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by | July 14, 2019 | 18:15

Millions of residents in Louisiana on Saturday braced for Tropical Storm Barry , which is threatening the southern U.S. state and its largest city New Orleans with potentially disastrous rainfall and flooding. The storm's center was located about 20 miles west-southwest of Lafayette. Risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.

by | July 14, 2019 | 17:01

First, if you're not a Prime member and would like to sign up in order to shop the sale, you can get a free 30-day trial . Although Prime Day doesn't technically begin until Monday at 3am ET, this year Amazon is giving Alexa owners a head start.

by | July 13, 2019 | 23:57

Trump has similar views on Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency, expecting Libra to have " little standing or dependability ". He also warned Facebook and other companies that, should they launch their own cryptocurrency, they would have to abide by both American and global banking regulations.

by | July 13, 2019 | 16:44

Based on Uber Eats data, Virginians are the most likely to order ranch dressing with their fries. Mooyah : You'll get a free personal order of fries when you download the Mooyah app . As always, Red Robin never fails with the signature bottomless steak fries. Sheetz: Get a free bag of fries when you order via the app on July 13.

by | July 13, 2019 | 10:26

Now it looks like the social media company will be forking over $5 billion to answer for its indiscretions. Public interest groups including Public Knowledge, Public Citizen and the Open Markets Institute said any deal with the FTC should impose remedies that would rein in Facebook's data collection practices in addition to a fine.

by | July 13, 2019 | 06:58

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 23 cents to settle at $60.20 a barrel, after hitting their highest since May 23 at $60.94. On the storm watch end, US oil producers cut almost a third of the crude output from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Barry , which was headed for an already water-logged New Orleans , where it was forecast to make landfall by late Friday or early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season.

by | July 13, 2019 | 03:01

It is not yet clear at this stage which types of assets were lost , the exchange offered trading for five cryptocurrencies: bitcoin , bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin and XRP . Coincheck's $530 million loss remains the industry's record-breaking crypto-exchange hack, but the $40 million theft in bitcoins from world-leading exchange Binance in May served as a dramatic reminder that even those exchanges with hitherto lofty standards of security remain vulnerable.

by | July 12, 2019 | 23:31

The Mexican peso fell more than two percent on the news, and the benchmark index slid nearly 1.5 percent. "These convictions did not resonate during my tenure in this administration", Urzua said. USDMXN ripped higher today as Mexico's Minister of Finance unexpectedly resigned. "Some of them happened because in this administration public policy decisions were made without sufficient foundation", Urzua wrote in a scathing letter posted on Twitter.

by | July 12, 2019 | 22:11

If Friday's trade data are in line with the downbeat forecasts or worse, it could spark concerns about a sharper-than-expected slowdown in China and the risk of a global recession. After a bilateral meeting, Trump announced that a new round of tariffs would be put on hold after China agreed to make new purchases of us farm products as the two sides returned to the negotiating table.

by | July 12, 2019 | 21:54

Automotive manufacturers are increasingly partnering to advance work on self-driving cars, given the high cost of developing the technology and long runway to profitability. Also under the deal, Ford will use VW's new modular electric vehicle underpinnings to build zero-emissions vehicles for the European market starting in 2023.

by | July 12, 2019 | 17:56

Powell's statement Wednesday boosted the US stock market as it confirmed for many investors their expectations that the Fed will cut short-term rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting in late July. Earlier rounds of USA tariffs on trading partners including China had been dismissed by the Fed as of little macroeconomic importance, with central bankers in early May still anticipating its policy rate would remain unchanged for the rest of the year.

by | July 12, 2019 | 17:40

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA don't have power. According to Democrats in the meeting, Pelosi also urged members against tweets admonishing fellow Democratic members of Congress . Host David Remnick asked Ocasio-Cortez if she would get rid of the Department of Homeland Security, as well. "What a weak argument", Clay said. The fight between Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi has been building for months as Pelosi has repeatedly dismissed Ocasio-Cortez ...

by | July 12, 2019 | 14:29

The Republic's Department of Finance and the Irish Central Bank have warned economic growth in the Republic could shrink to zero and 50,000 people could lose their jobs in a hard Brexit . Eurozone's GDP forecast for 2019 remained unchanged as 1.2% for 2019, the commission noted in a press release. The most widely watched market gauge of long-term inflation expectations in the euro area - the so called five-year, five-year forward - was predicting price growth of just 1.2 percent.

by | July 12, 2019 | 14:25

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the CPI unchanged in June and the core CPI gaining 0.2%. This wasn't enough to prevent the 12-month inflation rate declining to 1.6%, from 1.8% previously, but there was also an upside surprise in the core inflation number.

by | July 12, 2019 | 13:42

Amazon Prime Day is nearly upon us. Just having a regular Amazon membership will not be enough to take advantage of this event. Use the Amazon app and smart speaker . It will take you to the Prime landing page, where clicking the "Try Prime" button will automatically charge your card - but you can cancel anytime. But the retailer does promise to expand on last year's insane successful Prime Day-opposing One-Day sale with two distinct days of killer deals on items as diverse as furniture, ...

by | July 12, 2019 | 08:16

I think we'll all agree that spam calls and robocalls are just the worst. "The Commission's recent action builds on a years-long effort to enable broader adoption of call-blocking tools and allow providers to better protect their customers and networks", AT&T said in a statement.

by | July 12, 2019 | 05:29

In his testimony Wednesday, Powell seemed to suggest that assumption is on the mark. The Fed's Open Market Committee meets later this month and is expected to announce an interest rate cut. But now, Powell says, the unemployment rate can likely fall much further than in the past without sparking inflation, which means that interest rates can also stay lower.

by | July 12, 2019 | 05:12

The MSCI Emerging Market Index increased 0.6 per cent. Stocks in Japan and South Korea clawed back some of Monday's losses while Australian shares drifted. economy are perceived as neutral or even slightly hawkish, which would support the argument that additional rate cuts will be limited. The dollar also firmed to 108.96 yen, while the euro faded to $1.1204 having been as high as $1.1412 just a couple of weeks ago.

by | July 12, 2019 | 02:54

Telstra, the country's biggest telecoms provider, said service was being restored to a number of large customers but did not give details about the nature of the problem. A spate of other online services have also been affected, ranging from ANZ banking to XBox Live. "We're aware of a Telstra network issue impacting electronic payments in our stores", the spokesperson said.

by | July 12, 2019 | 02:46

Passengers told reporters the turbulence tossed people into the air, some hitting the ceiling, the Associated Press reports. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-200, with 269 passengers and 15 crew on board. Thirty people were transported to hospital, with nine in "serious" condition, said Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright.

by | July 11, 2019 | 23:11

Next year's iPhones will have a smaller notch cutout, according to a recent note from well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. So while it's too early to place any firm bets, it's looking increasingly likely that Apple could debut a notch-less iPhone with both Face ID and Touch ID under the display sometime in the future.

by | July 11, 2019 | 20:16

As usual, 7-Eleven will be giving away small Slurpees on July 11 from 11:00am - 7:00pm to celebrate their birthday. Also , you'll receive another coupon for one free small Slurpee valid for 30 days starting 12 July. Customers are encouraged to post photos on social media with the two hashtags, and #7ElevenDay. Those looking for the 7-Eleven closest to them can find it here.

by | July 11, 2019 | 18:54

The French government is to impose a tax of up to 18 euros ($20) on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects, a minister said Tuesday. Last month, top G20 finance chiefs meeting in Japan agreed there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed over how to do it.

by | July 11, 2019 | 16:43

Post-war production of the "people's car" began in 1949 and by 1955 there were 1 million Beetles on the road. This last one won't be sold though - it'll go straight into the Volkswagen Puebla Museum in Mexico , right next to the factory where all 500,000 second and third generation cars were built.

by | July 11, 2019 | 12:24

Britain's second-biggest air hub announced the disruption just before 6:00 pm local time (1700 GMT), saying it was trying to fix the problem urgently. Gatwick, around 48km south of the British capital, made headlines last December after closing its runway repeatedly due to reports of mystery drone sightings nearby, impacting almost 140,000 passengers.