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GST slashed on 29 items, 54 services

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The council said E-way bill system testing will continue till January 25, and loading will be made compulsory from February 1, 2018. The State also suggested that measures to prevent tax evasion be intensified and divisions to check irregularities in GST and e-way bills should be continued. Read More »

Bitcoin Plummets In Value As Countries Crack Down On Cryptocurrencies

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Regulators around the world are still debating how to address risks posed by cryptocurrencies , as bitcoin , the world's most popular virtual currency, soared more than 1,700% a year ago. Its current price is still roughly double where it was in November, and down sharply from its recent peak of $1,329 on January 10. Reports had emerged last week that there are factions within the government that are in complete opposition of cryptocurrency exchanges and there are those who believe that ... Read More »

The full statement from the Bank of Canada

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The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate for the third time since last summer and to its highest level since 2009. Recent data show that labour market slack is being absorbed more quickly than anticipated. Treasuries, and prices for commodities such as gold and silver. Barring another run of roaring data, we look for the Bank to hold off until possibly July before hiking again (depending, of course, on the fate of the NAFTA talks). Read More »

Brexit talks in danger as European Union gets tough on citizens' rights

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Speaking to MEPs this morning, Mr Tusk cited a 2012 speech by British politician David Davis , in which the now Brexit secretary argued: "If a democracy can not change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy". "The European Parliament won't allow cherry-picking in the Brexit transition. The only exception is that Britain will no longer be represented in the institutions that decide on legislation and policies", Verhofstadt said . Read More »

Airbus Pumps Out Record Number of Jets, Joins Boeing in Production Scramble

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Emirates, the government-owned, Dubai-based long-haul carrier, declined to immediately comment. Abandoning the A380 would be a disappointing defeat for Airbus, which spent many years and many billions developing the double-decker behemoth, even as skeptics questioned the whether it could generate enough demand to justify its cost and the bigger runways it requires. Read More »

NYC Suing Fossil Fuel Companies

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In 2012 New York's streets and subways flooded during Hurricane Sandy , and rising sea levels have strained ocean infrastructure around the city. "This city is acting, and we want other cities and states to act", said the mayor of one of the world's leading financial centers. Read More »

Police find vehicle of missing Houston sports reporter

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Responding officers arranged for her to be taken to a hospital for evaluation. The man allegedly followed her home in a blue truck, but drove away when she got out. The Houston Police Department confirmed to NBC News early Monday that Roland had been reported missing but referred questions to its public affairs bureau which did not immediately respond. Read More »

Brits Call for 'Latte Levy' to Reduce Cup Waste

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Approximately 1.5 billion disposable cups are thrown away each year in the United Kingdom, enough to circle the Earth five and a half times, but only 0.25 percent of these are recycled. The news follows hot on the heels of Pret A Manger's announcement that it will give reusable cup holders 50p off hot drinks from this month. Starbucks also began trialling a fully-recyclable coffee cup, invented by the entrepreneur and engineer Martin Myerscough, in some of its United Kingdom branches in ... Read More »

Three and a half year in jail for Lalu Prasad Yadav

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The quantum of sentence was announced by the CBI court after a delay of two days via video conferencing. While quoting party's state president Ramchandra Purve, it is reported by the media sources that, Tejashwi Yadav , Leader of Opposition and Lalu's son, is likely to become the party's CM face for the 2020 Assembly post. Read More »

Confidence in Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) Shares by JMP Securities Fall

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since January 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500. Ensemble Capital Management Llc, which manages about $381.11 million and $477.10 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Advisory Brd Co (NASDAQ:ABCO) by 324,940 shares to 35,750 shares, valued at $1.92M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Read More »

Pence defends Trump's tweets on N

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Twitter made the statement after a swell of outrage over Trump's tweets this week, in which he boasted that he had a "nuclear button" that was "much bigger" and " more powerful" than North Korea's , denounced his former strategist Stephen K. Read More »

Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

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Powerball odds are one-in-about 292 million. "It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said. He said he only bought one ticket for each drawing. At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes. Read More »

US Crude Oil Inventories Have Fallen ~10.6% in 2017

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Brent broke through $67 earlier this week for the first time since May 2015. Oil's trading at the highest level since mid-2015 after WTI breached above $60 a barrel for the first time in more than two years. Inventories declined 1% week-over-week and 54.2 MMbbls or 11.15% year-over-year. The US expects production to top 10 million barrels a day in the coming year. Read More »

SoftBank Succeeds in Tender Offer for Large Stake in Uber

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SoftBank will also invest $1 billion into Uber at the company's higher valuation. It also paves the way for an overhaul of the company after a turbulent year, complete with criminal probes, a lawsuit over trade secrets allegedly stolen from Google's self-driving vehicle division and internal investigations into its toxic company culture. Read More »

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

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Not even Clark Griswold could rack up such a bill with Christmas lights, so it was obviously a mistake. Looking on the bright side, Horomanski's electric company did offer the 58-year-old a minimum payment option of just $28,156 due in December. Read More »

The statistics behind another big shopping day, the day after Christmas

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With Christmas over, now is the time people try to figure out which of those gifts they'll keep and which will be returned to the store. The Citadel: 10 a.m. "It's just kind of all part of the shopping season this time of year". NY and Company advertised up to 80 percent off on "everything". "Last year, before and after Christmas was insane". Read More »

Map: See how far Thomas Fire zone would extend in San Jose

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The fire is the largest blaze in modern California history. The blaze has already consumed over 1,000 structures as it crept across the parched coastal mountains and ravines of South California, crossing the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties just northwest of Los Angeles. Read More »

City gets its white Christmas after all

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Normal highs are near freezing. The weather service said motorists are asked to use caution while driving. The city hasn't seen snow on the ground on Christmas since 2009. Southeast Nicholas County, including the City of Richwood, is expected to receive two and five inches with its advisory expiring 9 a.m. Christmas morning. Read More »

United Nations slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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The new sanctions approved in the council resolution include sharply cutting limits on North Korea's imports of refined oil, forcing all North Koreans working overseas to return home within 24 months, and cracking down on shipping to and from the country. Read More »

Canada's move as U.S. confirms hefty Bombardier trade duties

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In response to the complaints, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied duties of close to 300% on Bombardier's aircrafts. The ruling affirms a preliminary finding that Bombardier received unfair subsidies from the Canadian government that allowed it to sell planes at below the cost of production, and compete unfairly with American aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE: BA - news), which lodged the complaint. Read More »

The Corporate PR Machine Is Primed for Tax Cuts

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AT&T , for instance, said it would pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 of its non-management workers, once the tax law kicks in. "That's because of what we did", he said. The stock market has soared in anticipation of the cuts with the expectation that they will lead to higher profits, bigger dividend payments and share buybacks. Read More »

Last day for Christmas delivery

McComas added that on an average day, almost 3 million customers visit the nation's brick-and-mortar post offices while more than 2 million customers visit USPS .com online. "They've been having lots of activities, so I've been up and down the highway", Norwood said. Christmas will be here in less than a week, and the deadlines to ship gifts in time for the holiday are this week. Read More »

Pennsylvania Is Now Fifth-Largest State In Nation

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Different states in the West - Nevada, Utah and Washington - saw comparative rate increments in their populace. Iowa's population grew by half of one percent, ranking it 26th in the nation. Idaho came in at No. 1, with a 2.2 percent increase to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. In 2017, 38.0 percent of the nation's population lived in the South and 23.8 percent lived in the West. Read More »

MLS plans expansion team in Nashville; announcement tomorrow

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However, on Tuesday the league announced it would make a "special announcement " in Nashville on Wednesday. Nashville was back in the pack a year ago but gained momentum with a bid backed by billionaire John Ingram and the Wilf brothers, who own the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Read More »

Uncertainty abounds over planned strike by Ryanair pilots

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Ryanair has stated that they will only be able to meet on the 20th, the same day as the planned strike and have remained firm, saying that they cannot meet before the 20th. Impact had warned Mr O'Leary that the threatened industrial action would either ground flights or generate substantial losses for the company. Her organisation has affiliates in about 150 countries, including Siptu and Impact in the Republic. Read More »

Free Shipping Day 2017: 5 things you need to know to save

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So what are the best Free Shipping Day deals? Retailers include places like Amazon , Target , Macy's , Gap , BestBuy, Toys'R'Us and many, many more. Eligible customers can start a 30-day free trial and get fast, free Prime shipping including two-day, one-day, same-day and Prime Now , delivered right to their door, the company said in a statement. Read More »

MA gas prices up by a penny, expected to fall

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That means fuel savings are not enough to offset the cost difference between Regular and Premium gas . Besides showing the growing price gap, the study found an interesting change. " Horsepower for test vehicles averaged an increase of 1.4%", AAA said. Put simply: Only vehicles that come with manufacturer requirements for premium gas reap tangible performance and fuel-economy benefits. Read More »

HD streaming support coming to OnePlus 5T, company confirms

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The certification in question is related to the Widevine protections that many popular streaming services use. Given that these smartphones from OnePlus support Widevine Level 3 now, it is unable for users to stream videos in HD from these popular apps mentioned above. Read More »

3 dead in Aztec school shooting, 2 victims identified

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Wade said the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Atchison and his family but it closed the case because the man did not have a gun and did not commit a crime. " If things go according to plan, today would be when I die ", Atchison's note begins. Substitute teacher Kathleen Potter had 16 students in a classroom with her at Aztec High School in Aztec, about 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque, when she heard the shooting, according to police. Read More »

Winter weather advisory issued

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The lower Hudson Vallley could see several inches of snow today from the East Coast storm that dropped 6 inches of snow in MS and Alabama. DEZ003-NJZ023-024-100600- /O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-171210T0600Z/ Inland Sussex-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the cities of Georgetown, Cape May Court House, and Ocean City 549 PM EST Sat Dec 9 2017. Read More »