Economy

by | January 02, 2019 | 05:36

That tweet was posted Monday afternoon. "Prayers to LPD as they deal with this loss", said the Louisville Metro Police Department. "We feel your loss". A blue heart appeared next to the text. He noticed some smoke in the cab of the truck and pulled off. Another driver told him the truck was on fire, at which point he got out.

by | January 02, 2019 | 04:53

The last time the index fell for the year was in 2008 during the financial crisis. There was a spurt of renewed optimism on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the final session with a gain of 1.2 percent at 23,327.46.

by | January 02, 2019 | 04:26

January's massive prize comes on the heels of this year's lottery fever, with a $1.537 billion prize , the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, drawn in October. That winner's identity is still a mystery , and whoever got the winning ticket has until April to claim the prize. Regular tickets cost $2. Lottery players across New Jersey are rushing to retailer locations to make their purchase of a ticket that could lead to "good fortune" in the new year.

by | January 02, 2019 | 02:45

In Georgia and Wyoming, the minimum wage is lower than the federal level at $5.15 an hour, and five states do not require a minimum wage by law, according to the Department of Labor . Both supporters and opponents of higher minimum wages have pointed to the Seattle studies. Florida voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment establishing a state minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum wage.

by | January 02, 2019 | 02:28

Officers in Kentucky went viral on New Year's Eve after mourning the loss of a truckload of doughnuts. The driver of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vehicle noticed smoke billowing from the back as he drove through Lexington. "No words" as USA police find some humour after an empty doughnut truck caught fire. It's not clear what caused the accident, but the police department indicated there were no injuries in the accident .

by | January 01, 2019 | 08:26

At Granny Shaffer's restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item. The federal minimum wage was last raised in 2009. The popularity of minimum wage increases with voters has sometimes led to battles between voters and legislatures, as well as between states and smaller communities within them.

by | January 01, 2019 | 08:06

Both benchmarks posted third straight weekly declines, with Brent losing about 3 percent and WTI almost 0.4 percent. It looks like this time, the headwinds are stronger and a lot of positive economic data would be necessary to convince a anxious market the global economy will need more oil.

by | January 01, 2019 | 05:49

Recology will begin picking up Christmas trees beginning on January 2 through January 11. About 37 percent of Christmas tree fires occur in January. City of Prescott residential solid waste customers may also dispose of their live Christmas trees at the Transfer Station, 2800 Sundog Ranch Road, for free any time after Christmas Day through Saturday, Jan.

by | January 01, 2019 | 05:18

The injured had been exiting a plane via the jetway - the enclosed passageway connecting an airport gate and their plane. "The next thing you know, there was a crash", the Baltimore Sun quoted one passenger, Kelsey Traub, 20, as saying.

by | January 01, 2019 | 02:25

Representatives for Sears, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and for Bank of America declined to comment. On Thursday, CNBC reported that the company may be forced to liquidate Friday if its chairman Eddie Lambert is unable to buy the company out of bankruptcy for $4.6 billion through his hedge fund ESL Investments.

by | December 30, 2018 | 18:45

The Big Apple has been a typical metropolis that has large living expenditures mainly due to high rent and labor costs. The highest wages will be in New York City, where fast-food workers and employees of businesses with 11 or more people will see their minimum hourly pay go up to $15 from $13.

by | December 30, 2018 | 14:56

The U-T's Editor in Chief Jeff Light said in a statement online the virus affected the production of the U-T and the LA Times , and the Southern California editions of the Wall Street Journal , and New York Times through Los Angeles' Olympic Printing Plant.

by | December 30, 2018 | 13:32

He said he meant to bid $4.6 billion for 500 stores and other operating assets, including the Kenmore appliance brand. The closings affect two Sears stores in IL; a store in Fairview Heights, near St. The company has set a deadline of the end of business today for a buyer to step in and purchase about 500 stores and its Kenmore appliance brand.

by | December 29, 2018 | 10:13

An absolute sweetheart of a father made a decision to book flights all across the U.S. so that he could spend Christmas with his daughter. Mike Levy , from OH, was travelling on the same flight as the father-daughter duo. Beneath the post , Pierce's mother Kimberly Vaughan told Levy that Hal "said hello" and that it was a pleasure meeting him. Levy said he had "never heard of anyone doing that before", and asked if he could take a picture of the two of them and share it on Facebook .

by | December 29, 2018 | 03:02

The settlement also requires the bank to create a redress program for consumers not covered by a previously announced restitution program. The deal ends investigations that began after federal regulators revealed in September 2016 that Wells Fargo employees had for years opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts in customers' names.

by | December 29, 2018 | 01:34

Friday. Liquidation sales at the stores should begin in two weeks, Sears said. The Sears Auto Centers at these stores will also close. That's in addition to 182 stores already slated for closure, including 142 by the end of 2108 and 40 by February.

by | December 28, 2018 | 21:26

The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq, meanwhile, both recorded small gains Thursday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq added 25.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,579.49. Technology stocks (.SPLRCT), whose index-weight has a heavy influence on the market, see-sawed through the day, and were last up 0.11 percent.

by | December 28, 2018 | 20:30

In response to an inquiry from Bloomberg , Walmart's Flipkart unit said e-commerce has the potential to create millions of jobs for India and any policy changes will have "long-term implications in the evolution of the promising sector".

by | December 28, 2018 | 19:59

Like the Nasdaq , the S&P remains close to bear market territory, signaling the possible end of the longest bull market in USA history. The Nasdaq was up 4 percent and on track to wipe out Monday's losses. Only one of the S&P 500's components, Newmont Mining, finished down on the day. In recent days, Trump's tweet attacks on the Fed and chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates stoked fears about the central bank's independence, unnerving the market.

by | December 28, 2018 | 17:41

Trump has repeatedly and publicly lambasted Powell over the central bank's raising of interest rates. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office after a Christmas video conference with US troops deployed overseas, Trump also said USA companies were " the greatest in the world " and presented a "tremendous" buying opportunity.

by | December 28, 2018 | 17:11

Counties all over the U.S. reported downtimes of their 911 call centers over the past hours, impacting states such as Washington , Oregon , Minnesota , Massachusetts , Idaho , New Mexico , Missouri , Arizona , Colorado , and even some 911 services across the border, in Canada .

by | December 28, 2018 | 16:28

In fact, reports are showing that there were so many Echo Dot devices plugged in at the same time in Europe that Alexa crashed! Among the most popular items under the Christmas tree were the L.O.L. The developer is a company called One World Software , which has two other apps available for iOS users. Amazon's stock was up about 2 percent Wednesday.

by | December 27, 2018 | 04:25

The winning numbers were: 5-28-62-65-70 and Mega Ball 5. The drawing takes place at 10 p.m. Tuesday. "The moment we've been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited", Gordon Medenica, the director of the Mega Millions Group, said then in a statement.

by | December 27, 2018 | 02:58

At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. The Nasdaq Composite is now 22 percent below its record reached in August and is in a bear market. Trump, who has repeatedly taken credit for the market when it rises, is blaming the Federal Reserve for the increasingly dark picture. Yet Trump continued railing against the Fed in a tweet Monday, tying the central bank to a slew of other economic and ...

by | December 27, 2018 | 01:11

But Innes added macroeconomics fears will continue unless the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) "reassures markets the viability of their supply cuts and even impose deeper ones as some members have suggested". But president of OPEC and UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei said that the surplus in the oil market was small compared to 2017 and expected it to vanish in one or two months.

by | December 26, 2018 | 07:12

The move by the court comes as Tokyo prosecutors continue to grill the vehicle industry tycoon over allegations that he shifted a personal investment loss worth more than $16m to the Japanese carmaker. Nissan has put off a decision on Ghosn's replacement. On Friday, it was then issued but the new arrest warrant. Ghosn has told embassy visitors he is being well treated and sources at French auto giant Renault have described his frame of mind as "combative" as he fights the charges against him.

by | December 26, 2018 | 06:38

It was the Nasdaq Composite's worst week since 2008 as well, as it dipped into bear-market territory. When the market hit a record high on August 25, Trump tweeted, "Congratulations U.S.A.!" American President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Reserve on Monday, saying it's the "only problem" with the United States economy.

by | December 26, 2018 | 06:26

The drones were first spotted at around 9pm on Wednesday, forcing the airport to close its runway over safety fears . The police now have two suspects in custody and have raided their home seizing drone equipment. Nearly 50 drone sightings had been reported at the airport during the initial incidents from 9.07pm last Wednesday to 4.25pm last Thursday, Sussex police said, though some reports may have been duplicates.

by | December 26, 2018 | 03:49

Brent crude futureswere down $3.11, or 5.8 percent, at $50.71 a barrel by 1:28 p.m. ET, hitting a almost 16-month low. "Today is going to be a market of very thin liquidity and we don't have strong convictions in such market conditions. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russian Federation agreed earlier this month to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) starting in January to address the supply issues.

by | December 26, 2018 | 03:45

Fear not, because there are some options. Most McDonald's restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day throughout the country. 7-Eleven: Open all day. As for GO Transit, Christmas Eve will see some lines run on an early homebound schedule. So it's best to call your local supermarket to see if it's open and what the store hours are on December 25.

by | December 26, 2018 | 03:31

Mnuchin said during the shutdown, the Treasury "will have critical employees to maintain its core operations". The major bank CEOs who spoke by phone with Mnuchin were "totally baffled" by the session, according to a person familiar with the call.

by | December 26, 2018 | 02:46

Conflict, sanctions and aging oil fields have been factors that dragged on output in Libya, Nigeria, Iran and Venezuela in recent years. US crude futures have hit the lowest level since June 22, 2017, as jitters have grown about the impact of the escalating U.S.

by | December 25, 2018 | 10:12

The city's indoor pools are operating normally this weekend, but will close Monday, Dec. 24, at 1 p.m. The Lidl store will be closed on Christmas Day , Boxing Day and New Year's Day . New Year's Eve , city buses will run on their regular hours. Library branches will close at 1 p.m. on December 24 and reopen on December 27. Purcell Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day .

by | December 25, 2018 | 05:41

Calgary Transit will operate on a Sunday level of service for trains and buses on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day . Bright Lights Windsor at Jackson Park will be open each night from 5:30 p.m.to 10 p.m. Canada Post is open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve but closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day . Shoppers took to the stores and local malls today to squeeze in the last minute Christmas shopping.

by | December 25, 2018 | 02:14

Dolphin Mall: Open until 6 p.m. It will reopen on Wednesday, December 27, but shut down again on New Year's Day . However, if you didn't get your grocery shopping done, or if you just don't want to cook, below are some of the available options, according to Time magazine.