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In addition to having to walk a little prior to the journey, riders will also have to walk a bit at the end of their journey to reach their final destination. "You'll see walking directions to the best spot". It will cost up to 50 percent less than Uber POOL and up to 75 percent less than UberX . In the small city of Altamonte Springs, Florida, the local government is even subsidizing Uber to provide rides to the local light rail station.
  • It's National Pizza Day

    It's National Pizza Day

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    Are you looking for deals to celebrate National Pizza Day? Pizza Express has has two money-saving offers for the big day - choose from either a starter and main from £9.95, or sweeten the deal with three courses (including dessert) from just £12.95.
  • Cape Breton unemployment rate up 0.3 per cent

    Cape Breton unemployment rate up 0.3 per cent

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    The drop nationally cools off Canada's strongest pace of growth since 2002 after creating more than 400,000 jobs in 2017. The province hiked minimum wage by $2.40 per hour to $14 per hour at the beginning of the year, a move some economists warned could result in mass job losses as employers look to reduce costs.
  • LL Bean Ditches 106-Year-Old Unlimited Return Policy

    LL Bean Ditches 106-Year-Old Unlimited Return Policy

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    The company's returns page now reads: "If you are not 100% satisfied with one of our products, you may return it within one year of purchase for a refund". The rate of abusive returns had doubled over the past five years, costing the company around US$250 million during that time, according to McKeever.
  • Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

    Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal

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    London comes out the best with a drop of 1 percent in GDP growth staying in the single market, a drop of 2 percent under the trade-deal scenario, and a drop of 3.5 percent with no deal. "People did not vote to make themselves poorer and should have the right to reject a bad deal on Brexit". But officials said they did not show the impact of the Government's preferred post-Brexit option of an "unprecedented" economic partnership with the EU.
  • Britain's May promises to be robust with European Union over Brexit

    Britain's May promises to be robust with European Union over Brexit

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    According to an article by The Telegraph , Soros is "one of the three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain " who is now planning to launch an advertising campaign this month with the hope of a second referendum , potentially to keep the country in the EU.
  • Super Bowl commercials: Best ads, worst ads and the meh

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    Cardi B, Rebel Wilson, Gordon Ramsey and Anthony Hopkins come to her rescue. It also shows us the power of live commercial TV events like the Super Bowl . Putting NBC on top in both categories that L + 1 result supersedes in actual viewership life the February 11, 2017 Saturday Night Live that went up 3.925 million to 14.769 million in L+ 1 and Empire's key demo lift of 1.37 on March 4, 2015 to a 7.14 rating.
  • Zuma should resign, says senior official in South Africa's ruling party

    Zuma should resign, says senior official in South Africa's ruling party

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    The speaker of parliament said on Friday that Mr Zuma would face a fresh no-confidence motion on February 22. In a letter to the EFF leader Julius Malema‚ Mbete had informed that "the determination had taken into account the programme of the National Assembly‚ including the state of the nation address‚ debate on the address‚ the president's reply to the debate and the tabling of the national budget on February 21".
  • After excise cut on fuels, Siddaramaiah rules out sales tax reduction

    After excise cut on fuels, Siddaramaiah rules out sales tax reduction

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    However, the minister then announced a new road cess of Rs 8 per litre, leading to no change in the petrol prices . In the budget, the Modi government has chose to reduce the excise duty on petrol and diesel by taking big decisions. This is an additional excise duty imposed on motor spirit is commonly known as petrol and high speed diesel. With this reduction, the FM said the government will bear the revenue loss of Rs 13,000 crore in the remaining part of FY18.
  • 'Emotional support peacock' turned away from United Airlines flight

    'Emotional support peacock' turned away from United Airlines flight

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    This is the freaky moment that a woman attempted to take an "emotional support" peacock on a United Airlines flight, before her unusual request was politely declined. As well, passengers will be required to provide a doctor's note, signed veterinarian health form and proof of animal training before boarding. The carrier claims the policy change, which starts in March, was made in response to growing complaints of untrained animals biting customers and urinating inside the airplane.
  • Waymo Buying 'Thousands' of FCA Minivans for Self-Driving Service

    Waymo Buying 'Thousands' of FCA Minivans for Self-Driving Service

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it is supplying Waymo with thousands of Pacifica-Hybrid minivans to support the launch of the world's first driverless ride-hailing service. "In order to move quickly and efficiently in autonomy, it is essential to partner with like-minded technology leaders", Sergio Marchionne, FCA CEO, said in a statement.
  • Elon Musk's

    Elon Musk's "Boring Company" Flamethrower For $600 Is Real

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    The Boring Company's mission is to excavate a low-priced but fast-digging tunnel through Los Angeles to help alleviate its notorious auto traffic. Not satisfied with selling 50,000 hats (and making over $1.2 million while doing it), Tesla/SpaceX founder Elon Musk has begun selling literal flamethrowers through the website for his drilling/tunnel-making venture, The Boring Company .
  • Shares fall as Draghi remarks keep euro running

    Shares fall as Draghi remarks keep euro running

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    The euro is at a three-year high against the dollar. Draghi went on to say: "The recent volatility in the exchange rate represents a source of uncertainty.with regard to its possible implications for the medium-term outlook for price stability".
  • Coincheck Hack: What to Know About the $400 Million Loss

    Coincheck Hack: What to Know About the $400 Million Loss

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    According to now available information, the hacker (s) stole only NEM tokens, a recently launched cryptocurrency , ranked the tenth digital currency in the world, based on market cap. It operates exchanges between bitcoin/ethereum and fiat currencies in Japan. The cryptocurrencies have managed to recover some of its losses in more recent trading, but at the time of writing they are still down over the 24-hour period.
  • Airbus partner Bombardier gets favorable ruling from trade commission

    Airbus partner Bombardier gets favorable ruling from trade commission

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    The independent, bipartisan trade organization voted unanimously against duties imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department in October. The firm said it will be reviewing the the Commission's more detailed opinions in the coming days, and will continue to document any perceived harm to its business and its USA supply chain from what it defines as "illegal subsidies".
  • Burger King explains net neutrality using whopper burgers

    Burger King explains net neutrality using whopper burgers

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    The spot features Burger King employees explaining the new rules to angry and confused customers by calling it "Whopper neutrality". " Burger King did not weigh in at the FCC in 2015 when it wrote the net neutrality rules that the agency's Republican leaders later scrapped in December", notes the report.
  • Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United influenced by money

    Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United influenced by money

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    Sanchez reportedly said goodbye to his Arsenal teammates Friday night , with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (supposedly going the other way, from United to Arsenal) also said to have given his farewells to his mates . With Sanchez in the team, United now suddenly boast one of the strongest attacks in Europe and will pose a big threat to other big teams. "In these kind of things, as long as it's not over the line you can not say it will happen because the negotiations become more and more longer and ...
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Volunteered To Save Jason Kidd's Job

    Giannis Antetokounmpo Volunteered To Save Jason Kidd's Job

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    Therefore, Monday's firing of head coach Jason Kidd isn't really about Kidd or the short-term state of the Bucks. The Bucks are 24-22 overall and now sit in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference despite a roster that includes one of the top young stars in the National Basketball Association in All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and recent trade acquisition Eric Bledsoe .
  • Global growth forecast revised up; to hit 3.9pc, says International Monetary Fund

    Global growth forecast revised up; to hit 3.9pc, says International Monetary Fund

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    The IMF expects the USA growth to accelerate to 2.7 percent this year, from 2.3 percent in 2017, citing increased investment as businesses take advantage of lower corporate tax rates. The revision reflects stronger than expected activity previous year, higher projected external demand, and the expected macroeconomic impact of the tax reform, in particular the reduction in corporate tax rates and the temporary allowance for full expensing of investment, it said.
  • Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources

    Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources

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    He also announced that Facebook would shrink the content on its News Feed from 5 percent to 4 percent. "There's too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today", wrote Zuckerberg . These changes will not affect the news users see, but rather the quality to provide "trusted sources". Starting Monday, the company will roll out more surveys to more users, asking them to share their thoughts on various media sources.
  • Amazon to raise cost of monthly Prime membership by $2 in February

    Amazon to raise cost of monthly Prime membership by $2 in February

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    E-commerce leader Amazon ( AMZN ) is raising the fee of its Prime membership program for those who pay on a monthly basis, but those who pay annually will see no change to their $99 fee. Monthly payments for student membership is increasing from $5.49 to $6.49 a month. That isn't the only membership fee rising, either. As Amazon cancels some of its original content, it needs added incentive to keep customers invested while they produce more projects like the epic and epicly ...
  • False alarm fallout: Hawaii lawmakers divided over missile early warning system

    False alarm fallout: Hawaii lawmakers divided over missile early warning system

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    But after just 5 minutes, NHK admitted the alert was sent in error . Another false alert about a impending missile strike from North Korea was issued Tuesday - this time in Japan. The employee, believing the correct selection had been made, then went ahead and clicked "yes" when the system's computer prompt asked whether to proceed, Mr Rapoza said.
  • Hong Kong activists jailed over protest

    Hong Kong activists jailed over protest

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    Before the hearing, Wong said he had "no regrets". "They can lock up our bodies, but they can't lock up our minds", said Wong, moments before appearing in court. "Our determination to fight for genuine universal suffrage will not waver". High Court Judge Andrew Chan said in the ruling that although Wong only stayed in the camp briefly, his involvement in obstruction was deep and extensive.
  • Falling US crude stocks, threats to Nigerian fuel infrastructure push oil up

    Falling US crude stocks, threats to Nigerian fuel infrastructure push oil up

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    In what seems to be shaping up as the analytical community and media fomenting over a non-issue, crude market gains on Wednesday caused experts to complain that oil prices have reached excess levels and this will only stimulate us output - which in turn will cause the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), who are the masterminds of the gains via its production cutbacks - to abandon its strategy prematurely.
  • Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

    Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

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    A class-action lawsuit filed in a USA court alleges six Canadian banks and three others conspired to increase the profitability of their derivatives trading business by manipulating an interest rate benchmark for about seven years. The central bank says consumption and residential investment have been stronger than anticipated, reflecting strong employment growth. Growth in advanced economies is projected to be stronger than in the Bank's October Monetary Policy Report (MPR).