Economy

Look inside the UK's biggest Christmas tree farm

Look inside the UK's biggest Christmas tree farm The lot has a wide selection of trees to choose from, roughly 500 hundred to be exact. Prices may be a factor for some, but O'Brien said other considerations - such as when families can come together to buy the tree - may have greater sway on when customers make purchases. [Full Article...]

FDA Identifies Possible Culprit As Source Of Tainted Romaine Lettuce

FDA Identifies Possible Culprit As Source Of Tainted Romaine Lettuce FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted on Thanksgiving, saying his agency is still working to determine the E. coli source but have drawn a link to the west coast. This latest outbreak is not related to another multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections earlier this year that was also linked to romaine lettuce, according to US officials. [Full Article...]

We spent a record $3.7 billion online on Thanksgiving

We spent a record $3.7 billion online on Thanksgiving United States shoppers desperate for deals banged on doors and formed long queues at checkout counters on Black Friday , as a strong economy and rising wages drove a solid start to the holiday shopping season. Stores like Best Buy were well prepared for the massive crowds. In terms of small-to-medium merchants, Shopify, with 600,000 ecommerce sellers on its platform, reported more than $250 m... [Full Article...]

Virgin Atlantic In Takeover Talks With Flybe

Virgin Atlantic In Takeover Talks With Flybe In a statement to the City, Virgin confirmed it was " reviewing its options in respect of Flybe which range from enhanced commercial arrangements to a possible offer for Flybe ". It carries around eight million passengers a year. Trade unions have already raised concerns over the impact of a Flybe's sale on the carrier's 2,300 employees. [Full Article...]

Black Friday 2018 Deal

Black Friday 2018 Deal But what if you could pick one up for less than half that price? Shop the Black Friday 2018 deals now. The 2018 LG Super UHD TVs with ThinQ AI are special deals in the Amazon Black Friday sale with up to 44% in savings. TCL 55-inch Roku 4K Smart TV - $349.99 (Save $30): With 4K UHD technology and a built-in Roku digital media streaming platform, this is one of the best cheap big-screen tel... [Full Article...]

Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe stage Black Friday strike

Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe stage Black Friday strike Amazon's biggest logistics centre in Spain recorded a strike of workers on the day of the online retailer's " Black Friday " sales bonanza, as confirmed by the union and the company. Although there is no confirmation about the exact numbers, reports claim that almost 600 workers in Germany, 500 workers in United Kingdom and 90% of workers at a logistic depot near Madrid have joined the prot... [Full Article...]

May seeks to resolve final blocks over Brexit deal

May seeks to resolve final blocks over Brexit deal While the DUP's 10 members of parliament are subject to a "confidence and supply" deal signed last year last year to back her minority government, Foster said they would not vote with the government and would consider scrapping the deal if the agreement somehow passes. [Full Article...]

United States asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

United States asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei As part of an "extraordinary outreach campaign", United States officials have reportedly reached out to their government counterparts and telecom executives in European and Asian countries where Huawei equipment is already in use, warning them about the "national security risks" posed by the Chinese firm. [Full Article...]

Ghosn's exit not the time to alter Renault-Nissan alliance: French official

Ghosn's exit not the time to alter Renault-Nissan alliance: French official This year Mr Ghosn said he was open to a merger between Nissan and Renault , but Mr Saikawa has opposed the move, which would result in the Japanese corporate icon coming under foreign control. The official spoke after French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko to discuss the Renault-Nissan alliance at the Bercy Finance Minis... [Full Article...]

Tesla to cut price of its two models in China

Tesla to cut price of its two models in China Sales of new cars Model 3 started recently, but it is because of the circumstances, will drop to a few thousand yuan. The move comes amid severe trade tensions between China and the United States, which has seen extra tariffs slapped on US imports into the country, including automobiles, hurting Tesla which imports all the cars it now sells in the market. [Full Article...]

Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China

Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China Cross-border e-commerce site Yangmatou said late Wednesday night that it had taken 58,000 D&G products down, saying that "the Motherland is more important than anything else". Chinese customers account for more than a third of spending on luxury products worldwide, and are increasingly shopping for these in their home market rather than on overseas trips. [Full Article...]

Oil prices hit year low; OPEC considers output cut

Oil supply , led by USA producers, is growing faster than demand and to prevent a build-up of unused fuel such as the one that emerged in 2015, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is expected to start trimming output after a meeting on December 6. [Full Article...]

Top 7 Black Friday 2018 Ads To Read on Thanksgiving Day

Top 7 Black Friday 2018 Ads To Read on Thanksgiving Day However, some stores might also have limited store hours for the holiday, so check first before going out. Best Buy shopper Scott Spencer said, "Usually we find the best deals on Thanksgiving day". It's one of the most important shopping days in the United States, but, despite a common perception, the name has nothing to do with red or black ink on a merchant's balance sheet. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street Stocks closed sharply lower than usual, erasing the market's gains for the year, as losses for big technology companies like Apple mount. The Dow is down 253.58 points, or 1 percent. SAP, which provides business software and cloud computing services, was down over 1 percent, as was chip maker Infineon Technologies. Nissan said Ghosn and another senior executive, Greg Kelly, were accused of o... [Full Article...]

Los Angeles airport brace for record number of travelers during Thanksgiving holiday

Los Angeles airport brace for record number of travelers during Thanksgiving holiday TSA says the holiday rush really started last Friday - similar to last year but earlier than in previous years. Nearly 90-percent of those traveling will be doing so on the roads. It's the highest amount of travelers hitting the road in 13 years. The vast majority of travelers - 48.5 million - will hit the road this Thanksgiving, almost 5 percent more than past year. [Full Article...]

May tries to seal Brexit deal in Brussels

May tries to seal Brexit deal in Brussels Any solution could refer to the fact that in April 2017, the EU 27 gave the European Commission guidelines for Brexit talks that said that no deal between Britain and the EU on their post-Brexit relationship may apply to Gibraltar without a specific agreement between Madrid and London. [Full Article...]

Amazon says error exposed customer names and emails

Amazon says error exposed customer names and emails US e-commerce giant has sent an email to some customers letting them know that a " technical error " accidentally led to the public disclosure of names and email addresses. Amazon also fails to mention for how long it exposed email addresses, and whether it has any record of how often they might have been accessed. Amazon's description of the event, a " technical error ", suggests it isn't re... [Full Article...]

Romaine recall hits local businesses as IL reports 2 E. coli cases

Romaine recall hits local businesses as IL reports 2 E. coli cases The Centres for Disease Control has an ominous warning for the US this week: Please, for the love of god, do not consume romaine lettuce of any kind. Most people recover within five to seven days, but infections can range in severity from very mild to life-threatening. As CDC officials warn of a particularly risky strain of the bacteria, one business in St. [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs Whacks Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Target

Goldman Sachs Whacks Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Target Although, Apple has fallen down from its previous $1 trillion market value. Particularly hard hit is the iPhone XR, which has seen order cut-backs twice since its introduction in September, according to the Journal . The same is not true with Apple's suppliers, however, who, according to the Wall Street Journal , have been thrown into turmoil by the ups and downs in iPhone demand. [Full Article...]

Ghosn remains at Renault, but board appoints temporary chief pending inquiry

Ghosn remains at Renault, but board appoints temporary chief pending inquiry Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman, a staggering reversal of fortune for the Brazil-born businessman credited with creating the three-way alliance which together sells more cars worldwide than any other automaker. [Full Article...]


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