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Samsung may reduce parts and components orders for Galaxy S4, DigiTimes says

Samsung may reduce its parts and components orders for Galaxy S4 for Q2 and Q3, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the decrease is due to a slowdown in demand in the end market.

  • Puppies Found Healthy in California House of Horrors Are Up for Adoption, Officials Say
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    Time

    Puppies Found Healthy in California House of Horrors Are Up for Adoption, Officials Say

    A pair of puppies belonging to the Perris, Calif. couple accused of torturing and starving their 13 children are up for adoption, city officials said. The City of Perris said it is holding an adoption raffle, beginning Friday, to find a new home for two small dogs that authorities seized from David and Louise Turpin after the couple’s arrest this week. The dogs — female Maltese-mixes, each about 1-year-old — appear healthy and friendly, Perris Senior Animal Control Officer Christina Avila said in a news release.

  • Delta is cracking down on people who use fake emotional-support animals to let their pets fly for free (DAL)
    Finance
    Business Insider

    Delta is cracking down on people who use fake emotional-support animals to let their pets fly for free (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines is adopting stricter regulations for people who travel with service animals or emotional-support animals. The airline says the new rules are in response to a rise in safety incidents involving untrained or improperly trained animals. The stricter standards are designed to prevent people from using the airline's allowance of emotional-support animals to let their pets fly for free.

  • This Flu Map Shows How the Biggest Influenza Outbreak in Years Spread Across the U.S.
    Health
    Time

    This Flu Map Shows How the Biggest Influenza Outbreak in Years Spread Across the U.S.

    With months left to go in the 2018 flu season, the U.S. has already hit an unfortunate benchmark, as shown on the flu map below: For the first time in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 13 years of influenza monitoring, every state in the continental U.S. is seeing “widespread” virus activity. The U.S. is experiencing such an active flu season that the CDC held a special briefing on the topic last week, explaining that there’s an uptick in both confirmed cases of the disease and hospitalizations related to it this year. Spread of the disease was bolstered by the circulation of H3N2, an influenza strain that’s particularly aggressive and was only successfully targeted by vaccines in about 30% of cases, according to the CDC.

  • Rep. Hoyer Says Trump Is 'Dead, Flat Wrong' for Saying Democrats Would Cause Shutdown
    Politics
    Bloomberg Video

    Rep. Hoyer Says Trump Is 'Dead, Flat Wrong' for Saying Democrats Would Cause Shutdown

    Jan.19 -- Rep. Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the possibility of a government shutdown and the need for immigration reform. He speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli.

  • Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor
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    Time

    Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor

    Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the 2012 Fierce Five to accuse the national team doctor of sexual abuse. Reading a prepared statement at the sentencing hearing of Nassar in a Lansing, Mich., court, Wieber fought back tears as she delivered a six-minute statement. Wieber said she began seeing Nassar at age eight, since she grew up in Lansing and Nassar worked at nearby Michigan State University.

  • The Internet Is Overwhelmed With Feelings About Prince William's Freshly Shorn Head
    Celebrity
    Time

    The Internet Is Overwhelmed With Feelings About Prince William's Freshly Shorn Head

    Watch Entertainment Tonight on Yahoo View. While plenty of people have been busy paying attention to Meghan Markle’s artfully mussed low chignon, another royal’s new hairstyle — or rather, the lack thereof — made its debut. Prince William showed off

  • Steve Wozniak is still on Apple's payroll four decades after co-founding the company
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    CNBC

    Steve Wozniak is still on Apple's payroll four decades after co-founding the company

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak made a surprising revelation on Wednesday evening to an audience in Silicon Valley. "I'm still technically an employee," Wozniak said, during a panel discussion at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Speaking in front of about 500 people, including former employees of Hewlett-Packard and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Wozniak told moderator Michael Malone that "it's a small paycheck" compared to what he once earned as an executive.

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Yanked From Chinese Theaters
    Entertainment
    Fortune

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Yanked From Chinese Theaters

    The Force isn’t just weak in China, it’s pretty much non-existent. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been pulled from cinemas in parts of China after tanking with audiences. In its second week, box office receipts were down a jaw dropping 92%.

  • Apple Is About to Introduce an iPhone Feature It Doesn't Want You to Use
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    Fortune

    Apple Is About to Introduce an iPhone Feature It Doesn't Want You to Use

    Apple will allow iPhone users to switch off the performance reductions that the company has introduced in the last year to counteract the effects of ageing batteries, Tim Cook has said. Cook’s comments came in a Wednesday ABC interview that largely dealt with Apple’s plans to pay $38 billion in taxes to repatriate hundreds of billions of overseas dollars—a move it attributes to the recent tax overhaul—and to recruit 20,000 workers over the next five years. The interview also delved into the battery controversy, which hit last month when it emerged that Apple aapl was artificially degrading the performance of certain older iPhone models.

  • Trump's Haitian Work Visa Ban Could Cripple Mar-a-Lago
    Politics
    Fortune

    Trump's Haitian Work Visa Ban Could Cripple Mar-a-Lago

    The Trump administration’s decision to exclude Haitians from receiving temporary agricultural and seasonal visas in the U.S. could work against the interests of the Trump Organization. An announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • 'I Feel Horrible.' Former University of Alabama Student Apologies After Using Racial Slur in Video
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    Time

    'I Feel Horrible.' Former University of Alabama Student Apologies After Using Racial Slur in Video

    A former student at the University of Alabama has apologized after posting videos to social media in which she used the N-word repeatedly. Harley Barber, who identified herself as a member of the Alpha Phi sorority on Instagram, said Wednesday in an interview with the New York Post that she was expelled from the school following the incident. While university officials did not confirm whether Barber was expelled, a spokesperson told the Associated Press that she is no longer enrolled at the college.

  • The end of bitcoin
    Business
    The Week

    The end of bitcoin

    The bitcoin boom may be over. And the death of the cryptocurrency craze may well come at the hands of government regulators. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Chinese authorities plan to block domestic access to central cryptocurrency trading platforms and related services. Subsequent stories suggested officials in Russia and South Korea might pull similar moves. In response, the price of a single bitcoin — the world's premiere digital currency — has plummeted. Over the weekend, bitcoins were valued at nearly $14,500. That price tag plunged below $9,500 on Wednesday, before bouncing back Thursday — though still only to $12,000. Worse still, bitcoin has been on a slow slide since December,

  • An Asteroid Bigger Than the World's Tallest Building Will Fly by Earth Next Month
    Science
    Time

    An Asteroid Bigger Than the World's Tallest Building Will Fly by Earth Next Month

    A massive “potentially hazardous” asteroid spanning more than the length of the world’s tallest building will fly by our planet on Feb. 4. The roughly .7-mile long asteroid is considered longer than the Burj Khalifa, which at .5 miles high currently stands as the world’s tallest building, and will fly at a speed of 67,000 miles per hour just 2.6 million miles from Earth. “This is a fairly routine close approach of an object that we have known about for many years,” said Paul Chodas who manages the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Asteroid 2002 AJ192 was discovered in 2002.

  • OPEC Frets About Flood of U.S. Shale
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    Bloomberg

    OPEC Frets About Flood of U.S. Shale

    OPEC increased its forecast for rival oil-supply growth for a second month running after a recovery in prices sent Brent crude to $70 a barrel. OPEC’s output cuts -- now entering a second year -- have been successful in eroding bloated stockpiles and lifting prices to a three-year high. Yet the rally has prompted concern that competitors in the U.S. will be emboldened to expand production. “Higher oil prices are bringing more supply to the market, particularly in North America,” the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said Thursday in its monthly report. The group raised its forecast for 2018 non-OPEC supply growth by 160,000 barrels a day, or 16 percent, to 1.15 million barrels a day.

  • Burger King Takes on McDonald’s With New Double Quarter Pound Sandwich
    Business
    Fortune

    Burger King Takes on McDonald’s With New Double Quarter Pound Sandwich

    Burger King is launching a new Double Quarter Pound King Sandwich today, a new burger containing a half-pound of beef topped with American cheese, pickles, sliced onions, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun, reports USA Today. It contains 60% more meat than was included in the previous Big King burger. Burger King is putting McDonald's straight in its crosshairs with the new burger.

  • Jack Welch having meltdown amid GE woes: Sources
    Business
    Fox Business Videos

    Jack Welch having meltdown amid GE woes: Sources

    Sources tell FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino that former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch is said to be apoplectic over the company’s problems as shares drop.

  • This High-Yield Stock Just Declared Its 95th Dividend Increase
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    Motley Fool

    This High-Yield Stock Just Declared Its 95th Dividend Increase

    Net-lease REIT Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) recently announced a 4% dividend increase, which represents the 95th time the payout has been raised since the company's 1994 NYSE listing. As I mentioned, Realty Income just announced its 95th dividend increase since listing on the NYSE in 1994. The monthly dividends, of which Realty Income will have paid 571 in a row, are going up by 4% from $0.2125 to $0.219 ($2.628 annualized).

  • There’s Been A Massive Shift To The Right In The Immigration Debate
    Politics
    FiveThirtyEight

    There’s Been A Massive Shift To The Right In The Immigration Debate

    President Trump’s disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting last week about Haiti and “shithole” (or “shithouse”) African countries felt like the immigration debate had reached a new place. It has — but not just because of that meeting. There’s been a massive conservative shift in the ongoing debate over immigration. With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, and some of the party pushing a hard anti-immigrant stance, Democrats and immigration advocates have had to greatly temper their hopes for reform. The last big effort at immigration reform came five years ago, in a bill written by a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight. It included a path to citizenship

  • Wrong on GE, market-beating value investor Bill Nygren says he is sticking by tanking blue chip
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    CNBC.com

    Wrong on GE, market-beating value investor Bill Nygren says he is sticking by tanking blue chip

    Oakmark's Bill Nygren shared his market views and top stock ideas in an interview Thursday on CNBC's "Halftime Report." General Electric was "the worst performing stock in our portfolio. We were seriously off," he said. However, he added his fund is sticking with its position and expressed confidence in the industrial company's new management team. "In this case, there has been a tremendous change in people," the investor said. "We think [their businesses] deserve better than average multiples. We think with a fresh look GE deserves to be in the portfolio." John Flannery succeeded Jeff Immelt as General Electric's CEO in August. Nygren said his fund owns more shares of General Electric after

  • Why It’s a Big Deal That USA Gymnastics Is Cutting Ties With the Karolyi Ranch
    Sports
    Time

    Why It’s a Big Deal That USA Gymnastics Is Cutting Ties With the Karolyi Ranch

    In a statement Thursday, USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry said the organization will no longer use the Karolyi Ranch as the national team training center. USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. Since the 1990s, the ranch has hosted monthly training camps for elite level gymnasts — the world and Olympic women’s teams train there before competitions and for aspiring gymnasts, an invitation to the camp was the first step toward becoming a champion.

  • Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea
    World
    Time

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures. U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview earlier on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea evade international sanctions and that Pyongyang was getting closer every day to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.

  • Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
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    Reuters

    Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

    Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years. Effective March 1, Delta, the second largest U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said it will require passengers seeking to fly with pets to present additional documents outlining the passenger's need for the animal and proof of its training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to the flight. This comes in response to what the carrier said was a 150 percent increase in service and support animals - pets, often dogs, that accompany people with disabilities - carried onboard since 2015.

  • The Latest: Senate plans 10 p.m. vote to avert shutdown
    Politics
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Senate plans 10 p.m. vote to avert shutdown

    The Senate has scheduled a showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on preventing a federal government shutdown. Unless Congress approves some legislation providing money, government agencies will begin shutting down at midnight. Led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, most Democrats are opposing the measure.

  • Prosecutors Lay Out Horrifying Details in 'Severe, Pervasive, Prolonged' Torture of 12 Siblings
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    Time

    Prosecutors Lay Out Horrifying Details in 'Severe, Pervasive, Prolonged' Torture of 12 Siblings

    Prosecutors laid out horrifying details of the allegations but didn’t offer any theories about the motivation for what they called an escalating climate of brutality that began in Texas and ended in a small, close-knit desert town a couple of hours southeast of Los Angeles. “The victimization appeared to intensify over time,” Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture, child abuse, dependent adult abuse and false imprisonment.

  • Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Low Stock Price Continues to Confound Its Founder
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    Motley Fool

    Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Low Stock Price Continues to Confound Its Founder

    Kinder Morgan's (NYSE: KMI) stock has been on a seemingly unending slide, slumping 12.7% last year, pushing its three-year decline to 55%. It's a discrepancy that seems to really bother co-founder and Executive Chairman Richard Kinder, who also happens to be the company's' largest shareholder. The financial results we are reporting today for both the fourth quarter and full year 2017 demonstrate once again the strong cash flow generated by KMI.