• ShopKo closing two Sioux Falls stores, filing for bankruptcy
ShopKo closing two Sioux Falls stores, filing for bankruptcy

The stores in Duluth, Two Harbors, Moose Lake, Ely, Aitkin and Spooner were not listed on a "Shopko Closing Locations" page posted to the company's website . All Shopko Optical centers and pharmacies will remain open during the process. In West Bend it appears Shopko Optical has a number of options on the table including the vacancy where Sweet...

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  • Crack a Tesla Model 3’s security and win a Model 3
Crack a Tesla Model 3’s security and win a Model 3

Using a myriad of attack vectors, each contestant's shared goal is to gain access to the Model 3 and its subsystems, or have it speak with a foreign actor other than Tesla. If hackers can target a denial-of-service attack against the Tesla, then they'll be eligible for $50,000, while a hack against the car's infotainment system offers $30,000.

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  • Criminal investigation being held by USA against Huawei: WSJ report
Criminal investigation being held by USA against Huawei: WSJ report

Bloomberg reported later on Wednesday that their own sources had confirmed the story. Senators from the United States introduced the Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, which prohibits the export of parts of USA technology to Chinese telecommunications companies.

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  • Carlos Ghosn's wife slams 'harsh' Japan detention
Carlos Ghosn's wife slams 'harsh' Japan detention

The case has also put Japan's criminal justice system under global scrutiny and sparked criticism for some of its practices, including keeping suspects in detention for long periods and prohibiting defence lawyers from being present during interrogations, which can last eight hours a day.

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  • Trump retaliates against Pelosi, says he's postponing her trip overseas
Trump retaliates against Pelosi, says he's postponing her trip overseas

Scalise was asked whether he thought Pelosi was simply trying to get into the president's head in the midst of negotiations, to which he replied: "I think he's already gotten into her head-that she's on the wrong side of this issue". The House and Senate said they will cancel a recess later this week if the shutdown continues, which seemed like...

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  • Burger King Jabs Trump over Misspelled 'Hamberders' Tweet
Burger King Jabs Trump over Misspelled 'Hamberders' Tweet

Burger tweeted , mocking the president: "Due to a large order placed yesterday, we're all out of hamberders". When Trump tweeted about the occasion, he prided himself on serving "over 1000 hamberders" to the players and paid for them using his personal funds because of the government shutdown .

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  • Man Jumps Off Cruise Ship, Gets Banned by Royal Caribbean
Man Jumps Off Cruise Ship, Gets Banned by Royal Caribbean

An Instagram story from one of Nayev's friends, Konstantin Kryachun, shows Naydev treading water after the fall. It seems the stunt required a bit of liquid courage - Naydev told his Instagram followers he was drunk at the time. "My feet were actually fine". Since the incident, Naydev says he did not consider the impact the video would ha...

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  • Goldman Sachs, Bank of America earnings beat expectations, shares jump
Goldman Sachs, Bank of America earnings beat expectations, shares jump

The Basel III Advanced common equity tier 1 ratio was 13.1% in this quarter, compared with 10.7% as of the same period previous year and 12.4% in the third quarter of 2018. As with Goldman, the year-ago period was hit with a hefty one-time charge tied to U.S. tax reform. Also helping sentiment was a $22 billion buyout offer by financial technol...

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  • France launches €50m no-deal Brexit plan for airports and ports
France launches €50m no-deal Brexit plan for airports and ports

After winning a no-confidence vote on Wednesday, Mrs May and senior Cabinet ministers are meeting representatives of other parties today in a bid to find consensus to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit. The government survived with support from May's Conservative Party and its Northern Irish ally, the Democratic Unionist Party. "I propo...

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  • China's modernized military could threaten Taiwan, U.S. report says
China's modernized military could threaten Taiwan, U.S. report says

China in 2015 announced its intention to build military facilities in Djibouti , citing reasons "to help the Navy and Army further participate in United Nations peacekeeping operations, carry out escort missions in the waters near Somalia and the Gulf of Aden and provide humanitarian assistance".

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  • China's Foreign Trade Tops Record $4.6Trln in 2018 - Customs
China's Foreign Trade Tops Record $4.6Trln in 2018 - Customs

Analysts say the trade figures could be used by Washington to pressure China. Exports rose 7.1 per cent year on year to 16.42 trillion yuan last year but at the same imports grew 12.9 per cent to 14.09 trillion yuan, resulting in a trade surplus of 2.33 trillion yuan, which narrowed by 18.3 per cent.

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  • Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage at DIA
Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage at DIA

It all began with controllers in Edmonton sending pizzas across the border to colleagues in Alaska, and the idea has gained traction ever since with over 35 different air traffic control units in the United States reportedly receiving the cheesy but delicious gifts from their Canadian colleagues.

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  • US Investigating Huawei for Alleged Trade Secret Theft
US Investigating Huawei for Alleged Trade Secret Theft

A source told the WSJ that the federal probe is still in an advanced stage, but it could lead to an indictment soon. Federal prosecutors are reportedly launching an investigation into Huawei over allegations it stole trade secrets from USA companies.

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  • Armed with America and Canada: Huawei founder: Miss my daughter very much
Armed with America and Canada: Huawei founder: Miss my daughter very much

He said that justice would prevail in the case of his daughter. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, who barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel during her escape, said: "I hope my story encourages other women to be courageous and free". Ren told reporters Huawei would deny any request from Beijing to share sensitive information from its clients. "I don'...

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  • United Kingdom lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on Brexit EU divorce deal
United Kingdom lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on Brexit EU divorce deal

Theresa May has suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons after MPs rejected her Brexit deal. Following the ballot, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn confirmed he has tabled a motion of no-confidence against Theresa May's government which will be debated in the British parliament on Wednesday local time.

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  • GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform
GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform

Toyota presented its 5.2 liter V8 supercharged Supra model, Cadillac showed off its new lavishly equipped XT6 utility vehicle and Kia displayed its Telluride, a crossover with three rows of seats. "Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021", Cadillac said in a statement. The drive u...

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  • China condemns Trudeau's remarks about Canadian's death sentence
China condemns Trudeau's remarks about Canadian's death sentence

Schellenberg's Chinese defense attorney Zhang Dongshuo said on Wednesday that his client intends to appeal the death sentence, describing the condemned man as "relatively calm" despite the high stakes for both worldwide relations and his own survival.

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  • Brexit: Theresa May survives bid to force her from office
Brexit: Theresa May survives bid to force her from office

Also at stake is the future of May as the prime minister, when MPs begin to vote on the 599-page withdrawal agreement that she reached with Brussels after almost three years of tough talks. Tory rebel Nick Boles today claimed 400 MPs back a soft Brexit - as he lashed Theresa May for failing to get cross party support for a deal. "The thing...

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  • Ford, VW announce 'broad alliance': Agree to bakkie, electric car partnership
Ford, VW announce 'broad alliance': Agree to bakkie, electric car partnership

They also have Audi doing some in-house development. The alliance would be the largest of its kind in the industry and comes as both companies have struggled. To stay ahead in the sector's generational shift, Volkswagen has allocated a record 44 billion euros ($50 billion) over the next five years, seeking to use engineering prowess and scale...

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  • Freshman Democrats march to McConnell's office to urge him to reopen government
Freshman Democrats march to McConnell's office to urge him to reopen government

And there is every indication it will drag on. "We're going to stay our for a long time, if we have to", Trump told supporters in a conference call Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Trump administration said Tuesday it has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to process tax refunds, maintain flight safety, inspect food and...

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