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The arrival of North Korea's foreign minister in Tehran just hours after Donald Trump had reinstated sanctions against Iran was "no coincidence", analysts believe, and is created to send the message that Pyongyang is reinforcing its alliances as denuclearisation talks with the USA stall.
  • Trump says 'not thrilled' about interest rate hikes

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    The FTSE 100 , which had edged up 11 points in early trading, fell almost 18 points to 7,666.00 after Donald Trump told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a Squawk Box interview today that he was prepared to tax all of the $505.5 billion of imports from China .
  • Elon Musk Calls Diver in Thai Soccer Team Rescue a Pedophile

    Elon Musk Calls Diver in Thai Soccer Team Rescue a Pedophile

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    Now that all 12 boys have been safely recovered, one of the rescuers involved, Vern Unsworth , has slammed Musk's involvement as "a PR stunt ". The Elon Musk story took a weird turn Sunday morning, as the world famous entrepreneur took to Twitter to suggest a critic of his submarine rescue plan is a pedophile.
  • Iran tells Trump to stop tweeting about oil prices

    Iran tells Trump to stop tweeting about oil prices

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    While Saudi Arabia is facing mounting pressure from Trump to do more, America's oil sanctions on Iran and trade frictions with China are adding to uncertainties with planned U.S. "The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help". "This must be a two way street", he wrote, adding in block capitals, "REDUCE PRICING NOW!" Global benchmark Brent LCOc1 was down 39 cents at $77 a barrel.
  • U.S. will 'absolutely' sanction European companies that do business with Iran

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    United States crude inventories fell by 4.5 million barrels to 416.9 million barrels in the week to June 29, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday. Washington is stepping up pressure on all countries, including India and China, to completely stop buying oil from Iran by November 4. Crude oil prices rose on Tuesday with the US benchmark hitting a four-year high on expected drains in domestic inventories and outages in Libya.
  • Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

    Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

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    Amazon announced today the launch of a new offering that helps entrepreneurs build their own companies delivering Amazon packages. The independent contractor owner-operator model is similar to how FedEx handles its last-mile deliveries, while UPS delivery trucks are staffed by unionized employees, Blackledge writes.
  • OPEC agrees to increase oil production

    OPEC agrees to increase oil production

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    Influential producers such as Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC member Russian Federation are pushing for output hikes, while countries with little ability to pump more - including Iran , Iraq and Venezuela - are lobbying against any change in current policy.
  • US Federal Reserve lifts rates amid stronger inflation

    US Federal Reserve lifts rates amid stronger inflation

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    The US Federal Reserve has voted to raise the target for its benchmark interest rate by 0.25%, citing solid economic expansion and job gains. The median estimate implied three increases in 2019 to put the rate above the level where officials see policy neither stimulating nor restraining the economy.