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Ann Curry Says She Was 'Not Surprised' By Allegations Against Matt Lauer

Ann Curry Says She Was 'Not Surprised' By Allegations Against Matt Lauer ABC News's Juju Chang added on GMA that Curry told her she was "not surprised" by the allegations leveled against Lauer , which include a number of accusations of workplace sexual harassment and assault during his time at NBC . Matt Lauer and Ann Curry in 2012. "I do know that it hurt like hell". Finally, NBC spiked its own reporters bombshell report , the one responsible thi... [Full Article...]

25th GST Council Meet: Pre-Budget GST Rate Cut on 49 Items

25th GST Council Meet: Pre-Budget GST Rate Cut on 49 Items Once the e-way bill system is implemented, tax avoidance will become extremely hard as the government will have details of all goods above the value of Rs 50,000 moved, and can spot the mismatch if either the supplier or the purchaser does not file tax returns, say experts. [Full Article...]

Dow surges 300 points, closes above 26000 for first time

Dow surges 300 points, closes above 26000 for first time The S&P 500 index climbed 0.9 percent to 2,802.56 and the Nasdaq added 1 percent to 7,298.28. The possibility of a government shutdown also loomed, though Warne said she believed it would have more impact on Wall Street's performance if an agreement was not reached by the end of Friday. [Full Article...]

Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories

Crude Oil Steady Ahead Of Inventories On Monday it hit $70.37, the highest since December 2014. While enjoying the extra revenues, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and their allies remain wary of sending prices so high that USA shale production climbs even faster and the market becomes oversupplied again. [Full Article...]

Sam's Club open in Winterville, but dozens of others closed

Sam's Club open in Winterville, but dozens of others closed Amid reports of several Sam's Club stores closed across the country , one location in Tampa Bay is among the mix. In a statement on Twitter, the company said: "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've chose to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy". [Full Article...]

Giant 910-carat diamond found in Lesotho

Giant 910-carat diamond found in Lesotho Gem Diamonds shares in London were up 14 percent from the market open to £0.92 a piece. One of the biggest diamonds on earth has been recovered at the Letseng mine in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. It will take jewellers around two years to cut and polish the stone, which is the size of two golf balls. Famous Type IIa diamonds include the Cullinan (which was cut into 10... [Full Article...]

Ripple surges after teaming up with MoneyGram on cryptocurrency-enabled payments

Ripple surges after teaming up with MoneyGram on cryptocurrency-enabled payments This partnership with MoneyGram is crucial for both - the technology behind Ripple and the cryptocurrency of XRP . Similarly, the average transaction time for XRP is two to three seconds with other top digital assets ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, according to the release. [Full Article...]

GM wants to deploy self-driving cars without steering wheels by 2019

GM wants to deploy self-driving cars without steering wheels by 2019 However, this will be subject to local law allowing fully autonomous cars - with no safety driver - on the public road in the first place. GM on Friday said it has filed a Safety Petition asking the Department of Transportation for permission to deploy the self-driving vehicle in 2019 . [Full Article...]

Sprinklers call after Liverpool vehicle park inferno

Sprinklers call after Liverpool vehicle park inferno Stuart, who jointly runs a livery yard, explained: "We arrived early and went to a little restaurant for tea". Investigators believe an accidental fire within one vehicle caused others to ignite at around 5 p.m. Fire services told local media a fire in a auto started the blaze, which went on to destroy an estimated 1400 in total. He ended up helping to evacuate some of the horses to keep them sa... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle Preps for Royal Wedding With Tough Diet and Workout Routine

Meghan Markle Preps for Royal Wedding With Tough Diet and Workout Routine Prince Harry and Meghan Markle , the soon-to-be-married British royal couple , had answered her letter. In what proved to be a crushing blow to Markle's 1.9 million Instagram and 350,000 Twitter followers, Kensington Palace stepped up to officially confirm the wipe as a result of Markle's upcoming entrance into the royal family . [Full Article...]

Eurozone manufacturing PMI hits record high in December

Eurozone manufacturing PMI hits record high in December There were positive signals for the near-term business outlook, with new order growth reaching a seven-month high and job creation the strongest since June. Panellists linked rises to higher raw material prices, which partly stemmed from supplier delays. "This expansion was mainly driven by manufacturing companies, with output growth here the sharpest since December 2012", Dodhia added. [Full Article...]

NYC Suing Fossil Fuel Companies

NYC Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Representatives for Exxon Mobil , Chevron and Shell all told the Associated Press that the court system is not the correct venue to address climate change, with a Chevron spokesperson adding that the lawsuit is "meritless". In his speech, Mayor de Blasio claimed the fossil fuel giants knew about the impact of climate change but put profits first. According to a report by Politi... [Full Article...]

UK Northern Ireland minister resigns

UK Northern Ireland minister resigns The Northern Ireland Office confirmed that Mr Brokenshire has resigned, but would not confirm reports that his decision was based on health grounds. "I have a small lesion in my right lung which needs to be removed". When she was named culture secretary after Ms May became prime minister in 2016, the cultural and sports worlds initially rejoiced. [Full Article...]

Trump to attend WEF gathering in Davos

Trump to attend WEF gathering in Davos Last year's attendees included Google co-founder Sergey Brin, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The lone attendee from his coterie of advisers past year was hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci, who later served briefly as Trump's communications director. [Full Article...]

Quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area

Quake rocks San Francisco Bay Area On average, the fault produces a large quake every 160 years, with a margin of error of about 80 years. It was felt throughout the region, with people more than 150 miles away reporting to the agency that they felt the shaking for perhaps five to 10 seconds, according to officials. [Full Article...]

Tesla's Model 3 Story Is Getting Old

Tesla's Model 3 Story Is Getting Old Additionally, 2,520 Model S and X vehicles and 860 Model 3 vehicles were in transit to customers at the end of the quarter, according to the company. "Looks like we can reach 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in Dec", Musk tweeted back in January. [Full Article...]

Android Malware Targets 232 Banking Apps Including Indian Banks: Quick Heal

Android Malware Targets 232 Banking Apps Including Indian Banks: Quick Heal Banking apps of lenders including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank and Union Bank are among those vulnerable. The list also included mobile passbook apps such as IDBI Bank mPassbook and Baroda mPassbook. This enables the attackers to bypass SMS-based two-factor authentication on the victim's bank account (OTP). What makes the malware particularly risky is that even if the user denies ... [Full Article...]

Locals try their luck as lottery jackpots hit historic highs

Locals try their luck as lottery jackpots hit historic highs Powerball has odds of one in 292.2 million. "It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said. For an extra dollar, the player can upgrade their card to a Power Play ticket, which will multiply winnings on all prizes besides the grand prize up to five times. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom factory growth cools in December from four-year highs - PMI

United Kingdom factory growth cools in December from four-year highs - PMI The manufacturing sector employed less people as the sub-index of employment dropped 0.3 percentage points month on month to 48.5 in December. Both new export orders and overall new business received by manufacturers increased at the quickest clip in four months, according to the survey, which is sponsored by Caixin and compiled by global information and data analytics provider IHS Markit ... [Full Article...]

Oil near 2015 highs on strong China data

Oil near 2015 highs on strong China data Oil prices rose on Wednesday, with US light crude hitting highs not seen since June 2015 after disruptions to a major pipeline dented Canadian deliveries to the United States, where crude inventories were also reported to be falling. USA bank Goldman Sachs also warned of greater price volatility ahead, citing rising tensions in the Middle East, especially between OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Ir... [Full Article...]


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