• Wetherspoon’s to serve more UK and non-EU drinks
Wetherspoon’s to serve more UK and non-EU drinks

He said that tariffs were imposed on wine from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and also on coffee, oranges, rice and more than 12,000 other products. By comparison, it sold 6 million bottles of the Swedish cider Kopparberg, which it is not blocking, even though Sweden is also in the EU. "It seems to be economically driven, combined with Mr Ma...

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  • Germany fines Volkswagen $1.5 billion, investigates Audi boss over Dieselgate
Germany fines Volkswagen $1.5 billion, investigates Audi boss over Dieselgate

The fine relates to the " impermissible software function " fitted to the EA288 Gen3 diesel engine sold in the United States of America and Canada, and EA189 diesel motor sold throughout the world. The German fine follows a us plea agreement from January 2017 , when VW agreed to pay a criminal fine of $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil p...

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  • Trump administration announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports
Trump administration announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports

The Trump administration is announcing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. The additional tariffs will be implemented in two stages. The US is bring the world's leading economic powers ever closer to a protectionist trade war as the Trump administ...

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  • Facebook confirms it tracks your mouse movements on the screen
Facebook confirms it tracks your mouse movements on the screen

That no doubt is a lot of text to go through though unfortunately from those who have, this is in no way a truly comprehensive answer to all the queries that many , including the Congressional committee, have asked the social media giant. And there's one more wrinkle to this case that makes it so hard for Facebook to defend. These brokers are ...

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  • Body cameras not an option in pair of KCPD officer-involved shootings
Body cameras not an option in pair of KCPD officer-involved shootings

The Kansas City, Kansas police department is heading the investigation. The suspect was also injured in the shooting. One of the deputies died and the other is in critical condition. He's also been charged with murder, assault and armed criminal action in a December 2017 shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. Details of what led to the shootings ha...

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  • Amazon's Fight Against Tax In Seattle May Affect Other US State
Amazon's Fight Against Tax In Seattle May Affect Other US State

However, the council voted 7-2 to repeal the tax after complaints [The Hill report] from big businesses such as Amazon. It came as momentum was building for a referendum drive against the measure, just weeks after it was unanimously adopted by the council and signed by the mayor.

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  • Supreme Court rules against Pimlico Plumbers in landmark employment case
Supreme Court rules against Pimlico Plumbers in landmark employment case

The BBC reports the ruling relates to Gary Smith , who had worked exclusively for Pimlico Plumbers for six years. The Supreme Court judgment , which was handed down today (13 June 2018), confirms that Smith is to be classed as a worker, as per the decision of the employment tribunal.

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  • Theranos’ Holmes indicted by feds over blood-test ‘fraud’
Theranos’ Holmes indicted by feds over blood-test ‘fraud’

There are 11 charges; two are conspiracy to commit wire fraud (against investors, and against doctors and patients) and the remaining nine are actual wire fraud, with amounts ranging from the cost of a lab test to $100 million. Earlier this month, a USA judge ruled investors who claimed that Theranos defrauded them into investing indirectly in the ...

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  • USA announces tariffs on $50 billion in China imports
USA announces tariffs on $50 billion in China imports

Trump has vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to crack down on what he contends are China's unfair trade practices and efforts to undermine USA technology and intellectual property . The statement said the list of products did not include goods "commonly purchased by American consumers such as cellular telephones or televisions".

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  • Canceled flights strand thousands at Charlotte airport
Canceled flights strand thousands at Charlotte airport

American, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been moving passengers to flights on its main jet operations or other regional carriers. Travel through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is particularly affected, where almost half of the daily schedule was canceled.

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  • SEC official: Ether is not a security
SEC official: Ether is not a security

Securities and Exchange Commission Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman said that the commission would not be classifying ether or bitcoin as securities. The piece focused on a recent speech by Gary Gensler , former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in which he opined that ETH and Ripple (XRP) are unregi...

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  • McDonald's will sell paper straws in every restaurant in the UK
McDonald's will sell paper straws in every restaurant in the UK

The regional rollout begins in September. Under pressure by environmentalists, McDonald's said Friday that it will start testing alternatives to plastic straws at select locations in the USA later this year. The announcement follows news that the government is planning to ban the sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds from sal...

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  • Kellogg's announce cereal recall due to potential presence of Salmonella
Kellogg's announce cereal recall due to potential presence of Salmonella

More than 70 people in 31 states have fallen ill because of the cereal, including 24 people who went to hospitals for treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control . The FDA says that the recalled products were distributed across the USA - including Guam and Saipan - and internationally in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean a...

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  • Trump to discuss tariffs on Chinese imports with aides
Trump to discuss tariffs on Chinese imports with aides

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce Friday thathe has made a decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in response to U.S. The decision on the Chinese tariffs comes in the aftermath of Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. While China hopes that talks can succeed in resolving the dispute, "it ...

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  • Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor
Microsoft is developing an Amazon Go competitor

Amazon still hires staff in its Go stores for stacking shelves, making prepared items, and security, but if Walmart ever does introduce Microsoft's version, it will likely affect some of its 1.5 million U.S. The company also won't be anxious about competition because Amazon can't easily be beaten on cost as it owns the whole pipeline. Inside th...

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  • Trump says he may upset China on trade as U.S. tariffs loom
Trump says he may upset China on trade as U.S. tariffs loom

Mr Trump has convened a meeting at the White House on Thursday to talk with his trade team about whether to move forward with tariffs on Chinese goods, according to two people familiar with the plans. If the USA and China descend into tit-for-tat tariffs, investors will become increasingly nervous about the prospect of a protracted trade dispute th...

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  • Oil flat on less certain OPEC supply hike
Oil flat on less certain OPEC supply hike

Also pressuring prices was a report from over the week-end from Russian news agency Interfax. Venezuela might have to declare force majeure on its oil exports as production plunges and its ports are unable to ship enough crude. Crude remained in a tight trading range, in line with the broader financial markets, which were largely unruffled by a...

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  • Average worker can't afford 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in US, report says
Average worker can't afford 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in US, report says

The Aloha State also had the biggest shortfall between that target wage and the wage paid to the average renter. Even the $15 living wage championed by Democrats would not make a dent in the vast majority of states. Honolulu residents need to earn at least $39.06 per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment, a study found. In the Boston-Cambridge...

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  • U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup
U.S., Mexico, & Canada to Host 2026 World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday with hosts Russian Federation squaring off against Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the tournament. It was a game that many in Russian Federation had feared could turn into an embarrassment, but rather than let their country down, Stanislav Cherchesov's team gave the World Cup a ideal start by crui...

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  • Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago
Musk's Boring Company wins bid to build high-speed system in Chicago

The Boring Company , headed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, has won a bid to build a high-speed train from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to downtown. The Boring Company will have to finance the entire build itself and operate and maintain the express line after it's completed. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust, acting on behalf of...

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