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EPA waives emission rules in 38 states amid fears of fuel shortages

“The Colonial Pipeline delivers a big chunk of the eastern seaboard’s gasoline supply from the Gulf Coast to New York City” writes John Siciliano for washingtonexaminer.com. Use of 15-percent ethanol fuel in the wrong model-year vehicle could result in engine damage or misfiring.”Compliance with such requirements would make it virtually impossible for E15 blends to help alleviate the current supply shortages,” Dinneen wrote.Retailers selling the mid-grade ethanol fuels must file a misfueling plan with EPA that can take weeks, even months, to approve.The Environmental Protection Agency issued a fuel emission…

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White House: North Korea options still include diplomacy

“The White House insisted Thursday that diplomatic options are still available for dealing with North Korea, even after President Trump said Wednesday that “talking is not the answer.”” writes Pete Kasperowicz for washingtonexaminer.com. The White House followed Trump’s tweet with a statement saying that “all options are on the table,” and Sanders reinforced that Thursday.”Absolutely,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said when asked if negotiating is still a possibility. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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JPY Daily Review August 31, 2017

JPY Daily Review for August 31, 2017 Japanese Yen and Industrial Production Falls, But Not Nikkei 225 The Japanese Yen seemed to have taken a hit as industrial production missed forecasts. In reality, the currency was likely at the mercy of risk   USD/JPY and AUD/USD Forecast September 1, 2017 The USD/JPY pair initially tried to rally during the session on Thursday, but turned around to show signs of trouble as we closed near the bottom of the sess…   Have a nice trading! Share This:

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Boots issues legal warning to charity over morning-after pill campaign

“Boots’ managing director has issued a legal warning to a family planning charity in a bid to stop social media bullying of its senior executives” writes Guy Verhofstadt for telegraph.co.uk. Lawyers for the pharmacy chain wrote to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service claiming it had encouraged harassment of its employees as part of a campaign to reduce the price of the morning-after pill.It claimed that the use of an email feature on the BPAS website, which allows supporters to contact five senior employees, constituted the “facilitation and tacit encouragement of…

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Donald Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to Harvey relief as Mike Pence helps out on the ground

“US President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his own money to flood relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana after the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the White House said on Thursday” writes Agence France-presse for telegraph.co.uk. “He’ll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of Texas and Louisiana,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. The White House did not say whether the money would come from Trump or his foundation. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Lewis Hamilton signals intention to end career with Mercedes

“Lewis Hamilton has effectively committed to staying at Mercedes until the end of his career” writes Chief Sports Feature for telegraph.co.uk. The triple world champion, already under contract for 2018, disclosed on Thursday that he intended to sign another multi-year deal that would take him beyond his mid-thirties.Instead, the realistic chance of a fourth world title, coupled with the persuasive negotiating skills of team principal Toto Wolff, has convinced Hamilton, who turns 33 in January, that his future prospects would be best served at the Silver Arrows. “Toto has said…

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Spain admits receiving Barcelona terrorist attack warning

“Spain received warnings in May about a possible terrorist attack in Barcelona but decided it lacked credibility, Catalan authorities said on Thursday” writes James Badcock for telegraph.co.uk. Yesterday, El Periódico newspaper reported that the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which co-ordinates the CIA and other intelligence agencies, had alerted Spanish intelligence and police forces on May 25 that Isil was planning “to conduct unspecified terrorist attacks during the summer against crowded tourist sites in Barcelona, Spain specifically La Rambla street”. Mr Forn said that the warnings had not come from US…

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest London mayor: Theresa May ‘needs to get a grip’ on Brexit London Mayor Sadiq Khan has harshly criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, saying she “needs to get a grip.”   TrueCar Can’t Serve Two Masters TrueCar shares the same fatal flaw that sunk Angie’s List. As a middleman, it has to appeal to consumers while remaining valuable to its actual customers, car dealers. In trying to balance the needs of these two opposing sides, TrueCar is conflicted and struggles to provide value…

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Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market

“The gadget segment saw a major increase in shipments over the last few months, according IDC’s latest wearables market report” writes Brett Williams for mashable.com. The rapid expansion in the smartwatch segment meant that the overall wearables market continues to swell, even with the decline of fitness trackers.Meanwhile, Fitbit and Apple are neck and neck, both shipping 3.4 million units in the quarter (Apple has a slight 0.1 percent edge on market share).Consumers likely embraced smartwatches en masse this quarter because of a greater emphasis on niche markets, like fitness…

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WhatsApp is down in parts of Brazil, Europe, and the U.S.

“WhatsApp went down for some of its users around the world today, leaving some unable to send or receive messages” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Users reportedly experienced the worst outages in parts of western Europe, southern Brazil, and in the eastern United States, according to website DownDetector.com.Reports of outages began around 8 a.m.Pacific Time. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in parts of the world had trouble accessing the app for a couple hours. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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