Shares of PG&E plunge amid warning of possible wildfire liability

Shares of California utility PG&E Corp fell 18 percent on Wednesday after the company warned of liquidity concerns if its equipment was found responsible for starting the Camp wildfire currently raging in the state. The company said liabilities related to the wildfires could exceed its recently renewed insurance cover, adding to the severe financial pressure it is already facing. The […]

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Mums slam expensive Christmas Eve Box ‘tradition’ for ruining appeal of holiday

"I can’t understand why they exist." That’s the response I received within two minutes of positing a question asking how parents feel about Christmas Eve boxes, which until now, I hadn’t realised were so controversial. "Where did they originate from is what I’d like to know and the prices can be horrendous," a second mum told me, while another made […]

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Will Marks & Spencer take part in Black Friday 2018 after ‘cancelling’ last year

Despite the hype and buzz around Black Friday, Marks and Spencer have continued to bow out of the major shopping event. Last year the department store has confirmed it wouldn’t "be buying into the retail bonanza", despite consumer appetite for the event. In a speech, M&S chief executive Steve Rowe recently said the chain would not be participating in Black […]

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How to get money off anything at Disney’s online store as new discount unveiled

Whether you’re getting something for yourself of the little ones, there’s no denying that when it comes to toys, nothing is more mesmerising than Disney. The nostalgic kid’s shop announced a sudden 24 hour long sale yesterday, which saw the price of all its toys and costumes cut by 24% on their brand new online store Shop Disney. While the […]

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Mortgage Applications Continue to Slide, Interest Rates Slightly Higher

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.2% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending November 9. Mortgage interest rates once again rose on four of five types of loans the MBA tracks. On an unadjusted basis, the MBA’s composite index fell by 5% week […]

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Pro surfer sues Monster energy drink over unpaid sponsor fees

Dude — this lawsuit is alleging some majorly bogus behavior on the part of a beverage-maker. Two-time world surfing champ John John Florence has sued Monster Beverage, claiming that the energy-drinks giant hasn’t shelled out any of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he says he’s owed for using his growing notoriety and curly blond locks in its ad campaigns. […]

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