Tuesday March 19-th, 2019

Bitcoin falls further below $4000; Crypto continues plunge Bitcoin falls further below $4000; Crypto continues plunge

The ongoing crash in the crypto market has been attributed to a number of factors and events. Offering an even more positive outlook, Wall Street's Tom Lee stands by his (amended) prediction that bitcoin will touch $15,000 by the end of the year....

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn denies allegations Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn denies allegations

Renault, which is 15-percent owned by the French state, has made a decision to stick by Ghosn for now, appointing an interim boss while the current CEO and chairman is "incapacitated". Separately, Nissan is considering filing a civil damages suit aga...

Winter storm to bring heavy snow and disrupt travel Winter storm to bring heavy snow and disrupt travel

Both advisories set to expire at 1 p.m. Monday. The criteria for a blizzard are sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles an hour or greater, considerable falling or blowing snow that can reduce visibility to less than 1/4 of a mile for 3 hours o...

Electoral reform referendum voting period extended Electoral reform referendum voting period extended

Voters are encouraged to return their completed voting package as soon as possible to ensure it is received by Elections BC by the deadline day and to give Elections BC enough time to contact them if their returned package is missing required infor...

Brent plunges more than 6% despite potential cut by OPEC Brent plunges more than 6% despite potential cut by OPEC

Kohl's fell 3.7 percent to $63.83, while Target lost 2.8 percent to $67.35. Tesla fell 3.7 percent to $325.83 after the electric auto maker said it intends to cut prices for its Model X and Model S cars in China to make them more affordable.

Virgin Atlantic confirms it is considering a takeover of ailing airline Flybe Virgin Atlantic confirms it is considering a takeover of ailing airline Flybe

It is understood that Virgin is interested in Flybe in order to use the airline to provide a feed of passengers into its long-haul routes, as well as give it with access to airline slots at Heathrow Airport that are kept for domestic flights in the...

Samsung apologises for sickness and deaths of factory workers Samsung apologises for sickness and deaths of factory workers

The issue started when Hwang Yu-mi, the daughter of Banolim head Hwang Sang-ki, died of leukemia in 2007. He sought to shame the company into making payouts to workers who suffered the same disease or who contracted other illnesses after working fo...

Store pick ups drive merging of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Store pick ups drive merging of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

In 2017, Black Friday shoppers spent $5.03 billion online . About a third of online Black Friday sales were made from phones. Now playing: Watch this: Black Friday sales go live, Facebook defends controversial. But industry analysts believe the ...

Strong Winds Impacting Flights Around Australia Today Strong Winds Impacting Flights Around Australia Today

Strong winds in Sydney and Melbourne have closed airport runways and caused chaos for travellers in Perth and across the country. Passengers flying in and out of Sydney are being warned of delays this morning as powerful winds continue to impac...

Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike Spanish Amazon workers in 'Black Friday' strike

In Spain, unions said 1,600 employees had downed tools for the day. Images on social media showed small groups of people gathered with banners from the union. In the United Kingdom, protesters including off-shift Amazon workers started demonstrating ...

Coli Infections linked to Romaine Lettuce Coli Infections linked to Romaine Lettuce

County reporting the most patients. Howard Njoo, Canada's deputy chief public-health officer, says experts tracing the patients' food histories found majority had eaten romaine lettuce in the days before they got sick. Tracing a person's food histo...

Federal report sounds alarm on climate change after Trump mocks it Federal report sounds alarm on climate change after Trump mocks it

By century's end, the report projects thousands of additional deaths annually from worsening heat waves and air pollution, as well as declining crop yields and the loss of key coral reef and sea ice ecosystems. "The biggest concern regarding climate ...

Nissan Motor board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest Nissan Motor board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest

The plan signals Nissan is moving swiftly to gain a stronger position in the alliance, with Ghosn out of the picture. Carlos Ghosn could be sentenced to 10 years in prison or this or pay a JPY 10 million fine or both. Renault has more influence in...

No Gibraltar deal, no Brexit summit, Spain's PM says No Gibraltar deal, no Brexit summit, Spain's PM says

May must show that she has left nothing on the table if she is to convince British members of parliament to ratify the deal in the coming weeks. Visiting Cuba, Sanchez said that if the Gibraltar row is not resolved, he might not go to Brussels on...

Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday

Target said in October it planned to dedicate almost a quarter of a million square feet of new space to its toy business across 500 of its stores. Black Friday madness is almost upon us, but before you bust out your wallet at the big retailers, you...

Tesla cuts vehicle prices in China on tariff fears Tesla cuts vehicle prices in China on tariff fears

The California-based firm stated on Thursday that it will reduced prices of its two flagship models by 12 to 16 percent to help make the vehicles more affordable for customers in the world's top auto market, where the demand of the so-called new-ener...

Ottawa Public Health reports 2nd case of E. coli

Food and Drug Administration said that's likely where the lettuce that infected those in the States came from. Romaine from that region was being pulled from the shelves of stores to reduce the risk of infection of customers. "People should not eat r...

New Evoque SUV to debut Jaguar Land Rover ’s Ground View technology New Evoque SUV to debut Jaguar Land Rover ’s Ground View technology

It will also be available with a line-up of efficient four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines and, 12 months later, a three-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine. It's said to shut off the engine below 11mph under braking like a more eager stop-start syst...

U.S. asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei U.S. asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

The Journal says that the USA has spoken to allies who already use Huawei networking equipment; those countries include Germany, Italy and Japan. Globally, Huawei has a leading 22% share of the global telecom-equipment market. "If a government's ...

Louisiana couple finds $1.8M lottery ticket while housecleaning Louisiana couple finds $1.8M lottery ticket while housecleaning

It turned out to be worth $1.8 million. After finding the ticket, the couple allegedly went online to check the numbers, and they enjoyed a Thanksgiving surprise. After state and federal taxes were deducted, the couple's check came to almost $1.3 m...

Retail Stores Using New Technology to Attract Shoppers on Black Friday Retail Stores Using New Technology to Attract Shoppers on Black Friday

The Kanawha County Toys R Us sits empty this holiday shopping season after closing earlier this year. Such was the case Thursday in Lima. Numerous stores opening Thursday will stay open until the early morning hours before reopening Friday morning....

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Parliament will stop the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union without any Brexit deal, even if MPs block Theresa May's deal, Amber Rudd has said, suggesting the prime minister's threat of "no Brexit" was more likely than no deal.

Lane Crawford Drops Dolce & Gabbana After Shanghai Firestorm Lane Crawford Drops Dolce & Gabbana After Shanghai Firestorm

The blunder was compounded when screenshots were circulated online that appeared to show co-founder Stefano Gabbana making derogatory remarks about China. "Improper comments that insult China from the so-called famous designer of an internationally...

Blast in Orakzai Agency kills almost 30, injures over 40 Blast in Orakzai Agency kills almost 30, injures over 40

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police are on high alert following the Orakzai blast and a separate attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi on Friday morning. The injured have been shifted to hospitals in Kalaya , Kohat and Peshawar . Khan said that among th...

Close call expected at Reserve Bank's repo rate announcement on Thursday Close call expected at Reserve Bank's repo rate announcement on Thursday

At this meeting, three members preferred an increase and three members preferred an unchanged stance. Kganyago said that the implied path of policy rates generated by the Quarterly Projection Model is for four rate hikes of 25 basis points, reachin...

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