Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020

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European Parliament President: No Brexit progress in meeting with UK's Johnson

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – President of the European Parliament David Sassoli said he made no progress towards a Brexit deal during a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging Britain to come back with serious proposals for an agreement.

“I came here in the confident hope of hearing proposals which could take negotiations forward. However, I must note that there has been no progress,” he said in a statement issued after his meeting in London.

Bipartisan Senate report indicates Russian election-interference efforts have only increased since 2016

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is recommending the Trump administration form an interagency task force to monitor the use of social-media platforms by foreign governments for signs of interference in elections.

The recommendation is in a report released Tuesday by the Senate intelligence committee, which has been investigating Russia’s efforts to use social media to sow discord and influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Lawmakers say the Russian effort was part of a “broader, sophisticated, and ongoing information warfare campaign” and that Russian activities increased rather than decreased following the 2016 election.

From the archives (December 2018): Russia used every major social network to aid Trump, Senate report finds

It’s the second report released by the committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference. The first focused on efforts by Russians agents to target state and local election systems.

Key Words: Watch Trump tell Putin not to ‘meddle’ in the 2020 presidential election

California utilities may cut power to 700,000 customers due to fire risk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With windy, dry weather in the forecast, California utilities are considering shutting off power to more than 700,000 customers to try to prevent wildfires ignited by electrical equipment.

Southern California Edison’s website showed Tuesday that more than 106,000 customers in parts of eight counties could face power cuts.

That’s in addition to the more than 600,000 customers that Pacific Gas & ElectricPCG, -3.48%  announced a day earlier could be affected.

The largest numbers of potentially affected SoCal Edison customers are in Los Angeles County and to the east in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Also under consideration are areas to the west in Ventura County and to the north in Kern, Tulare, Inyo and Mono counties.

On Monday, Pacific Gas & Electric announced possible blackouts in 30 northern and central counties starting Wednesday.

IKEA recalls baby bibs for possible choking hazards

Retailer IKEA has issued a voluntary recall for infant bibs that could pose a potential choking hazard for young children.

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The MATVRA Infant Bibs have a snap at the back of the neck that could detach, according to a recall notice released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday.

Two incidences of the snaps detaching have been reported, though neither incident occurred in the U.S. nor were any injuries reported.

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The products were sold at IKEA stores and online from Aug. 2019 through Sept. 2019 for about $2. They came in a two-pack containing one blue and one red bib.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the product and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

The recall number is 20-008.

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Dow ends over 300 points lower as trade hopes fade

Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 sliding to a session low just ahead of the closing bell after the State Department announced visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be involved in abuse of Muslim minority groups in China. The move, on the eve of high-level U.S.-China negotiations, was seen potentially damping prospects for the talks, with sentiment previously damaged after the U.S. put more than two dozen Chinese companies on a blacklist. Earlier, stocks had trimmed losses somewhat after remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who signaled openness to further rate cuts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.19% fell around 314 points, or 1.2%, to end near 26,164, while the S&P 500 SPX, -1.56% dropped around 46 points, or 1.6%, to finish near 2,893. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.67% shed nearly 133 points, or 1.7%, to close near 7,824.

Looking For Seasonal Employment? Best Buy Is Hiring

Best Buy has started its seasonal hiring spree as the holiday season approaches.

The electronics retailer announced it plans to hire “thousands” of workers to help the company meet the demand of holiday shopping season. Best Buy plan to host a national fair on October 10-11, where all U.S. stores will hold interviews. The company said prospective workers can apply online or in person and interviews will take place the same day with the potential to be hired on the spot.

Macy’s has announced plan to hire 80,000 temporary workers, while Kohl’s are expected to hire 90,000, almost same as last year. Target plans to hire 130,000, up from the 120,000 it planned to hire last year.

“Best Buy offers a flexible schedule, competitive wages, 401k eligibility and an employee discount,” the company said in a statement.

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