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Cleveland airport fountains shut down after passengers fall ill

Cleveland airport fountains shut down after passengers fall ill Water fountains have been taken offline in order to prevent any further illness, according to CNN . However, an airport spokeswoman told CNN that a number of water fountains have been shut down as a precaution, and the water will be tested. [Full Article...]

City will pick up Christmas trees curbside

City will pick up Christmas trees curbside First, however, tree owners should strip all tinsel, lights and other decorations from the trees before hauling them to one of almost two-dozen locations that will be open for recycling. Every year, firms contracted by the city collect roughly 25,000 trees. Pickup dates will vary, so residents should set their trees out by Saturday, Jan. [Full Article...]

Man arrested after grabbing fast-food clerk in fight over straw

Man arrested after grabbing fast-food clerk in fight over straw Video of the same went viral online on Facebook. The video, posted on Facebook, shows the woman punching the man after he attacked her following an altercation over a straw. "The victim was kicked in the stomach by the defendant and was complaining of pain", the police report stated. "The defendant was being escorted out of the business by management due to him battering another employee, and cau... [Full Article...]

New York’s Minimum Wage Hits $15 On New Year’s Eve

New York’s Minimum Wage Hits $15 On New Year’s Eve Delaware's minimum wage is also going up by 50 cents to $8.75 an hour. Hanson says they are proud to see their staff do well and says he believes the changes will benefit the local economy. "The minimum wage is such a simple, straightforward way to improve wages for people". Workers in Birmingham, Alabama's largest city, have been fighting the state in court since 2016 over whether the city has ... [Full Article...]

Apple Blames China’s Floundering Economy For Recent Dwindling Holiday Revenue

Apple Blames China’s Floundering Economy For Recent Dwindling Holiday Revenue Analysts polled by FactSet had expected Apple's revenue to be about 9 percent higher - $91.3 billion. While we are disappointed to be falling short of our quarterly revenue goal, our fiscal first quarter was also a record setter for revenue from Services, Wearables and the Mac. [Full Article...]

Cathay sells $16,000 premium seats for $675 in ticketing blunder

Cathay sells $16,000 premium seats for $675 in ticketing blunder Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling the mistake a surprise special on New Year's Day. The discount ticket gaffe comes after the carrier's computer system was hacked a year ago and exposed the personal data of more than 9 million customers in the industry's biggest airline data breach. [Full Article...]

Netflix poaches its new CFO from Activision

Netflix poaches its new CFO from Activision In a PR statement, it said that he was "terminated for cause for violating his legal obligations to the Company". In May 2017 when Neumann was appointed CFO Durkin was named Chief Corporate Officer and held that role until his return to CFO. [Full Article...]

Tesla sinks after Model 3 price cut, disappointing deliveries

Tesla sinks after Model 3 price cut, disappointing deliveries The electric auto maker's shares fell by more than 9 percent in morning trading. Apart from reporting record deliveries and production, Tesla also noted that it is rolling out a price adjustment of $2,000 for its vehicle lineup to absorb the reduction of the federal tax credit being granted to electric auto buyers. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions' New Year's Day jackpot up to $415 million

Mega Millions' New Year's Day jackpot up to $415 million Tune in to WITN News at 11 p.m. for your live Mega Millions lottery drawing before counting down to 2019. The last huge Mega Millions jackpot - the 1.6 billion dollars in October was won by someone in SC, but has not yet been claimed. [Full Article...]

Local police mourn the loss of Krispy Kreme truck

Local police mourn the loss of Krispy Kreme truck WLEX reported that the driver of the truck noticed smoke coming from the back and pulled over and safely escaped. While no one was hurt in the fire, all the doughnuts in the back were reportedly destroyed. We may call a Donut a Gravy Ring here in Northern Ireland but we can still understand your pain. Despite the loss, Krispy Kreme assured the officers that sweeter times were on the horizon. [Full Article...]

Oregon hotel fires 2 employees who 'mistreated' black man

Oregon hotel fires 2 employees who 'mistreated' black man Massey said through his attorneys Thursday that he wasn't interested in a closed-door discussion. Police offered him a ride, "but Mr. Massey explained he had his own auto and would drive himself, rather than leave in the back of a police vehicle", his attorneys said. [Full Article...]

Ohio minimum wage going up 25 cents

Ohio minimum wage going up 25 cents The raise comes after voters approved Proposition B in November, which calls for boosting the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. This brings to 29 the number of states with higher minimum wages than the federal level. The workers at New York City businesses with 10 or fewer employees will reach the $15 minimum wage at the end of 2019. Before the scheduled increase Monday, the minimum w... [Full Article...]

Tesla has more than 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in U.S. inventory

Tesla has more than 3,000 Model 3 vehicles left in U.S. inventory Despite the auto maker's best efforts to push customers to buy out its inventory, Tesla enters the new year with several thousand vehicles still on hand, and the changing tax environment is not going to help. Post 200,000, the tax credit begins to decrease. Customers who take delivery of their cars between January 1st and June 30th, 2019, will only be eligible for a $3,750 tax credit. [Full Article...]

Oil prices remain steady ahead of New Year

Oil prices remain steady ahead of New Year Oil fell 1 percent on Thursday after soaring 8 percent in the previous session, as worries over a glut in crude supply and concerns over a faltering global economy pressured prices even as a stock market surge offered support. The US has emerged as the world's biggest crude producer this year, pumping 11.6 million barrels per day (bpd), more than both Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

Capital City Sets Up Two Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations The city asks you to have trees curbside by 6 a.m. on your normal collection day and cleared of all decorations and stands. Many of us do this anyway when we miss the pickup for municipal tree recycling. In the past, crews drove around the city looking for trees left at the curbside. This debris is not trash. Many of our Christmas trees, particularly spruce and balsam fir, have very low rot res... [Full Article...]

Sears to close store at Fox River Mall

Sears to close store at Fox River Mall Transform Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Lampert's ESL Investments hedge fund, said it hoped to keep 425 stores open and 50,000 people working. The closures include Sears stores in the Rockford suburb of Cherry Valley and in downstate Fairview Heights, near St. [Full Article...]

Jetway collapses at Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Jetway collapses at Baltimore-Washington International Airport Staff on Southwest Flight 822 from Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, requested paramedics meet them on the ground because a passenger had become sick on the plane. The airport says the plane has been moved and the incident has not caused further impacts to the airport's operations. The six new jet bridges made by the manufacturer will be taken out of service as metal brackets are replaced Sunday ni... [Full Article...]

Cyberattack targets newspapers in USA, prevents some from publishing

Cyberattack targets newspapers in USA, prevents some from publishing The LA Times said Saturday that the attack, which was first assumed to have been a server outage, hit a computer network at Tribune Publishing which is connected to the production and printing process of multiple newspapers around the country. [Full Article...]

Sears at WestShore Plaza closing in January

Sears at WestShore Plaza closing in January The company informed associates at 80 stores nation wide of closing. A spokesman with Sears Holding could not immediately be reached for comment. Four other Pennsylvania-based stores are included in the closure: Sears' stores in Greensburg and Altoona as well as Kmart locations in Pittsburgh and Erie. [Full Article...]

Washington state to get $16M as part of Wells Fargo’s $575M settlement

Washington state to get $16M as part of Wells Fargo’s $575M settlement It has also said that it sold insurance and other financial products to customers who didn't need them. Attorney general Xavier Becerra called the bank's behavior "disgraceful". "This is an incredible breach of trust that threatens not only the customers who depended on Wells Fargo, but confidence in our banking system". New Mexico wasn't the only state to accuse the banking giant of violations. [Full Article...]


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