Thursday October 17-th, 2019

Study finds that Vermont is top state for inbound moves Study finds that Vermont is top state for inbound moves

More people moved out of the Garden State in 2018 than any other state, according to a new study by United Van Lines - though NY wasn't far behind. Kansas isn't alone with jobs being the key factor for moves to or from the state. The population o...

Grayling blames greedy unions for big rail fare rise Grayling blames greedy unions for big rail fare rise

The TUC said privatisation was "rewarding failure" by handing more than £1bn in dividends to investors in train companies over the past six years, even as ticket prices soared. Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said the latest increases were "...

Hackers Threaten To Reveal Hackers Threaten To Reveal "Secret" Data Linked To 9/11 Attacks

Preview documents released by the Dark Overlord haven't yet lived up to the hacker group's more sensational claims . The only way to prevent the release of the report is through the payment of ransom in bitcoin (BTC). The hackers claim that thei...

Many condo owners to see double digit gains in latest BC Assessment Many condo owners to see double digit gains in latest BC Assessment

In the next few days, BC Assessment will be mailing out its 2018 property assessments - if you can't wait to find out the assessed value of your property, assessments are available online . The Greater Vancouver region's total assessments increased ...

New USB-C Tech Could Protect Against Malware New USB-C Tech Could Protect Against Malware

Of course, device manufacturers and operating system developers will need to include support for USB-C Authentication before it offers anything meaningful, and that's also the biggest downside-this is simply a suggestion at the current time, not a re...

Qatar introduces 100% alcohol tax Qatar introduces 100% alcohol tax

The Ministry of Finance said this in a statement last month: "The Selective Tax law is created to impose taxes on certain health-damaging goods and it will be implemented by the beginning of 2019". A government spokesperson later told the AFP New...

Apple cites China as it cuts forecast Apple cites China as it cuts forecast

The holiday quarter's revenue of $84 billion would represent a sales decline of nearly 5 percent from a year ago. The revenue cut raises questions about whether Apple, the face of American business in many parts of the world, is being punished by C...

GasBuddy predicts 2019 fuel prices to average at $2.70/gal GasBuddy predicts 2019 fuel prices to average at $2.70/gal

The average price for a gallon of regular gas dropped for the 11 day Tuesday, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.34. On average, Gasbuddy says consumers will save $25 on gas compared to 2018, but say economic jitters could weigh heavily on whe...

Girl Scouts announce new type of cookie Girl Scouts announce new type of cookie

This year, Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies have been added to the lineup. The cookie features rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt. The other is the Toffee-tastic cookie that was introduced in 2015. To find your favorite ...

Hacker Group Wants a Bitcoin Payment to Hide the 'Truth' About 9/11

The only way to prevent the release of the report is through the payment of ransom in bitcoin (BTC). In a statement posted to Pastebin , the Dark Overlord said it stole "hundreds of gigabytes of litigation related documents", including emails, v...

Apple lowers quarterly revenue forecast

Apple is lowering its financial guidance, blaming an economic slowdown in China that has weakened sales of its iPhones, Macs and iPads. The holiday quarter's revenue of $84 billion would represent a sales decline of nearly 5 percent from a year ago...

Manufacturing growth slows in December - PMI Manufacturing growth slows in December - PMI

Data giant IHS Markit on Monday (2 January) published its latest survey of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector. Rob Dobson, a director at IHS Markit , said in a statement: "Stocks of purchases and finished goods both rose at near s...

In Norway, nearly a third of new cars sold are electric In Norway, nearly a third of new cars sold are electric

Sales of gasoline and diesel cars plummeted in conjunction with the benefits Norway offers for electric vehicle owners, such as tax-exempt status, free parking and charging stations. Given there's no domestic auto manufacturing left to subsidise, and...

McDonald's customer charged with battering workers McDonald's customer charged with battering workers

James responded by hitting him several times. "He was yelling and walking toward the counter and the young lady behind the counter told him that it's the law now that we're not allowed to have straws in the lobby", she said. Biandudi says after lea...

Christmas brings hope to John Lewis Christmas brings hope to John Lewis

John Lewis enjoyed "very strong sales on Christmas Eve" as well as a "confident start to clearance sales" both online and in its 51 shops. Sales at John Lewis & Partners rose over Christmas, bringing hope that the downturn on the high street is n...

Roku Takes Page From Amazon, Hulu With Premium Subscriptions Roku Takes Page From Amazon, Hulu With Premium Subscriptions

The idea is to help people consolidate their subscription streaming services, the company said on Wednesday. The app will bill users' existing Roku accounts for subscriptions, and will provide a single interface so users don't have to jump between ...

Florida minimum wage rises to $8.46 per hour beginning Tuesday Florida minimum wage rises to $8.46 per hour beginning Tuesday

These state minimum-wage rates will not apply to work performed in the city of Minneapolis, which has higher minimum-wage rates. A number of cities, including Seattle; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Arizona, and a number of cities in California...

Commuters hit hard as train fares rise three times faster than wages Commuters hit hard as train fares rise three times faster than wages

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has described the rail fare increases as a "disgrace". "The Government could have used its power to cap regulated fares, instead they have let train companies off the hook and failed to stand up for passengers".

2018 was the worst for stocks in 10 years 2018 was the worst for stocks in 10 years

The S&P 500 ended up 0.85 percent, the Nasdaq closed 0.77 percent higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended up 1.15 percent for the day on Monday, a nice improvement considering the low volume of the pre-holiday trading day. The S&P 600...

Tesla shares drop after USA price cut, production numbers Tesla shares drop after USA price cut, production numbers

Tesla shares fell in early trading after the electric auto maker missed industry forecasts for deliveries of its budget Model 3 vehicle and announced price cuts to offset lower tax incentives. That was cut in half, to $3,750, starting January 1. Te...

$16,000 premium airline seats sold for $675; Cathay to honour pricing error $16,000 premium airline seats sold for $675; Cathay to honour pricing error

The online ticketing foul-up meant return fares of as low as $675 from Da Nang in Vietnam to NY at the front end of the plane, or a small fraction of its original price. And more than 9 million Cathy customers had their personal information stolen wh...

Passengers fall ill on Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa Passengers fall ill on Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa

Sandra Palomino, who was traveling on Flight 1397 but was not sick, said passengers were asked to monitor their health for the next few days. The passengers were said to be vomiting by the time the plane landed, according to reports . The traveler...

Crude oil prices seen averaging below $70 in 2019 Crude oil prices seen averaging below $70 in 2019

West Texas Intermediate ended Monday's session up 8 cents to $45.41 per barrel, while Brent climbed by 65 cents to $53.86 per barrel, the result of 2 percent gains earlier in the day (due to USA president Donald Trump signaling progress on a tra...

Ghosn's detention extended to Jan 11 media Ghosn's detention extended to Jan 11 media

Authorities are pursuing three separate lines of enquiry against the 64-year-old Franco-Lebanese-Brazilian executive , involving alleged financial wrongdoing during his tenure as Nissan chief. In the recent arrest, on December 21, prosecutors sa...

Netflix Said to Have Poached CFO From Activision Blizzard Netflix Said to Have Poached CFO From Activision Blizzard

The company made a decision to terminate Neumann's contract "for cause unrelated to the Company's financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures", Activision Blizzard said in US Securities & Exchange Commission filing. According to the...

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