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Kansas gas prices drop 4 cents, second largest decline nationally

Kansas gas prices drop 4 cents, second largest decline nationally AAA found that for cars that recommend but don't require premium, the 2.7 percent average improvement in fuel economy and 1.4 percent average increase in horsepower don't balance out the price of premium fuel, which costs 20-25 percent more than regular fuel. [Full Article...]

NJ's first snow is here: Today's forecast delays storm, expands warnings

NJ's first snow is here: Today's forecast delays storm, expands warnings Mary's counties. Plan on slippery road conditions. Snowstorm Benji is making its way from the South to the Northeast, after blanketing Florida, Texas and Alabama with record snowfall , leaving 250,000 without power, according to the Weather Channel . [Full Article...]

Johnson Financial Group INC Holds Position in Amazon.Com INC

Insiders have sold 1,013,380 shares of company stock valued at $953,846,866 over the last quarter. The institutional investor held 2,036 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.97M, up from 1,672 at the end of the previous reported quarter. [Full Article...]

Airlines to Ban Smart Luggages

Airlines to Ban Smart Luggages [Full Article...]

Australian parliament spontaneously breaks into song as same-sex marriage legalised

Australian parliament spontaneously breaks into song as same-sex marriage legalised More than 100 MPs had delivered speeches, many emotional, in the lead-up to the final vote with most in support of changes to the Marriage Act. Australia is now the 26th country in which same-sex marriage is legal, joining the likes of South Africa and the US. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen exec gets seven years in prison over emissions scandal

Volkswagen exec gets seven years in prison over emissions scandal Schmidt previously pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act and conspiring to defraud the United States government in August for his role in Dieselgate . "It is my opinion that you are a key conspirator in this scheme to defraud the United States", U.S. District Judge Sean Cox told Schmidt, according to a Reuters account of the proceeding. [Full Article...]

Governor Ducey Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week

Governor Ducey Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week Governor Newsom said. It's also worldwide science education week and people of all ages are being encouraged to take part in an hour of code . "It makes you think and it helps you with problem solving", Jones said. Using iPads and free apps like Swift Playground, students from kindergarten through to college and beyond can now learn how to code. In countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia a... [Full Article...]

Cinnabon honors National Cookie Day with limited-edition 'Cookie BonBites'

Cinnabon honors National Cookie Day with limited-edition 'Cookie BonBites' Whole Foods: Since Friday, Whole Foods has been offering 50 percent off at its cookie bar. The day to celebrate the cookie was founded in 1987 by Matt Nader of Blue Chip Cookie Company. The first 400 people at every Mrs. Fields location , get a free cookie December 4. Fun fact: According to a Nestle Toll House survey, when asked which cookie best describes the state they reside in, peopl... [Full Article...]

Amazon launches online store in Australia

Amazon launches online store in Australia Although the catalogue at the moment seems limited, Amazon Australia's county manager, Rocco Braeuniger, has said that "millions" of products from Aussie retailers will be sold on the digital platform, with a long-term commitment being made to the Australian economy. [Full Article...]

GM Wants to Launch a Full-Scale Autonomous Ride-Sharing Service in 2019

GM Wants to Launch a Full-Scale Autonomous Ride-Sharing Service in 2019 He repeated Chief Executive Mary Barra's promise in October that GM would roll out self-driving cars within "quarters, not years". GM has ample motivation to figure out ride-hailing. It was a vindication of sorts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne, who placed his bets on Silicon Valley's ability to move faster on self-driving technology than traditional automakers. [Full Article...]

Tesla's 100MW battery pack beigns operations in South Australia

Tesla's 100MW battery pack beigns operations in South Australia Neoen deputy CEO Romain Desrousseaux said: "We would like to acknowledge the efficiency, support and vision of the South Australian Government to bring the state to the forefront of global energy storage technology". South Australia, which relies heavily on solar and wind-generated energy, has been scrambling to find a way to bolster its fragile power grid since the entire state suffered a blacko... [Full Article...]

Undocumented immigrant acquitted of Kathryn Steinle's murder

Undocumented immigrant acquitted of Kathryn Steinle's murder President Trump later signed an executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with USA immigration authorities, a policy that a federal judge in San Francisco permanently blocked Monday . At trial, Zarate admitted to firing the shot that killed Steinle, 32, but contended that he had picked up a gun underneath a bench on the San Francisco pier and accidentally fired it July ... [Full Article...]

Black Friday Physical Store Sales Turn Out Better Than Expected

Black Friday Physical Store Sales Turn Out Better Than Expected Moore said he's done some online shopping , but the allure of in-store-only deals drew him out from behind the computer. As consumer Group Which? pointed out last week many of last year's so-called Black Friday deals were cheaper or available at the same price at other times of year. [Full Article...]

CT attorney general investigating Uber breach: spokeswoman

CT attorney general investigating Uber breach: spokeswoman Khosrowshahi added: "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it". "Deliberately concealing breaches from regulators and citizens could attract higher fines for companies", James Dipple-Johnstone, deputy commissioner of the UK Information Commissioner's Office, said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp (NYSE:HPE) Shorts Down -13.52% - Currently Trading Down

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp (NYSE:HPE) Shorts Down -13.52% - Currently Trading Down A jump in USA crude prices prodded Wall Street futures higher on Wednesday, with traders' eyes on a slide in Hewlett Packard shares after its chief executive said she would leave, as well as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. [Full Article...]

United States files suit to block US$85b AT&T-Time Warner merger

United States files suit to block US$85b AT&T-Time Warner merger AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson, however, has countered that notion and said he was never under pressure to spin off CNN. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to say last week if anyone from the White House had discussed the merger with any Justice Department officials. [Full Article...]

Uber is buying $1 billion worth of self-driving cars from Volvo

Uber is buying $1 billion worth of self-driving cars from Volvo Delivery of the vehicles is set to begin in 2019, with Uber calling up vehicles each month through 2021. Uber announced the Volvo deal Monday, according to The New York Times . Uber and Volvo are taking a major step toward putting driverless cars on the road. The company will install its own sensors and software in the vehicles. [Full Article...]

Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating to Baa2 with stable outlook

Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating to Baa2 with stable outlook In the case of HDFC Bank, the rating agency has also upgraded the bank's baseline credit assessment (BCA) and adjusted it to Baa2 from Baa3, it said. BSE index jumped by 235.98 points after this news came out; while Nifty closed 68.85 points up. [Full Article...]

Rep. Kevin Brady Leads The Charge To Pass GOP Tax Plan

Rep. Kevin Brady Leads The Charge To Pass GOP Tax Plan The bill would also lower the corporate tax rate , which is now the highest in the industrialized world. Among them, the bill would limit state and local deductions and the mortgage interest deduction , eliminate the personal exemption and almost double the standard deduction . [Full Article...]

$1tn Norwegian oil fund plans to ditch oil and gas stocks

$1tn Norwegian oil fund plans to ditch oil and gas stocks It invests Norway's revenues from oil and gas production for future generations in stocks, bonds and real estate overseas. Norges Bank Investment Management, which runs Norway's $1tn oil fund, has recommended that the sovereign wealth fund ditches its investments in oil and gas stocks. [Full Article...]


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