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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin received horse manure in package

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin received horse manure in package Apparently Mnuchin, who has not yet responded to BuzzFeed News' request for comment, was at home when the package arrived, and it was so suspicious that the bomb squad was called in to investigate. The package was signed as being from "the American people", according to KABC. Mnuchin did not have to evacuate his home during the investigation, Weise said, but the investigation did force a tempo... [Full Article...]

Texas High School Kicker Joins Elite Group of Female Football Players

Texas High School Kicker Joins Elite Group of Female Football Players He noted that one of her biggest challenges comes off the field, where she doesn't have a place in the locker room with the boys and usually has to find a public dressing room to change. "They do those jobs very well, and I trust them". Strawn finished with a flawless 16-0 season with the Texas Class 1A Division II Six-Man title. "Strawn is a really close community", teammate Ivan Ruiz told Te... [Full Article...]

In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes

In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes When we went to Gujarat and we spoke to the people of Gujarat, they said there is no model. It is stealing of resources of people of Gujarat. Why is Prime Minister Narendra Modi silent on allegations relating to Rafale deal, asks Rahul Gandhi after CWC meet. [Full Article...]

Amazon acquires Blink, a smart home surveillance company

Amazon acquires Blink, a smart home surveillance company Home security provider Blink earlier this week announced a new wireless doorbell that'll debut at CES next month. Blink, based in Andover, Mass., was founded in 2009, according to Crunchbase, but came out of stealth in 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised $1 million-multiple times more than the company was seeking. [Full Article...]

Here's how you can get a job working for Elon Musk's SpaceX

Here's how you can get a job working for Elon Musk's SpaceX But, given that Musk doesn't expect that Falcon Heavy's first launch to be a resounding success, it's within reason that Musk wouldn't mind parting with what was Tesla's first ever production electric vehicle instead of putting a customer's valuable satellite payload atop the "World's Most Powerful Rocket". [Full Article...]

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

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...]


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