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Sears Canada seeks court approval to liquidate all stores

Sears Canada seeks court approval to liquidate all stores It filed for creditor protection in June and laid out a restructuring plan that included cutting 2,900 jobs and closing roughly a quarter of its stores. Like other major department stores, Sears Canada was the victim of changing consumer habits as well as increased competition from online merchants and United States discount retailers entering the Canadian market. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats Call for Probe of Possible T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

Senate Democrats Call for Probe of Possible T-Mobile-Sprint Merger T-Mobile now has a market valuation of $52 billion whereas Sprint has a value of around $29 billion. Reports suggest that an agreement to merge the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers could be announced by the end of the month, and the lawmakers argued that initiating a review would allow the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department "to quickly, but fully... [Full Article...]

Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state to deploy blockchain technology

Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state to deploy blockchain technology In what is turning out to be an annual event, the two-day conference on blockchain is putting Fintech Valley, Visakhapatnam , in AP on the map for the world to know that India isn't far behind on adopting the latest technologies. The State was building up the largest repository of use cases in the field and it would be of vast help to those working in the field. "Of course, we all are yet to fu... [Full Article...]

FBI searches Stephen Paddock's home and questions brother again

FBI searches Stephen Paddock's home and questions brother again Sheriff Lombardo said his department's initial account was "not completely inaccurate", and called the adjustments to the timeline " minute changes" that are common in a complex investigation. Police say that the cryptic note found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room were really calculations to help him kill as many people as possible. There is no indication that anyone other than Paddock himse... [Full Article...]

Trump allies said to fear Corker feud puts tax plan at risk

Corker is undecided on Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax code because of his concerns about its impact on the deficit. The Senate's failure on health care has also led Trump to attack Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the past. [Full Article...]

Japan govt, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: Court

Japan govt, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: Court In Japan, the court laid the responsibility for the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant that occurred in 2011, the country's authorities and the company-operator of nuclear power plants Tepco. The district court turned down that request. The plaintiffs in the Chiba and Maebashi cases were evacuees, including those who were subject to government evacuation orders and those who had left ... [Full Article...]

A Black Man Beaten By White Nationalists In Charlottesville Is Facing Charges

The Charlottesville Police Department issued a statement on Monday, saying that the unnamed victim went to the magistrate's office and complained of being beaten by Harris in the brawl. Once Harris is arrested and taken in to custody an update to this media release will be sent out. The event eventually pitted white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right, agai... [Full Article...]

United States slaps Bombardier with 300 percent in duties after Boeing complaint

United States slaps Bombardier with 300 percent in duties after Boeing complaint Boeing petitioned the government in April after its smaller rival secured a deal for up to 125 of its CS100s with Delta in 2016. The latest duty matches the amount originally proposed by Boeing, before it revised its request to 143 per cent because of Bombardier's refusal to provide certain information to the Commerce Department. [Full Article...]

Texas Tech: Campus officer shot, killed

Texas Tech: Campus officer shot, killed The suspect is still on the run. A foot chase ensued and he was tackled then taken into custody. At 9:55 p.m., LPD social media accounts stated a Texas Tech officer made the apprehension. He kept looking back at my truck. However, as the officers tried to arrest him, Harmon attempted to escape. The lockdown order for the university has been lifted. [Full Article...]

How Senator Corker's Remarks May Backfire

How Senator Corker's Remarks May Backfire During the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Trump called Sen. The ill will between Corker and Trump has been bubbling since at least August when the Tennessee senator, who previously defended the president, told reporters Trump has "not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs" to be successful. [Full Article...]

Here's how much the Clintons and Obama received from Harvey Weinstein

Here's how much the Clintons and Obama received from Harvey Weinstein The Washington Free Beacon noted on October 5 that Mr. Weinstein "maxed out donations ($5,400) to Clinton's failed presidential campaign while adding more than $30,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between Clinton's campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and more than 30 state Democratic parties". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom left behind in International Monetary Fund global economic growth upgrade

United Kingdom left behind in International Monetary Fund global economic growth upgrade The IMF's forecast for the United Kingdom is the same as in its July report. International Monetary Fund chief economist Maurice Obstfeld said the sunnier outlook for the United States - 2.2 growth this year versus 1.5 per cent in 2016 - did not include any expectations that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Yogi Adityanath govt proposes 'grand statue' of Ram at Ayodhya river banks

Yogi Adityanath govt proposes 'grand statue' of Ram at Ayodhya river banks The proposal that is aimed at promoting religious tourism in Uttar Pradesh and prepared by the state's tourism department has been submitted before Governor Ram Naik . A heritage walk, a yatra reminiscing return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya , and launch of several schemes by chief minister and other dignitaries will be part of the programme, the officer said. [Full Article...]

Russian Jet Crashes on Take off from Syrian Base

Russian Jet Crashes on Take off from Syrian Base After the dispersal of the aircraft went beyond the runway and crashed. Most likely, the accident occurred as a result of a technical malfunction of the airplane, Interfax reports. A Russian military jet crashed on Tuesday while taking off Syria's Hmeimim base, Russian news agencies said. The second were rescued, but during the rescue operation killed another Russian military. [Full Article...]

Trump Suggests 'Comparing IQ Tests' to Settle Rex Tillerson's 'Moron' Allegation

Trump Suggests 'Comparing IQ Tests' to Settle Rex Tillerson's 'Moron' Allegation NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, one of four reporters who worked on the Tillerson story, offered an impassioned defense of her team's reporting last week, and went after Trump specifically after he complained the network didn't verify their report with him. [Full Article...]

Iran to Give Crushing Response to US If IRGC Blacklisted

Iran to Give Crushing Response to US If IRGC Blacklisted On Saturday, Iran's president defended the nuclear deal and said not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to Iran. "In the context of regional instability, France is vigilant on any actions that could exacerbate the current crises", foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told a daily briefing, when asked if Paris backed putting the IRGC on a terrorism list. [Full Article...]

Heavy rainfall predicted in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha

Heavy rainfall predicted in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha Students of many schools, which reopened today after the Durga Puja vacation, were inconvenienced due to the downpour, while some schools declared a holiday in view of the rain that had started late last night. At present, the deep depression is moving in west-northwest direction towards Jharkhand. Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in Odisha today, under influence of a low pre... [Full Article...]

When Nirmala waved at Chinese forces across the fence

When Nirmala waved at Chinese forces across the fence It was Sitharaman turn to ask: "What would you say in Chinese?" The minister demonstrated " namaste " to the Chinese soldiers. "Ni Hao", the Chinese soldiers say, triggering laughter on both sides. The visit, which is part of her familiarisation with all the formations of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force ( IAF ), comes close on the heels of her visit to Northern Command recently and Si... [Full Article...]

Gujarat, Maharashtra reduce Value-Added Tax on petrol, diesel

Gujarat, Maharashtra reduce Value-Added Tax on petrol, diesel The lowering of tax in poll-bound Gujarat follows Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently writing to all state governments, nudging them to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel. According to the central government, the state government should take a final call on the change in prices. Hours after the Gujarat government announced the tax cut, Devendra Fadnavis government also came out with ... [Full Article...]

Kremlin positive over initial contact with Riyadh on S-400 supplies

Kremlin positive over initial contact with Riyadh on S-400 supplies The department said the sale of the equipment to the Saudi people would help provide a balance to a relatively unstable environment in the Gulf and to help the U.S. "The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region", it said. The foreign minister went on to note that Saudi Arabia sees Russian Federation as a " friendly country " and is seeki... [Full Article...]


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