Thursday January 17-th, 2019

552-Carat Diamond, Largest in North America, Found by Miners 552-Carat Diamond, Largest in North America, Found by Miners

The diamond-about the size of a chicken egg- was discovered in October in Canada's Northwest Territories- in Diavik-- which is about 135 miles away from the Arctic Circle, Mining.com reported . The final gemstone (or gemstones) will bear the Canada...

Draghi warns of downside risks as European Central Bank ends net asset purchases Draghi warns of downside risks as European Central Bank ends net asset purchases

And Donald Trump's trade confrontation with China - with harmful knock-on effects for the eurozone - rumbles on despite a 90-day truce for fresh talks. The European Central Bank officially ended its post-crisis asset purchase program but promised to ...

Oil Prices Steady After EIA Confirms Much Smaller Draw Oil Prices Steady After EIA Confirms Much Smaller Draw

Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday, as Russian Federation plans to cut its oil production next month and Libya's national oil company declared forced shutdown due to force majeure. A trade deal could lead to 1.56 million bpd in growth. The Unite...

Purplebricks cuts revenue forecast in tough conditions

It came as the firm reported pre-tax losses of £27.3m in the six months to October 31, up from £11.4m a year earlier on higher costs as the group continues to expand internationally. Operating losses also widened to £20.5 million in the United States...

Investment App Robinhood is Now Offering a 3% No-Fee Savings Account Investment App Robinhood is Now Offering a 3% No-Fee Savings Account

They will also be watching to see if Robinhood's 3-percent interest rates drive interest rates higher at other banks as well. The trading app, which first made headlines five years ago when it launched its no-fee brokerage business, announced on Th...

Walker announces deal to keep Kimberly-Clark jobs Walker announces deal to keep Kimberly-Clark jobs

Walker announced with Kimberly-Clark. The company would keep the Cold Spring plant open and close one in Arkansas, the newspaper said. Under the lame-duck bill, the Legislature, not the governor, would have to approve of such deals in the future.

Police Setting Up Fake Amazon Packages, Cameras to Catch 'Porch Pirates' Police Setting Up Fake Amazon Packages, Cameras to Catch 'Porch Pirates'

The police captain revealed that his mother was a victim of package theft, as well. Amazon partnered with the police by providing equipment and boxes for the sting operation. Amazon also said that it's committed to providing assistance whenever pos...

Tampon recall in Canada and U.S. Tampon recall in Canada and U.S.

Kimberly-Clare, the makers of Kotex, recalled its U by Kotex Sleek tampons after the company received reports some users needed medical assistance to remove pieces which had unraveled. You can also type your lot number into the company's online lot ...

Nigeria files Sh112.6b ($1.1b) lawsuit against Shell, Eni Nigeria files Sh112.6b ($1.1b) lawsuit against Shell, Eni

The suit, filed Wednesday in London, alleges that money the companies paid to acquire an oil exploration license in the Gulf of Guinea was diverted to bribes and kickbacks, the Nigerian government said in a press release. The oil field is already the...

TUI overcomes heatwave hit to post 11% hike in earnings TUI overcomes heatwave hit to post 11% hike in earnings

But an impressive performance in its hotels and resorts arm and cruises business offset the impact, helping group underlying earnings rise to 1.22 billion euros (£1.1 billion), with currency effects stripped out, for the year to September 30.

YouTube took down 58 million videos in three months YouTube took down 58 million videos in three months

Of those more than 58 million videos, 50.2 million videos were removed due to a channel-level suspension. But through a combination of people and technology, millions of these videos and channels are being flagged and removed. The reason for conten...

Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD stalls ahead of key Brexit vote Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD stalls ahead of key Brexit vote

It is hard to draw a very bearish scenario for the dollar as talks of the United States economy slipping into recession and the Fed switching to monetary easing from tightening seems to farfetched at this point, according to Koji Fukaya, president at...

Restaurant meals 'are busting calorie limit' Restaurant meals 'are busting calorie limit'

They said their findings were a cause for concern. He said: "Only one-in-ten of the meals we surveyed could be considered a healthy number of calories". "It's really clear what the food industry need to do". They suggested tackling the problem ...

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket reaches space Virgin Galactic tourism rocket reaches space

The company said that during the flight the spaceship reached Mach 2.9, almost three times the speed of sound, as it touched what it considers to be the edge of space. Today we completed our first revenue-generating flight and created two new astrona...

France braces for fifth straight weekend of 'yellow vest' rallies France braces for fifth straight weekend of 'yellow vest' rallies

A auto burns during a protest of " yellow vests " (" gilets jaunes ") against the rising cost of living near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris , on December 8. "Last week, we pretty much handled the yellow vests but we also witnessed scenes of breakag...

Nissan Is Suing Carlos Ghosn’s Sister For ‘Unjust Enrichment’ Nissan Is Suing Carlos Ghosn’s Sister For ‘Unjust Enrichment’

In court papers, lawyers for Ghosn said that since Nissan had entered the apartment after his arrest, the automaker could have "inserted objects or documents that could compromise his good reputation". In June, investors narrowly approved his package...

China announces lower tariffs, but only temporarily China announces lower tariffs, but only temporarily

The move is China's first step in response to President Donald Trump's December 1 agreement to suspend US tariff hikes for a similar 90-day period while the two sides negotiate over American complaints about Beijing's technology policy and trade ...

United Airlines Announces Major International Expansion From San Francisco United Airlines Announces Major International Expansion From San Francisco

The airline will deploy its Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft on the route. The airline also plans to start a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul as well as new year-round nonstop flights between the USA city and Auckland, Tahiti a...

Man missing from Carnival cruise ship off Florida Keys Man missing from Carnival cruise ship off Florida Keys

According to a Coast Guard news release, a passenger on the Carnival Victory was reported to have gone overboard Friday about 35 miles south of Islamorada. Also Read: What Happens During a Cruise Ship Overboard? Active in the search are the Coa...

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

The prosecutors say that Shakira's foreign travel was for short periods because of professional commitments, while the majority of the year she stayed in Spain; therefore they want her to pay tax in Spain on her worldwide income. A magistrate will ...

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery ‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

Just over a week after Alberta Premier Notley said oil producers would be required to reduce production by 8.7%, the price of heavy Canadian crude has more than doubled , in some cases rendering Western Canadian Select too expensive to ship south to...

B.C. rental task force calling for end of 'renovictions' B.C. rental task force calling for end of 'renovictions'

In an attempt to address a shortage of rental housing, the report recommends that no condominium strata should be allowed to prevent owners from renting out their units. Data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation last month painted ...

Trump says ´big´ China deal possible after U.S. pressure

China dictator Xi Jingping and President Trump agreed to a 90-day tariff truce during a dinner in Buenos Aires on December 1. But according to a statement released by China's Finance Ministry on Friday, the punitive 25 percent additional tariff Chi...

China's Tencent Music debut strikes a chord with investors China's Tencent Music debut strikes a chord with investors

The music arm of gaming and social network giant Tencent Holdings Ltd priced its American depositary receipts (ADRs) at US$13 per share, at the low end of its indicated US$13 to US$15 per share range, it said in a filing with the Hong Kong stock ...

USA consumer price index remains unchanged in November USA consumer price index remains unchanged in November

That matched the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey of economists. Core services inflation continued to be stable at 2.9 percent, while core goods inflation continued to be in deflationary territory. The price of all types of gasoline dropped 4.2...

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