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The jackpot, which increased from $700 million to $800 million Friday, is the biggest lottery jackpot in world history, according to Medenica. One hopeful woman said she'd provide for her loved ones. Ticket sales are closed Saturday at 7 p.m. PT. Online ticket sales close Saturday at 8 a.m. PT. We're talking about tickets for the super huge Powerball jackpot.
  • Powerball jackpot surges to $500m

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    Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Peuto Rico. Ticket holders can check online here for the winning numbers, which were drawn late Wednesday night. "I never win anything so that will be fun", said one hopeful ticket buyer. The largest Powerball prize was a $590.5 million jackpot won by a Florida woman in May 2013.
  • Chinese stocks are volatile Friday and other Asian markets rebound

    Chinese stocks are volatile Friday and other Asian markets rebound

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    If after trading restarted the market fell a further 2%, trading would be halted for the day. Before the decision was announced Mark Dampier, head of investment research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The system doesn't work and until it is withdrawn or modified we can expect to see further use and perhaps shorter trading periods than we saw last night".
  • VW exec sees US fixes soon in emissions test cheating

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    VW has admitted it installed software in certain diesel models that allowed the cars to pass government emissions tests while actually emitting 40 times the permitted amounts of nitrogen oxide in real-world driving. The diesel scandal affects roughly 567,000 vehicles in the United States - 482,000 VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesels, as well as 85,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche 3.0-liter diesels - and it extends back to the 2009 model year.
  • Buccaneers fire coach Lovie Smith after 2 seasons

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    Though, that comes with an improving 6-10 season with new quarterback Jameis Winston . One or two seasons isn't enough to turn a franchise around, especially one that has been down on its luck for the past few years. Early word is that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter , considered a candidate for head coaching gigs elsewhere , may be set to take over the top spot for the Bucs.
  • Oil price dips below $33 a barrel

    Oil price dips below $33 a barrel

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    U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was flat at $33.27 a barrel. At 1030 GMT, European benchmark  Brent  North Sea crude oil for February delivery sank to $34.83 per barrel - the lowest since July 1, 2004 - before ducking back above $35. Following an 18-month rout, the fierce selling this year has caught some by surprise, and prompted others to pick up bearish options at  lower prices .
  • Macy's Will Close Store At Enfield Square Mall

    Macy's Will Close Store At Enfield Square Mall

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    The Chapel Hill Mall location in Akron is one of 40 stores that Macy's is closing after disappointing holiday sales. Macy's had 166,900 employees at the end of the last fiscal year. Consumer spending habits have also changed as people spend more money on travel and electronics and less on discretionary items such as clothing and cosmetics.
  • Macy's revamp brings layoffs, store closings and deeper ecommerce investment

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    On the other hand, Analysts at Evercore ISI commented that it is unlikely for Macy's to make more progress reducing its significant inventory overhang. "Information about the opportunity to transfer to open positions in nearby Macy's locations will be made available". As such, it won't act as an adviser on those deals, but will continue to work with the company on other properties.
  • Seahawks vs. Vikings Point Spread: 2015/16 NFL Playoffs

    Seahawks vs. Vikings Point Spread: 2015/16 NFL Playoffs

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    So that has the Vikings and Seahawks playing in  weather  that is nearly certain to be the coldest in Seahawks history - and something of a contrast from Seattle's 38-7 victory in the same stadium December 6 when the temperature was listed as 37 degrees.
  • Team Obama Joins Donald Trump's Attack On Ted Cruz's Citizenship

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    Republican  Presidential frontrunner  Donald Trump  is at it again, bombarding another minority presidential candidate with questions about his citizenship, only this  time  it's  Ted Cruz . This is in accordance with USA law, which states that any person born to an American citizen is automatically granted citizenship regardless of the place of birth.
  • Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700 million

    Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700 million

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    The jackpot for the twice-weekly game started at $40 million on November 4 and has been growing ever since. Because you have a 1 in 292 million chance of winning. Justice said he uses family birthdays to help pick his numbers. In a Powerball drawing, five numbered white balls are chosen from a drum containing 69 balls, and a single red ball is chosen from a drum of 26 balls.
  • Louis area faces big cleanup effort after flooding

    Louis area faces big cleanup effort after flooding

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    The devastating flood, fueled by more than 10 inches of rain over a three-day period that began last weekend, is blamed for 20 deaths. By Friday afternoon, conditions had eased in the St. Several hundred homes took in water, and residents are just beginning to assess the damage. The swollen MS has crested but flood warnings still covered areas where 8 million people live in 16 states.
  • Saudis predict $29 oil price in 2016

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    USA crude fell 3.6% to $36.49 a barrel. Decisions from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in late 2014 and in December to keep output steady added further downward pressure to crude oil prices. The revisions include raising the price of 91 octane gasoline to 0.75 riyals a litre from 0.45 riyals and increasing the price of 95 octane gasoline to 0.90 riyals from 0.60 riyals.
  • Macy's announce plans to close Peoria store

    Macy's announce plans to close Peoria store

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    In a bid to better compete with discounters and fast fashion brands, Macy's said it would open about 50 off-price locations under the Macy's Backstage banner, which it introduced past year. Reducing an additional 600 positions in back-office organizations by eliminating tasks, simplifying processes and combining positions, with about 150 of these associates reassigned to other positions.
  • Miners Stuck in Cargill-owned New York Salt Mine

    Miners Stuck in Cargill-owned New York Salt Mine

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    The facebook post on the fire department's page shows a crane from Auburn arriving on scene to assist at the rescue at Cargill salt mine. Four miners were hoisted to the surface in a basket around 7 a.m. Now that the rescue operation is completed, mining operations will be suspended for a week and both company officials and federal government mine safety inspectors will come on-site to determine what caused the elevator to malfunction.
  • Powerball: No big victor, next jackpot could be biggest ever

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    Powerball ticket sales have caught fire, boosting the jackpot to $500 million ahead of Wednesday night's drawing. Another ticket sold in New Mexico matched five numbers with the Powerplay and is worth $2 million. Wednesday's jackpot was already ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.
  • South Korea to resume loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts against Pyonyang

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    Neighboring South Korea said it would resume broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda on loudspeakers at the border. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that Beijing "firmly opposes" Pyongyang's purported test and is monitoring the environment on its border with North Korea near the test site.
  • Winning Numbers Drawn for $500M Powerball

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    No one has matched all six numbers in one of the bi-weekly drawings since the first of November. The biggest jackpot ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in 2012. Wednesday the K. J's Super Store in Malad had a constant flow of people buying tickets hoping to be the next big victor, including a number of Utahns.
  • Chinese stock market halted for 2nd time in week as markets plunge

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    The index has moved an average 1.1 percent in either direction on opening day, compared with an average daily move of 0.77 percent on all other days. Dupont's shares were down 1.5 percent at $62.10 in premarket trading after Citigroup cut its rating on the Dow component to "neutral".
  • Chipotle Subpoenaed In Criminal Investigation Over Illness Outbreak

    Chipotle Subpoenaed In Criminal Investigation Over Illness Outbreak

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    Chipotle expects to incur non-recurring expenses of $14 million to $16 million in the fourth quarter. With the series of food safety scare, the company which has more 1,900 restaurants, has found itself struggling. Its symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain, usually last a couple of days. "We intend to fully cooperate in the investigation". According to the subpoena, Chipotle will be required to hand over a number of documents to supplement the investigation.
  • Results of Powerball drawing for $500M jackpot pending

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    This will verify that you and only you can claim your tickets in case they get misplaced. Wednesday's water cooler conversation... the Powerball jackpot. A Mega Millions jackpot reached $656 million in March 2012. The record jackpot for the game was $590.5 million, won in May 2013 by a single player in Florida.
  • Drawing results pending for Powerball jackpot worth estimated $500 million

    Drawing results pending for Powerball jackpot worth estimated $500 million

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    Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Wednesday's numbers are 2-11-47-62-63 Powerball 17 Powerplay 3x. "Regardless of how many people are buying tickets your odds don't change", said John Hagerty, a spokesperson with the state lottery. The busy lunch hour recorded 8,558 tickets sold statewide.
  • Winning numbers announced for Powerball $500 million jackpot

    Winning numbers announced for Powerball $500 million jackpot

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    NBC News spoke with lottery officials about the possibility of groups splitting the cost of tickets for a higher chance of winning. Millions of people have purchased lottery tickets as excitement for the Powerball drawing builds, driving the estimated prize up to $500 million from $450 million earlier on Wednesday.
  • Macy's to cut thousands of jobs after weak holiday sales

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    Macy's has said that associates displaced by store closings may be offered positions in nearby stores where possible. Macy's (M - Get Report) stock is gaining 5.15% to $38.00 in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company announced plans to reduce costs by about $400 million beginning with job cuts and 40 store closures.
  • Guns N' Roses Reunion Confirmed for Coachella 2016

    Guns N' Roses Reunion Confirmed for Coachella 2016

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    It had been rumored that Guns N' Roses would appear at Coachella 2016 for the past few weeks, and it will be the first time the band has been reunited in 20 years. In addition to Guns N' Roses , Saturday will have performances by Ice Cube, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, CHVRCHES, Halsey, James Bay and Grimes .
  • North Korea nuclear test: South Korea will 'take all possible measures

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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye ordered her military to bolster its combined defense posture with US forces and called the test a "grave provocation" and "an act that threatens our lives and future". The U.S. State Department confirmed North Korea had conducted a nuclear test, but the Obama administration disputed the hydrogen bomb claim. Speculation among Korea watchers focused on the possibility that thin-skinned North Koreans were protesting over a perceived slight from the ...
  • Slash and Duff McKagan rejoin Guns N' Roses for Coachella

    Slash and Duff McKagan rejoin Guns N' Roses for Coachella

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    The band was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, but Rose skipped the ceremony. Many had previously speculated that a Guns N' Roses reunion was in the works when the band's website homepage started showing the original band logo.
  • Crude oil prices drop more than 1 percent as weak outlook prevails

    Crude oil prices drop more than 1 percent as weak outlook prevails

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    Morgan Stanley said in its outlook for next year that "headwinds (are) growing for 2016 oil". WTI fell 3.2 percent to $36.14 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in the week covered by the report. Mehdi Assali, the director of affairs Organization of Petroleum Exporting Country affairs at the Iranian Oil Ministry, said that, with production costs of around $10 per barrel, Iran stands in a unique position .
  • Oil price falls below $35 a barrel to fresh 11-year low

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    The strategy is somewhat similar to other Gulf producers like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait although the challenge for Iran would be to raise financing for acquisitions. "If the official United States data comes in anywhere near expectations, it will add to the perception that the supply response is not adequate enough to stabilize prices", Michael McCarthy, a chief strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney, said by phone.
  • Icahn sweetens his bid for Pep Boys to more than $1 billion

    Icahn sweetens his bid for Pep Boys to more than $1 billion

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    The deal values Pep Boys at nearly $1.031 billion. Global commodities trader Cargill Inc. will sell its crop insurance business to the Silveus Insurance Group next month, the two companies said. That was up $2 per share from Icahn's previous bid and $1.50 better than the latest offer from Bridgestone. With over 7,500 service bays in over 800 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and set up; parts and expert advice for the ...
  • Turmoil present on stock market

    Turmoil present on stock market

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    The yen inched up 0.2 percent but stayed off Monday's highs. After a 7 percent plunge in Chinese stocks on Monday, the Shanghai Composite index swung between positive and negative territory before closing down 0.3 percent. An unnerving combination of global economic concerns and escalating tensions in the Middle East also crunched commodity prices while bolstering safe-haven sovereign bonds.