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McDonald's workers nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment

McDonald's workers nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment The one-day strikes took place in Chicago , Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, St. Louis, Kansas City , Durham, Milwaukee and New Orleans . A colleague she occasionally gave lifts to started touching her inappropriately at work, grabbing her breasts and backside and asking her to touch his penis. [Full Article...]

13+ cheesy freebies and deals for National Cheeseburger Day

13+ cheesy freebies and deals for National Cheeseburger Day Offers may vary by location. Ruby Tuesday: On September 18 and 19, So Connected members can get a free burger with the purchase of an entrée. For National Cheeseburger Day 2018, you can get a cheeseburger for just $1 at BurgerFi when you purchase another one at regular price. [Full Article...]

China raises tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods in technology fight

China raises tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods in technology fight Trump warned tariffs would increase to 25 percent on January 1 unless the two countries reach a deal on trade. He noted the day prior: "China has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade for many years". "For months, we have urged China to change these unfair practices, and give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies", Trump said. Solid pluralities of registered voters... [Full Article...]

Technical fix for Irish border could allow Brexit breakthrough - Britain's Johnson

Technical fix for Irish border could allow Brexit breakthrough - Britain's Johnson Writing in The Daily Telegraph , he said: "If the Brexit negotiations continue on this path they will end, I am afraid, in a spectacular political auto crash". May has repeatedly ruled out a second referendum. But Theresa May told the BBC that if Parliament does not ratify her Chequers plan, "I think that the alternative to that will be having no deal". [Full Article...]

U.S. imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China

U.S. imposes new $200 billion tariffs on China President Trump opened up a new front his trade war with China by announcing plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods. The tariffs will be 10 percent until the end of the year then go to 25 percent to allow businesses to adjust. [Full Article...]

Trade war escalates as Trump imposes tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

Trade war escalates as Trump imposes tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods Trump also warned that if China takes retaliatory action against United States farmers or industries, "we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267bn of additional imports". "Contrary to views in Washington, China can - and will - dig its heels in and we are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term", said Zarit of the American Chamb... [Full Article...]

Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods

Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods The taxes will take effect from 24 September, starting at 10% and increasing to 25% from the start of next year unless the two countries agree a deal. Additional tariffs on $267 billion of imports from China would push the cumulative total beyond the amount of goods the US bought from the Asian nation a year ago. [Full Article...]

Govt proposes merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena and Vijaya Bank

Govt proposes merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena and Vijaya Bank Capital support to the merged entity of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and BoB would be ensured, he said. "Consolidation of banks was in our agenda and the first step has been announced", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump pulls trigger on $200bn more China tariffs

Trump pulls trigger on $200bn more China tariffs Kudlow declined to specify details of the expected announcement but noted that reports indicating Trump would unveil 10 per cent duties on US$200 billion in imports as soon as Monday were "more or less correct". While the US aims to squeeze Beijing, . the Trump administration's additional tariffs could jeopardize the discussions, . and lead to fresh retaliation from China. [Full Article...]

Shares knocked lower after new USA tariff threat on Chinese goods

Shares knocked lower after new USA tariff threat on Chinese goods President Trump has threatened to intensify his tariff assaults on nations which fail to bow to America's trade demands as China braced for a fresh attack. "They want to make a deal", Trump said . While US inflation has continued to rise steadily albeit modestly, firms across the country report lost businesses, layoffs and possible bankruptcies as input costs rise and exports fall. [Full Article...]

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market The space is evolving quickly. Coca-Cola insisted " no decisions have been made at this time " and said it would not comment on further speculation. It is the non-psychoactive chemical component of marijuana used for medicinal objective which doesn't produce the high that usually comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). [Full Article...]

May cautions: support my Brexit deal or face no deal

May cautions: support my Brexit deal or face no deal But Gove himself offered a strong hint that he wants May's Chequers Brexit proposal - which has been criticised by hardline Brexiteers for being too soft - to be revisited and made tougher after Britain leaves the EU. Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , where he was played a voice clip in which he argued against the prospect of a second poll, asserting it would fuel massive "cynici... [Full Article...]

The QLD Government Is Offering A $100k Reward For The Strawberry Tamperer

The QLD Government Is Offering A $100k Reward For The Strawberry Tamperer The association said the vast geographic range in which these incidents have occurred meant it was unlikely the contamination was occurring at farm level. Andrew Broad, MP for Mallee in Victoria state, said: "The low-life scum, who think it's somehow amusing to put needles in strawberries, I think should be chucked in jail as soon as they're identified". [Full Article...]

Karnataka government cuts Petrol, Diesel prices by Rs 2/litre

Karnataka government cuts Petrol, Diesel prices by Rs 2/litre The rising prices of petrol and diesel every day have burnt a hole in the pockets of consumers. The fuel prices are likely to go up further as the price of Brent crude was still hovering over $78 a barrel, while the rupee is pegged around $72 a dollar. [Full Article...]

Bank holds interest rates at 0.75 after August hike

Bank holds interest rates at 0.75 after August hike Britain's central bank stress-tested lenders against a 33 per cent house price fall previous year and some economists questioned whether Carney's comments to ministers had been reported accurately. The Bank signalled last month that rates would need to rise by around a quarter point a year over the next two or three years to bring inflation - now running at 2.5% - back to target. [Full Article...]

Oil prices claw back on supply concerns though but demand worries drag

Oil prices claw back on supply concerns though but demand worries drag But curiously, the news wasn't cited as a factor in prices pulling back on Friday; instead, USA president Donald Trump reportedly instructing aides to proceed with tariffs on about $ 200 billion more of Chinese products plus ongoing worries about the sanctions against Iran resulted in a mixed trading day, with West Texas Intermediate settling up 40 cents at $68.99 per barrel, and Brent... [Full Article...]

Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit

Nervous growers are weighing up their farming futures as the strawberry contamination crisis forces New Zealand's major supermarkets to stop selling the fruit from Australia. Authorities are hopeful a $100,000 reward for information offered by the Queensland government will lead to the capture of the culprit or culprits. [Full Article...]

Time Magazine Bought By Salesforce Boss Marc Benioff, Wife

Time Magazine Bought By Salesforce Boss Marc Benioff, Wife The cash deal is expected to close within 30 days. In a statement, Meredith said the Benioffs " will not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions". The Benioffs' purchase of Time will be kept separate from Salesforce, and the couple plans to take a hands-off approach to managing the magazine. Mr Benioff, who has a net worth of US$6.5 billion, serves as the co-chi... [Full Article...]

Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

Duke starts to shut N.C. Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence There are multiple layers of protection at nuclear plants. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but the National Weather Service (NWS) warns it will still cause "life-threatening" storm surges and "catastrophic" flooding across parts of the Carolinas. [Full Article...]

Border official: Canadians entering USA risk lifetime ban for marijuana use

Border official: Canadians entering USA risk lifetime ban for marijuana use A report by Politico , states that as Canada prepares for legalization on October 17, and while some USA states have eased their pot laws, the U.S. While admitting to illegal drug use will make you inadmissible, one can also apply for a waiver from the lifetime ban, but it will cost US$585 and can take several months to process. [Full Article...]


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