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IRS paid $20 million to collect $6.7 million in tax debts

According to the plea agreement, John's motive was to build and maintain a reputation for getting large refunds to increase his client base, which would generate more fees. The IRS has estimated it will need some $495 million in the next two fiscal y...

Kodak stock soar after KodakCoin announcement

The AP reports shares of Eastman Kodak Co . more than doubled to close at $6.80 Tuesday. The Rochester-based company announced Tuesday that it's launching its own digital licensing and cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Kodak, whose name was onc...

Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion joint plant in Alabama

After their announced manufacturing partnership in the US last August, Toyota Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. decided on the site of their $1.6 billion joint production plant. They also announced small capital tie-ups, with Toyota gaining 5.05 perc...

LG Electronics turns operating profit in Q4

For the October-December period of a year ago, the estimated operating profit of the Korean company is at 366.8 billion won, which is about $343 million. Preliminary revenue for the December quarter advanced 23.8 percent over the year to 66 trillion ...

Watch The Trailer For Rose McGowan's New Docuseries About Life After #MeToo

Cape Town - In the span of ten days, artist/activist Rose McGowan was arrested, met with former President Barack Obama, and became one of TIME Magazine's "People of the Year", all while navigating the minefield of those trying to silence her.

Volkswagen, Uber to deploy Nvidia's technology for self driving

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang announced the new platforms during his Sunday night keynote address at CES. The technology will enable intelligent co-pilot capabilities based on processing sensor data, both inside and outside the vehicle.

Jaguars, Bortles struggle, but get past Bills in AFC wild card

The Jaguars rank first in the league with 141.4 rushing yards per game, while the Bills rank sixth with 126.1 rushing yards per game. Bortles scrambled twice for first downs to get within field goal range for Josh Lambo, who connected from 44 yards w...

Maxim Group Raises Express Scripts (ESRX) Price Target to $87.00

Veritas Asset Management LLP now owns 8,652,910 shares of the company's stock worth $547,902,000 after purchasing an additional 460,338 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant LP Ca has 0.03% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Kenmare Pt...

World's Most Expensive Vodka Stolen

Bar owner Brian Ingberg said the bottle was still valued at the same hefty price even if it may have been slightly damaged. In a headline-making incident, the "world's most expensive" vodka bottle, approx. "Unfortunately, it's empty. It is one of...

Tech companies work to patch major computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre

Intel was rocked this week after Google engineers discovered two major security flaws in the way the company's chips operate. Because of this distinction, Williams said during a SANS webcast that the primary use of Meltdown appeared to be for...

DeWanda Wise joins Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel will open a little over a year from now, on March 8th, 2019. Wise is playing Monica Rambeau , the third character (in Marvel Comics, we're not talking about the fella who says "Shazam" over at DC) to hold the name? Marvel previousl...

India's GDP growth to accelerate in next 2 fiscals

GDP at current prices - the big macroeconomic number that serves as the foundation for the budget math - is expected to attain a level of Rs 166.28 lakh crore, reflecting a 9.5 per cent growth over the previous year. This may affect the fiscal defici...

Iceland Legally Requiring Businesses To Pay Men, Women Equally

The law, which was passed previous year and went into effect on Monday, is believed to be the first of its kind in the world and covers both the private and public sectors. Despite the fact that women entered the workforce in large numbers in the lat...

Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage

The United Airlines website indicated that Flight 895 was diverted to Anchorage, and the departure to Hong Kong was cancelled due to "operational difficulties". "We provided hotel accommodations for our customers and are working to get them to th...

US Job Growth Falls Well Short Of Estimates In December

By December 2017, it dropped to 6.8 percent. After reporting a bigger than expected jump in employment in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing employment in the USA increased by much less than anticipated in ...

Sears to Close An Additional 100+ Stores

Sears had previously unveiled an effort to close unprofitable stores and "right size" store footprints. The majority of the jobs are part-time positions, Sears said. When asked about when the Sears space will be razed and new construction will sprout...

Senate Leader de León Announces Legislation to Protect Net Neutrality in California

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai abruptly cancelled his appearance at next week's CES trade show due to death threats, Recode reports , citing two unnamed sources at the agency. Recently, Pai was forced to cut his speech o...

Apple: Mac And iOS Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

APPLE has admitted that all of its Macs, iPhones and iPads are affected by the two newly-discovered major chip security flaws that are said to impact all Intel CPUs of the last ten years. There is no evidence that the flaws - which affect comput...

'Damaging gusts': Met Eireann issues status orange wind alert for Limerick

The Status Orange warning is valid from 5pm Tuesday, January 2 to 10pm Tuesday, January 2. Exposed areas are set to suffer the worst conditions as Eleanor hits Northern Ireland before crossing to the western coast of northern England and Scotland.

Atletico Madrid officially unveil Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid defeated Al Ahly 3-2 at a friendly game on Saturday night at Borg El Arab stadium in front of 70,000 Egyptian fans who attended to send a message of peace to the whole world. Costa, who left Atletico for Chelsea in 2014, scored 59 goa...

Oil prices stay high

Diesel futures closed at the highest level in more than two years on Friday, up 1.1% at $2.0755 a gallon. USA stockpiles declined for the sixth consecutive week last week, according to EIA data. A Reuters monthly poll showed analysts expect Brent c...

Florida minimum wage set to rise Monday

Fast-food employees in the rest of the state will get a $1 raise, from $10.75 to $11.75 an hour. Each year, the wage is to increase with a rate of inflation. The minimum wage rule also applies to local chains that operate at least 30 locations in N...

New Year Eve celebrations

New year celebrations have started around the world. SkyCity spokesman Brad Burnett said the Sky Tower fireworks display is an important focal point for the city's celebrations. People gathered at shrines to pray for peace as Japan prepares for the...

Most Recent Analysts Ratings Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc

Analysts await Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . (NASDAQ:FOX) has declined 4.35% since December 30, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.05% the S&P500. Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Underpriced by 104 .84% . (NASDAQ:FOLD) shares with va...

Congo security forces fatally shoot 2 amid violent anti-govt protests

The UN says dozens of people have been killed during anti-government protests over the past year. Despite appeals notably from the United Nations to respect people's right to protest, troops fired tear gas into churches and bullets in the air to br...

Deputies 'injured' after being called to suburban Denver incident

About 5:15 a.m., deputies responded to the Copper Canyon Apartments complex at 3404 E. County Line Road in Highlands Ranch, between Colorado and University boulevards. Immediately after the five officers entered the apartment, the suspect, who was ...

Undertaking Stock-:- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG)

Among analysts who offered their Analysis on Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG )-4 analysts issued Buy for the stock, 16 analysts gave Outperform rating, 9 think it's a Hold, 0 issued Underperform, while 0 analyst gave a Sell rating. It is negative, ...

Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits

Apple said the reason for implementing the new policy for Cook is due to "interests of security and efficiency based on our global profile" and Cook's high profile as chief executive. Cook's personal security costs also totalled US$224,216, ($316...

More Rollovers: Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total almost $700M

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since October 17 and has rolled 21 times. The $306 million jackpot is already the 13th largest in Mega Millions history. The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015. At 1-in-88 quadrillion, th...

Rides on RTD buses, trains to be free on New Year's Eve

The company, which stands as the largest Missouri-owned distributor of premium spirits, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, is giving away a total of 1,000 free rides to partiers in Missouri on New Year's Eve. Partygoers can ride Brampton Transit fo...

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McDonald’s switching to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

The roll out, which is set to begin in September, will apply to its 1,361 restaurants across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Friday's announcement is apparently a reaction to ...

McDonald's to replace plastic straws in all United Kingdom restaurants

Several companies around the world have opted out of single-use plastic products in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic being thrown out and ending up in landfills or oceans....

Ride-sharing Giant Didi Chuxing Goes to Australia

According to a Didi Chuxing spokesperson: 'What I can say is that Melbourne drivers are continuing to respond exceptionally well to the product we are offering.in fact, almost 100...

European Central Bank announces end of bond buys, sees rates stable until summer 2019

The S&P 500 has edged up and the Nasdaq has reached another record closing high after the European Central Bank said it would avoid raising interest rates until mid-2019, and...

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

China said it wants to place new duties on items such as farm products, autos and seafood starting on July 6. The remainder of the $50 billion is still to be decided. "The mental...

Rolls Royce confirms plans to cut 4600 jobs

The Derby based company, whose engines are used in Airbus and Boeing aircraft, said the latest cuts would produce annual savings of £400 million. A Rolls-Royce engine is pictured...

Manchester's N Brown is to consult on closing 20 High Street stores

A spokesman for N Brown said the tough retail climate accelerated the decision, but added the move was part of the firm's strategy to become a purely online retailer. The good news...

Can Donald Trump Lower Gas Prices? President Lashes Out at OPEC

Longer term, the market could tighten as demand increases if OPEC fails to cover supply shortfalls , the International Energy Agency said. The two nations want to put pressure...

Trump tariffs against China; Spain suffering from tariffs

The US is bring the world's leading economic powers ever closer to a protectionist trade war as the Trump administration prepares to announce a new list of products from China ...

One officer killed, another critically injured at Kansas City courthouse

A third person, the suspect, was also shot. Authorities say they are not searching for any other suspects at this time . The investigation into the shooting is continuing. The Ass...

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Billions in new tariffs signal start of US-China 'trade war'

Billions in new tariffs signal start of US-China 'trade war'

The U.S. tariffs are a response to China's aggressive attempts to challenge U.S. technological dominance, including outright theft of trade secrets and forcing U.S. The immediate...

Criminal charges filed against Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

Criminal charges filed against Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

Attorney Alex G. Tse, who won the indictment from a grand jury in the Northern District of California. The charges against Holmes, 34, and Ramesh " Sunny " Balwani, 53, were an...

Elon Musk's Boring Company Wins Bid to Build Transit System for Chicago

Elon Musk's Boring Company Wins Bid to Build Transit System for Chicago

Exact project costs and construction timelines will be negotiated with the contract. The mayor's office said the project would be funded entirely by Musk's company, with no tax...

SEC announces cryptocurrency ether is not a security

SEC announces cryptocurrency ether is not a security

Ether investors got a reprieve Thursday when a top USA regulator said transactions involving the token aren't subject to federal securities rules, ending months of speculation t...

American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights due to technical issue

American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights due to technical issue

American Airlines has not said what caused the issue. American, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been moving passengers to flights on its main jet operations or other reg...

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks recall over Salmonella risk

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks recall over Salmonella risk

There have been no deaths reported so far. The CDC said that the majority of the outbreaks have taken place in California, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. No other Ke...

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion of China imports

Trump announces tariffs on $50 billion of China imports

The White House has said that Xi's response is encouraging but that the USA would not relent in proposed tariffs until the Trump administration sees "concrete actions from Chi...

McDonald's to test alternatives to plastic straws in US

McDonald's has revealed it will replace plastic straws with paper ones at its United Kingdom and Ireland restaurants. British officials will launch later this year a public cons...

No 2-bedroom rentals anywhere on minimum wage

No 2-bedroom rentals anywhere on minimum wage

New Orleans residents need on average to earn at least $19.15 per hour to rent a two-bedroom apartment in the city and live comfortably, a report out Wednesday shows - about 61 c...