• Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage at 'Field of Dreams' site
Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage at 'Field of Dreams' site

The field was one of the main sites for the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner and has since served as a tourist destination for its iconic cornstalk outfield. "We'll just have to keep operating as is". We pray for whomever did this to our special place that they find peace in their hearts. Workers at the site outside Dyersville found the damage...

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  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Static Fire Test was successful
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Static Fire Test was successful

The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful launcher in the world when it eventually lifts off. Musk, who is also the founder of Tesla cars, made a decision to launch a cherry red Tesla Roadster as the payload on the first test flight. He said on Instagram that it would be launched into a "billion year elliptic Mars orbit". "I love that rocke...

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  • Oscars 2018: The academy really does love women this year
Oscars 2018: The academy really does love women this year

Strong Island , Netflix's gripping police-brutality documentary, was nominated for best doc. Since the first woman was nominated in 1977, only five women have been nominated for directing. Though it didn't win in either of those categories, Coppola won the statue for best original screenplay . Although Meryl Streep won her 21st Oscar nomina...

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  • US East Coast crude stocks at lowest levels since Oct '14
US East Coast crude stocks at lowest levels since Oct '14

The contract also touched a new three-year high on Wednesday. USA crude stockpiles fell for the 10th consecutive week, but a rise in gasoline inventories more than offset the decline, the Energy Department reported. However, while others are clearly optimistic that will occur - one only has to look at the price action since the middle of past yea...

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  • Jobs must be safeguarded following Carillion collapse
Jobs must be safeguarded following Carillion collapse

A trio of banks have launched emergency funds to support their small business customers impacted by the collapse of Carillion in a move described as "quick and positive" by the business secretary. The fund is created to support the working capital needs of small businesses within Carillion's supply chain that may now be experiencing financial diffi...

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  • Morgan Stanley shares poised to open higher after earnings beat forecasts
Morgan Stanley shares poised to open higher after earnings beat forecasts

James Gorman, CEO, said, "Over the course of the full year we achieved the strategic objectives outlined two years ago. This, coupled with strong expense discipline demonstrates the firm's operating leverage". After including adjustments made in connection with the tax reform bill, Morgan Stanley Q4 2017 earnings amounted to 29 cents per share....

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  • China: Despite Impressive GDP Growth, Economic Concerns Persist
China: Despite Impressive GDP Growth, Economic Concerns Persist

Local government debt expanded again in China previous year despite Beijing's pledge to rein in a growing national debt load that has sparked fears of a financial crisis in the world's number two economy. President Donald Trump's administration looks like to readdress the yawning trade gap between the two countries, Fenner added. By comparison,...

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  • RIL plans to invest ₹5000 crore more in West Bengal
RIL plans to invest ₹5000 crore more in West Bengal

Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka group, said he is looking to invest Rs1,000 crore to scale up power distribution and to set up a food processing unit. Reliance will also embark on connecting Bengal with an optic fibre network to offer digital services straight to the subscriber's home and institutions.

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  • ''Shithole' Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC
''Shithole' Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the president reportedly demanded to know why the USA should accept immigrants from 's***hole countries, ' rather than - for instance - wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.

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  • Walmart To Raise Starting Wage To $11, Citing Tax Cuts
Walmart To Raise Starting Wage To $11, Citing Tax Cuts

Capital One announced Thursday it's increasing its minimum hourly wage to $15. But experts are more doubtful that there's a connection. Rising wages reflect a generally tight labor market. Comcast said on December 20, 2017 that it would give $1,000 holiday bonuses to more than 100,000 employees. The one-time cash bonuses , will cost the co...

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  • Two aides of Lalu Yadav arrested for serving him in jail
Two aides of Lalu Yadav arrested for serving him in jail

Last month the anti-corruption court found Yadav guilty of fraudulently withdrawing almost $140,000 from the state treasury in a larger fraud dubbed the "fodder scam", which was worth about 10 billion rupees ($157 million). He was released on bail by the Supreme Court after having remained in jail for over two-and-a-half months. Yadav, 69, is a f...

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  • BBC's China editor resigns over gender pay gap dispute
BBC's China editor resigns over gender pay gap dispute

It sucks that you're getting paid less than men. The Equality Act 2010 states that men and women doing equal work must receive equal pay. Clare Balding, Emily Maitlis and Sarah Montague were among a string of prominent colleagues to voice their support for Gracie, who said the corporation was facing "a crisis of trust" by not paying its male and ...

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  • Who is Courtney Roland?
Who is Courtney Roland?

Her Jeep was found overnight with her phone and other personal items inside, Houston police said in a tweet . "Episodes can be found on iTunes and PodBean", Courtney Faye Roland also wrote on her website. KHOU-TV reports that Roland, who last seen wearing a camouflage fleece sweater and an orange hat, was last heard from Saturday around 4 p.m....

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  • MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups

It's been dubbed the " latte levy " - a tax on the billions of takeaway coffee cups that Britons are throwing away every year. David Palmer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ recycling and recovery United Kingdom said: "Taxes on takeaway coffee cups may provide a helpful nudge to consumers to abandon a throw-away culture, but for lasting chan...

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  • Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term
Lalu Prasad Yadav Gets 3.5 Years Jail Term

The former Chief Minister, who was in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Jail, received his sentence through video-conference. A special Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) court had on December 23 convicted the Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD ) chief and 15 others in a case relating to the multi-million-rupee fodder scam.

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  • United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'
United Airlines Flight from Chicago Diverted to Alaska Over 'Disruptive Passenger'

The man, who also tried to stuff his shirt in the toilet, forced the flight crew to divert to Alaska so he could be removed. Once the flight was grounded, airline staff gave the entire airplane a thorough cleaning, from top to bottom, starting at the soiled bathrooms.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears
Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

It's been more than two months since someone won the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots , pushing the prizes to near record levels. "Since both these jackpots started rolling at the beginning of December, we've generated more than $26 billion in sales and that has a potential transfer rate of more than $9.5 million back to the state of Arizona...

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  • The iPhone X Is Reportedly Struggling To Meet Apple's Sales Targets
The iPhone X Is Reportedly Struggling To Meet Apple's Sales Targets

As noted by French Apple blog iGeneration ( translated ), Apple typically runs a battery diagnostic on iPhones to determine whether their batteries are "still in a proper state", which is typically 80 percent of initial capacity. This welcome clarification comes just days after Apple began offering battery replacements earlier than expected. ...

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  • Beatrix von Storch called Muslim men 'barbaric and gang-raping'.
Beatrix von Storch called Muslim men 'barbaric and gang-raping'.

Ms Von Storch's tweet - which she subsequently posted on Facebook as well - was apparently a reference to 2015 New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne, which were marred by mass sex assaults on women by men of mostly migrant backgrounds. "This is the end of the constitutional state". On New Year's Eve, the Cologne police posted a message in Arabi...

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  • 67-year-old American posing as 'Nigerian Prince' arrested for email scam
67-year-old American posing as 'Nigerian Prince' arrested for email scam

Personal information was needed to "prove" they are the beneficiary and to speed the transfer of the "inheritance". Neu is facing 269 charges related to wire fraud and money laundering, according to the Huffington Post . One other scam is where scammers claim they are jailed relatives of the person who answered and plead for bail money. The in...

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  • Sensex scales new high; signs off 2017 with 28% gains
Sensex scales new high; signs off 2017 with 28% gains

The 10-year government bond (6.79% 2027) yield fell sharply by 1.58 percent or 11 basis points to 7.279 percent, from previous close. "Though the outlook on main indices is moderate in the short to medium-term, the broad market will maintain its vibrancy as businesses flourish", Vinod Nair of Geojit Financial Services, said.

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  • Oil prices surge on strong China data
Oil prices surge on strong China data

Oil prices are hovering near two-year highs, as pipeline action and stock draws vie for traders' attention. But prices have rallied almost 50 percent since the middle of the year on robust demand and strong compliance with the production limits.

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  • Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018
Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

Most of the increase was in the Gulf of Mexico, where production was 290,000 barrels a day higher than in October. WTI prices were supported by data from the U.S. The futures on USA light crude oil with delivery in February reported an increase of 0.69% to 60.25 United States dollars per barrel. Inventories are down by nearly 20 percent from hi...

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  • Uber sells 15% stake to SoftBank
Uber sells 15% stake to SoftBank

The deal nevertheless sharply discounts Uber's value, which a year ago was estimated at nearly $70 billion. Softbank led a consortium that reportedly agreed to invest at least $8bn for a roughly 15% stake in the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company.

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  • Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits
Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits

Recently, Cook's salary and perks jumped 47 per cent to around $13 million in 2017, reported IANS . According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple , the board of directors has approved that Cook must fly on private aircraft whenever he travels, be it for business or personal objective.

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  • Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill
Pennsylvania woman gets $284 billion electric bill

The bill had to be paid in full by November 2018 and the first payment for December 2017 was $28,156. That was pretty bad, but not quite as bad as the bill for $284 billion one Pennsylvania woman ended up getting from her electricity provider this month.

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  • Savannah shoppers hit the stores for after-Christmas sales
Savannah shoppers hit the stores for after-Christmas sales

He added that he doesn't normally shop the day after Christmas and was at the mall because he had the day off. While some shoppers say they are making returns, others say they're more focused on the post-holiday sales. Victoria's Secret had 50 percent off on items. The next big event for the mall is its sidewalk sale. Cornell purchased a Fest...

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  • Largest Blaze on State Records Expected to Be Contained as Winds Subside
Largest Blaze on State Records Expected to Be Contained as Winds Subside

Earlier this week 300 Oregon firefighters deployed to California through the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal came home and were demobilized. The Thomas Fire began December 4 and no cause has yet been determined. "Those (other) fires burned for weeks and weeks and this fire is only a few weeks old", he said. By Thursday, most of the southe...

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  • Discovery Communications (DISCA) Raised to
Discovery Communications (DISCA) Raised to "Buy" at Bank of America

Insiders have purchased 527,523 shares of company stock valued at $9,629,104 in the last ninety days. The stock is trading $18.92 its 50-day moving average by -4.44%. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The stock has "Buy" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 29.

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  • 33 killed in Rajasthan bus accident
33 killed in Rajasthan bus accident

According to reports, the bus on its way to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur. Most of the passengers were reportedly heading to Uttar Pradesh. The driver was among those who perished, the Times of India reported . While 27 bodies have been fished out of the river, those injured have been admitted to a local hospital, he said. MLA from Sawai Madhop...

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  • White Christmas possible with overnight snow in forecast
White Christmas possible with overnight snow in forecast

Monday. NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information has an official definition for White Christmas : One inch or more of snow at 7 a.m. on Christmas Day. In 2016, Shimla experienced snowfall on Christmas, nearly after a gap of nearly 24 years. Southeast Nicholas County, including the City of Richwood, is expected to receive two and f...

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  • Elon Musk tweets first photographs of Falcon Heavy rocket
Elon Musk tweets first photographs of Falcon Heavy rocket

Musk notes that rocket payloads for first test flights are generally just things that provide weight to simulate real cargo, like blocks of concrete or steel. The price of a Falcon Heavy mission starts at $90 million, according to SpaceX's website. -, Elon Musk replied with the only sane answer apart from the one we've already touched (media publ...

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  • Shipping deadlines for last-minute Christmas gifts
Shipping deadlines for last-minute Christmas gifts

Just this week, they expect to handle more than 3 billion cards, letters and packages. "We're making it easier for customers to manage their mailing and shipping needs during the busiest time of the year", said Jim Cochrane, USPS chief customer and marketing officer and executive vice president.

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  • Ola to acquire Foodpanda India; commits investment of $200 million
Ola to acquire Foodpanda India; commits investment of $200 million

Saurabh Kochhar, who was the CEO of Foodpanda India until recently has chose to move on to pursue other opportunities, the company said, adding that Pranay Jivrajka, Founding Partner at Ola , has been appointed as interim CEO of this business unit.

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  • SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket
SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket

This is the first time the company flew both a used rocket and a used Dragon capsule on the same launch. SpaceX couldn't fully focus on the upgrades to 39A while repairs were still being done at SLC-40. As live images showed the first stage glide down, steady and upright, from the air to the launchpad, cheers erupted at SpaceX's Hawthorne, Ca...

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  • Ryanair pilots in Portugal suspend strike, union to negotiate
Ryanair pilots in Portugal suspend strike, union to negotiate

However, the strike has not been officially called off and uncertainty remains for passengers booked on certain flights during one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Ryanair said on Saturday that it would meet the German pilots' union for talks on Wednesday. "The decision by Ryanair to recognise SPAC as the organisation representing it...

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  • Google X Development Center Is Going To Establish in Visakhapatnam
Google X Development Center Is Going To Establish in Visakhapatnam

The company hopes that free space optical communications (FSOC) technology will form the spine of high-bandwith internet in southeast India. Andhra Pradesh government has entered into an agreement with Google X to bring their FSOC technology to the state.

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  • What's the Deal: Free holiday shipping deadlines
What's the Deal: Free holiday shipping deadlines

Anyway, according to the site that runs it, Free Shipping Day has only a handful of rules. A whopping 971 retailers are participating in this year's Free Shipping Day, including big names like Macy's , Target , JCPenney, Toys "R" Us , Barnes & Noble and others.

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  • US F-22s intercept Russian fighters over Syria
US F-22s intercept Russian fighters over Syria

Their statements go on to claim that the F-22 was attempting to prevent the Su-25s from continuing their runs by "simulating" a dog fight. The agreement on the so-called de-escalation zones was signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran in May. The incident lasted for about 40 minutes and coalition officials contacted the Russians through a communicat...

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  • Forecast: Snow Ending This Morning, Cold Everywhere
Forecast: Snow Ending This Morning, Cold Everywhere

Since roads are so cold, compared to Saturday , the snow is sticking. An approaching cold front on Friday will boost temperatures to the upper 40s to mid-50s. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for the latest updates. There are still strong indications that colder weather will arrive starting next Thursday .

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