• Six Flags Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

    Six Flags Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

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    The Six Flags website states: "Coffin dwellers will be allowed to bring a friend along during Fright Fest operating hours, but they must courageous the non-operating hours alone". Yes, participants get to keep their coffins. To apply for the chance to stay in the coffin you need to be over 18 and not have "any medical condition (s) that would make residing in a coffin for 30 hours a risk to your health or wellbeing".
  • Porsche ends diesel production for good

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    Diesel is dead. At least, for Porsche it is. "The diesel crisis has caused us a lot of trouble", Blume said in a separate interview with weekly Bild am Sonntag . German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a meeting on Sunday to discuss whether to require the auto industry to carry out costly hardware upgrades for older diesel vehicles to reduce inner-city pollution, government sources said.
  • US Using False Accusations On Trade To

    US Using False Accusations On Trade To "Intimidate" Countries: China

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    But Trump warned he could ramp up to "phase three", slapping tariffs on approximately $267 billion of additional imports, or the entirety of the goods the United States buys from China. Earlier, the Trump administration said it needs to confront China over its trading practices to defend USA long-term interests even as the escalation risks causing pain for American consumers.
  • Oil traders say $100 coming as OPEC struggles to fill Iran gap

    Oil traders say $100 coming as OPEC struggles to fill Iran gap

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    Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after OPEC declined to announce an immediate increase in production despite calls by US President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply. "The reason Saudi Arabia didn't increase more is because all of our customers are receiving all of the barrels they want". The kingdom does expect to pump more in September and increase again in October, he said, without pledging specific volumes.
  • Apology after Ulster Bank customers locked out of online accounts

    Apology after Ulster Bank customers locked out of online accounts

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    One said: 'Natwest app down again. "We're still working through what the issue is", he said. For example, you can use the automated phone service for transfers, balances and statements. Some were even able to see other customers' accounts. It is the latest in a series of technical issues the bank has reported in recent years. With banks reducing their number of branches and support staff, mobile apps are becoming more important for customer services.
  • S&P, Dow lifted by financials; Microsoft…

    S&P, Dow lifted by financials; Microsoft…

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    In a busy session, two of New York's main indices closed at new highs, supported by a weakening dollar - which favours America's exporting companies - and strong economic data. Bank Wealth Management in Minneapolis. The technology sector dropped 0.69 percent, led by a 1.4 percent decline in Microsoft, followed by a 1.0 percent decline in shares of Apple.
  • Nordstrom selling sneakers showcasing scuff marks, tape for more than $500

    Nordstrom selling sneakers showcasing scuff marks, tape for more than $500

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    Comedian Christine Sydelko tweeted, "there are people in the world wearing plastic bags as shoes because they can't afford any but these disgusting things are selling for $500 the fashion industry is truly so f***ing stupid". It says it combines a "refined and modern style with a vintage feeling" in its designs. The company was founded by two young Venetian designers, Francesca Rinaldo, and Allesandro Gallo, who were outsiders of the fashion industry until their founding of the brand.
  • Comcast Outbids Fox In £30 Billion Auction For Sky

    Comcast Outbids Fox In £30 Billion Auction For Sky

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    Saturday's outcome dealt a potentially fatal blow to Murdoch's attempts to acquire the 61 per cent stake in Sky he did not already have but has long sought. David Madden, an analyst at CMC Markets, said Sky could be sold for between £32.4bn and £37.6bn. 'This acquisition will allow us to quickly, efficiently and meaningfully increase our customer base and expand internationally.
  • Oil ETFs Strengthen on Deeper U.S. Inventory Drawdowns

    Oil ETFs Strengthen on Deeper U.S. Inventory Drawdowns

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    This comes after the June 22 agreement between the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and Russian Federation for increasing the production and reducing the prices. Bloomberg tanker tracking data also indicates 30% decline since April and further shrinkage is expected for coming months as oil-related sanctions U.S.
  • Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo

    Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo

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    According to Bloomberg's report, the deal is far from a done deal "in part because Deliveroo and its investors have been reluctant to relinquish independence". "Innovation is crucial to Deliveroo's continued growth and Food Market is a great example of how we're combining world-class technology with our passion for great food", said Dan Warne , MD at Deliveroo, UK and Ireland.
  • China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October

    China plans import tariff cuts as soon as October

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    Still, the tariff will increase to 25 percent by the end of the year unless China agrees to do what the president wants, which, he said, is "to give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies". SBR accounted for about 6.6 percent of the total, according to Commerce. In July the U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese exports to the United States, extending them to another $16 billion of Chinese goods in August.
  • Emirates is said to explore Etihad deal to forge biggest airline

    Emirates is said to explore Etihad deal to forge biggest airline

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    Etihad Airways Airbus A320-200 plane (top photo) is seen at the National Airport Minsk, Belarus, and an Emirates Airbus A380-800 plane is seen at Nice International Airport in Nice, France. The negotiations could yet fall through, they said. Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum last ruled out a merger as recently as May 2018.
  • India set to pay for Iranian oil using rupees from November

    India set to pay for Iranian oil using rupees from November

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    Despite opposition by Europe, China and India, the United States decision has caused a significant slowdown in the Iranian economy after years of marked growth. India has already begun shipping wheat to Afghanistan through this new port. The US, which is renewing sanctions on Iran, reimposed some of the financial sanctions from August 6, while those affecting Iran's petroleum sector will come into effect from November 4.
  • India cuts monthly crude oil loadings from Iran

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    South Korea, in turn, has replaced Iranian crude with imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq, according to the energy ministry, but it is also in talks with the U.S. Not only is Iran India's second-biggest oil supplier , but India is also the second-top oil client of Iran - the first being China. The administration also is complaining that European countries are not respecting sanctions, but still, the United States continues to work with allies.
  • Iran's Oil Exports Are Drying Up

    Iran's Oil Exports Are Drying Up

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    US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 0.20%, or 14 cents, to US$69.71 a barrel. Washington is pushing allies to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero and will impose a new round of sanctions on Iranian oil sales in November. US crude inventories fell 2.1 million barrels last week to 394.1 million barrels, the lowest level since February 2015, government data showed . Iran's crude exports are already falling as the US prepares to curb Tehran's ability to sell oil and participate in ...
  • Audi announces e-tron SUV, its first production ready fully-electric vehicle

    Audi announces e-tron SUV, its first production ready fully-electric vehicle

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    Audi already offers a number of hybrid and plug-in models but it is planning to now introduce an array of all-electric offerings, joining such high-line competitors as Jaguar , BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Prices will start at about $75,000 or $86,700 for well-equipped "First Edition" models. The E-Tron looks, quite clearly, like an Audi SUV. Surprisingly, Audi hasn't released horsepower and torque figures but confirmed that the SUV accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 5.5 seconds ...
  • Passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds on Jet Airways flight

    Passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds on Jet Airways flight

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    Jet Airways confirmed the incident in a statement saying that the pilots have been taken off duty pending an investigation. "The airline is making alternative flight arrangements for guests on this flight", he said in a statement. "In view of the incidents reported related to the safety of the passengers, Suresh Prabhu has directed concerned officials to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan which involves assessment of safety parameters of all scheduled airlines, airports, flying ...
  • Amazon considers opening 3,000 cashierless Go stores

    Amazon considers opening 3,000 cashierless Go stores

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    Amazon now operates four such stores, three in Seattle and one in Chicago, and these are being used as trial-runs for a larger scale expansion of the business. Whatever Amazon ultimately plans in rolling out Amazon Go, retailers of all stripes are already keeping a close watch. The new chain would be a massive expansion of Amazon's retail efforts, which also include Whole Foods as well as bookstores and in-mall kiosks.
  • Macron: Political leaders pushing for Brexit are 'liars'

    Macron: Political leaders pushing for Brexit are 'liars'

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    Any later, and there would be a risk of failing to get it ratified by both parliaments before Brexit Day on March 29. "I believe that I have put forward serious and workable proposals", May told the summit, according to a senior British government source.
  • Alibaba says US-China trade war ends US jobs promise

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    For years, Ma has been pushing his vision of US small businesses selling to Chinese shoppers through his online marketplaces, but many experts have criticized his plan. Shares in Alibaba closed 3.5 per cent lower on Monday. China responded a day later with tariffs on about $60-billion worth of us goods as planned, but reduced the level of tariffs it will collect on the products.
  • Oops! Cathay Pacific in spelling blunder?

    Oops! Cathay Pacific in spelling blunder?

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    She's going back to the shop!" it said. Shockingly, the airline was only made aware of the mistake after travellers contacted them after spotting it at Hong Kong International Airport, the BBC reports . "The spacing is too on-point for a mishap", the engineer told the newspaper. "Air travel needs to lighten up". And although the airlines believes it was down to a mistake, an engineer for Haeco - Cathay Pacific's sister company - isn't convinced.
  • Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

    Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

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    Coke says it's following the debate over the ingredient cannabidiol or CBD oil. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola is not the only drink manufacturer looking at taking advantage of the therapeutic components of marijuana while also keeping in touch with trends.
  • Where you can get free food on ‘National Cheeseburger Day’

    Where you can get free food on ‘National Cheeseburger Day’

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    Through September 30, get a free Dave's Single hamburger with any purchase at Wendy's . Although National Burger Day (which happens every year on May 25) celebrates the mighty burger in all of its many forms, the cheese-topped variety is worthy of its own food holiday.
  • McDonald's hit for using Weinstein law firm for harassment advice

    McDonald's hit for using Weinstein law firm for harassment advice

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    She alleged that a co-worker verbally and physically harassed her, the AP reported. Advocates have long complained that low-wage and blue-collar workers are highly vulnerable to sexual harassment, as they are more dependent on their monthly paychecks and often have fewer resources for help.
  • Is a Brexit deal possible?

    Is a Brexit deal possible?

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    Downing Street has slapped down Boris Johnson after he warned that Britain was heading for a "spectacular political car-crash" if the Government stuck to Theresa May's plans for Brexit . "We are ready to improve this proposal". A key Northern Ireland business group has warned that the findings of the Migration Advisory Committee, which urge the United Kingdom to drastically limit the post-Brexit immigration of low-skilled workers, could force employers to relocate to the Republic of ...
  • United States wages trade war on China with new $200bn tariffs

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    A 10 percent tariff will go into effect September 24, the president said in a statement, and increase to 25 percent on January 1, 2019. It was not clear what statement from Beijing Trump was referring to in his post. By expanding the list to Dollars 200 billion of Chinese products, Trump may spread the pain to ordinary households. Only last week, Beijing said it welcomed overtures from U.S.