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Welcome to Stephblog giveaway SEASON 3, DAY 4 The US banned companies from selling components and technology to Huawei and 68 related companies, citing national security concerns. When was this ban issued?

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Tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria in $200bn merger talks

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Tobacco giants Philip Morris International and Marlboro-maker Altria are in talks to re-unite, more than a decade after the two firms separated. With Philip Morris worth some $120bn and Altria $88bn, a deal would create a $200bn-plus industry powerhouse. The news hit the share prices of cigarette …

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Vaping advert banned over Mo Farah confusion

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES A vaping advert has been banned for suggesting that Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah had endorsed the product. It featured a male model with a bald head and thick eyebrows, with the strapline “Mo’s mad for menthol”. Sir Mo had already complained on Twitter, saying “You may …

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Ex-Google and Uber engineer charged with theft

Image copyrightAFPAnthony Levandowski was dismissed by Uber The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed criminal charges against a former senior engineer at Google’s owner Alphabet alleging he stole car technology secrets. Anthony Levandowski was charged with 33 counts of trade theft involving Alphabet’s self-driving car technology. He had left …

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Spending review: The game has changed but not the rules

Image copyrightPA MEDIA From schools to the armed forces, the providers of public services have been clamouring to know exactly how much they have to spend. They’ll get their wish a bit sooner than expected. An unusual flurry of drama from the Treasury, that department better known for the staid …

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Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The value of the pound has fallen following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to suspend Parliament on 9 September. The move is expected to prevent opposition leaders  from passing a law to stop a no-deal Brexit. The pound is down almost 1% against both the …

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KFC to trial plant-based nuggets and wings in US

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES KFC is to trial meatless “chicken” nuggets made from plants as it tries to further take advantage of the growing popularity of meat substitutes. It has teamed up with vegan food maker Beyond Meat to offer meatless nuggets and wings for the limited US trial run. KFC …

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