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Bob Dylan , Minnesota's musical counterculture icon, has teamed with the famous Clydesdales and loaned one of his signature protest songs for a Budweiser beer television ad scheduled to run during the Super Bowl on February 3. The brewer a year ago set a goal to ensure that by 2025 all of the electricity it purchases globally will come from renewable sources. Still, Bud will make an environmental call-to-action outside of the ad by plugging a partnership with Drift, a startup that ...
  • Infamous Candy Hearts Won't be Available This Valentine's Day

    Infamous Candy Hearts Won't be Available This Valentine's Day

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    The vicissitudes of the business world have left this Valentine's Day heartless. The conversation heart-shaped candy - with sayings like "Be Mine" and "Marry Me" - will be missing from shelves this season after its original producer - New England Confectionary Co., or Necco - went out of business a year ago.
  • MI family kicked off American flight for body odor

    MI family kicked off American flight for body odor

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    The Adlers said they had no body odor and actually asked people in the airport if they smelled. "I have eight children at home and there's a religious reason for some reason that they're kicking me off the plane", Adler replied. They said their luggage remained on the plane - despite the attendant telling them it would be waiting for them. "There is no body odor that we have".
  • Huawei eyes smartphone supremacy this year after record 2018 sales

    Huawei eyes smartphone supremacy this year after record 2018 sales

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    Huawei's woes just keep piling up, as more companies and organizations get nervous about using the Chinese firm's gear or even accepting its donations. These are distinct from its radio networks, of masts and equipment, and its transmission networks, which connect the core and radio networks. The core networks are particularly sensitive as if they are compromised, mass spying can be conducted across them.
  • Microsoft's Bing blocked in China - FT

    Microsoft's Bing blocked in China - FT

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    Users performing searches on Bing's China website from within China are reaching a page that says the server can not be reached. Google withdrew its search engine and other websites in 2010 to avoid censorship and any compromise to its commitment to a free and open internet.
  • Renault to name new leaders as scandal-hit Carlos Ghosn bows out

    Renault to name new leaders as scandal-hit Carlos Ghosn bows out

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    The Renault board is to meet on Thursday at its headquarters near Paris and is tipped to name interim chief executive Thierry Bollore as CEO and the head of tyre manufacturer Michelin, Jean-Dominique Senard, as chairman. He's been charged of not disclosing over $80 million in additional income between 2010 and 2018 from Nissan. Following Ghosn's arrest, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa had sought to weaken Renault's control and resisted its attempts to nominate new directors to the Japanese ...
  • WATCH Boeing’s Flying ‘Car’ Takes Its First Flight

    WATCH Boeing’s Flying ‘Car’ Takes Its First Flight

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    The company is engaged in competition with Airbus SE and numerous other firms to create a small, self-flying vehicle capable of vertical takeoff and landing for everyday use. Boeing bought Aurora Flight Sciences previous year to speed development of a fleet of autonomous air vehicles. "From building air vehicles to airspace integration, we will usher in a future of safe, low-stress mobility in cities and regions around the world", he said.
  • US orders some diplomats to leave Venezuela

    US orders some diplomats to leave Venezuela

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    In Pence's second call, which according to a White House official was kept under wraps for security reasons, the vice president assured Guaido: "We're praying for you, the USA stands with you, your bravery and courage are something we admire".
  • Guaidó's father urges military to act in Venezuela's best interests

    Guaidó's father urges military to act in Venezuela's best interests

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    Maduro, in a fiery speech on Wednesday, said he was cutting off diplomatic relations with the United States for instigating a "coup" against him, though U.S. A half-dozen generals belonging largely to district commands and with direct control over thousands of troops joined Maduro in accusing Washington of meddling in Venezuela's affairs and said they would uphold the socialist leader's rule.
  • Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots Warn Of Air Safety

    Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots Warn Of Air Safety

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    Unions representing air traffic controllers , pilots and flight attendants on Wednesday warned of "serious safety concerns" for travelers as a result of the prolonged government shutdown , the longest in USA history. Lindsey Graham told reporters. "Safety inspectors and federal cyber security staff are not back on the job at pre-shutdown levels, and those not on furlough are working without pay", the unions wrote.
  • White House denies reports of canceled trade meeting

    White House denies reports of canceled trade meeting

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    Those talks are set to continue when Chinese Vice Premier Liu He visits Washington at the end of January. China has repeatedly played down complaints about intellectual property abuses, and has rejected accusations that foreign companies face forced technology transfers.
  • Tesla's Model 3 gets green light in Europe

    Tesla's Model 3 gets green light in Europe

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    A Tesla representative recently called to say this person was next on the list for a Model 3 , but its price tag went up to around $48,000. Deliveries of Model 3 outside the United States will be a crucial development for Tesla, whose chief executive Elon Musk has said that he wasn't anxious about Model 3 setbacks because of the drop in US tax credit, as he expected deliveries to Europe and China to take off.
  • FAA: Flights at Newark Airport suspended after drones seen

    FAA: Flights at Newark Airport suspended after drones seen

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    Some flights were held at their points of departure in order to slow the pace of incoming traffic, the source said. United Airlines. which uses Newark as a hub, said: "The impact to our operations has been minimal so far". In late December, drone sightings near the UK's Gatwick airport resulted in utter chaos as about 1,000 flights were cancelled over three days, affecting approximately 140,000 people.
  • Stocks sharply lower on rumbles of a weaker global economy

    Stocks sharply lower on rumbles of a weaker global economy

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    The World Economic Outlook cut the global GDP forecast for this year to 3.5 percent from the 3.7 percent projected in October. Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar shed 3 percent to $132.55 and farm equipment company Deere fell 3.5 percent to $158.88.
  • China Q4 GDP growth slows to 6.4 percent, as expected

    China Q4 GDP growth slows to 6.4 percent, as expected

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    China's government raised the limit to two children in 2016 to rejuvenate the world's most populous country, which has almost 1.4 billion people, and experts say it may remove the cap next year. Yet the pace at which population growth has slowed has become a concern in recent years as the country's seemingly inexhaustible supply of ready labor has declined.
  • Trade war could trigger sharp global slowdown

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    The report warned of a number of flashpoints that could lead to even lower growth trajectories across the world. "But the risk of a sharper decline in global growth has certainly increased". "People are getting used to the volatility". He said the dramatic slowdown confirmed today was expected, in part because of weaker infrastructure spending and the tariff war with the U.S.