Ross: 'I Don't Understand Why' Federal Workers Are Using Food Banks

The Commerce Department's federal credit union is charging furloughed employees nearly 9 percent interest on emergency loans to cover their missing paychecks, despite Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross saying Thursday that financial institutions were... More..

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American Airlines kicks family off flight because passengers complained of body odor
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

American Airlines kicks family off flight because passengers complained of body odor

Adler and his wife were removed from the flight when several passengers complained about their body odor", the airline told WPLG . Not because of an altercation or a drunken rampage. The airline says the f...More..

Elizabeth Warren proposes annual 'wealth tax' on richest Americans
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Elizabeth Warren proposes annual 'wealth tax' on richest Americans

Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) remarks on capitalism. Warren's tax proposal will affect less than 0.1 percent of USA households and raise $2.75 trillion over a decade, Emmanuel Saez, who advises Warren on eco...More..

White House acknowledges shutdown could freeze economic growth
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

White House acknowledges shutdown could freeze economic growth

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Wednesday he believed the United States and China could reach a trade deal by a March 1 deadline. Hassett also dismissed worries that the US's credit rating...More..

Microsoft's Bing search engine goes offline in China
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Microsoft's Bing search engine goes offline in China

According to Bloomberg , users are once again able to access the search engine in the country. Chinese tech giant Baidu now holds over 70 percent of the search engine market share, followed two other Chin...More..

Flights to LaGuardia delayed due to air traffic control staff shortage
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Flights to LaGuardia delayed due to air traffic control staff shortage

The statement says staffing in air traffic control facilities is at a 30-year low, and hiring and training is frozen by the shutdown. Martin says safety is being maintained during a period of "minimal imp...More..

U.S. orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

U.S. orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela

Backed by Venezuela's military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his US supporters, setting up a potentially explosive...More..

BuzzFeed to lay off 200 staff in latest round of cuts
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

BuzzFeed to lay off 200 staff in latest round of cuts

BuzzFeed , one of the highest profile entertainment and news sites on the internet, plans to cut 15 per cent of its workforce, U.S. media reports said on Wednesday. Based in New York, BuzzFeed is best kno...More..

6 alternatives to Sweethearts Candy Hearts for Valentine's Day 2019
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

6 alternatives to Sweethearts Candy Hearts for Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine's Day will be a little less sweet this year. Instead, it plans to relaunch what's been dubbed " the top Valentine's Day candy " in time for the 2020 Valentine's season. After all, according to Cand...More..

Venezuelan Military Stands by Maduro
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Venezuelan Military Stands by Maduro

Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who swore himself in as interim president Wednesday, was quickly recognized as such by Canada, the US and other nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colom...More..

Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal: advisers
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal: advisers

A recent foreign media report that claimed U.S. officials canceled a vice-ministerial meeting with China scheduled for this week was false, Gao said. A member of the U.S. delegation, under secretary for trade...More..

How major United States stock indexes fared Wednesday
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

How major United States stock indexes fared Wednesday

Fourth-quarter earnings continued to be generally positive, but U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' comments that the United States and China were "miles and miles" from reaching a trade agreement curbed inves...More..

Amazon launches autonomous delivery service using six-wheeled robots
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Amazon launches autonomous delivery service using six-wheeled robots

Amazon revealed this week that the Scout has begun robo-schlepping its precious retail cargo to customers in an unnamed neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington - not far from Amazon's Seattle home. Amazo...More..

Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to upend urban travel
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to upend urban travel

The air taxi (referred to by the aerospace company as a "PAV" - passenger air vehicle) is a drone-like vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft with four rigid arms with horizontal propellers, and two wing...More..

Huawei Set To Dominate Smartphone Industry in 2019, Unveils New 5G Tech
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Huawei Set To Dominate Smartphone Industry in 2019, Unveils New 5G Tech

The arrest came just two months after Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada in connection with violating United States trade sanctions on Iran. The jump meant the consumer busine...More..

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned - French economy minister
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned - French economy minister

As head of Renault since 2005, Ghosn was the keystone of its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi , forging an industry powerhouse which together sold more cars than any of its rivals a year ago. Even Ghosn...More..

TSA workers continue to call off of work due to government shutdown
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TSA workers continue to call off of work due to government shutdown

After callouts hit 10% on Sunday nationwide, according to TSA, 7.5% of employees called out Monday, compared to 3.3% on the same Monday a year ago. It estimated that between Friday and Monday, more than 8 mil...More..

Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth

International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $62.94 per barrel at 0404 GMT, up 24 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. WTI crude for February, which expires Tuesday, was at US$52.94 a barrel o...More..

Backflip with pike: CBA makes Apple Pay available now
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Backflip with pike: CBA makes Apple Pay available now

The stores at all of Speedway's locations will allow use of Apple Pay starting today as well, while the rollout will take place over the next few months at Taco Bell and Jack in the Box. Support is expected a...More..

Toyota teams up with Panasonic to build electric auto batteries
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Toyota teams up with Panasonic to build electric auto batteries

Panasonic will transfer equipment, assets and workers from its plants in Japan and China to the joint venture, which will employ 3,500 workers from both companies. Today's announcement also reflects the growin...More..

Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in S
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in S

Supplying 40% of South Africa's crude oil, according to the Department of Energy, Saudi Arabia's significance as a trade partner can not be overstated. "Investments in the South African energy sector are at the...More..

Dyson hires former Infiniti chief to head its electric-cars business
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dyson hires former Infiniti chief to head its electric-cars business

Dyson announced previous year that he will be manufacturing their new electric cars from Singapore, and not the UK. Chief executive Jim Rowan, who is already based in Singapore, said Asia is responsible for ...More..

Dollarama launches online shopping
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dollarama launches online shopping

After a successful five-week pilot project, Dollarama has officially launched their online store in Canada today. Dollarama has launched Canada-wide online shopping for the first time, and the ultra low-...More..

by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Attenborough urges Davos leaders to act on climate change

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is spending her first day at the World Economic forum in Switzerland, on a panel dealing with climate change alongside Sir David Attenborough . He added that those in the room mus...More..

FAA says drone sightings temporarily halted traffic into Newark Airport
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

FAA says drone sightings temporarily halted traffic into Newark Airport

The bi-state Port Authority of NY and New Jersey manages the airport and holds the purse strings for these kinds of potentially pricey endeavors. The ground stop was issued at 5:30 p.m. The Newark airport is ...More..

Builder uses digger to smash up new hotel lobby
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Builder uses digger to smash up new hotel lobby

Footage posted on social media shows the ponderous machine being driven up some steps towards the entrance of a Travelodge being built in the Innovation Park area of the city. No one was injured in the inciden...More..

Starbucks begins expanded delivery service to 6 US cities
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Starbucks begins expanded delivery service to 6 US cities

The coffee giant is rolling out Starbucks Delivers in six additional USA cities, starting in San Francisco. It tested the idea in 200 Miami stores last fall. In addition, the company will test Starbucks Deliv...More..

Tesla gets green light to start delivering Model 3 in Europe
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tesla gets green light to start delivering Model 3 in Europe

It has suffered plenty of production woes in the last couple of years, too, not just with the Model 3 . Musk claims Tesla also made a smaller profit in the fourth quarter, and is hoping to make a "tiny profit"...More..

Huawei not only firm that could build Canada's eventual 5G networks: Liberals
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Huawei not only firm that could build Canada's eventual 5G networks: Liberals

The letter said both Kovrig and Spavor worked to improve understanding of China and to promote better relations with the world. Ren has vehemently denied the allegations by the USA and other countries that ...More..

Founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem dead at 40
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem dead at 40

After his death, Deciem paid tribute to Brandon in an Instagram message . It quickly became one of the most disruptive in the cosmetic industry, mainly because of its low prices, skyrocketing sales, and cust...More..