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Padmaavat first Indian film to have IMAX 3D release, on Jan 25 Padmaavat first Indian film to have IMAX 3D release, on Jan 25
- January 15, 2018

Starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati , Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh & Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, the film will also be released in Tamil and Telugu, in addition to Hindi. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are ruled by the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It's the first film to get an IMAX 3D release. We do not want to see the film. (more...)
SpaceX, Pentagon wash hands of mysterious Zuma mission SpaceX, Pentagon wash hands of mysterious Zuma mission
- January 14, 2018

Apart from that, Bloomberg also reported that the second stage process involving the booster failed to progress in a proper way which caused both the Zuma satellite and Falcon 9 rocket's second stage to fall back into the closest ocean. Falcon Heavy is just one of several heavy-lift rockets now under development by commercial companies and NASA . SpaceX has plans for an even larger reusable rocket and spaceship system called BFR, which would eventually replace the company's current lineup. (more...)
Stock On the Run: Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Stock On the Run: Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)
- January 13, 2018

Rpm Intl Inc now has $7.15B valuation. The stock decreased 2.91% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $9.34. The company's stock had a trading volume of 49,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,150. The stock of State National Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) for 4,262 shares. CI trades with a P/S ratio of 1.23. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. (more...)
Walmart raising starting wage, offering bonuses after GOP tax bill Walmart raising starting wage, offering bonuses after GOP tax bill
- January 12, 2018

Walmart announced Thursday it is raising its starting hourly wage to $11 an hour and providing a one-time bonus ranging from $200 to $1,000 to hourly associates, with larger amounts going to longer-tenured employees. But Target Corp, a main competitor , pushed its entry level wage to $11 last fall and has pledged to hit $15 by the end of 2020. Comcast said on December 20, 2017 that it would give $1,000 holiday bonuses to more than 100,000 employees. (more...)
GoPro cuts staff, considers selling company after weak holiday sales GoPro cuts staff, considers selling company after weak holiday sales
- January 09, 2018

Woodman said GoPro's results were impacted by several factors, including consumers' reluctance in November to purchase the company's Hero5 Black camera at the same price it cost when the camera was launched in late 2016. He hoped the actions would return the firm to profitability in the second half of 2018. GoPro issued a sales warning for its fourth quarter results of $340m (£250m) for the three months to end of December - down 37 per cent on what it previously turned over for the ... (more...)
Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay Tesla Just Announced The Latest Model 3 Production Delay
- January 07, 2018

Despite making "major progress" addressing Model 3 production bottlenecks, the company has pushed back its target of producing 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week to the end of the second quarter. Tesla released their fourth quarter and full year 2017 delivery and production results today after market close. Analysts have again expressed concern over whether Tesla can secure the gross margins on the cars it is aiming for, whether customers will still want the auto, and how slower production rates ... (more...)
Beer growth slows for Constellation Brands in Q3 fiscal-2018 - results Beer growth slows for Constellation Brands in Q3 fiscal-2018 - results
- January 06, 2018

Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Constellation Brands in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $244.00 price target for the company. 400 shares valued at $92,023 were sold by Lindekugel Jon T on Tuesday, October 31. Insiders own 15.59% of the company's stock . 28 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. (more...)
Bills fans donate almost $400K to Andy Dalton, Tyler Boyd charities Bills fans donate almost $400K to Andy Dalton, Tyler Boyd charities
- January 06, 2018

Dalton's foundation helps children who have suffered with serious illnesses and physical challenges. "I think I'm the hottest guy in Buffalo right now", Dalton said Monday. Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to eliminate the Ravens and open a spot for the Bills. Look what happened in Toronto when the Blue Jays finally broke North America's longest pro sports playoff drought - 22 years - in 2015, culminating in the euphoria of Jose Bautista's epic three-run homer ... (more...)
Factory PMI expands at fastest pace in 5 years in December Factory PMI expands at fastest pace in 5 years in December
- January 02, 2018

The manufacturing sector grew in December, setting a new record as business conditions improved at a record pace, a new survey showed. Despite these additional resources and a slight uptick in stocks of finished goods, manufacturers' backlogs of work increased for an eighth successive month in December. (more...)
Irish minimum wage will go up by 30c on New Year's Day Irish minimum wage will go up by 30c on New Year's Day
- January 01, 2018

Minimum wage workers are already making more than that in Emeryville, where the minimum wage is $15.20 - reportedly the highest rate in the country. Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said many economic studies have been done that show there will be a loss of entry-level jobs as the wages in NY state increase. (more...)
Censor board moots title change for Padmavati Censor board moots title change for Padmavati
- January 01, 2018

The censor board has chose to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati a UA certificate without any cuts but has suggested that the director change the film's title to "Padmavat" besides making four other modifications. CBFC had also approached three erstwhile rulers, Raghuveer Singh of Sirohi, Maharawal Jagmal Singh of Banswara and Vishwaraj Singh Mewar, for their expert views on the film. (more...)
Geely becomes top stakeholder in Volvo Group Geely becomes top stakeholder in Volvo Group
- December 29, 2017

The Chinese company will also become the second-largest owner of AB Volvo by voting rights after investment firm Industrivarden. And along with Volvo Cars, it a year ago launched a new brand, Lynk & Co., to sell mid-priced vehicles positioned between Geely's lower-priced vehicles and Volvo. (more...)
Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll Obama beats Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
- December 28, 2017

Clinton narrowly topped Michelle Obama 9 to 7 percent. Barack Obama has been named as the "most admired man" by Americans for the 10th year running, nearly a year after leaving the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt is a distant second, getting 13 most honorable mentions in the poll. Other men on the list include Pope Francis, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Mike Pence, and The Dalai Lama. (more...)
Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill
- December 27, 2017

She thought maybe her Christmas lights had done something wacky because her bill was more than $284 billion . The first installment, due that month, was for $28,156. Horomanski has got over her scare now and can even make jokes about the incident. Horomanski told the Erie Times-News the $284 billion bill also caused her to ask her son for a different Christmas present this year. (more...)
Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season
- December 27, 2017

Its Alexa voice assistant landed in more homes, with "tens of millions of Alexa-enabled" devices sold during the period. Another tidbit is that the peak day of customer fulfillment this past year was on December 19. Alexa customers turned on their holiday lights more than a million times via Alexa this holiday season . Music listening time on Alexa was 3x as much this holiday season compared to last holiday season . (more...)
Asaduddin Owaisi: Why didn't Rahul Gandhi visit masjid?
- December 24, 2017

On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat. The party lost power in Himachal Pradesh too. The Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council was responding to a question about the NCP playing "spoiler" in the Gujarat elections. (more...)
West Ham star reportedly set to leave in January West Ham star reportedly set to leave in January
- December 23, 2017

West Ham United central defender James Collins believes that new manager David Moyes has rejuvenated the squad and improved West Ham immeasurably. Wenger saw his side progress despite changing his entire starting line-up from the one which beat Newcastle on Saturday. The backline has been relatively steady against non-elite sides in the Premier League . (more...)
Facebook AI recognises face, can alert you on misuse Facebook AI recognises face, can alert you on misuse
- December 23, 2017

This new feature sends a notification to the user when someone else is trying to use their image in profile picture or on timeline. That's a question people will be asking as Facebook rolls out new tools this week to help users better manage their identity with face recognition. (more...)
Uber dealt blow after European Union court classifies it as transport service Uber dealt blow after European Union court classifies it as transport service
- December 22, 2017

The ride-hailing service pledged to continue talks with European cities. And some other internet-based businesses fear it could pave the way for other new regulation, as European authorities look for ways to regulate companies that operate online and outside traditional sectors and don't fit in with existing laws. (more...)
Coinbase Rolls Out Bitcoin Cash Support Coinbase Rolls Out Bitcoin Cash Support
- December 22, 2017

Because of the curious price increase for BCH ahead of Coinbase's announced support, the company has determined to undertake an investigation into the matter. Coinbase users have always been calling for the platform to add Bitcoin Cash, now the world's third-biggest cryptocurrency, to its roster after it initially shunned the launch of the offshoot cryptocurrency in August. (more...)
Ryanair Pilots Set Recognition Deadline as Strike Threat Lingers Ryanair Pilots Set Recognition Deadline as Strike Threat Lingers
- December 21, 2017

He added the union was seeking to fast-track talks on recognition and confirmed that the company was very happy to do this. "The union reiterated its position that its mandate for strike action can be implemented, after the required notice is given, in the absence of a timely agreement". (more...)
European Regulators Open Investigation Into Ikea's Taxes European Regulators Open Investigation Into Ikea's Taxes
- December 20, 2017

The European Commission said it would centre on concerns that two Dutch tax rulings may have allowed part of the group to pay less tax since 2006 - giving the company an unfair advantage over competitors and breaching state aid rules in the process. (more...)
Power Outage At Atlanta Airport Causing Delays In DFW Power Outage At Atlanta Airport Causing Delays In DFW
- December 19, 2017

Spokesman Michael Thomas said the airline should be "largely if not completely" back to normal by Tuesday, well before the big travel weekend ahead of Christmas Day. Juan Rivera, 46, arrived in Atlanta on Sunday on his way from Huntsville, Alabama, to Newark, New Jersey. "This is nothing compared to what's happening over there". (more...)
Trump judicial nominee withdraws from consideration
- December 19, 2017

Mr Petersen raised his hand, and also answered "no" to subsequent questions about whether he had tried jury, civil, criminal or bench trials. In his resignation letter to the president, which was obtained by The Associated Press, Petersen said that while he was honored to have been nominated, "it has become clear to me over the past few days that my nomination has become a distraction - and that is not fair for you or your Administration". (more...)
Local groups compete to raise money for the Salvation Army Local groups compete to raise money for the Salvation Army
- December 17, 2017

The incident occurred December 5 around 1 p.m.at the Acme on Mantua Avenue in Woodbury. As of Tuesday, the Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army raised $62,949.60 in holiday-related donations-$120,000 short of its overall Christmas fundraising goal of $190,000. (more...)
Canadian billionaire, wife found dead at their home Canadian billionaire, wife found dead at their home
- December 17, 2017

Called to the house to attend a "medical complaint" at around midday on Friday, officers said they found no signs of forced entry to the home. "Until we know exactly how they died we treat it as suspicious and once a determination has been made with the pathologist and the coroner then we move forward from there", Const. (more...)
Schiphol airport evacuated as man held Schiphol airport evacuated as man held
- December 17, 2017

The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travelers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport. " He was injured and has been taken into custody ", Verberkt added. No details of his condition have been released. "Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife". (more...)
What Is Facebook Snooze? How To Use Feature To Limit Friends' Posts What Is Facebook Snooze? How To Use Feature To Limit Friends' Posts
- December 16, 2017

Before the 30-day snooze period is up, you will receive a notification that the snooze is about to expire. Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us. Also works with Pages and groups. The idea is for people to have more control over their news feeds - in case they are having tensions with a friend or partner, or if people want to avoid certain topics. (more...)
New York City bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh New York City bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh
- December 15, 2017

The device was reported to have gone off prematurely, and the explosion was recorded on surveillance camera. He was stripped of his clothes to remove it. "Our officers' actions were commendable, and we are thankful there were no serious injuries to any travelers", Cotton said. Christina Bethea, 29, a security guard from Yonkers, a New York City northern suburb, said she was getting off a southbound 1 line subway train en route to work Monday morning when she heard a loud noise. (more...)
New York Attack: White House Pushes For 'Stronger' Immigration Law New York Attack: White House Pushes For 'Stronger' Immigration Law
- December 14, 2017

President Donald Trump said he'll end USA immigration programs that give preferences to the families of new residents and that allow people to enter a lottery for visas, policies the White House blames for a bombing in NY on Monday. Mehlman says there is legislation in Congress, the RAISE Act, that would put an end to chain migration, as well as the visa lottery program. The bombing in New York City on Monday, allegedly by a Bangladeshi man, should spell the end of chain migration, says ... (more...)
Geminid meteor shower to peak in coming days Geminid meteor shower to peak in coming days
- December 13, 2017

NASA advises all stargazers to seek out the Geminid meteors in the pre-dawn hours, when the peak is at its most intense. Since being discovered in the mid-1880s, the geminids have grown from 10 to 20 meteors an hour to upwards of 100. (more...)
Salvation Army seeks donations, bell ringer volunteers Salvation Army seeks donations, bell ringer volunteers
- December 12, 2017

Meery said previous year they raised about $23,000 through the campaign but didn't reach their goal of $27,000. "I had a roofing accident in the '70s and they provided my family with toys for the kids and a holiday dinner", Milks said. There are 17 Red Kettle locations set up around Garland County this year. Money raised by the bell ringers helps to fund programs that help homeless get back on their feet, stay sober and become successful individuals. (more...)
Death Stranding gets even weirder in new trailer Death Stranding gets even weirder in new trailer
- December 09, 2017

What's even more interesting, though, is Sam's cradling of an infant that's floating in an incubation chamber while an omnidirectional flashlight and detection tool gleams above the protagonist's head in what is potentially a purposeful biblical reference to a cross. (more...)
NHL Allows Seattle to Apply for Expansion Team NHL Allows Seattle to Apply for Expansion Team
- December 09, 2017

And we're excited to go up north. Bettman said the process of setting up a team in Seattle would be similar to what happened for Las Vegas, according to K5. David Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the host Bruins beat the Coyotes 6-1. "Because we're not anticipating anybody moving right now". (more...)
NC county's servers held for ransom by hackers NC county's servers held for ransom by hackers
- December 08, 2017

The compromised servers have been quarantined, and even potentially healthy parts of the system were shut down to avoid spreading the malicious program, said Keith Gregg, the county's chief information officer. Each department is activating plans to continue operating during the outage, the county said. The county manager said that contrary to erroneous reports, the hackers are only demanding $23,000 in ransom to release the data - but the process of establishing a cryptocurrency account and ... (more...)
Starbucks opens its largest location in China Starbucks opens its largest location in China
- December 06, 2017

Now, almost 20 years later, China is Starbucks' fastest growing market, with a new store opening every 15 hours. Roastery locations offer a bigger, more luxurious experience for coffee-lovers and sell drinks not found on regular Starbucks stores across the world. (more...)
U.S. airlines to scoop nearly half of global profit in 2018 U.S. airlines to scoop nearly half of global profit in 2018
- December 06, 2017

But not all the forecasts are so positive, with passenger demand measured in revenue passenger kilometres - measures of traffic for an airline flight - set to rise by only 6%, slightly less than 2017's 7.5% increase. This may indicate spillover from the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Capacity grew 9.1 percent, but load factor decreased.3 percent. "Per passenger, airlines on average will make less than $9 and the net margin of 4.7 per cent is hard won", he added. (more...)
Cboe plans December 10 launch of Bitcoin futures trading Cboe plans December 10 launch of Bitcoin futures trading
- December 05, 2017

But the cryptocurrency could be poised to become a friend to institutional investors, with one of the largest derivatives exchanges in the world, CME Group , planning to launch bitcoin futures before the end of the year. Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken are the constituent exchanges that now contribute the pricing data for calculating the BRR. CBOE has already expressed its desire to list these products, and - just this week - The Wall Street Journal reported Nasdaq Inc. (more...)
GDP growth breaks 5-Q slide GDP growth breaks 5-Q slide
- December 03, 2017

Expressing concern on the GDP numbers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Last five quarters had witnessed a downward trend, GDP at 6.3% marks the reversal of that trend". The reasons for the foreseen growth recovery are many: a rise in industrial production and exports, restocking by businesses after the transition to GST and some major festivals that would have boosted consumer demand. (more...)
Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips Black Friday online sales rise, but footfall dips
- November 30, 2017

Multichannel shoppers spent about $49 more than those shopping only in-store, and $82 more than those shopping online. Average spend per person over the five-day period was $335.47, with $250.78, or about 75%, going toward gifts, according to NRF . (more...)
White House Gingerbread House It's Huuuuge!!!! 300 Pounder White House Gingerbread House It's Huuuuge!!!! 300 Pounder
- November 30, 2017

Furthermore, lack of information about her daily activities has generated speculation she spends less time in the White House than is usual for a First Lady. Ms Trump has had a fraught relationship with her husband's first wife Ivana Trump . Oh, and everything else, too. When Melania Trump delayed her move to the White House, there was speculation that the marriage was troubled. (more...)
Online sales keep soaring while in-store numbers stay flat Online sales keep soaring while in-store numbers stay flat
- November 29, 2017

Adobe Analytics is projecting Cyber Monday 2017 could be the biggest USA online shopping day ever. E-commerce, however, is again expected to show the most growth. "People increasingly know where to find the best deals and what they want to purchase, which results in less price matching behavior typically done on desktops", the executive added. (more...)
TRAI bats for net neutrality, says internet services should be non-discriminatory TRAI bats for net neutrality, says internet services should be non-discriminatory
- November 29, 2017

Lauding the involvement of content providers, service providers, access providers, research, and academia to monitor violations and make recommendations to the authority on regulations and standards, Nasscom said such a uniform approach would facilitate fair, alert and effective implementation of Net Neutrality . (more...)
Meredith seals $1.85B deal for Time Inc Meredith seals $1.85B deal for Time Inc
- November 28, 2017

Meredith Corp is buying Time Inc for about $1.8bn (£1.35bn), a deal CEO Stephen Lacy called "a transformative and financially compelling growth opportunity" that joins two giant magazine companies. owns properties including Time , Sports Illustrated , People , Fortune and Entertainment Weekly. However, acquiring Time Inc with the help of the Koch brothers will give their media group access to a total readership of over 130 million and a subscription circulation of close to 60 ... (more...)
Black Friday Online Sales Surge to New Records With Mobile Pushing Fastest Black Friday Online Sales Surge to New Records With Mobile Pushing Fastest
- November 28, 2017

Shares of retailers such as Macy's Inc and Wal-Mart were up on Monday following a promising start to the holiday season and ahead of what is expected to be the largest US online shopping day in history. ShopperTrak senior executive Brian Field released a statement on the debate over the decline in in-store retail shopping. Shoppers started lining up as early as 5:45 p.m. (more...)
Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says Hackers Stole Personal Info Of 57 Million Uber Users, Company Says
- November 23, 2017

The company's admission that it failed to disclose the breach came as Uber was seeking to recover from a series of crises that culminated in the Mr Kalanick's ousting in June . That pledge shouldn't excuse Uber's previous regime for its egregious behavior, said Sam Curry, chief security officer for the computer security firm Cybereason. (more...)
Here's a look at your Thanksgiving forecast in MA Here's a look at your Thanksgiving forecast in MA
- November 21, 2017

Warmer air return tomorrow with highs climbing into the mid 60s. Sunday night is when the temperatures hover back below freezing, with lows around 30. Even cooler weather is expected on Wednesday as highs should only reach the mid-40s, before a nice warm-up on Thursday , when the Thanksgiving high looks to be around 60 degrees. (more...)
Modi govt sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia Modi govt sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia
- November 21, 2017

Counting of votes and declaration of results will take place on December 19, Mullapally Ramachandran, the chairman of the Congress' central election authority, told reporters after the CWC meeting. Rahul's reluctance to lead the party from the front was also seen as a reason for the delay in his coronation. "Thus, despite a disastrous track record, Rahul's elevation as the next Congress president was a foregone conclusion", he added. (more...)
In Crackdown on MS-13, ICE Arrests Six in Montgomery County In Crackdown on MS-13, ICE Arrests Six in Montgomery County
- November 19, 2017

While Operation Raging Bull is being heralded as a victory, there are still many risky MS-13 members that the government is still targeting. The first phase of the operation involved unsafe members of the gang, and the initial arrests in El Salvador numbered 53, after a year and a half of investigation that concluded in September. (more...)
Slight rise in Idaho unemployment for October Slight rise in Idaho unemployment for October
- November 18, 2017

The state's unemployment rate has dropped for the second month in a row. The state unemployment rate dipped to 2.7% in October, a tenth of a percent lower than in September. Pennsylvania's nonfarm jobs count was down 4,300 from September's record high level to 5,973,800 in October. The Omaha metro area's rate of 2.4 percent also was the lowest in almost 20 years. (more...)

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