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China says United States envoys due in Beijing for talks on trade fight

The US and China have exchanged tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300bn worth of goods in total two-way trade, locking them in a conflict that has begun to eat into profits and contributed to stock market plunges. A team led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will come to China to have "positive and constructive discussions" with Chinese counterparts. Consulte Mais Informação

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Volvo's Polestar brand previews Tesla rivalling sedan

Volvo's Polestar brand previews Tesla rivalling sedan

Volvo's Polestar division has released a teaser image of its upcoming Polestar 2 EV, providing only a tantalizing glimpse of the sedan that follows the Polestar 1 coupe. The Polestar 2 is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019 with production slated to begin in 2020. Tesla bumps up the range of its Mid Range Model 3, slightly and announces it will start delivering Model 3s to China in March. Consulte Mais Informação

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Discounts and last-minute shoppers lift John Lewis's Christmas sales

Discounts and last-minute shoppers lift John Lewis's Christmas sales

A surge in shoppers looking for last-minute gifts helped lift sales at John Lewis over the festive period as the retailer gave the first glimpse of how trading fared over Christmas . Across the whole John Lewis Partnership, which also includes supermarket chain Waitrose, total sales for the week were up 11.1% on the year before while sales for the 48 weeks to 29 December slipped 0.5%. Consulte Mais Informação

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'L-mageddon' averted as NY calls off shutdown of subway line

'L-mageddon' averted as NY calls off shutdown of subway line

The new plan no longer requires the two Brooklyn-Manhattan tunnels inside the line's superstorm Sandy-ravaged Canarsie Tube to close for the duration of the job. "It didn't feel very secure at all", she said. As WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted with reserve about the governor's new approach, but declared flatly, "anything that avoids disruption, I favor, obviously", adding, "a lot of people in Brooklyn and Manhattan have been anxious about the L train shutdown". Consulte Mais Informação

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December windstorm was most damaging in BC Hydro history

December windstorm was most damaging in BC Hydro history

Home sales in Metro Vancouver plummeted to their lowest level in almost two decades previous year and the average home price moved lower in the once red-hot real estate market. The average assessment of a single-family home last year was $1,149,000 which climbed $1,222,000 in this year's report . "High home prices, rising interest rates and new mortgage requirements and taxes all contributed to the market conditions we saw in 2018". Consulte Mais Informação

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No-deal is better than PM's deal, says DUP Brexit spokesman

With the deadlock continuing, EU Exit Secretary Stephen Barclay yesterday held a meeting with junior ministers from a string of Whitehall departments to instruct them on contingency measures needed to be ready for a no-deal exit. Up to 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are set to begin training for deployment in Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit later this year. Consulte Mais Informação

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Google's 'Dutch sandwich' shifts billions to tax haven

Google's 'Dutch sandwich' shifts billions to tax haven

The documents presented in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce show that Google Netherlands Holdings BV paid some 3.4 million euros in taxes to the Dutch treasury, on a gross profit of 13.6 million euros in 2017. The scheme sees Google's European Union tax bill effectively drop into the single-digit percentage, less than a third of the nominal rates in the European Union, and it saves Google upwards of $4 billion in cash every year. Consulte Mais Informação

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China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday

China confirms trade talks with U.S. beginning Monday

The ministry said in a statement that vice minister-level officials from the two countries spoke on the phone and decided on the trip that aims to pick up on the consensus reached by the leaders in Argentina last month. Washington and Beijing have exchanged tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods in total two-way trade, locking them in a conflict that has begun to eat into profits and contributed to stock market plunges. Consulte Mais Informação

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United Kingdom airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

United Kingdom airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

Between 19 and 21 December, the airport was repeatedly forced to close due to reported drone sightings. The U.K.'s aviation minister said that the culprits could face up to five years behind bars if caught and convicted. Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York said last week that police received 115 reports of sightings in the area, including 93 which have been confirmed as coming from "credible people" including a pilot and airport staff. Consulte Mais Informação

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This Is the World’s Safest Airline

This Is the World’s Safest Airline

Qantas , it explained, won out because it is both the world's oldest continuously operating airline and maintains an "amazing record of firsts in operations and safety and is now accepted as the industry's most experienced airline". AirlineRatings bases its rankings on f12 criteria, which include audits by aviation authorities and governments, crash and serious incident records, profitability, innovative safety initiatives and fleet age. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump adviser warns more U.S. companies will suffer in China trade war

Trump adviser warns more U.S. companies will suffer in China trade war

A working team led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will come to China to have "positive and constructive discussions" with Chinese counterparts, China's commerce ministry said in a statement on its website. "But right now, China is feeling the blow, really, of our tariffs, and I think that that's an appropriate place for us to have taken the relationship given the amount of stuff that they were stealing from us". Consulte Mais Informação

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$1M winning BC lotto ticket expires today and someone has it

$1M winning BC lotto ticket expires today and someone has it

The latest victor still hasn't come forward, but their ticket is worth $16,319,280. 2019 is already turning out to be a lucky year for someone who purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket in Calgary this week. "In the past ten years, $5.2 million has gone unclaimed in the province". That includes four million-dollar winning tickets: Two Lotto Max Maxmillion prizes and two Lotto 6/49 prizes of a million each. Consulte Mais Informação

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UAW sues GM over temporary workers, escalating fight over job cuts

UAW sues GM over temporary workers, escalating fight over job cuts

The union said in the lawsuit that on May 31, 2018, it approved GM's request to use temporary workers at the in plant through the end of August 2018 to support the launch of new full-size pickup trucks. About 35 will be working in Fort Wayne by the end of January, GM said in a statement. The lawsuit states that the company still is employing the temporary group of workers instead of workers laid-off at Lordstown and other GM facility. Consulte Mais Informação

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