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Jury: Monsanto Roundup weed killer a substantial factor in man's cancer

Another California man was awarded $ 289 million (217.8 million pounds) in August after a state court jury found Roundup caused his cancer , sending Bayer shares plunging at the time. The decision in Edwin Hardeman's case is a landmark verdict that could impact hundreds of other similar lawsuits, according to The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom.

IEA: US to become 2nd biggest oil exporter by 2024

Crude oil prices began Friday on a higher note, as prices try to reach a balance between low global demand and supply cuts . On March 14, USA crude oil April futures rose 0.6% and settled at $58.61 per barrel, the highest closing level for U.S.

Tesla Model Y Specifications Revealed, Priced At $39000 Before Savings

The all-new electric vehicle, based on the Model 3 , has now been seen for the first time. This blindsided employees and investors alike, and Tesla backtracked 10 days later, saying in a blog post that more stores would remain open and that it will need to raise vehicle prices by about 3 percent on average worldwide.

Enjoy Local Pi Day Deals

You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Rick's Bakery in Northwest Arkansas is offering a slice of pie and a coffee or a fountain drink for $3.14, or you can get $3.14 off a whole pie. Cheesecake and carrot cake are excluded from the deal, which is valid for in-restaurant orders only. On March 14, when you dine in at a Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen restaurant and buy a chicken pot pie, you'll get a second pie to bake at home later, free of charge.

More people working in Windsor, not enough to boost jobless rate

In an economy with more than half a million vacant jobs, many seem to be finding work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 percent, in line with forecasts, while wage growth was up. "A total of 67,400 full-time positions were added during the month but 11,600 part-time jobs were shed, accounting for the 56,000 net total". Overall, the employment increase was led by a gain of 46,200 positions in the services sector, largely concentrated in the categories of professional, scientific and ...

China Won’t Make Big Concessions on Trade Deal, Ex-Minister Says

But the trade war is also hitting business operations at home in the United States, as well as the American consumer. The overall trade deficit has grown by $119 billion in the two years since Trump took office. The strength of the USA dollar has also not been helpful to the administration's aims, as it makes imports relatively cheaper while increasing the price of US products to the rest of the world.

Gap Inc says it will split in 2 companies, close 230 stores

The report also indicates that 7 North American Gap locations were closed at the end of August 2019, and 2 locations in Asia and Europe respectively. And without Old Navy to boost growth, those shares could struggle. After the separation, Art Peck, now the president and CEO of Gap Inc., will hold the same position with "NewCo", and Sonia Syngal, current president and CEO of Old Navy, will continue to lead the brand as a standalone company.

Victoria’s Secret to close 53 stores

Gap said Thursday that it would close 230 namesake stores in the next two years, as it reported that the brand's same-store sales fell 7% during the holiday quarter. "And we are intensely focused on improving results". The company's other flagship brand, Bath and Body Works, did well. L Brands' overall results for its fourth quarter, which includes the Christmas holiday period, were virtually flat as compared to one year earlier.

YouTube kills 400 channels for hosting pedophilic comments

Watson alleged in his video that Youtube's monetisation scheme means that the platform profits off of the traffic the "pedophile ring" generates. Jessica went on to explain the comments are "highly monitored" but YouTube has stated they have taken this "aggressive approach" due to "an abundance of caution related to content that may endanger minors".

Commons committee to weigh probe of SNC-Lavalin allegations

Canada's Conflict of Interest and Ethics commissioner has launched a probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's alleged illegal attempts to shield engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from criminal fraud and corruption charges. Tuesday night support started to stream in on social media for Wilson Raybould, including from some of her Liberal colleagues. Trudeau has said that he " welcomes " the probe, which is the fifth involving his cabinet since taking office in 2015.

Cuomo raps Amazon critics amid report company's rethinking

The lack of land would make scrapping the plans easier, the source told Reuters. The shares initially dipped when the Washington Post report was posted Friday but then quickly gained back some of the loss. Amazon is notoriously unfriendly to unions. Back in November, Ocasio-Cortez slammed the project as one benefiting a large outside corporation over local NY residents.

Pope Says Vatican Open to Mediating in Venezuela if Both Sides Ask

Meanwhile, Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader recognized as the country's interim president by the USA and several major European countries, has ordered Venezuela's congress to appoint new boards at PDVSA and its US refining unit Citgo, Reuters reports .

Alibaba jumps after seeing a big boost from the cloud

Analysts polled by FactSet expected the company to post 119.03 billion yuan. Daniel Zhang, 47, said the slowdown had caused concerns in the market but Alibaba's ecommerce platforms showed that "Chinese consumption growth is still strong".

Maduro pleads with Americans to prevent 'Vietnam in Latin America'

The Supreme Court, stacked with Maduro loyalists, has approved a preliminary investigation into Guaido's activities. Guaido heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly and has proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the USA to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster.

Venezuela crisis: Trump plans to SIEZE Nicolas Maduro's wealth, risking infuriating Russian Federation

Mr Maduro cruised to reelection last May amid low turnout and allegations of vote buying by the government. Maduro's assertion was based on reports that Vice President Mike Pence had promised to support Guaidó only days before the opposition leader declared himself to be in charge of the country.

Ireland knocks back Polish proposal to break Brexit deadlock over backstop

But she refused to rule out a no-deal Brexit, and insisted that there was no majority in the House of Commons for a so-called People's Vote. May vowed to be "more flexible" with lawmakers in trying to agree changes to the Northern Irish backstop , an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland.

China's Huawei reportedly targeted in U.S. criminal investigation

Huawei contended in a filing that, despite admitted wrongdoing on the part of employees, the actions did not constitute trade theft because the technology, a robotic device dubbed "tappy", was no secret. Huawei is the world's biggest producer of telecommunications equipment. She is awaiting extradition hearings to the USA while living under restrictions in her million-dollar Vancouver home.

No recession in 2019: Fed chairman

US stocks initially turned lower after Powell said the central bank is sticking with its process of shrinking its balance sheet to a more normal level, which removes stimulus put into place to revive the economy following the financial crisis and recession a decade ago.

Oil falls 1 pct on swelling USA supply, concerns on trade talks

Stock markets in Germany, France, Japan and China fell back after rising Wednesday following Trump's comment on Twitter that the talks were "going well!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday as the second day of mid-level meetings wrapped up. cars and toned down its "Made in China 2025" plan, which aimed at breaking the country's reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to western levels.

Tim Cook will host meeting for all Apple employees to talk iPhone

After Apple's first revenue warning in almost 12 years, investors also dumped chipmakers and tech stocks and flocked to perceived safe havens like U.S. "It will be interesting to see how Apple shares react if there's a China trade agreement". However, the company's woes in China have been exacerbated by a court decision that could potentially ban iPhone sales in the country.