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Business New York City to divest $5bn pension funds from fossil fuel companies
Author: 0 New York City to divest $5bn pension funds from fossil fuel companies

Three of the five companies the city is suing - Chevron , ExxonMobil, and Shell - said the lawsuit has no merit and that the courtroom is not the place to fight global warming. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland and the city and county of Santa Cruz have also filed suit this year. "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global issue and requires global participation and action", Exxon Mobil spokesman Scott Silvestri told Bloomberg .

Business HPD: Houston sports reporter, Courtney Roland, found safe in Galleria area
Author: 0 HPD: Houston sports reporter, Courtney Roland, found safe in Galleria area

She will be taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Her Jeep was found overnight with her phone and other personal items inside, Houston police said in a tweet . Investigators later found Roland's Jeep Cherokee parked outside the mall around midnight. "If somebody has hers, we just want to tell them we love you too".

Business British MPs call for a 25p 'latte levy' on disposable cups
Author: 0 British MPs call for a 25p 'latte levy' on disposable cups

The MPs say the charge would lead to 750 million fewer disposable cups being discarded as litter, incinerated or sent to landfill, and would generate £438m. "To understand how better this could work we are delighted to announce a partnership with Starbucks that will trial and promote a 5p cup charge in 20 - 25 central London stores".

Business Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case
Author: 0 Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case

He has been accused in five cases of fodder scam and convicted in two. The Special Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) court in Ranchi also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief. On the other hand, BJP and its ally JD (U) said that no one is above the law, after the RJD said its leader has fallen prey to a "conspiracy" by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the saffron party.

Author: 0 Atlantic Trust Group LLC Buys 1335522 Shares of Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW)

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 33,656,315 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,062,530,000 after buying an additional 997,066 shares in the last quarter. Bremer Trust National Association holds 0.19% of its portfolio in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) for 15,285 shares. The stock of The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) earned "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 14.

Business Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B
Author: 0 Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

Sanders wasn't the only one undeterred by the long odds. "You've got a chance". Robert Hurtado said a winning ticket would be a lot of help. It became even more hard to hit a Mega Millions jackpot beginning with the October 31 drawing when the matrix of balls was altered.

Business Oil near 2015 highs on strong China data
Author: 0 Oil near 2015 highs on strong China data

As a result of e-commerce in London and NY stock exchanges, the world oil prices are rising , Gazeta.ru reports. The cuts started last January and are scheduled to cover all of 2018. Output peaked at 9.6 million bpd in 1970. Refiners have profited in recent months as the spread widened between United States crude and Brent futures prices.

Business Apple CEO Tim Cook's massive salary and perk revealed
Author: 0 Apple CEO Tim Cook's massive salary and perk revealed

Mr. Cook's pay increase was driven by his cash bonus, which was hinged on exceeding. Over the path of 2017, expenses on personal air travel of Cook amounted to nearly $93,109 and Apple spent an extra $24,216 in the personal security costs that was provided for Cook.

Business Shoppers flock to local stores for day after Christmas deals
Author: 0 Shoppers flock to local stores for day after Christmas deals

Serrahn goes shopping every year after Christmas and was there with family Tuesday. "I got a lot of money yesterday and a lot of gift cards", said one shopper. Most sales at Renaissance range from 50 percent to 75 percent off. Many shopper were looking for deals on electronics, clothes, and jewelry. A report published Tuesday from credit card company Mastercard that tracked spending (across all payment types, including cash and check) from November 1 through December 24 showed that holiday ...

Business California wildfires by the numbers: $177M spent, more than 1000 structures destroyed
Author: 0 California wildfires by the numbers: $177M spent, more than 1000 structures destroyed

The fire is the largest blaze in modern California history. The Ventura County Fire Department tweeted out a photo of some of the hardworking firefighters posing with Santa and Mrs. Temperatures are expected to reach the low- to mid-70s next week in Santa Barbara. The blaze continued to threaten communities from Ventura to Montecito last week, when the last of the evacuation centers finally closed.

Business Expect snow Christmas Eve, into Christmas Day
Author: 0 Expect snow Christmas Eve, into Christmas Day

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "It is looking likely that higher areas of central, southern and eastern Scotland will see some snow falling by the end of Christmas Day". A winter weather advisory is in effect to 7 p.m. Monday for Steuben County. South wind around 7 miles per hour will become northeast after midnight.

Business Canada's move as USA confirms hefty Bombardier trade duties
Author: 0 Canada's move as USA confirms hefty Bombardier trade duties

United States secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross has found in favour of United States-based manufacturer Boeing in a dispute over aircraft sales. In response to the complaints, the U.S. "Today's decision validates Boeing's complaints regarding Bombardier's pricing in the United States, pricing that has harmed our workforce and US industry", it added.

Business Expect big crowds at Post Office for last holiday shipping deadline
Author: 0 Expect big crowds at Post Office for last holiday shipping deadline

At the U.S Post office Wednesday December 20th is the deadline for shipping packages by Priority Mail. Anything sent after this date will arrive after Christmas. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere". "It was great to meet the team here at Brecon and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round".

Business IL loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania
Author: 0 IL loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

Many neighboring states, like Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and MI, all saw moderate population gains during the same period. "A lot of states have witnessed similar issues and come back from them", Harger said, referring to Pennsylvania, which he says has seen a population increase of about 103,000 since 2010.

Business MLS plans expansion team in Nashville; announcement tomorrow
Author: 0 MLS plans expansion team in Nashville; announcement tomorrow

The Tennessean reports an announcement from MLS is expected Wednesday in Nashville . Speakers will include John R. Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries and of Nashville Soccer Holdings, LLC.; Don Garber , the commissioner of Major League Soccer; Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, and Governor Bill Haslam.

Business AAA Mid-Atlantic: Christmas holiday travel volume to set all-time record
Author: 0 AAA Mid-Atlantic: Christmas holiday travel volume to set all-time record

He says travel volume has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend in 2017 - Memorial Day, 4th of July and Thanksgiving - and the agency is projecting the same for the year-end holiday period. So far this year, the highest average price in Florida was $2.73 on September 9 and the lowest was $2.13 on July 17. Next is Hardin County at $2.15 followed by Hancock $2.181, Allen $2.182, Mercer and Putnam $2.197, Logan $2.22 and Van Wert County at $2.30.

Business X to deploy FSOC technology in Andhra for high-speed internet
Author: 0 X to deploy FSOC technology in Andhra for high-speed internet

To overcome the hindrances, the X will deploy its innovative technology, FSOC links. The government of Andhra Pradesh has entered into an agreement with the moonshot factory of Alphabet (earlier Google ) - X - to bring the breakthrough Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology in order to provide internet through the government Fibergrid project.

Business Ryanair strike may still go ahead unless management meet union before Wednesday
Author: 0 Ryanair strike may still go ahead unless management meet union before Wednesday

Investors in Ryanair have questioned if Michael O'Leary's reign is coming to an end after he yesterday offered to recognise unions for the first time in the company's 32-year history. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said the airline would reconsider its policy of refusing to recognise labour groups. In a statement on Saturday afternoon, Ryanair said: "Ryanair today confirmed that the German pilot union and Impact/IALPA (The Irish Airline Pilots' Association) have agreed to Ryanair's offer of ...

Business Shopping online? Here's how to get free shipping Friday
Author: 0 Shopping online? Here's how to get free shipping Friday

Besides, free shipping also means that you don't have to go to the mall on the second-to-last shopping Friday before Christmas, and that's truly a holiday miracle. There are some limitations you should keep in mind. What retailers are offering free shipping on Free Shipping Day? So what are the best Free Shipping Day deals? Barnes & Noble is giving customers 20 percent of an order of $50 or more in addition to the free shipping.

Business A Little More Snow Friday; Modest Weekend Warm Up
Author: 0 A Little More Snow Friday; Modest Weekend Warm Up

This comes just days after icy and snowy conditions caused havoc on United Kingdom roads, with lows hitting -13C in some parts of the country. Saturday will be cooler, with scattered snow showers decreasing. Overview: High temperatures stay cold for Friday , with highs in the upper 30s, yet weekend temperatures will be back into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

Business AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 7 cents
Author: 0 AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 7 cents

Gas prices are forecast to gradually decline over the next two months, but are higher than they have been in recent years. Interestingly, according to AAA's research, this myth is so hard to extinguish because it holds a grain of truth in it-AAA found that fuel economy did increase in the vehicles tested, but by a tiny amount: an average of just 2.7%; and horsepower did rise, but by a similarly piddly amount: an average of just 1.4%.

Business OnePlus 5T can't stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in HD
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T can't stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video in HD

OnePlus 5T doesn't have the required certifications for HD streaming and the smartphone maker is at fault in this case. According to a thread on the OnePlus forums , the issue was highlighted earlier this month. The following screenshot confirms L3 certification for the 5T is now a fact. Having said that, the problem stems from the lack of a certificate rather than hardware limitations, and as of this writing, it's not clear why OnePlus omitted this detail or whether it will provide a ...

Business Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback
Author: 0 Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback

It's what our children know, our students, our friends-it's how we have relished in the unlimited potential of the world wide web. "If they take away net neutrality you will lose free speech", said Jane Redmond, a proponent of the current net neutrality policy.

Business Winter Weather Advisory: Snow is coming, got milk (and bread)?
Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory: Snow is coming, got milk (and bread)?

The snow will intensify in the Northeast by mid-Saturday morning and stay in the region until nightfall, and in New England throughout Saturday night. Three to six inches is anticipated throughout much of the area, with the highest accumulations possible in the northwest and lower amounts in the Cape and islands.

Business Australia Legalises Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Parliamentary Vote
Author: 0 Australia Legalises Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Parliamentary Vote

Australia's House of Representatives overnight passed its same-sex marriage bill in a massive landslide vote, with just four Members of Parliament out of 150 voting no. As opposed to a union between a man and a woman, the same-sex marriage bill recognises marriage as simply "a union between two people". "Australians have spoken in their millions and they have voted overwhelmingly yes for marriage equality", he had said after the result was announced.

Business Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam
Author: 0 Oliver Schmidt jailed for seven years for Volkswagen emissions scam

Prosecutors say Schmidt, a German national, lied to US environmental authorities, lied to investigators and encouraged others at VW to destroy arguments. The government said he later misled U.S. investigators and destroyed documents. Last week, Schmidt's attorneys made a last-minute bid requesting a lighter sentence for Schmidt: 40 months of supervised release and a $100,000 fine.

Business New federal charges for man acquitted in Steinle killing
Author: 0 New federal charges for man acquitted in Steinle killing

Last week, a San Francisco jury acquitted Zarate of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Steinle. Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen who has previous convictions for nonviolent drug charges and returning to the country after deportation, had been released from San Francisco jail a few months before the shooting without notification to federal authorities.

Business GM To Launch Self-Driving Vehicles In Big US Cities In 2019
Author: 0 GM To Launch Self-Driving Vehicles In Big US Cities In 2019

Instead of testing its vehicles on a closed course or in a "simple suburban setting", Wert said, the company has opted to test the vehicles in an environment that resembles where they'll actually be deployed. By getting out there first, GM hopes to ride a rapid cost and technology improvement curve that will leave the competition far behind.... An employee in the back seat will be able to stop the vehicle by pushing a button but won't be able to steer the vehicle.

Business A Computer Glitch Is Jeopardizing Thousands of American Airlines Holiday Flights
Author: 0 A Computer Glitch Is Jeopardizing Thousands of American Airlines Holiday Flights

A glitch in the system that bids for pilots' time off based on seniority is behind the shortage, the Allied Pilots Association union said. The shocking news was later substantiated by ABC7 reporter Sam Sweeney. The Allied Pilots Association reportedly claims that the carrier's solution to its scheduling conflict violates its labor pact, and it has filed a grievance.

Business David Otunga Wins Custody Over Son Against Jennifer Hudson
Author: 0 David Otunga Wins Custody Over Son Against Jennifer Hudson

Hudson has also reportedly dropped the protective order she had been granted against Otunga earlier this month. Jennifer has worked on both The Voice UK and The Voice US this year. Jennifer Hudson agreed to let David Otunga see their son again. "Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties' only child", the statement read.

Business Temporary restraining order to stop Trump's pick for CFPB is denied
Author: 0 Temporary restraining order to stop Trump's pick for CFPB is denied

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, set a hearing for 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) on Tuesday. Even U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has publicly criticized the watchdog agency, telling FOX Business in June that over time, the White House might consider whether the CFPB should be merged with another agency.

Business Court bans Uber services in Israel
Author: 0 Court bans Uber services in Israel

Despite this, Uber's taxi service, separate from the ride-sharing program, will be allowed to continue. According to Haaretz , "Uber will have to stop providing its car-sharing service in Israel as of 10 AM Wednesday, after the courts ruled in favor of competing companies".

Business SI's parent company Time will be bought by Meredith
Author: 0 SI's parent company Time will be bought by Meredith

While Time Inc . kept stumbling over the years, Meredith grew from strength to strength, even buying local TV stations to help it stand strong against the assault on print media launched by fast-growing digital brands that more suitably address the needs of modern media consumption.

Business Angela Merkel: 'I absolutely do not favor' a new election
Author: 0 Angela Merkel: 'I absolutely do not favor' a new election

Hubertus Heil, the party's general secretary, said: "The SDP is deeply convinced there should be discussions". A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown his weight behind plans for a Grand Coalition to unlock the country's current political deadlock.

Business QB John O'Korn likely to start for MI vs
Author: 0 QB John O'Korn likely to start for MI vs

Barrett was 3 for 8 for 30 passing yards and a touchdown before leaving with the injury. However, Michigan was flagged for an illegal formation and was forced to punt the ball once again when Ohio State accepted the penalty. Barrett limped off the field with assistance and headed straight to the locker room. Then, Ohio State faced a third-and-three from Michigan's 43-yard line.

Business Castleton Technology PLC (LON:CTP) Receives Corporate Rating from FinnCap
Author: 0 Castleton Technology PLC (LON:CTP) Receives Corporate Rating from FinnCap

This rating was shown in a report on 23 November. FinnCap's price target suggests a possible upside of 45.83 % from the current price of the company. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q2. As per Tuesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock.

Business Kansas City Chiefs sign veteran CB Darrelle Revis
Author: 0 Kansas City Chiefs sign veteran CB Darrelle Revis

While everyone was out traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, Darelle Revis signed a two year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs . Revis is also one of the best trash-talkers in the NFL . Won't be much of a learning curve for Darrelle Revis . "Darrelle is a proven player in this league and we are excited to add him to our secondary", Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement released by the team.

Business Meg Whitman quits HPE after six years in charge
Author: 0 Meg Whitman quits HPE after six years in charge

The company reported the earnings of $0.3/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.26/share. Beat revenue estimates . The company saw revenue figures of $7.8billion, topping our consensus estimate of $7.71 billion.

Business Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
Author: 0 Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users

New Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi , who replaced co-founder Travis Kalanick as CEO in August, confirmed two employees responsible for its response to the hack had been fired. "Cloud services, such as AWS, are secured with SSH [ secure shell ] keys that are often outside the control of security teams", said Kevin Bocek, vice-president of security strategy and risk intelligence at Venafi .

Business Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years
Author: 0 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

Fuller skies: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air travel, at 5 percent, with almost 60,000 Colorado travelers. For those flying, the worst travel days are expected to be Wednesday and Sunday. Airfare for the top 40 domestic destinations round trip are averaged at $157, which is a whopping 23 per cent lower than the average of last year's, and the lowest in five years.

Business DOJ sues to challenge AT&T-Time Warner merger
Author: 0 DOJ sues to challenge AT&T-Time Warner merger

This follows a period filled with reports that the DOJ demanded AT&T and Time Warner sell Turner Broadcasting , which includes CNN. AT&T said Monday that U.S. Aside from Trump and the Justice Department, the deal is also opposed by an array of consumer groups and smaller television networks. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at the time that his company would not sell any assets and would fight the DOJ in court.

Business Uber adding 24000 self-driving Volvo XC90s to its fleet
Author: 0 Uber adding 24000 self-driving Volvo XC90s to its fleet

The exact terms of the deal weren't initially disclosed, but an Uber spokesperson confirmed to Mashable via email that the fleet size will be around 24,000 vehicles. The purchase highlights the delicate line Uber has been forced to walk as it pursues driverless technology while also trying to keep its current workforce of more than 2 million drivers happy.

Business Allegations relating to Rafale deal shameful: Sitharaman
Author: 0 Allegations relating to Rafale deal shameful: Sitharaman

Gandhi tweeted, "Why PM bypassed experienced HAL & gave the deal to AA rated businessman with no defence experience?" Sitharaman also said that no procedure was violated in the deal that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government signed, and that it was inked after clearance by the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Business Keystone pipeline spills 210000 gallons of oil in South Dakota
Author: 0 Keystone pipeline spills 210000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Crews, including TransCanada specialists from emergency management, engineering, environmental management and safety, as well as nationally recognized experts, are assessing the situation. The 210,000-gallon spill occurred on private agricultural land in Marshall County, northeast of Aberdeen. TransCanada said Thursday that the section of Keystone pipe that was leaking was isolated within 15 minutes after a drop in pressure was detected.

Business Amazon and Whole Foods Are Offering 20 Percent Off Turkeys This Thanksgiving
Author: 0 Amazon and Whole Foods Are Offering 20 Percent Off Turkeys This Thanksgiving

Moreover, Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods is now offering lower prices on an additional selection of customer favorites, including Value Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Organic and No Antibiotic), Responsibly Farmed Raw Peeled Shrimp, and holiday selections such as 365 Everyday Value Canned Pumpkin, Organic Broccoli, 1-Pound Organic Salad Mixes, Organic Russet Potatoes and Organic Sweet Potatoes.

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