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Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington , D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. "This is truly a historic occasion", he added. SC is one of seven states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, including, Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas, reports ABC News .
  • United States government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator

    United States government refrains from calling China a currency manipulator

    Economy

    The remark is the latest in a run of commentary from the president , raising questions about the Fed's independence. "It seems to me the Fed is in a methodical, rate-raising environment - exactly what they're supposed to do". A few participants expected rates would need to rise enough to modestly restrain economic growth, even as two others "indicated that they would not favor adopting a restrictive policy stance in the absence of clear signs of an overheating economy and rising inflation".
  • Mega Millions jackpot nears record

    Mega Millions jackpot nears record

    Economy

    It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren't good. Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. If someone wins big in this week's lottery, they'll not only be set up for life. "I mean, I am struggling to pay bills big time so it would definitely be helpful".
  • Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing

    Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing

    Economy

    The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million. The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million . "It really draws in what we call the infrequent player", says Johnson. The last winners: Powerball on August 11 and Mega Millions on July 24. Michigan Lottery said the majority of tickets for a jackpot are purchased on the day of the drawing.
  • Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

    Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

    Economy

    A Whitehall spokesman said that they remained "very concerned" over allegations that Mr Khashoggi was tortured and dismembered by Saudis at the country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Security camera images that purport to show the movements of one of the 15 Saudi men believed by Turkish authorities to be connected to the disappearance and apparent death of a Saudi journalist were published Thursday by a Turkish newspaper.
  • Pompeo sees 'serious commitment' from Saudis on missing journalist

    Pompeo sees 'serious commitment' from Saudis on missing journalist

    Economy

    Late in the day, there were published reports that the Saudis were preparing to concede that Khashoggi, a US -based Saudi contributor to The Washington Post , had been killed in an interrogation gone wrong. President Trump is also correct when he says thousands of USA jobs would be lost, with China and Russian Federation to be among those lining up to replace them.
  • No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Now $868 Million

    No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Now $868 Million

    Economy

    The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 23 semi-weekly drawings that failed to producer a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot. The $667 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years. The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.
  • Khashoggi Investigation: Saudi threatens to retaliate against sanctions

    Khashoggi Investigation: Saudi threatens to retaliate against sanctions

    Economy

    Under Son, SoftBank built its global influence through tech investments and raised over $93 billion a year ago to create its Vision Fund - with $45 billion coming from Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market dropped by 7% on Sunday after Trump threatened of " severe punishment " which spooked investors. Where is Jamal Khashoggi? ...
  • Oil edges further above $80 but weaker demand view weighs

    Oil edges further above $80 but weaker demand view weighs

    Economy

    That means the world's three top producers, Russia , the United States and Saudi Arabia , now all churn out around 11 million bpd, meeting a third of global demand. Crude oil prices moved higher on Friday, recovering from recent losses, after upbeat exports data from China and the rally in stock markets helped ease concerns about economic slowdown and allay fears about demand growth.
  • Australia must boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi affair, senators say

    Australia must boycott Saudi summit over Khashoggi affair, senators say

    Economy

    Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, said King Salman thanked Erdogan "for welcoming the kingdom's proposal" for forming the working group. Saudi state owned Al-Arabiya news channel delivered a bullish message to the U.S. Trump dispatched his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the kingdom on Monday to find out "first-hand what happened, what they know, what's going on".
  • Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Close More Stores

    Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Close More Stores

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    Struggling retailer Sears is closing 142 more unprofitable stores across the US this year - including several in North Carolina. But it said that it's looking for a buyer for a large number of its remaining stores and that it will close at least 142 stores near the end of this year.
  • Saudis reject threats amid concern over journalist missing in Turkey

    Saudis reject threats amid concern over journalist missing in Turkey

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    Napolitano said . "We should be concerned about it because of Khashoggi's status, A, as a journalist, and B, as a lawful american resident, when the president says the king doesn't know anything about it, the king is probably telling the truth but the president is asking the wrong person".