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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

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The Microsoft Surface Go is one of the best work-focused tablets — and it's currently $50 off for Black Friday

Trump's sanctions are crushing Iran's job market and potentially destabilizing the regime

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Susan Walsh/APReuters interviews with dozens of business owners across Iran show hundreds of companies have suspended production and thousands of workers are being laid off because of a hostile business climate mainly caused by new U.S. sanctions.The Iranian rial has fallen to record lows and economic activity has slowed dramatically since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the big powers' nuclear deal with Tehran in May.Unemployment is already running at 12.1 percent, with three million Iranians unable to find jobs.A parliamentary report in September warned that rising unemployment could threaten the stability of the Islamic Republic.LONDON (Reuters) - Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials."All our 45 workers are jobless now. The men are driving taxis and women are back to being ho…

Trump explains how he'll handle Jim Acosta now that his press pass is back

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Kevin Lamarque/ReutersPresident Donald Trump explained how he'll deal with Jim Acosta, the CNN's correspondent he barred from the White House after numerous confrontations, saying he has a simple solution.The White House will come up with a code of conduct for reporters, and if Acosta breaks the rules, they'll boot him out.CNN won a lawsuit and a federal judge restored Acosta's press pass after the White House removed it following a testy exchange where Acosta refused to give up the microphone. CNN's Brian Stelter believes the White House will try to boot Acosta again by the end of the month. President Donald Trump explained how he'll deal with Jim Acosta, CNN correspondent he barred from the White House after numerous confrontations, saying he has a simple solution.A federal judge on Friday granted CNN's request for a temporary restraining order to restore the White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.

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Elon Musk shared 2 videos of the Boring Company's giant drill completing its first tunnel at the bottom of a huge pit

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Patrick Fallon / ReutersElon Musk announced on Friday that drilling on the first Boring Company tunnel was complete, and shared footage of the enormous drill emerging at the bottom of a huge pit.Musk has previously said the first Boring Company tunnel will be ready to use on December 10.The pit where the drill emerges looks like the "O'Leary Station" property the Boring Company purchased in Hawthorne, California.Elon Musk has tweeted footage of the Boring Company's enormous subterranean drill emerging from the ground to complete its first tunnel.Musk tweeted jubilantly on Friday evening, saying the Boring Company "just broke through to the other side." He followed this up with footage of the drill boring through into the bottom of what looks like a very deep pit.

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Guatemalans told to evacuate as the country's 'volcano of fire' begins to erupt

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APSeveral Guatemalan communities were told to evacuate on Monday as the country's most active volcano begins to erupt for the third time in 2018. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) urged eight communities to leave their homes, but later tweeted some weren't going.The 12,346-feet (3,763-meter) "Volcano de Fuego" or "Volcano of Fire" is emitting "400-meter incandescent pulses," the disaster coordinator said on Sunday.It's the volcano's third eruption in 2018, after one in June killed 194 people.Eight communities in south Guatemala, comprising hundreds of people, have been told to evacuate their homes on Monday as a volcano — called the "Volcano of Fire" — started to erupt. David de León, the spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said eight nearby communities should leave now, he told the Associated Press (AP.)

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Hollywood actor David Arquette was hospitalised after having his face sliced open with a pizza cutter during a fake wrestling match

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TMZDavid Arquette was hospitalised after a staged but bloody wrestling match on Friday.The wrestling match was contested under "hardcore" rules, where combatants can use weapons.Arquette wrestled convicted bank robber Nick Gage, and they smashed light tubes over each other's heads.But Arquette was cut open and reportedly had to go to hospital.He said he is done with wrestling these "death matches," but would consider a rematch in the UFC.David Arquette took part in a staged but bloody hardcore wrestling match on Friday night in Los Angeles.The former Hollywood actor, renowned for his role as Deputy Dewey Riley in the smash hit movie series "Scream," began professional wrestling in 2000 and became a champion of World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

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Venezuela's exiled justice department calls for Interpol arrest of Maduro and 18 years for corruption

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Miraflores Presidential Palace via APVenezuela's justice department in exile asked Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant for its own president, Nicolás Maduro.A letter from the Supreme Tribunal of Justice in exile to Interpol's secretary-general accused Maduro of corruption said he accepted funds from illegal activity.Maduro presides over one of the worst economic crises in the world, where people struggle to afford food and basic necessities.Venezuela's justice department in exile requested an international arrest warrant, also known as a red notice, for its own president Nicolás Maduro.The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in exile accused Maduro of corruption in a letter to Jürgen Stock, the secretary-general of Interpol, dated on Monday

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I drank at the best bar in the world, and I was surprised by one thing

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Alison Millington / Business InsiderA bar on London's south bank has been named the best in the world.The World's 50 Best Bars, now in its 10th year, is based on the opinions of more than 500 drinks experts who cast seven votes each.For 2018, the experts named Dandelyan, the bar of the Mondrian Hotel in London, as the best bar in the world.The bar was created by award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, or "Mr. Lyan," the creator of the "Lyan" family of bars that includes Superlyan, Cub, and the now-closed White Lyan.Dandelyan, his oldest bar, is inspired by "the great botanists, fruit hunters, and bon vivants who brought back new tastes from foreign lands."Located in Sea Containers house right on the River Thames, it offers some pretty stunning views — and its interiors are just as impressive.However, there was one main thing that surprised me about the best bar in the world when I went to visit.Scroll down to see what it was like.Dandelyan, l…