• New Year’s Day Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated At $425 Million
New Year’s Day Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated At $425 Million

If one person wins the jackpot and takes the cash option, they'd go home with almost a quarter-billion dollars. It's not quite the $1.6 billion jackpot paid out in October, but it's not chump change. With no Mega Millions victor on Friday night, the next drawing is Tuesday night for a whopping $415 million jackpot - with a $248.8 million cash...

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  • Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning
Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning

Since then, law enforcement from around Kentucky, and other states have joined in grief. The University of Kentucky Police Department chimed in with a message of support. With that, the officers chose to express their sadness in a joking tweet, sharing photos of themselves looking disappointed in front of the burned truck.

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  • Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities, including Seattle
Minimum wage rising in 20 states and numerous cities, including Seattle

This brings to 29 the number of states with higher minimum wages than the federal level. For some NY workers, the final phase of the state's minimum wage increase will take effect on Monday, Dec. Department of Labor. Meanwhile, the government chose to include the regularly paid bonuses surpassing 25 percent of the minimum wage and welfare ben...

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  • 2 independent board directors named by Tesla
2 independent board directors named by Tesla

The company also said: "in Larry and Kathleen, we have added a pre-eminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy". In fact, the Model 3 is largely responsible for Tesla actually managing to turn a quarterly profit earlier this year. Tesla reached that mark in July - the first automaker to do...

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  • Injuries reported after jetway collapses at Baltimore airport
Injuries reported after jetway collapses at Baltimore airport

Six people were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, a spokesman for BWI Marshall said. Southwest said it wanted the medical personnel to "assess an onboard medical situation" that took place in flight, involving one passenger.

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  • Computer virus freezes South Florida Sun Sentinel
Computer virus freezes South Florida Sun Sentinel

A computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country, the company said Saturday. The computer problem shut down a number of crucial software systems that store news stories, photographs and administrative information, and made it hard to create the plates used to print the p...

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  • Sears closing 80 more stores in March, includes Mall of America location
Sears closing 80 more stores in March, includes Mall of America location

Sears is not indicating how many employees are affected by the closure. The company hadn't turned a profit since 2010, and has lost about $11 billion since 2011. If Lampert secures a bid, it would save all of Sears' remaining assets, but some creditors have said they would prefer to liquidate the company. The largest USA toy retailer, Toys "R" ...

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  • IA and MN to get millions in Wells Fargo settlement
IA and MN to get millions in Wells Fargo settlement

Wells Fargo will pay $575 million in a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are investigating fake accounts opened without the knowledge of customers and a string of other dodgy practices.

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  • Sears has 24 hours to be saved
Sears has 24 hours to be saved

ESL is now the only offer on the table for Sears to keep the company whole as liquidators are proposing to break it up, the news outlet reported. The Sears in Lincoln will be closing its doors in 2019, the company announced on Thursday. Sears filed for bankruptcy on October 15, and has previously announced more than 180 store closures . Sear...

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  • DE gets higher, more complex minimum wage in 2019
DE gets higher, more complex minimum wage in 2019

In addition, 57 percent are men and 42.1 percent are women. 21 cents - is, somehow, the biggest increase in the state minimum wage since 2012. An estimated 219,000 hourly workers in Minnesota will be affected. The legislation established a phase-in schedule on a regional basis for the state to establish $15 as the minimum wage. More than 40 cities,...

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  • Govt crackdown on Amazon and Walmart likely hurts online shoppers
Govt crackdown on Amazon and Walmart likely hurts online shoppers

It has also clamped down on deep discounts offered by many e-commerce platforms. For retailers such as Walmart , the new rules may hinder selling products under their own private brands. Regulating marketing spend affects other businesses that provide ancillary services an areas core to SMEs. Amazon India said it is evaluating the new FDI ...

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  • Dow Drops 366 Points as Reality Sets In
Dow Drops 366 Points as Reality Sets In

Business says "markets staged a miraculous comeback following stocks' worst-ever Christmas Eve". The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,086.25 points, or 4.98 percent, to 22,878.45, the S&P 500 gained 116.6 points, or 4.96 percent, to 2,467.7, and the Nasdaq Composite added 361.44 points, or 5.84 percent, to 6,554.36.

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  • Nationwide CenturyLink internet outage affects Kansas
Nationwide CenturyLink internet outage affects Kansas

CenturyLink's network was "still experiencing a disruption", but the telecommunications company was working to restore services, Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink said in a statement. There are four emergency call centers now operated by State Police in Mass. and residents using a cellphone to call 911 should call one of these centers instead, ...

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  • 'I do' have confidence Treasury Secretary Mnuchin
'I do' have confidence Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

An economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the jobs of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are safe, amid reports Trump was considering sacking the central bank chief and was displeased with the senior finance official.

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  • Amazon Announces Record Breaking Holiday Sales
Amazon Announces Record Breaking Holiday Sales

A week before Christmas, several of Amazon's online stores in North America and Europe sold out of various models of Alexa-powered devices, hinting at the surge in demand. Since it was Christmas, numerous users were left disappointed as their voice-controlled-assistance was not available to turn-on/off the lights, play music, check weather or perfo...

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  • Wall Street set to open lower after Dow's record-breaking surge
Wall Street set to open lower after Dow's record-breaking surge

At its session low, the S&P hit a fresh 20-month low and came within two points of entering bear market territory, measured by a drop of more than 20 percent from a closing high . " Amazon's stock also jumped 7.3 percent after the company said it sold a record number of items this holiday season". The S&P 500 opened lower by 25.20 points,...

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  • Elon Musk says Tesla to pay customers for missed tax credits
Elon Musk says Tesla to pay customers for missed tax credits

That means Tesla will face formidable competition as it spins up production of the Model Y, the Model 3, or whatever else it chooses to build in China. This Q4, Tesla engaged in a rather assertive campaign promoting the Model 3 to Europe and Asia. Tesla has also started laying the foundations for the Model 3's European ramp by starting the rollou...

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  • Oil surges 8% after steep slide; growth fears still weigh
Oil surges 8% after steep slide; growth fears still weigh

They had slumped 6.7% in the previous session to $42.53 a barrel - the lowest since June 2017. "The recent weakness in the physical Brent structure can be attributed to a broader easing of purchases by Asian refiners at this point, with lower-end-Q1 intake weighing on spot assessments, and we can expect this pressure to carry through over the com...

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  • Stores open for last minute Christmas Eve shopping
Stores open for last minute Christmas Eve shopping

The most popular items with these shoppers is candles, clothing and shoes - just in time to get it under the Christmas tree. It is closed on Christmas Day. It's always a good idea to call ahead or confirm that your locations are open or if they have different hours than those listed. You may have gotten just what you were hoping for or maybe some t...

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  • Mega Millions could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever
Mega Millions could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

The top prize is now $321 million, as nobody has won the Mega Millions jackpot for nine weeks. "Lucky retailers" qualify as spots that have paid out on average $4,000 per week in winning tickets. The lottery game is played across the U.S.in 44 states, including the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. The goodies in his sleigh may not be ...

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