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College Athletics Imperiled By House Tax Bill

College Athletics Imperiled By House Tax Bill

Collins and Reed, whose support for a budget blueprint were the deciding votes, lost only two of their conference's upstate members - Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, and Rep. Collins said the vote, a preliminary step in Congress toward a significant shift in federal tax policy, would prove historic. It's not even a tax cut. Read More

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Kansas Labor Department reports dip in October jobless rate

Kansas Labor Department reports dip in October jobless rate

Nationally, the unemployment rate is 4.1 percent. Only Hawaii, at 2.2 percent, and North Dakota, at 2.5 percent, had lower rates. The state's jobs engine is humming along, according to John Albin, the Labor Department commissioner. Nationally, the unemployment rate in October was 4.1 percent, down slightly from 4.2 in September and 4.8 percent a year ago. The city figures aren't seasonally adjusted. Read More

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Alibaba smashes Singles' Day records with 39% sales lift

Alibaba smashes Singles' Day records with 39% sales lift

They will do so by participating in the world's biggest shopping day, with last year's sales totalling $18.2 billion. Global consulting firm Oliver Wyman estimated this week that Alibaba's Singles' Day sales across all e-commerce platforms this year will surge to a record 152 billion yuan (US$23 billion), compared with total spending of 120.7 billion yuan in 2016 on Alibaba platforms, including Tmall and Taobao. Read More

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Black Friday deals: Walmart and these other retailers circulating ads early

Black Friday deals: Walmart and these other retailers circulating ads early

A first round of deals will be available November 8-11. Those sales will continue before, during, and after Black Friday, as the stores announced their Black Friday hours and sales in a press release Tuesday. Blu-ray movies start at $3.99 on Black Friday. Walmart's in-store deals will start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target also says its Black Friday deals will be available online early the morning of Thanksgiving, with free shipping on all orders. Read More

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Winx wins Cox Plate for third straight year

Winx wins Cox Plate for third straight year

While Waller admits there is pressure associated with a horse like no other, her jockey Hugh Bowman is ever cool even if he is churning inside. "She's very bright, she's just got back from the beach this morning", Waller said on RSN. We will just look at her and see how she has recovered. He will aim for another with Humidor who ran fifth in last week's Caulfield Cup and backed up because the trainer was unhappy with how he was ridden. Read More

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Ford recalls over a million trucks

Ford recalls over a million trucks

If a person is able to open and close the door regardless of these conditions, the door may not latch properly and could pop open while driving, "increasing the risk of injury". The reference number for this recall is 17S33. Despite the hit, Ford said that it still expected to earn between $1.65 and $1.85 per share for the full year. Read More

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Officers who dragged doctor off USA flight sacked

Officers who dragged doctor off USA flight sacked

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, who heads the midwestern United States city's watchdog office, had been pursuing an internal probe of the officers' actions. The Aviation Department said a review of its policies and procedures was ongoing and would be completed by the first quarter of 2018, The Chicago Tribune reported. Read More

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Finnish flag carrier Finnair retires apocalyptic Friday 13th Flight 666 to HEL

Finnish flag carrier Finnair retires apocalyptic Friday 13th Flight 666 to HEL

Finnair does seem, though, to be courting the superstitious with the flight, which took off from Copenhagen , Denmark, Friday at 1:20 p.m. local time, the 13th hour of the 13th day of October. If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. According to the Telegraph , Friday the 13th is considered unlucky because of its biblical origins, it has also been linked to the Knights Templar. Read More

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Chicago Rethinks Soda Tax

Chicago Rethinks Soda Tax

The tax prompted lawsuits, a warning from a federal agency that IL could lose millions in funding for food stamp benefits and complaints of plummeting sales from store owners. Gainer said she is committed to working with Preckwinkle and her colleagues "to approach the 2018 budget line-by-line and find alternate ways to close the budget gap". Read More

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US Jobs Report: Mining Remains Steady

US Jobs Report: Mining Remains Steady

The economy has added an average of 172,000 jobs a month over the past year, but that has dropped to a 91,000 average over the past three months. Despite the unexpected drop in employment, the unemployment rate dipped to 4.2 percent in September from 4.4 percent in August . Read More

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Unilever to buy Korean cosmetics firm for $2.7b

Unilever to buy Korean cosmetics firm for $2.7b

The company's origins are as a professional products supplier for beauty salons. At the time , a person familiar with the matter said the deal was worth more than 350 billion won ($310 million). Carver's leading brand, AHC, is focused on age management and skin hydration and nourishment, with a line of products that includes essences, toners, moisturizers, masks and sun protection products. Read More

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Uber losing battle in London after regulator revokes license

Uber losing battle in London after regulator revokes license

Uber's 40,000 drivers, one third of the city's overall number of private hire automobiles, will continue to take guests until an appeals procedure is exhausted, which is most likely to take a number of months. Uber also faced a temporary ban in Italy that was reversed by courts in May. "This was one of the unusual things around the TfL notice yesterday is they are the ones who do all of the checks and license the drivers". Read More

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Dollar firmer above ¥112 ahead of Abe's anticipated call for general election

Dollar firmer above ¥112 ahead of Abe's anticipated call for general election

Mr Abe did not set a date for the vote but Japanese media suggest it will be on 22 October. Mr Abe officially announced his intention to dissolve the lower house at the beginning of the extraordinary Diet session starting September 28. Analysts believe that given the lacklustre opposition, voter backlash would not hurt him to the extent that it did British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose gamble in June cost her party its majority. Read More

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Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus

Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus

The airline says it will cancel as many as 50 flights a day for six weeks because it "messed up" when scheduling crew holidays. While the cancellations were required because it was too late to cancel those breaks in September and October, O'Leary said he may force pilots due leave in November and December to take three week blocks instead of four. Read More

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Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation

Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation

He helped shape regulatory policy keeping banks in check and accountable, and he stands by the Fed's approach even as Trump considers alternatives. Mr. Trump is expected to nominate a Fed chair in February when Yellen's term expires. In the interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said he had a "lot of respect" for Yellen and would consider asking her to serve another term. Read More

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