The estimated total marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel, growing by 21.6 million since 2005. Nationally, AAA is forecasting 107.3 million people will travel from December 23 to January 1, a 3.1 percent increase from past year and an all-time record for during the year-end holiday period.
Last week, United States auto Major Ford announced it was partnering with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba supposedly "to explore new ways to redefine how consumers purchase and own vehicles, as well as how to leverage digital channels to identify new retail opportunities".
To mark the promotional holiday, more than 800 retailers will offer free shipping with no minimum purchase requirements, according to the website FreeShippingDay.com. "In some ways, Free Shipping Day is fairly insignificant because so many stores are offering free shipping throughout the month", Sakraida said, "and especially the week before Christmas where we start to see stores offer free or highly discounted expedited shipping".
Prosecutors have argued that after going to Jordan to work in the Syrian American Medical Community - a medical organization operating in Syria - the woman returned to the U.S. Federal prosecutors in Suffolk County, New York, argue in the case file that 27-year-old Zumba Shahaz used fake credit cards and loans to raise $ 85,000, which she then attempted to transfer to the organization before attempting to go to Syria to join the ranks of ISIS.
November's results indicate that retail sales for the holiday season - defined as November and December - are on track to meet or exceed NRF's holiday sales forecast for an increase between 3.6 and 4 percent over a year ago. "Improving retail sales number along with United States tax overhaul would help Wall Street major indices to post another record highs ", the analyst added.
Airbus picks up an impressive order from Delta today. As of the end of November, Delta was flying a fleet of 196 Airbus aircraft, including 150 A320 Family members, 42 A330 widebodies, and four A350 XWB aircraft. Commerce Department has recommended a preliminary 300% tariff on the import of the jets. "Delta remains a valued customer, and we'll continue exploring ways to best meet their needs in the future", a Boeing spokesman said.
Ryanair pilots in Italy who are members of the Anpac trade union were set to strike today for four hours. Portuguese union SPAC said in a statement that it "deeply regrets the failure by management to engage with the pilots' representatives in a meaningful manner".
Revisions have been made to data for Nigeria , Germany and Iraq. That 2017 consumption projection in the December STEO report was up from the EIA's 73.06-bcfd forecast for the year in its November report. estimated production growth of 370,000 bpd this year and 790,000 bpd 2018 in the energy watchdog's November report. American output last week rose to the highest in more than three decades, Energy Information Administration said Wednesday.
The agreement on the so-called de-escalation zones was signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran in May. An Su-35 also flew across the river, and it was closely shadowed by one of the American jets. There's just one problem: according to USA officials in CENTCOM, this first interaction between these two storied fighters never took place at all. "If either of us needs to cross the river for any reason, we're supposed to first deconflict via the line", he said.
The Chairman of Parliament's Culture Media and Sport Committee, Damian Collins , released a letter Thursday to Twitter's Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey demanding the company respond by January 15 to queries about research by City University, London, concerning some 13,500 suspected automated accounts, or bots.
In the meantime, it says the new iMac Pro is "an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows". Apple also updated Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing app for macOS. Standard photos and videos can also be added to VR projects and 360-degree video can be shared directly to popular websites including YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
An acquisition of Fox's assets, including its film studio, cable channels and stakes in Hulu and Sky, would bolster Disney's content offering before rolling out the new service in 2019. Fox shares rose 1.1 percent to $33.66 at the close in NY. Murdoch added, "We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting ...
Read what other central banks are saying about digital currencies hereThe federal government has set up a panel headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg to decide on India's stand on virtual currencies, people with knowledge of the matter said on December 12.
The global oil market will likely show a surplus in the first half of 2018, as rising USA supply offsets Opec's discipline in maintaining its production cuts for the whole of next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
In the United States, the widely-anticipated deal will bring together the 20th Century Fox film studio known for hits such as Avatar and Ice Age with Disney's film assets including Pixar , Marvel and LucasFilm's Star Wars franchise. Shares in both Disney and Fox were up almost 1 percent in premarket trading. The entertainment business is going through big changes. "The deal will also substantially expand our global reach, allowing us to offer world-class storytelling and innovative ...
Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, fell by 1.4 million barrels, versus expectations for a 902,000-barrel increase, the EIA data showed. A decline in US gasoline, crude oil, or petroleum product inventories could be indicative of a tighter market and send the price of oil higher later in the trading day.
It was the second consecutive fall, driven entirely by young workers. "Unemployment also fell, but there was a rise in the number of people who were neither working nor looking for a job". Peter Dixon, an economist with Commerzbank, said growth in wages would probably continue to gain speed gradually, but the weakness in the employment figures hinted at trouble ahead.
In a statement the Phoenix Nights star tweeted to his 700,000 followers, he revealed ALL upcoming projects - including his tour - were to be canned due to " unforeseen family circumstances ". Since his last tour back, the dad-of-one - who shares 13-year-old son Charlie with wife Susan Gargan - has been busy working on other projects, including the hilarious Car Share on BBC .
We can't wait to see how 25-year-old comic illustrator and writer Noelle Stevenson translates the show for today's audience. Brendan Hay ( Dawn of the Croods ) and Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb) are producing; the show doesn't have a release date yet but more news is coming in 2018.
Kyaw Soe Oo has reported for Reuters since September. "We are outraged by this blatant attack on press freedom", said Reuters president and editor in chief, Stephen J. Two Reuters journalists have been arrested for possessing "important security documents", Myanmar's Ministry of Information announced on Wednesday.