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LA City Council opposes the FCC's possible destruction of net neutrality

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In an interview on NPR's 1A , FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said consumers won't be hurt by the ending of net neutrality. With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slated to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality on December 14, open internet advocates and free press groups participated in planned protests on Thursday at congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states, plus D.C. Read More »

China Not Satisfied With India's Position Of Drone "Intrusion"

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India's Heron unmanned aerial vehicle went missing about two weeks ago over an area about 20 km from the Indian border inside Doklam, the site of the 73-day-long stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. "China's border defense forces took a professional and responsible attitude in conducting an inspection of the device", Zhang said, adding that the military would "resolutely defend" China's sovereignty and security. Read More »

Anil Kapoor joins Salman Khan in 'Race 3'

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The Dabangg actor took to his Twitter handle and broke the news to the world, captioning, "Inke aane se Race3 ka cast aur ho gaya jhakas @AnilKapoor @RameshTaurani #Race3". Upcoming film of the Race franchise also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and will be directed by Remo D'Souza. Directed by Remo D'Souza, Race 3 might have Anil reprising his role of a amusing cop Robert D'Costa who brought some lighter moments in the otherwise intense narrative. Read More »

Sensex Jumps Over 300 Points; Nifty Ends Above 10250

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The sentiment also remained upbeat as USA markets settled higher overnight and opinion polls suggesting BJP may see easy win in Gujarat elections that kicks off on Saturday. Prominent gainers included Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, HDFC Bank, HDFC Ltd, Bajaj Auto, Wipro, TCS, Cipla, and SBI, gaining up to 1.68%. Read More »

African air travel growth spikes, outpacing strong global recovery

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The global airlines' grouping anticipates regional air transport demand to grow 7% y-o-y in 2018, while capacity is expected to rise by 6.8% y-o-y. More people than ever are travelling. "The industry also faces longer-term challenges", de Juniac acknowledged. However, IATA said it was not concerned there was a pilot shortage after high-profile cancellations at Ryanair and American Airlines due to rostering issues and after some USA airlines awarded high pay increases to pilots this year. Read More »

Cineworld clinches $3.6bn reverse takeover of Regal

Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Regal Entertainment Group by 11.6% during the 2nd quarter. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 40%. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $21.48. Read More »

Apple strikes interim deal on escrow fund for $15B Irish tax claim

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The Commission ordered Ireland to collect back taxes for the years 2003-2014, which it estimated to be as much 13 billion euros plus interest. To view the full article, register now. The European Commission ordered Apple to pay the sum a year ago. This is necessary to defend the integrity of our tax system; to provide tax certainty to business; and to challenge the encroachment of European Union state aid rules into the sovereign Member State competence of taxation. Read More »

The first billionaires of Bitcoin are twins!

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The twin brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole the idea for Facebook are worth more than $1bn after capitalising on the astonishing rise in Bitcoin. At that time, one coin traded for only around $120. The Telegraph noted that the Winklevoss twins have been long-term Bitcoin bulls. "We've never sold a bitcoin, we're in it for the long haul", Cameron added. Read More »

Federal regulator gives OK for bitcoin futures to trade

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CBOE said the move comes as the total value of bitcoin outstanding has grown from less than $1 billion to over $183 billion over the last five years, with daily turnover at over $10 billion. The exchange announced Friday that it would begin offering bitcoin futures trading, but it didn't specify a start date. The cryptocurrency is now trading at roughly $11,400, as per CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI ). Read More »

Jimbo Fisher departs FSU for Texas A&M job

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McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat , Fisher and Texas A&M came to terms Friday. Fisher will not coach the Seminoles' regular-season finale on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe in Tallahassee. "Coach Fisher did an exceptional job as both an assistant coach at FSU and in the challenging role of successor to the legendary Bobby Bowden ", Florida State president John Thrasher said in a statement. Read More »

Oil prices fall over 1% on pre-OPEC decision volatility

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Crude futures bounced around on the news, but as of 10:56 a.m. EST (1556 GMT), oil prices were marginally higher, with US crude at $58.22 a barrel, up 23 cents on the day. The net long position held by hedge funds and other money managers in the five main petroleum futures and options contracts covering crude and fuels were cut to 1,092 million barrels from a record 1,120 million on November 14. Read More »

GDP recovers, grows at 6.3% in July-September quarter

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The GDP growth had hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2017-18. The GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period. Mr Anant said, the manufacturing sector in the second quarter of 2017-18 grew by 7 per cent. The growth in agriculture, forestry and fishing was 1.7 per cent, mining and quarrying 5.5 per cent, construction 2.6 per cent, and financial, insurance, real estate and professional services ... Read More »

2.7m riders and drivers affected in the UK

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Chicago Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel, who filed the complaint in conjunction with Foxx, said that companies should not be permitted to violate the law by "failing to safeguard personal information and then covering it up, preventing those impacted from taking steps to protect themselves", the station reported. Read More »

Mixed results for Black Friday footfall

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Black Friday online sales were stronger than forecasted , but footfall slowed significantly over the weekend. ShopperTrak was optimistic for the holiday shopping season, since there are four Saturdays in December before Christmas. But this year, Black Friday is drinking Cyber Monday's milkshake, a new report has revealed: Black Friday's 2017 online sales passed up a record $5 billion , up 17 percent over last year. Read More »

YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

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Chism said he was unaware his videos were being shown on the app. A forum on the Reddit internet platform dubbed ElsaGate , based on the Walt Disney Co princess, also became a repository of problematic videos . As a part of that mission, the number of Trusted Flaggers will be increased to tackle the problem. In addition, commenting functionality will be disabled on any videos where comments refer to children in a "sexual or predatory" manner. Read More »

Markets@Moneycontrol: Markets end week on a positive note

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Overseas, Asian stocks were mostly subdued in trade, with the China's Shanghai Composite losing 2.26 per cent following new liquidity rules in the country. The 30-share BSE Sensex finished at 33,679 - a three-week high - and the Nifty closed a little short of 10,400. The BSE mid-cap closed higher by 0.58 per cent while the small-cap index was up 0.45 per cent. Read More »

Robinho Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

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Under Italian law he won't be sentenced until the appeals process has been finalised - which could take years. Agent and lawyer Marisa Alija Ramos posted on Instagram to state Robinho denies the charges after pleading not guilty on behalf of her client, who did not attend the court hearings in northern Italy. Read More »

Hit the road: The great Thanksgiving escape begins

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AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over past year. According to Google , the best time to leave Boston before Thanksgiving was overnight Wednesday. Read More »

Trader Joe's salads recalled over possible glass fragments

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Department of Agriculture, and packaged between November 4 and 15. The products affected are " Trader Joe's White Meat Chicken Salad", " Trader Joe's Curried White Chicken Deli Salad", and " Trader Joe's Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad". The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. "Products with different "inspected" codes are produced in separate facilities and are not impacted by this potential concern", the statement said. Read More »

Uber strikes deal with Volvo

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The XC90s, which start at $45,750 , will be delivered between 2019 and 2021. The Volvo XC90 is already the base of Uber's current self-driving test auto. The company now plans for the release of its first fully autonomous auto to take place in 2021. Uber first tested its driverless taxi service in Pittsburgh, and it also tests cars in Arizona. Read More »

Moody's ups India's rating

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In his comment, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Economist and Co-Head of India Research Indranil Sen Gupta said the rating upgrade supports its call that risks in India's government securities (G-sec) markets are overdone. Moody's specifically mentioned GST and demonetization while applauding the various reforms undertaken by the government. HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh said, "I've always felt India's rating was far below than what it should be". Read More »