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Starbucks to spend $250 million on worker benefits after tax cut

Starbucks to spend $250 million on worker benefits after tax cut Starbucks now is altering its store-level policy so fathers whose partners give birth also get six weeks with 100 percent pay. "Just as we have always felt strongly that our partners are key to our business success, we have also known offering a valuable, comprehensive benefits package helps us retain our valuable partners", Johnson added. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho keen on signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal

Jose Mourinho keen on signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal Asked whether both Mkhitaryan and Ozil can fit into the same team, Wenger said: 'They can play together of course'. What he admires is his leadership on the field, as well as being a player who can change the game at any time. Robin van Persie credits Arsene Wenger for his footballing success and hopes the French manager can survive the club's now tumultuous period. "I recommended him since ... [Full Article...]

USA airline shares sink after United spurs price war fears

USA airline shares sink after United spurs price war fears The institutional investor held 686,708 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.37M, down from 694,744 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puration, Inc. (OTC:PURA) reported that it aims to return to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Annual Arnold Sports Festival for a second consecutive year. The rating was initiated by Argus Research on Thursday, October 8 with "B... [Full Article...]

European Union hits Qualcomm with €1 billion fine for Apple deal

European Union hits Qualcomm with €1 billion fine for Apple deal EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said that by striking the agreement with Apple in 2011, Qualcomm had "abused its market dominance" to unfairly shut out rival chipmakers such as Intel Corp, thus denying choice to consumers. [Full Article...]

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) To Release Earnings

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) To Release Earnings Also, the current price highlights a discount of 29.82% to analysts' high consensus price target. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by Barclays Capital. On 12/18/2017 Arthur R Block, EVP, sold 5,630 with an average share price of $39.89 per share and the total transaction amounting to $224,580.70. Btim owns 2.26 million shares... [Full Article...]

Burger King tries to explain net neutrality with fast food

Burger King tries to explain net neutrality with fast food Although the underlying principle - all internet traffic should be treated equally - is short and sweet, how that principle is applied, and why net neutrality is important, is something that's eluded thousands of column inches and millions of YouTube explainers. [Full Article...]

Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle

Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle Gillett says this will give Chronicle two big advantages: first, Gillett says, Chronicle "should be able to help teams search and retrieve useful information and run analysis in minutes, rather than the hours or days it now takes". Bernardo Quintero, who built VirusTotal and sold it to Google in 2012, is also part of Chronicle. The business is said to be "inspired by Google's own security tech... [Full Article...]

Tandy hoping third time is the charm at PyeongChang Winter Games

Tandy hoping third time is the charm at PyeongChang Winter Games This appears to take a more sinister tone regarding North Korea's use of the Olympics for domestic propaganda. Despite increased tension and growing hostility in the region, an agreement has been reached in respect of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea . [Full Article...]

Treasury targets North Korea again, sanctions illicit Chinese and Russian actors

Mnuchin added that the United States is also targeting "illicit actors" in China, Russia and elsewhere due to their purported links to North Korea's overseas financial networks. Analysts said China was unlikely to heed the United States expulsion call, especially with tensions easing on the Korean peninsula following Pyongyang's decision to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next mo... [Full Article...]

Feinstein, Schiff to Twitter, Facebook: Find Russian Bots Pushing #ReleaseTheMemo

Feinstein, Schiff to Twitter, Facebook: Find Russian Bots Pushing #ReleaseTheMemo The viral social media hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, which demands that Congress release a document outlining alleged abuses by the US intelligence community, appears to be entirely homegrown and not influenced by Russian bots, as top Democrats have charged . [Full Article...]

Hawaii Governor Couldn't Remember His Twitter Password During Fake Missile Alert Crisis

Hawaii Governor Couldn't Remember His Twitter Password During Fake Missile Alert Crisis Unfortunately, the message about the alert being false wasn't sent out for another 38 minutes because of the forgotten password. From there, word was quickly getting around that the alert was false. Hawaii Emergency Management did not post an official correction until 8:43 a.m., almost an hour after the initial alert, Hawaii News Now reports . [Full Article...]

Haqqani militants killed in USA drone strike in NW Pakistan

Haqqani militants killed in USA drone strike in NW Pakistan Three people have been killed in northwestern Pakistan after a house was struck by two missiles fired by a USA drone, Pakistani security officials and sources say. Earlier Dawn News reported that twin drone strikes were conducted in North Waziristan agency by the United States , targeting a Haqqani Network hideout which resulted in death of three persons including Haqqani Network Commander E... [Full Article...]

Indianapolis Airport Sets Passenger Record During 2017

Indianapolis Airport Sets Passenger Record During 2017 Vassiliadis, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation. Passenger traffic at Hamilton's airport jumped 80 per cent a year ago. Spokane Airport Board Chair Nancy Vorhees, stated, "The new record of over 3.55 million travelers utilizing Spokane International Airport was achieved through the investment by American, Southwest, and United Airlines in new nonstop service launched to San Di... [Full Article...]

Bank of America eliminates no-fee checking account

Bank of America eliminates no-fee checking account Many have left comments on the petition , threatening to boycott the bank as a result of the change. The bank started its e-banking in 2010 and stopped creating new e-banking accounts in 2013. The Charlotte-based bank says it hasn't offered the account for almost five years. During a conference call with Wall Street analysts last week, Paul Donofrio, Bank of America's chief financial office... [Full Article...]

Oil prices hit $65 for first time in years

Oil prices hit $65 for first time in years He added that with Saudi and Iranian production likely to remain steady throughout the year, it was hard to see an increase in supply that would undermine the rally. Merrill also raised its outlook for USA crude to $60 a barrel from $52. Signs of a possible gain in US crude stockpiles have put the brakes on oil's rally. [Full Article...]

One killed, 12 injured as avalanche engulfs at Japan resort

One killed, 12 injured as avalanche engulfs at Japan resort Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, located in Japan's central Gunma Prefecture , erupted at around 10am local time, according to reports from the Japanese Meteorological Agency. Among the injured were five SDF personnel, said a spokesman for the forces. The eruption occurred in an area considered less at threat from volcanic activity, and officials were caught off guard , agency official Makoto Saito to... [Full Article...]

California parents at center of disturbing captivity case have ties to Virginia

California parents at center of disturbing captivity case have ties to Virginia The children were reared on the graveyard shift, with the family staying up all night and going to bed shortly before dawn, Hestrin said . The 13 siblings found inside the Turpin home range from ages 2 to 29. The 17-year-old victim who alerted authorities had been working on the escape plan for two years. She had reportedly been planning to escape for two years. [Full Article...]

Tufton Capital Management Acquires 3505 Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Bernstein. It has underperformed by 7.39% the S&P500. GREENWOODS ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD also announced decreased position in TAL Education Group (TAL) during the quarter. (NASDAQ:SPLK) for 11,289 shares. Peloton Wealth Strategists has invested 2.09% in Facebook, Inc. [Full Article...]

Pratt Collard Advisory Partners LLC Buys Shares of 3387 NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Pratt Collard Advisory Partners LLC Buys Shares of 3387 NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) It has outperformed by 11.16% the S&P500. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 26,104 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,144,315.28. Cim Ltd Liability Corp reported 3,271 shares or 0.24% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0% in Francesca's Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FRAN) or 33,735 shares. [Full Article...]

Tesla won't pay Elon Musk unless …

Tesla won't pay Elon Musk unless … California-based Tesla revealed the scheme in a regulatory filing that also notes that the billionaire will not receive any guaranteed pay of any kind: no salary, no cash payouts or shares that vest as time rolls on. With each tranche, Musk will vest in stock options equal to 1% of the company's outstanding shares - now about 1.69 million shares. If none of the 12 milestones are achieved, Musk... [Full Article...]


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