Hong Kong’s protesters need a leader now more than ever

Hong Kong’s protesters need a leader now more than ever

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As 800,000 people marched through central Hong Kong to demand democracy and an investigation into police brutality on Sunday, China’s state broadcaster seemed to be struggling. The peaceful demonstration was the largest in four months. It contradicted the narrative from Beijing, which claims the unrest is the work of a tiny group of violent extremists […]

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Apple’s new Mac Pro can cost $52,000, with 1.5 terabytes of RAM

Apple’s new Mac Pro can cost $52,000, with 1.5 terabytes of RAM

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Apple Inc. started selling its new Mac Pro desktop computer on Tuesday, complete with eye-watering pricing options that can push the cost north of $50,000. The new machine, built in Austin, Texas, after Apple got tariff relief from the Trump administration, starts at $5,999 for specifications that some programmers, video editors, and photographers might consider […]

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Nestlé to sell Häagen-Dazs ice cream business for $4bn

Nestlé to sell Häagen-Dazs ice cream business for $4bn

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Leila Abboud and Arash Massoudi in London December 11, 2019 Print this page Nestlé is to sell its US ice cream business that includes Häagen-Dazs for $4bn in cash into a private equity-backed vehicle, creating a stronger challenger to Unilever in the frozen dessert category. The deal will boost the size and geographical reach of […]

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Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary

The children’s book in New Zealand PM Ardern’s office By Reuters

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‘Dear Donald Trump’: The children’s book in New Zealand PM Ardern’s office By Jane Wardell WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The reading pile in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s office includes a children’s picture book about U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall. “Dear Donald Trump” tells the tale of a young New Zealand boy who writes […]

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Californians with no health insurance face penalties in 2020

Californians with no health insurance face penalties in 2020

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Californians, be warned: A new state law could make you liable for a hefty tax penalty if you do not have health insurance next year and beyond. But the law contains several exemptions that will allow certain people to avoid the penalty, among them prisoners, low-income residents and those living abroad. “It will be really […]

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Second U.S. law firm files London forex class action By Reuters

Second U.S. law firm files London forex class action By Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S law firm Hausfeld has thrown down the gauntlet to compatriot Scott & Scott by filing a rival high-profile London class action on Wednesday against major banks over alleged foreign exchange (forex) rigging. The lawsuit, led by a former Competition and Markets Authority inquiry chair Phil Evans, seeks damages from Barclays (L:), […]

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