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Recall issued for some Kotex tampons after complaints they come apart Recall issued for some Kotex tampons after complaints they come apart
- December 13, 2018

Anyone with the affected product at home should check to see if the lot code listed on the box correlates with those listed on Kotex's website . In a release , Kimberly-Clark says that the regular absorbency tampons , sold throughout the USA and Canada, are being recalled for a "quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product". (more...)
Lawmakers reach farm bill compromise, clearing way for vote Lawmakers reach farm bill compromise, clearing way for vote
- December 12, 2018

Minnesota's lawmakers celebrated the 2018 Farm Bill's progress through Congress, noting pieces that could provide needed relief for farmers. If no deal was reached, the farm bill writing process would start anew under Democratic control of the House when the new Congress is seated in January. (more...)
Brexit deal in turmoil as vote delayed Brexit deal in turmoil as vote delayed
- December 12, 2018

Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing Conservative leadership contests, said he had received letters from at least 48 lawmakers asking for a vote. The instability and uncertainty of alternative options has been the threat that has kept May in power since her disastrous snap election. "For as long as we fail to agree a deal, the risk of an accidental no deal increases", May told MPs. (more...)
Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party casts ballots in no-confidence vote Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party casts ballots in no-confidence vote
- December 12, 2018

And a leadership election would not change the fundamentals of the negotiation or the Parliamentary arithmetic. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who held talks with the British PM in Brussels on Tuesday, said the EU would not "renegotiate" the deal but there was room for "further clarifications". (more...)
Inflation ticks up slightly in November Inflation ticks up slightly in November
- December 12, 2018

Moreover, two months ago, Brent crude was trading at around $85 per barrel. The consumer non-durables have recorded growth a 7.9 per cent growth. The November data came after Shaktikanta Das was appointed RBI governor following the unexpected resignation on Monday of Urjit Patel. (more...)
France counts costs of protests, new measures France counts costs of protests, new measures
- December 12, 2018

However, Brian Dfor, described the speech as "hot air" and called on other protesters "to not give up". The social measures announced Monday will cost "between eight and 10 billion (euros), we are in the process of clarifying it, to see also how we will finance it", said Olivier Dussopt, secretary of state to the ministry of public accounts. (more...)
Aurora Cannabis acquires Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales after signing partnership Aurora Cannabis acquires Mexico's Farmacias Magistrales after signing partnership
- December 12, 2018

Wilder considered RSI values over 70 overbought and values below 30 oversold, but these values can be adjusted to suit particular needs and markets. Aurora's interest in the Mexican venture comes after the LP confirmed an exclusive partnership to import Aurora's medical cannabis product. (more...)
Ford trucks most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada Ford trucks most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada
- December 12, 2018

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says in its annual list of the most frequently stolen vehicles that the Ford F-Series trucks are again topping the list. "They're of real value", John Tod, national director of the Insurance Bureau of Canada's Investigative Services, said in an interview with CBC News. (more...)
Japan's top 3 telcos to shun Huawei, ZTE network equipment Japan's top 3 telcos to shun Huawei, ZTE network equipment
- December 12, 2018

Softbank, NTT Docomo and KDDI have all said they will not use Chinese equipment in their 5G networks , while Rakuten (which will become the fourth operator upon launch next year) has also joined the snub. Huawei has repeatedly insisted Beijing has no influence over it. The news came up amid Washington's tight supervision over the Chinese company, following concerns that Beijing is using Huawei as a spying tool. (more...)
China, US Discuss Next Stage of Trade Talks China, US Discuss Next Stage of Trade Talks
- December 12, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone Tuesday morning Beijing time, exchanging views on the road map for negotiations. Even amid signs of a detente between Beijing and Washington, Citi's baseline scenario is still that the 15 per cent additional tariff will be levied on Chinese exports after March 1, as 90 days may be insufficient to resolve "large differences" between the two countries on issues of IP protection, forced technology ... (more...)
Delta to no longer allow emotional-support animals on long flights Delta to no longer allow emotional-support animals on long flights
- December 12, 2018

According to the act, airlines can determine if an animal is a service animal through the "verbal assurances of an individual with a disability using the animal, looking for physical indicators such as the presence of a harness or tags, requiring documentation for psychiatric support animals and emotional support animals , and observing the behavior of animals". (more...)
Will uphold RBI’s credibility and autonomy during my tenure: Shaktikanta Das Will uphold RBI’s credibility and autonomy during my tenure: Shaktikanta Das
- December 12, 2018

This was his first public statement since assuming charge as the RBI Governor on Tuesday. In the past few months, the country has witnessed mounting differences between the RBI and the ruling government that reportedly is one of the reasons for former RBI governor Urjit Patel's resignation. (more...)
Saudi Arabia To Cut Oil Exports By 1 Million Bpd Next Month Saudi Arabia To Cut Oil Exports By 1 Million Bpd Next Month
- December 12, 2018

Non-OPEC oil-producing states, such as Russian Federation - one of the world's largest oil producers - will reduce its output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), as part of efforts to drive up the price of crude. According to PVM, investors have pulled almost $50 billion out of the two major crude oil futures contracts since the latest rout started in October. (more...)
Road flooded with chocolate after storage tank leakage Road flooded with chocolate after storage tank leakage
- December 12, 2018

In what has been described as a "small technical defect" the liquid chocolate oozed out of the tank, out of the factory and onto a road where it solidified. About a tonne of chocolate trickled out from the nearby factory but, despite the spill, locals won't have to worry about a chocolate-free Christmas. (more...)
Australia challenges Google, Facebook market power, calls for increased consumer choice Australia challenges Google, Facebook market power, calls for increased consumer choice
- December 12, 2018

CEO of social media marketing platform ShareRoot, Noah Abelson-Gertler, pointed out the findings of the ACCC surrounding Facebook and Google's dominance is not news to consumers and citizens worldwide. Peter Miller, CEO at NewsMediaWorks, said there are several recommendations in the preliminary report that go to evening up the landscape, such as the strengthening of requirements around the collection and use of personal information - which he previously describes as "a shambles". (more...)
CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias
- December 11, 2018

Pichai denied accusations of bias in his remarks Tuesday. "You sold this country out", Jones shouted at Pichai. "We make sure we do so in a non-partisan way." "I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure that our products continue to operate that way", the India-born Pichai said in a prepared statement. (more...)
Complaints about metal pieces in Jimmy Dean sausage prompt recall Complaints about metal pieces in Jimmy Dean sausage prompt recall
- December 11, 2018

The frozen, ready-to-eat sausage links were produced and packaged on August 4. These have the establishment number "EST". The problem was discovered Monday, Dec. To find out if products you own have been recalled, check the package. That means they believe there is a reasonable danger that the product could cause serious damage to your health, or death if eaten. (more...)
Theresa May pulls plug on UK Brexit vote Theresa May pulls plug on UK Brexit vote
- December 11, 2018

But if she was really expecting any substantial results from that meeting, why ask Parliament to move forward with a vote tomorrow to begin with? The message from Europe was clear: It will give clarifications but not countenance reopening the treaty. (more...)
Finance minister slams France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests as disaster for economy Finance minister slams France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests as disaster for economy
- December 11, 2018

Diesel prices have risen by about 23% over the past 12 months - and Mr Macron's decision to impose a tax increase of 6.5 cents on diesel and 2.9 cents on petrol from 1 January enraged protesters. "The president will speak, and will propose measures that will feed this dialogue", Philippe said in a televised statement. Local media put the number of injured higher, at 264, including 39 security personnel. (more...)
European Union rules out reworking Brexit deal, prepares for no-deal: Donald Tusk
- December 11, 2018

They're also likely to call for preparations to be accelerated in case the United Kingdom crashes out of the bloc without an agreement. The Tory rebels and the DUP do not like the Northern Ireland "backstop", a legally-binding proposal for a customs arrangement with the European Union, which would come into force if the two sides can not agree a future relationship which avoids the return of customs checkpoints on the Irish border. (more...)
Poll of the week POLL: Should MPs vote for Theresa May's deal? Poll of the week POLL: Should MPs vote for Theresa May's deal?
- December 11, 2018

With Jeremy Corbyn under pressure from a significant number of MPs and Peers to force a confidence vote on the Government, Labour former Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson said the opposition had not laid a glove on the Government. "If the Brexit hardliners would be satisfied with some cosmetic wording, I don't know", a European diplomat said. "Does this House want to deliver Brexit?" "I do not believe that any of those courses of action command a majority in this House". (more...)
Theresa May to Parliament: Back me or risk Brexit Theresa May to Parliament: Back me or risk Brexit
- December 11, 2018

However, "If we went ahead and held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant margin ", she told parliament of the agreement she clinched after 18 months of tortuous negotiation. Both sides also strongly object to a "backstop" provision in the Brexit agreement that would keep Britain in a customs union with the EU in order to guarantee an open border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.'s Northern Ireland. (more...)
Macron to speed up tax cuts, raise wages after protests Macron to speed up tax cuts, raise wages after protests
- December 10, 2018

He announced an end of year bonus for all employees without tax, mandated that companies have to review their bylaws to ensure they're not taking advantage of their employees, and raised the minimum wage of 100 euros per month, starting January 2019. (more...)
France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics
- December 10, 2018

French authorities said Saturday that they felt confident the protests were contained and, indeed, the protests in Paris were smaller than they have been in previous weeks - thanks, likely, to concessions made on the part of Macron's government to scale back and indefinitely delay gasoline taxes created to curb French reliance on fossil fuels by pricing domestic fuel users out of the market. (more...)
Man caught on camera snatching purse at McDonald’s in Okeechobee Man caught on camera snatching purse at McDonald’s in Okeechobee
- December 10, 2018

Footage then shows the man sprinting out of the restaurant with the woman following closely behind. A woman was assaulted while chasing after the man who stole her purse. But the driver then reversed, with the open door pulling the woman onto the ground, and her head appearing to strike the front driver's side wheel. (more...)

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