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Dow has first close above 26000 points

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The possibility of a government shutdown also loomed, though Warne said she believed it would have more impact on Wall Street's performance if an agreement was not reached by the end of Friday. Republicans are seeking to pass a temporary extension in funding government operations to avert a shutdown. Alcoa tumbled 7 percent after the company reported a wider loss in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Why crude oil prices are on upward swing, by USA energy agency

West Texas Intermediate crude reached $64.89 on Tuesday, both hitting more than three-year highs. Brent Crude Oil price at London's IСE Stock Exchange up by 0.84% to $69.59 per barrel. In November, oil ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC member nations agreed to extend output cuts for the duration of 2018. The U.S. government's weekly supply data is due on Thursday. Read More »

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25%

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But the "balanced tone" of a news conference with Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins helped the currency recover, said Eric Theoret, currency strategist at Scotiabank. The Monetary Policy Report assessed the key risks to the economic outlook. The Canadian dollar weakened modestly after the hike as investors realized that markets may have gone too far in pricing in more or faster rate hikes than the bank is contemplating. Read More »

Sam's Club closing stores across the U.S., including Morrisville location

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Several 10News TV and newspaper partners report on store closings - effective immediately - in places like metro Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis and others. Walmart is also amping up its paid maternity leave to 10 weeks, and paid parental leave to six weeks. Company officials say they're also accessing other potential additional investments for employees that could come after the new tax laws. Read More »

Lost Movie Car Reappears Next to the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

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It doesn't need to scream about anything - it's just cool". With this tribute, the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback movie vehicle was also revealed to the world after being absent for 40 years from the public eye. "When making a Bullitt , there are certain things it absolutely must have", said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. Now the owner of the vehicle, Sean, revealed the auto to McQueen's granddaughter, Molly McQueen , in a video released by Ford. Read More »

No Emirates deal will kill the A380

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The breakdown of 2017 deliveries was: 558 single-aisle A320 family (including 181 A320 new engine option, or neo, versions) aircraft, 67 A330 wide-bodies, 78 A350XWB wide-bodies (an increase of almost 60% over 2016), and 15 A380 Superjumbos. Read More »

Hundreds of vehicles gutted in parking garage blaze in Liverpool, UK

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People had to leave their cars behind and flee, as 4,000 spectators were evacuated as the final event of the Liverpool International Horse Show was abandoned at Echo Arena. They were coming past the tires. "It looked like a ball of fire on the front of the auto and it was producing a lot of smoke". Chief Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Officer Dan Stephens said tightened budgets meant large fires presented huge challenges. Read More »

Eurozone economy ends 2017 on stellar note

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Samuel Tombs, chief United Kingdom economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: "The construction sector ended 2017 on a weak note, and it likely will continue to struggle in 2018". "This, in turn, drove a further rise in employment and higher input and output prices". The 50-point mark separates expansion from contraction. Greater production requirements also impacted purchasing activity which increased at the fastest pace since February. Read More »

Walmart Announces Higher Starting Wages, Bonuses, and Benefits Thanks to Tax Reform

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With the wage increase and bonus payment, the company seeks to even its pay gap with resurgent rival Target Corp ., while simultaneously sending a high-profile thank you to the US government for slashing the corporate tax rate. The company says the changes will affect more than 1 million of its United States employees. In the past, Walmart raised starting wages to $9 in 2015 and then $10 for most workers the following year. Read More »

Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff split after five years of dating

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She took to Twitter to clarify her statement, however, it seems like the Girls creator only joined the initiative out of convenience, and didn't do the actual work it took to plan for it. She added: "Things can be, 'You know what, you're a drop of water, and then you re-enter the ocean.' Anyway, I really love you all". After the Supreme Court's June 2015 decision in favor of marriage equality, Lena said she felt a lot of pressure to "just go for it that day, ' but they wanted to 'wait for ... Read More »

Natural disaster hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

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The last big quake on the Hayward fault happened about 150 years ago, in 1868. Nor, Sanders said, have there been reports of damage to building structures caused by the moderate quake, though "there's always the possibility that there could be some" minor structural damage. Read More »

Tesla's Model 3 Story Is Getting Old

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But the company has so far has pushed back its target of making 5,000 Model 3's per week twice. Slow production could affect the number of Model 3 buyers who receive the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, and it is unclear whether this may drive away buyers, said Cowen analyst Jeffrey Osborne. Read More »

This Android virus can steal your banking info: Save your phone now

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However, this malware attacking the Uber Android app is a good reminder for the users to stay away from downloading apps from untrusted sources. They are HDFC Mobile Banking, Axis, SBI Anywhere Personal, MobileBanking LITE, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, IDBI Abhay, IDBI mPassbook Bank, IDBI GO Mobile, Baroda mPassbook, Union Bank Mobile Banking System, Commercial clients of Union Bank. Read More »

Trump slams FBI, Clinton for 'garbage' dossier

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which they said former spy Christopher Steele made "false statements " about his sharing information in the dossier with U.S. The Judiciary Committee probe is one of three congressional investigations into Russian interference into the USA election, and is separate from Robert Mueller's probe. Read More »

FCC Chair Cancels Appearance At Consumer Electronics Show

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The sources added that federal law enforcement agencies have " intervened in the matter ". The FCC has been the target of much anger from the tech industry over its unpopular decision to end its net neutrality regulations. The nature of the threats are unclear, but it is the second time in recent weeks Pai has dealt with imminent security concerns. "The FCC's vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to NY consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open Internet", t. Read More »

China Focus: China's factory sector shows resilience

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China is expected to have grown by close to 7 percent in 2017, but the world's second largest economy is likely to slow in the new year on the back of those measures, highlighted as policy priorities at October's key Communist Party congress. Read More »

US Crude Oil Inventories Have Fallen ~10.6% in 2017

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Besides the weekly drawdown, the EIA also said that US oil production dipped to 9.754 million barrels per day, down from 9.789 million bpd the previous week. Specifically, slightly more than half the survey's respondents expect the rig count to continue to climb six months from now, but almost all said oil above $60 will be needed for a substantial increase. Read More »

Instagram will now include 'recommended posts' in your feeds

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If your friends liked something on photo-sharing social network Instagram , it might now show up on your feed - even if you do not follow that particular person. Dear Instagram , the only thing I want recommended to me on my feed are my friend's photos iN THE ORDER THEY WERE POSTED IN! Is it something you're going to use or are you going to hide the option? When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the following button. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's Wife, Mother To Meet Him Today In Pakistan

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Pakistan gave proof of their inhuman nature. For him, the treatment meted out to Jadhav's mother and wife by the Pakistan authorities was "unacceptable". Tulshidas Pawar is Jadhav's childhood friend and lives in Mumbai's Parel area. "We don't consider it to be a meeting". It was the first time that Jadhav was meeting his family since his arrest in March, and Pakistan portrayed it as a humanitarian gesture to mark the birthday of the country's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Read More »

Elon Musk's Roadster Is All Prepped-Up for Its Mars Voyage

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The Falcon Heavy combines three SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, such that it rides atop 27 Merlin engines firing in unison. Earlier this week, Musk revealed photos of the first Falcon Heavy ever built inside a Cape Canaveral hangar. "Just bear in mind that there is a good chance this monster rocket blows up ", Musk reportedly told Plait in an email, "so I wouldn't put anything of irreplaceable sentimental value on it". Read More »

Restaurants open on Christmas Eve, Day 2017 in Northern Utah

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Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the month. If there are municipal service emergencies in Niagara Falls during the holidays contact 905-356-1355. They will be closed on New Year's Day . Every store out there is looking forward to Saturday. No artificial trees will be collected. The Mayflower Mall will be open for its regular 9:30 a.m. Read More »

RI hangs on to second US House seat in population estimates

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It showed Connecticut's population in 2017 is estimated at 3,588,184. The population increase is beneficial because businesses move where talent lives, Rogers said. The decrease was a tiny fraction of Illinois' total population of just over 12.8 million. Eastern Idaho is tied with south-central Idaho for lowest unemployment rate: 2.6 percent. Read More »

Hollywood Would Get Big Windfall Annually From Tax Bill

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AT&T said the bonus payments will go to all union-represented, non-management and front-line managers, totaling more than 200,000 employees. The Dallas-based telecommunications giant also reiterated its plan to invest an additional $1 billion in the USA next year. Read More »

Nashville expected to be named MLS expansion franchise

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That is perhaps why MLS has left it down to one from those two bids for the final spot. Meanwhile, several semi-pro teams call the region home, including Detroit City FC who play home games at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. Falling into the consolation bracket, though, won't sooth the disappointment of Cincinnati or Sacramento fans if their city loses out. And with Nashville approving a public-private deal for a $275 million stadium last month, it seems that Detroit's fate was ... Read More »

CME's Bitcoin Futures Debut Wins With Trading Value

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The Chicago-based exchange got off to a quicker start with more efficient pricing, according to reports . On its debut on December 10, the Cboe traded almost 4,000 contracts during the full session. For more information about bitcoin futures, read Level Trading Field CEO Lanre Sarumi's three-part CoinDesk series exploring the topic. Cboe's website stalled during its launch. Read More »

Atlanta airport power outage impacting Savannah flights

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He said the fire happened in a service tunnel deep under the airport, so it never posed a danger to anyone. Williams took her blanket and looked for a place to rest. Begley says airport staff regularly review the contingency plan that's required by the Federal Aviation Administration. During the blackout, thousands of travelers waited on planes or in the terminals. Read More »

Ryanair in union supply to keep away from Christmas strikes

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The airline said in a statement: "The Portuguese pilot union has requested a meeting next week and Ryanair has offered to meet them on Thursday December 21". Up until the latest company announcement, it had a very public and vehement attitude it wouldn't talk to unions. "Taking what they say - based on trust - is not a sensible thing to do". Read More »

Oil prices hold steady on competitive data, North Sea outage

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EST to $63.52 per barrel. Brent crude oil prices jumped - by one percent - above $65 per barrel on Tuesday to their highest since mid-2015, after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts. Read More »

Volunteers needed for kettle campaign in Maple Ridge

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It's all to help surprise them come Christmas morning and take away the stress some families have when they can't afford gifts for their kids during the holidays. Hosted at more than 2,000 locations across Canada, the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is the organization's largest fundraising drive of the year and would not be possible without the thousands of kettle workers who volunteer their time. Read More »

USA says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

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The court document notes that one feature of Mirai was the ability to conduct attacks against entire ranges of IP addresses. The plea agreement also reveals that in August 2016, Mirai was used to attack an un-named US company. From September to October 2016, Jha made Mirai's source code public on forums for cybercriminals, allowing anyone to use it, using names like "ogmemes" and "Anna Senpai". Read More »

Black Friday shopping spree boosts retail sales

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The figures suggest consumers are willing to keep spending despite the sharpest rise in inflation for nearly six years, driven by the higher cost of importing goods to the United Kingdom as a effect of the pound's weakness since the Brexit vote. Read More »

MA gas prices up by a penny, expected to fall

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It fell 4 cents in Jacksonville to $2.33 in the past seven days. Test vehicles included a Ford Mustang GT, Jeep Renegade, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Audi A-3, and Ford F150 XLT. Individual drivers - particularly if their driving style can be described as "spirited" - may find an improvement in vehicle driving performance for off-the-line acceleration, highway passing, hill-climbing when loaded with luggage, or towing a trailer; and may determine that their personal driving ... Read More »

Australia legalizes marriage equality in historic vote

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Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull , gave an emotional speech as he declared: "What a day for love, for quality, for respect". It was a heartwarming moment as Wilson tearfully recounted how his partner had endured the many years of the struggle for marriage equality, before asking him to marry him. Read More »