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Afam Capital Inc. Buys 12198 Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
- December 14, 2017

Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 92,848 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $4,979,000 after purchasing an additional 5,779 shares during the period. The company had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. Goelzer Investment Management Inc increased Williams Sonoma Inc ( WSM ) stake by 55.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (more...)
New York City Terror Bombing Suspect Identified as Akayed Ullah New York City Terror Bombing Suspect Identified as Akayed Ullah
- December 14, 2017

There were no other devices found, the mayor said. He now lives in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn, NY, and police have arrived at his home to look for more information about him. It also has metro stations. "This is NY and we all pitch together, and we are a savvy people, and we keep our eyes open", he added. Several subway lines were evacuated and the NYPD closed off 45th Street-40th Street and 7th Avenue-9th Avenue. (more...)
WWE Mixed Match Challenge: Best Possible Superstar Pairings for Raw, SmackDown WWE Mixed Match Challenge: Best Possible Superstar Pairings for Raw, SmackDown
- December 14, 2017

The WWE announced a partnership with Facebook Watch to stream a new show called the Mixed Match Challenge that will feature mixed tag-teams from Raw and SmackDown LIVE in a single-elimination tournament. Interestingly, the Facebook format will allow enable fans to "select match-ups and match stipulations" via polls. WWE is going to create the program with feedback from Facebook users. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Star: Every Character Will Be Somewhere New 'Game of Thrones' Star: Every Character Will Be Somewhere New
- December 14, 2017

Fans are pouring over set photos looking for any and all clues, the network is handing out enormous budgets and we're all just generally excited even if the wait stretches until 2019. Jon Snow's (played by Kit Harington) direwolf, Ghost, has not been seen since season six, when he stayed by his master's side after temporarily dying. (more...)
Colton Haynes Confirmed To Return To Arrow Colton Haynes Confirmed To Return To Arrow
- December 14, 2017

He last appeared in the season 4 episode "Unchained". It seems all roads lead back to Star City-including now, Colton Haynes' Roy Harper (a.k.a. Arsenal). Though the move was motivated by Haynes' desire to do other things, it still left a sour taste in the mouth of fans who were disappointed to see Arsenal go. (more...)
Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Are Spending Christmas Apart For This Sad Reason Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Are Spending Christmas Apart For This Sad Reason
- December 14, 2017

Relationships are hard, and it's harder when you have to gain the approval of a parent. They also see that Selena is a very good influence on their son. Gomez released several singles in 2017, including Bad Liar, Fetish, and Wolves, but has not released a complete album since 2015's Revival . The "Sorry" singer is determined to prove that he's changed, not only to Selena but to her family as well. (more...)
To Post FY2017 Earnings of $7.43 Per Share, Leerink Swann Forecasts (UHS)
- December 13, 2017

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Famed Restaurateur Behind NYC's The Spotted Pig Accused of Sexual Harassment Famed Restaurateur Behind NYC's The Spotted Pig Accused of Sexual Harassment
- December 13, 2017

Bloomfield and Friedman own five restaurants in NY, including The Spotted Pig , The Breslin Bar & Dining Room , John Dory Oyster Bar , White Gold Butchers and Salvation Taco . Spotted Pig employees also had bad encounters with the Food Network personality. He allegedly once shoved an employee's face into his crotch in front of Amy Poehler . (more...)
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme apologises as photographer 'kicked' Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme apologises as photographer 'kicked'
- December 13, 2017

She posted video on her Instagram and Twitter accounts showing the kick, with the caption "Thanks to Josh Homme I now get to spend my night in the ER". The rock guitarist and vocalist was playing Saturday in Los Angeles at an annual holiday festival of radio station KROQ when video shows him slamming his foot into the face of a photographer in the pit next to the stage. (more...)
GeekWire: Seattle limits Airbnb short-term rentals to 2 units per host GeekWire: Seattle limits Airbnb short-term rentals to 2 units per host
- December 13, 2017

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Kirsten Dunst Is Expecting Her First Child With Fiance Jesse Plemons Kirsten Dunst Is Expecting Her First Child With Fiance Jesse Plemons
- December 13, 2017

Dunst has already set her sights on her close pals, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to design her bridal gown. Dunst has had having children on her mind for some time - she told Britain's Red magazine back in 2014 that, with two of her best friends expecting, she was now "in baby mode " with godmothering duties. (more...)
'The Walking Dead' season 8: Chandler Riggs devastated 'The Walking Dead' season 8: Chandler Riggs devastated
- December 13, 2017

Writing in a since deleted Facebook post , his William Riggs wrote: 'Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18 birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing. and focus on acting and music. "It ended up being a great thing because now I get to do all kinds of other stuff that I haven't been able to do in the last eight years", he said. (more...)
Patriots' loss opens the door to the Jaguars earning a bye week Patriots' loss opens the door to the Jaguars earning a bye week
- December 13, 2017

If the Patriots do not beat the Steelers, they'll need the Jacksonville to lose one of its final three games. Another reporter followed up the Steelers question by asking about the Patriots' ineffectiveness on third down Monday night, where the team was 0-for-11. (more...)
Youth's mysterious death sparks violence in Karnataka, BJP demands NIA probe Youth's mysterious death sparks violence in Karnataka, BJP demands NIA probe
- December 13, 2017

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. A protest held by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) turned violent causing frenzy in the Sirsi region of Karnataka. He did not belong to any party or organisation, we are Hindus but he was not part of any group", Kamalkar Mesta said. Police said that action will be initiated against those abetting communal acts in Honnavar including an assault on a senior police official on Monday. (more...)
Injustice 2 Is Getting a Free Trial on Xbox One and PS4 Injustice 2 Is Getting a Free Trial on Xbox One and PS4
- December 13, 2017

Usually, Brainiac is unlocked by completing the Story Mode and the trial enables you to play through Chapters 1-3 of the narrative. In addition, every single online and multiplayer mode will be available, allowing players to go head-to-head against others from around the world. (more...)
Jack White Shares New Music In Bizarre Video Teaser For Next Album Jack White Shares New Music In Bizarre Video Teaser For Next Album
- December 13, 2017

NPR gave it a particularly apt description, calling it a "psycho-collage of sound; boom-bap, White's signature guitar fuzz, White's not-yet-signature rapping style, old-school R&B, ragtime piano, damaged beats and oscillator balladry. "I haven't been able to listen to it by myself for awhile". Jack White has shared new music in the form of a freakish new video. Or the record can only be played on a gyroscopic turntable, which has yet to be invented. (more...)
New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority
- December 13, 2017

Scroll down to see up-to-the-minute transit updates. "We had initially planned to walk a few blocks down from our hotel to the Good Morning America broadcasting studio at Times Square to watch the morning news live telecast that day", said Darius. (more...)
The new trailer for Natalie Portman's Annihilation is stunning and unnerving The new trailer for Natalie Portman's Annihilation is stunning and unnerving
- December 13, 2017

Natalie Portman heads toward unknown dangers in the first full-length trailer for Annihilation , the sci-fi horror film from Ex Machina director Alex Garland . So, Paramount struck a profitable deal with Netflix for those outside the U.S., Canada, and China and the film will arrive on their streaming platform 17 days after its February 23 release. (more...)
YouTube Adds 34 Markets To YouTube TV Service YouTube Adds 34 Markets To YouTube TV Service
- December 13, 2017

YouTube TV sent out a tweet regarding the announcement . These are probably the last cities in the USA to get YouTube TV coverage this year, but starting next year, we can safely assume Google will continue the expansion of the service. This streaming service started in April this year and it charges around $35 per month for access to up to six accounts. YouTube TV offers a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the some of the biggest United States broadcast networks in ABC, CBS, ... (more...)
Snow emergencies declared for Wednesday's storm Snow emergencies declared for Wednesday's storm
- December 13, 2017

Thursday. Motorists should plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commute on Tuesday. A few lake effect snow bands can be expected late Thursday and early on Friday, and another clipper system could impact our area as early as Friday night, bringing the potential for more snowfall and then lake effect snow showers over the weekend. (more...)
Grasz set to be confirmed Grasz set to be confirmed
- December 13, 2017

The Senate has confirmed yet another of Donald Trump's anti-LGBT federal judicial nominees, one who was rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association. Trump's judicial nominations have the advantage of needing only 50 votes to clear procedural hurdles, a result of Democrats changing Senate rules in 2013 to eliminate the filibuster on nominations to the executive branch and courts other than the Supreme Court. (more...)
Bullied Keaton Jones went viral, then Twitter learned of his racist family Bullied Keaton Jones went viral, then Twitter learned of his racist family
- December 13, 2017

He claimed she turned down the chance for her son to be flown to LA for a match - and asked him to promote her GoFundMe account instead. Kimberly has since made her Facebook page private. A screenshot of what is claimed to be a status from Kimberley's Facebook account says: "Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren't bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying!" "I don't like that they do it to me, and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because ... (more...)
SAG award nominations announced SAG award nominations announced
- December 13, 2017

The nominations for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday, and HBO's limited series " Big Little Lies " continued its seemingly unlimited run of accolades with four nominations. "Now we have to go tell our real parents that they aren't actually nominated", Nanjiani and Gordon said in a joint statement. Frances McDormand , who stars in " Three Billboards " was nominated for lead actress in a movie, along with Judi Dench ("Victoria & Abdul"), Sally Hawkins ... (more...)
Macquarie Group Ltd. Acquires 19500 Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)
- December 13, 2017

VANGUARD GROUP INC raised its stake in TEGNA Inc. 178,733 shares or 10.76% more from 161,376 shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. Penn Mutual Life Insurance has invested 8.71% in New Residential Investment Corp. NRZ is down around 16.45% from its 12-month high of $15.03 notched on Jan 31, 2017 but is -24.01% above its highest point the past 12 months of $22.31 a share. (more...)
EasyJet's Air Berlin deal wins approval EasyJet's Air Berlin deal wins approval
- December 13, 2017

The European Commission has approved the takeover of certain assets from the insolvent airline Air Berlin by the British low-priced carrier Easyjet PLC. Wednesday's decision could pitch the airline into financial turbulence as it loses bridge financing from the German giant. However, Niki has announced that it will cancel all flights from its home base of Vienna from Thursday, December 14. (more...)
'Bright': Final Trailer Arrives for Netflix's Will Smith & Joel Edgerton Action 'Bright': Final Trailer Arrives for Netflix's Will Smith & Joel Edgerton Action
- December 13, 2017

This aspect of Bright's alternative world gets the spotlight when the trailer ends with Smith's LAPD officer absolutely murdering a lovely fairy on his front lawn with a broom. David Ayer , who also directed Suicide Squad , got complete creative control while the making of the movie. Featuring the exclusive first listen to the new song by Camila Cabello & Grey - " Crown ". (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ: Beerus, Hit and Goku Black Join the Fight Dragon Ball FighterZ: Beerus, Hit and Goku Black Join the Fight
- December 13, 2017

Since Bandai Namco has yet to formally announce these characters with a press release or introduction trailer, we know little about them beyond what was detailed in V-Jump. At this rate, it's likely there will be nearly no downtime between the final pre-launch announcement and when Dragon Ball FighterZ finally launches. (more...)
Netflix parts company with Yeatman Netflix parts company with Yeatman
- December 13, 2017

We'll see, indeed. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed Yeatman's dismissal with THR , saying, "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix ". The woman who approached Yeatman at the soccer game didn't initially identify herself as one of Masterson's accusers. (more...)
'SNL' taps Michael Che, Colin Jost as co-head writers
- December 13, 2017

This move comes on the heels of former co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sara Schneider departing the legendary sketch show in order to focus on their own series for Comedy Central. A four-time WGA Award victor and recipient of a Peabody Award, Jost started at " SNL " as a writer in 2005. Saturday Night Live is adding two more names to its squadron of head writers, and they're pretty familiar ones. (more...)
George Clooney once gave 14 of his best friends $1 million each George Clooney once gave 14 of his best friends $1 million each
- December 13, 2017

When The Boys arrived, they (the 14 of them) were surprised to see that George had dropped a thank you for helping me suitcase containing one million dollars in $20 notes for each of them on the table. "There's a group of guys that we call " The Boys .' George had called me and 'The Boys" and said, 'Hey, mark September 27, 2013 on your calendar", Gerber said on a recent episode of MSNBC's Headliners . (more...)

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