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United States light, sweet crude was 25c higher at $52.12. And though the U.S. has hardened its stance against Iran , there's still "high uncertainty" over whether it'll reimpose sanctions curbing the Middle East country's crude supply. "Oil and geopolitics are very much interlinked", Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at $51.89 per barrel, up 44 cents, or 0.9 percent.
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    Saudi Arabia said it pumped 9.97 million barrels per day in September, up about 22,000 barrels per day from August, but below its OPEC target. Oil has found support from the deal but, trading below $57 a barrel on Wednesday, crude is still half its mid-2014 level.
  • Cook County Puts the Kibosh On the Beverage Tax

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    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle , an advocate for the tax, said in a statement that she is " disappointed " by the vote and that it is now up to " commissioners to choose our direction on revenue ". "Residents and consumers have been forced to pay more on over 1,000 everyday beverages, including diet drinks", the anti-tax Can the Tax Coalition said in a statement on its website.
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    While considering EPS estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 0.47 whereas during current year it has 1.8 estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 2.15 during next year . Salzhauer Michael increased its stake in Bank Amer Corp ( BAC ) by 773.87% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2.
  • How giant balloons could restore wireless service in Puerto Rico

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    Private companies have stepped up to that challenge, like Tesla sending its Powerwall batteries and technicians (an effort that may be upgraded to building out PR's next grid, given the positive Twitter exchange between Governor Ricardo Rossello and Tesla CEO Elon Musk).
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    She added that "it never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone". "I hope someone finds out (and) figures it out, because we'd like to know", he said. Earlier this week, Ms Danley's nephew Jordan Knights told 9NEWS he had met Paddock on a recent trip to the U.S. to visit his aunt. A total of 59 people are confirmed dead and more than 500 injured.
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    Even with the hike, Netflix's standard plan is still cheaper than HBO Now at $15 per month and Hulu's commercial-free plan at $11.99. The price increase was limited to the USA and a handful of European countries including France, Britain and Germany, Netflix said .
  • Tesco reports 27% profits increase

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    United Kingdom and Ireland operating profits leapt 21% higher to £471 million in its first half, while on a statutory basis, group pre-tax profits rose from £71 million to £562 million. Lewis first stabilised Tesco , then got it growing again with a focus on more competitive prices, new and streamlined product ranges, better customer service and improved supplier relationships.
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    He further added that the major investment chunk would be shifted from sedan and combustion engines towards the development of electric and hybrid cars and trucks. Jim Hackett , CEO Ford recently announced to investors that Ford intends to slit the costs of $14 billion in the following 5 years. Ford said it was reaffirming its long-term goal of an 8 percent automotive operating margin as it looks to boost profitability.
  • U.S. expels Cuban diplomats from embassy in Washington

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    Tillerson said the decision was made 'due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats'. The recently re-opened USA embassy in Cuba will have its staffing reduced to emergency personnel only, and visa operations have been suspended indefinitely as a result of the action.
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    Trump is quoting praise from Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, who says the president and the Trump administration have "delivered" for the USA territory. "She has been there once", Long said. "Our priorities at this juncture keep being food delivery, delivery of gas, making sure that the hospitals are working, making sure we can get more hospitals on line, that they get their diesel and their fuel", Puerto Rico Gov.
  • Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food

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    They received 650 tips in response. He said he could not give further examples, however, because he didn't have the suspect's record. Through the video surveillance of the stores where the baby jars were identified, police were able to obtain images clearly showing the face of the 55-year-old man, who has not been named.
  • Whole Foods in-store venues hacked

    Whole Foods in-store venues hacked

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    That kale salad isn't sounding quite as appetizing now, is it? The grocery chain, which was acquired by Amazon in August, didn't specify how many cardholders might be affected by the breach. However, it noted that most of its locations don't have taprooms or restaurants. In recent years Whole Foods has made an effort to open locations in underserved urban areas .
  • UN Security Council must impose arms embargo in Myanmar

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    An estimated 480,000 people - almost all Muslims who identify as Rohingya - have entered Bangladesh since August 25, when fighters from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked 30 police outposts. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army released a statement on Twitter last night denying any involvement in the killing of 45 Hindu civilians whose bodies were exhumed by the Myanmar army this week or in the disappearance of dozens of others.
  • Uber's new CEO apologizes to Londoners after citywide ban

    Uber's new CEO apologizes to Londoners after citywide ban

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    Last Friday, TfL shocked many by announcing that it would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the United Kingdom capital, citing the firm's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan was quick to endorse the decision of an agency he supervises. It also questioned the process through which drivers obtain their medical certificates and the practice of "greyballing", when the company uses a fake version of its app to fool ...