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Companies Turn Tax Breaks Into Bonuses And Wage Hikes

Comcast: $1,000 bonus to each of about 100,000 workers and more than $50 billion in "infrastructure investments" in the next five years. Congressional Republicans slashed company taxes from 35 percent to 21 percent on December 20, freeing up millions or even billions of dollars of profit. Read More »

Pennsylvania Moves Past Illinois To No. 5 In Census Estimate

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In percentage terms, IL saw the third-worst population decline in the nation. "Rural counties and downstate IL have taken the brunt of population declines in the past, but the number of people in Chicago, which has propped up the state, has leveled off", Harger said. Read More »

MLS expected to announce Nashville expansion team

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The group has identified Ford Field as an " ideal home " for a soccer team. FC Cincinnati is still not out of the race to become the next Major League Soccer team. Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores, both owners of National Basketball Association teams, this afternoon make their pitch in NY to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit . Read More »

CME Futures Rolled Out Smoothly; Bitcoin Remains Bullish

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The top derivatives regulator in the US has created a new information portal for cryptocurrencies, a move that came just days ahead of a major bitcoin futures launch . Disclosure: CME Group is an investor in Digital Currency Group, CoinDesk's parent company. The contracts, which settle in dollars and trade on regulated exchanges, can be bought by institutional investors that are prohibited from buying bitcoin directly on largely unregulated exchanges. Read More »

Ryanair in union supply to keep away from Christmas strikes

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Speaking to the Sunday Independent, a senior union source insisted the get-together between both sides would have to be before the Wednesday deadline. Ryanair has also claimed that they have offered to meet IALPA and their Ryanair pilot committee on Tuesday, December 19, "if that would suit them better". Read More »

Cyber experts identify new malware targeting critical infrastructure

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FireEye was able to "assess with moderate confidence that the attacker was developing the capability to cause physical damage and inadvertently shutdown operations". According to FireEye, the hackers behind the malware are likely state-sponsored. That would require access to hardware and software that's not widely available to the average cybercrime group. Read More »

Hundreds of retailers are offering free shipping today

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Online retailers are bringing some much-needed relief for late shoppers: free shipping. We're running out of days for orders to be delivered in time for Christmas morning without paying exorbitant shipping charges. To find items eligible for Prime Free Same-Day or Prime-Free One-Day shipping, Prime members simply look for those logos next to product listings or filter using the check box located in the filter menu. Read More »

A new AAA study reveals why you shouldn't buy premium gas

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Really, it's just a slightly different formulation made for engines that operate at higher pressures and, therefore, require a more stable fuel. While some vehicles are created to run on premium octane gas, others just recommend it. Automakers sometimes advertise higher horsepower figures they attained using premium to attract enthusiasts, and buyers who don't know how little the difference will mean to them. Read More »

OnePlus 5, 5T not able to play Netflix videos in HD

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It only comes with Widevine Level 3 DRM , which allows for just SD streaming. Netflix makes use of Google's Widevine DRM to play content. OnePlus devices now are certified for the L3 security level - which doesn't allow users to playback content at higher resolutions. Read More »

Aztec officials give updates on deadly school shooting

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Atchison was a former student at small-town Aztec High School . But he said they determined no crime had been committed at that time. "The suspect did and went into the hallway where he encountered the second victim in the hallway". Thursday after reports of gunfire. "This person is not only a coward, he is evil", Christesen said. More than $6,000 have been donated to the family of Casey Jordan-Marquez, who was a cheerleader at Aztec High School through YouCaring and GoFundMe . Read More »

Forecasters bump up projected snow totals for Saturday

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A coastal storm could drop snow on the far corners of Upstate New York this weekend. The snow on many roads is wet and very slick with many spinouts being reported across the state. At Philadelphia International Airport, the weather was resulting in delays averaging close to an hour for incoming flights. A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Read More »

Australian approves Same-sex Marriage

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The marriage equality bill won massive support in the House of Representatives where almost all members of the ruling Liberal-National Coalition joined by Labor and the Greens voting in favor of the bill. " Australia you have demonstrated you love us, we love you, let's hope the politicians can be part of the love train, and later on let's party", she said. Read More »

VW Executive Gets 7 Years In Prison In Emissions Cheating Scandal

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Oliver Schmidt, a German national who worked in VW's MI office, was accused of concealing software that the company used to artificially lower levels of harmful nitrous oxides in exhaust emissions. The government said he later misled USA investigators and destroyed documents. Schmidt's lawyers argued that his role only heated up in 2015, years after others at VW hatched the scheme. Read More »

Feds indict SF immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle's death

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A jury rejected that charge last week and convicted Garcia Zarate only of being a felon in possession of a gun. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said the jury's decision was "hard to receive". The Justice Department indictment makes no mention of the state's murder or manslaughter charges of which Zarate was acquitted. The defense said the weapon went off by accident, and the bullet ricocheted off the ground and traveled about 80 feet before hitting Steinle. Read More »

Rickie Fowler shoots final-round 61 to win 2017 Hero World Challenge

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I showed some good signs. "Anything that I did right ended up in a bad spot, and then anything I did wrong it was really bad", Woods said. "Day-to-day stuff was very hard for me to do", Woods said. 1 player throughout a career in which Woods accumulated 14 major titles and 79 wins on the PGA Tour, second all-time behind Sam Snead. Fowler rattled off seven straight birdies to open his final round, including a hole out from the sand on no. Read More »

GM touts worthwhile driverless fleets by 2019

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Earlier this month, GM said it would launch a range of electric vehicles in 2021 in a direct challenge to market leader Tesla , which is struggling to ramp up its more affordable, high-volume Model 3. With today's ride-hailing services, consumer do not have to be concerned with having sticker shock for the price of electric vehicles, and automation costs in the first few years will be expensive as well. Read More »

Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher to take Texas A&M coaching job

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Florida State is reportedly already vetting candidates to replace Fisher. Fisher's connection to Texas A&M comes in the form of Scott Woodward, who knows Fisher from their days at LSU. Fisher came to Florida State as offensive coordinator in 2007 and was named the head coach in waiting following that season. The top name so far has been first-year OR coach Willie Taggart, who took over at OR last offseason after turning around the South Florida program. Read More »

Court bans Uber's ride-sharing service in Israel

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According to Haaretz , "Uber will have to stop providing its car-sharing service in Israel as of 10 AM Wednesday, after the courts ruled in favor of competing companies". Israeli cab drivers had sued Uber, as did Gett, a taxi service previously known as GetTaxi. Up until the court's ruling, Uber continued operating its services despite the disapproval of the Israeli Transportation Ministry, which claims that the discounted transportation service company is breaking the law. Read More »

Black Friday sales send Jeff Bezos' net worth soaring past $100 billion

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Today, he is another of those fortunate individuals whose net worth has hit $100 billion mark. Courtesy the flurry in online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday , Amazon's stock jumped 18 percent as compared to previous year. However, given the rate his net worth has increased over the past few years, it won't be long before he finds more firm ground beyond the almost inconceivable 12-figure value. Read More »

Miley Cyrus Slams Rumors She Is Pregnant After Posting Birthday Picture

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She shared the offending image again, this time with text over the top that read, "Not pregnant just eating a sh** ton of tofurkey". She chose to quit eating all animal products after the death of her beloved dog Flyod in 2014. Appearing makeup free, Miley placed her hands on her stomach, which sparked frenzy among her fan base. Miley posted the below pic for her birthday and Thanksgiving . Read More »

Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis finally finds a new team

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For the last 10 games, the Kansas City Chiefs have been searching for a starting cornerback. The perennial Pro Bowler failed to live up to expectations in the second year of his five-year, $70 million contract he signed to return to the Jets in 2015, finishing the 2016 season with the worst numbers of his career and leading to his release. Read More »

Nokia 2 India Price Revealed; First Sale Date and Launch Offer Details

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The phone comes with three colour options including Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black. People will have to recharge with Rs 309 or above for nine months (till August 31 2018) to get 5GB data per month. As for storage, the Nokia 2 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Read More »

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Whitman To Step Down; Forecast Light

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Questions are also being raised on if she plans to pursue a career in politics, considering she has, in the past, been a part of the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Chris Christie. HPE executes against a three-tiered strategy: hybrid IT with a focus on data center, software-defined infrastructure, systems software and private cloud; edge computing for campus and branch networking and the industrial IoT; and advisory, professional and operational services. Read More »

EasyJet profits sink despite record passenger numbers

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The retreat of rivals comes as a boost after the weaker pound weighed on last year's earnings. It has been a tough few months for the no-frills sector, with Ryanair cancelling thousands of flights largely owing to a pilots shortage. A proposed dividend of 40.9p is due to be paid in March 2018, in line with the group's 50% pay-out ratio, it confirmed. Analysts at Goodbody said: "We think this is an important development for the group as it offers a third higher-cost market in which to ... Read More »

Indonesia's Mt. Agung Erupts in Bali

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The official said the eruption was 'phreatic, ' which occurs when water beneath the ground or on the surface is heated by magma. An eruption in 1963 killed 1,549 people. The Geological Agency of Indonesia (VSI) has recommended, as of 22 November, that people must avoid any activity in the danger zone of the crater area of Agung within a radius of 5-6 km from the summit crater. Read More »