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More Americans than ever will travel this holiday season

More Americans than ever will travel this holiday season While 91 percent of Americans will get to their holiday destination by vehicle, 6 percent will fly and 3 percent will find another way. Almost one-third of the people living in the Las Vegas Valley are projected to travel out of town for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, according to a AAA survey expected to be released Thursday. [Full Article...]

Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these very big vending machines

Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these very big vending machines While we in the United Kingdom are beginning to wrap our heads around online vehicle purchasing, Chinese retail and tech giant Alibaba has stepped the game up in its home country. The customer then heads over the unmanned vending machine facility and, after showing their face (hence the earlier selfie), their order is retrieved and the vehicle is dispatched. [Full Article...]

Get to Shopping: Today, Dec. 15, is free shipping day!

Get to Shopping: Today, Dec. 15, is free shipping day! But this year with Christmas falling on a Monday, you may need to give yourself a little additional time. - And if you need more, USA Today has a list of shipping deadlines for 53 retailers. By 2010, online sales on Free Shipping Day had already surpassed those of Black Friday by $294 million. The trusty United States Postal Service however, says it will deliver on the day before Chri... [Full Article...]

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide ISIS

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide ISIS A Long Island woman has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars to send to Islamic State fighters in Syria using Bitcoin. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, had been working as a lab technician in Manhattan until June, Time Magazine reports, citing prosecutors, and had no criminal record. [Full Article...]

U.S. retail sales rise more than expectation in November

U.S. retail sales rise more than expectation in November The US Commerce Department reported retail sales to be 0.8% higher in November, easily surpassing forecasts of 0.3%. The stronger than expected retail sales growth came despite a modest decrease in sales by motor vehicle and parts dealers, which edged down by 0.2 percent in November after jumping by 1.2 percent in October. [Full Article...]

Delta may place order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets

Delta may place order for 100 Airbus A321neo jets However, Delta will retain the option of buying a further 100 aircraft that could take the transaction in excess of $25bn. However, it is an industry norm for airlines to receive major discounts on bulk orders such as the one placed by Delta. [Full Article...]

Ryanair Will Recognise Unions In Bid To Avoid Strike

Ryanair Will Recognise Unions In Bid To Avoid Strike Mr O'Leary, who has been outspoken about the role of unions at other carriers in the past, said he wanted to avoid the threat of disruption to customers. One day of industrial action had been planned for Wednesday December 20 and would have mostly involved captains. A German pilot union was also understood to be preparing to announce a strike by Ryanair pilots next week. [Full Article...]

Oil Prices Higher Supported by US Oil Inventory Data

Oil Prices Higher Supported by US Oil Inventory Data The 2016 high was the seventh annual demand record in a row. Oil prices rose on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in US crude stockpiles, while expectations for an extended shutdown of a major North Sea crude pipeline also continued to bolster markets. [Full Article...]

Syria war: USA says flares fired at Russian jets

Syria war: USA says flares fired at Russian jets It's become increasingly tough for our pilots to discern whether Russian pilots' actions are deliberate or if these are just honest mistakes", he added, saying, "the coalition's greatest concern is that we could shoot down a Russian aircraft because its actions are seen as a threat to our air or ground forces". [Full Article...]

Facebook: Russia-linked accounts spent 75p on ads during the European Union referendum

Facebook: Russia-linked accounts spent 75p on ads during the European Union referendum It's unlikely, however, that the 200 people who saw the ads were likely to have formed an opinion based on those ads, and even if they had, there were nowhere near enough voters affected to have swayed the vote where Leave voters won by a 4% margin. [Full Article...]

The Top Apple iMac Pro Will Cost You $13000

Apple's new, most powerful iMac Pro is finally available for sale, and while some may think its $5,000 starting price is a bit steep, it's the all extras that will really get you. The iMac Pro represents Apple's attempt to appease creative professionals who have always been Mac users, which has driven a wealth of bespoke software key to industries such as film, TV, photography and engineering. [Full Article...]

Transaction in Bitcoin under IT scanner for tax evasion

Transaction in Bitcoin under IT scanner for tax evasion The operations were led across six major cities - Bengaluru , New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, and Gurugram - by the Bengaluru wing, under the Karnataka and Goa directorate of the department. Through the investigation, officials of the Income Tax department are, therefore, trying to establish a link between the Panama and Paradise exposes. [Full Article...]

Brent Crude Holds Steady Around $64 Levels

Brent Crude Holds Steady Around $64 Levels The Paris-based IEA said US crude output next year would climb by 870,000 barrels per day (bpd), up from its November forecast of 790,000 bpd. The IEA left its forecast for global oil demand growth unchanged for 2017 at 1.5 million bpd, marking a rise of 1.6%, and for 2018, at 1.3 million bpd, equal to an increase of 1.3%. [Full Article...]

Disney buys Fox as Hollywood girds for digital showdown

Disney buys Fox as Hollywood girds for digital showdown Disney is acquiring Fox's movie studios, regional sports networks, parts of Hulu and British telecommunications company Sky TV, network Nat Geo and Asian pay-TV operator Star TV, the company announced Thursday. "Trying to get out now is absolutely the right move". Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger, 66, has been set to exit his post in 2019, but amid the deal, he has agreed to extend his cont... [Full Article...]

Oil prices recover on big US crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports

Oil prices recover on big US crude stock drawdown, pipeline shutdown supports Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, fell by 1.4 million barrels, versus expectations for a 902,000-barrel increase, the EIA data showed. A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, accordin... [Full Article...]

Fall in employment rate spells end of United Kingdom jobs boom

Fall in employment rate spells end of United Kingdom jobs boom The number of people working in Britain fell again, suggesting employers are turning more cautious as Brexit nears, and while pay growth quickened slightly, it remained lower than inflation, official data showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate in the United Kingdom was unchanged at a prior 42-year low in October, missing expectations, while wage inflation increased, providing some relief to the cos... [Full Article...]

Peter Kay Cancels First Tour in Eight Years for Family Reasons

Peter Kay Cancels First Tour in Eight Years for Family Reasons Peter Kay won't be performing. In a statement the Phoenix Nights star tweeted to his 700,000 followers, he revealed ALL upcoming projects - including his tour - were to be canned due to " unforeseen family circumstances ". "I've always endeavour to protect my family's privacy from the media". 'Once again, I'm very sorry'. "I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really l... [Full Article...]

Netflix 2018 Originals Include Boss Baby, Trolls, Captain Underpants

Netflix 2018 Originals Include Boss Baby, Trolls, Captain Underpants It will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the US, Canada, Latin America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France. Brendan Hay ( Dawn of the Croods ) and Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb) are producing; the show doesn't have a release date yet but more news is coming in 2018. [Full Article...]

Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Over Alleged Secret Documents

Reuters Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Over Alleged Secret Documents Two reporters for the Reuters news agency have been arrested in Myanmar on suspicion of possessing "secret police documents" pertaining to the refugee crisis in Rakhine state, the government said Wednesday. We are outraged by this blatant attack on press freedom. Kyaw Soe Oo began working for Reuters in September. "Yes it is correct that they were arrested", spokesman Zaw Htay said. [Full Article...]

Salvation Army needs bell ringers, Angel Tree help

Salvation Army needs bell ringers, Angel Tree help The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station is in desperate need of Santas this week. However, Ryerson said that over 100 kids have not been adopted yet. "She said I'm insane for being here so early but loves me for coming in early to get a spot in line". Latest Australian Taxation Office data found 4.6 million Australians claimed an average of $674 in donations in the 2014-15 financial year a... [Full Article...]


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