• China, Pakistan vow to carry forward momentum of bilateral ties
China, Pakistan vow to carry forward momentum of bilateral ties

And despite Pakistan's looming balance of payments crisis , Kong said there were no plans to scale back the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), although he did say it would be altered somewhat to "tilt in favour of areas relating to people's lives".

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  • Sino-US Relations Can Improve, Says Chinese Premier Amid Trade War
Sino-US Relations Can Improve, Says Chinese Premier Amid Trade War

Bloomberg's Enda Curran reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia". The comment comes days after he warned he would impose tariffs on all China's shipments to the U.S. Trump said earlier on Twitter that he and Xi had a "very good" conversation. "What negotiations have lacked to date has been that (presidential) level of engagement".

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  • Malta remains most hard place in the European Union to do business
Malta remains most hard place in the European Union to do business

India has shot up by 23 spots to reach the 77th position among 190 nations in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking . Prabhu said India's leap of 23 ranks in the ease of doing business ranking is significant considering that previous year India improved its ranking by 30 places, a rare feat for any large country the size of India...

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  • President Obama will rally for Democrats in Florida this Friday
President Obama will rally for Democrats in Florida this Friday

Taking a closer look at who is voting early in some of the most populated counties across Central Florida reveals that Republicans are outvoting Democrats locally as well, according to voter data. Dana Rohrabacher. That's not to say Republicans are strapped for cash, but they aren't rolling in it like many Democratic candidates are. "Everything...

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  • World's billionaires made record money in 2017
World's billionaires made record money in 2017

China will demand more from its own very wealthy, and the bargain gained by American billionaires-low taxes, light regulation, and little fear of that changing-is unlikely to be on offer from Beijing. China may create lots of billionaires-but it isn't always clear who the money really belongs to or who gets to keep it in the long run. "They are ...

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  • IBM set to acquire North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal
IBM set to acquire North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) jointly announced today that IBM would be acquiring Red Hat in a deal valuing the company at $190 per share, representing a staggering nearly 63% premium on Red Hat's closing price Friday. The company once synonymous with mainframe computing has been slow to adopt cloud-related technologies and has had ...

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  • The Fed vs Trump: The Battle is On
The Fed vs Trump: The Battle is On

US President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that he was intentionally sending a direct message to Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell that he wanted lower interest rates, even as he acknowledged that the US central bank is an independent entity.

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  • Retired veteran claims $1 million Powerball ticket in Madison
Retired veteran claims $1 million Powerball ticket in Madison

New Jersey man Earl Livingston, 87, was walking to buy a ticket for this week's Mega Millions jackpot when he fell and broke his hip, WCAU-TV reports . However, none of those players also played the Power Play option which would have increased their winnings to $2 million. The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 302.5 million fo...

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  • PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit aimed at boosting strategic global partnership (Curtainraiser)
PM Narendra Modi's Japan visit aimed at boosting strategic global partnership (Curtainraiser)

In a statement before he leaves for Japan on Saturday to attend the annual summit on October 28 and 29, Modi said India's partnership with Japan is of great substance and objective. In his policy speech , Abe also said he wants to close unfinished World War II diplomatic legacies by also aiming to normalize ties with North Korea and resolving te...

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  • Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can trigger oil prices rally
Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can trigger oil prices rally

In the USA, nationwide inventories climbed by 6.35 million barrels last week for the longest streak of gains since March 2017, the Energy Information Administration reported on Wednesday. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier this month said that two state refiners have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran in November.

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  • Twitter locked my account thinking it got hacked, says Elon Musk
Twitter locked my account thinking it got hacked, says Elon Musk

SpaceX , Tesla and Boring Company founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to announce the the Boring Company's first tunnel, which runs beneath Hawthorne, will be ready to open on December 10. He added the shuttles themselves will have a top speed of 155 miles per hour inside the tunnel, surpassing the results of an earlier electri...

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  • German Chancellor Merkel Throws Future Military Sales to Saudi Arabia Into Doubt
German Chancellor Merkel Throws Future Military Sales to Saudi Arabia Into Doubt

Speaking during a stop in Jerusalem, Mnuchin said the United States' strategic and economic relationship with the Saudis was too important to be put in jeopardy over Khashoggi's killing. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Fox News that Khashoggi's killing was "a rogue operation" and that "we don't know where the body is'".

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  • Tesla’s Newest, Cheapest Model 3 Sedan Is Coming
Tesla’s Newest, Cheapest Model 3 Sedan Is Coming

For investors, the latest Model 3 may heighten scrutiny of gross margins. But that price takes into account federal and state tax rebates. Tesla confirmed to Green Car Reports that the 220-mile Standard Range model-the one that was originally targeted for a $35,000 price-remains 4-6 months out.

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots reach almost $1 billion combined
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots reach almost $1 billion combined

If you do decide to go for it Odlyzko says there's only one way to be certain you and you alone take home the pot. This can get complicated, but for the most part winners pay taxes where they bought the ticket and then can get a credit on their taxes in their home state.

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  • $1,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Morris County
$1,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Morris County

The victor will shatter the previous record for highest Mega Millions jackpot awarded: a $656 million payday in March 2012. The $667 million jackpot is the third-largest grand prize in USA history. Virgin Islands. That ticket was sold in Madisonville Kentucky, according to lottery officials. The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 milli...

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  • Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

A Turkish diplomatic source had earlier said a joint Turkish-Saudi team would search the building - the last place Khashoggi was seen before he vanished on October 2. The 58-year-old journalist and Washington Post contributor has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate to gather documents for marriage last week.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot rises to $654 million after no one wins Friday
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $654 million after no one wins Friday

It is also one of the top ten largest jackpots in USA history. Players who buy $2 tickets face extremely long odds, with a one in 302.5 million chance of matching all six numbers. There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, will be worth an estimated $345 million, Powerball official...

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  • An unexciting Chinese trade report
An unexciting Chinese trade report

In an interview on Fox News on Thursday, President Trump praised his tariffs on Chinese imports. Analysts had expected imports to rise 15.0 percent, compared with August's 19.9 percent. China's export data has been surprisingly resilient to tariffs, possibly as companies ramped up shipments before stiffer US duties go into effect, but factory surve...

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  • Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax
Officials say stop forwarding Facebook message, it’s a hoax

Another week, and another chain letter is doing the rounds on Facebook. However, if you're anxious your profile may have been cloned, you can search for your profile on Facebook and report any duplicate accounts. When an email is changed, we send a message to the previous email account with a special link. It's fake - so users shouldn't worry ...

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  • Donald Trump: US 'very tough' in bid to find missing Jamal Khashoggi
Donald Trump: US 'very tough' in bid to find missing Jamal Khashoggi

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's show that the United States would send Federal Bureau of Investigation agents to the consulate to investigate if the Saudis requested it. Khsashoggi was a prominent critic of the Saudi regime. Local media claim the men are part of a 15-strong hit squad, sent by...

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  • US Employment Rate at 3.7% Touches 48-year-low in Sept
US Employment Rate at 3.7% Touches 48-year-low in Sept

So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 208,000, compared with 182,000 last year. That run has added almost 20 million people to the nation's payrolls since the Great Recession, which cost almost 9 million their jobs. A category that includes restaurants, hotels and casinos lost jobs for the first time since last September, when Hurrica...

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  • Billionaire Musk takes a dig at SEC just days after settlement
Billionaire Musk takes a dig at SEC just days after settlement

Murdoch, who owns roughly 10,000 shares of Tesla worth about $US3.03 million at Wednesday's price, also serves on the boards of Sky, TrueX Media, 21st Century Fox , New Corp, and Yankee Global Enterprises, as well as a handful of arts organisations, according to Bloomberg data.

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  • Amazon refutes report on Portland's Elemental Technologies server hack
Amazon refutes report on Portland's Elemental Technologies server hack

According to the Bloomberg report, the microchips, which were the size of a grain of rice, provided China with a way to remotely access the computers. According to Bloomberg , Apple discovered the malicious chips three years ago in hardware supplied by motherboard specialist Super Micro . Similarly, in an emailed statement , Apple declared t...

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  • Canada opened its dairy market. But by how much?
Canada opened its dairy market. But by how much?

American dairy farmers often suffer from overproduction, resulting in family farms going broke because they have nowhere to sell their milk. Federation President Zippy Duvall says President Trump's approval of the modernized U.S. The new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada could change the prices on the next vehicle you drive...

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  • Wisconsin farmers weigh in on NAFTA replacement
Wisconsin farmers weigh in on NAFTA replacement

They point to the rising trade tensions between the United States and China as the likely impetus behind the provision. Autos: The USMCA will require 75% of the regional value content of a vehicle, per the net cost method, to be manufactured in North America in order to qualify for duty-free treatment between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, u...

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  • After the trade war, US-China relations will never be the same
After the trade war, US-China relations will never be the same

U.S. President Donald Trump touting the United States, Canada, and Mexico trade deal in the Rose Garden of the White House Monday. " USMCA will give our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses a high-standard trade agreement that will result in freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in our region ", Freeland and Lighthize...

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  • National Coffee Day 2018: Where to find free or cheap coffee today
National Coffee Day 2018: Where to find free or cheap coffee today

After receiving the coffee, customers had the opportunity to take a picture and post it on Facebook with #ScootersCoffeeDay to be eligible to win prizes. A look at the origins of coffee and how it became the pervasive drink it is today . Caribou Coffee is also an option for a free cup of joe. Get one 12-ounce bag of premium single-origin c...

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  • Elon Musk Walks Away From Deal With SEC At The Last Minute
Elon Musk Walks Away From Deal With SEC At The Last Minute

For someone so heavily invested in his companies (Musk has slept at the Tesla factory to improve production), the prospect of letting go is likely hard to imagine. "Our focus remains on the continued ramp [up] of Model 3 production and delivering for our customers, shareholders and employees". That's putting intense pressure on Musk and the board...

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  • Trump says he rejected meeting with Canada's Trudeau
Trump says he rejected meeting with Canada's Trudeau

Trump also cast serious doubt on ongoing NAFTA negotiations, raising issues with "the negotiating style of Canada". Lighthizer said Tuesday that the administration will immediately submit the text of a U.S. Canada's dairy market has remained largely closed to the U.S. ever since American dairy farmers were caught excessively dumping products insi...

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  • OPEC foresees stable oil production
OPEC foresees stable oil production

The United States is coordinating policy on sanctions and production closely with both Saudi Arabia and Russia; the US energy secretary has met both his Saudi and Russian counterparts in the last fortnight. "It is now increasingly evident, that in the face of producers reluctant to raise output, the market will be confronted with supply gaps in...

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