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Business What's open and closed on Christmas and Boxing Day in Ottawa
Author: 0 What's open and closed on Christmas and Boxing Day in Ottawa

Beer Store locations across the province also close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed Christmas Day . On Christmas Day , a special schedule will be in effect, you can find it here. County departments, like the Division of Transportation, are open Christmas Eve but that varies from year to year, said Carl Schoedel, the county's director of transportation.

Business Ford Recalls Full-Sized Pickups | Engine Fire Risk
Author: 0 Ford Recalls Full-Sized Pickups | Engine Fire Risk

The cable is a cord hanging from the vehicle that's usually attached to an extension cord plugged into a garage or home. Ford says the safety risk is only present when the vehicle is parked and the block heater cable is plugged in, so those truly anxious about the block heater should avoid plugging it in.

Business Prosecutors move to keep ex-Nissan chief in jail over Christmas
Author: 0 Prosecutors move to keep ex-Nissan chief in jail over Christmas

In the latest twist in the drama that has shocked the global vehicle industry, prosecutors said on Friday Ghosn is suspected of inflicting financial damage to Nissan from his own unprofitable investments. If he is convicted over this, the sentence is the same but is more likely to result in time behind bars. In the latest twist in the drama that has shocked the global auto industry, prosecutors added a charge of breach of trust to extend Ghosn's detention, the broadcaster reported, without ...

Business Markets set for worst year since crash as the sell-off continues
Author: 0 Markets set for worst year since crash as the sell-off continues

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 2.8 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave up 1 percent. The Dow also got help from athletic wear giant Nike, which crushed earnings expectations. "We're going to go into the new year with eyes wide open", he said. Fears over a potential partial government shutdown were a main concern on Thursday.

Business TVs, movie tickets to get cheaper; GST council leaves cement untouched
Author: 0 TVs, movie tickets to get cheaper; GST council leaves cement untouched

To resolve the dispute the Council has recommended that in all such cases, the 70% of the gross value shall be deemed as the value of supply of said goods attracting 5% rate and the remaining portion (30%) of the aggregate value of such EPC contract shall be deemed as the value of supply of taxable service attracting standard GST rate.

Business Fed is expected to raise rates while Trump presses criticism
Author: 0 Fed is expected to raise rates while Trump presses criticism

It has raised the rate eight times since 2015, most recently in September , when it increased the target range to 2% to 2.25%. Given that @realDonaldTrump has been silent on the matter, we can not rule out a rage stroke felling the leader of the free world, and before he got a chance to read the good news .

Business German court bans some iPhone sales over Qualcomm dispute
Author: 0 German court bans some iPhone sales over Qualcomm dispute

In a statement, Apple said: "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies". In a statement, the Cupertino computer giant said: " We are of course disappointed by this verdict and we plan to appeal ".

Business Dow sinks another 464 points as slowdown fears worsen
Author: 0 Dow sinks another 464 points as slowdown fears worsen

While Chair Powell stressed that his views are increasingly dependent on data, he noted that the dispersion of estimates among FOMC members had increased; in other words, the Fed's confidence in its own forecast was decreasing (less dispersion means more unanimity in views).

Business Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges
Author: 0 Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

Speculation had been building that he could be released on bail as early as Friday after a court unexpectedly rejected a prosecution request to extend his detention for a further 10 days in connection with a previous charge. Hewas later formally charged. The dramatic turn of events came just hours after Ghosn - through his lawyer and quoted by Japanese public broadcaster NHK - vowed to restore his good name in court.

Business Trump Not Signing Dem Bill Unless It Includes 'Perfect Border Security'
Author: 0 Trump Not Signing Dem Bill Unless It Includes 'Perfect Border Security'

It's possible but unlikely the two parties will reach a general agreement on appropriations before the current stopgap funding bill runs out on Friday. Should the legislation become law, the border money fight would drag into the next Congress, which could prove even more hard for Trump with a Democratic-led House.

Business Army Veteran Crowdfunds Millions To Build Trump's Wall
Author: 0 Army Veteran Crowdfunds Millions To Build Trump's Wall

GoFundMe campaign launched to support President Donald Trump's border wall, has almost hit three million dollar in less than three days. She also said if the wall isn't built he will not have her vote in 2020. Speaking to the Washington Post , Kolfage said it arose out of his frustration over the partisan bickering about funding the wall. All this comes a week after the President said he'd be "proud" to shut down the government, so delaying the funding fight until Democrats retake the ...

Business U.S. stocks end higher; all eyes on Fed
Author: 0 U.S. stocks end higher; all eyes on Fed

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was 0.1 percent higher at 25,835.66. Retail stocks declined overall, with the S&P 500 Retailing Index falling 3.4 percent. Shares were higher in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. While consumer discretionary stocks posted the strongest performance, a 2.3% decline in energy stocks kept a lid on the major indexes. "What is sure from my chair is the Fed will deliver a fourth rate hike for the year on cue, but what is entirely up in the air is which key cardinal point the meeting ...

Business Flights suspended at Britain's Gatwick airport after reports of drones
Author: 0 Flights suspended at Britain's Gatwick airport after reports of drones

All departures and arrivals were suspended at about 9pm last night after the drones were seen flying above the airport. Sussex Police launched an investigation and Gatwick promised to reopen the runway following "suitable reassurance". After spending about two hours on the plane, she said the couple were put on a bus to Gatwick, from where they had been due to fly to Istanbul. Gatwick is a busy airport 27 miles (43 kilometers) south of central London .

Business Third Canadian detained in China, Canadian media says, citing ministry
Author: 0 Third Canadian detained in China, Canadian media says, citing ministry

Beijing has not said if the two arrests were made in retaliation for Meng's detention, and the Canadian government has stressed that there is no explicit link between the cases. 'We have engaged with the Chinese officials to determine what exactly conditions are they being detained under? Mr. Kovrig is on special leave from Global Affairs and does not have diplomatic immunity; he now works as an analyst for International Crisis Group.

Business RBC disputes report that it had access to users' Facebook messages
Author: 0 RBC disputes report that it had access to users' Facebook messages

The report alleges that Facebook allowed companies to see the names of a user's entire friends list without permission, and in some cases gave them access to users' private messages. Some were still in effect this year, according to the Times . The deals helped Facebook gain more users, according to the report, and its partners were able to add new features to their products while effectively avoiding Facebook's usual privacy rules.

Business Elon Musk Showcases Long-Awaited Innovative Tunnel in LA
Author: 0 Elon Musk Showcases Long-Awaited Innovative Tunnel in LA

Elon Musk's Boring Company will unveil an underground tunnel in Los Angeles on Tuesday in a bid to address traffic congestion in major cities and provide "proof of concept" for the Tesla CEO's vision. The rig itself is really just a set of wheels, and TechCrunch reports that Musk said during a media briefing that they will be available as an aftermarket add-on for $200 to $300.

Business California farm recalling more products following romaine lettuce recall
Author: 0 California farm recalling more products following romaine lettuce recall

Last week, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that E. coli associated with the romaine lettuce outbreak had been detected in the sediment of a reservoir used to irrigate the farm. If you have the suspect cauliflower in your refrigerator, return it to the store where you bought it or destroy it. Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.is in Santa Barbara County.

Business Donald Trump Advises US Federal Reserve Not to Consider Interest Rate Hike
Author: 0 Donald Trump Advises US Federal Reserve Not to Consider Interest Rate Hike

Inflation is holding right around the Fed's two percent target, but if markets believe the Fed can be swayed by political pressure, inflation fears could ignite and become a more serious problem. "Not acceptable!" Trump tweeted in April. Trump has repeatedly blasted the gradual increase in interest rates pursued by the Fed, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, as a threat to USA economic growth.

Business Mischievous parrot uses Amazon Alexa to order itself goodies
Author: 0 Mischievous parrot uses Amazon Alexa to order itself goodies

Wischnewski said she quickly discovered Rocco had also figured out he could use Alexa to order some of his favorite items , including watermelons, raisins, broccoli and ice cream. Rocco, who was taught to curse by a previous owner, is evidently loving his new home, interacting with Alexa up to 40 times a day and mastering countless household sounds.

Business Google To Spend $1B On New West Village Campus
Author: 0 Google To Spend $1B On New West Village Campus

As local elected officials continue to raise questions about Amazon's proposed, heavily-subsidized new campus in Long Island City, tech competitor Google announced it would continue to expand its New York City footprint by 1.7 million square feet, with lease agreements in Hudson Square.

Author: 0 Renault finds no wrongdoings in Ghosn pay audit

Some industry analysts have raised the possibility that the ousting of Ghosn at Nissan may have a lot to do with the Japanese company's desire to change the terms of its partnership with Renault. He also refuted reports that there were differences within the board of directors. Ghosn has been in detention in Tokyo since his November 19 arrest for allegedly underreporting his income.

Business Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around
Author: 0 Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around

There, it has not been brought but of on - Board and started with the machine in the direction of Dallas. "There's a time limit to get where it needs to go". Deanna Santa of Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, Calif., said the organ-procurement organization sent the heart through a courier, who picked it up in Sacramento for shipment to Seattle .

Business Apple Will Invest $1 Billion into New Texas Campus
Author: 0 Apple Will Invest $1 Billion into New Texas Campus

Apple has planned expansions within California as well. Altogether, Apple boldly claims responsibility for the "creation and support of two million jobs in the U.S.", which includes workers employed at some 9,000 USA -based supply partners, as well as the 1.5 million developers who've driven its App Store to success.

Business China Takes ‘Coercive Measures’ Against Canadian Friend of Kim Jong
Author: 0 China Takes ‘Coercive Measures’ Against Canadian Friend of Kim Jong

Two Canadian citizens have been arrested by Chinese security services on suspicion of harming China's national security. China had warned of "revenge" for the arrest of Meng , especially if Canada extradited her to the US. ICG has said that it has not received any information about Kovrig since his arrest. Spavor is a well-known figure within the DPRK-watching community, with his privately-run NGO Paektu Cultural Exchange (PCE ) frequently bringing delegations in-country to examine ...

Business Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Reaches Space
Author: 0 Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Reaches Space

The International Space Station is about 200 miles above the planet. Today, we have shown that Virgin Galactic really can open space to change the world for good ... The 68-year-old had been emotional throughout the flight, shedding many tears and hugging his son Sam as it eventually made its way to space altitudes.

Business Vitaminwater will pay you $100K to ditch your smartphone for a year
Author: 0 Vitaminwater will pay you $100K to ditch your smartphone for a year

If you are selected and can go 365 days without even holding your smartphone even once, you'll be $100,000 richer. Vitaminwater will then chose one person to turn off their phone for a year. If you're lying in bed and miss your phone, you're going to have to keep missing it. You have four chances to enter the contest. Vitamin Water will even give you a cell phone from 1996 and an accompanying phone plan that you can use for communication while the year plays out.

Business White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China
Author: 0 White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

Reuters , citing two usa commodity traders, reported that state-owned firms bought more than 500,000 tons of soybeans worth roughly $US180 million on Wednesday. But the world's top importer has purchased little since Beijing slapped steep tariffs on US shipments on July 6 in retaliation for duties on Chinese goods.

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