• Canada warns United States not to politicise extradition cases
Canada warns United States not to politicise extradition cases

It seems that Canada has been played as a patsy and so far, two Canadians have been jailed in China and the Chinese government is threatening further retaliation against Canada, but nothing against the United States. Meng". "Canada was granted consular access to Michael Kovrig ". "The Canadian government at the request of the US side wrongly d...

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  • Montana ag leaders praise passage of Farm Bill
Montana ag leaders praise passage of Farm Bill

All that's left now is for President Donald Trump to sign it. Furthermore, this confusion has kept some investors (many in the US) on the sidelines. Hemp , like marijuana, already is legal in some states. "The commodities that we raise and grow in South Dakota, whether that's corn, soybeans, wheat, livestock, we're always in competition with the...

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  • Any contentious matter can be solved through discussion, says RBI Governor
Any contentious matter can be solved through discussion, says RBI Governor

BJP member Vyas, who was a minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet in Gujarat has questioned Shaktikanta Das's credentials to be governor of the RBI. After the two-year deputation with RBI, Patel became a consultant to the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs - a position he held from 1998 to 2001.

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  • China, U.S. discuss next stage of trade talks
China, U.S. discuss next stage of trade talks

The White House is delaying a second round of payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by a trade dispute between China and the United States, amid optimism China will soon resume buying USA soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters .

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  • Google's CEO Tells Congress 'No Bias,' Conservatives Say 'Bull'
Google's CEO Tells Congress 'No Bias,' Conservatives Say 'Bull'

Pichai reiterated Google's position that it has no plans "right now" to re-enter China with a search engine generating censored results to comply with the demands of that country's Communist government. Steve Chabot , a Republican from OH, said he needed to go to the third or fourth page of search results to find positive coverage of the bil...

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  • Oil's love triangle ends up with Trump in tears
Oil's love triangle ends up with Trump in tears

Signs about a positive outcome of the pally with the non-OPEC allies emerged early Friday, with Russian Federation agreeing to cut output by 200,000 barrels per day. "Opec has basically said, we've got you, we're going to take down production". The recent decline in crude prices also came as jitters pegged to global trade relations between China ...

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  • Canada Arrests Huawei Executive; China Demands Her Immediate Release
Canada Arrests Huawei Executive; China Demands Her Immediate Release

Chinese foreign-ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that his government wants Canadian officials to reveal their reasoning. "The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim ", the diplomatic mission said in a statement .

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  • OPEC output decision delayed until Russian Federation talks
OPEC output decision delayed until Russian Federation talks

OPEC began capping supply in partnership with Russian Federation and several other nations previous year in order to end a punishing downturn in oil prices. is just like the consumer in France, India or Saudi Arabia who have every right to get affordable access to fuel. The kingdom is under economic pressure after a collapse in oil prices last mont...

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  • Trump, Xi sit down to dinner at G20 to discuss trade war
Trump, Xi sit down to dinner at G20 to discuss trade war

With the United States and China locked in growing disputes over commerce and security that have raised questions about the future of their relationship, global financial markets next week will take their lead from the outcome of talks between Trump and Xi over dinner on Saturday .

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  • Fed hints at higher rates despite Trump attack
Fed hints at higher rates despite Trump attack

This is probably because Fed Chair Jerome Powell stole most of the thunder the day before with his dovish remarks about the fate of future rate hikes. "I'm doing deals and I'm not being accommodated by the Fed", Trump told the Washington Post . Many economists also worry about potential economic damage caused by President Donald Trump's ...

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  • Trump, Xi trade war dinner went 'very well' - White House advisor
Trump, Xi trade war dinner went 'very well' - White House advisor

It remains uncertain how the two sides will resolve underlying USA concerns over trade barriers, subsidies and alleged technology theft. It noted "As we leave Buenos Aires today, we look back on the Argentine Presidency with much appreciation for its significant progress on the core issues spanning the future of work, infrastructure for develop...

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  • Why is Qatar leaving OPEC?
Why is Qatar leaving OPEC?

This step by Qatar is an attempt to give more value to gas, which is usually costed against oil when companies make capital and operating expenditure decisions. Moreover, the Canadian province of Alberta has said it will force producers to cut output by 8.7% while a statement by Qatar that it will leave OPEC has had little impact as its crude pro...

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  • Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers
Bush's service dog will go on to help other soldiers

He will be buried next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953. "He added: "A lovely day In Texas - 'ceiling and visibility unlimited, ' Mr. Bush". Sully has his own Instagram account; here he is shown "assisting with voting" as Mr Bush cast his ballot in last month's United States presidential mid-term election.

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  • Oil Prices Rally As Russia May Be Joining The Cuts
Oil Prices Rally As Russia May Be Joining The Cuts

Trump has backed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite calls from many USA politicians to impose stiff sanctions on Riyadh. "It's a long shot, but the parties are going to be there and if there's something to be worked out, it can be worked out there", said Ed Morse, a veteran OPEC-watcher at Citigroup.

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  • Ohio Representatives urge GM to reverse course after announced plant closures
Ohio Representatives urge GM to reverse course after announced plant closures

Several automakers said privately on Wednesday they feared GM's action could prompt Trump to take action faster than expected on new tariffs. "Otherwise, lets just make our Country richer than ever before!" Shortly after the announcement, Trump said that he would consider cutting all of the company's subsidies, including credit going to consume...

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  • Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies amid layoffs, possible plant closures
Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies amid layoffs, possible plant closures

The earlier rally was linked to Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra's plan to boost cash flow by shutting plants in the USA and Canada and jettisoning slow-selling sedans from the lineup. What that would look like wasn't immediately clear: electric vehicles are eligible for a US$7,500 federal tax credit, but neither the president nor Kudlow prov...

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  • General Motors to slash 14,700 jobs in North America
General Motors to slash 14,700 jobs in North America

Four factories in the USA and one in Canada could be shuttered by the end of 2019 if the automaker and its unions don't come up with an agreement to allocate more work to those facilities, GM said in a statement Monday. Some of the affected factories could resume production, depending on the outcome of the company's contract negotiations with the...

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  • Bitcoin has Huge Value; the Downfall is Temporary - Crypto Expert Claims
Bitcoin has Huge Value; the Downfall is Temporary - Crypto Expert Claims

Yu said that his mining units are likely to remain in operation, and the machines could possibly "acquire more coins as others have temporarily stopped running their machines". Since then, XLM has been continuously struggling to move out of the bearish zone. One LTC is now valued at around 0.00781 BTC . After an epic rally past year that excee...

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  • Hundreds of flights canceled as Midwest braces for snowstorm
Hundreds of flights canceled as Midwest braces for snowstorm

The forecast for central IL is for up to six inches of snow, with the heaviest snow north of Springfield. Overall, nationwide, USA Today reported 500 canceled flights total, and another 700 delayed as of 11:50 am ET Sunday. Omaha and most of the area north of Interstate 80 was still under a winter weather advisory Sunday morning. The storm ...

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  • Asian stocks slide after Wall Street losses, Nissan arrest
Asian stocks slide after Wall Street losses, Nissan arrest

The S&P energy index rose 1.6 per cent as oil prices steadied after a 6 per cent plunge on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 551.80 points, or 2.2 percent, to 24,465.64. All eyes were on Apple, whose shares were down 3 percent to trade at $180.07, adding to previous losses amid reports of weakened iPhone demand. Oil prices cli...

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  • Clashing with Trump, US government report says climate change will batter economy
Clashing with Trump, US government report says climate change will batter economy

This year's National Climate Assessment is the fourth time the USA government has issued a comprehensive look at climate change and is the first assessment to take place during the Trump administration . Outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies wrote the report, which was released on the afternoon following Thanksgiving. The rep...

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  • Snow, rain predicted to fall over Chicago area Sunday after Thanksgiving
Snow, rain predicted to fall over Chicago area Sunday after Thanksgiving

Early-morning lows drop to about 20 degrees from Philadelphia to New York City. Today will be the coldest Thanksgiving in decades for most of the Northeast, the result of an Arctic blast of air that's pushing temperatures 15 to 25 degrees colder than a year ago.

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  • Explainer - What you need to know about Gibraltar in Brexit talks
Explainer - What you need to know about Gibraltar in Brexit talks

Britain and the European Union have agreed on a draft deal on their future relationship. "Until that's clear in the exit text and the political declaration over the future relationship, we won't be able to agree to it". That means Spain alone can not block the deal, which in any event has yet to be debated and approved the UK Parliament, where...

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  • Oil downside risk at four-year high on OPEC inaction fears
Oil downside risk at four-year high on OPEC inaction fears

With the U.S. -China trade dispute threatening to hurt global economic growth, demand for crude oil is expected to drop significantly in the near term. The French bank said this was due to "sizeable" losses in Iranian exports expected because of USA sanctions against Tehran and because of risks of disruptions in Venezuela and also Libya and Niger...

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  • Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91000 pounds of
Possible salmonella outbreak triggers recall of 91000 pounds of

The recalled items include one-pound packages of Jennie-O Ground Turkey 93% Lean, Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, Ground Turkey 85% Lean and Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey. One concern is that consumers may have contaminated products in their freezers. The recalled beef should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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  • Protectionism 'Doomed To Failure': China's Xi Says In Swipe At US
Protectionism 'Doomed To Failure': China's Xi Says In Swipe At US

President Xi was all about [US President] Donald Trump's tariffs. Vice President Mike Pence warned Saturday that U.S. sanctions and pressure on China would remain in place until Beijing reforms its trade practices. The port city is effectively on lockdown with a heavy police presence and warships from the US, Australia and New Zealand patroll...

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  • Dow tanks 600 points, tech gets rocked
Dow tanks 600 points, tech gets rocked

Canada's main stock index also fell on Monday, weighed by losses in shares of precious metal miners as gold prices hit its lowest in a month. The S&P 500 technology sector index fell 3.5 per cent, and the financial sector index fell 2.0 per cent.

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  • Amazon wins big with split decision for NYC, Virginia headquarters
Amazon wins big with split decision for NYC, Virginia headquarters

Instead, it appears the deal will ensure that Amazon is saddled with the same arcane and outmoded construction-union work rules and compensation levels that have saddled New York City with the nation's highest urban construction costs. Mike Gianaris and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents Long Island City, were also signer...

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  • Oil prices rise as Saudi announces supply cut
Oil prices rise as Saudi announces supply cut

Both WTI and Brent futures are up 0.75%, having jumped more than 1% in initial trade. "One thing that is abundantly clear, OPEC is in for a shale shocker as United States crude production increased to a record 11.6 million barrels per day and will cross the 12 million threshold next year", Stephen Innes of financial services company Oanda said ....

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  • Jack Ma Heads Toward Retirement With Another Singles' Day Record
Jack Ma Heads Toward Retirement With Another Singles' Day Record

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan (US$30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour online retail frenzy Singles' Day, but the event's annual growth dropped to its slowest rate. Single's Day is not a traditional Chinese holiday. Today, Singles' Day has expanded to become a shopping festi...

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  • Walmart vs. Target Black Friday 2018
Walmart vs. Target Black Friday 2018

Black Friday deals will go live on Walmart .com at 10 p.m. ET on November 21., two hours earlier than past year. Retail sales increased 6.1 percent in the week ended November 3, providing additional momentum for United States chains that are dangling free shipping and other enticements to grab bargain-seeking early shoppers.

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  • Pompeo Allows Sanctions Exception for Iran Port Development
Pompeo Allows Sanctions Exception for Iran Port Development

The EIA expects output to break through 12 million bpd by mid-2019, largely thanks to a surge in shale oil production. The decline in prices over the past weeks follows a rally between August and October when crude was pushed up ahead of the re-introduction of sanctions against Iran's oil exports on November 5.

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  • Let's get high: MI just voted to legalize recreational marijuana
Let's get high: MI just voted to legalize recreational marijuana

Instead of one ballot initiative to legalize marijuana, there were three - each with different marijuana sales tax percentages and allocating that tax revenue to different locations. There were some potential pitfalls with the drafting of the measure, which lacked any provisions to regulate the marijuana industry in the state. The initiative requ...

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  • IAEA confirms Iran fulfills nuclear deal, says Russia’s envoy
IAEA confirms Iran fulfills nuclear deal, says Russia’s envoy

In May, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal which was signed by his predecessor Barack Obama after years of negotiations. The measures taking effect Monday restore all the sanctions that had previously been lifted under the accord, which had given Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear p...

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  • Second wave of USA sanctions on Iran starts tomorrow
Second wave of USA sanctions on Iran starts tomorrow

The U.S. reimposed oil and financial sanctions against Iran on Monday, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its missile and nuclear programs and counter its growing military and political influence in the Middle East.

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  • Amazon to roll out free shipping to everyone during 2018 holiday season
Amazon to roll out free shipping to everyone during 2018 holiday season

A few weeks ago, Target announced that it's going to offer customers free 2-day shipping during the holiday season , including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with absolutely no requirements. Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. If you are a Prime subscri...

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  • Japan Airlines pilot arrested in United Kingdom for drinking before flight
Japan Airlines pilot arrested in United Kingdom for drinking before flight

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said that Jitsukawa pleaded guilty yesterday to exceeding the alcohol limit at Uxbridge magistrates' court. A test later revealed that Jitsukawa had 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, almost 10 times the U.K.'s legal limit of 20 mg for pilots, according to the BBC.

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  • Trump Hints China Trade Moves for Argentina G20 After Xi Call
Trump Hints China Trade Moves for Argentina G20 After Xi Call

Trump imposed new tariffs on roughly half of Chinese imports this summer while Beijing fired back with tariffs on most USA products. Beijing and Washington have been involved in a trade spat since April 2018, when the United States started imposing steep tariffs on goods from China .

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  • India Jumps 23 Places On World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business Index
India Jumps 23 Places On World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business Index

The country was ranked at 70th in 2002 and 85th in 2009. The World Bank report ranked Kenya at position 128 in dealing with construction permits. On the measure of absolute progress towards best practice, India significantly improved its Doing Business score to 67.23, from 60.76 a year ago. "No one questions that these things are importan...

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  • RBI, govt to hold consultations frequently, says Finance Ministry
RBI, govt to hold consultations frequently, says Finance Ministry

In contrast, a central bank plays a test match, trying to win each session but, importantly, also survive it so as to have a chance to win the next session, Acharya had said. Government officials had recently called for the RBI to relax lending restrictions on some banks. Sources in the ministry of finance told Firstpost that Section 7 of the...

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  • Donald Trump Plans Aggressive Campaign for Mid-term Elections
Donald Trump Plans Aggressive Campaign for Mid-term Elections

Democrats are leading in Orange and Osceola counties. Obama, whose visit was announced Monday, is scheduled to stump with the two top-of-ticket candidates and other Democrats at the Ice Palace film studioes only four days before the November 6 elections.

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  • Economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in 3rd quarter
Economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in 3rd quarter

Yet a trade war exists between Washington and Beijing as well as other trade disputes between the US and other trade partners, with the slowdown last quarter mostly reflecting the retaliatory tariffs impact that Beijing imposed on exports from the USA including soybeans.

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  • Indonesia says Lion Air passenger flight from Jakarta to Sumatra has crashed
Indonesia says Lion Air passenger flight from Jakarta to Sumatra has crashed

The bulk of the plane is believed to have sunk . An Indonesian search and rescue agency official estimated there would be no survivors from the Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea north of Java Island on Monday. from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Distraught relatives are praying for a miracle as they wait for infor...

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  • Trump says he 'maybe' regrets picking Jerome Powell as Fed chief
Trump says he 'maybe' regrets picking Jerome Powell as Fed chief

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee stood by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after President Donald Trump said he "maybe" regrets appointing because the Fed has increased interest rates. Johnson clashed with Fed chief William McChesney Martin over raising rates in 1965. Trump argues the boom he says is generated by his eco...

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  • Numbers drawn for $750 million Powerball, third-largest in game history
Numbers drawn for $750 million Powerball, third-largest in game history

Even as stock markets sank again, one person (or group) made a lot of money this past week: the yet-to-be-identified holder of the single ticket that won the Mega Millions lottery. Last month, a drought-stricken farmer in NSW was given some relief after he won $200,000 in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. "They just want to take a moment o...

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  • Abe’s China visit expected to promote ties, boost cooperation
Abe’s China visit expected to promote ties, boost cooperation

Furthermore, Japan would like to take advantage of China's huge population. Abe, for his part, reiterated the importance of free, fair, and rules-based trade. Perhaps one of the most important shifts in the ties was Japan's announcement that it was officially ending 40 years of development aid to China, and that from this point forward Tokyo an...

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  • WWE Confirms Crown Jewel to Remain in Saudi Arabia Despite Extraordinary Controversy
WWE Confirms Crown Jewel to Remain in Saudi Arabia Despite Extraordinary Controversy

Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey's Istanbul on October 2 to obtain documentation for his upcoming marriage, but he never left the place. For their part, the Trump administration and the USA defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted US$110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia.

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  • OPEC Mulls Options to Cut 2019 Oil Output to Prevent Oversupply
OPEC Mulls Options to Cut 2019 Oil Output to Prevent Oversupply

Still, losses are limited by persistent concern that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners won't be able to fill a supply gap from Iran when renewed USA sanctions on the Islamic Republic take effect in November.

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