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 1 wk | Verrückt water slide to close permanently after fatal accident

              Verrückt, the world's tallest and fastest water slide which opened at the Schlitterbahn resort in Kansas City just two years ago, will close permanently after a young boy was killed in a gruesome accident earlier this year. (more)   

  Kansas City, KS        2 UPDATES



  2 wks | Trump says U.S. will withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership

              U.S. President-elect Donald Trump released a video address on Monday, announcing that he will withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and cancel "job-killing" restrictions on the production of energy. (more)   

  United States        10 UPDATES



 2 wks | Trump University fraud cases settled for $25 million plus fines

              U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to pay $25 million plus fines to settle three fraud lawsuits against Trump University, a reversal from his previous stance in which he said he would fight the allegations in court. (more)   

  United States        1 UPDATES


 2 wks | Russia arrests economy minister over alleged $2 million bribe

              Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been arrested on allegations that he accepted a $2 million bribe to approve a deal, prosecutors say, making him the highest-ranking Russian official to be detained since 1991.   

  Moscow, Russia        1 UPDATES


  3 wks | 412 million users of adult websites exposed in massive hack

              More than 400 million users of adult websites such as Adult FriendFinder and have had their email addresses and passwords stolen, a cyber security firm says, making it one of the largest data breaches ever reported. (more)   

  United States        11 UPDATES



 1 mon | AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion in media mega-deal

              Telecommunications giant AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner for $85.4 billion, creating one of the largest entertainment companies in the United States if regulators do not intervene.   

  United States        1 UPDATES


  2 months | U.S. private sector gains shape to 154,000 September jobs

              A report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday, U.S. private employers added 154,000 jobs in September, below economists' expectations. With estimates for the gain ranging from 140,000 to 181,000, economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 166,000 jobs. Down to 175,000 from an originally reported 177,000 increase, private payroll gains in the month earlier were revised. The report is jointly developed with Moody's Analytics.   

  United States        12 UPDATES


 2 months | Wells Fargo whistleblower says fraud goes back years

              On Monday, Illinois joined California in suspending investment activity with Wells Fargo for a year. It is the second state to punish the bank for its phony accounts scandal. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has claimed he first heard about the creation of fake accounts in 2013. But a whistleblower has come forward saying she alerted the company years earlier. CBS News reports that Yesenia Guitron said she saw strange things happening to customer accounts after she began working at the Wells Fargo branch in St. Helena, California, in 2008. After raising concerns consistently with human Resources and then the Ethics Department, Guitron was fired.   

  Illinois        1 UPDATES


 2 months | Netflix goes offline—makes ‘Luke Cage’ viewers angry

              Netflix released the first season of "Luke Cage" on Friday, and the streaming service experienced massive outages on Saturday. Coincidence? Fans don't seem to think so. Those who have been furiously binging the latest Marvel series on the streaming service immediately began tweeting that the super strong hero broke the internet. Thankfully, Netflix was able to restore service for the most part by late Saturday afternoon.

  United States        3 UPDATES



 2 months | Yahoo confirms data breach affecting at least 500 million users

              Suspected state-sponsored hackers breached Yahoo's network in late 2014, stealing data associated with at least half a billion user accounts, the company confirmed on Thursday, making it the largest data breach ever reported. (more)   

  Sunnyvale, CA        11 UPDATES


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