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WorldPound Drops Below $1.20 for First Time Since January 2017

15:35  03 september  2019
15:35  03 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Google drops into third place for smart speaker shipments globally

Google drops into third place for smart speaker shipments globally A Chinese tech giant has inserted itself into what's largely been a two-man competition in the smart speaker category up to this point between Amazon and Google. Amazon's place as the leading shipper with its line of Alexa-powered speakers remains unmatched. But a new report from tracking firm Canalys reveals a surprising finding -- that Baidu, which only serves Chinese consumers, actually shipped more smart speakers and related display devices in the second quarter than Google, bumping Google down to third place globally. Unfortunately for Google, this comes as the smart speaker category actually expanded during the quarter, growing 55.4% to now include 26.

Pound plunges below $ 1 . 20 as snap election speculation swirls - business live. Sterling has dropped to € 1 .096, down nearly half a euro cent this morning. That’s only a two-week low The pound has slumped to its lowest level since January 2017 this morning, as fears of a no-deal Brexit

Sterling dropped below $ 1 .23 against the US dollar and fell sharply against the euro to below € 1 .10 on the international currency markets on Monday, as cabinet ministers began meetings to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Sterling drops below $ 1 .21 for first time since January 2017 .

The pound declined below $1.20 for the first time since January 2017 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to call an election to deliver Brexit.

Pound Drops Below $1.20 for First Time Since January 2017© Mario Gutiérrez/Getty Images Pound sterling

The currency fell for a fifth day against the dollar, sliding as much as 0.6% to $1.1994, and weakening against all its Group-of-10 peers.

Johnson is planning for a general election on Oct. 14 if he loses a crucial vote over a no-deal Brexit in Parliament this week, according to a senior U.K. official. A Bloomberg survey of strategists carried out last month saw an election as a better scenario for markets than a no-deal Brexit, with a vote seen pushing the currency down to $1.19 versus $1.10 on a crash exit.

Federer drops 1st set of US Open before winning in 4

Federer drops 1st set of US Open before winning in 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer dropped the first set he played at this year's U.S. Open — against someone named Nagal. No, not Nadal. Nagal. Federer shrugged off that slow start and came back for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory Monday night against Sumit Nagal, a qualifier from India ranked 190th. How did the 20-time Grand Slam champion deal with digging himself that hole? "Just try to forget it," Federer said during his on-court interview in Arthur Ashe Stadium. "Play tough. Stay with him. It was a tough first set for me. ... Credit to him.

The euro fell below $ 1 .31 for the first time since January . Against the pound , one euro bought 84.20 pence. Last week, 26 of the 27 members of the European Union backed new fiscal rules, with only the UK abstaining. But many fear that the budget pact will still not be enough to prevent more countries

The euro fell below $ 1 .31 for the first time since January . Against the pound , one euro bought 84.20 pence. Last week, 26 of the 27 members of the European Union backed new fiscal rules, with only the UK abstaining. But many fear that the budget pact will still not be enough to prevent more countries

“All focus will be on whether MPs table and pass a bill to extend the Brexit deadline,” said Rodrigo Catril, senior FX strategist at National Australia Bank Ltd. in Sydney. “The market isn’t taking any chances, selling GBP first and asking questions later.”

Sell stops below 1.2015 and stop entries below 1.2000 have been filled, according to a Europe-based trader, who asked not be identified he isn’t authorizied to speak publicly.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ruth Carson in Singapore at [email protected];Vassilis Karamanis in Athens at [email protected]

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History Channel drops out of planned John Dillinger documentary that aimed to include exhumation of his remains.
John Dillinger may stay in the ground after all. The History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary of the notorious killer as plans for the exhumation of his body remain in limbo. A&E Networks spokesman Dan Silberman told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the The History Channel is no longer involved in the documentary, which aimed to feature the raising of the gangster’s remains. Two Dillinger relatives had obtained a state permit to exhume the gravesite, claiming there is evidence that Dillinger’s body may not be buried there.

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