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AZ Gas Prices Drop 3.4¢ Featured font size +

AZ Gas Prices Drop 3.4¢ Featured font size + The state average is falling at a rate of 1 cent per day and prices for the year-end holidays should be on par with, if not lower than a year ago, AAA said. The average in Jacksonville was $2.29 on Monday, according to AAA. It was also just before Labor Day weekend, as Florida residents kept their eyes peeled on Hurricane Irma's forecast path. [Full Article...]

Ryanair offers to meet with union ahead of strike action

Ryanair offers to meet with union ahead of strike action Some 117 directly-employed Ryanair pilots are involved in the dispute, making up the majority of the firm's captains in Ireland - meaning any walkout would have severely affected flights. Ryanair's offer came after the Irish Airline Pilots' Association (IALPA ) had warned that its members working for the carrier were planning to walk out on Wednesday 20 December. [Full Article...]

AAA Predicts Increase in Travelers Over Holiday Season

AAA Predicts Increase in Travelers Over Holiday Season The "highest year-end holiday travel volume on record", will put more than 97 million people on the roads (up 3 percent from previous years), and 6.4 million in the sky (up 4.1 percent). Holiday travel is expected to be the highest ever with commute times triple what they usually are. "With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros"... [Full Article...]

Letter alleges Uber hacked into computer systems, stole data from rivals

Letter alleges Uber hacked into computer systems, stole data from rivals It is critical evidence in Uber's legal battle with Waymo , the self-driving auto company that accuses the ride-sharing firm of stealing its technology . Uber has been in hot water over the last few months for some very unsavory allegations. Uber had privately settled a lawsuit by Mr Jacobs for millions of dollars this year. [Full Article...]

Canadian billionaire, spouse discovered lifeless of their Toronto dwelling

Canadian billionaire, spouse discovered lifeless of their Toronto dwelling In a statement , Apotex confirmed the Shermans had been killed: "We've been informed of the tragic news that Barry and Honey Sherman have unexpectedly passed away". Sherman has also been an active philanthropist, including donating $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. Mrs Sherman sat on the boards of several hospital, charitable and Jewish foundations, and last month was awarded a Senate me... [Full Article...]

Free Shipping Day: Retailers Ensure Delivery by Christmas Eve

Free Shipping Day: Retailers Ensure Delivery by Christmas Eve Macy's , J.C. Penny, Target , Best Buy and Nike are among the stores observing the day with free shipping , sales and other promotions. Deals and guidelines vary from company to company, and free shipping is only guaranteed for items that are now in stock and may exclude certain purchases. [Full Article...]

Man shot by police at Amsterdam airport after threatening crowds with knife

Man shot by police at Amsterdam airport after threatening crowds with knife There are no reports of any other injuries. The situation is under control and the airport is safe, the military police say. 'He was injured and has been taken into custody '. The incident unfolded in a Starbucks in the airport's main terminal, according to the Express . "Schiphol Plaza has been re-opened to the public again". [Full Article...]

Digital Creators Rally Against Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Digital Creators Rally Against Repeal Of Net Neutrality Like the FCC's two dissenting commissioners , protesters in every corner of the nation , rock stars , Pornhub , and legendary internet pioneers , Wiener believes net neutrality is essential for maintaining an open internet where internet service providers "treat websites equally" and don't "play favorites based on who pays more". [Full Article...]

India's tax regulators crack down on major bitcoin exchanges

India's tax regulators crack down on major bitcoin exchanges As a part of the survey conducted under Section 13A of the Income Tax Act, the IT department is gathering evidence of the identity of investors and traders, transaction undertaken by them, as well as identity of counterparties, related bank accounts used, among others. [Full Article...]

CBOE and CME Group Rumoured to Be Mulling Ethereum and Litecoin Futures

CBOE and CME Group Rumoured to Be Mulling Ethereum and Litecoin Futures Wall Street investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald, as indicated earlier this month by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (which oversees the USA market for derivatives), is preparing to create binary options tied to bitcoin. In a futures contract, when you buy something, you buy it with a promise to pay at a future date. A group of traders, major banks and brokers known as the Futures Industry... [Full Article...]

North Korean defector 'forced to have abortion' after being caught

North Korean defector 'forced to have abortion' after being caught While the United Nations Security Council is considering ways to refresh current sanctions against Pyongyang, a USA proposal to cut off oil supplies has been rejected by Beijing. There have also been reports that refugee camps are being built along China's border with North Korea. Moon told the state-run CCTV on Monday that Thaad was deployed to deter North Korea and does not target China. [Full Article...]

Shipt a Target for US$550 million

Shipt a Target for US$550 million Groceries, essentials, home, electronics, and other products will be available for same-day delivery at launch, with all major product categories by the end of 2019. "We'll also continue to grow our marketplace approach with new and existing partners, a strategy that drives scale and efficiencies for all". Shipt customers pay an annual membership fee of $99 for unlimited deliveries, vs. [Full Article...]

Westfield To Be Acquired By Europe-Based Mall Operator

Westfield To Be Acquired By Europe-Based Mall Operator The cash-and-stock deal values shares of Australia-based Westfield at $7.55 a share, an 18 percent premium over Monday's closing price, the Los Angeles Times reported. "Westfield has been seen as a pioneer in US mall redevelopment, melding traditional mall retailers with atypical mall fixtures like upscale food courts, high-end restaurants, bars, cinemas and boutique fashion outlets", write R... [Full Article...]

Facebook changes tax structure to start billing ad sales locally

Facebook changes tax structure to start billing ad sales locally Dublin will remain the site of its worldwide headquarters. The move will apply to all countries in which Facebook now has an office to support sales to advertisers, Facebook's Chief Financial Officer Dave Wehner said in a statement . The finance ministers of the EU's five largest economies criticized the planned tax reform, writing a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this wee... [Full Article...]

Jaguars announce discipline for fans involved in Seahawks melee

Jaguars announce discipline for fans involved in Seahawks melee Seattle, 8-5 after Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Jags, faces the first-place Rams (9-4) on Sunday with a chance to move into a tie for first place in the NFC West, but Seattle's defense must stop L.A. "I'm still a man". A Jaguars spokeswoman told USA TODAY Sports the team will look into the fan or fans involved in the incident. But he also defended his players by saying they were trying to get ... [Full Article...]

Disney-Fox deal looks closer as Comcast drops out; announcement possible Thursday

Disney-Fox deal looks closer as Comcast drops out; announcement possible Thursday Now Comcast is walking away from that deal according to a statement from Comcast Corp on Monday. Fox is apparently interested in pivoting to mostly sports and cultural commentary, meaning Fox News and the sports network FS1 would stay put. [Full Article...]

India Oct IIP spikes 2.2%; Nov CPI Inflation at 4.88%

The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 9 points or 0.12 percent at 7,462 in late opening deals after rising as much as 0.8 percent the previous day, buoyed by a weaker pound. "In the run-up to Christmas, the cost of living, now rising at the fastest rate in five years, remains uncomfortably high for households". United Kingdom consumer price inflation has risen so high that Bank of England governor Mark ... [Full Article...]

Treaty 8 First Nations to seek Site C injunction

Treaty 8 First Nations to seek Site C injunction Tracy Redies, the MLA for Surrey-White Rock and a former BC Hydro board member, said, "This project was always about doing what's in the best interests of British Columbians". While B.C. continues to go all-in on major hydro dams for its main source of electricity, Ontario and Quebec have faced their energy futures differently. [Full Article...]

Woman Allegedly Kicked Off Plane After Breast-Feeding Her 2-Year-Old

Woman Allegedly Kicked Off Plane After Breast-Feeding Her 2-Year-Old Rui said the attendants conferred at the front of the plane while she stopped breastfeeding and put her son, who had begun crying, in his seat. A Spirit Airlines representative told her she would not be allowed back on board. " It's not like I was resistant, I put him in the seat ", Mei told The Washington Post . But the 6:30 a.m. flight was repeatedly delayed due to weather, stranding pass... [Full Article...]

Global arms sales rise for first time since 2010

Global arms sales rise for first time since 2010 Companies from the world largest economy increased their sales by 4 percent previous year to $217.2 billion, making the United States account for 57.9 percent of the total top 100 arms sales. The latest figures show that weapons sales in 2016 by the world's largest arms manufacturers exceeded the GDP of all but 26 of the world's nations according to World Bank statistics for 2016. [Full Article...]


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