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The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to recover $15 billion in taxes from Apple

“The European Commission is taking Ireland to court for failing to recover taxes from Apple” writes Eric Vidal for cnbc.com. That is why we have today decided to refer Ireland to the EU Court for failing to implement our decision,” Vestager added.”Ireland has to recover up to 13 billion euros in illegal state aid from Apple.The executive arm of the EU ordered Ireland last year to recover 13 billion euros ($15.28 billion) back from Apple after it said the U.S. multinational firm benefited from sweetheart tax deals.However, more than one…

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Forgot your password? Facebook tests face recognition technology

“Facebook users could soon be able to recover accounts and lost passwords using facial identification” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. The social network is trialling the technology as a way to verify users locked out of their account.A small number of users have access to the feature, which is designed as an alternative to the text or email verification used to reset passwords or recover accounts. Apple is bringing the technology to its new iPhone X, while smartphones such as the Samsung Note 8 can also use facial recognition to unlock the device. Source:…

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Will Ryanair be able to recover from its cancellations debacle? 

“Just one year later, the hatred went global as it was named the second worst brand in the world in the annual Brand Simplicity Index from US-based brand consultancy Siegel & Gale” writes Ryan Bourne for telegraph.co.uk. “If we are the worst performing brand in the world, why are we the biggest international airline in the world?” he asked.Four years ago, Ryanair’s reputation had plummeted to such depths that its customer service was ranked the worst among Britain’s 100 biggest brands. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Dow posts first four-day losing streak since June

“U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed Tuesday as technology stocks recovered some of their losses” writes Evelyn Cheng for cnbc.com. Stocks opened higher Tuesday after falling Monday, when technology stocks dropped more than 1 percent in their worst day since August 17.The U.S. 2-year Treasury yield hit a high of 1.456 percent, its highest level since Nov. 5, 2008. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Nigeria, Libya should be included in cuts pact: Zanganeh

“OPEC members Libya and Nigeria have been exempted from supply curbs as their oil industries recover from years of unrest” reports tehrantimes.com. OPEC also let Iran have a small output increase so it could recover market share lost while under Western sanctions.Participants have been considering extending the deal beyond the end of March 2018 when it is due to expire. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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U.S. stock futures recover losses, steady after North Korea missile test

“U.S. stock futures regained composure on Friday, hours after North Korea fired another missile over Japan for the second time” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Stock futures initially retreated late Thursday, as news broke of the missile firing, but were recently trading mostly flat.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ7, -0.02% inched up 4 points to 22,175, while S&P 500 futures ESZ7, -0.11% slipped 2 points to 2,492.25 and Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ7, -0.05% eased 0.5 point to 5,970.50. Asian stocks ADOW, -0.27% were mostly flat to lower, though the Nikkei 225…

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Blood-sucking tick carrying killer disease VANISHES at presser…

“Last month, a farmer in his 60s died in the Ehime Prefectural, Shikoku in southwest Japan, after contracting spotted fever after being bitten by a tick” writes Mark Hodge for thesun.co.uk. The news conference was held after several residents were struck down with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, which the tick carries, reports the Japan Times.But when the dangerous tick was laid out on a table it managed to scuttle away prompting a dramatic search which failed to recover the arachnid. Source: thesun.co.uk Share This:

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Trump: Churches should receive federal funding to recover from Harvey

“President Trump said that Texas churches should receive disaster relief funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the state recovers from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey” writes Diana Stancy Correll for washingtonexaminer.com. Religious organizations do not typically receive federal funding.The lawsuit also states that if all religious activities ended, the buildings would become eligible for the federal relief funding.However, three churches in Texas are suing FEMA for not including them in the disaster relief funding package. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Jelly Deals roundup: SNES Edition 3DS XL, Humble’s Sale, Xbox One S bundles and more

“As always, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places” reports eurogamer.net. A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there.I’m back again for another look at the previous seven-and-a-bit day’s worth of the internet’s best deals for video games and techy bits and otherwise quite…

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