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Markets Winning ticket scoops $1.6bn US Mega Millions jackpot
Author: 0 Winning ticket scoops $1.6bn US Mega Millions jackpot

Missouri Lottery has not said yet where the winning ticket was sold. Lottery fever gripped the United States as the jackpot snowballed since it was last won in July, when an 11-member pool of office workers in California won $543m (£420m at today's rates).

Markets Amazon Posts Record Profit, but Disappoints on Revenue and Outlook
Author: 0 Amazon Posts Record Profit, but Disappoints on Revenue and Outlook

For the quarter, Amazon reported per-share earnings of $5.75, up from 52 cents a year earlier and easily beating Wall Street's expectations of $3.14, according to Yahoo Finance . At Amazon Web Services , revenue jumped 46 percent to $6.7 billion. The company posted an increase in quarterly revenues despite a tumultuous three months for the company that saw political scandals , the cover-up of a major security flaw in its social network Google+ and the absence of its co-founders Larry ...

Markets Khashoggi killing was premeditated: Joint Saudi-Turkey team
Author: 0 Khashoggi killing was premeditated: Joint Saudi-Turkey team

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that 21 Saudi suspects would have their U.S. visas revoked and/or not be granted new ones. The Washington Post reported that Haspel heard an audio tape allegedly made of Khashoggi's interrogation and killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Author: 0 Turkey to Saudi: Who gave order for Khashoggi killing?

The 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was a fierce critic of the crown prince. "Those responsible will be held accountable.in the end justice will prevail", he told a major investment forum in Riyadh . CIA Director Gina Haspel , who visited Turkey this week, listened to recorded audio of Khashoggi's murder obtained by Turkish investigators, Reuters reported Thursday, citing two unnamed sources.

Markets Owner claims dog is 'gold diggin' pretending to be stray for McDonald's
Author: 0 Owner claims dog is 'gold diggin' pretending to be stray for McDonald's

But Reyes chose to go one step further and catch her dog in the act and drove to her local McDonald's on Monday night. But Princess backed off once she realized it was her owner in the driver's seat. Reyes shared photographic evidence of her sneaky dog sitting in the local McDonald's parking lot at night. A woman was seen reaching out of her auto window to throw Princess some food.

Markets McDonald’s Expands Breakfast Menu For First Time In Over Decade
Author: 0 McDonald’s Expands Breakfast Menu For First Time In Over Decade

McDonald's has announced new breakfast sandwiches that are not for the faint of heart or gut - the Triple Breakfast Stacks , breakfast sandwiches that involve two sausage patties, two slices of cheese, bacon and egg. Why it matters: The sandwich will aim to bring more customers back to McDonald's as fewer Americans are eating at the fast-food chain, CNN reports .

Markets Saudi prosecutor says Khashoggi murder was premeditated
Author: 0 Saudi prosecutor says Khashoggi murder was premeditated

Trump , who has made Saudi Arabia a central pillar of his Middle East strategy, has expressed skepticism about Riyadh's claim that Khashoggi's murder was a "rogue operation" that occurred after a fistfight broke out in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Markets Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old
Author: 0 Microsoft posts a record $29.1 billion Q1. Same old, same old

Microsoft today announced its earnings for FY19 Q1 , showing revenues of $29.1 billion and $8.8 billion in net income. Analysts were expecting revenue of $27.9 billion on earnings of $7.5 billion and earnings per share of 96 cents. "Microsoft just delivered an eye-popping cloud beat and a performance that speaks to a secular cloud story which is still in the early innings of playing out", Wedbush analysts said in a note.

Markets Saudi crown prince deplores 'repulsive' Khashoggi murder in first comments
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince deplores 'repulsive' Khashoggi murder in first comments

This is a developing story . According to private broadcaster NTV, a fire brigade had been called to inspect for methane gas, which can be flammable, in the well before the police search. This account attempts to distance Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from the killing, even though officials linked to the 33-year-old ruler have been implicated.

Markets May 'confident' of getting #Brexit deal MPs can support
Author: 0 May 'confident' of getting #Brexit deal MPs can support

May lurching from crisis to crisis has been the defining narrative of her time in office. When Brussels pointed out that this... "The current deadlock is a mess of the Prime Minister's own making". James acknowledged the importance of ensuring that an adequacy decision - a legal framework for the flow of data between countries - is in place as soon as possible, but said it is up to the EC when this will happen.

Markets Dow drops more than 500 points on weak bellwethers
Author: 0 Dow drops more than 500 points on weak bellwethers

Market favorites including Amazon and Apple fell sharply. That's the Nasdaq's biggest drop since August 2011, but it's still up 3 percent for the year. Boeing (+1.3%) offered the Dow some relief Wednesday after posting third-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations. The S&P 500 index fell 38 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,716.

Markets 20 $10,000 winners in Georgia following Mega Millions drawing
Author: 0 20 $10,000 winners in Georgia following Mega Millions drawing

Record-high jackpot or not, $1.537 billion is an insanely huge amount of money. There were 36 second-tier winners, those who picked five winning numbers but did not match the Mega Ball. Lottery officials said the state will get $80 million in taxes. Even so, many would argue that the lump sum is a better deal financially, what with how much interest the jackpot could earn over time if it's invested well.

Markets Why was Khashoggi killed? The Saudi and Turkish explanations
Author: 0 Why was Khashoggi killed? The Saudi and Turkish explanations

He declined to say whether the crown prince, sometimes known by his initials MBS, would be among those penalized, despite comments from many members of Congress that he must have known about or even ordered the plot. Less than two weeks ago, he also signaled that Canadian-Saudi arms trade will go on as usual, despite again voicing " concerns " about Khashoggi's fate.

Markets Oil dips as Saudi Arabia pledges to play 'responsible role' in market
Author: 0 Oil dips as Saudi Arabia pledges to play 'responsible role' in market

US Treasury Secretary dropped out on Thursday, saying that he chose to withdraw his participation in the conference - dubbed "Davos in the Desert", after a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The "correlation between oil prices and broader market trading is a driving factor and the volatility in both is enough of a reason to take some money off the table", said Tamar Essner, director of energy and utilities at Nasdaq Corporate Solutions.

Markets PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend investment conference
Author: 0 PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend investment conference

Commenting on the development, Topline Securities CEO Mohammad Sohail said, "Pakistan market is up 1,200 points (3.2 per cent) on Saudi Arabia balance of payment support". Imran said the country also needs two oil refineries to meet demand, and it was talking to Saudi investors about the projects. Finance Minister Asad Umar this month requested talks with the International Monetary Fund for the country's second bailout in five years.

Markets Dyson will build electric cars in Singapore for a 2021 launch
Author: 0 Dyson will build electric cars in Singapore for a 2021 launch

Mr Rowan said of the new factory: "We will begin construction in December and it will be completed in 2020, meeting our project timeline". The billionaire who made his fortune inventing a new form of vacuum cleaner has always been tight-lipped about what technologies his company is looking into, but questions about a move into the auto industry were met a wall of silence.

Markets 12,000 tickets sold per minute as Mega Millions’ jackpot hits $1.6 billion
Author: 0 12,000 tickets sold per minute as Mega Millions’ jackpot hits $1.6 billion

Each Powerball or Mega Millions ticket is $2. But officials say with so many tickets being purchased, the likelihood of rollover becomes increasingly slim. Lottery fever has definitely gripped the Sunflower State. Murphy, the company's CEO, said no one objected. She points out that some people don't necessarily play to win .

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia in 'crisis' in face of Jamal Khashoggi murder: Minister

ET. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $69.60 a barrel, up 48 cents, or 0.7 percent. He added there is NO guarantee that oil prices would not go higher once anti-Iran sanctions come into force next month. "Iran might be pushing the idea of Russian Federation selling their oil on the world market to evade sanctions", a senior administration official told The Financial Times .

Author: 0 Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer's killing for days

Saudi Arabia said Friday that Khashoggi, who was last seen October 2 , was killed at its consulate in Istanbul , but said he had started a "fistfight". Saudi Arabia said it arrested suspects and that several top intelligence officials were fired over Khashoggi's killing, but critics alleged that the punishment was created to absolve Prince Mohammed , the heir-apparent of the world's top oil exporter, of any responsibility.

Markets Massive recall of taquitos due to salmonella and listeria concerns
Author: 0 Massive recall of taquitos due to salmonella and listeria concerns

In this case, the numbers to look for would be "17523A" or "P-17523A" and "45694 or P-45694". There have been no confirmed reports of illness from customers eating the food. Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or even convulsions. Older adults, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.

Markets Federal government urges talks to continue as Canada Post begins rotating strikes
Author: 0 Federal government urges talks to continue as Canada Post begins rotating strikes

Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton said on Sunday that in the event of rotating strikes normal mail delivery would be maintained in all other locations across the country. "Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact". The growing popularity of online shopping has led to an increased workload for postal workers, she said.

Markets Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10
Author: 0 Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Musk, a space entrepreneur and electric-car pioneer, has pledged to complete the test tunnel by the end of the year. Musk also added that the top speed in the test tunnel would reach 250 km/h (155 mph) and that following the opening event there would be a whole day of free rides.

Author: 0 Ryanair under fire over racist incident on flight

Irish low-priced airline Ryanair is now facing the heat after its shoddy handling of a case of harassment on a flight from Barcelona to London . The video clip, which has been viewed more than 4.6 million times on Lawrence's Facebook page , appears to show the woman's daughter exchanging words with the male passenger, who repeatedly insists that the 77-year-old woman be moved.

Markets Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate
Author: 0 Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate

Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate by the team of Saudi agents and his body cut up. They were not people closely tied to him [MBS]. Speaking to USA broadcaster Fox, Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, extended condolences to Khashoggi's family. Her office said Sunday it had "nothing to add" to the statement when asked if such measures were under consideration.

Markets Saudi King, prince express condolences to Khashoggi family
Author: 0 Saudi King, prince express condolences to Khashoggi family

I do". In a detailed account, the official said members of the 15-man Saudi team threatened to drug and kidnap Khashoggi and had "killed him in a chokehold" when he resisted. Al-Falih said there's no intention of repeating the 1973 oil embargo, in which the kingdom and several regional allies squeezed supplies to the United States and Europe in retaliation for their support for Israel.

Markets Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot
Author: 0 Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

CA did sell a 5/6 prize worth $1.9 million. It's not too late to jump on the lottery train - there's more than $2 billion up for grabs this week. The next drawing, which is scheduled for Tuesday (10/23) at 11pm, will have an estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion.

Markets Trade war may put damper on China's goal of 'high-quality' growth
Author: 0 Trade war may put damper on China's goal of 'high-quality' growth

Third-quarter gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 6.5 per cent between July and September, falling short of the 6.6 per cent forecast by economists. Separate data on Friday showed China's factory output growth weakened to 5.8 per cent in September from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment expanded at a slightly faster-than-expected 5.4 per cent in the first nine months of the year.

Markets When Is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
Author: 0 When Is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?

About 280 million tickets sold in Friday's drawing, none matching the winning mix of 7, 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 to claim an estimated prize of $ 1 billion . From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said. On Tuesday, that would mean a total of almost $905 million - before taxes, according to the Mega Millions website .

Markets Efforts to cut its oil exports to zero 'political bluff'
Author: 0 Efforts to cut its oil exports to zero 'political bluff'

Turkey's biggest oil importer, TÜPRAŞ, is in talks with US officials to obtain a waiver allowing it to keep buying Iranian oil after Washington reinstates sanctions on Iran's energy sector in November, industry sources told Reuters. The veiled Saudi threat to use its weight as the world's biggest oil exporter would be a sharp departure from the stabilising role the kingdom has played since the disastrous 1973 to 1974 oil embargo on the West for their support of Israel.

Markets Burger King’s New ‘Nightmare King’ Will Make You Have Scary Dreams
Author: 0 Burger King’s New ‘Nightmare King’ Will Make You Have Scary Dreams

It gets a quarter pound of flame-grilled beef and a crispy white meat chicken fillet topped with American cheese , bacon, mayonnaise and onions between a disgusting-looking emerald green sesame bun - and that is a nightmare within itself. "According to previous studies, 4 percent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night", the study's lead doctor said in a statement obtained by the national newspaper chain.

Markets Sales, profits surge at Netflix
Author: 0 Sales, profits surge at Netflix

Netflix, Inc . has a 52-week low of $178.38 and a 52-week high of $423.21. Netflix is making the investors smile after a report from its last quarter earnings revealed that the world's largest paid online TV network is growing faster than analysts had predicted.

Markets Major disruption at Paddington Station following power line damage
Author: 0 Major disruption at Paddington Station following power line damage

Services are expected to be delayed or revised for the remainder of the day, and passengers should check their journeys before travelling. "Owing to the extent of the damage no trains are expected to be able to operate between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington in either direction for much of Wednesday 17th October".

Markets Tesla is finally making a lower-cost Model 3
Author: 0 Tesla is finally making a lower-cost Model 3

The company has long promised the Model 3 would be its vehicle for the masses, but it originally focused on building premium versions of the auto while it struggled to ramp up factory production. What exactly does this new battery pack provide? The current Tesla vehicle line (Roadster, Model S, Model X) ranges in price from $68,000 - $138,800 before tax incentives for electric cars.