• Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing
Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing

The Fed has raised interest rates twice already this year. In a pair of tweets , Trump said China , the European Union and others had been "manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower" while the USA dollar strengthened, eroding "our big competitive edge".

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $433 Million
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $433 Million

According to the Kansas Lottery, Friday night's Mega Millions drawing kicks off the weekend with a jackpot worth an estimated $422 million, including a cash option of $254.8 million. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play or toss in an extra dollar for the multiplier, which can be two times or up to five times the consolation winnings.

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  • Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 bln of Chinese imports
Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 bln of Chinese imports

Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent. Heating oil edged up 0.7 percent to $2.10 a gallon. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.7 per cent to 28,212.37. The outbursts were another crosswind for Wall Street , which struggled to find direction and finished the day a hair's breadth in negative territory.

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  • Ritz cracker products recalled due to potential salmonella
Ritz cracker products recalled due to potential salmonella

The rice pouches were sold across the country but the voluntary withdraws are only affecting products sold here in Eastern Canada. Ritz Crackers and Ritz Bits are just a couple of the products undergoing a recall from parent company Mondelēz Global LLC.

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  • A plane's been forced into making an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport
A plane's been forced into making an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport

National Air Traffic Services (NATS) said the control tower at the airport had been evacuated. Emergency teams spent the night cleaning the main runway at Gatwick Airport after a British Airways plane spilled 90 litres of hydraulic fluid following an emergency landing.

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  • Salmonella contamination: crackers and chicken nuggets recalled
Salmonella contamination: crackers and chicken nuggets recalled

According to a press release , the affected products contain whey powder which the supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. The agency is continuing its investigation that may result in more recalls, there has been one reported illness associated with the consumption...

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  • Parasite In McDonald's Salads Sickens 163 People In 13 States
Parasite In McDonald's Salads Sickens 163 People In 13 States

In less than a week, the number rose from 61 to 163 across 10 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of July 13, McDonald's had chose to stop selling salads at restaurants in 14 states, according to the FDA.

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  • Owners of the Tesla Model S in Germany deprived of the benefits
Owners of the Tesla Model S in Germany deprived of the benefits

In 2017, the access to a new €4,000 EV incentive was initially denied to Tesla buyers in the country because the negotiations between the German government and the country's auto industry resulted in a cap on EVs with a starting price of less than €60,000.

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  • Ryanair cancels 600 flights to Spain, Portugal and Belgium
Ryanair cancels 600 flights to Spain, Portugal and Belgium

Tens of thousands of passengers will be affected by the strikes in Portugal, Spain and Belgium which will take place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 July. The strike will affect almost 50 thousand passengers who have booked flights from the mentioned countries on 25 or 26 July. Separately, Ryanair said Thursday it had signed an agreement with t...

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  • The EU suggests Theresa May's Brexit plans could be illegal
The EU suggests Theresa May's Brexit plans could be illegal

The "backstop" is a contingency plan Britain the the European Union have agreed needs to be in place to avoid the return of a hard border in Ireland and uphold the Good Friday Agreement. Meanwhile, Mr Davis, whose resignation from Mrs May's top team was followed by that of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, told the Sunday Express the govern...

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  • Trump heightens tariff threat in trade war with China
Trump heightens tariff threat in trade war with China

His comments anxious investors already grappling with the impact of a strengthening US dollar on corporate results, and key stock indexes on Wall Street dropped at the open on Friday. Earlier this year, he invoked national security as a justification for taxing imported steel and aluminum. The U.S. -China spat is the largest and broadest of sever...

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  • The New Zealand company pioneering a four-day working week
The New Zealand company pioneering a four-day working week

When he announced the plan to his employees, he asked them to brainstorm how to keep their own productivity as high as it had been before as their hours changed to get Wednesdays or Fridays off. The company, Perpetual Guardian , was merely running a test trial for its 240 staff to see if it successfully struck a balance between work and home roles...

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  • 30% less sugar in new version of Cadbury Dairy Milk
30% less sugar in new version of Cadbury Dairy Milk

The recipe does not rely on artificial sweeteners, colours or preservatives but instead includes more fibre in place of some of the sugar. Glenn Caton, president of Northern Europe, Mondelēz worldwide said: "Our brands have been around for hundreds of years".

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  • Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm on Concerns About Sharing of Public User-Data
Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm on Concerns About Sharing of Public User-Data

In March 2017, Facebook prohibited user data being used for government surveillance following pressure from civil liberties groups concerned about the targeting of dissidents and protesters. He added: "To be abundantly clear: What Cambridge Analytica did was explicitly illegal, while the collection of public data is completely legal and sanctione...

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  • Amazon Prime Day 2018 was largest in history
Amazon Prime Day 2018 was largest in history

Amazon said this week's Prime Day was a massive success. Until other retailers catch up with the online giant, Amazon will likely break its Prime Day 2018 record. "Count on Prime Day 2019 to continue this trend, which is great news for all retailers". Amazon now has over 6,000 registered employee-owned dogs that roam the company's headquarters.

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  • CVS pharmacist fired for refusing to fill hormone prescription for trans woman
CVS pharmacist fired for refusing to fill hormone prescription for trans woman

After filling the prescription at Walgreens without trouble, Hall said she called CVS' corporate phone line multiple times to complain, but that no one addressed her concerns. It was the second recent controversial incident to take place in a Phoenix-area pharmacy. She says the pharmacist refused to fill the prescription with other customers with...

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  • Marchionne exits Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari amid health crisis
Marchionne exits Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari amid health crisis

Directors of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ( FCA ) are to meet today to discuss who will succeed Sergio Marchionne as CEO, the Italian-Canadian now on medical leave following surgery to his shoulder. In a statement, Mr Elkann said he was "profoundly saddened" by the situation. "It has been my privilege to have had Sergio at my side for all these ...

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  • European shares take heart from Powell testimony as earnings flow in
European shares take heart from Powell testimony as earnings flow in

The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite notched a record high on Tuesday before closing up 0.63 percent to 7,855.12 and outperforming other US indexes, which recorded slighter gains. Copper prices plunged to one-year lows as fund selling accelerated due to worries about demand from the trade tussle between the U.S. and top consumer China.

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  • GST on more than 50 goods slashed; sanitary napkins exempt..
GST on more than 50 goods slashed; sanitary napkins exempt..

The council cut taxes on sanitary pads and fortified baby milk to zero, Goyal said. Ahead of the Rakshabandhan festival, which celebrates the brother-sister bond, Rakhis have also been exempted from GST. The items which could be considered for cutting of tax rates might include sanitary napkins , handicrafts and handloom goods. However, they wil...

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  • Burberry burned £28 million of clothes, accessories and perfume a year ago
Burberry burned £28 million of clothes, accessories and perfume a year ago

Luxury clothing brand Burberry burned $37.8 million worth of its pricey trench coats, bags and perfumes a year ago to prevent them from being stolen or sold to the "wrong people", according to The Times of London. Environmentalists have criticised the practise of destroying unwanted goods in the past. Basically, brands like Burberry get r...

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