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Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Over $600 Million

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Over $600 Million That comes out to a cash option of $193.7 million. For the drawing, players can buy a ticket in stores or through the Illinois Lottery website or app. Meanwhile, Mega Millions are not the only popular lottery draw in the US. "That could be a difference of millions of dollars". With the money he's won, Monte told lottery officials he plans to help his family with his winnings. [Full Article...]

Trump asks 7-year-old, 'Are you still a believer in Santa?'

Trump asks 7-year-old, 'Are you still a believer in Santa?' The White House presented a counteroffer over the weekend to Schumer that is between Trump's United States dollars 5.7 billion price tag and the USD 1.3 billion Democrats have offered, said budget director Mick Mulvaney. "At least this kid's "how I found out Santa wasn't real" story will be interesting, ' one person wrote while someone else slammed Trump as a 'Supervillain" for what he did. [Full Article...]

All the Stores Opened and Closed on Christmas 2018

All the Stores Opened and Closed on Christmas 2018 Though many businesses are closed on Christmas, there are some open where you can get a bite to eat, or do some last minute holiday shopping. Walgreens: Many stores open until Midnight Christmas Eve. John Lewis started its clearance online at 5pm on Christmas Eve, with reductions on homewares and electrical products. The most popular items with these shoppers is candles, clothing and shoes -... [Full Article...]

Food and Liquor Stores Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2018

Food and Liquor Stores Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2018 Here is a list of hours for some of the most popular grocery stores etc.in Las Vegas area. Target stayed open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve . The fast casual restaurant will be open on Christmas Day , serving Chinese food for anyone looking to have a quick bite. [Full Article...]

Trump mulling firing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Trump mulling firing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin So far, Trump has publicly backed Mnuchin , calling him a "very talented" guy , however, Trump's past praise has meant little when the mercurial POTUS decides it is time for the person to go. However a source told Bloomberg that Mnuchin had done so without the advice of POTUS. His comments on Tuesday came after Mnuchin held a conference call with United States regulators on Monday to disc... [Full Article...]

Post Offices Will Stay Open on the Christmas Eve Holiday This Year

Post Offices Will Stay Open on the Christmas Eve Holiday This Year Two Beer Stores will open on Boxing Day . Wellington Brewery's retail store is open on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. and on Boxing Day from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Convenience Centers, OPEN Monday, CLOSED Tuesday. Amazon will also offer free same-day delivery for Prime members in select areas on December 24 if you're cutting it close. [Full Article...]

Is Target open on Christmas Eve 2018?

Is Target open on Christmas Eve 2018? The company also announced that all orders made by 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve can be picked up by 6 p.m. Dollar General and Dollar Tree are both closed on Christmas Day . It's Christmas Eve and that means a busy time for shops around the country as many of us try to carry out some last-minute shopping. Those looking for anything last minute items at Bed Bath & Beyond are in luck, as the st... [Full Article...]

Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released

Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released The drone crisis at Gatwick, located 45 kilometres south of London and which serves 43 million passengers a year, has had ripple effects throughout the worldwide air travel system. They will discuss the security precautions at other United Kingdom airports amid accusations the Government ignored warnings from pilots and air traffic controllers of the potential threat which could be posed by dr... [Full Article...]

Oil prices decline after Fed decision, market selloff

Oil prices decline after Fed decision, market selloff Crude oil markets reached peak high levels for the year in early October as the market anticipated supply reductions resulting from nuclear related-sanctions against Iran that the United States said in May it would put into effect on November 5. [Full Article...]

GST rates reduced for several items

GST rates reduced for several items This statistic assumes significance against the background of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent comment that the government would bring 99% of the items into the 18% or lower bracket. "The GST council has followed a pragmatic policy by bringing down the rates gradually, taking into consideration the revenue realisation and affordability, and this will stabilise and strengthen GST further",... [Full Article...]

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey The packaging of one of the recalled Jennie-O ground turkey products. More than 200 people in 38 states have fallen ill from the outbreak since November 2017. Announcing this recall on the Friday evening four days before Christmas recalls the way the pre-Thanksgiving recall got expanded from 91,388 pounds to 147,276 , but the USDA didn't put an "Editor's Note" on the recall notice pointing... [Full Article...]

Winds put BC Hydro customers on Hornby, Denman Island in dark

Winds put BC Hydro customers on Hornby, Denman Island in dark Hydro has experienced in years. You can see the current status of outages here . "Restoring remaining customers continues to be a challenge due to the extent of the damage", said the company in a statement. In Vancouver, 12th Avenue remained closed between Kingsway and Fraser Street, while crews worked to clear several large trees that were toppled and remove others that remained standing but w... [Full Article...]

Facebook Is Building Its Own Digital Currency for WhatsApp

Facebook Is Building Its Own Digital Currency for WhatsApp CZ added that early movers, whether it be Facebook , LINE , or Telegram in the context of IM-related cryptocurrencies, will get a substantial leg up over stragglers. Facebook set up its blockchain team in May, aiming to explore the emerging technology. Since then, Facebook have confirmed the development of a new blockchain focus group, led by the recruitment of a number of cryptocur... [Full Article...]

Ghosn rearrested for aggravated breach of trust

Ghosn rearrested for aggravated breach of trust He also allegedly had Nissan transfer $14.7 million to another company, prosecutors say. Carlos Ghosn could soon be freed on bail after a Japanese court on Thursday threw out a bid by prosecutors to extend his detention, in a move almost as unexpected as the auto tycoon's sudden arrest. [Full Article...]

Stocks are having their worst December since 1931

Stocks are having their worst December since 1931 The benchmark S&P 500 index fell 2.3 percent. The S&P 500 index slumped 50.84 points to 2,416.58. Stocks went into another slide Thursday in what is shaping up as the worst December on Wall Street since the depths of the Great Depression, with prices dragged down by rising fears of a recession somewhere on the horizon. [Full Article...]

President Trump says a shutdown would "last for a very long time"

President Trump says a shutdown would Federal employees already were granted an extra day of vacation on Monday, Christmas Eve, thanks to an executive order that Trump signed this past week. In a shutdown, critical workers - including United States border agents, and nonessential employees - would not get paid until the dispute ends. More than 420,000 employees will be required to work without pay and an additional 380,000 would b... [Full Article...]

US Federal Reserve hikes rates one more time in 2018

US Federal Reserve hikes rates one more time in 2018 USA equities recorded their steepest declines for any Federal Open Market Committee announcement day since 2011, with the sell-off extending into Thursday as the threat of a government shutdown increased. That hasn't happened yet, but investors fear it will. Inversions are often taken as a sign a recession is coming, although it's not a flawless signal and when recessions do follow inversions ... [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks' post-Fed swoon continues as oil slumps

U.S. stocks' post-Fed swoon continues as oil slumps That is also below the Fed's long-term goal of 2%. The 3.7 percent jobless rate at a 49-year low is arguably the Fed's touchstone achievement of the post-financial crisis era. The hike put further pressure on the white metal in a year that saw it drop nearly 14 percent. It is seen rising to 3.6 percent in 2020 and to 3.8 percent in 2021, slightly higher than previously forecast. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: Plunging oil price sinks energy stocks

Markets Right Now: Plunging oil price sinks energy stocks United States stocks held near a 14-month low on a volatile day that saw the benchmark gauge swing nearly 2 percent from trough to peak. The Russell 2000 , which tracks smaller companies' performance, entered a bear market, down 20 percent from its 52-week high, and the Cboe Volatility Index hit its highest level in a week. [Full Article...]

World's biggest beer company looking at cannabis drinks

World's biggest beer company looking at cannabis drinks The parent company of Labatt Breweries of Canada has struck a research deal with Tilray Inc. that's expected to result in the creation of a variety of non-alcoholic beverages containing some of the active ingredients found in cannabis. Constellation Brands has invested more than $4 billion into Canada's Canopy Growth Corporation, acquiring a 38 percent stake in the process. Earlier this month,... [Full Article...]


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