• Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27
Theresa May Promises U.K. Lawmakers Brexit Vote by February 27

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised MPs a final vote on her Brexit deal. "The government will commit that if the meaningful vote , in other words the deal coming back, has not happened by the 27th of February, then we would allow a further motion - votable in Parliament - to take place, to give that sense of assurance as to the process mov...

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  • Read the full, annotated text of Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation letter
Read the full, annotated text of Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation letter

She thanks her staff, officials and Canadians who supported her while in cabinet . Federal opposition parties have jumped at the allegations of political interference in this federal election year in Canada. "And at the end of the day, I abide by the long-standing principle that when acting as attorney general, I will apply my judicial mind to a...

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  • Amazon May Be Reconsidering Long Island City Headquarters
Amazon May Be Reconsidering Long Island City Headquarters

A new rumor suggests the planned Amazon NYC headquarters is being reconsidered. Even before these subsidies, New York City has been struggling to fund acceptable public transportation and affordable housing. In one sign of opposition, artists spray-painted Amazon's logo - spelled "AMAZNO" - on streets near the proposed site. Though, both th...

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  • Huawei will need 5 years and $2b to resolve United Kingdom security concerns
Huawei will need 5 years and $2b to resolve United Kingdom security concerns

It will take three-to-five years for Huawei to address the concerns raised by the United Kingdom government over the security of its equipment and its potential to be used for espionage by the Chinese government, the telecommunications giant explained in an open letter to MPs.

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  • Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics
Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

Mr. Bezos said he chose to publish the emails sent to his team "rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail", despite the "personal cost and embarrassment they threaten". In Mr Bezos' post on Thursday, he also published several e-mails between Mr de Becker's lawyer, Mr Martin Singer , and AMI's lawyer, Mr Jon Fine , and chief content ...

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  • Google Stock Is a Better Deal Than It Looks
Google Stock Is a Better Deal Than It Looks

Yet Alphabet continues to deliver strong top-line growth, which is impressive considering that its revenue base was $137 billion a year ago. The company's operating margin fell to 21% in the fourth quarter from 24% in the year-earlier period.

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  • Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union
Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

Trump has been flirting since at least the 14th day of the shutdown with the idea of funding a wall by declaring a national emergency and using his authority to divert funds already appropriated by Congress for things like disaster relief.

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  • GM cutting 4,000 workers in latest round of restructuring
GM cutting 4,000 workers in latest round of restructuring

Many salaried workers inside GM have said they and colleagues have been on pins and needles for the past two months, ever since GM said it would make involuntary cuts. In all, about 4,000 workers in its North American operations will be terminated, part of a broader series of cuts expected to save the automaker billions of dollars and help it prepa...

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  • Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg: "Facebook Watch more mainstream in 2019"

Mark Zuckerberg , the CEO of Facebook , has said he expects the Facebook Watch service to become "more mainstream" this year. The firm now has a buy rating on the social networking company's stock. SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Wednesday quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that ...

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  • January jobs report: Employers added 304,000 jobs, wages keep increasing
January jobs report: Employers added 304,000 jobs, wages keep increasing

Tens of thousands of contracted federal employees that were not working during the government shutdown and are not legally entitled to compensation equal to the hours they missed may have been counted as unemployed in the DOL's numbers for January.

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks are off to an uneven start
Markets Right Now: Stocks are off to an uneven start

On Wednesday, the statement said "market-based measures of inflation compensation have moved lower in recent months". The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.8 percent despite data showing China's factory activity contracted for a second straight month amid weakening orders.

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  • ‘Trump Gave Orders To Kill Me’: Venezuela Prez Nicolas Maduro
‘Trump Gave Orders To Kill Me’: Venezuela Prez Nicolas Maduro

The Donald Trump administration did not listen to the orders issued by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , claiming that he was no longer the "legitimate president" of Venezuela. "Their duty would have been to participate, and then let the most popular party win". It's all about the vicious struggle of who is going to control Venezuela.

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  • Nvidia and Caterpillar Point to Weakness in China as Outlooks Dim
Nvidia and Caterpillar Point to Weakness in China as Outlooks Dim

USA stocks dived on Monday, as weak forecasts from Caterpillar Inc and Nvidia Corp fueled worries about a slowdown in China taking a bigger bite off corporate profits. That added to a previous number that was already $700 million short of analysts' forecasts and was blamed chiefly on gaming revenue in China. FILE PHOTO - Caterpillar Inc.

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  • U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA
U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA

National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters at the White House that Trump's action would block US$7 billion in Venezuelan assets and reduce the country's exports by US$11 billion over the next year, though Maduro is sure to attempt to sell PDVSA's crude elsewhere.

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  • US to announce criminal charges related to Huawei, sources say
US to announce criminal charges related to Huawei, sources say

Specifically, Huawei and Skycom are charged with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and conspiracy to violate IEEPA, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to the DOJ .

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  • Facebook ignored kids' spending problems, internal documents reveal
Facebook ignored kids' spending problems, internal documents reveal

It's a troubling affair, but one that game developers should pay close attention to as the conversation about ethical monetization, especially when children are involved, isn't likely to wind down at any point in the future. Another anecdote shared by the Reveal News roundup captures a conversation between Angry Birds developer Rovio and Face...

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  • Global slowdown worries keep oil prices under pressure
Global slowdown worries keep oil prices under pressure

West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery climbed 56 cents to $53.69 a barrel at the close of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. She noted that a ban on exporting USA dilutents to dilute heavy Venezuelan oil could greatly impact the nation.

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  • Huawei launches world's first 5G base station core chip
Huawei launches world's first 5G base station core chip

The move by Vodafone follows a decision by BT Group to rip Huawei gear out of the core of its mobile network in the UK. Vodafone CEO Nick Read said on Friday that the company chose to "pause" the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks in Europe while it speaks with regulators, governments, security agencies and the Chinese ...

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  • Mulvaney: Trump is ‘really prepared’ to shut down the government despite outrage
Mulvaney: Trump is ‘really prepared’ to shut down the government despite outrage

Senior legislators from both parties said the latest shutdown, the 19th since the mid-1970s, was as ineffective as previous ones but much more disruptive as it was the longest in US history. One of President Donald Trump's favorite Fox personalities, Lou Dobbs , declared that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "whipped" President Donald Tru...

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  • European Union nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice
European Union nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice

Greece's ruling party Syriza has publicly backed Maduro , with party secretary Panos Skourletis voicing "full support and solidarity" to what to he called "the legal president". Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia charged that the Trump administration is trying "to engineer a coup" against Maduro. Maduro is facing a challenge from oppositio...

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  • Buzzfeed, Verizon lay off several employees, more to come
Buzzfeed, Verizon lay off several employees, more to come

Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 15 percent of its jobs, or about 200 people, to trim costs and become profitable. Among those affected was Jason Cherkis, a reporter who was a finalist for a Pulitzer in 2016. "Over the past few months, we've done extensive work examining the trends in our business and the evolving economics of the digit...

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  • USA intensifies push against Maduro as Russian Federation backs Venezuelan ally
USA intensifies push against Maduro as Russian Federation backs Venezuelan ally

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared he was temporarily assuming presidential powers in a bid to unseat Nicolas Maduro. Russian Federation on Thursday slammed what it called foreign interference in Venezuela and denounced the opposition's "usurpation of power", calling President Nicolas Maduro the crisis-hit country's legitimate le...

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  • Linked contractors swoop in to guard Venezuela's Maduro
Linked contractors swoop in to guard Venezuela's Maduro

Over the last decade, China has given Venezuela $65 billion in loans, cash and investment. Maduro was elected previous year in a vote widely seen as fraudulent. The contractors flew to Venezuela not from Moscow but from third countries where they were conducting missions, he added. "I think the military should choose the right side of history".

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  • U.S. air travel stalled as Trump agrees to temporary shutdown halt
U.S. air travel stalled as Trump agrees to temporary shutdown halt

Meanwhile, outgoing flights are also being reported at two other major East Coast airports, Newark International and Philadelphia International. President Donald Trump announced Friday a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks as intensifying delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to ...

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  • China's growth slowed by service, farm sectors, despite construction rebound
China's growth slowed by service, farm sectors, despite construction rebound

Funds raised by China's property developers grew 6.4 percent in 2018 on an annual basis. Fixed-asset investment rose 5.9 percent in 2018, the slowest in at least 22 years, as a regulatory crackdown on riskier financing and debt weighed on local government spending early in the year.

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