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Will Apple let you swap your recently-bought 2017 MacBook Pro for a 2018 one?

“You can return your machine anytime within that 14-day window without even having to give a reason” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. Oh, and returning a machine to an Apple Store when you bought it elsewhere?. The answer, as in many things, is ‘it depends.’ First, if you bought the machine from an Apple Store no more than 14 days ago, you’re in luck.When they want to swap out a machine that is just a little way outside the 14-day window, we’re told that managers tend to ok it. Source:…

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Dell near deal to swap out DVMT tracking shares: WSJ

“FILE PHOTO: A Dell gaming computer is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles Thomson Reuters (Reuters) – Dell Inc is close to a deal to combine shares that track its VMware Inc virtualization-software unit in an effort that would result in a public listing for the personal computer and data storage company, the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday” reports businessinsider.com. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper said Dell has been conducting a strategic review for months and plans to announce the deal…

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CFTC orders JPMorgan to pay $65 million to settle swap rate manipulation charge

“Pension funds and local governments often rely on products priced off the benchmark rate to help hedge against future interest rate changes” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase Bank NA will have to pay a $65 million civil penalty to settle charges that it attempted manipulating ISDAfix benchmark swap rates between 2007 and 2012, the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission said on Monday.ISDAfix rates are used to help value the cash settlement of options on interest rate swaps and other products.The derivatives regulator said the…

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Brewers swap Ji-Man Choi for Tampa Bay’s Miller, cash

“Miller has spent most of his career in the middle infield, with 345 career starts at shortstop and 107 at second base” writes Fox Sports Wisconsin for foxsports.com. Just one day after he hit Milwaukee’s first grand slam of 2018, the Brewers traded the first baseman to Tampa Bay in exchange for infielder Brad Miller and cash, the team announced Sunday. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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Ricciardo contract talks on hold as Red Bull deliberate engine swap

“Red Bull are to put on hold their contract talks with Daniel Ricciardo as they deliberate over whether to swap long-time engine supplier Renault for Honda” writes Samuel Lovett for independent.co.uk. But, for now, Horner and his team remain focused on more pressing issues. “You could say that [winning] made Daniel more expensive, it has put his value up, or it’s put the team in a stronger position in terms of valuable potential to him,” said Horner. “The reality is finding a solution to conclude a deal with Daniel in…

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Donald Trump Is Using a ‘Twitter’ Phone Without a Critical Security Measure.  Here’s What Could Go Wrong

“Trump reluctantly surrendered his Android phone upon assuming office, due to the security concerns of those around him” writes David Meyer for fortune.com. President Donald Trump may be exposing himself to hacking or surveillance due to his use of an iPhone that he doesn’t swap out regularly, according to a new report.The mic and camera might enable surveillance, but it’s the second phone that may be a particular issue. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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Exclusive: Norway not happy with Gazprom-OMV asset swap deal: energy minister

“We have said we are not happy for this deal because we want to have diversified supplies for gas to Europe,” Energy Minister Terje Soeviknes said in an interview” reports businessinsider.com. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her government won re-election and Soeviknes continued as oil minister.Petersburg Thomson Reuters By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO (Reuters) – Norway is not happy with an asset swap deal between Austria’s OMV and Gazprom that would give the Russian gas giant access to the Norwegian continental shelf, the minister in charge of approving the deal has…

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Zarif: Iran open to prisoner swap if U.S. changes ‘attitude’ 

“In 2016, Iran released four Americans in a swap for seven Iranians held in the United States” reports tehrantimes.com. Pressed by Brennan on whether the Iranians were open to an exchange, like the Obama-era swap, Zarif offered an opening. “It is a possibility, certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but it requires a change in attitude,” said Zarif. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Exclusive: Brazil’s Petrobras near deal with China’s CNPC to swap refinery investment for oil

“The Comperj deal would not be the first in which Petrobras offered oil to attract Chinese funding” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. CNPC and Petrobras signed a memorandum of understanding last year to reach a strategic partnership in oil exploration and production.CNPC has already partnered with Petrobras in the Libra field of the Santos basin, one of the largest discoveries in Brazil’s prolific pre-salt oil area.The second source said talks with the Chinese intensified recently and a deal could be only a few weeks away. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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