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Florida man charged over parking dispute shooting

“Surveillance video of the event went viral online, sparking criticism of the “stand your ground” law on social media” writes Gina Cherelus for independent.co.uk. It was not immediately clear if Mr Drejka had retained a lawyer or if he remained in custody on Monday afternoon.Police initially declined to arrest him due to the state’s “stand your ground” self-defence law, officials said. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute

“Harley Davidson has repeatedly declined to comment on Trump’s remarks over the course of the dispute” reports businessinsider.com. U.S. President Trump and Vice President Pence leaves after meeting with Harley Davidson executives at the South Lawn of the White House Thomson Reuters By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump backed boycotting American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Inc on Sunday, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Trump over tariffs on steel. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. soybean cargo docks in Chinese port after weeks at anchor amid trade dispute

“The penalties were in response to a similar move by Washington as part of a tit-for-tat trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies” reports businessinsider.com. The move into the dock suggests the cargo may be about to be unloaded, becoming one of the first U.S. soybean shipments to incur the new penalties as the trade dispute deepens.Last month, Chinese state media deployed the legume in a political cartoon aimed at undermining support for the trade dispute among U.S. farmers, key supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.Soybeans, which are used…

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Turkey’s currency nosedives on economic concerns, US dispute

“Erdogan has been putting pressure on the central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth” writes Suzan Fraser for seattletimes.com. Last week, he called on Turks to convert their foreign currency and gold into Turkish lira to help the currency.Independent analysts argue the central bank should instead raise rates to tame inflation and support the currency.As the currency drops, Turkish companies and households with debt in foreign currencies see their debts expand.ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish currency plunged on Friday, raising questions about…

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Oil dips as US-China trade dispute expected to stall economic growth

“Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $71.89 per barrel at 0118 GMT, down 18 cents, or 0.25 percent, from their last close” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Oil prices fell on Friday, pulled down by concerns that the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China would stall economic growth and fuel demand.Along with oil, Asian stock markets also fell on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, as the world’s two biggest economies threaten ever more tariffs on each other’s products.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were…

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Oil prices rebound slightly after heavy declines over trade dispute

“China, the world’s top importer of crude, took 8.48 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up from 8.18 million bpd a year earlier and June’s 8.36 million bpd, customs data showed” reports cnbc.com. The U.S. Energy Information Administration, meanwhile, reported that crude inventories fell 1.4 million barrels in the latest week, less than half the 3.3 million-barrel draw analysts had expected.Oil prices rebounded on Thursday after heavy losses in the previous session that came as the China-U.S. trade dispute escalated, with official Chinese data indicating energy demand in the…

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Man beat woman to death in dispute over a watch: cops

“Brown remains in custody without bail at the DeKalb County Jail, where he was taken into custody without incident, authorities said” reports nypost.com. An Atlanta man charged with fatally beating a woman last month attacked her over a watch, warrants show.Jason Leroy Brown, 34, surrendered to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday for the death of Taylor Bins, 24, who died on July 24 in Stone Mountain. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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U.S. businesses are showing resilience in the face of President Trump’s escalating demands for tariffs on China and the prospect of a trade war.

“U.S. businesses are showing resilience in the face of President Trump’s escalating demands for tariffs on China and the prospect of a trade war” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The Trump administration levied the prior tariffs using an obscure trade authority, known as Section 232, that allows the White House to impose levies based upon a U.S. security threat.The company, in a statement, said it is “assessing the potential impact of all of the recent and proposed trade and tariff actions, including recent announcements regarding China tariffs.”. Others, like the National Association of…

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Virgin TV channels saved as ITV dispute ends with new deal

“ITV2 ‘Love Island’, shown on ITV2, will still be available to Virgin Media subscribers after a long-running dispute was resolved” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.co.uk. Virgin Media’s four million pay-TV customers will still be able to access top ITV programmes after the cable provider and the broadcaster signed a new three-year deal.Virgin Media said earlier that discussions were productive and it was confirmed on Friday that the two companies had signed a deal for content until 2021. Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk Share This:

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