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Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest
- November 07, 2018

Meanwhile, a similar measure in North Dakota is poised for defeat. Medical marijuana has been legal in MI since 2008, when 63 percent of voters approved it. It will also be legal to give someone else 2.5 ounces of marijuana. Four states are set to vote Tuesday on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes amid growing support for the cannabis industry's entrance into mainstream society. (more...)
Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate
- November 07, 2018

At the time that win was called, Republicans had 51 seats, gaining three seats; Democrats had 44. It would prove even more hard for the White House to push critical legislation through Congress if the Democrats manage to win the House and the Senate. (more...)
U.S. mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in 'poll of a lifetime' U.S. mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in 'poll of a lifetime'
- November 07, 2018

The party of a first-term president tends to lose congressional seats in his first midterm. Those who won't - and a numerical majority are expected to reject the GOP - are already suspect in the eyes of the Trump establishment. He noted that some GOP members who faced blowback from constituents on some key agenda items opted to "vote no but hope that the bill passes". But 23 is no sure thing: polls suggest their leads are narrow in numerous seats that could push them into the mid-20s or ... (more...)
China to continue Iran trade despite new United States sanctions China to continue Iran trade despite new United States sanctions
- November 07, 2018

Oil prices rallied above $85 per barrel in October on fears of a steep decline in Iranian exports. Those governments make up a majority or Iran's oil exports. Mr Pompeo has described them as "the toughest sanctions ever put in place" on the country. "This administration's reckless withdrawal from the JCPOA has squandered our best opportunity to prevent a nuclear Iran, moving us closer to a military conflict that the American people don't want - all while undercutting our most importance ... (more...)
Rotating Canada Post strikes have launched in Brantford and Guelph Rotating Canada Post strikes have launched in Brantford and Guelph
- November 06, 2018

Negotiations have centered around health and safety concerns, wages, workloads and staffing. The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. The union is calling for a national overtime ban for both of its major bargaining units at Canada Post. The statement says Canada Post has also "committed to work together to address employees' workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial services ... (more...)
5 toss-up California races could help determine which party wins House control 5 toss-up California races could help determine which party wins House control
- November 06, 2018

But in a hard-driving series of rallies around the country, Mr Trump, the most polarising USA president in decades has put himself at the centre of every issue. Republicans now hold 51 against the Democrats' 49 (with two independents). "Under the expectation that Republican voters typically are more likely to turn out, can Democrats energize people who identify with the Democratic Party to turn out and vote for their candidates?" On Oct. (more...)
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway profit almost doubles in third quarter Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway profit almost doubles in third quarter
- November 06, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway jumped from $3.44 billion to $6.88 billion in the year-ago period in its insurance sector. The firm also repurchased just under $1bn of stock, suggesting Buffet sees a shortage of appealing investment options. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought back $928 million of its own stock during three weeks in August as Warren Buffett took advantage of a new policy that gives him more freedom to decide when repurchases are worth it. (more...)
Trump's national attention turns to state races Trump's national attention turns to state races
- November 06, 2018

On "Outnumbered" on Monday, Wallace said he has to "laugh a little bit" at the idea of touting Trump as the "savior" if the election ends up being split. In the final days, Trump has accelerated his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration and lobbed apocalyptic attacks on Democrats. The Republican president has also been warning the other party will destroy a healthy U.S. (more...)
Single mum lost winning ticket after scooping $275 million lottery Single mum lost winning ticket after scooping $275 million lottery
- November 06, 2018

After hearing someone from Iowa had won half of a almost US$ 700 million Powerball jackpot , Lerynne West couldn't find the ticket she'd bought the day before so asked her sister to check her pickup truck. Around noonish ... I said to [my sister], 'I'm really hungry and I need coffee, can you please take me to Casey's [General Store] so I can get a slice of pizza and a coffee?' So her and I went to Casey's in Redfield ... (more...)
US Elections Preview: 7 major banks expectations from Mid-Term elections US Elections Preview: 7 major banks expectations from Mid-Term elections
- November 06, 2018

Trump is sending up to 15,000 USA troops to the border to stave off a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through southern Mexico, hundreds of miles from the border. Most Democratic candidates have tended to avoid directly confronting the president, focusing instead on "kitchen table" issues such as healthcare and economic inequality. (more...)
'Journey from hell': 200 British Airways passengers endure three-day transit nightmare 'Journey from hell': 200 British Airways passengers endure three-day transit nightmare
- November 05, 2018

The flight was due to leave Orlando on Thursday evening but a technical fault meant its 200 passengers waited four hours on the plane before eventually being disembarked and sent to a nearby hotel. Shocking pictures from the airport display a myriad of strewn about suitcases and exhausted passengers. People are laying on the floor, and no staff are here to provide any information whatsoever'. (more...)
Amazon HQ2 selection nears as anxiety and jockeying increase Amazon HQ2 selection nears as anxiety and jockeying increase
- November 05, 2018

The Washington metropolitan area was long considered a top contender for Amazon's second headquarters . Crystal City is served by a mass transit system and major highways, both qualifications that Amazon has said is required for its new headquarters as well. (more...)
Runaway BHP train travels more than 90 kilometres without a driver Runaway BHP train travels more than 90 kilometres without a driver
- November 05, 2018

Yet just as he started to inspect it the Pilbara train started to travel on its own, the Daily Mail reports . All train operations from the mine have been suspended as the incident is examined by officials. In 2017, BHP was ranked as the world's largest mining company and it primarily mines coal, copper, iron ore and petroleum. Iron ore alone is responsible for nearly 40 percent of BHP's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITA). (more...)
New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Go Into Effect New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Go Into Effect
- November 05, 2018

They're aimed at a singular goal: denying the world's largest state sponsor of terrorists the capacity to do things like they did this past couple weeks - attempted assassination campaign in the heart of Europe. Oil markets have already adjusted to the Iran sanctions, gradually dialing back imports in preparations. "Watch what we do". President Trump, you've done it again! "Today, it's not just us who are angry with America's policies". (more...)
Lowe's to close two mid-Michigan stores Lowe's to close two mid-Michigan stores
- November 05, 2018

Lowe's is closing 51 underperforming stores across the USA and Canada. Lowe's opened its Northern Avenue location in 2015 after renovations were completed on the former Zellers spot. In addition to the 31 Canadian stores, Lowe's is also planning to close 20 locations in the United States. For the Canadian locations, Lowe's said it will conduct store-closing sales, and that all of the affected Canadian locations are expected to close by February 1, the end of its 2018 fiscal year. (more...)
Amazon to Offer Free Shipping on Holiday Orders Amazon to Offer Free Shipping on Holiday Orders
- November 05, 2018

Amazon is joining its rival retailers in beefing up its free shipping program just ahead of the holiday shopping blitz. The offer starts Monday and lasts until Amazon's delivery cutoff window for Christmas (which is usually sometime in mid-December ). (more...)
Petrol Price Cut Again, Total Reduction Reaches Rs 4.05 In 18 Days Petrol Price Cut Again, Total Reduction Reaches Rs 4.05 In 18 Days
- November 05, 2018

On this festive day, there is big relaxation for petrol and diesel buyers. Despite the decline, the rates are still far higher than what the common man is used to paying and the government has repeatedly blamed global factors. Subsequent to this, the petrol price came down to ₹81.50 per litre in Delhi and diesel to ₹72.95 a litre on October 5. In Mumbai, rates fell to ₹86.97 per litre for petrol and ₹77.45 in case of diesel. (more...)
Black Friday 2018 Is Coming: Find Out What You Should Prepare Black Friday 2018 Is Coming: Find Out What You Should Prepare
- November 05, 2018

Amazon's goal, besides driving some traffic and making some profit, is to provide their users with a less stressful holiday season. But Kohl has chose to generate a massive deal regardless of other retailers who don't think that way. This gets you access to all of these deals as well as a host of other benefits like streaming It's a Wonderful Life and dozens of other holiday movies. (more...)
Pompeo rebuts critics who want sterner Iran sanctions Pompeo rebuts critics who want sterner Iran sanctions
- November 05, 2018

The Iranian president said: "America wanted to cut to zero Iran's oil sales. but we will continue to sell our oil.to break sanctions". The oil and financial sanctions end all the economic benefits the United States granted to Tehran for its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, even though Iran has been abiding by the accord that saw it limit its enrichment of uranium. (more...)
Who will be on the new £50 note? Public vote opens Who will be on the new £50 note? Public vote opens
- November 05, 2018

Who , are not eligible, said Mark Carney, governor of the bank. The 50 pound note is Britain's highest-denomination banknote in general circulation and is rarely used in day-to-day transactions by Britons, who prefer credit and debit cards for higher-value purchases. (more...)
Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection
- November 05, 2018

It also said that the loan arrangements may have involved an offshore company, Rock Holdings, in breach of electoral law. "The money came from Rock Services, which was a United Kingdom limited company". Ms Bilney also denies any wrongdoing. "His evasive approach to questions highlights the culture of dodgy deals in the Brexiteers' campaign". Banks co-founded the Leave.EU campaign endorsed by Brexit heavyweight Nigel Farage . (more...)
Winklevoss twins accuse Shrem of stealing Bitcoin worth $32m Winklevoss twins accuse Shrem of stealing Bitcoin worth $32m
- November 05, 2018

The investment firm is asking for the 5,000 bitcoins back, which at present exchange rates would be worth over $31.3 million. At the time bitcoin was trading at little over $10, according to CryptoCompare data. Shrem has now had some assets frozen by the judge presiding in his previous trial, according to the court documents. "The lawsuit erroneously alleges that, about six years ago, Charlie essentially misappropriated thousands of bitcoins", Klein emailed Ars in a statement. (more...)
First shale gas produced at Cuadrilla's Lancashire site First shale gas produced at Cuadrilla's Lancashire site
- November 05, 2018

Fracturing operations began in the Preston New Road site in mid-October 2018. Target Audience of Shale Gas Processing Equipment Market: Manufacturer / Potential Investors, Traders, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers and Exporters, Association and government bodies. (more...)
Fuel price today: Petrol, diesel rate continue to dip in major cities Fuel price today: Petrol, diesel rate continue to dip in major cities
- November 05, 2018

As per the decline in the prices of petrol and diesel , the country's capital Delhi has seen a huge reduction in petrol prices by 19 paisa per liter, which has brought it down to Rs. Williams also called on all retailers, including smaller independent fuel stations, as well as big supermarkets, to cut their petrol prices by 3p per litre, pointing out that a strengthening currency meant more reductions could be on their way. (more...)
Zimbabwe discovers oil, gas deposits Zimbabwe discovers oil, gas deposits
- November 05, 2018

In a televised address to the nation, Mnangagwa said in the past few months the government worked with and facilitated Invictus to undertake oil and gas exploration studies in Muzarabani. During Thursday's Harare press conference, mines minister Chitando told reporters that plans Invictus planned to invest $20m into the project, adding that the company had also agreed to a production-sharing agreement with the government. (more...)

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