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Bitcoins Helped This Rapper Become A Millionaire. Five Things To Know

Bitcoins Helped This Rapper Become A Millionaire. Five Things To Know Whether 50 really needs it or not is up for debate, but "forgetting" about an investment you made that's directly tied to the sales of your album, YOUR music that make money for YOU that will go into YOUR account, seems a little silly. 50 Cent released Animal Ambition through his G-Unit Records, along with Virgin's Caroline Records. Album sales were around 700 BTC which at the time was around... [Full Article...]

Hold-down firing nudges Falcon Heavy rocket closer to first liftoff

Hold-down firing nudges Falcon Heavy rocket closer to first liftoff The Falcon Heavy's first stage was successfully tested past year, but the forthcoming static fire will mark the first time the full compliment of the rocket's engines have been tested. The Falcon Heavy was created to carry humans into space and restore the possibility of flying missions with crews to the Moon or Mars. I want to make sure to set expectations accordingly'. [Full Article...]

How this pensioner sneaks past airport security

How this pensioner sneaks past airport security Marilyn Hartman slipped on to the jet with a large group after she got through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and boarded a flight to Heathrow, police said. She added in a statement: "We are working with our law enforcement partners to support a comprehensive and thorough investigation, while continuing to maintain the highest levels of security at O'Hare Airport". [Full Article...]

Facebook to serve 'trustworthy' news over fake news, says CEO

Facebook to serve 'trustworthy' news over fake news, says CEO Zuckerberg acknowledged that social media sites such as his can contribute to "sensationalism, misinformation and polarization. and if we don't specifically tackle these problems, then we end up amplifying them". This comes after putting loads of effort into building up Facebook as the place where people get their news. In its announcement on Friday, Facebook warned that publishers who ... [Full Article...]

The Los Angeles Times Votes To Unionize

The Los Angeles Times Votes To Unionize In a January 3 email to employees that was reviewed by Bloomberg, L.A. Times Interim Executive Editor Jim Kirk and Editor in Chief Lewis D'Vorkin warned: " union leaders may tell you they can protect against layoffs but they didn't at the New York Times , Huffington Post, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal". [Full Article...]

How major United States stock indexes fared on Wednesday

How major United States stock indexes fared on Wednesday The S&P 500 advanced 26 points to 2,802. Investors were surprisingly optimistic in the face of a possible government shutdown on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 322.79 points, or 1.25 percent, to 26,115.65. IBM gained 2.9 per cent after analysts upgraded their price target for the company's stock, and chipmaker Intel rose a similar amount, while aviation giant Boeing jumped 4... [Full Article...]

API reports another large crude draw

API reports another large crude draw Brent crude , the global benchmark, had slipped 7 cents to $69.31 by 0943 GMT. Big investment banks are raising their price targets for oil - or warning they may soon need to - as crude futures hit levels not seen since the early days of a slump in December 2014. [Full Article...]

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25%

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25% Underlying economic fundamentals at home and overseas have strengthened, and would otherwise suggest a strong pickup in business investment and exports, the bank said. "In this respect, capital investment, firm creation, labour force participation, and hours worked are all showing promising signs", the bank said. He added that by giving Nafta uncertainty prominent play in the rate statement, BOC ... [Full Article...]

Area Sam's Club closed as stores nationwide suddenly close

Area Sam's Club closed as stores nationwide suddenly close Sam's Tampa location will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday before shutting down for good January 26. One of those locations set to close is a Sam's Club on Tobias Boland Way in Worcester, Walmart said in an email to the WBJ. Before the change announced Thursday, it said, "full-time hourly workers were eligible for six to eight weeks of maternity leave at 50 percent pay, and Wal-Mart did not offer an... [Full Article...]

A380's Days May Be Numbered, Airbus Says

A380's Days May Be Numbered, Airbus Says It has over 160 Boeing 777s in its fleet and took possession of its 100th A380 in November. European aircraft giant Airbus would cease production of its A380 superjumbo aircraft if its main customer Emirates did not order any more planes, outgoing sales chief John Leahy said on Monday . [Full Article...]

MoneyGram to pilot Ripple (XRP) in payments

MoneyGram to pilot Ripple (XRP) in payments The two companies have come together to pilot XRP in MoneyGram's payment flows, wherein both these companies will study and understand MoneyGram's integration in Ripple ecosystem, through xRapid which is Ripple's solution created to provide on-demand liquidity to financial institutions. [Full Article...]

GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars Eventually, it should serve in ride-hailing services in cities across the U.S. Testing in the busy streets of San Francisco, one of the most complex driving environments in the world, gave the world's largest automaker the confidence that it was time to remove manual controls , according to the safety report . [Full Article...]

Fire destroys 1600 cars as auto park had no sprinklers

Fire destroys 1600 cars as auto park had no sprinklers Motorists abandoned their cars and fled along with 4,000 people who were evacuated after the final event of the Liverpool International Horse Show was called off at the Echo Arena. Nobody has been seriously injured in the blaze, the local Merseyside Police said, while all horses are accounted for. Similarly, authorities have advised affected vehicle owners to contact their insurers and cite "i... [Full Article...]

Prince William reveals Harry hasn't asked him to be best man yet

Prince William reveals Harry hasn't asked him to be best man yet In the past, she's expressed interest in "classic and simple" designs. She may be adored by fans of the royal family but Kensington Palace might not be happy with Meghan Markle at the moment. William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte , are expected to play a role in the wedding, as they did a year ago at the wedding of Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton , to financier Ja... [Full Article...]

Services PMI rises to 50.9 in December

Services PMI rises to 50.9 in December The latest survey showed the new orders sub-index, a proxy for domestic demand, also rose to 56.8 in December, the highest since October 2016. December data indicated towards resilient demand for new construction projects, as emphasized by the most rapid upturn in new order volumes since May. [Full Article...]

Walmart just raised its minimum wage and is offering $1000 bonuses

Walmart just raised its minimum wage and is offering $1000 bonuses Target , one of Walmart's top labor competitors , announced they would increase their starting hourly wage to $11 in September, vowing another increase to $15 by 2020. While it's not entirely clear how large an impact the new tax law will have, Walmart should see a significant benefit. The company said the change is in addition to wage increases already planned for many US markets in th... [Full Article...]

Tessa Thompson downplays criticism of Lena Dunham's involvement in Time's Up

Tessa Thompson downplays criticism of Lena Dunham's involvement in Time's Up Lena Dunham has split from boyfriend Jack Antonoff , after over five years together. Yet Dunham's presence in the photo enraged Thompson's followers, many of whom pointed to the Girls star's prior defense of writer Murray Miller , who was accused of sexually assaulted a minor. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco Bay Area He also said there were no reports of any damage or injuries. At a press conference, USGS officials said there was a small probability that this quake was a fore shock and will be followed by a big natural disaster: "Looking historically. [Full Article...]

Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay

Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay Specifically, Tesla is now aiming to manufacture 5,000 Model 3 units per week by the end of June. Musk had previously predicted that Model 3 production could be ramped up to 20,000 cars per month by December. The Drive editor-at-large Alex Roy and the car's owner, Daniel Zorrilla, drove a Tesla Model 3 across country from Los Angeles to New York City in 50 hours, 16 minutes and 32 seconds, setting... [Full Article...]

Android banking Trojan targets banks apps, including India's HDFC, ICICI and Axis

Android banking Trojan targets banks apps, including India's HDFC, ICICI and Axis A number of apps run by prominent Indian banks like the State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Union Bank of Commerce, and Bank of Baroda have so far been targeted by the trojan. Once the users click the arrow button (as shown in the image below) to proceed, the malware immediately sends the login credentials to its remote server. [Full Article...]


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