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Will Your Christmas Tree Cost More This Year?

When she talked about her tree-delivery experience at a recent holiday party, a friend marveled, "It's like Uber for Christmas trees". "I think I picked a good one". Silvertips also grow at a much slower pace than other types of fir trees. This year, host Eva Longoria greeted President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha to flip the switch that turns on the tree.

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Florida hostages freed by robbery suspect

A bank robbery was in progress earlier this morning when authorities arrived at the scene, and officials said a gunman was then holding hostages inside the bank. An employee at the Family Dollar store said police told them the credit union was being robbed. She received regular updates including when the gunman released a few people, when the SWAT team went into the credit union and when he let go.

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Trump cheers 1100 Carrier jobs staying in IN, 1300 still trimmed

This was going to be where they stopped Trump, right? There's plenty of talk that the reason Carrier went along with the deal was because they were afraid their parent company would lose a lot of defense contracts, so this now creates the specter of a president always being willing to punish or reward companies depending on whether or not they give him a good press release.

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Amazon.com Unveils New Artificial Intelligence-Based Offerings

Another part of the AWS strategy is to provide regional data centres that can provide more than 70 services for customers through partners. Once we completed our application modernization, we were ready to culminate this transformation by migrating onto a single cloud platform, which we view as the optimal strategy to sustain world-class customer service and operational reliability.

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Starbucks CEO to step down to focus on innovation, social impact activities

Schultz, in his new role, will focus on building out an upscale chain of coffeehouses called Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, and expanding the line's retail presence around the world. Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said she believes Johnson's technology background will help ensure Starbucks' digital initiatives will remain a priority.

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Russia Says Foreign Spies Plan Cyber Attack On Banking System

The attacks, according to the statement , allegedly involved mass SMS sending and social media posts about a crisis in Russia's credit system involving bankruptcy and the revocation of licenses of Russian banks. The Russian, Ukrainian, German and French foreign ministers also failed to make progress at talks in Belarus on Tuesday in implementing an accord to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine involving separatists backed by Russia.

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SC agrees to decide on transferring cases against demonetisation from various HCs

Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi told ANI that the Centre has filed a report in which it has told the court for the initiation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and addressing other issues that could be affected because of demonetisation.

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Starbucks says Schultz to step down as CEO, become chairman

Previously, Johnson was chief executive of Juniper Networks and served on the National Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee. Mr. Schultz said the approach would provide an experience that would entice consumers, who are increasingly shopping online, to leave their homes.

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Weiner fined $65000 in violations for 2013 mayoral campaign

Some of the penalties were for using campaign funds to pay for regular living expenses, including dry cleaning and personal cellphone service. Board officials said Mr. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left him after he was again caught sending racy messages last summer.

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SSNLF) Considers Splitting Company in Two

Past year the hedge fund tried to block Cheil Industries, a holding company for the Lee family which largely controls Samsung, from buying Samsung's building subsidiary for $9.3 billion. The move comes after USA activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. asked Samsung last month to improve Samsung's corporate governance and to simplify its complicated ownership structure by splitting into a holding company and an operating company.

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World's Oldest Living Person Turns 117, Credits Being Single

She took up the regime as a young woman after she was diagnosed with anaemia shortly after World War One. Emma Morano will turn 117 this week. "And cookies. Morano told the BBC News part of her long live should be credited to genetics. Verbania: Emma Morano , thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a day.

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Lego sets, iPads drive record online sales on Black Friday

Shoppers look for deals at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, Calif., on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and eBay all recorded substantially higher mobile traffic and sales. "I'm not gonna wait in line for it". Overall, Adobe predicts that total online sales reached $3.34 billion on the huge discount shopping day, on which retailers are increasingly running the same discounts online as they do in their stores.

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Jaguars trying to avoid another 10-loss season vs Broncos

Kubiak said Siemian has a foot sprain, leaving the quarterback in a walking boot. Paxton Lynch will start in Siemian's absence if he is indeed ruled out. "(Lynch) is further along mentally, further along in what we ask him to do on a weekly basis, how quick he processes information now as compared to six, seven weeks ago, " Kubiak said.

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Trump to nominate Elaine Chao as transport secretary

During her tenure as Secretary of Labor, Chao began to deregulate the coal mining industry, something President-elect Trump has committed to during the campaign trail. Chao not only has vast government experience, she's got cruise connections, having presided over the naming of two US-flag ships. Donald Trump Selects Elaine Chao as Transportation Secr.

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Obamas lights National Christmas Tree for final time

Trent Hoffman, owner of Bay Area Landscape Nursery says when your Christmas tree starts going downhill, ninety-nine percent of the time it is human error. A stand with a center spike that is inserted into the tree trunk provides a stable base and is easy to set up, Cassens said. It was definitely a busy day, business owner Doug Miller said, as the cool temperatures and sunny skies led many people to make quick selections so they could also get a cup of hot chocolate inside the office as they ...

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Eli Lilly's Alzhimer's drug fails final clinical trial

The results sent shares of Lilly tumbling and complicated the succession of David Ricks, who is set to become CEO on January 1. Salim Syed, biotech analyst at Mizuho Securities USA in NY, said Lilly's Alzheimer's setback might have unfairly reflected on a Biogen drug that continues to show promise.

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'No sacred cows' as Daily Mail group ponders sale of assets

Elsewhere, revenues in DMGT's B2B business were up nine per cent; Risk Management Solutions (RMS) up 10 per cent; DMG Information up 16 per cent; DMG Events up 12 per cent; and Euromoney's was flat. Since acquiring the millennial-focused digital publisher, "audience retention and revenue growth have been disappointing and losses have exceeded expectations", the Daily Mail's parent company said in a financial report.

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TSX gains as crude oil prices soar fuelled by OPEC deal

USA equities traded mostly higher on Wednesday, the last trading day of the month, as oil prices surged amid a reported OPEC deal to cut production, while investors digested solid economic data. Lastly, Canadian stocks are set to open a stronger session on Wednesday, as rebounding oil prices could drive gains in the energy sector. Despite the deep decline in crude prices, OPEC members, which include Saudi Arabia and Iran, have continued to pump record amounts of the natural resource despite ...

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Cash Donations Best Way to Help Sevier County Fire Victims

Almost 24 hours of rain on Wednesday helped dampen the wildfires, but fire officials cautioned people, saying they shouldn't have a false sense of security. "Whatever we can do to bring some sense of joy for the holidays", he said, "Whatever we can do, we're going to do it". "We're going to be OK". Officials have not said how many people they believe are missing.

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Big Mac Inventor Dies at 98

Delligatti was a McDonald's franchisee in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, when he created the burger in 1967 after deciding that customers wanted a bigger sandwich. Mr Delligatti headed M&J Management, a four-generation family business and McDonald's franchise organisation for more than 60 years. The item would go on, of course, to become the fast food chain's most recognizable menu option.

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Highlights from Ontario's annual auditor general report

The province spent about $6.1 billion on 2,100 highway projects over five years, with $1.4 billion of that going to road paving. The auditor also found the Ministry of Health does not investigate inappropriate or anomalous billings by doctors even though it allocates $11.6 billion for physician compensation each year.

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World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

The marriage had never been healthy, according to Ms Morano. She can pretty much say whatever she wants, though, because Morano is the world's oldest person. Morano's doctor describes her as "always a very serene". Spanning through three centuries, she has witnessed three Italian kings, has seen that Italy became a republic, and lived through a dozen different presidents.

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Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) Earns Neutral Rating from Wedbush

The company projected revenue between $230 million and $240 million, while analysts forecast $237.7 million. Historical Quarterly Earnings: Last quarter, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation generated almost $206.95M in sales and net income of $0.62/share.

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Illinois lawmakers vote to spare 2 nuclear plants

It needed 60 votes to pass. Less than an hour later, the state Senate also approved the bill, 32-18. But Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin warned lawmakers that without passing the bill, the state and its consumers would suffer.

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Regret of Italian PM As Referendum Defeat Looms

Given the size and relevance of these banks, one can assume that other troubled banks in Europe will be affected by the uncertainty that would surround Italy and Europe after the vote. Five Star's Luigi Di Maio, vice-president of the lower house, said that if the party achieves power, it would push for an advisory referendum on euro membership.

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Tallow tensions: Vegans want 'fat-free' UK 5-pound bank note

Claiming that the manufacturing using tallow is "unacceptable to millions of vegans , vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the UK". As you can imagine, vegans and vegetarians were unhappy to learn that the product is used in their money.

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Zac Goldsmith has lost his seat as an MP

The defeat - in a by-election the Lib Dems turned into a referendum on Brexit - capped a terrible week for Mrs May, with a Brexit embarrassment every day. The result will also cheer Remain supporters in other parties and throws Theresa May's strategy into fresh turmoil. "The choice is between keeping me as your local MP and building on our progress over the last six years, or electing someone else as your MP and putting that progress at risk", he said.

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Kroger Cautious On 2016, 2017 Earnings As Food Price Deflation Continues

The correct version of this story can be viewed at http://www.mareainformativa.com/rbc-capital-markets-reaffirms-sector-perform-rating-for-kroger-co-kr/61754/. Dougherty sold 31,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 15th. Institutional investors own 75.51% of the company's stock.

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Kroger digs in with food prices tumbling

Total sales, excluding fuel, increased 7.1% in the third quarter compared to the same period past year. When excluding gasoline, total sales rose 7.1% in the latest period, while total supermarket sales, excluding fuel and Roundy's, gained 1.6%.

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Lib Dems oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park by-election

While Mr Palmer admitted Mr Goldsmith had been a "fair" constituency MP - and he thought he would retain his seat - he chose to back fellow Remainer Sarah Olney. Leader Tim Farron made 10 visits and former leader Nick Clegg six and on two weekends during the campaign the Lib Dems had 1,000 activists on the streets.

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US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October

Total U.S. construction spending in October rose 0.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,172.6 billion on the first significant growth in public construction spending since January. USA construction spending rose 0.5 percent during October due to gains in homebuilding and government projects. Top percentage declines for the sector were religious, down 10.6 percent to $3 billion; health care, down 3.1 percent to $41 billion; and manufacturing, down 2.7 percent to $74 billion.

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Samsung Electronics says to disclose shareholder returns plans on Tuesday

The Korea corporate giant will spend the next six months reviewing the possibility of creating a holding company and listing on more exchanges. Restructuring pressure had been mounting after the Note 7 fiasco. Now, businesses within the broader Samsung Group are linked via a complex web of cross shareholding, linking Samsung Electronics to affiliates including transportation, to insurance company to heavy businesses and a lot of other Samsung's businesses.

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Oil Stays Strong After OPEC Deal to Cut Production

Indonesia agreed to suspend its membership today. Analysts said that the cuts would leave the field open for other producers, especially USA shale drillers. The price of the commodity has fallen by more than half since mid-2014. Saudi Arabia's rival, which is still recovering from worldwide sanctions, will actually increase its production to 3.8 million barrels a day.

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Blame wages and turtle doves: '12 Days' now costs $34363

Melcher , chief investment officer for PNC Asset Management Group said in a press release. For some folks it might cost an entire years salary. Those who prefer shopping online will have to spend $44,602 for the gifts, $10,239 more than buying them at a store.

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Minimum wage protests in St. Louis, Kansas City

Thousands planned to walk off the job at McDonald's restaurants, organizers said. A spokesman for Sen. Police Chief Sam Dotson had warned that protesters who blocked traffic would be arrested. Fast-food, home-care, child-care and other workers are expected to rally in cities across California. Silent airport strike through the terminals! "We have to decide what we are going to get: We're going to pay rent or we're going to put food on the table or we're going to send my child to school".


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