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Rare coin given to schoolboy as change now worth $2.3m

The auction house says Don Lutes Jr., who died past year, discovered the coin among change he received from his high school cafeteria in 1947. After being dis...


Gold holds steady as Fed rate pause bets weigh on dollar

Gold benefited from the diminished risk of US rate hikes and rose half a percent to $1,291.12, just off a six-month high. "Market sentiment has improved", ...


US Expresses Optimism About Trade Talks with China

Asian markets rose on increasing optimism that the two sides would be able to hammer out a deal ahead of a March deadline and avert further import tariff hikes....


White House Says Tax Refunds Will Go Out On Time, Despite Shutdown

Vought, the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. The White House will issue guidance that will make the tax move official by de...


Workers at GM's Oshawa facility hold work stoppage over planned closure

The labour action came after union president Jerry Dias sat down with GM on Tuesday to talk about proposals the union had made to extend the life of the Ontar...


Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings

The two sides are meeting face-to-face for the first time since Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping , agreed December 1 to suspend further punitive a...


Actions across globe planned in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en clans

Construction on the $6.2 billion pipeline from Dawson Creek to Kitimat was scheduled to begin this month. On Dec. 14, the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs issu...


How the government shutdown is impacting air travel

January is generally a slower month for air travel , but the agency has warned that wait times could increase. The email was written Monday by Martin Elam, a...


Oil prices rise on trade talk optimism, OPEC cuts

Brent crude futures (LCOc1) rose $1.39 a barrel, or 2.4 percent, to $58.72. Oil futures have gained more than 7 percent since last Monday. West Texas Inte...


Sears rejects bailout bid, hundreds of stores likely to close

Lampert, though, protested the decision, highlighting the extensive costs of Sears' bankruptcy advisors, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC . Man...


Samsung warns of sales and profit decline

The South Korean company reported preliminary operating income dropped to 10.8 trillion won (US$9.65 billion) for the period that ended in December, missing the...


London's Heathrow airport cancels flights after drone sighting

She said: "It is crucial that our plans maximise the benefits of expansion across the country, including for the communities closest to us". "We apologies to pa...


Intel's 9th Gen Core processors headed to laptops in Q2 2019

While specifics have not yet been announced, Intel's Gregory M. Bryant confirmed that the chips will be the first to ship with Gen11 integrated graphics - which...


Hyundai sees Walking Car prototype as ideal disaster relief vehicle

Hyundai has shown off a small model of a vehicle it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain. Hyundai said at the annual Cons...


Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn insists he has been wrongly accused

Ghosn has been charged with falsifying financial reports in under-reporting his pay by about $44 million over five years through 2015. Ghosn has been indicted...


Apple’s CES Ad Hits Google And Amazon Where It Hurts

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who refers to the whole data breach mess as "the data industrial complex", has called for stricter tech privacy laws. " If you value you...


Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai factory for China push

The said the plant will produce " affordable versions " of the Model 3 and Model Y, while more expensive versions, such as the Model 3 Performance, along with...


Billionaire Maezawa says 'free cash' tweet most shared of all time

The record now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa , who has pledged to give away 100m yen (£725,000) to his followers. "Zozotown spring sale is the fastest in history...


Insurers Sue California Utility Over Wildfire Damages

UBS 's Daniel Ford reiterated a Neutral rating on the shares but raised his price target by $3, to $29, as he believes that recent disclosures support the co...


World Bank's Kim to resign effective Feb 1, work on infrastructure

The World Bank's chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva, will assume the role of interim president. Under an unwritten rule, the bank's presidency has a...


UK DUP Considers Backstop the 'Poison' in Brexit Deal

Last month, May pulled a vote on the brokered withdrawal agreement, settled on in November after more than a year of back-and-forth negotiations between London ...


Tesla prepared to deliver Model 3 to China buyers in March

The plaintiffs are also proposing subpoenas of rapper Azealia Banks , who alleged in Instagram posts that Musk was using drugs at the time, and various media o...


Job growth surges by 312000 in December

Previous months also saw positive revisions, adding to the upbeat tone for the year. During 2018, over 2.6 million workers were added to payrolls in the USA eco...


Powell says he would reject any Trump request to resign

The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate four times in 2018, with the latest announced on December 19, when Powell said his institution's policy decisions...


Cuomo Cancels Full L Train Shutdown in Favor of Part-Time Closures

Chloe Philips, 23, relies on the L train to travel from her home in Bushwick to her sales job at a technology company in Manhattan every day. The new plan cal...


Everything you need to know about the Greggs vegan sausage roll

Piers Morgan has had a meltdown on Twitter , everybody else has had something to say about said meltdown on Twitter, and Greggs will be absolutely loving th...


Volvo will release a competitor Tesla Model 3

According to the company , production of the Polestar 2 will only start shortly after the Polestar 1 begins rolling off assembly lines later this year. Vol...


Canada grows jobs, but not wages: Stats Can

The central bank, which will make a rate announcement next Wednesday, has raised its benchmark rate five times since the summer of 2017 in response to Canada's ...


Marriott Says Only 383 Million Guests Exposed in Breach

The company has completed the phase out of the operation of the Starwood reservations database, effective the end of 2018. The company said on Friday it i...


China cuts banks' reserve ratios by 1% as economy slows

The announcement was expected. Beijing will also step up "countercyclical adjustments" of macro policies and further cut taxes and fees, Li said, largely re...


United States jobs growth jumps in December

Data out this week have fanned fears that the nine-year economic expansion is running out of steam. "So when we see the January jobs number, it could be a big...


Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

The Associated Press reports that the recall includes 782,000 vehicles in the US, making it one of the largest series of recalls in USA history. Some of the r...


Infiniti QX Inspiration concept unveiled

Whether that means being frequently bowed at and not knowing whether it's appropriate to bow back (we speak from experience) remains to be seen, as there aren't...


Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

The "military capability" used to stop drones disrupting flights at Gatwick has been removed. The airport purchases were made despite a comment last month, in...


Hundreds of Iowans freed from student loan debt

The agreement covers the District of Columbia and the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, H...


Carlos Ghosn to appear in public for first time since arrest

Public broadcaster NHK reported that Ghosn, 64, meant to appear before the judge in the next hearing and will have the opportunity to state his opinion for the ...


U.S. Manufacturing Expanded at Slower Pace in December

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit final U.S. Manufacturing PMI posted 53.8 in December, down from 55.3 in November. Factory growth in the euro-area fell to the...


House price growth stalls

According to the Nationwide survey, annual house price growth UK-wide slowed from 1.9% in November to 0.5% in December. Nationwide's chief economist Robe...


What's Going On With Apple

The overall smartphone market didn't fare well in 2018. They're supplying devices that compete on quality at much more affordable prices, and have set up huge l...


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

A city ordinance went into effect on January 1 that requires customers to ask for straws . "He was very upset, he started berating her, swearing, saying 'T...


649 ticket worth $1 million bought in Winnipeg

The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was bought on January 3, 2018, and the victor had until 4:30 p.m. today to claim the money. The BCLC says a Thursday deadline ha...


Yen soars as investors seek safety on China growth fears

The news sparked a " flash crash" in holiday-thinned currency markets as growing concerns about the health of the global economy , particularly China, sent in...


City of LA sues Weather Channel over location data

The Weather Channel's app secretly sucks up users' personal data and uses it for things like targeted marketing and hedge fund analysis, the Los Angeles city at...


Bluefin sold for $3 million in first 2019 sale at Tokyo market

A bluefin tuna fetched a record 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) at the first New Year's auction held at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market following the market's reloc...


Metro Vancouver's red hot housing market cooling off: assessment agency

The benchmark price of a single-family home in the core of Victoria (Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and View Royal) was $858,600 in December, up from $83...


Yen soars after 'flash crash', China worries

But on broader markets Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent in the afternoon after tanking nearly three percent Wednesday, while Shanghai was marginally lower following a...


Fed Chief Jerome Powell Says He Won't Resign If Trump Asks

Earlier on Friday, the Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls jumped by 312,000 jobs, well above market expectations, while wages and labour force part...


Your Tax Refund Could Be In Jeopardy Thanks To The Government Shutdown

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. According to CNN , "The IRS is now working under non-filing season shutdown plans , and will be ...


Trump says 'prepared' to force shutdown for more than a year

Pelosi said Thursday night. "You've got to give her credit, no matter what you think of her". He called the talks "very productive", but Democrats described i...


Oil rises on China-U.S. trade talks, OPEC cuts

USA crude rose $1.28, or 2.8 percent, to $46.69, rebounding shortly after hitting a session low at $44.35. Traders pointed to signs that Saudi Arabia is begin...