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Prepaying Property Taxes Likely Won't Help Texans Save Money Prepaying Property Taxes Likely Won't Help Texans Save Money
- December 29, 2017

President Trump signed the law Friday. The new federal law will cap deductions at $10,000 for all combined state and local taxes, including both income and property taxes. "If you're still making your tax payment for 2018 when the standard deduction goes up, you're essentially not going to get any benefit for making that payment", Miller said. (more...)
Where's the party? No state dinner in Trump's first year Where's the party? No state dinner in Trump's first year
- December 29, 2017

The message comes after Trump said on Twitter Sunday that "people are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again", a reference to the "war on Christmas" and ongoing cultural debate over the proper end-0f-year greeting. As we celebrate this most precious holiday, we're grateful for each of you who spend this Christmas away from our families and defend all of our families, our freedom and our flag. (more...)
Technical Spotlight: Tracking Shares of S&P Capital Markets ETF SPDR (KCE)
- December 29, 2017

Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators meaning that they confirm trends. S&P Transportation SPDR (XTN)'s Triple Exponential Moving Average has been spotted as trending higher over the past five bars, suggesting that momentum is building for the shares. (more...)
Sen. Al Franken addressing supporters in Minneapolis Sen. Al Franken addressing supporters in Minneapolis
- December 29, 2017

Franken remains well above average in popularity for a senator; 53 percent of voters surveyed approve of his performance, compared with 42 percent who disapprove. Franken was accused of sexual misconduct or assault by eight women: conservative media personality Leeann Tweeden (who also provided photographic evidence of some of her claims), Minnesota resident Lindsay Menz, Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, former staffer Tina Dupuy, and four other anonymous women. (more...)
South Korea Launches Drills on Defense of Islets Disputed by Japan South Korea Launches Drills on Defense of Islets Disputed by Japan
- December 29, 2017

But bilateral coordination remains essential in dealing with the security threat from North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Kanasugi urged South Korea to stop the drill. The comfort women issue has regularly been a source of rancour between Japan and neighbours China and North and South Korea. (more...)
Trump will fail against Iran as did 'smarter' Reagan Trump will fail against Iran as did 'smarter' Reagan
- December 29, 2017

In 1988, a USA warship shot down an Iranian passenger plane over the Gulf, killing all 290 aboard, in an incident which Washington said was a mistake. A senior US official told Axios that after two days of talks the USA and Israel "reached at a joint document which included understandings on countering Iranian actions in the region". (more...)
China says no sanction-breaking oil sales to North Korea China says no sanction-breaking oil sales to North Korea
- December 29, 2017

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited unidentified officials this week as saying Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels some 30 times since October. In recent months, Trump s administration has praised Beijing for its efforts to tame North Korea. Mr Trump said the magazine was "bending over backwards". (more...)
Institutional Investors Have Increased Interest in Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP)
- December 29, 2017

Cutera, Inc., a medical device company, designs, develops, makes, markets, and services laser and other energy based aesthetics systems worldwide. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.83. (more...)
Arctic cold front arriving this weekend Arctic cold front arriving this weekend
- December 29, 2017

Temperatures only moderate slightly for Tuesday , with highs in the low 20s and lows in the lower teens. Most of the snow will be gone by the afternoon, but a few snow showers may pop up later today. During the holiday Monday, expect blustery north winds to continue and temperatures will struggle to make it above freezing. For those traveling to north MS, west and central Tennessee and even east into north Alabama on New Year's Eve roads could become slippery and bridges and overpasses ... (more...)
At Least Six People Dead In Fire At New York Apartment Building At Least Six People Dead In Fire At New York Apartment Building
- December 29, 2017

It'a also unclear how many more people were injured in the blaze; firefighters initially said 15 people had serious wounds. Few official details were immediately available, but WABC-TV, the NY affiliate of the ABC television network, said the fire erupted shortly before 7pm on the third floor of the five-storey building. (more...)
Tokyo missile deployment a blow: Russia Tokyo missile deployment a blow: Russia
- December 29, 2017

She also said the system would damage Moscow's relationship with Japan. Russia plans to limit USA military reconnaissance flights over Russian territory under the Open Skies Treaty starting January 1 in response to limits on Russian flights over the United States recently announced by Washington , Russian news agencies reported . (more...)
OR appeals court upholds damages in gay wedding cake case OR appeals court upholds damages in gay wedding cake case
- December 29, 2017

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld the decision by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to fine the owners of a Gresham bakery after officials said they broke state law. But the Oregon Court of Appeals sided with the state Thursday, saying the Kleins failed to show the state targeted them for their religious beliefs. (more...)
NYPD Steps up New Year's Eve Security After Recent Attacks NYPD Steps up New Year's Eve Security After Recent Attacks
- December 29, 2017

NY is set to step-up security ahead of the New Year's day festivities in Times Square. "And that's prudent, given the terror events we've seen and studied around the world, as well as the three incidents here in NY over the past 15 months", O'Neill said, referring to the failed bombing of a Times Square subway tunnel earlier this month, as well as the truck rampage that killed eight people on Halloween, and the Chelsea bombing that injured dozens in September 2016. (more...)
United States could use some 'good old global warming' during cold snap United States could use some 'good old global warming' during cold snap
- December 29, 2017

President Trump has long dismissed claims about global warming, tweeting once it was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record", Trump tweeted from his Mar a Lago resort in Florida, where he is on holiday vacation. (more...)
New York Governor Questions The Constitutionality Of Federal Tax Overhaul New York Governor Questions The Constitutionality Of Federal Tax Overhaul
- December 29, 2017

You can't penalize my state because of its political affiliation. The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, better known for its protection against self-incrimination, also protects individuals from seizure of life, liberty or property without due process and has been interpreted by the Supreme Court as guaranteeing equal protection by the law. (more...)
There's still time to cash in unclaimed $1M lottery ticket There's still time to cash in unclaimed $1M lottery ticket
- December 29, 2017

The numbers drawn in the main Lotto draw were 17, 20, 22, 24, 25, 40 and a bonus of 18. "We urge all players to check their tickets quickly to see if they're a victor - we have Champagne on ice ready to celebrate". The Missouri Lottery announced Thursday that the ticket was purchased from the Brooklyn Mart at 2200 E. Truman Road, with a number combination of 5, 11, 14, 30, 33 and 34. (more...)
Justine Damond shooting: Prosecutor announces delay in police probe Justine Damond shooting: Prosecutor announces delay in police probe
- December 29, 2017

Bennett referenced a statement made by Ruszczyk's father last week imploring Freeman's office "to continue to pursue a rigorous investigation and examination of evidence". 'I have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, the moment he shot the gun he feared for his life, and he used force because he thought he was going to be killed. (more...)
Disney World hotels change room-entry protocol to increase security Disney World hotels change room-entry protocol to increase security
- December 29, 2017

The updated policy now applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian. Under the new terms of service, "the hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purposes including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and repairs or checking on the safety and security of guests and property". (more...)
Chess Champion Skipping Tournament in Saudi Arabia to Protest for Women's Rights Chess Champion Skipping Tournament in Saudi Arabia to Protest for Women's Rights
- December 29, 2017

FIDE has been working very hard and in a discreet manner to organise and safeguard the process of entry visas for all participants of the event. Anna Muzychuk is a chess grand champion. It's certainly quite the stand for her to decline to defend her title over Saudi Arabia's rules for women, and she's missing out on both a title defense and a lot of prize money as a result. (more...)
Weather warning of icy roads tonight in Herefordshire
- December 29, 2017

Many of us woke up to widespread frost and icy conditions this morning with patches of freezing fog and isolated snow showers. "Ulster tonight will see the most snow, with parts of the north-west also affected", Ms Gavin said. Cold, bright start. However cloud soon thickens from the southwest, with rain and snow spreading northeast. "Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 or -4 degrees". (more...)
Steelers to rest Roethlisberger and Bell against Browns Steelers to rest Roethlisberger and Bell against Browns
- December 29, 2017

He became the first Steelers' defensive back since Troy Polamalu to record three sacks in a game. Though the Steelers' season hinges on more than just the performance of one player, there is also no question that the quality of quarterback play is one of the greatest indicators of overall success in the NFL . (more...)
Trump is second most admired man next to Barack Obama: Gallup poll Trump is second most admired man next to Barack Obama: Gallup poll
- December 29, 2017

Hillary Clinton , meanwhile, is the woman Americans most admire for the 16th year in a row. Pope Francis, Christian evangelist Billy Graham, Senator from Arizona John McCain, South African-born American business magnate Elon Musk and American retail entrepreneur Jeff Bezos are also on the list of most admired men this year. (more...)
Snow, Strong Winds Force Bridge Closure on Cape During Christmas Storm Snow, Strong Winds Force Bridge Closure on Cape During Christmas Storm
- December 29, 2017

Dreaming of a White Christmas turned into a nightmare for some as holiday travel in Pennsylvania has been snarled by a record-breaking winter storm in Erie, Pa. The previous snowiest month ever was 66.9 inches in December 1989. Snow has been falling this afternoon and more is expected. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. (more...)
Border Patrol Catches Sexual Predators and Gang Members Crossing Border Border Patrol Catches Sexual Predators and Gang Members Crossing Border
- December 29, 2017

Border Patrol impact communities not traditionally associated with the border", Kim said. At around 9 p.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling about three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry observed a man scale over the worldwide boundary fence and illegally enter the United States. (more...)
Fire Kills At Least 14 at Kamala Mills Complex, Mumbai Fire Kills At Least 14 at Kamala Mills Complex, Mumbai
- December 29, 2017

The fire department received a call about the blaze in a commercial building in the Kamala Mills compound in Central Mumbai around 0030 local time (1900 GMT) on Friday, an official said. "The fire fighting and rescue operation is going on", a police official said, adding that the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The KEM hospital Dean Dr. (more...)

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