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Netflix Joins Internet Association's Efforts to Preserve Net Neutrality

The streaming giant took to Twitter to make its statement , saying that it would be seeing the FCC in court. The issue of regulating internet service providers to maintain an open internet has wound through the courts and the commission for more than a decade.

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Scots stockpiling soft drink Irn-Bru ahead of recipe change

Ryan Allen, from Ayr on Scotland's west coast, has launched a " Hands Off Our Irn Bru " campaign to try to stop the new recipe being rolled out in late January. But fans of Irn Bru have now got together to protest the reformulation. "Most shoppers can expect to buy Irn Bru with reduced sugar from later this month".

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Spotify discovered to have filed for IPO shortly after $1.6 billion lawsuit

Spotify has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange . Wixen says in its lawsuit that Spotify's proposal doesn't go almost far enough, and accuses Spotify of disregarding its obligations to publishers in its initial "race to be first to market".

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Best and worst diets of 2018 - here's how to get started

Does your New Year's resolutions list include losing weight, getting more in shape, or just eating better overall? Maintain heart health? Looking for a diet that's easy to follow? The winning spot was also a tie, occupied for a second year-running by the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension ) diet and the Mediterranean diet .

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Man 'smearing feces' causes United Airlines flight to be redirected to Alaska

The passenger was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Airport Police at the plane and was interviewed by both agencies. No charges were filed. The plane was grounded for maintenance. "We provided hotel accommodations for our customers and are working to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible".

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Constellation Brands (STZ) Announces Earnings Results

Constellation Brands has a twelve month low of $144.00 and a twelve month high of $229.50. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $165.4. The average Wall Street analyst rating for Constellation Brands , Inc.is Strong Buy, according to the average of 14 analyst scores. Therefore 47% are positive.

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Amazon readies bid for Premier League streaming rights

Richard Broughton, of market research firm Ampere Analysis, who are experts in sports TV rights, said: 'There's a high degree of interest from Amazon in these rights. Amazon have stayed tight-lipped about their possible ambitions for English football but sources say they have now sat down with Premier League negotiators to discuss buying United Kingdom rights.

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Taco Bell's Adding French Fries To The Menu

This sure-to-be-addictive new side features french fries "with bold Mexican seasoning" served with "a dippable side of warm nacho cheese", according to Taco Bell . The news comes just one day before McDonald's rolls out its new Dollar Menu , which does not include fries. The fries will come with cheese for dipping, and can be fully loaded with beef, sour cream, and salsa.

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China tightens North Korea trade restrictions under United Nations sanctions

The move, in line with the UN Security Council resolutions, will be effective from tomorrow. The revelations came as China denied claims by President Donald Trump it had allowed oil shipments to the North. China has repeatedly said it is fully enforcing all resolutions against North Korea, despite suspicion in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo that loopholes still exist.

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4.4 magnitude quake in Berkeley rattles Bay Area residents

Social media posts showed people were awakened some 40 miles to the north and south, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. Don Drysdale, Spokesman for the California Geological Survey, discussed the current quake and what people should be aware of.

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U.S. employers add 148000 jobs in December, unemployment remains 4.1%

Looking at 2017 as a whole, employment rose 2.3 per cent for its fastest growth rate in 15 years. The economy needs to create 75,000 to 100,000 jobs per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. The Fed bank raised borrowing costs three times in 2017. Employment gains were largely broad-based in December. Still, Kavcic remains a little bit hesitant to predict that a rate increase at the January 17 policy meeting is a sure thing.

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New Largest Known Prime Number Is 23 Million Digits Long

The larger the prime number, the more challenging it is to find, especially given that there is no particular pattern to their distribution. A collaborative computational effort has uncovered the biggest known prime number. Mathematicians have been searching for primes for centuries, often with no more than a quill and a brain. Mersenne primes - named after the 17th century French monk Marin Mersenne who studied them - are calculated by multiplying together many twos and then subtracting ...

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SBI under pressure to lower minimum balance requirement

After criticism by customers, it reduced those charges with effect from October 1. The country's largest lender which has over 402 million savings account holders, had reintroduced monthly average balance (MAB) charges from April 2017 after a gap of five years.

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GDP at 6.5: Advance national income figures of Indian economy registers low

Businesses were hit by the nationwide rollout of the goods and services tax or GST, which also caused the manufactucturing sector to pause in third quarter amid a major exercise of destocking and restocking as the tax system witnessed a complete overhauld.

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Reality TV star bringing Gander Outdoors to York

The Waukesha store, 2440 E. Moreland Blvd., is one of several Gander Mountain locations around the state that will be reopened as Gander Outdoors . Camp World Holdings, Inc., was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for certain acquired assets of Gander Mountain.

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Salina K Mart Survives Another Round of Closings

Other New England stores closing include a Kmart in Rutland, Vt. and Sears stores in Burlington, Mass., and Bangor, Maine. Sears had previously announced the closing of about 250 stores past year. Route 60 East in Huntington are also expected to close. However, the company said eligible associates will receive severance pay and have the chance to apply for open positions at remaining K-mart or SEARS locations.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick to sell $1.4bn stake to Softbank

Furthermore, Kalanick's sale is notable as, prior to Uber's reputation hit, he often touted that he had "never sold a single Uber share". As originally reported by Bloomberg and confirmed by CNBC's source, Kalanick had wanted to sell as much as half of his stake in the company, but had to limit that amount due to agreements between the company and its buyers.

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FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

Pai and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen were to appear in a session titled "Insights from the FCC and FTC". "Unfortunately, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is unable to attend CES 2018 ", CTA CEO Gary Shapiro said in an announcement emailed to journalists attending CES yesterday.

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Was the Safest-Ever Year to Fly

This is no mean feat because as recent as 2005 there were more than 1,000 deaths for the year on commercial passenger flights around the world. This is in stark contrast to the deadliest year of all time for aviation when, in 1972, there were 2469 deaths for 9.5 million departures.

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Tesla Q4 2017 Vehicle Production and Deliveries (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Tesla managed to produce only 2,425 Model 3 cars in that same quarter. That prompted the Nomura analyst Romit Shah to offer some insight via a research note published Thursday. The delays means a lot of them will be waiting longer to get their cars. Tesla has announced that deliveries of its electric vehicles has surpassed the 100,000-unit mark for the first time past year, according to a report by The Verge .

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Kmart in Portland will close in 2018

The Illinois-based retail chain owner closed the Watertown Kmart a year ago along with stores in Malone, Liverpool and Cortland. Sears Holdings , once the largest retailer in the United States, said at the end of October that it operated 1,104 stores, almost half the 2,019 stores it ran in 2012.

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The Winning €39m Euromillions Ticket Was Sold In DUBLIN

National Lottery spokeswoman Miriam Donohoe said: "We would love to hear from them". We are having tremendous luck with EuroMillions - this was the third jackpot victor in Ireland in 2017. The PA Lottery advises anyone with a winning ticket to immediately sign the back of their ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146, and file a claim at their nearest Lottery office.

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Barrick Gold Corp (ABX) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Barrick Gold Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.25% EPS growth. Goelzer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Vectren Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.40B market cap company.

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SBI minimum balance controversy: Bank breaks silence

Another large public sector bank, Punjab National Bank collected only Rs 97.34 crore for non-maintenance of balance. Base rate is the minimum lending rate below which banks can not lend. India's largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI ), has collected Rs 1,771 crore during April-November 2017 as fines from customers who failed in maintaining minimum monthly average balance (MAB) in their accounts, data from finance ministry revealed.

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Maruti Suzuki sales growth slows in December; Dzire 2017 hits Ciaz?

Tata Motors reported a growth of 31 per cent in its December sales YoY to 14,180 units compared with 10,827 units in December 2016. Maruti Suzuki India , the nation's largest vehicle maker, reported a surge in December sales as consumers scrambled to get year-end discounts and beat price increases starting this month.

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Airtel beats Jio again, this time with their Rs 799 plan

We have already stepped into 2018, but the " Reliance Jio effect" on its fellow network providers remains! Overall, Airtel offers a total of 98GB of 3G/4G data for 28 days. Airtel TV app is available for free download on both Android and iOS platform. Jio Rs 459 prepaid unlimited dataJio's Rs 459 prepaid recharge plan offers high speed data of 84GBs with a daily 4G data limit of 1GB.

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BP expects positive impact on results from USA tax changes

In a statement, BP said the lowering of the USA corporate income tax rate to 21% requires revaluation of BP's United States deferred tax assets and liabilities. While BP and its peers expect the long-term effect of the legislation to be positive for earnings, the change results in one-time charges driven by the re-measurement of their deferred tax position.

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2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines

However, there were 10 fatal airliner incidents which led to the deaths of 44 people on-board and 35 people on the ground, which included cargo and commercial passenger turbo prop aircraft. In his words, the main challenges for flights are new technologies, including lithium-ion batteries, which can cause fire, as well as the possible mental problems of the people on board.

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YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes For Posting Video Of Dead Body

The vlog has drawn intense criticism online, with people branding it "inexcusable, disgusting and disgraceful", while others have said the video left them feeling "sickened". A shocked Paul says to the camera: "I really hate to say this, I think there's someone hanging right there". One of his friends says he "doesn't feel good", but Paul asked him: "What, you never stand next to a dead guy?" Paul ends the video in a stairwell, once again saying that "suicide is not the answer", and that ...

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Britons feared dead as sea plane crashes north of Sydney

The little girl's mother Emma Bowden , 48, also perished in the crash, along with her fiancé, Richard Cousins , aged 58. Sydney Seaplanes confirmed that an incident had occurred with a plane believed to belong to the company. Witness Will McGovern told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that only the plane's tail was protruding from the water when he reached the scene by boat.

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Train ticket prices soar in biggest increase in five years

Labour's transport spokesman Andy McDonald described the rises as "truly staggering". The biggest percentage increase was between Tame Bridge Parkway near Walsall and Nuneaton, where the cost of a season ticket has risen 50 per cent or £968 to £2,916.

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Raptors Drop Bucks In OT

Most recently, Milwaukee defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-95, thanks to a dunk from Giannis Antetokounmpo with less than a second remaining. "Tonight, DeMar DeRozan played like a superstar". Get the app and get the game. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The squads arm-wrestled over the lead in the final minutes.

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California launches 1st legal sales of recreational marijuana

Shops in San Diego, San Jose, the Bay area-towns of Berkeley and Oakland, and Eureka - the heart of Northern California's cannabis country - are among those ready to go on Day One, said Alex Traverso, a spokesperson for the state Cannabis Control Board.

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Nikkei PMI declines to 49.9 in Dec as Malaysian manufacturing sector stagnates

Analysts have expected some softening in China's manufacturing activity as a punishing crackdown on air pollution, a cooling property market and higher borrowing costs all start to weigh on the world's second-largest economy . Despite the pickups in output and new orders, however, the Caixin survey showed business confidence in the 12-month outlook remained weak by historical standards.

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US Customs and Border Protection system back up after nationwide computer issue

DFW travelers told NBC5 they had very little information about what was happening and hundreds of people backed up in line while the computer systems were down. "CBP took immediate action to address the technology disruption", the CBP added. During the outage, "alternative procedures" were used to process global passengers, according to the agency.


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