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  • Finance minister to attend annual IMF, World Bank meetings

    Finance minister to attend annual IMF, World Bank meetings

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    Obstefeld commented: "Last April, at the time of our last World Economic Outlook , the world economy's broad-based momentum led us to project a 3.9 percent growth rate for both this year and next. Although the report said the sub-Saharan African economy was recovering from 2.7 per cent in 2017 to an average rate of about 3.1 per cent in 2018 and 3.8 per cent next year.
  • Wall Street Yo-Yos in Early Trading Thursday

    Wall Street Yo-Yos in Early Trading Thursday

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    Although the losses were widespread, stocks that have been the biggest winners on the market, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines. Berkshire Hathaway dipped 4.7 percent to $213.10 and reinsurer Everest Re slid 5.1 percent to $217.73. Those rates have been climbing after several encouraging reports on the economy.
  • US Investigators Probe Khashoggi's Disappearance in Turkey

    US Investigators Probe Khashoggi's Disappearance in Turkey

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    A senior Turkish official told the Times that they think Khashoggi was killed within two hours of entering the consulate, and that a team of Saudi agents then destroyed his body. Earlier Wednesday, Corker, who as the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has seen US intelligence reports, said that "the likelihood is he was killed on the day he walked into the consulate" and that "there was Saudi involvement" in whatever happened to Khashoggi.
  • FSU cancels classes as Hurricane Michael heads toward Panhandle

    FSU cancels classes as Hurricane Michael heads toward Panhandle

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    A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch have both been issued for coastal areas including Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. It's forecast to move toward the Baja this week and eventually make landfall as a tropical storm by week's end. When looking at the forecast cone, remember this represents where the center of the storm will go, and it could be anywhere within the cone of uncertainty.
  • Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

    Trudeau sets out to sell Canadians on trade pact

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    The new deal was "terrific" for all three countries, he added. "This trade pact will provide our farmers and ranchers with much needed export market certainty and will strengthen the relationship with two of our most important trading partners", said Sen.
  • Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

    Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

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    The move has come as a relief to commuters who were expecting the prices, at the current rate, to cross Rs 90 per litre for petrol and Rs 85 per litre for diesel. Shares of Indian Oil Corp Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd extended losses and were down as much as 24.38% to 27.96%.
  • Toyota recall: millions of potentially faulty hybrid vehicles

    Toyota recall: millions of potentially faulty hybrid vehicles

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    The recall impacts about 2.4 million vehicles - 1.25 million in Japan and 830,000 in North America, Toyota spokesman Jean-Yves Jault told Bloomberg Friday. The problem would be fixed by means of a software upgrade that would take about 40 minutes, he said. The problem identified arises when the cars fail to enter "failsafe driving mode as intended".
  • Alberta dairy farmers anxious about USMCA

    Alberta dairy farmers anxious about USMCA

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    Donald Trump says the new trade deal struck with Canada and Mexico is "the most important" ever agreed by the US. Trump needed a win even when the United States wasn't really losing, as was the case with Canada, if not Mexico. "The US has influence over Canada and Mexico, and China can't change that", Wang said. Wang Heng, co-director of UNSW Law's China International Business and Economic Law initiative in Sydney, said it was more about China wanting to "cool down" its comments ...
  • Fuel prices on the boil again, diesel breaches Rs 80 in Mumbai

    Fuel prices on the boil again, diesel breaches Rs 80 in Mumbai

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    What it did now is only an eyewash. If the Centre is serious, it should reduce the tax to what it was when it assumed office. While some states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka cut the fuel prices weeks ago by announcing a cut to the Value-Added Tax charged by the states, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala had maintained that it was up to the Central government to reduce the prices.
  • Amazon boosts minimum wage in USA and UK

    Amazon boosts minimum wage in USA and UK

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    Senator Bernie Sanders , a fierce Amazon critic who has long campaigned for higher wages as the United States recovers from the Great Recession, hailed the decision, saying Bezos and Amazon were "now leading the way". The company has also raised its minimum wage to £10.50 ($13.62) in London and £9.50 ($12.32) in the rest of England . Even though Amazon would prefer to keep employee retention as high as possible, a Career Choice program pays for 95 percent of tuition in high-demand ...
  • Tesla production hits all time high

    Tesla production hits all time high

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    But several experienced litigators said Monday that, while the DOJ probe is separate, the SEC's settlement could mark the end of official action against Tesla and Musk. Under terms of the agreement, Musk also must give up his seat as chairman of the board of directors for at least three years . Musk tweeted on August 7, 2018 , that he could take Tesla private at a substantial premium price, accounting to $420 per share.
  • John Flannery Out As General Electric Chairman And CEO

    John Flannery Out As General Electric Chairman And CEO

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    Culp said in a statement , "We have a lot of work ahead of us to unlock the value of GE". GE shares are up more than 10% on the news. In hiring Mr. Securities and Exchange Commission. GE, however, has not seen such gains, particularly when it comes to its power business which was hit by problems with its latest generation of gas turbines and posted a $10 billion loss previous year.
  • Boeing wins US$9.2 billion deal for new Air Force training jet

    Boeing wins US$9.2 billion deal for new Air Force training jet

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    Those first jets are due to arrive at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in 2023. "Today's announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team", said Caret in a released statement. "Through competition we will save at least $10 billion on the T-X program". Boeing and its risk-sharing partner, Sweden's Saab , beat out a team-up involving Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries as well as a bid from Leonardo DRS , a US subsidiary ...
  • Canada refusing to make concessions on NAFTA

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    Canadian officials said they do not believe Trump can rework NAFTA into a bilateral deal without the approval of Congress. "That's the big one". The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, was supported by the prospect of a shortfall in global supply once US sanctions against major crude exporter Iran come into force.