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Democrats introduce $15 minimum wage bill

Democrats introduce $15 minimum wage bill The grassroots movement the senator referred to was the group Fight for $15, which began its fight for a minimum wage increase in 2012 and has since grown into a global movement in hundreds of cities. "Employers who can't absorb the additional labor cost have no choice but to reduce hours for employees", said Ortiz. Denouncing the current federal minimum wage as a "starvation wage" which never... [Full Article...]

China's military approaching critical milestone: U.S. defense report

China's military approaching critical milestone: U.S. defense report Top American defense officials have long viewed China's military as a rising power that eventually seeks parity with the USA military force, leading the Pentagon to list it - alongside Russian Federation - as the top potential security threat in its latest National Defense Strategy released a year ago. [Full Article...]

Huawei founder says arrested CFO Meng Wanzhou treated well in Canada

Huawei founder says arrested CFO Meng Wanzhou treated well in Canada The case of Meng, under house arrest awaiting proceedings, has inflamed US-China and Canadian-China relations, and Ottawa has said 13 Canadians have since been detained by Beijing , including one sentenced to death on drug trafficking charges. [Full Article...]

United States 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'

United States 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft' Now, a new report published this afternoon by The Wall Street Journal , reveals that Federal prosecutors are planning to start a criminal investigation of Huawei because of its alleged theft of T-Mobile's tech secrets. Huawei has been under increasing pressure in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere amid growing concerns that Beijing could use the company's equipment for spying, something Huawei execut... [Full Article...]

UK PM Confirms Plan to Present New Brexit Deal on Monday

UK PM Confirms Plan to Present New Brexit Deal on Monday Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said it's "up to the British to assume the outcome of their choice", while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was a little more upbeat: "Despite this setback, it does not mean we are in a no-deal situation", he said on Twitter. [Full Article...]

China to cut taxes in bid to counter slowdown

China to cut taxes in bid to counter slowdown Worse-than-expected trade data published Monday underlines the risk to the economy in the first quarter, as its still unclear how much new credit is filtering through to where it's needed. A prudent monetary policy must adapt to changing conditions to ensure continued economic growth and the stabilization of inflation, which means tightening and loosening when required, said Zhu Hexin, deputy dire... [Full Article...]

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is dead, but so too is no

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is dead, but so too is no Earlier Mrs May made a last-ditch plea to MPs to back her European Union withdrawal plan, telling them: "I believe we have a duty to deliver on the democratic decision of the British people, and to do so in a way that brings our country together". [Full Article...]

Before Bezos, Lauren Sanchez once dated National Basketball Association star Derek Fisher

Before Bezos, Lauren Sanchez once dated National Basketball Association star Derek Fisher Anthony Miller, a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who spent 10 years in the National Football League, told the Daily Mail on Sunday that Sanchez was cheating on him and he couldn't really trust her. Sanchez has a third child from a relationship with former National Football League tight end Tony Gonzalez. A longtime friend of Sanchez on Monday told DailyMail.com of how the married TV anchor s... [Full Article...]

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...]

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...]


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