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NewsAlert: Economy lost 1100 jobs in April, unemployment rate holds steady

NewsAlert: Economy lost 1100 jobs in April, unemployment rate holds steady

Economists had been expecting a modest gain of about 20,000 jobs during the month. Signs that wage growth is strengthening could nudge the central bank closer to raising its trend-setting rate. Sectors that saw increases in employment in April included construction, manufacturing, professional services, and administration. That includes a drop to 6 per cent in the Medicine Hat-Lethbridge region from 6.8 per cent in April 2017 and 6.5 per cent in March.


Oil prices rise after Trump pulls out of Iran deal

Oil prices rise after Trump pulls out of Iran deal

Benchmark Brent crude hit its highest since November 2014 on Wednesday at over $77 a barrel. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Donald Trump's decision on abandoning the nuclear deal is not going to have a great impact on Iran's oil, gas and gas condensate exports and revenue, IRIB reported on Friday.


Audi invests heavily in 20 electrified cars by 2025

Audi invests heavily in 20 electrified cars by 2025

Audi delivered 1.88 million cars globally in 2017 and now offers three plug-in hybrid models. Audi will start production of its first all-electric model, the E-Tron, in about three months, adding the E-Tron Sportback variant next year. Its lithium-ion battery provides a range of more than 400 kilometres in the WLTP driving cycle. "Our ambition has always been and will continue to be Vorsprung durch Technik ".


London's Khan Moves to Ban 'Junk Food' Adverts

London's Khan Moves to Ban 'Junk Food' Adverts

If the proposal is approved, adverts for "unhealthy food and drink" will be banned on the London Underground , Overground, buses and bus shelters. The draft London Food Strategy also includes a proposal to ban new hot food takeaways from opening within 400 metres of schools.


Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

Google updates Privacy Policy ahead of GDPR

Google's first step in complying with the change to the law is an update to its Privacy Policy , which Google says will "make it easier to understand what information we collect" and the reason why it collects it. If ads are a bother, users now have the ability to manage or mute the ads they see on Google, on websites, and in apps, using an Ads Settings tool and Mute This Ad control.