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Bezos's lover's brother leaked texts to the National Enquirer Bezos's lover's brother leaked texts to the National Enquirer
- February 13, 2019

Though AMI has resisted revealing the source of the texts - which include some hot one-liners, like, "I want to hold you tight" - the Daily Beast notes that a lawyer for the company "strongly hinted" that Sanchez was the source during an interview with ABC Sunday. (more...)
Lufthansa Sues Passenger Who Deliberately Missed Flight Lufthansa Sues Passenger Who Deliberately Missed Flight
- February 13, 2019

Airlines put a premium on nonstop flights, and "skiplagging" passengers exploit that practice by booking flights with a layover, and then skipping the last leg of the flight. Lufthansa has taken a passenger, who didn't show up for the last leg of his ticketed journey, to court in an apparent bid to clamp down on "hidden city" ticketing. (more...)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Norway to Address Service Capacity Issues Tesla CEO Elon Musk Visits Norway to Address Service Capacity Issues
- February 13, 2019

Last October a tweet was sent to Tesla CEO Elon Musk asking if he could put a dog mode on the Tesla Model 3, "Where the music plays and the ac is on, with a display on screen saying 'I'm fine my owner will be right back'". If the events of the past year have taught us anything, it's that when it comes to bending Elon Musk's ear, Twitter is his direct line of communication. (more...)
UK PM Asks Lawmakers for More Time on Brexit UK PM Asks Lawmakers for More Time on Brexit
- February 13, 2019

Corbyn also accused the Prime Minister of "recklessly running down the clock " so that MPs would have to vote for her Brexit deal. May also ruled out the idea of a customs union, which is one of the Labour Party 's five demands for Brexit, set out by its leader Jeremy Corbyn in a letter to the prime minister last week. (more...)
Allegiant Announces Non-Stop Flights To Music City! Allegiant Announces Non-Stop Flights To Music City!
- February 13, 2019

Starting June 5, travelers can fly between Las Vegas and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for as low as $39 each way. "Destin is going to be an exciting new route offered out of HTS where people can go to relax on the white sandy beaches of the Florida panhandle", said Brent Brown, HTS airport director. (more...)
India's January inflation pace drops; RBI could cut rates again
- February 13, 2019

Annual retail inflation in January rose 2.05 percent, its slowest pace since June 2017, government data showed on Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of India, in its sixth bimonthly policy review, revised downwards the path of inflation to 2.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018-19, 3.2-3.4 per cent in first-half of 2019-20 and 3.9 per cent in the third quarter of 2019-20, with risks broadly balanced around the central trajectory. (more...)
Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings report since Ghosn's arrest Nissan cuts forecast in first earnings report since Ghosn's arrest
- February 13, 2019

Nissan chief executive officer Hiroto Saikwawa has criticised Ghosn for holding too much authority and making decisions that were not in the best interests of Nissan, and the Japanese firm is seeking a review of the leadership structure, Bloomberg noted. (more...)
Mitsubishi ASX unveiled before debut in Geneva Mitsubishi ASX unveiled before debut in Geneva
- February 13, 2019

The facelifted Mitsubishi ASX has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March, wearing a fresh new face and boasting an upgraded infotainment system. There's also three new colours to choose from - Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown. Inside the vehicle, the Smartphone-link Display Audio has been improved, and the display made larger by one inch to total 8 inches. (more...)
Do Aurora Cannabis Results Signal a Weakness in Pot Market? Do Aurora Cannabis Results Signal a Weakness in Pot Market?
- February 13, 2019

Aurora touted overall quarterly sales of $54.2-million, up 83 per cent from the prior quarter, $21-million of which came from in recreational sales. The increase was driven by $21.6 million in consumer sales in Canada since recreational cannabis was legalized October 17, and $26 million in Canadian and worldwide medical marijuana sales. (more...)
Lottery victor wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity Lottery victor wears 'Scream' mask to hide identity
- February 12, 2019

It had taken 54 days for Campbell to claim his ticket, causing the Super Lotto parent company, Supreme Ventures Limited, to put out ads urging the victor not let the 90-day deadline to claim winnings expire. "I don't beg, I don't borrow". Not an inch of Mr. Campbell was exposed - donned in a full coat, long trousers and gloves in an effort to completely hide his identity. (more...)
McDonald’s Adds Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Sticks to Its Breakfast Menu McDonald’s Adds Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Sticks to Its Breakfast Menu
- February 12, 2019

McDonald's had remained tight-lipped about its secretive plans to debut " Donut Sticks " since rumors began circulating early last month - but now it's safe to say those lips were covered in a blend of doughnut-grade cinnamon sugar this whole time . (more...)
Beijing expresses anger at US Navy mission through disputed South China Sea Beijing expresses anger at US Navy mission through disputed South China Sea
- February 12, 2019

She urged the U.S. to cease the "provocative actions". A pair of Navy guided-missile destroyers have sailed within a dozen nautical miles of disputed islands China is believed to have militarized - a move that has angered some in Beijing . (more...)
Tesla fired 140 delivery team employees in Jan Tesla fired 140 delivery team employees in Jan
- February 12, 2019

Reminded by a Twitter follower that the promise was for a $35,000 auto without the fancy accounting, Musk replied: "We're doing everything we can to get there". Tesla Gigafactory 3 is expected to ramp into full production by next year. As reported in a recent Digital Journal article Tesla customers were not able to begin configuring their Model 3s until this January. (more...)
Activision Blizzard Reportedly Preparing To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees Activision Blizzard Reportedly Preparing To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees
- February 12, 2019

It is simply ATVI stock's average closing price over the last 50 days. On February 8th, 2019, volume rose to about 1,420,728 transactions. It started the day trading at $9.81 and traded between $9.24 and $9.66 throughout the trading session. (more...)
Amazon is acquiring mesh W-Fi router company Eero Amazon is acquiring mesh W-Fi router company Eero
- February 12, 2019

Eero's home routers are part of a mesh Wi-Fi system that can be set up in minutes. Alas, it looks like Amazon was more keen to the idea. A key reason for the Eero acquisition is Amazon's increased focus on the internet connected home. "We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we're committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers". The e-commerce giant acquired smart doorbell company Ring a year ago for $1 billion, and has struck alliances with ... (more...)
Toys 'R' Us poised for comeback a year after shutting down Toys 'R' Us poised for comeback a year after shutting down
- February 12, 2019

With a new company and team, Toys R Us officially emerged hoping to deliver the magic of its brand around the world. Starting Jan. 20, Barry and several other former Toys R Us executives founded Tru Kids and are now managing the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands. (more...)
Coca-Cola launching brand new flavor Coca-Cola launching brand new flavor
- February 11, 2019

They considered a few options, including raspberry, lemon, and ginger, which performs well for the company in Asia. Focus groups also tried flavors from Coke's worldwide market, including raspberry, lemon and ginger, which CNN reported are popular in Asia, but Orange Vanilla, available for a limited time in Canada, was the favorite. (more...)
P.A., Canada gain jobs, Sask. Sees slight drop P.A., Canada gain jobs, Sask. Sees slight drop
- February 11, 2019

In contrast, Alberta saw a second straight month of declines, down 16,000 positions, vaulting the unemployment rate to 6.8 per cent. Unemployment in that province increased by 0.4 percentage points. "There had been some risk going into the report that a big print was coming, given that the survey had lagged the job gains seen in the more reliable payrolls report over the past year". (more...)
Indian hospital describes death of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotton Indian hospital describes death of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotton
- February 10, 2019

The client claims to be owed about $560,000 from Quadriga - "one of the largest individual affected users" - according to the affidavit filed in a Halifax court on February 5. Spokesperson for Fortis Escorts Pragya Sharma confirmed his admission and death at the hospital. After a series of cardiac arrests he was declared dead the following evening, his wife at his side. (more...)
Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Cars With Fatal Air Bags Automakers Recall 1.7 Million Cars With Fatal Air Bags
- February 10, 2019

The air bags can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Automakers have added more than 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S.to the list of those that should have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. Only 27.2 million of those had been replaced by the end of 2018, meaning millions of motorists are still driving a auto equipped with an airbag inflator that's directly linked to over 20 deaths worldwide. (more...)
January unemployment rate rises in Alberta
- February 10, 2019

The significance is that had people not left the labour force in the numbers they did, our jobless rate would now be significantly higher. Economists had expected the addition of 8,000 jobs for the month and an unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. (more...)
Amazon offers up regulatory guidelines for facial recognition Amazon offers up regulatory guidelines for facial recognition
- February 10, 2019

Punke stressed the benefits of facial-recognitions systems, like finding missing children and identifying suspects in crimes. The blog post also champions transparency from law enforcement offices using facial recognition technology along with written notices that will make the public aware of when the technology is being used on premises, much like video surveillance signs you might see at a store. (more...)
Firecrews Remain At Scene Of Ocado Warehouse Fire Firecrews Remain At Scene Of Ocado Warehouse Fire
- February 10, 2019

According to the spokesperson, there has been substantial damage to the Andover building and its contents. Ocado said on Thursday it was working to minimise disruption for customers by increasing capacity at its three other major British sites. (more...)
Wells Fargo customers face continued service glitches Wells Fargo customers face continued service glitches
- February 10, 2019

Others griped about their cards being declined and being unable to pay bills online. Some customers were concerned with their direct deposits not appearing in their accounts but the company said they were processed and should be visible Friday. (more...)
Renault to report Ghosn's extravagant Versailles wedding Renault to report Ghosn's extravagant Versailles wedding
- February 10, 2019

Renault's internal probe, launched after Japanese authorities arrested Ghosn in November, has "identified that Mr Ghosn was accorded a personal benefit valued at €50,000 under the terms of a sponsorship contract with the Chateau de Versailles ", the company said. (more...)

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