Wednesday December 12-th, 2018

UK CPI unexpectedly eases to 2.4% y/y in September UK CPI unexpectedly eases to 2.4% y/y in September

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier, in line with expectations of 2.5 percent and accelerating from August' s 2.3 percent gain. Prices of raw materials rose 7.3 per cent in September from a year earlier, down from a 7....

Today In Creepy Twerking Robot Security Dogs Today In Creepy Twerking Robot Security Dogs

But when it turns around and starts to twerk things start to get a bit weird. Have a look for yourself in the video below. The SpotMini goes on sale sometime in 2019, but pricing information hasn't been revealed yet. The robot moonwalks, twerks, and ...

Claire's consider shutting stores with hundreds of jobs under threat Claire's consider shutting stores with hundreds of jobs under threat

The news follows Patisserie Valerie's struggles and other high profile closures such as Toys R Us , Maplin and more this year. The Press Association said the High Street chain was working with restructuring firm Alix Partners on "a number of opt...

United Kingdom inflation slips to 2.4% in September

Sterling fell against the dollar and euro while British government bond prices rose. The Consumer Price Index figures came as a surprise to economists who were expecting inflation to fall to 2.6%. Inflation has now eased back after topping 3% at th...

PH takes 56th spot in global competitiveness index PH takes 56th spot in global competitiveness index

In its closely-watched annual Global Competitiveness Report , the WEF said the U.S.is the country closest to the "frontier of competitiveness", an indicator that ranks competitive productivity using a scale from zero to 100. Switzerland was previous...

Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by USA senator Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by USA senator

The New York Times , citing a person familiar with Saudi plans, reported the Saudi government would blame an intelligence official for a bungled operation. Trump said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's trip to attend a Saudi investment conference i...

Supermarkets drought milk 'half-baked' Supermarkets drought milk 'half-baked'

While Woolworths and Aldi are yet to respond to the criticism, Coles has hit back, saying Mr Littleproud needs to check his facts. Coles will increase the price of its 3-litre branded milk until the end of the year. Coles said it had also appointed...

Walmart lowers earnings outlook to account for Flipkart acquisition

Walmart now expects to earn between $4.65 and $4.80 per share for fiscal 2019 from an earlier forecast of $4.90 and $5.05 per share. Shares were down 0.6 percent at $93.25 in premarket trading, after earlier having fallen more than 2 percent.

Mega Millions jackpot now $667M, 3rd largest in USA history Mega Millions jackpot now $667M, 3rd largest in USA history

The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. The jackpot may be claimed as $667 million before federal taxes as an annuity paid out over 29 years, or as a cash option of $380 million, according to the Associated Press. 19 drawing will roll t...

Lyft launches subscription plan, offering 30 rides for $300/month Lyft launches subscription plan, offering 30 rides for $300/month

In its finished form, the plan has you paying $299 per month to get 30 "free" trips of any type worth up to $15 each (you pay the difference above that), with a 5 percent discount on additional journeys. The monthly plan can be cancelled at any time....

Dow jumps over 500 points as US stocks rally on strong earnings Dow jumps over 500 points as US stocks rally on strong earnings

UnitedHealth, the country's biggest health insurer, exceeded analyst's projections for the quarter and raised its projections for the year. The S&P 500 index rallied 2.1 percent, its largest jump since March 26, to 2,809.92. Canopy Growth, which re...

Saudi Arabia Says It Will Increase Output To Keep Oil Market Stable Saudi Arabia Says It Will Increase Output To Keep Oil Market Stable

Brent crude rose 63 cents, or 0.8 percent, to settle at $81.41 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended the session up 14 cents at $71.92 a barrel. India is the world's third biggest oil consumer and importer . Stocks at the Cush...

YouTube Faces Widespread Outage, Says YouTube Faces Widespread Outage, Says "Working On Resolving This"

YouTube is aware of the issue, though no ETA has been given on when we can expect a fix. Aussieoutages.com reports that users in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia are feeling the impact. YouTube was created in February 200...

Iran says Trump can not bring oil prices down by 'bullying' Iran says Trump can not bring oil prices down by 'bullying'

The market has been supported by reports that Iranian crude exports may be falling faster than expected ahead the November 4 deadline on sanctions. USA oil production has increased steadily over the last five years, reaching a record high of 11.2 m...

United Airlines adds US flights United Airlines adds US flights

United now offers three 50-seat flights to Newark daily. United says its adjustments maximize the airline's unique strengths of its East Coast hubs in New York/Newark and Washington Dulles . We are delighted to see United expand its service from...

Netflix surges on massive subscriber growth Netflix surges on massive subscriber growth

In July, when Netflix last reported its quarterly earnings, the company's share price collapsed as subscriber growth appeared to slow. Streaming revenue surged 36%, reaching almost $4 billion in the quarter - a performance that matched Wall Street'...

Uber IPO proposals value company at $120-billion Uber IPO proposals value company at $120-billion

However, an IPO in early 2019 may prove tempting if Uber wants to steal a lead on smaller rival Lyft , which is thought to be planning its own IPO for March or April. Under Khosrowshahi, Uber has moved to boost transparency and become more accountab...

Rare wine auctioned at Sotheby's breaks record for most expensive ever sold Rare wine auctioned at Sotheby's breaks record for most expensive ever sold

A bottle of rare Burgundy wine has sold for a record-breaking £424,000 - 17 times more than its estimate. It is produced in the Cote de Nuits region in a vineyard spanning less than four acres (two hectares) and producing fewer than 6,000 bottles p...

Supersonic vehicle project needs $33 million to avoid bankruptcy Supersonic vehicle project needs $33 million to avoid bankruptcy

The company has already constructed a vehicle, which they have used in low-speed tests of up to 200mph (320km/h). Founded in 2007 by Richard Noble and Andy Green (who set the existing land speed record of 763.035 miles per hour with ThrustSSC back ...

Germany slaps Audi with 800M euro fine for diesel misdeeds Germany slaps Audi with 800M euro fine for diesel misdeeds

Parent Volkswagen Group also warned its earnings would be affected. The Ingolstadt-based automaker released a statement confirming it had "accepted the fine" from the Munich public prosecutor and that it would not lodge an appeal against it.

Tesla Buyers to Lose $7500 Tax Credit; Deadline Is October 15 Tesla Buyers to Lose $7500 Tax Credit; Deadline Is October 15

Final delivery is contingent on the buyer's payment of the full purchase price of the vehicle through leasing, financing, or paying cash (the $2500 deposit is credited toward the final purchase). Readers will remember what happened in Ontario in July...

Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Shortage, Study Finds Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Shortage, Study Finds

In 2016, the World Meteorological Organization estimated that the world was already at 1.2 degrees Celsius (34.16 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels . Guan also noted that beer crops aren't the only ones likely to be affected by climate...

Diesel price hike wipes out Rs 2.5 cut Diesel price hike wipes out Rs 2.5 cut

Even so, this would not affect diesel prices (which are now deregulated) and the projected 70 cent increase would certainly have an effect on general inflation given that practically everything has to be transported by a diesel-powered truck.

Check whether your data has been captured at latest Facebook data leak Check whether your data has been captured at latest Facebook data leak

The news comes at a jittery time ahead of the midterm elections when Facebook is fighting off misuse of its site on a number of fronts. On Friday, the company revised downwards its estimate to "about 30m". About 400 000 people served as the hacke...

Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization

He says it does not fit the need of every police force across Canada. "I think it'll be clear lines as opposed to the grey area that we've been operating in for a number of years in Vancouver", he said. Another 7,000 are expected to be trained in...

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