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Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups - New York Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:32pm

New York Times

Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups
New York Times
The “CRAFT beverage modernization” provision, introduced by Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, would lower the tax rate on beer produced in the United States, particularly for small breweries. Credit Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times. WASHINGTON ...

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Consumer bureau chief announces resignation - The Hill

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08pm

The Hill

Consumer bureau chief announces resignation
The Hill
Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has told his agency's employees he is resigning. Cordray told CFPB employees that he expects “to step down from his position here before the end of the month,” according ...
Richard Cordray is stepping down as head of Consumer Financial Protection BureauWashington Post
Cordray to Resign From CFPB, Allowing Trump to Remake WatchdogBloomberg
Richard Cordray is stepping down as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau directorLos Angeles Times
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Not Even Pokemon Costumes Can Fool Amazon's Cashier-Free Store - Fortune

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:54am

Fortune

Not Even Pokemon Costumes Can Fool Amazon's Cashier-Free Store
Fortune
Amazon's cashier-free stores can catch thieves even if they're hiding in a Pokemon costume, according to a new report. In a recent attempt to fool sensors and cameras that identify when someone is trying to buy products at an Amazon Go marketplace ...
Amazon's automated store is now smart enough to identify PikachusThe Verge
Amazon Employees Use Pikachu to Test Automated Grocery Store, Which Is a Weird Thing to DoGizmodo

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Southwest pilot arrested at St. Louis Lambert after handgun found in carry-on - fox2now.com

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:46am

Belleville News-Democrat

Southwest pilot arrested at St. Louis Lambert after handgun found in carry-on
fox2now.com
ST. LOUIS, MO — A 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after firearms were found in their carry-on bags. Eyewitnesses tell TMZ that they saw two pilots in handcuffs. St. Louis Lambert ...
Southwest Airlines pilot arrested at LambertKMOV.com

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Stocks Slide as 'Fear Gauge' Rises to 11-Week High, Oil Prices Tumble - TheStreet.com

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:46am

Reuters

Stocks Slide as 'Fear Gauge' Rises to 11-Week High, Oil Prices Tumble
TheStreet.com
Stocks are lower on Wednesday, as investors remain uncertain over the future of tax reform and as oil prices fall sharply. ByKinsey Grant. Nov 15, 2017 10:46 AM EST. Read as Single Page. Stocks on Wall Street were lower on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as data ...
Tech, Banks Lead Early Losses for US Stocks; Oil Heads LowerU.S. News & World Report
Wall St opens lower on oil price slideNasdaq
Wall Street opens lower on oil price slideStreetInsider.com
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Real Life Hamburglar Climbs Through Columbia McDonald's Window To Steal Cash, Food - Fortune

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:06am

Fortune

Real Life Hamburglar Climbs Through Columbia McDonald's Window To Steal Cash, Food
Fortune
A Maryland woman was caught on surveillance video stealing food and cash from the drive-through window of a Howard County McDonald's — spending half an hour in the restaurant. It's unclear if the restaurant was open at the time. Video of the incident ...
Maryland woman caught on camera stealing from McDonald's drive-thruFox News
Video captures thief climbing through Md. McDonald's drive-thru windowWTOP
Drive-Thru-Window Becomes Squeeze-Thru for McDonald's ThiefU.S. News & World Report
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Tech start-ups are not happy with this provision in the GOP's tax reform plan - Washington Post

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:46am

Washington Post

Tech start-ups are not happy with this provision in the GOP's tax reform plan
Washington Post
One of the best recruiting tools that a start-up can offer is stock options. Many young companies don't have the cash to attract new talent–and plenty of big companies want to offer something more than just a salary to their employees. People like to ...
Senate tax bill ditches stock option change after outcry from tech startupsLos Angeles Times
Silicon Valley blasts Senate proposal to tax startup optionsBusiness Insider
In win for Silicon Valley, Senate GOP does about-face on plan to tax vested stock optionsThe Mercury News
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Amazon cutting prices of turkey, pumpkin for Thanksgiving at Whole Foods - CNBC

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:11am

CNBC

Amazon cutting prices of turkey, pumpkin for Thanksgiving at Whole Foods
CNBC
Amazon announced Wednesday it will reduce prices on additional groceries and "holiday staples" at Whole Foods. Any Whole Foods customer will be able to purchase organic or non-antibiotic turkeys at a reduced price of $3.49 per pound and $2.49 per ...
Amazon and Whole Foods Market Announce Lower Prices on Additional Customer and Holiday FavoritesBusiness Wire (press release)

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US retail sales rose 0.2% in Oct, vs unchanged reading expected - CNBC

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:32am

CNBC

US retail sales rose 0.2% in Oct, vs unchanged reading expected
CNBC
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in October as an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods offset a decline in demand for building materials. The data suggested consumer spending remained fairly strong early in the fourth ...
Gain in US Retail Sales Last Month Signals Steady DemandBloomberg
US Retail Sales Rise 0.2% in OctoberWall Street Journal
US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Increase In OctoberNasdaq

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DealBook Briefing: Waiting for a Fight Over AT&T-Time Warner Deal - New York Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:26am

New York Times

DealBook Briefing: Waiting for a Fight Over AT&T-Time Warner Deal
New York Times
The headquarters of Time Warner in New York. Today's Time Warner is the byproduct of many rounds of spinoffs and acquisitions. Credit Adrees Latif/Reuters. Happy Wednesday. We're waiting to see when — or if — the Justice Department moves to block ...
AT&T engages its Washington firepower with megadeal on the lineChicago Tribune
Why a DOJ vs. AT&T-Time Warner Case Could Be a Close CallWall Street Journal
BTIG Says DoJ May Sue To Block Time Warner (TWX)/AT&T (T) TodayStreetInsider.com
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Target's holiday forecast disappoints, sending shares lower - CNBC

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:11am

CNBC

Target's holiday forecast disappoints, sending shares lower
CNBC
Target has opted to invest more than $7 billion in capital in itself over the next three years. The big-box retailer will use those funds to launch additional private-label brands, grow in grocery, open smaller-format stores and remodel existing locations.
Target sees highly competitive holiday on the waySFGate
Target's sales rise while price cuts take toll on profitsMinneapolis Star Tribune
Target's Stock Is DivingTheStreet.com
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Health IQ raises $34.6 million for life insurance for healthy people - TechCrunch

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:01am

TechCrunch

Health IQ raises $34.6 million for life insurance for healthy people
TechCrunch
People who work out and eat healthily shouldn't have to pay as much for life insurance. That's the concept behind Health IQ, a startup that's been making headways in the “insureTech” category. Venture capitalists have been betting that insurance is ...
Health IQ raises $76 million to lower insurance rates for healthy peopleVentureBeat
Health nut? This startup wants to sell you cheaper life insuranceThe San Diego Union-Tribune
This ex-Googler found the healthiest people in America — and now he's selling them life insuranceCNBC

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Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources - Reuters

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:11am

Reuters

Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources
Reuters
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people ...

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An Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Neighborhood - The Atlantic

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00am

The Atlantic

An Earth-Sized Exoplanet in Our Cosmic Neighborhood
The Atlantic
Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Discovering an exoplanet isn't what it used to be. Since the first detection of a planet around another star in 1995, astronomers have found thousands more ...

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Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix private equity firm Indigo for $49.5 billion - USA TODAY

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:18am

USA TODAY

Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix private equity firm Indigo for $49.5 billion
USA TODAY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace company's biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Airshow: Airbus seals order with US firm IndigoBBC News
Airbus has its biggest sale ever of 430 planes to Indigo Partners for $49.5 billionBusiness Insider
Airbus' $49.5 Bln Indigo Deal Eclipses Boeing's $27 Bln Flydubai ContractNasdaq
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Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix private equity firm Indigo for $49.5 billion - USA TODAY

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:18am

USA TODAY

Airbus to sell 430 planes to Phoenix private equity firm Indigo for $49.5 billion
USA TODAY
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Airbus signed a $49.5 billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace company's biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show.
Airbus in record 430 plane deal with budget airline backer FrankeReuters
Dubai Airshow: Airbus seals order with US firm IndigoBBC News
Airbus has its biggest sale ever of 430 planes to Indigo Partners for $49.5 billionBusiness Insider
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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy - NPR

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:11am

NPR

Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy
NPR
Think renewable energy and the wind and sun come to mind. But some day it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list. The fledgling wave energy industry is now getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up ...

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UK Labor Market Shows Signs of Slowing as Employment Falls - Bloomberg

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:31am

Bloomberg

UK Labor Market Shows Signs of Slowing as Employment Falls
Bloomberg
Basic pay in the third quarter grew an annual 2.2 percent, lagging behind an inflation rate that averaged 2.8 percent in the period. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg. U.K. unemployment held at a 42-year low in the third quarter but there are ...
UK jobs market 'loses momentum' as real wage squeeze continues – business liveThe Guardian
UK workforce sees biggest fall in two yearsBBC News
UK wage growth holds steady while employment figures dropFinancial Times
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