Wednesday June 20-th, 2018

Crude Prices Mixed After Last Week's Drop Crude Prices Mixed After Last Week's Drop

Moreover, Unipec, China's state-run oil trader is engaged in a pseudo-price war with Saudi Aramco over the price increases of its Arab Light crude, which lends more support for US crude exports into China. 30, 2017. Those efforts paid off, with p...

Economics - Luxembourg firm to buy United Kingdom sandwich chain Pret A Manger Economics - Luxembourg firm to buy United Kingdom sandwich chain Pret A Manger

Bridgepoint bought a majority stake in Pret a decade ago for about 345 million pounds and had been examining an exit via a NY stock market listing before opting to sell to JAB. About three quarters of Pret's 530 locations are in the United Kingdom, w...

European Union proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics European Union proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

This covers plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink stirrers and balloon sticks. The EU is also planning a producer-funded, recycling scheme for plastics, similar to waste electronics or used tyres. "Plastic product bans are not the sol...

Starbucks stores closing early today for anti-bias training Starbucks stores closing early today for anti-bias training

The plan has brought attention to the little-known world of "unconscious bias training" used by corporations, police departments and other organizations. They should dial 911 only if the situation seems unsafe. Thousands of Starbucks shops in New Y...

Italian Political Parties Threaten President With Impeachment

Luigi Di Maio proposed to the country's parliament to discuss impeachment of Italian President Sergio Mattarella after the latter, in fact, vetoed the list of potential members of the government proposed by the prime minister candidate Giuseppe C...

No end in sight as fuel price surges for 13th day No end in sight as fuel price surges for 13th day

The fuel was sold at Rs 78.27 and Rs 81.26 per litre in Delhi and Chennai, up from Rs 78.12 and Rs 81.11 a litre on Sunday. The central government levies Rs 19 .48 excise duty on a litre of petrol and Rs 15.33 on diesel. Delhi has the lowest fuel...

Federal Bureau of Investigation alerts consumers to restart router over hacking concerns Federal Bureau of Investigation alerts consumers to restart router over hacking concerns

That's because a malware system linked to Russian Federation has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers. "The malware targets routers produced by several manufacturers and network-attached storage devices by at least one manufacturer", ...

Lukoil posts 75% first-quarter profit leap on strength of crude price Lukoil posts 75% first-quarter profit leap on strength of crude price

Saudi Arabia and Russia's potential policy shift does not materially change Goldman Sachs Group's bullish oil outlook, the bank's analysts, including Damien Courvalin, said, reiterating the bank's forecast of Brent at US$82.50 per barrel in th...

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, who has said her governing party's most recent budget forms "the core" of its platform, suggested Ford may be afraid to map out a plan she claimed would be defined by reductions to government services and programs.

Oil prices hit as Opec says it may boost crude output Oil prices hit as Opec says it may boost crude output

Oil prices fell sharply on Friday after OPEC and Russian Federation indicated they may raise output this year to offset the impact of rising prices. "The pace of the recent rise in oil prices has sparked a debate among investors on whether this po...

Amazon rescues The Expanse from cancellation Amazon rescues The Expanse from cancellation

The series is now airing it's third season on Syfy , where the series was cancelled earlier this month. Bezos stated at the conference, " I was talking to the cast half an hour ago, before the break for dinner started . But afterward, the news o...

NYC gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend NYC gas prices rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

In Sioux City, prices ranged from about $2.68 to $2.75 per gallon. Memorial Day Weekend travelers are facing some of Highest Gas Prices in Years. That's the highest number of travelers in more than 12 years and five percent more than last year...

National Australia Bank to compensate customers hit by outage National Australia Bank to compensate customers hit by outage

Lasting four hours, customers were denied access to banking applications across mobile and online devices, with Eftpos, ATMs and in-store banking also screeching to a halt following a systems outage. But "sorry this happened on a Saturday", makes me ...

CP Rail workers reject contract, resume negotiations: union CP Rail workers reject contract, resume negotiations: union

The union said talks are set to resume Friday at 1 p.m. MT in Calgary in an attempt to achieve an agreement and avoid a work stoppage. The Teamsters say they will work with federal mediators, but will exercise their right to strike if talks fail or...

Unruly passenger arrested after allegedly launching midair tirade Unruly passenger arrested after allegedly launching midair tirade

We will be there in an hour. As Felix grew even more tensed, he began to shove his male seatmate's legs out of the way so he could confront the flight attendant. "We just wanna talk to you outside before we disembark the whole aircraft", one office...

Centre working on long-term solution on fuel price hike: Pradhan Centre working on long-term solution on fuel price hike: Pradhan

The government needs to provide relief to consumers, complaining not only of higher crude prices but also significantly higher taxes. A similar tax was considered in 2008 when oil prices were on the rise but the idea was dropped after stiff oppositio...

South Korean president meets Kim Jong Un at border South Korean president meets Kim Jong Un at border

The president made a decision to cancel the summit after North Korea attacked Pence for saying North Korea would end up like Libya if it did not reach a peaceful deal on its nuclear weapons during the summit. He unveiled the date and the time with ...

OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output amid USA pressure OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output amid USA pressure

USA oil futures fell 4.5 per cent to US$67.50 a barrel in NY on Friday. The energy ministers of Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are discussing an output increase of about 1-million barrels per day, sources told Reuters .

Brazilians Brace for Shortages as Truck Driver Protests Continue Brazilians Brace for Shortages as Truck Driver Protests Continue

But the determination of the truckers has caught center-right President Michel Temer's government flat-footed, five months ahead of presidential elections. Cities in the interior, further away from refineries along the Brazilian coast, have been pa...

Someone bought a lottery ticket worth $1 million in Barrie Someone bought a lottery ticket worth $1 million in Barrie

One Maxmillions prize, worth $333,333.40, was sold in the Milton area. The draw set a new record for Lotto Max with $106 million in prizes. "We had three 60 million jackpot winners in Quebec last year, and two 55 million dollar winners last year"...

Russian Federation and Opec agree to boost oil production

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $70.44 a barrel, down 27, or 0.4 percent, cents from their last settlement. Last month, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies said they exceeded their pledged 1.8...

Northern chided into recovery plan amid rail chaos Northern chided into recovery plan amid rail chaos

Increasing driver training on new routes to get more services on line as quickly as possible. As I said yesterday, later this morning I will be chairing a conference call with the northern leaders'. On Thursday, the majority of available trains w...

Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm

The UAW, which is seeking to represent workers at Tesla's facility in Fremont, California, filed the complaint with the National Labor Relations Board late on Wednesday. President Donald Trump. But why pay union dues & give up stock options for not...

Yellow lab gives birth to eight puppies Yellow lab gives birth to eight puppies

Ellie - short for Eleanor Rigby - gave birth to seven boys and one girl. The father, Nugget, was also there for the big event. Ellie and her owner were on the way to Philadelphia. Firefighters were called to the airport to help with the birth. ...

Can the Trump-Kim Summit Be Rescheduled? Can the Trump-Kim Summit Be Rescheduled?

He told a press conference this afternoon: "It was a very nice statement they put out; we'll see what happens". We're talking to them now. "It could even be the 12th", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before leaving for t...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT