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Economy Google changes policies on sexual misconduct after protests
Author: 0 Google changes policies on sexual misconduct after protests

He also said Google is consolidating the complaint system and that the process for handling concerns will include providing support people and counselors. "We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that". According to the email, arbitration in harassment or assault claims will now be optional, and the company will track and make public information about reported incidents of misconduct and how they are dealt with.

Economy Runaway train travels for 57 miles before being intentionally derailed
Author: 0 Runaway train travels for 57 miles before being intentionally derailed

The 268-wagon train began its solo journey when the driver got down to carry out inspection, and was soon moving at up to 110 km per hour. Freight rates for shipping iron ore from Australia to China have dropped by more than 10% since Monday as the derailment of one of BHP's trains is disrupting shipments from Port Hedland.

Economy Tesla replaces Elon Musk, names Telstra executive Robyn Denholm as chairperson
Author: 0 Tesla replaces Elon Musk, names Telstra executive Robyn Denholm as chairperson

As part of Musk's settlement with the SEC, Tesla also is supposed to monitor Twitter posts that he makes if they have to do with company news. The move scotches reports that James Murdoch might have been appointed to the job. "To ensure a smooth transition during the remainder of Robyn's time at Telstra, Elon will be a resource to Robyn and provide any support that she requests in her role as Chair", Tesla said in a news release.

Economy Elon Musk’s Twitter account used for Bitcoin scam
Author: 0 Elon Musk’s Twitter account used for Bitcoin scam

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the world with a net worth of $22.3 billion as of 2018. Clothing retailer Matalan and Pathé United Kingdom, the British arm of the French filmmaker, were both targeted by the scammers , who took control of the brands' Twitter accounts and posted scam messages advertising the giveaway.

Economy Pompeo Allows Sanctions Exception for Iran Port Development
Author: 0 Pompeo Allows Sanctions Exception for Iran Port Development

With Pakistan denying India land transit through to reach Afghanistan, New Delhi developed an alternate route through Chabahar port in Iran, which it helped develop partly and also operates now. It states that India has a major role in bringing peace and development in Afghanistan. And the USA, the official said, seeks to "build on our close relationships with both countries as we execute a policy of maximum pressure to change the Iranian regime's destabilising policies in the region and ...

Economy Passengers Couldn't Tahan 'Stinky' Smell of Durian, Causes 1 Hour Flight Delay
Author: 0 Passengers Couldn't Tahan 'Stinky' Smell of Durian, Causes 1 Hour Flight Delay

Passengers demanded that the fruit be removed, with some nearly coming to blows with crew members. Staff eventually caved into pressure and allowed for the fruit to be transferred to the cargo hold. The durian is known for being one of the grossest-smelling fruits in the world-think "turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock", as one food writer has described it, per Smithsonian .

Economy New England pizza, sandwich chain closes dozens of locations
Author: 0 New England pizza, sandwich chain closes dozens of locations

Papa Gino's has restaurants in Falmouth, Centerville, South Yarmouth and Orleans. "The company regrets having to close these restaurants but believes focusing resources on a core of best-performing restaurants is the responsible approach", the release said.

Economy Michigan, Missouri, Utah voters opt to loosen marijuana laws
Author: 0 Michigan, Missouri, Utah voters opt to loosen marijuana laws

Voters in Utah and Missouri will consider whether to approve the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Meanwhile, a similar measure in North Dakota is poised for defeat. The measure would ban the smoking of marijuana but does allow vaping, marijuana-infused edibles and other means of consumption. The proposal also creates an additional license for marijuana "microbusinesses" for grows of up to 150 plants, and individuals can grow up to 12 marijuana plants per household.

Economy Iowa grandmother revealed as Powerball victor
Author: 0 Iowa grandmother revealed as Powerball victor

The news of her winning was announced Monday, Nov. 5 at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters in Clive. West raised her three daughters as a single mother, working in the insurance industry. West wasn't anxious about her tickets, though, thinking "they're somewhere in the moving mess". West bought the ticket in Redfield, a community of 800 people about 30 miles (50 kilometres) west of Des Moines.

Economy Former Obama Adviser: Dems May Retake House, But 'Blue Wave' Won't Happen
Author: 0 Former Obama Adviser: Dems May Retake House, But 'Blue Wave' Won't Happen

In Orange County, Calif., William Moody cast his vote for Republicans, even while offering qualified support for Trump . "The president is his own worst enemy with some of his remarks". The midterms have even been dubbed the " health care election". Just weeks before the vote, a Trump supporter allegedly shipped pipe bombs to some of the president's most prominent critics, among them former President Barack Obama , Hillary Clinton and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros.

Economy Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection
Author: 0 Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection

The Electoral Commission referred the case to the National Crime Agency, which said potential criminal offences may have been committed. The Electoral Commission concluded that Banks was not the true source of the £8mn in loans provided to the Leave.EU referendum campaigns; that the lending involved a non-qualifying or impermissible company - Rock Holdings Ltd - based in the Isle of Man; and that Banks, Bilney and others concealed the true details of the financial transactions.

Economy U.S. midterm polls start to open: Who will control Congress?
Author: 0 U.S. midterm polls start to open: Who will control Congress?

Stream it online here . President Trump shakes hands with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a rally this summer. Both Republicans and Democrats are energised. Heidi Heitkamp as the most vulnerable incumbent. The open Arizona race is a toss-up, but Republicans are increasingly anxious, given Trump's closing focus on immigration , that the seat which has been in GOP hands could be won by Democrats.

Economy US Grants Temporary Iran Oil Waivers to Eight Counties
Author: 0 US Grants Temporary Iran Oil Waivers to Eight Counties

U.S. sanctions permit trade in humanitarian goods such as food and pharmaceuticals, but measures imposed on banks and trade restrictions could make such items more expensive. Eight governments have received temporary permission to continue to import Iranian oil. 'Our position remains that as long as Iran continues to meet the deal that exists, we will be committed to it too'.

Economy Runaway train derailed after 57-mile journey across Western Australia
Author: 0 Runaway train derailed after 57-mile journey across Western Australia

BHP said it was cooperating with investigators. All train operations from the mine have been suspended as the incident is examined by officials. It was operated by mining company BHP Billiton and traveling across Western Australia from the remote mining town of Newman to Port Hedland on Monday.

Economy Trump's national attention turns to state races
Author: 0 Trump's national attention turns to state races

The Texas Senate election has turned out to be one of the most interesting in the 2018 midterms, with Democrat Beto O'Rourke mounting a serious challenge against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz . They were soon drowned out by the president's supporters. They view House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a potent foil for Trump, and believe they can tag the party responsibility for Washington dysfunction.

Economy Amazon may split HQ2 between two cities, WSJ reports
Author: 0 Amazon may split HQ2 between two cities, WSJ reports

In September, Amazon founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the company would announce a decision on where it would build a second headquarters before the end of the year . Splitting HQ2 would also raise questions about the current tax incentive packages Amazon has been offered on the premise of the larger office. However, the company is not exactly denying the report's accuracy.

Economy Xi to trumpet China's 'open' markets at trade forum
Author: 0 Xi to trumpet China's 'open' markets at trade forum

Noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, Xi said China is working with the worldwide community to build a community with a shared future for humanity. But he said Mr Xi's latest comments came "with few specific solutions" and that the chamber wants to see the "rhetoric" match by actions. The event has drawn several foreign heads of government including Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Pakistani premier Imran Khan , though most are from ...

Economy Pilot Admits to Being Almost 10 Times Over Alcohol Limit Before Takeoff
Author: 0 Pilot Admits to Being Almost 10 Times Over Alcohol Limit Before Takeoff

The plane departed London after a delay of 69 minutes. It was found that his body contains 189 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, although the allowable limit for pilots of 20 milligrams. JAL issued an apology, promising it will "implement immediate actions to prevent any future occurrence". Japan's transport minister has said he will tighten rules about alcohol consumption by flight crews after a series of incidents in the industry.

Economy Lowe’s closing underperforming stores, including 1 in MA
Author: 0 Lowe’s closing underperforming stores, including 1 in MA

The closures are a part of the company's ongoing reassessment of their stores. Lowe's is closing 51 underperforming stores across the US and Canada. Ellison said in a statement. The Rona Kingston location on Bath Road is among the stores affected, the company announced Monday. Lowe's has partnered with Hilco Merchant Services to help manage the process in the USA and ensure a seamless experience for customers.

Economy Iranians mark embassy takeover on eve of USA sanctions
Author: 0 Iranians mark embassy takeover on eve of USA sanctions

But there are doubts how successful this will be. Iran's Guardian Council on Sunday rejected an anti-terror financing bill that Rouhani had lobbied strongly for, sending it back to parliament. How do other countries see it? Britain, France, Germany and the European Union strongly condemned the latest actions from Washington in a joint statement, and have vowed to preserve the nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Economy Target reveals Black Friday deals and ‘skip the line’
Author: 0 Target reveals Black Friday deals and ‘skip the line’

This also includes deals offered by wearables manufacturers. Research company Adobe Analytics projected Thursday that online shopping would reach $124.1 billion this holiday season, up 14.8 percent from previous year, as consumers increasingly make their purchases on the internet rather than in person.

Economy Lanka IOC also revises fuel prices
Author: 0 Lanka IOC also revises fuel prices

Compared to Friday, petrol and diesel prices witnessed a decrease of 19 and 11 paise respectively in Delhi. Similarly, in the capital Mumbai , diesel prices have seen a reduction of 12 paisa per liter today, which has now cost Rs 77.06 per liter.

Economy Forecasters: Tornado hit Baltimore Amazon center, killing 2
Author: 0 Forecasters: Tornado hit Baltimore Amazon center, killing 2

At least two people died in the partial collapse of an Amazon.com Inc distribution warehouse in Baltimore caused by severe weather, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and the company said on Saturday. The first person was recovered on Friday night and pronounced dead upon being taken to hospital, while another remained missing. Officials say a 50-foot wall at the warehouse collapsed.

Economy France, Germany, UK, EU Condemn New U.S. Iran Sanctions
Author: 0 France, Germany, UK, EU Condemn New U.S. Iran Sanctions

While the U.S. had previously wanted countries including India to completely halt oil purchases from Iran by 4 November when its full sanctions against Tehran come into force, it seems to have relented considering the havoc the move to completely take out Iranian supplies from the market would have had on prices.

Author: 0 What Investors Should Know? Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.49 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.76. Given the importance of identifying companies that will grow earnings per share at high rate, we then need to consider how to identify which companies will achieve high growth rates.

Economy Canada adds 11,200 jobs, unemployment rate dips
Author: 0 Canada adds 11,200 jobs, unemployment rate dips

Statistics Canada says more than 11,000 jobs were added to the economy last month including 33,900 full-time positions. The last time it dipped below the 5% mark was in July 2004. And the average year-over-year wage growth of permanent employees - a figure closely watched by the Bank of Canada - fell to just 1.9 per cent, the lowest since the 1.7 per cent recorded in August 2017.

Economy Amazon in 'advanced talks' to open headquarters in Washington DC area
Author: 0 Amazon in 'advanced talks' to open headquarters in Washington DC area

The talks come after a year-long search that left hundreds of cities around the country scrambling to pitch themselves to the e-commerce giant, according to The Washington Post . The retail giant announced previous year that it was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in the United States, a move that could bring with it as many as 50,000 new jobs.

Economy Trump hopes that trade agreement with China will be finalized at G20
Author: 0 Trump hopes that trade agreement with China will be finalized at G20

The comments came days after Trump warned he would impose tariffs on all China's shipments to the U.S. before saying he thought he could "make a great deal with China" but it was not yet ready. While Beijing is open to striking a deal that narrows the trade deficit, officials have resisted Trump's other demands - including an end to subsidies for strategic industries, a stop to forced technology transfer and more competition for state-owned enterprises.

Economy AT&T's HBO goes dark due to standoff wih Dish
Author: 0 AT&T's HBO goes dark due to standoff wih Dish

Dish opposed the Time Warner deal and had concerns about excess leverage in programming discussions - a risk that the U.S. Justice Department warned about when it tried to stop the takeover. Dish said AT&T is demanding that the company pay for a guaranteed number of subscribers, regardless of how many consumers actually want to subscribe to HBO.