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MA named healthiest state in new report MA named healthiest state in new report
- December 15, 2017

Benjamin said it's disappointing to see these numbers, in spite of the way that the U.S. spends essentially more on social insurance than different countries, as indicated by the Kaiser Family Foundation . Air pollution has also decreased, and the percentage of children younger than age 18 who were living in households at or below the poverty level decreased for the second year in a row. (more...)
New Yorkers return to subway day after Port Authority attack New Yorkers return to subway day after Port Authority attack
- December 13, 2017

The video shows other commuters running away from the scene, and police said three individuals suffered minor injuries as a result of being close to the blast. Law enforcement officials said that after Monday's attack Ullah told police he was inspired by the Islamic State terror group, and said he was angry over decades of USA policies toward Muslim countries. (more...)
Mother and 2-Year-Old Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight Mother and 2-Year-Old Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight
- December 12, 2017

She filmed the incident, and said before the cabin door was closed, she started breastfeeding . Because of this, she asked for a few more minutes but then complied and "forced" Lukas into his own seat where he began to cry for 25 minutes before a flight attendant asked them to get off. (more...)
Wesbanco Bank Inc. Increases Holdings in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Wesbanco Bank Inc. Increases Holdings in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
- December 08, 2017

The stock increased 0.76% or $8.63 during the last trading session, reaching $1150.2. When the stock was hovering around $1,000 it looked like it was encountering some resistance, but ultimately it broke through and as of the close on Wednesday was trading at more than $1,152 a share. (more...)
These are the best places to work in 2018, according to employees These are the best places to work in 2018, according to employees
- December 07, 2017

We always encourage our current and former employees to give us honest and open feedback and put transparency at the heart of everything we do. Apple fared rather less well, dropping 48 places from last year's #36 to this year's #84 ... "Our employees continue to be our greatest asset". Ratings were based on anonymous employee reviews and ratings on a scale from 1 to 5, with every company in the top 10 earning at least 4.5. (more...)
Google is hiring 10000 reviewers to clean up YouTube Google is hiring 10000 reviewers to clean up YouTube
- December 06, 2017

Google has announced plans to increase its moderator team to 10,000 people next year, amid concerns over inappropriate content & child exploitation on YouTube . Talking about the machine-learning program, Wojcicki noted that human reviewers are an essential part of removing content and training the machine-learning system because human judgment is significant in making "contextualized" decisions on content. (more...)
Ireland to finally start reclaiming Apple back taxes Ireland to finally start reclaiming Apple back taxes
- December 06, 2017

American tech firm Apple has confirmed that it's to comply with a ruling from the European Commission and pay Ireland billions owed in taxes. While one might wonder why the Irish government might turn up its nose at $20 billion, by offering annual tax rates as low as 0.005 per cent for over a decade, Ireland essentially acted as a tax haven - a status it has used to attract investment and presence by worldwide corporations. (more...)
India's Infosys taps Capgemini exec Parekh as CEO India's Infosys taps Capgemini exec Parekh as CEO
- December 04, 2017

Infosys Board of Directors appointed Salil S Parekh as the new chief executive officer and managing director of the second biggest IT company in India. Parekh, who had been instrumental in expanding Capgemini's India team, had once been seen as a potential successor to Capgemini CEO Paul Hermelin. His departure will be effective on January 1, the statement said. (more...)
Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn
- December 03, 2017

On Twitter, the president contends that Flynn's actions during the transition following the 2016 election "were lawful". "There was nothing to hide!" The main difference is that there is actually evidence of serious scandal with James Comey and the Obama administration in regards to the Hillary Clinton email case, while the Russian Federation collusion narrative, as far as it personally involves President Trump, is driven one hundred percent by sheer speculation. (more...)
Potsdam Christmas market evacuated after bomb is found in German city Potsdam Christmas market evacuated after bomb is found in German city
- December 02, 2017

A robot using water jets was used to ensure the device was safe, officials said. Brandenburg state police said they inspected the package and confirmed that it was a possible IED that was successfully defused . "But the people here understand what's going on and take the measures very seriously". Police warn that there may be more such packages in the area. (more...)
Judge Grants Waymo's Request To Postpone Trade Secret Trial Against Uber Judge Grants Waymo's Request To Postpone Trade Secret Trial Against Uber
- November 29, 2017

Waymo has estimated damages in the case at about $1.9 billion and wants to curtail Uber's self-driving auto program, which Waymo says uses its technology. Waymo has accused Uber of concealing Jacobs' letter to an Uber in-house lawyer, saying the note contained important facts about the case, according to a court filing on Monday. (more...)
Time Magazine to be sold in for $2.8 million Time Magazine to be sold in for $2.8 million
- November 28, 2017

Time Inc, the publisher of Time Magazine , is selling for $2.8 billion to media conglomerate Meredith Corporation, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers known for supporting conservative causes, in an unlikely ending to a saga over the future of CNN's parent company. (more...)
Small Business Saturday is a big day for local store owners Small Business Saturday is a big day for local store owners
- November 27, 2017

American Express started Small Business Saturday to help local entrepreneurs show that their establishments matter too. Those small businesses and others, like Lot 2029, all look forward to Small Business Saturday. Shop owners from Daytona Beach, DeLand and Flagler Beach said that the national event is not only a boon to their bottom lines but it reminds residents and visitors that a purchase at their stores helps to keep downtown areas vibrant. (more...)
Jeff Bezos Net Worth Hits $100 Billion Mark, Thanks To Black Friday Jeff Bezos Net Worth Hits $100 Billion Mark, Thanks To Black Friday
- November 27, 2017

Gates is believed to be the only other person to reach $100 billion. Investor optimism about sales at the online leader has sent its stock up 58 percent so far year, and 5 percent in just this past week. In fact, the 62 year-old founder of Microsoft would would be worth more than $150 billion (£112.4bn) if he hadn't donated nearly $700 million (£524.91m) Microsoft Corp. (more...)
CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game
- November 25, 2017

In a statement Tuesday , Dish Network claimed that CBS chose to black out Dish customers' access to its channels in an effort to raise rates and gain negotiating leverage. The blackout affected almost 4 million Dish Network subscriber homes - including 400,000 in the Los Angeles region. The two-day blackout began when the media network and satellite TV company failed to agree on a fee Dish Network would pay to carry CBS broadcasts. (more...)
Cyber Monday expected to be largest shopping day in USA history Cyber Monday expected to be largest shopping day in USA history
- November 25, 2017

Early indications suggest Black Friday itself got off to a strong start - at least online, according to Adobe, which recorded $640 million spent spend as of 10 a.m. If you were even thinking about getting a new TV, today's a great day to scoop one up. Eastern Time, an 18.4% growth over past year. United States shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by evening time on Thanksgiving. (more...)
Uber Hack 'Raises Huge Concerns' With UK Data Regulator Uber Hack 'Raises Huge Concerns' With UK Data Regulator
- November 23, 2017

Over half admitted that they weren't aware of the situation prior to being asked by Egress, however, having been made aware of the fact that Uber tried to cover up the breach, more than half (53 percent) of respondents say it has made them want to stop using the taxi app. (more...)
London buses to be fuelled by waste coffee grounds London buses to be fuelled by waste coffee grounds
- November 21, 2017

Biofuel made using waste products such as cooking oil and tallow from meat processing is already used in numerous capital's 9,500 buses, the report said. Founded in 2013, clean tech firm bio-bean produces alternative fuels and "coffee logs" for wood burning stoves made from recycled coffee grounds. 6,000 litres of coffee oil has been produced, which if used as a pure-blend for the bio component and mixed with mineral diesel to form a B20, could help power the equivalent of one London bus for ... (more...)
Editorial, 11/18: House plan cuts vital municipal bond exemption Editorial, 11/18: House plan cuts vital municipal bond exemption
- November 19, 2017

The biggest bottleneck is finding a way to pay for the tax cuts that doesn't hurt the poor or elderly, provides some relief to the middle class, and most importantly, doesn't add $1.7 trillion to the US national debt over the next decade, a figure that exceeds the limits Republicans agreed to for their reconciliation bill. (more...)
Omaha unemployment rate hits 20-year low; state's lowest since 1999 Omaha unemployment rate hits 20-year low; state's lowest since 1999
- November 18, 2017

The Omaha metro area's rate of 2.4 percent also was the lowest in almost 20 years. Private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, decreased by 1,700 from the previous month. More than 1,000 fewer people were unemployed locally in October compared with a year ago, while year-over-year unemployment fell by more than 6,000 statewide. (more...)