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by | April 11, 2019 | 19:55

Reviewers typically transcribed and annotated voice clips to help improve Amazon's speech recognition systems. The Amazon workers, who number in the thousands, reportedly have a chat room, too, where they can get help when they can't quite make out a word or phrase - or where they can share "amusing" recordings, as Bloomberg puts it.

by | April 11, 2019 | 18:29

The proposed settlement from the Sunnyvale-based company was announced on Tuesday, but still needs to be approved by US District Judge Lucy Koh. Koh had on January 28 rejected an earlier version of the accord because it did not say how much the settlement was worth, or how much victims might expect to recover.

by | April 11, 2019 | 17:58

The ad was see on the company's New Zealand Instagram account but it has since been removed. Mo told The Washington Post that when she first saw the clip, she initially thought she was missing the point. Many people who responded to her thread said that they, too, are constantly subjected to having their cultures "mocked, butchered, appropriated", she said.

by | April 11, 2019 | 15:42

But while Ghosn's wife Carole had said the auto tycoon would name "the people responsible" in the video, his lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka told journalists that the defence team had opted to edit specific allegations out of the recording. Nissan responded to the video by doubling down on its dismissal of Ghosn and Greg Kelly , a former Nissan director considered Ghosn's right-hand man, who is also facing financial misconduct allegations.

by | April 11, 2019 | 15:29

Last year's Equal Pay Day took place on April 10. Live Nation subsidiary Academy Music Group declared a mean gap of 21% and a median difference of 6%. It should be considered that these figures are extracted from an average report , meaning that they do not represent the direct comparison of a man and woman of the same role, although, these reports have brought to light the action that needs to be taken in the United Kingdom to regulate the balance within the workplace and allow more women ...

by | April 11, 2019 | 08:37

Global benchmark Brent futures were at $70.66 per barrel at 0158 GMT, up 5 cents from their last close. Overall, oil markets have tightened this year because of US sanctions on oil exporters Iran and Venezuela, as well as supply cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some non-affiliated producers including Russian Federation, a group known as OPEC+.

by | April 11, 2019 | 07:12

The retailer said after testing the new technologies, it realized that these smart assistants have a huge potential to make their stores run more smoothly and it frees up their associates from doing more mundane and repetitive tasks like cleaning floors or checking inventory on shelves.

by | April 11, 2019 | 04:12

Australia has approved the world's first ever commercial drone delivery service, paving the way for coffee, chocolate bars and medical supplies to be ferried to consumers in Canberra in as little as ten minutes. "When they do a delivery drop they hover over the site and it sounds like an extremely loud, squealing vacuum cleaner", the group said on its website .

by | April 11, 2019 | 02:19

Beyond 2020, the report said global growth will be sustained at about 3.6% because of the increase in the relative size of economies such as China and India , which are projected to have robust growth in comparison to slower-growing advanced and some emerging market economies.

by | April 11, 2019 | 02:18

Mnuchin added that he was never briefed on the content of the discussions, and would not say what he would do about the Democrats' requests. Mnuchin said that he had been advised that he wasn't obligated to stay at the hearing. Or perhaps Mnuchin is just aiming to get fired so he can go back to making more millions and was treating Waters in a manner that would lead to that resolution post-haste.

by | April 10, 2019 | 17:09

One driver said he spent $80 to fill up his truck. DeHaan forecasts the average price in California will hit $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline by the end of this week - something no state has experienced in almost the past five years.

by | April 09, 2019 | 19:07

Up to 50 Debenhams stores could disappear from the high street after the mega retailer rejected a £150 million rescue deal on Monday. "In the continued absence of any such engagement from the board of Debenhams and Debenhams' lenders, there is a likely significant and negative impact on Debenhams' current shareholders and other stakeholders, including suppliers and employees", Sports Direct said.

by | April 09, 2019 | 18:32

The UK's largest department store chain has requested its shares be suspended from trading with immediate effect, pending a further update. This pre-pack administration will see Debenhams' lenders seize control of the company. Lenders to Debenhams said the last-minute proposal, on the terms set out, was "not sufficient". Debenhams has 165 stores and employs 25,000 people.

by | April 09, 2019 | 15:30

This being a very popular model for the manufacturer across the pond, it will allow FCA to reduce the average its fleet produces of Carbon dioxide per km below the 95-gram mark, thus making the company compliant with European norms for 2020.

by | April 09, 2019 | 15:27

Critics have pointed to issues like Cain's withdrawal from the 2012 presidential race following reports on allegations of sexual harassment - allegations Cain has denied. The White House, however, has not sent the nomination to the Senate. Trump has repeatedly accused Powell, a former investment banker, of trying to undercut him politically by raising interest rates, which Trump believes will slow down the economy.

by | April 09, 2019 | 10:56

However, the BVRLA and FTA do not believe enough is being done for businesses to cope with the ULEZ. "However, more supportive measures are needed, from all sectors, to make real progress on this issue; this would include stronger government commitment to air quality/zero emission vehicle ambitions, cheaper lower emission vehicles alongside incentives to help reduce their cost and a strategic network of publicly accessible charge points that can give consumers the confidence to move away ...

by | April 09, 2019 | 03:24

It compels the government to ask the European Union to delay Brexit, which is now due to take place Friday. If the European Union refuses, Britain faces a sudden and chaotic departure on Friday - the Brexit deadline previously set by the EU.

by | April 09, 2019 | 01:25

But he believed that while everything is possible it is "extremely unlikely" that any of the EU member states would veto the proposal to grant Britain a longer extension at the coming summit of the European Council scheduled on next Wednesday despite the growing frustrated sentiments among some of the EU members.

by | April 08, 2019 | 11:44

News of Sanchez's divorce comes just a day after both Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos on Thursday said on Twitter they had "finished the process of dissolving" their marriage and would be co-parenting their four kids. It means more than you know. She has been an extraordinary partner, ally, and mother. The pair made a decision to end their 25 year marriage in January of this year.

by | April 07, 2019 | 18:44

Hospitals added 13,600 jobs in March, up more than 220% from February, a month in which hospital hiring was weak. Professional and technical services added 34,100 jobs, somewhat faster than its average 25,900 over the previous year. After what seemed like months of endless growth , the Canadian economy just experienced its first job loss in nearly 7 months. Ontario's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 per cent in March.

by | April 07, 2019 | 16:14

Labour broadly accepts the legally binding divorce deal, the Withdrawal Agreement, but has nevertheless helped parliament to reject it three times . 'So we will need a further extension of Article 50 - one that is as short as possible and which ends when we pass a deal.

by | April 07, 2019 | 03:44

Cain, who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City , ran unsuccessfully for president during the 2012 election cycle. Trump is also considering nominating conservative commentator and longtime ally Stephen Moore to the Fed .

by | April 06, 2019 | 22:31

Britain is now due to leave the European Union in a week, but May has been forced to seek more time after Britain's parliament repeatedly rejected her withdrawal agreement. Labour's home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said her party was engaged in the talks "in good faith", but May's team appear unwilling to compromise.

by | April 06, 2019 | 20:24

Vitiello's nomination. "Our country is full", he said at a meeting with border patrol officers and other officials in Calexico, California . "Mexico understands that we're going to close the border, or I'm going to tariff the cars". Mr Trump is counting on seizing funds from other federal accounts and shifting them for the construction of about 725 kilometres of new barrier - a move being challenged in Federal Court because Congress has not given approval.

by | April 06, 2019 | 19:44

Bitcoin is just one of many cryptocurrencies enjoying a large injection of liquidity in the markets with ether and litecoin up 5.5 and 8.1 percent respectively while Tron leads the pack in the top 15 and is now up 12 percent at the time of writing.