Beijing on Friday denied selling oil products to North Korea even though the Lighthouse Winmore is owned by a company registered in Guangzhou, while the vessel sails under a Hong Kong-flag. China denied the allegations, saying reports that it sold oil to North Korea did "not accord with the facts". "We are closely monitoring North Korea's attempts to evade United Nations sanctions ".
President Barack Obama stumped for a minimum wage hike throughout his second term, but Republicans in Congress blocked Democratic proposals from coming up for a vote. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now require a higher minimum wage than the federal one. The minimum wage covers fast-food workers at more than 130 chains operating in NY, including Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell ...
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Oil prices, which hit 2-1/2 year highs this week, have rallied by more than 30 percent since the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers agreed to limit production from January 2017. Total crude oil imports to China, one of the world's biggest oil consumers, rebounded to the second-highest level on record in November at 9.01 million barrels per day (bpd).
Bitcoin fell more than 11pc on Thursday after South Korea announced a clampdown on cryptocurrency. The South Korean government hopes to cool things down by making it clear to investors that they will, if necessary, crack down hard on cryptocurrencies.