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Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

The Department of Justice has announced a new religious liberty task force aimed at protecting the rights of the religious across the nation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the task force at the Religious Liberty Summit held... 
Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to an additional eight years in prison for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces more than three decades behind bars. Park, 66, has denied wrongdoing.... 
Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures, which is owned by Comcast (CMCSA), has scored another hit with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”. The fifth installment in the “Jurassic” franchise, co-produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment,... 
Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) has issued a recall for more than 5.3 million vehicles in North America because of a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating the vehicle’s cruise control feature. The company... 
Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened a much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula. The new road-and-rail bridge will be the longest dual-purpose span in Europe. Until now, Crimea was accessible... 
Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced a new delivery service where couriers leave ordered packages inside a person’s vehicle. Amazon has been beta testing the new service for the past six months in California and Washington state.... 
North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared the nation will stop nuclear and missile tests in his country. He also said that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted as a show of his dedication... 
China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China has responded to President Trump’s new tariffs by threatening tariffs of its own. Beijing is planning to place 25 percent levies on a range of U.S. goods worth about $50 billion. The list of products that would be affected... 
Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

President Donald Trump has issued orders to ban transgender troops from serving in the military except in select cases. The memorandum states that “persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — including individuals... 
United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines parent company, United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), has announced that it is rethinking its plan to replace its modest monthly employee bonuses with a lottery system. The new plan would have offered large... 
Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

Venezuela has started the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency. The Petro will be backed by some of the country’s massive crude oil reserves, as well as its storehouses of gold and diamonds. President Nicolas Maduro hopes the... 
Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

A Dutch newspaper and television show have jointly reported that the Netherlands’ spy service was the first to alert the FBI to the hacking of the U.S. Democratic National Committee. The reports were published in the highly-respected... 
General Electric Under SEC Investigation

General Electric Under SEC Investigation

A $10 billion quarterly loss has apparently sparked a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) financial accounting. The investigation initially began in late November and focused on long-term... 
Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Two NASA astronauts have completed a scheduled spacewalk to make necessary repairs to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission was the 206th spacewalk supporting the station’s assembly and maintenance. It was the first... 
This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

The flu season has been particularly bad this year. Flu-like cases reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national network have spiked sharply over the past two weeks. Dr. Dan Jernigan of the CDC, said,... 
General Electric Takes $6.2 Billion Charge For Finance Unit

General Electric Takes $6.2 Billion Charge For Finance Unit

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced it will take a $6.2 billion charge in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year to pay for lingering problems in its GE Capital unit. G.E. said it was making the move after conducting a review... 
Chelsea Manning Declares Candidacy For Senate

Chelsea Manning Declares Candidacy For Senate

Former U.S. army private Chelsea Manning has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings. The news of Manning’s filing was first reported in a tweet by Red Maryland, a conservative media outlet.... 
Sam’s Club Locations Closing Across America

Sam’s Club Locations Closing Across America

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has announced it will be closing 63 of its Sam’s Club locations across the U.S. The company released a statement saying, “After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series... 
Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Joe Arpaio has announced that he is running in Arizona for the United States Senate. He will be running for the seat being vacated by Republican Senator Jeff Flake. Flake abandoned his 2018 re-election campaign after coming under criticism... 
Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

There is a new health trend emerging that is worrying health experts from coast to coast. Drinking “raw water” is the latest craze being touted for the “health benefits” it provides. The trend has primarily caught on over on... 
Car Sales in UK Slump Thanks to Brexit

Car Sales in UK Slump Thanks to Brexit

Car buyers in Britain are experiencing empty tanks. UK new car sales slumped during 2017, down almost 6% from 2016 record levels, and Brexit has been blamed for much of the drop that is the first annual decline in seven years. A member... 
Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify was hit with a lawsuit for $1.6 billion from Wixen Music Publishing that handles titles by Neil Young, Donald Faven, Rivers Cuomo, Tom Petty, and Stevie Nicks amongst others. The suit alleges that Spotify uses thousands of... 
Reports: Oakland Raiders Eyeing Jon Gruden

Reports: Oakland Raiders Eyeing Jon Gruden

The Oakland Raiders will pursue Jon Gruden, the former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst, with an offer to return to coaching that may even include ownership in the team, said several media reports on Saturday. Sources says Gruden... 
Reliance Jio Buying Reliance Communications’ Wireless Assets

Reliance Jio Buying Reliance Communications’ Wireless Assets

Reliance Communications, the debt-laden telecom signed an agreement to sell Reliance Jio Infocomm its wireless assets for nearly 240 million rupees or $3.75 billion, said two sources close to the matter on Friday. Late Thursday the... 
Barclays Expecting Write Down of $1.3 Billion from Tax Reform

Barclays Expecting Write Down of $1.3 Billion from Tax Reform

British bank Barclays is expecting a write down of more than £1 billion equal to $1.34 billion on annual after tax profit due to the U.S. tax reform, said the bank in Wednesday in a prepared statement. The reform to U.S. tax system... 
UPS Using All Workers It Can Find to Help in Delivery Process

UPS Using All Workers It Can Find to Help in Delivery Process

Rushing to deliver the final crush of holiday packages prior to Christmas, United Parcel Service is using accountants, marketers as well as other office staff to help deliver packages as the holiday peak season nears an end. UPS usually... 
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Plays for Lakers Despite Jail Sentence

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Plays for Lakers Despite Jail Sentence

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is currently serving a jail sentence of 25 days for violating probation, but that will not keep him from missing court time in the NBA. According to a report published in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles... 
McDonald’s Announces Its Going Vegan

McDonald’s Announces Its Going Vegan

Fast food giant McDonald’s said it will start selling its new McVegan burger across hundreds of its locations in Finland and Sweden beginning December 28. The new sandwich, which already has been tested at several McDonald’s restaurants... 
Over 500 Passengers Fall Sick Aboard Pair of Cruises

Over 500 Passengers Fall Sick Aboard Pair of Cruises

Two recent cruises by Royal Caribbean saw over 500 passengers on board become sick following outbreaks of illnesses that were stomach related, which in one case led to five people being hospitalized. After departing from Port Everglades... 
People Continue Spending, But Stores Remain in Trouble

People Continue Spending, But Stores Remain in Trouble

Across the U.S. stores are closing at unprecedented rates. Retailers are filing bankruptcy and malls are slowly becoming ghost towns. However, while the physical brick and mortar stores continue to struggle, consumers are spending... 
Marshall Faulk and Others Suspended by ESPN and NFL Network

Marshall Faulk and Others Suspended by ESPN and NFL Network

Sexual harassment accusations have rocked the political, media and entertainment worlds and now several sports stars are facing similar allegations. ESPN and the NFL Network suspended five former players in the NFL including Marshall... 
Lactalis Baby Formula in Global Recall Over Fears of Salmonella

Lactalis Baby Formula in Global Recall Over Fears of Salmonella

Lactalis the France-based maker of baby formula ordered a worldwide product recall over concerns one of its products is contaminated with salmonella. French health authorities said that 26 infants there have become sick in December. The... 
General Electric Cutting 12,000 Jobs in Revamp of Power Business

General Electric Cutting 12,000 Jobs in Revamp of Power Business

On Thursday, General Electric said it was cutting 12,000 jobs at its worldwide power business, the latest effort by the industrial conglomerate that continues to struggle as it shrinks itself into a company with more focus. The company,... 
Nestle Buying Atrium Innovations in Deal Worth $2.3 Billion

Nestle Buying Atrium Innovations in Deal Worth $2.3 Billion

Nestle will acquire Atrium a vitamin maker based in Canada at the cost of $2.3 billion, expanding its consumer healthcare presence as it attempts to offset continued weakness in the packaged foods’ industry. The largest package foods... 
Facebook Opens New Office in London Adding 800 Jobs

Facebook Opens New Office in London Adding 800 Jobs

In 2018, Facebook will open a new office in London that will create 800 new jobs in the UK. Before the end of 2018, close to 2,300 people will be working for the social media giant across the UK. The new office will be the biggest... 
General Motors Pledges Driverless Fleets in 2019

General Motors Pledges Driverless Fleets in 2019

Detroit-based General Motors has outlined its plan not to just mass deploy autonomous cars across public roads during 2019, but to launch them profitably, something that the automaker’s competitors across Silicon Valley have had... 
Tiffany Sales and Profit Top Expectations

Tiffany Sales and Profit Top Expectations

Tiffany & Co the jeweler saw its sales and profit exceed market expectations thanks to strong demand for high-end solitaire and fashion jewelry in its first full three-month period under new CEO Alessandro Bogliolo. Tiffany, whose... 
Tiger Woods Ready to Give His Back Another Try

Tiger Woods Ready to Give His Back Another Try

Tiger Woods is ready to return to playing competitive golf in the Bahamas at the Hero World Challenge. As the host of the tournament, he is eligible to receive a special exemption that is given to just the host. While 17 of the 18... 
Report: Teva Pharmaceuticals to Layoff Employees in U.S. and Israel

Report: Teva Pharmaceuticals to Layoff Employees in U.S. and Israel

Israel based Teva Pharmaceuticals will cut as much as 25% of its Israeli workforce where it currently has more than 6,850 employees. At the same time, a few thousand other jobs for people working in the U.S. will also be cut, said... 
President Donald Trump Tweet: Should Have Left the Three in Jail

President Donald Trump Tweet: Should Have Left the Three in Jail

Just a day after outspoken LaVar Bell the father of NBA player Lonzo Ball and suspended UCLA player LiAngelo Ball played down the involvement of President Donald Trump in getting LiAngelo out of China safely without criminal charges,... 
Comcast Enters Bidding War for Media Assets of 21st Century Fox

Comcast Enters Bidding War for Media Assets of 21st Century Fox

Comcast Corp. joined the pursuit of entertainment assets for 21st Century Fox the multimedia giant owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Comcast expressed interest in acquiring the movie studio of Fox based in Los Angeles, its sports... 
Firefox Picks Google for U.S. Default Search

Firefox Picks Google for U.S. Default Search

Alphabet Inc.’s Google reclaimed its spot on Tuesday as the default search engine on Internet browser Firefox, by Mozilla Corp, for the U.S. and other regions. The decision by Mozilla shocked Yahoo, now owned by Verizon Communications,... 
Martellus Bennett Said He Told Patriots Not to Claim Him

Martellus Bennett Said He Told Patriots Not to Claim Him

It is easy to believe the theory that tight end Martellus Bennett was able to talk his way out of playing for the Packers, since he left sufficient enough clues behind to connect all the dots. However, after returning to the field... 
Madagascar Plague Causing Grave Dilemma

Madagascar Plague Causing Grave Dilemma

The pneumonic plague, a relative of the more well-known bubonic plague or the Black Plague, but not the same thing, is bacterial and spread from person to person through droplets in the air. It can cause death as quickly as 24 hours... 
Forecast for Operating Profit Cut by Nissan Following Recall

Forecast for Operating Profit Cut by Nissan Following Recall

Nissan, the Japanese automaker, reduced its profit forecast for the full year as a scandal involving safety inspection hit its earnings. The automaker is expecting its operating profit to be 645 billion yen or $7.5 billion for its... 
Toyota Seeking Additional Investments in Israel

Toyota Seeking Additional Investments in Israel

Toyota Motor Corp, Japan’s largest automaker by volume, is seeking additional investments in vehicle and robotic technologies in Israel, after its venture segment led an investment of $14 million in Intuition Robotics this past July. The... 
UEFA Starts Disciplinary Proceedings Against Marseille’s Patrice Evra

UEFA Starts Disciplinary Proceedings Against Marseille’s Patrice Evra

Marseille players became involved with fans prior to their match in the Europa League with Portugal’s Vitoria Guimaraes. A disciplinary proceeding was started by UEFA against Marseille’s defender Patrice Evra after he kicked toward... 
Electronic Arts Shows Industry Sports Pushes Profits As Well

Electronic Arts Shows Industry Sports Pushes Profits As Well

Electronic Arts is continuing to reap the benefit of its position as the leader in sports video games, as both its FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL produced strong results on a several platforms in its just completed quarter. EA announced... 
Maryland Opens Investigation of Kushner Companies

Maryland Opens Investigation of Kushner Companies

The attorney general of Maryland has opened an investigation of one of the Kushner family’s businesses of real estate following media reports that surfaced earlier in 2017 about the alleged abusive practices of debt collection and... 
Amazon Sees Surge in Sales Following Acquisition of Whole Foods

Amazon Sees Surge in Sales Following Acquisition of Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. said on Thursday that sales had surged during the summer and that its profit sped past expectations, as shoppers flocked to promotions on its “Prime Day” and purchased groceries at its recently acquired Whole Foods...