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  • Volkswagen suspends executive over use of monkeys in exhaust experiments

    Volkswagen suspends executive over use of monkeys in exhaust experiments

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said "these tests on monkeys or even humans can not be justified ethically in any way", while Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks called the experiments "abominable". The details and the objective of the study could not be confirmed and EUGT, which previous year was dissolved, was unavailable for comment. Amid the controversy, Berlin's Tageszeitung daily said that "while these experiments are doubtless scandalous, the bigger scandal ...

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  • Mario Draghi helps the Euro to gain strength

    Mario Draghi helps the Euro to gain strength

    Such comments matter because a weaker dollar can help US exporters by making their goods cheaper against foreign competition. The euro was around 0.8% higher against the United States dollar as at 1410 GMT. Rates these days are not set by governments but by global foreign exchange markets where major currencies are bought and sold. The ECB chose to keep interest rates in the eurozone on hold, with the focus now on ECB president Mario Draghi's usual press conference following the ...

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  • Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Hit - Coincheck Confirms Theft Bigger Than Mt Gox

    Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Hit - Coincheck Confirms Theft Bigger Than Mt Gox

    The exchange first moved to halt all trading in NEM, the cryptocurrency allegedly at the center of the theft, Coincheck went on to halt all other activity. Cryptocurrency exchanges, many of which operate with little to no regulation, have experienced a spate of outages and hacks amid the trading boom that propelled bitcoin and its peers to record highs previous year.

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  • LA Times newsroom votes to unionize after long fight with management

    LA Times newsroom votes to unionize after long fight with management

    The Los Angeles Times has given prominent coverage to recent revelations of sexual harassment of women by prominent men, particularly in entertainment and media. The report said Levinsohn was sued when he was an executive at two separate companies, including the search engine AltaVista. The final vote count was 248 in favor and 44 against, according to the tweet by the guild.

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  • Trump Hotel Hit With Graffiti Again

    Trump Hotel Hit With Graffiti Again

    On January 11, President Donald Trump questioned why the United States provides immigrant protection for people from areas including Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, referring to these countries as " sh*thole countries ", according to some lawmakers present.

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  • Geely buys stake in Volvo Trucks

    Geely buys stake in Volvo Trucks

    Geely's move to buy Volvo will help further strengthen its worldwide presence after its 2010 acquisition of Volvo Cars from Ford Motor Co. Geely has surprised the automotive world with its resurrection of Volvo Cars since its acquisition of the Swedish carmaker in 2010.

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  • Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans

    Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans

    Clinton came in at 9 percent, which was her lowest since 2002 when she received 7 percent. Despite keeping a relatively low profile since leaving the White House in January, former President Barack Obama edged out his successor, President Donald Trump , to retain his title as Gallup's "most admired" man for the 10th straight year, the polling group announced Wednesday.

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  • Rocky Debut for Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase/GDAX as Trading Set to Resume

    Rocky Debut for Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase/GDAX as Trading Set to Resume

    Shortly after the kickoff, the price skyrocketed, with Coinbase's online exchange GDAX showing quotes as high as $US9,500 ($12,400), more than triple what Bitcoin Cash trades at on other exchanges. But to users' chagrin, Coinbase rejected Bitcoin Cash, with the company's director of communications writing in a Medium post that "it is hard to predict how long the alternative version of bitcoin will survive".

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  • Autopsies being conducted on bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman

    Autopsies being conducted on bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman

    Friday. He declined to say whether the bodies showed signs of trauma and did not provide details on the time or cause of death. Mr Sherman was the chairman of generic drug-maker Apotex, which he founded in 1974 with two employees. Taylor said that a "death investigation" is taking place and that the coroner is investigating. Neighbours confirmed that the property was the couple's home.

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  • Port Authority attack suspect: What we know about Akayed Ullah

    Port Authority attack suspect: What we know about Akayed Ullah

    The police have confirmed that apart from the suspect, three other people have suffered non- life-threatening injuries. Being treated: Ullah is now at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for lacerations and burns to his hands and abdomen, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

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  • Morgan Stanley fires former congressman Harold Ford Jr

    Morgan Stanley fires former congressman Harold Ford Jr

    At least one woman was interviewed by Morgan Stanley as part of the investigation, Huffington Post reported . But an email obtained by the reporter reveals that Ford apologized to the woman he allegedly harassed after she told him to back off and stop asking her out for drinks.

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  • Step Inside the World's Largest Starbucks Location

    Step Inside the World's Largest Starbucks Location

    Customers at the cavernous new outlet on the West Nanjing Road shopping strip can watch beans being roasted, sample high-end brews and use a Starbucks augmented-reality digital app to interact with the store. Last quarter , China posted an 8 percent increase, compared with a 3 percent gain in the USA, excluding impacts from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "This is a show store", Gordon said.

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  • Online sales surge, but buyers browse at shops first

    Online sales surge, but buyers browse at shops first

    USA retailers are expected to continue raking in holiday spending cash Monday, just three days after notching record sales on " Black Friday ". Black Friday 2017 was all about digital sales. All of that chimes with a statement from Amazon that noted that mobile app orders were up 50% on Thursday compared to Thanksgiving 2016. That will help their traditional brick and mortar stores compete with online shopping.

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  • ICE rounds up more than 40 MS-13 members in NY

    ICE rounds up more than 40 MS-13 members in NY

    Underscoring its promise earlier this year to crack down on a brutal gang, the Trump adminstration on Thursday announced the arrests of dozens of members of MS-13. About 60 of the arrests involved people illegally crossing the border as unaccompanied children, officials said. In July, U.S. immigration agents launched raids on suspected gang members that for the first time included teenagers, reversing the practice of the previous administration.

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