Finance

BC to boost minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35

A percentage wage increase will be applied to employees, including live-in home support, camp workers and piecework farm workers. A 50-cent increase announced...


SoftBank bolsters Flipkart's firepower to challenge Amazon in India

The new investment is unlikely to deter Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , who has identified India as his top overseas target and pledged to invest more than $5 billion ...


Millions of chickens face cull across Europe over insecticide-tainted eggs scandal

European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen told reporters last week that developments were being monitored "very closely". The country's agriculture m...


Coinbase Rethinks Bitcoin Cash

Another Coinbase investor, Fueled founder Rameet Chawla, even suggested that Coinbase might increase the strength of the original bitcoin down the line by...


Injured In Dolores Park Shooting

Witness Antonia Juahahz tells ABC 7 that "I looked down at the bridge and saw a person running with a handgun in their hand", as "a group wearing bandanas and...


Amit Shah says, will not join Cabinet, fine as chief

Shah accused the Congress of hatching a conspiracy to not approve the bill, though it was passed by the Lok Sabha and approved by the select committee. The pa...


US GDP rebound fails to ignite dollar spark

The rate of growth is more than double the 1.2% GDP rate posted in the first quarter. "Consumers continue to drive the economy's growth, but firmer business...


Siemens sells stake in Russian firm after Crimea turbine scandal

All four of the gas turbines that were delivered in the summer for power plants in Taman, southern Russian Federation were illegally shipped to Crimea, Siemens ...


Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc (SNI) Position Raised by KCG Holdings Inc

Discovery ( DISCA ) shares were up almost 5% to $27.33, while Viacom (VIA) shares were up 2% to $40.80. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Inv has 0.09% invested in Scrip...


Frontier Airlines returning to Fargo

The destination additions coincide with the carrier's introduction of low-fare service to 21 new cities and 85 new routes, encompassing 90 percent of the USA po...


After Shock Turn in Case of Missing Men, Hint of Motive

A second suspect is charged in the homicides of four Pennsylvania men who went missing a week ago. DiNardo, of Bensalem, also is charged with 20 other counts,...


PM May shed a 'little tear' on losing majority

May, who at the time commanded only a slim majority in parliament, said she made a decision to call the snap election in order to secure a strong mandate from t...


Trump election commission ignores real voter issues

That's illegal, so yesterday the ACLU sued the president's election commission under a federal law created to ensure public accountability of advisory com...


Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

Chancellor Angela Merkel , meanwhile, signalled a change in her approach to the issue. The episode hints at growing tension over trade and challenges such as c...


Sony Music to start pressing records after almost 30-year hiatus

Sony Music is set to start pressing vinyl records again for the first time in nearly thirty years. The move is an ironic one, because it was Sony that invent...


Japanese cite 'professional negligence' in USA ship disaster

At least three other crew members, including the captain, were injured in the crash, which damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room and ...


Bound flight diverted after woman tries to open emergency exit door

A disruptive passenger was dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight after she tried to open the emergency exit (pictured, left and right). Passenger Henriett...


Qatar Airways eyes 10% of American Airlines

Bloomberg quoted American and said Qatar Airways intends to invest at least $808mn in the Fort Worth-based airline. CNBC notes that this offer is somewhat...


Uber Rolls Out Tipping Feature Among Improvements

In an email sent to drivers , which opens up to a fuller website here , the company's promising a variety of "meaningful changes & improvements to your drivi...


Jeremy Corbyn could have been Prime Minister if it wasn't for Scotland

By tradition, defeat on a Queen's Speech vote topples the government. And over a cappucino he says it is time for Mrs May to wake up and smell the coffee. Tha...


Stock Indexes Rally; Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs

Overall, the tech sector enjoyed its best daily advance in months, with the S&P 500's tech sector booking its best daily climb since Dec. 7, 2016, while a p...


US oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 9.06 points, or 0.04 percent, to 21,337.53, the S&P 500 lost 2.38 points, or 0.10 percent, to 2,437.97 and the Nasdaq Comp...


British Airways' Problems Lessen Following Weekend Chaos

In a video statement, Cruz apologized, saying "I know this has been a terrible time for customers". British Airways canceled all Saturday flights from Lond...


Some Republicans see lesson in rollback of Kansas tax cuts

During the roughly five-minute speech, he continued to praise his 2012 tax cuts, blaming "global forces" for economic issues in Kansas. "I shudder to think ho...


After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

The firm Perkins Coie was tapped to investigate the company, along with former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's firm Covington & Burling. Twenty people have been...


Oil Slides as US Climate Withdrawal Compounds Glut Concerns

West Texas Intermediate for July delivery lost as much as 86 cents to $47.50 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and was at $47.54 at 7:50 a.m.in Hong...


Canadian foreign minister: USA has abandoned global leadership, Canada must step up

Freeland didn't mention Trump, but she made it clear that her speech was a response to his America-first policy. The government is expected to reveal more o...


Australia GDP Adds 0.3% On Quarter In Q1

The economy defied the expectations of some analysts who anticipated weaker exports, the impact of Cyclone Debbie and government contributions would result in...


Justin Bieber gets emotional during United Kingdom benefit concert

She paid tribute to the victims with an all-star affair in the city with the help of Katy Perry , Justin Bieber , Liam Gallagher and others. "All we feel he...


NBA Finals: Steph Curry takes a quick nap during Game 2

Golden State has committed twice as many turnovers already in Game 2 of the NBA Finals than it did in the entirety of Game 1 - eight so far in this game, fo...


General Election polls: Tory lead over Labour cut to just THREE POINTS

A new poll shows the Tories' lead over Labour has been slashed to a record low, as party leaders launched blistering attacks on Prime Minister Theresa May f...


Ohio attorney general sues 5 drugmakers over opiate crisis

The state of OH filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against five drug companies, accusing them of conducting marketing campaigns that misled doctors and patients about...


President Trump Waives Law Moving U.S. Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem

Trump was under pressure not to move the embassy by Arab and European leaders who felt it would hinder peace talks with the Palestinians, who claim Jerusalem...


China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal

The stated goal of the document is to limit global warming to "well under" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), though current targets fall short of that...


Tests ICBM interceptor system first time in three years

The U.S. military said it shot down a mock ballistic missile in a test Tuesday, simulating a scenario they would likely face if North Korea shoots a missile t...