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Woman gets $284 billion electric bill, wonders whether it’s her Christmas lights. Mary Horomanski checked her online account this month and found she owed $284 billion to the electric company—a fortune worth more than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined, the Erie Times-News reported. The 58-year-old thought putting...
(This version of December 21’s story refiles to add dropped words ‘for couples’ in paragraph 8.) By Paresh Dave, Heather Somerville and Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc...
Visa says it is experiencing a "service disruption" as users in several European countries report that they are unable to make payments with their cards. Some users in the UK and other parts of Europe are experiencing problems paying for purchases with Visa cards for several hours now, as first...
The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses. One of the first changes workers will see is an increase in Canada Pension Plan premiums coming off their paycheques — the first of five years...
Toyota Motor Corp. is set to announce a C$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) expansion of its Canadian operations to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, a bet on the nation’s manufacturing amid a cloud of uncertainty from ongoing NAFTA talks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynne were in...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. Trump said he wanted to sign...
Pierce Brosnan told India health officials that a brand there "cheated" him by linking the British actor to a product with a reported association with an addictive form of tobacco, the BBC News reported. In 2016, Brosnan agreed to advertise a so-called breath freshener/tooth whitener for an Indian company called...
Mark Zuckerberg loses $3 billion as world's richest get pummelled by market swoon. It’s been an expensive week for the world’s richest people. Mark Zuckerberg is nursing the biggest fall after losing $3.2 billion as large cap stocks disappointed for a fourth straight day. Losses for the Facebook Inc. chief...
Ford's Giant 'Car Vending Machine' Is Now Open for Business in China. Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and U.S. carmaker Ford Motor have teamed up to create a massive car vending machine that dispenses vehicles to anyone interested in purchasing a Ford — assuming their “social credit score” is high enough. The...
The B.C. government announced it plans Wednesday to tax Airbnb on short-term rentals and use the anticipated $16 million to fund housing affordability projects. Airbnb has agreed to begin collecting an eight per cent sales tax (PST) and up to three per cent in a municipal and regional district tax...