• Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Reports of 'Pieces Left in the Body'
Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Reports of 'Pieces Left in the Body'

On Tuesday, the company issued a press release advising retailers in the United States and Canada to pull its product U by Kotex Sleek tampons, regular absorbency , off shelves due to a "quality-related defect". Anyone who purchased the affected product should stop using it immediately, the company said, advising those who experience vaginal injur...

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  • Google is not politically biased, CEO Sundar Pichai to tell Congress
Google is not politically biased, CEO Sundar Pichai to tell Congress

It's not bias of company employees. "Those three words change everything", Representative Jordan asserted, directly alleging selective political pushes are indicative of a bias deeply ingrained into the company's culture as Google obviously act with the intention of influencing the outcome of the election and wasn't simply trying to increase vo...

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  • Saudi Arabia To Cut Oil Exports By 1 Million Bpd Next Month
Saudi Arabia To Cut Oil Exports By 1 Million Bpd Next Month

EST. Oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains from Friday when producer club OPEC and some non-affiliated producers agreed on a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January in defiance to US President Donald Trump's call for the producer group to keep taps open.

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  • United Kingdom business alarmed at May confidence vote
United Kingdom business alarmed at May confidence vote

Both sides have already stepped up preparations for the possibility that Britain leaves the European Union with no deal at all. It comes days after May postponed a vote to approve the divorce deal to avoid all-but-certain defeat. She will remain the leader, and prime minister until the successor is picked. If the contest got to that stage, it wou...

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  • Uber files for IPO, Wall Street Journal reports
Uber files for IPO, Wall Street Journal reports

The company's floatation has always been expected to debut in 2019, but Uber's early approach in filing paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission means Uber could go public "as soon as the first quarter", according to the WSJ . "Having both companies go public will help the ride-hailing industry become much more rational and disciplined"...

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  • O2 network down across Kent leaving thousands without data
O2 network down across Kent leaving thousands without data

While the company claimed that voice calls are not affected by the problem, some customers say they can not make calls or send texts either, the BBC reported. Ericsson confirmed that an "expired certificate" in the software caused the outage impacting services in the United Kingdom and Japan. Industry sources told The Telegraph that a problem w...

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  • Altria investing $2.4 billion for 45% stake in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos
Altria investing $2.4 billion for 45% stake in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos

Aphria gained as much as 17 percent, retracing some of its losses this week, although the stock is still poised to end the week at its lowest price since November 2017. Aurora Cannabis Inc. rose as much as 11 percent, Canopy Growth Corp. climbed 7.3 percent and Tilray Inc. gained 5.5 percent. Other tobacco and alcoholic beverage companies are als...

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  • Police in Paris detain 320 people ahead of 'yellow vest' protest
Police in Paris detain 320 people ahead of 'yellow vest' protest

Police have said more than 350 protesters have already been detained on Saturday morning - mainly preventive arrests as people arrived at Paris mainline stations. Me, I'm not here to break things because I have four children so I am going to try to be safe for them, because they are afraid", protester Myriam Diaz told the AP.

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  • United States dollar falls on economic growth fears
United States dollar falls on economic growth fears

The dollar, which started the week on a weak footing as the apparent thaw in trade tensions between the USA and China cooled demand for the safe-haven currency, extended its fall as investors anxious about the inversion of the short end of the US yield curve in bond markets.

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  • ‘BIG leap forward,’ says Donald Trump on US-China relations
‘BIG leap forward,’ says Donald Trump on US-China relations

But Asia failed to follow the lead to the same extent after China gave its first official comments on the temporary trade truce which allowed for tariff hikes to be postponed for 90 days- until 1 April. "Very good things will happen". A USA government official briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday that no final report on the investigatio...

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  • Huawei executive arrested in Canada for 'violating USA sanctions on Iran'
Huawei executive arrested in Canada for 'violating USA sanctions on Iran'

Huawei , in a statement , said the arrest was made on behalf of the U.S.so Meng could be extradited to "face unspecified charges" in the Eastern District of NY. Some Western governments fear Beijing will gain access to fifth-generation (5G) mobile and other communications networks through Huawei and expand its spying ability, although the firm i...

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  • Oil prices ease in cautious trading ahead of OPEC meeting
Oil prices ease in cautious trading ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices fell along with weak stock markets on Thursday, but trading was tepid ahead of a meeting by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The Trump administration has sent the country's special envoy for Iran Brian Hook to Vienna , where he held talks with the Saudi energy minister one day before OPEC's 175th meeting.

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  • FTSE latest: London share prices PLUMMET amid US-China trade war fears
FTSE latest: London share prices PLUMMET amid US-China trade war fears

Mr Xi and Mr Trump had "deep exchanges in a friendly and candid atmosphere", setting the direction for an appropriate resolution to the problems between the two countries, Mr Wang said, in a statement carried on the foreign ministry's website .

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  • USA agrees to suspend new China tariffs for 90 days
USA agrees to suspend new China tariffs for 90 days

Trump and Xi agreed to keep their trade war from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days, an outcome gives both sides enough to boast of a win without resolving the fundamental differences between them.

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  • Trump's China auto tariffs claim sows confusion
Trump's China auto tariffs claim sows confusion

Trump said he and Xi "are the only two people that can bring about massive and very positive change, on trade and far beyond, between our two great Nations". The president also explained his philosophy of why he supported tariffs with foreign countries. ‎U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has been helping to lead trade talks for the adm...

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  • Additional 5 million pounds of ground beef added to recall
Additional 5 million pounds of ground beef added to recall

An already massive recall of ground beef products has now expanded to more than 12 million pounds as of Tuesday, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. While most individuals who contract salmonella recover without treatment, the bacteria is particularly risky in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

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  • US Fed says another rate hike
US Fed says another rate hike "likely to be warranted fairly soon"

Minutes released yesterday from the Fed's November 7-8 policy meeting showed disagreements about the path of interest rates, with some policymakers worrying that tightening too fast could stem economic growth. The broader Standard & Poor's 500-stock index climbed 2.3 per cent, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 3 per cent. Instead, officials sugge...

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  • US, China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute
US, China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

Meanwhile Wang Xiaolong, director general of the Foreign Ministry's department of global economic affairs, said negotiations between Chinese and U.S. officials were making some progress. "It is my great honor to be working with President Xi". China has targeted $110 billion worth of USA imports for tariffs. "China agreed to increase imports from ...

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  • Saudi Crown Prince Meets Egyptian President in Cairo
Saudi Crown Prince Meets Egyptian President in Cairo

It was the second protest in as many days against the de facto Saudi ruler, who was expected to fly into Tunis from Egypt on Tuesday for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi as part of a regional tour. The crown prince faced an early rebuke during his stopover in Tunisia, where hundreds of protesters gathered late Monday to protest his visi...

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  • Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning
Trump says doesn't believe own government's climate warning

Outside of Christmas and the actual day of Thanksgiving, there's no better day to drop bad news that you don't want people to see. The damning report, known as the National Climate Assessment , says that the consequences of climate change will leave no part of the USA untouched and that the warming climate will increase wildfires, crumble inf...

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  • Cyber Monday Deals in Tech, Software, Components, and Gadgets
Cyber Monday Deals in Tech, Software, Components, and Gadgets

From high-capacity AA batteries for $9.27 and a dual-port fast vehicle charger for $7.64 to $15 backpacks and $8 HDMI cables , this sale has you covered. Cyber Monday was on track to bring in a record $7.8 billion in USA online sales, but will also test the limits of retailers' e-commerce operations as millions of shoppers scour for steep disc...

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  • GM to slash jobs and close 8 plants
GM to slash jobs and close 8 plants

Last month, the company announced plans to reduce its workforce across North America to save money through voluntary redundancies, and did not rule out the possibility of layoffs. I care deeply about working families hearing this news right now. As recently as 2012, passenger cars made up more than 50 percent of all USA new vehicle sales.

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  • Best Black Friday 2018 Smartphone Deals: Unlocked, Accessories, & More
Best Black Friday 2018 Smartphone Deals: Unlocked, Accessories, & More

If you do not already have an Amazon Alexa device , then now is a great time to get one as Amazon has them available on special offer for the Black Friday weekend. You can link your Skype account to your Alexa devices in the Alexa app. You'll sign into your Skype account, and that's that. Voice and video calls aren't new for Alexa.

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  • 2% plunge as Dow rout continues amid tech woes, oil price fall
2% plunge as Dow rout continues amid tech woes, oil price fall

Target stocks fell 10.5 percent after a reporting lesser earnings than expected for the third quarter as major retailers prepare for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season at large. Apple fell 4 percent, Facebook lost 5.5 percent and Amazon fell 4.7 percent. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 29 points, or 1.9 percent, ...

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  • Crude oil prices test recent lows at start of holiday-shortened week
Crude oil prices test recent lows at start of holiday-shortened week

Russia , meanwhile, is sowing doubts about whether it will join OPEC in its next round of output cuts. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery traded at $56.37 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 83 cents, at 8:18 a.m.

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  • CDC Reports 1 Dead, 164 Sick With Salmonella
CDC Reports 1 Dead, 164 Sick With Salmonella

With less than a week to go until Thanksgiving, federal regulators haven't disclosed which brands of turkey are most affected by a recent salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 160 people in 35 states and been linked to at least one death.

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  • OPEC, partners discuss oil supply cut of up to 1.4 million bpd
OPEC, partners discuss oil supply cut of up to 1.4 million bpd

Brent dropped US$3.25 a barrel, or 4.5%, to a low of US$66.94 as of 10.40am EST (1540 GMT). Tuesday's 7% plunge in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) - the largest slump in more than 30 years of futures contracts - marked the 12th consecutive daily loss for the NY benchmark.

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  • Will the Saudi-Russian oil alliance hold as production cuts are mulled?
Will the Saudi-Russian oil alliance hold as production cuts are mulled?

An official from Kuwait, also an OPEC member, on Monday said that major oil exporters over the weekend had "discussed a proposal for some kind of cut in (crude) supply next year", although the official did not provide any detail. A decision is expected when OPEC meets next month. "There is a general discussion about this (cut). No one wants...

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  • Oil markets struggle to find footing after 7% slump
Oil markets struggle to find footing after 7% slump

A lift in U.S. sanctions on Iran, increased shale oil production coupled with predictions of reduced world demand for oil has kept prices in trenches. "The market now increasingly looks concerned about the prospect of too much supply", said Norbert Ruecker, head of macro and commodity research at Swiss bank Julius Baer.

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Spends 1st Day On Capitol Hill Protesting At Pelosi’s Office
Ocasio-Cortez Spends 1st Day On Capitol Hill Protesting At Pelosi’s Office

While Jordan enjoyed support from members of his own Freedom Caucus - and from having a smaller and more conservative Republican minority in the House - he simply didn't have wide enough support to defeat McCarthy. Politico first reported Wednesday that Trump has privately pushed McCarthy to make a deal with Jordan. With the speaker's gavel ...

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