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New Year's Eve ride options plenty

He said that champagne is very popular at this time, and people are now often buying smaller alcohol items like miniature bottles of wine and little cans margarita beers. "We hear it all the time that our prices are high". According to Indianapolis attorney Rock Lee, a first-time DUI, which is a class A misdemeanor, will cost the offender no less than $2,000 in attorney and court fees and could cost up to $10,000.

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French workers given 'right to disconnect' from smartphones outside office hours

This work culture is also blamed for lifestyle issues like burnouts and sleeplessness along with relationship problems. If a deal can not be reached, then companies must publish a charter making clear what is expected from staff and the rights they have.

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Battle to Rid Mosul of ISIS Resumes

Its fall would probably end the group's ambition to rule over millions of people in a self-styled caliphate, but the fighters could still mount a traditional insurgency in Iraq, and plot or inspire attacks on the West. While U.S. officials have acknowledged that 173 civilians have died in coalition airstrikes since the beginning of the campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, the Airwars group said the number of civilian casualties is much greater, putting it at at least 1,500.

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India Amends Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement With Singapore To Curb Black Money

Before amendments, the DTAA with Singapore, Mauritius and Cyprus gave full exemption on capital gains to investors allowing round tripping of foreign funds into Indian economy. Not surprisingly, Mauritius and Singapore have been the top foreign direct investors to India. Mr Jaitley said the withdrawal of capital gains exemptions to the three countries was in line with the government drive against black money, which led to the demonetisation of currency.

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US stocks end 2016 with strong gains from a year ago

The Dow has gained more than 8 percent since Donald Trump's victory in the November 8 US presidential election and has come to within 20 points of the milestone repeatedly without successfully crossing the line. Japan's Nikkei 225 Index edged down by 0.2 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped by 1 percent. The S&P 500 was up 7.9 points, or 0.34 per cent, at 2,271.69.

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U.S. stock indexes edge higher in midday trading; Oil rises

The S&P 500 is up 9.7% this year, and the Nasdaq Composite is up 7.6%. USA indices erased early gains on Wednesday. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.22%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.10%. Energy companies also rose as the price of crude oil moved higher. It rose 88 cents on Tuesday. Tech was the worst-performing major S&P sector, falling 1 percent.