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Tuesday 13th of October 2015 03:57:28

Canadian News

Weak trading hits JPMorgan, profit falls in three core businesses

A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New YorkLike other banks, JPMorgan has been struggling to increase revenue in the face of weak demand for loans and low interest rates, which have been stuck near zero for overnight funds since December 2008. Trading was particularly volatile during the quarter as worries about the impact of an economic slowdown in China roiled financial markets, discouraging investors from making big bets and muddying the outlook for U.S. interest rates.

Intel says data center business to grow less than expected

The sign hanging outside the Intel booth is seen at the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las VegasIntel Corp cut revenue growth forecast for its highly profitable business of making chips for data centers as businesses reduce spending due to weak macroeconomic growth. Intel has been counting on the data center business to help offset declining demand for its chips used in personal computers, its biggest revenue generator. The company agreed in June to acquire Altera Corp for $16.7 billion to expand its line-up of the higher-margin chips used in data centers.

Dutch investigation: Missile fired from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine downed Malaysian jet

A Dutch Military Policeman guards part of the reconstructed cockpit, rear, and forward section of the fuselage after the Dutch Safety Board presented it's final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board, during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands - The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane. Some of the victims may have been conscious for 60 to 90 seconds, the Dutch Safety Board said, but they probably were not fully aware of what was happening in the oxygen-starved, freezing chaos.

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos quiet on Don Cherry's MLB conspiracy theory

Alex Anthopoulos is always grateful for Don Cherry's support, but the Blue Jays general manager was reluctant to second Cherry's belief that Major League Baseball is conspiring to keep Toronto out of the post-season. Cherry spoke at length on Saturday during his Coach's Corner segment of Hockey Night in Canada about officiating and game operations decisions made by MLB that he believed were biased against the Blue Jays. "Can't say enough good things about (Don Cherry)," said Anthopoulos at Rogers Centre on Tuesday.

Blame game already on as Canada-U.S. softwood deal expires; no talks on horizon

Officials on both sides of the border are blaming each other for the failure to renegotiate a softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States before it expired Monday. American industry groups have long claimed Canada subsidizes its lumber production and the trade agreement regulated Canadian softwood exports to the United States. The 2006 agreement ended five years of court battles and returned $4 billion in duties collected by the United States that had been imposed on Canadian producers, with more than half — $2.4 billion — returned to British Columbia companies.


TSX falls; resource stocks, railways weigh

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in TorontoBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pulled back on Tuesday, with energy stocks stung by a drop in oil prices and investor sentiment hurt by weak trade data out of China that weighed on miners and railway companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 119.63 points, or 0.86 percent, at 13,844.73. "The whole rebound in energy and commodities is still very much a toss-up," said Elvis Picardo, strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver.

AB InBev, SABMiller brew up $100 billion deal

A bartender serves a beer produced by brewing company SAB Miller at a bar in Cape TownBy Philip Blenkinsop and Martinne Geller BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top two brewers, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller , have agreed in principle to one of the biggest mergers in corporate history after a near month-long courtship resulted in SABMiller accepting an offer worth more than $100 billion. The planned combination announced on Tuesday would marry AB InBev's Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona brands with SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell and brew almost a third of the world's beer, dwarfing other major producers like Heineken and Carlsberg . For AB InBev the SABMiller deal will give it more breweries in Latin America and Asia and an entrance to Africa at a time when some of its home markets such as the United States are weakening as drinkers shun mainstream lagers in favor of craft brews and cocktails.

Weak trading hits JPMorgan, profit falls in three core businesses

A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New YorkLike other banks, JPMorgan has been struggling to increase revenue in the face of weak demand for loans and low interest rates, which have been stuck near zero for overnight funds since December 2008. Trading was particularly volatile during the quarter as worries about the impact of an economic slowdown in China roiled financial markets, discouraging investors from making big bets and muddying the outlook for U.S. interest rates.

Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices. The jury in Madison, Wisconsin also said the patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages.

EMC to pay up to $2.5 billion to Dell if it opts for rival bid

The EMC logo is seen at the entrance to the company's office in Santa ClaraEMC Corp said it would pay Dell Inc [DI.UL] up to $2.5 billion in termination fees if the data-storage company accepts a "superior proposal". EMC said Dell had secured financing of up to $49.5 billion from banks to fund the roughly $67 billion deal announced on Monday. While IBM Corp , Cisco Systems Inc , Oracle Corp and Hewlett-Packard Co could be potential suitors for EMC, the chances of them challenging Dell with a rival offer are slim, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Weight Loss

800-pound man with dreams of becoming an actor says he's determined to slim down, live a life

In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 photo, Steven Assanti, 33, rests in bed at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I. Assanti, of Cranston and who weighs nearly 800 pounds, said he was kicked out of another hospital for ordering pizza. Assanti said he is determined to slim down and hopes to eventually drop to 180 pounds. He said a surgeon read about him and offered to fly him to Texas to help him lose weight so he can have gastric bypass surgery. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)A Rhode Island man who weighs nearly 800 pounds says he's determined to slim down and he dreams of becoming an actor one day. Steven Assanti, of Cranston, refers to himself now as a monster. Assanti spoke to a Rhode Island television station, WJAR-TV, last week after he said he was kicked out of Rhode Island Hospital for ordering pizza.

Celebrities cash in hawking products to social media followers

Here's a celebrity endorsement done in the old-school style: a Hollywood star using a product and explaining why he loves it. Equally dubious celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Scott Disick and Snooki are seen in countless selfie posts, holding up products ranging from weight-loss teas to waist shapers.

Princess Leia’s gold bikini sells for $96,000

Princess Leia’s gold bikini sells for $96,000When Carrie Fisher slipped into a gold bikini for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, little did she know it would end up one of the most iconic pieces of film fashion.

After years of struggles, father-to-be weeps when he finds out wife is pregnant

Man learns he's going to be a dadA mother-to-be surprises her husband with the news that she’s pregnant, and his reaction is sure to give you all the feels.

YouTube star calls out weight loss clinic which illegally used her photo in ad

Meghan TonjesYou know those ads that you see online about losing weight or bulking up? The ones with stories and photos that just don’t seem real?


Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for Marley-inspired 'Brief History of Seven Killings'

Author Chigozie Obioma poses with his book 'The Fishermen' on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Obioma is one of six shortlisted authors of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and the winner will be announced Tuesday Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said "A Brief History of Seven Killings" was "the most exciting book on the list" and a novel full of the "sheer pleasure" of language. James was awarded the 50,000 pound ($77,000) prize during a black-tie dinner at London's medieval Guildhall.

5 things learned from new doc 'Moose: A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater'

A moose calf and its mother are shown in a handout photo. "MOOSE: A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater," airs Thursday on CBC-TV's "The Nature of Things."THE CANADIAN PRESS/HOAcclaimed science and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming of Uxbridge, Ont., shot the visually stunning project over a year in Alberta's Jasper National Park with a small crew of just a cameraman and a scientist. To their surprise, they encountered not just one but two moose calves, which are rarely spotted. 1. Moose populations are in decline across Canada right now.

Harry Connick Jr. to host daytime TV show next year; a variety mix for 'new millennium'

FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Harry Connick Jr. presents the award for best revival of a musical at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Connick Jr. will host a new daytime show, "Harry," that is set to debut in Sept. 2016. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)Harry Connick Jr. is adding the title of daytime show host to his resume. The jazzman, actor and "American Idol" judge will host a new syndicated program set to debut in fall 2016. NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution said Tuesday it has sold the show, titled "Harry," to Fox-owned TV stations in 17 U.S. markets.

Krysten Ritter Talks 'Jessica Jones'

Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in Marvel / Netflix's 'Jessica Jones' filming in Brooklyn on April 14, 2015 in New York City -- Getty Images"Marvel's Jessica Jones" is heading to Netflix this November, and leading lady Krysten Ritter, who plays the retired superhero, says the series has its own style. When it debuts on Netflix on November 20, the series will follow Jessica as she rebuilds her life as a private detective working cases in New York City.

Hayden's Postpartum Revelation 

Hayden Panettiere arrives to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 -- Getty ImagesHayden Panettiere is on the road to recovery from postpartum depression. 


Utley's appeal of ban for slide to be heard Monday

MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at New York MetsLos Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley's appeal of his two-game ban for a hard slide into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada will be held on Monday, according to a report on Major League Baseball's website. Monday is a scheduled off-day between the second and third games of the of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series, should the Dodgers overcome a 2-1 deficit against the Mets in their Division Series and advance to the next round. Game Four of the NLDS is being played later on Tuesday in New York, with Utley still available to play until there is a decision on his appeal.

Federer knocked out in Shanghai opener

Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles tennis match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai(Reuters) - World number three and defending champion Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat in the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, losing 7-6(4) 2-6 6-3 to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas. U.S. Open runner-up Federer, 34, banged down 15 aces and won more points than his opponent but a lack of sharpness at crucial moments sent him spinning to defeat. Last year 17-times grand slam champion Federer survived six match points in his opening match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer and went on to lift the title.

Utley slide may trigger rule change on take-out slides

MLB: NLDS-New York Mets at Los Angeles DodgersBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2015 Major League Baseball postseason is young but already there is good reason to believe it will leave a significant legacy. It might well be remembered as the coming out party of the young, slugging Chicago Cubs, and the New York Mets with their array of precocious power pitchers. Baseball may be regarded as a non-contact game, but that is not the case around second base where baserunners are expected to break up potential double plays by disrupting an infielder trying to tag the base and throw to first for a pair of outs.

Confident, not cocky: Blue Jays' Stroman ready for Game 5 start against Rangers

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman take his seat during a press conference ahead of game five in the ALDS playoffs in Toronto on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan DenetteStroman, who missed the majority of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, is very sure of himself headed in to the biggest game of his young career. It is what it is," said the five-foot-eight Stroman on Tuesday afternoon. Manager John Gibbons loves Stroman's attitude and is pleased to put the pitcher in the decisive game of the best-of-five ALDS.

Croatia qualifies for its 4th consecutive European Championship with help from Italy

Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci kicks the ball during a Euro 2016 qualifying group H soccer match at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)With some help from Italy, Croatia qualified for its fourth consecutive European Championship after a 1-0 win at Malta on Tuesday. Croatia claimed second place in Group H after Italy came from behind to beat Norway 2-1. Alessandro Florenzi scored one goal and set up another for Graziano Pelle as the Azzurri overturned a 1-0 halftime deficit in Rome.


Hayes Grier's 'DWTS' Blog

Allison Holker and Hayes Grier attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on October 12, 2015 in Los Angeles -- Getty ImagesSocial media sensation Hayes Grier joins as our behind-the-scenes celebrity blogger for Season 21 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

NBC says Donald Trump will host 'Saturday Night Live' in November

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa. Trump has agreed to host "Saturday Night Live" next month. NBC said its former "Celebrity Apprentice" host will be the headliner of the Nov. 7 show. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)NEW YORK, N.Y. - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has agreed to host "Saturday Night Live" next month.

Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live' in November

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Norcross, GeorgiaRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will be exercising his comedy muscles as the host of NBC's live sketch show "Saturday Night Live" next month, the network said on Tuesday. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, will host the show with musical guest Sia on Nov. 7. Actor Taran Killam currently plays Trump in "Saturday Night Live" sketches, and in the vein of the show, is quite likely to face the real Trump in a skit.

Judge orders Suge Knight and Katt Williams to stand trial in robbery case

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight sits for a hearing in his murder case in Los Angeles Superior Court. Knight is scheduled to return to a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, for hearings in separate murder and robbery cases filed against him. (Patrick T. Fallon/Pool Photo via AP, File)Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams should stand trial on charges they robbed a celebrity photographer of her camera last year, a judge ruled Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald Coen said there was enough evidence to support the robbery charges and a separate felony criminal threats charge filed against Knight over comments he made to the photographer before she was attacked in Beverly Hills in September. Attorneys for Williams and Knight said their clients were trying to prevent the photographer from shooting images of Knight's young son.

Less skin: Playboy to stop running pictures of nude women; 'It's just passe'

In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. (Ian West/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVEThe magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms — or at least its sock drawers — announced this week that it will no longer run photos of naked women. The Times said taking full nudity out of the magazine was something the 89-year-old Hugh Hefner signed off on when Playboy editor Cory Jones ran the idea by him.

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