No word on local stores, but Family Dollar closing 400

Dollar Tree Inc., based in Chesapeake, Virginia, acquired Family Dollar in 2015 for nearly $9 billion. Dollar Tree outlined an aggressive plan for Family Dollar on Wednesday after Family Dollar posted another quarter of slow growth during the holid... More..

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Amazon Will Close Its All Pop-Up Retail Stores. Here’s What That Means
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Amazon Will Close Its All Pop-Up Retail Stores. Here’s What That Means

The e-commerce giant is closing its 87 pop-up stores in the U.S.as executives rethink the plan to sell goods in physical retail stores, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. An undetermined number of em...More..

by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Future of BMW and Toyota UK plants in doubt under no

A final decision on whether to transfer some production of engines from Hams Hall, central England, where BMW built more than 375,000 powerplants past year, to Austria has not yet been taken, Schwarzenbauer a...More..

Tesla’s new charging network will halve waiting times
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Tesla’s new charging network will halve waiting times

Power is delivered to the vehicle via a new liquid-cooled cable design that Tesla claims is actually lighter and more flexible than the current air-cooled cable. Tesla is also flexing its software muscles wi...More..

Binance Coin (BNB/USD) rallies to reach over 8-month high on Thursday
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Binance Coin (BNB/USD) rallies to reach over 8-month high on Thursday

Ethereum (ETH) is up 1.3 percent, Ripple (XRP) is up 0.6 percent, EOS is up 1.3 percent, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is up 0.3 percent, Stellar (XLM) is up 0.1 percent, Monero (XMR) is up 0.7 percent, and Dash (DASH) ...More..

Two New Zealanders feature on Forbes richest list
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Two New Zealanders feature on Forbes richest list

The top most richest Indian in the list is business magnate Mukesh Ambani who secured the 13th spot after jumping six positions on the list. However, the Sugar King's fall from the graces of the top 100 is ...More..

President Donald Trump calls Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

President Donald Trump calls Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’

The tech giant's CEO, Cook , whom President Trump called his "good friend Tim Apple ", said all American kids should "learn to code" - prompting sarcastic demands he be deplatformed, like others who have twee...More..

Facebook to refocus messaging around encryption and privacy
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Facebook to refocus messaging around encryption and privacy

Mr Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, said he had found that whereas once people liked to speak with friends online in the digital equivalent of a town square, they are now increasingly preferring the "d...More..

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

China sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

To combat problems facing small businesses, Beijing will raise the value-added tax threshold to 100,000 yuan in monthly sales, from 30,000 yuan and direct large state banks to lend 30 per cent more to small f...More..

by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

China blocks some Canada canola shipments, Ottawa expresses concern

China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor in what observers see as retaliation just days after Canada arrested Meng. In the indictment, prosecutors allege that Huawei...More..

Kia goes wild with displays on its 'Imagine' concept EV
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Kia goes wild with displays on its 'Imagine' concept EV

Imagine by Kia is the manufacturer's first fully electric vehicle which is likely to go in production by 2020. "We imagined designing an all-electric auto that not only answered consumer concerns around rang...More..

Bilateral Trade Talks To End Trade War Between China And The US
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Bilateral Trade Talks To End Trade War Between China And The US

Chris Smith (R-N.J.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations were the other signatories on the letter . As part of the ongoing talks, t...More..

$100 Million Short: QuadrigaCX Audit Can’t Account for 26K Missing Bitcoin
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

$100 Million Short: QuadrigaCX Audit Can’t Account for 26K Missing Bitcoin

About $180-million of Quadriga's cryptocurrency holdings can not be found, according to an affidavit filed by Jennifer Robertson , Mr. Cotten's widow, because he was the only one with access. The exchange, alo...More..

Volkswagen’s Electric Dune Buggy Is Here and It’s Super Cool
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Volkswagen’s Electric Dune Buggy Is Here and It’s Super Cool

Buggy was created to echo the Meyers Manx of the 1960s. Harking back to the lovable Beetle-based, flat-four-powered Meyers Manx that prowled California beaches in the 1960s and 1970s, Volkswagen rolled out ...More..

China Suspends Sales of Tesla Model 3's After Customs Officials Find 'Irregularities'
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

China Suspends Sales of Tesla Model 3's After Customs Officials Find 'Irregularities'

Around 1,600 Tesla Model 3 are being held by Chinese customs due to missing and incorrect labels on some of the vehicles. They were last down 1.3 percent at $281.73. China is reportedly suspending customs cle...More..

John Schnatter to leave the Papa John’s board
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

John Schnatter to leave the Papa John’s board

The downfall of Schnatter, who founded the business and for much of its existence also served as the company's face in advertising campaigns, began in late 2017 , when he suggested that the NFL's failure to st...More..

WA farmers win from Indonesia trade deal
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

WA farmers win from Indonesia trade deal

Bilateral trade reached 11.7 billion Dollars in 2017. "This will provide greater future certainty for Australia's producers, processors and livestock exporters including a duty-free quota of 575,000 head of...More..

Body of missing Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy found in suitcase
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Body of missing Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy found in suitcase

Preethi Reddy , 32, was last seen on CCTV waiting in line at McDonald's in George Street in the city about 2.15 am on the day. Investigators found Dr Reddy dead in the bag in her own vehicle on Strachan Lane ...More..

Airline allows female flight attendants to report to work without makeup
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Airline allows female flight attendants to report to work without makeup

Although low-priced carriers, such as easyJet and Ryanair, have relatively relaxed rules on crew presentation, most full-service global airlines prescribe what makeup must be bought and worn. Before the new reg...More..

Bugatti 'La Voiture Noire' is world's most expensive new car…
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Bugatti 'La Voiture Noire' is world's most expensive new car…

As you might imagine, there are some choice quotes from Stephan Winkelmann, who said: "Our history is both a privilege and a responsibility - the responsibility for continuing the Bugatti heritage into the futu...More..

Ghosn lawyer says court OKs bail, rejects appeal
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Ghosn lawyer says court OKs bail, rejects appeal

The decision is a win for Ghosn's recently revamped legal team as they await his trial on charges of aggravated breach of trust and under-reporting his compensation at Nissan for almost a decade to the tune...More..

Lyft Gives a Lift to IPO
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Lyft Gives a Lift to IPO

Lyft's revenue was $2.16 billion for 2018, double the previous year and up 528 percent from $343 million in 2016. Other interesting information revealed in the S-1 - its 1.1 million drivers in North America...More..

Google says it was paying men less than women in some jobs
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Google says it was paying men less than women in some jobs

A study conducted to address the alleged wage gap at Google found that in most cases, it was men who were being compensated less than their female peers. Despite these findings, Google is still under investigat...More..

Tesla's mass market ambitions require 'more stores not less'
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Tesla's mass market ambitions require 'more stores not less'

The arrival of the $35,000 Model 3 had been largely anticipated - although it came months earlier than expected - but news that Tesla planned to dismantle its network of stores, a hallmark of its upscale sa...More..

Trump moves to end special trade treatment for India
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Trump moves to end special trade treatment for India

GSP criteria include, among others, respecting arbitral awards in favor of United States citizens or corporations, combating child labor, respecting internationally recognized worker rights, providing adequat...More..

USA agencies investigating fatal Tesla Model 3 crash
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

USA agencies investigating fatal Tesla Model 3 crash

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a three-person team to the crash. Separate investigations into two new fatal incidents involving Tesla vehicles are now underway. The crash is eerily similar to...More..

Southwest announces $49 flights to Hawaii from Bay Area. Sacramento: You’re next
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Southwest announces $49 flights to Hawaii from Bay Area. Sacramento: You’re next

The newly scheduled flights come on the heels of Southwest's announcement last week that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the longer trans-Pacific service. The airlin...More..

U.S. and China close to reaching trade deal
by | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

U.S. and China close to reaching trade deal

Negotiators for the two economic giants have made significant progress and a final pact is close to being crafted, according to the Wall Street Journal , which quoted anonymous sources on both sides. The "su...More..

Premarket: Global stocks edge higher on U.S.-China trade deal hopes
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

Premarket: Global stocks edge higher on U.S.-China trade deal hopes

Beijing has offered to lower tariffs and other restrictions on American farm, chemical, auto and other products and Washington considering removing most, if not all, sanctions levied against Chinese products si...More..

Powerball results for 03/02/19; did anyone win the $356 million jackpot?
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

Powerball results for 03/02/19; did anyone win the $356 million jackpot?

Unless someone wins it soon, that will be the biggest lottery jackpot around for a while. The Powerball jackpot continues to grow as there was no victor of the $356 million jackpot for the drawing held on Sat...More..