• China's Geely buying stake in Mack Trucks' parent company
China's Geely buying stake in Mack Trucks' parent company

The deal makes Geely the biggest individual shareholder in AB Volvo and second ranked in terms of voting rights behind Swedish investment firm Industrivarden . AB Volvo was the parent of Volvo Cars up until its sale to Ford Motor in 1999. Geely bought up legendary British auto maker Lotus earlier this year and a United States startup developi...

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  • Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M
Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M

Players are being given a one in 305,575,350 million chance of winning that prize. Powerball tickets are $2 per play. But tonight, someone's life could change forever with the largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs since Mavis took home the prize in late August, and there's also the in state Megabucks Doubler.

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  • Obama trounces Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll
Obama trounces Trump in America's Most Admired Man poll

Trump's second place standing adds his name to a rare subset of incumbent presidents; those who failed to be named Gallup's most admired man. Read their full exchange . Gallup explains that Trump's unpopularity is likely what's holding him back from winning the most admired distinction. Obama is only the second former president to finish first...

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  • Google Will Set Up Brick & Mortar Stores In India by Q4 2018
Google Will Set Up Brick & Mortar Stores In India by Q4 2018

Google has already hired a senior Apple executive to roll out the plan. In addition to opening pop-up locations in Los Angeles and NY for the 2017 Made by Google lineup, the company opened a series of similar stores in India. While Google hasn't confirmed the reports, setting up retail in India could help the company compete with Apple and ...

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  • Plane slides off taxiway: 'All of a sudden, it started fishtailing'
Plane slides off taxiway: 'All of a sudden, it started fishtailing'

No one was injured in the incident, though passengers told WCVB they were concerned when they felt the plane sliding across the tarmac. "Everybody was applauding him at the end", said Chisholm. The Logan International Airport was temporarily closed due to extreme weather conditions on Christmas morning. Massport officials say runways were cleared b...

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  • Eye-popping $284bn electricity bill gives Pennsylvania woman the shock of her life
Eye-popping $284bn electricity bill gives Pennsylvania woman the shock of her life

A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount - more than $284 billion . After speaking with her son, who promptly contacted the utility company, she learned that the entire episode had thankfully been nothing more than a freaky error.

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  • Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays
Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Additionally, millions of Prime members used Amazon Alexa to shop by voice for holiday gifts. One eye-catching figure: More than 4 million people signed up for Prime free trials or began paid memberships in a one-week period, according to Amazon .

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  • North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'

The forced repatriation of foreign workers would also cut off vital sources of foreign currency and investment, not only for the government but also for North Korea's emerging market economy, he said . President Donald Trump tweeted the 15-0 vote, adding: "The World wants Peace, not Death!" North Korea had not tested a missile in more than two...

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  • Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot expected to be more than $247 million
Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot expected to be more than $247 million

The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was October 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1 million. Prior to the drawing, the jackpot increased from the estimated $300 million to $309 million. Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each five percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. The drawing is at 7...

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  • Rohit Sharma's century powers India to T20 series win against Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma's century powers India to T20 series win against Sri Lanka

Right after getting out, India coach Ravi Shastri signaled him asking whom to send to bat. His dismissal saw MS Dhoni joining Rahul and both of them kept the run rate flowing as they thrashed every Lankan bowler to each and every corner of the park.

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  • Some rush to pay '18 property tax for deduction
Some rush to pay '18 property tax for deduction

McHenry County residents are flocking to the treasurer's office to prepay next year's property taxes ahead of proposed changes to the federal tax code that will cap the amount homeowners can deduct on their income tax returns. "If residents make early tax payments, the city will credit these advance property tax payments to future tax bills", the m...

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  • Insider Activity for Investors: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)
Insider Activity for Investors: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA grew its stake in Paypal by 352.8% during the 3rd quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 188,272 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $12,055,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter.

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  • Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP
Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP

As newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi chaired his first Congress Working Committee meeting on Friday, he set the tone for an aggressive campaign against the "Modi model" that will be at the heart of the party's agenda in the run-up to the 2019 elections.

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  • Female Kicker Makes History in Texas High School Championship Game
Female Kicker Makes History in Texas High School Championship Game

Even though a 6-Man field is 80-yards long and 40 feet wide, the UIL plays its two 6-Man championship games in AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys and all ten of the 11-man state championships this weekend. I do my job. "I didn't think about the whole state thing, it was like the first game of the season for me". "She's just another fo...

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  • Catalonia separatists parties win slim majority in regional elections
Catalonia separatists parties win slim majority in regional elections

A unionist party, Ciudadanos , was the official victor, taking the most seats, but close behind it were two pro-independence parties, Together for Catalonia and the Catalan Republican Left. There are also questions over the relationship of the two main pro-secession parties. Indeed the PP will have to sit with the CUP in the "mixed group" in t...

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  • 5G soon going to become reality as the specification has been approved
5G soon going to become reality as the specification has been approved

The new standard approved in Lisbon by the 3GPP TSG RAN group is known as 5G New Radio Non-Standalone operation (NSA) under which control signalling is still sent over LTE networks. A number of companies have already held interoperability tests for the new standards across spectrum bands. These layers have been standardized in the first specifica...

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  • Aardvark killed in fire at London Zoo
Aardvark killed in fire at London Zoo

A spokesperson for LFB said: "Approximately half of an adventure cafe and shop, which also contains an animal petting area, was alight". A beloved aardvark, Misha , has tragically died after a huge fire broke out at the London Zoo . "We are all naturally devastated by this, but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade, who reacted quickly to ...

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  • Coinbase suspends trading amid cryptocurrency rout
Coinbase suspends trading amid cryptocurrency rout

However, the press now disputes whether Coinbase employees have "benefited" immensely before Bitcoin Cash went live on Coinbase . Bitcoin wasn't the only currency hit by a sharp drop . Warnings and red flags piled up for cryptocurrency investors over the past week. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing sources, that Sout...

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  • West Ham defender Collins: Moyes taking us 'miles from where we were'
West Ham defender Collins: Moyes taking us 'miles from where we were'

But their much-changed side could not spring another upset as Arsenal booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals for the first time in six years but Ayew, who started a game for the first time since the 4-0 loss at Everton last month, believes it was another performance to build upon.

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  • Christmas Eve: What's open and closed on PEI
Christmas Eve: What's open and closed on PEI

Barnes & Nobile will be open from 8 a.m. -11 p.m. on December 22 and 23. Customers that need to stop by their local Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) store on Christmas Eve will be able to do so until 6:00 p.m. Wellington Co-op is open 12 p.m.to 5 p.m. JCPenney : JCPenney locations will be open all week until midnight and from 7 a.m.to 6...

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