• Norfolk location among more than 60 Sam's Clubs to close
Norfolk location among more than 60 Sam's Clubs to close

An expanded parental and maternity leave policy, providing full-time hourly associates in the USA with 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and six weeks of paid parental leave. The company said the wage increase benefits all hourly us workers at its stores, including Sam's Club. "To get faster wage growth, the economy needs faster productivity gro...

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  • France And UK Work Through Border Issues In Summit
France And UK Work Through Border Issues In Summit

The announcement came as UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral summit meant to strengthen their security and intelligence ties as Britain negotiates its exit from the European Union . The meeting - which will focus on defense, security cooperation and economic ties, among other issues - is Macro...

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  • Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News
Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

In a statement posted on the platform , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that posts from news publications will still make up small amount percentage on a user's news feed (about four percent). Meanwhile, Facebook - and the broader tech industry - has come under a barrage of criticism over its impact on society, from its role in spreading ...

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  • Amazon raises its monthly subscription fees by almost 20 percent
Amazon raises its monthly subscription fees by almost 20 percent

That stands in stark contrast to the $99 Amazon charges yearly subscribers, who notably won't be facing a price increase. Amazon has always been cagey about sharing exact Prime subscribers figures, but recent third-party estimates have pegged the service as having about 90 million members in the United States alone.

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  • Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say
Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say

The government J alert: "evacuate inside the building or underground". Japan also sent out an erroneous alert , via broadcaster NHK with the message, "NHK news alert". On Monday, Gov. David Ige appointed a state Army National Guard official to oversee a review of Hawaii's emergency management process in response to the error .

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  • Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term
Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term

The protest was part of the biggest populist uprising for decades in Hong Kong and posed a spirited challenge to Beijing's Communist Party leaders in demanding full democracy. The name of the movement arose from the use of umbrellas as a tool for peaceful resistance to the Hong Kong police during the protests. But Beijing has ultimate con...

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  • API Reports Seventh Large Crude Draw In Seven Weeks
API Reports Seventh Large Crude Draw In Seven Weeks

Congo Republic plans to join the Opec oil cartel, the government said , as the former French colony presses ahead with projects that could help it become the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Oil prices ended higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of US petroleum data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in ...

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  • Bank of Canada raises interest rate again
Bank of Canada raises interest rate again

However, it cautions about the substantial improbability linked to the possible changes of policy by the United States, which is its major dealing partner. The bank slightly increased its predictions for 2018, up to 2.2 per cent from 2.1 per cent. The bank predicted economic growth will slow significantly to 2.2 percent this year and 1.6 percent ...

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  • Earnings focus propels stocks rally, Dow tops 26000
Earnings focus propels stocks rally, Dow tops 26000

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 11 points to 25,791. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 16 points, or 1 percent, to 1,575. On the Nasdaq, 1,958 issues rose and 673 fell. Cadinha & Co. LLC now owns 90,798 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $20,322,000 after purchasing an additional 89,005 shares in the...

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  • Airbus says to scrap A380 programme if no new orders
Airbus says to scrap A380 programme if no new orders

Emirates declined to issue an immediate comment. The orders for these aircraft would have to come from Emirates, as other airline orders would be marginal. Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years and many billions developing the double-decker behemoth, even as sceptics questioned whether it could g...

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  • Ford Announce Plans To Invest At Least £8bn In Electric Cars
Ford Announce Plans To Invest At Least £8bn In Electric Cars

Ford originally said that roughly $4.5 billion would be spent in the future on developing electric vehicles (EVs) and eco-friendly models which are not wholly reliant on fossil fuels - and this investment would have included the development of EV architectures.

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  • GM to deliver autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel
GM to deliver autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel

While the state is a hub for robot-car development, with more than 40 companies testing vehicles, having a safety driver behind the wheel is now required. GM President Dan Ammann told The Verge that the company is not seeking for an exemption , though - instead, it wants to "meet that standard in a different kind of way".

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  • Key UK contractor Carillion denies rescue plan in doubt
Key UK contractor Carillion denies rescue plan in doubt

By 4.00pm, Carillion shares were down 29.4%, or 5.88p to 14.11p, having hit a low of 12.5p after the reports emerged, after being more modestly lower this morning. It has worked on key projects including the Royal Opera House in London, the Suez Canal road tunnel and Toronto's Union Station. Further press reports earlier today said the government...

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  • Tesco Ireland sees sales rise over Christmas
Tesco Ireland sees sales rise over Christmas

Tesco, which is Ireland's second biggest grocery retailer in terms of the value of sales, said its like-for-like sales in Ireland climbed 3.5pc during the 19-week period. The supermarket said it enjoyed "record sales and volumes" in the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Marks and Spencer Group Plc (M&S) for the 13 weeks to December 30, 2017...

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  • Walmart Announces Pay Increases, Expanded Benefits After Tax Cut
Walmart Announces Pay Increases, Expanded Benefits After Tax Cut

The layoffs went unaddressed but the wage increase attracted praise from the White House. "It's our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families". The nation's unemployment rate has sat at 4.1 percent for three months now, the lowest level since 2000. "The fact is that Walmart is...

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  • Ford F-150 Diesel Claims 250 HP, 30 MPG Ratings
Ford F-150 Diesel Claims 250 HP, 30 MPG Ratings

This week, details about the diesel 2018 Ford F-150 were made available months after the automaker confirmed they would offer the engine in their best-selling pickup. Buyers will be able to spec the new diesel option on both 4x2 and 4x4 models, in Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim levels, with SuperCrew or SuperCab configurations, and with 5.5- ...

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  • Nvidia Unveils Beastly CPU For Self-Driving Cars
Nvidia Unveils Beastly CPU For Self-Driving Cars

Now there is. Going forward, the self-driving fleets of Uber and its trucking subsidiary Otto will be powered by the Nvidia Drive Pegasus. Nvidia revealed a lot of details about its Xavier AI processors at this year's CES show in Las Vegas.

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  • Feces-smearing passenger prompts flight diversion: Authorities
Feces-smearing passenger prompts flight diversion: Authorities

Alaska Standard Time, according to a spokesman for the airport's police. The man, a 22-year-old Vietnamese passport holder with United States residency, was escorted off the plane in handcuffs and met by law enforcement in the terminal, Gamache said.

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  • 4.4 magnitude quake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents
4.4 magnitude quake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

Some earthquakes can be more than 350 miles deep in countries such as Fiji, according to USGS duty seismologist Robert Sanders. The USGS website said people reported feeling the quake about 40 miles south in San Jose. A 2003 report determined that the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault system would produce at least a magnitude 6.7 quake in the next 30 y...

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  • FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance
FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance

It's not the first time the chairman and commission have been threatened with violence. Reached for comment, Shapiro said Pai did not communicate his reasons, but speculated that concern over violence over his rollback of pending net neutrality rules may have played a role.

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  • US Customs computers outage causes delay
US Customs computers outage causes delay

Passengers who landed during those hours stood in long, snaking lines at the global arrivals area, trying to get through passport control. The agency said in a statement that it "experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports" that began at around 7:30 p.m.

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  • Manufacturing sector records record growth in December
Manufacturing sector records record growth in December

But the PMI also showed manufacturers added staff at the slowest pace in six months, adding to signs that job creation, a highlight of Britain's economy in recent years, is now slowing. It was the first slowdown in growth since early 2016. The latest economic growth rate is a tick lower than the 6.9 percent growth in the previous three-month pe...

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  • Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly
Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation's "iron fist" if political unrest continues. On Saturday, Telegram shut down one channel of the service over Iranian government allegations that it encouraged violence, something its moderator denied.

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  • Ohio's Minimum Wage Increases In 2018
Ohio's Minimum Wage Increases In 2018

The saying, "every dollar counts", will be tested again, as Ohioans once again see a raise in minimum wage next year. The wage applies to all Florida workers who are covered by the federal minimum wage, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.

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  • Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council via FedEx letter
Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council via FedEx letter

Schoettes said in Newsweek that much of the public is unaware that "only about 40 percent of people living with HIV in the United States are able to access the life-saving medications that have been available for more than 20 years". Bush administrations. The CDC director has denied those words are "banned" and said they were suggestions on h...

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  • Instagram to add 'Recommended' posts to feed
Instagram to add 'Recommended' posts to feed

The recommended posts will be suggested to users based on the accounts they follow and the photos or videos that they like on the platform. With the new " Recommended for You " feature, these posts will appear directly in the normal feed.

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  • No MegaMillions victor, jackpot jumps over $300 million
No MegaMillions victor, jackpot jumps over $300 million

Both of the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are now more than $300 million. The cash option is $210.4 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338, the lottery said. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. And, with only three drawing left in 2017-two for Powerball and one f...

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  • Some stores to be open 24 hours for holiday rush
Some stores to be open 24 hours for holiday rush

The Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall will be open (weather permitting) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. All Kohl's stores will close at 6 p.m. If you're looking for groceries, stores will be open on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, but will be closed on Dec. 25, and January 1. CVS Christmas Eve: Select CVS stores are open until midn...

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  • Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket
Elon Musk Reveals Photos of Tesla Roadster Launching on Falcon Heavy Rocket

For anyone that still thought that Musk was joking, he put those thoughts to rest today with a few images posted to Instagram . But whereas the animation shows the boosters landing on terra firma within a short distance of each other, Musk confirmed this week that "if things go perfectly", the two side cores will return to land while the centr...

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  • Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas
Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas

Christmas Day at 1600 N. 1000 West in Layton. Humberstone landfill in Welland, Bridge Street Landfill in Fort Erie and Niagara Road 12 landfill in West Lincoln, will be closed on Christmas day , but will reopen on Boxing Day at 8 a.m.

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