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by | January 18, 2021 | 04:39

The winning numbers were 14, 20, 39, 65, and 67. Launched back in 1996 under the name " Big Game ", Mega Millions' first drawing took place on September 6, 1996. ET Wednesday. Since then, there have been 49 tickets sold worth $1 million or more each, according to Mega Millions . The dueling jackpots combine for over $1.5 billion, the highest they have been since October 2018 when the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was hit in SC.

by | January 18, 2021 | 03:49

Traders' body CAIT on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court, making a plea to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy. Earlier, WhatsApp has postponed its new privacy policy which was going to be on effect from February 8 by 3 months after facing intense criticism by the users.

by | January 18, 2021 | 02:51

Capitol building by his supporters. "Election disinformation had for months been a major subject of online misinformation, beginning even before the November 3 election and pushed heavily by Trump and his allies", the newspaper noted. Conversations around election fraud began long before Election Day with Trump preemptively questioning the validity of mail-in votes, then the integrity of ballot machines and election officials.

by | January 17, 2021 | 08:46

A few days earlier, Hyundai announced electric SUVs based on the same standard design coming to Hyundai , Genesis and Kia dealerships soon. The marque claims it will prioritize electrification above all else to win 6.6% of the global EV market by 2025 and sell over half a million such cars by 2026.

by | January 17, 2021 | 03:28

Christie said that the past three months have proven that the company can make large-scale remote working a viable option. With this move, Twitter has upped the ante after Facebook, Alphabet ( Google ) and others have asked their employees to work from home till year-end.

by | January 17, 2021 | 02:36

Under Biden's plan, federal disaster-relief workers would set up thousands of vaccination centres, where retired doctors would administer shots to teachers, grocery store workers, people over 65 years old and other groups who do not now qualify.

by | January 16, 2021 | 21:28

In an update about the investigation, the EMA said internal correspondence relating to the approval procedures of COVID-19 vaccines "has been manipulated by the perpetrators [hackers] prior to publication in a way which could undermine trust in vaccines".

by | January 16, 2021 | 19:39

Gates is now America's largest private farmland owner, with hundreds of thousands of acres spanning across 19 US states, according to the Land Report . In total, Bill and Melinda Gates have acquired land in more than a dozen states. Gates also owns land in Arizona (25,750 acres), IL (17,940), MS (16,963), Washington (16,097), Florida (14,828), Idaho (9,233), in (9,136), OH (8,915), California (4,509), Colorado (2,270), MI (2,167), Wisconsin (1,188), Wyoming (975), North Carolina (874), Iowa ...

by | January 16, 2021 | 04:17

Spot gold was down 1 per cent at US$1,827.90 per ounce by 1.49pm EST (1849 GMT), having earlier declined as much as 1.3 per cent, while USA gold futures settled down 1.2 per cent at US$1,829.90. There wasn't much political fallout from the Biden plan with few Senators speaking for or against it. Take that as a good sign for Biden but the market wasn't in that kind of mood, perhaps with the long weekend taking away some of the positive sentiment.

by | January 15, 2021 | 19:02

But with just under 20% of France's groceries market held by Carrefour , behind local rivals like Leclerc, even some labour representatives questioned whether the group was inherently strategic. Lately its focus had been on the United States and Asia Pacific regions, where it tried to buy Caltex Australia Ltd before deciding against a revised offer during the pandemic.

by | January 15, 2021 | 17:26

In Mumbai , petrol comes for Rs 91.07 a litre and diesel for Rs 81.34. In Eldoret, maximum pump prices for Super Petrol , Diesel and Kerosene were set at Sh107.62, Sh97.23 and Sh88 respectively. Petrol price had scaled to an all-time high of ₹84.20 per litre on January 7 . On December 15, the ex-depot prices of HSD and petrol were increased by Rs3 per litre while the prices of kerosene and LDO were raised by Rs5 per litre.

by | January 15, 2021 | 11:22

The agency said it sought the recall after considering "Tesla's technical briefing presentation" and evaluating "its assertions". The vehicles in question include 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedans and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUVs. NHTSA said it told Tesla that other automakers have issued numerous recalls for similar safety issues, including a detailed list of prior callbacks.

by | January 15, 2021 | 06:36

Bitcoin has seen a sharp surge in value over the past couple of months, and as The Guardian reports , the price of bitcoin is up by more than 700 percent dating back to March of 2020. Thomas was given 7,002 Bitcoins more than 10 years ago for making a video how cryptocurrency works. Bitcoin has fluctuated in value over the years.

by | January 15, 2021 | 04:32

Sen. Ron Wyden, incoming chair of the Senate Finance committee, opened the door to modifying the Biden stimulus package during congressional negotiations, particularly on unemployment aid. "We must defeat COVID before we can restore our economy and that requires turbocharging our vaccination efforts", the Chamber said in a statement Thursday night that welcomed Biden's plan but stopped short of endorsing it.

by | January 15, 2021 | 01:33

The hot debate of WhatsApp's new 'Terms & Conditions' has now the brought Indian government into the play as well. Paytm's Sharma, who has in the past too questioned the rising clout and practices of foreign big-tech companies, had recently tweeted, "How long we will be taken for granted by such blatant double standards?" It said that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, in order to continue using the platform.

by | January 15, 2021 | 01:11

The allegations were primarily based on the Visa Chief, Al Kelly's previous statements , who saw the deal as an "insurance policy to protect their important United States debit business". and Citigroup Inc. - as investors. The Department of Justice had argued that Visa is a "monopolist in online debit services" and Plaid presented a challenge to that monopoly.

by | January 14, 2021 | 19:29

The unnamed venture will bring together Walmart's retail power and scale with Ribbit's expertise to create tech-driven financial products tailored to Walmart's customers and employees. Ribbit Capital is a global investment firm with a mission to change the world of finance. Walmart said it will continue to interact with customers through its existing financial services and partnerships with third parties, including Walmart Credit Card, Walmart Money Card, check cashing, money ...

by | January 14, 2021 | 19:03

Exports increased 3.6 percent over 2019 to $2.6 trillion, an improvement on the previous year's 0.5 percent gain, customs data showed Thursday. While the pandemic will bring challenges, a reviving global economy and a steady recovery in China's domestic economy provide a foundation for China to maintain trade growth in 2021, said Li Kuiwen, customs spokesman, at a briefing.

by | January 14, 2021 | 10:53

The cost-cutting is aiming to achieve an 8% EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) as well as greater free cash flow, in part to boost Ford's long-flagging stock price. A Ford spokesperson in the USA replied to Bolsonaro's accusations by saying: "The decision by Ford Brazil and circumstances behind it speak for themselves".

by | January 14, 2021 | 05:12

Hyundai last week said that it had been in conversations with Apple . The full annual capacity of the proposed plant would be 400,000 vehicles. Details that include the production location and capacity, along with a timeframe for signing the agreement and launching a "beta" version of the auto, were all removed.

by | January 14, 2021 | 03:06

Bolivia has also signed an agreement through the global COVAX initiative, which is backed by the World Health Organization and seeks to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, to receive a further 3.6 million doses of a range of vaccines.

by | January 13, 2021 | 23:26

Twitter meanwhile had already indicated that its patience with Donald Trump was wearing thin, when it warned the USA president on Wednesday that "Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @ realDonaldTrump account ".

by | January 13, 2021 | 20:29

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 62.98 points, or 0.2%, to 31,034.99, the S&P 500 lost 21.92 points, or 0.57%, to 3,802.76 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 146.83 points, or 1.11%, to 13,055.15. The pullback in yields pushed the dollar below 104 Japanese yen to trade at 103.95 yen, up 0.2%. The euro steadied at $1.2208 and dollar index was steady at 89.991 on Wednesday after falling 0.5 per cent on Tuesday.

by | January 13, 2021 | 19:01

U.S. crude rose 1.1% to the highest since February 2020 at $53.90 a barrel, after opening at $53.29, and hit a low of $53.23, and Brent crude rose 1.2% to the highest since February at $57.40 a barrel, after opening at $56.71, and hit a low of $56.54.

by | January 13, 2021 | 18:28

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., is unlikely to take up impeachment now, regardless, and he will remain in control of the Senate until Sens. " Donald Trump should not hold office one day longer". House Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.) that even if an impeachment vote passes the House this week, the House may delay sending the matter to the Senate in order to let the Biden's fledgling administration to focus on its own priorities - chief among them, stimulus legislation ...