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New tax law could impact charitable giving New tax law could impact charitable giving
- December 29, 2017

For Doranne and Randy Hudson, congressional passage of the tax overhaul prompted the sale of some stock holdings so they could pour extra money into a fund that distributes their gifts to several local organizations. The changes begin in fiscal year 2018 (effective when you file in April 2019). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - as the bill initially was dubbed - almost doubles the standard deduction for individuals, eliminates some itemized tax deductions, and reduces the State and Local Tax ... (more...)
Snow and ice warning issued for Rochdale
- December 29, 2017

The northern half of the country is likely to be worst affected according to Met Éireann. "Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 or -4 degrees". "Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers". Hawarden in Clywd, northeast Wales, recorded a temperature of 12.5C (54.5F) - a few degrees from the record for the UK's warmest Christmas in 1920, which saw Killerton in Devon record a temperature of 15.6C (60.08F). (more...)
China extends subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles China extends subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles
- December 29, 2017

The extension comes as automakers in China brace to meet strict NEV quotas starting in 2019 that are sparking a flurry of electric vehicle deals and new launches of electric and hybrid models. In the first 11 months, production and sales stood at 639,000 and 609,000 units respectively, up 49.7 percent and 51.4 percent from a year ago. Earlier this year Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and technology in China , told Xinhua about plans to ban all internal combustion vehicles, ... (more...)
Barack Obama edges Donald Trump as Gallup Poll's 'Most Admired American' Barack Obama edges Donald Trump as Gallup Poll's 'Most Admired American'
- December 29, 2017

Overall, she has held the title 22 times, more than any other woman-or man, for that matter. Gallup's poll of 1,049 United States adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points. First lady Melania Trump was also in the top 10 with 1 percent. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that the Jewish Independent from Vermont and the Israeli leader placed seventh and ninth respectively in the list of most admired men, with one percent of Americans naming ... (more...)
Suspect drove off Astoria pier, attempted to swim away from officers Suspect drove off Astoria pier, attempted to swim away from officers
- December 29, 2017

Officers were investigating reports that someone had trespassed on boats on the riverfront when they encountered Erofeeff in his pickup truck at 10 a.m. Police said Erofeeff was able to get out of his vehicle. Oregon resident JD Moreland captured video of the moment a auto drove off a pier in Astoria, Oregon, while trying to escape police on December 27. (more...)
Rescued from Rental Truck at Falfurrias Checkpoint Rescued from Rental Truck at Falfurrias Checkpoint
- December 29, 2017

The agent was patrolling the river by boat when he was shot. "This offender victimized children in Riverside, a community not very close to the border", said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to transport people and contraband illegally through southwestern Arizona and California. (more...)
State Street Corp (STT) Insider Sells $222359.58 in Stock
- December 29, 2017

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $97.44. About 719,538 shares traded. Erickson Andrew also sold $32,833 worth of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT ) shares. Greenleaf Trust invested in 0% or 177 shares. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Marietta Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.06% or 7,200 shares. (more...)
Trump says East Coast could use some global warming Trump says East Coast could use some global warming
- December 29, 2017

While scientists typically avoid attributing individual weather events to climate change, some have noted that warmer water and rising sea levels augment the likelihood of powerful hurricanes after a series of formidable storms - Harvey, Irma and Maria - battered Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S. (more...)
Bernie Sanders to swear-in de Blasio at mayoral inauguration Bernie Sanders to swear-in de Blasio at mayoral inauguration
- December 29, 2017

In a statement Wednesday, de Blasio called Sanders, "a proud son of Brooklyn and a dedicated advocate for working people". "I've met some extraordinary people along the way, I mentioned having this growing relationship with Bernie Sanders, that's an incredible thing, that's been a fascinating and positive thing, but so many other people as well", he said. (more...)
Banco Santander, SA (SAN)- Most Volatile Market Movers
- December 29, 2017

For the current quarter Banco Santander Brasil Sa (NYSE: BSBR ) has high EPS estimates of $0.21 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.14. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.46. (more...)
US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran
- December 29, 2017

The teams were headed by U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Israel's National Security chief Meir Ben-Shabbat. The result of the meeting was the creation of a document in which the United States and Israel agreed on a list of shared strategic goals both nations share. (more...)
14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire 14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire
- December 29, 2017

Meanwhile, six fire tenders, four water tankers and one emergency ambulance have rushed to the spot and the fire has been neutralized. Avinash Supe further informed that 12 people who sustained minor injuries were being treated at the hospital. (more...)
NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve
- December 29, 2017

Standard measures will also be in place such as sand trucks and blocker vehicles. Police snipers will keep watch from windows, helicopters from above, and K9 units will be on the ground, along with plainclothes officers among the crowds. No vehicles allowed in or out. "I've been trying to save money to come to NY to enjoy this experience", Olvah Alhamid said. There will be 12 access points with multiple layers of security. (more...)
U.S. prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman Justine Damond U.S. prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman Justine Damond
- December 29, 2017

Prosecutor Mike Freeman had promised a decision by year's end in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Damond's family released a statement saying her relatives in Australia and the USA, including her fiance in Minneapolis , supported Freeman's decision. (more...)
Appeals Court Rules Against Oregon Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple Appeals Court Rules Against Oregon Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple
- December 29, 2017

Theirs was the first of several notable public-accommodations cases pitting Christian vendors against same-sex couple: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. In a statement Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, who had tried to order the cake from the Kleins, said today's ruling proved "all are equal under the law" and should be treated as such. (more...)
4-year-old boy dies after playhouse collapses 4-year-old boy dies after playhouse collapses
- December 29, 2017

He was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He died three days later from severe brain trauma because of the collapse. Evans explained the details of the incident that led to the boy's death. I can't say thank you enough for everyone and how much you lifted my family up. (more...)
4 treated after van jumps curb, hits building in downtown Seattle 4 treated after van jumps curb, hits building in downtown Seattle
- December 29, 2017

Garth Green said preliminary information indicated the driver of the van lost consciousness due to a medical condition, according to KIRO. Officials said five pedestrians on the sidewalk were injured and taken to the hospital. The victim hit by flying glass was taken to another hospital with minor injuries. Seattle fire says two people were transported to Harborview via Seattle fire medics. (more...)
Staten Island man busted for racking up $24G in unpaid tolls Staten Island man busted for racking up $24G in unpaid tolls
- December 29, 2017

Savino was driving to his job at the Bergen County Utilities Authority from his Staten Island home. The company required employees to live in New Jersey. Savino has a court date on the Bergen County charges on January 10, and on January 5 for the Port Authority charges. He was also charged by Port Authority Police for theft of services and will appear in court on that matter January 5. (more...)
Jimbo Fisher fields defensive coordinator question during Belk Bowl media session Jimbo Fisher fields defensive coordinator question during Belk Bowl media session
- December 29, 2017

It would give the Aggies a chance to win a game for former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin who was relieved his duties following the final regular season game against LSU. However, Jackson still accounted for almost 500 yards of offense and four total touchdowns (three rushing) in that October 28 meeting. Did you know? Expect a pro-Wake Forest crowd. (more...)
NK missile developers hit by United States sanctions NK missile developers hit by United States sanctions
- December 28, 2017

On Boxing Day the US Treasury announced it would be targeting Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol in the latest step in a campaign to press Pyongyang to give up its nuclear ambitions. "China has applied certain import bans and sanctions, but it could and should do more", he wrote in The New York Times. The North stated that the sanctions, drafted by the USA and banning almost 90 percent of petroleum exports to the rogue regime, showed that America has come to fear its nuclear power and has ... (more...)
Teen resisted arrest, led to use of physical force Teen resisted arrest, led to use of physical force
- December 28, 2017

A shocking image shows how a teenage boy was left with a badly swollen, bloodied face after he was allegedly beaten by police officers . The case is still under investigation. We have the right as taxpayers and the public to know what this government official did to this private individual". Alabama's Troy Police Department is under investigation from the State Bureau after the brutal beating of 17-year-old Ulysses "Fat Daddy" Wilkerson . (more...)
Has $106.64 Million Position in Medtronic plc. (MDT)
- December 28, 2017

Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.03, for a total transaction of $1,248,480.00. Therefore 31% are positive. Deere & Company had 106 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham & Company LLC boosted their target price on Medtronic plc. (more...)
Liberia set to learn result of landmark presidential election Liberia set to learn result of landmark presidential election
- December 28, 2017

Liberian election officials began collating the votes from Liberia's 15 counties on Wednesday but a possible announcement of preliminary results in the afternoon did not materialise. slaves in 1847, but its last democratic transfer of power occurred in 1944. After a violent military coup in 1980 it experienced instability and civil war that ended only in 2003. (more...)
A Look at 2 Trending Stocks: Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), KeyCorp (KEY)
- December 28, 2017

Shares of NI have downtrended -3.87% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -8.24% in that time. Xcel Energy Inc is a public utility holding company. The stock has a market cap of $23.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.68 and a beta of 0.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Xcel Energy Inc. (more...)
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND) Shares Bought by Netols Asset Management Inc
- December 28, 2017

Mizuho's price objective suggests a potential downside of 7.22% from the company's previous close. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of LBTYA in report on Friday, September 29 with "Buy" rating. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 63,528 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. ARP Americas LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Kindred Healthcare during the fourth quarter worth $100,000. (more...)
Brazil and Canada Retaliate after Top Diplomats Expelled from Venezuela Brazil and Canada Retaliate after Top Diplomats Expelled from Venezuela
- December 28, 2017

Brazil and Canada have made a decision to retaliate against Nicolás Maduro's regime in Venezuela for expelling their diplomats. Relations with brazil have deteriorated since President Michel Temer took office previous year, following rousseff's dismissal by congress for fiscal irregularities. (more...)
Alabama calls off freeze to children's health insurance Alabama calls off freeze to children's health insurance
- December 28, 2017

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be busy when they reconvene in January as pressure builds on Congress to pass a long-term spending bill. CHIP provides critical health coverage to children in Idaho, and it's instrumental in helping them succeed in school and keeping their families from medically-related bankruptcies. (more...)
The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Explained The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Explained
- December 28, 2017

Republican Congressman Tom MacArthur was the only Republican congressman of 12 from New Jersey and NY to vote for a parliamentary procedure that would allow the Senate to pass a tax bill with 51 votes rather than 60 votes, which was required. (more...)
Woman found dead in London park may have been murdered Woman found dead in London park may have been murdered
- December 28, 2017

The body of the lady, thought to have been in her 20s, was discovered without further ado before 4.30pm by an individual from people in general. A crime scene remains in place and the area around where the body was found is out of use. Scotland Yard said detectives are trying to establish if the body had lain eerily in the park for three days after the murder. She was a very nice person, young and gorgeous. (more...)
Russia Limits US Military Flyovers in Tit-for-Tat Response Russia Limits US Military Flyovers in Tit-for-Tat Response
- December 28, 2017

A decision by Japan to deploy a USA missile defense system will damage Moscow's relations with Tokyo and is a breach by Washington of a landmark arms control treaty, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. Former communist countries such as Poland and Romania have both purchased missile defense systems from the US, a fact that riled Moscow, caused tensions between Russian Federation and the Obama administration, and prompted further complaints from Zakharova as ... (more...)

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