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Facebook officially launches Libra despite defections

Facebook officially launches Libra despite defections

15 October 2019 – Facebook officially moved forward with its plans to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from...

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

23 August 2019 – California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought. It’s...

Iran denies US destroyed Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

Iran denies US destroyed Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

19 July 2019 – Iran today denied President Donald Trump’s statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an...

Burger King to expand new meatless burger to Europe

Burger King to expand new meatless burger to Europe

22 May 2019 – Burger King will launch in Sweden a version of its Impossible Whopper, the plant-based burgers that have attracted attention in the United States for resembling meat...

Boeing CEO defends safety record amid deadly crashes

Boeing CEO defends safety record amid deadly crashes

30 April 2019 – The CEO of Boeing defended the company’s safety record and declined to take any more than partial blame for two deadly crashes of its best-selling plane...

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

29 April 2019 – Two-day delivery is going out of style.  Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything shipped in two days, said this week that it will...

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions

24 April 2019 – Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb...

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Julian Assange Arrested At Ecuador Embassy In London

11 April 2019 – Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy this morning for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South...

American Airlines extends 737-Max cancellations until June

American Airlines extends 737-Max caused cancellations to June 5

08 April 2019 – American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators. American...

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 rematch with Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 rematch with Donald Trump

06 March 2019 – Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.” The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled...