Vancouver recovering after powerful windstorm pummels Southern BC

Trees were blown over, boats drifted from their docks, and over 100,000 Vancouver Island residents were left without power. In White Rock, the popular promenade remained completely closed off Friday for public safety. Gusts of 90-110 km/h are ex... More..

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Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts

Some stores will be open on Boxing Day from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. Even Chick-fil-A will be open the day before Christmas Day . The Main Tavern is open regular hours from 11 a.m.to 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve , a...More..

GST Council May Consider 5% Tax Rate On Under-Construction Houses
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

GST Council May Consider 5% Tax Rate On Under-Construction Houses

Rate on special flights for pilgrims: Economy class is at 5 percent and business class is at 12 percent. - 33 items have come down from 18% to 12% & 5% as they are common man's consumption goods. The recent d...More..

Ghosn's aide Kelly to be released on bail Tuesday at earliest
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Ghosn's aide Kelly to be released on bail Tuesday at earliest

Shin Kukimoto, deputy chief prosecutor for the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, brushed aside such criticism at a December 20 news conference and said the court's rejection would affect the investiga...More..

Markets set for worst year since crash as the sell-off continues
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Markets set for worst year since crash as the sell-off continues

The signature market turbulence of the past several weeks resumed Friday (US time) as stocks bobbed up and down before sliding deep into losses by the end of trading. The Nasdaq composite, which contains a high...More..

Holidays Offer Trump Brief Reprieve as Shutdown Impact Looms
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Holidays Offer Trump Brief Reprieve as Shutdown Impact Looms

The disruption affected many government operations and the routines of 800,000 federal employees. But the senator's spokesman said they remained "very far apart" on a spending agreement. That jump-started neg...More..

'Santa rout' as Fed fails to cheer markets
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

'Santa rout' as Fed fails to cheer markets

It's not enough to say "Powell jacked up interest rates again, the market hates higher rates". Here's Republican Andy Barr of Kentucky grilling Powell in February: "Your task is to continue to unwind the F...More..

US Stocks Open Higher on Bargain Hunting
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

US Stocks Open Higher on Bargain Hunting

Gold rose 0.8 percent to $1,251.80 an ounce. USA crude fell to its lowest price since August 2017 Tuesday and is now down almost 40 percent since early October. West Texas Intermediate crude is down more th...More..

Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat

Washington has threatened to pull out of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which bans Moscow and Washington from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe. ...More..

Trump faces scathing criticism from supporters on wall funds
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump faces scathing criticism from supporters on wall funds

There is no word yet on whether the House will go along with the bill, but as Christmas approaches lawmakers are eager to wrap up their work and go home. The White House has seemed to change its position severa...More..

Facebook allowed Netflix, Spotify to access private user messages
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Facebook allowed Netflix, Spotify to access private user messages

According to the New York Times , citing internal documents and interviews with former employees, the social network gave tech companies deep access to user data. The social network said it shut down almost a...More..

Watch this guy glitter bomb package thieves in the ultimate revenge
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Watch this guy glitter bomb package thieves in the ultimate revenge

That's how former NASA engineer Mark Rober felt when an Amazon package he had ordered appeared as if it was delivered, but Rober never actually saw it. Mr Rober's YouTube video has so far had more than ...More..

Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates: Here's what to expect
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates: Here's what to expect

Unemployment remains at an nearly 50-year low and growth is expected to be around 3 percent this year, well above the 2 percent that the Fed thinks is normal for the US economy. Nine rate rises - assuming ano...More..

Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion

The company employs about 7,000 people in NY. Tech companies are "coming to the realization that the Bay Area, which has traditionally been the major center of tech activity in the USA, is getting expensive a...More..

Certain cauliflower and lettuce recalled across Canada due to E. Coli
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Certain cauliflower and lettuce recalled across Canada due to E. Coli

Family Farms. The carton tag numbers are: 203-27263 331-18, 203-27263 333-18, 203-27263 334-18, 204-27268 332-18, 203-27268 334- 18, 203-27263 332-18, 203-27263 334-18. The products could be found in the green ...More..

Google Search Results for ‘Idiot’ Gives Trump; Google CEO Face Questioning
by | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Google Search Results for ‘Idiot’ Gives Trump; Google CEO Face Questioning

As Pichai attempted to answer, adding that he needed to know more about the Apple device's settings before answering, Poe interrupted, saying, "It's not a trick question". He also talks about the benefits his f...More..

by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Johnson & Johnson hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

The documents, says Reuters , show company executives and scientists discussing how to address the issue, but not disclosing it to health officials or consumers. The World Health Organisation now recognises ...More..

Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Apple to build new $1 billion campus in Austin

In Austin, Apple will be hiring an initial 5,000 employees, saying it has capacity to grow that number to 15,000. Apple also plans new sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California. The facilit...More..

China, US begin talks to sort out trade differences
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

China, US begin talks to sort out trade differences

China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of US soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month, providing some relief to USA f...More..

Kotex tampons voluntary recalled after reports of pieces being left in body
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kotex tampons voluntary recalled after reports of pieces being left in body

Kimberly-Clark has issued a voluntary product recall throughout the United States. They were distributed between October 17, 2016, and October 23, 2018, and sold by retailers across the USA and Canada. Consumer...More..

Rep. King Aks Google CEO About iPhone Woes
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Rep. King Aks Google CEO About iPhone Woes

When pressed, he said as many as 100 engineers were working on a search engine intended for China , but added that the company tests several new products that don't see the light of day. Ted Lieu delivered a ...More..

Trump Says He Would Intervene in Meng Case to Reach Trade Deal
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trump Says He Would Intervene in Meng Case to Reach Trade Deal

The report said Kovrig "was taken by Beijing National Security " on Tuesday and that the case is "currently under review". On Monday, China detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent reta...More..

Oil pares gains along with equities after U.S. govt shutdown threat
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Oil pares gains along with equities after U.S. govt shutdown threat

The OPEC-led group of oil producers had last Friday announced a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in crude oil supply from January, measured against October 2018 output levels. Despite dramatic ...More..

UK PM Theresa May ends tour without EU Brexit concessions
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

UK PM Theresa May ends tour without EU Brexit concessions

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London , confirming there will be a vote of confidence in May's leadership of the Conservative Party , Wednesday Dec. But May loyalist Chris Gra...More..

Snowstorm cancels flights to and from San Diego
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Snowstorm cancels flights to and from San Diego

One tractor trailer ran off a road and into a river, Cooper said. Having done its work in Texas, the storm will move east and is expected to pound the Carolinas with heavy snow Sunday, followed by rain, Cabre...More..