• 5 reasons it's OK to hate New Year's Eve
5 reasons it's OK to hate New Year's Eve

The celebrations of New Year generally go on past midnight into January 1. As a part of the "Safe New Year" program, the first 20 people who email their ride receipt and a copy of their drivers' license to the firm are eligible to get reimbursed for their ride.

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  • French Workers Win Right to Ignore Work Emails at Home
French Workers Win Right to Ignore Work Emails at Home

The measure is meant to tackle the so-called "always-on" work culture that has led to a surge in usually unpaid overtime - while also giving employees flexibility to work outside the office. France has a working week of 35 hours, in place since 2000. According to AFP, several large companies including Areva and Axa have already limited out-of-ho...

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  • Coalition Strike Results in Possible Civilian Casualties
Coalition Strike Results in Possible Civilian Casualties

The fighting in the Quds neighborhood came a day after Iraqi forces broke a two-week lull in fighting to stage a multi-pronged offensive in eastern Mosul east of the Tigris River. "We took her in with open arms and were able to get some information from her about the neighbourhood, which proved useful during our attack and advance on the Quds neigh...

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  • Wall St ends solid 2016 on dour note
Wall St ends solid 2016 on dour note

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.1 per cent to 2,252.54, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.1 per cent to 5,442.35. Around noon Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) dropped almost 43 points, or 0.22 percent, the S&P 500 ( GSPC ) fell 5 points, or just over 0.22 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) plu...

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  • Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)
Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Shares of graphics chipmaker Nvidia Corp. fell the most in nearly month after an investment newsletter run by activist short seller Andrew Left said the stock "belongs at $90". Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 26% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.3 percent. NVIDIA Corporation's revenue was up 53.6% compared to the same quarter previous year...

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  • India, Singapore sign revised DTAA; arrangement on identical pattern as Mauritius
India, Singapore sign revised DTAA; arrangement on identical pattern as Mauritius

During the two-year transition period between 2017 to 2019, capital gains tax will be imposed at 50 per cent of the prevailing domestic rate on shares, subject to the limitation of benefits (LOB) article. While gains on sale of shares held for less than 12 months are treated as short-term capital gains and attract a 15 per cent short-term capital g...

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  • Sia Seemingly Blasts Azealia Banks for Sacrificing Animals
Sia Seemingly Blasts Azealia Banks for Sacrificing Animals

She starts out showing herself wearing goggles talking about the "amount of crap" she is about to clean up. According to Banks, the shocking scene is the result of "three years worth of brujería", referring to the Spanish word for witchcraft.

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  • Japanese Welcome Their PM's Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor
Japanese Welcome Their PM's Historic Visit to Pearl Harbor

Meanwhile, a visit made by one of Abe's ministers to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo that honours Japanese people who died during recent wars overshadowed Abe's visit. Kishida made a courtesy call to Duterte in Davao on August 11 and announced Japan's offer of a $2.4 billion loan package to build a new railway in the Philippines aimed at easing Manila's n...

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  • Critical part of remonetisation is now behind us: FM Jaitley
Critical part of remonetisation is now behind us: FM Jaitley

With only a day left for the 30 December deadline - which marks 50 days of demonetisation - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed a press conference and appreciated the fact that no unrest has been reported post the note ban. He said that as on December 19, the net increase in income tax was 14.4% and, after adjusting for large refunds, the net i...

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  • Dow Pushes To Breach The 20000 Level
Dow Pushes To Breach The 20000 Level

The company said the problem only affects some sizes of its AFX Endovascular AAA system and that no clinical problems have been reported. Meanwhile, oil prices were mixed after data released by the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday showed USA crude stocks increased by 4.2m barrels in the week to 23 December, versus expectations of a 2.1m ...

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  • Takata nears $1 billion USA settlement on deadly air bag inflators
Takata nears $1 billion USA settlement on deadly air bag inflators

Japanese airbag maker Takata is expected to settle a USA criminal probe over defective airbags next year with the likely cost to be in the region of $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal . Officials want Takata to recognize its wrongdoing and pay a financial penalty that could exceed $1 billion, one source said. While the Japanese c...

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  • 3 teens arrested after disturbance at Arizona Mills Mall
3 teens arrested after disturbance at Arizona Mills Mall

Four people were arrested. Security attempted to prevent the kids from getting into the mall, but police said at some point the teens entered in the mall. He tried to leave the scene but was arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct. As police were attempting to take the 14 year old out of the mall in the initial ...

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  • CEO showers 800 employees with lavish Caribbean cruise
CEO showers 800 employees with lavish Caribbean cruise

Bertch, cofounder and president of Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing, told the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier that he challenged his employees to hit certain target goals and dangled the cruise in front of them as the ultimate carrot. "Now that things are ticking upwards, there is a lot of relief, optimism for the future, and just general excitement tha...

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  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni V
India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni V

The test was carried out off Dr. Abdul Kalam Island in the Indian state of Odisha. The Agni-5 missile, which means "Fire" in Sanskrit, was sacked off from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast and is India's most potent long-range nuclear capable weapon.

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  • Three Chinese Charged For Hacking US Law Firms
Three Chinese Charged For Hacking US Law Firms

Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, said the case should serve as a "wake-up call for law firms around the world". According to SFGate , Ian Hong, Bo Zheng and Hung Chin were accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US attorney's office for the Southern District of NY for illegal profits from stock ...

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  • Holiday travel, OPEC agreement leads to rise in gas prices
Holiday travel, OPEC agreement leads to rise in gas prices

It is true that the OPEC-non OPEC deal has made investors bullish again, but the timing of these production cuts are also important for the markets. OPEC and several major non-OPEC producers led by Russian Federation agreed to reduce output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day.

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  • Why? Tricia McCauley missing actress found dead in vehicle. Suspect arrested
Why? Tricia McCauley missing actress found dead in vehicle. Suspect arrested

Before her body was found, her brother, Brian , posted about the police search inside her apartment and said everything looked "fine". According to CBS News , interim D.C. area in a different profession - as a yoga instructor. Her first role with the Washington Stage Guild was Anna in "Anna Karenina" in 1997, Largess said.

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  • Romanian SocDem leader considers suspending President for rejecting his PM proposal
Romanian SocDem leader considers suspending President for rejecting his PM proposal

Dragnea said he was surprised by the President's decision and that neither he nor his fellow coalition members could find any constitutional reason for the President's refusal to accept Shhaideh. Dragnea acknowledged that he was deliberately nominating an ally to the role: "I am sending a strong message to all Romanians, through this proposal, that...

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  • Daesh 'summarily executed' 13 Iraqi civilians - HRW
Daesh 'summarily executed' 13 Iraqi civilians - HRW

They are being supported by U.S-coalition airpower. 'So we'll move forward with them, but we're not the ones that make contact'. Although the USA -allied troops are projected to eventually fully liberate the city, due to the widespread damage to the city's infrastructure, an ongoing humanitarian crisis will continue even if allied troops do emerge ...

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  • Amazon shoppers bought more Alexa devices than ever in record holiday season
Amazon shoppers bought more Alexa devices than ever in record holiday season

Amazon shipped more than 1 billion items through its Amazon Prime membership program this holiday season, setting a company record and underscoring how powerful the e-tail juggernaut has become in the retail sector. Amazon says all of the devices enabled with Alexa, including the Fire tablet and Fire TV Stick, were best-sellers. December 23, the...

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