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Tesla production hits all time high

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prices for the Model 3 start below Tesla's SUV and sports car, in a bid to attract a bigger pool of buyers Tesla has said it produced a record number of vehicles in the most recent quarter, beating back doubts about the firm's ability to boost manufacturing.The electric carmaker said it made more than 80,000 vehicles, including more than 53,000 of the Model 3
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Vodafone and EE mobile coverage claims probed by Ofcom

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The accuracy of mobile coverage claims by Vodafone and EE are to be investigated by the UK telecoms regulator.Ofcom said EE had overstated its 3G coverage in rural areas, while Vodafone had understated its 4G coverage.EE - which is owned by BT - apologised for any confusion it had caused, and said it had updated its coverage maps.Vodafone said it "may have been inadvertently under-reporting
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Primera Air collapse: ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do’

[ad_1] Image caption Pavithra Priyadarshini is stranded at Dulles airport. Passengers have been left stranded in airports around the world after the collapse of budget airline Primera Air.The airline started offering long-haul flights from UK airports earlier this year, including Stansted to the US. Flights to Washington and New York due to leave Stansted on Monday night were grounded and passengers have been told not to go to the airport
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Vauxhall owner warns of ‘dramatic consequences’ of Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Vauxhall has warned of "dramatic consequences" for its UK plants if there is a no-deal Brexit.Speaking to the BBC, Carlos Tavares said the carmaker's "number one" request of Brexit talks was free trade.Mr Tavares is chief executive of PSA, which bought Vauxhall and Opel last year and has operations in Ellesmere Port and Luton.He said: "If we don't have free trade conditions
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Amazon raises US minimum wage

[ad_1] Image copyright Amazon Online retailing giant Amazon has said it is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all its US employees.The increase will apply from 1 November to all US staff, full and part-time, as well as temporary and seasonal.The company also said it would press for a change to the minimum wage level.Amazon's Jay Carney said: "We will be working to gain Congressional support for
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Toyota says no-deal Brexit would impact investment

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota Motor Europe chief executive Johan van Zyl Toyota Motor Europe chief Johan van Zyl has said a Brexit without a deal would impact the firm's investment decisions.The UK is on course to leave the European Union in March next year, but the two sides have yet to strike a deal.Mr van Zyl said if the firm is unable to sell into the
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How a lesbian love story is bypassing the Indian censors

[ad_1] Image copyright JioCinema/Loneranger Productions Image caption Lesbian love story Maaya 2 would have struggled to make it on to Indian TV Low-cost smartphones and cheap mobile data mean Indians are now hungrily consuming content over the small screen. And this is opening up a new world of creative freedom for the country's entertainment industry.Film director Krishna Bhatt says the internet has given her "the power to show exactly the
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Can Trump really cut the US trade deficit?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images President Trump has finally got a three-way agreement to change Nafta, the North America Free Trade Agreement. Canada and Mexico have agreed to reform the deal that originally came into force in 1994. He certainly got some specific provisions in the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that he will regard as important achievements. To name a few: Cars will have to be 75%