• Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge in early trading
Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge in early trading

Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.4 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.4 percent and the Kospi in South Korea gave up 0.4 percent. That year, talks between China and the United Kingdom about the city's future sparked panic across financial markets, triggering a sharp depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar.

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  • Powerball winning numbers revealed for Wednesday 10/24/18
Powerball winning numbers revealed for Wednesday 10/24/18

The office lottery pool, which included 141 of the hospital's staff, ended up winning on a $1 million ticket. Those earnings are likely to increase too, Cooper said, as a climbing Powerball lottery is set to be drawn Wednesday night. Alas, a lucky victor with all six matching numbers in SC took home a $1.5 billion prize, Mega Millions announce...

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  • Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones
Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones

Apple and Samsung have been hit with multimillion pound fines by an Italian court for deliberately slowing down older phones. Buyers are encouraged to acquire the handsets under contract with a mobile network, paying a higher monthly fee to avoid having to find hundreds of pounds up-front to buy the devices SIM-free, and then further encouraged to ...

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  • 'Gold digging’ dog pretends to be stray for McDonald’s burgers
'Gold digging’ dog pretends to be stray for McDonald’s burgers

May I take you order? "She's not even a stray dog", she continued. Reyes says the dog acts like a stray "so people will feel bad for her & feed her burgers". A woman was seen reaching out of her auto window to throw Princess some food. Reyes posted two videos on social media showing Princess working the parking lot at McDonald's.

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  • Tonight's Mega Millions offers largest lottery jackpot in history
Tonight's Mega Millions offers largest lottery jackpot in history

They called themselves the "shipping 20 Trust" and they worked together in the shipping department. Players have 365 days after the date of a drawing to claim prizes. "Maybe I'll hire an actor to play myself", he said. Because they don't have regular numbers, their strategies vary. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education use their p...

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  • Iran: Khashoggi murder impossible without U.S. support
Iran: Khashoggi murder impossible without U.S. support

Saudi Arabia has said that Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi royal family, was killed October 2 in a "fistfight" with officials sent to encourage him to return to the kingdom. It was not immediately clear if Cevik's remarks reflected the views of Erdogan, who in speeches on Tuesday and Wednesday highlighted the need for all of those responsible - "...

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  • Italy Sees 'No Chance' for Exit From EU, Eurozone Amid Budget Row
Italy Sees 'No Chance' for Exit From EU, Eurozone Amid Budget Row

Despite its "regret", he said, the executive arm of the 28-nation European Union saw "no alternative" than to ask Rome for a new draft as clarifications it sent Monday failed to dissipate concerns member countries raised in July. Late Friday, worldwide credit rating agency Moody's downgraded Italy's ratings to Baa3, with a stable outlook, citing ...

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  • Embattled Saudi Arabia pledges $6bn in aid for Pakistan
Embattled Saudi Arabia pledges $6bn in aid for Pakistan

Khan has also faced criticism at home for attending the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh this week after it emerged that Jamal Khashoggi , a prominent Saudi critic, was killed inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month. Pakistan has a close economic and strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, which is home to at least 1.9 mill...

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  • WINNING NUMBERS: Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot numbers announced
WINNING NUMBERS: Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot numbers announced

The jackpot fell just short of the all-time U.S. lottery record, set in January 2016 when three winning Powerball tickets split a $1.586 billion prize. Mega Millions followed suit in October 2017, resulting in the odds worsening from 1 in 259 million to 1 in 302.5 million. The one-time cash option is estimated at $913.7 million - still nothing ...

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  • Oil price falls below $78 as Saudi Arabia offers more supply
Oil price falls below $78 as Saudi Arabia offers more supply

Oil fell towards $75 a barrel to its lowest since late August on Wednesday, pressured by concern that demand is weakening and supply ample even as USA sanctions loom on oil exporter Iran. Oil prices fell more than 4 percent on Tuesday as investors sold off stocks amid concerns about slowing global economic growth. Riyadh's changing accounts of w...

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  • Trump says killing of Khashoggi was 'bad original concept'
Trump says killing of Khashoggi was 'bad original concept'

Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence", he said. Visa records are confidential and Pompeo was not more specific about who the revocations would affect, but the State Department later said 21 "Saudi suspects" would have visas revoked or would be declared ineligible to enter the US.

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  • Canada Post rotating strikes begin in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax
Canada Post rotating strikes begin in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax

Contract negotiations for 50,000 postal workers have dragged on for nearly a year and the unions says it's trying to send Canada Post a message. The key sticking points are wage increases and an increase in workload because of the growing demand of online shopping.

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  • Elon Musk offers free rides through L.A. transit tunnel
Elon Musk offers free rides through L.A. transit tunnel

Videos released by the Boring Company shows the tunnel is now wide enough to fit a vehicle - tested using a Tesla Model S. He added the shuttles themselves will have a top speed of 155 miles per hour inside the tunnel, surpassing the results of an earlier electric sled test which reached 125 miles per hour.

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  • EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy
EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

Citing Italy's plans to increase spending and its deficit, and allow its government debt to remain elevated, the European Commission said the country is trying to undertake "a particularly serious" breach of the rules. Even a default on Italy's debt alone might not be enough to capsize the entire Eurozone - but coupled with a possible "no-deal" B...

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  • Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Combine To An Estimated $2.22 Billion
Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Combine To An Estimated $2.22 Billion

The Mega Millions lottery in the U.S. may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads towards a record $US1.6 billion ($2.2 billion ). That's right. Each Powerball or Mega Millions ticket is $2. Players get five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega number between 1 and 25. There were a number of runner-up prizes.

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  • Annual US budget deficit highest since 2012: US Treasury
Annual US budget deficit highest since 2012: US Treasury

Budget receipts were basically flat overall. Tax cuts for corporations and the rich have been done before by the Republicans. Borrowing has increased, partly to make up for the relatively slow growth in tax revenues. And multiple Fortune 500 companies this year reported record profits thanks to the tax cuts . "It's defense. It's very important",...

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  • China's economy grows at slowest pace since financial crisis
China's economy grows at slowest pace since financial crisis

Infrastructure investment rose 3.3 per cent year-on-year for Jan-Sept, slower than 4.2 per cent growth in the first eight months of the year. On a quarterly basis, GDP in the third quarter grew 1.6 per cent, compared with growth of 1.8 per cent in April-June, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

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  • Thousands of Central American migrants in caravan storm Mexico's southern border
Thousands of Central American migrants in caravan storm Mexico's southern border

He says it's painful for him to leave his country but he did it "out of necessity". Manelich Castilla told Foro TV the migrants will enter in an orderly fashion. "Back home, the gangs kill whoever they want", Milla said. In recent years, Mexico has deported more Central American immigrants than the United States.

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  • Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide
Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide

However, it remains illegal to possess more than 30 grams of cannabis in public, grow more than four plants per household or buy from an unlicensed dealer. No private retail stores and only one BCLDB-branch operated outlet, located in Kamloops, opened as of Wednesday. "The 18th of October in many ways is going to look a lot like today", he sa...

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  • Saudi Arabia Admits Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead
Saudi Arabia Admits Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

At a roundtable with defense contractors Friday night at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Trump called the Saudi announcement "a great first step", but reiterated that he didn't think sanctions for the journalist's death should affect U.S.

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  • Mega Millions numbers drawn
Mega Millions numbers drawn

In a release, the Kentucky Lottery said a winning ticket was purchased that matched all five white ball numbers but not the Mega Ball. The jackpot is the eighth largest in Mega Millions history and comes with a cash option of $237 million.

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  • Tesla announces a cheaper, midrange version of the Model 3
Tesla announces a cheaper, midrange version of the Model 3

With an estimated range of 260 miles, the mid-range ride has a battery with fewer cells than those in Tesla's previous versions of the Model 3 . Build combinations are reduced versus other versions of the Model 3 lineup. Chief Executive Elon Musk late Thursday tweeted out a link to an order page for a "mid range" Model 3 at a cost of $45,0...

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  • Cohn says Trump shouldn't comment on independent agencies
Cohn says Trump shouldn't comment on independent agencies

He said the Fed is moving too fast and did not want the economy to slow. That is the lowest the indicator has reached in 50 years. "The market is a little bit on edge as they digest earnings, rising rates and minutes from the Fed meeting".

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  • Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history
Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site. Between last Wednesday's and Friday's drawing, Mega Millions sales in the state totaled $1.25 million, according to the Louisiana Lottery . The two games make the combined possible winnings $999 million dollars. "All morning long! Since we opened at 4:30 this morning just ...

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

The Maine lottery , for example, has a Mega Millions deadline of 9:50 p.m. ET on the day of each drawing. And then there's Friday's monster Mega Millions drawing, the largest in the game's history. The next drawing will be Fri., Oct.19, 2018. The jackpot has been growing since July, when some California office workers won $543 million. Check y...

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  • Advice: Saudis in trouble but United States should tread carefully
Advice: Saudis in trouble but United States should tread carefully

Turkish government sources have said police believe the journalist was killed by a special team of 15 Saudi officials sent to Istanbul especially for the task. Khashoggi noted how some journalists were imprisoned for speaking out against Arab governments as leaders exercised an apparent "free rein" to silence the media.

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  • Oil up on upcoming Iran sanctions
Oil up on upcoming Iran sanctions

Global benchmark Brent crude for December delivery rose 9 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $80.87 per barrel, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery was up 5 cents at $71.83 a barrel. However, the physical side of the crude oil market tells a more relaxed story, with some signs that the loss of Iranian barrels is so far...

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  • SA concerned over Saudi journalist believed to be killed in Turkey - Dirco
SA concerned over Saudi journalist believed to be killed in Turkey - Dirco

Turkish police believe he was killed by a special team of 15 Saudi officials, but Riyadh has dismissed the claim as " baseless ". Mr. Khashoggi had fled the country a year ago amid the rise of Prince Mohammed, whom he wrote critically about in the Post .

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  • Netflix crushes estimates with record quarter, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories
Netflix crushes estimates with record quarter, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

For the current quarter, Netflix forecast it will add 1.8 million customers in the United States and 7.6 million in worldwide markets. Netflix shares soared 15% after reporting its Q3FY2019 earnings and recording 130 million paid subscribers and 7 million on free trial.

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  • Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage
Video site YouTube experiencing a worldwide outage

Besides YouTube , the blackout also seemed to have also affected YouTube Music and YouTube TV . Some users were met by an "internal service error" message . The site went down around 9:20pm ET and users across the world started reporting error messages displayed on their screens. Among the viral tweets was a photo featuring an immobilized ...

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