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SC among 10 least healthy states, new reports says

The study shows that Oklahoma has jumped nine spots, up to 36th in the nation, when it comes to the rate of tobacco users. MA got good marks in the report for having the highest concentration of mental health providers (547.3 per 100,000 populati...

Geminid Meteor Shower peaks next couple nights

According to NASA , meteor rates will be around 60 per hour. "It's best to be in a place where there's no city lights", they said. Meanwhile on the meteor shower front, the Geminids are known for the brightness of the individual meteors and their...

Mahira Khan bags 5th spot in Sexiest Asian Woman list

Full credit should be given to my genetics and optics. I feel grateful and am humbled. Reclaiming her lost position, Priyanka Chopra has once again topped the list of the "50 Sexist Asian Woman" beating co-star Deepika Padukone , who won the title...

Airlines Are Set to Make Even More Money Off Passengers in 2018

IATA noted that labour costs are now a larger expense item than fuel, comprising 30.9% of costs in 2018. While the momentum may moderate in 2018, e-commerce will likely help underpin global cargo growth. The group disclosed in Geneva, Switzerland t...

DC archdiocese sues transit agency over rejection of Christmas season ads

The ads featured a silhouette of the the three Magi and displayed the text "Find The Perfect Gift", the Archdiocese said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. In the summer of 2015, WMATA let Carafem, an abortion facility that styles itself as ...

Vermont unemployment in October steady at 2.9 percent

A surge in the number of Idahoans sixteen years of age and older either working or looking for work in October increased the pool of available workers for employment - and pushed the state's unemployment rate up to 2.9 percent, labor officials said.

China to celebrate Singles' Day with whopping shopping spree

The 2017 Singles Day sale is already over $3 billion ahead. Alibaba introduced the Single's Day shopping event in 2009. For this year's festival, Alibaba has employed a "new retail" strategy to bring together the online and offline shopping e...

JC Penney is a bright spot among nation's retailers

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in shares of J. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for J. C. Penney Comp...

Black Friday 2017: Best Buy deals on consoles and games

This list will be updated. The Best Buy Black Friday 2017 ad arrives earlier than expected. (Doors officially open at 5 p.m.) That's because there are several huge price cuts on things like consoles, which are sure to go fast. There's one big ben...

Tesla misses first major Model 3 goal in worst financial quarter ever

Big Picture: Tesla stock is falling as production of the Model 3 has been slow. Model 3 production delays mean postponed sales could exacerbate the company's cash burn, which Tesla estimated at $ 1 billion in the upcoming quarter. Results from el...

Winx storms to historic third consecutive Cox Plate win

She'll be recognised as one of the greatest horses to grace the Australian turf. And you know trying to compare one horse to another, they are always different animals at the end of the day, be but we are in the presence of greatness as you said.

Tesla reportedly made deal to open a manufacturing facility in Shanghai

The deal, which without a local partner likely won't negate China's 25 percent import tax, will still allow Tesla to reduce its production costs drastically, according to the report . It is pertinent to mention that Shanghai is the country's t...

Cavs confirm Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder trade to Atlanta

No agreement has been reached, but the Bucks and Jefferson, 37, have mutual interest in a possible deal once Jefferson clears waivers on Monday, league sources said. The Cavaliers also sent the Hawks $3 million but will save $12.8 million in luxu...

Amazon introduces a new discounted monthly Prime subscription price for students

Once the order is placed, the parent will receive a text or an email with the item, cost, shipping address and payment information. Amazon launched Households in 2015 in order to install more control over the ways people were sharing their Prim...

Dozens of homes destroyed in massive fires in California wine country

PHOTOS: Fires force evacuations in Napa, Calistoga areas At least two large fires are burning in the Napa area. Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday issued an emergency proclamation for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties after wildfires damaged infrastructu...

Solar PV grew faster than any other fuel in 2016: IEA

The IEA addressed the proposed tax plan, saying "the current uncertainty over proposed federal tax reforms, worldwide trade, and energy policies could have implications for the relative economics of renewables and alter their expansion over the f...

Boohoo.Com PLC (BOO) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital

UBM plc is a business-to-business event organizer. Among 22 analysts covering SSE PLC ( LON:SSE ), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Numis Securities reiterated a buy recommendation and gave a GBX 395 ($5.31) price objective on the stock of Int...

Britain Upset by Decision to Slap Tariff on Bombardier Jets

Bombardier and Northern Ireland's largest labor union Unite expressed their disappointment over the decision. Canada has expressed disappointment with the decision, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland calling it a move "aimed at elim...

'Dieselgate' scandal will cost Volkswagen billions more

Under the agreement, the company either has to buy back the affected cars or modify them to bring them into compliance with U.S. environmental laws. Shares in the company were down 1.27 percent on the news. While VW has worked to fix these cars, it...

Volkswagen slapped with new $3bn penalty over diesel emissions scandal

Under the agreement, the company either has to buy back the affected cars or modify them to bring them into compliance with United States environmental laws. "Four months later the US Justice Department said it had charged a former Audi manager wit...

Worldwide flight delays caused by glitchy check-in system

The problems were traced back to one software vendor, Amadeus, and its Amadeus Altea check-in software. Some airlines reported that they were affected by the glitch for a matter of minutes, though it was 3 1/2 hours before Amadeus was able to say...

Gadget maker Roku's stock soars after IPO raises $219M

Roku's S-1 filing revealed growing revenues, as well as a shift towards advertising-based income streams. The company is unprofitable and has amassed $244 million in losses since it was founded in 2002. The offering will raise $126 million in fu...

Trump says standard tax deductions would almost double under GOP plan

The broad outline, which is unlikely to be a complete picture on proposed tax policy, is expected to be released Wednesday after Republican members meet with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the specifics. The plans come from the White House,...

Target to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020

Target has 16 stores in the Charlotte metro area, and the company says it employs roughly 160 people per store. The new Target minimum wage is about 50% greater than the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 and matches the minimum wages in MA and...

Pound Sterling Eyes Retail Sales Data for Direction Mid-Week

Sterling surged even higher on Friday when Gertjan Vlieghe indicated there may need to be multiple interest rate hikes in the foreseeable future. According to CEBR's updated view of the United Kingdom economy in 2018, gains in manufacturing and a s...

Lydia Ko finishes third at Evian Championship

They each entered the final round tied for 11th, five shots back, but their five-under par 66s wound up wresting a share of the lead from faltering second-round leader Moriya Jutanugarn and Lydia Ko, both of whom bogeyed the 18th hole to fall to a ...

Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and 143 million Americans' personal information was either accessed or stolen. Schumer said Equifax's chief executive officer and board might need to resign if the...

Stanley Fischer resigns as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve

His unexpected departure adds to a leadership vacuum at the top of the Fed as it navigates a hard path. In a letter of resignation, Fischer said he was stepping down for unspecified " personal reasons " and cited the central bank's work to stabiliz...

Portland Classic: Jodi Ewart Shadoff slips 10 shots off pace in Oregon

U.S. golfing star Stacy Lewis said watching the resolve of the victims of a tropical storm in her hometown of Houston, Texas, has spurred her to help out. "It was probably one of the easiest rounds of the year, to be honest", Lewis said. When Lewis...

Southwest Flies About 500 People Out Of Houston Overnight

At the same time, 220 flights had been preemptively cancelled in the region with 40 cancelled on Sunday. The Southwest customers were stranded inside the airport when the FAA closed it earlier Sunday morning. Workers at Houston airport have said ...

KFC Employee Training Game Is A Raw Chicken Escape Room

KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has made a decision to blaze the trail for VR training. KFC is tapping virtual reality to improve its employees' chicken frying skills. It's not hard to imagine all of the ...

Kmart set to close 28 stores nationwide, including Massillon location

Kmart's comparable store sales decreased 9.4%, while Sears comparable store sales declined 13.2%. The move follows a previous closure of 180 Kmart stores; another 150 stores are expected to be closed by the end of the third quarter this year.

NU Professor, Oxford Staffer Charged With 1st Degree Murder

The hairstylist, who police say was in a personal relationship with Lathem, was found with more than 40 stab wounds on July 27. On July 26, authorities said Lathem rented a room for Warren at the Palomar Hotel, within walking distance of his home a...

Washington launches probe on Beijing's intellectual property practices

Section 301 , once heavily used in the 1980s and the early 1990s, allows the USA president to unilaterally impose tariffs or other trade restrictions against foreign countries. The bilateral USA trade deficit with China approached $350billion past ye...

SpaceX launches 12th resupply mission to the International Space Station

Off-the-shelf computers don't often land up in space , but a new experiment about to begin at the International Space Station ( ISS ) could change that. About 10 minutes in, the Dragon capsule detached from the rocket's second stage to head to...

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Solar PV grew faster than any other fuel in 2016: IEA

The IEA addressed the proposed tax plan, saying "the current uncertainty over proposed federal tax reforms, worldwide trade, and energy policies could have implications for the ...

Britain Upset by Decision to Slap Tariff on Bombardier Jets

Bombardier and Northern Ireland's largest labor union Unite expressed their disappointment over the decision. Canada has expressed disappointment with the decision, with Minister...

Boohoo.Com PLC (BOO) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital

UBM plc is a business-to-business event organizer. Among 22 analysts covering SSE PLC ( LON:SSE ), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Numis Securities reiterated a buy recomme...

'Dieselgate' scandal will cost Volkswagen billions more

Under the agreement, the company either has to buy back the affected cars or modify them to bring them into compliance with U.S. environmental laws. Shares in the company were d...

Volkswagen slapped with new $3bn penalty over diesel emissions scandal

Under the agreement, the company either has to buy back the affected cars or modify them to bring them into compliance with United States environmental laws. "Four months later th...

Worldwide flight delays caused by glitchy check-in system

The problems were traced back to one software vendor, Amadeus, and its Amadeus Altea check-in software. Some airlines reported that they were affected by the glitch for a matte...

Gadget maker Roku's stock soars after IPO raises $219M

Roku's S-1 filing revealed growing revenues, as well as a shift towards advertising-based income streams. The company is unprofitable and has amassed $244 million in losses si...

Trump says standard tax deductions would almost double under GOP plan

The broad outline, which is unlikely to be a complete picture on proposed tax policy, is expected to be released Wednesday after Republican members meet with Vice President Mike...

Target to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020

Target has 16 stores in the Charlotte metro area, and the company says it employs roughly 160 people per store. The new Target minimum wage is about 50% greater than the federa...

Pound Sterling Eyes Retail Sales Data for Direction Mid-Week

Sterling surged even higher on Friday when Gertjan Vlieghe indicated there may need to be multiple interest rate hikes in the foreseeable future. According to CEBR's updated view...

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Lydia Ko finishes third at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko finishes third at Evian Championship

The championship was reduced to a 54-hole tournament after significant rain, high winds and wet course conditions caused Thursday's scheduled first round to be canceled. "I just fe...

Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and 143 million Americans' personal information was either accessed or stolen. Schumer said E...

Stanley Fischer resigns as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve

Stanley Fischer resigns as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve

His unexpected departure adds to a leadership vacuum at the top of the Fed as it navigates a hard path. In a letter of resignation, Fischer said he was stepping down for unspeci...

Portland Classic: Jodi Ewart Shadoff slips 10 shots off pace in Oregon

Portland Classic: Jodi Ewart Shadoff slips 10 shots off pace in Oregon

U.S. golfing star Stacy Lewis said watching the resolve of the victims of a tropical storm in her hometown of Houston, Texas, has spurred her to help out. "It was probably one o...

Southwest Flies About 500 People Out Of Houston Overnight

Southwest Flies About 500 People Out Of Houston Overnight

At the same time, 220 flights had been preemptively cancelled in the region with 40 cancelled on Sunday. The Southwest customers were stranded inside the airport when the FAA c...