Trump immigration policy on the line as Supreme Court weighs DACA in arguments Tuesday

President Donald Trump’s decision to end the popular Obama-era immigration program that shields young migrants from deportation will be on the line Tuesday during oral arguments in a blockbuster case at the Supreme Court. The justices will hear extended arguments concerning whether the administration’s attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was lawful. It is also the latest test of how a conservative Supreme Court with two Trump appointees will treat the pres


President Donald Trump’s decision to end the popular Obama-era immigration program that shields young migrants from deportation will be on the line Tuesday during oral arguments in a blockbuster case at the Supreme Court.
The justices will hear extended arguments concerning whether the administration’s attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was lawful.
It is also the latest test of how a conservative Supreme Court with two Trump appointees will treat the pres
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Trump immigration policy on the line as Supreme Court weighs DACA in arguments Tuesday

President Donald Trump’s decision to end the popular Obama-era immigration program that shields young migrants from deportation will be on the line Tuesday during oral arguments in a blockbuster case at the Supreme Court.

The justices will hear extended arguments concerning whether the administration’s attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was lawful. The program, put in place seven years ago, protects about 700,000 immigrants and allows them to receive work permits.

Trump sought to end the program in 2017 but was blocked from doing so by lower courts in California, New York and Washington, D.C. Trump has argued that President Barack Obama lacked the legal authority to institute the program, but has shied away from criticizing DACA as bad policy.

More than 4 in 5 Americans support granting U.S. citizenship to DACA recipients, who are sometimes called “Dreamers,” according to a Gallup survey taken last year. More than 100 businesses, including some of the nation’s largest and best known, have urged the high court to protect the program.

Read more: How Obama’s border enforcer Janet Napolitano is fighting Trump on immigration at the Supreme Court

A decision is expected by the end of June, in the midst of the 2020 presidential election.

The case is one of the most important disputes of a jam-packed term, affecting millions of Americans with ties to DACA recipients. It is also the latest test of how a conservative Supreme Court with two Trump appointees will treat the president’s policies.

The court has shown some deference to the president’s immigration agenda — it allowed him to use disputed funds for construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and approved a version of his travel ban — but has also at times ruled against him. Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy after the court’s travel ban ruling.

In June, the court blocked Trump’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, which was opposed by civil rights activists who said the move would dilute the political representation of minority groups including Hispanics.

The arguments come as Trump is attempting to win over Hispanic voters in key states like Pennsylvania. The president’s support among the demographic has held relatively steady, around 25%, in the years since he was elected. That has been true despite his harsh rhetoric on immigration and controversial policies such as separating families at the border.


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10 scenic places around the world that will pay you to move or live there

Here are 10 places around the world that will pay you to move or live there:1. Tulsa, OklahomaThe offer: If you work remotely but want a warmer climate than Vermont or Maine, consider applying to the Tulsa Remote program. The original plan was to bring between 20 and 25 people to Tulsa, and because of the overwhelming response, Tulsa Remote had to cap applications at 10,000. The initiative awards remote workers who apply up to $5,000 per year for two years for becoming a Vermont resident. This,


Here are 10 places around the world that will pay you to move or live there:1.
Tulsa, OklahomaThe offer: If you work remotely but want a warmer climate than Vermont or Maine, consider applying to the Tulsa Remote program.
The original plan was to bring between 20 and 25 people to Tulsa, and because of the overwhelming response, Tulsa Remote had to cap applications at 10,000.
The initiative awards remote workers who apply up to $5,000 per year for two years for becoming a Vermont resident.
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10 scenic places around the world that will pay you to move or live there

As the cost of housing rises and the availability of housing declines, people who are saddled with debt are even more keen to find affordable places to live. Cities and states are catching on, and many lesser populated areas are offering incentive packages to attract residents, especially younger residents. Perks being offering include paying off portions of student loans or paying for year-long visas. Here are 10 places around the world that will pay you to move or live there:

1. Maine

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The offer: The state has expanded its Educational Opportunity Tax Credit program, which is meant to encourage recent graduates from any state to move to Maine with an offer to pay some of their student loans. Residents will be able to deduct the total money paid in student loans from their income tax bill, up to a certain amount, depending on their degree. So, if you graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree from any university or college, you can deduct $377 per month, and if you graduated with an associate’s degree in 2017, you can deduct $68 per month. The reason: Maine is the among the least populated states in the country with 1.34 million residents. (For context, Indiana is roughly the same size as Maine and has a population of 6.7 million.) Maine’s population skews older, too: The median age is 44, about six years older than the median age of the U.S. overall, so the state wants to bring in more residents, and younger ones. The catch: You must have graduated from a college, community college, or university after 2016 to apply.

2. Tulsa, Oklahoma

The offer: If you work remotely but want a warmer climate than Vermont or Maine, consider applying to the Tulsa Remote program. The city has partnered with a nonprofit, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, to offer remote workers a $10,000 stipend and $1,000 for housing for a year to move there. You’ll also get access to a desk at a coworking space in downtown Tulsa. More from grow:

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4 places—that aren’t Costco—where you can save money on essentials The reason: “We have a very active effort for [attracting] secondary offices, headquarters, and advanced manufacturing companies,” Michael Basch of the George Kaiser Family Foundation told City Lab. And, he added, Tulsa isn’t as strong as they’d like to be in “tech and data science — things that are important for 21st-century companies.” By offering the stipend, Tulsa Remote is hoping to attract workers who can build up those sector’s of the city’s economy. The catch: There are several eligibility requirements: You must be able to move to Tulsa in the next six months, over the age of 18, and able to work in the U.S. The original plan was to bring between 20 and 25 people to Tulsa, and because of the overwhelming response, Tulsa Remote had to cap applications at 10,000. Though 2019 applications have closed, they will be looking for more applicants for 2020.

3. North Platte, Nebraska

The offer: The city of North Platte created the WorkNP program, which will match a local company’s funds, up to $5,000, to bring in an employee. Funds can go toward “relocation expenses, down payments or deposits, equipment purchases, help with student loan repayment, specialized training certificates, and more,” according to the program website. The reason: To get more skilled workers and incentivize local businesses to recruit out-of-state talent. The catch: Companies must pay employees at least $20 per hour, be a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and workers must commit to living in North Platte for at least three years.

4. Vermont

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The offer: The Remote Workers Grant Program for 2020 funds people who are willing to relocate to Vermont. The initiative awards remote workers who apply up to $5,000 per year for two years for becoming a Vermont resident. The reason: The median age of a Vermont resident, 42, is also a bit older than the national median. And one-third of Vermont households have someone 65 or older in them, Joan Goldstein, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, told CNN. This, paired with a dwindling workforce, inspired the creation of the Remote Workers Grant, which is intended to bring in young workers. The catch: You must be a full-time remote employee, as opposed to a part-time one, and work primarily from a home office or coworking space in Vermont. The state offers grants on a first-come, first-served basis and has a budget of $125,000 for 2019.

5. Newton, Iowa

The offer: Since 2014, Newton, Iowa has offered $10,000 cash to those who build or buy homes in Newton. You will also get a “welcome package” that is valued at more than $3,000. The reason: Newton was home to Maytag’s headquarters until 2007 when the plant shuttered and hundreds of people lost their jobs. Since then, the city has created more jobs than were lost, but there isn’t enough housing to accommodate workers. Between 2012 and 2014, no new homes were built in Newton, according to the Des Moines Register. By offering cash to buy or build a home, Newton is attempting to lure contractors and homebuyers to the city. The catch: This only applies to those who are building or buying homes that are worth $160,000 or more.

6. Hamilton, Ohio

The offer: The Talent Attraction Program Scholarship offers to pay up to $10,000 of your student loans over a 30-month period. Payments will be in installments of $300. The reason: To bring more young graduates to the area. The catch: To be eligible, you have to have graduated from college with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, or math) degree. And if you cease employment before the end of the 30-month period you will stop receiving the payments. You also must demonstrate employment in the city of Hamilton and/or Butler County.

7. Alaska

Alaska. Twenty/20

The offer: Alaska’s incentive program isn’t new, but that doesn’t make it less enticing. Called the Permanent Fund Dividend, Alaska deposits at least 25% of the money it makes from its gas, mine, and oil reserves into this fund every year. Then the amount is distributed among state residents, often working out to somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000 per person. The reason: The fund was created by Governor Jay Hammond in 1976, who wanted to ensure Alaskans would get a cut of the profits generated by their state’s natural resources. The catch: In 2018, permanent residents were given $1,606. To be eligible for a 2019 dividend, you must live in Alaska during 2018 and not have claimed residency anywhere since December 2017.

8. Niagara Falls, New York

The offer: Niagara Falls is offering to pay off up to $7,000 of your student loans over a two-year period. The reason: Primarily known for its tourism, the city is trying to attract permanent, and younger, residents. The catch: To qualify, you need to have received a two-year technical degree within the last two years or a bachelor’s degree within the last three years. You also must move to Downtown Niagara falls, which is walking distance to Niagara Falls State Park.

9. Antikythera, Greece

The offer: The Greek Orthodox Church is giving out thousands of dollars to people willing to migrate to this small Greek island. The program promises about $565 per month (500 euros) for the first three years after moving, which adds up to a little over $22,000. The reason: About 20 people live on the Antikythera island of Greece. The church is hoping that this incentive will increase the population and stimulate the economy. The catch: Preference will be given to Greek citizens, but anyone can apply.

10. Chile


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Brits now need to take a test to fly a drone — or face a £1,000 fine

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched a national drone registration program Tuesday. If registration is not carried out by November 30, then drone users could be penalized with a fine of as much as £1,000 ($1,289). As well as the registration program, the CAA has also launched a “Drones Reunited” platform which will seek to return lost drones to their owners. Access to this is free when users sign up to the registration program. The launch of the drone registration program by the CAA


The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched a national drone registration program Tuesday.
If registration is not carried out by November 30, then drone users could be penalized with a fine of as much as £1,000 ($1,289).
As well as the registration program, the CAA has also launched a “Drones Reunited” platform which will seek to return lost drones to their owners.
Access to this is free when users sign up to the registration program.
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Brits now need to take a test to fly a drone — or face a £1,000 fine

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched a national drone registration program Tuesday.

The scheme, which is mandatory, requires owners and operators of drones weighing more than 250 grams to register them for £9 ($11.60). Drones must be labeled with an operator ID, while an online learning course and test must be completed too. The requirement also covers users of model aircraft.

If registration is not carried out by November 30, then drone users could be penalized with a fine of as much as £1,000 ($1,289).

As well as the registration program, the CAA has also launched a “Drones Reunited” platform which will seek to return lost drones to their owners. Access to this is free when users sign up to the registration program.

The launch of the drone registration program by the CAA follows a decision by the U.K. government to create one.

There are some exemptions to the scheme. Current members of ARPAS-UK, the British Model Flying Association, the Large Model Association, FPV U.K. and the Scottish Aeromodellers’ Association, for example, do not need to register with the CAA’s program. These associations will, with prior permission, collect their members’ registration fees and provide the CAA with their data.

The introduction of the CAA’s registration scheme was welcomed by the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA).

“We have been calling for drone registration for some time now as we believe that in the same way that other vehicles — be it those in the air or on the ground — are registered, so should drones,” Rob Hunter, BALPA’s head of flight safety, said in a statement.

“Drones bring huge potential commercial and leisure benefits, but ensuring they’re integrated into the skies safely is a key concern for BALPA,” Harper added. “Following on from earlier improvements to restrictions around airports, this is another measure to encourage responsible drone operation, which is desperately needed to ensure a collision between an aircraft and a drone is avoided.”

In recent years, concerns have been raised about how the use of drones could impact the safety of planes and helicopters.

In December 2018, reports of drone sightings near Gatwick Airport resulted in hundreds of flights being grounded, causing delays, cancelations and several days of chaos for thousands of passengers. In January 2019, reports of drones near Heathrow Airport also caused disruption, albeit not as severe as that experienced at Gatwick.

Under new legislation it is now illegal for drones to be flown “within 5km of an airport.” Users of drones are only allowed to fly their aircraft in restricted zones if they have permission from the airport or air traffic control.

While drones and unmanned aircraft have undoubtedly faced negative publicity in recent years, they have also been deployed in interesting and useful ways.

In September, it was announced that autonomous drone technology had been used to deliver diabetes medication to a location off the west coast of Ireland.

In Scotland, a consortium is developing remotely piloted aircraft systems that use artificial intelligence to find vulnerable and missing people, with trials of the technology already taking place.


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Google launches new program for green start-ups as employees revolt over its record on climate change

Google is launching a new start-up accelerator focused on sustainable development and climate one day after an uproar from its employees over the company’s sustainability dealings. The company announced the new accelerator in a blog post as Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt announced it at the 2019 Web Summit. A separate climate petition from September, which garnered 2,000 signatures from Google employees, said Google in 2018, funded more than 100 members of Congress who voted a


Google is launching a new start-up accelerator focused on sustainable development and climate one day after an uproar from its employees over the company’s sustainability dealings.
The company announced the new accelerator in a blog post as Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt announced it at the 2019 Web Summit.
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Google launches new program for green start-ups as employees revolt over its record on climate change

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.

Google is launching a new start-up accelerator focused on sustainable development and climate one day after an uproar from its employees over the company’s sustainability dealings.

The company announced the new accelerator in a blog post as Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt announced it at the 2019 Web Summit.

The accelerator will function as a part of Google’s internal accelerator program called Google for Startups, which helps batches of companies scale and find investors while accessing Google’s resources like engineering and executive mentors.

The announcement comes as 1,137 employees signed a petition addressed to Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, urging the company to meet several sustainability-related demands. Those demands include ending partnerships and funding for partners such as “climate-denying think tanks.”

A separate climate petition from September, which garnered 2,000 signatures from Google employees, said Google in 2018, funded more than 100 members of Congress who voted against climate legislation. It also said the carbon footprint of the tech industry’s data centers alone is “on par with aviation.”

“Technology can help address some of the world’s biggest challenges, from empowering others to use AI to address social challenges, to setting ambitious and long-term environmental sustainability goals, the company’s blog post stated. “When businesses and investors work together with government, nonprofits, communities and individuals, we can make real progress.”

Google didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The new accelerator, focused on “sustainability”, will also include work around poverty, peace and justice, the blog post noted.

The company is taking applications for startups from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at first, it stated in the blog post. The accelerator will hold up to 10 startups for a six-month accelerator program in 2020. Then, it will add a second cohort later in the year.


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Walmart appears to be gaining ground against Amazon

Less shopping is happening on Amazon, and consumers are favoring Walmart, according to a new survey. A majority this year, 55%, said they prefer to shop at Walmart versus Amazon, up from about 47% a year earlier. Source: First InsightAmazon has disclosed it has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. Amazon announced plans last month to start delivering grocery products for free within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. Until then,


Less shopping is happening on Amazon, and consumers are favoring Walmart, according to a new survey.
A majority this year, 55%, said they prefer to shop at Walmart versus Amazon, up from about 47% a year earlier.
Source: First InsightAmazon has disclosed it has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide.
Amazon announced plans last month to start delivering grocery products for free within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service.
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Walmart appears to be gaining ground against Amazon

Less shopping is happening on Amazon, and consumers are favoring Walmart, according to a new survey.

The frequency of people buying items on Amazon six times or more per month has dropped to 40% this year from 80% in 2017, according to surveys by First Insight, a retail analytics firm that collects data to help retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Crocs and Kohl’s make product decisions.

First Insight conducted three consumer surveys of about 1,000 people each in December 2017, September 2018 and last September to compile the results. They included shoppers with and without a Prime membership.

A majority this year, 55%, said they prefer to shop at Walmart versus Amazon, up from about 47% a year earlier. The percentage of people who favor Amazon has dropped to 45% from about 53% in 2018.

“The excitement of the Amazon box coming to your house is kind of dwindling off,” First Insight CEO Greg Petro said in an interview. “I think the novelty of Amazon is wearing off.”

Source: First Insight

Amazon has disclosed it has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. But according to First Insight, signups are dropping. The firm said it found 52% of survey respondents were members in 2019, down from 59% a year earlier.

The survey’s findings could be a sign that Walmart’s e-commerce investments are paying off, and Amazon still has its work cut out for it. Both companies have been in a battle over delivery.

Amazon announced plans last month to start delivering grocery products for free within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. Until then, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, a separate program that offered two-hour grocery delivery.

With the company spending billions of dollars to expand its free one-day delivery program, Amazon’s third-quarter earnings report last month fell short of analysts’ expectations.


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ECB bond buying is an ‘antibiotic that has stopped working,’ former Greek finance chief says

The European Central Bank (ECB) needs to reinvent itself and come up with new policy tools as its bond-buying program is no longer effective, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister told CNBC Thursday. When yields on European government bonds rise, countries have to pay more to finance themselves and service their debts, thus hurting balance sheets. Some active ECB members criticized the decision to announce a second round of QE without a clear end date. “QE the way it has been restru


The European Central Bank (ECB) needs to reinvent itself and come up with new policy tools as its bond-buying program is no longer effective, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister told CNBC Thursday.
When yields on European government bonds rise, countries have to pay more to finance themselves and service their debts, thus hurting balance sheets.
Some active ECB members criticized the decision to announce a second round of QE without a clear end date.
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ECB bond buying is an 'antibiotic that has stopped working,' former Greek finance chief says

The European Central Bank (ECB) needs to reinvent itself and come up with new policy tools as its bond-buying program is no longer effective, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister told CNBC Thursday.

The ECB has been under intense criticism for announcing a new round of quantitative easing (QE) in September — whereby the central bank purchases government bonds, leading to lower yields (borrowing costs for governments) across the euro zone. When yields on European government bonds rise, countries have to pay more to finance themselves and service their debts, thus hurting balance sheets.

Some active ECB members criticized the decision to announce a second round of QE without a clear end date. Certain members said it’s at risk of breaching its self-imposed purchase limits and potentially facing legal challenges.

“QE the way it has been restructured resembles an antibiotic that has stopped working because the bacteria have grown adapted to it,” Varoufakis, who was the Greek finance chief during the height of its debt crisis, told CNBC.

The ECB unveiled its first huge stimulus package in 2015, in a bid to revamp the euro zone economy following the 2011 sovereign debt crisis. That asset purchase program was then extended further on different occasions and ended in December last year.


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Former Trump official who called student loan system broken proposes forgiveness program

Former Trump official who called student loan system broken proposes forgiveness programWayne Johnson, U.S. Senate candidate and former dept of education official, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss why he is endorsing cancelling most of student debt and called the loan system broken.


Former Trump official who called student loan system broken proposes forgiveness programWayne Johnson, U.S. Senate candidate and former dept of education official, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss why he is endorsing cancelling most of student debt and called the loan system broken.
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Former Trump official who called student loan system broken proposes forgiveness program

Former Trump official who called student loan system broken proposes forgiveness program

Wayne Johnson, U.S. Senate candidate and former dept of education official, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss why he is endorsing cancelling most of student debt and called the loan system broken.


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Amazon is making two-hour grocery delivery free for all Prime members

Amazon just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery. Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will start delivering grocery products within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. Until now, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, a separate program that offered free two-hour grocery delivery. Amazon’s Landry declined to give a timeline for when free grocery deli


Amazon just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery.
Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will start delivering grocery products within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service.
Until now, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, a separate program that offered free two-hour grocery delivery.
Amazon’s Landry declined to give a timeline for when free grocery deli
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Amazon is making two-hour grocery delivery free for all Prime members

Amazon just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery.

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will start delivering grocery products within a two-hour window to all Prime members living in the 2,000 regions eligible for the service. That means Prime members, who pay $119 per year in the U.S. for free shipping and other benefits, like Prime Video and Music, will now also be able to get free grocery shipments for products ranging from fresh meats and veggies to snacks.

Until now, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, a separate program that offered free two-hour grocery delivery. Amazon’s VP of Grocery Delivery Stephanie Landry told CNBC that groceries have been one of the fastest growing segments at Amazon, and the new program would effectively make Amazon Fresh a free benefit for all Prime members.

“I think that this offering is truly a game changer and that this is going to grow into one of the most beloved benefits of Prime,” Landry said.

The change reflects Amazon’s growing delivery efficiency, as it looks to shorten delivery time — which in turn leads to more frequent purchases and bigger spending. Amazon has pledged to make one-day delivery the default for all Prime members this year, and is spending billions of dollars in growing its warehouse footprint and delivery infrastructure.

It also shows Amazon’s continued effort to make its Prime membership more appealing. Amazon now has over 100 million Prime members worldwide, but there’s been concerns of slowing growth as the size of the addressable market shrinks.

The new grocery delivery benefit, meanwhile, will be introduced in phases, the company said. It will launch as an invite-only service, starting with Prime members that currently use Amazon Fresh or those who have previously ordered deliveries from Whole Foods. Other Prime members can enroll in the program by requesting the invitation.

Amazon’s Landry declined to give a timeline for when free grocery delivery will be rolled out to all Prime members without an invite. She added “tens of thousands of products” from Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh are available through the new program.

“Every time we invest in the services that customers love, we expect that to grow sales for sure,” Landry said. “We’re really happy in investing in this offer so that Prime members are using us even more.”

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Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter program gets $34 billion Pentagon contract, its biggest yet

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday announced a $34 billion F-35 contract with Lockheed Martin, the largest contract yet for the defense firm’s costly fighter program. “The $34 billion agreement for F-35 low-rate initial production lots 12-14 includes the delivery of 478 F-35 aircraft,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said Tuesday at the Pentagon. Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, reiterated the Department’s commitm


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday announced a $34 billion F-35 contract with Lockheed Martin, the largest contract yet for the defense firm’s costly fighter program.
“The $34 billion agreement for F-35 low-rate initial production lots 12-14 includes the delivery of 478 F-35 aircraft,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said Tuesday at the Pentagon.
Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, reiterated the Department’s commitm
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter program gets $34 billion Pentagon contract, its biggest yet

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday announced a $34 billion F-35 contract with Lockheed Martin, the largest contract yet for the defense firm’s costly fighter program.

The deal is for the delivery of 478 of the aircraft.

The F-35, the crown jewel in the defense giant’s portfolio, has become one of the most challenged programs in the history of the Department of Defense. The laundry list of setbacks includes faulty ejection seats, software delays and significant helmet-display issues. The program had an initial acquisition cost of $406.5 billion.

Yet the Pentagon touted reduced costs and a quicker timetable in its announcement Tuesday.

“This agreement achieves an average 12.7% cost reduction across all three variants and gets us below $80 million for a USAF F-35A by Lot 13 – one lot earlier than planned,” Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, F-35 program executive officer, said Tuesday.

Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 comes in three variants, the F-35A for the U.S. Air Force, F-35B for the U.S. Marine Corps and F-35C for the U.S. Navy.

“The $34 billion agreement for F-35 low-rate initial production lots 12-14 includes the delivery of 478 F-35 aircraft,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said Tuesday at the Pentagon.

The contract announced Tuesday covers three lots of orders: 12, 13 and 14. Each one is essentially a batch of aircraft. The deal for lot 12 was for 149 jets, 160 for lot 13 and 169 for lot 14, for a total of 478 fighters for the U.S. military and allied partners.

Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, reiterated the Department’s commitment to the F-35 program at the Pentagon.

“I have full faith and confidence in the F-35 program and our ability to delivery F-35 combat capability anywhere in the world. Make no mistake, the F-35 is the world’s most advanced, lethal and interoperable aircraft ever developed,” Lord said.


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Uber Credit Card from Barclays is relaunching with updated rewards

Barclays announced on Monday, October 28, the refresh of the Uber Credit Card. The Uber Credit Card now has a sleeker look compared to the prior card. Source: UberBottom lineThe Uber Credit Card is made for the loyal Uber consumer who’s looking to reap rewards on Uber rides and UberEats. With its increased 5% Uber Cash on all Uber related purchases, this card has become the best option for Uber. Information about the Uber Credit Card has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been revi


Barclays announced on Monday, October 28, the refresh of the Uber Credit Card.
The Uber Credit Card now has a sleeker look compared to the prior card.
Source: UberBottom lineThe Uber Credit Card is made for the loyal Uber consumer who’s looking to reap rewards on Uber rides and UberEats.
With its increased 5% Uber Cash on all Uber related purchases, this card has become the best option for Uber.
Information about the Uber Credit Card has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been revi
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Uber Credit Card from Barclays is relaunching with updated rewards

Barclays announced on Monday, October 28, the refresh of the Uber Credit Card. Starting today, new cardholders can benefit from more rewards on all Uber-related transactions. Current cardmembers can expect to be transitioned to the new program within the first six months of 2020 and will be notified of the changes and their transition date via email and their statement. “We reevaluated our product and looked at ways to evolve it so that we could be the best card for the Uber loyalist and really give them rewards and redemption options that they wanted and were valuable to them,” Nichelle Evans, managing director of travel and entertainment co-brand partnerships at Barclays, tells CNBC Select. Below, CNBC Select has the scoop on the refreshed card, from new rewards to the end of some benefits.

Rewards

Barclays revamped the rewards program and made several changes to how cardholders earn and redeem rewards. 5% back in Uber Cash on all Uber purchases including Uber rides, Uber Eats orders, and JUMP bike and scooter rides (previously 2%)

3% back in Uber Cash on restaurants and bars (previously 4%)

3% back in Uber Cash on hotels and airfare (remains the same)

1% back in Uber Cash on all other purchases (remains the same) Another change in the rewards program is the removal of streaming subscriptions as a bonus category. Eligible streaming services had earned 2%, but now earn 1%. Cardholders earn Uber Cash instead of cash back. This creates some limitations since Uber Cash can only be redeemed for Uber-related purchases, such as Uber rides and UberEats orders. Previously, cash back could be applied as a statement credit or redeemed for gift cards. However, there’s one new perk to Uber Cash: You can redeem rewards for as little as a penny and if you wait for rewards to reach $50, it will automatically transfer to your Uber wallet. Before, you were required to accrue $5 to redeem for Uber Cash and $25 for all other redemptions. The welcome bonus remains the same: $100 in Uber Cash after spending $500 on purchases in the first 90 days from account opening.

Added benefits

Cardholders continue to receive cell phone protection up to $600 for damage or theft when you pay your monthly phone bill with your card. The card no longer offers up to a $50 statement credit for online subscription services after you spend $5,000 or more on your card per year. Effective November 1, cardholders can receive roadside dispatch, which is a pay-per-use roadside assistance program. The fee for a standard service call is $69.95.

Fees

This card still has no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees, making it a good choice for traveling abroad. There are no intro 0% APR offers and a 17.49% to 28.24% variable APR.

The card’s new look

Two years after the card was originally launched, Barclays and Uber worked together to create an updated card design. There’s been a trend of card issuers relaunching cards with new designs lately, most recently the American Express® Green Card revamped its card design at its 50th anniversary. The Uber Credit Card now has a sleeker look compared to the prior card. Source: Uber

Bottom line

The Uber Credit Card is made for the loyal Uber consumer who’s looking to reap rewards on Uber rides and UberEats. With its increased 5% Uber Cash on all Uber related purchases, this card has become the best option for Uber. However, if you’re not a fan of Uber or sad to see the lower rewards for dining out and streaming services, consider alternative credit cards for restaurants, gas and transit, travel and entertainment. Information about the Uber Credit Card has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of the card prior to publication. For rates and fees of the American Express® Green Card, click here.

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the CNBC Select editorial staff’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any third party.


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