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The first combines "Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating" while the second combines "the Side Barrier Driver and the Side Pole Star Ratings into a Front Seat rating". "More stars mean safer cars ", reads the organization's webpage. The institute, which is funded by the insurance industry, gives the vehicles that score highest on its evaluations the Top Safety Pick+ award.
  • Amazon to launch 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

    Amazon to launch 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

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    That would mark a dramatic expansion of Amazon's brick-and-mortar footprint, and could pose an immediate challenge to food sellers from convenience chains like 7-Eleven to large format grocers like Kroger. Shares of US supermarket chains Kroger Co (KR.N) and Target Corp (TGT.N) fell between 1 and 2 percent following the news. Amazon , like many secretive technology companies, rarely telegraphs its growth plans.
  • Amazon's Storefronts is too little, too late for small businesses

    Amazon's Storefronts is too little, too late for small businesses

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    Amazon is thinking small for a change. According to the report, small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon are estimated to be creating more than 900,000 jobs worldwide. In 2017, more than 300,000 USA -based small and medium-sized businesses started selling on Amazon. The Little Flower Shop Soap Co.is also the first Storefront of the Week to be featured in the new section .
  • Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

    Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

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    Of course, then there's the "relatively low salaries" offered by Amazon in China, while working with the brokers to sell internal data or game the system seems to offer a pretty good going rate. For instance, in 2015, more than 1,000 people filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of "misleading" the customers by selling " fake reviews of products".
  • Intel Helps Celebrate the Audi E-Tron with Spectacular Drone Show

    Intel Helps Celebrate the Audi E-Tron with Spectacular Drone Show

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    All aim to expand the market for premium electric vehicles and also to grab share of that market from Palo Alto, California-based Tesla, which has had the niche largely to itself. It's not immediately known how much you'll shell out when available options are added. Called the E-tron Quattro, it's one of the most tech-focussed cars on the market with some truly unique features.
  • Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

    Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

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    As hopes dim for an early end to the conflict, the likelihood grows that the two countries are moving toward some sort of commercial divorce. "Kevin Hassett, the chairman of Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, said he expected that US-China talks can still take place".
  • President Trump Slaps China With Additional $200 Billion Tariffs

    President Trump Slaps China With Additional $200 Billion Tariffs

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    In a statement, the United States president said further tariffs worth $267bn (£203bn) will be placed on Chinese imports if Beijing takes "retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries". Speaking at the White House, Trump promised "some very positive news" and said that "it will be a lot of money coming into the coffers". "There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!" "So we've negotiated ...
  • Trump raises stakes with new round of China tariffs

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    In a statement, the U.S. president said further tariffs worth $267bn (£203bn) will be placed on Chinese imports if Beijing takes "retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries". China is reviewing plans to send a delegation to Washington for fresh talks in light of the US action, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, citing a government source in Beijing.
  • India to merge three state-owned banks

    India to merge three state-owned banks

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    The idea of amalgamation was proposed by a Cabinet-approved Alternative Mechanism on bank mergers comprising Jaitley, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after a meeting Monday. They were large in numbers and 2008-2014 became a peak lending period. And that took its toll on the economy. "It was only after 2015 that the real picture was known and the government and the RBI started taking concrete steps".
  • US$200 billion in Chinese goods officially 'Tariffed!'

    US$200 billion in Chinese goods officially 'Tariffed!'

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    The effect of the 10 percent tariffs will gradually show up in China's fourth-quarter data, and the full impact of the total 25 percent tariffs is expected to be felt next year, dragging down China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate by 0.83 percentage point, Citi analysts wrote in a note.
  • Coca-Cola reportedly considering cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola reportedly considering cannabis-infused drinks

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    Still, it's unlikely that a major company like Coca-Cola would offer a product infused with CBD in the United States until the federal law changes, said Kris Krane, president of 4Front, a firm that advises companies on the legalities of marijuana and an expert on cannabis law.
  • Ose $200 billion in tariffs on China from September 24th

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    The administration's proposal for the tariffs on US$ 200 billion (S$247 billion) of products drew protest from technology companies earlier this year, but the final list of taxed devices described by the official avoids many big consumer brand names and products.
  • Meredith Corp to sell Time media brand to Benioffs

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    The proposed sale is expected to close within 30 days. Almost eight months after Meredith Corp. completed its purchase of Time Inc ., the publisher has agreed to sell Time magazine for $190 million to Marc Benioff , co-founder of Salesforce.com, and his wife Lynne Benioff .
  • Oil prices gain as market tests $79 Brent

    Oil prices gain as market tests $79 Brent

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    Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation recently agreed to step up production in the face of U.S. sanctions against Iranian crude barrels. Reuters reported that India's oil ministry informed companies to prepare for a drastic reduction of oil imports from Iran come November, possibly reducing imports from the country down to zero.
  • Sewing needles have been found DELIBERATELY hidden inside strawberries

    Sewing needles have been found DELIBERATELY hidden inside strawberries

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    The supplier, police and health and safety officials have also been contacted. Aaron said at first they thought it could have been an accident - but quickly realised the needle must have been put there maliciously. Authorities issued urgent warnings for any Australian customers who had purchased strawberries within the last week to return their products to the point of purchase or throw them out.
  • US officials call teen vaping 'epidemic,' weigh flavor ban

    US officials call teen vaping 'epidemic,' weigh flavor ban

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    The agency remains committed to the tobacco framework, Gottlieb told staffers Wednesday, but he acknowledged that it "didn't predict what I now believe is an epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers". The Vapor Technology Association, which says it represents over 600 vaping manufacturers and distributors, also supports limiting teen access, but added that the new actions by the FDA ventured "into risky territory" by not being in the best interest of public health.
  • Australia's Queensland on the hunt for strawberry saboteurs using needles

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    Australians have also been warned to cut strawberries before eating them. Reports out of three Aussie states have strawberry lovers checking their fresh fruit carefully. "If you stop picking them for a few days then they stop producing fruit, so we're trying to weather out this storm and hope that things get better, but to do that it's costing".
  • Oil Slips as Economic Concerns Counter Tightening Supplies

    Oil Slips as Economic Concerns Counter Tightening Supplies

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    U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were up 41 cents at 69.00 a barrel after dropping 2.5 percent on Thursday. The market tumbled early in the session as investors focused on the bearish elements of the IEA report, said Bob Yawger, director of energy futures at Mizuho in NY.
  • Jeff Bezos Pledges $2 Billion Toward Education and Homelessness

    Jeff Bezos Pledges $2 Billion Toward Education and Homelessness

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    There will also be full scholarships for Montessori-inspired preschools in "underserved" communities, he said. Some activists and politicians have partly blamed the city's problems on Amazon . Mr Bezos, who operates the Blue Origin space rocket project and who owns the Washington Post newspaper, has given donations to a scheme to help the children of immigrants, cancer research, and Princeton University.
  • Canadian farmers say they will not accept dairy concessions in NAFTA talks

    Canadian farmers say they will not accept dairy concessions in NAFTA talks

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    Former federal Canadian trade official Matthew Kronby said the reported American demands indicate to him that the White House doesn't really want to strike a deal with Canada. Wednesday was the first day that negotiations between the two countries resumed after four intensive days of talks last week ended without a deal on Friday after the mood soured.
  • Trump Makes False GDP Claim, Reports 'Fox Business'

    Trump Makes False GDP Claim, Reports 'Fox Business'

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    Mr. Trump made clear he does not plan to surrender to his predecessor easily. The first two numbers are correct, although they measure completely different things, and in different ways. Moore said the economy was slowing down dramatically at the end of Obama's second term and that the current growth started as "a result of the fact that Obama and Clinton were not going to be office anymore".
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    Hurricane Florence intensified to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it barreled towards the US East Coast, where millions of people are bracing for potentially devastating winds and water later this week. "Life-threatening flash floods" are now being predicted as the storm brings "very heavy, prolonged rainfall " across a large portion of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, said a tweet from the National Hurricane Center.
  • Upward journey continues - petrol touches Rs.90.11 in Maharashtra

    Upward journey continues - petrol touches Rs.90.11 in Maharashtra

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    However, a transport department official said the DTC buses and cluster buses were running as usual and no reports of disruption were received so far. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday blamed Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) for the surge in global prices of crude and said that the solution for the fuel price hike in not in government hands.
  • Andhra Pradesh Government Announces Reduction in Petrol, Diesel Prices by Rs 2

    Andhra Pradesh Government Announces Reduction in Petrol, Diesel Prices by Rs 2

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    After the oil marketing companies (OMCs) raised fuel prices across the country, petrol price crossed Rs 88 per litre in Mumbai today, most expensive among all metro cities. Pradhan had in May this year - when petrol, diesel prices had reached their earlier peaks - said that the government is working on a long-term solution to reign in fuel prices when they reach uncomfortable levels.
  • Read Alibaba chairman Jack Ma's letter to employees and customers

    Read Alibaba chairman Jack Ma's letter to employees and customers

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    Ma, who turned 54 on Monday, became one of China's most famous entrepreneurs and one of the world's richest. Launched in 2009 as China's answer to the US "Black Friday", " Singles' Day " last year saw more than $25 billion worth of goods snapped up on Alibaba platforms, up almost 40 percent year-on-year.
  • Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

    Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

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    But headlines on Friday fixated on the few seconds of the interview that the Tesla chief spent smoking marijuana and sipping on Whiskey, the optics of which amplified an already bad headline day for his company. Musk admitted that an electric plane is not a priority at this time however. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future". Musk told Rogan that running Tesla is the hardest of his several endeavors.
  • Poor Les Moonves may only get $100 million to leave CBS

    Poor Les Moonves may only get $100 million to leave CBS

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    How dare they! After all, as Moonves told those dirt-digging reporters at The New Yorker that he always respected the word "no" and, sure, "there were times decades ago when [he] may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances", but who hasn't? As negotiations continue between CBS and the Redstone family dominated National Amusements over ending their legal battles and Les Moonves' reign, Time's Up are making it very clear today that they think the $100 million and more that ...
  • Elon Musk facing lawsuit over tweet about British cave diver

    Elon Musk facing lawsuit over tweet about British cave diver

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    Unsworth told the Guardian he was "astonished and very angry" at Musk's Twitter blast, which the tech billionaire followed up with, "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true". Musk himself". The event was organized to pay tribute to those who helped rescue the team. However, he has continued the attack in astonishing emails to a BuzzFeed reporter.
  • China's trade surplus with USA hit new record in August

    China's trade surplus with USA hit new record in August

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    Those steps include slapping tariffs on $60 billion of United States imports, Gao said. Altogether, the USA tariffs could ultimately hit more than Dollars 500 billion in Chinese goods. trade representative (USTR) had reached a decision regarding the rate of the latest round of tariffs, originally proposed at 10 per cent. -China Business Council, said in a letter to members over the weekend.
  • Goldman Drops Plans for Crypto Trading Desk

    Goldman Drops Plans for Crypto Trading Desk

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    But it seems that the opportunity to create a trading market has turned the other way for Goldman Sachs . Soon after the release of the report , the value of bitcoin fell nearly 6 percent. These would likely help protect the bank from the risks associated with trading and holding cryptocurrencies. So far, Goldman has apparently not been able to do that.
  • Mercedes reveals EQC electric SUV will be available next year

    Mercedes reveals EQC electric SUV will be available next year

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    The EQC's estimated range is lower than the stated ranges of forthcoming competitors such as the Jaguar I-Pace (up to 240 miles) and Audi e-tron (more than 248 miles), which are expected to arrive at U.S. "With the EQC - the first fully electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz - we are flipping the switch". "Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future".
  • Canada needs Chapter 19 because Trump 'doesn't always follow the rules': Trudeau

    Canada needs Chapter 19 because Trump 'doesn't always follow the rules': Trudeau

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    But it was drafted in a pre-digital, pre-Internet age, and while Canada has said it is open to "modernizing" NAFTA, it continues to insist on a "robust" exception to free trade for cultural industries. The best known Chapter 19 cases involving Canada have had to do with softwood lumber , and in the mid-2000s, the dispute resolution panels ruled repeatedly against the U.S., strengthening Ottawa's negotiating position.
  • Black Democrat takes aim at Trump after beating 10-term incumbent

    Black Democrat takes aim at Trump after beating 10-term incumbent

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    Though in both primaries a woman of color defeated a white man who had been in Congress for decades, the MA race does not fit the narrative of a progressive political newcomer unseating an Establishment Democrat. If Democrats take the House in November, the state delegation will be in line to lead two committees: the House Rules Committee with Rep. Jim McGovern and Ways and Means with Rep.
  • Amazon touches $1 trillion, on pace to overtake Apple

    Amazon touches $1 trillion, on pace to overtake Apple

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    In the past quarter, Amazon posted its best-ever profit of US$2.5 billion as Bezos, whose stake in the company has made him the richest person , highlighted the importance of digital assistant Alexa that powers Amazon electronics along with cars, appliances and other connected devices.
  • Amazon Hits $1 Trillion Valuation

    Amazon Hits $1 Trillion Valuation

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    Amazon is the second corporation to exceed $1 trillion in value after Apple , which crossed the threshold on August 2 . By October 2009 it had risen to $100 and the stock hit $1,000 for the first time on May 30, 2017. Apple became the first $1 trillion company last month. Ben Barringer, an equity research analyst at Quilter Cheviot, said Amazon still has a long to way go, which means it could end up bigger then Apple.
  • Fuel prices to remain unchanged: Radebe

    Fuel prices to remain unchanged: Radebe

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    Meanwhile, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan last week blamed the "isolated" policies of the United States for the "abnormally" rising fuel prices in the global markets. The fall in rupee could be attributed to the surge in global oil prices, with crude oil gaining United States dollars 7 a barrel in a fortnight driven by fears over US-China trade war and the US sanctions on Iran contracting supplies.
  • Trump renews threat to withdraw US from NAFTA

    Trump renews threat to withdraw US from NAFTA

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    The U.S. and Mexico reached a deal on Monday that excluded Canada . "It's pretty hard to see how that would work without having Canada in the deal", Trumka said on Sunday, noting that the economies of Mexico, the United States and Canada were heavily integrated.
  • China’s Xi says African investments come with ‘no strings’

    China’s Xi says African investments come with ‘no strings’

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    He is expected to propose new ideas to strengthen relations with Africa and announce new measures for pragmatic cooperation. South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke after Xi at the opening ceremony and said the Forum on China Africa Cooperation should work to balance the structure of trade between the continent and China.