Economy

SpaceX scheduled to test fire Falcon Heavy rocket Thursday

Northrop Grumman , the satellite's manufacturer, said it could not comment on a classified mission. As reports began to bubble Monday that the Zuma satellite ma...


Ripple XRP and Payments Giant MoneyGram Partner For Cross-Border Remittances

Like its longtime rival Western Union , MoneyGram has faced competition from a new generation of low-priced Internet-based services like TransferWise. For ...


Walmart to pay employee bonuses, boosts minimum wage

The world's largest retailer is raising its minimum wage by $1 an hour to $11, expanding maternity and parental leave benefits and paying eligible employe...


Christmas sales rise triggers Sainsbury's profit boost

It appeared to mirror a trend across the sector for squeezed households to focus on essentials such as food while cutting back on presents and other non-food ...


Google Sued for Anti-Conservative Bias by Fired Engineer

Google has yet to respond to the lawsuit . But while he wanted more diversity of viewpoints, he wasn't so kind to diversity when it came to gender. Google ha...


Planes collide at Toronto's Pearson Airport; passengers safe

The Transportation Safety Board's investigation into a collision between two planes will examine whether a major airline followed its evacuation protocols, a ...


Trump administration proposes $18b for border wall extension

If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier. President Trump is asking f...


Weather warning brought forward as Storm Eleanor heads for East Midlands

If you are in areas affected by the flood warnings please be prepared and where necessary take action to protect property, friends and family. Storm Dylan has...


Hoda Kotb Replaces Matt Lauer as Permanent Co-Host of NBC's 'Today'

Kotb is replacing Lauer , who was the co-anchor of Today for 20 years and was the highest paid person at NBC News at the time of his firing, NPR's David F...


Computer outage at customs causes major travel headache at JFK Airport

In a statement, CBP said the outage began at 7:30 p.m. and ended at 9:30 p.m. However, no foul play has been suspected. The agency said it had access to the n...


Factory activity expands at fastest pace in five years in December: PMI

The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to a 5 year high of 54.7 in December from 52.6 in November. The modest increase in o...


Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

A statewide increase goes into effect Sunday. The new figure will be set at €9.55 per hour - an increase of 30c per hour. But one state lawmaker says there ma...


Apple CEO Cook gets 74% bonus boost after the company's earnings rebound

Cook, who has been Apple's CEO since 2011, has seen his salary rise to $12,835,066 in 2017 from $8,747,719 past year, according to a SEC filing from Apple on...


Gallup Poll Names Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Most Admired People Again

Obama this year came in first with 17 percent, Trump's came in second with 14 percent. A Gallup spokeswoman said in a statement that it has historically based...


U.S. woman gets $400b electricity bill

Horomanski contacted the Erie Times-News to let them know about the shock bill. She wondered if her family had put up the Christmas lights incorrectly. "I can...


Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season

However, the company has never announced how many Prime members it has; as of September 2017, Amazon Prime had about 90 million US members (up 38%), according...


Top Miss America Leaders Resign Amid Email Scandal

Haskell said in a statement Friday that he would abide by the suspension , but denounced the Huffington Post article that revealed the internal emails as "un...


Treasury Sect'y Steve Mnuchin Christmas is Horses

An LAPD bomb squad X-rayed the package before opening it and found the horse manure inside, police told local media. Police cleared the package at around 8:45...


CWC members task Rahul with devising comprehensive electoral strategy

He said: "If you see the Modi model in Gujarat, it was a lie, clearly". The newly appointed President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi might have lost Gujarat el...


Lani Nava drills 9 extra points in Texas state title game

Senior K-Lani Nava made nine of 10 extra point attempts in Wednesday's game at AT&T Stadium to cap off the historic season. "I didn't really think about it too ...