Easter 2019 DIY store opening times for Wickes, B&Q, Argos and more

With the first few bank holidays of the year finally here, lots of Brits will likely be getting started on the home and garden improvements this Easter. If you're planning to head to your local DIY store for some spring time home improvements this Easter, we've tracked down when all the major retailers are open,… Continue reading Easter 2019 DIY store opening times for Wickes, B&Q, Argos and more

This is what $420,000 Lamborghini looks like covered with 2 million Swarovski crystals

First bitcoin enthusiasts were into buying Lamborghinis with the crypto, and now a Russian Instagram star has covered her Lambo in Swarovski crystals. Blogger and Instagram model Daria Radionova (also CEO of DR Jackets, according to her Instagram bio) says she bedazzled her Lamborghini Aventador SV in 2 million Swarovski crystals, revealing the car in… Continue reading This is what $420,000 Lamborghini looks like covered with 2 million Swarovski crystals

Yankees Pull Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ From Games

The seventh-inning stretch at Yankee Stadium may never sound the same. The New York Yankees have stopped playing Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” after another song with racist overtones that she recorded 90 years ago came to light, according to news reports. The Yankees had used her 1939 recording of the Irving Berlin… Continue reading Yankees Pull Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ From Games

U.S. housing starts approach two-year low; permits weak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the single-family housing segment, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates. Some of the weakness in homebuilding reported by the Commerce Department on Friday likely reflected disruptions caused by massive flooding in… Continue reading U.S. housing starts approach two-year low; permits weak

These are the restaurants open Easter: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Denny’s and more

If you’re in the mood to eat out Sunday, you’ll find more restaurants are open Easter than were for Christmas. National chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’, will be open, along with IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House. But according to an analysis by Womply, a small business software provider, 23% fewer restaurants are open on Easter compared with a… Continue reading These are the restaurants open Easter: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Denny’s and more

Vermont moves to drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

Liz Charlebois, left, of Warner, New Hampshire, and Jill Cresey-Gross of Westford, Massachusetts, dance during a Wabanaki Confederacy celebration Saturday at Shelburne Farms. (Photo: APRIL BURBANK/FREE PRESS) MONTPELIER. Vt. – Vermont is on the brink of permanently recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.  A bill cleared its final vote in the… Continue reading Vermont moves to drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

Get stuck in: Pinterest raises $1.4bn in IPO and shuns tag of social media

Pinterest has raised about $1.4bn (€1.24bn) in its initial public offering, pricing its shares above a targeted range as the year’s tech unicorn stampede continues The digital scrap-booking company sold 75m shares on Wednesday for $19 each, after marketing them for $15 to $17, a statement said. Based on the number of Class A and… Continue reading Get stuck in: Pinterest raises $1.4bn in IPO and shuns tag of social media

Jet union cries foul over the airline’s woes

Alleging some “motives” behind the series of developments at the carrier, Jet Airways Officers & Staff Association president Kiran Pawaskar demanded a probe, preferably by CBI. The officers and employees union of the grounded Jet Airways on Thursday sought government intervention to avert a Kingfisher-like collapse of the carrier, which could not take off after… Continue reading Jet union cries foul over the airline’s woes

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Jeff Bezos divorce finalized: Tech exec will keep 75 percent of Amazon stock, control of WaPo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will keep 75 percent of the Amazon stock he and his now ex-wife MacKenzie own, as part of the settlement agreement she disclosed on Thursday. The National Enquirer, the tabloid Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused… Continue reading National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Kim Kardashian gave a tour of her home and there's a 130-inch TV that rises out of the floor

As Vogue’s May cover star, Kim Kardashian West gave the magazine’s website a tour of her Hidden Hills, California home during her “73 questions” interview. When asked to describe its style, Kardashian West replied: “I would say like a minimal monastery.” As Kardashian West walks through her home, viewers can see a large bedroom, a… Continue reading Kim Kardashian gave a tour of her home and there's a 130-inch TV that rises out of the floor

Exclusive: New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

CARACAS (Reuters) – U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have led the New York Federal Reserve to crack down on Puerto Rico’s $50 billion offshore banking industry, according to four sources and a document seen by Reuters. The development will prevent the island’s offshore banks, several of which are owned by citizens of crisis-stricken Venezuela, from opening… Continue reading Exclusive: New York Fed cracks down on Puerto Rico banks following Venezuela sanctions

VC fund inflows to scale past $65-b-mark by 2025

2018 recorded a strong uptick in start-up investments on the back of some mega deals and was the best year for the sector, surpassing the previous high of $4.8 billion in 2015. The investments by private equity players/venture capitalists are expected to cross the $65-billion-mark by 2025, says a report. The country has received $35.8… Continue reading VC fund inflows to scale past $65-b-mark by 2025

Easter Bank Holiday train delays – easy way to check if your journey is affected

Britain is in for some sizzling weather this weekend with temperatures set to be hotter than parts of Europe – and many of us will be celebrating at the seaside. But, if that sounds like you, make sure you check your journey before travelling as National Rail has warned some lines will be affected by… Continue reading Easter Bank Holiday train delays – easy way to check if your journey is affected

U.S. retail sales, labor market data paint upbeat economic picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a false start. The economy’s enduring strength was reinforced by other data on Thursday… Continue reading U.S. retail sales, labor market data paint upbeat economic picture

Peterborough, Cobourg, Bancroft residents score big lottery wins

Several residents in the Peterborough area will celebrate the Easter long weekend with significant lottery wins. In Peterborough, resident Elizabeth Cunningham claimed a $116,723.90 prize in the April 13 draw for Lotto 6/49. Her winning ticket was purchased at Shell on Lansdowne Street in Peterborough. Elizabeth Cunningham of Peterborough won over $116,000 from OLG’s Lotto… Continue reading Peterborough, Cobourg, Bancroft residents score big lottery wins

Google's perks don't matter—this is the only thing that keeps great people from quitting

When it comes to choosing an employer, the common belief is that nothing matters more than how amazing the company culture and perks are. In fact, many might think, “If I could just work at Google or Amazon or Tesla or Microsoft….then my life would be so perfect.” Unfortunately, that happens to be one of… Continue reading Google's perks don't matter—this is the only thing that keeps great people from quitting

What’s the best way to invest money for my grandkids?

  Q: I’m considering investing some money for my grandchildren. What are the best ways to invest for their future? When my grandparents invested money for me (back in the 1980s), they generally did it by purchasing a U.S. savings bond. While I certainly appreciate my grandparents doing that, times have changed and there are… Continue reading What’s the best way to invest money for my grandkids?

The US is now a 'noticeably problematic' place to be a journalist, report shows

The U.S. has been classified as a “noticeably problematic” place to be a journalist, according to the World Press Freedom Index 2019. It has slipped three places to 48 out of 180 countries in the ranking, published on Thursday by the organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The report cites the June 2018 killing of five… Continue reading The US is now a 'noticeably problematic' place to be a journalist, report shows

AmEx posts lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue

(Reuters) – Credit card issuer American Express Co’s quarterly revenue missed analysts’ estimates on Thursday, due to muted growth in its global merchant and network services unit. Shares of AmEx were down 1.2 percent in premarket trading. Revenue growth in the unit, which operates a global payments network for processing and settling card transactions, remained… Continue reading AmEx posts lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue

New Jersey man arrested after bringing gas cans into St. Patrick’s Cathedral, police say

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — A 37-year-old New Jersey man was arrested after he entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, the New York Police Department said. The unidentified man was stopped Wednesday by security when he went inside the church at about 8 p.m., said John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism,… Continue reading New Jersey man arrested after bringing gas cans into St. Patrick’s Cathedral, police say

Blackstone to switch from a partnership to a corporation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, said on Thursday it would convert from a partnership to a corporation, in a bid to get more investors into its stock. Blackstone is hoping the move will boost its share price, which has… Continue reading Blackstone to switch from a partnership to a corporation