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Source: DW

German carpenter acquitted after erecting fake speed camera at home

12-Dec-2018

A Cologne man got off easy after being charged with unlawful assumption of public authority for building a fake speed camera and putting it outside his house.

A district court in Cologne on Monday discontinued criminal proceedings against a 36-year-old man who placed a fake speed camera made of wood in front of his home. About a year ago, Jannik Jung, a trained carpenter and building materials inspector who lives with two of his four kids in northern Cologne, built the phony contraption in an attempt to get people to adhere to the 30 kilometer-per-hour (19 mile-per-hour) speed limit in the sharp s-curve in front of his house.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Global equities offer value trap in 2019

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

After this year’s falls, U.S. equities in the Russell 1000 trade at 15.4 times next year’s estimated earnings, roughly in line with their 10-year average, according to FTSE Russell as of early December.

After two sharp corrections in February and October 2018, investors will be running their rules over stock-market valuations.

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Source: CBS News

Man who fatally shot newlywed in 1993 robbery executed in Texas

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Braziel became the 24th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the 13th executed in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state.

Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail. Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Braziel thanks supporters and apologized to the victim's wife, Lora White.

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Source: Fox News

Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas

Thursday 00:34 GMT

Braziel became the 24th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the 13th executed in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state.

Last week, his lawyers asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to stop his execution, arguing in part he should not receive lethal injection because he is intellectually disabled. The Supreme Court held in 2002 that people convicted of murder who are intellectually disabled cannot be executed.

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Source: Common Domain

S&P 500 lows We ain’t seen nothing yet, says Gundlach

Thursday 11:45 GMT

There may be a little more conviction in our call of the day, from DoubleLine founder Jeff Gundlach, who told clients Tuesday evening that the S&P 500 could take out February’s 2018 low due to a growth slowdown hitting company profits.

Some in Twitterland credited Gundlach for stirring up some action on S&P 500 futures overnight:. But what next for 2019 remains a pretty good question, especially if only the day traders are going to get anything out of it, if Tudor Jones is right.

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Source: Common Domain

Ad Verification Company Integral Ad Science Taps Former Yahoo Executive as CEO

Thursday 12:41 GMT

Integral Ad Science Inc. has named digital advertising sales veteran Lisa Utzschneider as its new chief executive as the advertising verification company looks to seize on marketer interest to expand.

Some of those marketers, and the publishers and platforms that rely on their ad dollars, have turned to ad verification firms to help mitigate the downsides of digital marketing. Marketers that are spending more time and money on digital marketing often grapple with the pitfalls of advanced digital ad capabilities, such as fraudulent activity and a lack of transparency into where their ads land on the web.

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Source: Reuters

Long-time GE bear ditches negative view, shares jump

Friday 16:20 GMT

A JP Morgan analyst who has long held a negative outlook on General Electric Co (GE.N) shares as they have tumbled upgraded his view on the conglomerate’s stock on Thursday.

“The risk/reward ... is now more balanced in the near term, in our view, and we recommend investors step aside,” Tusa wrote in a note. In October GE posted a loss of $22.8 billion for the third quarter, as it slashed its dividend and said it faced a deepening federal accounting probe.

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Source: DW

Julian Assange facing embassy exit and uncertain fate

Friday 17:16 GMT

WikiLeaks founder and transparency activist Julian Assange is locked in a legal battle with Ecuador over the new stringent conditions imposed in October on his embassy stay.

Venezuela-based Latin American broadcaster Telesur reported on Wednesday that Assange had claimed to be under surveillance within the embassy, an accusation he made to reporters in a video conference. Assange accused the FBI of running an operation to pressure Quito to end his political asylum deal and extradite him to the United States.

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Source: Common Domain

Fine Wine Outperformed Global Equities in 2018

Friday 20:55 GMT

Liv-ex 100—a benchmark for the fine wine market—has eluded the roller coasters experienced by global equities, trading within a 2% range throughout 2018, according to a report by London-based Liv-ex released Thursday.

The editions, which cost US$7,650 and US$14,700, will go on sale on the site Thursday morning. The London-based company lets customers know about the sources of their sustainable purchases. Hirschl & Adler Galleries turns its rooms at the Fuller Building into an education of furniture, lighting, ceramics, silver, and glass of the early-to-mid 1800s. Liv-ex 100—a benchmark for the fine wine market—has eluded the roller coasters experienced by global equities, trading within a 2% range throughout 2018, according to a report by London-based Liv-ex released Thursday.

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Source: Common Domain

Fears about the economy shouldn’t keep you out of the stock market

Saturday 09:55 GMT

If it is nevertheless so high as to keep you out of equities, then you should seriously reconsider whether you belong in the stock market in the first place.

The impressive return that stock market is expected to provide over the long term is compensation for incurring uncertainty and risk.

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Source: Common Domain

Fears about the economy shouldn’t keep you out of the stock market

Saturday 09:55 GMT

If it is nevertheless so high as to keep you out of equities, then you should seriously reconsider whether you belong in the stock market in the first place.

The impressive return that stock market is expected to provide over the long term is compensation for incurring uncertainty and risk.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Chicago judge under fire over controversial acquittals in high-profile murder cases

Saturday 14:30 GMT

A Fox News investigation into alleged soft prosecutors and judges in Chicago highlights at least one judge who might not be helping the city’s notorious violent crime epidemic by seemingly placing a heavy burden on police and law enforcement and going easy on alleged criminals.

The newly-elected district attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Rachael Rollins, was lauded this past September by former President Obama for her criminal philosophy – which includes a list of crimes she plans not to prosecute, including drug possession with intent to distribute.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil Prices Follow Equities Lower as Dollar Climbs

Saturday 15:24 GMT

Dollar Pressure: A stronger U.S. dollar, combined with volatile equity markets, have weighed down crude, said Giovanni Staunovo, commodities analyst at UBS Wealth Management.

Dollar-denominated commodities like oil tend to have an inverse relationship with the greenback, which was up 0.4% Friday morning, according to the WSJ Dollar Index. But Mr. Staunovo said that overall “I would think oil prices are in a position of stabilizing around this level,” aided by planned production curbs from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies outside the cartel, including Russia.

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Source: Fox News

'90 Day Fiancé' stars quit show after death threats

Saturday 16:21 GMT

"90 Day Fiancé" stars Eric and Leida Rosenbrook announced in a somber and sobbing video that they're leaving the TLC hit series after allegedly receiving death threats. "We put our lives in danger.

In November, Eric wrote on Instagram that he and Leida disabled comments on some of their photos due to death threats made against Allessandro. Fans of "90 Day Fiancé" turned on Leida and Eric after she encouraged him to kick his 19-year-old stepdaughter, Tasha, out of his two-bedroom apartment to make more room for herself and Allessandro.

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Source: Fox News

Walmart employee uses intercom to announce he’s quitting: ‘Nobody should work here - ever’

Sunday 17:13 GMT

A rogue Walmart employee used the store's intercom to make an announcement – that he was quitting and no one should work there.

Walmart told Fox News that the company was looking into the incident and would follow up when they have more information.


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