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North Korea vows to speed up nuclear program

Still he says , it's "nice" to get a 15-0 vote. The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the USA dropped demands such as an oil embargo to win support from Russian Federation and China . Read More »

South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year

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Soybeans per acre could decline by about 13 percent, from 55 bushels per acre a year ago to 48 bushels per acre, according to the release. Analysts have pegged corn production at 14.035 billion bushels on yields of 168.2 bushels an acre, down slightly from the USDA's August estimate of 14.153 billion bushels and yields of 169.5 bushels, according to analysts citing industry forecasts. Read More »

Oil prices rise amid sharp decline in United States output

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October West Texas Intermediate crude traded down 95 cents, or 1.9% at $48.14 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The deal agreed late a year ago to reduce output by about 1.8 million bpd until March 2018 helped to keep prices as high as $58 a barrel in January, but they have since sagged as global stocks have not fallen as quickly as expected . Read More »

Western Digital is ready to buy Toshiba's chip manufacturing business

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Western Digital shares were up 0.7%, near 88.05, during morning trading in the stock market today . A Toshiba spokesman said the firm could not comment on details of the talks. The group put forward its latest offer last week, exceeding Western Digital's $18 billion bid. With Toshiba sitting as the second largest producer of NAND chips, Western Digital is now interested in acquiring a large stake - or perhaps all of - Toshiba's semiconductor business. Read More »

Pizza Hut manager threatened workers evacuating for Irma

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The memo warned workers that, while safety and security was the number one priority, they had a responsibility and commitment to the community. The memo had statements written in it, workers whoever if fails to the assigned shifts at job would be further considered a "no show/no call" and a written document will be issued regarding it. Read More »

Japan, India opening up airways to more flights

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France's Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , the French president's office said on Saturday. They would conclude with a dinner and a closed door meeting at a heritage hotel - House of MG - next to this mosque. India-Japan ties are on an upswing in a range of areas, including defence and security. Read More »

Trump's plan to starve North Korea of oil is a long shot

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Stoltenberg, during a news conference at a military base in Estonia, also called on North Korea to "abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs", adding that their nuclear program is in "violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and a major threat to the non-proliferation regime". Read More »

UK Inflation Accelerates More Than Forecast

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Economists had expected the figure to rise to 2.8 per cent. India's consumer price inflation rose more than expected to a five-month high in August, fuelled by strong gains in prices of food items, dampening chances of a rate cut by the central bank in a policy review next month amid weak economic growth. Read More »

Watching Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia From 22000 Miles Above Earth

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The National Hurricane Center forecast potentially deadly storm surges - water driven ashore by the winds - of up to 15 feet (4.6 m) along some parts of the coast. A spokesperson for Florida Power & Light, the state's biggest utility, said recovery from the storm would require a "wholesale rebuild" of the electrical grid . Read More »

Matt Damon is very, very small in his newest trailer

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Thanks to overpopulation resources are dwindling, so some people are shrinking themselves down in order to conserve them. Honestly, this trailer gets a lot less Stepford Wives-y than I was expecting, especially since it's written and directed by Alexander Payne , the man behind films like Sideways , The Descendants , and Nebraska . Read More »

Three weeks to clear 130-tonne fatberg blocking Victorian sewer

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Getting rid of the fatberg will require eight workers to use high-pressure hoses to break it up. Another view of the fatberg . Remote inspections using CCTV cameras showed that sewer passages were blocked by the fatberg , according to a statement released by Thames Water, the agency directing the cleanup effort. Read More »

Toshiba favors Bain group for chip sale; Western Digital talks stall

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Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, an external Toshiba director, told reporters earlier on Tuesday that although the deadline is important, it is also important that negotiations head in a good direction. On Friday, the Bain group raised its offer by almost 500 billion yen to 2.4 trillion yen ($22 billion), including a 200 billion yen investment in infrastructure, sources have said. Read More »

United States updates self-driving vehicle guidelines as more hit the road

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On one hand, the new guidance is "less burdensome" compared to the Obama administration's September 2016 semi-voluntary guidelines released a year ago so that innovation by automakers and tech companies isn't slowed down. "The technology in this field is accelerating at a much faster pace than I think many people expected", she said. Under the new guideline, the federal government does not have a mechanism to force automakers to submit safety assessments before they put self-driving cars on ... Read More »

Green factor explains disappearance of big-ticket promises in BC budget: James

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She said that private-sector forecasters expect B.C.to rank near the top of the provincial rankings in economic growth in 2017 and 2018. Negotiations continue with the B.C. In it, the Province will fund capital investments of $15 million over three years to upgrade wildfire infrastructure. - $290 million for the Health Ministry and to establishment Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions in supporting prevention, early intervention and treatment involving illicit opioids and overdoses; ... Read More »

JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Says Bitcoin is a 'Fraud'

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It won't end well . As for the cryptocurrency market, "Someone's going to get killed and then the government's going to come down", he said . But Dimon dismissed the entire market as "stupid" and went so far as to say he'd fire any Chase employee trading bitcoin . Read More »

NTSB places blame on both driver and tech in fatal Tesla crash

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The Tesla system, despite being able to take readings of speed limits and other key factors, does not shut off Autopilot on such roads. But the board also recommended that automakers incorporate safeguards that keep drivers' attention engaged and that limit the use of automated systems to the conditions for which they were designed. Read More »

The latest in shopping: A fashion store with no clothes

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Nordstrom Inc .'s plan to open a smaller store concept with no inventory isn't sitting well with investors. Nordstrom is just the latest major retailer struggling with declining sales at its physical stores, a particularly acute problem at department stores, and looking to smaller format stores as way to reach more customers - comparable sales at Nordstrom's full-service department stores fell 7% in the first half of the current fiscal year. Read More »

Auto sales continue robust growth in August: SIAM

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Total passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans) stood at 294,335 units in August 2017 as against 258,737 units sold in the same month previous year. Domestic passenger vehicle sales grew 13.76% to 294,335 units in August from 258,737 units in the same month a year ago. Read More »

Weather alert for wind and rain for Ayrshire

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Severe winds are expected to transfer to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight. By Tuesday winds could hit 70mph as low pressure unleashes torrential rain as it swirls across the country. The Met Office is also warning of heavy rain, which may cause localised flooding and widespread disruption on roads, railways and airports. "The biggest effect from this storm will be the possibility of damaging winds ". Read More »

USA presses for UNSC vote on North Korea sanctions this Monday

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North Korea warned of retaliation if the United Nations Security Council approves a US proposal for harsher sanctions after Pyongyang conducted is sixth and most powerful nuclear test . "Never. Especially after the end of the Cold War, the North Koreans fell into a hard situation and could not get enough help from China, so they determined to help themselves". Read More »

Najib, Trump in talks at White House

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Industry sources told the news agency that the announcement of the deal, worth more than US$1.8 billion (RM7.6 billion) at list prices, would be made following a meeting between Donald Trump and Najib, who is visiting the White House at the invitation of the U.S. Read More »

Audi A8 Will Be The First Of Its Kind

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In the engine bay there's the 5.2-litre V10 we know and adore. Still, though, the RWS can get from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds for the Coupe and 3.8 seconds for the Spyder. Furthermore, Audi has tweaked the chassis and control systems for more responsive performance and, of course, more sideways action. The model has been shown for the first time on home turf at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show . Read More »

Census Bureau: US household income up 3.2%; poverty rate dips in Northeast

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Experts at the Census Bureau published the data Tuesday, and it shows the median household income rose 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, hitting $59,039. Since 2014, the bureau noted, the national poverty rate has fallen 2.1 percentage points - going from 14.8 percent to 12.7 percent. US men continue to earn more than women, the report shows. Read More »