Sajjan acting veterans affairs minister after Wilson-Raybould's resignation

Due to her former role as attorney general, Wilson-Raybould says she can't comment on the SNC-Lavalin accusations because she is "bound by solicitor-client privilege". A justice committee is to meet Wednesday and in the meantime, the Office of the Et... More..

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Startup Aurora gets $530 mln boost to build self-driving cars
by | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Startup Aurora gets $530 mln boost to build self-driving cars

Rowe Price. Shell Ventures , Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Geodesic also joined. The round reportedly gives Aurora a valuation north of $2.5 billion, making it one of the most valuable independent players i...More..

The evidence is mounting that Amazon's HQ2 deal is in trouble
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

The evidence is mounting that Amazon's HQ2 deal is in trouble

Amazon is likely threatening this pullout to concentrate minds among NY politicians, in an effort to pin blame on them for "losing" Amazon . One of the people said a complete pullout from the project in Queen...More..

Oil Heads Lower On Small Inventory Build
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Oil Heads Lower On Small Inventory Build

The government's official supply report is due out later on Wednesday. Last week, the Energy Information Administration issued a bullish weekly report on USA inventories after it revealed crude stockpiles r...More..

RBI Slashes Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points, Changes Stance to 'Neutral'
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

RBI Slashes Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points, Changes Stance to 'Neutral'

This was the first meeting of the monetary policy committee ( MPC ) under Shaktikanta Das who took over as the RBI governor in December after the sudden exit of Urjit Patel over differences with the Modi go...More..

Oil falls, torn between poor USA factory data and tighter supply
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Oil falls, torn between poor USA factory data and tighter supply

The API reported a 2.5M barrel build during last week. However, Venezuela's woes assuaged traders' mounting fears to a degree, with the USA sanctions limiting oil transactions between the Bolivian republic ...More..

Tusk's 'place in hell' remark for Brexit backers stirs backlash
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Tusk's 'place in hell' remark for Brexit backers stirs backlash

Donald Tusk made the jibe in a press conference alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Brussels , in which he reiterated the Brexit withdrawal agreement signed off in December was not up for re...More..

Twitter reacts to Trump's delayed State of the Union address
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Twitter reacts to Trump's delayed State of the Union address

If the premise of a SOTU response is to build the platform for a future campaign, then it was a successful speech, starting out, unsurprisingly, with a different angle on Trump's claim that America's econom...More..

Pope says Vatican open to mediating in Venezuela if both sides ask
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Pope says Vatican open to mediating in Venezuela if both sides ask

Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader and parliament speaker, whose appointment to that position had been cancelled by the country's Supreme Court, declared himself interim president at a rally in the cou...More..

UK's Theresa May traveling to Northern Ireland in Brexit bid
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

UK's Theresa May traveling to Northern Ireland in Brexit bid

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused the Tory leadership of using rumours of a June election, which appeared in Sunday newspapers, as a "scare tactic" to bounce exhausted Conservative MPs into backing...More..

United States adds 304,000 jobs in January, almost doubling economists' expectations
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

United States adds 304,000 jobs in January, almost doubling economists' expectations

The economy needs to create roughly 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. The federal government was shut down for the survey period covered by the January jobs report ...More..

Markets Right Now: Stocks are off to an uneven start
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Markets Right Now: Stocks are off to an uneven start

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note - which moves in the opposition direction of price - declined to 2.69 percent from about 2.73 percent before the Fed announcement at 2 p.m. But even modest increases have ...More..

Alibaba earnings top estimates but revenue misses
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Alibaba earnings top estimates but revenue misses

That compares with an estimate for revenue of 118.9 billion yuan from 31 analysts polled by Refinitiv. Much anticipated regulation of e-commerce in China isn't likely to be very disruptive, and the economy is...More..

USPS Halts Mail Delivery In Minnesota Due To Polar Vortex
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

USPS Halts Mail Delivery In Minnesota Due To Polar Vortex

Postal service to suspend delivery on Wednesday in Minnesota , Iowa , western Wisconsin and western IL. "Due to this arctic outbreak and concerns for the safety of USPS employees, the Postal Service is su...More..

Court bars Venezuela's self-declared president Juan Guaido from leaving the country
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Court bars Venezuela's self-declared president Juan Guaido from leaving the country

Bolton's warning followed a request by the Maduro government's attorney general for the Supreme Court to bar Guaido from leaving the country and to freeze his assets. "We can't allow Venezuelan oil to be stolen...More..

Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Venezuela power struggle heats up with Guaido curbs, protest plans

Guaido's proclamation came after the opposition-controlled National Assembly declared Maduro's second term "illegitimate". Rafael Tafuro, 65, a carpenter who was waiting for the subway in eastern Caracas on...More..

China, Russia opposes unilateral sanctions against Venezuela
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

China, Russia opposes unilateral sanctions against Venezuela

Juan Guaido , Venezuelan opposition leader and parliament speaker, whose appointment to that position had been cancelled by the country's Supreme Court, declared himself interim president at a rally in the co...More..

United States files charges against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

United States files charges against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

As a result of that claim, it was able to borrow money from USA banks. The Huawei Technologies Co. logo is displayed at an event in Beijing last week. In addition, 10 U.S. federal charges were filed against...More..

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA

The Venezuelan military remains in support of President Nicolás Maduro , though the opposition has offered amnesty in a bid to encourage defection. Guaido so far hasn't been able to sway the armed forces to hi...More..

Oil up on Venezuela turmoil despite surging USA supply
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Oil up on Venezuela turmoil despite surging USA supply

The latest API data released showed that the U.S. crude inventories increased 6. 6 million barrels , compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 42,000 barrels, Reuters reports. Concerns about an une...More..

Memos: Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids
by | Monday, January 28, 2019

Memos: Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids

They were also unaware their children were able to charge in-game purchases to them "with passwords or any other form of verification". The documents released Thursday night are part of a 2012 lawsuit against...More..

Dyson to move headquarters out of Britain
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Dyson to move headquarters out of Britain

Sir James, who owns 100% of the company and has built up a £9.5bn personal fortune, did not comment on the move. Chief Executive Jim Rowan said the manufacturer of air purifiers, hairdryers and cleaner, lau...More..

US needs to stay out of Venezuela, says Tulsi Gabbard
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

US needs to stay out of Venezuela, says Tulsi Gabbard

That followed President Donald Trump's decision to support the claim to power by opposition leader Juan Guaido . Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed "our support and solidarity to President Nicolas...More..

FLIGHT DELAYS: Seething Travelers Report 'Utter Hell' At Newark Airport
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

FLIGHT DELAYS: Seething Travelers Report 'Utter Hell' At Newark Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop at the NY airport, citing staffing at an air traffic control facility in Washington. The restrictions at LaGuardia were causing ripple effects at othe...More..

Britain, France Back Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Britain, France Back Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro

President Donald Trump, left, talks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as they tour the new North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on July 11, 2018. But Guaido tweeted in...More..