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Listless Christmas: Only 148000 jobs added in December

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Employers added just 148,000 new hires in the final month of the year, all but 2,000 of them in the private sector - far below economists' expectations of 200,000 jobs or more. However, retail trade lost 20,000 jobs in December, with employment in general merchandise stores decreasing by 27,000. However, this unremarkable intra-month data does not detract from the observation that the US labor market and economy in general are healthy. Read More »

Tim Hortons Responds To 'Rogue' Franchisees In Terse Statement

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Employees working at the restaurant for more than five years are required to pay half of the dental and health benefits, while those working from more than six months to five years will have to pay 75 percent. These do not have to be paid. But I know I want the person who hands me a tea or coffee in the morning to be able to pay their bills, raise his or her kids and enjoy the full benefits of life in Ontario. Read More »

11-Year-Old Killed By Train Was Distracted By Phone

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The child was wearing her earphones and looking down at her cell phone while crossing the tracks, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd . Yazmin White left Carmelita's Food Mart in Haines City and was walking through the woods when she tried to cross over railroad tracks at an intersection. Read More »

Windows 10 free upgrade will not be available after January 16

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While news about the Intel chip flaw and its possible fixes have been circulating in the developer and programmer world for a few months, the problem has just recently come to light for mainstream computer users. If the processor can't enforce the privileges, this flaw will let other standard programs access the restricted locations such as natively coded programs and content on the web using JavaScript. Read More »

London house prices fall in 2017 says Nationwide

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However, this was offset by mounting pressure on household incomes. He said: "London saw a particularly marked slowdown, with prices falling in annual terms for the first time in eight years, albeit by a modest 0.5%". Growing regional business hubs have seen other major United Kingdom cities prosper, while London has suffered as property prices have become unaffordable for the majority", he added. Read More »

Lyons Wealth Management LLC Increases Position in United Parcel Service INC (UPS)

It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500. Ifc Holdings Incorporated increased its stake in Nvidia Corp (NVDA) by 100.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.02 million activity. It also increased its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHA) by 37,968 shares in the quarter, for a total of 121,838 shares, and has risen its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (GSY). Read More »

Stocks for Your Case: Intel Corporation (INTC), HSBC Holdings plc

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Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 4,373 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 805 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company, which manages about $322.95B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Core Laboratories N V (NYSE:CLB) by 120,277 shares to 614,609 shares, valued at $60.66M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Read More »

Fire erupts as two planes collide at Toronto airport

No injuries have been reported yet. Video footage shared on social media appeared to show the tail of one aircraft aflame and spewing black smoke, and later images indicated that it was Sunwing´s plane. In the audio, the pilot hurriedly notifies an evacuation and fire crews are scrambled. "Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via the emergency slide". Read More »

Are Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone engaged?

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Fans' excitement will be short-lived as an official from Ranveer's team has denied the news, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror. It was also reported that Ranveer met Deepika's parents at a family gathering some time back which further added fuel to the fire. Read More »

Unilever urged to reconsider Colman's Mustard closure by Unite

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The spokeswoman said Britvic's decision had "serious implications for Unilever" and its proposals represented the "best long-term solution" for the company, while protecting the link between Colman's and Norwich. Unite urged Unilever to reconsider its decision to cease production at the Norwich plant. The company will now consult on the proposals with employees at the Norwich plant. Read More »

Mediterranean, DASH Top Best Diets List

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Higher levels of saturated fat and sugar increase the point value, while higher levels of protein bring the point value down. The Whole30 diet , which gets 60,000 searches per month in Google, came in next to last in the ranking of 40 diet plans. Read More »

What's in Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) After Decline in Shorted Shares?

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The company reported its last earnings Actual EPS of $-0.01/share. For continuing operations-including corporate administration and stores it is retaining in the deal with Walgreens-Rite Aid reported a net loss of $18.2 million for the third quarter, down from a net gain among those same stores past year of $23.6 million. Read More »

Grand Forks will begin picking up discarded Christmas Trees

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The last method to dispose of a Christmas tree is to carry is the tree to the East Richmond Road or Hopkins Road transfer stations, according to the city. until January 15. If you're looking to do something good with your Christmas tree, consider giving it to Southeastern Louisiana University and its student conservancy project. Read More »

Man 'smearing feces' redirects flight to Alaska

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And, he took off a shirt he was wearing and tried to flush it down a toilet. The passenger was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and airport police as he was removed from the plane. No injuries were also reported . Airport Police say the subject was taken to Providence Hospital for a psych evaluation. Authorities needed an interpreter to interview the man, who was carrying a Vietnamese passport and had a US permanent resident card. Read More »

Marathon Oil (MRO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Seaport Global Securities

The company has its outstanding shares of 491520. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $11.51. About 628,159 shares traded. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by SunTrust. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. Credit Suisse has just issued a "Outperform" rating for Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) shares. Read More »

Nissan's new auto is capable of READING YOUR MIND

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Nissan executive vice-president Daniele Schillaci said: "When most people think about autonomous driving, they have a very impersonal vision of the future, where humans relinquish control to the machines". B2V uses an electrode-studded skullcap to monitor the driver's brain activity and then analyzes it in order to direct the auto to begin turning, speeding up, or slowing down. Read More »

2018 gas prices to rise

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In Saskatoon, GasBuddy says prices could jump as high as $1.29 per liter of gasoline. "It looks like two refineries have run into some more trouble in the U.S. May will be the most expensive month with the average price forecasted at $2.73 per gallon. According to the fuel price site, Montreal and Vancouver will see gas prices reach as high as $1.52 per liter. Read More »

Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal

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The repeal was criticized publicly and there have been numerous protests across the United States, while several public interest groups promised to file a suit. That's because his repeal - the final text of which was released yesterday - still must be published in a government repository known as the Federal Register . Read More »

Constellation Takes Minority Stakes In Copper & Kings, Real McCoy

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It dived, as 40 investors sold STZ shares while 242 reduced holdings. Receive Constellation Brands Inc News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Constellation Brands Inc with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter . Read More »

New largest known prime number is more than 23 million digits long

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It has over a million more digits than the previous record-breaking prime number, which was discovered in January 2016. The largest known prime number has been discovered by a FedEx employee from Tennessee. Prime numbers have been an interest of mathematicians for more than 2,000 years. Mersenne primes are a particular focus for prime aficionados because there is a relatively straightforward way to check whether a number is one or not. Read More »

United States economy falls short on job creation

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Fellow bank Wells Fargo also that they will raise their staff minimum wage to $15 an hour and would also target $400 million in donations to community and non-profit organizations next year thanks to the Republican tax bill. Around 1545 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 25,119.23, up 0.2 percent but slightly below earlier levels. In November wages rose by 2.4 percent. Read More »

Facebook Inc (FB) CEO Admits Platform Needs A Lot Of Fixing

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Last year, he visited every USA state in a mission widely interpreted as indicating his hidden ambition to be President. " We won't prevent all mistakes or abuse , but we now make too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools ", Zuckerberg admits in a new blog post . Read More »

Singapore Airlines jumbo jet diverts to Stewart

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The plane, carrying 325 passengers, was on its way to New York's JFK airport before it was diverted to Stewart Airport in Orange County. The flights were either to or from John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York (NY). A Singapore Airlines spokesman said told CNBC they were planning on providing ground transportation for its passengers. "The passenger rights that FAA has prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on the plane on the tarmac for three hours domestically ... Read More »

Remonetisation: RBI to issue new chocolate coloured Rs 10 note

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The Reserve Bank may be looking to bring down the average ticket size of withdrawal from the ATMs which had gone up in the last one year, due to the availability of Rs 2000 notes in ATMs, say bankers. By introducing the bills, the RBI also wanted to fulfill its target of supplying more number of lower denomination currency notes in the banking system. Read More »

Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women

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In a country where nearly 50% of parliament is female, there was the realization that more could be done to eradicate the wage gap , with the Nordic country having the goal to see it completely vanish by 2020. While it's not yet at total parity, Iceland has been ranked number one in gender equality by the World Economic Forum for the last nine years. Meanwhile, in Ireland, the gender pay gap has increased by 2% in the last quarter of 2017, with Irish women being paid at least 14% less ... Read More »

Iceland Becomes First Country to Make Equal Pay a Law

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Effective immediately, businesses in Iceland are required to present proof of wage equity among their employees, and failure to do so runs the risk of criminal misconduct and being slapped with significant fines. The group's Global Gender Gap report found that the country had almost closed more than 70 percent of its gender gap. "Iceland is ranked as world's most gender equal country by (the World Economic Forum )". Read More »

New LG robots help you with shopping and luggage

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LG's new Serving, Porter, and Shopping Cart robots are created to be efficient in carrying things around, not entertain you. LG Electronics is to unveil new robots which could soon take the place of workers in several key industries. They are namely: Serving Robot , Porter Robot , and Shopping Cart Robot . The Shopping Cart Robot has many functions like an instant barcode reader when customers want to check the prices of certain products. Read More »

Roku Takes on Alexa With New Connected Home Features

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It is launching a licensing program in the fall that will let hardware makers sell Roku branded smart speakers , soundbars and audio systems. These OEM brands can get access to the Roku Connect software and reference hardware for a Roku Connect-powered smart soundbar and smart speaker . Read More »

US Will Withhold Aid Funding From Pakistan - US Ambassador

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It was a crescendo on a gradually increasing scale of discontent with Pakistan . Islamabad had for months suspended the lines of communications in 2011 to protest USA bombings of Pakistani border posts that killed 24 soldiers. Trump's tweet may have been the work of a vainglorious buffoon. Much of the money Pakistan has received from the USA has been through its Coalition Support Funds which gives money to its coalition partners in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read More »

Brookfield-led group to buy Westinghouse Electric for $4.6B US

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Update: Brookfield Business Partners is the listed affiliate of Brookfield's private equity group. Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy last March after two nuclear power plants it had designed and was constructing in the U.S. Under the terms of the deal, Brookfield and partners will acquire substantially all of the global business of Westinghouse Electric Company and its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession. Read More »