• API reports another large crude draw
API reports another large crude draw

US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at $64.25 a barrel, up 28c or 0.4% from their last settlement. Both contracts climbed to their highest levels since December 2014 this week with Brent reaching $70.37 on Monday and WTI up to $64.89 on Tuesday.

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  • NEW Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 1.25%
NEW Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 1.25%

The interest rate of the central bank is being aligned with the economy of Canada which seems to be getting better eventually. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, rose ahead of the release of US petroleum data that was expected to show a ninth straight weekly drawdown in crude inventories.

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  • DOW BULL run continues as top U.S. index opens at record high
DOW BULL run continues as top U.S. index opens at record high

The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 2.54 per cent to 12,787.28. Traders bid up shares in the drugmaker after it announced positive results from a clinical trial for a lung cancer treatment. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 2,037 to 687. JD Sports saw its shares jump more than 6 per cent after it raised its guidan...

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  • Airbus Pumps Out Record Number of Jets, Joins Boeing in Production Scramble
Airbus Pumps Out Record Number of Jets, Joins Boeing in Production Scramble

The company delivered a record 718 new commercial jets and booked 1,109 net new orders for the year. Leahy said the Dubai-based, government-owned airline is "the only one who has the ability" to commit to a minimum of six planes a year for a minimum of eight to 10 years, the production timetable Airbus needs to make the program viable.

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  • Ford to invest $11bn in electric vehicles
Ford to invest $11bn in electric vehicles

The company previously committed $4.5 billion in spending on electrified products by 2020 and said in October it would divert an additional $500 million from conventional products-including gasoline-powered products-over a five-year span. "The only question is, will the customers be there with us?" Speaking at Auto Show on Sunday, Mr Ford said th...

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  • Uber Reportedly Had System to Stymie Police Raids
Uber Reportedly Had System to Stymie Police Raids

San Francisco - Uber used a secret software tool to thwart police raids in foreign countries at least two dozen times from the spring of 2015 to late 2016, according to a new report . Ripley was named for the heroine played by Sigourney Weaver in the " Alien " films, and it was inspired by a line of dialogue from Aliens , the second film in the...

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  • Carillion Puts Administrators On Standby Should Talks Fail
Carillion Puts Administrators On Standby Should Talks Fail

It has previously been reported that EY is on standby for an administration. The crisis-hit construction firm, one of the largest suppliers of services to the public sector, has called on the government to step in to reduce the financial burden of a string of failed projects around the country.

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  • Mystery around U.S. military's secret satellite launch by SpaceX deepens
Mystery around U.S. military's secret satellite launch by SpaceX deepens

A recycled Falcon 9 booster stage that first flew May 1 with the USA government's classified NROL-76 payload will hoist the GovSat 1 spacecraft toward orbit, and a factory-fresh second stage will finish the job. Harrison, the defense analyst, said that SpaceX is in a frustrating position because it is limited in what it can say publicly about wha...

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  • Ripple price surges as potentially groundbreaking MoneyGram deal revealed
Ripple price surges as potentially groundbreaking MoneyGram deal revealed

Garlinghouse said: "The inefficiencies of global payments don't just affect banks, they also affect institutions like MoneyGram ". Money transfer companies, like MoneyGram , allow people to safely and efficiently send cross-border payments to friends, families and business partners.

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  • Tesco Ireland records highest market share growth in five years
Tesco Ireland records highest market share growth in five years

This means for the overall 19 week period ending January 6, Tesco's United Kingdom like-for-like sales enjoyed a 2.1 per cent uptick, while its overall sales in the country rose by 2.3 per cent. Its like-for-like sales growth was 1.9 percent and food rose by 3.4 percent. Both retailers reported updates in line with expectations with no change to ...

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  • Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling USA pick-ups
Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling USA pick-ups

Here's what the sixth engine choice in the F-150 is all about: 250 ponies, 440 pound-feet, 11,400 pounds of maximum towing capacity, and 2,020 pounds of maximum payload capacity. Ford's announcement said its testing focused on heavy tows in extreme conditions. For 2018, stronger axles coupled with the F-150's boxed, high-strength steel frame make ...

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  • Nvidia will partner with Uber and Volkswagen for self-driving cars development
Nvidia will partner with Uber and Volkswagen for self-driving cars development

Touted by Nvidia as the "world's most powerful SoC (system on a chip)", Xavier was built to process Level 5 autonomous driving data from a vehicle's radar, cameras, Lidar and ultrasonic systems with more energy efficiency and a smaller form factor than anything else on the market.

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  • Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage
Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage

According to KTVA-TV, United Airlines flight 895 had to make the emergency stop at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage on January 4. Officials grounded the Boeing 777 overnight to perform maintenance and clean up the plane, KTVA reports.

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  • Natural disaster hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake
Natural disaster hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

The Hayward fault is the current fault with the highest probability of an natural disaster to happen, according to Drysdale. "It's possible", he said of a bigger natural disaster occuring."[But] the chances of this quake foreshadowing a larger event, goes down quicker over time.

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  • FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance
FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance

One week before his scheduled appearance at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the Consumer Technology Association announced that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will no longer be attending the show. The FCC is likely gearing up for a tumultuous 2018. The Federal Communications Commission chairman was to debate his decis...

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  • Technology glitch delays O'Hare travelers at Customs
Technology glitch delays O'Hare travelers at Customs

Passengers who landed during those hours stood in long queues at the worldwide arrivals area, trying to get through passport control. Customs says that passengers continued to be processed during the outage, "using alternative procedures at affected airports".

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  • Operating conditions for manufacturing best in 5 years during December: Nikkei PMI
Operating conditions for manufacturing best in 5 years during December: Nikkei PMI

This was consistent with the strongest improvement in the health of the sector since December 2012. Moreover, output growth slowed to a modest pace. The survey found production and new orders were only slightly lower than in November but at 54 and 53.4 showed steady growth.

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  • Peaceful Protests Constitutional Right of Iranians - President Rouhani
Peaceful Protests Constitutional Right of Iranians - President Rouhani

Iran state TV is reporting that authorities have blocked Instagram and the messaging app Telegram. Trump responded to the protests with a tweet saying, "Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime's corruption & its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism overseas".

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  • Minimum wage hike goes into effect in NY, NJ
Minimum wage hike goes into effect in NY, NJ

The Cuomo administration estimated that more than 2.3 million workers will be helped by the increase in the wage, which had been $9.70 per hour. "New York has made major strides in the fight for economic equality, social justice, and workers' rights, and with the rollout of this historic minimum wage increase and the strongest paid family leave ...

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  • Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all
Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all

As explained by Instagram , these recommendations are based on posts liked by accounts you follow. These posts are recommended for you based on your likes. One of the largest one since the company chose to switch the standard chronological feed style to algorithmic one along with the introduction of applications.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M
Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M

In Michigan, 13,009 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing. Mega Millions Drawings are at 9:59 PM (CT) every Tuesday and Friday. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 24.

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  • Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas
Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas

State liquor stores should be closed, so it's important to stock up today while you can if you're hoping to spike your eggnog on Christmas Day. All Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. Big Lots will be open on Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. -10 p.m. Best Buy will be open from 7 a.m. -6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Following are their holiday hours for Christmas Ev...

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  • Salvation Army bell ringers strike gold
Salvation Army bell ringers strike gold

Money raised through kettle donations funds their social services programs throughout the year. "We're asking people to help The Salvation Army, they do incredible work in this state, you know, whenever we need them not just the holiday season, you need them, you call them and they are there", said Mayor Walsh.

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  • Bitcoin tumbles almost 30 per cent in volatile trading
Bitcoin tumbles almost 30 per cent in volatile trading

Just after midnight Eastern Time on Friday, the cryptocurrency was valued at a little over $15,000, on the digital currency exchange Coinbase . Bitcoin has bounced back from several declines of more than 20% this year to reach new record highs.

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  • Ryanair says agrees to new meeting with German union VC
Ryanair says agrees to new meeting with German union VC

In a statement after the meeting, IMPACT - which includes the Irish Air Line Pilots' Association - said: "The union reiterated its position that its mandate for strike action can be implemented, after the required notice is given, in the absence of a timely agreement".

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  • Long Island Iced Tea changing name to Long Blockchain
Long Island Iced Tea changing name to Long Blockchain

Now it's known as the company whose stock price went through the roof the moment it associated itself with the cryptocurrency craze. Though the company says it doesn't have any agreements in place, the company has switched its domain to http://www.longblockchain.com and the new site says Long Blockchain is in the "preliminary stages of evalua...

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  • Ryanair eyes new bases in France, Scandinavia after union move
Ryanair eyes new bases in France, Scandinavia after union move

In engaging with the unions, Ryanair is breaking a 25-year-old policy of pilots dealing directly with Ryanair , although Ryanair was insistent that a Committees of Ryanair pilots should be established to deal with Ryanair issues, as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines in Ireland or elsewhere.

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  • Atlanta Airport Recovering After Power Failure
Atlanta Airport Recovering After Power Failure

Disabled people had to be carried down stairs and escalators in the chaos. Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said all airport operations were affected, and outgoing flights were halted. But on Monday, it showed an increasing number of scheduled departures as well as arrivals. Will we be able to get all of the planes to a gate? "The people were helpl...

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  • ITAA welcome proposed Tuesday talks over pilot strike
ITAA welcome proposed Tuesday talks over pilot strike

The Irish Travel Agents Association has welcomed signs of progress towards breaking the deadlock between Ryanair and the IMPACT trade union over the threatened strike by some pilots next Wednesday. Pilots in Germany have voted to take industrial action during the Christmas period and German union Vereinigung Cockpit said the onus was now on...

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  • Autopsies being conducted on bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman
Autopsies being conducted on bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman

Sherman, chairman of the board of the Apotex Group of Companies, at the age of 75, and his wife Honey Sherman", it said in a statement . "The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way", Hopkinson said at a news conference held outside the couple's home.

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  • Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored
Salvation Army: All but 6 angels have been sponsored

The thief's bad behavior inspired Jones to replace the stolen money with a $200 donation. Major Glen Madsen is with the Salvation Army in Concord. The Salvation Army red kettle program is only 52% to its Christmas goal of raising $750,000.

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  • Will Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai be banned in Pakistan?
Will Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai be banned in Pakistan?

Salman also shared yet another amusing story concerning Kak. Amid all these, the actor recently unveiled Bina Kak's book in Mumbai . Salman's Tiger Zinda Hai co-star Katrina Kaif was also at the book launch as were his father Salim Khan and stepmother Helen.

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"Situation safe" at Schiphol, man threatening with knife shot by police

The cavernous plaza, where trains arrive underground and where people can also stop to shop or eat in a large commercial area, was briefly evacuated. The man was arrested and then taken to an Amsterdam hospital as police began investigations at the scene and travelers who had been ushered outside were allowed back into the airport.

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  • Port Authority attack suspect : What we know of Akayed Ullah
Port Authority attack suspect : What we know of Akayed Ullah

The Post reported that several people were injured after a device was reportedly detonated. He is among the four people suffering non-life-threatening injuries after the blast and is in Bellevue Hospital, as per media reports . The officials spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicl...

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  • Salvation Army Christmas distribution now complete
Salvation Army Christmas distribution now complete

We have provided direct link to give online. "Without the kettle campaign , the Christmas program, along with (the food bank and Kate's Kitchen), we wouldn't be able to function", says Linda Radtke, manager for Trail Salvation Army Family Services.

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