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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...)
Foot Locker Inc. Reports 28% Decline In Q3 Profit Foot Locker Inc. Reports 28% Decline In Q3 Profit
- November 18, 2017

Foot Locker has a fifty-two week low of $28.42 and a fifty-two week high of $79.43. $60.80's average target is 94.87% above currents $31.2 stock price. Federated Invsts Pa reported 253,848 shares. Permit Capital Llc holds 3.78% of its portfolio in InterDigital, Inc. for 83,116 shares. (NYSE:FL) for 41,579 shares. (more...)
Tokyo Train Company Issues Apology For 20-Second Early Departure Tokyo Train Company Issues Apology For 20-Second Early Departure
- November 17, 2017

The Tsukuba Express railway connects Akihabara and Tsukuba, two towns that are about 60 kilometres apart in a 45-minute ride, reports Bloomberg. The overly eager train reportedly pulled out of the Minami-Nagareyama station at 9:44:20 a.m. (more...)
Small retailers looking to get in on Black Friday 2017 Small retailers looking to get in on Black Friday 2017
- November 16, 2017

If you wait for next Thursday and Friday, you're definitely going to find some killer deals. First up is Amazon , which continues its march toward Black Friday 2017 with some of the best deals we've ever seen on the site. Black Friday has always been the near-exclusive territory of big-box retailers and online giants, but 2017 will see a greater number of small retailers making the most of the sales day than ever before. (more...)
Sprint to include Hulu for Unlimited Freedom customers Sprint to include Hulu for Unlimited Freedom customers
- November 16, 2017

No catches, no strings attached, no hidden surcharges and no special requirements. Under the offer, Sprint Unlimited customers will be able to access thousands of TV series and movies on Hulu , including originals like the Emmy-winning " The Handmaid's Tale " and the upcoming " Marvel's Runaways " as well as licensed programming such as " The Good Doctor ", " This is Us ", and " Atlanta " and older series like " Seinfeld ", " Full House ", " Family Matters " and " Boy Meets World ". (more...)
EgyptAir signs $1.1 bln preliminary deal for 12 Bombardier CSeries jets
- November 15, 2017

C-Series wings are made at Bombardier's Belfast operation, providing employment for about 1,000 people. European plane maker Airbus SE recently agreed to take a majority stake in the C Series program, in exchange for Airbus's purchasing and marketing power and support for the aircraft that had few orders due to doubts over its future. (more...)
Sweet news! Bengal granted Geographical Indication status for Rosogolla, says Mamata Banerjee Sweet news! Bengal granted Geographical Indication status for Rosogolla, says Mamata Banerjee
- November 15, 2017

After khichdi rose to its short moment of fame, news broke today that the battle of origin over the iconic rosogulla sweet has concluded in West Bengal's favour. However, Odisha had claimed that 600 years ago they had Rosgulla. West Bengal in its application had provided proof of origin - historical records dating back to 1896. (more...)
More Sunshine, Warmer Monday More Sunshine, Warmer Monday
- November 14, 2017

Rain chance at 10% Thursday as a weak front pushes through. A few showers will be possible through the early morning hours of Monday . FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY: Models indicate a more dynamic system towards the end of the week, but differ slightly on timing. (more...)
Competition coming for Uber as Lyft expands to Toronto
- November 14, 2017

Lyft will likely have a good chance of becoming a strong competitor relatively quickly - Lyft co-founder John Zimmer points out to the Toronto Star that 50,000 Torontonians have the Lyft app on their phone already, despite there being no service available in the country. (more...)