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Author: 0 Coinbase Deflects Rumors of Ripple Integration

Ripple's seemingly unstoppable bull run took a hit Thursday after USA exchange Coinbase dispelled rumors it would add the asset. A few months ago we released our Digital Asset Framework which highlights our criteria for supporting new assets.

Author: 0 Two jets collide on ground at Toronto airport

Footage shot from inside the WestJet plane shows passengers screaming and crying as flames erupt on the plane's wing. WestJet said on Twitter : "Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide".

Business FCC Chair to Skip CES After Death Treats
Author: 0 FCC Chair to Skip CES After Death Treats

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has pulled out of tech conference CES less than a week before he was due to appear . "White House Endorses FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Quest To Murder Net Neutrality", reads another. The controversial vote, which was supposed to remove the USA government net neutrality rules, was scrapped after a bomb threat. Death threats haven't been directed at just Pai.

Business Keto, Whole30 diets rank last on one best diets of 2018 list
Author: 0 Keto, Whole30 diets rank last on one best diets of 2018 list

Newcomers to this year's ranking are the Keto Diet - a low carb, high-fat regimen - and Nutritarian Diet - which focuses on nutrient-dense, plant-based foods - both of which received lackluster results. "What really works is adopting something that you can stick with that will keep you healthy for a long time", said Rachel Franklin, MD, the Medical Director at OU Physicians.

Business Lebanon Private Sector Downturn Continues In December
Author: 0 Lebanon Private Sector Downturn Continues In December

A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion. Output growth in services accelerated to a 24-month high in Germany, and rose in Italy, Spain and Ireland also. Samuel Tombs, chief United Kingdom economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: "The construction sector ended 2017 on a weak note, and it likely will continue to struggle in 2018".

Business 'Unruly passenger' soils multiple bathrooms on United flight, forces plane to land
Author: 0 'Unruly passenger' soils multiple bathrooms on United flight, forces plane to land

The cleaning process, however, forced each of the flight's passengers to spend the night in Alaska. The flyer was reportedly cooperative with the flight crew and remained seated after his bathroom escapades were stopped. Airport Police say he was taken to a hospital for a psych evaluation. The trip got even worse for the rest of the flyers after their poop-covered plane was grounded overnight for maintenance workers to clean it.

Business Amazon will reportedly bid for Premier League soccer streaming rights next month
Author: 0 Amazon will reportedly bid for Premier League soccer streaming rights next month

Each of the 20 Premier League teams play 38 games in a season. Amazon is getting serious about streaming the world's best soccer matches . The soccer league also has a growing audience in the U.S. Whilst headline making rumours suggesting Amazon or Netflix may be interested in acquiring sports rights may be counter to Liberum's view that heat could come out of the broadcast rights business, Whittaker doesn't believe it would be viable for the streaming services to go all in on football in ...

Business Early morning Berkeley quake downgraded to Magnitude 4.4
Author: 0 Early morning Berkeley quake downgraded to Magnitude 4.4

An quake woke many Berkeleyans shortly after 2:39 a.m. Thursday. No injuries or accidents were reported. "We know from geologic excavations on this fault that big quakes happen every 150 years". A few people reported items had fallen off shelves. "I'm also a native and lived through a large one in the late 50's as a kid, and the Loma Prieta in '89, while I was in an elevator..." An estimated 9 million people have felt the rumblings of the quake that hit around 2.39 AM in the early morning.

Business People Are Stockpiling IRN-BRU As The Sugar Tax Looms
Author: 0 People Are Stockpiling IRN-BRU As The Sugar Tax Looms

The firm promises they've worked hard to maintain Irn Bru's unique flavour, but have cut the calories per can from 140 to around 65. The drinks giant has tried to allay fears over the change, claiming their tests show most people can't tell the difference.

Business Alberta's unemployment rate drops to 6.9% as more people find jobs: StatCan
Author: 0 Alberta's unemployment rate drops to 6.9% as more people find jobs: StatCan

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 148,000 in December. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.6 percentage point and 926,000, respectively. Within the industry, employment in general merchandise stores declined by 27,000 over the month. Wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information and financial activities saw little job change in December, the BLS said.

Business Shares Of Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) bought By MULLIN THOMAS J
Author: 0 Shares Of Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) bought By MULLIN THOMAS J

The company has a market cap of $42,330.00, a PE ratio of 28.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.08. Its share price has risen 4.51% in three months and is up 2.23% for the last five trades. On Friday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 6.

Business GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number
Author: 0 GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number

Besides the thrill of discovery, Mr Pace will receive a $3,000 GIMPS research discovery award. Mersenne primes were named for the French monk Marin Mersenne , who studied these numbers more than 350 years ago. The number is something of a marvel; it's the 50th Mersenne prime number ever discovered, which are found in the deceptively simple way of multiplying twos together a bunch, and then subtracting one from the final number.

Business Kumar wrecks South African top order
Author: 0 Kumar wrecks South African top order

Please Wait while comments are loading. "The next two or three years are going to be very exciting for South African cricket". So the clash of the Test heavyweights shall unfold later on when the two teams take to park at Newlands, Cape Town .

Business SBI hints at minimum balance reduction
Author: 0 SBI hints at minimum balance reduction

It should happen very soon. When asked if reduction of monthly average balance (MAB) is on the cards, Gupta said SBI has got some feedback on the same and the bank will take a view on the same in the review. Balance below Rs750 would attract fine of Rs50. In June 2017, the bank had changed minimum balance maintenance criteria citing loads of work on its staff and excess liquidity in banks in the aftermath of demonetisation on 8 November, 2016.

Business India's GDP growth to accelerate in next 2 fiscals
Author: 0 India's GDP growth to accelerate in next 2 fiscals

Here are five things to watch out for in the first advance estimates of GDP data for 2017-18. "Real GVA, i.e, GVA at basic constant prices (2011-12) is anticipated to increase from '111.85 lakh crore in 2016-17 to '118.71 lakh crore in 2017-18".

Business Eau Claire store is on latest Gander list
Author: 0 Eau Claire store is on latest Gander list

Fargo was not included in that list, however four Minnesota locations will open their doors by spring in Hermantown, Forest Lake, Baxter and Bemidji, Lemonis said in the video. When Gander Outdoors opens at 725 Town Center Drive, it will bring 55 jobs, according to a news release. They plan to have up to 10 Wisconsin locations.

Business Sears, Kmart to close 100 more stores, including 1 in NJ
Author: 0 Sears, Kmart to close 100 more stores, including 1 in NJ

Close-out sales will begin January 12. It acquired Kmart in 2003 and combined the two stores under Sears Holdings two years later. Also Thursday, Macy's identified 11 more stores it plans to close this year, including one in Burlington, Vt., as part of a plan it announced last year to close underperforming stores.

Business Iceland Legalizes Equal Pay Marking Big Step Toward Ending Gender Pay Gap
Author: 0 Iceland Legalizes Equal Pay Marking Big Step Toward Ending Gender Pay Gap

Those organizations that fail to prove pay parity will have to pay heavy fines. It makes sense that Iceland is the first nation to take this step to closing its pay gap. Despite improvements in some countries, women around the world are still struggling for equal pay, even as income levels increase. At present, almost half of Iceland's parliamentarians are female lawmakers.

Business Death threats reportedly behind FCC Chair Ajit Pai's abrupt CES cancelation
Author: 0 Death threats reportedly behind FCC Chair Ajit Pai's abrupt CES cancelation

In response to Deadline's inquiry about the reasons for Pai's cancellation, FCC spokesman Brian Hart confirmed Pai had pulled out, but said via email, "We don't have anything to share at this time". The FCC is likely gearing up for a tumultuous 2018. An FCC spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny the alleged cause, but the chairman has been subject to threats tied to the December 14 vote to roll back net neutrality rules and has had Homeland Security protection for public meetings, ...

Business Medicinal pot stocks high on export move
Author: 0 Medicinal pot stocks high on export move

The government legalized cultivation of marijuana for medical use to help enhance the welfare of patients suffering from exacerbating pain. When the Australian Parliament convenes in February, it will amend existing regulations to allow for cannabis exports overseas, the minister said .

Business 2017 Was Safest Year in Aviation History — ASN
Author: 0 2017 Was Safest Year in Aviation History — ASN

Although there were some fatalities involving small charter flights, including a tragedy that killed 10 American passengers in a mountainous region of Costa Rica, the overall situation in 2017 made it the safest year since 2009. Five of the fatal accidents involved cargo flights and five passenger flights. Notably absent from the 2018 list are the U.S. airlines Delta and United.

Business Sears to close more than 100 additional stores
Author: 0 Sears to close more than 100 additional stores

That's on top of the more than 1,000 stores closed in the past several years. Closeout sales at the affected locations will begin next week with all 103 locations shuttered by May. 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.

Business Retail giant Macy's announces 5000 job cuts and more store closures
Author: 0 Retail giant Macy's announces 5000 job cuts and more store closures

The company said it will close 11 stores early this year, which are part of about 100 stores closures the company had already announced. As of September 30, Lehigh Valley Mall had sales per square foot of $568, up from $562 a year earlier, according to a public filing from Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns the 1.18-million-square-foot mall with Simon Property Group.

Business N-Out adds first new menu item in over a decade
Author: 0 N-Out adds first new menu item in over a decade

In a statement to 17 News, In-N-Out says hot cocoa is actually returning to its menu. "My grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder, served it for many years beginning in the '50s". As of Monday, all of its outlets were selling eight-ounce servings of hot chocolate, with the price $1.60 in some locations, CBS in Los Angeles reports in the segment above.

Business SBI minimum balance controversy: Bank breaks silence
Author: 0 SBI minimum balance controversy: Bank breaks silence

The distressingly stark contrast in which the biggest public sector bank as well as the largest lender in the country treats its customers from economically weaker sections, when compared to its serial overlooking of the staggering pile of bad loan incurred by wilful defaults by big corporates, becomes once again quite clear with the emergence of a fresh report .

Author: 0 Short Interest in iShares MSCI Italy Index (EWI) Decreases By 64.8%

Investors may have to do all the necessary homework in order to find stocks that will thrive under any market conditions. Having a plan for multiple scenarios can help the investor ride out the storm when it comes. Alternately, if the indicator goes below -80, this may point to the stock being oversold. The 14-day RSI is now sitting at 59.53, the 7-day is at 68.87, and the 3-day is spotted at 88.61 for Core MSCI Emerging Mkts Ishares ( IEMG ).

Business Maruti Suzuki gains speed on decent sales in December
Author: 0 Maruti Suzuki gains speed on decent sales in December

Hyundai Motor , the second-largest carmaker in India , reported a 10% rise in December sales, aided by rising exports and sustained demand for the upgraded version of its Verna sedan, the company said in a statement. Mahindra's fellow home-grown manufacturer Tata Motors on the other hand reported a 52.48 per cent jump in total sales at 54,627 units in December.

Business Airtel revises prepaid plan to offer more data than Jio
Author: 0 Airtel revises prepaid plan to offer more data than Jio

We have already stepped into 2018, but the " Reliance Jio effect" on its fellow network providers remains! Additionally, users will get unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls along with 100 local and national SMSes. But Jio changed the game by offering the same benefits for Rs 299. Recently, Airtel introduced a plan for Rs 399. Users who choose to recharge via Airtel's Payments Bank will get up to Rs 75 as cashback.

Author: 0 BP Takes $1.5 Billion Charge Over Trump Tax Changes, Joining Shell

Future post-tax earnings would be "positively impacted", however, thanks to the lower corporate tax rate. In the full-year 2016, BP's adjusted earnings per share was $0.83, compared with $4.23 three years previously. Shell and Barclays have made similar announcements. The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22 despite fierce opposition by Mr Trump's opponents and some in his own party.

Business 2017 was safest year ever for commercial air travel, with zero deaths
Author: 0 2017 was safest year ever for commercial air travel, with zero deaths

There were10 fatal airline accidents in 2017, however, resulting in the deaths of 44 passengers on board and 35 people on the ground. This remains the lowest numbers in modern aviation history. Nevertheless, the safety level that civil aviation has achieved is remarkable. ASN President Harro Ranter explained that 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 ...

Business YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For Posting Video Of Dead Body
Author: 0 YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For Posting Video Of Dead Body

The YouTuber - who stars in MGM's Valley Girl film which is due out this year and is part of YouTube's paid-for Red subscription service - said in the video that he originally meant to focus on the haunted aspect of the forrest. "I can be wrong." he said. The video continues with Paul and his crew arriving to go camping at the forest, officially known as Aokigahara. While there have been a few documentaries on the subject, Paul's video included footage of a dead body.

Business DeRozan smashes Raptors scoring record in OT win over Bucks
Author: 0 DeRozan smashes Raptors scoring record in OT win over Bucks

In a rematch of last spring's first-round playoff series, the Bucks hunted the Raptors down in the final five minutes or regulation time, taking a four-point lead with just over two minutes remaining. Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors, who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between January 18 and March 6, 2016.

Business California becomes largest U.S. state to open marijuana shops amid police caution
Author: 0 California becomes largest U.S. state to open marijuana shops amid police caution

The arrival of the new year in California brings with it broad legalization of marijuana . California passed Proposition 64 in 2016 to legalize the recreational use of weed in California, which took effect on January 1, 2018. San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento are the largest cities in the state where rec stores are expected to be open on New Year's Day. Individuals can grow up to six plants and possess as much as an ounce.

Business China Manufacturing Growth At 4-Month High
Author: 0 China Manufacturing Growth At 4-Month High

Analysts have expected some softening in China's manufacturing activity as a punishing crackdown on air pollution, a cooling property market and higher borrowing costs all start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy . While the official data pointed to a wobble in production, it also showed a pickup in overseas orders which should help support China's exporters in the next few months.

Business Temporary outage at Customs leads to longer lines
Author: 0 Temporary outage at Customs leads to longer lines

Approximately 2,000 passengers are in line at customs at Miami International Airport due to an apparent computer outage impacting systems used by Customs and Border Protection at passport control, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports. Although the systems are working again, San Diego travelers may still face a backlog of lines and delays. CBP officers continued to process worldwide travelers using alternative procedures at affected airports.

Author: 0 Demonstrations held in Toronto in support of Iranian protests

Tens of thousands of people have joined the protests against the clerical leadership and the state of the economy since the demonstrations began on Thursday. "Counterrevolution groups and foreign media are continuing their organized efforts to misuse the people's economic and livelihood problems and their legitimate demands to provide an opportunity for unlawful gatherings and possibly chaos", state TV said, according to AP .

Business NY fast-food workers get latest minimum wage increase
Author: 0 NY fast-food workers get latest minimum wage increase

The minimum wage will rise to $11 an hour for workers in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and $10.40 an hour for employees in the rest of the state. New York City fast-food workers will be paid $15 an hour beginning December 31, 2018. The minimum wage covers fast-food workers at more than 130 chains operating in NY, including Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's.

Business Irish priest wins €500000 in EuroMillions quick pick
Author: 0 Irish priest wins €500000 in EuroMillions quick pick

With the victor wishing to remain anonymous, EuroMillions have revealed that he played through the National Lottery's website, becoming one of over 8 million players each week that win on the National Lottery's range of games. On September 25, a €7 Quickpick was bought and subsequently netted a staggering €500,000 in the following night's draw, but unfortunately the "lucky" person failed to come forward and claim their prize in the three months that followed.

Author: 0 Mondelez International Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.22 (NASDAQ:MDLZ)

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ ) changed 5.01 million shares at hands on December 28, 2017 versus to the average volume of 7.97 million shares. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $104.71. Discovery Capital Limited Co Ct has 274,100 shares. Brandywine Global Investment Limited holds 357,561 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Oakworth Capital Inc holds 785 shares.

Business Alaska Airlines sued after gran fell down escalator .
Author: 0 Alaska Airlines sued after gran fell down escalator .

Two Huntleigh employees met Bernice on the airplane and eventually put her into an electric wheelchair. The family of the elderly woman paid for a service to look after the woman and ensure that the woman would safely reach her connecting flight, but an inspection video shows that the woman was navigating the airport alone and then gradually falling down an escalator.

Business Iowa State Edges Memphis 21-20 in AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Author: 0 Iowa State Edges Memphis 21-20 in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

The Cyclones made it through an NCAA record 12 games without a fumble during, which tied Northern Illinois' record set in 2004 and would have had sole possession of the record had they avoided one in Saturday's bowl game. Iowa State: Memphis coach Mike Norvell said before the game that Iowa State would be the best defense the Tigers have faced all year. Memphis took over at its own 20 with 3:50 to play and appeared to go three-and-out, but a pass interference call on Iowa State's Brian ...

Business Jack in the Box is Creating the Ultimate Munchie Meal for Stoners
Author: 0 Jack in the Box is Creating the Ultimate Munchie Meal for Stoners

And yes, the deal will cost $4.20, obviously. For a while, the use of marijuana was strictly for patients with medicinal cards but come Monday, marijuana will be available to purchase for recreational use. "Leveraging our Emmy-nominated content production, Merry Jane has created a campaign with Jack in the Box that marries our brands' voices". Find out more info about the Merry Munchie Meal here.