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Source: Reuters

Heated U.S. congressional races on pace to break fundraising records

Today 09:58 GMT

This year’s U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures.

Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who is challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz, was the only Senate candidate who broke an individual fundraising record.

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Source: Washington Post

Record early season cold and snow have taken over the central United States

Today 06:07 GMT

This cold shot penetrated all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, bringing much of the Plains the coldest day so early in the winter season on record, or close to it.

Throughout north-central parts of the country, this is a continuation of a cold, stormy and early start to the winter of 2018-2019. An unusually early blast of record cold and snow has spread across much of the central United States in recent days.

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Source: Common Domain

The Daily Shot: Record Numbers of Health-Care Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs

Today 15:26 GMT

Nothing in the Daily Shot should be relied upon in making an investment decision, nor considered to be a solicitation to offer or buy any securities.

The Daily Shot: 17-Oct-18 • The United States • The United Kingdom • The Eurozone • Asia - Pacific • China • Emerging Markets • Cryptocurrency • Commodities • Energy • Equities • Credit • Rates • Global Developments • Food for Thought. 1. Let's begin with the job openings report which exceeded forecasts, as the total number of openings hits another record high.

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Source: Reuters

Netflix record subscriber growth dispels Wall Street worries

Today 15:25 GMT

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth.

The leap in subscribers marked a sharp turnaround from three months ago, when investors sent Netflix shares tumbling 14 percent after it missed Wall Street’s subscriber growth targets.

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Source: The Guradian

Bobbie Gentry: whatever happened to the trailblazing queen of country?

Today 15:26 GMT

Though, as a teenager, Gentry had left the south for Palm Springs – where she changed her name from Roberta Lee Streeter, in tribute to the Jennifer Jones movie Ruby Gentry – her songs were almost always set in and around the Chickasaw County of her childhood, a semi-mythical south, with conversational lyrics about people who were quite likely friends and neighbours.

The singer was Bobbie Gentry who, when the record was released in the summer of 1967, was so undocumented that DJs didn’t know if she was black or white, whether the single was stripped-back soul, funked-up country or some kind of new folk.

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Source: BBC

Briton in record attempt has bike stolen

Today 15:26 GMT

A British teenager who is trying to become the youngest person to cycle solo around the world has had his bike stolen in Australia.

Before setting off, he wrote on his website: "There will, of course, be many challenges, ranging from the heat of Death Valley [in the US] to the humidity of India, but I hope to overcome them all and record the whole experience."

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Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Today 06:06 GMT

Mega Millions says the previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

"Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing," Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a press release. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

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Source: Fox News

Ellison loses fight to delay divorce paper release, report says

Today 15:26 GMT

A Minnesota appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Rep. Keith Ellison and his ex-wife's attempt to delay the release of their divorce records to allow them a chance to redact 'confidential information.'

Kim Ellison, his ex-wife, told reporters on Tuesday that it was her hope to keep the divorce record away from public scrutiny due to her medical records. The Star Tribune reported that the divorce files will likely be unsealed on Wednesday.

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Source: CTV

Bill to pardon Canadians convicted of simple pot possession coming by year's end

Today 15:26 GMT

The federal government has announced that it intends to proceed with a plan to issue pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges, though it could be some time before those pardons are granted.

NDP MP Murray Rankin tabled a private member’s bill earlier this month that pushed for the expungement of records of anyone who carries a criminal record for past minor, non-violent pot possession conviction; which is different than the pardon approach the government is taking.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. job openings jump to record 7.1 million

Today 02:26 GMT

The numbers: The number of job openings in the U.S. climbed to a record 7.1 million in August, reflecting strong growth in the economy and the best labor market in decades.

The yield recently reached a seven-year high of 3.23% in anticipation of rising U.S. interest rates, but lately it’s been backing down.

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Source: The Guradian

Jean-Michel Jarre: how we made Oxygène

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

On display was a 30x40cm watercolour called Oxygène and Jean-Michel bought it, telling me he’d love to use it as an album cover.

In an art gallery one day, I saw a painting of the Earth peeling away to reveal a skull and thought: “That’s the album cover!”. Oxygène was initially rejected by record company after record company.

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Source: CBS News

Cheech & Chong's "Up in Smoke," 40 years later

Monday 03:19 GMT

When "Up in Smoke" went up on the big screen 40 years ago, it turned out to be the perfect vehicle for the humor of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

"But then, why not make it about something else other than marijuana, at a time when marijuana was frowned upon?". "That was their material!"

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Source: Common Domain

Record-Breaking Rare Burgundies Will Be Consumed, Not Collected

Tuesday 09:57 GMT

The unnamed buyers who each bought a bottle of 1945 Burgundy for record-smashing prices on Saturday at a Sotheby’s auction in New York are unlikely to let them sit in a cellar.

The 1945 bottles got heightened attention because of the quality of the vintage, but also because only 600 bottles were produced. “The fact these bottles had come from the domaine and gone to the Drouhins and had not moved since makes it as close to the domaine as you can get,” Ritchie says.

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Source: BBC

Dubious Apple Watch link to journalist 'killing'

Monday 13:37 GMT

There is a story going around that Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist missing presumed killed, recorded exactly what happened inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on his Apple Watch.

It seems far more likely that they have other means of detecting what foreign diplomats are up to and the Apple Watch story is just useful cover.

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Source: CBS News

Tina Turner on her voice, finding serenity, and losing a son

Monday 11:46 GMT

It was her voice and her moves that gave Tina Turner a five-decade career as one of the biggest stars in rock music, selling more than 200 million records.

To watch the Ike & Tina Turner Revue perform "Proud Mary" click on the video player below:. The Ike & Tina Turner Revue became one of the most successful acts of the late '60s.


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