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Bernie Sanders to Trump on Nafta: For once, keep your promise Bernie Sanders to Trump on Nafta: For once, keep your promise
- December 16, 2017

Talks to rework NAFTA - which comprises the United States, Mexico and Canada - remain at an impasse over the USA proposal to raise the minimum threshold for North American content in autos to 85 percent from 62.5 percent over a three-year period. (more...)
Lux to appeal Amazon ruling Lux to appeal Amazon ruling
- December 16, 2017

Luxembourg is challenging a European Union order to recover about €250m in back taxes from Amazon, saying it disagreed with EU state aid regulators' decision that the USA online retailer had received special treatment. That was approved by Luxembourg's tax authorities despite the holding company, Amazon Europe Holding Technologies, having "no employees, no offices and no business activities", according to the Commission. (more...)
Boston Among Cities Holding Gun Buyback Day Saturday Boston Among Cities Holding Gun Buyback Day Saturday
- December 16, 2017

That is the premise behind Boston's gun buyback on Saturday, called "Your Piece for Peace". Residents are being asked to turn-in guns at designated drop-off locations citywide in return for a $100 Visa gift card. Francis Buyback Day has been moved to coincide with the regional gun buyback initiative on Saturday. "The perception that we're not doing anything about this, or leaving it at the emergency rooms, has stopped", he said. (more...)
Were Analysts Bearish Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc
- December 16, 2017

Class A now has $13.29 billion valuation. About 99,107 shares traded. (NASDAQ:RRGB) has risen 52.55% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. Among 9 analysts covering Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ:RRGB), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. (more...)
Turkish central bank hikes liquidity window Turkish central bank hikes liquidity window
- December 16, 2017

The bank raised the late liquidity window rate to 12.75 percent from 12.25 percent, less than the 100-basis-point hike which had been predicted by 20 economists polled by Anadolu Agency. At its latest meeting in October the central bank said that it was keeping monetary policy tight until prospects of an easing of inflationary pressures become clear, after keeping all four of its policy rates on hold in line with market expectations. (more...)
Global Networking Equipment Market 2017 Accton, MitraStar, Alpha, Sercomm and Kinpo
- December 16, 2017

The report showcases the business strategists, Growth Prospects and historical & futuristic cost and revenue over the coming years. The report begins with a market overview and moves on to cover the growth prospects of the Video Streaming Software market. (more...)
Eminem announces 'mom's spaghetti' pop-up at Shelter Eminem announces 'mom's spaghetti' pop-up at Shelter
- December 16, 2017

The pop-up is situated in music venue The Shelter in his hometown, and features a special menu that includes "Mom's Spaghetti", a reference to a lyric from the 45-year-old rapper's 2002 hit Lose Yourself . The pop-up is open on Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., if you're in the area and having spaghetti cravings. Fans can also purchase the new record and other exclusive merchandise alongside their meal. (more...)
The Internet Can't Get Over Robin Roberts Trolling Omarosa With 'Bye, Felicia'
- December 16, 2017

Joy Behar started it off, after Manigault Newman promised that the "world will want to hear" about her time in President Donald Trump's administration. Trump also thanked her for her services late Wednesday and wished her "continued success" in a tweet . But as soon as the segment was over, Roberts didn't hesitate to share her thoughts. (more...)
Auburn ice skating rink opens today Auburn ice skating rink opens today
- December 16, 2017

Guests flocked to see a popular arts venue frosted over as their spectacular winter ice rink was officially opened. Tamara Harvey, Theatr Clwyd's artistic director, said: "Whether you love skating, love Theatr Clwyd or just love drinking hot chocolate while watching other people slide around in a wobbly fashion with the handsome Clwydian hills as a backdrop, our ice rink is for you". (more...)
UT Chancellor to resign in 2018 UT Chancellor to resign in 2018
- December 16, 2017

But McRaven cited health reasons for his pending departure. "It made me rethink my future". Privately, though, several said McRaven had come to his own decision and was not forced out. The UT System submitted a management contract on Monday, and winners will be announced in the spring. He canceled the plan in March in the face of intense opposition, including from state lawmakers and even some of the regents. (more...)
FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality, Throwing The Internet's Future Into Question FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality, Throwing The Internet's Future Into Question
- December 16, 2017

The only two women on the commission, Democratic appointees Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn, were the only people who voted against net neutrality repeal . Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash. Although it's impossible to predict precisely how the new rules will affect Internet access for the average user, critics suspect that they'll result in higher prices for certain online services and less competition in online industries in general. (more...)
California's First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Issued to San Diego Business California's First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Issued to San Diego Business
- December 16, 2017

On Thursday, the state's Bureau of Cannabis Control approved its first wave of businesses applying for licenses. "Last week, we officially launched our online licensing system, and today we're pleased to issue the first group of temporary licenses to cannabis businesses that fall under the Bureau's jurisdiction", Ajax said in a statement. (more...)
Don Jr testifies in secret to the Senate Intel Committee Don Jr testifies in secret to the Senate Intel Committee
- December 16, 2017

President Trump's oldest son appeared Wednesday before a closed door session of the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the panel's Russian election-meddling probe. "He didn't comment. Hair still slick", wrote Steve Dennis, a reporter for Bloomberg, on Twitter. Trump Jr.'s evolving explanations for meeting with Veselnitskaya have fueled further scrutiny of panels investigating the matter. (more...)
First Baptist Church hosts annual Christmas Dinner First Baptist Church hosts annual Christmas Dinner
- December 16, 2017

A Roulette group is providing an opportunity for people to experience the roots of Christmas with a live nativity scene planned for 6-8 pm Friday and Saturday, Dec. The menu will be turkey, ham, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread, chocolate cake, coffee and tea. The church also invites the public to its regular services: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., Sunday worship at 11 a.m. (more...)
Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/15/17 Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/15/17
- December 16, 2017

Pacers center Myles Turner has yet to record a double-double in nine matchups with the Pistons. The Pacers lost their second consecutive home game after a four-game winning streak. "We've got to be better". The margin reached 95-79 with 9:02 remaining before things got interesting, thanks in part to a 9-0 Pacers run. The Pacers were led by Victor Oladipo who had 26. (more...)
US Jewish Leaders Say Abbas Speech Sounds 'Death Knell' For Peace Process
- December 16, 2017

Abbas said there can be "no peace or stability" in the Middle East until Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of a Palestinian state. "His speech today at the OIC summit in Istanbul is also the latest attack on foundational beliefs of the Jewish faith and historical truth". (more...)
Napa County under red flag alert this weekend Napa County under red flag alert this weekend
- December 16, 2017

The National Weather Service's warning runs from 8 a.m.to 8 p.m. Sunday for gusty winds around 55 miles per hour - with isolated gusts up to 70 miles per hour - and low humidity. The weather station at Napa State Hospital received 4.82 inches during November, even though December has been virtually dry. Another red flag warning will be in effect from 1 a.m.to 8 p.m. (more...)
Technical Secrets: Long Island Iced Tea Corp (NYSE: LTEA)
- December 16, 2017

The value of a stock is ultimately determined by the amount of cash flow that the investors have available. A total of 3,512,866 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 84.96K shares, while its relative volume stands at 76.97. (more...)
Recent Round of Syria Talks in Geneva
- December 16, 2017

The U.N. envoy for Syria said the latest round of Geneva talks ended without progress on Thursday after two fruitless weeks, calling it a "golden opportunity missed" and acknowledging that he needs to come up with new ideas to make headway toward ending Syria's almost seven-year war. (more...)
SC dismisses Teesta's plea against defreezing of bank accounts SC dismisses Teesta's plea against defreezing of bank accounts
- December 16, 2017

Besides their personal accounts, the Gujarat crime branch has frozen the bank accounts of the two NGOs - Citizens for Justice & Peace and Sabrang - run by Teesta and her husband Javed Iftekar Ahmed Anand. Further, the seized accounts have nothing to do with the subject matter of the FIR, they said and prayed for de-freezing the accounts. It held that it would be open to the appellants to apply for the de-freezing of the bank accounts in the concerned court, once the police report is ... (more...)
Mobile internet services remain suspended, prohibitory orders in place in Udaipur Mobile internet services remain suspended, prohibitory orders in place in Udaipur
- December 16, 2017

According to reports, prohibitory orders are now in place in both districts and mobile connection has now been snapped to prevent rumours. Around Rs 3 lakh was deposited before the account was frozen... Speaking to India Today , Srivastava mentioned, "Updesh Rana was planning to come to Udaipur". The police detained Rana on Thursday morning in Jaipur after he arrived from Uttar Pradesh. (more...)
Church apology over Bishop George Bell abuse inquiry Church apology over Bishop George Bell abuse inquiry
- December 16, 2017

But so had Carol, he said. The independent report, by Lord Carlile of Berriew, will be published today and is expected to detail failings in how the Church acted following a single claim made decades after the bishop's death. However, on Friday the Church of England rejected Lord Carlile's recommendation that the reputation of the accused should be protected, arguing that the Church is "committed to transparency". (more...)
World Telugu convention begins in Hyderabad World Telugu convention begins in Hyderabad
- December 16, 2017

The World Telugu Conference (WTC) began on a colourful note here on Friday as Telugus from across the world gathered to discuss preservation and promotion of the language. He rubbished the perception that English medium education was more important than Telugu for a better career and pointed out that he secured the second most important post in the country despite studying in Telugu. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, police officer involved in man's fatal shooting
- December 16, 2017

Officers opened fire and shot the suspect. The man was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, according to authorities. They also believe the robbery suspect was armed. (more...)
Cassie Sainsbury To Marry Fiance In Prison Ceremony Cassie Sainsbury To Marry Fiance In Prison Ceremony
- December 16, 2017

Ms Sainsbury, from Adelaide, is now serving a six-year sentence for attempting to smuggle 5.9kg of cocaine. She has been given permission to hold a wedding ceremony while she serves her time in prison. "It's going to be a special event and will attract attention across the country ... that's great exposure", Markson said. Sainsbury could be freed from prison in as little as two-and-a-half years after negotiating a plea deal with the court. (more...)
Loneliness is now a social epidemic says Jo Cox Commision Loneliness is now a social epidemic says Jo Cox Commision
- December 16, 2017

But in the long term, could a UK Minister of Loneliness be the solution? The government says new initiatives will be announced next year. "I know everybody on my street now". Labour MP Cox - murdered during the European Union referendum campaign in 2016 - was "passionate about the issue", says The Guardian , describing loneliness as a "shocking crisis". (more...)
Dairy farm workers arrested in wake of undercover video Dairy farm workers arrested in wake of undercover video
- December 16, 2017

Fernando Lopez Cruz, 44, and Naul Garcia, 31, both face misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals. Stephen said he met with Animal Recovery Mission investigators on December 5 after they agreed to give the department time to investigate before releasing the McArthur video. (more...)
Sweetheart Measure for Churches Stripped From GOP Tax Bill Sweetheart Measure for Churches Stripped From GOP Tax Bill
- December 16, 2017

It's kind of fitting, if you think about it. Repeal of the Johnson Amendment (which was in the House but not the Senate version of the tax bill, and thus hadn't been reviewed by the Senate parliamentarian until now) is ideological fool's gold because the IRS never bothers to enforce it. (more...)
Larry Nassar victims say they're disappointed with Michigan State's response Larry Nassar victims say they're disappointed with Michigan State's response
- December 16, 2017

Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State employee and serial sexual abuser. The meeting follows months of controversy at MSU, which was elevated recently following calls for Simon to resign, accusations of a "cover-up" by MSU and survivors growing more and more frustrated with MSU's silence. (more...)
Erdogan, Putin warn about more Jerusalem tension Erdogan, Putin warn about more Jerusalem tension
- December 16, 2017

Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to his supporters in the city of Konya via teleconference when he said Turkey would "work for the annulment of this unjust decision firstly at the UN Security Council, and if a veto comes from there, the General Assembly". (more...)

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