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Delaware County Celebrates 100 Years Of Girl Scout Cookies

Delaware County Celebrates 100 Years Of Girl Scout Cookies

Have you been hit up for Girl Scout cookies yet? Mike Rowe, former star of the Discovery Channel hit series, "Dirty Jobs", posted a video on his Facebook page Wednesday night in which he read a letter written by "Charlotte", a Girl Scout who said her "miniscule, but mighty" Girl Scout troop (Troop #22918) was eager to sell "delectable Girl Scout cookie boxes". Read More

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British actor John Hurt dead at 77

Hurt, who was knighted, received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe and four Bafta awards , including in 2012 receiving the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. The legendary Elephant Man actor battled with pancreatic cancer back in 2015 and, although he was given the all-clear, pulled out of Kenneth Branagh's play The Entertainer previous year due to ill health after he suffered with an intestinal complaint. Read More

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Britain's Charm Offensive with President Trump

She said Britain and the United States must "lead together" again and play their role in safeguarding global security even as she welcomed the rise of democratic allies like India. When asked about his upcoming discussion with the Russian president, Trump said he wanted to have good relations with Russia but played down any talk that he was ready to lift United States sanctions against Moscow. Read More

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Mexico president says seeks to preserve tariff-free NAFTA trade

Mexico president says seeks to preserve tariff-free NAFTA trade

CNN reported that, according to sources, Trump will sign an executive order on Monday withdrawing the USA from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Trump is scheduled to meet in person with Mexico's Peña Nieto on January 31, when the two leaders will have a long list of issues to discuss. Such a measure could affect Mexico's exports to the United States, its top trading partner. Read More

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Yancoal to buy Coal & Allied

Yancoal to buy Coal & Allied

Once the deal is completed, Rio Tinto will also be entitled to potential royalties. The sale of Coal & Allied represents the culmination of an extensive assessment of all strategic options, Rio said . The transaction must still be approved by the Australian Government, NSW Government and Chinese regulatory agencies. News of the sale triggered a surge in Rio shares in London trading, which were ahead more than 3 per cent by mid-morning. Read More

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China GDP falls to 26-year low

China GDP falls to 26-year low

For 2016, the world's second-largest economy reported GDP growth of 6.7 percent, right in the middle of the official target of 6.5 to 7 percent and virtually in line with Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent forecast. The analysts listed out the major risks this year, including a cooling property market that can be one of the major threats to the economy. Adding to concerns over the state of China's economy are reports of exaggerated economic data from the provinces. Read More

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Women across Pa. prepare to attend Women's Rights March in Washington

Women across Pa. prepare to attend Women's Rights March in Washington

The goal of the march is to draw attention to women's rights , racial justice and equality. The marches follow a grassroots campaign in Washington DC that has spread to countless cities including London, Paris and Copenhagen. "We're going to let you know that we want you to pay attention to women's rights and other organizations that have been kind of under fire here lately". Read More

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Hanoi, HCM City world's most dynamic cities

Bringing another feather in the cap of IT and start-up hub Bengaluru, it has been rated as the world's most dynamic city in the annual JLL City Momentum Index (CMI). Bengaluru has pipped London (6), which was ranked first previous year, NY (14), Paris (17) and Los Angeles (27) to make it to the top slot. "Cities in India, China and Vietnam, along with several in the USA, head the list of the world's fastest changing cities", said a press release by Jones Lang LaSalle. Read More

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Watch List Stock: Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s (KMI)

Watch List Stock: Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s (KMI)

These holdings make up 56.44% of the company's outstanding shares. The monthly performance exhibited a rate of 8.31% with an annual performance rate of 78.36%. While both of those numbers were down year over year, they were right in line with the company's revised full-year guidance. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 178,063 shares of the company's stock worth $3,333,000 after buying an additional 14,777 shares during the period. Read More

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C$ pares recent gains ahead of Bank of Canada rate decision

C$ pares recent gains ahead of Bank of Canada rate decision

The U.S. dollar recovered some ground after unease over how U.S. policy will develop under Donald Trump's presidency drove the currency to its weakest since early December. Indeed, a rate cut in Canada to 0.25% remains a possibility. The loonie has rallied 3 percent this year, part of a broad-based surge against the USA currency, which has wilted amid a revaluation of growth prospects under a Trump administration. Read More

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'Last man to leave footprints of the moon' has died

A holder of multiple space records, Cernan was Commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, one of only 12 astronauts to walk on Moon - of which only six survive - and a staunch U.S. At the conclusion of that flight, Cernan's time in space stood at 566 hours and 15 minutes, including more than 73 hours on the surface of the moon. " The last man on the moon , but he didn't want to be", tweeted Tim Kopra, who commanded the 47th expedition on board the International Space Station in 2016. Read More

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Japan space agency postpones launch of mini rocket because of wind

Japan space agency postpones launch of mini rocket because of wind

The agency has not decided when it would try to launch the rocket again. As a result the rocket and the satellite it was carrying fell back into the ocean, according to an update from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ). The standard payment for a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, in comparison, is $62 million, and the Falcon 9 stands 224 feet tall. As Japanese media outlet Nikkei points out, the use of ultra-compact satellites is growing, prompting a number of companies to develop ... Read More

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Freezing rain expected in Metro area throughout night

I believe that the immediate Boston area may only have a brief spell of wet snow with a coating or so while a mile or two inland, it mounts up to 2 inches or more. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. One to two inches of additional snow is possible as the day progresses, largely ending by 9:00 p.m. Tonight: A slight chance of rain, mixing with freezing rain after 8pm, then gradually ending. Read More

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North American International Auto Show kicks off in Detroit

After record sales of 17.55 million in 2016, U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are expected to cool off a little this year, but demand remains strong. Carmakers are trying to get on board. The vehicle, which is GM's first mass-market electric car, already won the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in November and the Green Car of the Year Award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, according to reports . Read More

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Volkswagen reveals bigger Tiguan crossover at Detroit auto show

Volkswagen reveals bigger Tiguan crossover at Detroit auto show

It's based on the same MQB architecture but with a new wheelbase of 109.9 inches, the USA model is 4.4 inches longer than the model sold in Europe. With the new Tiguan and a recently revealed SUV called the Atlas specific to the United States soon to hit dealerships, Volkswagen will have two crucial weapons in its battle to lure consumers who are disinterested in VW's small cars. Read More

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The Limited closing all brick-and-mortar stores, will operate online only

The Limited closing all brick-and-mortar stores, will operate online only

The Omaha stores at Oak View Mall and at Nebraska Crossing Outlets will close at the end of today, an employee said. The New Albany, Ohio company says it will continue to operate online only after the January 8 closures. The Limited was founded in 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. A month ago, the retailer said it was laying off 248 of its headquarters staff; in November, it said that it was exploring a sale. Read More

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Petrol pumps defer decision to not accept card payments

Late on Sunday night, petrol pump owners announced that they would make a decision on whether to accept debit and credit cards on January 13, PTI reported. Moreover, according to the AIPDA, credit card machine issuers seem to be delaying settlements and not settling dues satisfactorily. "Unfortunately, neither that circular nor the circular referred to by the above said circular have any reference to credit card charges or for not passing the same to the customers", said Bansal. Read More

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Apple invests $1B in Softbank's $100B Vision Fund

Apple invests $1B in Softbank's $100B Vision Fund

According to Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet, who spoke to The Wall Street Journal , the company believes the fund could be strategically important for future developments. At the end of September Apple had $238 billion in cash. Apple and SoftBank have a long history of working together. The conglomerate also acquired ARM previous year, the company that owns the technology used in most mobiles chips of today. Read More

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