Gas prices steady amid Baghdad airstrike

Wall Street stocks ended a winning streak of records to finish solidly lower on Friday (Jan 3), as Iran vowed to avenge the U.S. killing of one of its top military commanders in Baghdad. When a series of drone attacks was launched on one of the w... More..

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No winning ticket for Friday night's record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

No winning ticket for Friday night's record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

The draw wasn't a total bust. The $70 million jackpot is the biggest lottery prize offered in Canadian history. They will be split amongst 13 winning ticket holders - eight in Ontario and one each in Quebec...More..

Oil prices surge, market drops after USA strikes kills Iran general
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

Oil prices surge, market drops after USA strikes kills Iran general

Crude oil and condensate production in Russian Federation reached a record high for the post-Soviet era past year, regardless of Moscow's key role in supporting the ongoing output cuts of the OPEC+ alliance. ...More..

Uber, Postmates sue to challenge California's new labor law
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

Uber, Postmates sue to challenge California's new labor law

It is meant to uphold the ruling in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v Superior Court of Los Angeles , a landmark 2018 decision by the California Supreme Court about how employees and independent contractors shoul...More..

Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to 'stop war', says Trump
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to 'stop war', says Trump

Stanley McChrystal wrote previous year in Foreign Policy. A US official said the reported attack near Taji was not an American military attack. In a statement following Soleimani's death, Supreme Le...More..

U.S. Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Falls to Lowest Since 2009
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

U.S. Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Falls to Lowest Since 2009

In addition to the drag from trade frictions, Boeing Co's BA.N inability to get its 737 Max jetliner back in service may have been a factor, especially in the transportation equipment industry, which was the we...More..

Oil soars following U.S. airstrike
by | Saturday, January 04, 2020

Oil soars following U.S. airstrike

Brent crude futures jumped almost $3 to $69.16 a barrel, the highest since September, while the US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $1.76, or 2.9%, to $62.94 a barrel. Launching attacks that ...More..

Emergency Declared as Australia Wildfire Death Toll Rises to 20
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Emergency Declared as Australia Wildfire Death Toll Rises to 20

The Premier has declared a week-long state of emergency with a statewide Total Fire Ban in place until Sunday. Some 50,000km2 of land - an area more than twice the size of Wales, or almost the same size as th...More..

Tension in Middle East
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Tension in Middle East

U.S. gold futures gained 0.9% to $1,541.30 per ounce. "While this may be the kneejerk reaction we are seeing at present, the likelihood of further reactions can not be ruled out, which may keep gold suppo...More..

Briefing: Investor Group Led by Tencent to Buy 10% of Universal Music
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Briefing: Investor Group Led by Tencent to Buy 10% of Universal Music

The consortium comprising Tencent Music Entertainment and "certain global financial investors" holds an option to buy an additional 10 percent of UMG "on the same price basis" by January 15, 2021, the stateme...More..

Tesla Reports Record Q4 Deliveries
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Tesla Reports Record Q4 Deliveries

Reuters reports that Tesla set a date for an event at the Gigafactory 3 - January 7. Tesla looks to ramp up production and deliveries from next month with plant to produce 3,000 vehicles per week. Te...More..

Chinese Stocks Up PBOC Policy
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Chinese Stocks Up PBOC Policy

Chen Jiahe, CIO of Novem Arcae Technologies, said the government is trying to stimulate the economy gradually because China's economy faces a lot of pressure, such as deleverage in the financial market, trade w...More..

Turkey's manufacturing PMI constant in December
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

Turkey's manufacturing PMI constant in December

PMI readings above 50 indicate expansion of the manufacturing sector, while readings below that level signal contraction. Rob Dobson, director at IHS Markit , which compiles the survey, said: "New order infl...More..

GRT and GO Transit offer free New Year's Eve service
by | Friday, January 03, 2020

GRT and GO Transit offer free New Year's Eve service

The program starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. So is SGI's Wing in the New Year, which will allow party-goers to take Regina Transit for free. MTS has also partnered with rideshare company Lyft - if you ca...More..

Wall Street holds near record levels in thin holiday trading
by | Thursday, January 02, 2020

Wall Street holds near record levels in thin holiday trading

The Nasdaq rose by 35.3 percent, boosted by increases of 48 percent by technology stocks. Trahan sees US equities heading lower in the first half of the year before recovering just in time for the election. S...More..

U.S. average gas price predicted to be lower in 2020
by | Thursday, January 02, 2020

U.S. average gas price predicted to be lower in 2020

Prices at the pump averaged almost $2.50 per gallon in 2019. No other state is now reporting a price of more than $3 a gallon. In Kentucky, the average price is now about $2.50. From there, gas prices decline...More..

Google to end 'Double Irish, Dutch' tax scheme - filing
by | Thursday, January 02, 2020

Google to end 'Double Irish, Dutch' tax scheme - filing

The scheme was in place for over a decade and allowed the tech giant to cut its tax bill by hundreds of billions of euros, the Guardian estimates. Criticism has been expressed because it has resulted in an ef...More..

Stocks close out best year since 2013; S&P 500 soars 28.9%
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Stocks close out best year since 2013; S&P 500 soars 28.9%

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.92% from 1.89% late Thursday. WTI crude closed 1% lower to $61.06/bbl but rose 34% for the full year. Smaller company stocks fared better tha...More..

Petrol price increased by Rs2.61 per litre
by | Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Petrol price increased by Rs2.61 per litre

The notification stated that the government has chose to revise the prices of petroleum products for the month of January 2020 as recommended by OGRA. Kerosene will be sold out at 99.45 rupees increasing 3.10 r...More..

Trump's Tariffs Hiked Prices and Reduced Jobs Says Federal Reserve Study
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Trump's Tariffs Hiked Prices and Reduced Jobs Says Federal Reserve Study

Trump has made tariffs a central element of his trade policy - placing levies on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods from Asia, Europe and Latin America - and launched a trade war with China that prompte...More..

New Zealand welcomes New Year 2020 with fireworks
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Zealand welcomes New Year 2020 with fireworks

According to New Zealand Herald, New Year celebrations were in full swing down at Federal St in Auckland's CBD, as the fireworks explode from the Sky Tower. Which displays have been cancelled? . But while ...More..

Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tesla begins delivery of its first Chinese-made cars

Twenty days later, the first batch of Model 3s were available nationwide for test drives. The plant is now producing more than 1,000 cars a week, and aims to double the rate over the next year, said Song Ga...More..

Huawei thanks Indian Govt for 5G trials permission, says committed to India
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Huawei thanks Indian Govt for 5G trials permission, says committed to India

The meeting was chaired by telecom secretary Anshu Prakash and was attended by senior representatives of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and all equipment vendors, including Huawei. "We have full c...More..

Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut after house arrest in Japan
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut after house arrest in Japan

Whether Ghosn has struck a deal with prosecutors or fled is unknown. Another report claimed that the businessman - a holder of both French and Lebanese passports - allegedly arrived in a private jet which...More..

Places to party for New Year's Eve across Taiwan
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Places to party for New Year's Eve across Taiwan

Also in Taipei, the Miramar Entertainment Park's "2020 Enjoy love, enjoy life" party, being held in the site's plaza, starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and will feature performances by singer-songwriters Yo Lee (李友廷)...More..

China's Liu He to sign Phase 1 trade deal in US
by | Tuesday, December 31, 2019

China's Liu He to sign Phase 1 trade deal in US

Former Trump campaign senior trade and jobs adviser and America First Policies senior policy adviser Curtis Ellis adds his insights to the news that the U.S. The "phase one" deal will benefit the USA farming ...More..

The FAA Wants to Start Tracking Drones' Locations
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

The FAA Wants to Start Tracking Drones' Locations

The rule would also require UAS owners who now use a single registration number for multiple drones to register each one individually. These efforts lay the foundation for more complex operations, such as t...More..

Missouri minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour on January 1
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Missouri minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour on January 1

Starting on January 1, hourly paid employees paid Michigan's minimum wage will start seeing a 20-cent pay raise in their paychecks and tipped employees will see an 8 cent increase. The 2019 minimum wage in Mont...More..

Turkey unveils first fully homemade car in $3.7 billion bet on electric
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

Turkey unveils first fully homemade car in $3.7 billion bet on electric

These prototypes represent Turkey's second-ever effort to produce its own vehicle, the first one taking place back in 1961 with the Devrim, which never made it past the prototype stage. The automobile "will n...More..

McDonalds's workers rescue woman who mouths 'help me' '
by | Monday, December 30, 2019

McDonalds's workers rescue woman who mouths 'help me' '

But when their vehicle passed through the drive-through counter, the woman mouthed the words "help me" to another crew member. Shortly afterwards, deputies arrived on the scene and spoke to staff, according t...More..

Amazon's Deliveroo deal faces in-depth United Kingdom competition probe
by | Sunday, December 29, 2019

Amazon's Deliveroo deal faces in-depth United Kingdom competition probe

A Deliveroo spokeswoman today said the company was confident of persuading the CMA that Amazon's "minority investment will add to competition, helping restaurants to grow their businesses, creating more work fo...More..

IPad Pro (2020) renders break cover, show tri-cameras
by | Sunday, December 29, 2019

IPad Pro (2020) renders break cover, show tri-cameras

That would mean a setup of 0.5x-1x-2x. Some claimed renders of the new iPad Pro models were spotted online to hint what the company would bring for iPad fans in 2020. Prominently, the camera bump will be simi...More..

Tesla gets $1.3 billion loan from China banks for Shanghai factory
by | Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tesla gets $1.3 billion loan from China banks for Shanghai factory

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla will begin delivering Model 3 vehicles built at its Shanghai factory on Monday, a company representative told Reuters . The shares closed little changed at US$430.38 on Fr...More..

Workers in 24 states to get pay raise in 2020
by | Saturday, December 28, 2019

Workers in 24 states to get pay raise in 2020

By the end of the year, 24 states - including California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York , New Jersey and Washington - and 48 cities and counties will raise their minimum wage . Changes to minimum wage l...More..

Huawei Exec Says WSJ Figure Of $75B In Aid 'Really Not Fair'
by | Saturday, December 28, 2019

Huawei Exec Says WSJ Figure Of $75B In Aid 'Really Not Fair'

It requires so much effort to build backdoors into networking equipment that work across different global communications networks and system configurations that it likely is easier and more effective to bribe a...More..