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Source: DW

China's GDP growth slows to lowest rate in years

Today 04:15 GMT

China's economic growth has slowed to its lowest rate in nine years during the third quarter of 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday.

"Faced with an extremely complex environment abroad and the daunting task of reform and development at home," China's growth has still managed to remain relatively steady, said NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong. The world's second-largest economy experienced 6.5 percent growth compared to the same quarter last year but was slightly behind the first two quarters of 2018, which were 6.8 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively.

Source: CBS News

Siri Shortcut lets you secretly record interactions with police

Thursday 22:45 GMT

A new Siri Shortcut called "Police," available for users of Apple's iOS 12, allows you to secretly record interactions with law enforcement by simply speaking a command to Siri such as, "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over."

The American Civil Liberties Union released an app last year called ACLU Blue, which lets users record police encounters and then send them for review to be posted on a public YouTube channel for the app.

Source: Global News

Alan Cross’ weekly music picks: The wonderful bounty of autumn

Today 14:32 GMT

She says that the only thing that really kept her alive was making this album: “The music was bringing me back to life,” she maintains.

The British music media seems rather fond of them, though, and are anticipating a self-titled album due next Friday (Oct. Other than they’re from London and their name is an acronym built from the band members’ names (Baxter, Etienne, and Delilah), precious little is known about this act.

Source: Common Domain

Gold steadies amid limited dollar follow-through from hawkish Fed minutes

Today 08:05 GMT

Gold settled lower on Wednesday and extended its decline in after-hours electronic trading as a benchmark U.S. dollar index climbed to fresh session highs shortly after the release of hawkish minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September monetary policy meeting.

Gold futures steadied in Thursday trading near the multimonth highs hit earlier this week, with moves in dollar trading subdued and cautious stock action propping up the precious metal.

Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 14:32 GMT

“After playing Big Bird all day, it is almost therapeutic to switch to Oscar, to live awhile with the exact opposite attitude about life.”

The answer lies with Caroll Spinney, the performer behind the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, who announced his retirement from the show Monday after almost 50 years.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Criticizes China’s Currency Practices, but Doesn’t Add Manipulator Designation

Today 00:35 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin faulted China’s “lack of currency transparency and the recent weakness in its currency,” saying in a statement that this poses “major challenges to achieving fairer and more balance trade, and we will continue to monitor and review China’s currency practices.” Though it passed on calling China a manipulator, the Treasury kept China and five other nations on a formal “monitoring list,” in its semiannual report on foreign-exchange policies of major U.S. trading partners.

Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 14:32 GMT

Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics in New York, said pump prices won’t be a major factor in the midterm elections because they’ll be mostly drowned out by low unemployment and a strong U.S. economy.

“What’s eye-opening for drivers right now in the fall is that prices aren’t dropping like they normally do after the high-demand summer season,” said Ms. Casselano. She said that it’s unusual because historically prices have tended to decline at this time of year.

Source: BBC

The rebirth of Japanese design

Today 08:05 GMT

Coolly minimalist objects in muted hues made of natural materials, or sleek lacquerwork in scarlet or black – the age-old image of Japanese design might seem clichéd.

This synthesis of Japanese and Western design is reflected in the work of fellow Under-30 exhibitor, Ryosuke Harashima, founder of the studio Root Design Office. Collaborating with Japanese artisans, he creates glass-topped tables, incorporating traditional baskets used for storage.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Treasury declines to label China a currency manipulator but says recent yuan weakness is a concern

Thursday 21:52 GMT

The Treasury Department again declined to label China a currency manipulator, instead settling for a stern warning about a recent slide in the value of the Chinese yuan.

“Of particular concern are China’s lack of currency transparency and the recent weakness in its currency,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement that accompanied the formal report on Wednesday. Treasury said it estimated the direct intervention by the People’s Bank of China this year “has been limited.”

Source: Common Domain

Ad-Tech Firm DataXu Hires Bank to Explore Possible Sale

Thursday 20:57 GMT

The Boston-based company—which offers software to help marketers use data to target audiences across the web, apps and television—is working with investment bank GCA Advisors LLC on the process, the people said.

Ad-tech companies are up against the “duopoly” of Google and Facebook , which are projected to take a 44% and 21% share, respectively, of the digital ad dollars spent in the U.S. this year, according to market research firm eMarketer.

Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $970 million

Today 09:01 GMT

Tuesday's Mega Millions winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9 for a jackpot worth $667 million at the time.

Mega Millions says its previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012. "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing," Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a press release about Tuesday night's suspense.

Source: Common Domain

Square launches new product for merchants who won’t give up on terminals

Thursday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Detective allegedly urged Weinstein accuser to delete material from phone

Thursday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

2019 Mini Cooper Countryman PHEV: Worthwhile Drive, Worthless Battery

Thursday 16:24 GMT
Source: CBS News

Kristen Bell says she’s troubled by the messaging in "Snow White"

Thursday 16:24 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
Source: CBS News

What happened at Studio 54 is still an "embarrassment" for co-founder Ian Schrager

Saturday 17:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $970 million

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Ad-Tech Firm DataXu Hires Bank to Explore Possible Sale

Thursday 20:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Treasury declines to label China a currency manipulator but says recent yuan weakness is a concern

Thursday 21:52 GMT
Source: BBC

The rebirth of Japanese design

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Criticizes China’s Currency Practices, but Doesn’t Add Manipulator Designation

Today 00:35 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 14:32 GMT

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