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Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2017 Pay Jumped 47%, to $12.8 Million Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2017 Pay Jumped 47%, to $12.8 Million
- December 30, 2017

This news was followed by a report that stated that starting now, he will be using private jets for business and personal travel over security concerns. The statement also revealed that Cook would be required to use private flights for business and personal travel. Since Cook took over from Steve Jobs in 2011, the company's share price has risen more than 200 per cent and has accumulated a war chest of over US$250b ($352.7b) in cash, The New York Post also reports. (more...)
Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total almost $700 million Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total almost $700 million
- December 30, 2017

Another $2 will buy a ticket for Saturday night's Powerball drawing. The Mega Millions is drawn at 8 p.m. Saturday's Powerball jackpot is even larger, with an estimated jackpot of $384 million, according to its website. "It's the second time in history that both jackpots are over $300 million at the same time", he said. The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015. (more...)
Spending Record Broken by Holiday Shoppers Spending Record Broken by Holiday Shoppers
- December 29, 2017

The biggest victor of the holiday season was likely to be Amazon.com once again, however, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll conducted this month. Remember those Christmas promotions right after Halloween and into the first weeks of November? Americans go to retail stores each year to acquire holiday gifts. (more...)
China's Geely Holding Agrees To Buy Stake In Swedish Truck Maker Volvo China's Geely Holding Agrees To Buy Stake In Swedish Truck Maker Volvo
- December 29, 2017

Geely's voting power in Volvo will be second only to Swedish investment firm Industrivarden, which holds 22.82% of AB Volvo's voting power, according to AB Volvo's third-quarter financial report. AB Volvo is now leading the industry into a new era. According to the news feature, this would make the deal the most lucrative exit ever by an activist, according to Nomura, topping the €2.7 billion (Rs 20,638 crore) Icahn Enterprises made a year ago when selling American Railcar Leasing. (more...)
Apple boss's pay rises to $12.8m Apple boss's pay rises to $12.8m
- December 29, 2017

In addition to covering executive compensation , the proxy statement also says that Apple's board now requires Apple CEO Tim Cook use private aircraft "for all business and personal travel". Apple said transporting the chief executive around the world in 2017 cost more than $93,000 (£69,000) and his personal security costs ran to more than $220,000 (£163,000). (more...)
Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC Buys 2900 Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)
- December 28, 2017

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Doheny Asset Management decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc Com ( QCOM ) by 81.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. GBCI's profit would be $35.89M giving it 21.48 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. The wireless technology company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.22. (more...)
Libya's Oil Output Revival Thwarted by Pipeline Explosion Libya's Oil Output Revival Thwarted by Pipeline Explosion
- December 28, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, oil is rallying hard as OPEC supply cuts - combined with improving global demand - support the market. The loading programmes for two benchmark grades, Forties and Ekofisk, were issued on Wednesday. A preliminary loading schedule for the terminal shows 13 crude tankers are due to load at the port next month, at a rate of around 252,000 bpd. "There are a few geopolitical problems at the moment". (more...)
Apple Admits It Slows Down Older iPhones: Here's Why Apple Admits It Slows Down Older iPhones: Here's Why
- December 28, 2017

To find out what Apple has been up to, here is everything you need to know about the company slowing down your iPhone. "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", Apple told CNBC. (more...)
New Tax Law Means End of Obamacare's Individual Mandate New Tax Law Means End of Obamacare's Individual Mandate
- December 26, 2017

Supporters worry that healthy consumers will walk away, leaving only sick consumers in the marketplace and causing insurance rates to rise again. The analysis of new figures from the government found that 7.3 million of the 8.8 million people signed up thus far for next year come from states Trump won. (more...)
Amtrak train engineer wasn't distracted by phone before deadly crash, officials say Amtrak train engineer wasn't distracted by phone before deadly crash, officials say
- December 25, 2017

The speed limit on the section of the track where the train derailed was 30 miles per hour. The results of the preliminary review, released on Friday, come from details gathered from an "event data recorder" and cameras mounted on the lead locomotive. (more...)
Last minute shoppers take to the stores Last minute shoppers take to the stores
- December 25, 2017

Numerous things they have sold during the last dash to Christmas have been gift cards, pullovers since it's getting cooler and jewelry. "Plus I don't have any kids of my own so these are like all my guys". But no matter how many stores you hit or what you buy. When you're entertaining someone dear to you, you want to make certain it'll be a memorable Christmas day. (more...)
Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to combined $614M
- December 25, 2017

Mega Millions , Powerball and Megabucks Doubler drawings are all available via the Lottery's website - masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery's official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Winning hundreds of millions of dollars is what's on people's minds as they line up to purchase lottery tickets. Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. (more...)
Rohit Sharma hammers 118 runs, India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs Rohit Sharma hammers 118 runs, India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs
- December 25, 2017

Rohit fell in the 13th over on his individual score of 118 which was decorated with 12 boundaries and 10 sixes. Just as the wrinkles on the foreheads had started to grow for India , Chahal produced the much needed breakthrough by getting Tharanga to miscue a heave, and he completed the dismissal by taking a smart catch himself. (more...)
Westchester Property Owners: Pay 2018 Tax Now? Westchester Property Owners: Pay 2018 Tax Now?
- December 25, 2017

The new law specifically bars taking deductions for income taxes paid ahead of time, but it is silent on prepaid local property taxes. Should towns let residents prepay their 2018 tax bills because of the new tax laws? In New York, Democratic Gov. (more...)
Bitcoin plunges below $12000, heads for worst week since 2013 Bitcoin plunges below $12000, heads for worst week since 2013
- December 24, 2017

Bitcoin has been sliding since it reached a record high of $19,666 on Sunday, when the exchange giant CME Group launched bitcoin futures , one week after its rival Cboe Global Markets listed the world's first bitcoin futures . The Solactive Bitcoin Front Month Rolling Futures 5D Index can be used to gain exposure to the bitcoin currency through XBT futures contracts that are traded on Cboe's Futures Exchange (CFE). (more...)
Texas High School Kicker Joins Elite Group of Female Football Players Texas High School Kicker Joins Elite Group of Female Football Players
- December 24, 2017

Extra point kicks count for two points, so Nava's nine kicks are good for 18 points in the books. "It feels pretty great". I mean I didn't really think about it during the game, this whole game. I do my job. Strawn hadn't been to the state title game in almost a decade. I know the snapper and my holder do their jobs. Strawn finished with a ideal 16-0 season with the Texas Class 1A Division II Six-Man title. (more...)
In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes
- December 24, 2017

Gandhi also used three taglines on Twitter along with his remark. "I think 2G has been vindication (of Congress' stand)", Rahul added. This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. "If you see the Modi model in Gujarat, it was a clear lie. Shouldn't they apologise to the nation?" "The party will vigrously carry forward its legacy of struggle", he said. (more...)
Bitcoin takes investors for wild ride as price plunges Bitcoin takes investors for wild ride as price plunges
- December 23, 2017

There's been no explanation for the sudden and precipitous drop in bitcoin's value, but it isn't the only blockchain-based currency to see prices drop. A Wednesday update said "wire deposits and withdrawals may be delayed by up to 5 business days". The third most valuable cryptocurrency's price had more than doubled since Monday. (more...)
Elon Musk tweets first photographs of Falcon Heavy rocket Elon Musk tweets first photographs of Falcon Heavy rocket
- December 23, 2017

In a second tweet, he said the payload for the test flight would be his own personal first-generation Tesla Roadster . But on Friday, Musk posted a photo to Instagram of the Tesla inside a rocket nosecone. Musk's Space X venture is one of a few private companies committed to exploring space travel to the moon and Mars, alongside Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic enterprise and Blue Origin , founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. (more...)
State reports small increase in Colorado's unemployment rate State reports small increase in Colorado's unemployment rate
- December 23, 2017

The U.S. jobless rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the month prior and 0.5 percentage points lower than the same time the year before. The state has now added jobs in three consecutive months, after several months of alternating job losses and gains. (more...)
Local Salvation Army Only Reaches 35% of Goal Local Salvation Army Only Reaches 35% of Goal
- December 23, 2017

Red Kettles can be found at 75 locations across Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, and New Roads until December 23 at 7 p.m. Pavlakis, who worked with the organization for 14 years, says he has not seen anything like this. As of Thursday night, the Louisville Salvation Army sits at 99% of its $515,000 goal, and Major Williams is confident that not only will the goal be met, but also surpassed. (more...)
Cdn killed in Mexico bus crash identified Cdn killed in Mexico bus crash identified
- December 23, 2017

Shamis, her daughter and her youngest grandson Daniel, 11, died in the crash , while Moises and the elder boy David, 15, were injured. The U.S. State Department says that it has confirmed "multiple" U.S. Costa Maya Mahahual, the bus company involved, said that in addition to the tourists, a guide and driver were aboard the bus. The 2,490-passenger Serenade of the Seas departed December 15 from Fort Lauderdale on a seven-night cruise to Key West, Honduras and Cozumel. (more...)
Kohl's Christmas Eve Hours 2017 Kohl's Christmas Eve Hours 2017
- December 23, 2017

If you need a break from holiday cooking, or if like Ralphie's family on "A Christmas Story" you run into some difficulty with your meal, there will be some places open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day . To make an appointment, call 03000 266 000. This starts December 21, 2017, which is today. The Cape Breton Post business office will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day and will reopen Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. (more...)
Union and taxi drivers' group can participate in Uber's London appeal Union and taxi drivers' group can participate in Uber's London appeal
- December 22, 2017

Regulator Transport for London (TfL) refused to grant Uber a new licence in September, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. In its ruling, the European Court Of Justice said that a service whose goal is to connect, by using smartphone application and for remuneration and non-professional drivers are using their own vehicle to serve persons who wish to make urban journeys must be considered as "a service in the field of transport". (more...)
Third graders learn importance of giving with gift to Salvation Army Third graders learn importance of giving with gift to Salvation Army
- December 22, 2017

Clair Shores Kroger on Marter Road and Jefferson Ave. - by the same bell-ringer as in previous years, according to a news release. "We can only serve based on the resources from the community", Moore said. At the start of each year he places an empty jar aside and every time there are loose coins in the bottom of his wallet, down the side of the couch or nearly put through the washing machine, he throws them in. (more...)