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Amazon Bumps up Monthly Prime Membership 18 Percent

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The rise may be a sign that companies are becoming more confident that customers can bear higher prices. Existing Prime and Prime Student members will pay the new price for renewals happening after February 18. A monthly Prime membership will increase to $12.99, or $155.88 a year, 57% more than the cost of a yearly subscription. Amazon has not revealed details on the number of Prime subscribers but a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimated it had 90 ... Read More »

Hong Kong court jails 2014 pro-democracy activist for obstructing justice

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A Hong Kong court sentenced Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from pro-democracy protests. "He played a leading role on that day", the judge said. In 2014, a package of electoral reforms endorsed by China would have allowed Hong Kong residents to directly vote for their next chief executive in the 2017 election, but only from a list of pre-approved, pro-Beijing candidates. Read More »

Airbus A380, once the future of aviation, may cease production

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He said deliveries of the A320neo were slowed past year because of problems with the plane's engines, but these issues were now being resolved. The total topped the 912 commercial plane orders reported by USA aerospace giant Boeing and made Airbus the victor in the rivals' annual order contest for a fifth consecutive year. Read More »

Ford Increases Electric Vehicle Spending To $11 Bln By 2022

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The planned investment significantly exceeds the firm's previous target of investing $4.5 billion (£3.3bn) by 2020 and marks a shift in capital investment away from family cars with internal combustion engines to developing more trucks and low carbon vehicles. Read More »

Carillion knocked back over business plan as talks continue over future

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Government officials are set to hold crunch talks on the firm's fate on Sunday, Sky News reported , quoting a source that called it a "make-or-break weekend". The Financial Times reported that the meeting was convened by Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and included Business Secretary Greg Clark, Transport Minister Jo Johnson and Justice Minister Rory Stewart, as well as ministers from the culture, health, education and communities departments and the Foreign Office. Read More »

A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably

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SpaceX has plans for an even larger reusable rocket and spaceship system called BFR, which would eventually replace the company's current lineup. SpaceX's new, powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is at its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, awaiting an engine test-firing.The California-based company aims to launch the Heavy by month's end. Read More »

Kenya eyes increased tourist flow from U.S. with launch of direct flights

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Kennedy International Airport . The flight will depart daily from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 2325 and arrive at JFK airport in NY at 0625 the following day. Kenya Airways' entry into the USA marks for development to the East African tourist portfolio best known for its rich wildlife resources, with expectations to attract more American tourists to the region. Read More »

MoneyGram Partners with Ripple to Pilot Ripple's XRP Token

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They cited the low cost and speed of XRP transactions. For MoneyGram , Fortune said , the partnership with Ripple "may provide a way to maintain its share of the money transfer market" amid competition from a new generation of low-priced Internet-based services like TransferWise. Read More »

M&S food sales dip over Christmas

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Just today, fashion retailers announce sales revenues 10-25% higher over the Christmas period, as companies both young (Boohoo) and old ( Ted Baker ) see bumper demand, further projecting the image of the cash conscious United Kingdom consumer wanting bang for their buck, especially at yuletide. Read More »

NY state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

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From 2012 and 2016, Harris defrauded various government agencies, including the City Council, the city's Department of Youth and Community Development, FEMA, U.S. Where her Coney Island neighbors saw devastation, crooked state Assemblywoman Pamela Harris envisioned opportunity - and cashed in. "When she learned that law enforcement was investigating her various fraud schemes, she pressured witnesses to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and cover them up", Donoghue said. Read More »

Ford F-150 diesel aims for 30 mpg at EPA

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In 2014, Ford approved development of a hybrid F-150, which analysts assume will come to market regardless of any Trump Administration efforts to roll back current fuel-economy targets. The diesel F-150 will join the General Motors Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon mid-size pickups and the full-size Nissan Titan XD in offering a diesel. Read More »

VW to launch self-driving MicroBus with Nvidia AI

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This is all part of NVIDIA's wider strategy for putting AI into cars, so that computers will one day completely drive you around, or provide you with safe and accurate info should you want to drive yourself. The technology will enable intelligent co-pilot capabilities based on processing sensor data, both inside and outside the vehicle. The unit is set to deliver over 30 trillion operations per second while consuming 30 watts of power, and is intended for use in self-driving cars. Read More »

Feces-smearing passenger prompts flight diversion: Authorities

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United Airlines flight 895 had to be grounded in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday night - hours and hours before reaching its final destination in China - due to a "disruptive passenger," the airline told NBC. Staci Feger-Pellessier, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Anchorage, told NBC affiliate KTUU that authorities were alerted that "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane. Read More »

Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Shakes the Bay Area: USGS

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Geological Survey . He also said there were no reports of any damage or injuries. "Looking historically at all the earthquakes that have happened in California , about 5 percent of the time earthquakes are followed by larger earthquakes", he said. Read More »

GDP growth estimated at 6.5%

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India's growth rate may accelerate this year to reach 7 per cent in 2018-19 and 7.6 per cent by 2019-20 as key sectors would revive from disruptions related to the goods and services tax (GST ) and demonetisation , according to a research note by global financial services firm HSBC. Read More »

US Customs online outage creates delays at airports across the country

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Worldwide travelers returning to the US on New Year's Day faced massive frustration nationwide as the computer systems operated by Customs and Border Protection failed. Acting Port Director Carlos Rodriguez of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry said CBP officers "continue to make significant narcotic seizures by combining their experience with the use of technology and other available tools to accomplish the CBP mission". Read More »

PMI rises to 52.5 in last month

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Smith said the PMI not only posted the highest reading ever recorded since the survey began in 1996, but its current 37-month sequence of improving business conditions also beat the previous record set in the runup to the financial crisis. Read More »

Iran protests go on as social media apps blocked, 2 killed

The Foreign Ministry in Tehran dismissed Trump's comments, saying "the Iranian people place no value or credibility in the opportunistic claims of US officials or of Mr. Iranian Communications Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi had earlier accused channels like Amadnews of promoting "armed uprising and social unrest". Read More »

Minimum wage increases; paid family leave starts January 1

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The minimum wage for those over the age of 25 is now £7.50 an hour. People who work for smaller companies (those with less than 11 employees ), will receive a $12 per hour minimum wage, an increase from their $10.50 wage. Horrigan said phasing in the increases will be beneficial to businesses as it allows them to adapt. Todd Tranum, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce President, expressed his concerns as well. Read More »

China's Geely takes RM13-billion stake in AB Volvo

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The value of the investment amounted to around 27.2-billion Swedish crowns ($3.26-billion), a Reuters calculation showed, although Geely and Cevian did not disclose the exact value of the transaction in their statement on Wednesday. "We recognize and value the proud Scandinavian history and culture, leading market positions, breakthrough technologies and environmental capabilities of AB Volvo ", Geely chairman Li Shufu said in a statement. Read More »

Lottery: Mega Millions, Powerball more than $600M combined

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The winning numbers were 10, 12, 20, 38 and 41 with the gold Mega Ball 25. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. There were 322,157 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. The jackpots for both games start at $40 million. You can't win if you don't play and tonight, and someone could be taking home the big bucks with lottery jackpots climbing across the board. Read More »

JetBlue plane skids off taxiway n Boston

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Firefighters helped passengers off the plane, but no one was injured and the passengers were bused to the terminal. Passengers on board applauded the pilot when the plane came to a halt. "As a precaution, we are not departing or landing aircraft at the moment", airport officials said in a statement . Shortly after 11:30 a.m., crews at Logan were able to dig out and things were able to get moving again. Read More »

Wake up, last-minute shoppers! Here's what stores are open late until Christmas

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It rivals Black Friday as the biggest shopping day of the year, and with Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, retailers are hoping for a blockbuster weekend. Costco will be open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Sprouts is open regular hours until closing at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. There is no garbage, blue box or recycling pick up on Christmas Day. Read More »