Aldi beats Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons with THESE flowers and they’re a lot cheaper

With spring in full bloom, Channel 5’s Shop Smart: Save Money revealed the best supermarket to purchase flowers from. They compared bunches of white lilies from Aldi, Asda, Co-Op, Lidl, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. After reading multiple reviews from displeased customers claiming their flowers died after a couple of days, TV presenter Alexis Conran launched an investigation. He […]

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Denmark: Companies receive ‘hazardous’ powder in letters

Danish police are investigating a number of letters containing an unidentified powder and threats that were sent from Belgium to several food processing companies in Denmark. Interested in Denmark? Uffe Stormly of Denmark’s National Police says the letters contained “a hazardous substance.” Stormly declined on Wednesday to disclose details about the letters as the investigation was ongoing. Danish media said […]

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Bob Dylan whiskey distillery to open fall 2020 in Nashville

More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan’s project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his “Nashville Skyline” album. Dylan is set to help open a whiskey distillery in fall 2020 under the brand “Heaven’s Door.” A news release says Heaven’s Door Spirits will transform the 160-year-old Elm Street Church into the Heaven’s Door […]

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Cyprus moves to revive tourism in mountain villages

Tourism is booming in Cyprus, despite the island suffering a damaging financial crisis five years ago. But not all areas are reaping the rewards of those seeking sunnier shores. Tourism is booming in Cyprus, despite the island suffering a damaging financial crisis five years ago. But not all areas are reaping the rewards of those seeking sunnier shores. Now, the […]

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Companies decry 'valve turners' who shut down pipelines

As Enbridge prepared to move climate-damaging tar sands crude through a 40-year-old pipeline in eastern Canada in 2015, environmentalists and indigenous peoples including Vanessa Gray thought about what happened in Michigan just five years earlier: Another of the company’s lines had burst, sending oil into a river in one of the largest spills in U.S. history. With that in mind, […]

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Buffett says Bloomberg would make a ‘very good’ president

Warren Buffett thinks the country could use another billionaire in the White House. No, the investing mogul isn’t considering a run for president — but he thinks Michael Bloomberg could make a “very good” POTUS. More On: michael bloomberg Daily News confuses de Blasio with Bloomberg in headline Michael Bloomberg to announce 2020 decision by end of month Bloomberg blasts […]

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Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him. Calvey was first detained last week along with three other executives from his fund after investigators accused him and others of embezzling […]

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I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The couple had grown comfortable getting a small refund each year, […]

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China, US announce more trade talks next week

With a deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will hold more talks in Washington next week aimed at ending a battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The announcement Friday came after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Chinese President Xi Jinping that negotiators “made headway” in talks this week in Beijing. They had been the last scheduled before planned U.S. penalties […]

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