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Senate Democrats Obtain Enough Support to Force Net Neutrality Vote


Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission established a new paradigm for internet service providers last month by opening the door for the companies to charge websites more for higher connection speeds. As with other aspects of the digital economy, we are exploring unknown territory. The same trend is now being witnessed in the United Kingdom, with the Brexit opposition throwing hurdles at every stage of the divorce negotiations. Read More »

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick selling part of stake


However, as Bloomberg states, he later had to withdraw to be in line with an agreement between Uber and the consortium. Also selling Uber shares is Benchmark, a venture capital firm, which is reportedly moving 15 percent of its holdings worth about $900 million. Read More »

Ripple Retreats as Coinbase Denies New Coin Listing Rumors

Bitcoin , however, is constantly being created until it reaches a pre-set limit of 21 million coins; this limit is not expected to be reached until around the year 2140. Alright for some, isn't it? But, as bitcoin rocketed from $1,000 to nearly $20,000 per coin, Ripple started 2017 at a more conservative $0.007 and in the first week of 2018 tore past $3.60. Read More »

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in the US

Nintendo also sold almost 3.3 million units in Japan in its first year on the market in the company's home country. Since the launch of the console in March Nintendo has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo's internal sales figures. Read More »

Captain Marvel May Have Just Cast the MCU's Monica Rambeau


We'll probably find out well before Captain Marvel's March 8, 2019 release date and the movie should begin production in February. The book, written by Roger Stern and drawn by both John Romitas, introduced Marvel Comics readers to an all-new character named Monica Rambeau , who took on the then-abandoned alias of Captain Marvel . Read More »

Feces-smearing passenger prompts flight diversion: Authorities


The flyer was reportedly cooperative with the flight crew and remained seated after his bathroom escapades were stopped. The flight landed in Anchorage about 6:30 p.m. Although the plane was met by both Federal Bureau of Investigation and airport authorities after landing in Anchorage, the man was not charged with a crime. Read More »

Singapore Airlines Included Among Safest Carriers Of World In 2018


The group recorded just 10 fatal accidents and 79 deaths in 2017 involving airliners, with none occurring in the U.S. In 2016, there were 16 accidents costing 303 lives. Norway's Air Shuttle came second on the list, while Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways comes in the third place. The people at airlines, manufacturers, regulatory and security organizations have worked ceaselessly over decades to improve commercial air transport safety and to learn from every single accident. Read More »

No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI


However, UIDAI has denied any such report saying that the information of Aadhaar cardholders can not be breached. In its response , the Unique Identification Authority of India said the case reported by The Tribune seemed to be one of "misuse" of this facility, and that it would take legal action against those found involved and file an FIR as well. Read More »

Tesla still breaking records but missing targets


The company reported deliveries of 1,550 Model 3s in the final three months of the year, trailing analysts' average estimate for about 2,900 units in a Bloomberg News survey. Tesla had initially predicted to reach the milestone of 5,000 vehicles per week in December, but in November deferred the target to the end of the first quarter. Read More »

Flood Warning For Clare As Storm Eleanor Approaches


Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur. A weather phenomenon known as a Sting Jet could rip through eastern England as Storm Eleanor rips across Britain. Tonight will be extremely windy and blustery in all areas overnight, with the strongest of the winds early tonight along the east coast and also in Atlantic coastal counties, with a risk of coastal flooding possible. Read More »

Hoda Kotb officially replaces Matt Lauer on Today show


She has often worked as a fill-in host during earlier hours of the " Today " show in the past, including on shows since Lauer was terminated. She has been co-hosting the 10 a.m. "It's a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity". According to People , NBC News first presented the offer to Hoda Kotb before the holidays started, and it's obvious that she didn't take too long to offer a positive response. Read More »

India's December manufacturing PMI sees fastest growth in five years


Despite these additional resources and a slight uptick in stocks of finished goods, manufacturers' backlogs of work increased for an eighth successive month in December. Reflecting greater cost pressures, firms raised their output charges for the fifth month in succession. Finally, the Future Output Index signalled the strongest level of confidence in three months, with more than one-in-five survey participants forecasting higher production. Read More »

Airport Delays Due to Nationwide CBP System Outages


EST". New York's John F. Kennedy Airport tweeted about delays. Computer issues at U.S. Customs and Border protection at JFK Airport caused lines and major headaches for travelers at JFK Airport. "CBP officers continued to process worldwide travellers using alternative procedures at affected airports". "During the technology disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travellers were screened according to security standards", the agency said in a statement ... Read More »

Powerball ticket sold in Iowa is worth $1 million


The million-dollar ticket matched all 5 numbers, but did not get the Powerball number or Power Play. The winning numbers were 10, 12, 20, 38 and 41 with the gold Mega Ball 25. Tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball sell for $2 each. Million-dollar tickets were also sold in other states, as well. Drawings are held twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Read More »

Seoul holds second ship over 'oil transfers' to North Korea


After leaving port, however, the Hong Kong ship met up with the Sam Jong 2, a 2,507-ton North Korean tanker, and three other unnamed ships in worldwide waters in the East China Sea. Even though the Sam Jong 2 was not among the four banned vessels, it appears on a list of six other ships suspected of transporting illicit cargo, along with the Lighthouse Winmore. Read More »

Irish minimum wage will go up by 30c on New Year's Day


The Cuomo administration estimated that more than 2.3 million workers will be helped by the increase in the wage, which had been $9.70 per hour. It was announced back in October 2017's Budget that the Irish minimum wage would be increased, with the new sum to be tallied in 2018. Read More »

Jack in the Box is Creating the Ultimate Munchie Meal for Stoners


Snoop Dogg , a known marijuana enthusiast, and savvy businessman, partnered with Jack In The Box to deliver a meal deal just in time for California's legalization of recreational pot use. "We are about welcoming all of our guests, no matter what they're craving or why they're craving it". As California prepares for legal recreational pot on January 1, the fast-food chain is partnering with a digital media company backed by rapper Snoop Dogg on a new "munchie" meal aimed at cannabis ... Read More »

The iPhone 'forces' Tim Cook to fly private


Apple said in a statement: "Our executive compensation programme is created to reward performance in a simple and effective way". Apple gave its CEO a salary bump as sales and profit picked up this year. Cook also incurred $224,216 in security expenses. Apple shares returned 39 percent in fiscal 2017, more than double that of the S&P 500. Mr Cook became Apple's chief executive after Steve Jobs resigned in 2011 and shares in the company have more than tripled under his watch. Read More »

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG) Holder Stelliam Investment Management LP Upped Holding

Celanese Corporation (CE) has risen 21.48% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.96% the S&P500. Moreover, Northern Trust Corp has 0.05% invested in Align Technology, Inc. Its up 0.31, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 39 investors sold COG shares while 160 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Read More »

USA stocks open higher; S&P 500 tracking for best year since 2013

XFutures for the Dow Jones industrial average , the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 all scratched out fractional gains. The Nasdaq fell 8 points, or 0.1%, to 6,941. The Nasdaq is down 9.80 points, or 0.1 percent. Gold stocks weighed most among the sectors losing strength, as Barrick Gold docking 15 cents to $18.17, and Kinross Gold losing three cents to $5.41. Read More »

Bitcoin plunges on fears South Korea will shut exchanges


According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap , the announcements were made by Hong Nam-ki, the minister of the Office for Government Policy Coordination, after discussion with vice ministers from other governmental bodies regarding the recent rise in cryptocurrency interest and ownership domestically. Read More »

Tiger Zinda Hai crosses 200 crore mark


After beating Golmaal Again (Rs 136.07 crore ), Salman and Katrina's actioner (Rs 206.04 crore ) became the highest first week Bollywood grosser for 2017 . After crossing the Rs 150-crore mark, Salman's film is all set Rs 200 Crore mark at Indian Box Office. After raking in Rs 36.54 crore on the first Monday, Tiger Zinda Hai beat Krissh 3 (Rs 35.91 crore ) and claimed the highest first Monday collection for a Bollywood film ever. Read More »

An Epic Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming to Ring in 2018


A blue moon is the second full moon of a month - in January, there will be a full moon on New Year's Day and on January 31 - while a supermoon is when the full moon appears larger and brighter to the naked eye. The full moon that occurs at this time in the year is nicknamed the Frost Moon due to Native American traditions or the Moon Before Yule as it is the last full moon of the season. Read More »

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion


However, the Journal reports that SoftBank will limit its stake to 15%. Uber suffered another blow this month when the European Union's top court ruled that the ride-share company should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way Uber functions across the continent and crimp its future profit potential. Read More »

Geely Speeds Into Volvo Truckmaker Deal


The Chinese company will also become the second-largest owner of AB Volvo by voting rights after investment firm Industrivarden. Geely announced the purchase on Wednesday and said the deal is pending regulatory approval. It is believed Geely paid about £2.5bn for the stake. This move by Geely continues the company's trend of acquisitions over the last few years. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group [GEELY.UL], as the company is formally known, is the parent company of Geely Automobile Holdings ... Read More »

Auburn alum Tim Cook tops $100 million in income for 2017


According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple , the board of directors has approved that Cook will fly on private aircraft whenever he travels, be it for business or personal goal, Business Insider reported on Thursday. In a proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple said Mr Cook earned just over $3m (£2.2m) in salary, plus $9.3m (£6.9m) in bonuses. Read More »