• Gerald Butts to give PMO version of events in SNC-Lavalin affair
Gerald Butts to give PMO version of events in SNC-Lavalin affair

There, she alleged that she faced high-level "veiled threats" and "sustained" political interference from almost a dozen senior officials for months, to seek a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC-Lavalin, which is facing bribery and corruption charges over business dealings in Libya.

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  • Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook and Google
Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook and Google

Concerning the platforms and rebranding them as utilities, Warren said that companies with annual global revenues of $25 billion or more that offer online marketplaces, exchanges or places to connect third parties would be designated as utilities and be prohibited from owning both the platform and participants on the platform.

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  • China Agrees to Tesla Remedy for Model 3 Customs Block
China Agrees to Tesla Remedy for Model 3 Customs Block

Tesla's shipments of its Model 3 electric auto to China have been stymied after custom authorities suspended clearance of the vehicle. A total of 1,171 Model 3 sedans, in addition to 44 models of Tesla's other lineups and 590 cars of other brands, were imported via the same freighter, according to freight authorities at the port.

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  • Chinese premier warns country 'faces tough struggle'
Chinese premier warns country 'faces tough struggle'

The increase this year is lower than that of last year's 8.1% which amounted to $175 billion. The world's two biggest economies have also been engaged in an economic conflict over USA allegations that China steals technology and forces foreign companies to hand over trade secrets in an aggressive push to challenge American technological dominance...

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  • Guaido asks state workers for support in push to oust Maduro
Guaido asks state workers for support in push to oust Maduro

Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, Maduro said he would defeat a "crazed minority" planning to destabilize the country. Earlier on Tuesday, Washington's top envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams , said imposing US secondary sanctions against non-U.S. citizens or entities tied to ...

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  • Nearly 400 Family Dollar stores set to close nationwide
Nearly 400 Family Dollar stores set to close nationwide

Philbin noted that in the fourth quarter, "Sales for the quarter were strong". It will also re-brand around 200 stores as Dollar Tree this year. There are more than 8,000 Family Dollar stores across the US, including in 18 cities in Iowa (two of them in Cedar Rapids) and 100 in Wisconsin .

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  • Charlotte Russe closing all stores, liquidating
Charlotte Russe closing all stores, liquidating

A spokesperson for the retailer confirmed it plans to liquidate. In a post on its website , the company said it is ceasing online sales and that merchandise is now on sale at its brick-and-mortar stores. Founded in 1975 in San Diego, Charlotte Russe was purchased by private equity firm Advent International for $380 million in 2009. The company...

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  • Two New Zealanders feature on Forbes richest list
Two New Zealanders feature on Forbes richest list

Other Filipino taipans who made it to the Forbes world's richest list were San Miguel president Ramon Ang with a net worth of $2.9 billion; and Alliance Global Group chairman Andrew Tan with a net worth of $2.7 billion. He was ranked 745th in this year's Forbes list, compared to 679th place last year. There are 2,153 billionaires on the 201...

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  • Donald Trump calls Apple CEO, 'Tim Apple'
Donald Trump calls Apple CEO, 'Tim Apple'

At the end of speaking, Trump said, "We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple ". Earlier in the meeting, Trump did refer to Cook by his correct name, and also called him a "friend". It is not a criticism of Trump when we point out that he does have trouble remembering names; after all, the leader of the free world certainly has a lot o...

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  • Tesla-rivalling Polestar 2 revealed with 310-mile electric range
Tesla-rivalling Polestar 2 revealed with 310-mile electric range

Polestar says the 2 will be around $63,000 for the launch edition model. Although the Polestar 2 will be sold through franchised dealers, the automaker isn't planning elaborate showrooms stocked with dozens of cars. Being a hybrid the Polestar 1 didn't have the most impressive all-electric range but the "2" is expected to have around 300-mil...

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  • Tesla's V3 Supercharger cuts down charging times by half
Tesla's V3 Supercharger cuts down charging times by half

Called On-Route Battery Charging, the system begins to heat the batteries when navigating to a Supercharger station, to ensure they are at optimal charging temperature on arrival. "This combination of higher peak power with V3, dedicated vehicle power allocation across Supercharger sites, and On-Route Battery Warmup enables customers to charge in h...

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  • Trade Deficit Widens to Record Level
Trade Deficit Widens to Record Level

Trump has made the trade deficit a focus of his economic foreign policy and frequently mentions it when discussing global trade. The US trade deficit jumped by almost 19% in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of 621 billion US dollars.

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  • Huawei is suing the U.S. government
Huawei is suing the U.S. government

Canada arrested the daughter of Huawei's founder at the request of the US on December 1. Guo said the U.S. government had "mislead the American public" regarding Huawei and "never presented evidence" regarding its allegations against the company.

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  • Police Confirm Death Of Preethi Reddy's Boyfriend In Tamworth Car Crash
Police Confirm Death Of Preethi Reddy's Boyfriend In Tamworth Car Crash

Dr Harshwardhan Narde, a Tamworth dentist, drove his BMW into a semi-trailer on the New England Highway near Tamworth about 10pm on Monday night, according to police. It is understood Dr Reddy worked at Glenbrook Dental Surgery in the lower Blue Mountains. He said investigators were unsure where and when Reddy was slain, but were working on t...

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  • $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in SC
$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in SC

Brown added that the store that sold the winning ticket - KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., will receive $50,000. The victor had 180 days to collect the prize. The anonymous victor isn't the only one walking away from this with millions. The individual, who chose to remain anonymous, committed a "simple act of kindness [that] led to an fantastic o...

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  • Bugatti unveils world's most expensive new vehicle
Bugatti unveils world's most expensive new vehicle

Bugatti's new La Voiture Noire is created to recall the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic of the 1930s. Even if you have the spare £14 million needed to acquire Bugatti's La Voiture Noire , however, you are too late. However, the highlight will be the unveiling of " La Voiture Noire ", which had been kept secret up to the beginning of the show. Whil...

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  • Southwest Just Launched Flights to Hawaii and the Deals Are Insanely Cheap
Southwest Just Launched Flights to Hawaii and the Deals Are Insanely Cheap

Initially, travels will have to fly Southwest out of Oakland to get to Hawaii, but he airline soon will open additional airport routes in upcoming months, according to Southwest's website specifically built for its Hawaii routes. Inter-island routes are available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $29 one-way. Southwest also announced...

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  • U.S. ending trade preferences for Turkey, India due to economic growth
U.S. ending trade preferences for Turkey, India due to economic growth

India is the largest beneficiary of the GSP exporting goods worth $5.6 billion to the U.S. under the programme. The President has been on a warpath against what he said were high tariffs on U.S. Since starting in the program in 1975, Turkey has shown a growth in income per capita, reduced poverty and more diverse exports, officials said. Trade...

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  • Walmart to make ‘every effort’ to keep disabled greeters
Walmart to make ‘every effort’ to keep disabled greeters

Walmart says longtime greeters Adam Catlin in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and Jay Melton in Marion, North Carolina, will work in self-checkout. "I can't do that", said Adam Catlin, who has cerebral palsy and has worked as a Walmart greeter for a decade.

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  • European Union offering long Brexit delay not possible — UK’s Fox
European Union offering long Brexit delay not possible — UK’s Fox

It comes as a senior Brexiteer pointed to MPs' growing mood for compromise. Chairman of the highly influential 1922 Committee of backbench Tories Sir Graham Brady expressed optimism that a breakthrough on the backstop was close. And there are a variety of views within the ERG itself, with some leading figures taking a more hardline approach than ...

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