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Whataburger shades IHOP name change with savage tweet
- June 12, 2018

The name change is temporary. IHOP's same-restaurant sales - or sales at locations open at least a year - declined 1.9 percent in its most recent fiscal year. "Right now, there is not a defined time for how long we'll use the IHOb name", spokeswoman Stephanie Peterson said in an email, calling it a "tongue-in-cheek" name change. (more...)
People Are Already Wreaking Havoc With Elon’s Flamethrowers — Musk Madness
- June 12, 2018

The firm plans to build a network of tunnels where vehicles are transported on electric skates to their destination, reducing traffic on the surface. "Nothing makes your baby more zen than a few gentle puffs of a TBC Flamethrower ", Musk tweeted . (more...)
Amazon brings Prime benefit to Whole Foods Market in ten more states Amazon brings Prime benefit to Whole Foods Market in ten more states
- June 12, 2018

The discount was announced in May for a trial run in a small number of stores, and will now extend into 10 states where Whole Foods Markets have a presence. The 36,000-square-foot Whole Foods is uptown Charlotte's first full-sized grocery store . Now, Prime members can get discounts at about half of the Whole Foods Market locations across the U.S. (more...)
European Union backs Canadian leader Trudeau after Trump's sharp words European Union backs Canadian leader Trudeau after Trump's sharp words
- June 12, 2018

Also, contrary to Trump's attacks , the United States maintained an $US8.4 billion trade surplus with Canada past year, mostly due to a large advantage in services. Trump. The president could have said that. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow continued the war of words between the Trump administration and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday morning. (more...)
Pompeo says North Korea will get 'unique' security guarantees
- June 11, 2018

Kim arrived in a Air China 747 that touched down at Changi Airport on Sunday afternoon, Singapore's Straits Times said . Pompeo, who has traveled twice to Pyongyang to meet with Kim, told reporters Monday that North Korea has conveyed a willingness to denuclearize. (more...)
Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant
- June 11, 2018

Kudlow, who was in Canada with President Trump for the G-7 meeting, told CNN on Sunday that the USA had come to an agreement with the other highly-industrialized nations in the group on a joint communique until Trudeau's "sophomoric play". (more...)
Jaguar Land Rover to move ALL Discovery production to Slovakia Jaguar Land Rover to move ALL Discovery production to Slovakia
- June 11, 2018

The existing plant in Solihull, which now manufactures the Land Rover Discovery, is being retooled by Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover to accommodate previous statements made by the company that all new models will be electrified by 2020. (more...)
Facebook shared user data with select companies Facebook shared user data with select companies
- June 11, 2018

While the company had claimed that it cut off developer access to the private data of its users back in 2015, a new report from The Wall Street Journal claims the company continued to provide access to certain companies even after this cut-off date. (more...)
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit
- June 11, 2018

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the plans and insisted on anonymity. North Korean state media triumphantly announced Kim's trip to Singapore on Sunday, calling it an historic foreign tour and showing pictures of the young leader waving as he left Pyongyang. (more...)
Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe Dispute Between CME, Crypto Exchanges Prompted CFTC Market Manipulation Probe
- June 11, 2018

Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ said the subpoena was issued because the CFTC was "upset" that CME had not succeeded in negotiating with the exchanges for access to their trading data. News of the investigation first emerged on May 24, indicating that the U.S. Department of Justice had launched a probe into illicit trading practices in the crypto market in conjunction with the CFTC. (more...)
Burgers behind IHOP name change
- June 11, 2018

The restaurant's website, still found at www.ihop.com claims their new Ultimate Steakburgers are "un-burgerin"-believable". Monday morning, they made it official with an announcement via social media announcing the b stands for burgers. (more...)
Isolated Kim Jong Un takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit
- June 11, 2018

In a post on Twitter during his flight, Trump reiterated his optimism that the summit with the North Korean leader will be a success. Back in North Korea , the running bodyguards always accompany any state vehicle Kim is travelling on and the same was evident during the inter-Korean summit. (more...)
Woman Wears Emoji Mask To Hide Identity While Collecting Lottery Check Woman Wears Emoji Mask To Hide Identity While Collecting Lottery Check
- June 11, 2018

In what has become a viral moment, the lottery victor showed up wearing an emoji mask. Simone Clarke-Cooper, the lottery organiser's assistant vice-president of group corporate communications, told the newspaper that previous winners have resorted to disguises to protect themselves. (more...)
Thousands of Poundworld jobs at risk as owner looks to appoint administrators Thousands of Poundworld jobs at risk as owner looks to appoint administrators
- June 11, 2018

Chris Edwards built the chain from a market stall and is understood to be mulling a bid to buy it back from private equity owner TPG Capital . In the event of no sale being reached, it is likely Poundworld could be sold in a pre-pack administration agreement, according to media reports. (more...)
Bitcoin price plunges after cryptocurrency exchange is hacked Bitcoin price plunges after cryptocurrency exchange is hacked
- June 11, 2018

Whether Bitcoin can come bounding back from this weekend to reach the kinds of highs in June that bulls like Tom Lee have been predicting for months is unsure but with some clarity coming out of the U.S. Coinrail claims 70 percent of its cryptocurrency reserves are safe and have been transferred to cold wallets for security reasons; their transactions and withdrawals will resume as usual once the exchange service is stabilized. (more...)
Poundworld falls into administration
- June 11, 2018

Deloitte said Poundworld would trade as usual while it seeks a buyer for all or part of the business, adding that no redundancies or store closures are yet planned. Poundworld has around 350 stores across the United Kingdom, including branches at Bloxwich, the intu Merry Hill shopping centre in Brierley Hill, Hednesford, Lichfield, on the Reedswood Retail Park in Walsall, in Stafford and West Bromwich and two in Wolverhampton. (more...)
South Korea’s Moon: Reaching accord with North Korea could take years South Korea’s Moon: Reaching accord with North Korea could take years
- June 11, 2018

The commemorative coin issued ahead of the US-North Korea Summit. When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore to discuss the parameters of a deal that would potentially denuclearize North Korea this week, they will be joined by NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman , for some freaky reason. (more...)
Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Says Justin Trudeau "Stabbed Us in the Back"
- June 11, 2018

Trump in Singapore on Monday escalated his war of words with Canada and the European Union in a pair of tweets . The U.S. has a near-$350 billion goods trade deficit with China and a goods trade deficit with Mexico of slightly more than $71 billion, according to the Trade Representative's office. (more...)
$106 Student Rush Tickets to the Tony Awards Will Be Available $106 Student Rush Tickets to the Tony Awards Will Be Available
- June 11, 2018

The dominance of " The Band's Visit " was widely expected, as was that of " Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ", a dramatic sequel to the iconic series of books that imagines Harry Potter with a Hogwarts-bound son of his own. Taking the stage to present Bruce Springsteen towards the end of Sunday's three-hour CBS telecast, the actor opened with a few simple words: "First, I wanna say, 'F-k Trump .' It's no longer 'Down with Trump , ' it's 'F-k Trump '". (more...)
Tyson recalling around 3000 pounds of chicken products due to plastic contamination Tyson recalling around 3000 pounds of chicken products due to plastic contamination
- June 11, 2018

Ther have not been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions from anyone eating the contaminated chicken. This incident comes nearly exactly a year after the USDA announced Tyson had recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of chicken produced at its New Holland, Pennsylvania site. (more...)
Trump says USA backs out of G7 communique, criticizes Trudeau Trump says USA backs out of G7 communique, criticizes Trudeau
- June 10, 2018

Trump said his statement was in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comment following the summit that Canada "would not be pushed around". "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper asked Kudlow what right Trump and other US officials had to be offended by Trudeau's comments, given the dispute. (more...)
More than 1.5 tons of Tyson frozen, breaded chicken recalled More than 1.5 tons of Tyson frozen, breaded chicken recalled
- June 10, 2018

Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled more than 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that were shipped to food service establishments nationwide. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Federal officials are concerned that some product may be frozen and in freezers at food service institutions and could be served. (more...)
Oil prices headed lower this year and next, J.P. Morgan forecasts Oil prices headed lower this year and next, J.P. Morgan forecasts
- June 10, 2018

He said, "It's insane and astonishing to see instruction coming from Washington to Saudi to act and replace a shortfall of Iran's export due to their Illegal sanction on Iran and Venezuela ", and he added that " No one in OPEC will act against two of its founder members; the US tried it last time against Iran, but oil prices got to $140 a barrel". (more...)
Petrol And Diesel Prices Slashed For Tenth Consecutive Day Petrol And Diesel Prices Slashed For Tenth Consecutive Day
- June 10, 2018

Meanwhile, diesel prices were cut by 15 paise per litre in Delhi , Mumbai and Kolkata and by 16 paise in Chennai . Besides Delhi , revised petrol prices in other metro cities are - Rs 80.07 a litre in Kolkata , Rs 85.24 per litre in Mumbai and Rs 80.37 in Chennai . (more...)
Kia recalls 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate Kia recalls 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate
- June 10, 2018

The air bag flaw is tied to a federal investigation into four fatalities and six injuries in Kia and its affiliate, Hyundai, concerning crashes where the air bags failed to deploy, the Wall Street Journal reported . Owners will be notified starting from the 18th of June. The computer detects a crash signal, issues a command to inflate the air bags and prepares seat belts for a crash if necessary. (more...)
Foreign investment flat at $2.63 billion. Growth rates slow to a halt Foreign investment flat at $2.63 billion. Growth rates slow to a halt
- June 10, 2018

Global Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 23 percent in 2017 to 1.43 trillion USA dollars, in contrast to the global accelerated growth in gross domestic product (GDP) and trade registered a year ago, said the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Wednesday in its World Investment Report 2018 . (more...)
Lotto Max winning ticket worth $500K sold in Ladysmith Lotto Max winning ticket worth $500K sold in Ladysmith
- June 10, 2018

Do you have the winning Lotto Max ticket that was sold in Ladysmith? Tonight's draw (Friday, June 8th) will take place at 7:30 pm PST. Only one other Max Millions ticket was sold in B.C. Also last week, Shelley Palko of Hanmer picket up her $1 million Maxmillion prize from the May 11 Lotto Max draw. Lottery players can check their numbers on the Winning Numbers page on OLG.ca or on the OLG Lottery App. (more...)
Region's jobless rate up for second straight month
- June 10, 2018

The average wage per hour - main rate, which is closely following the Bank of Canada increased by 3.9% compared to the same period past year, the largest annual increase in this indicator since April 2009. The agency goes on to say that employment for men and women in the core working ages of 25 to 54 both fell by about 19,000 in May. Elsewhere the gainers in May were: Professional services (up 3,500 jobs compared to April), transportation & warehousing (up 2,100), business services (a gain ... (more...)
British regulator presses ahead with ‘Saudi’ listing rule British regulator presses ahead with ‘Saudi’ listing rule
- June 10, 2018

The FCA said the new rules recognises that a sovereign controlled company is different from a company with a private controlling shareholder. Saudi Arabia is expected to float 5% of Aramco , the world's most valuable company, in Riyadh and also one of the major world trade centres, probably London or NY. (more...)
Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G7 tensions Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G7 tensions
- June 10, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence told Trudeau he would have to agree to that before Trump would agree to meet him. Trudeau added that he had not agreed to a new North American Free Trade Agreement with a sunset clause. This year's G7 summit had been dubbed "G6-plus-1" by many, referring to U.S. isolation over issues including trade and the Iran nuclear deal. The picture that has gone viral on social media shows Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron staring down US President ... (more...)

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