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McDonald's rolls out paper straws to all UK and Ireland restaurants

McDonald's rolls out paper straws to all UK and Ireland restaurants

Back in April, the government outlined plans for plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds to be banned from sale in England in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on oceans and rivers. Some manufacturers have previously argued against the removal of plastic straws because they are needed by some people with disabilities, children and the elderly. Consulte Mais Informação

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Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

In addition to Australia, the company will also be expanding to Latin America and Japan, with the latter coming in the form of a joint venture with SoftBank. Melbourne is a popular Australian entry point for companies in the "sharing economy", with Uber frequently launching new offerings in the city. The launch of DiDi Express in Australia brings the service into competition with Uber and Australian-owned Go-Catch, as well as Estonian company Taxify , which entered Australia past year, ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Eurozone stimulus program to end after Dec

Eurozone stimulus program to end after Dec

Since January, the European Central Bank is buying €60bn in government bonds a month. That allowed the bank to announce on Thursday that it will gradually end its bond-buying program by year's end. Euro zone banks had already weakened on Thursday on disappointment that the ECB would keep interest rates ultra-low for longer, as banks' margins suffer from negative interest rates. Consulte Mais Informação

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Simply Be and High & Mighty owner to close all 20 United Kingdom stores

Simply Be and High & Mighty owner to close all 20 United Kingdom stores

Its 20 stores generated £15m of revenue (2% of Group revenue) and a loss of £3m. N Brown said its full year guidance would remain unchanged, though it noted that exceptional costs would be created as a result of proposed store closures. The news comes amid a 0.4% rise in group revenue in Q1 and a 2.8% fall in product revenue. Eliminating losses should be positive for the investment case, so today's 6.1% share price decline to 185.6p reflects N Brown's underwhelming first quarter showing, ... Consulte Mais Informação

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VW fined €1 billion by German prosecutors on emissions

VW fined €1 billion by German prosecutors on emissions

The prosecutor's office said in a statement it had "ascertained a violation of supervisory duties", adding that the fine did not address civil claims or claims by vehicle owners. The €1 billion (US$1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor's office in the German city of Braunschweig. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted that hundreds of thousands of diesel cars sold in the USA were fitted with "defeat devices" meant to evade emission rules. Consulte Mais Informação

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Donald Trump Preps China Tariff Target List, Beijing Ready To Retaliate

Donald Trump Preps China Tariff Target List, Beijing Ready To Retaliate

Made in China 2025 refers to Beijing's industrial policy of subsidising domestic companies developing strategic advanced technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence. Mr Trump has already slapped tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan, drawing a rebuke from U.S. allies. China has said it will retaliate with $50 billion in tariffs , rattling financial markets. Consulte Mais Informação

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Facebook submits written response to Congress' queries, spans 452 pages

Facebook submits written response to Congress' queries, spans 452 pages

Sen. Moreover Facebook stores and analyzes information about the location of Global Positioning System, pictures GPS, which he will find in the settings of your device. As such, the response provides us with an idea of the sort of data it collects from users who have consented to it. It said that the tracking is necessary to differentiate between humans and bots. Consulte Mais Informação

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2 sheriff's deputies shot -- 1 fatally -- at Kansas City court building

2 sheriff's deputies shot -- 1 fatally -- at Kansas City court building

Blair added to the Star that police were not looking for any other suspects and that the incident "is contained". They say, the inmate somehow overcame the two deputies and may have shot them with their own service weapon. Police Chief Rick Smith says the officers "did what they thought was necessary". Lt. Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office told KCTV the deputies were transporting inmates for court hearings when they were shot. Consulte Mais Informação

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Seattle City Council Repeals 'Head Tax' On Amazon, Etc. Weeks After Enactment

Seattle City Council Repeals 'Head Tax' On Amazon, Etc. Weeks After Enactment

Sawant's May 12th march on Amazon attracted dozens of protesters, most Socialist Alternative supporters. The company said the vote "to repeal the tax on job creation is the right decision for the region's economic prosperity". The company pressured city leaders to scale back the council's initial $500-per-head tax proposal, only to turn around and immediately pledge $25,000 to the referendum campaign. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump levies $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing retaliates

Trump levies $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing retaliates

Trump said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge to crack down on what he contends are China's unfair trade practices and efforts to undermine US technology and intellectual property . Both contracts hit 3-1/2-year highs in May, but have since drifted lower as US crude production has risen and as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other allies look poised to increase output in their meeting in the Austrian capital on June 22-23. Consulte Mais Informação

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U.S. SEC official says ether not a security, price surges

U.S. SEC official says ether not a security, price surges

Ether investors got a reprieve Thursday when a top US regulator said transactions involving the token aren't subject to federal securities rules, ending months of speculation that had weighed on the second-most valuable digital currency. Earlier this year, the San Francisco Federal Reserve issued a report , essentially linking the decline of Bitcoin's price with the BTC futures launch in December. Consulte Mais Informação

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