From spiced lattes to delicious pies, find out the secret ingredient in all of your fall favorite treats

When people say they like pumpkin spice-flavored foods, what they mean is they like pumpkin pie-flavored foods, the difference between spice and pie being a few hundred calories’ worth of cream and sugar, not to mention actual pumpkin (or squash, as is the case with much canned pumpkin pie filling). Take a look at the ingredient list of most any iconic vehicle for pumpkin spices, such as the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, and you will see more than just a sweet, spiced coffee drink. There are actual pumpkin particles in…

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Bitcoin’s sharp decline: The cryptocurrency falls below $8,000

Bitcoin lost about 20 percent of its value since Friday. Bitcoin extended its five-day losing streak on Thursday and dropped below $8,000 for the first time since June as a growing list of concerns weighed on crypto assets. Bitcoin fell as much as 9% to $7,736 in New York, according to Bloomberg composite pricing, before bouncing off the lows of the day. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index that tracks a basket of cryptocurrencies slumped more than 8% as peer coins, including Ether and XRP, also sold off. That’s the lowest…

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CEO says Huawei willing to licence 5G know-how to US firm

CEO of embattled Chinese firm says he’s not afraid of creating a rival by licensing advanced mobile phone technology. Huawei Technologies founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said on Thursday the Chinese company is willing to license its 5G mobile technology to a firm in the United States, as it seeks to alleviate security concerns over its products. Ren told reporters he was not afraid of creating a rival by making Huawei’s technology available to competitors, and the offer could also include chip design know-how. Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms gear…

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SoftBank bets big on WeWork

Japanese fund reportedly plans to increase its investment in controversial US startup, but could yet pull out of deal. Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp is planning to pump an extra $1bn or more into WeWork by renegotiating an agreement struck before falling valuations delayed the US-based office-sharing startup’s initial public offering (IPO), the Financial Times newspaper has reported. The plan would increase SoftBank’s initially planned investment of $1.5bn in WeWork as part of the agreement, giving the US company the right to receive the money in April next year…

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Oracle says investigators want it to share Google information

According to Oracle, US House panel wants details as part of anti-trust investigation into Google, an Oracle rival. Oracle Corp, which has clashed with Alphabet’s Google in business disputes, says it has received requests for information from congressional and state investigators in the United States looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law. Oracle received the information requests from the Texas attorney general’s office and the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, said Ken Glueck, an Oracle executive based in Washington, DC. The House Judiciary Committee has sought information from dozens…

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