• Zuma's fate to be decided today

    Zuma's fate to be decided today

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    Mr Zuma, who has not said whether he will step down voluntarily before his second term as president ends, has been deserted by several prominent allies in the ANC since Mr Ramaphosa took over leadership of what is the only party to govern South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • EBay Announces Plans to Replace PayPal as Main Payments Processor

    EBay Announces Plans to Replace PayPal as Main Payments Processor

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    While PayPal will remain a payment option for buyers , eBay predicts that a majority of its Marketplace customers will transition to the new payment experience by 2021. The Company's services facilitate transactions on its network among cardholders, merchants, financial institutions and governments. PayPal has been steadily widening its customer base since it was spun out of eBay in 2015 , having been predominantly focused on processing payments for eBay .
  • New Budget 2018 Income Tax Slab Common-Man Expectations

    New Budget 2018 Income Tax Slab Common-Man Expectations

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    Ahead of the budget , Modi - who came to power in May 2014 and faces re-election by mid-2019 - said in an interview with the Times Now news channel on January 21 that it is "a myth" that the average person wants sops and freebies, rebuffing the idea that the budget must be populist.
  • Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW Dragged in Animal Cruelty Controversy

    Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW Dragged in Animal Cruelty Controversy

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    The study reportedly compared exhaust fumes and particulates with a then-new diesel-powered VW Beetle with those of an old Ford ute. The controversy over Volkswagen AG's diesel-emissions cheating took another twist when the carmaker apologized for a test that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects of the exhaust.
  • Facebook reveals 7 privacy principles with new educational videos

    Facebook reveals 7 privacy principles with new educational videos

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    With GDPR just a few short months away, the spotlight is on all organisations that deal with data as the regulation deadline creeps forward. The legal use of this data is critical to Facebook's business and it has assembled "the largest team in company history" to ensure it is compliant.
  • Elon Musk now has a $500 flamethrower and they're selling out

    Elon Musk now has a $500 flamethrower and they're selling out

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    You can also get a Boring-branded fire extinguisher at the same site, for $30. After a successful run selling hats , billionaire Elon Musk's The Boring Company has expanded its offering to include flamethrowers. Redditors in a few SpaceX , Boring Company, and Musk-related subreddits noticed earlier this week that the URL "boringcompany.com/flamethrower" started redirecting to a page with a password box.
  • What Trump's Solar Tariffs Mean For Texas

    What Trump's Solar Tariffs Mean For Texas

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    South Korea responded by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization. American purchases in the first 11 months of previous year were about 32 million tons, with Canada, South Korea and Brazil its largest suppliers. Increased tariffs have proved themselves to sound great but set countries on a financial road to ruin". But, the Solar Energy Industries Association says the tariff will cost about 23-thousand Americans their jobs and result in the loss of billions of dollars in solar ...
  • The European Central Bank expectedly kept the key interest rates unchanged

    The European Central Bank expectedly kept the key interest rates unchanged

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    The European currency managed to hit a 3 year high today despite having a problematic weak; the currency managed to hit the $1.25, the last time it managed to climb this level is last December of 2014. The yield on Germany's 10-year government bond, the benchmark for the region, was lower 1.6 bps at 0.515 percent, moving further off the recent five-month high of 0.54 percent hit in early January.
  • Grand Theft NEM Pins Back Bitcoin

    Grand Theft NEM Pins Back Bitcoin

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    But Coincheck said that the method was not used to store NEM coins. The largest cryptocurrency theft up until this point was the Mt. Gox one in 2014 that amounted to $340 million, but that one had a larger impact on the industry as the market cap is much higher now than it was then.
  • Halifax rally to be held in solidarity with Ontario workers

    Halifax rally to be held in solidarity with Ontario workers

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    Ontario's minimum wage rose on January 1 to $14 an hour from $11.60. A Tim Hortons franchise in Kingston was one of 50 locations across Ontario at which a "day of action" rally was held on Friday afternoon to bring attention to labour practices by some Tim Hortons franchisees in the wake of Ontario's minimum wage hike.