• German factory growth hits record high in December: PMI
German factory growth hits record high in December: PMI

The December figure was the highest reading since August. "With global growth expected to improve to a seven year high in 2018, we think that firms are right to be confident about their prospects for this year", Mr O'Sullivan said. The pace of job creation was the strongest since September. The latest economic growth rate is a tick lower than t...

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  • Here's everything you need to know about the protests rocking Iran
Here's everything you need to know about the protests rocking Iran

Protesters "must certainly know that improper behavior will be to their detriment, and the nation will come out and stand against these actions and throw a hard punch in their faces", the Revolutionary Guard's commander for security in Tehran, Brigadier General Esmail Kowsari, said according to a statement carried by the semi-official Iranian Stude...

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  • NY fast-food workers get latest minimum wage increase
NY fast-food workers get latest minimum wage increase

The hourly wage will then increase again to $11 in 2019 and $12 in 2020. 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. "In many cases, our employers are paying beyond minimum wage", he said. When the wages increase, it makes it "cost effective" for ...

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  • Trump terminates HIV/AIDS advisory panel members as he seeks replacements
Trump terminates HIV/AIDS advisory panel members as he seeks replacements

Kaye Hayes, executive director of PACHA, confirmed the council members were terminated on Wednesday, and noted that the Obama administration swapped out George W. Six members had resigned in June , protesting the Trump administration's lack of action regarding the disease. It should be noted that, during the Obama administration, nearly all of...

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  • Instagram Will Now Add
Instagram Will Now Add "Recommended" Posts

This isn't the first time Instagram has offered recommended content. The new section, " Recommended for You ", is clearly labeled so as not to be confused with your own home feed. Instagram hopes that letting users follow their interests will help keep user engagement high, thereby increasing advertising opportunities for brands.

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  • Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M
Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M

The prize for the Powerball drawing sits at $337 million. Players are being given a one in 305,575,350 million chance of winning that prize. In Michigan, 13,009 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing. If it was for the Mega Millions or Powerball games, you may want to start paying close attention. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day. You ca...

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  • Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster he's prepping for space
Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster he's prepping for space

Musk also hinted that other Tesla updates may be on the way. Expectations are high that Tesla could hit its production goal of 5,000 units per week in the first quarter, The expected volume production date for the Model 3 could also align with a rollout of the company's revamped navigation software.

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  • Last minute shoppers rush through stores
Last minute shoppers rush through stores

Foodland stores are open 12 p.m.to 4 p.m. St. Catharines Transit will have no service on Christmas day , but will have holiday hours for Boxing day . This is the fifth year Kohl's has offered 24-hour shopping leading up to Christmas "to offer customers a convenient opportunity to complete their last-minute holiday shopping when it works bes...

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  • Bitcoin tumbles almost 30 percent in volatile trading
Bitcoin tumbles almost 30 percent in volatile trading

Bitcoin plunged at the end of a rocky week, taking the digital currency below $12,000 and down more than 40 percent from its record high hit Sunday. It has been an interesting few weeks for Coinbase. Coinbase has launched an internal probe to identify whether its employees engaged in insider trading of Bitcoin Cash shortly before the cryptoc...

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  • Good Samaritan drops gold leaf coin worth $1200 in Red Kettle
Good Samaritan drops gold leaf coin worth $1200 in Red Kettle

The money raised is used to help people in need throughout the year. The Salvation Army has seen a considerable drop in its Red Kettle Campaign this season, but the donation of several gold coins worth thousands of dollars is pushing the organization closer to its goal.

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  • Floundering Beverage Company Rebrands Around Blockchain and Its Stock Price Quintuples
Floundering Beverage Company Rebrands Around Blockchain and Its Stock Price Quintuples

Want to increase company value on the open market? As of Wednesday, the company had a market value of just $23.8 million, but at one point in pre-market trading had 9.76 million outstanding shares, giving the company a market value of close to $138 million.

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  • German pilots' union calls four-hour Ryanair strike tomorrow
German pilots' union calls four-hour Ryanair strike tomorrow

The union called off planned strike action after Ryanair last week announced that it would recognise trade unions for the first time in its 32-year history, but it said it would reverse the decision unless written confirmation was supplied.

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  • Airlines inch back to normal flow after Atlanta airport fire
Airlines inch back to normal flow after Atlanta airport fire

Others said they were waiting on the tarmac: " Atlanta airport doesn't have power". Thousands of incoming flights and departures are scheduled daily at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta , and some of those come from right here in our region.

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  • Ryanair Christmas strike suspended after airline agrees to talks
Ryanair Christmas strike suspended after airline agrees to talks

Mr Harbor said IMPACT had spoken to senior Ryanair management, telling them they were ready to meet them at any time. Impact said it would meet Ryanair management on Tuesday and "looked forward to establishing a positive relationship".

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  • Suspicious Deaths of Billionaire Canada Couple Investigated
Suspicious Deaths of Billionaire Canada Couple Investigated

Tributes have begun pouring in for Barry Sherman, founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his wife, Honey, after they were found in their Toronto home. Hopkinson would not confirm that the bodies are of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman. If the autopsies indicate that a homicide has occurred, the police's homicide squad will take...

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  • Nanaimo Salvation Army says man trying to dupe people in door-to-door scam
Nanaimo Salvation Army says man trying to dupe people in door-to-door scam

Presbyterian Support Otago communications and marketing manager Warren Rosser said even some working-class families' incomes were not enough to sustain them. "We thought this year was going to be a little better". The local Kinsmen Club has been supporting the cause for more than 20 years now and donated $5,000 this year to help the cause.

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  • Man shot, detained at Amsterdam airport
Man shot, detained at Amsterdam airport

The incident has had no impact on air traffic, said the Schiphol spokesperson. Heavily armed military police, wearing body armor and ski masks, patrolled Schiphol for four hours while the man's bags were checked. The airport and Schiphol Plaza are open to the public. A small part is still closed down. In addition, the Amsterdam airport's termin...

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  • Reports of Explosion in New York City's Port Authority
Reports of Explosion in New York City's Port Authority

The suspect was taken to Bellevue Hospital after sustaining burns to the hands and abdomen. "Thank God the only injuries that we know at this point were minor". He added that there are no additional known incidents or activities at this time. "Let's be clear, as New Yorkers, our lives revolve around the subways", de Blasio said.

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  • Chandler Salvation Army bell ringer collects $31000
Chandler Salvation Army bell ringer collects $31000

The campaign is the major fundraiser for the Salvation Army , and thanks to helping hands, the overhead is low. The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle campaign is one and a half weeks from the final collection day and although the city has been supportive, the total collected has fallen far behind previous year at this point.

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  • AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price
AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price

You may think it's better than "Regular" gasoline because, well, it is called "Premium" and it costs more. On Tuesday in Florida, the state average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.40. AAA tested Premium and Regular gasoline in six vehicles: a Ford F-150, a Cadillac Escalade, a Mazda Miata, an Audi A3, a Ford Mustang GT and a Jeep Renegade...

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  • Unibail-Rodamco to acquire Westfield for US$24.7 billion
Unibail-Rodamco to acquire Westfield for US$24.7 billion

The transaction would create a global operator and developer of flagship shopping centers spanning the USA and Europe, with a gross market value of US$72.2 billion. "Westfield has been seen as a pioneer in US mall redevelopment, melding traditional mall retailers with atypical mall fixtures like upscale food courts, high-end restaurants, bars, cine...

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  • Protesters picket Verizon in Times Square over 'net neutrality'
Protesters picket Verizon in Times Square over 'net neutrality'

It continues, "Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are guaranteed by our constitution, and we demand that such freedoms continue online". The protesters hope Thursday's displays will create a visual representation of their outrage, to urge Arkansas lawmakers to stop the FCC vote, scheduled on December 14.

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  • Anil Kapoor joins Salman Khan in 'Race 3'
Anil Kapoor joins Salman Khan in 'Race 3'

Actor Anil Kapoor who will be next seen in Fanney Khan, has joined the cast of the third instalment of Race franchise with Salman Khan. Anil Kapoor shares the logo on his twitter account and captioned it as "It's nearly time for curtain call!" The film also features superstar Salman Khan.

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  • Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable
Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

Zac Hall of 9to5Mac discovered a vulnerability in HomeKit, Apple's home automation framework, that could allow unauthorized control of accessories like smart locks and garage door openers. Experts said that while issues with smart-home systems such as this impact consumer confidence in smart locks and other security devices, traditional locks can...

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  • Director Bryan Singer accused of assaulting teen; lawsuit filed in Seattle
Director Bryan Singer accused of assaulting teen; lawsuit filed in Seattle

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman apparently claims that he did not remember this alleged incident from 2003 until now. The lawsuit, filed in Washington state , alleges that in 2003 Singer offered to give Sanchez-Guzman, then 17, a tour of the yacht they were both on near Seattle.

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  • Sensex surges 301 points to surpass 33000-mark, Nifty above 10250
Sensex surges 301 points to surpass 33000-mark, Nifty above 10250

The 30-share Sensex stayed in the green throughout and hit the day's high of 32,992.45 following all-round buying. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 51.30 points or 0.50% at 10,218.00 with 46 components gaining. The BSE FMCG index topped with a robust 2.23 percent rise, followed by metal 1.36 percent, healthcare 1.35 percent, consumer du...

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  • Republican Rep. Trent Franks Will Resign After Discussing Surrogacy With Female Staffers
Republican Rep. Trent Franks Will Resign After Discussing Surrogacy With Female Staffers

Although Franks's statement left the circumstances of the "discussion" murky, three Republicans familiar with the allegations said that he had asked the staffers, who worked for him at the time but have since left his office, if they would serve as a surrogate mother for his child.

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  • Piggy Chops voted sexiest Asian woman in United Kingdom poll
Piggy Chops voted sexiest Asian woman in United Kingdom poll

Yes, it is the Bollywood and Hollywood diva Priyanka Chopra Aka Piggy Chops who rocked the list in 2017. Thanking the fans for the honor, the 35-year-old " Quantico " star said, "I can not actually take credit for this at all". Nia Sharma remains one of the most searched and followed TV actresses online. The actress has caught the attention of ...

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  • Global passenger traffic up 7.2pc in Oct: IATA
Global passenger traffic up 7.2pc in Oct: IATA

While there will be growth in passenger and cargo demand, Iata's chief economist Brian Pearce warned that intense competition will continue to put pressure on passenger yields. "Airlines are achieving sustainable levels of profitability", he said while highlighting the challenges of rising fuel costs and well as labour and infrastructure expenses.

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  • Ireland makes deal to collect $20B in back taxes from Apple
Ireland makes deal to collect $20B in back taxes from Apple

Apple filed an appeal against the Commission's ruling in December 2016, and the company accused outspoken EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager of using Apple as a "convenient target" to make headlines. "The Commission's case against Ireland has never been about how much Apple pays in taxes, it's about which government gets the money"...

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