Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

UN Security Council meeting on Iran reveals divided opinions on council's role in protests

A UN Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran is putting Tehran on notice that “the world will be watching” what it does, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. Nikki Haley also said the international community can’t let Iran silence protesters’ messages, particularly by blocking some social media platforms. The U.S. called Friday’s meeting after giving moral support to the ...

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Where did the inflation go?

THE strength of the global economy is one reason why the stockmarket has started 2018 in a buoyant mood (with the Dow passing 25,000). At some point, in any expansion, businesses find it harder to recruit workers or get the materials they need; these bottlenecks cause wages and prices to rise. Central banks then start to tighten monetary policy, a ...

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Tim Hortons lashes out at 'rogue' franchisees as employees lose even more perks

Restaurant Brands International, the multinational fast food giant that owns Tim Hortons, has snapped back at what it calls a “rogue group” of franchise owners. The company’s statement came as more employees at more locations revealed they’re losing perks in cuts by owners who blame Ontario’s minimum wage hike.  RBI said Friday: “There are several things that make the Tim ...

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Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis faces more allegations of sexual misconduct

A civil lawsuit charging London, Ont.-native Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations against the Oscar-winning filmmaker, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her. One of the other women speaking out told The Associated Press that Haggis tried to ...

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NFL TV ratings drop nearly 10 percent during tumultuous season

Dec. 10, 2017: San Francisco 49ers players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans.  (AP) National Football League executives looking to stop a ratings skid continued to lose more yardage during the 2016-2017 season, as television viewership fell 9.7 percent across all networks, according to Nielsen data. An average NFL game was watched ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels Consumer Electronics Show appearance over death threats

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reportedly canceled an appearance at a tech event over death threats.  (Associated Press) Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, canceled a speaking engagement at a major technology industry event days before it was scheduled to place because of death threats, according to a report Thursday. Two unnamed agency sources told Recode why Pai pulled ...

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