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Turley: Washington METRO Says Catholic Christmas Ad 'Prohibited'

Turley: Washington METRO Says Catholic Christmas Ad 'Prohibited' The archdiocese seeks injunctive relief after WMATA , as the agency is known, refused to allow an ad promoting the archdiocese's annual "Find the Perfect Gift" initiative for the Advent and Christmas seasons. "Our ad was created to be placed on metro bus exteriors to reach the broadest audience and to invite everyone to experience the well-accepted joyful spirit of the season, or to share their m... [Full Article...]

19 spacecraft go missing after Russian weather satellite launch goes awry

19 spacecraft go missing after Russian weather satellite launch goes awry This was only the second launch from Russia's new multibillion dollar spaceport in the Far East as the country looks to move away from relying on the Baikonur Cosmodrome base in Kazakhstan. "Currently, the information is being analyzed". The unmanned Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched with a Fregat booster. Interfax earlier cited an unnamed source saying there had been a two hour communication s... [Full Article...]

Cyber Monday becomes largest online shopping day in United States history

Cyber Monday becomes largest online shopping day in United States history Adobe predicts this will be the first-ever holiday season to break $100 billion in online sales . Adobe said Cyber Monday is expected to drive $6.6b in Internet sales, which would make it the largest U.S. "This year, mobile shopping was dominant both in the morning and afternoon". Toys" R " Us, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, offered 15 percent items site-wide and another 25 pe... [Full Article...]

TRAI Weighs in Favour of Net Neutrality, Proposes License Amendments

TRAI Weighs in Favour of Net Neutrality, Proposes License Amendments Net neutrality was given a boost on Tuesday, when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI ) brought out its much-awaited recommendations . The principles of net neutrality states that the telecom service providers and ISPs can not speed up or slow down the internet speed as per their will or as per their marketing strategies. [Full Article...]

Uber-Waymo case: Dramatic turn as judge says Uber lawyers withheld evidence

Uber-Waymo case: Dramatic turn as judge says Uber lawyers withheld evidence He also claimed that the team used a secretive messaging system on an anonymous server that would delete texts nearly immediately in order "to ensure we didn't create a paper trail that came back to haunt the company in any potential civil or criminal litigation". [Full Article...]

Shiffrin bounces back to take Killington slalom

Shiffrin bounces back to take Killington slalom The win for Rebensburg came four weeks after she won the giant slalom in the first race of the World Cup season in Soelden, Austria. "It wasn't easy but when I ski balanced, it makes it easier than when I don't". "Petra had a great second run, so there are quite a few girls who want it just as much as I do and the difference comes with the skiing, comes with the discipline, and that's where I'm ... [Full Article...]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Names Leandra English Deputy Director

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Names Leandra English Deputy Director Before resigning Friday, CFPB Director Richard Cordray named chief of staff Leandra English his deputy director and presumed acting director. Later, Mulvaney's communications director tweeted a picture of him "hard at work as acting director", with the bureau's transition handbook placed visibly on his table. [Full Article...]

Gas prices down, but high for time of year

Gas prices down, but high for time of year The state had the third-argest average price change in the USA this past week, the release said. "Despite a forecasted 5 to 20 cents decrease in coming weeks, motorists will see higher than expected December gas prices - especially compared to year-end prices from 2015 and 2016", AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion

Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion The brothers, who have never owned a media company, "would not have any operational control over the company", sources told The Times , but others warned that they would use the outlets to "promote their brand of conservatism". $650 million of the Meredith Corporation's $3 billion purchase came from the Koch Brother's private equity. Media watchdogs have expressed concern over the potential... [Full Article...]

Mixed results for Black Friday footfall

Those figures were released by Adobe Digital Insights , which tracks 80 percent of online spending at the 100 largest retail websites in the United States, CNN reported . And Black Friday isn't the only day that consumers tend to shop early in the holiday season. While brick-and-mortar sales may be down, the Mall of America in Minnesota reported that 2,500 people were in line before openin... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth £100 Billion After Amazon Black Friday Sales

Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth £100 Billion After Amazon Black Friday Sales Black Friday has pushed Jeff Bezos' net worth past $100bn (£74bn), making the Amazon founder the first business mogul to surpass the mark in 18 years. Investor Warren Buffett is third at around $78.9 billion. He tweeted a request for ideas about how to help people in June of this year, and since 2002 he has given away Amazon shares totalling about $500 million (£374m) at current prices. [Full Article...]

Mitsubishi Materials shares tumble after firm says units falsified product data

Mitsubishi Materials shares tumble after firm says units falsified product data They said the market mood was also soured by the latest scandal to hit Japan's manufacturing industry, involving Mitsubishi Materials Corp. Mitsubishi Materials said that inspection data was falsified on parts used in aircraft, automobiles and industrial machinery, with more than 250 customers potentially affected. [Full Article...]

Android devices still track you when location services are turned off

Android devices still track you when location services are turned off An investigation by Quartz revealed that Google is always tracking the location of Android devices, even when users have turned off the location services option, closed all apps, and removed their carrier's SIM card. A spokesperson told The Verge that the cellular tower data was supposed to make message delivery faster, but Google made a decision to ditch the plan. [Full Article...]

South Africa to outline "decisive" policy in 2018 after debt rating cut

South Africa to outline Fitch downgraded South Africa weeks after the firing of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. South Africa's central bank kept interest rates unchanged this week despite pressure to lower them for the sake of the ailing economy, impeded by inflation risks from a weaker rand, possible looming credit rating downgrades and the policy implications of a ruling ANC party conference. [Full Article...]

YouTube is cracking down on videos and comments that exploit children

YouTube is cracking down on videos and comments that exploit children As Koerber reported , videos that appeared in search results on YouTube Kids were selected by an algorithm and were not subject to human review, according to Google's support page for YouTube at the time . If the user is signed in while reporting a video , it will also be blocked from the YouTube Kids app , the company said in a statement. Despite that, it hasn't been enough to con... [Full Article...]

Market in positive lane for 7th day

Market in positive lane for 7th day The Sensex closed higher by 91.16 points at 33679.24, while the Nifty was up 40.90 points at 10389.70. Nifty also opened in the green and were gaining at 0.20 per cent in early trade. Provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors sold scrips worth Rs 416.28 crore, while domestic institutional investors purchased stocks worth Rs 427.63 crore. [Full Article...]

Dish and CBS reach deal after Thanksgiving NFL blackout

Dish and CBS reach deal after Thanksgiving NFL blackout The new agreement immediately enables college football fans to watch SEC and NFL games Friday and Saturday of the holiday weekend. Dish and CBS reached an agreement late Thursday that restored the channels dropped earlier in the week in standoff over how much Dish will pay CBS for the right to carry its programming . [Full Article...]

Thanksgiving Day hours for grocery & drug stores 2017

Thanksgiving Day hours for grocery & drug stores 2017 Should you need to fill a prescription, keep in mind your doctor's office will not be open on the holiday and you might experience a delay in getting it. The day commemorates the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans when they arrived in the New World in October 1621. Cherry Creek is closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m. [Full Article...]

Syrian men accused of terror plot released due to insufficient evidence

Syrian men accused of terror plot released due to insufficient evidence Around 500 police officers took part in the raids on eight addresses in four states, taking six Syrian men aged between 20 and 28 years old into custody, as well as seizing mobile phones, computers, and paperwork. They would also surveilled buildings in Berlin, the official said. According to German public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk , which cited sources close to the investigations, the gr... [Full Article...]

Robinho handed prison sentence for sexual assault

Robinho handed prison sentence for sexual assault Robinho , who is now playing for Brazil team Atletico Mineiro , was found guilty of committing the rape with five other people. Robinho , 33, who now plays with Atlético Mineiro in Brazil, pleaded not guilty via his lawyer and did not appear at any of the court hearings in northern Italy. [Full Article...]


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