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Finance General Motors will launch its own self-driving taxi service in 2019
Author: 0 General Motors will launch its own self-driving taxi service in 2019

General Motors (GM) announced plans on Thursday to launch a fleet of fully autonomous ride-hailing vehicles in various cities by 2019, as reported by Reuters and other media outlets. GM Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens said during the call that the newly announced taxi service could be "potentially bigger than our current core business, with better margins".

Finance Prices for live Christmas trees has increased this year
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K&K recently announced on its Facebook page that the family business was closing after 40 years because of Tropical Storm Harvey and last year's Sabine River flooding. "I'm here to benefit the charity and help, maybe, a little less fortunate families", Spix said. That meant they couldn't re-plant in those spaces, diminishing future supplies.

Finance Canada's unemployment rate hits lowest level since 2008
Author: 0 Canada's unemployment rate hits lowest level since 2008

It was also the biggest addition of jobs in a single month since April 2012, when the economy was rebounding out of recession. Victoria's unemployment rate for the month of November was the lowest in the country at 3.3 per cent, but the news may not be as good as it seems.

Finance Salil Parekh, The Man Who Is Appointed As Infosys CEO: 5 Points
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Apprising the Bombay Stock Exchange about its decision, Nandan Nilekani said Parekh has almost three decades of global experience in the IT services industry and has a strong track record of executing business turnarounds. Parekh will take over on January 2, 2018. "Capgemini has agreed on Parekh's departure". In March 2015 he was named the deputy chief executive officer of Capgemini Group.

Finance Airline Accused of Ignoring Sexual Harassment of Passenger
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Zuckerberg said she reported it to flight attendants , who replied that the man was a regular flyer on the route and seemed to make light of the situation. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says she was verbally harassed by a fellow male passenger - and that the airline staff did nothing to stop it. She added: "Why is it the woman that needs to switch seats in this situation? Shouldn't he have been thrown off the plane?!" When Zuckerberg reiterated her discomfort with the man's behavior, ...

Finance Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWLD)
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Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD)'s stock had its "hold" rating reissued by Canaccord Genuity in a report released on Tuesday. (NASDAQ:BWLD) shares have been seen trading 15.47% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 18. (NASDAQ:BWLD) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 23 by Maxim Group.

Finance Tesla's 100MW battery pack beigns operations in South Australia
Author: 0 Tesla's 100MW battery pack beigns operations in South Australia

He told Reuters, "We think that's what's really going to accelerate the uptake of energy storage in Australia". That's no small feat considering the battery is the size of a football field and is capable of powering 30,000 homes. The 100-megawatt (MW) battery, which is the world's largest, was built by Tesla in rural South Australia after Musk wagered a bet that he could built it in 100 days or the state would receive it for free .

Finance CME Group Inc (CME) Will Launch Bitcoin Futures On Dec. 18
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A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. The regulator will monitor trading in these products and will assess whether any changes are needed to the contract design and settlement processes.

Finance Army Veteran Says Al Franken Groped Her in 2003
Author: 0 Army Veteran Says Al Franken Groped Her in 2003

Kemplin said she's "confident" the alleged inappropriate touching was not an accident. Three other women say Franken groped their buttocks while posing for photos with them. He subsequently released a longer statement , which reiterated that he didn't remember the skit in the same way as Tweeden but admitted that it was "obvious how Leann would feel violated by that picture".

Finance Crude oil futures decline on overseas leads
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Oil prices were down heading into today's data and heading into this week's meeting, with WTI down $.015 (-0.26 percent) at $57.96 at 2:00pm EST, and Brent crude down $0.19 (-0.30 percent) at $63.19. Gasoline stocks rose 3.6 million barrels, compared with forecasts for a 1.2 million-barrel gain. OPEC members made a decision to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day.

Finance Wait for 3-4 quarters before concluding on growth rate: Chidambaram
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In another tweet, he said that "6.3 per cent is far below the "promise" of the Modi government and far below the "potential" of a well-managed Indian economy". After the five quarters of growth decline, "we see reversal of GDP in the second quarter". Moody's Investors Services recently upgraded India's sovereign rating for the first time in almost 14 years, saying the country was poised for fast growth because of wide-ranging economic and institutional reforms by Prime Minister Narendra ...

Finance Harry Potter Puts A Curse On Barnes & Noble's Sales
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Of those insider trades, 140,840 shares of Barnes & Noble, Inc. were purchased and 0 shares were sold. The company had revenue of $853.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $871.75 million. The stock has a market capitalization of $548.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 2.60. Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 7th.

Finance Applebee's offering $1 Long Island iced teas in December
Author: 0 Applebee's offering $1 Long Island iced teas in December

The new drink, which Applebee's is calling the "Dollar L.I.T.", contains vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour mix. Seems like the emphasis should be on splash here. Applebee's is going to be L.I.T. this December. The Dollar L.I.T. will be available all day, every day, at all participating locations across the US.

Finance IFFI 2017: When Akshay Kumar left Amitabh Bachchan embarrassed
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Siddharth Malhotra danced to the hit tracks of Amitabh Bachchan and paid tribute to the megastar's 48 years of contribution to the field of cinema, singer and composer Papon added glitter with remarkable performance. On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan has geared up for his next Thugs Of Hindostan that also stars Aamir Khan and "Dangal" star Fatima Sana Shaik.

Finance Stop 'pussyfooting around Ireland' - Paisley warns UK
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The report , by Doughty Street Chambers, proposes several models for special status and says that there is an "essential" need for a unique solution. "We are not at a decision point at the moment". The British and Irish Chamber of Commerce has come up with a plan, which combines British ideas for new customs arrangements with European Union rules to chart a new route through what presently seems like an impossible blockage.

Finance Fuck Yeah, Triple J Is Changing The Date Of The Hottest 100
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A further 39% did not support the change of date, while 1% returned a response of " no opinion ". Elsewhere, liberal member for Mitchell and assistant Minister For Immigration, Alex Hawke, issued his own statement, calling triple J's decision "disappointing".

Finance EgyptAir and Virgin Atlantic planes' wings collide at JFK Airport
Author: 0 EgyptAir and Virgin Atlantic planes' wings collide at JFK Airport

The FAA is investigating how the accident happened. Per ABC 7 NY, the pilot for the Virgin flight initially informed the control tower that he needed to pull to the side to work out a problem before taking off. "Virgin 4-Charlie-heavy, all right, disregard all that, pull off to the right, all the way to the right as far as you can on the run-up pad". Tower: "All right hold position Virgin, 4-Charlie".

Finance Russian Federation loses contact with newly launched satellite
Author: 0 Russian Federation loses contact with newly launched satellite

The Meteor M 2-1 satellite was created to send back images and analytics of the Earth's surface, ice and snow levels and sea temperatures and conduct monitoring of the ozone layer. The Meteor was meant to detach from the rocket carrying it Tuesday morning, soon after it launched, but it failed to do so, according to Russian news service Interface.

Finance TRAI releases recommendations on net neutrality
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Over-the-top services refer to applications or services that is delivered over the internet, and does not involve an operator. "No one owns Internet.so, it should be open and accessible to everyone", Sharma said, suggesting that service providers should not indulge in gate-keeping of this important platform.

Finance Uber-Waymo trial delayed as USA judge raises prospect of 'cover-up'
Author: 0 Uber-Waymo trial delayed as USA judge raises prospect of 'cover-up'

Alsup voiced his own concern over what he called potentially criminal conduct involving a hidden system of messaging at Uber. A federal court judge in California delayed the start of a civil trial between ride-hailing giant Uber and Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving auto unit, after receiving a memo written by a former Uber employee that about the alleged theft of trade secrets.

Finance Bitcoin value crosses $9600
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He expects more professional investors to put money into it if it breaches $10,000. FXTM global head of currency and market research Jameel Ahmad told SunBiz yesterday indications that Bitcoin is making further progress towards being accepted by the mainstream are primarily behind another surge in purchasing momentum for the cryptocurrency .

Finance Police could take your drone if you don't pass a test first
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In 2016, the United Kingdom government took a survey for public consultation to address safety, security, and privacy challenges about the drone technology. So says Baroness Sugg, the UK's minister for aviation in a statement made today to Parliament. The Department for Transport announced funding for the project as it outlined plans for new legislation yesterday to try and ensure drone users operate safely and legally .

Finance Business as usual for Jansrud, as Shiffrin dominates in Killington
Author: 0 Business as usual for Jansrud, as Shiffrin dominates in Killington

The win marks the 22-year-old Shiffrin's first World Cup crown of the year and her 26th career title in slalom. And a few tears. The 22-year-old American blitzed the field in snowy and windy conditions, producing the best combined time over two runs of one minute, 40.91 seconds at the Killington Mountain ski resort in Vermont.

Finance Bureaucrats Turn Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Into Game of Thrones
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The White House responded forcefully by saying Mulvaney, now director of the Office of Management and Budget, would be the one in control until Trump decided on a permanent successor, whose confirmation could take months. The White House says the Obama administration took a similar position when filling a vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board. That's according to people close to the agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

Author: 0 Mixed results for Black Friday footfall

Based on these factors, the National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase at least 3.6% over the previous year, which would match last year's increase. The research firm had previously reported Cyber Monday sales of $3.45 billion past year but restated that figure to $5.6 billion following a change in its methodology of calculating sales.

Finance PM to blame for One Nation rise: Christensen
Author: 0 PM to blame for One Nation rise: Christensen

The Nationals have used the election result - likely to return a Labor government - to reiterate the need for their party to have a strong and distinct identity, separate from their coalition partner. Turnbull, whose lost his one-seat parliamentary majority earlier this month after two coalition members were forced to resign for holding dual citizenship in violation of the constitution, brushed aside concerns the turmoil influenced Queensland's results.

Finance Time Inc. nearing sale to company backed by Koch brothers
Author: 0 Time Inc. nearing sale to company backed by Koch brothers

This is the third time Meredith has attempted to buy Time. Meredith - publisher of Better Homes & Gardens and Allrecipes in the United States - has agreed to pay $US18.50 a share for Time , a 46 per cent premium to Time's closing price on November 15.

Finance S&P Keeps India's Rating Unchanged
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It kept India's sovereign rating unchanged at the lowest investment grade with a stable outlook. In a statement on Friday, S&P said India's rating reflects its strong GDP growth, sound external profile and improving monetary credibility. Given a planned rise in public sector-led infrastructure investment and persistent deficits at the state level, fiscal consolidation would remain hard, S&P said.

Finance Small Business Saturday Seeks to Keep Holiday Shopping Dollars on the Cape
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While major chains take in huge revenue on Black Friday, Kimerling says he hopes to do about 20 percent more business than usual on Small Business Saturday. "We really need these individuals to go out there and to be great examples of what can be done", shopper Joe Salis said. "I'm here smiling and happy to welcome the people that will show up on Saturday to help support our local business, because it's not easy making it in this big retail world today", says Mark Vanderheof, owner of the ...

Finance Jeff Bezos Of Amazon Now Worth $100 Billion - Thanks To Black Friday
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Amazon Founder, CEO and Chairman Jeff Bezos has become world's latest billionaire with $100 billion net worth. In 1999, it was Bill Gates who was able to reach this mark. Gates, who now has a net worth of $86.8 billion, is estimated to have had a net worth of $150 billion had he not given so much of his fortune to charity.

Finance Man accused of killing deputy charged with premeditated murder
Author: 0 Man accused of killing deputy charged with premeditated murder

During the arraignment, Berak's court appointed attorney mentioned that he has a history of mental health conditions, and he is under the care of a psychiatrist. Authorities say Berak intentionally steered his vehicle into Deputy Eric Overall, 50, causing Overall's death. The medical examiner has ruled Overall's death a homicide from blunt force trauma, police said.