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Brooklyn truck driver claims $298.3M Powerball jackpot Brooklyn truck driver claims $298.3M Powerball jackpot
- January 28, 2019

Johnson purchased the ticket on December 26 at Arnold's Service Station on Linden Boulevard, about six miles west of John F. Kennedy International Airport, while stopping to fill up his truck during work. He spent $5 on the lottery at the gas station, including a single QuickPick Powerball ticket ― the winning one. "I jumped up and down in the store", Johnson said. (more...)
Under pressure over video, Venezuela's Guaido says met officials Under pressure over video, Venezuela's Guaido says met officials
- January 28, 2019

Pompeo was gone by the time Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took the floor to accuse the USA of trying to "trigger a civil war" in Venezuela and listed nearly two centuries of US interventions in the region going back to the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. (more...)
Former Starbucks CEO Teases Independent WH Bid
- January 28, 2019

As news of Schultz's potential independent bid spread this week , many Democrats voiced their concern about how it could help Donald Trump get reelected. Bush's win against Al Gore in 2000 and Republicans faulted Ross Perot for hurting George H.W. Bush's reelection bid in 1992 to Bill Clinton. "If Howard Schultz goes through with this half-baked idea, he will pose an existential threat to a Democrat in what will likely be 2020 race decided by a few votes in a handful of states", ... (more...)
Mick Mulvaney says Donald Trump will secure border 'with or without Congress' Mick Mulvaney says Donald Trump will secure border 'with or without Congress'
- January 28, 2019

But Mulvaney said that at "the end of the day, the president's commitment is to defend the nation and he will do it with or without Congress ". The president also said he doubted he would accept less than $5.7 billion for the border wall , nor would he agree to grant citizenship for "Dreamers" - immigrants illegally brought to the U.S.as children who would have benefited from never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act - in exchange for wall funding, according to the Journal ... (more...)
European Central Bank downgrades outlook as eurozone slows European Central Bank downgrades outlook as eurozone slows
- January 27, 2019

He acknowledged that the economy still needed monetary stimulus and that the bank would not raise interest rates from record lows until at least the summer. The euro was 0.7 percent lower against the dollar at $1.13, after falling as low as $1.129, its weakest since December 14. With inflation last month falling from 1.9 to 1.6 percent and "core" price growth - ruling out volatile items like energy and food - at just 1.0 percent, action might nevertheless be needed. (more...)
Watch Budweiser's Bob Dylan-backed Super Bowl ad touting wind power Watch Budweiser's Bob Dylan-backed Super Bowl ad touting wind power
- January 27, 2019

As hype builds, however, Pearl said many companies are still keeping their ads tightly wrapped up. In 2018, Budweiser announced its commitment to use "100% Renewable Electricity from Wind Power". The Minnesota-born bard lent his 1963 track " Blowin' in the Wind " to a spot featuring Budweiser's iconic Clydesdales. And it's also admirable that Budweiser chose to use their Super Bowl commercial platform to educate others about the changes that the company is making to be more environmentally ... (more...)
Oil price rised as United States shutdown ends Oil price rised as United States shutdown ends
- January 27, 2019

USA refineries that depend on Venezuela's heavy crude would have even more trouble securing supplies as Canadian and Mexican crude are often not as discounted and are limited in availability. The primary importers of Venezuelan crude are Citgo, Valero Energy, and Chevron. It's possible that this would also lead to a "short interruption of exports", he said. (more...)
How major U.S. stock indexes fared Wednesday - 1/23/2019 4:01:26 PM How major U.S. stock indexes fared Wednesday - 1/23/2019 4:01:26 PM
- January 27, 2019

The S&P 500 and the Dow edged lower on Thursday as lingering anxieties about slowing global growth and unresolved trade disputes kept buyers at bay, but chipmakers rallied to push the Nasdaq into the black. The Nasdaq is up 390.49 points, or 5.9 per cent. The S&P 500 drifted in and out of positive territory throughout the session as investors sought direction. (more...)
Whole Foods Market recalls prepared foods for possible Salmonella contamination, says FDA Whole Foods Market recalls prepared foods for possible Salmonella contamination, says FDA
- January 27, 2019

Consumers who bought the potentially tainted spinach should return it to the store you bought it from. Other products affected by the recall include the Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad; Chicken Enchiladas Dinner and Mesclun Mix with Candied Pecans & Sun Dried Cranberries (January 27 sell-by date); and the Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad and Mustard Crusted Salmon (January 28 sell-by date). (more...)
United Nations political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela United Nations political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela
- January 27, 2019

Mr Pompeo later told reporters: "I am not going to speculate or hypothesise on what the United States will do next". Noting that "the situation in Venezuela belongs to the domestic affairs of that country", Ma said it "does not constitute a threat to worldwide peace and security and it is not on the agenda of the Security Council". (more...)
Honda And IED To Unveil TOMO Small Electric Concept In Geneva Honda And IED To Unveil TOMO Small Electric Concept In Geneva
- January 27, 2019

The new model will bear a strong resemblance to the Urban EV Concept , which was met with high praise when it was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. For now, all we have is a single image of the vehicle, which Honda describes as an "early design sketch" of its prototype. Other details regarding the prototype EV still remain a mystery. (more...)
Deadly California fire caused by homeowner equipment Deadly California fire caused by homeowner equipment
- January 27, 2019

As has so often been the case with PG&E stock, though, the shares didn't get to hold on to their gains for long. The deadliest in state history at the time, the wildfire killed 22 people, majority elderly, and destroyed more than 5,600 buildings. (more...)
BA-owner IAG rules out new bid for Norwegian Air BA-owner IAG rules out new bid for Norwegian Air
- January 27, 2019

Aside from IAG, the boss of Deutsche Lufthansa said in June previous year that the German airline was interested in making a bid for Norwegian. Later, the share of IAG was reduced to 3.93% due to the additional issue of shares. A spokeswoman for IAG declined to give further details on the decision not to pursue Norwegian further, but said "we wish Norwegian every success in the future". (more...)
Venezuelan oil exports to USA still a primary source of cash Venezuelan oil exports to USA still a primary source of cash
- January 26, 2019

Mars oil's premium to benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude jumped to $7 a barrel on Wednesday, the highest level in five years. Venezuela was the fourth-biggest crude supplier to India - after Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran - in 2018, when it received about 330,000 barrels a day, 13.6 percent less than a year earlier, according to the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, an arm of the ministry of commerce and industries. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg killed a goat and served it to Jack Dorsey ... cold Mark Zuckerberg killed a goat and served it to Jack Dorsey ... cold
- January 26, 2019

While there has never been any reporting on a stun gun, Silicon Valley chef named Jesse Cool, who lived eight doors down from Zuckerberg and helped guide him on his backyard-to-table endeavor, told Fortune at the time ,"He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it". (more...)
CBOE has withdrawn proposed rule change for VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF CBOE has withdrawn proposed rule change for VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF
- January 26, 2019

SEC regularly postponed the decision and the end date was to be February 27 this year. The SEC has also been affected by the USA government shut down, and is now being run by a skeleton crew of less than 400 personnel (normal operational staff is nearly 4500). (more...)
Australia's December unemployment rate falls to 5% Australia's December unemployment rate falls to 5%
- January 26, 2019

The national participation rate is 65.6 per cent. In December alone, more than 10,000 jobs were created in Victoria - that's almost half of all jobs created across Australia (21,600) during that period. Western Australia, on the other hand, recorded the highest unemployment rate at 6.3%. Thursday's data will be welcomed by policymakers who are counting on labor market strength for a long-awaited pick up in wage growth and inflation in the face of a downturn in the property market. (more...)
Facebook refused to implement solutions to keep children from overspending in games Facebook refused to implement solutions to keep children from overspending in games
- January 26, 2019

One game developer reported to Facebook that a full 9% of the money it made from in-game purchases was being clawed back through charge-backs. The lawsuit that led to the release of the documents was eventually settled in 2016, when Facebook agreed "to dedicate an internal queue to refund requests for in-app purchases made by U.S. (more...)
MSP Airport had longest TSA wait times in country Monday MSP Airport had longest TSA wait times in country Monday
- January 26, 2019

While there is a war of words in Washington DC over what will get the government going again, Joshua said the only issue concerning him and and other federal workers is getting paid again. Several TSA workers have even turned their cars into makeshift accommodations, because they can't afford to pay for gas to drive between work and home on the Big Island. (more...)
MPs appeal to Corbyn to back second Brexit vote MPs appeal to Corbyn to back second Brexit vote
- January 26, 2019

A backbench plan to ward off a no-deal Brexit by extending article 50 is in the balance amid concerns from Labour MPs in leave-voting seats, who fear it could be seen as an attempt to frustrate Britain's departure from the EU. "So I haven't dismissed the amendment out of hand, as avoiding no deal is clearly important, but there are serious problems with it as it now stands". (more...)