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The U.S. consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to boost consumer protections and financial sector competition, according to two people briefed on the matter. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plans to send the companies a 55-page request for information about how they collect, use and market consumer financial data, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change plan, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires' tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans. The reversal came as Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to highlight the middle class values he says are at the heart of the package that D
NATO defence ministers are set to agree a new master plan on Thursday to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts, reasserting a bid to deter Moscow despite the alliance's new focus on China, diplomats and officials said. The strategy, which is confidential, goes beyond existing regional defence plans and aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, possibly including nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks or from space. Russia denies any war-like intentions and says it is NATO that risks destabilising Europe with such preparations.
Activists say the streaming giant's comedy special could fuel attacks on transgender people.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's forests minister has introduced a bill to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act, saying it would "reshape" forest management in the province. Katrine Conroy told the legislature on Wednesday the proposed changes align forestry legislation with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act passed in late 2019 and introduce "new tools to establish resilient forests." "The vision is for a forest sector that delivers higher value from our forests, with secu
The United States said it has banned imports from Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp and its units over alleged forced labour practices at the company. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a 'Withhold Release Order' that prohibits imports based on reasonable information that indicates the use of forced labour in Supermax's manufacturing operations, it said in a statement on Wednesday. "With 10 of the 11 forced labour indicators identified during the course of our investigation, CBP has ample evidence to conclude that Supermax and its subsidiaries produce gloves in violation of U.S. trade law," said AnnMarie R. Highsmith, Executive Assistant Commissioner at the CBP Office of Trade.
Charla Dopwell was riding home on a Montreal bus Monday after working double shifts for five days straight when her phone rang. It was the police. They told her to get off the bus and they'd pick her up. "They rushed me to the hospital. They said he was stabbed up and he is critical. And they said they were doing their best to help him," Dopwell said. An hour or two later, she was told her youngest son had died. Jannai Dopwell-Bailey was just 16 years old. "I am hollow," she said. "My baby. They
If a woman can't get help while she is being raped in public, what is the hope for people who are raped or assaulted behind closed doors?
When Cody McMillan steps through the ropes of a pro wrestling ring, he becomes Crude Oil Cody Mac, complete with fluorescent safety suspenders, a hard hat and a wrench. Calgary audiences will sometimes chirp at him with chants of "renewable energy" or "NDP." The 33-year-old blocks all that out and goes to his happy place. "It's a combination of being a rock star and being a prizefighter," McMillan told CBC News in an interview. "I'd be lying if I said I haven't thought of doing one of those. Pro
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — Forge FC scored early but could not hold onto the lead Wednesday, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica's Santos de Guapiles in the first leg of their Scotiabank CONCACAF League quarterfinal. Javon East, Christopher Meneses and Brayan Lopez scored for Santos. Kyle Bekker had the Forge goal. The return leg is Nov. 2 in Hamilton. The CONCACAF League is a 22-team feeder tournament that will send six sides to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the flagship club competition in the r
Ralph Carmichael, composer and Emmy Award-winning arranger-conductor for Nat King Cole, Jack Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Roger Williams, died Oct. 18 in Camarillo, Calif. He was 94. Carmichael got his big break when Capitol Records producer Lee Gillette was introduced to his arrangement in the 1950s. This led to the prolific collaboration between Carmichael and […]
After two years of mudslinging and ruptured ties, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday it was necessary to repair diplomatic relations with Colombia. Maduro's statements came hours after Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez asked United Nations High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to pay attention to what Rodriguez called the Colombian government's policy of xenophobia and violence against Venezuelan migrants. "We have to regularize, normalize, commercial, productive and economic relations," Maduro said in a live broadcast on state television.
The Philadelphia 76ers (0-0) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (0-0) at Smoothie King Center Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021 Philadelphia 76ers 0, New Orleans Pelicans 0 (8:00 pm ET) What's the buzz on Twitter? Keith Pompey ...
(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group scrapped talks to offload a stake in its property-management arm and said real estate sales plunged about 97% during peak home-buying season, worsening its liquidity crisis on the eve of a dollar-bond deadline that could tip the company into default.Most Read from BloombergGoogle’s Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free FutureA $30 Billion Fortune Is Hiding in China’s Silicon ValleyBeef Industry Tries to Erase Its Emissions With Fuzzy Methane MathG
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso said on Wednesday it had signed a formal agreement with Mexico City authorities to rebuild a stretch of metro rail that collapsed in May, killing 26 people. Earlier this month, Mexico City officials said they were opening criminal cases against people and companies involved in building the Metro's Line 12 and urged the firms to quickly come to settlement deals. An independent auditor found that missing bolts and poor welding contributed to the crash, findings confirmed in a separate investigation by the Mexico City Attorney General's Office.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow admits she has insecurities about her physical appearance in an episode of her new Netflix series “ Sex, Love & goop,” but she’s working on that. The Oscar-winner and entrepreneur behind the goop beauty and wellness brand opens up in the six-episode series, aimed at improving the relationships and sex lives of six courageous couples. When some women on the show cited body image as an obstacle to sex, Paltrow shared her experience. She explained that after growing
Former President Bill Clinton spoke out for the first time following his hospitalization. In a video posted on Twitter Wednesday night, Clinton, 75, said he's feeling better, and is "on the road to recovery." The former president -- who has battled a number of health issues, including heart problems, over the past two decades -- was taken to the hospital last Tuesday to be treated for an infection not related to COVID-19, his spokesperson said.
Employees at Netflix staged a walkout outside one of the streaming service’s offices in Los Angeles, California, on October 20, in protest of the company’s handling of Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, which has been criticized as transphobic.The employees were joined by sympathizers advocating for reforms including investment in trans talent and creators.The walkout, originally set to take place at Netflix’s Epic building, was relocated to the company’s Vine Street office to accommodate more people.Protesters were seen clashing with supporters of Chappelle who attempted to interrupt the walkout, local media reported.This footage filmed by David North shows protesters and counter-protesters gathered in different groups outside the building. Credit: David North via Storyful
South Korea is scheduled to conduct its first test launch into space of a domestically built rocket on Thursday in a major step toward jumpstarting the country’s space programme. The NURI, or "world", rocket is designed to put 1.5-ton payloads into orbit 600km to 800km (373 miles-497 miles) above the Earth.
Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX: FEC) ("Frontera" or the "Company") announced today that its third quarter 2021 results will be released after markets close on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. A conference call for investors and analysts will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants will include Gabriel de Alba, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Orlando Cabrales, Chief Executive Officer, Alejandro Piñeros, Chief Financial Officer and other members of the seni