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Orkin ranks Ottawa as sixth worst city in Canada for bed bugs

Orkin ranks Ottawa as sixth worst city in Canada for bed bugs Detroit is at position 8 and Grand Rapids at number 20. Similarly, Washington D.C. appeared as No. 18 on the Terminex list. "They are master hitchhikers, so no one is immune". Survey the hotel room for signs of an infestation. The little blood suckers can be found anywhere, but mattress tags and seams, under seat cushions, behind headboards, in the creases of drawers, and buckling wallpaper or c... [Full Article...]

Car, Truck Of The Year Revealed At The Detroit Auto Show

Car, Truck Of The Year Revealed At The Detroit Auto Show GM unveiled the new Cadillac XT6 SUV at the Detroit auto show , and while It's not all electric yet , there was some indication that the all EV model could be ready by 2021. Last year's winners were the Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator. The automotive industry is going through unprecedented technological change with new safety features and propulsion technology. [Full Article...]

Winnipeg Air Traffic Controllers send pizza to US counterparts

Winnipeg Air Traffic Controllers send pizza to US counterparts The Denver Post reports that association president Josh Waggener says staff shortages could develop at the Denver International Airport if air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration screeners seek other jobs or retire. [Full Article...]

China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite

China’s US trade surplus hit record in 2018 but tariffs bite In 2018, the U.S. imposed billions of dollars worth of tariffs on Chinese products, prompting retaliation from Beijing and a trade war that analysts fear could escalate further and damage the global economy. Even if Washington and Beijing reach a trade deal in their current round of talks, it would be no panacea for China's slowing economy, analysts say . [Full Article...]

Unifor providing update on #SaveOshawaGM campaign Wednesday

Unifor providing update on #SaveOshawaGM campaign Wednesday Part maker for General Motors (GM), Inteva Products, saw workers walk off the job Tuesday morning in protest of the upcoming closure of the Oshawa plant, which Inteva supplies. "So, this is a good step forward as we build allies with both levels of government to let General Motors know that not only are there employees in Canada and Canadians going to fight this awful decision, but it's clear now ... [Full Article...]

Trump Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez's Racism Charge: 'Who Cares?'

Trump Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez's Racism Charge: 'Who Cares?' After issuing a second statement directly calling out those groups and calling racism "evil", the president defended his initial statement, insisting during a press conference there "was blame on both sides" for the rally's violence. "I bartended for *years* in New York City". "I understand guys like this like the back of my hand". In reacting on Twitter to Lieberman's comments last week, Ocas... [Full Article...]

Betting markets say it’s 83% likely Brexit won’t happen by 29 March

Betting markets say it’s 83% likely Brexit won’t happen by 29 March LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a vote of no confidence in prime minister Theresa May after she suffered a crushing defeat in her Brexit vote. The spokesman declined to be drawn on whether they would include Jeremy Corbyn or Nicola Sturgeon. Mr Corbyn said it was a "catastrophic defeat" for the government. [Full Article...]

Supermac's wins long-running trademark case against McDonald's

Supermac's wins long-running trademark case against McDonald's He had effectively been prevented from using his brand outside of Ireland , McDonagh said, adding that McDonald's had swiped trademarks for products that were actually his - such as his chain's popular chicken and fries combo, the "Snackbox". [Full Article...]

US, Turkish presidents discuss creating 'security zone' in northern Syria

US, Turkish presidents discuss creating 'security zone' in northern Syria Kalin said that it was "a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK", saying that Turkey fought against terrorists not Syrian Kurds. His top diplomat Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring Washington's Kurdish allies in the fight against Isis . [Full Article...]

Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart Friday morning. The city is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Dallas, near the Oklahoma border. Officer Jeff Hughes, a WFPD spokesperson, said police were told by dispatchers that they were looking for a woman wearing a blue jacket and black trousers. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe burning: As country collapses, Ed to join WEF meeting

Zimbabwe burning: As country collapses, Ed to join WEF meeting He said the government would crackdown on "elements bent on taking advantage of the current fuel shortages to cause and sponsor unrest and instability in the country". "It's going to reduce demand for fuel because it's now a bit expensive and that will deal with speculative demand if it was there", said economist Godfrey Mugano. [Full Article...]

PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcy

PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcy PG&E is reeling from the November Camp fire that swept through the California mountain community of Paradise and killed at least 86 people in the deadliest and most destructive blaze in state history. PG&E was downgraded to junk by credit-ratings firms last week as reports circulated that it was nearing a bankruptcy filing. "The liability is too great". [Full Article...]

Newmont to buy Goldcorp in $10 billion deal

Newmont to buy Goldcorp in $10 billion deal Barrick Gold said it would by Randgold for more than $6 billion just four months ago. The combined company is expected to produce 6-7 million ounces of gold over the next ten years. Goldcorp's US -listed shares were up 13 percent before the bell on Monday. "We see the transaction positively for Goldcorp, resolving short-term Goldcorp guidance risk as well as critical strategic and capital allo... [Full Article...]

Miami airport to reopen terminal amid government shutdown

Miami airport to reopen terminal amid government shutdown The passenger had forgotten the firearm was in their carry-on luggage , the TSA said. Delta said the passenger on the January 2 flight reported the firearm and was cooperative, according to The Washington Post . Callers to the Transportation Security Administration's media relations line Monday heard a recorded message saying employees were unable to answer phone calls due to a lapse in fe... [Full Article...]

GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform

GM reveals upcoming Cadillac EV built on next-gen EV platform That would be an all-new, fully electric vehicle for Cadillac . GM is developing an EV platform and says Cadillac will be the first brand to come onboard. The company plans to release a new model every six months through 2021. GM's future EV platform, which Cadillac will be the first to use, will be flexible, allowing the company to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relativel... [Full Article...]

Rally in Windsor calling for GM to keep Oshawa plant open

Rally in Windsor calling for GM to keep Oshawa plant open Unifor, which contends GM has violated its 2016 contract with the union by leaving the plant without new products to build, has launched an advertising campaign in Canada and USA attacking GM's plans and threatened by launching a full-blown boycott of GM products in Canada. [Full Article...]

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley gives Debenhams chairman the boot

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley gives Debenhams chairman the boot The stock hit its lowest since 2006. It bought department store chain House of Fraser out of administration for £90m past year and analysts have speculated that Ashley might want to put the two department store groups together. Bucher, the CEO, will stay on in his management role. He confirmed that Debenhams was in talks with its lenders about its £520m credit line. But it had defied predi... [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown Impacts Craft Breweries

Government Shutdown Impacts Craft Breweries Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association estimates that half of all craft breweries in the US find themselves in the same dilemma. There are a number of ways the partial government shutdown is affecting businesses throughout the country. [Full Article...]

Beware! Phone Companies May Be Selling Your Location Data

Beware! Phone Companies May Be Selling Your Location Data The investigation chronicled a journalist hiring a bounty hunter to track down their cell phone location using telecom data. But "aggregation" companies specializing in selling location data are passing it onward "at a profit, and with minimal oversight", Motherboard reported. [Full Article...]

Google board tried to cover up sexual misconduct, shareholders allege

Google board tried to cover up sexual misconduct, shareholders allege The suit says the board found the harassment allegations to be credible, but allowed Rubin to resign quietly with the $90 million severance package to "ensure his silence" and avoid a wrongful termination lawsuit that would have resulted in negative publicity about alleged harassment within the company. [Full Article...]


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