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National Cookie Day 2017: 9 Deals and Freebies

As cookie enthusiasts across the USA celebrate National Cookie Day today, DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's 14 distinct brands, is giving sweet tooths across America something else to look forward to - the 12 Days of Cookies . The Nestle Toll House Cafe is celebrating by offering a FREE chocolate chip cookie to customers at participating locations. This is a combination of their beloved Ooey-Gooey™ Cinnabon® cinnamon roll and fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies.

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FBI Removed Agent From Russia Probe for Anti-Trump Messages

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal contributor and professor at the University of Texas Law School, said Trump's tweet "certainly implies that, at the time the President fired then-FBI Director Comey, he knew that Flynn had committed a felony".

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Archdiocese of Washington Sues Transit Authority After Rejection of Christmas Ad

The website the ad sought to promote says "Jesus is the ideal gift" and lists Mass times, Advent and Christmas traditions, and ways to give gifts to the less fortunate through Catholic Charities. WMATA changed its ad guidelines in 2015, however, to prohibit "issue-oriented advertising, including political, religious and advocacy advertising", according to WTOP .

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Uber-Waymo trial delayed as U.S. judge raises prospect of 'cover-up'

He said he was part of the ride-sharing firm's corporate surveillance team, which has now been disbanded. According to Law360, a California judge ruled in Waymo's favor on Tuesday after Waymo accused Uber of hiding evidence that was discovered by federal prosecutors.

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Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion

It said it is using $3.55bn in financing commitments from a variety of lenders and a $650mn preferred equity from Koch Equity Development, an investment arm of Koch Industries, to finance the deal and pay down existing debt. "Get ready for next year's new Time Magazine feature "Person of the Last & Next Century" Ayn Rand", Boyle tweeted. Meredith, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a Midwestern publisher through and through.

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Owners call Small Business Saturday a success

Some will also have giveaways! For many shoppers, Teresa says the in store experience is still critical, "We have people who want to come in and shop and be able to feel and touch what they are buying, and truly know what they are getting".

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Jeff Bezos Of Amazon Now Worth $100 Billion - Thanks To Black Friday

Bezos officially earned the title in October when he surpassed Gates, a feat he also briefly accomplished in July. Jeff Bezos accumulated a whopping $33 billion to his net worth in 2017. According to the analysts, the online spending shoots up 18.4 percent over the last year and the remaining festive days of the year will continue to boost the online purchases.

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CBS, Dish Network end blackout for customers after reaching fee deal

The blackout kept Dish subscribers in the affected markets from watching CBS' coverage of Thursday's Chargers-Dallas Cowboys NFL game and other programming and threatened Friday and Saturday's college football coverage and Sunday's NFL broadcasts.

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Iranian charged in theft of HBO shows, scripts

U.S. prosecutors also accused him of working for the Iranian military, carrying out cyberattacks on their behalf including on nuclear and Israeli infrastructure. In July, he emailed HBO executives in NY providing evidence of the hack and demanding $5.5 million in digital currency, a figure later raised to $6 million, it says.

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Trader Joe's recalls certain fresh salads sold in Arizona

Green Cuisine, the California company that makes the salads, is recalling about 36,854 pounds of the chicken and turkey salad products, the USDA announced Saturday . Trader Joe's said products with other "inspected" codes were not affected because they were created at separate sites. The FSIS recommends customers not consume the products.

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Hice: One step closer to tax reform, relief

Critics say the tax overhaul will help the rich get richer by creating a fourth tax bracket for millionaires, and people in high tax states like California worry that rolling back the state and local tax deductions will cost them. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes several pieces of legislation previously introduced by Sen. This tax plan is also expected to create almost 30,000 new jobs in Georgia alone, while raising the after-tax income for middle-class Georgia families by more than ...

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Oil prices settle lower after United States crude stocks rise

The West Texas Intermediate for December delivery was down 0.37 USA dollar to settle at 55.33 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for January delivery lost 0.34 dollar to close at 61.87 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.

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India's rating upgrade reflects growth story: Niti Aayog

India's sovereign credit rating was last upgraded in January 2004 to Baa3 (from Ba1). Moody's on Friday upgraded India's credit rating for the first time in more than a decade, citing economic reforms introduced under Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

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Massachusetts Adds 4800 Jobs in October

State officials say the unemployment rate was below the state average in three largest metro areas of ME, which are Portland-South Portland, Lewiston-Auburn and Bangor. The number of workers unemployed in OH in October was 296,000, down 9,000 from 305,000 in September, according to the state data . The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also released preliminary estimates on Thursday showing the state gained 4,800 jobs in October.

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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is Coming and, Dear God, So Much Power!

Peak torque kicks in at 4,400 rpm, which is 800 rpm higher than the Z06's 650 lb. -ft. of twist. Versus the single-bumper opening on lesser Corvettes (even the Z06), the ZR1 gets three massive openings plus what appears to be a fourth one tucked above the road-hugging splitter.

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Women Claiming Assault Sue Uber Over Driver-Screening Practices

The duo, from USA, on behalf of "all other similarly situated" female passengers who have suffered " rape , sexual harassment or gender-motivated harassment at the hands of Uber drivers " have demanded action against Uber. "Nothing meaningful has been done to make rides safer for passengers - especially women". Uber's image has been tarnished by findings of sexual harassment of employees and multiple reports of drivers assaulting passengers.

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Amazon vs. Alibaba: Which Is Winning the E-Commerce Wars?

The shopping day also succeeds in bringing businesses of all sizes to the forefront through technology integration. The total gross merchandise volume or the amount of sales transacted on Alibaba's platforms was almost four times the combined online sales of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" in the US, Alibaba officials said.

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Hasbro Reportedly Offers to Buy Mattel

Mattel's shares jumped 20 per cent in after hours trading, while Hasbro rose 2.2 per cent. Hasbro's approach to Mattel was made recently, one of the people said. The terms of a potential deal could not be learned, the newspaper added, cautioning there could be no deal. Mattel's stock fell to its lowest since 2009 that day.

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Isco: Bale having a hard time after latest injury setback

Real are eight points behind La Liga rivals Barcelona but Zidane is hopeful the possibility of having Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo available after the global break can aid their bid to retain the Spanish title. Bale has been restricted to nine appearances in all competitions for Madrid this season and last featured at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at the end of September - limping out of the action during the closing stages after opening the scoring in a 3-1 win.

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Malaysians gear up for Alibaba's Singles Day shopping frenzy

For this year's festival, Alibaba has employed a "new retail" strategy to bring together the online and offline shopping experiences. China's smartphone-wielding masses unleashed billions of dollars in e-commerce spending Saturday as they rushed to snap up bargains on "Singles Day".

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JC Penney is the bright spot for retail this week

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of J. C. Penney Company, Inc . Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of JCP in report on Monday, February 13 to "Equal-Weight" rating. A year ago, they were at $8.36. Total net sales fell 1.8% to $2.81 billion from $2.86 billion a year ago. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison said the company is encouraged by the same-store sales increase and that new apparel initiatives are showing improved sales since the second ...

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RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) Price Target Raised to $13.00 at Barclays PLC

It is positive, as 2 investors sold Onvia, Inc. shares while 1 reduced holdings. Boston Private Wealth holds 0.01% or 2,113 shares. First Republic Mgmt holds 16,417 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Corporate insiders own 5.82% of the company's stock. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 65.59% of the company's stock. Over the past week, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) has performed -0.30%.

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Group Says Fidget Spinners Are Dangerous

Lab results showed that two fidget spinners now sold at Target contained extremely high levels of lead , well over the federal legal limit of 100 parts per million. But after some unsafe incidents involving the popular gizmos, the CPSC issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses. Prolonged lead exposure isn't good for anyone, but it is particularly bad for kids , as it can cause developmental problems, cognitive losses and even death.

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TripAdvisor Accused Of Deleting Resort Rape Report

The badge does not detail exactly what has happened at the accommodation, but encourages users to research before making a booking. Love claimed she had been raped by a security guard at a resort in Mexico in 2010 and had posted at that time about the alleged crime on TripAdvisor .

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Best Buy Black Friday 2017 Doorbuster Deal On Friday

This is what you can expect from the Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad, including the biggest deals to expect, major changes, when to see it and more. The retailer also offers same-day delivery for $5.99 to 40 metro areas, including Miami, Orlando and Tampa, according to the release.