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Markets Spotify is giving a free Google Home Mini to Premium Family members
Author: 0 Spotify is giving a free Google Home Mini to Premium Family members

While Spotify's third-quarter results were largely in-line with estimates, Buckingham Research Group analyst Matthew Harrigan said he's "looking for new growth initiatives". All in all it wasn't a bad quarter for Spotify , especially in light of increased competition mainly from Apple Music, which still trails the company's service.

Markets US Plans More China Tariffs if Trump-Xi Meeting Fails
Author: 0 US Plans More China Tariffs if Trump-Xi Meeting Fails

Those threats were given new life this week when three unnamed sources were cited by Bloomberg as confirming that the Trump administration would go through with tariffs on the remaining US$260 billion of imports from China if upcoming talks between the two countries' leaders did not go well.

Markets Google employees stage global walkout for women's rights
Author: 0 Google employees stage global walkout for women's rights

Staff in Google's Dublin office began the walkout at around 11 a.m. GMT. Employees are being urged to leave a flyer at their desk which reads: "I'm not at my desk because I'm walking out in solidarity with other Googlers and contractors to protest [against] sexual harassment , misconduct, lack of transparency , and a workplace culture that's not working for everyone".

Markets UK Government to introduce digital services tax
Author: 0 UK Government to introduce digital services tax

Hammond was keen to stress the tax would be on "tech giants" and not smaller start-ups, meaning it would only apply to companies that generate at least £ 500m revenue per year. Mr Johnson said that the rise in income tax thresholds announced by Mr Hammond would benefit the wealthy more than those less well-off, with a typical higher rate taxpayer gaining £176 a year and a basic rate payer gaining just £24.

Markets Rouhani offers condolences over Indonesia plane crash
Author: 0 Rouhani offers condolences over Indonesia plane crash

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the most recent model of Boeing's famous 737, the USA company's best-selling plane, and is a popular choice among budget airlines around the world. Families of passengers onboard a Lion Air aircraft that crashed outside the Indonesian capital on Monday (Oct 29) continued to gather and wait anxiously for information late into the night at a crisis centre set up at Jakarta's global airport.

Markets Mattis vows U.S. will hold Khashoggi's killers accountable
Author: 0 Mattis vows U.S. will hold Khashoggi's killers accountable

Mattis never mentioned Saudi Arabia directly in connection with the October 2 slaying of Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey . Macron also said that if Saudi Arabia is to be sanctioned, "we must do so across the board". "Whether or not they acted in the name of the state, that remains to be discussed and investigated", she said.

Markets USA stocks down as industrials begin to feel tariff pain
Author: 0 USA stocks down as industrials begin to feel tariff pain

The S&P 500 index fell 42 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 2,664. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as investors continued to seek less risky assets. On the brighter side was data that showed gross domestic product increased at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the third quarter as a tariff-related drop in soybean exports was partly offset by the strongest consumer spending in almost four years and a surge in inventory investment.

Markets China leads the way as world's billionaires get richer
Author: 0 China leads the way as world's billionaires get richer

UBS and PwC forecast that Asia will overtake the U.S. as a hotspot for global billionaires within three years. The surge in the number of billionaires in the world's most populous country has made it an Eldorado for private banks. Rapid urbanisation and productivity growth would help the young entrepreneurs at the forefront of China's wealth creation continue to reach the ranks of the billionaires in the coming years, it said.

Markets Tesla reportedly faces FBI investigation over production numbers
Author: 0 Tesla reportedly faces FBI investigation over production numbers

Tesla reported a record quarterly profit this week as the production of its Model 3 vehicles ramped up, this caused a boost in Tesla's stock despite the company facing a series of production delays only a few months previously. The Model Y is created to be sold in volumes comparable to the Model 3. "We're happy that Tesla achieved a good result", he said. Speaking to analysts following the company's Q3 earnings release, CEO Elon Musk said he has already approved the final ...

Markets Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' on old immigration statement
Author: 0 Trump says he 'agrees with Obama 100%' on old immigration statement

Obama won Nevada during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. When the rest of the nation gets a cold, Las Vegas gets the flu. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed the mainstream media for what she said was a double standard in how they're treating President Donald Trump and his predecessors in the Oval Office.

Markets Why was Khashoggi killed? The Saudi and Turkish explanations
Author: 0 Why was Khashoggi killed? The Saudi and Turkish explanations

US President Donald Trump said the Saudis had a "very bad original concept" in killing the 59-year-old Saudi insider-turned-critic. "Those behind this crime will be held accountable ... Prince Mohammed said Wednesday that the killing of Khashoggi is a "heinous crime that can not be justified". While it fired officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia stopped short of implicating the heir-apparent of the world's largest oil exporter.

Markets What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?
Author: 0 What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

There was no victor in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night, and that jackpot will be at least $1.6 billion on Tuesday night. The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever. The lump sum cash payout is estimated at US$354.3 million. That puts the jackpots for the nation's two largest lotteries at more than $2.2 billion.

Markets Waitress gets $10,000 tip from YouTube star who ordered water
Author: 0 Waitress gets $10,000 tip from YouTube star who ordered water

Restaurant owner Bret Oliverio told local TV station WNCT that the waitress kept most of the money and that the rest would be split among all of the staff. She later learned that her generous customer was no other than Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast on YouTube, who is famous for his creative way of donating.

Markets USA cautious over Khashoggi as new claims emerge
Author: 0 USA cautious over Khashoggi as new claims emerge

Karen Attiah, the Global Opinions editor at The Post , wrote a note at the top of Khashoggi's newest article. "Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen". Ms Attiah said the column was a flawless example of Khashoggi's commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world, which was "a freedom he apparently gave his life for".

Markets Oil prices slump after large build in US stockpiles
Author: 0 Oil prices slump after large build in US stockpiles

US West Texas Intermediate crude was up 35 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $72.27 a barrel by 0007 GMT on Wednesday, having settled up 14 cents. "Growing tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has proved supportive", said ING commodities strategist Warren Patterson.

Markets Elon Musk fraud settlement approved by USA judge
Author: 0 Elon Musk fraud settlement approved by USA judge

At 12:43 AM on October 14th, Elon Musk tweeted about Your Name , a 2016 romantic drama anime, saying simply "Love Your Name ". Tesla said the purchase is "separate and apart from the settlement " between Musk, Tesla and the SEC. He recently owned some 42.8 million shares, according to FactSet, good for more than 25% of the company's outstanding stock. Tesla received over 450,000 reservations for its first mass-market electric vehicle since the company began taking deposits on ...

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