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Markets 5 things to do on the North Shore this Easter weekend
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Admission is free. Often a special guest appears at the Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny. It's the biggest egg hunt in the Borders, with more than 6,000 mini versions hidden in the Traquair Maze and lots of opportunities to win a bigger egg as well.

Markets Inflation rate unchanged as lower food prices offset higher fuel costs
Author: 0 Inflation rate unchanged as lower food prices offset higher fuel costs

As of February 2019, the average United Kingdom house price stood at £226,000, just £1,000 higher than in the previous year. Looking ahead to next week's session, we may see the the Pound Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate strengthen in the first half of the week, following the publication of the Eurozone's latest consumer confidence index.

Markets Everything You Need to Know On Mueller Report Eve
Author: 0 Everything You Need to Know On Mueller Report Eve

The Justice Department did not say specifically when it plans to let that limited pool of people review the report with fewer redactions. One of the key questions floating around at the moment is whether Attorney General William Barr will be redacting the names of officials who cooperated with the investigation .

Markets Jet Airways cancels all flights causing passenger chaos
Author: 0 Jet Airways cancels all flights causing passenger chaos

Consequently, with immediate effect we are compelled to cancel all global flights as well as our domestic flights. The temporary closure of Jet Airways is a setback for Indian aviation and a sad day for all those in the business of flying, Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said Wednesday.

Markets First 5G iPhones coming in 2020 as Apple and Qualcomm make peace
Author: 0 First 5G iPhones coming in 2020 as Apple and Qualcomm make peace

Finally, the U.S. FTC case against Qualcomm that makes numerous same claims of anticompetitive behavior remains unresolved, with a decision expected at any time. Apple's litigation chief Noreen Krall chatted privately with Qualcomm attorney Mark Snyder before Judge Curiel called the jurors back into the courtroom.

Markets Tesla's Model 3 pricing shenanigans are getting ridiculous
Author: 0 Tesla's Model 3 pricing shenanigans are getting ridiculous

Tesla has not commented on the profitability of its different models, But it will make more money on what it calls the Standard Plus, which will start at $39,500. Anyone who buys this vehicle now has the option of paying an additional cost once they get their auto to have these features unlocked. While still available for purchase, phone and in-person sales give Tesla sales reps an opportunity to up-sell buyers.

Markets 540M+ Facebook account details found exposed on misconfigured AWS instances
Author: 0 540M+ Facebook account details found exposed on misconfigured AWS instances

Facebook has, in some cases, demanded some new users to disclose their email passwords , without any legitimate reason. Of the two data sets, the Cultura Collectiva is the largest; the At the Pool breach, meanwhile, is significantly smaller but contains plain-text passwords for some 22,000 user accounts - though, given the app was discontinued in 2014, these are likely to be outdated.

Markets World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea
Author: 0 World’s first 5G phone released in South Korea

Samsung has begun mass production for its 5G chips as it attempts to have an early impact in the shaping the next-generation network. During a program, Verizon launched its 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday itself. Customers with unlimited data plans can get 5G service as fast as 1 gigabit per second for $10 more a month. Battery is 4,500 mAh, which should keep the lights on for a long time.

Markets Tesla shares sink as vehicle deliveries drop
Author: 0 Tesla shares sink as vehicle deliveries drop

When asked what punishments Musk should face, the SEC's lawyer said the agency would like to hit Musk with larger fines but did not ask for Musk to lose his job as Tesla's CEO. But the SEC is asking for the judge to drop the hammer on Musk after he tweeted on February 19 that his electric auto company expects to produce around 500,000 Model 3 electric vehicles in 2019 - only to update the tweet four hours later to explain that the 500,000 figure was actually an annualized production rate.

Markets Oil hits 2019 high on OPEC cuts, concerns over demand ease
Author: 0 Oil hits 2019 high on OPEC cuts, concerns over demand ease

West Texas Intermediate for May delivery rose as much as 50 cents to US$62.09 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest since November 8. The 14-member OPEC pumped 30.40 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, the survey showed on Monday, down 280,000 bpd from February and the lowest OPEC total since 2015.

Markets Brexit: May reaches out to Labour, asks European Union for delay
Author: 0 Brexit: May reaches out to Labour, asks European Union for delay

Additionally, even after May's decision to share Brexit decision making with the Opposition and to request a further Brexit delay, Brussels sources have suggested that a second extension may not be guaranteed, particularly as when the first extension was granted, European Union leaders said a second would only be agreed if May's Withdrawal Agreement was passed in the Commons by last week.

Markets White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico
Author: 0 White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico

In addition, politicians, business leaders, analysts and even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have warned of the "severe economic harm" such a move would cause. "Wait times in Brownsville (Texas) were around 180 minutes, which were two times the peaks of past year", said a senior DHS official on a call with reporters.

Markets No-deal Brexit 'almost inevitable' - the view from Europe
Author: 0 No-deal Brexit 'almost inevitable' - the view from Europe

Some aides believe that a vote for the customs union could boost support for the deal among Conservative MPs who are desperate to avoid a softer Brexit . Conservative MPs have been given a free vote, but cabinet ministers will be told to abstain. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves following a Sunday church service on March 31, 2019, in Maidenhead, England.

Markets Lyft's IPO: 7 things you need to know
Author: 0 Lyft's IPO: 7 things you need to know

Lyft's co-founders discussed the company's long-term prospects on Friday. "In those early days we were told we were insane to think people would ride in each others' personal vehicles". Lyft drivers, meanwhile, "definitely aren't getting rich", Quartz noted . Both companies have driven the smartphone economy to spectacular growth to the detriment of the taxi industry, while also raising questions for automakers about auto sales.

Markets Ottawa couple among WOW Air passengers stranded in Iceland
Author: 0 Ottawa couple among WOW Air passengers stranded in Iceland

At its peak, with more than three dozen destinations , WOW Air was reporting up to 60% annual growth in passenger numbers. Travellers were left stranded after a budget airline ceased operations yesterday despite selling tickets minutes before its demise.

Markets Oil prices slip amid worries of severe economic slowdown
Author: 0 Oil prices slip amid worries of severe economic slowdown

The reasons for the slippage included a lack of progress in U.S. West Texas Intermediate for May delivery shed 11 cents to close at $59.30 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Analysts said that they expected the U.S. in early May to extend some sanction waivers on Iranian oil, but might reduce the number of countries receiving them.

Markets Winning Numbers For Historical $768 Million Powerball Jackpot
Author: 0 Winning Numbers For Historical $768 Million Powerball Jackpot

It's Wisconsin's 17th Powerball jackpot since 1988. Three tickets each won $50,000 in Saturday's drawing by matching four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number. 26. Wednesday night's Jackpot is at least $750 million. Seven of those tickets matched all five white balls but not the Powerball to win $1 million.

Markets McDonald's $300m tech deal is its largest in 20 years
Author: 0 McDonald's $300m tech deal is its largest in 20 years

According to Tech Crunch, it was McDonald's largest acquisition in 20 years, after they treated the entire office to McWhoppers. Dynamic Yield had been recently valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars; people familiar with the details of the McDonald's offer put it at over $300 million.

Markets Sad day for Indian aviation: SpiceJet chief on developments at Jet Airways
Author: 0 Sad day for Indian aviation: SpiceJet chief on developments at Jet Airways

Meanwhile, consortium of lenders led by the SBI has agreed to put in Rs 1,500 crore immediate funding by acquiring 51 per cent stake in the company through issue of Rs 11.4 crore fresh shares. On that occasion, Abu Dhabi's Etihad bought a 24 percent stake to keep the airline running. In his absence, Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube is expected to be at the helm of the beleaguered airlines.

Markets Fed nominee Moore calls December's rate hike a 'substantial mistake'
Author: 0 Fed nominee Moore calls December's rate hike a 'substantial mistake'

Federal Reserve's much more dovish-than-anticipated decisive statement earlier this week had already signaled that another interest rate-hike this year might have already been out of the questions, goading the United States citizens to purchase more in order to keep the wheels of its slowing economy whirling.

Markets Powerball numbers drawn for estimated $625M jackpot
Author: 0 Powerball numbers drawn for estimated $625M jackpot

The first five regular numbers, which are white balls, are drawn out of a drum with 69 balls; one Powerball , or red ball, is drawn from a separate drum with 26 balls. You can still become a millionaire by matching the five white balls. The cash value is $380.6 million before taxes and odds of winning are about 1 in 292.2 million.

Markets Google hit with €1.5bn fine from European Union over advertising
Author: 0 Google hit with €1.5bn fine from European Union over advertising

These were exclusivity provisions for AdSense from 2006 and premium placement provisions from 2009, which guaranteed Google-served ads the best spot on a page. This followed a 2.42 billion euro ($A3.86 billion) fine in June 2017 for hindering rivals of shopping comparison websites. Google on Tuesday unveiled a series of tweaks to its European search engine results that would allow certain rivals a more prominent position on results pages.

Markets Tesla Rolls Out Electric SUV
Author: 0 Tesla Rolls Out Electric SUV

Clearly Tesla has learned a lot about building cars in the interim, but the Model Y is the automotive equivalent of the iPhone, and public pining ignores some solid alternatives that are due to appear this year. By contrast, the Model 3 has a range of 220 miles, a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds. All three variants will launch in Fall 2020.

Markets China to cut taxes, boost lending to shore up economy
Author: 0 China to cut taxes, boost lending to shore up economy

Beijing has also stepped up its rhetoric against any independence movements in self-ruled Taiwan and continues to assert its vast territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea and East China Sea. Over the past year, China's central bank has cut the reserve requirements for commercial lenders five times to spur loans to small and private companies - vital for growth and jobs.

Markets Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises Off Election Loss Prediction
Author: 0 Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises Off Election Loss Prediction

One of the thoughts among pundits was that the moment Bernie Sanders entered the race, the very popular Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would quickly endorse his candidacy. Ocasio-Cortez's press representative, and the Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress PACs didn't respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.

Markets Missing Indian-origin woman’s body found in suitcase in Australia
Author: 0 Missing Indian-origin woman’s body found in suitcase in Australia

Her boyfriend was also mysterious killed in a head-on collision with a truck on the New England Highway, south of Tamworth Monday night. Dr Reddy worked at Glenbrook Dental Surgery in the Blue Mountains, around 70km west of Sydney . They believe she reconnected with Dr Narde in Sydney but are still trying to understand exactly what happened. Detectives are still working to piece together exactly what happened to the much-loved Penrith doctor whose stabbed body was found stuffed inside ...

Markets In Canadian court, Huawei CFO's lawyer raises Trump comments on case
Author: 0 In Canadian court, Huawei CFO's lawyer raises Trump comments on case

Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products". A week later at the Mobile World Congress, where Huawei unveiled the world's most expensive foldable phone, Rotating Chairman Guo Ping opened his speech with a jab at the United States.

Markets Theresa May gains momentum ahead of Brexit vote next week
Author: 0 Theresa May gains momentum ahead of Brexit vote next week

Parliament has been clear that for this to happen, we require legally-binding changes which mean that the United Kingdom can't be trapped in the backstop indefinitely. Meanwhile, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has refused to rule out backing a no-deal Brexit if the Withdrawal Agreement is voted down by MPs next week.

Markets New York Urges Amazon To Reconsider Proposed HQ
Author: 0 New York Urges Amazon To Reconsider Proposed HQ

Separately, the Times reported that Cuomo was working behind the scenes to lure Amazon back and had spoken with CEO Jeff Bezos , who played no public role in the announcement of a NY headquarters. But opponents, including members of the state legislature and the New York City Council, opposed the almost $3 billion in subsidies and tax credits the city and state were offering to Amazon.

Markets Tesla finally rolls out $35K version of Model 3
Author: 0 Tesla finally rolls out $35K version of Model 3

Traditional vehicle companies with multiple models and configurations need salespeople to help customers make sense of their wide ranges of offerings. Tesla also now offers a Model 3 Standard Range plus at a starting price of $37,000, which has 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph acceleration in 5.3 seconds.

Markets Two Indian jets downed, pilot captured by friendly forces
Author: 0 Two Indian jets downed, pilot captured by friendly forces

He said that in the meeting today, the prime minister alerted the armed forces, all elements of national power, and the 207 million population of Pakistan to "get ready for any eventuality". On Wednesday, Pakistan said it had shot down two Indian Air Force jets, and had captured two pilots. The story of the film is that an Indian pilot who was arrested by the army in the 1999 Kargil standoff.

Markets China Tariff Deadline Extended, More Talks Expected
Author: 0 China Tariff Deadline Extended, More Talks Expected

With the March 1 deadline approaching, the USA and China have reportedly started to sketch out the broad outlines of a deal, although the tough work lies ahead. Tariffs Hurt the Heartland , a nationwide campaign formed when the trade war began, called the announced encouraging, calling for a solution "as soon as possible that ends the tariff uncertainty" and "improves the U.S".

Markets Man who bought Girl Scouts' entire supply of cookies arrested
Author: 0 Man who bought Girl Scouts' entire supply of cookies arrested

Kayla Dillard photographed McGowan posing with the two girls and posted it to Facebook , where it garnered more than 12,000 likes. We had no reason to believe that this man was anything other than one of our valuable customers that is helping Girl Scouts power awesome experiences through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Markets Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2 Specs, Price And Features Revealed
Author: 0 Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2 Specs, Price And Features Revealed

According to HMD Global, the Nokia 9 PureView will carry a price tag of $699 (roughly Rs. 49,700) and it will be available for pre-orders immediately in select markets around the world. The phone runs the last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and not the latest Snapdragon 855 , which is a disappointment in 2019, though performance should not be a problem.

Markets Relief Crew Reaches Amtrak Train Stuck In Oregon Snow
Author: 0 Relief Crew Reaches Amtrak Train Stuck In Oregon Snow

The 11 Coast Starlight Train was traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle when it came into contact with the tree at about 6:15 p.m. outside Oakridge-which lies about 45 miles southeast of Eugene-according to the company. Union Pacific spokesman Tim McMahan told The Associated Press that crews attempting to clear the train tracks of downed trees were hampered by the fierce storm, which left approximately 30 centimetres of snow on the ground by Monday morning.

Markets AT&T Pulls Ads from YouTube Following Predatory Comments on Child Videos
Author: 0 AT&T Pulls Ads from YouTube Following Predatory Comments on Child Videos

Hasbro said it was "pausing all advertising on YouTube , and has reached out to Google/ YouTube to understand what actions they are taking to address this issue and prevent such content from appearing on their platform in the future". YouTube has since prevented all three channels from running ads, after BuzzFeed News brought the matter to the company's intention. It also said it had disabled comments on tens of millions of videos that "could be subject to predatory comments".

Markets Honda blames electric cars - not Brexit - for its Swindon factory closure
Author: 0 Honda blames electric cars - not Brexit - for its Swindon factory closure

Surprisingly, the closure isn't a result of Brexit but instead due to "unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry" which has caused Honda to restructure its global manufacturing network, according to an official statement. Honda chief executive Takahiro Hachigo said the move was not related to Brexit, the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union (EU). There was no mention of Brexit or falling diesel demand in Honda's statement - two reasons which have been a ...

Markets WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast Febraury 20, 2019
Author: 0 WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast Febraury 20, 2019

In a further warning sign about the economic outlook, Europe's biggest bank HSBC warned it may delay some investments this year as it missed 2018 profit forecasts due to slowing growth in China and Britain. "IndianOil has finalised a term contract for import of up to 3.0 MMT (million metric tonnes) of crude oil of USA origin grades as a part of its strategy to diversify term crude sources".

Markets Mnuchin in Beijing for crunch US-China trade talks
Author: 0 Mnuchin in Beijing for crunch US-China trade talks

If a deal is not reached by the beginning of next month then Washington is set to more than double tariffs on 200 billion dollars-worth of Chinese imports. Last week, Trump said that he would not meet Xi before the deadline, but further planning for a summit had not been reported. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports the latest comments from unnamed sources, as they cite that the Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with the US Trade Representative Lighthizer and US Treasury ...

Markets South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Endorses Green New Deal
Author: 0 South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Endorses Green New Deal

The sartorial choices of the newly-elected congresswoman are often an object of Internet obsession, but we saw no evidence that her State of the Union outfit was any more outlandishly expensive than that of her colleagues. But Ocasio-Cortez isn't discouraged by any political divisions on the outline, saying at a press conference , "I will not allow our caucus to be divided up on silly notions, we are in this together".

Markets Huawei is Open to EU Supervision - says Executive in Speech
Author: 0 Huawei is Open to EU Supervision - says Executive in Speech

The law mandates any organisation and citizen to support and assist national intelligence in their investigations and to keep information related to such investigations. HCSEC provides security solutions for a range of products used throughout the UK's telecommunications industry. Ding strongly dismissed claims that the company's kit could be used for espionage, noting Huawei's commercial reputation would be destroyed if it was caught spying.

Markets Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics
Author: 0 Bezos tells of Enquirer threats to publish revealing pics

The blog post marks the latest twist in a weeks-long saga that has brought the personal life of Mr Bezos , the richest person in the world, into the spotlight. As our own dear leader expounded upon at length on his podcast , Bezos is a grown ass man going through a divorce . "Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I've made a decision to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten".

Markets Oil slips on API report of US inventory rise
Author: 0 Oil slips on API report of US inventory rise

The impact of OPEC+'s supply curbs has been boosted by US sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA. With fresh sanctions potentially looming, a flotilla loaded with about 7 million barrels of Venezuelan oil has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, some holding cargoes bought ahead of the latest USA sanctions and others whose buyers are weighing who to pay, according to traders, shippers and Refinitiv Eikon data.

Markets Crypto Company Founder dies with Passwords to Investors' $190m, says Wife
Author: 0 Crypto Company Founder dies with Passwords to Investors' $190m, says Wife

Operators of Canada's biggest cryptoexchange are unable to access more than £100m in reserves after its founder died taking the passwords and recovery codes with him. And though Ms Robertson is still in possession of her husband's laptop, she said she did not know the password. Canada's leading cryptocurrency exchange company has said it can not repay $190m (£110m) to clients because its founder died with their passwords.

Markets Facebook's profit reached a record $6.9 billion last quarter
Author: 0 Facebook's profit reached a record $6.9 billion last quarter

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the earnings call underlined that Instagram Stories generated over 25 percent of new customer sales for Washington DC-based online custom picture frame maker Framebridge. The CFO did note the company is facing a deceleration of revenue growth in 2019. However, that also represents a 4 percentage point improvement from the third quarter.

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