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Passengers return after norovirus outbreak sickens nearly 500 people – 13WHAM-TV

Passengers return after norovirus outbreak sickens nearly 500 people – 13WHAM-TV

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. The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday -- a day early -- following a norovirus outbreak on board.(Photo: nathanmac87 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Royal Caribbean cruise ship where nearly 500 people got sick has returned home. The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday -- a day early -- following a norovirus outbreak on board.13WHAM's ABC affiliate, WFTV News, spoke with passengers as they returned to Central Florida Saturday.Overall, passengers said they were glad to be off the ship.Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is considered one of the largest cruise ships in the world.The cruise line said passengers are getting a full refund... . Source link
Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms: Xinhua – Reuters

Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms: Xinhua – Reuters

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. FILE PHOTO: Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, China, in this March 30, 2016 file picture. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoBEIJING (Reuters) - Bank of China’s New York branch will enable Chinese firms to receive payment in yuan rather than dollars from their sales on U.S. e-commerce platforms this year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Pledging to introduce more services for small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in cross-border trade between the United States and China, executives from the branch said payment in yuan would be possible by tapping new functions of e-MPay, a cross-border payment system launched by the branch in 2016. The branch is developing a...
Hundreds sick on Royal Caribbean cruise – WILX-TV

Hundreds sick on Royal Caribbean cruise – WILX-TV

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. NBC, (WILX) - A nightmare cruise is going from bad to worse as hundreds of passengers are now sick in their rooms at sea. The Oasis of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, is headed back to a Florida port a day early. In all, more than 400 Of the 8,400 passenger on board have been quarantined, confined to their cabins, likely with norovirus which causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Crew members who are not ill are scrambling to sanitize the ship. Colby Hochmuth says four of the 13 friends and family in her group felt miserable. "Members of the crews are wipi...
Saudi energy minister: We’d work with anyone interested in balancing the oil market – CNBC

Saudi energy minister: We’d work with anyone interested in balancing the oil market – CNBC

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. OPEC's largest oil producer is willing to work with all parties to balance the crude market in 2019, and that could include U.S. President Donald Trump, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told CNBC on Sunday. Asked if he would work with Trump, al-Falih replied, "We will work with all interested producers who want to bring stability to the market ... OPEC plus and anybody else who would like to do it with us." The American president has been vocally critical of the 14-member oil cartel, calling for increased production to keep prices low while the group, along with non-OPEC members like Russia, orchestrated output cuts in order to stem th...
Jeff Bezos texted about wife’s weird nightmares to Lauren Sanchez – Page Six

Jeff Bezos texted about wife’s weird nightmares to Lauren Sanchez – Page Six

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. The latest leaked sexts from Jeff Bezos show the love-drunk Amazon billionaire really coming out of his shell — this time sharing his wife’s bizarre, turtle-themed nightmares with his paramour. “MacKenzie dreamt I redecorated the bedroom,” Bezos dished to paramour Lauren Sanchez in September, according to the National Enquirer. “I kept doing it and it got weirder and weirder and weirder. Until I was sewing stuffed turtles into the comforter,” he texted Sanchez, crassly sharing his marital pillow-talk with his mistress. “Wife said: “That’s not hard to interpret.” The dream may have meant that MacKenzie — Bezos’ wife of 25 years — was suspecting something. “Turtles in a dream are supposedly an indication ...
Air Traffic Controllers Union Sues Trump Admin. Over Gov. Shutdown, Claims Rights Violations – Fox News Insider

Air Traffic Controllers Union Sues Trump Admin. Over Gov. Shutdown, Claims Rights Violations – Fox News Insider

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. The union representing air traffic controllers across the country is suing President Trump's administration over making employees work without pay.As the partial government shutdown reached its third week, thousands of controllers are among the hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers nationwide. Fox 61 reported that the National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed its suit on Friday, claiming that the shutdown violates employees' constitutional rights. "We’re calling it a violation of the Fifth Amendment," said Mick Devine, the union's New England regional vice president. 2002 Kidnapping Survivor Praises Jayme Closs' Resilience: 'This Little Girl Is So Strong and So Brave' Bila: 'Really Pathetic' for Some Democrats to Make Border Funding Debate About Race Oliver McGee, ...
Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Could be Bullish for Amazon Shares – CCN

Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Could be Bullish for Amazon Shares – CCN

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. News of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos divorcing sparked questions about how the split could affect the world’s most valuable company’s stock. While there were questions, there wasn’t panic. Investors are in wait-and-see mode. The news, which came Wednesday via a tweet from Jeff Bezos, barely moved Amazon’s share price. It closed Friday at $1,640.56. What’s at Risk for Jeff Bezos and Wife MacKenzie? Amazon investors were not shaken by news that the company’s founder would be splitting the world’s largest fortune with his soon-to-be ex-wife. The tech bellwether’s market cap is roughly $784 billion. It has about 477 million shares outstanding. Jeff Bezos owns almost 79 million of those shares. Those shares, ...
500 Passengers Are Now Sick on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship – Fortune

500 Passengers Are Now Sick on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship – Fortune

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Is Apple a Buy? – Motley Fool

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. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) didn't end its year well. CEO Tim Cook issued a rare letter to shareholders in which he slashed the company's earnings guidance for the fourth quarter from a range of $89 billion to $93 billion down to $84 billion. That's a $7 billion shortfall if you had assumed the company would deliver a number in the middle of its original range. The shortfall came because iPhone sales have been slow in China as well as in emerging markets. In addition, the company has been hurt by slower adoption for its newest phones -- a problem it exacerbated by having its latest operating system, iOS 12, ...
Cruise Cut Short by Norovirus Outbreak – Newser

Cruise Cut Short by Norovirus Outbreak – Newser

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. (Newser) – A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is returning to port a day early after a norovirus outbreak left hundreds of passengers and crew “gravely ill,” People reports. The Oasis of the Seas is set to arrive at Port Canaveral in Florida on Saturday “after an episode of gastrointestinal illness” that affected. The ship set sail on Jan. 6, with planned stops in the Caribbean and Mexico. Soon, however, passengers began to get sick. After being allowed to go ashore in Haiti on Tuesday, passengers were not allowed to leave the sh...