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North Dakota borrows $7M more for pipeline protest costs North Dakota borrows $7M more for pipeline protest costs
- December 01, 2016

The corps backed off from that threat, and now federal officials are encouraging protesters to leave by December 5. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the pipeline will be safe, but the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says the project threatens the drinking water on its nearby reservation as well as some American Indian cultural sites. (more...)
AT&T DIRECTV NOW Launches Nov. 30 starting at $35 per month
- December 01, 2016

A deal to add CBS and Showtime is being negotiated. One other lure: "Aiming to differentiate the service from conventional pay TV, AT&T is playing up exclusive content" such as a Taylor Swift Now channel that "will be devoted to the videos, concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage, and more from Swift's archives", reports Todd Spangler for Variety . (more...)
Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US
- December 01, 2016

Business groups are skeptical of further hikes in the minimum wage , arguing it would add new financial burdens for many employers and perhaps lead to job cuts. 29, 2016, in NY. Another protester, Gilbert Hampton, is behind the effort to raise wages, but he doesn't agree with getting arrested to make a point. (more...)
5000 frozen dead fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar 5000 frozen dead fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar
- December 01, 2016

The Washington Post reported that some of the fish look posed, frozen in the ice with their mouths gaped open and their heads partially sticking through the ice. The amusement park also said in a statement that they will bring the skating rink back to its old state, and is expected to be finished in December. According to Seeker , here are some of the posts from the people who have seen the dead fish. (more...)
Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and two sons found Bodies of missing Highlands Ranch mother and two sons found
- December 01, 2016

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Laber was first reported missing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials say a death investigation is now taking place after a passerby noticed the van belonging to the missing party in the city of Lone Tree. (more...)
Think tank plans legal action to keep United Kingdom in European Union single market
- December 01, 2016

The document was carried by a senior Tory aide to Conservative Party vice-chairman Mark Field as they emerged from a meeting with the Department for Exiting the EU. "It is a very interesting argument, the only problem being that it has nothing to do with reality", he said. European Union officials said the British letter was seen in Brussels as an attempt to flush out responses from European Union states and to test the unity they have so far been able to present against London - notably by ... (more...)
Time Warner Inc. Prices $1.5 Billion Debt Offering
- December 01, 2016

The stock's market capitalization is 71.65B. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.25 earnings per share. Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. $4.43M worth of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) shares were sold by CAPPUCCIO PAUL T. NOVACK KENNETH J had sold 15,706 shares worth $1.19M. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter past year. (more...)
See a Stunning Escape from the Brutal Wildfires That Have Razed Tennessee See a Stunning Escape from the Brutal Wildfires That Have Razed Tennessee
- December 01, 2016

But strong winds that began Sunday helped the fire spread into the Gatlinburg area on Monday. Other areas that are under compulsory emptying includes Mynatt Park Neighborhood, East Foothills Road, Savage Gardens, Turkey Nest Road and Davenport Road areas. (more...)
Active 2016 hurricane season comes to end Active 2016 hurricane season comes to end
- December 01, 2016

Two additional updates during the hurricane season were issued on July 1 and August 4. This was the first above-normal season since 2012. "Matthew caused storm surge and beach erosion from Florida through North Carolina", NOAA reported, and "was responsible for the greatest USA loss of life due to inland flooding from a tropical system since torrential rains from Hurricane Floyd caused widespread and historic flooding in eastern North Carolina in 1999". (more...)
Killed after Wildfires Scorch Tourist Area in Tennessee Killed after Wildfires Scorch Tourist Area in Tennessee
- December 01, 2016

Three people have been reported dead in the wildfires that are tearing through Sevier County, Tennessee. Officials in Cocke and Sevier counties have canceled classes for Wednesday. Among the numerous attractions in Gatlinburg is Dollywood, the theme park owned by country singer Dolly Parton. The Walton resident and her two sons, Ethan and Logan Baker, were staying at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when 85 miles per hour winds surrounded the building, carrying with them the ... (more...)
Cyber Monday continues to reshape holiday shopping
- December 01, 2016

Data also shows that consumers are increasingly using their smartphones to shop. For retailers, Cyber Monday represents a last-gasp chance to build on strong weekend sales. Last week, Target and Kohl's said they had their biggest online sales day ever on Thanksgiving Day. But other days are catching up. Black Friday marked the first day in retail history to top $1 billion in mobile revenue - at $1.2 billion, a 33 percent rise. (more...)
Zika Virus Reaches Another US State Zika Virus Reaches Another US State
- December 01, 2016

Zika causes mild, flu-like symptoms in most people but has been linked to severe birth defects in the fetuses and newborns of women who were infected during pregnancy. The city is now taking steps to reduce the mosquito population, and DSHS and Cameron County officials are going door-to-door to educate citizens about Zika and reduce potential breeding zones for mosquitoes. (more...)
Google fixes Dump Tower, Trump Tower glitch Google fixes Dump Tower, Trump Tower glitch
- December 01, 2016

Since his election victory, Trump has been using the building as his transition headquarters as he prepares to assume office. Social media users noticed the new name on Saturday afternoon. Google could not be immediately reached for comment. It wasn't the first time that a location on Google Maps has become vulnerable to some sort of malicious online defacement. (more...)
Samsung mulls decision to split company in two
- December 01, 2016

Officially partitioning a large company is usually done for two main reasons: to reorganize and bolster the management structure, and to increase shareholder value. The company said the review will take six months and it was considering a holding company structure. Samsung will also appoint some independent directors as part of the proposal. (more...)
For National Day of Mourning, American Indians highlight their struggles For National Day of Mourning, American Indians highlight their struggles
- December 01, 2016

We also know the celebration was not an official holiday, that it wasn't held every year, and that it occurred some time between September and November, when it occurred at all. The Wampanoag people do not share in the popular reverence for the traditional New England Thanksgiving. We may not have agreed with him or her, but we respected his or her right to express those thoughts and still passed the sweet potatoes - to our right and our left. (more...)
Prosecutors raid NPS and Samsung suspecting corruption behind Samsung C&T merger Prosecutors raid NPS and Samsung suspecting corruption behind Samsung C&T merger
- December 01, 2016

The Yonhap news agency reported that investigators were probing NPS's decision to approve the $8 billion merger of Samsung C&T Corp and Cheil Industries previous year. Park Ju-gun, head of research firm CEO Score, said there was little surprise that prosecutors were now seeking evidence in Samsung Group offices about how the merger may have been influenced by the conglomerate's contributions to the foundations. (more...)
Cyber Monday Comes Calling: Will 2016 Be Record Breaker? Cyber Monday Comes Calling: Will 2016 Be Record Breaker?
- December 01, 2016

Shoppers spent $3.3 billion on Friday, according to Adobe, which tracks data about online purchases across the 100 biggest retailers. Meanwhile, 56 percent of retail website traffic on Black Friday came from mobile devices, Techcrunch cites Adobe , with 47 percent coming from mobile and 9 percent coming from tablets. (more...)
Apple One-Day Black Friday Sale Offers $150 Gift Cards Apple One-Day Black Friday Sale Offers $150 Gift Cards
- December 01, 2016

The Cupertino company's upcoming Black Friday one-day shopping event suggests a possible return of discounts. Sure, you can get a $150 Apple gift card , but... From the previous years , Apple Black Friday Deal did modest discounts on some products, a free gift card for some purchases . However, this offer is only for select SIM-free iPhone models. (more...)
Chelsea investigates allegations into historical sexual abuse Chelsea investigates allegations into historical sexual abuse
- December 01, 2016

Nov 30, 2016- Chelsea have begun an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse concerning an individual who was employed by the club in the 1970s. Ministers are in the process of writing to all national sporting bodies and asking them to "redouble their efforts" to protect children in the wake of the unfolding scandal. (more...)
First look at Alpha 5 in the Power Rangers movie is... something First look at Alpha 5 in the Power Rangers movie is... something
- November 30, 2016

Fans will quickly notice how different she looks from the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" series as she's less medieval witch and more sexy alien. The new design has provoked a strong reaction among " Power Rangers " fans, and they have not been shy about sharing their feelings on Twitter. (more...)

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