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College strike continues as union rejects latest offer

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The strike, which involves 12,000 college professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians, began October 15 and has left 500,000 full time and part time students out of class. "The Colleges bargaining team is in touch with the mediator for a resumption of bargaining", said Rick Webb, Sault College human resources and corporate communications director, speaking to SooToday. Read More »

Koch brothers back Meredith bid to buy Time

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Shares of telecommunications companies rose after magazine publisher Meredith said it has lined up financing commitments from several banks and the billionaire Koch brothers in pursuit of a takeover of rival Time , The Wall Street Journal reported. Read More »

Serial killer on the loose in Tampa, police looking for Black suspect

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Dugan described the suspect as a black male between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches with a thin build and a light complexion. The officers will work with Tampa Police to help patrol the area. Today's homicide follows three unsolved killings that occurred within blocks of one another days before Halloween near a bus route used by two of the victims. Read More »

Norway's oil fund wants to divest from ... oil

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Norway is a major oil producer, and it has plowed its energy earnings into the fund in order to fund pensions and other government expenses. The fund could dump up to $40 billion (€33.9 billion) worth of shares in worldwide oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron and Exxon Mobil. Read More »

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

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The cause was being investigated. "Some landowners are concerned about how an oil spill might harm their property and water supplies". Officials don't believe the leak affected any surface water bodies or threatened any drinking water systems from the spill onto agricultural land, said Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist manager at the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which has dispatched a staff member to the site. Read More »

France wins 2023 Rugby World Cup in shock decision

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Black humour was the only refuge for South African rugby officials on Wednesday after they lost out in the vote to stage the 2023 World Cup , a global event the nation had been convinced was in the bag. "But apparently that wasn't part of the overall vision World Rugby had for it". Browne, who has been in his post since 1998 and been responsible for successfully guiding Irish rugby from the amateur era to the professional world, believes though the prize is still up for grabs. Read More »

Inflation at 7-month high on higher food, fuel prices

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The spike in consumer price inflation was driven mostly by a doubling of vegetable price index to 7.47 per cent from 3.92 per cent in September, data released by the Central Statistics Office ( CSO ) showed. Pan, tobacco and intoxicants saw high inflation and settled at 6.91 per cent. Clothing and footwear (4.76), housing (6.68), and fuel and light (6.36) were costlier on sequential basis. Read More »

Don't write oil's 'obituary', IEA says in long-term demand forecast

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Under the IEA's New Policies Scenario, based on existing legislation and announced policy intentions relative to emissions and climate change, the oil price should continue to rise toward $83 a barrel by the mid-2020s. "Asia's growing gas import requirements are largely met by LNG (by 2040), with exports from the United States accelerating a shift towards a more flexible, liquid global market", the IEA said. Read More »

Missouri Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google

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Missouri's attorney general has launched a broad investigation into whether Google is violating the state's consumer-protection and antitrust laws, a new front in the internet giant's regulatory battles. That's not the case in Europe, where the company faces a fine of about $2.7 billion over the display of its shopping ads. In Congress, however, the search giant and other dominant tech companies have come under increased criticism in recent months over a range of issues, from their failure to ... Read More »

N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

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SEOUL-The leaders of South Korea and China on Saturday agreed on the need to manage the security situation on the Korean peninsula in a stable way and to resolve North Korea-related tensions peacefully after a summit meeting, the South's presidential office said. Read More »

India September Industrial Production Growth Misses Expectations

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The ONS reported that industrial production rose by 0.7 per cent in the month, more than double the 0.3 per cent financial analysts had expected. British industry had its strongest month so far this year in September, but more signs of strain on consumers and a plunge in construction were reminders that the economy looks set for a hard 2018 as Brexit approaches. Read More »

AT&T CEO: DOJ never demanded CNN sale in Time Warner deal

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If AT&T and DOJ cannot agree to conditions, the government can sue to block the deal. Justice suggested that AT&T sell either DirecTV or Turner, the arm of Time Warner that holds CNN , TBS and TNT. The newspaper's source in the White House said that this was meant merely as a joke and Kushner did not mean to be taken seriously. But many, including AT&T executives, expected the acquisition to be finalized by the end of the year, and the DOJ's pushback has all but ensured that won't be the case. Read More »

#OutOfOffice: How women are marking Equal Pay Day

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Women in Ireland earn 14 per cent less than men with the gender pay gap growing in recent years, according to the Central Statistics Office. "We need to wake up to the fact that a culture which tolerates or even fosters sexual harassment isn't going to pay women properly either, and we know that younger women are particularly likely to experience harassment", said Smethers. Read More »

Now you can actually have 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

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That is, if they don't die of hunger first. "The simple menu-which will change and evolve through the seasons-is a refined take on signature NY dishes, reinvented to be uniquely Tiffany". Tiffany's is opening a luxurious cafe at their flagship store today called the Blue Box Cafe, so you can actually have breakfast at Tiffany's . Speaking of luxury, your morning joe at Tiffany's will cost you far more than Holly Golightly's street-cart fare. Read More »

Uber and NASA to Bring Flying Cars to Los Angeles

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The company predicted that a one-and-a-half hour auto journey from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Lakers' home court Staples Centre could take less than 30 minutes using a combination of flying cars and regular cars. "To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3-D, which means either flying cars or tunnels". Holden said he expects Uber will have its first flight demonstrations in 2020 and have the service commercially available by 2023. Read More »

AT&T Clashes With US Over Time Warner Asset Sales

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AT&T had maintained that the deal would be done by the end of the year. The New York Times and the Financial Times also reported Wednesday afternoon that the DOJ was demanding the sale of CNN or Turner as a condition of approving the deal. Read More »

Apple Responds To Reports About Its Tax Affairs

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The Panorama documentary featured BBC reporter Richard Bilton doorstepping Appleby's Jersey office on the Esplanade, where staff denied that the United States tech giant had any presence. rather than lower them elsewhere. Apple said it believes comprehensive global tax reform is essential, and that it has for many years been advocating for simplification of the tax code. Read More »

Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm, sets up takeover battle

Since publication Broadcom and Qualcomm have confirmed the offer, with Broadcom disclosing that the bid of $70 a share is made up of $60 cash and $10 in Broadcom shares. Broadcom plans to move its headquarters exclusively to the United States, which would allow it to avoid review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews foreign ownership of U.S. Read More »

'The Last Republicans' Highlights Former Presidents' Wariness Of Trump

The historian told the network that when Trump claimed he was his own adviser, George W Bush had said, "Wow, this guy doesn't know what it means to be president". George W. Bush , on the other hand, left the top of his ballot blank because he didn't want to vote for Clinton, saying that she has "bad judgment". Read More »

Unemployment rates in Montreal, Quebec rise slightly in October

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October's advance marked the 11th straight month of job gains, which is the longest streak in over a decade. Markets had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, which helps compile the report, said: "The job market rebounded strongly from the hit it took from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma". Read More »

Victoria unemployment falls to national low of 3.8 per cent in October

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Canada's economy pumped out 35,000 new jobs in October almost twice as many as economists were forecasting, Statistics Canada reported Friday. Employment in Ontario edged up by 5,200 jobs in October from September as a gain of 22,000 full-time jobs was partially offset by a loss of 16,700 part-time jobs. Read More »

NY marathon to go ahead as planned after attack

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According to witnesses the suspect screamed 'Allahu Akbar, ' law enforcement sources informed CNN. And costumed New Yorkers flooded the streets for the annual Village Halloween Parade less than a mile from where the attack took place. Andrew Cuomo made an appearance at the parade. 'We will be vigilant. There will also be units with heavy weapons deployed around New York City at key iconic locations. Read More »

Strangers on a Plane: Delta Passengers Arrested for Mid-Flight Tryst

And while most people may say a few words to the person sitting next to them, this couple, which consisted of a 28-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, chose to really get to know one another. Another said that if "people are willing to go so far as to disrespect themselves and disrespect you, something should be done". An airport spokeswoman said she's looking into the report, and Delta Air Lines didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

IS bomber kills five outside embassies in Kabul

Witnesses said they saw multiple casualties being carried from the scene of the blast and driven away in ambulances. This is a developing story. A suicide bomber believed to be as young as 12 struck Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter yesterday and killed at least five people, showing that militants can still hit the heart of the city despite tighter security. Read More »