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Author: 0 McDonald's to scrap plastic straws in United Kingdom and Ireland

The move comes after the Government proposed a ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England in April. McDonald's has already taken steps in all its restaurants in Ireland and the United Kingdom to put plastic straws behind the counter to reduce waste.

Markets China vows fast response to U.S. tariffs
Author: 0 China vows fast response to U.S. tariffs

But that offer has not been accepted by Trump , people familiar with the matter said. On Thursday, US Soybean futures fell over 9 cents amid renewed trade tensions. The comments will heighten expectations that China will retaliate with tariffs of its own if the United States goes ahead with its plans. "We would expect sector- and product-specific market reactions when the administration rolls out the final product tariff list - should it differ significantly from the proposed list ...

Markets OPEC sees 'considerable uncertainty' in oil market
Author: 0 OPEC sees 'considerable uncertainty' in oil market

OPEC oil producers and Russian Federation are due to meet in Vienna on June 22 to discuss easing supply caps that have been in place since the beginning of 2017. In raw numbers, spare capacity could fall to 2 million barrels per day from 3.2 million bpd. "Imagine if this increase in the United States production did not happen, we would be at.an environment that is not very healthy for the world economy", he said.

Markets Mark Sanford lost his seat, but not his honor
Author: 0 Mark Sanford lost his seat, but not his honor

Jeff Flake, a fierce critic of the President who decided not to run for re-election in Arizona. Sisolak, who describes himself as a moderate, is allied with retired Sen. as it relates to a president that happens to be of purportedly the same party", Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) was on MSNBC sounding the alarm about the state of his party .

Markets $60/Hour Needed To Afford 2-Bedroom San Francisco Apartment
Author: 0 $60/Hour Needed To Afford 2-Bedroom San Francisco Apartment

According to a report published this week from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, a person trying to find a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle this year would need earn at least $29.40 an hour, or $61,152 a year. Pitkin's housing wage is $33.40, which is the highest in the state. The same worker would still need to work 99 hours a week every week of the year to afford a one-bedroom.

Markets 'Really Un-Tethered?' Bitcoin Price Manipulation Returns With New Research
Author: 0 'Really Un-Tethered?' Bitcoin Price Manipulation Returns With New Research

The prices climbed faster on exchanges the dealt in Tether than on those that didn't. Tether is a token that's directly linked to the USA dollar. With intentions to investigate the price outsets of Tether to Bitcoin, they choose the sample of 87 of the largest purchases of Bitcoin with Tether from March 2017 to March 2018.

Markets Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago
Author: 0 Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago

But in interviews with Chicago newspapers, Emanuel expressed great faith in the ability of Musk, father of the Tesla and SpaceX , to deliver at a cost of roughly $1 billion or less. No information has been released about estimated construction costs or when construction might begin. A success in Chicago would give Boring Co. considerable credibility as it tries to move ahead on other projects, including service within Los Angeles and a planned system between Washington, D.C., and New York ...

Markets How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit
Author: 0 How the Hill Reacted to the Trump-Kim Summit

So, the joint statement by the two leaders effectively outlined a wish, to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula, and to hold more meetings in the future. "They want the remains of their fathers, and mothers, and all of the people that got caught into that really brutal war, which took place, to a large extent, in North Korea ".

Markets Fed hikes interest rates again, raises outlook for more increases in 2018
Author: 0 Fed hikes interest rates again, raises outlook for more increases in 2018

Interest rates on new fixed-rate mortgages could also climb. The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast. The Fed aims to achieve its mandates of maximizing employment and stabilizing prices by lowering rates to spur growth during times of economic weakness and raising rates to slow growth if the economy threatens to overheat.

Markets AT&T, Time Warner Merger Approved by Judge
Author: 0 AT&T, Time Warner Merger Approved by Judge

Disney already struck a $52.4 billion all-stock deal to buy the Fox properties, but Comcast announced that it is making an all-cash offer to "provide [Fox] shareholders with certain value and immediate liquidity". Fox has a pending deal for the rest of the broadcaster, which it agreed to pass off to Disney. At&T and Time Warner argue they need more scale to compete with online rivals like Netflix and Amazon and with Silicon Valley giants like Google , Facebook and Apple which ...

Markets Merc in #dieselgate dogbox as Germany orders big recall
Author: 0 Merc in #dieselgate dogbox as Germany orders big recall

Last year, Mercedes-Benz retrofitted roughly 3 million cars with modified emissions controls to bring those cars into compliance with Euro 5 and Euro 6 regulations. Even today it insisted that "Open legal questions will be clarified in the objection proceedings". Marchionne's initial comments surrounding the disputed software centered around its inclusion to prolong the life of the engine , leading many to speculate that exhaust gas recirculation or temperature conditioning could be a ...

Markets Domino's pays local authorities in DE to fix potholes
Author: 0 Domino's pays local authorities in DE to fix potholes

Domino's Paving for Pizza initiative will fix potholes across the United States. Why is Domino's extending this offer? Domino's Pizza is hitting the streets to help "smooth the ride home" for deliveries by making pothole and road repairs in towns customers have nominated online.

Markets Tesla plans to cut 9 percent of its jobs companywide
Author: 0 Tesla plans to cut 9 percent of its jobs companywide

In his email, Musk said the layoffs primarily affected salaried positions and will not affect Model 3 production. We made these decisions by evaluating the criticality of each position, whether certain jobs could be done more efficiently and productively, and by assessing the specific skills and abilities of each individual in the company.

Markets U.S. judge rules AT&T can acquire Time Warner for $85 billion
Author: 0 U.S. judge rules AT&T can acquire Time Warner for $85 billion

In October 2016 , AT&T announced its plan to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion, and a total of $108 billion with debt. In February, Rep. Elijah E. The "drop dead" deadline for the merger to be completed is June 21. The decision on a so-called "vertical integration" - between two companies who do not make competing products - could have a profound impact on future mergers.

Markets Kim summit to cost Singapore 'around $20 million': PM Lee
Author: 0 Kim summit to cost Singapore 'around $20 million': PM Lee

We're going to have a great discussion and I think ... it will be tremendously successful", he said. "We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!" "It's rough in a lot of places", he said. Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore before the first-ever DPRK-U.S.

Markets Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore
Author: 0 Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

In a statement to the British House of Commons on Monday, Ms. "It's not an economically feasible prospect to import vehicles to the US market in a 25 percent tariff situation", she said. Trudeau said Canada had been "insulted" by Mr. Trump justifying his tariffs on national-security grounds. "I have made it very clear to the President that it is not something we relish doing, but it something that we absolutely will do", Trudeau said.

Markets Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts to Prime members in North Carolina
Author: 0 Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts to Prime members in North Carolina

Starting this Wednesday, June 13, Whole Foods stores in 10 additional states - including Amazon's home state of Washington - will offer new 10 percent discounts on sale items and other special deals to Amazon Prime members. The discount was announced in May for a trial run in a small number of stores, and will now extend into 10 states where Whole Foods Markets have a presence.

Markets Tesla's Autopilot to get a 'full self-driving feature' in August
Author: 0 Tesla's Autopilot to get a 'full self-driving feature' in August

Musk tweeted that the "10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around [the] car " will "improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering". Those credits are a big incentive to buy a Tesla because they can save thousands of dollars off the price of a new auto. Spent air from the thrusters would be refilled immediately using the Roadster's batteries to power air pumps, which in lesser electric vehicles may be a reduced range concern.

Markets Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics
Author: 0 Net neutrality rollback: FCC chairman Ajit Pai responds to critics

The rules oblige Internet service providers, or ISPs, to enable access of all content and applications, regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. Per the net neutrality order, states can not enact any legislation that attempts to circumvent the repeal. Starting Monday, the FTC will once again be able to protect Americans consistently across the internet economy, and the FCC will work hand-in-hand with our partners at the FTC to do just that.

Author: 0 Elon Musk’s flamethrowers are listed on eBay for as high as $20,000

Musk joked when the devices went on sale. They sought to tighten up the state's regulations on flamethrowers, which now apply only to devices that emit flames going out farther than 10 feet. I will not use this in an unsafe way. It's finally been shipped to a small number of people who are using their new fire spitters to light spliffs, burn the top of creme brulees and generally torch everything in sight.

Markets Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit
Author: 0 Trump, Kim shake hands to open momentous summit

The focus is on nuclear weapons, and the young autocrat's global standing is likely to be boosted regardless of the outcome. Heading into Tuesday's summit, the big competing items on the table came down to what by now are popular acronyms, with the United States seeking the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, or CVID (complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation), and the North Korean leadership rejecting unilateral nuclear disarmament while seeking its survival, or CVIG ...

Markets Britain Hopes US Will Honour Commitments On Trade
Author: 0 Britain Hopes US Will Honour Commitments On Trade

Trade adviser Peter Navarro told " Fox News Sunday " that "there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy" with Trump . Among other things, she said the government should be preparing to keep pace with corporate tax cuts and tax breaks south of the border. A theory that Justin Trudeau has fake eyebrows took over the Internet on Monday.