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Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites. Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello seems open to the idea but there will be a few regulatory and political hurdles to overcome first before Tesla's SolarCity firm can get to work.

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Can Tesla Reboot Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

The idea could come to fruition. Millions of Puerto Ricans are living in the dark at home after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, knocking out its already fragile electric grid. GM's Super Cruise, unlike Tesla's Autopilot, uses a lidar sensors to help it better map out the world around it. Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your TeslaTechnologies? If it happens, the SolarCity Puerto Rico project would be vastly bigger than their previous endeavors.

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US Employment Unexpectedly Edges Lower In September

And the economy had added new jobs for 83 straight months. Point three is that all this great labor market tightness is not translating into wage growth at the rate I'd expect given 4.2 percent unemployment, along with all those other tightening indicators.

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Cases to watch as the US Supreme Court returns

The question: Are extreme partisan gerrymanders violations of either the equal protection clause or possibly the First Amendment? "And this is really the last opportunity" to act before the next round of redistricting following the census of 2020.

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Global solar capacity increases by 50% in 2016

Wind power tariffs in India have dropped to a record low of Rs 2.64 per unit, discovered through the auction for 1,000 MW projects conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), an official statement said on Thursday. "Still, the current uncertainty over proposed federal tax reforms, worldwide trade and energy policies could alter the economic attractiveness of renewables and hamper their growth over our forecast period", the IEA's report read.

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Tesco recovery on track as half-year profits leap higher

Group revenue rose to £28.3bn, compared with £27.34bn a year earlier, with comparable sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland growing 2.1%. "However CEO Dave Lewis will no doubt argue that in a world where Sainsbury owns Argos, and Morrisons is flirting with Amazon, he needs to push Tesco on to stay ahead of the game".

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Ford's new "Team Edison" is all about electricity

The company has noted that the demand for electric vehicles has the potential to increase as more governments join the likes of China and the United Kingdom in phasing out vehicles with internal combustion engines. Ford also pledged to redesign its factories and add 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality tools to speed up the design, development, and production of its cars, trucks, and SUVs.

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Marilyn Manson injured after stage prop falls on him during concert

According to The Rolling Stone , Manson is cancelling the next 9 shows, but they will be rescheduled for a later date. The dates of cancellation are Manson's upcoming concerts between October 2 to October 14. Manson's guitarist, Tyler Bates , indicated that the injuries were serious enough to stop concerts but were not life-threatening. The band kept playing until they noticed that Manson was not getting up, the report said.

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Air France flight makes emergency landing after engine blowout

A plane that was headed to Los Angeles International Airport from France made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after experiencing engine damage, officials said Saturday. In a statement , Air France praised the pilots and cabin crew on Flight 66 out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle Aiport, who they said "handled this serious incident perfectly".

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Israel occupies 'just 2 percent' of West Bank, says United States ambassador

Friedman explained that the various United Nations resolutions upon which the peace process is based never required Israel to surrender the entirety of the territory it liberated from Jordanian occupation in 1967. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org today's report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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Whole Foods Market Hit By Cyberattack

And Amazon, which sealed its $13.5 billion deal to buy the high-end grocer in August, does not link its network to those Whole Foods systems. But the company does state that the systems that were hit do not connect to Amazon.com, which recently acquired Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion.

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President Trump will unveil tax-plan details Wednesday, White House says

Such changes would significantly slash taxes for the top 1 percent of earners, according to Bloomberg . It will be hard to tell who gets the tax cuts under the plan until lawmakers release a complete tax bill and independent analysts examine how the distribution of the tax burden differs from today's tax system.

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Food chain Sonic informed of major security breach

There are two Sonic locations in the Capital Region, one in Latham and another in Troy. To determine a connection between the Sonic rumors and the new stolen haul, Krebs then had sources buy cards from the stolen cache, for $25-$50 per card.

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Olympic athletes get first glimpse of 2018 Olympic medals

The Games, scheduled for February 9-25, will take place just 80 km (50 miles) from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, the world's most heavily armed border. "There are no travel restrictions in place right now and if that should change I'm sure we would be among the first to know". While no North Korean athletes have yet qualified for PyeongChang, South Korea has repeatedly said the doors are open for the North.

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Abe plans snap election in Japan amid Korea crisis

Abe is expected to hold a news conference after meeting with party executives and will likely put pledges to spend on education and child care, stay tough on North Korea and revise the constitution at the forefront of his campaign. "Voters are highly sensitive to what is going on in North Korea and very anxious about these developments and I think that is pushing them to support Abe", Professor Kingston said.

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Unilever to buy Carver Korea for €2.27bn

Founded in 1999, Carver, which produces moisturisers, face masks and sun creams, was bought by Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital past year, when it reported revenues of €321m, nearly three times as high as in the previous 12 months. Founded in 1999, Carver became the "fastest-growing" skincare business in South Korea through the sales of its brand AHC, which focuses on age management, and hydration and nourishment, according to the press statement.

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Ban on Uber is Brexit mistake

In publishing its decision on Friday , TfL explained, inter alia, that " Uber's approach and conduct demonstrated a lack of accountability. with potential consequences for safety and security of public". Yet, Uber and Lyft can more often than not face opposition and controversial actions from skeptical city officials regarding the background checks of their drivers.

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Target boosting workers' minimum wage to $11 an hour

The company announced Monday that it would establish an $11 minimum wage next month, with a goal of reaching a $15 minimum wage by 2020. Target said that the wage increase beginning in October will also apply to the 100,000 temporary employees the retailer plans to bring aboard ahead of the holiday season, a 43% increase from previous year.

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Japan's PM Abe: Time for talk is over on North Korea

The prime minister had been expected to face a grilling over the cronyism scandals during a session of parliament from Thursday and opposition party officials saw the move as a ploy to avoid hard questions. Despite a recent run of growth, the election victor will also have to contend with a sluggish economy, as the heavily indebted country grapples with a low birth rate and a shrinking labour force.

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Sprint, T-Mobile Reportedly Closing in on Deal Terms

The third and fourth biggest wireless carriers in the US would combine for about 130 million users - putting them on par with Verizon and AT&T . The two popular U.S. In June, German publication Handelsblatt reported that T-Mobile's Germany-based parent company, Deutsche Telekom, was preparing a plan to merge with the Overland Park, Kansas-based mobile carrier.

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In Myanmar burnt around 200 villages of Muslims

But Myanmar , which has been accused of downplaying the violence, insisted the crisis was easing. The stateless Rohingya minority has always been denied basic rights in Buddhist-majority Myanmar , which views them as immigrants from Bangladesh .

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Ryanair puts a number on passengers affected by cancellations

Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs said: "We apologise sincerely to each and every one of the 315,000 customers whose original flights were cancelled over a six week period in September and October, while we work to resolve this short term rostering failure".

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United Kingdom interest rate increase gradual, with "appropriate withdrawal of monetary stimulus"

Carney added that, in the long term, high levels of migration were not responsible for subdued wage growth, but his speech is likely to have pleased pro-Brexit MPs, who have long campaigned for tighter immigration controls. In some of his most outspoken comments yet on the Brexit process, Carney said trade deals will be crucial in determining the extent of the productivity hit, amid "tremendous uncertainty".

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Evian Championship: Moriya Jutanugarn hopes to emulate sister

Nordqvist beat Altomare with a bogey on the first playoff hole, the par-four 18th, to claim her second career major title. In driving rain, Nordqvist and Altomare returned to a soaked hole 18 for the playoff, which the Swede closed out with a bogey.

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Passengers face disruptions as Ryanair cancels flights

The compensation starts at €250 for flights up to 1,500km, €400 for longer European Union flights and €600 for flights outside the European Union longer than 3,500km. The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed "strong concern" over the cancellation of flights, saying they will cause "severe problems for thousands of travellers travelling to and from Ireland".