Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Powell sees potential headwinds to U.S. growth as Fed weighs rate policy Powell sees potential headwinds to U.S. growth as Fed weighs rate policy

The tax cuts and spending increases that were enacted are providing some real boost right now, but that impetus is going to wear off over time", Powell said when asked to list the "headwinds" the economy may face in coming months. "We have an importa...

Halifax postal workers end strike action, mail delivery to resume Halifax postal workers end strike action, mail delivery to resume

The Crown corporation is offering a four-year deal that includes new job security provisions, a 10-million-dollar health and safety fund, annual two per cent wage hikes, plus signing bonuses of up to a thousand dollars per employee with a deadline fo...

Ontario pot rules restrict retail ownership of licensed producers Ontario pot rules restrict retail ownership of licensed producers

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says that Ontario will be moving forward with expanded retail hours for alcohol sales. The Ontario regulations say a pot retailer with more than one outlet can't be more than 9.9-per-cent owned by a cannabis producer.

USA oil continues to fall. When will the turnaround come? USA oil continues to fall. When will the turnaround come?

OPEC and its partners are said to be discussing a deeper-than-anticipated output cut. Indeed, the size of the OPEC+ production cut seems to have grown significantly this week, growing larger with each passing day as oil prices continued their ...

Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose

At least four major worldwide hotel chains have apologised after hidden camera video of their room cleaning practices in China was posted online. Rooms at the most expensive hotel shown in the video - the Bulgari in Shanghai - start at around 4,0...

Pence, China's Xi trade tough talk at Pacific summit Pence, China's Xi trade tough talk at Pacific summit

On Saturday, Pence warned that Trump could still put more tariffs on China. His speech was a clear reference to the escalating trade war between the United States and China, along with the general protectionism of the USA president, Donald Trump.

Alexa voice shoppers get early access to these Amazon Black Friday specials Alexa voice shoppers get early access to these Amazon Black Friday specials

Now playing: Watch this: Tricks to score extra savings on Black Friday and Cyber. Amazon says it has also introduced new ways to make shopping easier this Black Friday, including AR View, which enables mobile shoppers to see products in their hom...

Jeff Bezos: 'I Predict One Day Amazon Will Fail' Jeff Bezos: 'I Predict One Day Amazon Will Fail'

Amazon will go bankrupt one day, Jeff Bezos, the CEO of the e-commerce colossus worth nearly $1 trillion, told his employees in a stunning admission. The employee, as CNBC News points out, wanted to know the lessons the company's visionary founder ha...

Uber posts Dollars 1 bn loss in third quarter Uber posts Dollars 1 bn loss in third quarter

On an earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization basis (EBIDTA), Uber's losses were $527 million, up about 21 percent quarter over quarter. Uber past year made a decision to share selected financial figures publicly. Japan's So...

Aston Martin gives us a closer look at its upcoming SUV Aston Martin gives us a closer look at its upcoming SUV

Aston Martin has revealed the name of its new SUV model, scheduled for launch next year, as prototypes of the soft-roader begin testing in Wales. In addition, Aston gave the public its first look at the first SUV in company history. However, it's...

Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey

Three people became ill after feeding raw turkey pet food to their pets. The packages in question have use-by dates of October 1, 2018 or October 2, 2018 and show the code "P-190" inside the USDA inspection mark. The strain is also responsible for ...

TNGA-based 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan breaks cover TNGA-based 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan breaks cover

With the same powertrain and underpinnings that pleased us in the new Corolla hatchback , and significantly more attractive styling, this sedan is shaping up to be the first desirable and competitive Corolla in quite some time. The bigger infotain...

Indonesian jet crash victim's family sues Boeing Indonesian jet crash victim's family sues Boeing

The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing , alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane. Zwingli added that Boeing's safety bulletin did not...

Amazon staff prepare for the onslaught of Black Friday shopping Amazon staff prepare for the onslaught of Black Friday shopping

All you need to get your hands on the best deals from major retailers is quick fingers, most importantly, knowledge about when exactly the sales will drop, so that you're the first one on the site. Black Friday seems to have started earlier than eve...

Flybe up for sale Flybe up for sale

The airline had previously planned to merge with FTSE 250 transport services provider Stobart Group ( LON:STOB ), before the deal was abandoned earlier this year. Chief executive Christine Ourmières-Widener said continued improvements were being seen...

Snag in the road for sausage sizzles Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

Bunnings Warehouse, a national chain of almost 300 stores, may not have expected it, but the effort to dispense culinary advice as if it were home fix led to a countrywide meltdown. "Just onions, they need to be available", said Ardern. "To be fra...

House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader

Most of the other leadership races were uncontested and decided on a voice vote. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot past year during practice for the annual Congressional baseball game, will remain McCarthy's top deputy as Minority Whip, a...

Honda Passport Will Renew in Los Angeles Honda Passport Will Renew in Los Angeles

The online event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. After rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport, the brand has confirmed the nameplate's revival. Shortly after discontinuing the Passport, Honda rolled out the more car-like and practi...

FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars, Restrict Vaping FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars, Restrict Vaping

NewscomToday Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who has been talking for months about an "epidemic" of underage vaping , finally released the survey data to which he was referring, along with his agency's plan to reverse the trends tha...

In full: Theresa May’s Brexit statement as Cabinet backs agreement In full: Theresa May’s Brexit statement as Cabinet backs agreement

The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told journalists that the agreement was "a decisive, crucial step in concluding these negotiations". It would "bind the hands of not only this but future governments in pursuing genuine free trade policies...

Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman’s death on cruise ship Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman’s death on cruise ship

The woman plunged from a deck of the Royal Princess early Tuesday, landing so hard on a lifeboat she shattered its windows, the publication reported. Princess Cruises is based in Santa Clarita, California. User Dushi Dushi wrote on a Cruise Critic ...

Harlem Resident Wins State's Largest Ever Lotto Jackpot of $383.8 Million Harlem Resident Wins State's Largest Ever Lotto Jackpot of $383.8 Million

After taxes Bailey walked away with $125.3 million - the fourth-largest payoff in USA history and the top win ever in New York State. It capped off an exciting few weeks for a man who bought the magic ticket last month at a deli in Harlem.

FDA to seek a ban on menthol cigarettes FDA to seek a ban on menthol cigarettes

Menthol cigarettes account for about a quarter of BAT's United States cigarette sales, making it a bigger casualty of the potential ban than its competitors Altria and Imperial Brands. The FDA may impose limits on the sale of many e-cigarette product...

SAP to acquire software company Qualtrics for $8 bn SAP to acquire software company Qualtrics for $8 bn

The company offers software-as-a-service that other companies use to measure and manage their reputations with current and prospective customers as well as a similar service for internal use of managing employees. For the record, the Utah-based Qualt...

Oil is steadying this morning after a record 12 days of declines Oil is steadying this morning after a record 12 days of declines

Prices recovered, with Brent inching back above $67 after Reuters reported that OPEC and its partners are discussing a proposal to cut output by up to 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd), a larger figure than officials had mentioned previously.

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