Finance

Lines closed at Build-A-Bear stores for ‘Pay Your Age Day'

However, before noon the company said lines had to be closed in all stores because there were too many people. "The crowds have greatly exceeded our expectati...


Justice department to appeal against AT&T's $81bn takeover of Time Warner

The case appeared to have been settled last month when a federal judge made a landmark ruling allowing the takeover to progress, with AT&T subsequently cl...


China's June exports jump, surplus with U.S. at record high

China's trade surplus with the United States over the same period was $133.76 billion, up from $117.51 billion previous year. Beijing said China's surplus ...


Frozen vegetables are pulled from Woolworths, Aldi and IGA

Foodborne bacteria such as listeria can be spread by cross-contamination, such as when raw and cooked foods are stored together. The recall of the frozen ve...


Donald Trump: Theresa May's Brexit plan will 'kill' United States trade deal

There was a feeling that any departure - be it immediately after the summit or once the European Union made it clear Britain's terms were unacceptable - could t...


Stocks, oil prices slide on trade war worries

The move makes good on the president's threat to respond to China's retaliation for the initial USA tariffs on $ 34 billion in Chinese goods , which went int...


‘US may issue Iran sanctions waivers’

This is especially true because the U.S. never really had much justification for withdrawing from the nuclear deal in the first place, beyond President Trump pe...


Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan

Part of the debt is linked to Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for baseball playoff games that Kavanaugh bought for himself and friends. Kavana...


Fox kicks off Comcast bidding war with £24.5bn Sky bid

Fox upped its offer for Sky by 30% on Wednesday, ahead of the deal getting the green light in the United Kingdom, which prompted Comcast to counter hours late...


Trump’s order for OPEC to reduce prices is insulting - Iranian oil minister

On Wednesday, Trump said OPEC is "driving oil prices higher", urging the cartel to reduce the price at the soonest. Two other sources said South Korea cance...


Trump's latest US$200 billion China tariffs target consumers

The office will hear public comments on the plan and will reach a decision after August 31, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters ...


Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Today, July 9, Starbucks has announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic straws globally by 2020. Last week, Seattle became the country's first ma...


Treacherous Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

The rescued boys are likely to stay in Chiang Rai hospital for 48 hours undergoing medical tests to check their health after they swam through dirty floodwaters...


US adds 213K jobs in June; unemployment up to 4%

The unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent in June as more people entered the labor force in a sign of confidence in the job...


USA adds 213,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate jumps…

It's the longest streak on record. Yet its path ahead is uncertain. "Fortunately the economy has a good head of steam going into a period of significant uncer...


Elon Musk sends help to Thailand cave rescue

The tubes and pods are being built in the U.S., a spokesman said. There are two or three engineers on the ground in Thailand , with more on the way, the sp...


Trade war erupts as China fights back against United States tariffs

USA officials accuse China of building its industrial dominance by stealing the "crown jewels" of American technological know-how through cyber-theft, forced tr...


High Gasoline Pump Prices May Magnify Presidential Disapproval

Crude oil is dispensed into a bottle in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. Before the EIA report, benchmark West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude for Augu...


Rouhani calls European Union trio package to save nuclear deal 'disappointing'

Rouhani had Thursday told French President Emmanuel Macron by phone that the Europe-led offer of economic measures did "not meet all our demands", Iran's state ...


What a trade war could mean for MI

In Beijing, policy makers are digging in for what could be a protracted fight - one in which they say they won't be the aggressor. With that now looking likel...


Canada not helping itself by hitting USA with tariffs: White House

Gomez argued that Mexico's incoming leftist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador , does not have links with big business in the way that outgoing president E...


Asian shares battered by China turbulence as trade war anxiety heightens

Beijing has recently started trading oil in yuan which is seen as an initial step to challenging the dominance of the United States dollar. It's lost about 4.6 ...


Trump’s tweets have added $10 to oil prices, Iran’s OPEC boss says

US crude futures were up 32 cents at $74.46, within sight of Tuesday's 3-1/2-year high above $75. While Trump says he wants lower oil prices , United States ...


Iran tells Trump: Stop tweeting, it's driving up oil prices

Soon after that deal was struck, Trump announced that he had done a separate deal with Saudi Arabia to increase production by "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels"...


Trump warns WTO: US will act if not treated properly

That means any European retaliation over auto tariffs introduced by Mr Trump would likely target a bigger sum of American goods exported to Europe than the amou...


Trump blocks Chinese Mobile entry in US on national security grounds

As a result, the NTIA argued granting China Mobile's application would "produce substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks". The...


Motor tariffs could lead to £230bn retaliation — European Union warns Trump

In May, Trump ordered an investigation into whether imported cars and automotive components could pose enough of a national security risk to warrant tariffs...


China warns its citizens: Travel to USA carries high-cost risks

The Chinese government is "fully prepared to take a package of necessary measures" to safeguard its national interests if a full-blown trade war breaks out betw...


HNA Says Co-Chairman Wang Jian Died After Accident in France

The company did not give the circumstances of Wang's death or provide an exact location. Wang's death couldn't have come at a worse time, said Brock Silvers, ...


Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

The key US trade ally said the countermeasures will remain in effect until the Trump administration limits its trade restrictions on its goods. Trump has re...


Is there an end in sight for Trump's trade war with China?

The three Texas industries facing the biggest risk are all big traders with Canada , which has announced $12.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs against Ameri...


Amlo win to usher in new era in Mexico

At a Los Angeles rally past year, AMLO said that "the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people"...


OIL PRICE CRISIS: Prices PLUMMET as experts warn of imminent 'OIL SHOCK’

An agency report on Tuesday indicated, however, that despite the U.S. push on Saudi Arabia, futures in NY jumped as much as 1.7 per cent. "We are confident th...


Walmart boycott: Calls mount over 'Impeach Trump' items

Walmart has gotten in trouble before for its lack of oversight on its online platform . Walmart also sold clothing and paraphernalia promoting the impeachment...


Austria ready to act at borders if Germany moves on migrants

The deal, partly agreed to by Merkel to avoid divisions in her party, still must pass a series of approvals - from the Social Democrats, the other part of Mer...


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