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Florida minimum wage set for increase

Florida minimum wage set for increase

In a statement its Director General, Mr. Timothy Olawale , NECA said: "Globally, there is a recognized and acceptable process of setting a National Minimum Wage as enshrined in the International Labo...

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Amazon breaks holiday sales record again, aided by Alexa voice purchases

Amazon breaks holiday sales record again, aided by Alexa voice purchases

It shipped over one billion items the USA via Prime during the holiday season. The online retailer said: "prime membership continued to grow this holiday season.to benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-...

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Massive internet outage impacting CenturyLink customers

State police spokesperson Dave Procopio says the department believes the outage knocked out 911 emergency call services for wireless users in the Bay State. An emergency alert message was sent to my A...

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India tightens e-commerce rules, likely to hit Amazon, Flipkart

India tightens e-commerce rules, likely to hit Amazon, Flipkart

The Indian government also said that the companies will be prevented from entering into exclusive agreements with sellers. "The effective implementation of new rules is crucial for the welfare and...

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New Yorkers report unusual light over the city, power outages

New Yorkers report unusual light over the city, power outages

LaGuardia Airport was shut down temporarily as the borough of Queens was lit with a blue light. The Metropolitan Transit Authority said power outages were affecting 7 trains. Many, but not all, flig...

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Dad Catches Every Flight To be With His Flight-Attendant Daughter

Dad Catches Every Flight To be With His Flight-Attendant Daughter

Hal's daughter Pierce couldn't believe it when she saw her dad on her flight. Pierce later shared Levy's post. This family moment was certainly a heartwarming Christmas miracle miles high in t...

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As stock markets plunge, Trump considers firing Federal Reserve chairman

As stock markets plunge, Trump considers firing Federal Reserve chairman

As the USA government enters a partial shutdown over funding disputes for Trump's border wall, experts have warned that the plunging stock markets could hint at greater challenges ahead. central bank'...

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USA stocks surge in best rally since March 2009

USA stocks surge in best rally since March 2009

The surge on Wall Street evoked a rally on Asia Pacific markets with Japan's Nikkei closing 3.9 percent higher after a five percent drop on Christmas Day. In that time, the S&P 500 quadrupled, t...

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Oil at US$50: Who will benefit?

Oil at US$50: Who will benefit?

The benchmark Brent crude traded below $54 a barrel, the lowest since September 2017. Despite the dollar's small rebound, traders remained concerned that the currency is not in the clear, and that i...

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Tesla Model 3 costs in China to fall

Tesla Model 3 costs in China to fall

Musk said on Saturday that Tesla would reimburse customers for the lost portion of the tax credit if they were told they would receive their vehicles by the end of 2018 and delivery is delayed u...

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Trump aide: White House, central bank tension not unusual

Trump aide: White House, central bank tension not unusual

US President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary called top US bankers on Sunday amid an ongoing rout on Wall Street and made plans to convene a group of officials known as the "Plunge Protection Te...

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Couple held and later cleared over Gatwick Airport drone disruption 'feel violated'

Couple held and later cleared over Gatwick Airport drone disruption 'feel violated'

Police said Gatwick Airport Limited is offering the reward through independent charity Crimestoppers, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for causing widespread...

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Last-minute shoppers hit the stores on Christmas Eve

Last-minute shoppers hit the stores on Christmas Eve

Golden Corral: Many locations are open with limited hours. Rite Aid: Most Rite Aid stores that are normally 24-hours will have those regular hours on the holiday. Almost all 7-Eleven stores are o...

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Mega Millions Christmas Jackpot Announced

Mega Millions Christmas Jackpot Announced

But, as of this week, no one has come forward to claim the billion-dollar prize. The Mega Millions drawing is at 8 p.m. No winning tickets were immediately announced. Virgin Islands. No one has ...

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Ghosn's detention puts Japan justice system under microscope

Ghosn's detention puts Japan justice system under microscope

The extension means Ghosn will now remain in Tokyo's main detention centre, where he has been held since he was arrested last month. Under Japanese laws, individuals suspected of crime can be legall...

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Trump Mulling Firing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Amid Dow Jones Fall

Trump Mulling Firing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Amid Dow Jones Fall

The increase in the federal funds rate has made it more costly for businesses, especially small to medium businesses, to lend money from financial institutions, placing more pressure on the struggling...

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Gatwick Airport aims for full schedule following arrests for drone disruptions

Gatwick Airport aims for full schedule following arrests for drone disruptions

A few hours earlier, the investigation of the targeted drones had led-disruptive actions to the arrest of two suspects . "We're consulting on further aspects of this including further police powers...

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Oil plunges 6% as economic slowdown fears grip market

Oil plunges 6% as economic slowdown fears grip market

If we are required to extend for (another) six months, we will do it. Suhail Al Mazrouei, the U.A.E.'s energy minister, said that OPEC has the option to hold an extraordinary meeting to decide on mo...

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Stocks set fall after Steven Mnuchin's odd statement fails to calm markets

Stocks set fall after Steven Mnuchin's odd statement fails to calm markets

A bruising December for the US markets triggered by concerns over a partial federal government shutdown, the US-China trade dispute and interest rate hikes has put the S&P 500 on pace for its bigges...

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Iraq Oil Minister sees improvement in oil prices early next year

Iraq Oil Minister sees improvement in oil prices early next year

Crude oil prices Friday continued the week's sell-off, posting the worst weekly performance in almost three years, as global oversupply kept buyers away from the market. "I can not say that I have a...

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It's Super Saturday for procrastinators

It's Super Saturday for procrastinators

And Conner says the wait Friday morning was nothing compared to what she and her two kids have endured in the past. Many of our local towns were hoping for a last minute rush of shoppers this weeken...

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Asian shares battered after Fed raises rates for fourth time

Asian shares battered after Fed raises rates for fourth time

But it did note potential threats by adding language to say it would monitor global developments and assess their impact on the economy. To that end, economists say, the Fed will probably modify or ...

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Houston Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day

Houston Grocery Stores Open on Christmas Eve and Day

But there are a few still open for those desperate to devour a burger today. Albertsons and Safeway will have holiday hours again, though these will be even more limited. Many will be open from 7 a.m....

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What's open, closed for Christmas?

What's open, closed for Christmas?

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority has announced its service plans for Christmas Day and New Year's Day . The executive order declared that "All executive departments and agencies...

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Christmas 2018: What's open and closed?

Christmas 2018: What's open and closed?

OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY . Open 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. In Maryland, the Safeway on 5000 Bradley Blvd. will be open on Christmas Eve from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. On Boxing Day select stores will be open from 10 a....

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GST Council likely to lower GST on under-construction homes to 5%

GST Council likely to lower GST on under-construction homes to 5%

The minister also said lowering the tax rate on cement from 28% was a priority. "And therefore 28 per cent bracket is already moving towards a sunset, except the luxury and sin items, 3 items which ar...

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What's open and closed this Holiday Season

What's open and closed this Holiday Season

The biggest question that people might be asking, however, is if Target will be open on Christmas Eve . Trader Joe's is closing at 6 p.m. CF Sherway Gardens Christmas Eve - 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. On ...

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Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

Jennie-O recalls more than 164,000 pounds of ground turkey

And the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service noted that additional recalls may be announced for products from other companies. The recalled turkey was shipped to retail locations nationwide. A pa...

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Winds put BC Hydro customers on Hornby, Denman Island in dark

Winds put BC Hydro customers on Hornby, Denman Island in dark

BC Hydro crews have been working around the clock, and the Crown corporation said it had restored power to more than 530,000 customers since the storm. On Friday, Mayor Darryl Walker described the int...

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Oil price falls to lowest all year as 'bear fest' continues

Oil price falls to lowest all year as 'bear fest' continues

While the USA and China - the world's two biggest economies - are planning to hold meetings in January to negotiate a broader truce in their trade spat, a speech by Xi on Tuesday fueled concerns over ...

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