Economy

San Francisco Bay Area jolted awake by magnitude 4.4 natural disaster

San Francisco Bay Area jolted awake by magnitude 4.4 natural disaster He also said there were no reports of any damage or injuries. Near San Francisco International Airport, several jolts could be felt. The quake knocked items off the 24-hour Safeway's shelves in San Leandro. The USGS acknowledged though that the natural disaster was relatively deep for a Hayward Fault quake. The Hayward Fault is capable of producing a 7-magnitude fault, which would have cau... [Full Article...]

Minn. AG Will Sue FCC Over Internet Neutrality Guidelines

An agency spokesman declined to comment, citing security concerns. Big US telcos and cable companies may yet rue the day that their man at the FCC made a decision to go gangbusters over net neutrality repeal . FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reportedly canceled an appearance at a tech event over death threats. It's not beyond the realm of possibility, though, that the cancellation may have been d... [Full Article...]

Nationwide Customs computer outage causes major New Year's delays at USA airports

Nationwide Customs computer outage causes major New Year's delays at USA airports Customs and Border Protection glitch. That power outage was caused by a fire that broke out beneath the airport, officials said. Jennifer Martin stood in line for hours. All airports are now back on line. It gave no explanation for the disruption and said travelers were processed using alternative procedures. The case remain under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents. [Full Article...]

Italy's Manufacturing Growth Robust In December

Italy's Manufacturing Growth Robust In December The pickup in December's manufacturing PMI came on the back of strong demand both at home and overseas. This year has been strong, with the average PMI the best since 2006, Harker said. Accordingly, Indian manufacturers upped their staffing levels at the end of the year. Job creation accelerated in December and was steep overall as firms made efforts to expand capacity. [Full Article...]

Peaceful Protests Constitutional Right of Iranians - President Rouhani

The semi-official ILNA news agency reported Sunday that authorities had arrested some 80 protesters in the city of Arak, some 175 miles south of Tehran, as well as another 200 in Tehran on Saturday night. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. Violence flared in many places on Saturday, and videos posted online suggest demonstrations have continued in a ... [Full Article...]

Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day

Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day Goodell said the earned income tax credit is targeted to those who need it most, while a minimum wage increase is across the board. This marks the second increase toward a statewide $15 minimum wage. "Wages continue to increase in Chautauqua County because we're continuing to see economic development". And while states like OH and Kentucky have blocked wage increases, others like Colorado and Hawa... [Full Article...]

Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation

Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation This week, HIV reseracher Dr Patrick Sullivan told The Washington Post that a form letter was sent out that "thanked me for my past service and said that my appointment was terminated, effective immediately". The administration is inviting new applicants to apply . PACHA was established in 1995, during the Clinton administration, to advise the White House on HIV strategies and policies. [Full Article...]

Instagram update introduces new 'Recommended for You' section

Instagram update introduces new 'Recommended for You' section But, the company says that it won't just flood your main feed with recommended posts , and, this section will only pop up "after you've viewed all the posts in your feed". This feature will suggest you posts that have been liked by the other accounts you are following. Users need not get it confused with their own home feed. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M And, with only three drawing left in 2017-two for Powerball and one for Mega Millions-lucky winners should review the new tax rules before deciding whether to cash in 2017 or wait until 2018. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013. The last MI player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. [Full Article...]

Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas

Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas Walmart: Normal store hours (check your location) on December 23, and closing 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Walmart : Walmart closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to Walmart.com . on December 23, and from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. Target: Varies by location. Lowe's: Normal hours until closing at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. [Full Article...]

LA Metro Offering Free Rides On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve

LA Metro Offering Free Rides On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve On Dec. 30 the landfills will only be open until 4 p.m. A few in metro, for instance, will still be open 24/7 over Christmas and Boxing Day . Kohl's: Staying open 24-hours a day through 6 p.m. then close for Monday and Tuesday. GameStop: Will open at 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. December 23, and from 8 a.m.to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve . Trees should be put at the curb by 7 a.m. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin plunges almost 35%, prompting Coinbase exchange to suspend trading

Bitcoin plunges almost 35%, prompting Coinbase exchange to suspend trading Coinbase - the largest Bitcoin market in the US - has disabled all buying and selling as the digital currency Bitcoin dramatically loses value. Users were convinced this week that Coinbase was involved in insider trading. The crash has been so drastic that Coinbase , one of the leading Bitcoin marketplaces, halted buying and selling of the currency on Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Greenwood's Salvation Army corps projects $15K loss in donations

Greenwood's Salvation Army corps projects $15K loss in donations Both coins need to be authenticated, but they are estimated to be worth between $1,200-$1,300. A second subject remained in a dark-colored minivan, eventually backing into a parking stall near the store's front door on the west side of the building. [Full Article...]

Ryanair writes to IMPACT setting out details of union recognition

The company said it would only negotiate with pilots who worked for the company and VC officials and so the talks were halted. Ryanair has written to its German pilots this afternoon asking them to work as normal tomorrow to avoid disrupting the travel plans of thousands of German passengers during Christmas week. [Full Article...]

Iced Tea Company's Stock Soars 500% After Name Change

Iced Tea Company's Stock Soars 500% After Name Change Over the past year, shares have traded between $1.70 and $9.49. Those opportunities, which as of now haven't turned into solid partnerships or agreements, include a blockchain infrastructure developer in financial services, a London-based foreign-exchange services provider developing blockchain and cryprocurrency technology for financial markets, and a smart-contract platform. [Full Article...]

Woman charged $350 after posting negative review of Brown County hotel

Woman charged $350 after posting negative review of Brown County hotel Arthur said there was no one present during her stay who she could complain to. Arthur tells WRTV , soon after arriving she could smell sewer, and the air conditioner and water pressure weren't working. "Should the guest refuse to retract any such public statements legal action may be pursued". Mrs Arthur said the letter frightened her so she took the review down. [Full Article...]

Flights to and from Atlanta vary day after power outage

Flights to and from Atlanta vary day after power outage More than 1,000 flights were grounded....and thousands of travelers were left in the dark for hours. Fort Wayne International Airport is prepared to deal with a power outage, Scott Hinderman, the airport authority's executive director of airports, said in the email. [Full Article...]

Ryanair to Recognize Pilot Unions to Avert Christmas Strike

Ryanair to Recognize Pilot Unions to Avert Christmas Strike Niall Shanahan, a spokesman for Impact , a union to which IALPA is affiliated, said: "We indicated to Ryanair that we were happy to meet them on Wednesday, but we would not be in a position to consider suspending the scheduled industrial action until we met them". [Full Article...]

Drug tycoon Barry Sherman found dead with wife

Drug tycoon Barry Sherman found dead with wife The Shermans recently listed their home for sale for almost C$7 million ($5.4 million). Police note that they're still in the early stages of the investigation into the deaths. One of the nation's wealthiest couples, they had given tens of millions of dollars to hospitals, universities and Jewish organisations and were fundraisers for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party. [Full Article...]

Salvation Army, Meadville still needs your help

Salvation Army, Meadville still needs your help The thief's bad behavior inspired Jones to replace the stolen money with a $200 donation. Volunteers from each community competed to raise the most money in one day, ringing their bells at the Salvation Armys donation kettles. "The Salvation Army is the most wonderful organization in the world", said Windy Swetman Sr. For the past two days inside the crowded Salvation Army Church hall voluntee... [Full Article...]


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