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Union members rally in Ventura against Supreme Court case Union members rally in Ventura against Supreme Court case
- March 02, 2018

First filed in IL, the case challenges a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that allows state and local governments to require public sector employees to pay partial union dues, even if they don't join a union. "So [right-to-work] weakens unions, which weakens them out of influence that they can have over policy", Cropper said, "and again, those policy decisions both at a state level and at a local level are critically important to a student's learning environment". (more...)
Volkswagen T-Roc cabrio confirmed, coming in 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc cabrio confirmed, coming in 2020
- March 01, 2018

The T-Roc convertible will join an eclectic mix of other models in the Osnabrück factory, which as well as the Tiguan , also builds Porsche's Cayman sports auto, and handles painting duties for the Skoda Fabia . The T-Roc cabriolet will be part of Volkswagen's SUV offensive, which will see the world's largest carmaker expand its lineup of soft-roaders to 20 models by 2020. (more...)
United Kingdom jobless up for first time since Brexit vote aftermath United Kingdom jobless up for first time since Brexit vote aftermath
- February 25, 2018

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported the number of people in work in Scotland fell by 20,000 to stand at 2.63m, with the employment rate falling from to 75.2 to 74.3 per cent. "This factor continued to dampen consumer spending growth in the second half of 2017, but was offset by a stronger world economy, which boosted United Kingdom exports in areas like manufacturing and financial and business services". (more...)
Oil prices climb after unexpected drop in U.S. crude stocks Oil prices climb after unexpected drop in U.S. crude stocks
- February 25, 2018

Oil surged to the highest in two weeks as American supplies unexpectedly shrank and exports surged, dispelling fears that a new shale boom will leave the country awash in crude. Gasoline stockpiles rose by 300,000 barrels, and stocks of distillates declined by 2.4 million barrels. With the market in backwardation, where crude prices are now higher than the future prices, traders say it's no longer profitable to store crude. (more...)
Standard Life Aberdeen sells £3.24bn insurance business to Phoenix Standard Life Aberdeen sells £3.24bn insurance business to Phoenix
- February 24, 2018

FTSE 250 firm Phoenix will pay £2.28bn of cash and issue Standard Life Aberdeen with a 19.99 per cent shareholding. The updates mark a boost for the company, which recently suffered a heavy blow as Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY) moved to pull out £109 billion of assets under management from the group. (more...)
Monday night blues. German fan fury triggers protests at Eintracht Frankfurt Monday night blues. German fan fury triggers protests at Eintracht Frankfurt
- February 23, 2018

Fans left the terraces and occupied the inner area to protest before kickoff, while others displayed banners blasting the DFB, including "Football-mafia DFB". Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl responded with sarcastic applause. Before the beginning of the second half, hundreds of green tennis balls were thrown onto the pitch and toilet rolls were hurled at the goals, causing a further delay. (more...)
Amazon Prime members can now get 5% back at Whole Foods Amazon Prime members can now get 5% back at Whole Foods
- February 20, 2018

For non-Prime members, the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature card offers 3 percent back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases. Cardholders who aren't members of Amazon's $99 yearly subscription service will get 3% cash back. The card was not Amazon's first entry into the payments space, though others before it had focused on Amazon.com purchases, and not shopping offline. (more...)
Chinese New Year of the dog Chinese New Year of the dog
- February 18, 2018

It has been said that a Year of the Dog is a great fertility year, so one can only imagine that there will be many more babies to come! The reason? A skit at the " Spring Festival Gala", the flagship program of China Central Television (CCTV), broadcast around the world every year for the Chinese New Year . (more...)
Priyanka Chopra allegedly sues Nirav Modi for defrauding her Priyanka Chopra allegedly sues Nirav Modi for defrauding her
- February 17, 2018

As many as 9 properties raided, stocks of Gold, Diamond & precious Stones worth Rs 5100 crore seized. "Asset quality review (AQR) was initiated in 2015 which since has resulted in NPAs of banks rising to Rs 7.33 lakh crore in March 2017, as against Rs 2.78 lakh crore in March 2015", the official added. (more...)
Premier League revenue falls from TV rights auction this year Premier League revenue falls from TV rights auction this year
- February 16, 2018

The packages cover one round of Bank Holiday fixture packaged with one mid-week round, and two further mid-week rounds packaged together. "As we predicted, there was only one likely scenario, the status quo". Swansea return to Premier League action next week when they travel to face Brighton & Hove Albion - seven days after an FA Cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday. (more...)
Distrusting Chinese Woman Climbs Into An X-Ray Machine With Her Bag Distrusting Chinese Woman Climbs Into An X-Ray Machine With Her Bag
- February 15, 2018

The freaky incident happened at Dongguan Railway Station in China's southern Guangdong Province. "You see new unusual things every day", a person wrote on social media after seeing the Dongguan footage. Security officers were so shocked that they did not even try to stop the woman who quickly collected her other bags and went on to catch her train. (more...)
Airplane evacuated at John Wayne airport with smoke showing Airplane evacuated at John Wayne airport with smoke showing
- February 15, 2018

Flights departing and arriving from Chicago's O'Hare Airport didn't fare much better. The fire - which has since been put out - broke out on Southwest flight #2123, causing its emergency chutes to deploy, according to the airport. "Although some ground crews had seen some smoke coming from the tail, which is where the auxiliary power unit is, the pilots had very quickly pulled the fire extinguishing system and if there was any fire back there, it was extinguished quickly", said OC Fire ... (more...)
Florists, bakeries swamped with orders day before Valentine's Day Florists, bakeries swamped with orders day before Valentine's Day
- February 14, 2018

But she takes comfort knowing her work benefits others. The business may reserve the right to swap out your specific flowers for "similar" flowers if the company is out of stock. Make the cut at an angle so the stem won't sit flat on the bottom of the vase, which wouldn't let in as much water. On Valentine's Day , being late rather than sorry is the motto to follow. (more...)
Retail inflation for January eases to 5.07% Retail inflation for January eases to 5.07%
- February 14, 2018

Sterling rose 0.5% against the dollar to 1.39 USA dollars following the news . But last week the Bank of England said it's likely to raise interest rates sooner and by more than it thought only three months ago because Britain's slow-moving economy is getting a boost from the global recovery. (more...)
Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations
- February 11, 2018

What are the latest allegations? Mr Sorensen's former wife claimed that he was physically and emotionally abusive during their marriage, according to a report in the Washington Post . "That's like saying: "That axe murderer out there, he's a great painter", Biden said . Trump then highlighted Porter's denial of his two ex-wives' allegations that he struck them while married. (more...)
National Pizza Day 2018: Fun Facts and Deals National Pizza Day 2018: Fun Facts and Deals
- February 10, 2018

There's also a $5.99 medium two-topping pizza special when you buy two or more pies. Papa Johns: 40% off an online order with the code 40PIZZA. On Friday, get a free sampling at Baskin Robbins of their polar pizza ice cream treat. (more...)
Bank of England signals steeper interest rate rises to reign in inflation Bank of England signals steeper interest rate rises to reign in inflation
- February 10, 2018

Given this undoubted hawkishness, we are bringing forward our expectations for the next interest rate hike in the United Kingdom from August to May, when the next set of economic projections will be released. On Thursday, the Governor of the Bank of England, Marc Carney , signalled that an interest rate rise would be brought forward to respond to recent economic developments. (more...)
Wall Street on course for worst week in six years Wall Street on course for worst week in six years
- February 10, 2018

The percentage decline on Thursday, 4.2%, wasn't almost as bad as the scary days of the 2008 financial crisis. U.S. stocks experienced their worst fall in more than six-years on Monday in what became a Wall Street plunge as all but two stocks closing in the red. (more...)
Vaughn Palmer: War of words with Alberta over beef, oil, wine, trade Vaughn Palmer: War of words with Alberta over beef, oil, wine, trade
- February 08, 2018

Innocent small family run B.C. wineries will now face very serious economic circumstances beyond their control and that is entirely unacceptable. He added that he had no intention of retaliatory action against Alberta and dispelled the rumours about a possible ban on beef. (more...)
Revenue Estimates of the Stock: Rio Tinto plc (RIO), Dominion Resources, Inc Revenue Estimates of the Stock: Rio Tinto plc (RIO), Dominion Resources, Inc
- February 08, 2018

Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Rio Tinto by 0.8% during the second quarter. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. A total of 6.95 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 2.52 Million. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Rio Tinto by 182.1% in the fourth quarter. (more...)