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SA Int'l Airport seeing minimal impact from government shutdown

SA Int'l Airport seeing minimal impact from government shutdown The was no word whether that includes the passenger being arrested. The agency confirmed that a man was able to take a gun aboard his flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Tokyo in early January 2019. Transportation Security Administration officials are closing more security lanes amid increased callouts from officers not being paid during the government shutdown. [Full Article...]

Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year

Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year However, WSJ did not mention anything about the 3D camera making it to the new iPhone. Given the recent decline in iPhone sales , that means it might be until 2020 when we really see what lessons (if any) Apple has taken from recent events. [Full Article...]

China says trade talks with USA end, no details released

China says trade talks with USA end, no details released The U.S. -China Business Council, a group representing American companies doing business in China, said January 9 that it welcomed the "substantive discussions" during the talks, but urged the two sides to reach "measurable" results. China has imposed penalties on $110 billion of American goods, slowing customs clearance for United States companies and suspending issuing licenses in finance and ot... [Full Article...]

Kim reportedly committed to summit with Trump

Kim reportedly committed to summit with Trump Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung was also adept at playing off Communist rivals Beijing and Moscow against each other during the Cold War to extract concessions from both. At Tuesday's daily Foreign Ministry briefing, spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing remains supportive of efforts to end tensions over US demands for a halt to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. [Full Article...]

Oil prices climb amid U.S.-China trade talk optimism

Oil prices climb amid U.S.-China trade talk optimism The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roiled worldwide markets. During that G-20 meeting - which took place in the early days of December in Buenos Aires - Xi agreed to a number of concessions in exchange for Trump agreeing to po... [Full Article...]

London’s Heathrow Airport halts departures for drone report

London’s Heathrow Airport halts departures for drone report London's Heathrow , Europe's biggest airport, launched a public consultation on Tuesday ahead of the construction of a third runway , and gave details on how it plans to mitigate noise disruption for locals from thousands of extra flights. [Full Article...]

Tesla misses Wall Street target, cuts USA prices

Tesla misses Wall Street target, cuts USA prices In the days leading up to New Year's Eve, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter in an effort to encourage potential customers to pull the trigger before the deadline, but didn't mention the pending price reduction . Mr Hyett estimated that if Tesla continues to deliver cars at the same rate, the price cut will mean $700 million in lost revenue in 2019. Tesla shares fell as much as 9.7% to $300.52 as ... [Full Article...]

Dollar weakens on government shutdown concerns, plunging stocks

Dollar weakens on government shutdown concerns, plunging stocks With stocks declining last week, Trump was reportedly considering firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell , after the USA central bank voted Wednesday to increase rates. However, the Central Bank only two interest rate expected increases in the coming year, rather than three, as in September, indicated. USA stocks have dropped sharply in recent weeks on concerns over weaker economic gro... [Full Article...]

What's open and closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

What's open and closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day On Monday 24 December most stores are set to open from 6am/7am until around 7pm but some express stores are set to close at 10pm on Christmas Eve . Fiesta: Christmas Eve open, hours vary by location. Academy Sports + Outdoors, Best Buy , Dick's Sporting Goods, J.C. Penney and Walmart close at 6 p.m. [Full Article...]

Ghosn to stay in jail for Christmas after new charges filed today

Ghosn to stay in jail for Christmas after new charges filed today Prosecutors say Ghosn and Kelly are flight risks. Ghosn and another former Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, were arrested November 19 and charged with underreporting Ghosn's income by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. "If there was a conviction, I think it would mean that there's been a judgment that it's more than just typical self-dealing corporate malfeasance but something that r... [Full Article...]

How major United States stock indexes fared Friday National News

How major United States stock indexes fared Friday National News Major indexes fell more than 1 percent in midday trading Thursday, bringing their losses over the previous six days to about 6 percent. The S&P 500 and the Dow, are both in correction territory (greater than 10% decline from recent top), and are also in a position to post their worst December performance since the Great Depression in 1931. [Full Article...]

Markets slump after Fed hikes rates

Markets slump after Fed hikes rates Observing that neither the pace nor the ultimate destination of any further rate increases is predetermined, Powell said the Fed will adjust monetary policy as best it can to keep the expansion on track, the labour market strong and inflation near two per cent. [Full Article...]

Markets sweep downward again, with no sign ahead of a Santa rally

Markets sweep downward again, with no sign ahead of a Santa rally The Empire State Manufacturing Survey's headline general business conditions index, aggregated by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, fell 12.4 points to 10.9 in December, weaker than analysts' expectations of around 20.6. The pullback seen yesterday afternoon pulled the Dow down to its lowest closing level in over eight months, while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 dropped to their lowest closing levels... [Full Article...]

Drones suspend flights at Gatwick Airport in UK

Drones suspend flights at Gatwick Airport in UK According to the airport, the drones were first seen at 21:03 GMT on Wednesday, followed by "multiple reports" of sightings. The airport advised those heading to Gatwick to travel or collect relatives to check the status of their flight . [Full Article...]

Parrot uses Alexa to make Amazon purchases while his owner is away

Parrot uses Alexa to make Amazon purchases while his owner is away He'd been ordering all the things he likes to eat, including strawberries, ice cream, watermelons, raisins and broccoli. Originally reported via The Times of London , the parrot - whose name is Rocco - would mindlessly activate Alexa and have the virtual assistant tell jokes and play music. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic's test flight looks dang impressive in new video

Virgin Galactic's test flight looks dang impressive in new video A jet carrying Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship has taken off from a California airport on a test flight . Virgin Galactic, which is focused on space tourism, aims to use SpaceShipTwo to take paying customers for a short journey to and from space. [Full Article...]

Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 to ditch your smartphone for a year

Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 to ditch your smartphone for a year Those thinking they're up for the challenge can enter by sharing what they'd do instead of scrolling through their phone by using the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest on social media platforms Instagram and Twitter . The company says they will provide the victor with a 1996-ear phone, reportedly a Nokia 3310. Some say they will go out in nature while others say they would spend more... [Full Article...]

China to 'cut United States vehicle tariff to 15%'

China to 'cut United States vehicle tariff to 15%' The back-and-forth is the latest in a trade tow triggered by USA claims that China engages in "unfair" trade practices, such as theft of intellectual property. Stock markets aroused on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sounded energetic about an economic agreement with China, while sterling rose off multi month lows as Prime Minister Theresa May promised to battle a test to her initiative... [Full Article...]

Here are the winners and losers from the new farm bill

Here are the winners and losers from the new farm bill More than 40 million Americans, or about 12 percent of the USA population, depend on the SNAP food stamps program to keep from going hungry. For instance, the farm bill permanently secures funding for a program that funds and promotes local farmers markets, as well as a program to research challenges facing organic farmers. [Full Article...]

Saudi Energy Minister Says he Discussed Oil Market with US Counterpart

Saudi Energy Minister Says he Discussed Oil Market with US Counterpart Oil market watchers have been closely monitoring the situation to determine how the oil production cut will affect the oil prices, which is expected to soar for fiscal year 2019, according to some analysts. He appreciated the decision of the OPEC + countries to regulate the oil market and stabilize the oil prices. Iran maybe exporting around 1 million barrels per day now and any reduction ma... [Full Article...]


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