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Spirit passenger flushes pet hamster down toilet after misinformation, report says

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The lawyer for a student who says Spirit Airlines told her to flush her emotional-support hamster down the toilet says she's still distraught over the incident but now has a replacement rodent for comfort. Just over a week ago, for example, there was that woman who tried to bring her emotional support peacock on a flight (a request that was, understandably, denied). Read More »

Best Buy announces plans to pull all CDs from stores

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Best Buy , formerly one of the biggest music merchandisers in the U.S., has plans to pull CDs from all of its stores by July 1, according to Billboard . Although it remains a niche market in the grand scheme of things, new vinyl and high-dollar reissues made up a whopping 14 percent of physical album sales in 2017. Read More »

Powell sworn in as Fed chairman

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump alleged that Yellen kept interest rates low for political reasons to benefit Obama. In a video message, Powell pledged to support continued economic growth and a healthy job market while remaining "vigilant" to any emerging economic risks. Read More »

Amtrak Train Derailed - Two Dead, 70 Injured in SC

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The Amtrak train that crashed in SC on Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 100, passed through Raleigh and Cary Saturday night. The two people who died were aboard the Amtrak train , Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher confirmed . Read More »

Sensex cracks 1200 points, Nifty below 10300 — TERRIBLE TUESDAY

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At 1:07 PM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 34,852, down 215 points, while the Nifty50 index was trading at 10,690, down 70 points. Other losers were RIL, Dr Reddy's, Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, L&T, M&M, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC Bank, Adani Ports, NTPC, Wipro, Power Grid, Bajaj Auto and Kotak Bank, declining up to 2.70%. Read More »

Three Business Titans To Tackle Health Care Costs

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase , said in a statement the effort could eventually be expanded to benefit all Americans. It is interesting to note that one of the largest USA reinsurance companies, Gen Re , is at the core of Berkshire Hathaway's empire. Read More »

Dow Jones industrials sink 500 points

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Analysts have been eyeing a recent increase in United States bond yields that accelerated further on Friday following the jobs data . "Rates have risen fairly quickly this year and the speed of the advance is worrying". The yield on the 10-year Treasury note - a widely used gauge for overall interest rates - rose to more than 2.8 per cent, the highest level since early 2014. Read More »

TDP upset with Budget, but won't snap ties

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu called the party meeting to decide the next course of action. TDP sources said that some of the MPs came down heavily on the Centre and they even suggested that two TDP Union Ministers should quit from the Union Cabinet. Read More »

What Yellen's Fed tenure will be remembered for

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As Janet Yellen's tenure comes to an end, it's worth reflecting on what may be her greatest accomplishment as chair of the Federal Reserve: With calm and dispassionate competence, she kept the central bank at arm's length from a political system paralyzed by partisan strife. Read More »

Dow plummets almost 700, capping worst week in 2 years

The yield on the key 10-year Treasury spooked markets by reaching new highs at 2.84 percent. Solid jobs data that underscored the strength of the economy sent bond bulls scurrying and rattled equity investors who haven't seen a week this bad in two years. Read More »

Trudeau to hold town hall in BC following Trans Mountain pipeline endorsement

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Earlier this week, the B.C. government released a document regarding pipelines that included a proposal to restrict shipments of crude through them until a comprehensive study on contingency plans was completed. The leader of Alberta's Opposition, Jason Kenney, made some suggestions on Wednesday about what he would do to penalize B.C., but Notley says his ideas would hurt Albertans. Read More »

Google Announces Rollout Of YouTube Live TV To Roku And Apple TV

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This wider rollout will make YouTube Go available to a large number of people who want the ability to watch YouTube videos, even if they don't have a good connection, or find themselves offline. Hulu also recently launched a live TV option baked into its on-demand platform, and it is simply called Hulu Live TV. If you don't have a relatively recent one, you should probably take a look at the list just to be sure, though. Read More »

Fujifilm to take over Xerox as photocopier demand drops

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Xerox shareholders will receive a $2.5 billion cash dividend, or about $9.80 per share. The deal, which has been approved by the boards of directors at both Xerox and Fujifilm, combines Xerox with Fuji Xerox, a longstanding joint venture agreement between the two. Read More »

Fire drills carried out in Taiwan due to invasion risk from China

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In addition, Taiwan's MAC and MOTC emphasized that the fundamental problem was the fact that Beijing had violated the 2015 agreement between the two countries on the use of the controversial flight routes. Two major carriers, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and Xiamen Airlines, said Tuesday that they had called off the flights because Taiwan refused to approve them. Read More »

Fitness model Jen Selter kicked off Miami flight by police

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In a second video an airport security officer can be heard telling Selter: " American Airlines calls the shots". In the video, Selter says the plane has been sat on the tarmac for over two hours. ET [Sunday] morning". Another passenger can be heard supporting Jen, saying: "You are harassing her". The fitness blogger then recorded as multiple law enforcement officials stood waiting for her to exit the plane. Read More »

Buy a flamethrower from Elon Musk, seriously

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If it feels like some sort of running gag, that's because it started out as one, with Musk noting past year that the company would begin hawking flamethrowers once it had sold 50,000 hats. Elon Musk's Boring Company has so far been more of a "lifestyle" brand (and a weird one at that) than a company that, you know, digs massive tunnels through the earth as a going concern. Read More »

GDP growth below expectations in fourth quarter of 2017

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In another sense, though, the increase in imports is a measure of the state of American manufacturing - that USA companies are not yet operating at a level of efficiency or quality that allows them to compete as strongly as we'd like to see against foreign producers. Read More »

Boeing loses Bombardier anti-dumping case

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That means the nearly 300 percent crippling duty imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce will not be applied. Bombardier on Friday called the decision a "victory" for "the rule of law". airlines. The Canadian government has already retaliated against Boeing . Bombardier shares jumped more than 15% after the ruling. Under a deal with Airbus , which sees the European aircraft maker take a majority stake in the C Series program, C Series planes destined for the USA market will be ... Read More »

How 50 Cent Accidentally Became a Bitcoin millionaire

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Curtis " 50 Cent " Jackson is definitely worth more than his name indicates, and he has proven even more so after accidentally making millions of dollars due to Bitcoin . Album sales were around 700 BTC which at the time was around $450,000. Bitcoin's price exploded to a high of above $19K in December a year ago but has fallen to just above the $11K mark in the early weeks of 2018. Read More »

SpaceX To Launch Tesla Roadster In Mars Orbit (Really)

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While the two side boosters are reused from earlier Falcon 9 launches, the core is all new, as is the second stage. Its collection of 27 engines generated five million pounds of thrust which will be used to send a Tesla Roadster into an orbit around Mars. Read More »

Serial stowaway charged with sneaking on O'Hare flight to London

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Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CBS Chicago that Hartman slipped through a TSA checkpoint before taking a shuttle to an worldwide terminal. In 2016, she was sentenced in Chicago to six months of house arrest and placed on two years of mental health probation. "During the initial investigation it was determined that the passenger was screened at the security checkpoint before boarding a flight". Read More »

Union In, Levinsohn on Leave at Times

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On the LA Times organizing front, the News Guild organizing committee said it was pushing for a variety of demands, including pay raises to keep pace with inflation, better severance packages, equal pay and better treatment for women and journalists of color and just-cause firing protections. Read More »

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

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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 »