Economy

Naughty Parrot Uses Amazon Alexa To Shop While Owner Is Away

Naughty Parrot Uses Amazon Alexa To Shop While Owner Is Away His owner, Marion Wischnewski, from the National Animal Welfare Trust's rehoming centre in Great Shefford, said: "They chat away to each other all day". So far Rocco the African Grey, from Didcot, Oxfordshire, U.K., has demanded treats such as strawberries, watermelon, raisins, broccoli and ice cream. [Full Article...]

CDC issues new romaine lettuce warning

CDC issues new romaine lettuce warning They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of this afternoon, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the ongoing E. In other words, the probe continues. The FDA's Dr. Stephen Ostroff said investigators have linked the tainted lettuce to multiple distributors and processors, suggesting it must have come from several farms. [Full Article...]

Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks

Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks That means that US-made vehicles will be subjected to a 15 percent tariff instead of the previous 40 percent. China is the world's biggest auto market but most USA -branded vehicles sold in the United States are manufactured in Chinese factories. [Full Article...]

Renault backs Carlos Ghosn as chairman in defiance of Nissan

Renault backs Carlos Ghosn as chairman in defiance of Nissan Renault has appointed interim management, while keeping Ghosn in his positions as CEO and chairman. The external directors are set to meet again before next Monday's board meeting, the person said. Renault's statement , issued after a five-hour board meeting, did little to resolve the standoff with Nissan, which dismissed him as chairman last month. [Full Article...]

Tencent Music shares jump on first day of trading

Tencent Music shares jump on first day of trading And despite an uncertain market and continuing trade tensions between the United States and China, Tencent Music's IPO acts as a positive beacon for newer tech companies looking at making it big. TME commands the largest market share in China's booming music streaming market. That is the highest amount since 2014, the year of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s record US$25 billion offering. [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnsons intraday plunge over asbestos report wipes out $45 bn

Johnson & Johnsons intraday plunge over asbestos report wipes out $45 bn The news agency said it showed the company, established in 1886, know of the positive tests, and that senior executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers anxious about how to address the problem, while failing to disclose it to regulators or the public. [Full Article...]

J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has denied the claims in the Reuters report , branding it "an absurd conspiracy theory". Mr Bicks said the tests cited by Reuters article were " outlier " results. The company has won several recent court cases allaging liability and damages, and is appealing other judgments, including $4.6 billion awarded in July to 22 women who claimed its product caused their ovarian can... [Full Article...]

Canadian authorities work to track down former Calgarian missing in China

Canadian authorities work to track down former Calgarian missing in China Kovrig had been reported as missing earlier this week. Canadian leaders say they are deeply concerned about the detention of a Canadian citizen in China . "We are working very hard to ascertain his whereabouts and we continue to raise this with the Chinese government". One of his most recent Facebook posts, on Sunday, said he was about to travel to Seoul in South Korea but he did not arrive... [Full Article...]

Can you go without a smartphone for a year for $100Gs?

Can you go without a smartphone for a year for $100Gs? Anyone who can make it six months will earn $10,000. As such, the company is weeding out the time-wasters by requiring all would-be entrants to publish a Tweet (or an Instagram post) explaining how they would spend their smartphone-free time if they are accepted into the contest. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm wants Chinese regulators to ban the sale of Apple's newest iPhones

Qualcomm wants Chinese regulators to ban the sale of Apple's newest iPhones Qualcomm has countered that Apple is using its intellectual property without paying for it and that the legal cases are aimed at forcing it to lower licensing charges. China may not even care if Qualcomm has a legal leg to stand on, yet could go ahead and ban sales of iPhone regardless to hurt America's most valuable company. [Full Article...]

Mexico will pay for wall with trade, says Trump

Mexico will pay for wall with trade, says Trump Also note: Pelosi drew first blood, and it was deliberate. "He invited me. I'm also able to go to Washington, but I think that both for him and for us there must be a reason and I think the most important thing would be to sign this agreement or meet with that goal", said Lopez Obrador. [Full Article...]

US airliner turned back after human heart left on board

US airliner turned back after human heart left on board Concerned passengers used their cellphones to learn that a human heart had only hours to remain viable for a transplant, the paper said. The heart itself had not been intended for a specific patient. A spokesperson for organ-procurement organizations in Washington and California also told the Seattle Times that they never use commercial flights to transport organs, because of the time sensit... [Full Article...]

Apple is planning a $1B campus in Austin

Apple is planning a $1B campus in Austin Apple said that in 16 states, it employs over 1,000 people. "I don't know how you say 3,000 Salesforce jobs is not high-profile". The exact location of this office is not known at this time. In July, the Army selected Austin as the home of its Futures Command Center , which would've brought with it around 500 jobs. The company will receive $25 million in taxpayer-funded incentives from the sta... [Full Article...]

United States planning actions targeting Chinese hackers and spies

United States planning actions targeting Chinese hackers and spies Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday the Chinese were already buying a "tremendous amount" of USA soybeans and would also soon cut tariffs on US autos. In retaliation, China raised the duty on USA auto imports to 40%, though it proceeded with the lower rate on imports from other countries. The soybeans are expected to be shipped mostly from grain terminals in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers unveil farm bill compromise

Lawmakers unveil farm bill compromise The legislation would continue generous subsidies to America's farmers and renew the food stamp program for five years. While the federal government aims to pass a new farm bill every year, the latest version is unique: It contains a provision that would legalize hemp and regulate it under the US Department of Agriculture, much like any other crop. [Full Article...]

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of unraveling, pieces left in body

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of unraveling, pieces left in body In some cases, some users had to seek medical attention to remove some parts of the tampon pieces left in the body. Kimberly-Clark has issued a voluntary recall of certain tampon products. Customers can identify whether they are affected by the recall by looking at the lot numbers on the bottom of the tampon packaging. Consumers can also check if their product is being recalled by entering t... [Full Article...]

Oil drops 3 pct, pares OPEC gains on stock market weakness

Oil drops 3 pct, pares OPEC gains on stock market weakness Many OPEC countries resent that Saudi Arabia , Kuwait, Iraq, UAE and Russian Federation have overproduced the allocation levels agreed to in November 2016 and in so doing brought oil prices down. Another American multinational investment bank and financial services firm Morgan Stanley said Monday that it lowered its oil price forecast by $10 a barrel for next year. [Full Article...]

Conservative Lawmakers Begin Theresa May Confidence Vote

Conservative Lawmakers Begin Theresa May Confidence Vote One member of the government told me the result of the ballot would be closer than expected - not a comfortable victory. The leadership challenge marks a violent eruption of the Conservative Party's decades-long divide over Europe. If she loses, a leadership election will then take place with a new Prime Minister likely to take office by mid-January. The victor of the vote becomes Conservative l... [Full Article...]

Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as RBI Governor NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. Shaktikanta Das who was named as the 25th RBI Governor on Tuesday, day after Urjit Patel stepped down from the post citing "personal reason", said that: "It was an honour and great opportunity to serve RBI". [Full Article...]

How to watch Google's Sundar Pichai testify before Congress today

How to watch Google's Sundar Pichai testify before Congress today Stating that "the muting of conservative voices by internet platforms has intensified especially during the presidency of Donald Trump ", Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) asked Pichai what he was doing about conservative individuals and organizations having "their pro-Trump content tagged as hate speech or had their content reduced in search results" or "enforcement of immigration laws has been tag... [Full Article...]


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