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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals his personal challenge for 2018

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He also built a robot butler for his home. In his Facebook post Mr Zuckerberg noted that the world felt "anxious and divided" , and said that he wanted to help turn this around using Facebook. than I would by doing something completely separate". Zuckerberg has been very philosophical over the past 12 months, regularly posting about his greater ambitions for tech and Facebook in particular. Read More »

Engine Failure Forces San Jose-Dallas Jet To Cancel Take-Off

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The aircraft was checked out by the airport, returned to the gate, and further inspected by our maintenance team. Stairs were brought to the aircraft and passengers exited the plane into the outdoors, Gerlach said. The plane is expected to then fly back to Frankfurt. "The passenger rights that FAA has prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on the plane on the tarmac for three hours domestically and four hours internationally", said Trull. Read More »

The colour of money: This is how new currency notes look like

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The note will carry a motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse side depicting the country's cultural heritage, instead of the rhinoceros, tiger and elephant present in the old notes. "The introduction of this new currency and design was brought in considering various factors like ease of transaction for common man, replacement of soiled banknotes, inflation and the need for combating counterfeiting". Read More »

Mira Sorvino Praises Dad for Lashing out at Harvey Weinstein

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Sorvino continued to threaten Weinstein after TMZ cited reports that two of Weinstein's cases had been forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Actor Paul Sorvino doesn't play when it comes to his daughter! Mira gushed over her father via Twitter Wednesday following his protective warning to Weinstein. Read More »

Companies In Iceland Now Required To Demonstrate They Pay Men, Women Fairly

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All companies and government agencies with more than 25 employees must now obtain an official certification to show that they give equal pay for work of equal value. Iceland's parliament , which is about 50 percent female, announced the legislation in March 2017, on International Women's day. The current coalition government in its "Agreement" for coalition had affirmed its commitment to equal pay certification stating that "Deliberate steps will be taken to eradicate gender-based wage ... Read More »

Sanders praises Iceland for equal pay law

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Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies. And over the years , women there have protested a pay gap. Icelandic women had refused to carry out domestic work and childcare to prove that society would be paralysed without women's labour. Read More »

LG's new CLOi robots will serve you at shops in the future

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Unsurprisingly, LG is tying the robots up with its brand new ThinQ brand, giving it an AI spin. The droids have been created with the aim of working in supermarkets, hotels and airports, according to the South China Morning Post . LG wants to eliminate the long wait and slow service that consumers experience when they stay at hotels. They are namely: Serving Robot , Porter Robot , and Shopping Cart Robot . Read More »

Roku is Building an Entertainment Focused Smart Assistant

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Roku Connect is essentially the video company's way of connecting a bunch of different devices that contribute to the home-entertainment experience. Instead it will license out the Roku Connect software and hardware reference points to third-party companies to allow them to build devices that work with the entertainment platform and virtual assistant. Read More »

Haley: US withholding $255M in aid from Pakistan

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After a three-hour meeting of senior government and military officials, Pakistan expressed "deep disappointment" in Mr Trump's comments and stressed its sacrifices and commitment to the war on terror. A larger security-related payment was $14.5 billion paid to Pakistan from Coalition Support Funds (CSF), which the CRS paper argued , was not assistance but reimbursement for logistical and operational support of US-led military operations; "it is technically not foreign assistance". Read More »

New auto sales fall for the first time in six years

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According to a report by industry body Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK auto sales declined for the first time in six years last year owing to a collapse of consumer confidence in diesel vehicles. "This was still the third best year in a decade and the sixth best ever", he added. But it said it was expecting a similar fall in volumes in the current year - of between 5-7% - with diesels likely to face further pain. Read More »

Brookfield affiliate to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

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Schneider said he was surprised that Brookfield acquired Westinghouse, given that the company has no other nuclear businesses. Westinghouse Electric designs and services large and small nuclear reactors for power producers in the USA, where nuclear power accounts for roughly 20 per cent of all electricity generation, which is the company's main growth market. Read More »

Air New Zealand named among top 20 safest airlines

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Kiwis can rejoice and travel easily as Air New Zealand have made it to the top 20 list of safest airlines for 2018. From 2014 to 2017, AirlineRatings.com named Australian airline Qantas the world's safest airline , and once again AirlineRatings.com has commended it for being "the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years" without a single fatality in the jet era. Read More »

The FCC chairman received death threats before canceling his CES appearance

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He had been scheduled to appear on a panel with Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen; she apparently still intends to attend. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at a consumer trade show in Las Vegas next week after receiving death threats, according to reports. Read More »

Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw

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The California-based company said it had already released a patch for the Safari web browser on its iOS-operated devices to protect against Meltdown and would issue another "in the coming days" to "to help defend against Spectre". Also, the company will continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Read More »

Sears in Bangor slated for closure

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This includes one Kmart on Delmarva. Early in December, it was a full $1 more per share. Closeout sales at the affected locations will begin next week, the company said in a press release, and all 103 locations will be shuttered by May. Read More »

Hot Cocoa Is In-N-Out's Newest Menu Item

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The hot drink was added to menus about two weeks ago, according to employees working at restaurants in Huntington Beach and Orange. The new menu item is especially notable because the toasty beverage could hint at an expansion into new regions for In-N-Out. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers call for 'latte levy' on takeaway cups

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At least 2.5 billion disposable cups are thrown away every year. Disposable cups can not be recycled by the normal systems because they are made from cardboard with a tightly bonded polyethylene liner, which is hard to remove, and means they are not accepted by paper mills. Read More »

Tesla lists electric truck for 150k

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Analysts said on Thursday they continue to believe that sales of the Model 3 sedan could transform the niche automaker into a mass producer, giving it an edge over a host of rivals such as General Motors and BMW who are entering the nascent electric vehicle market. Read More »

Macy's to close more stores

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A clearance sale might begin as soon as Monday and could run until the downtown Miami store closes for good, according to Macy's . Sears' announcement came at the same time Macy's revealed the locations of another 11 stores slated to close this year, part of the anticipated 100 stores the retailer said it would close over time. Read More »

Apple Purchases Developer Tool Firm Buddybuild, Team to Remain in Canada

Buddybuild will wind down its Android app development features by March . Buddybuild, which disclosed the acquisition on Tuesday in a blog post, said its staff will join Apple's Xcode engineering group. Word of the acquisition was originally noted via a buddybuild blogpost, with Apple confirming the acquisition to TechCrunch shortly thereafter. Following the acquisiton, Buddybuild said it will no longer take new customers. Read More »

Electoral bonds launched in clean-up bid

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According to the statement, a purchaser will be allowed to buy electoral bonds only on due fulfilment of all the extant KYC norms and by making payment from a bank account. It will not carry the name of payee. He said to change the system of anonymous donations, the government brought a change in 2001 which made all donations made through cheques tax-exempt but that did not make a huge impact as only a few parties got some money through cheques. Read More »

Bitcoin may be struggling - but ethereum just posted a fresh all-time high

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The euro started the year by climbing 0.3 per cent to $1.2046. The Ripple price has pulled back in more recent trading and is now hovering around yesterday's close, according data from cryptocurrency tracker Coinmarketcap . Despite the incoming release of Lightning Network improvements for Bitcoin, the issue of its usefulness purely as a currency remains a decisive topic of debate. Read More »

Local grocery store sells $560K lottery ticket

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A lottery ticket worth $560,000 was sold in Coopersburg . Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. The National Lottery says it was a quick pick ticket bought last Friday, December 29, on the same day as the draw. Read More »

Why the Cold is Helping Drive Up Indy Gas Prices

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Oakland- $3.10/g, down 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $3.11/g. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. Read More »

Which Stocks To Invest? - Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) has a market cap of $162.77 billion and over the last 12 months, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) has gone stronger by 2.82%. It also reduced its holding in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) by 52,867 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,191 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric (NYSE:GE). Read More »

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) Cut to "Underweight" at JPMorgan Chase & Co

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The hedge fund held 59,700 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $856,000, down from 175,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winch Advisory Lc has invested 0.01% in Southwest Airlines Co. Blair William Il accumulated 595,230 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. Read More »

Ford Mtr Co Del (F) Holding Held by Polaris Wealth Advisers Llc

The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.01. Blue Chip Partners Inc who had been investing in Ford Mtr Co Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.61B market cap company. Read More »

Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) Shares Sold by Schroder Investment Management Group

Southern Company now has $48.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $14.47. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500. Farr Miller Washington Lc Dc holds 0.17% or 45,840 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles And Com Limited Partnership holds 0.06% of its portfolio in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 177,310 shares. Read More »

BP warns Donald Trump's tax reforms will cost it $1.5bn

BP said it was reviewing the final impact of the tax changes and details of the final charge are expected to be disclosed in its fourth-quarter results announcement, due on February 6. However, several large corporations have signalled that the law will result in a short-term hit on earnings repatriated from overseas. Both Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays have warned profits will be affected as they have to recalculate the deferred tax assets built up on their balance sheets. Read More »

Maruti December sales up 10.3% at 130066 units

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The domestic sales contributed 32,786 units, up from 21,362 units in December 2016; while exports stood at 7,000 units; as against 5,133 units recorded for the same month past year. "The positive momentum in urban and rural retail sales supported with strong after-sales service and low-priced of ownership has gained customer confidence to become most loved and trusted brand in India". Read More »

Lawsuits crop up over Apple's slowing down of older iPhones

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On the other hand, it's not unreasonable to say that all iPhones qualify as premium phones, so they shouldn't be compared with Samsung's mid-range A-series and low-end J-series models. If sudden shutdowns are related to battery chemistry, as Apple claims, one would expect that at least some older Android phones would be affected by sudden shutdowns under high transient loads, as well. Read More »

No One Died In Commercial Passenger Jet Accidents In 2017

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This was despite more flights being made than ever before. A separate airline monitoring agency, the Dutch group To70, estimated that there was just one fatal accident for every 16 million flights. "Since 1997 the average number of airliner accidents has shown a steady and persistent decline, for a great deal thanks to the continuing safety-driven efforts by worldwide aviation organisations such as ICAO, IATA, Flight Safety Foundation and the aviation industry", ASN president Harro Ranter ... Read More »

Serena Williams loses in comeback match

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Having shaken off some cobwebs, Williams then asserted herself, breaking four times to take the second set, with the highlight a crunching forehand return victor off Ostapenko's first serve that kissed the line and left her opponent helpless. Read More »