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by | September 18, 2018 | 02:27

In a statement , Coca-Cola said it is monitoring the industry and is interested in developing new drinks infused with CBD or cannabidiol - the non-psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis plants which alleviates pain but does not make people high.

by | September 18, 2018 | 02:21

One man was taken to hospital after eating a strawberry that held a needle. Police in Queensland believe the discovery of a "thin metal object" in a supermarket strawberry basket last week was likely a copycat incident. These include Donnybrook strawberries and those sold by the Woolworths Group under the Berry Obsession and Berry Licious names. Queensland Strawberry Growers Association vice president Adrian Schultz said the act of "commercial terrorism" has severely hurt the ...

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:56

Chairman Tim Martin said the current financial year had been "reasonable", with 5.5% growth in like-for-like sales in the six weeks to September 9. Mr Martin said demand for alcoholic drinks has fallen "about 20pc" over the last 15 to 20 years.

by | September 17, 2018 | 04:49

The Brunswick plant is near Cape Fear and just south of Wilmington, North Carolina . Based on forecasts, we anticipate the plant site will experience sustained hurricane force winds and, per our procedures, operators are systematically shutting down both units.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:26

The brands are: The Berry Obsession , Berry Licious , Donnybrook Berries , Love Berry , Delightful Strawberries and Oasis . Initially three incidents in Queensland had been reported to police on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon, Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said there was no evidence the sabotage came from a disgruntled employee.

by | September 17, 2018 | 04:22

The BoE declined to comment on the report when contacted by Reuters . However, the Bank has raised its forecast for United Kingdom economic growth in the third quarter from 0.4% to 0.5%, partly due to stronger consumer spending over the unusually warm summer.

by | September 16, 2018 | 07:18

Predictably, Trump did not take these comments lying down. At a NY event Wednesday morning, Dimon had claimed he could beat Trump in a presidential election, "because I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is". But the JPMorgan executive later issued a statement saying that he isn't running for president . Proves I wouldn't make a good politician. Curiously, Dimon was a member of the strategy and policy group of Trump before disbanding and has praised his tax cuts when the president ...

by | September 16, 2018 | 06:28

He says there is no link between the Donnybrook berry contamination and the Berry Obsession and Berry Licious cases. One man has been taken to hospital after swallowing fragments and a nine-year-old boy reportedly found a needle while eating a strawberry , but did not swallow it.

by | September 16, 2018 | 06:12

Oil markets are also watching Hurricane Florence offshore the United States, amid surging demand for gasoline and diesel, although crude output will not be affected on the storm's current route, according to CNBC . Gordon Gray, HSBC's global head of oil and gas equity research, told CNBC: "While we aren't explicitly forecasting Brent to rise to $100 a barrel, we see real risks of this happening".

by | September 16, 2018 | 03:40

The U.S. government is preparing to conduct the first nationwide test of a feature created to help the president reach the public during emergencies by sending warnings relayed through the country's largest wireless network providers to mobile phones within range.

by | September 16, 2018 | 02:34

There had been indications from Turkey's central bank that it would raise rates, after inflation came in at almost 18% in August, according to official data. It had fallen 3 per cent after President Erdogan had called for rate cuts rather than rate hikes and then surged to be 3 per cent up on the day when those calls were spectacularly ignored.

by | September 15, 2018 | 04:00

The fund will also launch a network of "full scholarship" preschools based in underserved communities. "It's hard to remember for you guys, but for me it's like yesterday I was driving the packages to the post office myself, and hoping one day we could afford a forklift", Bezos said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 03:34

Even so, the weak wage growth has so far not been a deterrent to economy-wide spending as the unemployment rate has steadily fallen. The rustbelt state of South Australia shed the most positions, down 8,400; unemployment rose the most in the mining hub of Western Australia , to 6.4 per cent from 6 per cent.

by | September 15, 2018 | 00:24

He said last week that he has an order ready to impose tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, and then another order ready that would impose tariffs on every product shipped from China to the United States if Beijing doesn't agree to USA demands.

by | September 14, 2018 | 05:44

One researcher at Taiwan's Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Roy Chun Lee says that "the historical example of the U.S. -Japan economic conflict suggests that the U.S". administration runs the risk of a downward spiral of attack and counterattack, benefiting no one", Zarit said in statement . Envoys from the two countries last met August 22 in Washington but reported no progress.

by | September 14, 2018 | 04:38

The lira has lost more than 40 per cent of its value this year amid a diplomatic spat with the USA and signs of an overheating economy. The monetary policy committee of the bank said the one-week repo rate was being lifted to 24 percent from 17.75 percent, the first rate hike since June.

by | September 14, 2018 | 03:28

US crude stocks fell 5.3 million barrels in the week to September 7 to 396.2 million barrels, the lowest since February 2015 and about 3 percent below the five-year average for this time of year, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.

by | September 13, 2018 | 04:07

Opposition to Theresa May's Chequers plan, which Leave supporters believe would keep the United Kingdom too closely tied to the European Union , has grown over the summer recess, and backbenchers have warned that up to 80 Tory MPs would reject the deal in parliament.

by | September 13, 2018 | 02:06

As Donald Trump continues to up the ante on a trade war, with the USA president recently threatening to place tariffs on all Chinese exports to the United States, Beijing is moving to further solidify its already-close partnership with Russian Federation.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:37

On the other hand, there are the ETNs which the SEC defines as unsecured debt obligations of companies that trade on securities exchanges. Instead, these two securities were non-equity linked certificates traded on the Nasdaq/OMX exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.

by | September 12, 2018 | 04:38

U.S. President Donald Trump said at the White House that trade talks with Canada were going well and that Ottawa wants to make a deal. Trudeau, whose federal Liberal government relies on support from Ontario and Quebec where most dairy farmers live, has said he will defend Canada's dairy industry, without giving details.

by | September 12, 2018 | 03:21

The national unemployment rate was at 3.9 percent in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . "You'd have to talk to the president about where the number came from, but the correct number is 10 years". Administration officials rarely contradict the president in public and nearly never from behind the podium, well aware that Trump prizes loyalty above all else in his employees.

by | September 11, 2018 | 13:35

Jack Ma, the man synonymous with Alibaba, will remain Executive Chairman until September 10, 2019, at which point current Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang will take the role. The billionaire will remain as executive chairman of the company for the next 12 months to mentor his successor and ensure a " smooth and successful transition ".

by | September 11, 2018 | 12:36

The value of the rupee hit another record low on Monday, as the trading week began with the rupee opening below the 72-mark against the dollar. He said the Reserve Bank was doing whatever is necessary to deal with the situation. The local currency hit another record on Monday after data showed that India's current-account deficit widened to the most in five years. Morgan Stanley expects inflation to accelerate prompting the central bank to hike interest rates by 50 basis points (bps), ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 13:08

On August 31, Ford announced it was canceling plans to ship the Focus Active to the US from China - citing new tariffs on Chinese imports. As The New York Times notes , it was the second such tweet in as many days, after Trump on Saturday called on Apple to begin making iPhones in the US if it wanted to avoid import tariffs.

by | September 11, 2018 | 12:25

Officials say the main sticking points are Canada's dairy quota regime, Ottawa's desire to keep a dispute-resolution mechanism, and Canadian media laws that favor domestically produced content. "We continue to work hard and we are positively optimistic that we can get to a win-win-win for all three countries". Freeland said she would meet with Lighthizer when negotiators found issues that needed to be elevated to the ministerial level.

by | September 11, 2018 | 11:57

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) took notice of Obama's pot-calling-the-kettle-black speech and blasted the former president in a Twitter thread for his blatant contribution to the brokenness of American politics and our current state of discord.

by | September 11, 2018 | 11:14

The man, known only as Carlos, says he took a young woman named Nicole and her friend home on Thursday night. From there, a Facebook group called " Nicole from last night " was born, amassing nearly 100 Nicoles and variations thereof. "We met at the campus bar and we talked and had struck a pretty interesting conversation", said Zetina. After receiving the note the next day and reading the message, a group of the Nicoles got together to form a Facebook group in an attempt to help Carlos ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:43

The tariffs, ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent, would apply to 5,207 products, and USA actions will determine whether China adopts the additional duties, Beijing said at the time. Products mentioned in the letter are Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, Beats, AirPort, Time Capsule, MacMini, Apple Magic Mouse and Trackpad, Apple Pencil.

by | September 11, 2018 | 08:56

The percentage increase was 20.5. This increased to Rs 16.85 per litre on September 3. According to petroleum dealers in the State, compared to Friday's price, petrol on Saturday cost 41 paise more while diesel price rose 48 paise a litre.

by | September 10, 2018 | 03:25

While the nation added 40,400 full-time positions, those gains were overtaken by the 92,000 part-time jobs lost last month. Ontario experienced the biggest decrease of the provinces by far with a loss of 80,100 jobs - nearly all of which were part-time positions.

by | September 10, 2018 | 02:29

Two vehicle recalls - one involving almost 2 million Ford F-150 trucks and another on almost 200,000 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles - and an updated notice about Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal were the most noteworthy product warnings issued over the past week.

by | September 10, 2018 | 01:13

The report published Sunday by the New Yorker includes allegations against the CBS Corp . chairman-CEO from six women who say they had disturbing encounters with Moonves, with some claims going back to the 1980s through the early 2000s.

by | September 10, 2018 | 01:39

Still, monthly gains for the year are averaging a robust 207,000. And while August's report was an overall strong reading for the USA economy, the labor force participation was a disappointment, dropping to 62.7%. US businesses added 204,000 jobs while federal, state and local governments lost 3,000. The financial services and education and health services sectors lead the way in August with 53,000 jobs gained in each sector during the month.

by | September 09, 2018 | 06:18

Flight 203 was travelling with 521 passengers on board when a pilot reported a number were coughing and experiencing high temperatures. Emirates flight 203 was traveling from Dubai to NY and landed shortly after 9 a.m. "This is insane", he tweeted . He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor". They were responding to multiple people aboard Flight EK203 out of Dubai who had taken ill, as The Sun and other outlets reported.