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One cigarette can make two-thirds of adults addicts

The team found that 60.3% of respondents had said they had ever tried a cigarette, and among those, 68.9% said they had progressed to daily smoking. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency told MPs: 'E-cigs will improve public health if they become a route out of smoking for large numbers of adult smokers, without providing a route into smoking for children and non-smokers or generating new health risks.

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Furthers Succession Plan

Speculation over Buffett's successor has swirled in the financial industry for years. Jain now serves as Executive Vice President of National Indemnity Company and has overall responsibility for leading Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance operations.

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Tesla's South Buffalo plant is now pumping out solar roof tiles

Tesla said the workforce at the RiverBend factory now is approaching 500 people, although the company declined to say how many people are working for the electric vehicle maker at the facility and how many are working for other companies, such as Panasonic or other suppliers and service providers.

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James Damore Is Fighting the Good Fight for White Men in Tech

Gudeman had also found himself in trouble with human resources before because he had compared a female manager's advice to that of a slave owner to a slave. It alleged that Google uses illegal hiring quotas to achieve a particular percentage of women and minority ethnic employees. Google chief Sundar Pichai said "portions of the memo violate our code of conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace".

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Operations at JFK Airport slowly return to normal

It was not immediately clear how many flights were cancelled. "It seemed nearly everything broke down, it seemed like a disaster". Almost 4,000 flights had already been canceled before the weekend in anticipation of Winter Storm Grayson , which pummeled almost all of the East Coast.

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Sainsbury's profits boosted by Christmas trading

Sainsbury's now expects pre-tax profits to be slightly higher than the previous estimate of £559m, helped by higher cost savings from its takeover of Argos . The second largest United Kingdom grocer reported an increase in like-for-like sales of 1.1 percent during its third quarter, which includes the Christmas period.

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Sydney commuters facing more train delays

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Luke Foley said the Berejiklian Government needed to "immediately" refund train passengers for Monday and Tuesday's travel fares. Sydney train lines have been hit with track work and extreme staff shortages which created chaos across every single line in the state. 'Our train driver said our train this morning was delayed "due to people getting on and off" I wonder what Sydney Trains expect to do with trains??!' said one perplexed passenger on Tuesday.

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Mothercare issues profit warning after plummeting Christmas sales

Total sales were down 11% year-on-year after store closures, and gross margins also fell due to higher discounting. Debenhams said last week it was considering closing more stores as it revealed like-for-like United Kingdom sales fell 2.6% in the 17 weeks to 30 December amid a "volatile and competitive" market.

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Cabinet approves 100% FDI in retail, construction

The Cabinet also chose to allow 100 per cent FDI in construction development relating to building townships, housing, infrastructure and real estate broking services. On top of that, the Cabinet also allowed FIIs/FPIs to invest in power exchanges through the primary market route. Investments under the government approval route will be processed by concerned administrative department or ministry.

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World Bank predicts "enormous growth" for India, 7.3% in 2018-19

In 2019, the growth is expected at the level of three percent (previously, the growth was projected to stand at 2.9 percent). "The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger than expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing and trade continues", the report said.

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Traders Alert: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

JP Morgan upgraded Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) on Friday, December 16 to "Overweight" rating. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board decreased Seattle Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:SGEN) stake by 21,659 shares to 18,684 valued at $1.02M in 2017Q3.

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Karnataka girls 'warned' on ties with men of other faiths

Police authorities have also said that whoever has "criticised the woman, whether on Facebook or WhatsApp, would be arrested ". The Karnataka Police on Monday arrested a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha - the BJP's youth wing - from the Mudigere region of the state's Chikmagalur district for allegedly harassing a 20-year-old woman, who committed suicide on January 6, The Hindu reported.

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Ukrainian passport ranks 44th in Henley Passport Index 2018

Germany maintains its travel freedom leadership for the fifth consecutive year, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 177 countries, the Henley & Partners Group's 2018 Passport Index revealed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's passport was the least potent, permitting access to just 24 countries, behind Iraq (27), Syria (28) and Pakistan (30). Kälin believes that investment migration is the most direct route to improved mobility, pointing out that 'alternative citizenship ...

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Pakistan frees Islamist cleric who helped Taliban against US

According to Pakistan's The News International, Khan said that it was high time for Pakistan to have a "ruthlessly candid dialogue with the US" which blames Pakistan for nurturing Afghanistan-oriented terror groups and providing them safe haven.

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Technical Focus: Watching Shares of Enlink Midstream Partners LP (ENLK)

The excitement around Shell Midstream Partners's growth potential is not unfounded. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $73.02. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mcdaniel Terry And holds 0.09% or 6,257 shares in its portfolio.

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Ford F-150 Powerstroke vs. 2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: comparing the specs

Digging deeper, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 is not a clean-sheet design: It shares its basic engine block with previous diesel-powered Land Rovers and Range Rovers. Fiat Chrysler jarred its rivals in 2013 by offering a diesel engine in its light duty Ram pickup models and claiming best-in-class fuel economy. "We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has ...

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Schuette silent on Trump marijuana crackdown

Herdman was responding to questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision on Thursday to rescind the Cole memo and several other policies enacted during President Barack Obama's administration that together allowed regulated marijuana industries and state regulators to operate under state law.

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3

The next generation of WiFi or Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) equipped broadband ISP routers and devices will benefit from a new security protocol called Wi-Fi Protected Access III ( WPA3 ), which should eventually replace the WPA2 standard that has helped to keep networks encrypted since 2004.

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With 2 Golden Globes And 17 Million Subscribers, Hulu Has Arrived

The SVOD leaders have performed well at recent award shows, but the 2018 Globes were their most dominant showing yet. Even with the added skinny bundle TV offering, Hulu is about one-third the size of Netflix in the U.S. The top three dramas on Hulu based on hours watched in 2017 were "Law & Order: SVU", " This is Us " and " The Handmaid's Tale ", according to Huluy.

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IShares MSCI Global Impact (MPCT) Rises 0.28% for Jan 9

The Magic Formula was devised and made popular by Joel Greenblatt in his book "The Little Book That Beats the Market". Argentina Index MSCI Ishares (AGT) are being closely watched by investors as the firm's Mesa Adaptive Moving Average (MAMA) has moved above the Fractional Adaptive Moving Average (FAMA), indicating that a potential upward move might be forthcoming.

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Plastic microbead ban: What impact will it have?

However, green groups remain concerned that many non "rinse-off" cosmetic products and textiles continue to contain microbeads and threads that are polluting marine environments. The Body Shop stopped using them in 2015 while Clearasil and Neutrogena products aimed to phase them out by the end of 2017. The cosmetics industry has welcomed this plan, saying the 18-month delay in imposing the ban would give them time to complete their voluntary withdrawal of microbeads.

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Discovery Channel Tells Employees It Is Moving Headquarters to NYC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Discovery's decision to move its headquarters to the state is proof that New York has positioned itself "at the forefront of the 21st century economy". Discovery also recruits interns regularly from nearby schools like the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Discovery hasn't responded to an information request by Observer.

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Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris indicted on corruption charges

Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of ny announced on Tuesday. A Democrat who just won re-election in 2016, Pamela Harris represents District 46 in the state Assembly, covering the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Coney Island and Dyker Heights.

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Kodak Announces ICO and KODAKCoin; Stock Jumps Over 100%

Kodak wants photographers to register their photographs with its new blockchain platform, which will track down unlicensed images, so that the photographers can get paid for their work. "For many in the tech industry, "blockchain" and "cryptocurrency" are hot buzzwords, but for photographers who've long struggled to assert control over their work and how it's used, these buzzwords are the keys to solving what felt like an unsolvable problem", said Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke in a statement.

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Luxor's hot air balloon trips not affected by Friday's crash

Ms Drinkwater was also with Vanessa Condran, 31, Montanna Leveque, 20, and River Kano, 21, from Melbourne and Emma Forster, 24, from Alice Springs. The governor declared that the tourists who were on board the hot air balloons cheerfully returned back at sunset and safely landed on the west bank of Luxor after taking the whole tour over the city.

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Jeff Bezos now richest person in history

That is about 17 per cent of the online book-selling company that he founded in a Seattle garage in 1994. Amazon's stock soared 55 percent in 2016, putting it in elite company: Only four other publicly listed USA companies have shares trading for more than $1,000 apiece.

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JP Morgan's Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud'

Since Dimon's initial comments, two large USA exchange groups have launched platforms on which investors can trade futures contracts in the cryptocurrency. "The blockchain is real", Dimon said Tuesday, referring to the distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. "You can have cryptodollars and yen and stuff like that", he said.

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Allegiant Air adding new nonstop flights to Florida, Charleston, South Carolina

Airport officials made the announcement Tuesday morning that Allegiant Air will service two flights per week from Indianapolis , Pittsburgh and Cincinnati with fares as low as $48 one-way. "Allegiant's ultra-low-cost fares will fill a niche our community has been requesting for quite some time". "The attractive beaches and charming coastlines will be sure to attract new and loyal travelers to this Allegiant destination".

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TCL 4K HDR Roku TVs get Dolby Vision, Roku Assistant, contrast zones

It introduced its most recent lineup of products at the CES 2018 . The new TVs will likely be priced similarly to Roku's 2017 S- and C-series TVs, which retailed for $370 to $800 for the 43- to 65-inch S-series and $700 to $1,100 for the 55- and 65-inch C-series.

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John Young - The Passing of a Legend

He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and was the first to fly into space six times - or seven times, when counting his liftoff from the Moon during Apollo 16 . Young's next space flight was aboard #Apollo 10 as command module pilot with Gene Cernan and Thomas Stafford in May 1969. Robert Crippen, Young's co-pilot on Columbia's successful maiden voyage in 1981, told The Associated Press that flying with Young was "a real treat".

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Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell SUV revealed with 370 mile range

For years, Hyundai has pioneered fuel cell technology , working hard to introduce the public to the idea of hydrogen-powered vehicles. In this photo taken January 8, 2017, and provided by Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun (R) and Aurora Innovation's CEO Chris Urmson shake hands beside the NEXO at CES 2018 .

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Cockpit fight between two pilots terminates their services

During interrogation, it came to light that the woman was a carrier of a major global hawala syndicate and has carried foreign currencies many times for a Delhi-based hawala operator, it said. When ed, a Jet Airways spokesperson said there was a "misunderstanding" between the cockpit crew and the same was "resolved amicably" and "quickly".

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Takata Expands Air Bag Recall By 3.3 Million

They're made by Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla. Federal officials said last month that more than half of the vehicles involved in the recall have yet to be fixed. Just a few days into 2018, the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Takata Corp's USA unit cleared the way for the company's creditors to vote on its chapter 11 plan - which critics say limits the legal rights ...

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Morrisons share price jumps as grocer's like-for-like sales beat expectations

Group like-for-like sales excluding fuel increased 2.8% over the 10 weeks - including a 0.7% rise in wholesale trading - while online sales grew by more than 10%. Separately, the British Retail Consortium said United Kingdom retail sales in December rose by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis from December 2016, when they had increased 1%.

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Guillermo Del Toro wins Golden Globe for 'Best Director'

The 53-year-old filmmaker won the award for his Cold War fantasy, " The Shape of Water " and he was not about to let the orchestra ruin his moment. "For 25 years I have handcrafted very unusual little tales made of motion, colour, light and shadow", he explained.


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