Economy

World oil prices on the rise

World oil prices on the rise Oil's trading at the highest level since mid-2015 after WTI breached above $60 a barrel for the first time in more than two years. Brent crude futures fell 11 cents to $66.33 a barrel. On the supply side, Brent prices have been supported by a year of production cuts led by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Instagram Adds Recommended Posts in Main Feed

Instagram Adds Recommended Posts in Main Feed The new section labelled " Recommended for You ", will contain three to five suggested posts and will be displayed while you browse through your Instagram feed. In early December, the social media platform rolled out testing for their " Recommended for You " section. Users have choice to follow a hashtag or the new recommended . [Full Article...]

Customer wins $1 million sold in French Village

Customer wins $1 million sold in French Village There were 322,157 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night: 10, 12, 20, 38, 41 , and the Mega Ball 25. The prize jumped after no winners came forward following Saturday night's drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery. You can't win if you don't play and tonight, and someone could be taking home the big bucks with lottery jackpot... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's Roadster Is All Prepped-Up for Its Mars Voyage

Elon Musk's Roadster Is All Prepped-Up for Its Mars Voyage The price of a Falcon Heavy mission starts at $90 million, according to SpaceX's website. The picture shows a 2008 midnight-cherry-red Tesla Roadster sitting in the carbon-fiber fairing of a Falcon Heavy rocket - just as Musk promised. [Full Article...]

What's open and closed over Christmas

What's open and closed over Christmas Niagara Falls City Hall, Coronation 50 Plus Recreation Centre, the Recreation and Culture office at MacBain Community Centre, Niagara Falls Museums, Transit Offices, and the administrative offices at the Municipal Service Centre will be closed December 25, 26 and 29. [Full Article...]

Eight gold coins valued over $7000 left in Salvation Army kettles

Eight gold coins valued over $7000 left in Salvation Army kettles For every $1 donated, Kawartha Food Share can purchase up to $6 worth of food to support 8,100 people monthly. A second subject remained in a dark-colored minivan, eventually backing into a parking stall near the store's front door on the west side of the building. [Full Article...]

Uber must adhere to transport regulations, says European Court of Justice

Uber must adhere to transport regulations, says European Court of Justice Uber has taken the fight to regulators and established taxi and cab companies, expanding from a Silicon Valley start-up to a business with a valuation of $68 billion. The court also pointed out that Uber exercises "decisive influence" over the conditions under which drivers provide their services. Its hallmark low-priced service - hooking up unlicensed freelance drivers with riders via an app - is... [Full Article...]

Nashville expected to be named MLS expansion franchise

Nashville expected to be named MLS expansion franchise Nashville , one of 12 cities to submit formal bids in January for a total of four expansion slots, was one of four finalists to present before the MLS Expansion Committee on December 6. That's a valid argument. The city and team plan to build a 27,500-seat, $275 million stadium at the fairgrounds a few miles south of downtown. The announcement is a likely sign that Nashville has been cho... [Full Article...]

AT&T says to pay bonuses, invest $1 billion once tax reform signed

Republicans passed their first major piece of legislation under president Donald Trump today (Dec. 20), a tax bill that slashes corporate tax rates and favors the wealthy . The firm, which still needs government approval to allow it to take over Time-Warner, also said it would invest an additional $1bn in the U.S. in 2018. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Futures Launch on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Bitcoin Futures Launch on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Cboe futures were at $19,010, up from $18,105 Friday. "It's only one-lots", said Garrett See, chief executive officer of crypto trading firm DV Chain of the initial CME trades. Futures prices and bitcoin price The futures at CME traded about 2 percent about that of bitcoin's price this morning. "One of the biggest issues when it comes to investing institutionally in digital assets is banks ... [Full Article...]

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport restores power after crippling outage

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport restores power after crippling outage Inside the airport, the outage cut power in the terminals, leaving passengers stranded in the dark as they stood in line at gates and security checkpoints. Four early flights to Atlanta were canceled Monday morning out of Savannah/Hilton Head International because the planes couldn't get here last night. [Full Article...]

Ryanair pilots suspend planned pre-Christmas strike

Ryanair pilots suspend planned pre-Christmas strike Impact initially responded today by saying it would not suspend the walk-out until after meeting Ryanair , but announced in a statement this evening that the strike was off. It is the only time airline boss Michael O'Leary has extended such an invite to union leaders in the 32 years the company has been in business. Ryanair has sought a meeting with the Irish Airline Pilots' Association on t... [Full Article...]

Oil prices hold steady on competitive data, North Sea outage

Oil prices hold steady on competitive data, North Sea outage Oil traders also eyed the upbeat global economic conditions. "Global energy and oil demand will grow in the long term", and added that "the end of this brutal oil cycle is finally in sight". Britain's biggest pipeline from its North Sea oil and gas fields is likely to be shut for several weeks for repairs. The Forties pipeline, recently purchased from BP by Ineos , is one of the most importan... [Full Article...]

Salvation Army still accepting bikes for kids this Christmas

Salvation Army still accepting bikes for kids this Christmas Lt. Charles Smith with The Salvation Army says this year they are very low. Local organizations around Mesa County are preparing to distribute to kids in need this holiday season --with Toys For Tots planning on delivering to every child who signed up to receive a donation. [Full Article...]

UK Retailers Get Black Friday Boost as Sales Jump 1.1%

On a monthly basis, sales volumes were 1.1 percent higher than in October, including a 2.9 percent lift in sales of household goods stores as shoppers snapped up electrical items. In addition, the research found that food continued to be the smallest contribution to growth in internet sales, contributing only 0.7 percentage points. [Full Article...]

Rising US output threatens global oil market balance

Rising US output threatens global oil market balance As a result, an initiative by OPEC and Russian Federation to clear a global oil glut by cutting production - previously seen succeeding in the third quarter of 2018 - will take effect more slowly. American shale explorers, who grew more efficient during the industry's three-year downturn, are locking in future revenues as US prices near $60 a barrel, potentially readying for a new surge in drillin... [Full Article...]

Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes

Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes Facebook has since come under pressure from the USA and Europe for its tax practices. Facebook Inc. announced a major change today to the way it reports advertising revenue outside of the USA, claiming that it wants to be more transparent with local governments and businesses. [Full Article...]

AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price

AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price The price in ME went down 3.9 cents to an average of $2.48 a gallon. "There's no question that higher-octane premium fuel has the potential to boost a vehicle's fuel economy and performance, however, engines have to be calibrated to require that fuel to see the full benefit", John Nielsen, AAA's Managing Director of Automotive Engineering and fix, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Well, the good news is, Death Stranding is playable

Well, the good news is, Death Stranding is playable But it swiftly goes from the obscure to the downright baffling, as some characters are dragged away by invisible monsters before a enormous creature emerges from the ground. The trailer we saw last night was running on the PS4 Pro-as in, actually part of the game. The baby's role in the game was a major talking point. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to Meet Wife, Mother on December 25

Pakistan Allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to Meet Wife, Mother on December 25 After two weeks, Pakistan accepted most of India's requests, giving the date of the meeting as December 25. "We had also asked that a diplomatic officer of Indian High Commission should accompany them while they are in Pakistan". Swaraj later spoke to Avantika Jadhav over phone and informed her about Pakistan government's decision. "We all are very happy with the news that Pakistan will give... [Full Article...]


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