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Economy Dairy Queen Offering Free Ice Cream Today
Author: 0 Dairy Queen Offering Free Ice Cream Today

Nothing goes much better with summer than ice cream. The offer is for 1 small regular soft serve cone or dipped. On Friday, customers with the app will have access to a single-use mobile coupon that must be combined with a purchase. This special is only available through the Dairy Queen mobile app and at participating locations. C'mon, you know you want some ice cream! Nah. DQ said cones are limited to one per customer.

Economy Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets second green light from Ottawa
Author: 0 Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets second green light from Ottawa

The combination of the oil price crash that started in 2014, instability and the inability to get oil to market now that there has been some recovery, has made life hard for the energy sector. Trudeau called both B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to inform them of the decision Tuesday. It's said to be the safest route from the Alberta oilsands to the B.C.

Economy Google adds 'Welcome Offers' to its store and restaurant listings
Author: 0 Google adds 'Welcome Offers' to its store and restaurant listings

You and I and the whole local SEO community know how bad the Google Maps business listing spam issues are. According to Google , users can flag individual business profiles for removal. Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) has rolled out a number of new features for businesses to make their profiles more unique when they appear in Google Search and Google Maps.

Economy Gold Prices Surge To More Than 5 Years High
Author: 0 Gold Prices Surge To More Than 5 Years High

Gold is now available for $14 discount at the trader level, as the precious metal broke $1,400-an ounce mark in the global market, a near six-year high. Later this year, gold should benefit from a weakening United States dollar, followed by returning safe-haven demand next year", Julius Baer analyst Carsten Menke said in a research note.

Economy Feds reportedly investigating YouTube over how it handles kids’ videos
Author: 0 Feds reportedly investigating YouTube over how it handles kids’ videos

The ongoing problem has been left untreated since 2015 when a series of disturbing videos surfaced on YouTube Kids app along with accusations of unsafe behaviour. Some YouTube employees believe it would be best to stop YouTube's recommendation system for children's programming. One in three of those respondents said their child watches content regularly on YouTube.

Economy Live rat falls from ceiling at Buffalo Wild Wings
Author: 0 Live rat falls from ceiling at Buffalo Wild Wings

She said the rat was still alive after it hit the table. "Its heart was still beating", she said. Alisha Norman said she was watching the Woman's World Cup game at the restaurant's Westchester, California location on Thursday when the incident happened.

Economy Slack to take unusual route to public markets
Author: 0 Slack to take unusual route to public markets

Unlike an IPO , a direct listing means the company did not issue any new shares nor did it have to raise any additional capital. Slack is skipping the traditional route to go public - an initial public offering - and instead choosing to trade shares directly on the exchange on Thursday.

Economy High Levels Of Arsenic Found In 2 Brands Of Bottled Water
Author: 0 High Levels Of Arsenic Found In 2 Brands Of Bottled Water

It was found to have exceeded the federal limit with the water bottled in Mexico. Long-term exposure to arsenic above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard can cause skin damage, circulatory system problems and an increased risk of getting cancer , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Economy Toys R Us to reopen stores in the U.S. later this year
Author: 0 Toys R Us to reopen stores in the U.S. later this year

After a year of being closed down, Toys R Us might be making a comeback. The stores are slated to be about 10,000-square feet, roughly a third of the size of the brand's big-box outlets that closed previous year, the people said . The Toys R Us logo is displayed on the exterior of a store on March 15, 2018 in Emeryville, California. Tru Kids will be headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, about a 20-minute drive from Wayne, New Jersey, where Toys R Us was previously based.

Economy KFC is launching a new Cheetos Sandwich and yes, we tried it
Author: 0 KFC is launching a new Cheetos Sandwich and yes, we tried it

The chain announced Thursday, June 20 that its new " KFC Cheetos Sandwich " will hit its locations across the United States starting July 1. The sandwich will be available for only four weeks. Don't tell me you're not salivating right now. For the month, you'll be able to get Cheetos Loaded Fries, Cheetos-Fried KFC Hot Wings, KFC Mac And Cheetos Bowls, and more.

Economy More seats, lower fees as Qantas overhauls Frequent Flyer program
Author: 0 More seats, lower fees as Qantas overhauls Frequent Flyer program

Frequent flyers seeking a business class seat on Melbourne to LA will need 216,800 points instead of 192,000 and $703 in fees, down from $943. The airline will also launch a new system, Points Club, that gives membership based exclusively on points earned "on the ground" through purchases.

Economy U.K. central bank holds rates despite Brexit, trade uncertainty
Author: 0 U.K. central bank holds rates despite Brexit, trade uncertainty

However, figures this week showed the annual rate of inflation back down at the bank's target of 2%, easing the pressure on those leaning toward a rate hike. However, the BoE noted on Thursday a darkening global outlook that has already prompted the European Central Bank, U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan to signal this week that more stimulus could be on the way.

Economy Three stripes are not an exclusive trademark of Adidas, court rules
Author: 0 Three stripes are not an exclusive trademark of Adidas, court rules

Two years later though EUIPO went back on its decision and annulled the protections, saying, "Adidas had failed to establish that the mark had acquired distinctive character through use throughout the European Union". It marked another victory by Shoe Branding Europe, which previously challenged the registration of the three-stripe design in 2016 and was backed up by an intellectual property regulator in Brussels.

Economy Adidas loses three stripes trademark ruling UK News
Author: 0 Adidas loses three stripes trademark ruling UK News

In doing so, the court upheld a 2016 ruling by the EU's intellectual property regulator cancelling the registration of the three-stripe design as a trademark following a challenge by a Belgian shoe company. In 2014, European Union intellectual property authorities approved of Adidas' three stripes trademark. Sporting goods brands have seen a rise in trademark disputes recently.

Economy Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts
Author: 0 Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts

China has retaliated on US products. Just before Powell spoke, Statistics Canada's inflation numbers were the latest indicator the economy was on the upswing. "The market is ahead of the Fed in terms of the magnitude of rate cuts, yet they interpreted the all-clear for a July cut as good news", noted Savills Chief Economist Heidi Learner to Commercial Property Executive .

Economy Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Digital Currency Project
Author: 0 Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Digital Currency Project

Another article from 2012 indicates Libra may not be Facebook's first attempt at a global currency. According to Kelly, the main difference between Libra and Bitcoin is that Libra is trying to be essentially digital fiat (although he used the term " digital dollar" because he was addressing mainly a USA audience) and so it has all the "characteristics" of traditional fiat currencies, whereas Bitcoin is " digital gold" (and it is "probably a lot better than gold") and unlike ...

Economy OPEC+ Meeting to Be Held on July 1-2 in Vienna
Author: 0 OPEC+ Meeting to Be Held on July 1-2 in Vienna

To be sure, in late May, TankerTrackers announced the takeoff of Iran's first oil payload after the expiry of the USA endorse waivers, including satellite symbolism as verification. Moreover, European nations still have time to protect landmark nuclear deal. Earlier, reports out of Iran said the nation's Revolutionary Guards had downed a US "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan.

Author: 0 Apple considering relocating China plant to Malaysia

And all of Apple's key suppliers, including Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron ( iPhone); Quanta (MacBook); Compal Electronics ( iPad); and Inventec, Luxshare-ICT, and Goertek ( AirPods ) have been asked to evaluate expanding into other countries.

Economy Walmart launched an unlimited subscription service for grocery delivery $98 per year
Author: 0 Walmart launched an unlimited subscription service for grocery delivery $98 per year

She said the company is "constantly testing new concepts" to improve its pickup and delivery service. For other customers, Walmart will continue to offer the option of paying a per-order fee. So it is worth it if you get groceries delivered from Walmart a few times in a month. While other services need customers to sign up for a plan and pay a flat monthly fee to get a certain number of deliveries every month.

Economy Trump believes he has authority to demote Fed's Powell
Author: 0 Trump believes he has authority to demote Fed's Powell

Federal Reserve, said Wednesday that social media giant Facebook met with the central bank in the run-up to the reveal of its Libra cryptocurrency . It expects inflation to drift even lower by the end of the year, with core inflation at 1.8%, down from its level of 2% in May. The more dovish Fed tone weighed on the dollar, which had been boosted in the prior session by Draghi's statement that the European Central Bank could cut interest rates if the economy slows much more.

Economy Traders see USA rate cut in July
Author: 0 Traders see USA rate cut in July

It is a committee within the Federal Reserve System that is entrusted under U.S. law with overseeing the nation's open market operations as well as making key decisions about interest rates and the management of the money supply in the USA economy.

Economy Elon Musk Deletes His Twitter Account in Unexpected Move
Author: 0 Elon Musk Deletes His Twitter Account in Unexpected Move

Musk, meantime, changed his Twitter name to Daddy Dotcom, said he had deleted his Twitter account , and swapped out his Twitter photo for a solid black disc. The updates stemmed from Musk's refusal to credit the artist he tweeted. Business Insider has reached out to Eberhard for comment as well. Elon Musk is never very far from the tabloids.

Economy What is Libra? A user guide to Facebook’s new cryptocurrency
Author: 0 What is Libra? A user guide to Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Facebook hopes that by pegging Libra to the dollar the euro, the yen and other real currencies it will offer a more stable alternative with mainstream appeal. "For now, it really comes down to execution, and how comfortable consumers feel around Facebook and cryptocurrency". There is no guarantee, however, this arrangement will remain unchanged - Facebook's privacy policy has changed often over the years.

Economy Ethiopian Airlines voted best in Africa for third consecutive year
Author: 0 Ethiopian Airlines voted best in Africa for third consecutive year

In this year's annual Skytrax World Airline Awards , an overwhelming majority of the world's top airlines were based in Asia. The Philippines' flag carrier is ranked #1 in this year's World's Most Improved Airlines list released yesterday, which is based on "an airline's quality improvement across the entire Awards programme".

Economy Nikki Fried Trashes Republicans Ahead of Trump Rally
Author: 0 Nikki Fried Trashes Republicans Ahead of Trump Rally

Democrats say Trump won't be credible running again as an outsider and they claim that he's made life harder for people after just two years in office. Trump reportedly briefly considered keeping MAGA as his slogan for the 2020 re-election campaign. "This is something Democrats have to face very quickly", Wilson added.

Economy Facebook to release its own cryptocurrency in 2020
Author: 0 Facebook to release its own cryptocurrency in 2020

Given the on-going privacy concerns surrounding Facebook , having other companies backing the project may help alleviate users' and regulators' distrust in the currency, something David Marcus, co-creator of Libra, noted when making the announcement .

Economy UK, China Securities Watchdogs Back Joint Stock Market Link
Author: 0 UK, China Securities Watchdogs Back Joint Stock Market Link

UK-listed firms will become the first foreign companies to be able to list in mainland China under a new stock link, the Treasury said. "Stock Connect is a ground-breaking initiative, which will deepen our global connectivity as we look outwards to new opportunities in Asia", U.K.

Economy Joseph Allen: 8th Tourist to Die in Dominican Republic
Author: 0 Joseph Allen: 8th Tourist to Die in Dominican Republic

Last year, almost 6.6 million people visited the country; more than 2.3 million of those were from the United States. "These incidents, while recent, in my mind don't indicate Dominican Republic is any less safe than it was before", Bradley said.

Economy Flights at Newark Liberty Airport halted after plane skids off runway
Author: 0 Flights at Newark Liberty Airport halted after plane skids off runway

No major injuries were reported in the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from NY. Authorities say the tires blew while landing and sent the plane skidding down the runway. No flights were allowed to take off or land at the airport, one of the busiest in the country. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the incident, saying the airliner "skidded off the left side of the pavement", with its landing gear stuck in the grass.