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Verizon could close its Yahoo acquisition with a $250 million discount

Verizon could close its Yahoo acquisition with a $250 million discount The expected price cut comes after Yahoo issued two disclosures about massive user-data breaches a year ago - after Verizon had clinched the takeover deal. As reported by The Register , many Yahoo! customers were affected by this incident because hackers are swiping personal information and hashed passwords. [Full Article...]

Governor Rauner to deliver third budget address

Governor Rauner to deliver third budget address Bruce Rauner called for $32.7 billion in revenues versus $37.3 billion in total spending for fiscal year 2018. A key bill to ease Illinois' $130 billion unfunded pension crisis was rejected by the Senate this month. In a statement Wednesday, Barickman said the governor's budget plan offers lawmakers guidance on what he would be willing to sign into law. "That is a huge issue for them", Rep. [Full Article...]

United States customs detains Mexican man despite valid permit to live and work

United States customs detains Mexican man despite valid permit to live and work Ramirez was brought to the United States from Mexico in about 2001 at about age 7, according to the lawsuit . "If there's any remaining doubt that the Trump administration has declared open season on all immigrants, including DACA recipients, look no further than this case", said Greisa Martinez, advocacy director for the immigrant rights group United We Dream. [Full Article...]

American Airlines jet strikes deer during takeoff, forcing emergency landing

American Airlines jet strikes deer during takeoff, forcing emergency landing As wild as a plane hitting a deer sounds, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport has dealt with similar situations in the past. The plane was bound for Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Mississippi. The plane was then towed away for inspection. A new aircraft was being brought to take the 44 passengers to their destination. On Wednesday, a plane departing from a North Carolina airport ... [Full Article...]

United States bridges structurally deficient; 900 in Texas

United States bridges structurally deficient; 900 in Texas They also tend to be much older - the average age of a deficient bridge is 67 years old, compared to 39 years for non-deficient bridges. The chief economist for the ARBTA said the nation's highway system is "woefully underperforming". " Structurally deficient does not mean unsafe". Pennsylvania landed the number two spot with 4,506 structurally deficient bridges, or 19.8 percent of their tota... [Full Article...]

Boeing Workers Vote Against Union Representation

Boeing Workers Vote Against Union Representation Dreamliner parts made in Wichita by Spirit are flown to Boeing's facility in SC and to the other 787 line for the -9 and -8 models in Everett, Wash., on the specialized cargo aircraft known as the Dreamlifter. Boeing celebrated the results, noting that the vote was decided days before the planned February 17 roll-out of its first completed 787-10 Dreamliner. [Full Article...]