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Turkey dismisses Trump threat to economy over Syrian Kurds

Trump also commented on Twitter to the Kurds, asking them not to "provoke" Turkey . USA secretary of state, who is on a whirlwind regional tour, also sought to reassure Washington's Kurdish allies, who fear the pullout would allow Turkey to attack them.

Senate approves bill to pay federal employees retroactively after shutdown ends

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear that he won't take up any legislation related to the shutdown in the Senate that President Donald Trump won't sign. "I do hope that my colleagues across the capital come to their senses and stop this ridiculous Trump shutdown". "If they can't do it I will declare a national emergency".

Ocasio-Cortez dancing means nothing, her ideas do

That led to a weekend of Twitter exchanges with Representative Steve Scalise , the No. 2 House Republican. In a statement to CBS , the White House said that her "sheer ignorance on the matter can't cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform" and "has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms".

Mega Millions jackpot up to $425 million for New Year's drawing

According the New York Lottery website , the winning ticket was sold at a gas station in Glen Head, New York , on Long Island. A record-breaking $1.537 billion Mega Millions prize was sold in SC a year ago, but the ticket buyer has not yet come forward.

Sears at WestShore Plaza closing in January

Liquidation sales are expected to start in January and continue until the stores are shut down in late March. The company has been seeking a bidder willing to keep the remaining stores open as part of a reorganization of the business. The Santa Barbara Sears store closure added up to another 72 jobs. Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection on October 15. The final decision on Lampert's bid will be made by the judge overseeing Sears.

Sears closing 80 more stores -- 2 in MI

Workers were told this week that liquidation sales are expected to start at the affected locations in two weeks, CNBC reports . It wants someone to buy about 500 of its stores and the Kenmore appliance brand to keep Sears and Kmart open for business.

Wall Street banks reassure US Treasury amid big market falls

Trump was reportedly not happy over the weekend with how Mnuchin handled an especially volatile market , which culminated with an unprecedented market drop on Monday - the Dow dipped by 2.9 percent and the S&P 500 fell 2.7 percent. Stocks opened higher in NY after some market participants return from holiday. 'This is nonsense, ' the source said about Mnuchin and who worked with Trump during his 2016 campaign.

Putin says US presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty

The Russian leader scoffed at the allegations, rejecting them as part of a smear campaign driven by domestic policy in the USA and elsewhere in the West. Putin, who said Russia's own relations with Britain were deadlocked but that Moscow was interested in improving them, characterized Brexit as an example where Western democracy was starting to show cracks.

Facebook Allowed Spotify to Read Your Private Messages

A spokeswoman for Yandex, which was accused previous year by Ukraine's security service of funneling its user data to the Kremlin, said the company was unaware of the access and did not know why Facebook had allowed it to continue. In other words, if you want to be a part of any social life or local political conversations or want to promote your work, that simply means being on Facebook.

Trump Wants Feds To 'Feel The Market' Instead Of Using 'Meaningless Numbers'

On Monday, the president said it was "incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation, the outside world blowing up around us, Paris is burning and China way down, the Fed is even considering yet another interest rate hike".

Trudeau: Diplomats will see second Canadian detained in China 'shortly'

Earlier this week, China detained two Canadian nationals - Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor - over allegations they were involved in activities endangering national security. "China knows it needs to take action because you can see the levels of pollution they have but they also see the economic opportunity", she added. The United States has accused her of lying to bankers about the use of a covert subsidiary to sell to Iran in breach of sanctions.

Google rules out a Chinese search engine

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, tried to pin down Pichai concretely on privacy. Pichai said the company was "happy to engage" to discuss legislation. "A significant portion of this hearing was a waste of time". Rothfus asked Pichai how many months the company had been working to develop the censored search engine and how many employees were involved. That's notable because it's the most detail the company has gone into regarding the project's size.

China threatens consequences if Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is not released

US President Donald Trump told Reuters on Tuesday he would intervene in the US Justice Department's case against Meng if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China . But ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the International Crisis Group, where Kovrig has been a Hong-Kong-based analyst since February 2017, is not registered in China and alleges its activities in the country are illegal.

Trump Imposes Six Month Deadline On Congress For NAFTA Substitute

Dziczek said she's anticipates a scenario where Trump signs a formal intent to withdraw, but ignores the fact that congressional approval would be required to repeal the underlying legislation that enforces the terms of the original agreement - a scenario she's dubbed "zombie NAFTA ".

We're quitting OPEC in 2019

It also has made the country fantastically wealthy, sparking its successful bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. There's also been a shift in the way energy exports are shared from Qatar. Qatar could potentially do the same. The OPEC is a group of 15 oil-exporting nations, several of them in the Arab world, that virtually control the global prices of crude oil by regulating their supplies.

GM to close 5 factories, including Hamtramck and Warren

The changes announced Monday include closure of a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that makes the Chevrolet Cruze; a Detroit plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 and a plant in Ontario, Canad, a that makes the Chevrolet Impala.

Sobeys pulls romaine lettuce from shelves

The incident raises the question about why it is so hard to trace where E. coli outbreaks come from. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans "not to eat" romaine lettuce amid links to an E Coli outbreak.

Gathering Storm? Anti-Pelosi Democrats United In Finding New Leadership...For Now

Republicans complained about the unpopularity of the GOP tax law they blamed for losses in NY and other key states, some attendees told reporters after the meeting. "We welcome Nancy Pelosi's support, but words are not enough". On the Democratic side, Pelosi remains she's confident she'll have enough support to win when voting gets underway after Thanksgiving, and challenged her opponents Wednesday to put forward an alternative candidate.

It’s official: Amazon names NYC, Northern Virginia as two sites for HQ2

Executives traveled across the United States - and to one Canadian city - to tour sites to find the company's next home. The behemoth announced that it will split " HQ2 " between New York City and Arlington , Virginia. An affordable housing crisis there prompted the city council to adopt a head tax on businesses in May, which Amazon helped overturn in a subsequent city council vote.

Tesla picks insider to replace Musk as chair after SEC row

Denholm, an independent director at Tesla since 2014, now serves as the chief financial officer of Telstra , Australia's biggest telecom company. Musk is being replaced as part of an SEC settlement for the CEO's infamous and expensive "funding secured" tweet. That alluded to shortsellers, investors who have bet that Tesla shares will fall and who are frequently the subject of Musk´s derision.

MI vote to legalize pot fires up investor momentum behind cannabis

MI voters said "Yes" to Proposal 1 , making the state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational cannabis cultivation and use for those 21 years of age and older. Doctors can prescribe cannabis products for various symptoms, and patients can either buy it or grow it at home. The Associated Press has not called the race.

With eye on aid, Pakistan PM meets Chinese counterpart

Li said the former cricket star's visit would "further consolidate and develop the firm, enduring ties between our two countries". According to reports from Pakistan, the new bus service will be launched between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via PaK on November 3.

Lottery boom in Arizona continues; another $1M ticket sold near Phoenix

It's not just a win for one or more ticket holders, but for SC as well, Cooper said. The jackpot for Powerball had climbed to $620 million by Wednesday afternoon. The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $US354.3 million. Sales reached almost $740 million during that time, lottery officials said. Rolfe Hughes, a Simpsonville resident, said he's driven passed the station a "million times", but he'd never bought a lottery ticket .

Numbers Drawn for $476-Million Powerball Jackpot

Reports indicate that almost 280 million tickets were purchased for the drawing. The current jackpot beats the previous record, a $1.586 billion jackpot for a Powerball drawing in 2016, said Seth Elkin, a spokesman for Mega Millions. Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m). The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in USA history.

Trump Warns Mexico on Migrant Caravan, Threatens to Close Border

In a series of tweets , Trump blamed Democrats, leaders of Central American countries and "existing weak laws" for the influx. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the USA, and her daughter at a migrant shelter in Guatemala City Why are they leaving? "He's making a political calculation", Ebrard said, adding that migrants arriving ...

Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi probe

Many members of the US Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with ally Saudi Arabia , have issued strong criticism of the kingdom since Khashoggi's disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Local TV channels have broadcast what they said was footage of a vehicle exiting the consulate premises and parking at the residence two hours after Khashoggi disappeared.

Turkey says joint 'inspection' planned at Saudi Consulate

Trade in the forward currency market, used by banks to hedge investments, suggested some institutions were protecting themselves against the risk of capital outflows or US sanctions on Riyadh after the disappearance of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi authorities, in Istanbul .

Trump says Fed 'out of control' but keeps Powell

So they [the Federal Reserve board of governors] are always questioning, 'Is now the time for us to act?' Hindsight is 20/20, but they have to make policy today ". "Auto sales is another area we might expect to see some eventual slowing, as higher rates typically bite with a lag". At that time, the markets interpreted his comments to mean the Fed could become aggressive with the pace of its rate hikes this year and into next if it finds signs that inflation is heating up and threatening ...

Canada pipeline blast risks Washington natural gas shortage

To avoid an even more extensive shortage, the gas distribution system operator has asked customers that do have gas to turn down their thermostats and use their appliances that run on gas as little as possible. "We thought it might have been a train crash or a low-flying jet", he said. "There is a potential impact on Seattle and north of Seattle", Stout said.

EU official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week

Asked by the BBC to offer her backing to Mrs May's plan, Ms McVey sidestepped the questions. Labour demands that Britain retain "the exact same" perks it now has within the EU's customs union and single market - something May's so-called Chequers plan does not meet and which the EU rules out since London chose to leave both.

Centre, BJP-ruled states cut fuel prices, Congress calls it panic reaction

Sources said the Centre has also urged the State governments to slash taxes on petrol and diesel which will is likely to further reduce the prices by at least Rs 5 per litre. The state will do so if the Centre bring the fuel prices down to the level when the Narendra Modi government assumed office in May 2014, Issac told the media here while reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement in this regard.

Amazon raises minimum wage for British and American staff

Doug Gurr, Amazon vice-president and UK Country Manager, said: "We're excited to announce we are raising our minimum wage for employees from November 1". Target is aiming to pay at least $15 to every employee by 2020. Amazon, which became the second company after Apple to cross $1 trillion in market value last month, now pays around $11 per hour.

Official says basis of Canada-US deal reached

But the president noted that the deal would need to be ratified by Congress, a step that could be complicated by the outcome of the fall congressional elections. Some analysts saw this trade agreement as a potential sign of the Trump administration's willingness to make trade deals, though prospects for an agreement with China aren't likely to be changed by this news.

Mexico trade deal text to exclude Canada, irritating USA lawmakers

One of the sources said Canada would take nothing for granted until Trump had signed off on the deal. Ottawa is also seeking assurances that the United States will not, after signing a new NAFTA deal, turn around and hit Canada with punitive auto tariffs.

Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musk's job in jeopardy

A successful prosecution by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ) could see Mr Musk being barred from holding an executive role within the company as well as fined. Based on the leak, it seems the program will be running throughout the next year or so; it's unclear when Tesla plans to enable the fully autonomous capability.

Michelle Guthrie Dumped As ABC Boss

Guthrie has been a divisive figure during her tenure as ABC boss. Ousted ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has responded to her shock axing, saying she is " devastated " at the decision made by the national broadcaster's board of directors and is now considering her legal options.

Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing as 30 passengers suffer bleeding

The carrier said it has taken the cockpit crew off duty pending an investigation into the incident. The airline said it will arrange alternate flights for the passengers. The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation into the incident. The crew is being derostered.

Trump's $200 billion China threat wobbles European, hurts Asian stocks

The White House pledged to immediately pursue further tariffs on around $267 billion of Chinese imports if the country retaliates. China announced $60 billion in retaliatory measures on Tuesday, which included a 10 percent tariff on imported LNG from the United States .

Britain Confident Trump Will Stand Up to Putin

Speaking by telephone, Andrei Kuklin, head of the company, said, "Unfortunately I can not comment". Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called the sanctions as well as other USA steps over alleged hacking groundless and promised a response.

Elon Musk: This has been the most painful year of my career

Investors must have gotten unnerved. Musk's tweet caused a financial firestorm with Tesla shares immediately skyrocketing by nearly 11 per cent, although in the coming days they lost a good part of what they had gained and tanked further after Musk's interview with the NYT .

Why markets are anxious about suddenly cold Turkey

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assured President Donald Trump at a cabinet meeting that sanctions were ready to be put in place unless Brunson was freed. Referring to imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson, Trump said "they have a great Christian pastor there, he's a very innocent man". Albayrak said there would be no concessions on fiscal discipline, adding: "We are targeting lowering inflation into the single digits as soon as possible".

Senior Chinese delegates to visit United States for trade war talks

The last official round of talks was in early June when the USA commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross , met Liu He in Beijing . While Mr Liu and Mr Ross had also been involved in the four previous rounds, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's absence from the coming round rendered it a lower-level meeting.

Rupee slumps below 70 against U.S. dollar

Rupee hits a fresh lifetime low as EM currencies slide . Previously, the rupee had dropped 2.4 per cent or 148 paise in a single day in August 2013. dollar. India plans to raise 6.06 trillion rupees ($86.71 billion) in the current fiscal year ending in March 2019, to fund the fiscal deficit. "The dollar index has strengthened beyond 96 levels reflecting its safe-haven status due to a possible domino effect of the Turkey crisis on the other financial institutions".

China threatens new tariffs on $60bn worth of U.S. goods

Washington imposed 25 percent duties on $34 billion of Chinese goods on July 6. U.S. threats have escalated since, with the president saying he is ready to impose tariffs on all $500bn of Chinese imports. Beijing said the timing of the new tariffs would depend on whether the United States follows through on its threat. The Ministry threat came after Mr.

Trump plans emergency aid to farmers affected by his tariffs

Such a move comes after farmers across the country especially those of products like soybeans and apple have complained that the retaliatory tariffs have hit them very badly. House Speaker Paul Ryan Ryan offered Tuesday that he doesn't think "tariffs are the right answer". The plan, however, has already magnified objections among some Republicans that the tariffs amount to taxes on American consumers.

Business groups urge United States not to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports

Agriculture officials said the payments couldn't be calculated until after harvests come in. "It will rely in part on a Depression-era programme called the Commodity Credit Corporation , a division of the Agriculture Department that was created in 1933 to offer a financial backstop for farmers", it said.

GST Council Meet: Sanitary napkins exempted from tax

Sanitary napkins, which attract 12 per cent tax, and fortified milk, which was taxed at 18 per cent, have been exempt from the new indirect tax. The Goods and Services Tax Council on Saturday slashed rates on over 50 products in a move aimed at appealing to traders and the middle classes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government eyes next year's elections.

Trump threatens tariffs on all US$505 billion of Chinese imports

A top Federal Reserve official, meanwhile, warned the trade war could hurt the USA economy. The view that China and the euro area are manipulating their currencies contradicts the Treasury's own currency report , which found in April that no major US trade partner is gaming its exchange rate.

Trump to OPEC: 'Reduce pricing now!'

His latest was a reminder that the USA defends many OPEC members for "very little" money. Riyadh has the spare capacity to help meet any additional demand in the market, but has stopped short of saying it will immediately start adding the full two million barrels per day.

Amazon Prime Day Is Coming To Australia This Month!

This will be the fourth time that Amazon has held such an event, and this time around it will last a full day and half, giving Prime members plenty of time to sift through bargains. Second, use a site like CamelCamelCamel or a Chrome extension like Keepa . For this deal , it has cut the price from $229.99 to $129.99, which is the lowest price Amazon has ever had for the Echo Show .