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15000 flights are in jeopardy this Christmas after 'scheduling glitch'

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A union spokesman calls it a potential crisis. American acknowledged the issue, which essentially let too many pilots request time off during the second half of December. In a memo obtained from The Washington Post , a good portion of the affected flights involve the company's Dallas-Fort Worth mega hub. "We will work with the (union) to take care of our pilots and ensure we get our customers to where they need to go over the holidays". Read More »

Irish minister calls for 'political solution' to avoid hard border post-Brexit

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The report , by Doughty Street Chambers, proposes several models for special status and says that there is an "essential" need for a unique solution. "The UK would not under any circumstances want to be taking steps to harden that Border and interrupt people's daily lives", he said. The Irish government wants guarantees from the United Kingdom government around the border. Read More »

Cyber Monday online spend is year's biggest

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The people who shopped both online and in stores spend $82 more, on average, than the online-only shopper and $49 more than the in-store only shopper. "Internet is where the growth is". Adobe found that smartphones accounted for slightly more traffic than desktop computers on Thanksgiving, but not on Black Friday . Read More »

Russian Federation loses contact with new weather satellite

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The glitch follows other failed launches in recent years that tarnished the reputation of Russian space industries. "The information is being analyzed", Roscosmos said in a statement . The launch was meant to be a triumphant success for Vladimir Putin and his new cosmodrome in Siberia. In December past year, an unmanned Progress ship carrying supplies lost contact with Earth minutes after blast-off and burnt up in the atmosphere over Siberia. Read More »

Telecom regulator backs net neutrality

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The move is likely to give service providers a say on what content consumers can access. The US would do well to take a leaf of India's book at this point. The principles of non-discriminatory treatment above, would be broad enough to include 'any form of discrimination, restriction or interference' in the treatment of content, including practices like blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds or treatment to any content. Read More »

Online sales top $5 billion on Black Friday, report shows

You didn't have to get off the couch on Black Friday 2017 to get the best deals. Macy's , which owns the upscale department store chain Bloomingdale's as well as its eponymous stores, had been praised broadly through the day by retail analysts for delivering on tight inventory control and compelling discounts on Black Friday. Read More »

Many Americans expected to online shop on Cyber Monday

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Black Friday, the day after last week's Thanksgiving holiday in the USA, is traditionally the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, coming a few weeks ahead of gift-giving at Christmas and Hanukkah. By that time, she said shoppers know exactly what they want. It's not a new phenomenon. Shoppers are projected to spend more than $6.6 billion this year, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. Read More »

Time Inc Sold to Meredith Corp in Deal Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

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The Kochs - who made their fortune in Koch Industries which invests in a number of manufacturing companies - run a massive political operation that includes funding for a number of libertarian and conservative thinks-tanks and grassroots organizers, such as Citizens for a Sound Economy Citizens for a Sound Economy, Americans for Prosperity, and the Cato Institute. Read More »

Small Business Saturday a success in Wichita

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Some will also have giveaways! The shop owner said, "It's the day that the community really embraces all the local businesses". Small businesses all across the United States are preparing for their own shopping holiday, Small Business Saturday. Read More »

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion amid Black Friday frenzy

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The founder of the world's largest e-commerce company made almost United States dollars 2.4 billion on Friday alone. As the founder and CEO of Amazon , Bezos is known to hold 78.9 million shares. This puts Bezos' wealth above that of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the wealthiest person in America. But as the company continues to grow, Mr Bezos has seen his wealth increase by $32.6bn in the past year alone. Read More »

Fitch keeps SA at sub-investment grade with a stable outlook

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Moody's holds South Africa local and foreign issued debt at one rung above junk. "We welcome the decision by Fitch to leave the South African local and foreign currency credit ratings unchanged, albeit at sub-investment grade", said managing director of the Banking Association of South Africa Cas Coovadia. Read More »

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials reports faked quality data

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Mitsubishi Materials' subsidiaries falsified specification data before shipping some of its products to clients, the company said, adding that it is working with affected clients to ensure product safety. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko yesterday called the latest scandal " a betrayal of trust in Japanese manufacturing ", pointing to the amount of time Mitsubishi Materials took to reveal the wrongdoing. Read More »

CBS Reaches Deal With Dish Network

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Those channels - CBS Sports Network, Pop and the Smithsonian Channel - had also gone dark and are now back to normal for Dish customers. Sunday's Rams-New Orleans game from the Coliseum will be carried on CBS as scheduled, as well as many high-profile college football games on CBS and CBSSN this weekend. Read More »

Here Are Amazon's Best Black Friday TV Deals

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Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent of Black Friday . At the start of the holiday season, consumer spending rose 16.8% year-over-year by yesterday evening, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracked 80% of online transactions at the top 100 USA retailers. Read More »

HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman to step down (HPQ, MCRO)

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Whitman engineered the biggest breakup in corporate history during her 6 year tenure at the helm, creating HPE and PC-and-printer business HP Inc from parent Hewlett Packard Co in 2015. HPE's stock was down more than 7% on the news in after market trading - partially on the retirement news but also on a disappointing forecast that that it would produce earnings of only 1 to 5 cents a share in the current quarter. Read More »

Game Of Thrones Hacker Has Been Caught, Charged, But Cannot Be Arrested

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USA prosecutors also accused him of working for the Iranian military, carrying out cyberattacks on their behalf including on nuclear and Israeli infrastructure. USA officials released a document that allegedly identificeret a natural person that was behind the abduction of the data on the series Game of thrones from the company website HBO . Read More »

Thomas Cook UK earnings dive amid Spanish price war

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Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at City Index, said while Thomas Cook's group-wide revenues were ahead of market expectations, investors were focusing on the hit to profit margins. It did however make £52 million (€58.63 million) in profits. On an underlying basis stripping out exceptional items, profit rose to GBP186.0 million from GBP162.0 million. Read More »

Ireland promises progress in Apple tax recovery in coming weeks

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Mr Varadkar said he had told the prime minister, "that the Irish government could not accept a return to direct rule as it existed prior to the Good Friday Agreement". Earlier, David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, speaking at a Deal or No Deal conference in London, said: "Whatever happens, we are leaving the European Union and delivering on the instructions of the British people". Read More »

Why a tipple on a night out on the tiles raises spirits

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To explore the potential emotional factors underpinning alcohol preference, researchers from the British National Health Service analyzed the world's largest online survey of legal and illicit drug and alcohol use among adults - the so-called Global Drug Survey (GDS). Read More »

Uber hacked, data for 57 million people exposed

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Uber says that credit card details, trip location, security numbers, and other sensitive information were not stolen in the hack. The stolen data included 600,000 United States drivers' licence numbers, but no social security numbers, trip locations or other data. Read More »

Parliamentary Groups Want to Guarantee More Rights for Gig Economy Workers

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The two companies want this loophole to be closed, since they're of the impression that companies categorise staff as self-employed to unfairly keep labour costs down. "It is time to close the loopholes that allow irresponsible companies to underpay workers, avoid taxes and free ride on our welfare system", Field said. Read More »

TransCanada: Keystone oil leak a sudden, 'immediate' event

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Chairman Dave Flute says members are "highly disappointed" with Nebraska's move considering the oil spill near their reservation. The simplest choice is a yes-or-no vote on TransCanada's "preferred route" through a dozen Nebraska counties. The 3-2 decision was the final regulatory hurdle for TransCanada's proposed 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometer) pipeline that would connect oil sands in Canada to refineries in Texas and elsewhere. Read More »

German SPD rejects coalition with Merkel, wants new election

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Germany has been in a holding pattern since September's election, leading to speculation about whether it is time for Merkel to step down after 12 years. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is to meet the leaders of the nation's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the environmental Greens in a bid to end the country's political crisis triggered by the collapse of coalition talks . Read More »