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China factory gate inflation slows to 13-month low China factory gate inflation slows to 13-month low
- January 10, 2018

On a month-over-month basis, the CPI rose 0.3% in December from a month earlier. The PPI figures came alongside the release of the consumer price index, which rose 1.8 percent year on year in December, up from November's 1.7 percent. In fact, food inflation has edged up on an m/m basis since August 2017, recording 1.1 percent in December. A further decline in the PPI - highly correlated with earnings growth among indebted industrial firms - would "push the People's (central) Bank to ease ... (more...)
Google Engineer Fired Over Memo Slamming Diversity Sues For Reverse Discrimination Google Engineer Fired Over Memo Slamming Diversity Sues For Reverse Discrimination
- January 10, 2018

Filed today in California, the lawsuit against Google, LLC claims , "Google employs illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates, and openly shames managers of business units who fail to meet their quotas - in the process, openly denigrating male and Caucasian employees as less favored than others". (more...)
Trump Tower fire injures 3 Trump Tower fire injures 3
- January 10, 2018

The president has yet to comment on the fire in Trump Tower, where he lived with his wife Melania and their son Barron, until moving into the White House at the beginning of 2017. "'The fire wasn't in the building, it was on top of the building". "There was a small electrical fire this morning on the rooftop that has since been put out", the NYPD told Us in a statement. (more...)
Bigg Boss 11: This contestant gets eliminated in mid-week eviction Bigg Boss 11: This contestant gets eliminated in mid-week eviction
- January 10, 2018

She says that just because they made up does npt mean that he can expect their relationship to return to its previous comfort level. Her acts of mocking Hina Khan, and making fun of mothers who visited the house, were never taken up by the host and were always seen as part of entertainment on which the show thrives. (more...)
Trump can not afford to walk away from Pakistan: NY Times Trump can not afford to walk away from Pakistan: NY Times
- January 10, 2018

Besides calling on Pakistan to combat the Afghan Taliban and its al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network allies, which the Pentagon has deemed the top threat against USA troops in Afghanistan, the anonymous DOS official also urged Islamabad to take action against anti-India terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LET) and Jaish-e Mohammed (JEM). (more...)
New dense fog advisory issued until noon Wednesday New dense fog advisory issued until noon Wednesday
- January 10, 2018

Fog is thick in spots and could worsen before sunrise at 8:06 a.m. but no advisory, at this time, is in place. Rain moves in on Thursday, but as much colder air moves in, a changeover to wintry precipitation is likely. Temperatures should be near freezing area-wide with the best chance for below freezing temperatures in NW Arkansas but a few slick spots will also exsist into the Greater Fort Smith area as well. (more...)
Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against Nevada rancher Bundy Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against Nevada rancher Bundy
- January 10, 2018

This included records about federal surveillance at the Bundy ranch, the presence of government snipers and previous law enforcement assessments that the Bundys posed no threat. She said prosecutors had improperly withheld evidence that could have helped Mr Bundy and three co-accused. "My defense is a 15-second defense: I graze my cattle only on Clark County, Nev., land and I have no contract with the federal government", the 71-year-old man said. (more...)
Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling list Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling list
- January 10, 2018

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson deemed the reversal a political stunt created to help Scott in a Senate campaign against him. "I don't believe it". Florida's Rick Scott was among the coastal governors who spoke up. But Zinke has not withdrawn any other offshore areas from consideration, despite pleas from governors and lawmakers up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coasts - a point that was also not lost on Democratic leaders from other states. (more...)
Justice Department Revokes Naturalized Citizenship, Citing Fingerprint Issue Justice Department Revokes Naturalized Citizenship, Citing Fingerprint Issue
- January 10, 2018

The DOJ is asserting, according to its Tuesday statement, that cases in which proper fingerprint data is missing may suggest that those affected by USCIS' oversight "sought to circumvent criminal record and other background checks in the naturalization process". (more...)
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) Stock Is Shorted More
- January 10, 2018

About 2.04M shares traded or 0.48% up from the average. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.33% the S&P500. The firm has "Hold" rating by Vertical Research given on Wednesday, January 3. Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased Aflac Inc (AFL) stake by 68.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (more...)
North Korea to send cheer squad and athletes to Winter Olympics
- January 10, 2018

However, North Korea made a "strong complaint" after Seoul proposed talks to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. The rival Koreas moved toward easing their bitter animosity Tuesday during rare talks, with North Korea agreeing to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (more...)
Australia Swelters Through Third Warmest Year On Record Australia Swelters Through Third Warmest Year On Record
- January 10, 2018

Weather lovers took notes from the Annual Climate Statement with a rundown of 2017 climate drivers, temperatures and significant weather events. "We've locked the degree of warming in until mid-century and that means it's likely that one of the next strong El Nino events in the coming decade or two will set a new record". (more...)
Germans passport most powerful in 2018 Germans passport most powerful in 2018
- January 10, 2018

It shares the same position as Croatia. But the most improved countries on the index were Georgia, which gained access to 30 countries, and the Ukraine, which now has access to 32 additional countries, following the completion of the visa-liberalisation process with the European Union past year. (more...)
Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss resort after heavy snowfall Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss resort after heavy snowfall
- January 10, 2018

A police official in Zermatt, a tourist magnet for backpackers and millionaires alike, said the helicopter journey to the village of Taesch takes around three minutes. 'Only the ski areas are closed. She added: "The atmosphere in the village is relaxed and comfortable". 'It surprised us a bit this year and we're trying to make the best of it, ' Ms Biner said. (more...)
Goa beef traders call off strike on assurance of protection Goa beef traders call off strike on assurance of protection
- January 10, 2018

Minister for Animal Husbandry Mauvin Godinho on Monday informed that the Government has made a decision to privatise the excess capacity of Goa Meat Complex due to which the state will not only earn revenue but the same will also increase the availability of beef in state. (more...)
Magnitude 7.8 Quake Strikes Caribbean, Tsunami Advisory For PR, Virgin Islands Magnitude 7.8 Quake Strikes Caribbean, Tsunami Advisory For PR, Virgin Islands
- January 10, 2018

No tsunami threat is expected for the United States mainland. The warning was in effect late Tuesday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to AccuWeather's Twitter account, "hazardous" tsunami waves were likely to hit anything withing 1,000-kilometres from the epicentre. (more...)
Husband charged with murder-for-hire of April Kauffman Husband charged with murder-for-hire of April Kauffman
- January 10, 2018

The prosecutor's office announced murder charges against the husband, 68-year-old James Kauffman, and an alleged partner in the drug ring, 61-year-old Ferdinand Augello of Petersburg, Cape May County. April Kauffman was 47 at the time of her death , the Press of Atlantic City reports, and was known throughout the community as a radio host, hair stylist and entrepreneur. (more...)
Yogi Adityanath, Siddharamaiah fight in Twitter Yogi Adityanath, Siddharamaiah fight in Twitter
- January 10, 2018

Many among Hindus consume beef. BJP conducted a huge rally in Bengaluru and Yogi attacked the present Congress government aggressively on various matters such as digital India, beef ban and development issues. What moral rights Yogi Adityanath has got to criticise me? "It is up to you to eat anything you want!" On December 20, 2017, the state government had written to Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela, asking him to withdraw the case filed against Adityanath and 12 ... (more...)
A look at North-South Korean sports ties A look at North-South Korean sports ties
- January 10, 2018

Three of the five North Korean participants belong to the CPRC, set up at the Fourth Session of the 13th Supreme Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK in June 2016. USA officials have long thought tunnel warfare would be a large part of any potential war effort on the Korean Peninsula. He and his family have been feeding them a steady diet of disinformation for years, drilling it into them that the United States is an evil empire out to destroy them and the government of South Korea is ... (more...)
Trump named top global Trump named top global "press oppressor"
- January 10, 2018

At the awards , the Hollywood Foreign Press Association granted $1 million to the Committee to Protect Journalists ( CPJ ), an independent, nonprofit organization based in NY that promotes press freedom worldwide. Erdogan was also the victor of the Most Outrageous Use of Terror Laws Against the Press for leading a country that has jailed at least 73 journalists. (more...)

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