• Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster
Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster

The quick-fire auction marks a dramatic climax to a protracted transatlantic bidding battle that has waged ever since February, when cable giant Comcast gate-crashed Fox's takeover of Sky. What does this mean for Sky customers? Comcast estimates that owning Sky will create $500 million in synergies, partly through selling Sky content in the U.S.

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  • Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines
Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Porsche's decision represents the first time a major German automaker has publicly acknowledged ending diesel sales. Diesel cars over a certain age have been banned in parts of some German cities in a bid to cut pollution. "The diesel crisis caused us a lot of trouble". With regulators now tightening emissions standards and placing extra...

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  • Investing In Ripple (XRP) , Should You Take it Serious?
Investing In Ripple (XRP) , Should You Take it Serious?

Ripple Labs has two other core products under development. $1.00 is an optimum price because it will encourage more banks to jump on board. This surge comes as a surprise to the crypto community, and with its xRapid expected to drop within next month, ripple might be giving us another surprise very soon.

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  • Strawberry sabotage: Needles found in New Zealand punnet imported from WA
Strawberry sabotage: Needles found in New Zealand punnet imported from WA

More than a dozen cases of strawberry tampering have been reported in Western Australia . Needles, first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in the northern state of Queensland, are now turning up around the country in the berries and other fruits.

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  • Michelle Guthrie sacked as Managing Director of ABC
Michelle Guthrie sacked as Managing Director of ABC

Guthrie was appointed to a five-year term as managing director in December 2015, the first woman to hold the role in the broadcaster's history. Faine, who has been with the ABC since 1989, also said he had confronted Ms Guthrie about why she was not the staff's "champion".

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  • Australia's strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term
Australia's strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term

They call on shoppers to support farmers and not to refuse to buy fruit, but be sure to cut them in half before you eat. "Just go back to buying strawberries like you used to and take the precautions that you should", Morrison told Australians in a televised address.

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  • Trump bullies OPEC...again
Trump bullies OPEC...again

The prospect of United States sanctions hitting Iran's roughly 2 million barrels per day in crude exports from November, when the rest of OPEC has limited spare capacity, has helped oil stay well above $70 a barrel since May, when Washington announced it would ditch an global nuclear agreement with Tehran.

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  • Oil prices drop as escalating trade war clouds demand outlook
Oil prices drop as escalating trade war clouds demand outlook

West Texas Intermediate futures for October delivery rose 40 cents to settle at $68.99 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Also weighing on oil prices, US drillers added two oil rigs in the week to December 1, bringing the total count up to 749, the highest since September, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said i...

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  • Jet Airways passengers suffer nasal, ear bleeding due to cabin pressure issues
Jet Airways passengers suffer nasal, ear bleeding due to cabin pressure issues

The cockpit crew of the flight was derostered and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) was ordered by the government to probe the incident. Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling during the scare. Incredibly, cabin crew failed to pressurise the cabin of the B737 aircraft, which landed safely with 166 plus five crew on board.

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  • Thousands of Amazon Go Stores by 2021
Thousands of Amazon Go Stores by 2021

In order for Amazon to get to 3,000 stores by the beginning of 2021, it would have to open approximately 107 stores a month. The original Amazon Go in downtown Seattle required more than $1 million (roughly Rs. An Amazon spokesperson said "we don't comment on rumors or speculation", in response to GeekWire's inquiry. The move comes as anoth...

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  • Amazon Launches Storefronts Page For Buying From Small, Medium-Sized Businesses
Amazon Launches Storefronts Page For Buying From Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Customers will be able to search through 25 product categories, including back-to-school, home, kitchen, pet supplies and books. The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts , which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.

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  • Amazon probing charges that staff sold customer data to third party
Amazon probing charges that staff sold customer data to third party

Currently more than two million merchants now sell an estimated 550 million products on Amazon sites worldwide, representing more than half of all units sold on the site and contributing an estimated $200 billion in gross merchandise volume a year ago, according to FactSet estimates.

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  • Audi packs e-tron crossover with interconnected goodies
Audi packs e-tron crossover with interconnected goodies

All aim to expand the market for premium Evs and garner ashare of that market from Palo Alto, California-based Tesla, which has had the niche largely to itself so far. We already knew that the e-tron will rely on two asynchronous electric motors that make 265 kW (355 hp) and 561 Nm (414 lb-ft) of torque. The e-tron ticks all of the right boxes fo...

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  • Jack Ma: Prepare for 20 years of China-US trade war
Jack Ma: Prepare for 20 years of China-US trade war

Ma originally said he would leave the position last week, and then seemingly contradicted on-the-record statements to the New York Times a few days later . "We should work more in Africa, SEA (South East Asia), Europe", he said. "There are still many things that Chinese companies should and can do". He also acknowledged that the ongoing trade w...

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  • Oops! Airline spells its own name wrong on side of plane
Oops! Airline spells its own name wrong on side of plane

It had just completed a journey to Hong Kong Wednesday from Xiamen, China , where Haeco provides airplane maintenance services for the airline. "She's going back to the shop!" the airline tweeted . However, a number social media users have questioned the mistake, calling it a "very interesting publicity stunt", and someone else agreed it was "a...

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  • Aurora Cannabis CEO Booth says Coca-Cola would be a great partner
Aurora Cannabis CEO Booth says Coca-Cola would be a great partner

The comments come after BNN Bloomberg reported Monday that Edmonton-based Aurora is in talks to produce cannabis-infused drinks with the world's largest beverage maker, The Coca-Cola Co . Heineken's Lagunitas craft-brewing label has launched a brand specializing in non-alcoholic drinks infused with THC, marijuana's active ingredient. The news ...

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  • President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour
President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

In the town of Fair Bluff, North Carolina , which has struggled to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, only about 50 residents remained on Tuesday, Fair Bluff Police Chief Chris Chafin told Reuters. He surveyed flooding and received briefings from local officials. The Trump administration has also faced criticism over ...

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  • Foodstuffs halts all Australian strawberries distribution
Foodstuffs halts all Australian strawberries distribution

Australian police are continuing their manhunt for the country's infamous strawberry saboteur as needle-contamination fears spread across the country, bringing the fruit industry to its knees. A metal detector has been installed at a fruit wholesaler in Western Australia after strawberries contaminated with needles were reported four times over the...

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  • McDonald's workers in 10 cities stage #MeToo strike
McDonald's workers in 10 cities stage #MeToo strike

Plans for the walkout - to start at lunchtime on September 18 - have been approved in recent days by "women's committees" formed by employees at dozens of McDonald's restaurants across the U.S. She alleged that a co-worker verbally and physically harassed her, the AP reported. "I can't tell her to stand up for herself if I'm not willing to stand ...

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  • My Brexit plan or crash out of European Union, says Theresa May
My Brexit plan or crash out of European Union, says Theresa May

Mr Barnier insisted that there would be no hard border in Ireland, claiming that any future deal will see a "set of technical checks and controls". Prime Minister Theresa May has struggled to bridge a deep divide within her Conservative Party about how close a relationship Britain should have with the EU.

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