• Gatwick Airport Chaos Blamed on Broken Vodafone Fibre Cable
Gatwick Airport Chaos Blamed on Broken Vodafone Fibre Cable

Some people have missed flights in the confusion as passengers crowded around boards filled with handwritten flight numbers and departure times. According to Gatwick airport's Twitter account, the issue has been caused by a fault with Vodafone's IT systems - rendering the big screens inoperable.

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  • Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean
Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean

Every year, Americans flush 2.6 to 2.9 billion contact lenses down the drain, according to new research from Arizona State University. "This leads to smaller plastic particles which would ultimately lead to the formation of microplastics", said Varun Kelkar, one of the researchers from Arizona State University (ASU).

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  • Pepsi will buy SodaStream in a $3.2 billion deal
Pepsi will buy SodaStream in a $3.2 billion deal

PepsiCo will acquire SodaStream for $144 per share in cash, representing a 10.9 percent premium to the Friday closing price of SodaStream's US -listed stock. PepsiCo president Ramon Laguarta , who will succeed Ms Nooyi on 3 October, said in a statement that Sodastream was "highly complementary and incremental" to Pepsi's business.

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  • House of Fraser takes its website offline
House of Fraser takes its website offline

Mr Ashley purchased House of Fraser for £90 million in a so-called pre-packaged administration, which allows him to drop certain liabilities through the insolvency process. Sports Direct, which bought the chain just hours after it went bust, has said it wants to "restore the right level of ongoing relationships" with its brands.

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  • Trump says in 'no rush' to get NAFTA deal
Trump says in 'no rush' to get NAFTA deal

US Trade Rep Lighthizer says that he is "hopeful" for a breakthrough on NAFTA with the next few days, and Pres. Trump shoots back "OK if there is no breakthrough". Canada, meanwhile, has shown less urgency to complete a revision of the 24-year-old pact, but is expected to return to the bargaining table once the US and Mexico settle their differen...

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  • Elon Musk says he's cracking under stress of Tesla job
Elon Musk says he's cracking under stress of Tesla job

In the interview, Mr Musk revealed he had sacrificed family milestones in the race to meet Tesla production targets, almost missing his brother's wedding where he was best man. I've had friends come by who are really concerned'. People familiar with the Tesla Board of Directors stated that members were blindsided by Musk's tweet and they had to...

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  • 'Stop quarterly reporting', Trump tweets for his business friends
'Stop quarterly reporting', Trump tweets for his business friends

In a tweet dispatched Friday morning, Trump said he had spoken to "some of the world's top business leaders" about making business and jobs "even better" in the USA and they had advocated an end to quarterly reporting. The SEC is an independent agency, and the president can not force it to implement rule changes. But critics contend that new re...

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  • SEC's Scrutiny of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Elon Musk Expands
SEC's Scrutiny of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Elon Musk Expands

A follow-up blog post on Monday indicated that the funding would be coming from the Saudi Arabian wealth fund. The electric auto company CEO blurted out on Twitter last week that he plans to buy back Tesla from shareholders. Assets owned by the PIF can not be monetized quickly without driving down prices in the local stock market , while selli...

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  • United States threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis
United States threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

Also Friday , in more verbal sparring, Turkey's trade minister said her government would respond in kind to any new trade duties from the United States after U.S. Elsewhere, the dollar dipped against a basket of six major currencies, moving further away from its highest levels since June 2017 hit earlier in the week as investors bought the U...

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  • Turkey and U.S. trade new threats in detained pastor row
Turkey and U.S. trade new threats in detained pastor row

The currency has lost almost 40 percent against the dollar this year, driven by worries over Erdogan's growing influence on the economy and his repeated calls for lower interest rates despite high inflation. Turkey is also seemingly on the brink of a major debt crisis , as a weakening lira makes it harder for Ankara to pay its worldwide dues. ...

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  • Google workers protest censored China search
Google workers protest censored China search

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China , The New York Times said Thursday. tech firms have struggled to take off in China due to content restrictions and blockages. It has said in the past that it will not comment on Dragonfly or "spec...

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  • Turkish lira rebounds after Qatar pledges $15 billion
Turkish lira rebounds after Qatar pledges $15 billion

President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish metals exports to the United States last week prompting Turkey , which says it will not bow to threats, to raise tariffs on U.S. Investors are concerned that Turkey has amassed high levels of foreign debt to fuel growth in recent years. Specifically, during the trip to Washington last week, he s...

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  • Elon Musk Breaks Down During Interview
Elon Musk Breaks Down During Interview

The billionaire apologised after coming under scrutiny for calling one of the divers involved in rescuing a Thai soccer team from a flooded cave, a "pedo". But Musk says he wasn't stoned at the time of the tweet. But I was not on weed, to be clear'. "Weed is not helpful for productivity", he told the Times .

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  • Turkish lira weakens to 5.86, United States warns of more sanctions
Turkish lira weakens to 5.86, United States warns of more sanctions

US stocks suffered their worst day in seven weeks after the move, and the lira gained 7 percent against the dollar. BNP Paribas/TEB strategist Erkin Isik said Trump's comments and worries over further sanctions were likely to keep markets under pressure on Friday.

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  • China says USA solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint
China says USA solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

On April 2, China hit back by adopting tariff hikes on 128 US items, including pork, sparkling wine, nuts, and fresh and dried fruit products. Despite Trump's praise, The Journal notes that, though some some steelmakers are expanding production in the US, other USA manufacturers are still dependent on imported metals.

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  • Anger rises over Genoa bridge collapse as death toll climbs
Anger rises over Genoa bridge collapse as death toll climbs

As cranes moved in to shift truck-sized chunks of broken concrete, hundreds of firefighters searched for survivors, while public shock turned to anger over the state of the 1.2 km-long bridge, completed in 1967 and refurbished two years ago.

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  • Turkey hikes tariffs on imports of several US products
Turkey hikes tariffs on imports of several US products

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of gas-rich Qatar , one of Turkey's very closest allies, on Wednesday held talks with Erdogan which also included Albayrak. The currency strengthened some 2 percent against the dollar, trading at around 5.85 per dollar, hours before Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was scheduled to update global i...

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  • Erdogan Says Turkey Will Boycott US Electronics, Lira Steadies
Erdogan Says Turkey Will Boycott US Electronics, Lira Steadies

The lira has lost more than two-fifths of its value against the greenback this year, hit by worries over President Tayyip Erdogan's calls for lower interest rates and fraying ties between the United States and Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

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  • Bitcoin price keeps falling and just dipped below $6,000
Bitcoin price keeps falling and just dipped below $6,000

Bitcoin is looking unconvincing and no one can put a finger on whether it's heading for a bearish market or a bullish market . Bitcoin price made a strong advance on Wednesday, jumping as much as 7% in the session. This represented BTC's high point where the price almost reached the $20,000 mark. Also, the price of EOS is below the 12-day E...

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  • Turkey slaps more tariffs on USA goods, escalating trade tensions
Turkey slaps more tariffs on USA goods, escalating trade tensions

Ankara said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal and cosmetics. She said the US was "monitoring the situation". But fundamental concerns about the economy persist, experts say. The currency lost almost 40 percent against the dollar this year, driven by worries over President Erdogan's grow...

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