• Elon Musk Shows Off The Official 'Boring Company' Flamethrower in a Video
Elon Musk Shows Off The Official 'Boring Company' Flamethrower in a Video

You can order one up while supplies lasts for $500 plus tax via The Boring Company website . Thanks to the billionaire's promotions on Twitter and Instagram , Boring Co. A person familiar with the matte opined , " Considering Musk's previous statements about building the Boring Company one hat at a time, it seems like the flamethrowers ar...

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  • EU citizens to be able to remain in the UK after Brexit
EU citizens to be able to remain in the UK after Brexit

Former minister Andrew Percy was one of the first Tories to criticise Hammond publicly, saying he should "put a sock in it" and stop "mocking other cabinet ministers by writing his own Brexit policy". The MP for North East Somerset is set to make a speech on Thursday evening calling for a "fundamental" change to the government's tone on Brexit. ...

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  • Mario Draghi helps the Euro to gain strength
Mario Draghi helps the Euro to gain strength

Stimulus withdrawal has been much discussed in markets because the eurozone economy is growing strongly. The pound meanwhile climbed further as British finance minister Philip Hammond said he was "very happy" with sterling's recent strength, as it continues to recover from a Brexit-fuelled slump.

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  • Over $500 million have been Lost to Hackers - Japanese Exchange
Over $500 million have been Lost to Hackers - Japanese Exchange

After the exchange suspended deposits and withdrawals, NEM plunged more than 16 percent in a 24-hour period, according to CoinMarketCap .com. Speculation bubbled up on Friday when the exchange halted the sale, purchase and withdrawal of NEM tokens from its exchange.

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  • Mass. Rep. Kennedy to ship State of the Union response
Mass. Rep. Kennedy to ship State of the Union response

Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee gushed: "This is a Kennedy who could be president", the Globe noted. Mr Kennedy came to attention previous year for his criticism of Republican attempts to end Obamacare.

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  • Burger King Joins the Fight for Net Neutrality With New Ad
Burger King Joins the Fight for Net Neutrality With New Ad

One of the fears expressed by backers of net neutrality is that the repeal opens the door to allow internet service providers (ISPs) to charge customers more for faster access to certain websites and services - similar to the scenario satirized by Burger King's video .

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  • Alexis Sanchez Pictured Arriving for Man United Medical
Alexis Sanchez Pictured Arriving for Man United Medical

Both players are set to undergo medicals on Sunday ahead of the deal, with Sanchez jetting in with his agent Fernando Felicevich. Sanchez was highly tipped to re-join former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City , however recent developments in the past week have seen the Premier League leaders pull out of a deal with the Chilean winger d...

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  • 'Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman Arrested at O'Hare: Cops
'Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman Arrested at O'Hare: Cops

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CBS Chicago that Hartman slipped through a TSA checkpoint before taking a shuttle to an global terminal. Lauren Huffman, spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation, said no passengers or visitors were ever at risk. They said in a statement: "During the initial investigation it was deter...

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  • International Monetary Fund sees brighter global prospect, optimistic markets on USA tax policy changes
International Monetary Fund sees brighter global prospect, optimistic markets on USA tax policy changes

The IMF's World Economic Outlook pencils in expansion of 3.9% for the world economy for this year and next - an upgrade of 0.2 percentage points in each case. The revision reflects stronger than expected activity past year, higher projected external demand, and the expected macroeconomic impact of the tax reform, in particular the reduction in ...

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  • Walmart Announces Sam's Club Closures, Enhanced Benefits Packages
Walmart Announces Sam's Club Closures, Enhanced Benefits Packages

The black unemployment rate is at 6.8% - its lowest on record since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began reporting in 1972. "Today, we are building on investments we've been making in associates, in their wages and skills development", Doug McMillon, the president and CEO of Walmart, said Thursday.

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  • May to welcome Macron to United Kingdom, discuss immigration
May to welcome Macron to United Kingdom, discuss immigration

Migrants hoping to stow away on trucks bound for Britain have always been drawn to France's northern coast, with the squalid " Jungle " camp near Calais once housing about 10,000 people before it was bulldozed in late 2016. He said the new treaty would allow him to fulfil his 2016 vow that after Brexit "migrants will no longer be in Calais"....

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  • Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA
Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA

This means that Facebook users will see less content on their newsfeeds from brands and publishers. But as Zuckerberg has now revealed in his January 19 post , the news that people do see from publishers will also come from a more limited number of sources.

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  • Amazon share price opens higher as Prime membership cost increases
Amazon share price opens higher as Prime membership cost increases

Beginning Feb. 18, existing Amazon Prime Monthly and Prime Student members looking to renew their memberships will pay the increased rate. The company also started offering a subscription option for only Prime Video , without the shipping benefits the program is most famous for.

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  • Blame Hawaii's apocalypse fake-out on this common video game mistake
Blame Hawaii's apocalypse fake-out on this common video game mistake

As Hawaii is the only state with an early warning system, it could take mainland states as long as 30 minutes to create and send an alert. "There are only certain people within the state of Vermont that can issue those alerts". Hawaiian officials said it was caused by an employee clicking on the wrong link and activating a real alert instead of...

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  • Hong Kong activist jailed a second time for 2014 protests
Hong Kong activist jailed a second time for 2014 protests

Ahead of the hearing, Joshua Wong - who became the teenage face of the Umbrella Movement - said he had "no regrets" about his involvement. Mr Wong is secretary-general of the Demosisto party, which calls for self-determination for Hong Kong , having risen to prominence as a student leader during the 2014 protests with the Scholarism moveme...

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  • C$ rallies as BoC hikes rates despite NAFTA cloud
C$ rallies as BoC hikes rates despite NAFTA cloud

Further, the central bank said it is monitoring the extent to which stronger demand and investment are boosting the level of potential gross domestic product, or the amount of growth that can unfold before inflationary pressures are triggered.

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  • Ken Norton Jr. to be the Seahawks' next defensive coordinator
Ken Norton Jr. to be the Seahawks' next defensive coordinator

Norton was with the Seahawks from 2010-14 as linebackers coach before leaving to become the defensive coordinator of the Raiders when the Seahawks chose Richard to replace Dan Quinn as DC. They were second and fifth in total defense in Richard's first two seasons as coordinator. Mike Solari , a longtime National Football League assistant who was...

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  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Crosses 26000 Points
Dow Jones Industrial Average Crosses 26000 Points

LLC grew its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA: DIA ) by 56.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) traded up $1.25 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $259.16. Viacom fell $1.80 to $31.96. Weaker Brent crude prices also...

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  • Airbus posts record deliveries in 2017
Airbus posts record deliveries in 2017

Private equity firm Indigo Partners, on behalf of four of its airlines, placed an order for 430 A320s. It put the title beyond the reach of Boeing, which announced an order for 175 of its 737 Max planes at the same show. Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years and many billions developing the doubl...

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  • Ford plans $11 billion investment in electric vehicles by 2022
Ford plans $11 billion investment in electric vehicles by 2022

The planned investment significantly exceeds the firm's previous target of investing $4.5 billion (£3.3bn) by 2020 and marks a shift in capital investment away from family cars with internal combustion engines to developing more trucks and low carbon vehicles.

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  • Cruise AV is GM's first auto without a steering wheel
Cruise AV is GM's first auto without a steering wheel

In essence, GM is asking for waivers from more than a dozen motor-vehicle safety standards that don't apply to autonomous cars without manual controls . In late 2017, GM announced at an investor event in San Francisco it would launch self-driving vehicles meant for deliveries and ride-hailing services in five USA markets in 2019.

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  • Ministers hold crisis talks over Carillion
Ministers hold crisis talks over Carillion

With administrators now on standby, fears have been raised over the future of major Scottish infrastructure projects involving the construction giant. Carillion also has major contracts to supply facilities management at 83 military sites in Scotland , as well as a 28-year contract managing the "elderly beds facility" at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth ...

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  • Tesco thanks fresh food for Christmas sales rise
Tesco thanks fresh food for Christmas sales rise

Tesco and Sainsbury's have announced "best ever" Christmas trading periods, as Asda and M&S lose ground . "We had a mixed quarter that started off with a challenging October but got better on both sides of the business in the run-up to Christmas", M&S Chief Executive Steve Rowe said, adding that it "had a lot to do" to get its food business on ...

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  • To Boost Pay In Response To Tax Bill
To Boost Pay In Response To Tax Bill

A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. The move comes after Walmart raised salaries starting in 2015 while offering more training to its hourly store employees. " Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S.", CEO Doug McMillon told CNBC . The retailer has ...

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  • Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway
Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Pickup trucks aren't supposed to get great fuel economy. The Power Stroke F-150 will cost between $2,000 to $4,000 more than the comparable trim level on Ford's gas powered F-150 pickups. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke is available with either in both 4×2 and 4×4 and b...

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  • NVIDIA Removes Major Roadblocks to Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA Removes Major Roadblocks to Autonomous Vehicles

A year after unveiling the Xavier autonomous machine intelligence processors, Nvidia has now started shipping the Xavier processors to customers this quarter. Bets that Nvidia will become a leader in chips for driverless cars, data centers and artificial intelligence have more than doubled its stock price in the past 12 months, making the S...

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  • United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'
United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

His excrement was spread throughout two of the bathrooms on board the plane, and the man had even taken off his shirt and tried to shove it into one of the plane's toilets, airport police said. "We provided hotel accommodations for our customers and are working to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible". The passenger was taken by po...

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  • Powerful 4.5 natural disaster shakes Bay Area overnight
Powerful 4.5 natural disaster shakes Bay Area overnight

According to the USGS website , people reported feeling the quake 40 miles south in San Jose. "Looking historically at all the earthquakes that have happened in California , about 5 percent of the time earthquakes are followed by larger earthquakes", he said.

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  • The FCC chairman received death threats before canceling his CES appearance
The FCC chairman received death threats before canceling his CES appearance

FCC Commissioner AJIT PAI has pulled out of an appearance at CES 2018 in LAS VEGAS next week. Despite all the protestations from ISPs a year ago that they accepted net neutrality itself, it was the "1930s regulation" they couldn't stomach, Pai's combative move and his stated reasons for it, have shown this up for the lie it always was.

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  • US Customs online outage creates delays at airports across the country
US Customs online outage creates delays at airports across the country

Passengers who landed during those hours stood in long, snaking lines at the worldwide arrivals area, trying to get through passport control. Acting Port Director Carlos Rodriguez of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry said CBP officers "continue to make significant narcotic seizures by combining their experience with the use of technology and ot...

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