What's open, closed for Christmas?

The added vacation day isn't permanent and only applies to this year, but the Oval Office has traditionally granted this extra paid time-off when Christmas Eve falls on a Monday. Target and Ross stores will be open until 10 p.m. On Christmas Day... More..

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Shutdown will last at least until Thursday as senators go home
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

Shutdown will last at least until Thursday as senators go home

Republican Senators Lamar Alexander and Marco Rubio expressed frustration with what they said was Trump's shifting position. With a government shutdown just hours away, President Donald Trump is appealing...More..

How major United States stock indexes fared Friday National News
by | Sunday, December 23, 2018

How major United States stock indexes fared Friday National News

Although historically considered a strong month for markets, this December has proved dismal for benchmark indexes. Without a decent rally, this could be the worst December since 1931. Another day of big losses...More..

Guy creates the best comeuppance for package thieves
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Guy creates the best comeuppance for package thieves

This is when Rober took things into his own hands and devised an epically awesome "bomb" to humiliate and harass porch pirates. Thieves' houses or vehicle interiors are filmed being covered with glitter and f...More..

Facebook to develop cryptocurrency for money transfer on WhatsApp
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Facebook to develop cryptocurrency for money transfer on WhatsApp

However, the company is far from releasing the coin. Facebook may be getting into the cryptocurrency game. Bloomberg's sources claim that the corporation is developing their own digital currency called ...More..

Sen. King's statement on partial government shutdown
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sen. King's statement on partial government shutdown

Mailed gifts and holiday cards will also be delivered as usual throughout the holidays, as the USPS's operations will not be affected during the shutdown. Also still on duty would be 12 forecasters at the Natio...More..

TVs upto 32 inch, digital cameras, movie tickets, tyres to get cheaper
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

TVs upto 32 inch, digital cameras, movie tickets, tyres to get cheaper

This was the fifth round of rate cut and rationalisation exercise since the implementation of GST from July 1, 2017. Addressing a presser after chairing the 31st GST council meet, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...More..

Angel Tax On Startups: IIT, IIM Experts To Study Issue, Make Suggestions
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Angel Tax On Startups: IIT, IIM Experts To Study Issue, Make Suggestions

The committee, to be soon notified by the DIPP , will also look at issues pertaining to tax exemption available to startups under the StartUp India programme . "We have taken up the issue", the Minister twe...More..

This futuristic Ford dog kennel blocks the sound of booming fireworks
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

This futuristic Ford dog kennel blocks the sound of booming fireworks

When fireworks light up the sky during festive holiday celebrations, it's not unusual for our pets to be terrified of the bright lights and loud explosions. 'Preparing in advance of firework displays is the k...More..

Ford recalls 874,000 F-150, Super Duty pickups over fire risks
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ford recalls 874,000 F-150, Super Duty pickups over fire risks

Corrosion can make the system inoperable, or cause a short circuit, the company said. The F-150s were assembled between March 18, 2014 and November 17, 2018. The second largest US automaker said the recall co...More..

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn re-arrested in Japan
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn re-arrested in Japan

Prosecutors added a charge of breach of trust to extend Ghosn's detention at least another 10 days beyond the past one month, NHK reported . The Tokyo prosecutor said the new allegations were based on su...More..

Fed Funds Rate Hiked to 2.5 percent; Stocks Crash; Bitcoin, Crypto Rally
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fed Funds Rate Hiked to 2.5 percent; Stocks Crash; Bitcoin, Crypto Rally

Stock markets all around the world fell further Friday amid growing fears about the outlook for the global economy and ongoing concerns about the pace of interest rate increases in the U.S. This will all...More..

More troubles for Apple as it faces another sales ban in Germany
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

More troubles for Apple as it faces another sales ban in Germany

Apple has alleged that Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive business practices to protect a monopoly on its modem chips. It asked for a billion dollars in compensation. Because of this latest injunction, Ap...More..

After Altria deal, Juul employees to get $2B bonus
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

After Altria deal, Juul employees to get $2B bonus

The move allows Altria, which is the parent company of Philip Morris, to hedge its bets on the future of nicotine, as cigarette smoking declines in the U.S. Altria, which only sells its cigarettes in the US, wo...More..

Mnuchin says market's negative reaction to Fed 'overblown'
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Mnuchin says market's negative reaction to Fed 'overblown'

The stock market turned sharply negative Wednesday, erasing earlier gains , after the central bank said it would hike interest rates to a target range of 2.25% and 2.5%, a move that was widely expected...More..

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on new allegations
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on new allegations

Kelly's lawyers plan to file for bail Thursday or Friday, Kyodo reported. In the latest twist in the drama that has shocked the global auto industry, prosecutors added a charge of breach of trust to extend Gh...More..

Google’s Secret Chinese Censorship Project Effectively Ends After Employees Revolted
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Google’s Secret Chinese Censorship Project Effectively Ends After Employees Revolted

As indicated by a report in The Intercept on Tuesday, the move comes after many Google representatives raised inner dissensions that the undertaking had been kept mystery from them. Google said it had no im...More..

Tilray, AB InBev partner in cannabis drink market
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tilray, AB InBev partner in cannabis drink market

In a joint press release, the two companies said they would each invest up to $50 million to better understand the market for beverages infused with cannabis. Tilray shares jumped 16 per cent and AB InBev gai...More..

Terrorism suspected in Morocco murder of Scandinavian hikers
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Terrorism suspected in Morocco murder of Scandinavian hikers

Three other suspects have also been identified, but are still on the run. Shortly after the prime minister's statement, Danish intelligence said they had verified as genuine a video circulating online, which ...More..

McConnell announces stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

McConnell announces stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News that the Trump administration had found an alternative way to get border wall funding. So what did this House do? She said the ...More..

Triple amputee veteran raises almost $1 million to build Trump's wall
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Triple amputee veteran raises almost $1 million to build Trump's wall

Trump even took to Twitter to reaffirm his stance on the wall claiming that they'd get it built "one way or the other". The campaign was initiated by Brian Kolfage , who is a triple amputee, a Purple Heart...More..

Elon Musk unveils prototype Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Elon Musk unveils prototype Boring Company tunnel under Los Angeles

The tunnel has been built by Mr Musk's Boring Company , which boasts state-of-the-art engineering techniques. CNN Business , which was present at the opening event, said trial tests had the auto moving at s...More..

Defiant Xi Jinping Says No One Can Dictate Reforms to China
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Defiant Xi Jinping Says No One Can Dictate Reforms to China

President Xi reiterated China's commitment to a multilateral trading system, . and pledged to further open up its economy. Observers has hoped that Jinping would be laying out few new directions or reforms, w...More..

Gatwick flights halted after drone sighting
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gatwick flights halted after drone sighting

The Airport later confirmed the problems were caused by two drones. Flights were suspended between 9.03pm on 19 December and 3.01am on 20 December. Planes were earlier unable to depart, while a number of fl...More..

China detains 3rd Canadian as Huawei spat simmers
by | Thursday, December 20, 2018

China detains 3rd Canadian as Huawei spat simmers

A few days later one Canadian national , a former diplomat named Michael Kovrig , was detained, followed soon by another Canadian , Michael Spavor , the founder of a non-profit that organizes trips and cu...More..

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

The broad-based S&P 500 ended up a hair at 2,546.16, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index won 0.5 per cent to 6,783.91. The index is down 10 percent this year and is set for its worst year in a decade...More..

Third Canadian citizen reportedly detained by Chinese authorities
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Third Canadian citizen reportedly detained by Chinese authorities

It says consular officials are providing assistance to the family. China has not said whether Kovrig and Spavor were detained in retaliation for the arrest of Meng. There has been no word on the identity of t...More..

Facebook denies giving access to users' personal information without permission
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Facebook denies giving access to users' personal information without permission

Today's Facebook scandal involves numerous big-names, including Microsoft, Netflix and others, after it was revealed major Facebook partners were exempt from Facebook's privacy rules. "Over the years, we've p...More..

Elon Musk to Unveil Underground Transportation Tunnel in Hawthorne on Tuesday
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Elon Musk to Unveil Underground Transportation Tunnel in Hawthorne on Tuesday

In tweets he showed off a Model X settled equipped with gear that guides the vehicle between elevators at each end of the tunnel, where it then simply drives right back onto the road. I had the chance to zip th...More..

Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF

The forum pointed out that while the world has closed 68% of its gender gap, only one pillar - economic opportunity - made progress in contracting the gulf this year. Still, in the midterm elections last month,...More..

'Fear of recession': Oil crashes as dark clouds envelop demand outlook
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

'Fear of recession': Oil crashes as dark clouds envelop demand outlook

OPEC has its work cut out to persuade the market that its output caps will stabilize oil prices - and USA producers aren't helping matters. Oil is on track for a third straight monthly decline despite efforts...More..

Former NASA Engineer Pranks Mail Thieves With Glitter Bombs
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Former NASA Engineer Pranks Mail Thieves With Glitter Bombs

Rober is popular on YouTube with his various science-related viral videos. So Rober, an engineer who worked on NASA's Curiosity rover - a spacecraft which is now collecting data on Mars - chose to take matt...More..

Florida man offers to trade marijuana for food at McDonald's drive-thru
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Florida man offers to trade marijuana for food at McDonald's drive-thru

The McDonald's worker refused and the auto drove off. When he went through the drive-thru a second time, police were there. That's when an officer made contact with him and noticed a heavy odor of marijuana...More..

Fed Rate Hikes Extremely Rare When Stocks Plunge This Much
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fed Rate Hikes Extremely Rare When Stocks Plunge This Much

The US central bank has already raised interest rates three times this year, with many market commentators expecting the Federal Reserve to do so again before the new year. The Fed says it is raising rates to...More..

by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"Don't click the links", police warn of Netflix scam

They said the biggest clue it was a scam was because they didn't have an account. It is very successful. Netflix has a help section on its website dedicated specifically to suspicious email and text message...More..