Iran's foreign minister believes Trump does not want war, but could be 'lured into one'

Zarif called the decision on the IRGC “absurd,” but suggested that Iran did not plan to respond militarily unless the United States changed the rules of engagement guiding how it interacts with Iran’s forces. The U.S. military has not suggested it would change its behavior after the blacklisting. “We will exercise prudence but it doesn’t […]

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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market cap after earnings beat estimates

Microsoft reported fiscal third-quarter results on Wednesday, and the stock jumped more than 3% on better-than-expected earnings and revenue. Here are the key numbers: Earnings: $1.14 per share, excluding certain items, vs. $1.00 as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $30.6 billion vs. $29.84 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Microsoft shares […]

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Tesla's set to report first-quarter earnings after the bell. Here's what we know

Tesla is expected to report first-quarter earnings after the markets close Wednesday in the company’s first report after losing a valuable tax credit for its buyers on Jan. 1. Here’s what analysts are expecting, based on average estimates compiles by Refinitiv: Loss per share: 69 cents Revenue: $5.19 billion The company previously warned that first-quarter […]

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Scotland will prepare for an independence referendum before May 2021, Sturgeon says

Scotland should hold an independence referendum before the current Scottish parliamentary term ends in May 2021 and will prepare legislation for this to happen, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday. “A choice between Brexit and a future for Scotland as an independent European nation should be offered in the lifetime of this parliament,” Sturgeon […]

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This self-driving startup wants to do more than just deliver groceries to your doorstep

The company says it has a proprietary technology that uses multiple sensors to process information, accurately calculate distances and detect obstacles in the car’s path. AutoX’s business model relies on licensing that technology to other companies that can implement their self-driving services. “We’re trying to empower all different segments including car manufacturers, including ride-sharing companies, […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu wants a new Golan Heights community named for Donald Trump

Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images President Donald Trump L and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu display the proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 25, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh off an election victory that will see him […]

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Microsoft employees add support to Chinese tech workers protesting 'grueling' overtime culture

Some Microsoft employees have used their company’s own platform to support Chinese tech workers who are expected to carry out 12-hour workdays with just one day off a week. In March, tech workers in China first published the “996.icu” project, aimed at highlighting the sector’s “grueling and illegal” work schedule. 996 stands for 9 a.m. […]

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