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Alibaba Singles' Day tops $30 billion but growth rate plunges

Alibaba Singles' Day tops $30 billion but growth rate plunges

Last year, the top three non-Chinese Singles' Day markets were Russia, Hong Kong and the U.S. - in that order. Washington imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods since the trade war...

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Walmart to start Online Deals post an Early Thanksgiving this Year

Walmart to start Online Deals post an Early Thanksgiving this Year

Whether you're looking for a huge new 4K smart TV or something smaller and cheaper to give away as a gift, stores like Best Buy, Target , Kohl's , Meijer, and more have them available for the upcomi...

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India welcomes U.S. waiver on oil import sanctions,

India welcomes U.S. waiver on oil import sanctions, "examining details", says MEA

Oil prices spiked in early October on fears that US sanctions on Iran would thin out global petroleum supplies. The United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia are pumping at or near record highs, ...

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Recreational marijuana isn't legal yet

Recreational marijuana isn't legal yet

The industry would be subject to a 10 percent tax, as well as a sales tax. Missouri became the latest state to allow medical use, while a proposition in Utah also appeared poised to pass as of Wed...

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Omar wins U.S. House seat; other seats remain in play

Omar wins U.S. House seat; other seats remain in play

A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Some of the biggest Democratic st...

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Iran vows to ignore 'illegal' United States sanctions

Iran vows to ignore 'illegal' United States sanctions

Addressing a presser here, Pompeo cited Denmark's intelligence uncovering an Iranian assignation plot as proof for the need to impose the sanctions and warned Iran to "either do a 180-degree turn fr...

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Amazon drops its $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

Amazon drops its $25 free shipping minimum for holidays

Amazon says it will offer free holiday shipping to all of its customers on hundreds of millions of items, a potentially costly competitive move created to keep pace with similar moves by the compan...

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Asian stocks rally on hope of US-China trade deal

Asian stocks rally on hope of US-China trade deal

A US Embassy spokesperson said Thursday in Beijing that the Trump administration had no plans to send a high-level representative to the expo, adding that China needed to make the necessary reform...

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China stocks gain on trade war hopes

China stocks gain on trade war hopes

A Bloomberg report said the U.S. president had asked officials to begin drafting a potential trade agreement with China , citing unnamed sources. The telephone conversation on Thursday was Trump ...

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Trump will be in full campaign mode in final week before midterms

Trump will be in full campaign mode in final week before midterms

In the months leading up to October, Republicans have largely lagged in ballot polls until recently as voters have "come home" following the Kavanaugh allegations . Doug Rivers, chief scientist at Yo...

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Slows Slightly During Third Quarter

Slows Slightly During Third Quarter

Housing remained a weak spot in the economy , posing the third consecutive drag on GDP growth, with a contraction of 4 percent . In the second quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 4.2 per cent, the ...

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Lion Air aeroplane MISSING: Plane disappears from radar MINUTES after Indonesia take-off

Lion Air aeroplane MISSING: Plane disappears from radar MINUTES after Indonesia take-off

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in a press conference at the airport that the National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) was investigating the cause of the crash while the Natio...

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Trump again takes Powell to task

Trump again takes Powell to task

President Donald Trump announces Jerome Powell as the new chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on November 2, 2017. He later said during a tel...

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Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

The ticketholder of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot in Simpsonville, South Carolina, has still not been identified. The drawing on Saturday is the fourth-largest lotto total ever. The jackpot...

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Japan to sign peace treaty with Russia, Abe says

Japan to sign peace treaty with Russia, Abe says

It follows Japan's previously foreshadowed decision to stop providing China with official development assistance, which Abe argued had "completed its historical mission" over the past 40 years. The ...

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Central Intelligence Agency chief briefs Trump on Khashoggi probe after Turkey trip

Central Intelligence Agency chief briefs Trump on Khashoggi probe after Turkey trip

The CIA's Haspel heard an audio recording of Khashoggi's death during a trip to Turkey this week, sources told Reuters . A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October ...

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Oil recovers alongside U.S. stock market

Oil recovers alongside U.S. stock market

Highlighting Iran's "steady and stable supply of oil to customers", he stressed that no country has "the capacity to provide a replacement for the Iranian oil in the world's demanding market". Recen...

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Musk says hyperloop test tunnel will open in December

Musk says hyperloop test tunnel will open in December

Festivities to mark the occasion include an opening event on the night of December 10 and free rides for the public the next day, Musk tweeted. In a series of tweets Sunday, Musk said the tunnel is ...

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Growing Lottery Jackpots to Tempt Players This Week

Growing Lottery Jackpots to Tempt Players This Week

One Powerball ticket sold in CT is now worth $1 million after Saturday's drawing. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would tie the largest lottery prize in US history. It costs $US2 to play the ...

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Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death

Trump says he is not satisfied with Saudi handling of Khashoggi death

The president said, " Saudi Arabia has been a great ally of ours". Qahtani is Prince bin Salman's communications chief and an outspoken supporter of his controversial policies over the years - he has...

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Mega Millions jackpot inches closer to $1 billion

Mega Millions jackpot inches closer to $1 billion

Three tickets sold in North Carolina were among the 100 $10,000 winners nationwide, lottery officials said. Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe...

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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $868 million

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $868 million

Nine tickets won the lottery's second prize of $1 million by matching all the numbers except the Mega Ball number, according to Mega Millions . That jackpot has reached an estimated $345 million. Bel...

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Chrystia Freeland says Canada ‘very troubled’ by disappearance of Saudi journalist

Chrystia Freeland says Canada ‘very troubled’ by disappearance of Saudi journalist

Sources tell Fox News that President Trump has not been made aware of any pending report by the Saudi government. Trump has said he probably will not cancel a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudi...

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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

The drawing on Tuesday would have granted the victor the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million. Virgi...

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US, China trade war might end soon, Asia expert says

US, China trade war might end soon, Asia expert says

Analysts had expected the surplus would shrink to $19.4 billion from $27.89 billion in August. China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite ...

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