• 'The Grinch' Trailer Sees the Green Grump at His Grouchiest

    'The Grinch' Trailer Sees the Green Grump at His Grouchiest

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    He visits a grocery store only to make things hard for shoppers while his theme song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch " plays throughout. The new flick is co-directed by Yarrow Cheney ( The Secret Life of Pets ) and Kevin Smith's longtime producing partner Scott Mosier ( Clerks , Mallrats ).
  • Security issue at Brisbane Airport

    Security issue at Brisbane Airport

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    Passengers at Sydney Airport have faced major delays after a "technical" issues halted security. 'Arrivals into Sydney are running as usual, and departures are expected to be operating as normal from midday onwards, ' he said. "We're working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience". The airport has now resumed processing passengers as per usual, it said on Twitter , without specifying details of the problem.
  • Anti-EU Parties Win in Italy, Not Enough to Govern

    Anti-EU Parties Win in Italy, Not Enough to Govern

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    Italy's inconclusive parliamentary election leaves open a wide range of possible alliances, putting the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in the drivers' seat as the largest party. While the run up to the election featured a local Northern League candidate shooting at African immigrants , Marco Tarchi, a political scientist at the University of Florence, told the Daily News that the League was benefiting from populism rather than purely far-right ideology.
  • The top ten billionaires are even richer than Forbes says

    The top ten billionaires are even richer than Forbes says

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    The other Indians on the list are the Hinduja family ($19.5 billion), Wipro Chairman Azim Premji ($18.8 billion), steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal ($18.5 billion), and HCL founder Shiv Nadar ($14.6 billion). Their collective worth is $9.1 trillion, an 18 percent increase from a year ago. US President Donald Trump s ranking on the list fell to 766th place from 544th in the last edition, his wealth now being estimated at $3.1 billion, $400 million less than a year ago.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Battle between Chandrababu Naidu and PM Narendra Modi intensifies

    Andhra Pradesh: Battle between Chandrababu Naidu and PM Narendra Modi intensifies

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    The YSR Congress , along with 2,000 Andhrites studying and working in Delhi and other cities, also held a dharna at Parliament Street here to demand the special status for their state. A Congress leader said Gandhi's appearance at the protest was not planned. Members from TDP, YSR Congress, Left parties and the Congress were present at the protest.
  • Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Launches Its Meal Kit Production Line

    Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Launches Its Meal Kit Production Line

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    Now offered in 250-plus stores, the meals were developed and tested in the company's Culinary and Innovation Center, and are made and assembled fresh in-store daily. In fact, these programs require the subscription, because frequent purchases are required for supplying the necessary items. Walmart is launching its own line of meal kits .
  • How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

    How to watch SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

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    The launch happened at exactly 12:33 a.m. EST (0533 GMT) Tuesday. Then, just a few days later on April 2nd, the company will launch a Falcon 9 and its Dragon spacecraft on a path to the International Space Station with supplies for the astronauts living there.
  • Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

    Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

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    As a result of Amazon's decision, Nest chose to stop selling any of its products through Amazon, meaning the limited number of Nest devices listed on Amazon today are expected to disappear from the site once current inventory is sold out, according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

    Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

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    But the group had also downplayed the importance of Delta's action, saying the "loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission". But Delta's decision last weekend to stop the discounted fares for the NRA triggered a showdown with pro-gun Republican lawmakers in Georgia. A number of US companies have rescinded discounts previously offered to NRA members.
  • Shannon Airport closes until Saturday

    Shannon Airport closes until Saturday

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    Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at New Jersey, Philly and NY airports due to a powerful nor'easter making its way through the area packing wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rain. Flights are expected to resume on Saturday morning. The spokesperson said that they are awaiting news from other airlines on their schedules. "We are only half way through our £2.7bn investment program, our long haul network now reaches over 60 destinations, and we have some exciting tech and ...
  • Fed Chair Powell: No evidence of 'decisive' move up in wages

    Fed Chair Powell: No evidence of 'decisive' move up in wages

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    Gold prices steadied on Wednesday after the previous session's more than 1 per cent fall following comments by the Federal Reserve's new chairman that fueled views the U.S. He says the modest increases in wages also showed that there is still slack in the job market. Markets had plunged after Powell's initial testimony on Tuesday , when his first public remarks as Fed chair were marked by bullish comments on the USA economy.
  • The cost of Olympic medals

    The cost of Olympic medals

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    Officials in PyeongChang acknowledged that the Games were hit by a cyberattack during the February 9 Opening Ceremonies but had refused to confirm whether Russian Federation was responsible. The closing ceremony, which began with hundreds of drones making moving images in the sky and ended with spectacular fireworks display, was a huge hit on social media.
  • Dublin and Cork airports officially close their doors as Storm Emma beckons

    Dublin and Cork airports officially close their doors as Storm Emma beckons

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    Homeless shelters have prepared emergency transport to the welfare centre in Luton should their own facilities reach capacity. While there will be no flights taking off or landing at Dublin Airport today, it will remain open, with snow and ice clearing crews still working, according to the Dublin Airport Authority's spokesperson Siobhan O'Donnell.
  • Bill approved to confiscate all assets of 'fugitive offenders'

    Bill approved to confiscate all assets of 'fugitive offenders'

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    While explaining why confiscation of assets has been provided for, Jaitley said, "A trial of fugitive will never be complete". The new law will apply "the moment warrant is issued (and) the court decides the man is not submitting" himself before law, he added.
  • Thin Mints Coffee Is Now a Thing at Dunkin' Donuts

    Thin Mints Coffee Is Now a Thing at Dunkin' Donuts

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    Chef Alex Martinez has won the trophy for two consecutive years, first for his lemon ice cream pie made with Savannah Smiles cookies, and then for his Do-si-dos peanut butter cheesecake. AMAZON FRESH FREE TRIAL: Get groceries delivered same-day ! When the video campaign started, Charity Joy had sold about 65 boxes, including 16 to her dad and mother, Patrice.
  • Barclays posts £1.9bn loss amid U.S. tax and PPI charges

    Barclays posts £1.9bn loss amid U.S. tax and PPI charges

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    The total Barclays group bonus pool shrank again by 2 percent to 1.5 billion pounds and is down by 57 percent in seven years. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, commented: "Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump don't always see eye to eye, but they have double-teamed Barclays, with the bank's full year profits dragged down by United States tax reform and a PPI campaign fronted by everyone's favourite bodybuilder".
  • Oil prices fall on firmer U.S. dollar

    Oil prices fall on firmer U.S. dollar

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    Energy Information Administration is released Thursday, raising concerns that new production from shale will overwhelm the market again. In the meantime, traders are looking to the Middle East for further signs that Saudi Arabia is OK with higher oil prices.
  • Ellen makes Billionaire Bill Gates guess grocery prices

    Ellen makes Billionaire Bill Gates guess grocery prices

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    For what it's worth, Gates couldn't even recall the last time he stepped foot in a grocery store, but his performance is less than stellar. In classic Gates fashion, the 62-year-old billionaire downplayed his wealth, noting that "I just loved doing software" and "I was stunned when it ended up being so valuable".
  • Toys 'R' Us Plans to Close Another 200 Stores

    Toys 'R' Us Plans to Close Another 200 Stores

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    The new store closings would be on top of those previously announced . New Jersey-based Toys R Us announced that it had filed for bankruptcy protections on January 23. Toys R Us did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. CNBC reported on Wednesday that Toys R Us was in danger of being forced into liquidation by a lender .
  • Net Neutrality repeal effective starting on April 23

    Net Neutrality repeal effective starting on April 23

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    The White House Office of Management and Budget still must sign off on aspects of the reversal before it takes effect. In the House, Doyle has 143 Democratic co-sponsors for a measure. But it remains to be seen. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1054 and State of NY v. The FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai, have been under fire over the past few months, making the controversial decision to end Net Neutrality rules in a speedy 3-2 vote this past December, which would overturn rules on the ...
  • S&P, Dow falter after six days of gains as Walmart weighs

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    The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,726. US Treasuries declined amid a flood of government debt auctions this week, sending the yield on the 10-year note three basis points higher to 2.90 percent, while the 2-year yield also added three basis points to 2.22 percent, the highest since 2008, according to Bloomberg.
  • S. Korea to Support 'Normal Transactions' of Cryptocurrencies

    S. Korea to Support 'Normal Transactions' of Cryptocurrencies

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    South Korea was one of the first countries to decide to regulate cryptocurrencies. "We expect rated banks to be largely insulated, given that their direct or indirect exposure to cryptocurrencies appears to remain limited", said Mohamed Damak, financial institutions sector lead at S&P Global Ratings.
  • Amazon's latest Prime perk: 5% cash back at Whole Foods

    Amazon's latest Prime perk: 5% cash back at Whole Foods

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    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has added a new perk that will encourage Prime subscribers to head over to Whole Foods for all their grocery needs. Reports have surfaced that Amazon is consolidating its AmazonFresh and Amazon Prime Now divisions, streamlining its fresh food delivery operations in an effort to perhaps better accommodate Whole Foods Market and improve delivery experience through the recently-acquired brick-and-mortar retailer.
  • Watch a Reaper drone strike a T-72 tank in Syria

    Watch a Reaper drone strike a T-72 tank in Syria

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    The ISIS Hunters specifically condemned both the U.S. Coalition and the Kurdish forces that are now in control of the majority of the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The US-led coalition said it killed at least 100 regime and allied fighters in Deir Ezzor province in the February 7 attack after pro-regime combatants attacked positions held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
  • Uber CEO aims to pare losses and re-earn employee trust

    Uber CEO aims to pare losses and re-earn employee trust

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    The payment, to be made in Uber's stock, is a fraction of the almost $2 billion in damages that a Waymo expert had estimated Uber's alleged theft had caused. The latest financial report shows the company continues to increase its revenue while making progress on cutting its loss. In his appearance, Khosrowshahi said Uber could quickly reverse its losses by retreating from less-developed markets outside the USA and reducing the money it pours into expensive projects like its work on ...
  • Google Chrome's new built-in ad blocker goes live tomorrow

    Google Chrome's new built-in ad blocker goes live tomorrow

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    Others pay a flat amount, regardless of clicks or impressions. Of course, you've been able to install ad blocking extensions in Chrome for ages, but now Google is rolling the feature out to everyone. Are you exhausted of those pop-up ads or video ads that seem to come out of nowhere? Sites that have already altered the ads they show after being warned by Google include the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune .
  • The Great Lakes lose out. again

    The Great Lakes lose out. again

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    Senator Debbie Stabenow is weighing in on President Trump's budget proposal. The plan as outlined by the White House would cut existing funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative , a program housed in the Environmental Protection Agency , from roughly $300 million to $30,000,000.
  • Crude Oil Prices Have Cratered As Well

    Crude Oil Prices Have Cratered As Well

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    Earlier on Tuesday, the EIA issued the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018), forecasting US production of shale oil and natural gas is projected to increase for decades, but the liquids production (mostly crude oil and petroleum products) will begin to decline toward 2050 as less productive areas are developed.
  • Amazon is bringing 2-hour delivery to Whole Foods customers

    Amazon is bringing 2-hour delivery to Whole Foods customers

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    The markets beginning the service tomorrow are Austin and Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The service offers products from high end brands like Acme Bread and Cowgirl Creamery as well, and touts 30-minute delivery compared to most other competitors' two hour window.
  • Merkel clinches hard-fought deal on new government

    Merkel clinches hard-fought deal on new government

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    The SPD, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union reached the coalition deal on Wednesday, which will possibly end the new government vacuum since the September 24 federal election, the longest period ever since 1949.
  • Make Sure Nancy Pelosi and Other Democratic Leaders Remain with DREAMERS

    Make Sure Nancy Pelosi and Other Democratic Leaders Remain with DREAMERS

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    Fed up, Pelosi began reading the stories of dreamers. He was the school's first undocumented student and was included in Forbes magazine's 2017 "30 Under 30" list, according to the UCSF website. "So I'm going to go on as long as my leadership minute allows". Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was not whipping her colleagues to vote no, despite mounting an eight-hour floor speech against a plan that does not address DACA.
  • Ad using MLK speech draws backlash

    Ad using MLK speech draws backlash

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    On Twitter, most people expressed the idea that using King's speech to "sell trucks" crossed a line between a heartfelt message and exploiting emotions just to push a vehicle. The auto company went on to say they got all necessary approval from the estate. People were thoroughly unimpressed, and quite frankly, disappointed that King's words were being used for such a materialistic, trivial sales pitch.
  • Bitcoin extends slide with a more than 10% fall

    Bitcoin extends slide with a more than 10% fall

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    The Bitcoin market still remains unpredictable since there is no a central governing body. Bitcoin has fallen heavily in recent sessions as worries about a regulatory clampdown on the nascent market and panicked investors push prices lower.
  • Janet Yellen disappointed not to get a second term as Fed chair

    Janet Yellen disappointed not to get a second term as Fed chair

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    The asset cap is unprecedented, according to Federal Reserve officials. "I would have liked to serve an additional term and I did make that clear" when she interviewed with Trump, Yellen said in an interview broadcast by PBS. Powell, who has served on the Fed board with Yellen since 2012, ended his remarks by popping the collar of his suit jacket. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, had requested the Fed oust Wells Fargo board members.
  • Legal Sector Drops More Than 1000 Jobs To Kick Off 2018

    Legal Sector Drops More Than 1000 Jobs To Kick Off 2018

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    Employment in manufacturing remained on an upward track in January, with 15,000 jobs added; manufacturing has added 186,000 jobs over the past 12 months. Over the course of the year, wages increased by 2.9%, or 75 cents. Wall Street economists had expected an increase of about 180,000, according to Bloomberg.
  • Dow plunges over 600 points, TSX down over 200

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    The yields on 30-year bonds rose to 3% for the first time since May. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.8 percent, the largest rise in more than 10 weeks. "A clear sign that confidence was restored by the jobs report was the fact United States 10-year Treasuries hit a four-year high immediately after it was released".
  • Verizon quits selling Huawei smartphones in the US

    Verizon quits selling Huawei smartphones in the US

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    Verizon won't sell any Huawei phones, including the new flagship Mate 10 Pro , because of pressure from the USA government, anonymous sources told Bloomberg yesterday . sued its China-based rival, accusing it of stealing software code for its network routers. Thus far, ZTE hasn't met the same level of pushback from the US government as Huawei has.