• Woman returns dead Christmas tree to Costco in January
Woman returns dead Christmas tree to Costco in January

An aghast Costco customer recounted the tale of another customer who he said returned her "dead" Christmas tree to the store for a full refund. It is not sure whether the original post was deleted by the user. The only items that have complicated or restricted return policies are electronics, diamonds, cigarettes and alcohol, products wit...

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  • Dropbox quietly files for IPO
Dropbox quietly files for IPO

Dropbox is reportedly in talks with several other banks that may join the fray as well. Much like how Spotify quietly filed for a public IPO, it looks like Dropbox is following the same route. The company is valued by private investors at United States dollars 10 billion, with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase set to lead the listing process.

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  • Tesco shares plunge despite Christmas sales growth
Tesco shares plunge despite Christmas sales growth

Alex Williamson, chief executive of House of Fraser , said: "We are a business in transition; our focus is on driving profitability rather than chasing revenue at any cost". The retailer also said that it head improved customer service by opening more tills and improving stock availability. Tesco , whose CEO is Dave Lewis, is the latest United ...

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  • Wal-Mart boosts starting pay to $11 an hour, offers bonuses
Wal-Mart boosts starting pay to $11 an hour, offers bonuses

On Twitter, Sam's Club responded to people's queries by saying, "After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've made a decision to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy". The retail industry is seeking to fill 711,000 open jobs, the highest on records dating to 2001, according to government data . "Gi...

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  • ISRO succeeds in 100th mission, launches 31 satellites in orbit
ISRO succeeds in 100th mission, launches 31 satellites in orbit

On its 42nd mission, ISRO's trusted workhorse "PSLV-C40" carried the weather observation "Cartosat-2" series satellite, which was successfully put in earth's orbit. On August 31 , India's mission to launch its backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 failed after a technical fault on the final leg following a ideal launch.

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  • Toyota and Mazda announce Alabama plant
Toyota and Mazda announce Alabama plant

Production is expected to begin by 2021. Trump tweeted in March he wanted "new plants to be built here for cars sold here". Details of an anticipated tax and incentive package for the investment were not yet known. In October, Toyota said it would scale back investment in a planned plant in Mexico by 30 percent to $700 million and cut planned a...

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  • Mike Pettine is Packers' Defensive Coordinator
Mike Pettine is Packers' Defensive Coordinator

Pettine had a top-10 defense in each of his five seasons as a coordinator, including first (2009), third (2010), fifth (2011) and eighth-place (2012) rankings with the Jets and a 10th-place showing with the Bills in 2013. Vic Fangio , the Bears' defensive coordinator the last three seasons, had been in the running. Prior to that, however, Pettine w...

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  • Carrie Gracie, BBC China editor, quits in protest at unequal pay
Carrie Gracie, BBC China editor, quits in protest at unequal pay

Management have reportedly advised staff in the meeting to enforce the BBC's impartiality existing guidelines in relation to the story. But she said did not have the information to enable her to say what needs to be done, criticising the BBC for being "a secretive organisation" on pay, which she added makes it hard for women to know whether the...

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  • Brooklyn Assemb. Pamela Harris indicted in fraud schemes
Brooklyn Assemb. Pamela Harris indicted in fraud schemes

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn announced an 11-count indictment against a Brooklyn assemblywoman on Tuesday, alleging a raft of fraud, witness tampering and other charges , just the latest allegation of corruption and bad behavior among legislators in Albany.

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  • Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates' net worth, becomes richest person ever
Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates' net worth, becomes richest person ever

Forbes also put Bezos at the head of the uber-rich class, but cited his net worth at $104.4 billion. Amazon's share price, and therefore Bezos' net worth, has jumped significantly since September. The Amazon CEO officially became the first member of the $100 billion club in November, as shares in the company rose significantly during a typical...

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  • NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'
NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'

Since Sunday night, Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans have been abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring Oval Office ambitions. Weeks after the election, Winfrey signaled that President Donald Trump's 2016 victory may have been her "aha moment". Raised in Nashville, Milwaukee and MS, she was raped as a 14-year-...

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  • Travis Kalanick, Uber Co-Founder, to Sell 29 Percent of His Stake
Travis Kalanick, Uber Co-Founder, to Sell 29 Percent of His Stake

Kalanick's sale is part of the multi-billion dollar deal Uber struck with investment companies SoftBank and Dragoneer. The investors agreed to pay $9bn (£6.6bn) for a 17pc stake in Uber comprising a mixture of new and existing shares.

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  • At Least Two People Injured in Explosion in Stockholm, Sweden
At Least Two People Injured in Explosion in Stockholm, Sweden

But police haven't confirmed the exact nature of the explosive device. The explosion occurred late on Sunday morning at the Varby Gard station, in Stockholm's south-west. Originally investigated as a murder, police now do not believe the couple was targeted. Local resident Milorad Jencic told AFP he was shocked as witnesses and onlookers gath...

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  • Passenger 'smearing feces' causes United Airlines flight to redirect
Passenger 'smearing feces' causes United Airlines flight to redirect

Staci Feger-Pellessier, the public affairs specialist and media representative for the Anchorage F.B.I. office, said officials were notified that "an unruly passenger had caused some kind of disturbance" on the plane. Holler, and was being taken to Providence Hospital for a mental health evaluation. The passenger, whose name was not released, was...

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  • Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Console of All Time
Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Console of All Time

The Switch sold 10 million units in only 9 months and it exceeded Nintendo's expectations by a lot. Nintendo recently updated their Nintendo Switch sales forecast this year predicting that the company will sell at least 20 million units by the end of their 2018 fiscal year.

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  • Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) Increases Dividend to $1.26 Per Share
Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) Increases Dividend to $1.26 Per Share

Alaska Permanent Capital Management owned approximately 0.15% of Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF worth $54,131,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 9,192 shares of the company's stock valued at $753,000 after acquiring an additional 1,548 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp now owns 175,621 shares of the...

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  • Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) VP Sells 17298 Shares of Stock
Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) VP Sells 17298 Shares of Stock

Bbt Capital Management Llc decreased Alphabet Inc stake by 1,500 shares to 10,000 valued at $9.59M in 2017Q3. It has outperformed by 8.84% the S&P500. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp invested in 0.02% or 16,000 shares. Also, VP Rodney P. Nichols sold 6,374 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th.

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  • Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips
Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips

Although hackers will find it harder to take advantage of Spectre , it is also more challenging for computer manufacturers to ward off, the researchers said. The good news is that some patches have already rolled out, but the bad news is that because so many companies are involved-from chip manufacturers to PC makers to operating system companies-...

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  • 'Captain Marvel' adds 'She's Gotta Have It' star DeWanda Wise
'Captain Marvel' adds 'She's Gotta Have It' star DeWanda Wise

What we also know is that Captain Marvel's origin is different from the comics, but by how much remains to be seen. Is Dewanda Wise Monica Rambeau , or are fans jumping the gun? Captain Marvel is a Marvel Cinematic Universe prequel of sorts, taking place in the 1990s .

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  • Eurozone services activity strongest in almost seven years
Eurozone services activity strongest in almost seven years

A reading above 50 indicates growth. Therefore, the latest reading hinted at a moderate growth of overall construction output at the end of 2017. The survey of business activity showed the 17th consecutive month of growth in the services sector, which accounts for nearly 80 per cent of annual output from the economy.

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