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Kentucky Faux Chicken is the latest in a string of meat alternatives hitting fast food restaurants around the world. Some 14% of USA consumers, or 43 million people, regularly use plant-based alternatives to traditional foods, such as almond milk, tofu and veggie burgers, according to research firm NPD Group.
  • Apple cuts orders for 2018 iPhones by 20%

    Apple cuts orders for 2018 iPhones by 20%

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    Apple may have been riding the iPhone wave over the past years, but as smartphones become more ubiquitous, the firm appears to be taking a more cautious tack. Previous reports suggested that this request by Apple could lead it to release the OLED sporting 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Plus in September prior to the release of the iPhone 9 .
  • Tim Hortons annual Camp Day

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    Enjoy these photos from Camp Day in Collingwood. In each of the Collingwood locations there were also other ways to donate - via firefighters in the drive-thru, donation buckets in the store or by purchasing a bracelet from the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation.
  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges

    Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges

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    Weinstein was flanked by cameras as he entered a lower Manhattan courthouse Tuesday morning alongside attorney Benjamin Brafman. The other, unidentified woman, told investigators that Mr. Recall that dozens of Actresses and models in 2017-2018 accused Harvey Weinstein of rape or harassment, in connection with which the famous producer was excluded from the American Academy and fired from his own company, The Weinstein Company, and later took the decision to withdraw from the Directors ...
  • Trump falsely accuses Canada of burning down White House

    Trump falsely accuses Canada of burning down White House

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    The G-7 began in the 1970s as a way for the most important industrialized democracies to gather together to discuss their common economic interests, with the group including the United States, the Britain, Canada , France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
  • Poundworld faces administration - and 5300 staff face an uncertain future

    Poundworld faces administration - and 5300 staff face an uncertain future

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    Sky News, which revealed Alteri's move, said USA firm Flacks, which expressed interest in Poundland, was no longer considered a contender. The budget retailer, which employs around 5,300 people and has stores in west Cumbria, is low on cash and is filing the notice because it will give the business protection from its creditors for two weeks.
  • US Reportedly Sought Saudi Backing Before Trump Quit Iran Nuke Deal

    US Reportedly Sought Saudi Backing Before Trump Quit Iran Nuke Deal

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    Crude prices ticked up Thursday, as the market refocused on geopolitical risks to supply in Iran and Venezuela ahead of a meeting of major producers later this month. The group and Russian Federation are due to meet at its headquarters in Vienna on June 22 to discuss production policy. "This is occurring because of the rapid increase in production from U.S.
  • Trump ramps up feud with Canada, France ahead of G-7 summit

    Trump ramps up feud with Canada, France ahead of G-7 summit

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    These summits are usually seen as a cheerful and informal demonstration of shared objective and responsibility among the world's richest economies. Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the theme of discussions center around what's being described as mutually beneficial economic growth, gender equality, clean energy among other topics.
  • FCA and PRA launch investigation into TSB meltdown

    FCA and PRA launch investigation into TSB meltdown

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    Overall, there have been around 95,000 complaints from customers, with 24,000 people compensated so far - though Dr Pester couldn't say how many of those who had been compensated were happy with the sum they had received or what the average pay-out was.
  • Rising exports push United States trade deficit to 7-month low

    Rising exports push United States trade deficit to 7-month low

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    March data was revised to show that the trade deficit fell to $47. The United States ran a $68.3 billion deficit in the trade of goods. Imports increased $82.8 billion or 8.7%. Shipments of metals and non-metallic minerals rose 9.1 percent, more than reversing the 7.8 percent slump seen in February, aided by solid sales of intermediate metals including unwrought gold.
  • Canada and France unite ahead of G7 summit

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    Hours earlier , he criticised the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for "being so indignant" at the imposition of United States tariffs, and railed against French President Emmanuel Macron for his alliance with Trudeau. "The War of 1812 is trending proving once again that 2018 is insane", another said. Mr Altmaier also underlined the importance of European unity on free trade and economic interests, especially since domestic debate was continuing in the U.S.
  • Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

    Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

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    Google said it will not pursue development of AI when it could be used to break worldwide law. "We recognize that such powerful technology raises equally powerful questions about its use". The Web giant - famous for its past "Don't be evil" mantra - is in the running for two multibillion-dollar Defense Department contracts for office and cloud services.
  • Ghana football rocked by damning documentary

    Ghana football rocked by damning documentary

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    Information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a statement that the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the documentary and would refer the alleged culprits to the police for investigation. "Those found culpable would must be expelled because it's there in the GFA statues and regulation with regards to the events unfolding, so we the football people should be involved in this house cleaning so we start building up a good reputation as an association, " he told GNA Sports.
  • Irish PM says time-limited Brexit backstop would not be acceptable

    Irish PM says time-limited Brexit backstop would not be acceptable

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    It adds that there are "a range of options for how a time limit could be delivered, which the United Kingdom will propose and discuss with the European Union". According to the prime minister's deputy spokeswoman, May held "constructive" discussions with Davis, as well as separate meetings with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - both prominent Brexiteers.
  • Flying auto startup backed by Google founder offers test flights

    Flying auto startup backed by Google founder offers test flights

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    Piloting Kitty Hawk is as easy as playing the video game Minecraft, chief executive Sebastian Thrun said in published reports. Kitty Hawk has revealed its first production-bound personal aircraft, the Flyer. The company's plan is for its flying vehicles to become "part of a service similar to an airline or a rideshare". "The joystick is so intuitive, but it's not the most comfortable thing I've ever sat in", she said.
  • Former Cambridge Analytica chief tells MPs he is a victim

    Former Cambridge Analytica chief tells MPs he is a victim

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    Mr Nix in his previous testimony to lawmakers denied that Cambridge Analytica had ever been given data by Aleksandr Kogan, an academic researcher. "Giving evidence to a parliamentary committee, he admitted he was" foolish" to be captured in what he described as a "very well-organised sting" by Channel 4 News (C4N).
  • There now are more openings than unemployed workers to fill them

    There now are more openings than unemployed workers to fill them

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    In April, there was just 0.95 unemployed worker for every opening. In April 2000, the last time the unemployment rate was as low as it is now, hourly pay jumped almost 4 per cent from the previous year. So while the quits rate of government workers is somewhat responsive to the changing job market, the four-tenths-of-percent rise is far narrower than the one percentage point rise of the private sector.
  • EU Targeting US Motorcycles, Jeans, Bourbon Producers with New Tariffs

    EU Targeting US Motorcycles, Jeans, Bourbon Producers with New Tariffs

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    The College of EU Commissioners endorsed on Wednesday the decision to impose rebalancing duties on the set of USA products it had submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) effective from July, as part of EU response to the steep United States tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the European Commission said in a press release.
  • Macron, Trudeau support 'strong multilateralism' ahead of G7

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    It's well documented that British troops torched the White House over 200 years ago. Trump's recent moves to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico have left American allies fuming and reacting with retaliatory tariffs themselves.
  • NTSB updates on fatal Model X crash

    NTSB updates on fatal Model X crash

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    The aftermath of the Tesla Model X's fatal crash. The NTSB has now released its preliminary report of the accident . The Autopilot system was engaged on four separate occasions during the 32-minute trip, including a continuous operation for the last 18 minutes 55 seconds prior to the crash.
  • Social Security COLA Could Top 3% in 2019

    Social Security COLA Could Top 3% in 2019

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    Social Security continues to be projected to become insolvent in 2034, just eight years after Medicare. As a result, asset reserves are expected to decline this year. Some 45 million retirees and six million dependents receive Social Security benefits. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the latest report shows that Social Security and Medicare remain secure, but long-term problems persist.
  • Macron: G7 leaders must be civil as they pressure Trump

    Macron: G7 leaders must be civil as they pressure Trump

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    It wasn't immediately clear how such an arrangement would work. After an intense week of public back and forth, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump are set to meet face-to-face in Canada on Friday. Last June, U.S. formalized its withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord. "Clearly, the establishment of an additional import tax is meant to protect the United States industry from the economic effects of import", the claim said.
  • Ethiopia to end boundary row with Eritrea, open for foreign investment

    Ethiopia to end boundary row with Eritrea, open for foreign investment

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    Eritrea had accepted EEBC's decision and refused to submit to any further negotiation without the prior acceptance by Ethiopia of the commission's decision. Tiny Eritrea is one of the world's most closed-off nations, ruled by President Isaias Afwerki since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after years of rebel warfare.
  • Salad days are over ... now Heinz labels it Sandwich Cream

    Salad days are over ... now Heinz labels it Sandwich Cream

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    Hughes added that a decision on the name change will be made by September and that the product will use "exactly the same recipe". The survey found it is viewed by consumers as an alternative to mayonnaise, and popularly paired with tuna, ham or cheese in sandwiches.
  • Hudson's Bay loss widens, to shut flagship Lord & Taylor Manhattan store

    Hudson's Bay loss widens, to shut flagship Lord & Taylor Manhattan store

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    Hudson's Bay has struggled a bit in its efforts to become a more innovative, digitally focused company. But HBC, which operates other chains such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson's Bay , has changed its stance, saying in a statement on Tuesday that "exiting this iconic space reflects Lord & Taylor's increasing focus on its digital opportunity and HBC's commitment to improving profitability ".
  • U.S. conservative force David Koch retires because of failing health

    U.S. conservative force David Koch retires because of failing health

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    In an April interview with the conservative Washington Examiner , Charles Koch had described the difference between the two brothers: "David is a much better engineer than I am and is much more into the arts and social life". And the group has already pledged to spend $400 million in the midterm elections. They have also devoted significant time and resources to strengthening conservative influence on college campuses, in the Hispanic community and in the nonprofit sector.
  • Investment banks deny Australia cartel charges

    Investment banks deny Australia cartel charges

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    Senior executives at all three, including two former CEOs, also face criminal charges . Mr Sims said the charges relate to trading in ANZ shares by Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, while ANZ and the executives charged are alleged to have been knowingly concerned in some or all of the alleged conduct.
  • Video shows rats crawling through bags of Burger King buns

    Video shows rats crawling through bags of Burger King buns

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    The video posted to Facebook on Thursday by Wilmington resident Shantel Johnson warned the almost 700,000 viewers "Don't go to Burger King on 202 [Concord Pike]" along with a skull and crossbones and a pair of mouse emojis. The unhygienic situation at this burger joint led to the order to close down the restaurant citing an " imminent health hazard " and " gross unsanitary conditions ".
  • ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban

    ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban

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    ZTE's resuscitation with U.S. help has met strong resistance in Congress, where both Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans have accused him of bowing to pressure from Beijing to help a company that has been labelled a threat to United States national security.
  • Chinese firm ZTE reaches preliminary agreement with USA to restore business

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    ZTE's dispute with the United States government stems from allegations that the Chinese company sold technology to North Korea and Iran in defiance of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told Reuters he thought Congress should immediately take action to try to block the deal. A new report claims ZTE has signed a preliminary agreement with the USA government that would allow it to once again use parts from US phone suppliers.
  • Trudeau expects 'difficult' conversations with Trump at G7

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    Other countries that export pork to Mexico have been allocated a collective tariff-free quota of 350,000 tonnes that will remain in effect until the end of this year. Mr Trump last week levied tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Mexico, Canada and the European Union, riling key USA allies. The Mexican peso dropped to its weakest level since February 2017 following the government's announcement, to trade at more than 20 to the USA dollar.
  • RBI rate hike, high fuel prices to hurt auto industry

    RBI rate hike, high fuel prices to hurt auto industry

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    For this meet, ten percent of the bankers expected the repo rate to be raised by 25 basis points, while 90% expected the repo rate to be unchanged for now and for the central bank to raise the rates in August. Though this may put some pressure on borrowers, it is positive news for the savers in the economy, " said Anita Gandhi, wholetime director at Arihant Capital Markets in Mumbai .
  • (NSFW) Buffalo Wild Wings, ELEAGUE Sponsor, Has Their Twitter Hacked

    (NSFW) Buffalo Wild Wings, ELEAGUE Sponsor, Has Their Twitter Hacked

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    Buffalo Wild Wings is a restaurant and sports bar chain best known for its chicken wings, which it serves with a variety of sauces. They also sent out a tweet apologizing for the "awful posts". "We're sorry", the company said in a statement, adding "the bad posts. obviously did not come from us". The posts reportedly had a wide-range of offensive remarks from using the N-word, offending competitor Wendy's and remarking about a "secret ingredient" at Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • US Asks OPEC Producers To Pump More Oil, No Specific Figure

    US Asks OPEC Producers To Pump More Oil, No Specific Figure

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    That confirms the hints by Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation that they were considering raising that amount anyway. Gold traders will keep their focus on more trade-related headlines in the coming week, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada.
  • United Kingdom clears Murdoch's bid for Sky if it sells Sky News

    United Kingdom clears Murdoch's bid for Sky if it sells Sky News

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    Mr Hancock told Parliament he will now consult over the next 15 days to finalise details of the plans to divest Sky News before making a final decision. Analysts at Credit Suisse said that with Fox having pursued Sky for 16 months through a long regulatory process, they would expect it to make an increased bid for Sky in excess of the Comcast bid.
  • DNA Testing Service MyHeritage Says 92 Million User Accounts Have Been Compromised

    DNA Testing Service MyHeritage Says 92 Million User Accounts Have Been Compromised

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    The 92,283,889 million accounts present on the server included users who signed up for the service up until October 26, 2017, the date MyHeritage believes the breach occurred. The company said there isn't any evidence that the data was ever improperly used. Credit card information, for example, isn't stored on the website but with trusted third-party payment processors like BlueSnap and PayPal.
  • What could it 'B'...IHOP announces mysterious name change

    What could it 'B'...IHOP announces mysterious name change

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    It's not a typo, although the company has not disclosed the meaning of the new acronym. On June 4, IHOP (aka the much-loved International House of Pancakes) announced on Twitter that they would be changing their name to IHOb - emphasis on the lowercase b.
  • Tesla shareholders meeting: What kind of show will Elon Musk put on?

    Tesla shareholders meeting: What kind of show will Elon Musk put on?

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    Elon Musk has survived a bid to strip him of a key role at Tesla as shareholders re-elected three directors to the electric vehicle maker's board. Musk, who has insisted the company will not need to raise money this year, has also come under fire for his behavior during an earnings conference call last month, in which he cut off analysts posing financial queries, rejecting them as "boring, bonehead questions".
  • Trump wants NAFTA pact separated: adviser

    Trump wants NAFTA pact separated: adviser

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    Together, China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union buy half of US farm exports. Since NAFTA took effect in 1994, USA agricultural exports to Mexico have quintupled . Asked about anxiety in farm country about potential loss of export markets, she replied, "Certainly, the president is trying to do everything he can to protect American farmers, American businesses, and he is negotiating with a number of countries".