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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero being mined by ‘HIJACKING’ Starbucks wifi | City & Business | Finance

Customers who tried to access the free wifi were having their electronic devices infected with a malicious code aimed at mining cryptocurrencies. How long the Starbucks free wifi has been mining online money is unknown. It was only noticed earlier this month when a New York-based technology company executive, Noah ...

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PBS Pulls Tavis Smiley’s Talk Show After Misconduct Allegations

Photo Tavis Smiley, whose nightly talk show was pulled by PBS, its distributor. Credit Rich Fury/Invision, via Associated Press PBS stopped distributing a talk show hosted by Tavis Smiley on Wednesday after an investigation found “credible allegations” of misconduct against him, the network announced. The public broadcasting network said it ...

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Pound V euro: GBP exchange rate pushes higher as UK wage growth surges | City & Business | Finance

GBP/EUR is currently at around €1.136, up ever so slightly from this morning’s starting levels of around €1.134. Sterling sentiment was lifted this morning as a jump in UK wage growth helped to alleviate some of the financial pressure on households. According to data published by the ONS, average earnings ...

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AT&T and Union Reach Accord on Job Protection for Workers

The AT&T wireless workers had been without a long-term contract since February and staged a strike in May that lasted less than three days. Under the labor accord, which primarily covers workers in call centers and retail outlets, AT&T will significantly increase the proportion of calls it routes to centers ...

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China’s November data on fixed-asset investment, industrial production, retail sales

China Photos | Getty Images Children holding Chinese national flag play in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. China’s fixed-asset investment growth slowed to 7.2 percent in the January-November period, while industrial output expanded at a faster pace than markets had expected. Analysts polled by Reuters had correctly predicted investment growth ...

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Bankruptcies will continue to rock retail in 2018. Watch these trends

As 2017 comes to a close, the retail industry has been tainted by yet another bankruptcy filing — and 2018 is unlikely to bring relief. Texas-based fashion accessories chain Charming Charlie filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, having recently announced it would be moving forward with slimming down its ...

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Target to buy grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million

Target will begin to offer same-day delivery of groceries, home furnishings, electronics and other products via Shipt’s platform, starting in early 2018. The service will be available for the majority of Target’s stores before next holiday season. And by the end of 2019, Target plans to use Shipt for same-day ...

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12 ‘Star Wars’ gift ideas that will delight hardcore fans

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, your only gift choices for your friends who loved “Star Wars” was a handful of T-shirts, posters and action figures. These days, fans will find merchandise in a wide variety of categories, from apparel to housewares. “The Last Jedi,” the ...

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Life & Style

Electric car battery breakthrough could see cars get triple the range | Cars | Life & Style

The range of electric cars could triple thanks to a breakthrough in lithium metal battery production, claim researchers.  Range is perhaps the most contentious issues surrounding electric cars and one of the main reasons drivers are reluctant to switch to them.  Another issue is that the high range cars tend ...

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Meghan Markle to join royal family for Christmas

LONDON: Prince Harry’s fiancee is set to join Britain’s royal family for Christmas. Kensington Palace said Meghan Markle will join Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals at Sandringham, a sprawling estate in Norfolk, 175 kilometers north of London. The royals usually exchange gifts on Christmas Eve and attend a ...

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Housing market November report: The North outstrips London | Property | Life & Style

Whilst momentum may have subdued, the pragmatic view is that, given the interest rate rise at the beginning of last month, ongoing consumer demand means that the market has flattened rather than dropped in many areas, both in terms of prices to buy but also the cost of rents.  The ...

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Getting in a Holiday Frame of Mind

Photo ” data-mediaviewer-credit=”” itemprop=”url” itemid=”https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/12/14/fashion/14scout/14scout-master768.jpg”/>Comme des Garçons is getting in the holiday spirit with tartan luggage. Openings and Events Here comes the sun. For all those returning Art Basel snowbirds, Saks Fifth Avenue is bringing a little bit of South Florida to Manhattan. On Thursday, it will open a pop-up ...

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Health

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

Still, Dr. Compton continued, “we don’t yet know about the health problems in vaping.” Vaping devices, which typically vaporize substances into an inhalant, are perceived by some experts as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes because they do not include carcinogens that come with burning tobacco. But Dr. Compton said, ...

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First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels. Other symptoms of the condition, formerly called ...

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Dementia WARNING: A daily diet fizzy drink could increase Alzheimer’s risk by THREE times

Dementia risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks everyday, researchers claim Drinking fizzy drinks increased risk of stroke and dementia by three times Sugary drinks linked to poorer memory and smaller brain volume, scientists said 850,000 people in the UK affected by Alzheimer’s disease The risk of developing ...

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Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on ‘The View’

Mr. Biden, 75, stopped her, took a seat next to her, grasped her hand and said to her directly: “One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John.” “You may remember when you were a little kid, your dad took care of my Beau,” he said to ...

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