook (FB) Given Neutral Rating at UBS Group

    Facebook (FB) Given Neutral Rating at UBS Group

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    Headcount increased 42 percent year-over-year. Facebook shares jumped 7.7 per cent to US$161.99 following the release of the earnings. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg said "We've put most of our energy into security over the past 18 months, so that building new experiences wasn't the priority over that period".
  • Cryptocurrency exchange loses $145 million after CEO takes passwords to the grave

    Cryptocurrency exchange loses $145 million after CEO takes passwords to the grave

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    Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX may be reaching for the ouija board - after its founder, Gerald Cotten, died suddenly with the only password, leaving his widow unable to access £145m in client funds. Robertson has asked the court for a stay of proceedings to protect the company from lawsuits and buy time while QuadrigaCX tries to access the cryptocurrency tied up in its cold wallets .
  • January Brought Big Payroll Gains, Government Shutdown or Not

    January Brought Big Payroll Gains, Government Shutdown or Not

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    All 800,000 workers are now back on the job and will receive back pay after Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal to reopen the government for three weeks while they try to work out an agreement on border security. Job growth around 120,000 is more than enough to keep the unemployment rate under 4%. Most economists have forecast that the shutdown will likely slow economic growth for the first three months of this year.
  • European Union bureaucrats react to last nights' Brexit votes

    European Union bureaucrats react to last nights' Brexit votes

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    Currency traders also took that view as sterling traded around $US1.307, more than a cent down from the level reached before MPs voted. "She (May) is taking a risky task going back to Brussels to renegotiate", said Joseph Trevisani, a senior analyst at FX Street in NY.
  • Venezuela's Guaido lays out broad vision for the country

    Venezuela's Guaido lays out broad vision for the country

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    Pence said the US would be exerting all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring a "peaceful transition to democracy" and called on other nations to support Juan Guaido , who self-proclaimed himself interim president last week. The "National Plan" focuses on the opposition's vision for the economy and oil resources, but it also tackles public services, security, governability and society.
  • Aussie dollar slides on dismal China data, yen steadies

    Aussie dollar slides on dismal China data, yen steadies

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    January's surge in USA job growth pushed Treasury yields up on Friday just days after the Federal Reserve expressed caution about further interest rate hikes this year. The upbeat mood was chilled somewhat by the White House insistence that March 1 was a hard deadline for a deal, a failure of which would lead to an increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • Trump plans to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping to resolve trade dispute

    Trump plans to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping to resolve trade dispute

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    US and Chinese diplomats are scheduled Thursday to conclude two days of talks aimed at a deal to avert an increase in USA tariffs on $200 billion in imports from China by a March 2 deadline. WASHINGTON-High-stakes trade talks between the United States and China started January 30 in Washington in a bid to resolve differences and reach an agreement before the March deadline.
  • Apple Q1 2019: Services, Mac, and wearables up as iPhone revenues dip

    Apple Q1 2019: Services, Mac, and wearables up as iPhone revenues dip

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    Services revenue reached an all-time high of $10.9 billion, up 19 percent over the prior year. Analysts, meanwhile, were anticipating revenue to fall in the $84 billion range with EPS somewhere around $4.17. Apple's iPhone revenue declined 15 per cent year over year to US$51.9 billion. Analysts were looking for $58.97 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg .
  • Government shutdown cost United States economy $11bn

    Government shutdown cost United States economy $11bn

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    The CBO also projected Monday that the American economy would grow by 2.3 percent in 2019, as the temporary boost from the Republican tax law and other new federal spending begins to fade. The longest shutdown in United States history ended on Friday when Trump and Congress agreed to temporary government funding - without money for his wall - as the effects of the shutdown intensified across the country.