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Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' scrapping NAFTA

Trump says he 'wouldn't mind' scrapping NAFTA

He said: "I think the proper reaction is first of all to say this is stupid, it's counterproductive, that any government that embarks on a protectionist path inflicts the most damage on itself". Debbie Shon, a partner at the law firm Quinn Emanuel and a former official in the US Trade Representative's office under President Bill Clinton, told Business Insider that the exact value of the tariffs doesn't have to be exactly the same.



Google to End Involvement in Pentagon AI Project

Google decided not to renew its contract with a Pentagon drone program once it expires, after extensive protests from employees of the internet giant. The debate over Project Maven comes as military and law enforcement grow increasingly reliant on tech companies to fuel their surveillance efforts.


Uber hopes Waymo self-driving cars will join its network

Uber hopes Waymo self-driving cars will join its network

The tech company has been reeling from negative news in recent months after one of its experimental self-driving cars hit and fatally injured a pedestrian during a road test in?Arizona in March. It has, though, proceeded with plans to operate without Uber's help, developing a fleet of cars that it said has self-driven 6 million miles on public roads.


Coming To A Fund Near You: China A-Shares

Coming To A Fund Near You: China A-Shares

Foreign buying of Chinese stocks was tepid on Thursday as benchmark indexes rose on the last trading day before mainland shares join MSCI's emerging markets index. The decision last year by MSCI to add more than 200 firms was seen as a victory for Beijing, which has pushed for years to have its equities recognised, as leaders look expand the country's global market influence.



Visa outage: payment chaos after card network crashes

Visa has apologised after a system failure prevented card payments across the United Kingdom and Europe. Millions of Britons were unable to use their payment cards yesterday which sparked fury. It's claimed the good samaritan said she just "hoped someone would do the same for her". If you're about to use your Visa card to pay for something in Europe, you may want to use cash instead.


Singapore Air's Nonstop Flight to Newark Will Take Nearly 19 Hours

Singapore Air's Nonstop Flight to Newark Will Take Nearly 19 Hours

Singapore Airlines' new A350s will let it resume ultra-long range flights between Singapore and NY. It is known to offer a more comfortable environment-a wider body, higher ceilings, larger windows and lighting that reduces jetlag. "Its carbon composite airframe also allows for improved air quality due to a more optimised cabin altitude and humidity levels", SIA said. Currently, it offers flights between NY and Frankfurt and between Los Angeles and Tokyo, among others.