Hotel chains apologize after hidden video of cleaning practices in China

Several of the hotels including a Shangri-La, Sheraton and Waldorf Astoria have apologized since an activist blogger posted the video online earlier this week. "Such poor supervision, and it's highly irresponsible to consumers", another user said. ... More..

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Thanksgiving Warning: USDA Urged to Name Turkey Brands Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Thanksgiving Warning: USDA Urged to Name Turkey Brands Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Before Thanksgiving meal preparation gets under way, it can't hurt to brush up on proper raw turkey handling techniques. But while you're making plans to whip up the most impressive turkey dish you can muster, ...More..

Protectionism 'doomed to failure', Xi Jinping says in swipe at US
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Protectionism 'doomed to failure', Xi Jinping says in swipe at US

The media were also refused entry yesterday whilst trying to cover the bilateral meeting between the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the other Pacific leaders. "By withdrawing from multilateral trade agreement...More..

Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

The twelfth-generation C-segment model has made its global debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show alongside a China-only Levin version, with the United States version also being announced simultaneously. Mechanical ...More..

Authorities probing American woman's death on Princess Cruises voyage
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Authorities probing American woman's death on Princess Cruises voyage

Princess Cruises today announced plans to expand its presence in Sydney, with its 3,560-guest Regal Princess set to sail alongside sister ship, the Majestic Princess out of Sydney. "Was she pushed? Did she ...More..

Aston Martin SUV starts road test - Could be a Lamborghini Urus rival
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Aston Martin SUV starts road test - Could be a Lamborghini Urus rival

The new factory in Wales, meanwhile, will also become Aston Martin's self-proclaimed "home of electrification" when the company begins producing fully-electric models in the future. The British supercar maker i...More..

Flybe puts itself up for sale in tough market
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Flybe puts itself up for sale in tough market

The Exeter-based airline - which flies routes from the Island including Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham - said last month that it expected to lose twelve million pounds this year. Passenger revenue per sea...More..

Truth Initiative CEO Says FDA Action on E-Cigarettes is Not Enough
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Truth Initiative CEO Says FDA Action on E-Cigarettes is Not Enough

NewscomToday Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who has been talking for months about an "epidemic" of underage vaping , finally released the survey data to which he was referring, along with his a...More..

Democrat leads in last undecided House race
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Democrat leads in last undecided House race

The biggest action is among House Democrats, who won the majority after eight years. McCarthy beat Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, a founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, in Wednesday's closed-door election...More..

Theresa May statement after Cabinet meeting
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Theresa May statement after Cabinet meeting

She said in a letter that it is "no good trying to pretend to (voters) that this deal honors the result of the referendum when it is obvious to everyone that it doesn't". That could see tariffs on British expor...More..

Victor of Mega Millions' record $1.5 billion jackpot still hasn't claimed prize
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Victor of Mega Millions' record $1.5 billion jackpot still hasn't claimed prize

The winning ticket's numbers matched all six numbers drawn (5-28-62-65-70, and Megaball 5). The winning ticket, which had the correct combination for the $1.586 billion jackpot, was sold at KC Mart in Simps...More..

Fears of United States menthol ban burn hole in Big Tobacco
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fears of United States menthol ban burn hole in Big Tobacco

Analysts at Barclays estimated United States sales of menthol cigarettes account for around 25% of BAT's annual underlying earnings and around 11% of Imperial Brands's earnings. The mooted ban, which could take...More..

Oil falls to lowest price in 12 months
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Oil falls to lowest price in 12 months

Consequently, this has dampened the outlook in the medium term for oil prices. It has been a dramatic shift of sentiment in just about a month with traders switching from predicting $100 per barrel oil to fea...More..

Toyota Corolla Set For Reveal This Week
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Toyota Corolla Set For Reveal This Week

The front-end design is expected to be identical to the hatchback, which bodes well for the rest of the body being a far more exciting proposition than the current version. Hence, we are not expecting anything ...More..

Drunk 'Irish' woman abuses airline crew after being refused wine
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Drunk 'Irish' woman abuses airline crew after being refused wine

In a video clip recorded by a cabin crew member, the woman can be heard using expletives several times. She claimed that she has worked for free for people from Asia as an worldwide criminal lawyer. She also ...More..

Pink Legacy diamond sets new world record
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pink Legacy diamond sets new world record

Christie's worldwide head of jewellery, Rahul Kadakia, described The Pink Legacy as "one of the world's greatest diamonds". The sale of Pink Legacy has surpassed that, at $2.637 million per carat. Christie's wo...More..

USA stocks slump amid Apple losses, tech sell-off
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

USA stocks slump amid Apple losses, tech sell-off

The slide in the sector came as titan Apple Inc ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) shares fell around 5% during the regular session to $194.17 after supplier Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE) slashed its earnings and sales fore...More..

Amazon to spend $5 billion on new HQs in New York, Virginia
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Amazon to spend $5 billion on new HQs in New York, Virginia

New York State, meanwhile, said Tuesday that it will give Amazon $1.525 billion worth of tax breaks, should it create the promised 25,000 jobs, while Virginia offered $573 million, plus almost $200 million m...More..

Woman attacks McDonald's manager over tomato sauce
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Woman attacks McDonald's manager over tomato sauce

ABC7 quotes authorities as saying, on October 27 a woman entered the employee back door of the restaurant around 11pm and asked workers for ketchup. "When the store manager said she could not be in the build...More..

Britain and the European Union came to an agreement on Brexit
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Britain and the European Union came to an agreement on Brexit

The British pound was down 1% against the dollar at $1.2850 early Monday following reports that the United Kingdom government's preparations to leave the European Union are close to faltering. The pound h...More..

Oil sinks 7% into bear market on oversupply fears
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oil sinks 7% into bear market on oversupply fears

THE price of crude oil , which has been falling in the past three weeks, further dropped from $71 per barrel to $69 per barrel, yesterday as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries , OPEC, predicted...More..

Boeing CEO: 737 Max jets are safe
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Boeing CEO: 737 Max jets are safe

A safety feature added to the updated 737 Max, which was created to prevent pilots from losing control, has been implicated by Indonesian investigators in a Lion Air jet's sudden dive into the Java Sea afte...More..

Oil prices rise by more than 1% after Saudi announcement
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oil prices rise by more than 1% after Saudi announcement

Global oil prices tumbled into a bear market last week, down more than 20% from their recent peak. Saudi Arabia is the de facto leader of the group. Since May, Opec production has risen 820,000 barrels a ...More..

Duterte calls for 'swift' conclusion of RCEP trade deal
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Duterte calls for 'swift' conclusion of RCEP trade deal

Some of those attending are expected to announce major progress on a massive China-backed trade deal that excludes the USA, in a rebuke to President Donald Trump's increasingly unilateralist approach to worldwi...More..

Flipkart's Binny Bansal Quits As CEO After
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Flipkart's Binny Bansal Quits As CEO After "Personal Misconduct" Probe

Walmart did admit in its statement that even though they did not find any evidence to 'corroborate the complaint' , it did find Binny to be responsible for a 'lack of transparency' in dealing with the situa...More..

Apple iPhone XR shipment forecast slashed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Apple iPhone XR shipment forecast slashed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Kuo now expects Apple to ship 70 million iPhone XR units during the holiday quarter, down from his original forecast of 100 million units. Screen maker Japan Display cited lower smartphone demand in cutting...More..

Amazon Will Split HQ2 Between NY, Northern Virginia
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon Will Split HQ2 Between NY, Northern Virginia

According to the business-focused newspaper, Amazon is expected to make the announcement on its so-called " HQ2 " cities as soon as Tuesday. Bezos has a home near Crystal City in Washington, D.C., close to th...More..

Investigation under way as airline pilots spot UFO off Irish coast
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Investigation under way as airline pilots spot UFO off Irish coast

An investigation is under way after several airline pilots reported a UFO sighting over Ireland. The pilot of British Airways flight BA94 from Montreal to London contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control after se...More..

by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OPEC moves to combat plummeting oil prices

The world's second and third crude producers - after they were overtaken by the United States thanks to shale oil - Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia are the core of an alliance of producer nations that suc...More..

Declining oil becomes an emerging market catalst
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Declining oil becomes an emerging market catalst

The sources said any such deal would depend on factors including the level of Iranian exports after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran but granted Iran's top oil buyers waivers to continue buying oil...More..