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Over 100 Million Americans Traveling for the Holidays

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AAA projects 2017 to be the highest year-end travel volume on record, with a 3.3 percent increase over 2016. While 91 percent of Americans will get to their holiday destination by vehicle, 6 percent will fly and 3 percent will find another way. Read More »

Amazon Same-Day Delivery, One-Day Delivery Now at 3000 More Cities

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The list of stores participating can be found here . According to the website, Free Shipping Day is a national shopping holiday and offers coupons "year-round". Most of the big names are there, including Amazon , Target , Macy's , Bloomingdale's , Gap , Best Buy , Harry & David , JCPenney , Toys "R" Us , Popcorn Factory , Vera Bradley and many, many more. Read More »

LI woman laundered $85K to support Isis

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A NY woman has been indicted for attempting to provide financial support to the ISIS terrorist grou in a scheme that prosecutors say involved the purchase of cryptocurrencies using fraudulently obtained credit cards. Upon inspection her electronic devices were found to contain searches for Isis material. Prosecutors also said Shahnaz looked online for ways to join ISIS and planned to travel to Syria. Read More »

USA retail sales rise 0.8% in November, comfortably beating forecasts

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Online shopping dominated, raising 2.5 percent in Thursday report, the biggest fain since October 2016. Retailers and restaurateurs were smiling in November as consumers went on a spending binge to kick off the holiday season. It's the lowest unemployment rate since before the economic recession that began a decade ago. The U.S. central bank raised borrowing costs for a third time this year and forecast three rate increases for 2018. Read More »

Delta Picks Airbus A321neo In USD$12.7 Bn Order

The result of the contest with Boeing's 737 MAX had been keenly awaited, following Boeing's complaint about unfair pricing of the Bombardier C Series after the Canadian aircraft had been selected by Delta. Airbus primarily manufacturers the single-aisle A321 jet for the world's airlines in Hamburg, but has opened an assembly line in Mobile , Alabama to build planes for US airlines. Read More »

Ryanair moves towards recognising pilot unions

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Pilots in Germany and Spain have said they are considering industrial action. It said its pilots had made a decision to strike because Ryanair was refusing to offer contracts under local rather than Irish law and to recognise the union's company council as its exclusive negotiating partner in Portugal. Read More »

IEA: Rising US output threatens global oil market balance in 2018

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The pipeline, which carries about 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Forties crude, was shut after cracks were found. “We continue to see the impact of the (reduced capacity) of the Keystone pipeline that affected supplies into Cushing and is expected to continue to do so for the next several weeks, ” said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston. Read More »

Facebook Brexit probe finds just three Russian-bought adverts

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To target US voters, the same group ran a wide network of Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr pages that were created to look like real American activist groups. Collins said he would continue to seek more information from Facebook. "Further to your request, we have examined whether any of the identified Internet Research Agency (IRA) pages or account profiles funded advertisements to audiences in the United Kingdom during the regulated period for the EU Referendum ", read ... Read More »

Crude Oil Inventories Decline; Supply at 2018 Peak: IEA

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OPEC's crude oil production dropped to a six-month low in November, while US and other non-OPEC supply has grown stronger than initially expected this year, which prompted the cartel to revise up on Wednesday its estimates for non-OPEC supply growth in 2018. Read More »

Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52.4 billion in stock

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Rupert Murdoch is the majority shareholder of 21st Century Fox with 39% of shares and he will reportedly make a final decision by year's end. The package that Disney is buying reportedly includes Fox's A&E and Star TV networks, as well as its regional sports operation, movie studios, and stakes in Sky and Hulu , among other assets. Read More »

Oil prices hold steady on competitive data, North Sea outage

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Forties crude is the biggest of the streams of oil supply that come from the North Sea, one of the world's oldest crude basins, and underpins the worldwide dated Brent benchmark price. That is nearly twice the decline of analysts' expectations for a drop of 3.8 million barrels. The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday had reported a drop of 7.4 million barrels, according to sources. Read More »

Employment total drops, but pay growth picks up

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The fall in jobs since May - the biggest quarterly drop in two years - is nearly all among full-time men. That was the strongest increase since the end of 2016 although the comparison was flattered by weak bonus payments previous year. This is especially important at this time of year, when many people take on temporary seasonal work'. Universal Credit is helping people get into work quicker, and ensuring they get more money in their pockets for every hour they work. Read More »

Salvation Army needs bell ringers, Angel Tree help

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Almost 280 families from Comanche and Stephens Counties will receive toys, clothing and more for their children. Over the next week the center says they need volunteers for two events. As soon as he gave it a try, he immediately knew that he would continue helping out and ringing that bell all season. Brian Hayes of Sherrills Ford said he happily volunteered for the effort. Read More »

'Sword of Damocles' lifted from HSBC as deal expires

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A consumer advocacy organization lamented the "travesty of justice" on Monday after HSBC said that it no longer had to worry about the possibility of criminal charges for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in drug cartel money and violating other federal laws since the bank's deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice expired. Read More »

Tyson Fury boxing licence could be reinstated in January

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The Board said: " Hughie Fury has no outstanding matters with the British Boxing Board of Control at this time". Rapping along to the tune of "Without Me" by Eminem, Fury posted a video as a "special message" to Hearn, while also blasting the BBBofC. Read More »

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS): Scrutinizing the Chart

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Regal Investment Advisors LLC now owns 24,168 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $535,000 after purchasing an additional 5,460 shares during the period. It is derived from the P/E - Price Earnings Ratio, in which the profit is replaced by cash flow. Slightly noticeable ratio of firm is current ratio, which is standing at 1.60. Read More »

US Consumer Prices Rose 0.4% in November

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Prices for final demand transportation and warehousing increased 0.6% in November after increasing 0.8% in October. The news comes as the Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates later on Wednesday, the third rate hike of the year, and gives ammunition to those anxious about the dangers of inflation. Read More »

Indiana State Trooper released from hospital after being shot in southern Indiana

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Kays became combative during the traffic stop, police said, eventually pulling a gun on Evans and then shooting him. Kays fled the scene, but the injured officer was able to pursue him for a short time before Kays was able to escape. State police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said Wednesday the bullet skimmed the top of Trooper Morgenn Evans' head and that he narrowly missed being killed. Kays was also transported to the same hospital, though the extent of his injuries is unknown. Read More »

Toshiba settles with Western Digital, clearing path for Bain-Apple acquisition

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The agreement also addresses concerns over protection of valuable patents and other intellectual property in the highly competitive field of flash memory products used in many high-tech products. The Japanese industrial conglomerate was eager to raise money after a March bankruptcy filing by its US nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co., left it with liabilities in excess of assets. Read More »

Target to buy Shipt, promises same-day delivery by end of 2019

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Target (tgt) is buying tech start-up Shipt in a bid to become a much more serious contender in the same-day delivery wars. The idea is to let customers order groceries and other goods online, and then have the items sent directly to their doors from nearby Target stores. Read More »

Passenger Charged Over $14000 For 5-Mile Ride — Uber Surge Pricing

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Instead, he was hit with a bill for $18,518 (in Canadian dollars), which is about $14,420 when converted to US dollars. "My first reaction was to just laugh, because I thought it was probably just an error but then about 20 minutes (later), when I was with my friend, I thought I should probably check my credit card to make sure everything was OK", he told Vice . Read More »