Zuckerberg won’t budge on violent Trump posts despite employee protests

“When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” So tweeted Donald Trump on May 29, in response to nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd — an incitement to violence by the ostensible leader of the United States. ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank y...
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Gold steady as equity rally offsets softer dollar

Gold traded steady on Wednesday after snapping a three-session winning streak in the previous day, as a rally in equity markets on hopes of more stimulus offset some support from a weaker dollar.
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Venezuela's oil exports sink to 17-year low, choked by U.S. sanctions

Venezuela's oil exports plummeted in May to their lowest level since 2003 as U.S. sanctions choked exports and two Mexican firms that had acted as intermediaries for Venezuelan crude sales stopped receiving oil, Refinitiv Eikon data and internal shipping documents from state-run energy company PDVSA showed.
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As Asia's tropical storm season arrives, grounded airplanes at risk of damage

Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region's tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can't be moved easily. Major airports in storm-vulnerable regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and India have been effectively turned into giant parking lots as COVID-19 travel restrictions choke demand. "If you have got those aircraft on the ground, y...
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Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 5,882.60. South Korea's Kospi surged 2.6% to 2,141.28.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1% to 5,894.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.1% at 24,258.49, while the Shanghai Co...
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LPP Fusion Redesigns to Overcome Hurdles to High Yield Fusion

LPP fusion discovered the FF-2B’s prototype anode was cracked. They have used the shutdown time, necessitated by both the crack and the coronavirus, to complete the design of our new switches, and to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Brent oil rises to $40 amid hopes for output cuts, recovery

Oil rose on Wednesday, with Brent at $40 for the first time since March, as optimism mounted that major producers will extend production cuts and a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.
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Coronavirus live update: Josh Frydenberg says Australia's economy in recession as GDP falls 0.3% in March quarter – latest news

ABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.19am BST Linda Burney and Mark Dreyfus have put out a statement, calling for clear targets to address the over-representation of First Nations people in Australian’s prison systems, and...
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Asian stocks jump to three-month high as recovery hopes outweigh looming risks

Asian shares vaulted to a near three-month high on Wednesday as hopes of more stimulus and further easing in social restrictions around the world outweighed caution over a host of worries from the coronavirus to growing U.S. civil unrest.
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The best thrillers on Netflix

Netflix is the undisputed king when it comes to thrillers -- and these are the best the service has to offer.
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China's services sector bounces back into growth, job losses continue: Caixin PMI

China's services sector returned to growth last month for the first time since January as the economy recovers from strict coronavirus-induced containment measures, although employment and overseas demand remained weak, a private survey showed. The return to expansion for China's services sector, an important generator of jobs which accounts for about 60% of the economy, was driven by a sharp rise in domestic new business though export orders fell for the fourth month in a row. "Empl...
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SpaceX is launching another rocket on Wednesday: Here’s how to watch

The mission involves more than just a rocket launch, and you can watch it all
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Mitron app suspended from Google Play Store has pulled the Mitron app. Google red-flagged the app and decided to suspend it for violating its ‘spam and minimum functionality’ policy. According to Google’s policy, apps should provide users with a basic degree of functionality and a respectful user experience. Another clause of the policy mentions a ‘repetitive content’, which means ‘copying content from ...
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Spectrum users across the Eastern US are reporting internet and TV service outages (CHTR)

Spectrum customers across the East Coast experienced internet and TV service outages Tuesday night, according to DownDetector and social media reports. Some customers in Los Angeles also reported having issues. The outages appeared to begin shortly before 9 p.m. ET. Charter Communications, which owns Spectrum, could not immediately be reached for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Inside London...
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Zoom's Earnings Demolish Expectations: 5 Key Metrics You Should See

The COVID-19 pandemic impact was massive, leading the company to nearly double its full-year revenue guidance.
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U.S. crude stocks dip, fuel inventories rise in latest week: API

U.S. crude oil stocks dropped, while gasoline and distillate inventories increased, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday.
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Synlait Supreme Court hearing on Pokeno underway

Covenants over part of Synlait Milk's Pokeno site have been overtaken by the area's development into a commercial hub, the company told the Supreme Court today.The restrictions the covenants impose on the site of the firm's $260... [Author: [email protected]]
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LVMH's takeover of Tiffany seen as uncertain - WWD

French luxury goods group LVMH's $16.2 billion (13 billion pounds) takeover of Tiffany & Co is looking less certain as the jeweller grapples with a deteriorating situation in the U.S. market brought on by a global pandemic and severe social unrest, fashion trade publication WWD reported on Tuesday.
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20,000 fewer new car registrations due to Covid-19

New car and commercial vehicle registrations were down by almost a third last month as restricted trading conditions reduced sales to 8,313 new vehicles, a year-on-year decline of almost 4,000 vehicles on last May's 12,259 cars.Overall,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Use of battery power storage seen accelerating to 2030 and beyond - WoodMac

The use of batteries for energy storage is expected to grow faster than that of other flexible assets in the period to 2030 and beyond, as renewable energy generation expands, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in research published on Wednesday.
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Amazon Just Dropped 3 Apple AirPods Deals — Including a Markdown on the Latest AirPods Pro

All versions of the popular wireless earbuds are on sale right now
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WhatsApp, Paypal invest in Indonesian payment and ride-hailing firm Gojek

Facebook Inc messaging platform WhatsApp and Paypal Holdings Inc on Wednesday said they have invested in payment and ride-hailing firm Gojek as part of the Indonesian firm's ongoing fundraising round. WhatsApp and Paypal did not disclose the size of the investment or the stakes they would receive. WhatsApp Chief Operations Officer Matt Idema in a blog post said the messaging platform would work with Gojek "to support the growth of millions of small businesses".
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Australia coronavirus live update: nation's GDP fell 0.3% in March quarter as Coalition and unions set for IR showdown – latest news

ABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.27am BST This also shows you where we are headed as a global economy.Spoiler - it ain’t good.The decline in Australian GDP seems relatively modest compared to most other economies - whi...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian trade unions, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Christian Porter

Japan's service sector activity shrinks for fourth month in May - PMI

Japan's services sector activity stayed deep in contraction in May, although the pace of decline moderated from the previous month, as restraining measures put in place over the coronavirus outbreak hurt business activity and the jobs market.
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Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit, ministry says

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, India's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Chinese lead balloons: How long before the rally pops?

A rally in Chinese lead prices buoyed by a supply shortage could soon come to an end amid a weak demand recovery and a rebound in domestic supplies.
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