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Possible Buffett heir Abel has small Berkshire stake, likely to grow

(Reuters) - Greg Abel, considered by many investors the top contender to succeed Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway Inc's chief executive officer, on Friday reported owning about $2.1 million of the conglomerate's stock.


As Feds Prepare For Shutdown, Here's What It Means For IRS And Taxpayers

Millions of taxpayers expect to be ready on January 29 when tax season opens, but will the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) be ready? In anticipation of a federal government shutdown, the IRS has prepared a contingency plan for the filing season.

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Denis Betts vows to honour the memory of Kato Ottio this season

DENIS BETTS has vowed to do the memory of tragic Kato Ottio proud this season.


U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several y


Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires

LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.

United Kingdom

Half-a-million tons of rubbish left out for recycling was dumped or burned last year

NEARLY half a million tonnes of recycling was dumped in landfill or burned last year. Despite being sorted and left in green containers, around four per cent of recycling is treated as waste because of contamination. The Daily Mail reports official figure


Every time Trump flies to his New Jersey golf club, it costs taxpayers more than $15,000 an hour

Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey have already cost millions of dollars.


Macau police hunt for HK$48 million in gambling chips after Wynn casino robbery

The robbery is one of the largest in the world's biggest gambling hub, the South China Morning Post reports.

United States

Flu's price tag: This season could cost employers more than $9 billion

With a nasty flu season, businesses can expect to see billions of dollars in lost productivity, according to Andy Challenger.


Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.


CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Dems

With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children t

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan to be buried at a private funeral service in Ireland

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan will be laid to rest at a private funeral service in Ireland on Tuesday (23 January.)

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What the last government shutdown looked like

The shutdown of 2013 cost the economy an estimated $20 billion and led to layoffs of hundreds of thousands of workers. As another shutdown looms, a look back on the impact of the last one.

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