• BC to boost minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35
BC to boost minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35

The territories still lead the minimum wage rates in Canada, with the Northwest Territories paying a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour and Nunavut paying $13 per hour. A living wage in Vancouver is pegged at $20 an hour, leaving the increase $5 short of that. That could entail eliminating tolls and MSP premiums, freezing hydro rates, and creating c...

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  • Train derails after crash at London Waterloo station causing travel CHAOS
Train derails after crash at London Waterloo station causing travel CHAOS

Three people were checked over by London Ambulance Service but nobody was taken to hospital. A separate points problem has been caused by a fault on one of the lines approaching London Waterloo. "Upgrade work to extend platforms at Waterloo continues". "This means that South West Trains are unable to use one of the five lines into and out of ...

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  • Americans splash the cash in July as retail sales rise
Americans splash the cash in July as retail sales rise

Meanwhile, department stores had their best month since January, rising a full percentage point over June, perhaps easing some fears that brick-and-mortar outlets are facing collapse as consumers switch to internet shopping. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.4% increase. Building materials and supplies stores were also strong. ...

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  • Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Tanks Amid Mixed Earnings, Awful Outlook
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Tanks Amid Mixed Earnings, Awful Outlook

The stock declined 17.22% or $6.01 reaching $28.9 per share. About 22,934 shares traded. SunTrust maintained Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE: DKS ) on Thursday, August 20 with "Neutral" rating. It also upped Interxion Holding N.V (NYSE:INXN) stake by 24,800 shares and now owns 1.70 million shares. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) has rise...

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  • Demonstration in support of Charlottesville victims held in Tallahassee
Demonstration in support of Charlottesville victims held in Tallahassee

The man fled the scene, but was apprehended soon after the fatal incident. "I would like to share my light with all of you, and ask all of you to do the same", she said, as those with lit candles lit the candles of their neighbors. For many families, it is hard to explain the clash of ideologies, but it's nearly a rite of passage in Sterner's fam...

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  • Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad backs out
Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad backs out

Etihad announced on Tuesday that the company was "informed that Air Berlin has filed for administration". The German airline said it would continue flying with the help of government loans, while Deutsche Lufthansa said it may buy parts of the airline.

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  • Rathbone Brothers plc's (LON:RAT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd
Rathbone Brothers plc's (LON:RAT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd

The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 12 by Liberum Capital. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.00. (NYSE:KOP) earned "Outperform" rating by Barrington Research on Monday, May 8. The firm now has a "hold" rating on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Beaufort Securities ...

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  • African-American Merck CEO ditches Trump over the president's silence on Charlottesville
African-American Merck CEO ditches Trump over the president's silence on Charlottesville

Within minutes, Trump attacked him on Twitter , saying Frazier's resignation will give him "more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" Merck has a facility in Upper Gwynedd Township and is Montgomery County's largest employer. President Donald Trump is back at the White House and ignoring shouted questions about the race-fueled clashes in in Cha...

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  • Okla. man charged in plotting anti-government bombing
Okla. man charged in plotting anti-government bombing

The grumbling says Varnell collected the gadget and load it into what he accepted was a stolen van. Raul Bujanda, an Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant special agent in charge for Oklahoma City, said at a news conference Monday that the plot echoed the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.

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  • S. Korean shares extend losses on heightened tensions over N
S. Korean shares extend losses on heightened tensions over N

Shares in several other big media companies also declined. The Nasdaq Composite was up 38.25 points, or 0.62 percent, at 6,255.12. Top military brass and President Trump are being sued by five US military members that want to keep Trump's transgender ban from becoming a reality - "in any capacity".

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  • Wall Street stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up
Wall Street stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up

The last time the S&P closed down more than 1 percent was May 17 when it fell 1.8 percent. Global benchmark Brent also fell 0.9 per cent to $51.44, after Thursday's 1.5 per cent drop. "We would now be careful with a whiff of risk aversion in the air and, by extension, also stay away from shorts in the rates market", RBC's global macro strategist ...

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  • Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries
Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries

At Tesla's "Handover Party", the electric-car maker said the base Model 3 will still start at $35,000 and will offer an EPA-estimated 220-mile range. "This is more in the double B range", he added, referring to a higher speculative debt rating. If only traditional auto and other tech companies were as bold as Tesla .

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  • Amit Shah invites Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to join NDA
Amit Shah invites Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to join NDA

BJP chief Amit Shah has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to rejoin the NDA. Asked if the party will join the Modi cabinet, a JD (U) leader said such a decision would be natural. Earlier on Thursday , Yadav had said that the split in the Grand Alliance had really hurt him. Speculations are rife that Yadav might join hands with bete noir-tu...

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  • Asian stocks slump on profit-taking after US-NKorea tensions
Asian stocks slump on profit-taking after US-NKorea tensions

US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, as investors turned their attention to another batch of corporate earnings, while keeping their focus on rising tensions between North Korea and the U.S. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS shed 0.77 percent, on track for its third straight day of declines as it pulled ...

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  • S&P 500 Falls 1.4 Percent in Safety Flight on N. Korea Tensions
S&P 500 Falls 1.4 Percent in Safety Flight on N. Korea Tensions

After a dip of as much as 0.52 percent earlier in the day, investors appeared to take some comfort in Tillerson's comments, said Richard Steinberg, managing director at HighTower Advisors in NY. The market slide accelerated slightly in the last half-hour of trading as Trump denounced North Korea's nuclear program. The consumer discretionary...

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  • BC to join legal battle against Trans Mountain pipeline
BC to join legal battle against Trans Mountain pipeline

But Heyman said Trans Mountain has yet to get approval for its environmental management plans because it didn't adequately consult First Nations, so the construction will likely be delayed. Eby hailed the appointment of Berger, who chaired the federal government's Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry in 1974 and two other royal commissions on family l...

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  • Wall Street lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions
Wall Street lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 36.64 points, or 0.17 percent, to end at 22,048.7, the S&P 500 lost 0.9 point, or 0.04 percent, to 2,474.02 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 18.13 points, or 0.28 percent, to 6,352.33. The Japanese yen strengthened 0.08 percent versus the greenback at 110.00 per dollar. MARKETS OVERSEAS: In Europe, Ge...

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  • SC officer survived being shot 4 times. His camera-glasses recorded it.
SC officer survived being shot 4 times. His camera-glasses recorded it.

Malcolm Antwan Orr , 29, fired eight bullets at Quincy Smith , striking the official four times on New Year's Day last year in Estill, South Carolina. "My arms are broken". Passer-by J Tompkins is filmed stopping to help Smith, who is heard saying: "I can barely breathe, tell them to hurry up". Smith then threatened Orr with a taser if Orr did n...

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  • SoftBank Vision Fund invests $2.5 billion in Flipkart
SoftBank Vision Fund invests $2.5 billion in Flipkart

Flipkart and Amazon's massive reserves of cash have left the pair as the two largest generalist retailers in India, a market with substantial retail ecommerce growth potential. Out of the total $1.9 Bn fundraise in these 55 deals Flipkart's earlier round contributed the most ($1.4 Bn). "India is a land of vast opportunity", Mr.

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  • LEGO appoints Niels Christiansen as CEO
LEGO appoints Niels Christiansen as CEO

Christiansen, formerly CEO of industrial technology company Danfoss, will replace Bali Padda , a longtime Lego executive. When the toy market shrank after the financial crisis, Lego bucked the trend by tying up with movie franchises such as Star Wars , Harry Potter and Indiana Jones in deals spanning Lego sets, video games, movie franchises...

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