Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to U.S. counterparts affected by shutdown

The head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) said the idea took root on Thursday when employees at a control center in Edmonton, Alberta, made a decision to buy pizza pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska - almost 2,000 miles ... More..

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Theresa May Brexit Deal Defeated in Historic Drubbing
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theresa May Brexit Deal Defeated in Historic Drubbing

The 230-vote margin of defeat was by far the worst suffered by any government in a meaningful division since at least the First World War and in normal circumstances would be enough to force a prime minister fr...More..

China Reports Record Trade Surplus With United States
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China Reports Record Trade Surplus With United States

Total imports of soybeans fell 7.9% previous year to 88 million tonnes, the customs data showed. China's surplus with the USA is a hot-button issue with the administration of President Donald Trump, which sla...More..

Mnangagwa in Russian Federation amid fuel protests in Zimbabwe
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mnangagwa in Russian Federation amid fuel protests in Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday night announced a more than 100-per cent rise in the price of petrol and diesel in a move he said would end fuel shortages. Zimbabwe's biggest labour body, the Zimbabwe ...More..

Trump Vows to 'Devastate' Turkey if Erdogan Attacks Kurds
by | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trump Vows to 'Devastate' Turkey if Erdogan Attacks Kurds

Trump also commented on Twitter to the Kurds, asking them not to "provoke" Turkey. There has been growing friction between Turkey and the US over the fate of the YPG, especially after US Secretary of State ...More..

Concourse at Miami International Airport Closes Due to Lack of TSA Officers
by | Monday, January 14, 2019

Concourse at Miami International Airport Closes Due to Lack of TSA Officers

Agents are reportedly staging "sickouts" - calling in sick in a silent protest at their situation. This comes as the shutdown was officially recognised as the longest in history. "We have not seen an impact o...More..

Sex Sells (Unless You're a Woman at CES)
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sex Sells (Unless You're a Woman at CES)

Undated handout of the Lora DiCarlo's Ose Massager which was awarded and then stripped of a prize at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas . That doesn't track with Haddock either. Submitted for the C...More..

Fed chair Jerome Powell says he's anxious about rising USA debt
by | Sunday, January 13, 2019

Fed chair Jerome Powell says he's anxious about rising USA debt

However, Fed had lowered the growth forecast of the USA economy to 2.3 percent during the latest rate hike in December. Many business leaders remain optimistic about the United States economy this year, despi...More..

Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year

Citing "people familiar with the matter", a report by The Wall Street Journal has said that the Cupertino-based technology major is planning to release three new iPhone models later this year. IPhone sales ge...More..

Senate Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown
by | Saturday, January 12, 2019

Senate Passes Bill to Pay Federal Employees After Shutdown

But with talks at a standstill over the president's demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding and 800,000 federal workers missing a paycheck Friday, the White House is clearly exploring the possibility. ...More..

Sears reportedly seeks to liquidate after rejecting investor's last-ditch takeover bid
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sears reportedly seeks to liquidate after rejecting investor's last-ditch takeover bid

ESL wanted to finance a portion of the $4.4 billion bid by trading $1.3 billion in Sears debt it holds for ownership in the new company. Lampert will be able to use debt he controls as part of his bid, a proc...More..

United States warship sails in South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

United States warship sails in South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

Trump imposed import tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods a year ago and has threatened more to pressure Beijing to change its practices on issues ranging from industrial subsidies to...More..

IRS will not issue refunds during partial government shutdown
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

IRS will not issue refunds during partial government shutdown

While the document notes the plan can be reassessed and furloughed employees can be recalled, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday and CNN reported Thursday that the IRS generally does not issue ref...More..

Apple cuts revenue guidance because of slow sales in China
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Apple cuts revenue guidance because of slow sales in China

Cook's unscheduled update had the effect of unsettling investors in other major tech firms, including Amazon .com Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which both saw their stock fall today, the first trading day of 2...More..

Apple shares plunge almost 10% behind revenue warning
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Apple shares plunge almost 10% behind revenue warning

The underwhelming demand primarily came from China, Cook states, although the same can be said of iPhone sales "in some developed markets" as well. He is calling for them to move manufacturing to the USA, h...More..

Stock markets bounce back up as see-saw trading continues
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Stock markets bounce back up as see-saw trading continues

Apple's stock had fallen 32 percent from an October peak to its close of $157.92 Wednesday amid growing concerns about the iPhone. South Korea's Kospi added 0.8 per cent. FedEx Corp., Starbucks Corp., Tiffan...More..

Video shows McDonald's customer attacking worker over straw
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Video shows McDonald's customer attacking worker over straw

According to customers in store, the man had became agitated after not being able to find a straw in the restaurant. He said there was no such law . James was not injured, according to the affidavit. On his w...More..

New Year’s Day Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $425 million
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

New Year’s Day Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $425 million

This past year also saw numerous other largest jackpots in Mega Millions history. Officials said it is the second time the jackpot has been won on New Year's Day. A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Million...More..

Sears chairman makes $4.4B bid to save company
by | Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Sears chairman makes $4.4B bid to save company

In this November 2018 photo, a sign in the window at Sears promises that 'This isn't goodbye, ' at the Livingston Mall in New Jersey. All locations included in the release will be closed by late March 2019, w...More..

Cyberattack targets newspapers in U.S., prevents some from publishing
by | Monday, December 31, 2018

Cyberattack targets newspapers in U.S., prevents some from publishing

A cyberattack which appeared to originate from overseas disrupted the publication and distribution of numerous newspapers in the United States, papers hit by the malware said. The Union-Tribune, a former Tri...More..

Lampert's hedge fund says bid submitted to save Sears
by | Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lampert's hedge fund says bid submitted to save Sears

Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert submitted a $4.4 billion takeover bid for the bankrupt USA retailer, representing its only chance of escaping liquidation and laying off tens of thousands of worker...More..

Amazon breaks own records this holiday
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Amazon breaks own records this holiday

While in-house products like Amazon Fire TV , Fire Tablet and Kindle products were best sellers for the tech giant, it also reported that more than 50% of the products it sold this holiday season were from sma...More..

Stocks rebound after pre-holiday thumping
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Stocks rebound after pre-holiday thumping

The bear market that investors feared may have to wait, at least temporarily. Stocks had taken a beating recently on lingering worries about the economy and caution over persisting political uncertainties, ...More..

Reasons the stock market is jittery
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Reasons the stock market is jittery

Despite that answer, reporters again asked whether that meant Powell's job was safe, to which Hassett - who heads the USA government's Council of Economic Advisers - responded "Absolutely". "But what's bad is t...More..

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $575 million to resolve state investigations
by | Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $575 million to resolve state investigations

Under the new agreement announced on Friday, the bank will also create teams to review and respond to customer complaints about its banking and sales practices. Reuters reported that the settlement would also c...More..