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Burger King Just Dropped The $1 Crispy Taco Burger King Just Dropped The $1 Crispy Taco
- July 09, 2019

The crispy tacos feature a crunchy tortilla filled with seasoned beef, cheddar cheese and lettuce with taco sauce drizzled on it. Fast food chains are increasingly using limited-time menu items to build hype - and tacos are a "very popular" way to "get a slice of that action", Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, a research and consulting firm, tells CNN . (more...)
France to slap new ‘ecotax’ on plane tickets from 2020 France to slap new ‘ecotax’ on plane tickets from 2020
- July 09, 2019

It will not apply to flights arriving in France . "We have chose to put in place an eco-tax on all flights from France", Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne told a news conference, adding that proceeds would be used to finance daily transport in France, notably local trains. (more...)
Disney recalls 'Toy Story 4' plush toy due to choking hazard Disney recalls 'Toy Story 4' plush toy due to choking hazard
- July 09, 2019

The toys affected by the recall each have tracking codes, which can be found on the sewn-in label attached to the base of the toy. In a statement , Disney said: "We have made a decision to voluntarily recall the 11 inch Forky plush due to a manufacturing defect that could potentially pose a choking hazard to children under three". (more...)
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to launch IPO by end of the year Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to launch IPO by end of the year
- July 09, 2019

Richard Branson says the company has taken a "huge step towards becoming the very first publicly listed human spaceflight company" - along with its sister manufacturing organisation, The Spaceship Company. "Hopefully, in not many months' time, I'll fulfill my dream of going to space and others will soon follow", Branson said in May. "Having sadly had to pull away from an investment by Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , and then having demonstrated the ... (more...)
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposes rules banning overseas robocallers FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposes rules banning overseas robocallers
- July 09, 2019

The FCC will vote on the new rules at its August 1 meeting. The act doesn't make it illegal for worldwide call centers to spoof a phone number or for local firms to spoof text-message sender numbers. Enforcement actions could include seizing USA assets of foreign companies found to be spoofing calls to United States numbers. "The proposed rule changes would broaden the authority of the Commission to hold these criminals accountable for the significant harm they inflict on US consumers", ... (more...)
Instagram's anti-bullying AI asks users Instagram's anti-bullying AI asks users
- July 09, 2019

Kevin Systrom, Instagram's former chief executive, told The Wall Street Journal in September 2018 that he became concerned with bullying when he was thinking of having children of his own. According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center a year ago, 72 per cent of United States teenagers said they used Instagram . "Restricted people won't be able to see when you're active on Instagram or when you've read their direct messages". (more...)
British Airways faces record-breaking $230M GDPR fine for 2018 data breach British Airways faces record-breaking $230M GDPR fine for 2018 data breach
- July 09, 2019

It is the first fine to be made public since GDPR became European Union law in May 2018. The fine equates to 1.5 per cent of BA's worldwide turnover in 2017, and far surpasses the previous record fine of £500,000 which Facebook was hit with in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. (more...)
Self-Driving Tesla Chips Could Be Installed Into Old Models This Year Self-Driving Tesla Chips Could Be Installed Into Old Models This Year
- July 09, 2019

Elon has been touting the new chip at Tesla's Autonomy Investor Day earlier this year, a 260 square millimeter powerhouse with 6 billion transistors that should offer 21 times the performance compared to the Nvidia chips it's set to replace. (more...)
Bill Gates says Steve Jobs ‘cast spells’ to motivate Apple staff Bill Gates says Steve Jobs ‘cast spells’ to motivate Apple staff
- July 09, 2019

Apple founder Steve Jobs , pictured in 2007, with the new iPhone. It's a somewhat quirky analogy, but what Gates is saying about Jobs is that he had an uncanny ability to mesmerize people, whether it was warranted or not. "I used to be like a minor wizard as a result of he could be casting spells, and I might see people mesmerized, however, because I'm a minor wizard, the spells don't work on me", stated Gates of Jobs. (more...)
Chick-fil-A Offers Free Food for Cow Appreciation Day Chick-fil-A Offers Free Food for Cow Appreciation Day
- July 09, 2019

Anyone who visits a Chick-fil-A restaurant dressed as a cow will receive a free entree (excluding salads) at Chick-fil-A's more than 2,400 locations nationwide. It's time to dust off that cow suit (assuming you have one, of course) - it's nearly Cow Appreciation Day . Be as creative or plain as you'd like, but it must resemble a cow. (more...)
Turkish lira weakens 2.1pc after cenbank governor sacked Turkish lira weakens 2.1pc after cenbank governor sacked
- July 09, 2019

Cetinkaya was a close political ally of Berat Albayrak , the Ministry of the Economy and President Erdogan's son-in-law and drew criticism previous year for failing to raise interest rates fast enough to hold back galloping inflation. The Turkish president is getting desperate. However, Ash said it was odd to replace him with a high-ranking official in the central bank rather than choosing someone outside the institution who would be more in line with fiscally orthodox rules. (more...)
Here Are the Prime Day Deals Coming to Whole Foods Here Are the Prime Day Deals Coming to Whole Foods
- July 09, 2019

It's nearly here, folks. Stephenie Landry, vice president for Amazon Retail, also added, "We're offering even more savings in celebration of Prime Day this year, adding three times the number of Prime Member deals to this year's celebration". (more...)
VW I.D. R Breaks Goodwood Hillclimb Record... Again VW I.D. R Breaks Goodwood Hillclimb Record... Again
- July 09, 2019

The Volkswagen I.D. R also holds the record at Pikes Peak and the electric vehicle record at the Nurburgring. Driver Romain Dumas managed to complete the renowned 1.16-mile hill climb in just 39.9 seconds behind the wheel of Volkswagen's I.D. (more...)
Global shares fall as prospect of sharp USA rate cut fades Global shares fall as prospect of sharp USA rate cut fades
- July 09, 2019

MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe.MIWD00000PUS shed 0.63%. "We are lowering our exposure to global equities to the range we consider "underweight", Morgan Stanley's London-based strategist Andrew Sheets said in a note. There was some positive news on the protracted China-US trade war, with White House Economic adviser Larry Kudlow confirming that top representatives from the United States and China will meet in the coming week for trade talks. (more...)
Amazon Workers Primed To Strike Amazon Workers Primed To Strike
- July 09, 2019

But there may be a hiccup for Prime members whose orders are coming from the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, where workers are planning a six-hour strike on July 15. A group of Amazon engineers reportedly intend to fly to Minnesota to join the demonstration, which will include demands that Amazon take steps to curb climate change, along with relaxing productivity quotas and making the company's corps of temp workers permanent employees. (more...)
Oil minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve Oil minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve
- July 09, 2019

Iran's state TV recently aired a programme showing an Iranian-flagged tanker under USA sanctions that delivered one million barrels of crude oil to China, one of the remaining partners to the nuclear deal and which has rejected Washington's efforts to cut Tehran's oil exports to zero. (more...)
Outage problems at Rogers Wireless causing voice service issues Outage problems at Rogers Wireless causing voice service issues
- July 09, 2019

Rogers, Chatr, and Freedom Mobile have all experienced the network outage, which doesn't allow some customers to place or receive calls. Rogers Wireless says customers may experience intermittent issues making or receiving wireless voice calls. (more...)
CannTrust faces Health Canada problems, warns of product shortages CannTrust faces Health Canada problems, warns of product shortages
- July 09, 2019

Shares of CannTrust fell more than 20 per cent in early trading in Toronto. "It is unclear what they were missing or what information was inaccurate, but if they wanted to add additional cultivation rooms to the site license, they should have submitted an amendment for approval before beginning a grow cycle". (more...)
FDA recalls eyedrops and ointments at Walmart and Walgreens FDA recalls eyedrops and ointments at Walmart and Walgreens
- July 08, 2019

No other lots are being recalled. To date, the company has not received any issues reported by customers. "Altaire is initiating the recall due to management concerns regarding the sufficiency of Quality Assurance controls over critical systems in the manufacturing facility", the FDA said. (more...)
Global shares muted as prospect of sharp US rate cut fades Global shares muted as prospect of sharp US rate cut fades
- July 08, 2019

At 5:20 a.m. ET, Dow Jones futures tumbled more than 100 points at the open. Economists were looking for the economy to add 162,000 jobs in June after May's initial anemic print of 75,000. Despite the trade war and fragile global growth, the latest American labour report delivered signs the economy remains on track. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve on Saturday for raising interest rates, saying the USA economy would be "like a rocket ship" if we didn't have to pay ... (more...)

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