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South Carolina regulators face billion-dollar decisions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina regulators have a couple of billion-dollar decisions to make on Friday. The Public Service Commission will determine how much to cut rates for 737,000 South Carolina Electric & Gas customers who have already paid more than $2 billion for a pair of nuclear reactors abandoned during construction, and whether […]
Tags: Business, News, South Carolina, COLUMBIA S C AP, Public Service Commission, Nation & World, South Carolina Electric Gas


Get 2 excellent PC adventure games for free today

The weekend’s almost here, and if you don’t have plans, you might want to check out these two offers I just spotted. For the great low price of free – okay, well, you do have to sign up for new accounts and a newsletter – you can snag Lego – The Hobbit, and Full Throttle Remastered within the next 36 hours or so. And I highly recommend you do so. Lego – The Hobbit is one of the toy brick company’s family-friendly adventure titles based on JRR Tolkien’s incredible fantasy universe. You’ll be task...
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Economy Hub: Can the Government afford to spend more?

After delivering a solid set of crown accounts on Thursday Grant Robertson has faced calls from the Right to give his surpluses back by way of tax cuts. And from the Left to spend more on social services.Treasury's half-year budget... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Treasury, Robertson


Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

JANAKPUR, Nepal (AP) — The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come.New... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, India, Nepal, JANAKPUR Nepal


Gold steady as investor focus turns to Fed meet

Gold prices were steady on Friday supported by the uncertainty around the Federal Reserve's policy outlook for next year but the metal was on track to mark its biggest weekly decline in five weeks, as a firmer dollar weighed on the sentiment.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Fed


Brexit won't have grave impact on German economy: employers' group

Britain's departure from the European Union will hit some German businesses harder than others, but should not have a serious impact on the overall economy, the head of Germany's BDA employers' organisation said on Friday.
Tags: Money, Germany, European Union, businessNews, Britain, Brexit, BDA


CBS settled with Dushku over ‘Bull’ star’s sexual comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network’s show “Bull,” made her uncomfortable when she was a recurring character on the show. CBS confirmed the mediated settlement to The Associated Press Thursday, saying it reflected […]
Tags: Business, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Cbs, Associated Press, Michael Weatherly, Nation & World, Eliza Dushku, Dushku


China's aluminium output rebounds in November, defies weak prices

China's primary aluminium output rebounded in November after three straight months of decline, defying a fall in prices for the metal used in everything from construction to making cars.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


China November property investment rises but soft sales signal problems

Property investment in China picked up in November, in contrast to other key data where growth weakened sharply, though soft home sales and land purchases pointed to a dim outlook for the sector amid a slowing broader economy.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


Vital Insurance Policies For New Business Owners

When you start building your business empire, insurance is probably not the first thought in your head.  Though it may not be the first task on your list of goals, procuring a range of insurance coverage is a huge part of your overall success in the industry.  Play it safe, and educate yourself on the most useful insurance policies for business owners.  Here is a brief description of the importance and purpose of some of the most vital insurance policies for new business owners. Workers’ Compens...
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Nissan board unlikely to select new chairman on Monday: source

Nissan Motor Co's board is unlikely to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been expected on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate did not agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, a source said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co


Hello AI Startups: Here are some DOs and DONTs

VCs are herd- minded, say startup founders. Startup founders are herd-minded, says VCs. Today, if a startup does not have two words in it’s description, ‘AI’ and ‘Disruption’, it shall never lay eggs. Influenced by the desire of of being a ‘wannabe’, the herd-minded startup founders are ruled by greed rather than passion. Passion has […] More Source
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For those who love ‘AI’ and ‘Disrupt’ in their vocabulary and want to startup : The DOs and DONTs of an AI Startup.

VCs are herd- minded, say startup founders. Startup founders are herd-minded, says VCs. Today, if a startup does not have two words in it’s description, ‘AI’ and ‘Disruption’, it shall never lay eggs. Influenced by the desire of of being a ‘wannabe’, the herd-minded startup founders are ruled by greed rather than passion. Passion has […] More Source
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, AI Startup


Oil prices fall as investors take profits amid China economy worries

Oil prices fell on Friday as investors cashed in gains of more than 2 percent made during the previous session on concerns demand may slump amid slowing economic growth, though there are still expectations for producer supply cuts to support prices.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


Japan should raise sales tax above 10 percent to fund welfare costs: Reuters poll

Japan should raise its sales tax above the planned 10 percent to cope with increased social welfare costs as the population ages and declines, most economists in a Reuters poll said, with some recommending it should be over 20 percent.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Reuters


Noel Leeming fined $200k for misleading consumers over faulty goods rights

Technology and appliance retailer Noel Leeming has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers' rights after customer complaints led to an investigation by the Commerce Commission.The company, owned by The Warehouse Group Limited,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Commerce Commission, Noel Leeming, Warehouse Group Limited


Where There Is Smoke, There Is Fire

Where there is smoke, there is fire. If your prospective client has been through five vendors in the last five years, there is a small chance that they haven’t yet found the right partner. There is a better chance that they are a difficult client with expectations that can’t be met and/or aren’t willing to make the changes on their side to get the results they want. If your prospective client treats you as if you are a commodity throughout the sales conversations, they aren’t likely to change th...
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Behind CBS’ secret $9.5 million settlement with ‘Bull’ actress

Details of the settlement emerged during an investigation of “cultural issues at all levels of CBS.”
Tags: Business, Television, News, Entertainment, Nation, Cbs, Nation & World


How to earn 25,000 as an extra-income (while keeping your day-job) in 3 simple steps

If I have to tell you the latest trends and fantasies of Indians these days, it would be 4 things :- Going on dating apps (“Forget Tinder, did you check out this new app?”) Trying a new restaurant (“We should really go to this new cafe opened last month, they serve the most delicious desserts”) […] The post How to earn 25,000 as an extra-income (while keeping your day-job) in 3 simple steps appeared first on Online Financial Planning in India - Jagoinvestor.
Tags: General, Finance, HOW TO - Guides, Real Life Experiences


Spark, TVNZ poach Scotty Stevenson from Sky for rugby coverage

Scotty Stevenson has jumped ship from Sky TV to lead Spark and TVNZ's coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.In addition to his Rugby World Cup 2019 responsibilities, Stevenson will work across other sports properties on Spark Sport... [Author: [email protected]]
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China's consumers, factory output take a beating as economic gloom deepens

China's November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as domestic demand softened further, underlining rising risks to the economy as China works to defuse a trade dispute with the United States.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


Is the Right Time to File for Social Security as Soon as You Stop Working?

Many seniors plan to apply for benefits upon leaving their jobs, but that could be a mistake for several reasons.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 41c676ee-153e-56d9-ae02-b27d8b53f8d4, Right Time to File for Social Security


Global Markets: Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks

Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


‘They clearly don’t care’: Fact-checkers on the state of misinformation at Facebook

After a deluge of fake news began to overwhelm Facebook, it got proactive. The social media platform tapped bi-partisan organizations, such as Snopes, to fact-check content on the platform and use their expertise to combat the spread of misinformation. Or, that’s what we were led to believe, anyway. “They’ve essentially used us for crisis PR,” said Brooke Binkowski, former managing editor at Snopes, a fact-checking site that partnered with Facebook for two years. “They’re not taking anything ser...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Insider, Brooke Binkowski, Snopes


China says on track to hit 2018 GDP growth target, faces more uncertainties next year

China is on track to hit its 2018 GDP growth target of around 6.5 percent, but the economy faces more external uncertainties next year, a spokesman of China's statistics bureau said on Friday.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


China's November retail sales, industrial output growth weakens sharply

China's November retail sales grew at the weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as domestic demand softened further, underlining rising risks to the economy as China works to defuse a trade dispute with the United States.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


China November steel output hits 7-month low on plunging profits, winter curbs

China's crude steel output dropped to its lowest in seven months in November, government data showed on Friday, hit by shrinking profit-margins at mills and winter restrictions on emissions.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews


Amazon Is Winning the Turf War in This Critical Market

The e-commerce giant will soon be in pole position in India.
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 48418ff2-cec1-52a3-b05e-4e72b9874ca6


Dick's Sporting Goods Hunting for a Way to Grow Again

The retailer's decision to ban firearm sales to anyone under 21 hurt sales in related departments.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 786f6286-cd12-5e96-b255-367b08c9e66c, Sporting Goods Hunting



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