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Rafa Benitez sure he can tempt players to join Newcastle

Rafa Benitez sure he can tempt players to join Newcastle However, Staveley's PCP Capital Partners could come to an agreement over January funding while the Premier League ratifies a change in ownership - if a deal is agreed this month. The main thing for me is to be sure that the team continue working like today. "We need to carry on with the good performances, stay strong at the back and not concede". [Full Article...]

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State

NY woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State While she was transferring money to the terrorist group overseas, authorities claimed, Shahnaz had "accessed ISIS propaganda, violent jihad-related websites and message boards, and social media and messaging pages of known ISIS recruiters, facilitators and financiers". [Full Article...]

CBOE and CME Group Rumoured to Be Mulling Ethereum and Litecoin Futures

CBOE and CME Group Rumoured to Be Mulling Ethereum and Litecoin Futures No circuit breakers were activated during Monday trading, according to CBOE . Image source: CBOE delayed quotes dashboard as of 3:53 PM. As of early afternoon trading in NY, 3,951 one-month contracts had changed hands, meaning around $73.1 million had been notionally traded. [Full Article...]

Gold prices hold near 5-month low

Gold prices hold near 5-month low The Fed has increased rates twice in 2017 and is still expected to push through three more hikes next year. In other metals trading, ticked up 5.7 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.72 a troy ounce, after hitting the lowest since mid-July in the prior session. [Full Article...]

Mobile Layer3 TV Acquisition Sends Down Comcast, Cable Stocks

Mobile Layer3 TV Acquisition Sends Down Comcast, Cable Stocks He also said the new service, a combination of streaming TV and online video, will fix "pain points" such as multiyear contracts, high bills, bad customer service or slow technology and bring "real choice" to customers. Layer3's TV packages now start at $75 per month. The move gives T-Mobile a video strategy that can match larger rivals, including Verizon and AT&T, who have extensive pay-TV hol... [Full Article...]

Ryanair's Dublin pilots to strike pre-Christmas

Ryanair's Dublin pilots to strike pre-Christmas Ryanair pilots want to replace what is known as employee representative councils with a collective bargaining system that would, in turn, take responsibility for all negotiations with the company right across Europe . Ashley Connolly, a union official, said: "Management's failed negotiating model has let down shareholders and tens of thousands of passengers whose flights were cancelled this year ... [Full Article...]

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah hit with terrorism charges

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah hit with terrorism charges The suspect, Akayed Ullah, and three other people were injured. He said Ullah arrived in Bangladesh on September 8 and returned to NY on October 22. A federal law enforcement official told The Times that Ullah was "self-radicalized" after coming to the U.S. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Ullah told investigators he was inspired by recent calls by the Islamic State to com... [Full Article...]

Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback

Protesters rally against net neutrality regulation rollback Protestors targeted Verizon stores because Ajit Pai , the current chairman of the FCC, previously served as associate general counsel at Verizon, which has been a longtime opponent of net neutrality. "The loss of net neutrality will disadvantage small businesses and startups, because in order to flourish, they need access to their customers, and if they are in the "slow" lane, they're not going t... [Full Article...]

Big Gasoline Build Offset Crude Drawdown

According to the source, the price for January Futures WTI oil increased by 0,19%, totalling to $57,58 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Among the heating fuels, January heating oil settled at $1.861 a gallon, down 2.8%. Domestic refineries operated at 93.8% of operable capacity last week, up from 92.6% a week earlier, the EIA data showed. [Full Article...]

Shares in Poundland, Benson for Beds and Harveys owner crash

Shares in Poundland, Benson for Beds and Harveys owner crash The chief executive's resignation will take effect immediately showing how serious it is. Jooste has been replaced by the chairman Christo Wiese, who will work as executive chairman on an interim basis. The claims were that the company inflated revenues. Steinhoff's board said that, in consultation with its statutory auditors, it had appointed PwC to launch an independent investigation. [Full Article...]

YouTube to Expand Teams Reviewing Extremist Content

YouTube to Expand Teams Reviewing Extremist Content She said advances in machine learning meant Youtube could take down almost 70 per cent of violent extremist content within eight hours of it being uploaded and almost half of it within two hours. There was also a conspiracy-theory video that came up in a YouTube search a day after the October Las Vegas shooting that killed dozens. It is now trying to do the same with clips that portray hate sp... [Full Article...]

Apple will begin paying Ireland €13 billion in back taxes

Apple will begin paying Ireland €13 billion in back taxes Like other firms, Apple made use of Ireland to help reduce its tax bills, and this is something that the European Commission took exception to . Not just Apple, Amazon was also ordered to repay $293 million in back taxes after the European Commission said it had been given an unfair tax deal in Luxembourg. [Full Article...]

CBOE to launch bitcoin futures trading Sunday

CBOE to launch bitcoin futures trading Sunday CME, which owns various derivative trading platforms such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, said in a statement on Friday that there will be risk-management measures in place as bitcoin is a "new, uncharted market". According to the official release, CME Group has self-certified the initial listing of its Bitcoin futures contract, which will be listed on and subject to the rules of CME. [Full Article...]

Who is Salil S Parekh?

Who is Salil S Parekh? Commenting on the appointment of Salil S Parekh , Nandan Nilekani , chairman of the Infosys board, said, "We are delighted to have Salil joining as the CEO & MD of Infosys ". The Committee, chaired by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, took two months to find a replacement for the previous Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka . A major one would involve maintaining peace between the founders and the management, t... [Full Article...]

No worries Flynn is cooperating with special investigation

No worries Flynn is cooperating with special investigation Flynn was dismissed as national security adviser after it emerged he had lied about the conversations to Vice President Mike Pence . "There's s been absolutely no collusion, so we're very happy". During his testimony to Congress in June, Comey said Trump asked him in February to drop the FBI investigation into Flynn centering on his calls with Kislyak during the transition. [Full Article...]

Giants boss McAdoo: No regrets about Eli Manning benching

Giants boss McAdoo: No regrets about Eli Manning benching Although there is no uneasiness at the moment with his standing within the organization, things could certainly pick up over once the 2017 season ends. "I think we're all surprised and disappointed, and I don't think they handled it very well", Strahan said during an interview with NFL Network on Thursday. [Full Article...]

German Christmas market evacuated after suspicious package found

German Christmas market evacuated after suspicious package found Potsdam police said it was too soon who may have been responsible. Earlier, officers said special forces were examining the object, which was described by the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten newspaper as a package measuring 40cm (15.75in) by 50cm that had been delivered to a pharmacy near the market. [Full Article...]

I may have to drop out: Graduate students take on tax bill

I may have to drop out: Graduate students take on tax bill The House version of the tax bill, passed this month, would repeal a decades-old provision that has shielded graduate tuition from taxation, potentially increasing student tax bills by as much as $10,000 a year. "Without us, the university would grind to a halt", Kohn said during the protest. The students have claimed that no university representative has yet come for negotiations. [Full Article...]

American Airlines glitch means no Xmas pilots

American Airlines glitch means no Xmas pilots Thousands of pilots were able to schedule breaks December 17-31, leaving flights scheduled to depart from American's most bustling hubs pilotless, including airports in New York City, Miami, Dallas and Chicago. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the APA, said: 'Basically there's a crisis at American for manning the cockpits'. And while the number of affected flights represent a relatively small per... [Full Article...]

UK Government backs clean growth in new Industrial Strategy plans

UK Government backs clean growth in new Industrial Strategy plans Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "The way we earn and live our lives as workers, citizens and consumers is being transformed by new technologies". "The strategy unveiled today reflects this engagement, with a new and unique partnership between government, academia and industry, supported by policies that are committed to making the United Kingdom economy more productive and giving it a compet... [Full Article...]


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