• France hits Google with $85M fine as new laws take effect
France hits Google with $85M fine as new laws take effect

Both of the Google complaints were essentially about "forced consent " - they accused Google of lacking a sound legal basis for processing people's data, because it railroaded them into consenting to processing that they did not understand.

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  • Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles
Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

As a result of the prolonged shutdown , food stamp recipients will get their February allocations early, the state announced on Monday . Federal workers in Kansas furloughed because of the partial shutdown are eligible to apply for state unemployment benefits.

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  • U.S., China in discussions for reopening chicken trade
U.S., China in discussions for reopening chicken trade

In after-hours trading, shares of Netflix Inc NFLX.O fell 2 percent after the video-streaming company reported quarterly results. Those are all signs traders felt more optimistic about global economic growth . Citing anonymous sources, the paper said the Department of Justice is looking into allegations of theft of trade secrets from Huawei's USA ...

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  • Extremely DISTURBING video captures horror of Mexico pipeline blast
Extremely DISTURBING video captures horror of Mexico pipeline blast

Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico , on January 18, 2019, in this handout photo provided by the National Defence Secretary (SEDENA).

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  • Elon Musk Is Cutting Thousands From Tesla’s Workforce
Elon Musk Is Cutting Thousands From Tesla’s Workforce

Chief executive Elon Musk said 7pc of full-time staff will go and only the most critical contract and temporary staff will be retained. In a companywide email also posted on Tesla's blog Musk gave several reasons for the drastic cuts, in addition to tempering expectations of even a moderate profit for the first quarter of 2019.

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  • UK PM May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote
UK PM May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

Just over half - 51% - say Mr Corbyn is wrong not to negotiate with the prime minister with regard to Brexit unless no deal is taken off the table, with 25% saying he is right and 25% unsure. She will not be going to Davos. On Thursday, the pound edged up against the dollar with dealers optimistic that Britain will not leave the European Union ...

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  • China's Rapidly Modernizing Military Has U.S. Senior Officials Concerned
China's Rapidly Modernizing Military Has U.S. Senior Officials Concerned

The drills are Taiwan's first since Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 2 reasserted Beijing's willingness to use military force to bring self-ruling Taiwan under Chinese control. While DIA is most concerned about an eventual military action against Taiwan, in the near future its primary concerns rest in the South and East China Seas, where t...

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  • United States government pursues criminal charges against Huawei
United States government pursues criminal charges against Huawei

Bipartisan-backed legislation was introduced shortly before a newspaper report emerged revealing federal prosecutors are investigating Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from USA businesses and could soon issue an indictment. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, faces fraud charges in the United States over allegedly violating...

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boasts That She's Getting Under Trump's Skin
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boasts That She's Getting Under Trump's Skin

The 29-year-old Democratic socialist claimed on Twitter that she understood Trump "like the back of my hand", comparing him to men she encountered bartending in NY. The committee has dozens of members, most of whom would be senior to Ocasio-Cortez and the other new members. Democratic leaders reportedly tapped Ocasio-Cortez- as well as Rep.

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  • Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on
Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

That means condensing TSA officers into fewer checkpoints and screening lanes to uphold security standards at the cost of longer lines. It's so bad that numerous airports have closed checkpoints, and as of Sunday, George Bush Intercontinental Airport is now in that number.

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  • British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote
British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

But she also said any new Brexit plan must "deliver on the referendum result", which May has long interpreted to mean ending the free movement of workers to Britain from the EU and leaving the EU's single market and customs union. For now, Labour's priority is its attempt to trigger a general election . The Finnish government's social benefits...

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  • 'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions
'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

Canada had past year also publicly pushed back against political pressure from Washington to ban Huawei from its 5G network, as Australia and New Zealand had done, and was yet to announce a decision. "We urge the Canadian side to respect the rule of law, respect China's legal sovereignty, correct its mistakes, and stop making irresponsible remar...

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  • California Fire- PG&E Chief Departs
California Fire- PG&E Chief Departs

This comes one day after the chief executive of the company stepped down . PG&E estimates that it could be held liable for more than $30 billion, according to the SEC filing, not including potential punitive damages, fines or damages tied to future claims.

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  • Donald Trump's trade war hits Chinese exports
Donald Trump's trade war hits Chinese exports

Softening demand in China is already being felt around the world, with slowing sales of goods ranging from iPhones to automobiles prompting profit warnings from the likes of Apple and Jaguar Land Rover. The decline also bucked the usual trend for soybean shipments to surge in December as farmers fatten pigs for slaughter ahead of China's Lunar New ...

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  • Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests, 5 killed
Military deploys in Zimbabwe fuel hike protests, 5 killed

Opposition politician Jacob Mafume denounced the "needless loss of lives" during the protests. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights said 13 protesters were treated for gunshot wounds on Monday. At least 200 people were arrested during the disturbances. Evan Mawarire, a cleric and activist who led anti-government protests in 20...

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  • Shutdown isn't affecting Orlando International Airport operations, officials say
Shutdown isn't affecting Orlando International Airport operations, officials say

The figure remains a nonstarter for Democrats, leaving Congress at an impasse that triggered the partial shutdown - which has affected key parts of the federal government, including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Interior, State and Housing and Urban Development.

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  • United States official warns of recession risk if interest rates go much higher
United States official warns of recession risk if interest rates go much higher

Powell was also asked about the Fed's plans to keep trimming its holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, which it had purchased following the 2008 financial crisis as a way to keep long-term interest rates low and support an economy as it struggled to climb out of the worst recession since the 1930s.

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  • WSJ reveals 2019 iPhone lineup details
WSJ reveals 2019 iPhone lineup details

Reports for the company's problems with the iPhone XR continue to surface, fuelled by analysts decreasing shipment estimates for the smartphone. "We think the three new iPhones in 2H19F will likely have the same form factors (body size and displays) as the 2H18 iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, with some added AR [augmented reality]-related feature...

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  • Donald Trump Tweets Mexico IS Paying For Border Wall
Donald Trump Tweets Mexico IS Paying For Border Wall "Many Times Over"

The Senate passed the bill a voice vote . The Senate has approved a bill to ensure that all federal employees will be paid retroactively after the partial government shutdown ends. "Siphoning funding from real disasters to pay for a crisis manufactured by the president is wholly unacceptable and the American people won't fall for it".

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  • Sears gets a reprieve from liquidation
Sears gets a reprieve from liquidation

A judge still needs to approve the agreement. The revised bid is not official, and will be evaluated in an auction set for January 14 that will compete with other bids from liquidators looking to shut it down. It also sought a release from any liability related to transactions between the hedge fund and the retailer prior to Sears' bankruptcy fi...

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  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'No question' President Donald Trump is racist
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'No question' President Donald Trump is racist

Buried in the Wikipedia article, readers can find the answer: "Ocasio-Cortez was also an educator at the nonprofit National Hispanic Institute . Newly unearthed video reveals that when @AOC was in college, she was ... "It requires risk to try something new, but also we ― we know so much of ― of what we've tried in the past hasn't worked, either...

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  • China trade talks begin in Beijing, boosting markets
China trade talks begin in Beijing, boosting markets

Last year, US President Donald Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on United States dollars 250 billion of Chinese goods. "Top administration officials are confident they have enough leverage to win significant changes", NPR's Shanghai correspondent Rob Schmitz reports, "including an end to China's practice of forcing USA compan...

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  • Apple Faces Potential Investor Lawsuit for Not Warning of Weak iPhone Demand
Apple Faces Potential Investor Lawsuit for Not Warning of Weak iPhone Demand

Business Insider reports that the NY law firm Bernstein Liebhard has begun to attempt to gather support from Apple investors for a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant over their failure to warn investors about the lack of iPhone demand.

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  • US fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Years Day
US fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Years Day

It affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as members of the press. The Customs and Border Protection release said agents and officers deployed smoke, pepper spray and CS gas to address the rock throwers, who they said were assaulting border agents and also risking the safety of migrants who had already made it onto the U...

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  • Apple cites China as it cuts forecast
Apple cites China as it cuts forecast

Sales of Apple Watch Series 4 and iPad Pro were constrained much or all of the quarter. Apple stock had already declined almost 30% since the end of October through Wednesday, as concerns had mounted about weak demand for the iPhone models released last fall, amid a number of smartphone supplier warnings.

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  • Winning $425M Mega Millions ticket sold on Long Island
Winning $425M Mega Millions ticket sold on Long Island

If the victor (or winners) choose the cash option, they'll get a little more than $254 million. This is 8th-largest jackpot in the game's history. Seven other tickets that matched all but the Mega Ball are worth at least $1 million. The victor of that prize - a world record for a single lottery ticket - has not yet come forward. The estimated...

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  • Sears at WestShore Plaza closing in January
Sears at WestShore Plaza closing in January

The Sears in Lincoln is located at 6400 O Street. Hoffman Estates-based Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection October 15 in a last-ditch effort to reorganize and save its long-struggling business, which has lost more than $12 billion since 2011.

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  • Cyberattack on U-T, other newspapers may have come from outside US
Cyberattack on U-T, other newspapers may have come from outside US

While newspapers are often looked at as an antiquated news deliver system and ancient means of entertainment, there are still many subscribers across the USA who look forward to getting the latest edition every day. "We have had big issues with delivery today and we apologize". The Times said that the glitch was detected Friday but technology t...

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  • Sears faces liquidation if Lampert can't secure financing
Sears faces liquidation if Lampert can't secure financing

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. said it notified workers at the closing Sears and Kmarts, including Sears stores in Fairview Heights and Cherry Valley, on Thursday. The Sears chairman and ESL founder own just under half of the Hoffman Estates , Illinois, company, according to FactSet. Minnesota stores include the three-level locatio...

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  • Wall Street, Asian markets see dramatic rebound
Wall Street, Asian markets see dramatic rebound

Wednesday's super-sized gain was a much-needed breather for a market that is having its worst December since the Great Depression. Even with Wednesday's rebound the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are still down 15.4 percent, 16.4 percent and 19.8 percent respectively from their all-time highs earlier this year - according to statistics f...

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  • Late surge in trading as shoppers head out on Christmas Eve
Late surge in trading as shoppers head out on Christmas Eve

Hours will vary from location to location, however. Fear not, because there are some options. Best Buy is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve , but it closed on Christmas Day . Phoenicia Specialty Foods (Downtown): Open on Christmas Eve . Galleria at Sunset mall: Open until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve . On December 26, Walmart ope...

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  • Houston Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day
Houston Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day

Thankfully, the tragedy of arriving at the grocery store only to realize it's closed can be easy to overcome so long as you're aware of exactly what is going to be open and when this upcoming holiday week! On Boxing Day , most shopping malls open at 8 a.m.

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  • Trump asked officials if he can legally fire Fed chair Jerome Powell
Trump asked officials if he can legally fire Fed chair Jerome Powell

In October, Mr Trump said the Fed was "loco", but he said he would not try to remove Mr Powell. Richard Shelby of Alabama said Saturday on Capitol Hill. The sell-off continued in the past week - the worst for the stock market since 2008 - after Powell signaled that the Fed did not have plans to sharply change course.

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  • GST rate brought down for 32-inch LED TVs
GST rate brought down for 32-inch LED TVs

The new rates will come into effect from January 1. As per early estimates, the rate reduction will affect revenues to the tune of Rs 5,500 Cr. In the past, the industry had urged the government to reduce GST rate to 18 per cent for upto 43 inches sized TVs.

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  • Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges
Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

The new charges allege Ghosn transferred losses exceeding $16 million from his own private investments onto the books of Nissan between 2008 and 2012, thus inflicting financial damage on the automaker, Bloomberg reported Friday. Nissan said after his arrest that it unearthed multiple instances of possible wrongdoing in an internal investigation ...

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  • How major United States stock indexes fared Tuesday
How major United States stock indexes fared Tuesday

Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend companies. Eastern time. The index had two steep losses of at least 1.9 percent in the two prior days, and it closed Monday at its lowest since two Octobers ago.

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  • Nukes, Syria, Trump and Ukraine: Putin tackles topics in marathon Q&A session
Nukes, Syria, Trump and Ukraine: Putin tackles topics in marathon Q&A session

When asked about Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to begin withdrawing forces from Syria , Putin said he "generally" agreed with the USA president's decision that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been defeated there. He also cited the unsafe tendency of lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons and the idea of using ball...

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  • Did Trump cave to Fox News over the shutdown?
Did Trump cave to Fox News over the shutdown?

President Trump says his proposed border wall will do its job and look good doing it. He said the House can and should pass $5 billion for the border wall and send it to the Senate. Once the meeting was over, Ryan told the media Trump refused to authorize the stopgap bill, citing "legitimate concerns for border security". President Donal...

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  • Facebook Stock Slumps on Yet Another Privacy Flap
Facebook Stock Slumps on Yet Another Privacy Flap

Facebook has been under scrutiny since the revelation in March that consultancy Cambridge Analytica had misused Facebook user data in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election. That was despite statement the company made publicly saying it stopped that kind of behaviour years earlier. The New York Times noted Spotify lets users share ...

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  • YouTuber Rigs Glitter and Stink Bomb to Catch Porch Pirates
YouTuber Rigs Glitter and Stink Bomb to Catch Porch Pirates

Mr Rober's YouTube post detailing his plan was sponsored and some online questioned whether the thieves were real or hired actors, but the engineer told the Washington Post all the footage was genuine. The package is created to look as real as possible, but a close inspection of the label reveals a subtle pop culture reference (and the inspirat...

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