• Kettle Campaign $39000 Short
Kettle Campaign $39000 Short

The office is adopting a charity a month and for Christmas they chose to help get presents for almost 50 area kids in need of a Christmas. The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, which has been around for decades, is struggling this year as families flood the Blue Point region with requests.

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  • 'Boom' Then Smoke: Witness Describes Underground Blast Near Port Authority Bus Terminal
'Boom' Then Smoke: Witness Describes Underground Blast Near Port Authority Bus Terminal

Investigators believe the device detonated prematurely. Ullah has been taken into custody and is being treated for burns and lacerations at a Bellevue Hospital in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. They said 'suspicious package'". NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at a news conference near the site, described the device as "amateur-...

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  • Income Tax Department Conducts Survey At Major Bitcoin Exchanges
Income Tax Department Conducts Survey At Major Bitcoin Exchanges

The crypto currency is of interest to law-enforcement agencies, tax authorities and financial regulators, who are trying to understand how Bitcoin fits into existing frameworks and to identify people, who are involved in virtual trade. Bitcoin's meteoric rise and unprecedented growth in the past two months has caused government bodies from across t...

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  • Apple Awards $390 Million to Face ID Tech Company Finisar
Apple Awards $390 Million to Face ID Tech Company Finisar

The stock soared as investors believed that Apple had taken a stake in the company, and multiple outlets reported the announcement as an " investment ". Finisar will use the funds to build a 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Texas to develop vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chips.

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  • RA Set for Netflix Revival
RA Set for Netflix Revival

Details are scarce on this one, although Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar) is executive producing, with the show set to premiere sometime in 2018; in the meantime, you can take a look at what we thought of the original movie . Harvey Street Kids is an all-new original series from executive producer Brendan Hay and supervising producer Aliki...

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  • U.S. demands release of Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar
U.S. demands release of Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar

The two male journalists, Thet Oo Maung Maung, who is also known as Wa Lone, and Kyaw Soe Oo, also known as Moe Aung, were detained by police around midnight Tuesday on the outskirts of Yangon, an Information Ministry report said. "We will take action against those policemen and also the reporters". Ko Wa Lone, 31, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were wa...

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  • Manpower hiring survey is another reason to be optimistic about 2018
Manpower hiring survey is another reason to be optimistic about 2018

However, not all parts of the Australian economy have recorded such robust Outlooks or year-over-year gains. The Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector employers report the most optimistic NEO of +29%, as well as the strongest annual gain of 15 percentage points.

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  • India bans condom ads from prime time television
India bans condom ads from prime time television

Sunny Leone, Bipasha Basu and Rakhi Sawant have all released condom ads in some capacity and they're often run during the prime time, on channels that show content that is sensitive to the children, but can be seen by them, like all the channels showing daily soaps.

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  • Target buys same-day delivery service for $550 mn
Target buys same-day delivery service for $550 mn

It plans to have the service in all major markets before next year's holiday season. Although Target's purchase of Shipt will undoubtedly be good news for both companies, it does raise questions regarding potential conflicts between Shipt and Target's other major grocery delivery partner, Instacart.

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  • United States wholesale prices up 0.4%
United States wholesale prices up 0.4%

On a 12-month basis, the index gained 3.1 percent, its highest level January 2012, surpassing the five-year record set in October. The department's overall CPI increased 0.4% in November after edging up 0.1% in October. Economists had forecast the PPI gaining 0.3% last month and accelerating 2.9% from a year ago. Apparel prices dropped 1.3 pe...

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  • Clear Bay Area skies to offer great view of Geminid meteor shower
Clear Bay Area skies to offer great view of Geminid meteor shower

To see the ultimate holiday light show from the comfort of your own home, check out the Geminid meteor shower online on Wednesday, Dec. 13. And there is the likelihood that this Geminid show could be quite special. As for where to look , meteors will be visible from all directions of the sky. The meteors will be going to all parts of the sky. As...

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  • Gareth Bale's victor saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira
Gareth Bale's victor saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira

Brazil's Gremio defeated Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in extra time to advance to the Club World Cup final on Tuesday. "It will not be easy and past year we had a lot of problems before we managed to win it", he told reporters. "You already know my opinion and I have a lot of respect for Cristiano, who is one of the best in history", the Croatia global...

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  • Lufthansa cancels plan to buy Air Berlin's Niki
Lufthansa cancels plan to buy Air Berlin's Niki

The European Commission "has clearly indicated that an acquisition of Niki and its integration into the Eurowings group would now not be approved", even with previous concessions on takeoff and landing times, Lufthansa said. Instead of buying Niki, Lufthansa will focus on expanding its Eurowings discount brand without acquisitions, the German airli...

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  • Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading
Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Gemini Exchange is owned by the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss . The introduction of futures is a milestone for the cryptocurrency as more investors seek to trade, via a regulated market, an asset established as an alternative to existing financial structures.

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  • Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland
Ryanair faces strike threats in Germany, Ireland

Most of those who voted for action are captains, without whom aircraft can not fly. Meanwhile, Portuguese-based Ryanair pilots have also balloted for industrial action, but so far they have not served notice of industrial action. Ryanair said they will deal with any disruptions "if, or when they arise", and have apologised to customers in advance...

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  • Gas prices continue to drop before the holidays
Gas prices continue to drop before the holidays

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said that average gas prices in the country were lower this week because of a large build in gasoline inventories and gasoline demand numbers have seen a reprieve. But that's just an average. "The modest fuel economy improvements found in AAA tests do not offset the higher cost of premium...

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  • Garden State Plaza to get new European owner under Westfield sale deal
Garden State Plaza to get new European owner under Westfield sale deal

An emotional Lowy said he and his sons will continue to serve in advisory roles to the new company, while his family will maintain a "substantial investment in the group". This year has seen thousands of mall-based stores shut their doors across the US. Tuesday's announcement comes as mall operators embark on a consolidation drive as they face in...

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  • U.S. soldier Charles Jenkins who defected to North Korea dies
U.S. soldier Charles Jenkins who defected to North Korea dies

North Korea held him and other Americans prisoner and he endured brutal mistreatment including the removal of a US Army tattoo without anesthetic. He said later he was scared of being sent to Vietnam and thought North Korea would send him home.

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  • Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'
Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'

Facebook has announced a change to its financial policy, meaning some advertising revenue will no longer be recorded in Ireland. The change comes amid a period where there is increasing scrutiny over companies that have held offshore revenue, especially in Ireland, where the European Commission in October slammed Dublin for failing to collect un...

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  • Oil Prices Climb as Key Pipeline Shuts Down for fix
Oil Prices Climb as Key Pipeline Shuts Down for fix

Global oil prices pared gains after jumping to their highest level since 2015 as the shutdown of a key European pipeline sapped more crude from a market where supply has already tightened due to production cuts. A small amount of oil has seeped from the pipeline, the company said, but the leak has been contained. Prices rose $1.29, or 2 per cent, t...

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