Economy

by | February 24, 2019 | 01:14

In November, Google said that it would end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault cases, but that wasn't enough for some critics who said all kinds of cases should be covered. On Thursday, Google announced it would end forced arbitration for all internal matters moving forward. Companies like forced arbitration because it helps avoid large, costly lawsuits that lead to big payouts for workers.

by | February 23, 2019 | 01:35

Apart from the production cut, the crude oil price remains well-supported of an unexpected decline in USA oil inventory. Prices, however, remained just below 2019 peaks reached earlier this week as U.S. Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by OPEC's ongoing supply cuts and hopes that Washington and Beijing may soon end their trade dispute. In December 2018, OPEC and some non-OPEC members, including Russian Federation, agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day from this January.

by | February 22, 2019 | 04:59

The downgrade comes less than a month after Consumer Reports members named the Model 3 the most satisfying auto to own. Its two other stablemates are the Tesla Model S five-door liftback and Tesla Model X mid-size luxury crossover vehicle.

by | February 21, 2019 | 01:26

But an aide for Juncker quoted the Commission president as saying on Tuesday evening: "I have great respect for Theresa May for her courage and her assertiveness". The uncertainty has already led many firms to shift some operations overseas, stockpile goods or defer investment decisions. "We have agreed that work to find a solution will continue at pace".

by | February 21, 2019 | 01:28

The top court said that the RCom chairmanwill go to jail for three months if he does not pay Rs 453 crore to the telecom equipment maker within four weeks. Reacting to the verdict, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for Anil Ambani said that, "we respect the Supreme Court verdict, I am sure RComm will honour directions".

by | February 21, 2019 | 01:22

Putin warned that any new weapons Russian Federation would deploy would match the short flight times - in some cases only 10 - 12 minutes - as USA missiles stationed in Europe. Putin added that the military will deploy more Kinzhal airborne hypersonic missiles, which entered service a year ago. In his speech on Wednesday, Putin said that a submarine capable of carrying a new underwater drone with nuclear strike capability, which is called Poseidon , would be launched this spring, and also ...

by | February 20, 2019 | 05:09

This is the first time any Indian refiner has signed an annual contract since 2017 when the country began importing crude oil from the U.S. Brent crude slipped 64 cents to $65.86 a barrel by 1435 GMT, having reached a 2019 high of $66.83 on Monday.

by | February 20, 2019 | 04:39

Another Japanese vehicle company - Nissan (7201.T) - said this month that it wouldn't build its X-Trail SUV in the United Kingdom as previously planned. Motor Authority reached out to Honda for more information and to ask if the move has anything to do with Brexit. Honda said it had informed employees about what it called its "proposal " to close the Swindon plant.

by | February 20, 2019 | 04:37

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has targeted opponents of his diplomatic efforts with the us and South Korea by jailing them, sending them out of the country, and even executing them, according to The Wall Street Journal . "These are the world's sanctions and that is something that. will continue to be maintained until we've achieved our final result of a fully, finally verified denuclearization".

by | February 20, 2019 | 03:58

Coincidentally, the aircraft is named "Born to Be Blue". "Thank you to our unbelievable IF crew and Angie AO Leader for suprising (sic) and delight this new mom!#Culturepic", the tweet concluded. So much so that she had to be restrained and wheeled out of there by security personnel. She then got up out of her seat and went to another that was not assigned to her.

by | February 20, 2019 | 03:00

Sen". Nevertheless, human rights activists and a USA lawmaker have sounded the alarm over the software which they claim increases the plight of Saudi women whose lives are already heavily restricted. "There's an app called Absher in Saudi Arabia which allows men to track their female "dependents" if they try to leave the country", he said on February 11.

by | February 19, 2019 | 01:08

Also, opponents were organized and vocal. De Blasio accuses Amazon of corporate arrogance and an unwillingness to come to grips with the rough and tumble of New York's politics. I think it's called the Venezuelan model. 14, the company announced that it was abandoning their plans. The Mayor spoke on his dismay that Amazon derailed their plans and heavily criticized Ocasio-Cortez for gloating about the cancellation by calling it a victory against "corporate greed".

by | February 19, 2019 | 00:55

According to the report, Payless has been trying to find a buyer to prevent the closing but so far no one has bit. Payless ShoeSource became the latest victim of the online retailing revolution, announcing it will close all its 2100 stores.

by | February 19, 2019 | 00:27

A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday that Beijing would not use its companies to gather information about foreign companies. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence , speaking last weekend in Germany, urged European allies to take seriously "the threat" he said was posed by Huawei as they look for partners to build the new 5G mobile networks.

by | February 15, 2019 | 09:26

He also pointedly declined to criticise Ghosn's detention conditions, despite some global concern about the repeated extension of the auto executive's pre-trial detention. "I look forward to defending myself vigorously, and this represents the beginning of the process of not only establishing my innocence but also shedding light on the circumstances that led to my unjust detention".

by | February 15, 2019 | 05:43

The idea was implemented after a Twitter user asked if a pet safety feature could be implemented. Musk simply responded, "Yes". Today Tesla owners can comfortably leave their pet inside their auto while they park for short time. Created to keep pets safe and comfortable while their owners run a quick errand, dog mode keeps the climate control system running. The United States had 773,139 motor vehicles stolen in 2017 - the highest since 2009, according to data from the US Federal ...

by | February 15, 2019 | 05:15

Mr Farooq said there are three early applications for JPM Coin . Umar Farooq, Head of J.P. Morgan's blockchain Projects, explained that the applications of blockchain technology are pretty much "endless". To use JPM Coins, clients will first have to be approved by regulators and pass money laundering checks to ensure that no illegal activity is being conducted.

by | February 15, 2019 | 03:03

Flight 5763, a regional flight operated by Compass Airlines, was en route from Southern California's Orange County to Seattle when the turbulence hit; a storm is now hitting the Lake Tahoe area, and the National Weather Service has warned that "this is a particularly unsafe situation for aviation in the lee of the Sierra over the next few days".

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:59

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a member of the U.S. trade delegation to China, waves to the media upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing , China, Feb. The deal to offer almost $1.4 billion for construction of a Mexico border wall, as well as other security measures, fell far short of Trump's demands but has been presented as a workable compromise.

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:43

But local opposition was fervent from the beginning. The plan, which included nearly $3 billion in subsidies and tax breaks, provoked a grassroots backlash. She said Walmart was forced to give up coming to New York City after similar opposition from union supporters. The developers of the Port Covington project in South Baltimore also have renewed their interest in Amazon .

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:42

The top officials are set to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, according to the South China Morning Post. China's trading partners say those violate its market-opening obligations and some in America worry they might erode USA industrial leadership.

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:44

U.S. WTI futures hit a high of $53.70 per barrel before receding slightly to $53.54 per barrel, a 0.83 percent rise, as of 2:04 p.m. HK/SIN. Companies added 7 oil rigs in the week to February 8, bringing the total count to 854, pointing to a further rise in U.S.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:41

Wilson-Raybould, however, has chosen not to speak publicly on the allegations, saying she is protected by client privilege and cabinet confidentiality. Trudeau is scheduled to be in Winnipeg later today where he will face questions about Wilson-Raybould's resignation. At the time she was federal justice minister and attorney general.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:57

Activision Blizzard , Inc. has volume of 6,437 shares. In the second quarter past year, the firm recorded $0.41 earnings per share. If it can do that, the stock - still down 48% from its 52-week high - should rebound strongly. The Activision Blizzard, Inc . generated $1,658.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $1,657.00 million predicted by analysts.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:30

Identified only as A Campbell , the victor of Jamaica's JM$158.4 million Super Lotto arrived at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston looking like he was more ready for a Halloween party than anything else. "Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets", Clarke-Cooper told the newspaper about the lottery . "They usually don't need our help, and they are usually very creative, perhaps beyond anything that we could think of or imagine, and it has been very effective over the years", ...

by | February 13, 2019 | 00:34

However, MPs are still expected to debate and vote on amendments to the Brexit deal on Thursday although it will not be known until later what those amendments are likely to be. She promised to update Parliament at the end of the month but there is growing concern the talks will drag on into March and that the last chance to strike a deal will be at a two-day summit of European Union leaders starting on March 21, just eight days before the United Kingdom is slated to leave the bloc.

by | February 12, 2019 | 00:56

The new funding brings Aurora's valuation to more than $2.5 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Founded in 2016 , the company is led by former Google Self-Driving Car Project chief Chris Urmson, Chris Urmson, one of the creators of Google's self-driving car project, Waymo , former Tesla autopilot chief, Sterling Anderson, and Drew Bagnell, a co-founder of Uber's self-driving car unit.

by | February 11, 2019 | 03:11

The data ended a downward slide in unemployment in the Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake region, after unemployment began dropping from last June's high of 6.5 per cent. Last week, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said the country has been in a "puzzling" stretch of weak wage growth at a time when the job market has been experiencing one of its biggest labour shortages in years.

by | February 10, 2019 | 06:25

The US Justice Department has charged Huawei with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran and with stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile. Implementing a ban might also be easier said than done. It is unclear if that will still happen. Huawei has already set up information security labs in Germany and Britain aimed at building confidence that its equipment does not contain "back doors" exposing networks to cyber spies.

by | February 10, 2019 | 05:44

In China , demand has been adversely impacted by consumer uncertainty following import duty changes and escalating trade tensions with the US. " JLR's margin level is likely to be marginally negative during FY19". Land Rover sold 30,934 vehicles in the month, down 11.6 per cent year-on-year as strong sales of the refreshed Range Rover (up 60 per cent to 4,955) and Range Rover Sport (up 31.3 per cent to 7,122) were more than offset by the run out of the Evoque and lower sales of other ...

by | February 10, 2019 | 02:32

Haley also told USA Today he expects "more restaurants" will begin offering Pancizzas in the week following National Pizza Day . Domino's is giving Twitter users the opportunity to win Domino's e-gift cards: One lucky victor will receive a $500 Domino's e-gift card and 10 winners will each get a $50 Domino's e-gift card.

by | February 09, 2019 | 13:44

The German regulator noted that it didn't take issue with Facebook-owned services like WhatsApp and Instagram collecting data. When a Facebook account holder engages with such services or sites, data are transmitted to Facebook , that can then combine it with the user's Facebook account.

by | February 09, 2019 | 12:27

According to a report in The Washington Post , two officials familiar with the company's strategy said that Amazon may not move forward with its proposition to bring 25,000 jobs to the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, given that local politicians and activists are fighting against the project.

by | February 09, 2019 | 12:25

President Trump mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his recently-revealed affair while praising the National Enquirer and slamming the newspaper owned by Bezos' company. Trump has taken a critical stance against The Washington Post in the past, criticizing its coverage which he often calls "fake news". Another day, another knockout tweet from President T: Donald Trump proves to be extremely creative when it comes to thinking of nicknames for his enemies, and his latest bombshell will ...

by | February 09, 2019 | 12:09

The new bank will have a new name that hasn't been announced yet. It will keep a community banking center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where BB&T is based. The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and approval by the shareholders of each company.