Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/6: Top 2017 tweets; UPS struggles; Lamborghini’s SUV

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Dec. 6, 2017:

  • President Donald Trump was the world’s most tweeted about leader in 2017, but his tweets were not the most popular, according to Twitter. The social media network says former President Barack Obama had two out of the 10 most re-tweeted posts this year. However, no one could catch Carter Wilkerson, a teenager whose request for a year’s worth of free Wendy’s chicken nuggets topped the chart with 3.6 million re-tweets.
  • UPS is reportedly struggling to keep up with shipments after record sales on Cyber Monday. The parcel service handles packages from numerous retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and Macy’s.
  • Lamborghini has introduced the Urus, the world's fastest SUV. It goes from zero to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and can hit top speeds of 190 mph. It can fit five people and will arrive in the U.S. next spring. The SUV’s base price is $200,000.
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  • Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    Thursday, December 13 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-12-13 23:49:43 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:49 GMT
    China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States.
    China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States.
  • Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

    Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

    Thursday, December 13 2018 10:51 AM EST2018-12-13 15:51:10 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:42 GMT
    Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020.
    Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020.
  • Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

    Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

    Thursday, December 13 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-12-13 23:19:48 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-12-14 05:31:34 GMT
    Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park.
    Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park.
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