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Markets Build-A-Bear CEO apologizes after 'heartbreaking' sale crowds
Author: 0 Build-A-Bear CEO apologizes after 'heartbreaking' sale crowds

We are now making vouchers available to our Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the USA and Canada who log into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. The Lexington store closed hours early, citing "safety concerns". Queues for the Build-A-Bear shop in intu Chapelfield in Norwich on the shop's " Pay Your Age Day".

Markets Build-A-Bear Abandons ‘Pay Your Age Day’ Due to Overwhelming Crowds
Author: 0 Build-A-Bear Abandons ‘Pay Your Age Day’ Due to Overwhelming Crowds

Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the USA and Canada can also obtain a voucher by logging into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. "We are working to address the situation, and we will be reaching out to our valued Guests soon". The promotion promised that shoppers could get any furry friend for the price of your age at Build A Bear Workshop. BARGAIN-HUNTING parents across Somerset keen to make the most of a unique offer at Build-A-Bear are being warned of eight-hour queues.

Markets Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital
Author: 0 Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital

Samarn Kunan, 38, a former member of the elite navy SEALs unit, was the only casualty in a multinational operation to save the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach after monsoon rains trapped them in the cave they were exploring in northern Thailand.

Author: 0 Ryanair confirms strike will go ahead as talks break up

In a statement , Ryanair said it would cancel flights on high-frequency routes between Ireland and the United Kingdom, such as its London route. In a final effort to avert this strike, we have agreed to meet our pilots and FORSA at a neutral venue kindly provided by Dublin Airport, but we believe this small group of pilots and FORSA are determined to disrupt the travel of Irish customers on 12th July.

Author: 0 After NATO chaos, Trump met by protest, pomp in Britain

I'm a very stable genius ", he said . Before arriving a half hour late to the final day of meetings on Thursday, Trump tweeted that "the US pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe", that Germany's oil and gas pipeline with Russian Federation is "not acceptable", and that allies must not only all reach the 2 percent defense spending guideline, but double that to 4 percent.

Markets Woolworths Recalls Frozen Rice mix amid Listeria Concerns
Author: 0 Woolworths Recalls Frozen Rice mix amid Listeria Concerns

An MPI spokeswoman said , once the vegetables were cooked, there was no risk of listeria poisoning. Below are the products being recalled and if in doubt, chuck 'em out. "Also in pregnant women listeria can cause miscarriage, and if the baby is born it could have brain damage". People at risk are advised to contact their doctors immediately after possible symptoms appear.

Markets Trump says committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as allies agree to boost defense spending
Author: 0 Trump says committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as allies agree to boost defense spending

Trump told reporters that allies had agreed to meet defense spending figures faster than previously planned, and said that financial commitments would increase in the future. "There is a communique that was published yesterday. It's very detailed", Macron said, according to the Associated Press. Radev said that, on the other hand, Trump was right, because each country should make a contribution, in a world of growing threats, and build effective capabilities.

Markets US to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports
Author: 0 US to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports

The list of goods targeted by the tariffs has not been made public or approved yet, but the official cited by CNBC said that parts of it target the country's "Made in China 2025" initiative to boost key industries such as technology. The U.S. complains that China uses predatory practices, including outright cybertheft, in a push to challenge American technological dominance. USA officials insist China's retaliatory tariffs are unjustified.

Markets TAIFEX adds Brent Crude Oil Futures to offering
Author: 0 TAIFEX adds Brent Crude Oil Futures to offering

US crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels in the week ending June 29, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday, much higher than analysts' expectations for a decrease of 3.5 million barrels. "U.S. sellers would have to find alternative buyers". An executive from China's Dongming Petrochemical Group said he expected Beijing to soon impose the tariff on US oil imports.

Markets United States job growth strong but unemployment rate rises to 4%
Author: 0 United States job growth strong but unemployment rate rises to 4%

The economy needs to create roughly 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. In June, the USA unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 4% from 3.8% the month before, coming off an 18-year low. It also boosted the US stock indexes, which are expected to reap weekly gains on Friday after 14 days of losses. With a record 6.7 million unfilled jobs in April, economists are optimistic that wage growth will accelerate later this year.

Markets Face of Brexit Boris Johnson resigns, plunging May into crisis
Author: 0 Face of Brexit Boris Johnson resigns, plunging May into crisis

The double resignation on Sunday has the potential to derail May's government and set in motion a chain of events that could lead to an attempt to oust her as prime minister. It would involve a "facilitated customs arrangement" meant to remove the need for a hard border in Ireland, and the creation of a UK-EU free-trade area, in which the UK would abide by a "common rule book" of EU regulations.

Markets Windsor's unemployment rate slightly below national average in June
Author: 0 Windsor's unemployment rate slightly below national average in June

The Canadian dollar initially strengthened to C$1.3095 to the USA dollar, or 76.37 US cents, up from C$1.3137, or 76.12 US cents, before later giving up its gains. also increased last month, from 41,800 to 42,700. At the same time, employment decreased in accommodation and food services, and in agriculture. DePratto stressed he didn't see anything in the jobs report to deter Poloz from hiking the rate next week.

Markets USA adds a solid 213000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent
Author: 0 USA adds a solid 213000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent

At the same time, unemployment inched up to 4 percent (an increase of 499,000) in June, registering a rise over the previous 18-year low of 3.8 percent. "I think that we're seeing the front loading of the fiscal-stimulus impact, which we expected to boost growth this year", Julia Coronado, president of MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC in NY, said on Bloomberg Television.

Markets Trump's tweets driving up oil prices
Author: 0 Trump's tweets driving up oil prices

The IEA, in its June oil market report estimated that OPEC had only 1.14 million barrels a day of spare capacity in the near term. "Countries around the world-including key American allies and partners-already find themselves in the crosshairs, since the US measures penalize countries and companies that do business with Iran ", wrote Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of foreign policy and senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the ...

Markets These U.S.-China tariffs might not be here to stay
Author: 0 These U.S.-China tariffs might not be here to stay

Ok?" Trump also said the United States is ready to target an additional $200bn in Chinese imports - and then $300bn more - if Beijing does not yield to U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are due to collect 25 percent duties on a range of products including motor vehicles, computer disk drives, parts of pumps, valves and printers and many other industrial components.

Author: 0 United States jobs growth stronger than expected

In another sign of vigorous demand for labor, the results for April and May were revised higher by a total of 37,000, bringing the average for the past three months to 211,000. Youth unemployment increased to 11.7 per cent last month, up from 11.1 in May. In a separate report Friday , Statistics Canada said the country's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened in May to almost $2.8 billion.

Markets Oil prices fall as Trump urges OPEC to cut prices
Author: 0 Oil prices fall as Trump urges OPEC to cut prices

According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, oil prices will hit $90 a barrel by the second quarter of 2019, as Iranian oil barrels are removed from the market and other supply disruption risks threaten the tightening oil market. The early reaction to Trump's tweet was normal. However, the market response was minimal given the continuing threat of United States sanctions against Iran and a reported threat by the Iranians to close the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the ...

Markets China customs delays clearing USA goods as duties loom
Author: 0 China customs delays clearing USA goods as duties loom

A model by Pictet Asset Management reckons a 10 percent tariff on US trade fully passed on to consumers could tip the global economy into stagflation and knock 2.5 percent off corporate earnings globally. Data from the US Census Bureau show how the US economy has been heavily dependent on imports. President Trump hit back at China's retaliation plan in June when he threatened to add another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

Markets Saudis cave to Trump demands to pump more oil
Author: 0 Saudis cave to Trump demands to pump more oil

Saudi Arabia's King Salman promised U.S. President Donald Trump at the weekend that he would raise oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity to boost output, the White House said. "We are also working with oil market participants, including producers and consumers, to ensure market stability". It's a game that started back in the 1970s when the Kingdom succeeded America as the world's largest oil producer.

Markets Modi's bonanza to Indian farmers hampered by funds, storage
Author: 0 Modi's bonanza to Indian farmers hampered by funds, storage

A crash in farm commodity prices over the past few months has led to a waning of Modi's popularity in the countryside - where more than two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live - prompting the premier to invite a group of farmers to his residence last week and promise MSPs at 1.5 times of input cost.

Markets HNA executive’s death risks more turbulence at debt-laden giant
Author: 0 HNA executive’s death risks more turbulence at debt-laden giant

More recently, HNA has been selling some assets as Chinese regulators tighten lending controls and press companies to rein in debt. Since 2015, HNA had been on a massive shopping spree, forking out around $40 billion on a 25 per cent stake in the Hilton hotel group, shares in Deutsche Bank, several golf courses and other foreign property.

Markets Joey Chestnut easily wins eleventh Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
Author: 0 Joey Chestnut easily wins eleventh Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Sudo, 32, fell short of the 41 hot dogs she consumed a year ago. The first-place finishers in the men's and women's main event will each earn the top prize of $10,000. Encore presentations of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest will air later that day on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET and 7:30 pm ET as well as on ESPNEWS at 6 p.m.

Markets Moog faces job lay-offs in face of new Trump tariffs
Author: 0 Moog faces job lay-offs in face of new Trump tariffs

According to a report in the Financial Times , a letter sent by the European Commission to the US Department of Commerce says the EU could hit $US300 billion of US goods with tariffs if Trump follows through on his threats to place big taxes on European vehicles being imported in the US.