BBC News 24
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He has famously threatened to slap a 35% tariff on Mexican imports and a 45% tariff on products from China, raising fears he could start a trade war. To start with, though, he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also says he'll cut America's high corporate taxes, which have pushed big US firms to offshore a lot of their business from 35% to 15%.
BBC News 24
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He has famously threatened to slap a 35% tariff on Mexican imports and a 45% tariff on products from China, raising fears he could start a trade war. To start with, though, he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA, as it's called. He also says he'll cut America's high corporate taxes, which have pushed big US firms to offshore a lot of their business from 35% to 15%.
Sputnik International
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The Economic Times
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Another Opec production cut this year? Opec nations are likely to cut oil production again this year, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Khalid said he "would not exclude" another cut to follow last year's agreement if higher prices do not stick because of variables outside producerscontrol, such as a potential collapse in demand. The minister was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Grey market optimism back The grey market for initial public offerings (IPOs) may be limping back to life post demonetisation. The BSE IPO, set to open for subscription on January 23, is already quoting at a 12-15 per cent premium over the price band of Rs 805-806, ET reported. Promoters hike stake in 125 firms Promoters of over 125 companies mopped up shares of their firms mainly through open market purchases during the quarter ended December 31, when the stock market saw one of its sharpest quarterly falls.
Herald Courier
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Many states and local municipalities have their own laws governing the use of drones as well, while others are considering legislation, making the FAA’s rule an even more helpful tool in establishing what is and is not possible and how commercial ventures can move forward in innovating new ways to use drone technology. At the same time, the agency is showing it means business; though it’s a far cry from the original amount proposed, the FAA and SkyPan came to a settlement agreement whereby the company will pay a $200,000 civil penalty, plus another $150,000 if it violates FAA regulations again within the next year and another $150,00 if it doesnt comply with the terms of the settlement. SkyPan will also produce three PSAs to urge other drone operators to learn and comply with the FAA’s drone regulations. Lesson learned! H/T: Digital Trends Featured image courtesy of Drew Angerer via Getty Images.
TIME - Top Stories
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MacRumors
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Simply Mac , a well-known Apple Authorized Reseller and Service Provider owned by GameStop, is shutting down a number of its brick and mortar stores across the United States. Locations in North Carolina, North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Illinois , and more, are closing this week. Image via the Billings Gazette Notices at some of the locations have suggested Simply Mac is being shut down because Apple is ending its agreement with the retail chain, and several local newspapers are reporting the same news, but on Twitter , Simply Mac says that is not true. A notice sent out by the West Acres Mall in Fargo, North Dakota: We wanted to reach out to you with news of another change at West Acres. As of today, Simply Mac has closed. Simply Mac opened at West Acres in August 2014 and we've enjoyed having them as part of the West Acres family. The closure is due to the Apple Corporation ending its national agreement with Simply Mac to sell them Apple product, making it impossible for them to continue.
Voice Of America
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"[But] I think they have to be more substantial, more grounded in everyday reality." Bachelet's reforms have included raising taxes to pay for an overhaul of education. But the tax reform has been criticized for its complexity, while some students say the education bill falls short. Streamlined tax bill Guillier said that if elected, he would introduce a new tax bill. "I think we're all in agreement it needs to be simplified," he said, adding that there were too many exemptions in the current system. Education reform needed to tackle old-fashioned approaches to teaching and running schools, Guillier said. Latin American pupils underperform peers in similar economies in international rankings. "Changing education is not just about discussing financing and administration, it's also about a revolution in the classroom. There is frustration because people feel the everyday experience is not changing," Guillier said.
Mashable
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Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging that it exaggerated how much its drivers could earn. The money will be put towards refunding the affected drivers, though the agency hasn't decided how exactly it will be apportioned. The ride-hailing service is expected to help with the process as part of the penalty. SEE ALSO: Regulator lawsuit accuses Oracle of favoring white male workers By settling out of court, Uber notably did not have to admit whether or not it was guilty of the charges. "We're pleased to have reached an agreement with the FTC," an Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "We've made many improvements to the driver experience over the last year and will continue to focus on ensuring that Uber is the best option for anyone looking to earn money on their own schedule." Read more... More about Uber , Business , and Advertising
The Washington Times - Baseball
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South China Morning Post
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Viacoms Paramount Pictures will receive a US$1 billion cash investment from two Chinese film companies, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media, giving the US studio needed cash and stability as it attempts to grow. As part of the agreement, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media will finance a combined 25 per cent of all Paramounts films for the next three years, with the option to extend it to a fourth year, according to a source familiar with the situation. The deal comes as parent...
BBC One London
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APPLAUSE I hear what Piers says and I hope he is right. I hope that what Donald Trump has said is not necessarily the person that he is. I think that if it is right that he does not mean he will trample all over the Paris climate change agreement, I am pleased. If he is not going to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem and wrecked the two state solution, I will be very happy. If he is not going to try and undermine the Iranians nuclear deal, again I would be very encouraged and I will judge him by his actions.
BBC News 24
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But I don't regret any of that. But he was one of the IRA leaders who recognise that continued violence would not bring further political gains. In 1994 there was a ceasefire. It laid the foundation for peace talks. Sinn Fein nominated him as its chief negotiator, leading to the Good Friday Agreement and eventually power-sharing. Bitter foes sat alongside each other in a new assembly.
Voice Of America
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The world will be watching when businessman Donald Trump is officially sworn in January 20 as the 45th president of the United States, few with greater interest than China. There is nearly $600 billion of trade between the two nations each year, the bulk of it, about $466 billion, from Chinese made goods sold in America. Trump has proposed measures to cut the trade imbalance, but some fear the proposed remedies and the tough talk could damage relations between Beijing and Washington and weaken the global economy. Trump’s campaign rhetoric on international trade was blunt. In his final debate with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump said, “We’re going to make a great trade deal, and if we can’t, we’re going to go our separate way.” Watch: Will Trump's Tough Talk on Trade with China Turn into Policy? Trump’s election ensured the Obama administration’s Trans Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 countries would not get to a vote in Congress, though leaders in both parties had already concluded the administration’s wording was not acceptable.
BBC One West
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It was the week when her words echoed across the west's factory floors... We will pursue a bold and ambitious free-trade agreement with the European Union. ..through depots and warehouses... Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe.
STV
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Where we see clear skies there will be a touch of frost. On Saturday the best of the brighter weather in the northwest, thicker cloud on the east coast. The risk of some light showers. Reverse that for Sunday, outbreaks of rain in the west, brighter in the east. Face to face but still poles apart - The UK and Scottish governments meet over Brexit, but is there any prospect of agreement? to consider the Holyrood adminstration's proposal for a differentiated deal which could keep Scotland in the EU Single Market even if the rest of the UK leaves.
BBC One Oxford
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The government will hope agreement can be reached between them so that they don't have to choose. Peter Henley, BBC South Today, Oxford. Extra police patrols are being carried out in Caversham after reports that two men may have tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl.
Sky News
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He's been keeping underneath the radar Britain isn't yet supposed to be in engaged in trade talks. But according to the Australian finance minister the process has already begun. There's got to be a step where Britain is in a capacity to negotiate a trade and a trade agreement.
The Sun Daily - Business
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TechCrunch
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BBC News 24
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Here is the Prime Minister with the BBC's Economics Editor, Kamal Ahmed. What I described in my speech when I spoke about Brexit is actually our ambition as Britain, our ambition for a global Britain, ambition for a Britain which not only has a good free trade agreement with the EU but a Britain that is trading around the rest of the world.
The Huffington Post
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I was happy to hear Vice President Elect Pence mentioning you this morning as being on his transition committee. It made me feel proud and empowered that our Tennessee congresswoman will be representing us to the new President and Vice President. I hope you are in agreement with me that America is already pretty darn great but that there are plenty of areas to be addressed that could better life for everyone, which is why I am reaching out to you today. I am writing to you, my congressperson, in this very public fashion, because I know there are people who feel the way I do about the beauty of nature and the urgent importance it holds for our future generations. I am not writing to you as a Democrat or as a "famous recording artist" but as as concerned citizen and as the mom of two little boys. I know there are those who look at 70° winters and dying coral reefs as cyclical occurrences.