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Burlington Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign tops $200K

Burlington Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign tops $200K Now, they just need to raise just $12,500 each day, Friday and Saturday, to make it. Greater Baton Rouge has suffered a 14 percent decrease in Red Kettle donations in comparison to last year's donations. Pavlakis, who worked with the organization for 14 years, says he has not seen anything like this. "The Salvation Army relies on the partnership of donors - we can only do what we do with their... [Full Article...]

Facebook scraps 'disputed' tags after fake news crackdown backfires

Facebook scraps 'disputed' tags after fake news crackdown backfires It was found to be more effective to offer fact-checked articles on the same subject before someone clicked a link to a story considered dubious. Facebook said Wednesday that in its tests, fewer hoax articles were shared when they had fact-checkers' articles next to them than when they were labeled with "disputed" flags. [Full Article...]

German union calls for Friday Ryanair strike

German union calls for Friday Ryanair strike The German pilots' association Vereinigung Cockpit said its negotiations with the company yesterday ended without results. "We advise all customers in Germany to turn up as normal tomorrow, as we plan to operate all scheduled flights", a Ryanair spokesman said in an email. [Full Article...]

AT&T $1000 tax bonus came after exchange with union head

Few mainstream economists believe the $1.5 trillion tax cut will lead to annual wage gains of that magnitude. Since the Senate passed their initial tax overhaul, 32 companies have announced share buybacks totaling $83.7 billion, Schumer's office said . [Full Article...]

Iced tea company's stock shoots up after adding blockchain to its name

Iced tea company's stock shoots up after adding blockchain to its name The company said it would still continue to operate its beverage business, under which it sells Long Island iced tea and Long Island lemonade. It even rebranded to " Long Blockchain Corp .", reserved the affiliated web domain, and announced plans to seek a ticker change to accommodate the shift. [Full Article...]

Major Companies are Excluding Older Workers from Job Ads through Facebook

Major Companies are Excluding Older Workers from Job Ads through Facebook But the company said it's aware of the practice and defended it. Nonetheless, in a time when people 40 and over are struggling in America because of age discrimination and Facebook is becoming a very large employment hub, concerns have been raised. [Full Article...]

Rep. Dave Yaccarino Rings Bell for The Salvation Army

Rep. Dave Yaccarino Rings Bell for The Salvation Army These families would not be able to afford Christmas presents without the help of the Salvation Army and our great community. The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers and new toys after its warehouse flooded Tuesday night. Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army. "The donor's anonymous, and I think that's what they enjoy", Shiels said. "The challenge for us, which is a challenge for many... [Full Article...]

Didi Chuxing Completes $4 Bln Equity Funding Round

Reuters reported earlier this month that Didi would launch in Mexico next year, marking Didi's first expansion of its services beyond China. The company said the new capital will help it increase its capacity to use artificial intelligence, drive global expansion and support new business initiatives, including the development of new energy vehicle service networks. [Full Article...]

Top EU Court Rules Uber Is A Taxi Service

Top EU Court Rules Uber Is A Taxi Service Yesterday's case centred around UberPop, a service in several European cities that allowed drivers without a taxi licence to use their own cars to pick up passengers. In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, Dec. 20, the European Union's top court ruled that Uber is a transport service. The case was brought by Elite Taxi, a taxi drivers' association in Barcelona, which argued successfully that Uber wa... [Full Article...]

Woman claims hotel charged her $350 for bad review

Woman claims hotel charged her $350 for bad review Here's one I've never heard of before. "I actually had to clean the room myself", she told WRTV . She dubbed their stay "a nightmare". "We checked the sheets and I found hairs and dirt", she added. "Should the guest refuse to retract any such public statements legal action may be pursued", Fox News reported . She said the hotel had no visible staff they could talk to at the time, and that ca... [Full Article...]

USA existing home sales jump past forecasts in November

USA existing home sales jump past forecasts in November Existing-home sales increased 5.6% in November from the prior month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million, the strongest reading since December 2006, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Year-over-year, single-family home sales have been flat in the West while condo/coop sales are up 16.7 percent. "As evidenced by a subdued level of first-time buyers and increased... [Full Article...]

German cabin crew union urges Ryanair to set date for talks

German cabin crew union urges Ryanair to set date for talks The climbdown by Ryanair and its Chief Executive Michael O'Leary means that for the first time, pilots can bring in professional representation. IMPACT said it would meet Ryanair on Tuesday evening, and hoped the suspension of industrial action would remove any uncertainty for passengers intending to travel on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk accidentally tweeted out his cellphone number to 16 million people

Elon Musk accidentally tweeted out his cellphone number to 16 million people In a tweet directed at Facebook-owned Oculus' chief technology officer Carmack, Musk wrote: " Do you have a sec to talk? ". The Tesla and SpaceX founder committed a Twitter no-no by accidentally tweeting out his cell phone on the micro-blogging site. [Full Article...]

Coinbase looks at insider trading after offering bitcoin cash

Coinbase looks at insider trading after offering bitcoin cash Coinbase users have always been calling for the platform to add Bitcoin Cash, now the world's third-biggest cryptocurrency, to its roster after it initially shunned the launch of the offshoot cryptocurrency in August . Bitcoin cash increases by the day or even hour lately, while its predecessor bitcoin continues to fall. Armstrong wrote , "If we find evidence of any employee or contractor... [Full Article...]

Bombardier deal with Airbus 'could create 500 U.S. jobs'

Bombardier deal with Airbus 'could create 500 U.S. jobs' The argument has caused a huge political row between the U.S. and Canada and the United Kingdom, with failure to agree sales of the C-Series putting thousands of jobs on the line. The Boeing dispute came to a head after a deal between Bombardier and Delta airlines for 75 jets. Bombardier estimates that the new Alabama assembly line will add 400 to 500 direct jobs in the United States, al... [Full Article...]

European Union regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals

European Union regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals The first tax agreement extends back to a 2006 Dutch tax ruling that allowed Inter Ikea to pay a large chunk of its revenue as a licensing fee to another Ikea unit in Luxembourg, ultimately leading to the company receiving untaxed royalties. [Full Article...]

Billionaire Branson named Virgin Hyperloop One chairman

Billionaire Branson named Virgin Hyperloop One chairman With the addition of this week's US$50m investment, the company has in total raised US$295m since its 2014 founding. Building a working hyperloop is obviously a cash-intensive process, and one that's still likely at least a few years away from being a revenue-generating operation, so it's natural to expect it to require a steady stream of inbound venture cash to keep things humming away. [Full Article...]

Anonymous Donor Drops $200000 Check into Salvation Army Kettle

Anonymous Donor Drops $200000 Check into Salvation Army Kettle One of the thefts was captured on surveillance video. Also, the automaker gave the Salvation Army $15,000. An Oklahoma woman is feeling grateful to have her wedding ring back after her husband accidentally dropped it into a Salvation Army kettle! "We are very fortunate that the donor is letting us extend the matching challenge", Ray said. [Full Article...]

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...]


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