Economy

Economy United States and Canadian Postal Services Continue Union Negotiations
Author: 0 United States and Canadian Postal Services Continue Union Negotiations

Canada Post seems to have convinced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Christmas wouldn't come without a back-to-work bill, added CUPW president Mike Palecek. "We have provided conciliation officers, appointed mediators and offered voluntary arbitration", Trudeau said. "We wouldn't come down this road, (but) we have exhausted every option", she said.

Economy Snow Storm Underway in Southern Iowa
Author: 0 Snow Storm Underway in Southern Iowa

Authorities in Kansas said that Interstate 70 was shut down in several places Sunday morning due to drifting snow, and several crashes were reported. The warning, which goes into effect at 10 a.m. "We'll see some spots over a foot of snow, a lot of places 6 to 12 inches, and that means a lot of troubles all over the roads", Reichmuth said. Rain has already begun to fall this morning.

Economy Referendum deadline extended one week to December 7
Author: 0 Referendum deadline extended one week to December 7

Voters are encouraged to return their completed voting package as soon as possible. Voters on the Sunshine Coast can also drop off their ballots at the Service BC office at 5710 Teredo St.in Sechelt any time before the office closes at 4:30 p.m.

Economy Oil prices sink on supply glut fears
Author: 0 Oil prices sink on supply glut fears

The Journal reported the price decrease comes after a period in early October in which oil prices reached their highest rates in years. Brent for January settlement fell US$3.10, or 5 per cent, to US$59.50 a barrel at 12:45 p.m.in NY, according to data from the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

Economy Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases
Author: 0 Samsung Electronics apologises over factory worker cancer cases

Following a deal arranged earlier this month, Samsung will offer compensation of up to US$133,000 per case [150 million won]. Campaign groups said that about 320 people, after employed by Samsung have suffered from work-related illnesses and 118 of them died of the disease.

Economy Wild winds cause major delays at Aussie air hub
Author: 0 Wild winds cause major delays at Aussie air hub

Melbourne Airport also reduced the number of flights allowed to arrive and depart each hour as a result of the Sydney Airport cancellations. Wind gusts of up to 90km/h are creating havoc at Sydney Airport , with dozens of flights cancelled and many delayed as the airport operates with only one runway.

Economy Flybe could be bought by Branson's Virgin Atlantic
Author: 0 Flybe could be bought by Branson's Virgin Atlantic

In a statement Virgin Atlantic said: "Virgin Atlantic notes the recent media speculation related to Flybe ". Virgin, part owned by Sir Richard Branson, is thought to be vying with Stobart to buy Flybe and is interested in its take-off and landing slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

Economy Three more cases of E. coli
Author: 0 Three more cases of E. coli

Officials said any romaine should be thrown out until further notice. Health officials have confirmed a second case of E. coli in Ottawa, part of a broader outbreak in Ontario, Quebec and several U.S. The majority of people who are infected get better in five days to a week or so but the severity of the infection can vary from mild to life-threatening.

Economy 2,500 shoppers line up at Mall of America for Black Friday
Author: 0 2,500 shoppers line up at Mall of America for Black Friday

Jaki Montanez and Alysia Montanez dressed for the occasion - and the early morning hour - in festive onesie pajamas as they strolled the mall early Friday. Shoppers are also facing new free shipping options. And analysts say Black Friday sales should be even bigger than a year ago. Shoppers picked up big-ticket items such as TVs, Apple iPads and Watches at Target, while phones, toys, gaming consoles and cookware were top sellers at Walmart.

Economy U.S. urging allies to shun Huawei
Author: 0 U.S. urging allies to shun Huawei

U.S. officials have contacted the governments of friendly nations including Japan, Italy and Germany to warn them about alleged risk of using Huawei devices. "Huawei is surprised by the behaviors of the U.S. government detailed in the article". "If a government's behaviour extends beyond its jurisdiction, such activity should not be encouraged".

Economy Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year
Author: 0 Climate change could cost US 'hundreds of billions' a year

The report, like many before it, stresses the importance of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and investing in renewable energy technology before it's too late. Trump and several members of his cabinet have also repeatedly cast doubt on the science of climate change, arguing that the causes and impacts are not yet settled.

Economy May Will Not Resign if Her Brexit Deal Is Rejected in Parliament
Author: 0 May Will Not Resign if Her Brexit Deal Is Rejected in Parliament

Britain faces "more division and more uncertainty" if a draft Brexit deal falls through, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday as she sought to win over sceptical Britons ahead of an European Union summit this weekend. "That is being worked on intensively, so the chancellor is preparing for the trip to Brussels ". Spain doesn't have a veto on the withdrawal agreement, which does not have to be approved unanimously.

Economy Tesla slashing prices on cars in China to offset tariffs
Author: 0 Tesla slashing prices on cars in China to offset tariffs

According to IHS Market's registration data shared in the California New Car Dealer Association quarterly report, with the launch of Model 3, Tesla has delivered 22,758 vehicles in California throughout the recent quarter, which is an impressive increase of about 399% from the same period a year ago.

Economy Range Rover Evoque Revealed, India Bound
Author: 0 Range Rover Evoque Revealed, India Bound

The cabin also gets an array of new colours and textures, including a durable and luxurious wool-blend textile called 'Kvadrat'. The South African website lists two engines as being available from launch, both 2-litre turbocharged Ingenium units in the form of a 132kW diesel and 183kW petrol.

Author: 0 Stores fighting for Black Friday shoppers aim for convenience

Macy's is offering free in-store only door-busters. The climate is right for a blockbuster holiday season, with consumer confidence hitting an 18-year high in October and unemployment at a near 50-year low - and, more literally, with cold temperatures on the East Coast driving shoppers toward winter boots and coats.

Economy Nissan Board Votes To Remove Carlos Ghosn From Chairman Position
Author: 0 Nissan Board Votes To Remove Carlos Ghosn From Chairman Position

The board is expected to recommend that shareholders vote to dismiss Ghosn and Kelly as directors, but the timing of a shareholders' meeting has not been set. "Ghosn's era is over". The statement continued: "The Board chose to request Nissan , on the basis of the principles of transparence, trust and mutual respect set forth in the Alliance Charter, to provide all information in their possession arising from the internal investigations related to Mr Ghosn".

Economy Stores Open For Thanksgiving Holiday
Author: 0 Stores Open For Thanksgiving Holiday

Then again, some shoppers simply love the chaos and excitement of Black Friday - crowds, confusing pricing, and all. Chappell said she has gone shopping on Thanksgiving Day "for as long as the stores have started opening". But this year, there will still be several department stores open. Upper West Side resident Maria Acosta, 57, already sampled those savings when she got in line at 5 a.m.

Economy Blast targets bazaar in Pakistan, at least 31 killed
Author: 0 Blast targets bazaar in Pakistan, at least 31 killed

Officials said that most of the victims were minority Shia Muslims. Shahbaz Ali, a resident who was buying food in the market, said he had seen a boy with his face covered ride up on a motorcycle. "Toll could rise. As the United States fails in Afghanistan Pak shd be prepared for fallout and we must ensure greater security for our tribal areas especially esp protection of our ppl", she tweeted.

Economy No Brexit is more likely than no-deal, says Amber Rudd
Author: 0 No Brexit is more likely than no-deal, says Amber Rudd

It's a message aimed at anti-EU hardliners who are threatening to vote down her deal when it comes to Parliament next month, as they think the agreement leaves the United Kingdom too closely bound to the EU. With no U.S. trading to look forward to later, traders contented themselves by watching Europe's Brexit drama unfold. The move, which forced the Government to cave in to a series of Labour and SNP amendments to its Finance Bill, has put huge strain on the agreement reached in the wake ...

Economy Dolce & Gabbana say sorry, in Chinese, after race row
Author: 0 Dolce & Gabbana say sorry, in Chinese, after race row

D&G was forced to postpone a fashion show in Shanghai on Wednesday, hours before it was due to begin, as celebrities said they would not attend. Major Chinese celebrities threatened to boycott the event, which had been scheduled for Wednesday night, and the company finally called it off.

Economy Brexit: Draft declaration refers to Irish border technology
Author: 0 Brexit: Draft declaration refers to Irish border technology

There are no signs the deal will win the approval of the House of Commons , where opposition parties oppose it, as well up to 100 Conservative Brexit hardliners and and a Northern Ireland party May relies on to govern. The deal that will enable us to do this is now within our grasp. The EU and United Kingdom have agreed a draft agreement on their future relationship, paving the way for a Brexit deal to be finalised this weekend.

Economy Energy and tech sell-off wipes out 2018 gains
Author: 0 Energy and tech sell-off wipes out 2018 gains

Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 was 0.4 percent lower at 5,671.80 and India's Sensex declined 0.6 percent to 35,559.08. Apple experienced the biggest loss of the group, dropping almost 5 percent after Goldman Sachs cut it's price on the stock for the second time in a week amid concerns over lack of demands for the company's latest line of iPhones.

Economy Land Rover Teases The Next-Gen Evoque With Wire-frame Sculpture
Author: 0 Land Rover Teases The Next-Gen Evoque With Wire-frame Sculpture

The wireforms also characterise the SUVs distinctive fast roofline and rising waistline that define new Evoque's coupe-like silhouette. As seen in numerous spy shots we've posted over the last few months, the revamped Evoque will borrow design cues from its bigger brother, the Velar .

Economy Millions expected to travel during Thanksgiving holiday rush
Author: 0 Millions expected to travel during Thanksgiving holiday rush

If you are loading up the vehicle, catching a plane or getting to your location by other means you are among the over 50 million Americans expected to travel to their holiday destinations. The worst time to leave from downtown Los Angeles for LAX via I-110 South over this holiday period, according to INRIX, was Tuesday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Economy UK's Theresa May confronts party rebels as European Union prepares Brexit summit
Author: 0 UK's Theresa May confronts party rebels as European Union prepares Brexit summit

British Justice Secretary David Gauke said on Tuesday talks were now moving on to Britain's future relationship with the EU. The draft agreement reached last week triggered an avalanche of criticism in Britain and left May fighting to keep her job even as British and European Union negotiators raced to firm up a final deal before a summit on Sunday where European Union leaders hope to rubber-stamp it.

Economy B.C. government says demand, safety behind long-awaited riding hailing plan
Author: 0 B.C. government says demand, safety behind long-awaited riding hailing plan

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said that the licensing requirement is a matter of safety, and anyone who is earning money by driving people around will have to make the investment in the licence. In unregulated markets, it's always tough to compete against the bigger players because they will just flood the market and drive up competition, he said.

Economy Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses
Author: 0 Technical error exposes Amazon users' names, email addresses

Alden gives his location in his Twitter profile as Phoenix, Arizona, which is in the US. After informing customers that their name and email had been revealed, the email from Amazon goes on to say, "The issue has been fixed". It said the information was shared inadvertently due a technical error, and its website and systems were not breached. But while Amazon remained silent on numerous incident details, the company did make it clear to us that its website and its internal systems were ...

Economy Ikea plans to hire thousands of staff for small stores
Author: 0 Ikea plans to hire thousands of staff for small stores

What that means specifically is that Ikea needs to go from a traditional business model to a more digital one, and will make "extensive investments in digitalization and sustainability" as well as opening new department stores and city shops, the furniture giant explained in a statement.