Tesco Ireland reports sales growth of 3pc in three months

The lower prices, plus a relaunch of own-brand products, helped Tesco to counter bad weather in March and deliver underlying sales growth in its home market of 2.1 percent in its first quarter to May 26. As part of Tesco's recovery it has bought whol... More..

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McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland

The Island's outlet on Peel Road went through 60,000 in May alone. The chain said it would transition all 1,361 of its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland to recyclable paper straws, which have alre...More..

Chicago airport plan is 1 of many Musk dream projects
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Chicago airport plan is 1 of many Musk dream projects

The Boring Company was one of two bidders selected to respond to a request for proposals issued in March by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust on behalf of the city. The project plans to transport passengers ...More..

Grows Stake in Canada Goose Holdings Inc (GOOS)
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Grows Stake in Canada Goose Holdings Inc (GOOS)

The company's products have featured in several films, while model Kate Upton made an eye-catching appearance on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in a Canada Goose parka. GOOS has be...More..

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in UK
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in UK

McDonald's Corp. declined to say what type of straw it would test in the USA, only saying that it would be a "sustainable solution". Fast food giant McDonald's may soon be the latest company to join the movem...More..

Publicis Groupe's Zenith and Saatchi & Saatchi wins ride share company DiDi
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Publicis Groupe's Zenith and Saatchi & Saatchi wins ride share company DiDi

The firm's app can be downloaded in Australia from Friday 15 June, and riders will be able to receive 50% off their trip from 25 June until the end of July, the firm said. The company - which bought Uber's Chi...More..

United Kingdom stocks fall as monetary tightening spurs selloffNaija247news
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

United Kingdom stocks fall as monetary tightening spurs selloffNaija247news

The ECB wants inflation at just under 2 percent, and the last figures show it at 1.9 percent - technically in line with the goal, but the ECB must also be sure inflation will stay high when stimulus is remove...More..

Chinese iron ore and steelmaking prices June 15 2018
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Chinese iron ore and steelmaking prices June 15 2018

The dual-listed mining giant said the project, which would also generate about 2500 construction jobs in Western Australia, would fully replace production from its Yandi mine . The South Flank project will req...More..

by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trump announces United States tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

A truce was announced in May, but it proved short-lived. The Commerce Ministry said: "China does not want a trade war". For now, weeks of shuttle diplomacy between Washington and Beijing, in an effort to re...More..

Rolls-Royce to axe 4600 jobs
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce to axe 4600 jobs

Rolls-Royce isn't expecting any disruption for customers during the restructuring process, and said it should not lead to any reduction in the skills and capabilities required for its current batch of programme...More..

Manchester retailer could close all stores to go online only
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Manchester retailer could close all stores to go online only

In the last few weeks, department store group House of Fraser said it needed to close 31 stores to survive, a plan likely to result in as many as 6,000 job losses, while Marks & Spencer said it planned to clo...More..

Electric vehicle company to lay off thousands in profits drive
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Electric vehicle company to lay off thousands in profits drive

Consumer Watchdog took Tesla to task last month, requesting the government investigate the company for "deceptive and unfair practices in advertising and marketing of the " Autopilot " feature offered in T...More..

Oil prices drop as supplies increase
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Oil prices drop as supplies increase

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), together with some non-OPEC producers including Russian Federation, started withholding output in 2017 to reduce a global supply overhang and push...More..

U.S. tariffs on China won't affect your phones or TVs
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

U.S. tariffs on China won't affect your phones or TVs

Indeed, the numbers appear identical. Trump defended his decision on Friday, saying the US requires a fairer trade relationship with China as he played up his personal friendship with Chinese President Xi...More..

1 deputy killed, another critically hurt in shooting near Kansas courthouse
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

1 deputy killed, another critically hurt in shooting near Kansas courthouse

This is the fourth shooting involving law enforcement officers who were injured or killed in KCK in the past three years. Both officers were transported to the University of Kansas Hospital where the survivin...More..

Supermarkets cut fuel prices following criticism from RAC
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Supermarkets cut fuel prices following criticism from RAC

The average price of diesel and petrol increased by 6p per litre in May, the worst monthly rise in at least 18 years, according to RAC Fuel Watch data. 'We are now well into June, and drivers are still wait...More..

Pres. Trump To Impose Tariffs On $50 Billion In Chinese Goods
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pres. Trump To Impose Tariffs On $50 Billion In Chinese Goods

In April, he asked officials to consider an additional US$100 billion in levies. An official in charge of the Office of the Customs Tariff Commission said that the additional tariffs targeting Chinese goo...More..

Theranos founder Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Theranos founder Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges

For example, Holmes and Balwani allegedly knew that the analyzer had accuracy and reliability problems, performed a limited number of tests, was slower than some competing devices, and in some respects could no...More..

Airline technical issue causes more than 100 flight cancellations at Charlotte airport
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Airline technical issue causes more than 100 flight cancellations at Charlotte airport

The airline says the problem was with a system that affects crew scheduling and dispatch operations. Charlotte's airport was especially hard hit, with almost half of its daily scheduled flights canceled. Passen...More..

by | Friday, June 15, 2018

McDonald's to Dump Plastic Straws in United Kingdom, Ireland

And the food service company Bon Appétit Management , whose 1,000-plus locations in 33 states range from the Art Institute of Chicago to the University of Portland, will stop using plastic straws and stirrers ...More..

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled over Salmonella concerns
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal recalled over Salmonella concerns

After the CDC and Food & Drug Administration contacted Kellogg's about the reported illness, the company said it immediately launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer that produces the cer...More..

Brexit effect? Pub chain to ditch champagne and German beer
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Brexit effect? Pub chain to ditch champagne and German beer

Martin - a vocal eurosceptic - said the pub chain is reviewing all of its products in a company-wise reshuffle which could take up to two years, something he hopes will make the business "more competitive". He ...More..

Donald Trump approves tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Donald Trump approves tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods

Economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who had a heart attack on Monday, didn't take part, she said. In April, the U.S. revealed an initial list targeting about 1300 products worth $US50 billion in Chinese imports....More..

Target Apologizes For Father's Day 'Baby Daddy' Cards
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Target Apologizes For Father's Day 'Baby Daddy' Cards

It's obvious the Cleveland-based card maker hadn't checked the Urban Dictionary before approving the card and shipping it to stores. Her posts struck a chord and triggered numerous complaints to Target, which...More..

Microsoft is working on a rival to Amazon’s checkout-free stores
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Microsoft is working on a rival to Amazon’s checkout-free stores

Reuters claims that the company is working on technology that would eliminate both checkout and the cashiers that run them from high-street shops. The technology is similar to that used in Amazon's automated ...More..

Trump expected to take ‘significant action’ against China on trade
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump expected to take ‘significant action’ against China on trade

US trade officials were meeting at the White House on Thursday afternoon to discuss the issue, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arguing against the move, the official said. If the United States and China ...More..

Ethereum spikes after the SEC declares it's not a security
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Ethereum spikes after the SEC declares it's not a security

But this absolution comes from "putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether", he said, as a token or coin can't be deemed a security if no central organization or company is directing i...More..

OPEC raises Russia's oil output forecast
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

OPEC raises Russia's oil output forecast

One reason for OPEC and Russian restraint in curtailing demand and driving oil prices up is the recognition that high prices will trigger major increases in USA shale production, something OPEC and Russia w...More..

No one earning minimum wage can afford a modest apartment
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

No one earning minimum wage can afford a modest apartment

Even the $15 living wage championed by Democrats would not make a dent in the vast majority of states. Hawaii comes out as the most expensive state, where the fair market rental price for a one-bedroom home ...More..

Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago

At the company's annual shareholder meeting earlier this month, Musk said he expected the Palo Alto, California, company to post a quarterly profit during the July-September period. The Boring Company will have...More..

Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster to get SpaceX rockets
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster to get SpaceX rockets

Apart from the rockets, no new specs were revealed on his Twitter thread, however Musk did include some of his background history and passion for cars . The electric vehicle company unveiled the new all-electr...More..

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals Faster Hikes on the Way
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals Faster Hikes on the Way

America's official interest rate has risen for the second time this year , and is now firmly higher than Australia's. And a majority of policy makers said they now expect a total of four interest rate inc...More..

by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

Miami and Orlando are among the 23 cities in the running to host matches, and Hard Rock Stadium - built for soccer and known as a host to sold-out global matches - is expected to be selected. "We will not be id...More..

Cryptocurrency tether used to boost bitcoin prices, study finds
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cryptocurrency tether used to boost bitcoin prices, study finds

In the last 24 hours, bitcoin has fallen almost seven percent, according to CoinMarketCap. The latest reason? A research paper hot off the press at the University of Texas at Austin. "Overall, the findings indi...More..

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year

The decision to raise rates comes as the USA unemployment rate hovers at 3.8% - the lowest rate in almost two decades - and inflation, which lagged the Fed's 2% target for years , shows signs of starting to pi...More..