Economy

Economy Idaho in top five states for inbound moves
Author: 0 Idaho in top five states for inbound moves

New additions to the 2018 top outbound list include Iowa (55.5 percent), Montana (55 percent) and MI (55 percent). Four Western states filled out the top five: OR (63.8 percent inbound), (62.4 percent), Nevada (61.8 percent inbound) and Arizona (60.2 percent inbound).

Economy New USB-C Tech Could Protect Against Malware
Author: 0 New USB-C Tech Could Protect Against Malware

That's why the organization is rolling out its USB Type-C Authentication Program which it hopes will help make Type-C systems more secure. Ahead of the above implementation, some companies have taken some steps to protect their devices from unauthorised wired connection issues.

Economy Rail fares rise by 3.1% in England and Wales
Author: 0 Rail fares rise by 3.1% in England and Wales

Surely after the delays, cancellations and overcrowding on the railways a year ago, the government should not be allowing fares to increase faster than many people's wages. "When will this translate into a more reliable services that are better value for money?" "Typical pay rises are more than 3% and that's what drives the increases".

Economy Florida man doesn't get straw, attacks McDonald's employee
Author: 0 Florida man doesn't get straw, attacks McDonald's employee

She says after seeing how the man reacted, she thinks he needs help. Biandudi says Taylor refused to accept that answer, reaching over the counter and grabbing the worker. Taylor was arrested and charged with two counts of simple battery. "I wanted the guy to be caught". "The victim was kicked in the stomach by the defendant, and was complaining of pain", police stated in an affidavit.

Economy Apple shares plunge after blaming weak revenue on China slowdown, trade war
Author: 0 Apple shares plunge after blaming weak revenue on China slowdown, trade war

President Donald Trump has also raised new tensions between the US and China by imposing tariffs on more than $200 billion in goods, although so far the iPhone hasn't been affected directly. Apple shocked Wall Street with a cut to its quarterly sales forecast last night, blaming an unexpectedly sharp economic slowdown in China. But Cook specifically said he "would not put China in that category" of countries with troubled growth.

Author: 0 Day of action across Bolton's network as rail fares rise for 2019

Extreme weather, errors in the launch of new timetables , industrial action and signalling failures were among the factors responsible. The £30 card, dubbed the "Millennial Railcard", became available today (2 January) and entitles holders up to 1/3 off most rail fares across the United Kingdom, offering an average saving of around £95 per year.

Economy New year, new minimum-wage rate as of January 1, 2019
Author: 0 New year, new minimum-wage rate as of January 1, 2019

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour hasn't gone up in a decade. "But it's motivated many of them to accept that we need higher minimum wages than we now have in much of the country". Eight states - Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Washington State- are phasing in increases that will eventually put their minimum wages at $12 to $15 an hour, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a nonprofit that advocates for higher ...

Economy U.S. stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note
Author: 0 U.S. stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

For the year, the S&P 500 is down 6.3%, the Dow is down 5.8% and the Nasdaq has fallen 3.8%. December was one of the worst months as the S&P 500 lost 9 percent and the Dow fell 8.7 percent, including a seven-day stretch in which the Dow fell by 350 points or more six times.

Economy 6 passengers confirmed sick on Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa
Author: 0 6 passengers confirmed sick on Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa

A Tampa International Airport spokesperson confirmed to CNN that the sick individuals were vomiting by the time they touched down in Florida. At least six unrelated passengers reportedly fell ill aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1397 from Cleveland to Tampa on New Year's Day, prompting concerns that airport water fountains may have been to blame.

Economy Tesla cuts prices on all models, reveals production numbers
Author: 0 Tesla cuts prices on all models, reveals production numbers

It will be a few more weeks before Tesla confirms whether it was profitable for a second consecutive quarter, but the company's ability to sustain a high level of production - it built 61,394 Model 3s and 86,555 vehicles total in the last three months - will go a long way toward that goal.

Author: 0 US stocks gain in final session 2018 sees biggest decline since 2008

After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major US indexes fell sharply after early October, leaving them all in the red for the year on Monday. By that measure, 2018 saw 110 market swings of 1 percent in the S&P compared to only 10 in 2017. On Monday, benchmark USA crude oil inched up 0.2 percent to settle at $45.41 a barrel in NY.

Economy Oil posts first year of losses since 2015
Author: 0 Oil posts first year of losses since 2015

Oil prices will take a cue from the upcoming meeting of the OPEC and non-OPEC members in April in Vienna; in short, the oil market in 2019 will not be much different from what it was in 2018 - volatile, capricious and largely bearish! Although Saudi Arabia , the world's biggest crude exporter, didn't factor in the 2018 tally, its state-owned oil company may issue bonds and loans next year to finance a deal that would forever alter regional debt charts.

Economy Ghosn's Detention Extended to Jan 11
Author: 0 Ghosn's Detention Extended to Jan 11

Lawyers for Ghosn declined to comment beyond confirming the extension. They suspect he conspired with his right-hand man, United States executive Greg Kelly, to hide around half of his income of five billion yen (around 30 million euros) over five fiscal years from 2010.

Author: 0 The minimum wage is increasing in these 21 states

But from an employer's point of view, a minimum wage increases is rarely good news. They said Seattle workers employed at low wages experienced a modest reduction in hours worked after the minimum wage increased, but nonetheless saw a net increase in average pretax earnings of $10 a week.

Author: 0 Kentucky Police Officers post photos 'grieving' over loss of doughnut truck

With that, the officers chose to express their sadness in a joking tweet, sharing photos of themselves looking disappointed in front of the burned truck. It's not clear what caused the accident, but the police department indicated there were no injuries in the accident . "Prayers to LPD as they deal with this loss", authorities wrote in a Facebook comment .

Economy New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot will be game's 8th largest
Author: 0 New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot will be game's 8th largest

Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! One lucky person could turn into a millionaire on New Year's Day. Buyers can win any of nine ways, lottery officials said in the release. No one has won since October's $1.5 billion jackpot, in which that winner's identity remains a mystery . Lottery players across New Jersey are rushing to retailer locations to make their purchase of a ticket that could lead to "good fortune" in the new year.

Economy City of York will begin collecting Christmas trees Wednesday
Author: 0 City of York will begin collecting Christmas trees Wednesday

Residents who want to make use of the free service may bring their live trees to the Riordan Pool parking lot during daylight hours. For those with wheelie bins, the council will collect the trees on the usual brown bin collection day between Monday and January 18.

Economy China's Xi Jinping calls on Donald Trump for trade compromise
Author: 0 China's Xi Jinping calls on Donald Trump for trade compromise

At the Buenos Aires summit the two countries agreed to suspend new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks. Also in Argentina, the United States and China reached a 90-day agreement to postpone more tariff hikes and allow for further negotiations, after Xi agreed to purchase "a very substantial amount" of American goods, including in the agricultural, energy, and industrial sectors, to reduce the USA trade deficit with China.

Economy Oil prices slip toward 18-month lows
Author: 0 Oil prices slip toward 18-month lows

The S&P 500 Index equity gauge rebounded on Wednesday from the brink of a bear market on signs of robust consumer spending, easing concern about the tenure of the Federal Reserve chief and progress on U.S. A measure of oil-market volatility jumped to the highest level since November 23, having more than doubled in the past three months. Futures in NY rose after the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that US crude inventories fell by 46,000 barrels last week, the smallest ...

Economy Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations
Author: 0 Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

Before you drop the tree off, all decorations must be removed. If you want to dispose of a fake Christmas tree, that goes out with your regular trash says a spokeswoman with the city's Department of Public Services. The one I have has served its goal well but is showing its age and sheds just as much as a real tree. Do not use a tree bag. Many of our Christmas trees, particularly spruce and balsam fir, have very low rot resistance and break down quickly when exposed to the ...

Economy Theresa May sets mid-January date for Brexit vote
Author: 0 Theresa May sets mid-January date for Brexit vote

She promised to go back to the European Union to get further concessions on key issues such as the so called Irish backstop, but has so far enacted no concrete change. Mr Johnson did not give more details about what such a deal would entail. "I've been all over Wales, I've been all over Ireland and Scotland and also England - and I am feeling that the country is in need of leadership", Johnson told BBC radio.

Economy Minimum wage is rising in 20 states and numerous cities
Author: 0 Minimum wage is rising in 20 states and numerous cities

The minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour for Long Island and Westchester County employees at the end of 2021. The minimum wage for the remainder of NY will rise to $12.50 at the end of 2020. In another six states - Arizona , Arkansas , Colorado , Maine , Missouri and Washington - voters took matters into their own hands, approving measures at the ballot box to raise the minimum wage, according to the nonprofit.

Economy Oracle’s Larry Ellison joins Tesla’s board
Author: 0 Oracle’s Larry Ellison joins Tesla’s board

Tesla named two more independent directors on Friday and said it completed the requirements of a USA settlement of fraud charges involving Chief Executive Elon Musk . Wilson-Thompson, the global chief human resources officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, previously spent 17 years at Kellogg and serves on the boards of Vulcan Materials Company and Ashland Global Holdings.

Economy Lampert’s hedge fund says bid submitted to save Sears
Author: 0 Lampert’s hedge fund says bid submitted to save Sears

The company informed associates at 80 stores nation wide of closing. The notice says store closing sales will begin soon. If he manages to submit the bid by 4 p.m. Instead, he wants to forgive about $1.8 billion of the debt he holds from Sears. Eric Snyder, bankruptcy expert at law firm Wilk Auslander, said that the agreement would benefit Lampert even more than it would help Sears.

Economy Israel protests after Jordan minister pictured stepping on flag
Author: 0 Israel protests after Jordan minister pictured stepping on flag

Israel and Jordan have maintained diplomatic relations since the signing of a peace deal in 1994, though many Jordanians continue to object to formal relations between the formerly warring neighbors. Israel's foreign ministry has lodged a strong protest with Jordan over Ghunaimat's move, both to government officials in Amman and to the kingdom's embassy in Tel Aviv.

Economy Durex recalls condoms in Canada for quality concerns
Author: 0 Durex recalls condoms in Canada for quality concerns

The department alerted there was a similar recall for Durex Real Feel condoms in July. As a cautionary measure, they continued, " RB Health (Canada) Inc .is initiating a consumer level recall". The batch numbers can be found on the bottom of the pack or on the foil wrapping of individual condoms. If you have recently used this product, Durex said that "there is no reason to be worried" because "these Durex non-latex Real Feel® condoms are deemed safe when used as directed".

Economy Tesla names two directors as part of Musk US fraud settlement
Author: 0 Tesla names two directors as part of Musk US fraud settlement

Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Tesla CEO Elon Musk .Oracle; Kiichiro Sato/Associated PressOracle; Kiichiro Sato/Associated PressOracle founder Larry Ellison and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Robyn Denholm , Tesla's new chair, lives in Australia, where she's CFO of that country's largest telecom company. Denholm was seen as an experienced though predictable pick at the time, but investors and analysts had been hoping for a truly independent, outside chairperson to fully check Musk.

Economy Urgent Warning Issued Over Netflix Scam That Lets Hackers Steal Money
Author: 0 Urgent Warning Issued Over Netflix Scam That Lets Hackers Steal Money

In this particular case, the FTC warned Netflix users to avoid clicking on a suspicious email that looks like the below screenshot captured by OH police. Here's what to do. The links also could install malware on your computer. The FTC said consumers should closely examine suspicious-appearing emails, with clues like bad grammar and spelling indicating that it's an illegal phishing scam.

Economy Jetway Collapses at BWI, Injuring at Least Six
Author: 0 Jetway Collapses at BWI, Injuring at Least Six

The six people were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The remaining passengers were able to get off the plane using airstairs. The injured had been exiting a plane via the jetway - the enclosed passageway connecting an airport gate and their plane. In a tweet , BWI said they were investigating the incident.

Economy Computer virus freezes South Florida Sun Sentinel
Author: 0 Computer virus freezes South Florida Sun Sentinel

Jeff Light, the editor and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune, said the virus started affecting the newspapers' systems on Thursday and became a critical problem late Friday. 10News received multiple calls from viewers who did not receive the Saturday edition of the paper. Marisa Kollias, spokesperson for Tribune Publishing, wrote in a statement to NPR's David Folkenflik: "On Friday, some of the print production systems at Tribune Publishing were interfered with, causing a delay in ...