• Transformer explosion closes LaGuardia Airport, lights up NYC sky
Transformer explosion closes LaGuardia Airport, lights up NYC sky

As reported by ITV News, LaGuardia's power had mostly been restored by 11 PM and normal operations were resuming. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki reports. "We turned to the neighbor and said, 'I'm getting the f-k out of here, '" she said. "The NYPD and the FDNY are on scene at a Con Ed facility in Astoria where an apparent transformer ...

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  • Stocks opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday
Stocks opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday

The broad-based S&P 500 also surged five per cent to 2,467.70, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 5.8 per cent to 6,554.36. Business reports the Dow rose 1,086 points, gaining 5 percent. S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures also pointed to positive moves for when the indexes open on Wednesday. Bank of America, JPMorgan and Goldman Sach...

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  • FTSE 100 up after record-breaking Wall Street rally
FTSE 100 up after record-breaking Wall Street rally

In a sign some consumers are getting nervous about the economy amid volatile stock markets and the partial shutdown of the USA government, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index dropped to a five-month low in December and came in weaker than even the lowest economists' estimate in a Reuters poll.

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, Dow sinks 464 points
Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge again, Dow sinks 464 points

The Street reported fears of a government shutdown was also being felt on the markets. Michael Hewson, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets, said: " China is cooling and the eurozone is slowing down, and some of the economic indicators from the United States have been a bit soft recently, but yet the Fed hiked rates and suggested that two m...

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  • Google has
Google has "effectively ended" development of Chinese search engine

Google has shelved plans to build a filtered search engine for China, after internal company disputes and objections from employees, The Intercept reported Tuesday. Pichai stated that "right now" there were no plans to launch the search engine, though refused to rule it out in the future. Google really wants to get into China because, well it...

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  • Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat
Putin issues chilling warning on rising nuclear war threat

The Russian leader said it remained to be seen if the USA keeps its word, noting Washington's 17-year presence in Afghanistan despite sending occasional signals of pulling out there. On Wednesday, Mr Trump announced that he would withdraw USA troops from Syria, saying Islamic State forces had been defeated there. There is only one aim: "to hold bac...

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  • Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves
Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

Rober, who worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 9 years and whose work is now being driven around by the Curiosity rover on Mars , says he was inspired to do something after a couple was caught on his security camera stealing a package from his doorstep.

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  • Federal farm bill legalizes hemp, assists dairy farmers, protects maple industry
Federal farm bill legalizes hemp, assists dairy farmers, protects maple industry

The vote barely passed, 206-203, with only five Democrats voting for and 17 Republicans voting against. It also increases farming loan programs, which allow crops to be used as collateral. House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday to overhaul congressional regulations governing sexual harassment , clearing the way for a vote on...

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  • British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence

May will need the support of more than 50% of the 315 Conservative MPs to stay in office, at least 158. But it is a secret ballot so the final outcome is hard to predict. They say warnings of economic doom are exaggerated. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted Wednesday evening that the result of the no-confidence vote "changes nothing".

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  • Defiant UK PM May puts up a fearless front against leadership challenge
Defiant UK PM May puts up a fearless front against leadership challenge

The vehemently eurosceptic group tried to prompt a vote of no confidence in the prime minister last month when she revealed the details of her draft Brexit agreement with the European Union but was unable to corral enough supporters. Brady said that the party aimed to finish the first stage of any leadership contest - in which lawmakers vote ...

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  • Ghosn, Nissan indicted in Japan on financial misconduct charges
Ghosn, Nissan indicted in Japan on financial misconduct charges

But amid reports of tension within the tie-up, which outsold all rival groups a year ago, the three companies last month said they were "fully committed" to the alliance. The affair represents a staggering turnaround for a figure celebrated for saving Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy and rebuilding it as a money-making subsidiary of Renau...

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  • Tobacco giant Altria makes massive bet on cannabis
Tobacco giant Altria makes massive bet on cannabis

The cigarette maker's move follows modest investments in the cannabis sector in the past year by tobacco companies Imperial Brands and Pyxus International , formerly Alliance One International. climbed 7.3 percent and Tilray Inc. gained 5.5 percent. Earlier this week, an article on The New York Times reported that Juul Labs and Altria are in ...

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  • Trump meets with German auto execs, tweets 'I am a Tariff Man'
Trump meets with German auto execs, tweets 'I am a Tariff Man'

The Dow Jones industrial average surged 320 points in later afternoon trading. Other market indexes also fell sharply: the S&P 500 lost 3.2% and the Nasdaq dropped 3.7%. He wrote on Twitter yesterday: "President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will". "Beyond the political spin, the meeting between Trump and Xi can be consider...

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  • Iran not to quit OPEC: minister
Iran not to quit OPEC: minister

Anything less than a cut of 1 million barrels will be below expectations. The worldwide benchmark for crude, Brent, was down $1.52 at $60.04 a barrel. Talks with other producers were held on Friday. Oil prices LCOc1 have crashed by nearly a third since October to around $61 per barrel as Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UAE have raised output since J...

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  • DEVELOPING: US-China trade uncertainty fuels market plunge
DEVELOPING: US-China trade uncertainty fuels market plunge

China's ambassador to the United States brushed off questions about the different accounts of the Trump-Xi meeting. Trump and Xi on Saturday agreed to the cease-fire in a trade war that has seen the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods between the world's two largest economies disrupted by tariffs.

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  • General Motors feels heat as president threatens subsidies
General Motors feels heat as president threatens subsidies

Some administration officials have been arguing that hitting allies such as the European Union and Japan with tariffs at the same time as Trump is soliciting their help in taking on China would be counter-productive. Separately, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said he was examining options to raise US tariffs on Chinese vehicles to 40% ...

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  • Saudi Crown Prince Meets Egyptian President in Cairo
Saudi Crown Prince Meets Egyptian President in Cairo

From Tunisia , Prince Mohammed is due to travel to the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday, where many world leaders are dreading the prospect of public meetings with the embattled heir to the throne. He added: "There will be a lot happening" on Saudi Arabia. "In our show we tried to establish the crimes committed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi...

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  • 1st LD Writethru: US stocks close sharply lower as retail, tech lag
1st LD Writethru: US stocks close sharply lower as retail, tech lag

The frenzied selling followed big losses Monday, when the Dow shed almost 400 points. Nissan's US -listed shares slumped 6.1 percent after the carmaker's chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested after allegedly under-reporting his income. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 30.99 points, or 2 percent, to 1,496.54. Brent crude, used ...

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  • Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and Monero [XMR] Reach Yearly Lows
Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] and Monero [XMR] Reach Yearly Lows

The world's largest cryptocurrency is down 22pc to $4,883 in the past week, falling as much as 12pc yesterday (19 November). XRP , the cryptocurrency behind payments company Ripple , has overtaken Ethereum to become the second-most valuable cryptocurrency.

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  • Boeing stock drops after continued bad news for its 737 jets
Boeing stock drops after continued bad news for its 737 jets

In the photographs shared on Instagram , Ms Syari wears the white wedding gown she and Mr Pratama had picked out together, Ifan Deviandri, who works with Indra Permana, the photographer who shot the pictures, told CNN . According to The Times , Boeing has been busy selling the new 737s to different airlines and showcasing it as a plane that need...

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  • Amazon HQ2 could bring housing boom to Northern Virginia
Amazon HQ2 could bring housing boom to Northern Virginia

But not everyone in NY and Virginia were happy about being chosen to become the spot for the new Amazon headquarter locations. "And we made it clear to Amazon those jobs need to go to everyday New Yorkers". There was no reference in the memoranda to collaboration on preserving housing affordability, hiring locally, or working with local edu...

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  • It's Offical: Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia, NYC for Split HQ2
It's Offical: Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia, NYC for Split HQ2

In its announcement , Amazon said it could receive more than $2 billion in tax incentives from the two locations. "While I am proud Boston was named to Amazon's shortlist for its second North American headquarters, our future will not be defined by a single company as we continue to plan for equitable, sustainable growth".

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  • What's at stake in the United States mid-term elections?
What's at stake in the United States mid-term elections?

More than 30 million people have taken advantage of early voting or absentee ballots in their states before Election Day, eclipsing the early turnout in 2014 and pointing toward a possible record total turnout for a non-presidential election year.

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  • Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays
Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays

Of course, if you want more benefits, like free videos, music streaming, books, and guaranteed shipping speeds, you may want to try out a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime . But you can enjoy the freedom of placing smaller orders without having to worry about an extra shipping fee. Workers prepare customer orders for dispatch as they work around...

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  • U.S. Jobs Report Signals More Interest Rate Hikes Ahead
U.S. Jobs Report Signals More Interest Rate Hikes Ahead

Unemployment unchanged at 3.7 percent, a 49-year low - and the rate would have dropped, except that more people returned to the labor force. You still have more people coming back to the labor market. The country now has 7.1 million job openings, a record high, the Labor Department announced Tuesday. Average hourly wages rose 3.1 percent over the...

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