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US stocks skid as GE tumbles and technology companies fall – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

General Electric is on track for its biggest loss in eight years Monday as industrial companies lead U.S. stocks lower. Technology companies and retailers are also weakening. Toy company Hasbro and competitor Mattel are tumbling after Hasbro’s sales forecast disappointed Wall Street. Stocks were at all-time highs after a six-week winning streak. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,567 as of 3:25 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell to 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 23,306. The NasdaqRead More


Semi collides with light standard on Hwy 16

Police were called to the scene at the intersection of Highway 16 and Boychuk Drive after a semi-trailer travelling northbound on Boychuck struck the traffic lights. The semi was attempting to make a westbound turn onto Highway 16 when it struck the light standard. Traffic is limited down to one lane westbound on Highway 16, and police are asking people to avoid the area. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


No winner in $30M Lotto 649 jackpot draw

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $30 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket purchased in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 25 will be approximately $34 million. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Windsor police seize meth and crack during raid

A Windsor man is facing charges after a drug bust. On Thursday at 2:20 pm, Windsor police executed a search warrant at a home on Campbell Ave. near Grove Ave. Officers found 4.1 grams of methamphetamine, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine, $610 in cash, two digital scales and packaging materials. A 53-year-old Windsor man is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #CbcnewsRead More


Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal – Technology & Science

Bob McDonald The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions on oil drilling in offshore waters along its coast, including the Arctic.This wipes out regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill threatens coastal ecosystems, including those in Canada. In a further attempt to make America self sufficient in energy, the Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act, also known as the ASTRO Act, gives the oil industry a green light to exploit offshore resources without public input or traditionalRead More


Paying tribute to a Canadian legend

New murals in downtown North Bay feature late Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie. Shay Galor reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


‘This was murder’: Crown gives closing arguments in Barrett trial

Since the night he and Milan Segota got into a knife fight in the hallway of their Barrie rooming house, Terrence Barrett has spent more than 1,000 days behind bars. On Tuesday, the Crown pushed for Barrett to stay there a lot longer. Crown attorney Fred Temple argued Barrett’s actions were not in self-defence, as the defence told the jury on Monday. The Crown said Barrett stabbed Segota 22 times intending to kill him. “This isn’t a punch or two punches. There are 22 stab wounds: six to the back,Read More


Why seeing a star crash is a ‘watershed moment in astrophysics’ – Technology & Science

Emily Chung Scientists have followed gravitational waves to something they’ve never seen before — the collision of two exotic objects called neutron stars. By observing a fleeting star-like object in the sky in August, they’ve learned a lot of new things about the universe worth clinking glasses over. Here are some amazing things about that discovery. 1. A sugar cube heavy as Everest A neutron star is what’s left after a massive star explodes in a supernova at the end of its life and then collapses into an extremely dense core. How dense? According toRead More


Donna Karan begs forgiveness for ‘stupid’ Harvey Weinstein remarks

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:17PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:13PM EDT NEW YORK — Fashion designer Donna Karan is “apologetic from the bottom of my heart” and embarrassed about “stupid” remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were “asking for it” by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Karan spoke to Women’s Wear Daily in an interview published Monday, sayingRead More


One woman in hospital after early morning fire

CTV Windsor Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:23AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:35AM EDT Windsor firefighters were kept busy overnight with a pair of fires in different parts of the city. One woman was rushed to hospital this morning after an early morning duplex fire near Windsor’s downtown. The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at a duplex at 1621 Church St. but has since been extinguished. According to Windsor Fire officials, it started in the upper unit kitchen. One woman suffered smoke inhalation inRead More