• Bitcoin recovers slightly after price hits almost two-year low
Bitcoin recovers slightly after price hits almost two-year low

A delayed launch of the widely-anticipated bitcoin futures by Bakkt , Intercontinental Exchange's crypto platform to January 2019 did not help matters either, according to Aditya Das, analyst at Brave New Coin, a crypto asset market data company.

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  • China trade war begins to thaw as new tariffs halted
China trade war begins to thaw as new tariffs halted

China , which has already slapped tariffs on US$110 billion in U.S. goods, is likely to retaliate, ramping up a conflict that has already rattled financial markets and caused forecasters to downgrade the outlook for global economic growth. French leader Emmanuel Macron told reporters that the World Trade Organization , the body that regulates tra...

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  • Dolce & Gabbana racism row
Dolce & Gabbana racism row

The designers raised the ire of the Chinese public further when a fashion Instagram influencer revealed an alleged conversation with co-founder with Stefano Gabbana sharing derogatory comments. Photo TwitterBryanboy. The duo expressed hope that China could forgive them for their poor understanding of culture. A major fashion show in Shangh...

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  • Trump plans to go ahead and raise China tariffs
Trump plans to go ahead and raise China tariffs

Trump said he was waiting for a "full report" from his national security advisers later Tuesday about the alleged attack, claiming the information would be "very determinative". "If we don't make a deal, then I'm going to put the $267 billion additional on", Mr Trump was also quoted as saying. Washington has kicked off the process of putting ta...

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  • Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe stage Black Friday strike
Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe stage Black Friday strike

The labour dispute started because Amazon changed employees' work conditions, meaning they now lose out on sick pay or breaks, she said. Amazon disputed the claims , however, saying that the majority of employees were actually inside, processing orders.

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  • Spain to back Brexit deal after United Kingdom agrees to Gibraltar terms
Spain to back Brexit deal after United Kingdom agrees to Gibraltar terms

European leaders on Sunday signed off on their split from Britain, approving a deal that would set the United Kingdom on a new, if uncertain, road, independent from the European Union after more than four decades of membership in the political and economic powerhouse.

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  • Get ready for the holiday: What's open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday?
Get ready for the holiday: What's open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday?

Retailers see around a 208 percent increase in revenue on that day as most North Dakota consumers take on the heavily crowded day to start their Christmas shopping early with a wide variety of deals. Bosch Black Friday Deals and More... ... Black Friday was the most popular pre-Christmas online sales day in the United Kingdom in 2014. Be sure t...

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  • RBI move to boost Indian banks' lending ability by up $42 billion
RBI move to boost Indian banks' lending ability by up $42 billion

Thirdly, the board of the central bank chose to institute a panel primarily tasked with deciding upon the transfer of surplus funds to government coffers and review the reserve capital requirements imposed on Indian banks . Recently, the two had locked horns over the Centre's request to transfer part of the RBI's 9.69 lakh crore contingency rese...

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  • End of the road for Nissan saviour Carlos Ghosn over pay scandal
End of the road for Nissan saviour Carlos Ghosn over pay scandal

At a press conference that left more unanswered questions that journalists would have liked, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa tried to water down those concerns. The arrest comes after Nissan revealed that an internal investigation concluded that the long-time executive allegedly under-reported his income and misused corporate assets.

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  • FSIS Recall Release 112-2018 Salmonella
FSIS Recall Release 112-2018 Salmonella

Just ahead of Thanksgiving, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA ) has recalled more than 91,000 pounds of Jennie-O turkey products. You're asked to check your freezer and see if it matches any of the above dates. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, according to the US...

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  • Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409
Scattered tax protests persist in France; injuries up to 409

According to an opinion poll last week, 73 percent of respondents backed the "yellow vests" movement, a much higher figure than in other protests since Macron was elected on a reformist platform past year. French officials say over a quarter of a million people across the country took part in protests against rising fuel taxes over the weekend. ...

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  • Amazon HQ move spurs backlash from NY council, locals & other politicians
Amazon HQ move spurs backlash from NY council, locals & other politicians

That includes $1.2 billion in refundable tax credits under the state's Excelsior jobs program - equivalent to $48,000 a job over the next decade. It also happens to have checked all of Amazon's boxes. Some officials in NY have welcomed Amazon's decision, and the Empire State Building was bathed in orange light Tuesday night after the tech g...

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  • Northern California Wildfire: 63 Dead; Number of Missing People Hits 631
Northern California Wildfire: 63 Dead; Number of Missing People Hits 631

The utility was found to be responsible for several devastating fires in northern California last fall that killed at least 15 people, and it faces billions of dollars in liability for the latest wildfires. It devastated the town of Paradise , reducing numerous homes to ash and rubble. Cal Fire said that 40 percent of the Camp Fire's perimeter h...

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  • Putin Says $70 Crude Suits Russia Fine, Talked Oil With Trump
Putin Says $70 Crude Suits Russia Fine, Talked Oil With Trump

US crude futures lost $3.59, or 6 per cent, to hit $56.35 a barrel, lowest since December 2017, as of 1:45 p.m. EST (1845 GMT), putting it on track for its largest one-day percentage loss since January 2016. The recovery in oil prices that followed the 2017 OPEC-led supply cut is still prompting more growth in rival production. Brent Crude is n...

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  • Major oil producers foresee oversupply, edge closer to production cuts
Major oil producers foresee oversupply, edge closer to production cuts

Meanwhile, Khalid al-Falih, Energy Minister of Saudi Arabia , announced the kingdom would cut its production by 500,000 barrels per day. Falih said Saudi Arabia was not pushing for the break-up of OPEC, which at present supplies about half the world's petroleum requirements, Reuters reported.

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  • Google CEO says censorship is done to comply with laws
Google CEO says censorship is done to comply with laws

Speaking at a lunch hosted by the Canadian Club in Toronto, Geremia says Google has taken a much harder line on inappropriate behaviour, especially in the last two years, and that no one is more keen to solve issues around misconduct than its chief executive officer Sundar Pichai .

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  • India appreciates USA waiver on Iran-related sanctions
India appreciates USA waiver on Iran-related sanctions

Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $70.84 a barrel, 19 cents above their last close. The slump in oil markets has been exacerbated by a U.S. CHINA China, the world's biggest importer of crude oil, is also the top buyer of Iranian oil, and its mostly state-owned refiners have lobbied hard for waivers .

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  • Lion Air plane aborts take-off after wing hits pole
Lion Air plane aborts take-off after wing hits pole

In that incident the plane had experienced airspeed indicator malfunctions on its four previous flights, data from the retrieved black box has revealed. Moments into the aircraft's final flight, the pilots asked to return to Jakarta but never turned back, according to Indonesia's safety commission and flight-tracking data.

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  • Lowe's to close 50 stores; just one in Texas
Lowe's to close 50 stores; just one in Texas

Ellison stated "We believe our people are the foundation of our business and essential to our future growth". Lowe's and Rona stores that will be closed in Canada include locations across the country -from British Columbia and Alberta to Ontario and Quebec, and all the way east to Newfoundland .

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  • Amazon Plot Twist: 2 Cities Will Split The 2nd Headquarters
Amazon Plot Twist: 2 Cities Will Split The 2nd Headquarters

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported Amazon's decision to pick two new locations instead of one.About 1,800 people in advertising, fashion and publishing already work for Amazon in NY, and roughly 2,500 corporate and technical employees work in Northern Virginia and Washington.Amazon narrowed the list to 20 cities in January, and in rece...

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