• Tesco emerges as a festive victor
Tesco emerges as a festive victor

The supermarket says its efforts to pass on less inflation to its consumers compared to rivals could be behind its sales performance. And although some shareholders will be put at ease by a reiteration of FY guidance, it seems unlikely to reduce concerns that the M&S turnaround is failing to see the success of the aforementioned Tesco , while al...

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  • Why ISRO's first launch of 2018 made Pakistan nervous
Why ISRO's first launch of 2018 made Pakistan nervous

Three micro and 25 nano satellites from six countries namely Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and US, make up the other payload. While it was a historic moment for India - especially after the unsuccessful launch of the IRNSS-1H satellite in August of past year.

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is world's richest person

Bezos also owns Blue Origin , a travel business that intends to take tourists to explore space and the Washington Post newspaper. Shares of Amazon are up almost 7% so far in this year after rising 56% in 2017. Gates net worth would have been far more if he had not given out nearly 700 million shares of Microsoft, worth $61.8 billion at today's...

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  • Trump hopes Korea talks go 'beyond the Olympics'
Trump hopes Korea talks go 'beyond the Olympics'

South Korea will announce Tuesday its position on a deal with Japan over "comfort women" forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, the Foreign Ministry said, an agreement meant to "finally and irreversibly" settle the issue when adopted two years ago.

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  • Senate Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Achieves Important Milestone
Senate Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Achieves Important Milestone

Trump's FCC commissioners have tried to protect their friends in Big Telecom by forbidding states from passing their own net neutrality rules. Included within the final draft is the definition of broadband Internet access service as an "information service" as opposed to a "telecommunications service".

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  • GoPro exits drone market, hints at search for a buyer, partner
GoPro exits drone market, hints at search for a buyer, partner

In a statement today, GoPro announced that it's killing off its drone division and laying off 20 percent of its workforce. The drone remained the second most popular of its price class after the recall, GoPro said, but an "extremely competitive aerial market", as well as a "hostile regulatory environment" in Europe and the United States made th...

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  • 'Captain Marvel' Casts DeWanda Wise in Role Opposite of Brie Larson
'Captain Marvel' Casts DeWanda Wise in Role Opposite of Brie Larson

Calling herself Ms. Marvel , she established herself as one of Marvel's most powerful and prominent heroes as a sole heroine and as a member of the Avengers . Captain Marvel is a Marvel Cinematic Universe prequel of sorts, taking place in the 1990s . "Room" star Larson plays the title character, whose alter-ego is known as Carol Danvers.

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  • Reforms are yielding results, says Debroy on GDP estimate
Reforms are yielding results, says Debroy on GDP estimate

Central Statistics Office (CSO) has pegged the GDP growth rate during the FY2017-18 at 6.5% in its first advance estimates as compared to GDP growth rate of 7.1% in FY2016-17 at basic constant prices of 2011-12. Economists feel a lower growth estimate could see the government wandering away from the fiscal consolidation path and not meet their fi...

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  • Tesla Model 3 production approached 2700 units in 2017
Tesla Model 3 production approached 2700 units in 2017

The Palo Alto-based carmaker added that it built 2,425 units of the Model 3 during that quarter, with 793 built during the last seven days of the quarter - about 10 times the amount produced in the third quarter. That is why it made sense that the initial delays were due to battery bottlenecks at Tesla's Nevada factory: no batteries means no ca...

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  • Computer Glitch Paralyzes Customs Processing at US Airports
Computer Glitch Paralyzes Customs Processing at US Airports

PST. Computer issues at U.S. Customs and Border protection at JFK Airport caused lines and major headaches for travelers at JFK Airport. "We tried maybe three different kiosks, one twice", said DFW traveler Katrina Westermann. "At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature ", Customs and Border Protection ...

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  • India manufacturing PMI rises to 5 year high in December
India manufacturing PMI rises to 5 year high in December

It was also lower compared to the 55.7 reading posted a year earlier. The modest increase in output in December followed broadly unchanged production volumes in November. At the same time, stronger demand allowed firms to raise prices at the fastest pace in 10 months to make up for rising input costs, suggesting overall inflation could remain abo...

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  • Minimum wage raises coming to 18 states on New Year's Day
Minimum wage raises coming to 18 states on New Year's Day

New York City fast-food workers will be paid $15 an hour beginning December 31, 2018. Gallivan, ironically, voted for the minimum wage increase, saying he only did so to slow the increases in Upstate New York. A group is circulating petitions to put raising Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 on the November ballot. It will reach $15 a...

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  • 'Unprofessional and irresponsible': Royals slam Censor board for clearing Padmavati
'Unprofessional and irresponsible': Royals slam Censor board for clearing Padmavati

He added that the producers and director had been asked to run a disclaimer saying the movie does not "claim historical accuracy", and that they were "completely in agreement" with the suggestions. Historians are divided about whether the queen existed, but many Rajputs believe she did and accuse Bhansali of portraying her in a bad light. Vishvar...

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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook's total compensation package for 2017 is $102…
Apple CEO Tim Cook's total compensation package for 2017 is $102…

Cook's incentive pay totaled US$9.33 million for the year ended September 30, the California-based company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with attendees of the iPhone X event. Apple notes that Cook added $93,109 in personal travel costs for the company, "based on hourly flight charges and other varia...

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  • Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans
Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans

Following a year in which he achieved new lows in approval ratings for a new president, Trump is now the first chief executive to not win Gallup's Most Admired Man poll in the first year of his presidency since, uh, ever . The former president edged out a win over the sitting president, Donald Trump . Gallup notes that this poll has been ...

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  • Pennsylvania woman shocked by $284 bln electricity bill
Pennsylvania woman shocked by $284 bln electricity bill

The hilarious and terrible thing about this is that she would have been on the hook for a minimum payment in December of $28,156 had she not gotten that bill adjusted. I once lived in an illegal apartment in Brooklyn where the landlord divvied up one electric bill among the tenants, allegedly to mitigate suspicion from The Authorities.

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  • Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday
Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

Past hardware, Amazon said in one week alone, more than four million people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships. While there are scores of purchases that can be made using Alexa , the top purchases made through "voice shopping" were the Echo Dot , Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, the company said.

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  • Rohit Sharma record ton powers India to series win
Rohit Sharma record ton powers India to series win

MS Dhoni smashed 28 runs, which helped India post over 250 runs on the scorecard. 117- This is India's highest 10-over total for India in T20Is. The Lankans were showing some much needed fight. Rohit Sharma played two scintillating knocks in the last ten days, which not only fetched him new records but also showed that the 30-year-old could...

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  • BJP's 'conspiracy' stands exposed with 2G verdict: Congress
BJP's 'conspiracy' stands exposed with 2G verdict: Congress

While chairing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, Gandhi has alleged PM Modi's recognised "Gujarat Model" as "flawed and fake". Newly-elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit the famous Somnath temple on Saturday. And then we also saw how in their desperation, the Prime Minister himself accused Dr Manmohan Singh of complete ...

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  • Kohl's Christmas Eve Hours 2017
Kohl's Christmas Eve Hours 2017

Grand River Transit is operating on a Sunday schedule Christmas Day , although some routes will not be running. GameStop: Will open at 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve hours are 8 a.m. -6 p.m. Big Lots will be open from 7 a.m. -11 p.m. December 22-23. JCPenney : JCPenney locations will be open all week until midnight and from 7 a.m.to...

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  • Unemployment Rate Rebounds In November; Labor Force Continues Drop
Unemployment Rate Rebounds In November; Labor Force Continues Drop

Veterans looking for employment prospects attend the first Los Angeles International Airport Job Fair for Veterans in Los Angeles on September 14, 2016. Around the state, the lowest rate was 2.4 percent in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties and the highest was 4.6 percent in Washington County. That's 1,300 fewer jobs than initially estimated.

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  • Salvation Army Distributes Toys, Clothing & Food
Salvation Army Distributes Toys, Clothing & Food

An abundance of toys were on display at the Marquette County Salvation Army, ready to be distributed. "People who would normally be donating are now waiting on employment insurance or living on half of what they were before", she said. The toys donated this year range from bikes to dolls to baseballs. An anonymous donor dropped a Krugerrand i...

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  • Christmas miracle needed for Salvation Army in St. Lawrence County
Christmas miracle needed for Salvation Army in St. Lawrence County

The Salvation Army also uses Red Kettle funds to assist those trying to leave a life of addiction in their drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Police are looking at security tapes for a possible suspect. all without whom this dinner would not be possible". The theft happened at 6:30 p.m., according to a press release by the Caledonia Poli...

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  • Could Europe's Uber ruling affect the future of the gig economy?
Could Europe's Uber ruling affect the future of the gig economy?

The judgement came for a court case originates which from legal action filed by Elite Taxi , a Barcelona-based association of taxi drivers who claimed Uber was Uber for operating its low-priced Uberpop service without the necessary taxi licences and authorisation from the city.

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  • Coinbase halts transactions amid probe into possible Bitcoin Cash insider trading
Coinbase halts transactions amid probe into possible Bitcoin Cash insider trading

Coinbase users have always been calling for the platform to add Bitcoin Cash, now the world's third-biggest cryptocurrency, to its roster after it initially shunned the launch of the offshoot cryptocurrency in August . As such, he is taking the investigation into insider trading extremely seriously. The price of bitcoin cash rose rapidly, l...

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  • Sales of existing homes hit highest level in almost 11 years
Sales of existing homes hit highest level in almost 11 years

This is consistent with the fall in inventories, which dropped lower to 1.72 million on a seasonally adjusted basis, the lowest level since the inception of the series. The statewide median sales price grew by 5.8 percent in November compared to last November. On tax reform, NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall said following congressional clearanc...

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  • European Union will probe retailer IKEA's Dutch tax deals
European Union will probe retailer IKEA's Dutch tax deals

The European Commission said it was looking into two tax rulings issued to Inter Ikea . This entitles the IKEA shops to use the IKEA trademark, and receive know-how to operate and exploit the IKEA franchise concept. Following global recognition that the worldwide tax system needed to be reformed to prevent BEPS, the G20 asked the OEC...

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  • Virgin Hyperloop One raises $50m, puts Branson in the driver's seat
Virgin Hyperloop One raises $50m, puts Branson in the driver's seat

But among publicly released hyperloop tests, the previous record holder was Elon Musk , with a speed of 220 miles per hour. Virgin Hyperloop One has not conducted a public test at its site since May 2016 . "A Virgin Hyperloop One pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to...

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  • Antoine Griezmann Gets Green Light To Leave Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann Gets Green Light To Leave Atletico Madrid

The 26-year-old Griezmann plays for Spanish team Atletico Madrid but has been linked to a move to Barcelona . Simeone was also asked about the future of right-back Sime Vrsaljko, heavily linked with a January move to Napoli, although the Serie A side's president, Aurelio Di Laurentiis, has said a summer move is more likely .

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  • The Observer view on net neutrality
The Observer view on net neutrality

US regulators voted on Thursday to roll back the so-called "net neutrality" rules , which required Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom. Scrapping net neutrality could make the already uncompetitive U.S. broadband market even less competitive. The deregulation could also result in ...

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  • Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam airport
Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam airport

The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of Europe's biggest airports. Schiphol Plaza, the airport's shopping area, was evacuated straight after the incident but has now been re-opened. He was shot by military police, according to a tweet from Dutch police. No details of his condition have been released. Trains w...

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  • For net neutrality, all roads head to courts
For net neutrality, all roads head to courts

As Pai said before today's vote, "It is time for the Internet, once again, to be driven by engineers and entrepreneurs and consumers rather than lawyers, accountants and bureaucrats". "The legend of a cable company breaking the internet ... isn't reality", he said. For example this means not blocking or slowing down traffic to companies the ISP may...

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  • Police in NY respond to report of explosion
Police in NY respond to report of explosion

At least three other people suffered minor injuries, including ringing in the ears and headaches. O'Neill said by the time officers arrived, they found Ullah with burns and wounds to his body. Marlyn Yu Sherlock was at a retail store on the main floor of the terminal when people began flooding out of the subway entrance, "screaming, running in pa...

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  • MA is the Healthiest State in the Nation
MA is the Healthiest State in the Nation

They face excessive health problems in accordance with the report , involving an excessive generality of smoking , weight issues and children in destitution. The report also states the state has the lowest rate of diabetes. MS ranked 50th for the least healthy state, according to the survey. One of Minnesota's neighboring states, North Dakot...

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  • NYC Bomber Benefitted From US Visa Lottery Program
NYC Bomber Benefitted From US Visa Lottery Program

The bill would lower legal immigration levels by half and put an end to both chain migration and the visa lottery. "Congress must also act on my administration's other proposals to enhance domestic security". After the attack , President Trump called on Congress and the Department of Justice to end the program. "As I have been saying since I fir...

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