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Iranian State Television Reports Seizure of Oil Tanker

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Iranian state television said Thursday forces from the country’s Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign tanker accused of smuggling oil. The report said the vessel was intercepted Sunday in a section of the Strait of Hormuz south of Iran’s Larak Island with 12 crew members on board. It said the tanker was involved in smuggling one […]

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Influenza Cases Mount In Australia

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Australia’s annual influenza season started unusually early in 2019, and already there are more than 144,000 confirmed cases. At least 231 people have died, so far, including some children, although most of the victims were frail, elderly Australians. This year is likely to be one of Australia’s most severe for influenza, and the government, worried […]

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36 Hours in Atlantic City

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Beyond the casinos: locally distilled spirits, an African-American museum with a local perspective, and, for the funnel cake-averse, deep-fried cheesecake. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

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Trump Meets Victims of Religious Persecution at White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. Trump counts evangelical Christians among his core supporters and the State Department is hosting a conference on the topic this week that will […]

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THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019: 22 forecasts of the global payments industry’s most impactful trends — and what’s driving them

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This is a preview of THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019 research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Payments industry research reports. As cash usage declines slowly worldwide, the digital payments ecosystem is swelling around the globe: Noncash transactions are poised to exceed 1 trillion for […]

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US Solar Industry Urges Congress to Extend Tax Credits  

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Nearly 1,000 solar energy companies have sent a letter to Congress, urging it to extend the tax credits for solar energy projects, which begin to phase out starting next year. “If you want to show a commitment to addressing climate change, you extend the solar ITC [investment tax credit],” Solar Energy Industries Association President Abigail […]

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GOP Senator Blocks Bill Boosting 9/11 Victims Fund  

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A Republican senator blocked a bipartisan bill that would have made sure that a fund providing compensation to 9/11 workers would remain viable until 2090. Rand Paul of Kentucky questioned the bill’s 70-year time frame and said any new spending should be offset by corresponding cuts so the U.S. government’s $22 trillion debt does not […]

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Arrested Reporter Slams Conditions at US Detention Centers 

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MEMPHIS, TENN. — A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday that he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he called inhumane conditions at immigration detention […]

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The Collective Canary Wharf opens in London

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The Collective Canary Wharf, which spans 21 storeys and where rooms start from £1,300 per month, now becomes the world’s largest co-living space, taking over from the Collective Old Oak in west London which opened in 2016. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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WHO Declares Ebola in DRC a Global Public Health Emergency

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces a public health emergency of international concern. The declaration by an emergency committee at WHO headquarters in Geneva elevated the disease and the efforts needed to combat it to a […]

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Amazon blew Prime Day sales out of the water this year, and that could put a bigger target on its back (AMZN)

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Amazon had its best Prime Day yet, announcing on Wednesday that it was the largest in the company’s history. But the achievement comes as Amazon, along with other major tech firms, is under increased scrutiny over whether its business practices harm competition. Amazon Prime Day has become just as synonymous with bargains as shopping events […]

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United Airlines’ strong financial performance demonstrates how US airlines are overcoming issues caused by severe weather and the 737 Max grounding (UAL)

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United announced its best-ever second-quarter revenue during an earnings call on Wednesday, and increased projections for the rest of the year. The growth came in spite of several challenges the airline has faced this year, including severe weather, suspended routes, and the grounding of its 737 Max fleet. Increased demand has given the airline more […]

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Liquid Death, the punk rock canned water startup that went viral after raising $1.6 million in May, is in talks to raise up to $20 million in Series A funding

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Liquid Death, a canned water startup that went viral for its punk-style imagery is in talks to raise up to $20 million in Series A funding, a source told Business Insider. The funding talks were first reported by Axios and later confirmed to Business Insider by a source with knowledge of the deal. Liquid Death […]