Economy

Passengers Fall Ill on Frontier Flight to Tampa from Cleveland

Passengers Fall Ill on Frontier Flight to Tampa from Cleveland According to WFLA.com , Frontier Flight 397 was carrying 226 total passengers from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Tampa International Airport when six unrelated travelers not sitting together began vomiting . A passenger aboard the flight shared photos of emergency workers entering the aircraft upon landing in Tampa. No other passengers got sick at the airport. [Full Article...]

Destination Oregon! More people are moving to the Beaver State

Destination Oregon! More people are moving to the Beaver State The company has determined that IL has experienced more outbound moves than inbound since 2009. The company's 42nd annual study showed that Americans continue to move west and south. New Jersey (66.8 percent), CT (62 percent) and NY (61.5 percent) were included among the top 10 outbound states for the fourth consecutive year. "Unlike a few decades ago, retirees are leaving California, instead ... [Full Article...]

US stocks suffer worst year since 2008 financial crisis

US stocks suffer worst year since 2008 financial crisis Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! The government remained partially shut down through the end of the year with Democrats taking majority of the House of Representatives when discussions reconvene on Thursday, Jan. [Full Article...]

McDonald's customer charged with battering workers

McDonald's customer charged with battering workers The man can be heard on the recording stating that "I want her ass fired right now", and "I was just asking you a fuc*ing question, bitch", before threatening to call the police. Records from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office show that Taylor is now held in the Pinellas County Jail on a $1,000 bond. As per the news report, according to a new law effective from January 1 in St. [Full Article...]

Apple cuts sales forecast as US-China trade war bites

Apple cuts sales forecast as US-China trade war bites Analysts had been forecasting US$91.3 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Though Cook did not acknowledge the eye-watering prices of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max - which start at $999 and top out at $1,449 - as a contributing factor to Apple's woes, he did point a finger at "US dollar strength-related price increases". [Full Article...]

Tesla reportedly has 3,000 Model 3s in stock at tax-credit deadline

Tesla reportedly has 3,000 Model 3s in stock at tax-credit deadline He was sued by the SEC after being accused of making "false and misleading" tweets about potentially taking Tesla private. "And we're excited to bring Model 3 to Europe and China early next year, given that the market for mid-sized premium sedans in those regions is even larger than in North America". [Full Article...]

Minimum Wages Rising In 20 States And Several Cities

Minimum Wages Rising In 20 States And Several Cities The federal wage rate of $7.25 an hour will remain in effect this year. The current minimum wage in Florida is $8.25. Hanson says their servers are the only ones making minimum wage, and that everybody got an increase from $9.65 to $9.86. [Full Article...]

Cathay Pacific accidentally sells $16,000 premium tickets for $675

Cathay Pacific accidentally sells $16,000 premium tickets for $675 Last year, Hong Kong Airlines suffered a similar error but won praise when it honoured all bookings made. "We made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board with your ticket issued". The next day, another travel website The Points Guy reported seeing business class flights from Danang to NY selling for less than US$700 - "cheaper than a coach ticket". [Full Article...]

Netflix hires Activision CFO

Netflix hires Activision CFO Activision Blizzard chief financial officer Spencer Neumann's contract has been terminated, the publisher announced this week. Yahoo reports that Activision's CFO's firing is "unrelated to the Company's financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures", but beyond that, no reason has been given. [Full Article...]

Tesla selloff on Model 3 delivery news overdone, analyst says

Tesla selloff on Model 3 delivery news overdone, analyst says The company also announced that it's cutting prices on all of its models by $2,000 to help offset a reduction in federal tax credits for drivers who buy electric vehicles. Tesla's own internal tracking of Wall Street analysts show that its deliveries were in line with or above estimates, spokesman Dave Arnold said. Tesla also produced a total of 25,161 Model S and X, which is consistent with its... [Full Article...]

Oil prices gain, but set for first yearly drop since 2015

Oil prices gain, but set for first yearly drop since 2015 What can bring a rebound in oil prices especially in the first half of 2019 are the production cuts anticipated from OPEC and Russian Federation. By Navneet DamaniCrude oil has corrected by over 35 per cent in last three months sliding to the lowest in 15 months. [Full Article...]

Japanese court extends former Nissan Chairperson Carlos Ghosn’s detention till January 11

Japanese court extends former Nissan Chairperson Carlos Ghosn’s detention till January 11 The Tokyo District Court said in a statement that it had approved prosecutors' request for a 10-day extension. The court was not immediately available for comment. Renault's most powerful shareholder, the French state, says Ghosn is presumed innocent until proven guilty and has demanded Nissan share the evidence it's collated against him. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot grows - with next drawing on New Year’s Day

Mega Millions jackpot grows - with next drawing on New Year’s Day It could be the start to the New Year you've been dreaming of. One lucky person could turn into a millionaire on New Year's Day. This past year also saw numerous other largest jackpots in Mega Millions history. If the money isn't claimed by late April, the money will return to the 44 states that hold Mega Millions lotteries. One winning ticket was sold for that drawing, but the lucky SC buye... [Full Article...]

The minimum wage is increasing in these 21 states

Michigan's minimum wage is rising by 20 cents an hour. Florida voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment establishing a state minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum wage. On the other end of the spectrum, in New York City, the minimum wage is jumping from $13 to $15. Some of the 2019 hikes are part of laws that require wages to increase progressively each year. [Full Article...]

United States police 'mourn' loss of doughnut truck in fire

A Krispy Kreme truck caught fire Monday afternoon in Lexington and police were able to find humor in the doughnut disaster. WKYT-TV reports no one was injured when the Krispy Kreme driver stopped after noticing smoke in the cab of his truck following a delivery in Morehead. [Full Article...]

Kentucky officers saddened after box truck carrying doughnuts catches fire

Kentucky officers saddened after box truck carrying doughnuts catches fire Police departments around the country were quick to send messages of support to their colleagues. While no one was hurt in the fire, all the doughnuts in the back were reportedly destroyed. A North Carolina officer sent his condolences. " In this line of work , some things can't be unseen", he wrote. The fire occurred near Man o' War Boulevard and Pink Pigeon Parkway causing lane closures. [Full Article...]

Local Business Will Collect Your Christmas Tree, Curbside

Local Business Will Collect Your Christmas Tree, Curbside The trees will be collected between Thursday and Monday for those living on or south of Beach Boulevard, Justice Street, Castlegate, Union Street, Albyn Place, Queen's Road and Skene Road. The National Trust is asking visitors to put their used trees to good use again this year by donating them to protect Formby's sand dunes from erosion. [Full Article...]

What you should know about NY minimum wage increase on December 31

What you should know about NY minimum wage increase on December 31 In today's dollars, the 1968 wage would be worth $11.83. Each will eventually boost its minimum wages to at least $12 and as much as $15 an hour by phasing in the change. Department of Labor. The $15 minimum wage will be in effect for New York City fast-food workers, too. Of course, a higher minimum wage that gives workers the same income as before but with fewer hours is still a benefit, allo... [Full Article...]

Oil prices drop after jump the day before; glut, economy concerns drag

Oil prices drop after jump the day before; glut, economy concerns drag Crude has been caught up in wider market weakness as the US government shutdown, higher USA interest rates and the U.S. Global stocks rebounded on Wednesday after the Trump administration's attempt to shore up investor confidence and a report on strong USA holiday spending. [Full Article...]

Recycle your Christmas tree for free with Basildon Council

Recycle your Christmas tree for free with Basildon Council Do you remove all the decorations and send it to the curb or take it to a recycling depot to be ground up into mulch? Here's how to recycle your tree. Do not cut your tree into pieces. Toads will find shelter under the log, and insects, including pollinators such as carpenter bees, will burrow into the wood. [Full Article...]


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