Economy

Australian PM to persist with popular vote for gay marriage

Mr McLennan warned the process could further damage the ABS, which came under fire past year for its handling of the national census and said he had heard "alarm bells" upon learning of the government's plans. Co-chair Alex Greenwich attended Senator Cormann's press conference, telling reporters afterwards the government's approach to marriage equality had gone "well beyond a joke". [Full Article...]

A fork in the Bitcoin road

A fork in the Bitcoin road The price has firmed since the US Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that so-called initial coin offerings being used to raise funds by blockchain projects, could in many cases be considered securities. Bitcoin Cash isn't yet actually available, but should be once block 478559 gets mined. Bitcoin Cash is different from its parent in two ways, 1) it directly increases the block size ... [Full Article...]

Tesla Model 3: Speaking to prospective owners of new electric model

Tesla Model 3: Speaking to prospective owners of new electric model It's already pretty popular, too . The Model 3 is something of the culmination of Tesla founder Elon Musk's grand plan, which always envisaged high-price, low-volume models would help the company build momentum and resources before the launch of a mass-market vehicle - and that auto is the Model 3 . [Full Article...]

Nitish back as Bihar CM, Sushil Modi is Deputy CM

Backed by the BJP, Nitish Kumar on Thursday returned as the Bihar chief minister for the sixth time barely a day after his dramatic resignation that dented opposition's unity which could have a bearing on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. And given that JD (U) shared a good working relationship with BJP during their earlier tie-up, dissolving the mahagathbandhan became a beneficial prospect for Nitish... [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks edge higher; bond yields fall following Fed

U.S. stocks edge higher; bond yields fall following Fed That said, inflation is becoming the most important indicator for the central bank, and with inflation having declined to 1.6 percent in June compared to 2.7 percent in February, the 2-percent Fed inflation target seems harder to achieve and sustain. [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind To Be 14th President Of India

Ram Nath Kovind To Be 14th President Of India But the former governor who will become the country's second Dalit President may not be the only one setting records. Rahul Kul of the Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP) led by Mahadev Jankar is also a supporter of the BJP . Presuming that all 12 MLAs of the BJP, besides three each of its allies GFP, MGP and three independents voted for Kovind, his tally would have stood at 21. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank keeps stimulus pledge despite stronger growth

European Central Bank keeps stimulus pledge despite stronger growth ING's Chief Economist Carsten Brzeski said following the announcement that Draghi should be expected to emphasize the continued presence of the European Central Bank . But markets have begun the day on the front foot ahead of today's meeting. The DAX of Germany dropped 0.04 percent and the CAC 40 of France fell 0.32 percent. [Full Article...]

The Nintendo Switch Online app has launched on iOS & Android

It all seems more cumbersome than it should be, especially since Xbox Live and PlayStation Network let you get a chat session going regardless of what you and your pals are playing. Our first taste of Nintendo's new online service is here. Voice chat will work in different ways depending on what game a user is playing. Regardless, if you want to get ahead of the game, you can go ahead and gr... [Full Article...]

Brides-to-Be Lose Their Wedding Gowns to Alfred Angelo Bankruptcy

Brides-to-Be Lose Their Wedding Gowns to Alfred Angelo Bankruptcy With a proof of purchase from Alfred Angelo , brides can get a dress for free from the Warehouse. Redmond stated, "Someone said: 'You've ruined my life.' I said, 'No, I probably didn't.' One said: 'I really apologize". Creditors now have until November 27th to file a proof of claims against Alfred Angelo. In Alfred Angelo's bankruptcy filing, it revealed that it had no more than $50,000 in ... [Full Article...]

Kirk Cousins to San Francisco 49ers in 2018 is looking more likely

Kirk Cousins to San Francisco 49ers in 2018 is looking more likely Cousins, who will make $23.9 million this season, and the Redskins can't negotiate a long-term deal until the season ends by virtue of being unable to come to an agreement by Monday's deadline. Is there potential that the Vikings could attempt to sign Cousins if he were a free-agent in 2018? Allen wrote that the team's contract offer was "the highest fully guaranteed amount upon signing for a ... [Full Article...]

Alfred Angelo closes the doors

Alfred Angelo closes the doors Customers were directed to call customer service at 888-218-0044 or email predmond@stearnsweaver.com. However, the phone call surprised her, as the dress was there way early. The company announced Thursday evening that it's closing all of its over 60 stores nationwide - including the one across from the Southern Park Mall on Route 224. [Full Article...]

Sydney's Chinese community remembers Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

Sydney's Chinese community remembers Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo Xiaobo would spend the next three decades in and out of prison until his death from liver cancer while serving an 11 year sentence for "subversion". 1 Intermediate People's Court, his assessors Zheng Wenwei and Zhai Changxi, and the prosecutors Zhang Rongge and Pan Xueqing, who were all happy to convict Liu Xiaobo in a trial lasting just two hours. [Full Article...]

The Economy Just Added 222K New Jobs

The Economy Just Added 222K New Jobs Though the workweek's average length increased by almost one hour during May, wage growth remained tepid, which put a wrinkle into the upbeat report on employment for the USA on Friday. With the new gains, an average of 194,000 jobs have been gained in each of the past three months. Now, the Federal Reserve expects that the labor market will continue to strengthen over the coming months. [Full Article...]

W2W4 at Wimbledon: Andy Murray's toughest test, Venus and Osaka finally meet

W2W4 at Wimbledon: Andy Murray's toughest test, Venus and Osaka finally meet Nadal was in full control of the match right from the beginning producing some winners all through the game leaving his American opponent much in awe of his grass court pedigree. The current world number 2 Halep beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4, 6-1 in the first round while Haddad Maia defeated Laura Robson of Australia, 6-4, 6-2. [Full Article...]

China not doing enough on North Korea, says US

China not doing enough on North Korea, says US The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said June 29, 2017. Taiwan "will not yield even one inch of land" when it comes to national defense, Tsai said. Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North's development of nuclear ... [Full Article...]

GOP senators call for more time to debate, change health care bill

In his Weekly Address, President Trump mentions a Wisconsin family, who he says are "victims" of Obamacare . BAACKES: Well, our concerns, unfortunately, are that it was as bad as we thought it could be because it didn't vary that much from the bill that the House passed. [Full Article...]

Amazon To Buy Upmarket Grocer Whole Foods For US$13.7b

Adding groceries to its repertoire gets Amazon that much closer to being a one-stop destination for everything you buy. Same goes for Amazon Dash, whose Wand barcode scanner the company has just resurrected. "A lot of people will love that", said Whole Foods customer Brad Anderson. Saunders suspects that Amazon will try to get food suppliers to lower their prices, impacting companies t... [Full Article...]

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill

What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill Parikh added that Amazon's offer appears to be "undervaluing the company's prospects and the powerful brand" and that Whole Foods could do better. Any buyer of Whole Foods would likely argue that it was not in the same market, said Alden Abbott, an antitrust expert with the Heritage Foundation. [Full Article...]

Moment of silence for London fire victims

Commander Cundy said the conditions inside the building are "indescribable" and the operation to recover the bodies of those who tragically died in the blaze will take weeks. Police say 79 people are now dead or missing after the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London . I can confirm that a 5 million pound ($6 million) emergency fund that I announced yesterday is now being distributed on the gro... [Full Article...]

Amazon to purchase Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Whole Foods has received a lot of pressure from key investors, resulting in a shake-up in management. —Amazon . Investors like the deal and think it will be good for the online retail giant, which has been expanding its grocery offerings. [Full Article...]


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