Economy

Mega Millions jackpot at $343M for winning numbers drawing tonight

Mega Millions jackpot at $343M for winning numbers drawing tonight If you're feeling lucky, make sure you buy some Mega Millions tickets today. The jackpot is about $ 440 million or a $278.3 million cash option, the highest since August 23, when a ticket sold in Chicopee won a $758.7 million jackpot. The Mega Millions victor was also drawn Friday without a victor. Tomorrow night's (Wed.) Powerball drawing's jackpot now sits at $440 million-the ninth largest... [Full Article...]

Airtel beats Jio again, this time with their Rs 799 plan

Airtel beats Jio again, this time with their Rs 799 plan The validity for the plan remains at 28 days. Further, subscribers who purchase the new Airtel pack via Airtel Payments Bank will get a cashback worth up to Rs. The Rs 499 plan will offer you 20GB of data, the Rs 649 will offer 30GB of data, and the Rs 799 plan will offer you 40GB of data while the Rs 999 plan will offer you 50GB data respectively. [Full Article...]

Telegram Now Supports Multiple Accounts on Android

Telegram Now Supports Multiple Accounts on Android Obviously, you'll still need separate phone numbers for each account, but switching between them is as easy and seamless as it is in apps like Gmail . This is the second Telegram update this month . This latest update also brings quick replies to the app (on both platforms). This will be a welcome feature for users who were relying on things like parallel apps or app cloning to access mult... [Full Article...]

Newcastle star says 'This is just the start' after victory at Stoke

Newcastle star says 'This is just the start' after victory at Stoke Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has explained to The Shields Gazette his decision to deploy Christian Atsu upfront against Stoke City . The former Norwich player had already shown his growing confidence when playing away at Chelsea and Man Utd and no doubt that has helped him to develop into an improving player. [Full Article...]

2017 was 'safest year' on record for commercial passenger flights

2017 was 'safest year' on record for commercial passenger flights Adrian Young , a senior consultant for To70, told the Independent it is "unlikely that this historic low will be maintained". That number is in times less than the 16 fatal incidents in 2016, in which 303 people lost their lives. "Civil aviation, whilst an industry with a very high level of safety, does still carry very large risks". He pointed to new technology including fears of lithium-ion ... [Full Article...]

California rings in the new year with broad legalization of marijuana

California rings in the new year with broad legalization of marijuana California, the most populous USA state, began the nation's medical marijuana trend in 1996, and holds an outsized influence in national policy as it begins recreational marijuana sales under an initiative approved by voters in 2016. They could also grow their own. California already has a network of medical marijuana dispensaries, the legacy of an earlier wave of legalization, when the state wa... [Full Article...]

China Manufacturing Growth At 4-Month High

China Manufacturing Growth At 4-Month High Asia's factories ended a strong 2017 on a mixed note, with activity at multi-year highs in Taiwan and surprisingly picking up in China, but contracting in some economies in a sign that any interest rate hikes in the region will be slow and gradual. [Full Article...]

Customs outage causes delays at airports

Customs outage causes delays at airports The system went down at about 7:30 p.m. and came back online at about 9:30 p.m., customs and border protection spokeswoman Jennifer Gabris said. Several worldwide travelers, possibly returning from the long New Year weekend, took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of long lines at airport checks and passport kiosks in airports including the John F. [Full Article...]

Iran's Guards Vow to Crush Dissent as Protests Turn Deadly

Iran's Foreign Ministry bitterly attacked the global expressions of support for the protests, now in their third day. VOA said a reporter with its Persian Service had spoken to their families. Rouhani came to power in 2013 promising to mend the economy and ease social tensions, but high living costs and a 12 percent unemployment rate have left many feeling that progress is too slow. [Full Article...]

Assam recognises 1.9 crore legal citizens in first NRC draft

Assam recognises 1.9 crore legal citizens in first NRC draft Security was tightened across the state to ensure law and order. Assam , which faced influx from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only State having an NRC, first prepared in 1951.According to the Assam Government's official website, "The NRC is a register containing names of Indian citizens". [Full Article...]

One lucky Irish person is €38.9m richer today

One lucky Irish person is €38.9m richer today The priest recalled hearing last week that one of the two winning EuroMillions Plus tickets had been purchased in Donnybrook Fair, claiming: "I didn't get too excited when I heard this first". "At this stage we don't know if it's a single victor or a syndicate". The priest, who is originally from Co Mayo but lives in Florida, bought the winning ticket during a Christmas break in Dublin. [Full Article...]

Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour The organization also says almost 500,000 workers earning slightly more than the minimum wage could also receive boosts in 2018 as employers adjust their pay rates. The new minimum wage would result in an Irish worker taking home a gross income of €1,613.95 per month, and €1,521.57 after tax. It will then go up to $15 an hour at a time to be determined by the New York State Department of Labor. [Full Article...]

Service is part of India's culture: Modi

Service is part of India's culture: Modi Let us move forward with all renewed zeal, enthusiasm, fervor and new resolve. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke about organising Mock Parliaments in every district of India. - It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go on Haj, she must have a "Mehram" or a male guardian, otherwise she can not travel, it was discriminatory, we have changed this rule and this year arnd 1... [Full Article...]

Man arrested over 'Nigerian prince' internet scam in Louisiana

Man arrested over 'Nigerian prince' internet scam in Louisiana Neu is facing 269 charges related to wire fraud and money laundering, according to the Huffington Post . The scam emails involve a well-known trope that is nearly as old as the internet: A person claiming to be a Nigerian prince, or their representative, emails you requesting personal financial information in order to expedite the transfer of a massive inheritance of which you were hitherto una... [Full Article...]

FinMin warns: Bitcoin is like Ponzi schemes

FinMin warns: Bitcoin is like Ponzi schemes There is a real and heightened risk of investment bubble of the type seen in Ponzi schemes, which can result in sudden and prolonged crash and result in retail consumers losing their hard-earned money. The ministry also noted that though the digital currencies are described as "coins", they do not have the physical attributes. Virtual currencies are neither currencies nor coins, the ministry said. [Full Article...]

Jack in the Box is Creating the Ultimate Munchie Meal for Stoners

Jack in the Box is Creating the Ultimate Munchie Meal for Stoners The Munchie Meal is largely based on the Jack in the Box's late-night menu and will feature two tacos, five mini churros, three crispy chicken strips, a serving of half curly fries and half regular fries and a small soft drink. And yes, the deal will cost $4.20, obviously. "Leveraging our Emmy-nominated content production, Merry Jane has created a campaign with Jack in the Box that marries o... [Full Article...]

Uber's warning for customers ahead of New Year's Eve

Uber's warning for customers ahead of New Year's Eve It's nearly New Year's Eve and for the first time in Central New York, ride sharing will be an option for people out celebrating the holiday. Lyft's dynamic pricing allows us to maximize the number of safe rides available for passengers by incentivizing drivers to get on the road when demand is high. [Full Article...]

Claire's Has Recalled 9 Makeup Products That Might Be Contaminated with Asbestos

Claire's Has Recalled 9 Makeup Products That Might Be Contaminated with Asbestos In response, Claire's has issued a recall. Kristi Warner chose to have it tested for asbestos, according to Sean Fitzgerald of the Scientific Analytical Institute, which specializes in testing for toxic substances. Warner and her boss chose to purchase 17 additional Claire's makeup products from different states and have them tested as well. Seventeen different products were purchased in nine di... [Full Article...]

Stocks inside Traders Spotlight: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), General Motors Company (GM)

Stocks inside Traders Spotlight: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), General Motors Company (GM) Coho Partners Ltd, which manages about $1.39B and $3.90 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Merck & Co. Inc. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 2,089 shares of the coffee company's stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Liquor Sales Spike Ahead of New Year's Eve

Liquor Sales Spike Ahead of New Year's Eve Sources said that since various beverages such as liquor, whisky, Chivas Regal, Black Label, vodka, wine and alcohol are illegal in Pakistan and eventually are sold in Black Market; their shortage and high-handedness of bootleggers have nearly ruined drinkers' plans to Celebrate New Year's Eve. [Full Article...]


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