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Weather warning issued for thunderstorms

Weather warning issued for thunderstorms

The yellow thunderstorm warning is in place from 2pm until 9pm today (July 26) as Northamptonshire could be subject to heavy rain for a short period of time. The maximum temperature in the day will be...

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Administration Earmarks Up to $12 Billion for Agriculture to Offset Trade War

Administration Earmarks Up to $12 Billion for Agriculture to Offset Trade War

China alone imported $12.3 billion of U.S. soybeans a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mr Juncker said the two sides agreed that as long as they were negotiating on trade,...

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Facebook shares plunge as growth stalled by scandal

Facebook shares plunge as growth stalled by scandal

Facebook warned that a slowdown in revenue growth will continue through the second half of 2018, with expenses soaring 50% to 60% year over year. Daily active users reached 1.47 billion, and once a...

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Sergio Marchionne: a great life, in pictures

Marchionne joined Fiat in 2004 and led the Turin-based company's merger with bankrupt U.S. carmaker Chrysler. The Chrysler deal was part of a long-standing campaign Marchionne had waged to spur cons...

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Alphabet Shares Hit All-Time High After Earnings

Alphabet Shares Hit All-Time High After Earnings

Europe's new data-privacy rule, known as the General Data Protection Regulation , also appeared to have had little effect on Google's bottom line. Overall revenue came in at $32.7 billion for the q...

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Trump threatens more tariffs on U.S. trading partners

Trump threatens more tariffs on U.S. trading partners

The $12 billion will reportedly come in the form of direct assistance, a food purchase and distribution program, and a trade promotion program. The U.S. "Either a country which has treated the Unite...

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Korea denuclearisation talks ongoing, no timeframe set

Korea denuclearisation talks ongoing, no timeframe set

That meeting did not materialize. The nuclear threat has been a major topic during this meeting that said is Mr Trump and their Russian President Mr Putin. North Korea's economy contracted at th...

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Record US output takes its toll on oil prices

Record US output takes its toll on oil prices

Light, sweet crude for August delivery rose 0.3% to $69.68 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude futures rose 74 cents to settle at $72.90 a barrel, a one percent gain. But h...

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The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals Available Right Now

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals Available Right Now

The Amazon Assistant will give you notifications on which deals are starting and Amazon is advising customers to start early, adding items that they're interested in to a list ahead of Prime Day i...

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Global markets: Stocks, commodities consolidate after latest trade war jolt

Global markets: Stocks, commodities consolidate after latest trade war jolt

The foreign ministry described Washington's threats as "typical bullying" and said China needed to counter-attack to protect its interests. S&P 500 and Dow futures were down 0.9 per cent and 1 p...

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Timeline: President’s Donald Trump’s rocky road to UK visit

Timeline: President’s Donald Trump’s rocky road to UK visit

Woody Johnson was asked on BBC Radio 4's Today whether he would facilitate a meeting if asked. That's not on the schedule, but the president makes his own schedule. Maybe we'll speak to him when I get...

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Elon Musk working to help increasingly desperate Thai cave situation

Elon Musk working to help increasingly desperate Thai cave situation

Musk tweeted that he was sending employees from his companies SpaceX and Boring to see if they could help. Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in waterlogged caves in Thailand will not...

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Trump claims Saudi Arabia agreed to oil production hike, Riyadh doesn't confirm

Trump claims Saudi Arabia agreed to oil production hike, Riyadh doesn't confirm

Trump again accused the OPEC of driving fuel prices higher on Wednesday, and urged USA allies such as Saudi Arabia , to pump more if they wanted Washington to continue protecting them against th...

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Oil prices fall as Donald Trump demands OPEC ‘reduce pricing now’

Oil prices fall as Donald Trump demands OPEC ‘reduce pricing now’

A Reuters survey estimated USA crude oil stockpiles fell for a fourth consecutive week, by about 3.3 million barrels, in the week ended June 29. He added, "This must be a two way street". Trump ...

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China warns U.S. is 'opening fire' on global economy with tariff threats

China warns U.S. is 'opening fire' on global economy with tariff threats

The country has its own trade dispute with the United States and is contending with slow-moving talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, while U.S. companies". "We will continue to a...

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#BoycottWalmart Is Trending on Twitter After 'Impeach 45' T-Shirts Anger Customers

#BoycottWalmart Is Trending on Twitter After 'Impeach 45' T-Shirts Anger Customers

Nor is Walmart itself selling the "Impeach 45" clothing. One shirt mirrors an anti-Hillary shirt and says "I'm really Donald Trump , don't let this "human" costume fool you", and another reads "Tru...

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Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys

Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us store goes viral

Toys R Us' remaining stores closed on Friday, June 29. The company, which was in business for 70 years, filed for bankruptcy late last year and was unable to turn its financial difficulties arou...

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Tehran’s traders go on strike in protest against economic situation

Tehran’s traders go on strike in protest against economic situation

The Iranian Fars News Agency described this protest as peaceful though several sources stated that Iranian police forces were deployed. The Iranian authorities attempted to halt the rial's slide i...

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Trump to Harley-Davidson: 'We won’t forget, and neither will your customers'

Trump to Harley-Davidson: 'We won’t forget, and neither will your customers'

Harley-Davidson spokesman Michael Pflughoeft declined to comment on the president's tweet. "Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson said they would move much of their plant operations in Kansas City to...

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'Waving white flag': Trump hammers Harley-Davidson

'Waving white flag': Trump hammers Harley-Davidson

European Union tariffs on its motorcycles exported from the USA have surged from 6 percent to 31 percent. The full-year tariff bill could reach $100 million, the company said. "We can not specula...

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Supreme Court Let States Tax Online Shopping

Supreme Court Let States Tax Online Shopping

The case, South Dakota v. Wayfair , overturned a 1992 Supreme Court decision that protected online vendors from sales tax obligations if the vendor did not have a physical brick and mortar store in t...

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Business leaders optimistic following US Supreme Court sales tax ruling

Business leaders optimistic following US Supreme Court sales tax ruling

Out-of-state sellers that meet minimum standards can be required to charge, collect and remit sales tax. The South Dakota law challenged in the case provided that a business having $100,000 in ann...

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South Korean crypto exchange loses $31m from hack

South Korean crypto exchange loses $31m from hack

In a tweet sent out via Bithumb's official twitter handle on Wednesday, the exchange reported the loss and announced the suspension of deposit and withdrawal services. Bitcoin declined to $...

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Trump determined to hit China as tit-for-tat tariff war erupts

Trump determined to hit China as tit-for-tat tariff war erupts

The dollar fell against the yen in early Asian trade on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of more tariffs on China raised worries about an escalating trade war between the wo...

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European Union slaps revenge tariffs on United States as trade war erupts

European Union slaps revenge tariffs on United States as trade war erupts

The bloc has been threatening reprisals for President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to slap steel and aluminium entering the United States with duties, which began earlier this month. U.S. Pr...

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SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Tax Called 'Disastrous' for N.H. Economy

SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Tax Called 'Disastrous' for N.H. Economy

He predicted the Legislature will attempt to clarify its own e-commerce-related tax laws in next year's session and said it was likely some e-retailers here would start voluntarily collecting sales ta...

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Oil Price on Holding Pattern Ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil Price on Holding Pattern Ahead of OPEC meeting

A quota increase of that size shared among all members would not deliver a commensurate boost in production because several countries, including Venezuela where an economic crisis is slowly destroying...

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Angela Merkel May Not Be Chancellor of Germany Much Longer

Angela Merkel May Not Be Chancellor of Germany Much Longer

Instead, she wants to find a common European solution at the June 28-29 EU summit. "We think that turning people back without consultation at our borders, as a country at the heart of Europe , could ...

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AT&T, Time Warner Merger Approved by Judge

AT&T, Time Warner Merger Approved by Judge

But Leon blocked discovery on certain White House communications AT&T and Time Warner sought, and ultimately the companies dropped that defense, choosing to litigate the case on pure anti-trust grou...

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Kim Jong-un lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Donald Trump

The paper also published more than a dozen photographs of Kim , including ones of him shaking hands with North Korean and Singapore officials and posing by the Air China jet that he traveled ...

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USA Reaches Agreement with Chinese Telecommunications Co. ZTE

USA Reaches Agreement with Chinese Telecommunications Co. ZTE

ZTE will also provide access to a team for a period of 10 years to monitor the company's compliance with USA export control laws. President Donald Trump's administration has reached a "definitive ...

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Putin tells Europe on US trade threat: 'I told you so'

Putin tells Europe on US trade threat: 'I told you so'

Notionally scheduled to commemorate 50 years since Austria became the first western European country to sign a natural gas deal with the Soviet Union, the visit also offered the Russian and Austrian l...

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Eagles' Doug Pederson tries to move past the canceled White House celebration

Eagles' Doug Pederson tries to move past the canceled White House celebration

The players went home for the weekend unsure, and the coaching staff told them to keep their cellphones close by for an incoming text message about the team's final decision about the White House . I...

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‘Making billions screwing us’: Trump has always been suspicious of American allies

Blame the nations that have broken away" from fair trade practices, Kudlow told reporters at a White House press conference . Kudlow said that "the world trading system is a mess". The announcement...

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PORK PROTEST: Mexico to Impose HUGE TAX on US Pig Products

PORK PROTEST: Mexico to Impose HUGE TAX on US Pig Products

It wasn't immediately clear how such an arrangement would work. Mexico is the second biggest market for United States' pork exports and one-third of all pork consumed domestically comes from north...

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