• Vancouver home sales in 2018 lowest in almost two decades
Vancouver home sales in 2018 lowest in almost two decades

REBGV president Phil Moore called 2018 a transition period away from the sellers' market conditions in previous years. "There are some exceptions to this such as Kitimat where owners will see increases of 20 per cent or greater". The total number of homes sold in Metro Vancouver in 2018 fell to its lowest level since 2000 as detached home price...

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  • IL is among top states for outbound moves
IL is among top states for outbound moves

The suburban St. Louis-based moving company released its 42nd annual National Movers Study , which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns. The leading motivation for the migration patterns across the country was a career change, as a United Van Lines survey showed approximately one out of every two people who moved in the past year ...

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  • Fed Chair Says He Won't Resign If President Trump Asks Him To
Fed Chair Says He Won't Resign If President Trump Asks Him To

The Fed chief stressed that the economy remained on track and that the job market was quite strong. Powell responded with a terse "No" when asked if he would resign if Trump requested him to do so. Wages and labor force participation both rose, signaling sustained economic strength. Against the Japanese yen, the U.S. Asked if there were a...

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  • Qualcomm Posts Bonds to Enforce Permanent Injunction against Apple
Qualcomm Posts Bonds to Enforce Permanent Injunction against Apple

Now, on Apple's German store site , the iPhone 7 and 8 models have been taken down. While Apple said it would appeal the decision, it claimed it would continue to sell the infringing iPhones via third-party retailers. Apple is appealing the decision. An employee of German Apple retailer Gravis displays an iPhone 7 and 8 in a store in ...

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  • Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price
Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price

He spent more than twice the previous record of $1.4m, which he paid in 2013. A giant bluefin has been tuna was sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($A4.4 million) in the first auction of the year at Tokyo's new fish market. Experts warn it faces extinction, with stocks of Pacific bluefin depleted by 96 percent from their pre-industrial levels. ...

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  • Los Angeles sues the Weather Channel app for misleading users
Los Angeles sues the Weather Channel app for misleading users

The city attorneys of Los Angeles on Thursday sued the developer of the Weather Channel app for allegedly collecting, sharing and profiting from user location data without users' permission. Civil penalties and an injunction are needed "to punish TWC [The Weather Company] for its egregious conduct and to deter TWC from engaging in the same or simil...

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  • IRS Won’t Issue Tax Refunds During Government Shutdown
IRS Won’t Issue Tax Refunds During Government Shutdown

And during shutdowns, only a fraction of IRS employees work. Tax prepares are not government workers, so despite the shutdown, they can still do your taxes for you. However, in the case that it does remain closed, Olsen said people should continue to file taxes as if everything is normal. "Live telephone assistance is not available at this time...

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  • 'No' Jerome Powell won't resign
'No' Jerome Powell won't resign

The Fed chairman, responding to a question about what he would do if Trump asked him to step down, said he would not resign. "No", the Fed chief replied succinctly. On Friday, the Labor Department reported the U.S. added 312,000 jobs in December, much above analyst expectations. The world's biggest economy expanded well above potential last yea...

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  • Apple blames revenue slump on slowing Chinese economy as iPhone sales slow
Apple blames revenue slump on slowing Chinese economy as iPhone sales slow

In November the California-based company said it would quit disclosing unit sales data for iPhones and other hardware items, leading many analysts to worry that a drop in iPhone sales was coming. The flagship of the 2018 lineup, the iPhone XS Max, starts at $1,099-compared to the $769 starting price of the 2016 flagship, the iPhone 7 Plus. ...

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  • RBI Reduces Printing Of Rs 2,000 Notes
RBI Reduces Printing Of Rs 2,000 Notes

Of the total currency in circulation amounting to Rs 18,037 billion on 31 March 2018, Rs 2000 notes accounted for 37.3%, down from 50.2% on 31 March 2017. "Printing of notes planned as per projected requirement". The remaining was in the lower denominations. The old 500/1000 bank notes that were scrapped in November 2016 accounted for around 86 p...

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  • Markets end 2018 with one-day gains after worst year since 2008
Markets end 2018 with one-day gains after worst year since 2008

Despite the upbeat moves, the indexes are all poised for annual losses for the first time since 2008, with Dow and S&P 500 on pace for their worst December since 1931 , according to Dow Jones Market Data. TRUMP TRADE: Investor sentiment was supported by Trump's tweet on Sunday saying he had a "long and very good call" with Xi. Trading will be ...

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  • How to get rid of your old Christmas Tree
How to get rid of your old Christmas Tree

If your tree is under six feet tall it can be left with your rubbish for two weeks after Christmas. Recycled trees will be chipped and used as mulch, the website says. Some municipalities use the trees for mulch in parks or on walking trails. The good news is that in Montreal they find a second useful existence, albeit one that involves incin...

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  • Xi: China determined to safeguard sovereignty
Xi: China determined to safeguard sovereignty

Da Wei, director of the Center for International Strategy and Security Studies at the University of International Relations, said a basic lesson drawn from the 40 years of China-US relations is that the two countries have better ties when they observe things from a strategic height and with a historical perspective.

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  • Man attacks McDonald's employee over a straw, woman fights back
Man attacks McDonald's employee over a straw, woman fights back

James fights him off while managing to deliver multiple punches to and near his face. Video of the same went viral online on Facebook. "She had kindly told him they were no longer allowed to put straws out because it's illegal". "The young girl said she used to box". I wanted her to keep her job. He is awaiting trial in the Pinellas County Jail...

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  • Florida Minimum Wage Increases
Florida Minimum Wage Increases

The federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is where Pennsylvania's remains. The federal wage has been the same since 2009. Also as part of the new minimum wage law, Gov. "For us it's very simple". New York City's new rate is more than twice the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. "The American people believe in the value of work ― and that workers de...

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  • Apple stocks tumble after company cuts forecasts for key quarter
Apple stocks tumble after company cuts forecasts for key quarter

Services generated over $10.8 billion in revenue during the quarter, growing to a new quarterly record in every geographic segment, and we are on track to achieve our goal of doubling the size of this business from 2016 to 2020. "It will be interesting to see how Apple shares react if there's a China trade agreement". The price-earnings ratio of th...

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  • Cathay to honour premium tickets sold at steep discount in error
Cathay to honour premium tickets sold at steep discount in error

The rock-bottom fares were reported by travel bloggers on New Year's Eve and later pulled by the airline, the BBC reported . It sold business class tickets for HK$4600 ($875) for return flights from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Bangkok.

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  • Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates
Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates

Musk now plans to turn attention to filling Model 3 orders in Europe and China starting in February, which could help offset some of the potential drop in United States demand linked to the shrinking tax credit. Tesla shares tumbled more than 8 per cent at the opening bell, to $304.69. Although the delivery numbers were 2,000 fewer than expected ...

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  • Activision Set to Fire CFO for Mysterious, Undeclared Cause
Activision Set to Fire CFO for Mysterious, Undeclared Cause

The filing says it's unrelated to the company's finance reporting, but does not elaborate on what's the reasoning behind this decision. On Wednesday, Activision Blizzard said Neumann was "terminated for cause for violating his legal obligations to the company", which suggests he may have breached his employment agreement with the company.

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  • China Daily | #AsiaNewsNetwork: Sino-US ties at 'vital stage', Xi says
China Daily | #AsiaNewsNetwork: Sino-US ties at 'vital stage', Xi says

The S&P 500 posted tiny losses in 2011 and 2015, but eked out small gains in both years once dividends were included. Xi said that in 2018 - 40 years since the transformation led by Deng Xiaoping - the country had enacted "systematic, holistic and reconstructive reforms of the party and state institutions".

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