China Trade Friction May Last 20 Years: Jack Ma

Ma, who recently announced that he will be stepping down as Alibaba's chairman within a year, also told Xinhua that despite the current fiction, he will "not stop working hard to contribute to the healthy development of China-US trade". More..

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Airline spells name wrong on brand new plane
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Airline spells name wrong on brand new plane

The photos surfaced via the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board Facebook group, but it's still not clear just how such an epic mix-up could have happened - and some are a little suspicious. An engineer for Ha...More..

Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

The new beverages will be pegged to drinkers who suffer with inflammation, pain or cramping. "It's going to be more of the "recovery drink" category", the source added. A Coke spokesman said the beverage gian...More..

U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe over Elon Musk tweet
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe over Elon Musk tweet

But the complaint said that in the August 30 email, Musk urged a BuzzFeed reporter to "stop defending child rapists", and then said Unsworth spent decades in Thailand until moving to Chiang Rai, "renowned...More..

McDonalds Workers to Go On Nationwide Strike
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

McDonalds Workers to Go On Nationwide Strike

Louis, as well as Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City , Missouri; and Orlando, Florida. Today she's on strike because she knows that the law is just one avenue to winning change at work. No action was taken aga...More..

Brent crude trades near two-month high on stockpile drop
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Brent crude trades near two-month high on stockpile drop

USA crude stocks fell last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude Oil futures in NY climbed 2.5%, while gasoline futures popped ...More..

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with free or discounted burgers, and nothing else
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with free or discounted burgers, and nothing else

Some of the cheapest items on the menu include small fries, as well as 2 apple pies for $1.49. This offer will refresh daily, the fast-food chain announced in a news release . BurgerFi is offering a buy one...More..

China retaliates with tariffs on $60bn of USA goods
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

China retaliates with tariffs on $60bn of USA goods

All of the items in Lam's letter were included in the final list. The latest U.S. move means roughly half of the products that China sells to the United States each year will be hit by American tariffs. Chi...More..

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' USA election with trade war
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump accuses China of trying to 'impact' USA election with trade war

But in a last-minute reprieve, he spared smart watches from Apple and other consumer products like bicycle helmets and baby auto seats from the tariffs. "We were trying to do things that were least intrusive ...More..

You're tariffed! Trump announces $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You're tariffed! Trump announces $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump said the latest round of tariffs was in response to China's "unfair trade practices, including subsidies and rules that require foreign companies in some sectors to bring on local pa...More..

Merger of Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank & Bank of Baroda announced
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Merger of Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank & Bank of Baroda announced

These banks however also account for the lion's share of more than $150 billion in sour assets plaguing the sector, and need billions of dollars in new capital in the next two years to meet global Basel III cap...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Trump announces new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

At the same time, the administration said it is still open to negotiations with China. Trump said the tariffs aim to force a change in Chinese trade policies that he said posed "a grave threat to the long-t...More..

Amazon workers 'bribed to remove bad reviews'
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Amazon workers 'bribed to remove bad reviews'

The representative declined to answer questions beyond a statement. According to the Wall Street Journal , Amazon's investigation began in May when the firm was tipped off about the practice in China. Accord...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

United States impose new $200bn tariffs on China imports

Steel prices are up more than 10 per cent since February, the month before Trump announced his long-awaited tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, from a wide swath of trading partners. ...More..

by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

China may reject new trade talks if more tariffs imposed

The Trump administration also threatened to pursue additional tariffs on $267 billion worth of Chinese goods if Beijing retaliates against farmers or other USA industries. These new tariffs would reportedly tak...More..

Coca-Cola considers cannabis-infused drinks
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Coca-Cola considers cannabis-infused drinks

The Coca-Cola Company is said to be in " serious talks " with Aurora Cannabis Inc., on the possibility of developing marijuana-infused beverages. Beer makers Constellation Brands ( STZ.N ), Molson Coors (...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

"Saudi Arabia, UAE Turning OPEC Into A US Tool", Says Iran

Oil futures climbed Friday, with the US benchmark building on its gain for the week as the USA imposed more tariffs on China . Ardebili also accused Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation of taking the marke...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million

He added, "That's what we're looking for when we invest as a family". We have deep respect for their organization & honored to be stewards of this iconic brand. Meredith plans to use proceeds from the transacti...More..

Petrol crosses Rs 90-mark in 12 cities across Maharashtra, Pune next?
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Petrol crosses Rs 90-mark in 12 cities across Maharashtra, Pune next?

Karnataka is the fourth state after Rajasthan, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh to have reduced state taxes on petrol and diesel. Since the past few days, fuel prices have skyrocketed in the country. Sources...More..

Bank of England holds rates as it awaits Brexit developments
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Bank of England holds rates as it awaits Brexit developments

The EU, as a whole, remains Britain's biggest export partner and the British economy relies heavily on money and workers from the bloc. Most economists polled by Reuters do not expect the BoE to raise rates...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

'Metal Object' Allegedly Found In Banana

Contaminated fruit has been reported in various cases across Queensland, Victoria NSW and South Australia. It is also being treated as an isolated incident without any links to other food contamination invest...More..

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through China's Guangdong
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through China's Guangdong

Rescue efforts ramped up in the Philippines on Sunday to aid a quarter of a million people caught in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut , as authorities said dozens had been killed in the strongest storm of the...More..

Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence

National Hurricane Center (NHC). Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina , Perry said "we've done this many times before". The Brunswick plant'...More..

Legal pot points to woes at USA border
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Legal pot points to woes at USA border

It has been legalized in nine US states and Washington, D.C., but remains illegal at a federal level. Should a traveller admit to past use, he will be found to be "inadmissible" to the U.S. This makes me wo...More..

Trump will TEXT almost every cell phone in the country next week
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Trump will TEXT almost every cell phone in the country next week

You don't need to take any action for the test. UCLA communications professor Tim Groeling stated by email to the news agency that alert systems under multiple presidents have existed for decades and remained...More..

'If in doubt, throw them out': Needles in strawberries prompt warning
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

'If in doubt, throw them out': Needles in strawberries prompt warning

Photo from a Facebook Post by Joshua Gane showing the needle he found in a punnet of Woolworths strawberries bought from Strathpine, Queensland on September 9, 2018. "As the products have yet to be fore...More..

Volkswagen to end production of the iconic Beetle next year
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Volkswagen to end production of the iconic Beetle next year

The original VW Beetle , developed in the 1930s, made a journey from a product identified with Adolf Hitler to a symbol of Germany's rebirth as a democratic, industrial powerhouse after World War Two. The ...More..

Turkey rules property sales, rental agreements must be in lira
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Turkey rules property sales, rental agreements must be in lira

The lira collapsed against the dollar last month amid concerns about Erdogan's growing control over monetary policy in Turkey and a dispute with the United States that led to sanctions. Anthony Skinner, dire...More..

FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biolo...More..

by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Needles found in more Australian strawberries, A$100k reward offered

Punnets supplied by three brands have been recalled from supermarket shelves although New South Wales Police said they believed a further three brands may be affected. People in possession of the brands in qu...More..