(RTTNews) - Latvia's retail sales grew at a faster pace in September, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Thursday. Retail sales increased a calendar adjusted 5.9 percent year-over-year in September, following a 4.3 percent rise in August. Turnover of retail trade in automotive fuels gained 13.4 percent yearly in September. Sales of food products grew by 5.3 percent and those of non-food products increased by 3.5 percent. On a monthly basis, retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in September, after a 0.8 percent rise in the previous month. Sales rose for the second straight month.
A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance's app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 18, 2019. Reuters Social media app TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance are fighting back in a patent infringement case that has been brought by smaller rival Triller in the U.S. The companies filed a case in San Francisco federal court Wednesday in response to a patent infringement lawsuit that social video platform Triller filed in July in Waco, Texas. The patent in question relates to creating music videos synchronized with audio. Triller claims that TikTok and ByteDance have been infringing its patents and using its technology for years. ByteDance denies this and argues that Triller's allegations have "cast a cloud" over its business. ByteDance is now requesting a court order that it, its products, and its users don't infringe upon the patent and that none of them are liable for damages or injunctive relief. "A judicial declaration is necessary to resolve the real, immediate, and justiciable controversy concerning these issues and to determine the respective
Comcast on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines. Comcast also reported better-than-expected net customer additions for high-speed internet service and further growth to its new streaming service, Peacock. The stock was up 2.4% in the premarket after earnings were released. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: 65 cents, adjusted vs. 52 cents expected, according to Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $25.53 billion vs. $24.74 billion expected, according to Refinitiv High-speed internet customers: 633,000 net adds vs. 534,000 net adds expected, according to FactSet NBCUniversal's Peacock now has nearly 22 million sign-ups. The service, which offers free and paid options, had 10 million sign-ups when Comcast last reported earnings in July. Comcast said in its report that Peacock is "proving to be a differentiating factor for customers considering Xfinity broadband and is also improving churn." "Peacock has exceeded every internal engagement metric without the benefit of the Olympics or content like The Office (Jan. 2021)," Comcast said. NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service. Todd Williamson | Peacock | NBCUniversal | Getty Images The company
PARIS (AFP) - A recap of previous knife attacks in France since 2015: 2020 Oct 29: A man bursts into a church in the southern city of Nice, killing three people and injuring several others before being shot and arrested by police. The same say, police shoot and kill a man in Montfavet, near the city of Avignon in southern France, after he had earlier threatened passersby with a handgun. Oct 16: A teacher is decapitated near a school on the outskirts of Paris. The assailant is shot dead by police. Prosecutors say they are treating the incident as "a murder linked to a terrorist organisation". Police say the victim had recently shown caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in class. Sept 25: A man armed with a knife seriously wounds two people in a suspected terror attack outside the former offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, three weeks into the trial of men accused of being accomplices in the 2015 massacre of the newspaper's staff. April 4: In southeastern Romans-sur-Isere, a riverside town, a 33-year-old Sudanese refugee goes on a stabbing spree in broad daylight, killing two