• Amazon and Argos offer late festive deliveries
Amazon and Argos offer late festive deliveries

But not much. The Amazon Prime Now hub in Houston is working around the clock to fulfill last-minute orders. Stephenie Landry, an Amazon vice president who launched and runs the company's Prime Now express delivery service, has taken on the oversight of two additional Amazon delivery businesses, Recode has learned.

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  • Ryanair says hopes to operate German flights as normal during strike
Ryanair says hopes to operate German flights as normal during strike

Last week, Ryanair broke from its long-standing policy of refusing to recognise unions. "All pilots directly employed by Ryanair will be called to strike", it said. The Irish airline took the historic decision to recognise unions and the strikes were cancelled. "This is good news for Ryanair pilots, passengers and shareholders", she said.

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  • Shifting to crypto cash, NY iced tea maker sees shares triple
Shifting to crypto cash, NY iced tea maker sees shares triple

It's gotten more worrisome as more companies have changed their names. As with numerous recently christened crypto companies - a list that includes former makers of juice, sports bras and sofas - Long Blockchain so far has little to show for its aspirations.

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  • Some major US companies say workers will see some of tax windfall
Some major US companies say workers will see some of tax windfall

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday pushed sweeping tax reform legislation through both chambers, and it now heads to President Trump for his signature. Trump has had an uneven relationship with corporate America since his election. But it's $200 million, for a company that had $13 billion in profit a year ago.

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  • Uber suffers new blow as European Union court rules it's a taxi service
Uber suffers new blow as European Union court rules it's a taxi service

Uber can be regulated as a taxi service and not as a digital app following a European Court of Justice decision. In a statement, the group said the decision showed Uber had been providing "unfair competition". The European Union's top court has ruled that ride-hailing service Uber should be regulated like a taxi company , a decision that could ...

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  • Woman claims she was billed $350 for bad hotel review
Woman claims she was billed $350 for bad hotel review

The hotel did not provide guests with a copy of the policy, nor was it posted in individual rooms or common areas, according to the Attorney General. She contacted the Indiana Attorney General's Office, which has filed a lawsuit against the hotel's management group, claiming they violated the state's Deceptive Consumer Sales Act when they didn'...

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  • Ryanair issued with ultimatum as fresh threat of strike emerges
Ryanair issued with ultimatum as fresh threat of strike emerges

However, arriving earlier for the meeting with the pilots' union IMPACT, Chief Operations Officer Peter Bellew said that expected a total increase of €100 million across pilots and cabin crew, and that there would be no change to the airline's guidance for profitability.

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  • ME home sales up 11.5% in November
ME home sales up 11.5% in November

Realtors estimate that the housing starts and completions rates need to be in a range of 1.5 million to 1.6 million units per month to plug the inventory gap. After posting a small increase in September, on-market inventory has now continued to slide for the past two months, declining 2.4 percent in November to 1.72 million units (SAAR), the lowest...

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  • Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears
Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears

The allegation from some critics was that Coinbase staffers could have purchased Bitcoin Cash - or BCH - on other exchanges at a lesser value - all the while knowing it was about to open for public trading. Bitcoin Cash resulted in a split from Bitcoin in August after users had complained that Bitcoin's blockchain was outdated and needed a re...

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  • EU Announces Challenge To IKEA's Tax Arrangements
EU Announces Challenge To IKEA's Tax Arrangements

Inter-Ikea Holding holds the trademark rights to Ikea and, like the Ikea Group owns a foundation. In its press release , the Commission stated that it "has concerns that two [Dutch] tax rulings may have given Inter Ikea Systems an unfair advantage compared to other companies".

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  • Richard Branson is now the chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One
Richard Branson is now the chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One

Other competing companies have since cropped up, including one backed by Elon Musk , who originally conceived of the mode of transportation. Virgin Hyperloop One has not conducted a public test at its site since May 2016 . The company is in the process of rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One (it was previously known as Hyperloop One). ...

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  • Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. break up after five years together
Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. break up after five years together

Danica Patrick is officially single. her 5-year relationship with NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr . is over after the guy publicly pumped the brakes when it came to marriage. Stenhouse, 30, is entering his sixth full-time Cup season next year. Stenhouse said after that press conference that he supported Patrick in her decision and that he wa...

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  • Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Now Covered by Analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares
Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Now Covered by Analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares

As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, August 12 by Suntrust Robinson. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $96 target. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $290 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Oppenheimer. The company w...

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  • Monday mayhem as schedules resume in Atlanta after 11-hour power outage
Monday mayhem as schedules resume in Atlanta after 11-hour power outage

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that because of the power outage global arriving flights will be diverted and land at other airports. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would staff the airport control tower throughout the night so it could handle flights once they resume.

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  • Trump judicial nominee pulls out
Trump judicial nominee pulls out

A White House official said Petersen withdrew his nomination, which the president has accepted. Matthew Petersen , who was nominated by Trump to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, has been the subject of widespread ridicule since he was unable to define basic legal terms during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.

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  • Triton: hackers take out safety systems in 'watershed' attack on energy plant
Triton: hackers take out safety systems in 'watershed' attack on energy plant

Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently penetrated the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in an attack that caused operations to shut down, according to cyber security firm FireEye Inc, which said it investigated the incident.

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  • Pilot action to go ahead unless Ryanair management meet union before Wednesday
Pilot action to go ahead unless Ryanair management meet union before Wednesday

In the face of threatened industrial action by pilots at some of Ryanair's main bases, the airline announced last week that for the first time it would recognise and negotiate with pilots' unions across Europe . Despite such difficulties, the airline thinks costs would increase as a result of unionization and last month said it still expected to d...

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles: 107 Million Americans to Travel for Holidays
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: 107 Million Americans to Travel for Holidays

This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with a year ago. "More expensive gas prices are not swaying holiday revelers to stay home", AAA's Bill Sutherland said in a statement .

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  • Amsterdam airport cops shoot man with knife, officials say
Amsterdam airport cops shoot man with knife, officials say

Schiphol Plaza, the airport's shopping area, was evacuated straight after the incident but has now been re-opened. No other injuries were reported. Dutch police evacuated the worldwide airport, 9km west of Amsterdam , after the man threatened to use the knife.

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  • The FCC Votes to Dismantle Net Neutrality
The FCC Votes to Dismantle Net Neutrality

At the time, Flake's press office called the billboard "disingenuous". The order will also require Internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast or Verizon to release transparency reports detailing their practices towards consumers and businesses.

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