Thursday September 19-th, 2019

Australian retail sales receive a boost from Black Friday sales Australian retail sales receive a boost from Black Friday sales

Singapore's total retail sales value in November 2018 was estimated at 3.8 billion Singapore dollars (about 2.81 billion US dollars). The total retail sales value in November a year ago was about $3.8 billion. Even after motor vehicles were taken o...

Strong economy does little to lift department store sales Strong economy does little to lift department store sales

We delivered our second consecutive year of positive holiday comparable sales, driven largely by the traction of our strategic initiatives: Backstage, Vendor Direct, Store Pickup, Loyalty and Growth50. Online sellers are relentlessly growing their sh...

Guelph auto workers split $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

One by one, the rest of the winning team was notified, culminating in a group meeting at a park where they all celebrated the win. When he turned it on in the evening and it "blew up" with messages from Meneses. "I thought maybe this app is lying, so...

Brazilian government OKs Boeing’s joint venture with Embraer for commercial jets Brazilian government OKs Boeing’s joint venture with Embraer for commercial jets

Uncertainties remained after the election of Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro, who criticised Boeing for intending to take over Embraer's defence business. A separate joint venture, 51 percent owned by Embraer, would promote and develop new mark...

Canada central bank maintains key lending rate Canada central bank maintains key lending rate

That was before talk of a slowing global economy , stocks in bear market territory, and collapsing oil prices. That's lower than the 1.9 per cent projected in its October outlook. Inflation is expected to dip temporarily below the central bank's gu...

Almost 300 People Struck By Norovirus On Cruise Ship Almost 300 People Struck By Norovirus On Cruise Ship

Royal Carribean International's Oasis of the Seas , which is on a seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary, had to cut the trip short by a day. The newspaper reports that the cruise ship , which is one of the largest ships in the world, departed Por...

SpaceX to fire 10% of staff, bracing for ‘extraordinarily hard times ahead’ SpaceX to fire 10% of staff, bracing for ‘extraordinarily hard times ahead’

The Starship is SpaceX's new class of super-heavy launch vehicle that will replace the company's current crop of products, and will allow for potential missions around the Moon and to Mars. In November 2018, Musk announced that from now BFR wil...

Shake up of the super system Shake up of the super system

FIRST-TIME workers could retire with an extra $533,000 by 2064 under a proposed superannuation shake-up to boost returns and get rid of excess fees. The report - three years in the making - also recommends Australians only be given a default supera...

Pot Producer Aphria’s CEO to Step Down Following Short-Seller Allegations Pot Producer Aphria’s CEO to Step Down Following Short-Seller Allegations

Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld. Aphria's stock fell 4.6 percent to $6.28 as of 8:22 a.m.in pre-market trading in NY. Aphria shares were down 2.8% early Friday. Neufeld has been at the helm of the company throughout its meteoric rise, but has also oversee...

Ring reportedly gave employees access to customer video feeds Ring reportedly gave employees access to customer video feeds

Of more concern is the Ring's alleged practice of giving its USA executives and engineers "highly privileged" access to the company's support system, allowing them to look up customers by email address and access all of their cameras. Ring promotes...

Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday Powerball ticket worth $250K to expire Thursday

While the draw normally takes place at 8.30pm, yesterday the results weren't available until nearly 11pm. As Powerball tickets are valid for only one year from the drawing date, the big prize must be claimed immediately. Some Powerball users voiced...

Wireless carriers vow to stop selling customers' location data to third parties Wireless carriers vow to stop selling customers' location data to third parties

He added that T-Mobile is trying to do it "the right way" to avoid affecting consumers who use these services for things like emergency assistance. "It will end in March, as planned and promised", he wrote in a tweet . When reached for comment, T-Mo...

Eddie Lampert sweetens bid for bankrupt Sears to $5 billion Eddie Lampert sweetens bid for bankrupt Sears to $5 billion

Just over 500 Kmart and Sears stores remain open, but liquidation sales are already in the works at 80 of those stores, and Lampert's proposal involves running 425 stores. A group of Sears creditors, including some landlords and vendors, has been c...

Costco sells out of 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese Costco sells out of 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese

People seeking a tub of mac-and-cheese that, if empty, could hold 100 baseballs, are in luck. If you're a big fan of mac and cheese and want to buy enough to last a decent amount of time, this sounds like the purchase for you. "Honestly, I was ...

Google Board Sued for Andy Rubin Sexual Harassment Coverup Google Board Sued for Andy Rubin Sexual Harassment Coverup

Now, an Alphabet shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the Google board for doling out the $90-million severance package to Rubin and protecting other executives accused of sexual misconduct , Bloomberg reported . The lawsuit accuses the b...

Revolut rival N26 picks up $300m as Europe's most valuable fintech startup

It also makes N26 the second most highly valued digital startup bank globally behind Brazil's Nubank. There have been bigger fundraisings around the world, with the record held by Ant... Operating across 24 countries in Europe, N26 said it ha...

Flybe brand to disappear as Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group agree takeover Flybe brand to disappear as Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group agree takeover

Several European carriers have succumbed to the rising cost of fuel. Stobart owns London Southend Airport and a year ago secured a significant coup when it announced that Ryanair will establish a base at the gateway from this summer, operating 13...

Price of pot increases after legalization: Stats Can Price of pot increases after legalization: Stats Can

Statistics Canada says that the average price of a legal gram of recreational pot a year ago was $9.70, almost 50 per cent higher than the illicit market price of $6.51. A shortage of wholesale cannabis and problems with production across the count...

Saudi Arabia to announce slight rise in oil, gas reserves after audit Saudi Arabia to announce slight rise in oil, gas reserves after audit

Al-Falih also added that the Aramco bond is expected to be in USA dollars with the debt sale ensuring that Saudi Aramco will disclose its accounts to investors for the first time since its nationalization around forty years ago. The kingdom had initi...

Head of Japan's Olympic Committee indicted in France over corruption allegations Head of Japan's Olympic Committee indicted in France over corruption allegations

Takeda , however, has denied the report . "No restrictions have been placed upon me". The IOC statement added that new rules passed since 2013 mean all consultants used by bidding teams now must follow strict ethical and governance guidelines....

Ford's cost-cutting plans 'could lead to 1000 job losses at Bridgend' Ford's cost-cutting plans 'could lead to 1000 job losses at Bridgend'

Jaguar Land Rover and Ford are preparing to implement cost cutting plans which will result in thousands of job losses for the UK's automotive sector. Audi, VW's biggest profit center, likewise noted more struggles ahead, reporting a 3.5 percent dr...

Amazon shares rise for third straight week despite Bezos divorce Amazon shares rise for third straight week despite Bezos divorce

The liaisons included one romantic getaway at the very same hotel in Boston, where the Bezos family stayed when attending an event at their son's university, the magazine claimed. "As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving e...

PC shipments fall during holiday season and across all of 2018 PC shipments fall during holiday season and across all of 2018

Gartner's argument is that there's an overall shortage of processors on the market, which means customers could not meet business PC upgrade demands. The global PC market returned to its familiar downward slope in the fourth quarter, according to pr...

Sluggish manufacturing drags GDP growth down to 0.3% Sluggish manufacturing drags GDP growth down to 0.3%

According to the ONS , GDP growth was flat in September, before rising... The data reveals that on a rolling three-month basis, the manufacturing sector shrank by 0.8% and month-on-month it fell 0.3%. They suggest demand from our trading partners ...

USA air travel concerns surface as gov't shutdown drags on USA air travel concerns surface as gov't shutdown drags on

The air traffic controllers are also organizing a leafleting effort appealing directly to passengers at airports across the country, including in Dallas Atlanta, Seattle and Portland, Ore., as well as at Washington Dulles International Airport in Vir...

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