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Carnival cruise ship listed and didn’t right itself quickly, frightening passengers Carnival cruise ship listed and didn’t right itself quickly, frightening passengers
- November 03, 2018

Video from the ship shows employees trying to clean up the mess as passengers clutched at life jackets later that night. During the incident, guests experienced objects such as dining plates and bottles falling off tables and smashing when they hit the floor. (more...)
US Payrolls Rise Above-Forecast 250000 as Wage Gains Hit 3.1% US Payrolls Rise Above-Forecast 250000 as Wage Gains Hit 3.1%
- November 03, 2018

Others are dropping their requirements for a college degree. Consumers are the most confident they have been in 18 years and are spending freely and propelling brisk economic growth. Hiring spanned all sectors. Retail payrolls rose by only 2,400, likely restrained by layoffs related to Steinhoff's Mattress Firm bankruptcy as well as some store closures by Sears Holdings Corp. (more...)
United States and China optimistic on trade, plan talks at G20 summit United States and China optimistic on trade, plan talks at G20 summit
- November 03, 2018

The Nikkei was up 2.3% in Tokyo, the Hang Seng climbed 3.35% in Hong Kong and the Shanghai Composite was up 3%. A Justice Department indictment targeted two companies based in China and Taiwan and three individuals, saying they conspired to steal trade secrets from US semiconductor company Micron Technology Inc. (more...)
Co-pilot arrested after tests found alcohol levels 10 times over legal limit Co-pilot arrested after tests found alcohol levels 10 times over legal limit
- November 03, 2018

The first officer, identified as 42-year-old Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, was arrested after a breath test indicated he was in breach of United Kingdom aviation laws. The plane departed London after a delay of 69 minutes. In a statement, the airline said: "The company sincerely apologises to the passengers and to all affected by the employee's actions". (more...)
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB): Stock with Active Study to Overcome Risk
- November 03, 2018

ACB is touching $7.97 during the last trading session, after increased 3.51%. Aurora Cannabis Inc .is after having 0.00% since October 31, 2017. Longer moving average timeframes are less sensitive to price fluctuations than shorter term timeframes and will generate far few signals. (more...)
Hackers Published Private Messages From 81,000 Facebook Users Hackers Published Private Messages From 81,000 Facebook Users
- November 03, 2018

As such, the actual number of compromised Facebook accounts remains unclear. Numerous compromised accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russian Federation, but some are from the United States, the UK, Brazil and other countries, the BBC reported Friday. (more...)
Manufacturing sector activity rises in October on robust order flow: PMI Manufacturing sector activity rises in October on robust order flow: PMI
- November 03, 2018

October was the first full month after the latest US tariffs went into effect. The Caixin survey showed factory output dropped for the second straight month and was only fractionally above the neutral 50.0 level, amid weaker demand at home and overseas. (more...)
Crude Build Sends Oil Prices Lower Crude Build Sends Oil Prices Lower
- November 02, 2018

On a weekly basis, USA crude production stood at 11.2 million bpd last week. Oil prices dropped more than $1 a barrel in choppy trading on Tuesday on signs of rising supply and concern that global economic growth and fuel demand will fall victim to a deepening of the U.S. (more...)
Tesla cars will find parking spots by themselves Tesla cars will find parking spots by themselves
- November 02, 2018

Tesla owners have been anxiously awaiting an update for the company's second generation Autopilot hardware for roughly two years. 'Tesla advanced Summon ready in ~6 weeks!,' he posted. But Tesla has long touted a more ambitious vision-one where you just get out of your auto and the vehicle will find a parking spot, park itself, and then come and pick the driver up later. (more...)
U.S. sees fastest wage increase in a decade U.S. sees fastest wage increase in a decade
- November 02, 2018

The employment cost index , a broad gauge monitored by the Federal Reserve, increased 0.8 percent in the July-September period from the prior quarter, according to a Labor Department report Wednesday. Annual inflation was 2.3 percent in September, according to the Labor Department. He added that the gains are a "testimonial to the robust employment picture is the broad-based gains in jobs across industries". (more...)
Trump Spoke With China's Xi on Trade, Says Talks Going 'Nicely'
- November 02, 2018

Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, later reported that Trump wants to reach a trade agreement with China at the G20 meeting and that after the call with Xi, he had asked officials to begin drafting possible terms. After their last publicly reported phone call in May, Trump rekindled trade talks by easing sanctions on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp., only for negotiations to break down days later. (more...)
Holidaymakers could be banned from morning drinking at United Kingdom airports Holidaymakers could be banned from morning drinking at United Kingdom airports
- November 02, 2018

Safe to say, such plans have not gone down too well with many British would-be holidaymakers, with some questioning " can we even call ourselves British anymore? " and others insisting that early morning drinking at airports is " a way of life ". (more...)
Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at London Heathrow Airport Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at London Heathrow Airport
- November 02, 2018

Jitsukawa had nearly 189 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in his system, which nearly 10 times the permissible 20 mg for a pilot . JAL executives told reporters that the co-pilot cleared an in-house breath test but aroused the suspicion of a bus driver taking him to the plane from Heathrow airport on Sunday. (more...)
Eurozone inflation rises to 6-year high on pricey oil Eurozone inflation rises to 6-year high on pricey oil
- November 02, 2018

The German 10-year bond yields, which move inversely to its price, rose 1 basis point to 0.382 percent, the yield on 30-year note remained tad higher at 1.026 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded almost flat at -0.654 percent by 10:20GMT. (more...)
China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fears China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fears
- November 02, 2018

So much so that swap points were pushed to -135 points from -109 at the previous close. Such a maneuver would support the value of spot yuan against the dollar . The currency subsequently fell to as low as 6.9750 against the greenback, its weakest since May 2008. Moreover, Pakistan is eyeing a financial bailout from China to manage its downward economic trends. (more...)
China manufacturing weakens to two-year low China manufacturing weakens to two-year low
- November 02, 2018

In October 2018, China's manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) was 50.2 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage point from last month, the manufacturing industry continually located in the expansion interval, while the pace of expansion has slowed down. (more...)
Trump Says Had Good Talk with China's Xi on Trade, North Korea Trump Says Had Good Talk with China's Xi on Trade, North Korea
- November 02, 2018

A glimmer of hope for a thaw in the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. Trump imposed new tariffs on roughly half of Chinese imports this summer while Beijing fired back with tariffs on most USA products. Earlier on Thursday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting US politicians that China and the United States could overcome their differences and get relations back on track if they worked together in a spirit of mutual respect. (more...)
Toyota, Subaru recall 400K vehicles to fix defective valve springs Toyota, Subaru recall 400K vehicles to fix defective valve springs
- November 02, 2018

This could result in an unusual noise coming from the engine, engine stalling and engine failing to restart. The models comprising this considerable recall include Subaru's Forester sport-utility vehicle, Impreza, and BRZ sports auto. This recall affects the 2018 MY Legacy/Outback vehicles made before August 1, 2018. As for the matter involving multi-info displays, Subaru says a programming issue may cause inaccurate data relating to the vehicle's remaining fuel and range, being shown on ... (more...)
Trump releases new 'sickening,' 'racist' campaign ad | Campaign Trail Trump releases new 'sickening,' 'racist' campaign ad | Campaign Trail
- November 02, 2018

The ad includes footage of Luis Bracamontes , a Mexican man who entered the USA illegally and killed two police officers in Sacramento in 2014, despite having been deported twice before. The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "This is a sickening ad. Republicans everywhere should denounce it", said Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, a frequent critic of Mr Trump. (more...)
Trump administration charges Chinese companies with spying on U.S. Trump administration charges Chinese companies with spying on U.S.
- November 02, 2018

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron. "The Chinese government is determined to acquire American technology, and they're willing to use a variety of means to do that". John Demers, the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, said Thursday that the multi-prong approach by the government has "stopped the harm" before ... (more...)
Tesla 'Summon' upgrade: You'll operate auto like an RC toy, Musk says Tesla 'Summon' upgrade: You'll operate auto like an RC toy, Musk says
- November 01, 2018

This tech will come in the form of an over-the-air software update so there won't be any need for customers with Autopilot-equipped vehicles to visit their local service center for hardware changes. Summon, part of Tesla's driver-assist Self-Pilot system, now allows Model S drivers to park their cars from outside the vehicle in tight spots or to move the cars short distances to shift parking spot. (more...)
Coca-Cola has no plans 'at this stage' for pot-infused drink: CEO Coca-Cola has no plans 'at this stage' for pot-infused drink: CEO
- November 01, 2018

The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 8.63%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 10.84% while the shares have moved 19.76% for the past 12 months. The quick ratio of 1.1 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). (more...)
BHP plans return of $14.7b to investors after US oil sale BHP plans return of $14.7b to investors after US oil sale
- November 01, 2018

Minus some completion costs, the company netted $10.4 billion from the divestments and had previously committed to returning all that money to shareholders. The investors had thought the buyback would apply to the UK-listed shares, Xiradis said, as they typically trade at a discount because the United Kingdom shares do not have access to Australian dividend tax credits. (more...)
CUPW continues strike action in Ottawa, expands to Outaouais
- November 01, 2018

Postal workers will refuse overtime, including letter carriers - who have experienced so much forced overtime that some of them are not used to seeing their families before dark. Combined, the three key locations can process one million parcels a day from across the country, Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton has said. And the wage increases Canada Post so proudly talks about are well-below the expected inflation rate. (more...)
Drunken baggage handler falls asleep in jet's hold, flies to Chicago Drunken baggage handler falls asleep in jet's hold, flies to Chicago
- November 01, 2018

It was only when the plane touched down in the Windy City that the man, who works for American subsidiay Piedmont Airlines, stumbled out of the hold. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told news media that the handler, when questioned by police, said he was intoxicated and had fallen asleep. (more...)

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