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Mexican foreign minister cites sharp decrease in immigration to U.S.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard holds a news conference next to National Immigration Institute (INM) Commissioner Francisco Garduno following talks with members of the Trump administration in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah SilbigerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said after a White House meeting on Tuesday that there has been a “significant decrease” in U.S.-bound immigration through Mexico, especially from Central America, and he expected the trend to continue. Ebrard said his meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, and a briefer exchange with President Donald Trump, was friendly, and criticized comments made a day earlier by the acting director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as…

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Mexico sees decrease in U.S.-bound immigration from Central America

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said after a White House meeting on Tuesday that there has been a “significant decrease” in U.S.-bound immigration through Mexico, especially from Central America, and he expects the trend to continue. Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard holds a news conference following talks with members of the Trump administration in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah SilbigerEbrard met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and had a briefer exchange with President Donald Trump, to review progress in efforts to curb a surge in Central American migrants. Pence acknowledged Mexico’s efforts. He said U.S. officials would work with Mexico to expand implementation…

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Want to Do Business in Silicon Valley? Better Act Nice

The first rule of Silicon Valley venture capital is never insult a start-up. Founders are always killing it, disrupting the world or just plain 🙌🙌🙌.If a start-up is fizzling, shuttering or caught scamming? The socially acceptable response is total silence. Everyone knows that. Except Jason Palmer.The start-up in question was AltSchool, a Mark Zuckerberg-backed project to turn school into a start-up experience. It had just announced it was pivoting out of existence after raising $174 million. Mr. Palmer is in this field: He is a venture capitalist in Washington, D.C., focused on education technology. On June 29, he tweeted that AltSchool was always a bad idea, and…

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Uber Lays Off Hundreds More Workers as It Struggles to Make Money

SACRAMENTO — Uber laid off 435 workers in its product and engineering teams on Tuesday, the company’s second round of cuts in recent months as it struggles to make money.The cuts, which total about 8 percent of Uber’s global product and engineering group, follow 400 layoffs in July from the marketing team. In a message to employees about the layoffs on Tuesday that was viewed by The New York Times, Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, said the company had gone off course as it grew and must streamline to regain its competitive edge.“In the past, we grew our teams rapidly and in a decentralized way. This made…

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U.S. rescues last crew member from stricken South Korean ship

(Reuters) - Rescue workers on Monday freed the final crew member trapped inside a South Korean cargo vessel that flipped on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Salvage crews gradually drilled an opening in the ship’s massive hull on Monday, first to deliver food and water to the survivors, then to extract them, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The last missing crew member emerged from the hole at around 6 p.m. ET (2200 GMT) and was able to stand on the hull of the ship as rescue workers helped him, a USCG Twitter video showed. The final crew member had been…

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Apple leans on devices business in global battle against Disney, Netflix

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the company that transformed the music, mobile and personal computing industries, is relying on the ubiquity of its iPhones and iPads to take on Disney and Netflix in the battle for streaming TV customers. CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen LamIt faces an uphill battle when it launches its Apple TV+ streaming service on Nov. 1 for $5 a month against rivals with deeper libraries and years of experience making hit shows. To quickly build a subscriber base, Apple is offering a year of…

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Factbox: Apple’s streaming TV service to cost $4.99/month; unveils new iPhones

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday launched a new streaming TV service, which will showcase original shows at a monthly price of $4.99, and unveiled three iPhone models featuring new camera systems. CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen LamAt an event held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters, Apple also released updates to its range of iPads and Watches. IPHONE 11 PRO AND PRO MAX ** Features three cameras - wide, telephoto and ultrawide ** Available in four colors - midnight green, gold, silver and space gray; storage…

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Apple reveals triple-camera iPhone, undercuts Disney streaming TV price

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) revealed on Tuesday that its streaming TV service will kick off Nov. 1 and cost $4.99 a month and new cameras for the latest iPhones, as the tech giant reaches a turning point where it focuses as much on services as its hardware and software. CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen LamApple TV+ will be available in over 100 countries and buyers of an iPhone, iPad or Mac will get a free year of streaming television service, the company announced. Apple revealed…

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U.S. Democrats increase pressure on Trump, Republicans with new gun bills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on the hot-button issue of gun control, prepared to move forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to huddle with Republican leaders. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hold a news conference with fellow congressional Democrats to demand that the U.S. Senate vote on the House-passed "Bipartisan Background Checks Act" passed by the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstThe Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee was expected to consider…

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Bolton’s departure shows failure of U.S. ‘maximum pressure’ against Iran: Rouhani adviser

DUBAI (Reuters) - An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of his national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday pointed to the failure of Washington’s “maximum pressure strategy” against Iran. “The marginalization and subsequent elimination of Bolton is not an accident but a decisive sign of the failure of the U.S. maximum pressure strategy in the face of the constructive resistance of Iran,” Hesameddin Ashena tweeted. Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, said last week more sanctions against Iran were coming and the United States was committed to its campaign of “maximum pressure”. “John Bolton had promised months…

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