• Krispy Kreme Owner Bets Americans Will Eat at Pret A Manger
Krispy Kreme Owner Bets Americans Will Eat at Pret A Manger

JAB Holding Co ., based in Luxembourg, did not disclose the financial terms of its deal with the current owner, the private equity firm Bridgepoint. JAB made an approach to buy Pret A Manger as Bridgepoint was considering a USA initial public offering of the company, Bloomberg News reported past year, citing people familiar with the situation.

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  • European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery
European Union proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

The legislation would also push European Union member states to collect 90% of their plastic bottles by 2025, and move the burden of cost for cleanup and waste management efforts on to businesses that produce the plastic. Timmermans said on Monday that the commission felt "emboldened about doing the right thing quickly" - and surely the measures ha...

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  • Starbucks to close over 8000 US stores for anti-bias training
Starbucks to close over 8000 US stores for anti-bias training

A few minutes later, the store manager called the cops on them and they were taken out in handcuffs. They were arrested for trespassing . "We are here to make sure Starbucks is a place where everyone, everyone feels welcome", says CEO Kevin Johnson in the video.

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  • Italy's caretaker PM assembles a cabinet nearly certain to be rejected
Italy's caretaker PM assembles a cabinet nearly certain to be rejected

Fresh elections are now looming as the most likely outcome of the long-running political saga sparked by inconclusive elections in March. No such luck. "Why don't we just say that in this country it's pointless that we vote, as the ratings agencies, financial lobbies decide the governments?" he asked in a video on Facebook .

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  • Crude oil prices, dollar rates causing fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan
Crude oil prices, dollar rates causing fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan

Demonstrators shout slogans as they carry placards during a protest, organised by Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI), against price hikes in petrol and diesel , in Kolkata, India, May 28, 2018. "We cannot force them to do so but can only request", he said . Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier said that the government will ...

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  • Oil Extends Decline as Saudi Arabia, Russia Signal Output Boost
Oil Extends Decline as Saudi Arabia, Russia Signal Output Boost

Without compensating supply from other members, this number looks likely to expand as the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran and the collapse of Venezuela's oil industry worsens. According to Rick Joswick, managing director for downstream oil analytics at Platts, the forward curve for middle distillates now shows little change between 2019 and 2020...

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  • Reboot routers to stop malware attack
Reboot routers to stop malware attack

According to a release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the foreign actors used "VPNFilter malware" to attack small office and home office routers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging everyone to reboot their home and office routers to thwart a malware attack by foreign actors. Officials say VPNFilter is able to renter routers ...

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  • Doug Ford says he will release his platform before the election
Doug Ford says he will release his platform before the election

She said to her "knowledge" said Liberal nominations have not been beset by the same allegations and controversies that have dogged Tory nominations. His sole defences are to argue that it was recorded two years ago, and that the party upheld Ms.

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  • Oil prices fall as top 3 producers look to boost supplies
Oil prices fall as top 3 producers look to boost supplies

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent towards $77 a barrel on Friday as Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation said they were ready to ease supply curbs that have pushed crude prices to their highest since 2014, Reuters reports. "Given that our crude balance is short some 825,000 bpd over [the second half of the year], a gradual increase of about 1...

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  • Amazon jumps on canceled SyFy series ‘The Expanse’ for Season 4
Amazon jumps on canceled SyFy series ‘The Expanse’ for Season 4

Syfy had dropped the show because its deal with The Expanse's production company Alcon Entertainment only gave the cable network the opportunity to make money from the advertising during the live broadcasts. Fans even paid to have a Save the Expanse banner flown via airplane over Amazon's headquarters. Based on James S.A. Corey's best-sell...

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  • Memorial Day travel tips to remember this weekend
Memorial Day travel tips to remember this weekend

Statewide, the average gallon of gas is $3.06-about 78 cents more than this time a year ago, according to fuel-cost tracking app Gas Buddy. "The best thing they can do is acknowledge they may have to wait in traffic", she said. The oil cartel teamed up with Russian Federation to slash production beginning in early 2017 in a bid to fix a sup...

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  • BNZ to work with those impacted by banking outage
BNZ to work with those impacted by banking outage

The bank says all customers are invited to speak with them about the losses they suffered and they will be compensated. "On behalf of everyone at BNZ , I want to apologise for the disruption caused to our customers by the systems outage we experienced", said Paul Cater, chief customer officer of BNZ, via a prepared media statement.

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  • Unions reject CP Rail contract offers
Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

But it will exercise the right to strike if the talks fail or CP doesn't wish to bargain. "CP is offering more of the same contract language that workers just voted to reject a few hours ago", TCRC president Doug Finnson said in the statement .

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  • 'Boozy' passenger brawls on flight after he's cut off
'Boozy' passenger brawls on flight after he's cut off

In a statement American Airlines issued to ABC News , they thanked the flight crew for taking care of the other customers onboard and praised them for how well they handled the situation. In a series of videos, the flight attendant is trying to calm down Felix and attempts to have him sit down for the remainder of the flight. Felix pulled out his ...

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  • Govt considers windfall tax on oil producers; ONGC drops 5%
Govt considers windfall tax on oil producers; ONGC drops 5%

The revenues so raised would be paid to fuel retailers, allowing them to absorb spikes beyond the threshold levels, they said. As of now, the excise duties levied by the Centre in last three years has gone up 105% ( petrol ) and 300% (diesel).

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  • South Korea’s Moon: North Korea still committed to full denuclearization
South Korea’s Moon: North Korea still committed to full denuclearization

It is the second meeting between the pair who previously shocked the world by meeting in April. Trump's decision to pull out of the summit came just days after he hosted Moon at the White House , where he openly cast doubts on the Singapore meeting but offered no support for continued inter-Korean progress, essentially ignoring the North's recen...

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  • Russian Federation and Opec agree to boost oil production
Russian Federation and Opec agree to boost oil production

So far, OPEC had said it saw no need to ease output restrictions despite concerns among consuming nations that the price rally could undermine demand. Societe Generale (SocGen) on Friday raised forecasts for Brent and WTI into 2020. "The declines in OPEC output, over and above their planned cuts, help to cause large expected global stockdraws in ...

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  • Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike
Empty stores, shuttered gas posts in Brazil truckers' strike

Brazil is a key global supplier of grains, meat, coffee and sugar, most of which reach ports by road. The Brazilian Association of Meat Industry Exporters said dozens of meat-packing plants were idling because of the strike, and 1200 containers carrying beef for export were not being loaded on ships each day.

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  • Lotto-Max's $106 million jackpot breaks Canadian records
Lotto-Max's $106 million jackpot breaks Canadian records

About 22 per cent of the more than two million tickets sold so far were bought in Quebec. There's a record-setting jackpot up for grabs in Friday's Lotto Max draw . While none of the million dollar tickets were sold in Halton (sadly), one Maxmillions prize worth $333,333.40 was sold in the Milton area. For each $5 play, Lotto Max players recei...

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  • Russia's Novak: return to Oct'16 oil output levels possible
Russia's Novak: return to Oct'16 oil output levels possible

West Texas Intermediate , the US benchmark for the price of oil, was down 2.53 percent to $68.92 per barrel. The OPEC basket of 14 prices, which includes Bonny Light, Nigeria's darling grade, closed at $76.62, which was $1.21 less than the Brent crude ceiling on Thursday.

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  • Self-driving Uber failed to identify woman as pedestrian in fatal crash
Self-driving Uber failed to identify woman as pedestrian in fatal crash

The woman killed in the collision was identified as 49-year-old woman Elaine Herzberg. Toxicology reports show the woman tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. government's National Transport Safety Board. In an effort to "reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior ", potential redundancy afforded by Volvo's humble auto-brak...

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  • Rail minister faces backlash after labelling Northern Rail issues as
Rail minister faces backlash after labelling Northern Rail issues as "teething problems"

People and strategy director Richard Allen told BBC North West Tonight: "I'd like to say sorry and apologise to customers who've had to suffer cancellation and delays". Mr Grayling said the government was trying to improve service but admitted that the level of disruption that passengers have experienced in the north was "unacceptable".

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  • President Trump Signs Biggest Rollback of Bank Rules Since Dodd-Frank Act
President Trump Signs Biggest Rollback of Bank Rules Since Dodd-Frank Act

However, it is not clear if there is enough appetite among moderate Senate Democrats to advance such legislation, after a bruising fight to pass the bank bill. reported Tuesday. Banks above that threshold are more closely monitored by the Federal Reserve. Banks with less than $10 billion in assets are exempted from a host of regulations under the...

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  • Union accuses Tesla CEO Musk of threatening workers
Union accuses Tesla CEO Musk of threatening workers

According to Tesla , said Bloomberg , the tweet was meant to point out that members of the union who work for other automakers don't receive stock options. Last month, Tesla came under fire for allegedly concealing the exact number of workplace injuries at its assembly plant in Fremont, California. The CEO criticised analysts on Tesla's most ...

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  • Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport
Service dog gives birth to puppies at Tampa airport

The Tampa Bay Times reports 2-year-old golden retriever Eleanor Rigby- Ellie for short, went into labor at Gate F-81. Proud papa Nugget - also a service dog - was nearby. A round of applause - and a few barks - echoed through the terminal after Puppy 8 (a girl!) was successfully delivered. She said they knew Eleanor Rigby was pregnant, but believ...

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