Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones
Oct10

Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones

AN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, its first tablet computer and a new Google Home smart speaker that includes a display. The company hosted 10 media events around the world for the announcements, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of the phone line it hopes someday is as popular as Apple Inc’s iPhone. Google’s...

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Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat
Oct10

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat

Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he had re-registered as a Democrat, in a sign that the former New York City mayor could be seriously considering a presidential bid in 2020. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats,” Bloomberg announced in a post on Instagram that he also...

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Businesses strip signs on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven
Sep24

Businesses strip signs on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven

For almost 10 years, a simple yet striking silver-colored sign has welcomed hungry patrons to the Avenue Diner in Woodhaven. Owner Paul Vasiliadis said he paid for a special illuminated sign permit so the letters could be highlighted in pink. Now almost a decade after taking over the restaurant, Vasiliadis is battling a violation by the city’s Buildings Department for not having the proper permit for the 25 foot sign. He is not alone....

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Amazon becomes the country’s second $1 trillion company
Sep05

Amazon becomes the country’s second $1 trillion company

Amazon.com on Tuesday became the second publicly traded U.S. company to be valued at more than $1 trillion, as the tech giant expands into new lines of business that are helping turn record profits. The milestone comes one month after Apple first passed the $1 trillion threshold on Aug. 2. Amazon shares rose as much as 1.9 percent Tuesday morning to $2,050.50 — 23 cents above the amount needed to bump the company over the $1 trillion...

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Trade concerns boost dollar
Sep04

Trade concerns boost dollar

The dollar is the primary beneficiary of trade conflict concerns. The dollar consolidated near a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Monday, as tensions around global trade and a sell-off in emerging markets fueled demand for the greenback. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was no need to keep Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement. He warned Congress not to meddle in talks to revamp NAFTA or he...

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