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Money Beijing Fends off Soros' Remark About Xi Being 'Opponent to Open Societies'
Author: 0 Beijing Fends off Soros' Remark About Xi Being 'Opponent to Open Societies'

In Beijing , Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry, shot back at Soros on Friday, accusing him of twisting the facts. The comment referred to the remark made by Soros on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Thursday: he said that despite the fact that China was not the only authoritarian regime in the world, it was the richest, strongest and most technologically advanced one.

Money Hundreds missing in Brazil after Vale tailings dam collapses
Author: 0 Hundreds missing in Brazil after Vale tailings dam collapses

His government, facing its first big emergency since taking office in the new year, set up urgent coordination between the defense, environment and mining ministries to bolster operations by the state of Minas Gerais. That dam, owned by a joint venture between Vale and BHP Billiton called Samarco Mineracao SA, buried a nearby village and devastated a major river with toxic waste in Brazil's worst environmental disaster.

Money Commerce Chief Asks Why Furloughed Workers Are Using Food Banks
Author: 0 Commerce Chief Asks Why Furloughed Workers Are Using Food Banks

Wilbur Ross is @realDonaldTrump's Secretary of Commerce. Wilbur Ross is a billionaire.And this is billionaire Wilbur Ross saying he doesn't understand why federal workers not getting paid during the #TrumpShutdown don't just take out loans *to feed their families*.Unreal.

Money Family kicked off American Airlines flight after passengers complain about body odor
Author: 0 Family kicked off American Airlines flight after passengers complain about body odor

Adler also said that the plane flew off with their luggage. Annoyances on flights aren't new, but this sparks a bigger debate: At what level of inconvenience do airlines throw people off flights if they aren't a danger to the rest of the passengers? "We stopped several people in the airport and, it's embarrassing", she said, "but we asked them, 'Do you think we smell?" Adler and his family were having difficulty getting back to their other eight children after a vacation in Miami .

Money Elizabeth Warren calls for 'wealth tax' on richest Americans
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren calls for 'wealth tax' on richest Americans

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA hopes Congress will slap a new annual "wealth tax" on Americans with more than $50 million in assets, according to a report out Thursday. Earlier this month, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she would like to place a 70 percent tax on top earners. This rate would tax assets, instead of focusing on income.

Money USA government shutdown could stall economy
Author: 0 USA government shutdown could stall economy

In a downward shift, the White House acknowledged Wednesday the partial government shutdown could stifle economic growth. "It is true that if we get a typically weak first quarter and extended shutdown that we could end up with a number that is very low", or "very close to zero", Mr Hassett said.

Money Microsoft's Bing blocked in China in further crackdown on foreign tech services
Author: 0 Microsoft's Bing blocked in China in further crackdown on foreign tech services

Prior to that, China had banned a host of websites back in 2014. The company declined to provide details about the cause of the disruption and return of the search engine . Following the project being made public, 1,000 Google employees signed a letter in August that called for the search company to abandon its efforts to create the censored Chinese search engine .

Money Flights into New York's Laguardia halted amid shutdown staff shortage
Author: 0 Flights into New York's Laguardia halted amid shutdown staff shortage

Staffing issues included problems with the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center and the Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center, among others. The 34-day government shutdown , which began on December 22, has affected hundreds of thousands of federal employees - including, according to the airline unions, air traffic controllers , air marshals, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers and FBI agents who work without pay.

Money BuzzFeed Laying Off 15% of its Staff
Author: 0 BuzzFeed Laying Off 15% of its Staff

BuzzFeed News found itself at the centre of a controversy last week after it reported President Donald Trump instructed his lawyer to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow - a story that was struck down by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller who said it was "not accurate".

Money Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

Airbus has more than 14,000 employees in Britain. If successful, this could have a profound effect, giving lawmakers who want to block, delay or renegotiate Brexit a possible legal route to do so. "Airbus said as much to me 18 months ago when I had some discussions with them and with many other companies", the Labour leader said. Another option being floated by some in London, for the border issue to be regulated in a separate bilateral deal with Dublin, was also impossible, since the border ...

Money Necco Candy Sweethearts Not In Stores As Valentine’s Day Approaches
Author: 0 Necco Candy Sweethearts Not In Stores As Valentine’s Day Approaches

A different representative from Spangler added that while they are "aiming" to get the sweets out by next year, it might not be a sure thing, so the company is advising fans to check out its social media channels. And while this type of hard candy may be able to last for up to a year, its quality might be compromised. Candy maker Brach's sells their own version of conversation hearts for those who can't imagine a Valentine's without this style of candy.

Money Guaido versus Maduro - Who backs Venezuela's two presidents?
Author: 0 Guaido versus Maduro - Who backs Venezuela's two presidents?

On Wednesday, Venezuela's disputed president Nicolas Maduro said he was ending diplomatic relations with the United States in response to President Donald Trump's announcement that the USA was officially recognizing National Assembly President Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader.

Money Amazon launches small self-driving delivery robot called
Author: 0 Amazon launches small self-driving delivery robot called "Scout"

The latest cutebot news is that Amazon has started testing its Scout delivery robot in the US. It won't even let the robots deliver packages on their own. restrictions on commercial drones. As online shopping becomes the primary mode of consumerism for many, particularly in the U.S, delivery and logistics technology is a fast-growing market.

Money Boeing's flying car completes first test flight
Author: 0 Boeing's flying car completes first test flight

This week's PAV flight was a test of the aircraft's autonomous functions and ground control systems, in which it successfully took off, hovered in place, and then landed. Boeing is working with startup SparkCognition Inc and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to develop a traffic-management system for three-dimensional highways, as well as the regulatory framework that will allow waves of autonomous vehicles to zip safely around buildings, the company has said.

Money Huawei launches its own 5G chip
Author: 0 Huawei launches its own 5G chip

Referring to the allegations, he said: "It's only some politicians trying to bring a lot of noise to put pressure on us". Meanwhile, the firm's chief financial officer - the founder's daughter - has been arrested in Canada in relation to US sanctions violations.

Money TSA absences rise as shutdown continues
Author: 0 TSA absences rise as shutdown continues

Sunday's 10 percent absence rate indicates that more than 3,000 airport screeners missed work. "Many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations". TSA appeared to be managing the high sick-out rate as well as could be expected. Nearly 94 percent of 1.6 million passengers on Saturday were cleared in 15 minutes or less.

Money Toyota, Panasonic launch joint venture to make electric-car batteries
Author: 0 Toyota, Panasonic launch joint venture to make electric-car batteries

The company's electric vehicle partner Mazda Motor and subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Subaru may be initial recipients of the newly produced batteries, with Panasonic-supplied Honda Motor on the wish list for product adoption. Separately, Panasonic already has invested in a battery factory with USA electric auto maker Tesla Inc. While Panasonic has been a Tier I lithium-ion battery cell supplier for several years, she noted Chinese vendors such as CATL and BYD have been ramping up their ...

Money Saudi Arabia to invest in SA's oil industry
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia to invest in SA's oil industry

Saudi Aramco is planning to play a major role in building a new crude oil refinery and petrochemical plant in South Africa, part of a $10 billion investment pledge to the country by the Saudis, Kallanish Energy reports. Aramco is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue, and the most profitable country in the world according to Bloomberg. "In this regard the Ministers concluded and signed a Declaration of Intent to cooperate comprehensively in the field of oil and gas", said the ...

Money Vacuum giant Dyson to move headquarters to Singapore
Author: 0 Vacuum giant Dyson to move headquarters to Singapore

James Dyson came out in favour of Brexit days before the 2016 vote, when he said Britain could be about 18.5 billion pounds better off each year if it left the European Union. The business said that Asia was now the main focus of its activities and that it should be regarded as a "global technology company". Last October announced plans to build an EV manufacturing plant in Singapore , but now it appears a large proportion of the company's executive team and the whole of its head office is ...

Money Dollarama officially opens an online store in Canada
Author: 0 Dollarama officially opens an online store in Canada

Dollarama officially opened its online store in Canada on Monday, which allows customers to buy a number of their products in bulk. For example, if you wanted some Excel gum , which Dollarama normally sells in store for $0.75/pack, online you would have to buy a case of $216, which would cost $162.

Author: 0 Prince William Turns Interviewer In Davos With TV Naturalist Attenborough

In his early career, he said, simply showing people a new animal on television would astound them. We can wreck it without even knowing we are doing it. He urged people "not to waste the riches of the natural world on which we depend" and to respect the planet by not throwing away food or power. The Blue Planet narrator was given a Crystal Award at the forum on Monday for his leadership in environmental stewardship.

Money Newark Airport temporarily halted flights after drone sightings
Author: 0 Newark Airport temporarily halted flights after drone sightings

Murphy, at the AirTrain Station in Newark Tuesday afternoon, against the backdrop of Newark Airport and the new $2.7 billion Terminal One, said the current rail line is "on life support" and needs to be put into retirement soon. "We are monitoring reports of drone activity, which the FAA is investigating", United Airlines, the largest carrier at Newark, said in an email. Two people were arrested over the attack but released without charge.

Money 'Wage dispute' worker wrecks hotel in digger rampage
Author: 0 'Wage dispute' worker wrecks hotel in digger rampage

A few moments later, the digger rolls back out of the entrance and down the steps but the determined operator heads back up and through the front door. They can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100021276 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111. An eyewitness, ceiling fixer Samuel White, 24, said the driver was involved in a pay dispute over £600 with contractors at the hotel , which is under construction.

Money Starbucks expands Uber Eats deliveries across the US
Author: 0 Starbucks expands Uber Eats deliveries across the US

The coffee giant said the delivery service would launch in San Francisco on Tuesday and expand to D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and NY in the coming weeks. Additional global markets with delivery initiatives include India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, Colombia and Chile. Starbucks is using Uber's food delivery arm, Uber Eats, to bring coffee and most other menu items within a half-hour of ordering, for a $2.49 booking fee.

Money Tesla gets approval to start delivering Model 3 in Europe
Author: 0 Tesla gets approval to start delivering Model 3 in Europe

In December Tesla delivered 25,250 Model 3 sedans, making it the 12th best selling vehicle overall. Tesla recently received the thumbs up from RDW , the Dutch regulator put in charge of approving the Model 3 for European roads, which means Tesla can begin selling the auto in Europe.

Money Renault-Nissan merger 'not on the table': French minister
Author: 0 Renault-Nissan merger 'not on the table': French minister

Ghosn is appealing that ruling, and has amended his request for bail by offering new guarantees to the Japanese court. "As the Court considers my bail application, I want to emphasize that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted", he said in a statement reported by CNBC .

Money China Doesn't Want US Extraditing Huawei Exec in Canada
Author: 0 China Doesn't Want US Extraditing Huawei Exec in Canada

China issued fresh demands Tuesday that the US abandon its request that Canada extradite a senior telecom executive who was detained in Vancouver last month, turning its attention to the States in the ongoing diplomatic spat. "The Trump administration has practised - not only with the indictment of this Huawei executive, but also with a number of intelligence officials and other foreign actors - this policy of aggressively pursuing the enemies of the United States", Bruen said.