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SoftBank buys Uber shares at 30pc discount as investors cash out

SoftBank buys Uber shares at 30pc discount as investors cash out It also paves the way for an overhaul of the company after a turbulent year, complete with criminal probes, a lawsuit over trade secrets allegedly stolen from Google's self-driving auto division and internal investigations into its toxic company culture. [Full Article...]

Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death

Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying, met his wife and mother - but separated by a glass screen - in a carefully choreographed event that unfolded in tweets, photos and TV footage. Speaking to ANI, Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, "Today the spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign ministry was acting like he is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa". [Full Article...]

Florida State Actually Isn't Bowl Eligible, Reddit Investigation Finds

Florida State Actually Isn't Bowl Eligible, Reddit Investigation Finds Florida State secured a bowl bid for a 36th consecutive season - what the school boasts as an ongoing national record - thanks to three straight wins to close out its schedule, concluding with a rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe on December 2. [Full Article...]

White Christmas possible in northern RI

White Christmas possible in northern RI Days of cold are expected to follow Christmas, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and the high teens on Thursday and Friday. Winter weather advisories have been issued for our area until 1 AM. In Omaha, Saturday's snow means a high probability of a white Christmas, and it will be followed by a shift toward bitterly cold weather, said Van DeWald, meteorologist wi... [Full Article...]

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea The US-drafted resolution would also cap off crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted fresh sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to the country's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile last month. [Full Article...]

Gold coin found in Louisville Red Kettle

Gold coin found in Louisville Red Kettle The funds raised through the Red Kettle program in Baton Rouge are used directly in the 10-Parish service area of the Greater Baton Rouge command. They've been contributing to the cause for over 20 years. "We hope the community will respond and make a donation in one of our many kettles in the community". If you want to donate, you don't need to go out hunting for a little red kettle to deposi... [Full Article...]

Census: Wyoming lost more residents than any other state

Census: Wyoming lost more residents than any other state Meanwhile, all of Illinois' neighboring states experienced population growth in 2017. It increased its population by 2.2 percent, which took just under 37,000 new residents to accomplish. The number of voting-age Americans grew to 252.1 million - a near 1 percent increase over the year. It's a.72 percent growth nationwide. The Census Bureau released on Wednesday the latest population estimates b... [Full Article...]

AT&T celebrates tax reform: How does a $1000 bonus for everyone sound?

In touting the GOP tax overhaul, Trump has repeatedly emphasized the importance of creating jobs. President Trump read the announcement at a ceremony at the White House celebrating the tax bill on Wednesday afternoon. More recently, the president said he "always felt that was a deal that's not good for the country ". Trump plays favorites with different companies, Painter said, so "to curry... [Full Article...]

Nashville MLS Team Expansion Announcement Expected

Nashville MLS Team Expansion Announcement Expected Meanwhile, several semi-pro teams call the region home, including Detroit City FC who play home games at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. Nashville was competing with Detroit , Cincinnati and Sacramento for two expansion openings for the 2020 season. [Full Article...]

Ryanair is to recognise cabin crew unions for the first time

Ryanair is to recognise cabin crew unions for the first time Pilots' union IMPACT has said there is an urgent need to end the uncertainty. Ryanair Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson told journalists his meeting with union representatives was positive. One of the conditions for the pilot talks is that the union should establish a committee of Ryanair pilots, as the airline will not speak with pilots who fly for competitor airlines. [Full Article...]

Oil crawls up as United Kingdom pipeline still out

Oil crawls up as United Kingdom pipeline still out Sign up here for free access to 7 articles per month + twice daily business email alerts. Despite this, crude has been generally supported by the ongoing Forties pipeline system outage in the North Sea, which provides crude underpinning Brent futures. [Full Article...]

Diddy Wants To Be New Owner Of The Carolina Panthers

Diddy Wants To Be New Owner Of The Carolina Panthers The post-Weinstein sexual harassment reckoning reached the National Football League this weekend, culminating in Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announcing that he will sell the franchise he founded at the end of the season. Diddy's message was retweeted by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry , who said he wanted in. Retweets can't get you an National Football League team ... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin futures launch on CME as cryptocurrency marches towards the mainstream

Bitcoin futures launch on CME as cryptocurrency marches towards the mainstream CBOE's future prices went as much as 13 percent above that of bitcoin in its first day of trading. Futures prices and bitcoin price The futures at CME traded about 2 percent about that of bitcoin's price this morning. One CME futures contract is equal to five Bitcoin, whereas each Cboe futures contract is equal to one Bitcoin. Are Bitcoin futures good or bad for the crypto market? The margin... [Full Article...]

Ryanair pilots in Portugal suspend strike, union to negotiate

Ryanair pilots in Portugal suspend strike, union to negotiate Ryanair said on Friday it had written to pilot unions in Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news ), the UK, Germany , Italy , Spain and Portugal in a bid to smooth turbulent industrial relations by offering talks on officially recognising the unions for the first time. [Full Article...]

Oil Prices Jump Above $65 - First Since 2015

Oil Prices Jump Above $65 - First Since 2015 Despite the International Energy Agency sending profoundly mixed signals about the true state of the crude market, West Texas Intermediate on Thursday settled up 44 cents to $57.04 per barrel while Brent rose 87 cents to $63.31 per barrel. [Full Article...]

Salvation Army hopes for big finish to drive

Salvation Army hopes for big finish to drive The Winston-Salem area Salvation Army is helping thousands of families with their annual Angel Tree Program. "We're a little bit behind this year, just under 60 percent of our goal". "It's even affecting the Angel Tree (donations)", she said. "People are really receptive to us and they thank us for all we do". The Red Kettle drive dates back to 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee anxio... [Full Article...]

Keaton Jones' Mom Slams Claims She's Racist After Confederate Flag Photos Emerge

Keaton Jones' Mom Slams Claims She's Racist After Confederate Flag Photos Emerge A backlash came swiftly. She explained to CBS , of the pics found, "The only two photos - the only two photos on the entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag". "I mean, people that know us, know us". Her daughter also addressed the controversy via social media, tweeting: "Those who know me and my family know we aren't racist". [Full Article...]

Black Friday sales deliver huge boost to retail sector

Black Friday sales deliver huge boost to retail sector The figures contrast with a subdued start to Christmas spending after a weak October that had led economists to conclude that consumers were feeling the squeeze from rising inflation, which hit its highest level in almost six years last month, at a time when wages are failing to keep up. [Full Article...]

AAA: Premium gas not worth the money for most vehicles

AAA: Premium gas not worth the money for most vehicles However, on the week, gas prices in these states are down at least two cents, while Californias price increased by a penny. Drivers can expect pump prices to continue to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens and fall gasoline demand weakens. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin futures rise after trading slows website

Bitcoin futures rise after trading slows website The supply of bitcoin will eventually be capped at 21 million, and some 16.7 million have already been released. "The next immediate things we will see with the futures is more predictable price movement and less volatility", said Emin Gun Sirer, a professor at Cornell University who studies digital currencies like bitcoin. [Full Article...]


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