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Aides to House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed he would donate $1,000 from a Wynn-related business group to a Wisconsin homelessness charity. "Today I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee finance chair", RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement .
  • Los Angeles Among Amazon's 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

    Los Angeles Among Amazon's 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

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    Representatives of several cities that approached Amazon said the company's message was to submit a bid , regardless of their assessment of their own odds. Almost 20 cities and states across the US that originally applied turned down requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises they've made.
  • Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate, Warns on Nafta Risk

    Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate, Warns on Nafta Risk

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    The central bank pointed to unexpectedly solid economic numbers as key drivers behind its decision to hike the rate to 1.25 per cent, up from one per cent. At 2:46 p.m. EST (1946 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading 0.4 percent higher at C$1.2387 to the greenback, or 80.73 US cents. The bank's benchmark rate is now at its highest level since 2009.
  • Why crude oil prices are on upward swing, by United States energy agency

    Why crude oil prices are on upward swing, by United States energy agency

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    The West Texas Intermediate was trading up 0.33 percent at 64.13 US dollars Wednesday afternoon. Al-Sabah acknowledged the positive response of the oil market to the implementation of the "Declaration of Cooperation" in 2017, including the unprecedented high levels of conformity with the voluntary production adjustments, with participating countries seeing average monthly conformity levels of more than 100 percent throughout the whole year.
  • CVS vows to stop altering beauty images in its marketing

    CVS vows to stop altering beauty images in its marketing

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    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 71.92% the S&P500. In related news, EVP Lisa Bisaccia sold 29,445 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Crosses 26000 Point Mark, Stocks Continue On Record Pace

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    Still, the Dow's march toward 26000 has been fast. First Hawaiian Bank's holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF were worth $562,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Technology, health care and financial stocks accounted for much of the market's gains. Oil prices eased from three-year highs as traders booked profits from the rally but healthy demand underpinned prices near $70, a level not seen since 2014's market slump.
  • Airbus might have to 'shut down' A380 superjumbo production

    Airbus might have to 'shut down' A380 superjumbo production

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    But overall Airbus managed to beat its industry rival Boeing a year ago in terms of the number of planes it delivered to buyers - a record total of 763. "But I'm hopeful that we work out a deal with Emirates", he added. Monday's announcement came as Airbus said it sold 1,109 planes year, outstripping the 912 commercial planes sold by rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals, a growing global economy and travel demand.
  • GM Reveals Autonomous Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

    GM Reveals Autonomous Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

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    This is for the fourth generation of the automaker's self-driving Cruise AV vehicle. GM says that, come the deployment of the Cruise AV, it'll be offered on a ride-sharing basis. The U.S. auto giant plans to test the vehicles and have them on the road for use in ride-sharing apps by 2019, according to a press release . The Cruise AV will also be able to open its own doors for passengers who can't, and will have accommodations built in for visually- or hearing-impaired customers, ...
  • Flooding at JFK airport worsens travel delays

    Flooding at JFK airport worsens travel delays

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    For global travelers, the chaos at JFK was intense: long-haul flights arrived in the airport only to sit on taxiways for hours due to a lack of available gates. "My son and others had to pay for a taxi back to the hotel where they were told that if they wished, they could have a refund for their flight and could try to get on another flight".
  • Texas sports reporter missing after sending unusual text

    Texas sports reporter missing after sending unusual text

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    Roland had last been seen Sunday evening walking alone in a store at the shopping mall. No word on what happened during the hours she was missing. Her website features videos of her work covering Aggies football and other teams. A message left on her phone was not immediately returned. Courtney Roland texted a friend early Sunday saying she was being followed by a man in a blue truck.
  • United Kingdom lawmakers considering a tax on coffee cups

    United Kingdom lawmakers considering a tax on coffee cups

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    Around 2.5 billion plastic-lined paper cups are used in Britain each year, but less than one in 400 are recycled, MPs on the environmental audit committee warned in a new report. "We recognise there is growing concern about the number of single-use paper cups being used and that our customers are interested in ways we can help them reduce, reuse and recycle", said a Starbucks spokeswoman.
  • Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years Jail in fodder scam

    Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years Jail in fodder scam

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    On 23 December, a special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the second of six fodder scam cases. Lalu has been convicted in the Deoghar Treasury case. He was sent to Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi . The quantum of punishment was pronounced on Saturday after being postponed twice this week.
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) Makes An Interesting Case Right Now

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    About 435,368 shares traded or 23.54% up from the average. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 15.27% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. analysts anticipate that Charles Schwab Corp will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $44,357 was made by Kallsen Terri R on Wednesday, October 4.
  • Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

    Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

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    In a blog post Friday, Twitter said it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements were "controversial" because of a need to promote discussions about public policy . " Resistance SF captioned the photo: "@jack breaks the rules of his own company, Twitter, to amplify a madman and endanger the world. Despite the countless times he's violated Twitter's terms of service, Donald Trump remains on the social media site with no repercussions for his actions.
  • Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

    Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

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    Under the new rules, tickets are $2 and jackpots reset at $40 million. The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket. Ohio Lottery officials report brisk sales at the state's Mega Millions and Powerball retailers.
  • Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

    Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

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    Crude oil were lower on Friday as expectations OPEC and other producers will extend their production cut agreement were offset by forecasts USA output will continue to grow with prices holding near 28-month highs. Based on total expected quotas, China's imports-which at around 8.5 million bpd are already the world's biggest-are expected to hit another record in 2018 as new refining capacity is brought on stream and Beijing allows more independent refiners to import crude.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook now takes private planes only

    Apple CEO Tim Cook now takes private planes only

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    Cook's pay totaled $9.33 million in incentive pay for the year ending on September 30th. However, Cook isn't the only corporate executive that's required to use a corporate jet for personal travel. In 2016, documents that were reportedly filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed his previous take at $8,747,719. Apple said the reason for implementing the new policy for Cook is due to "interests of security and efficiency based on our global profile" and Cook's ...
  • SoftBank buys large stake in Uber

    SoftBank buys large stake in Uber

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    As part of the deal, expected to close early next year, Uber will offer potential drivers in the United States access to Fair to lease a vehicle, the Journal reported. We are appreciative of the support from Uber's shareholders in the successful tender offer and look forward to closing the overall investment in January.
  • Shoppers score post-Christmas bargains

    Shoppers score post-Christmas bargains

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    Shopping centers are crowded before the holidays but the day after is another ball game. "Everybody's coming in with their gift cards they got yesterday or the day before, and yoy know they're burning a hole in their pocket so they're running up here trying to get the stuff they want".
  • Thomas Fire Now Largest Fire in California State History

    Thomas Fire Now Largest Fire in California State History

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    The firefighters at the Thomas fire base camp had a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Christmas Eve morning, with the Ventura County Fire Department sharing a group picture. A couple of apartment buildings also burned down. Milder winds and cooler temperatures have helped firefighters the past couple of days. This year is the worst on record for wildfire devastation in California.
  • White Christmas for parts of NY area

    White Christmas for parts of NY area

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    Snow is on its way for a white Christmas. A coating to an inch of snow is expected in New York City and parts of western Long Island. Slow down and use caution while driving. The National Weather Service urges drivers to be prepared for reduced visibility at times. A winter weather advisory is in effect to 7 p.m. Monday for Steuben County.
  • UN SC toughens sanctions against North Korea

    UN SC toughens sanctions against North Korea

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country has emerged to pose a real nuclear threat to the United States, according to the North's official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday. Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping last month to cut off oil to North Korea, a move that would cripple its desperately struggling economy. The resolution that was adopted will restrict new deliveries of petrol products by up to 90 per cent, to 500,000 barrels a year, and crude oil at 4 million ...
  • Belfast jobs fears grow as U.S. hits Bombardier with 300pc import duty

    Belfast jobs fears grow as U.S. hits Bombardier with 300pc import duty

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    The decision follows the DoC's preliminary recommendation of duties on Bombardier's C Series jets earlier this fall. The US government made a decision to affix high anti-subsidy tariffs on the Bombardier's CSeries jets, after Boeing Co complained that the Canadian company had received unfair subsidy from their government which, it argued, allowed Bombardier to sell their new aeroplane below cost.
  • Comcast Announces $1000 Special Holiday Bonus To More Than 100K Employees

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    Boeing was first out of the gate, followed by AT&T , which said it would give more than 200,000 unionized employees a special bonus of $1,000 once the tax bill is signed. Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo said it would boost its minimum wage to $15 an hour, an 11-percent increase, beginning in March. Boeing said $300 million of investments would move forward, split equally between corporate giving, workforce training and facilities for the aircraft maker's employees.
  • Last Day For Posting Cards And Parcels

    Last Day For Posting Cards And Parcels

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    Get yourself to the post office. "That's the way it usually is, and it looks like it will be that way again this year", said Smith. "They better hurry", Halfman says of people who have yet to mail their packages and/or cards. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere". Final deliveries will be made across the country on Saturday, with post office's closing at 1.30pm.
  • RI hangs on to second US House seat in population estimates

    RI hangs on to second US House seat in population estimates

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    The state's population now stands at almost 28.3 million residents -an increase of more than 3 million residents since 2010. Idaho came in at No. 1, with a 2.2 percent increase to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. Pennsylvania was the fifth-most populous state in the 1990 census, but was passed by IL in the 2000 census. States in the west and south saw the greatest population growth.