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AAA projects busiest holiday travel season on record

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According to the Automobile Association of America ( AAA ), more than 107 million Americans are expected to travel between December 23 and January 1. This marks the ninth consecutive year of growth for end-of-year holiday travel. - Americans are apparently feeling better about finances.that's why holiday travel is expected to hit record levels this weekend. "More expensive gas prices are not swaying holiday revelers to stay home", said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel ... Read More »

Annual inflation accelerates to 2.1 per cent

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Higher costs for gas and air transportation driving inflation increase in November. If the inflation proves sustained, it will pose a challenge for the Bank of Canada. When inflation is too low, the central bank tends to lower its interest rate as a way of encouraging people to borrow, spend and invest. That is the highest rate of inflation nationally since last January. Read More »

Americans Hold Favorable View of US Economy, But Not Trump

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Quinnipiac said that by a 50-46 edge, voters think Trump should resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations more than a dozen women made against him during the 2016 presidential election campaign. By a narrow margin, 45 to 43 percent, voters say that former President Barack Obama deserves more credit than Trump for the favorable state of the US economy. Read More »

Dreaming Of A White Christmas? Here Are The Odds

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Santa delivers a kitty from the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society with snow on the ground on Christmas Day , Dec. 25, 2010. Niagara is in store for a white Christmas. We have nothing different for today, tomorrow and even Friday . Backing up to Tuesday , it will be mostly sunny with a high temperature we'd normally expect in mid November - that is, around 54 degrees. Read More »

Boeing held takeover talks with Brazil's Embraer

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But Boeing is reportedly sweetening the deal by ensuring that employees and the brand would be protected. The company is a huge source of pride in Brazilian industry and my guess is that it's highly unlikely it will be approved at any price. Read More »

Reports of net neutrality's death in United States greatly exaggerated

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The FCC then, in 2015, applied Title II regulation to the net, which was not really a good fit but seemed to be all the courts would allow in the absence of congressional action. It creates a level playing field for consumers, innovators and small businesses. Public Knowledge, another net neutrality advocate, saw room for Congress to play a role in the process of reviving net neutrality-but not the one offered by Blackburn's bill. Read More »

Pearce: Companies Announce New Investments After Tax Cut Bill Passes

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Under the GOP tax plan, corporate tax will be cut from 35 to 21 percent. It's a massive P.R. win for the companies involved, and even more so for the president and the Republican Party, which have been fending off accusations that the benefits from the tax bill-which go primarily to the mega-rich and large corporations-won't trickle down. Read More »

Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), the state's utility regulator, unanimously approved a motion for Southern's Georgia Power Co affiliate to press on with the project, known as Plant Vogtle. Smith, executive director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The tax bill moving forward in Congress provided an incentive to make a decision on the project's future by year-end because a cancellation now, rather than in 2018, would have preserved $150 million in tax advantages for the ... Read More »

Iced tea company shares surge on shift to blockchain technology

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A United Kingdom company, On-line Plc, had a similar experience when its shares rose by 394 percent after it changed its name to "On-line Blockchain Plc" in October. Long Blockchain is just the latest in little-known micro cap stocks capitalizing on blockchain to spin heads on the trading floor, leaving some investors anxious about possible fraud and unmerited valuations. Read More »

German union calls for strike Friday by Ryanair pilots

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Unions, however, were disappointed that Ryanair did not provide assurance at talks on Tuesday. Ryanair's Irish pilots will not strike over Christmas or new year but the airline faces a four-hour stoppage in Germany on Friday. IMPACT has accepted an invitation from Ryanair management to meet on 3 January "to agree a comprehensive recognition agreement that will establish collective bargaining procedures in the airline". Read More »

Boeing-Bombardier spat puts US-Canadian trade deals in spotlight

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Ross ruled Canada-based Bombardier received government subsidies and sold its C-Series jets below cost price in the USA, a step likely to lead to tariffs of more than 200 per cent on the plane. " Boeing's assertion that future imports from Canada threaten to cause material injury is necessarily based on just the type of "speculation and conjecture" that is prohibited under both US and global law", MacNaughton told the panel. Read More »

United States confirms 300% duties on disputed Bombardier jets, a win for Boeing

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Department of Commerce announced final determinations Wednesday concluding the company is underpricing its aircraft and is illegally subsidized by the Canadian government. "Boeing does not produce an aircraft in the same class as Bombardier's C Series and didn't even bid for the Delta contract it is complaining about, which leaves its complaint totally without merit". Read More »

AT&T Plans $1000 Bonus to Workers if Trump Signs Tax Bill

The telecommunications company says employees will receive the bonus over the holidays if Trump signs the bill before Christmas. Some, like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have said that it is "pure fantasy to think that the tax bill will lead to significantly higher wages and growth". Read More »

Power outage halts flights at Atlanta worldwide airport

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Due to an airport-wide power outage at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), Southwest Airlines has cancelled all remaining operations in/out of ATL today, December 17. Beatty said passengers carried those who used wheelchairs down stairs. "They say it is for now", Henderson said. Power was restored just after midnight, authorities said. Read More »

Indiana Hotel Sued After Charging $350 From Guest Who Left Negative Review

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Indiana's suit, filed December 15, seeks a reimbursement for the guest, Katrina Arthur, and a court order barring the southern IN hotel from maintaining and enforcing such a policy, which it calls "unfair, abusive, and deceptive". She then deleted the review out of fear, ABC reported. But just days later, on April 6, came a $350 charge to Arthur's credit card, according to the attorney general's office. Read More »

BlackBerry efforts at recovery bear some fruit

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The Waterloo, Ont. -based company - which has been repositioning itself as a cybersecurity, software, and intellectual property supplier - is working with numerous automotive industry's major chip makers and parts suppliers. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said sales from enterprise software and services rose 11.5 percent to $97 million in the quarter ended November 30, boosted by some 3,000 orders from customers including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the U.S. Read More »

Existing-home sales leap 5.6% to highest pace since 2006

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Existing sales in November also were running 3.8 percent above the the year-earlier level. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, jumped 5.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million in November from an upwardly revised 5.5 million level in October , according to the National Association of Realtors . Read More »

Colin Kaepernick I Want to Buy the Carolina Panthers

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Monday, the league confirmed the investigation would continue. "Have a retirement plan". And that point might end up being a whole lot sooner than anyone could have ever expected. The NFL fined DeBartolo, who was also barred from actively controlling the 49ers for a year. It's what could ultimately prevent Diddy from buying an National Football League team like the Panthers outright. Read More »

In Gujarat, Nearly 2 Per Cent Voters Opted For NOTA

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While 1.8% seems to be only a minute fraction of the total votes, in 28 out of 182 constituencies, votes for NOTA were higher than the winning margin. In Porbander, Congress' Arjun Modhwadia lost by 1,855 votes whereas 3,433 people pressed the NOTA button. In Dholka , BJP's candidate, Bhupendrasinh Manubha Chudasama narrowly beat out the Congress's candidate Ashvinbhai Kamsubhai Rathod by a margin of 327 votes. Read More »

Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) Stake Increased by SevenBridge Financial Group LLC

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $222.67. About 511,877 shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since December 20, 2016 and is downtrending. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. Currently The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.10%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 80.90%. Read More »

Christmas Eve services at Second Congregational Church

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Asbury UMC, Foxwells. Antioch Baptist Church, 1165 Mud Road, Madison, will hold a Watch Night Service beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. 5 p.m. St. Christmas Eve Matins will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 followed by Christmas Eve divine liturgy at 10 a.m. and Chrismation of new church members at 6:30 p.m. Read More »

When Elon Musk tweeted his private phone number for all

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Elon Musk's cellphone digits. With 16.7 million followers it was obviously screenshotted much faster than it could be deleted, and it didn't take long for people to start calling to see of Ol' Musky would pick up. The tweet invited speculation that Musk, 46, may have been trying to recruit Carmack or was seeking ways for Oculus to cooperate with any of the many businesses he runs. Read More »

Every home will be able to demand fast broadband

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BT, which is responsible for the infrastructure, had previously offered to carry out improvements according to its own timetable. "The Government is taking a "belt and braces" approach to protecting telecommunications accessibility for people in regional Australia", said Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield. Read More »

Boothbay Fund Management LLC Cuts Holdings in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) Shares Sold by TD Asset Management Inc." was reported by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. It improved, as 51 investors sold ALK shares while 150 reduced holdings. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in NXPI. Read More »

EU's top court rules that Uber is a taxi service

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The ruling in the case, which was originally launched by taxi firms from Spain, means Uber must comply with each country's local transportation rules. The taxi industry said this was creating unfair competition since Uber did not have to adhere to the same regulations as them. The case is yet another setback for scandal-rocked Uber, whose entry into many markets has led to angry protests from licensed taxi drivers. Read More »

Ford Motor Company (F) stock deals with 25022656 shares actively on Monday

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Bingham Osborn & Scarborough Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $522.87 billion market cap company. BidaskClub raised General Motors from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of GM in report on Friday, July 24 to "Neutral" rating. Read More »

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Earns "Buy" Rating from JP Morgan Chase & Co

Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifty-one have issued a buy rating to the stock. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Friday, April 1. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The France-based Bnp Paribas Asset Holding has invested 1.23% in Amazon.com, Inc. Read More »

Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

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Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc who had been investing in General Mills Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.98B market cap company. Roberts Glore & Company Inc, which manages about $450.63M and $150.03 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 6,460 shares to 10,540 shares, valued at $673,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Read More »

S Korea bitcoin exchange to file for bankruptcy after hacking

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A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin , with more attacks expected as global sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say. Bitcoin traded at around $18,800 on Tuesday morning. Youbit is a smaller player in South Korea's cryptocurrency market, with the world's busiest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb accounting for about 70 percent of the country's market share. Read More »

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Analysts See $0.17 EPS

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $17.92. Shares of Kinder Morgan Inc ( NYSE KMI ) traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $18.00. Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Money Mgmt Limited Com invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. Read More »

Price of Bitcoin Cash Soars to All Time USD High of $2700

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In an announcement late Tuesday, popular cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase said it was allowing trade of Bitcoin Cash - a rival to the more common Bitcoin, technically called a "fork" - on its exchange. Your Bitcoin Cash balance will reflect your Bitcoin balance at the time of the Bitcoin Cash Fork, which occurred at 13:20 UTC, August 1, 2017. "Coinbase maintains a strict trading policy and internal guidelines for employees". Read More »