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China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars in easing of trade tensions

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts starting Jan. 1, 2019, the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The Ministry of Finance, in a statement on its website, also said it hopes China Read More

Macro Enterprises Inc. Announces Grant of Stock Options

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FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Macro Enterprises Inc. (the “Company” or “Macro”) has granted, under its Stock Option Plan, incentive stock options to certain key employees and certain directors of the Company to purchase up to an aggregate of 930,000 common shares in the capital of the Company exercisable Read More

Anti-harassment groups share $20 million CBS handout after Moonves exit

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CBS Corp on Friday named the Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment group and 17 other organizations that will share a $20 million donation stemming from the exit of its chief executive Les Moonves following allegations of sexual misconduct. FILE PHOTO: CBS chairman Moonves arrives for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” at Read More

U.S. sets new March 2 date for China tariff increases amid talks

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FILE PHOTO: Workers paint the ground at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Friday officially changed the scheduled date of a tariff rate increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 12:01 a.m. EST (0501 GMT) on March 2, Read More

Intel, TPG in early talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo: source

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McAfee computer security software is shown for sale at a computer store in San Marcos, California, U.S., May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is in early talks to buy security software company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel Corp, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Read More

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

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(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) following the company’s disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the lead regulator of Facebook in the European Read More

Israel’s ambassador to Kiev ‘shocked’ after Ukrainian region honors Nazi collaborator Bandera

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The Israeli ambassador to Kiev has expressed outrage, after a region in Ukraine dedicated the year 2019 to the prominent nationalist leader and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera. Joel Lion took to Twitter on Thursday to say he was “shocked” after the Lviv region honored Bandera in this manner. The move was to mark the 110th Read More

Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted

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Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. The glitch was active for 12 days between 13 and 25 September. It was found in software that used Facebook logins to give third-party apps permission to access users’ images. The social media giant said the Read More

IEA says OPEC's unplanned supply losses could double its cut

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By Grant Smith on 12/14/2018 LONDON (Bloomberg) — OPEC may be about to succeed by accident, again.  Unplanned supply losses from members Iran and Venezuela could effectively double the intended cutback of 800,000 bpd the cartel pledged last week, according to the International Energy Agency. There’s a precedent for this: It was the Latin American Read More

Macron calls Ford's decision over Bordeaux plant 'hostile'

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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Ford’s (F.N) decision to end production at its plant in Blanquefort, southern France next year was “hostile” and said his government was actively Read More