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Apple stock hits record high after December surge sent company's market value surging past Amazon to $2.3 TRILLION

Apple shares briefly hit an all-time intraday record high on Tuesday, as the stock continued a December surge that saw it cement its lead over Amazon as the most valuable U.S. company. Apple stock touched $138.79 in morning trading, before some investors locked in profits and the shares ended the session down 1.3 percent. Even so, Apple shares are up 13 percent for December and 80 percent so far this year, with just two trading sessions left in 2020. At $2.29 trillion, Apple's market capitalization has surpassed both Amazon ($1.67 trillion) and Microsoft ($1.69 trillion). A five-year view of Apple stock is seen above. Shares touched a record high on Tuesday Apple CEO Tim Cook is seen above. Apple shares are up 13 percent for December and 80 percent so far this year, with just two trading sessions left in 2020 Gene Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures, predicted that Apple would again be the top-performing FAANG stock in 2021. The acronym refers to tech giants Facebook, Google

Boeing 737 MAX with 100 people aboard returns to service with first US commercial flight since entire fleet of jets was grounded in March 2019 after two deadly crashes

A Boeing 737 MAX with 100 passengers aboard has successfully completed a trip from Miami to New York, in the aircraft's first U.S. commercial flight since faulty sensor readings contributed to two deadly crashes and the plane was grounded in 2019. The American Airlines flight landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport at 1.12pm on Tuesday, following the uneventful two hour, 48 minute flight. Passengers on the flight, many of them members of the media, booked tickets through the airline's normal channels. American alerted passengers that they would be flying on a 737 MAX and gave them a chance  to change flights if they were uncomfortable. The president of American Airlines was on board the flight, as were the wife of the pilot and mother of the first officer. Many other passengers were simply normal travelers making their way to New York. 'Schedule and price, that's the most important,' passenger Honey Torrealba, a 26-year-old social media manager, told CNBC before

NYPD identifies SoHo Karen and may charge her with grand larceny or attempted robbery after she tackled 14-year-old black teen claiming he stole her phone - moments before an Uber driver returned it

The New York Police Department said Tuesday that they have identified 'SoHo Karen' and may charge her with assault, grand larceny or attempted robbery. On Saturday a white woman who has been dubbed 'Soho Karen' approached black jazz artist Keyon Harrold and his 14-year-old son Keyon Jr in the lobby of the boutique Arlo Hotel in NYC's SoHo and accused the teen of stealing her cell phone.  She pushed and grabbed the two and scratched Keyon Sr’s hands in her fight for the phone, which she wrongly thought was hers. Her phone was reportedly found in an Uber and returned to her by the driver minutes after the squabble. NYPD tells says that 'Karen' has been positively identified and detectives are trying to locate her and the case is not being investigated as a bias incident. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said during a press briefing Tuesday: 'We believe that she lives out of state so we’re trying to ascertain if she’s still within the New Y

NYC passes the grim milestone of 25K COVID deaths as Gov. Cuomo reduces quarantine period for people exposed to virus from 14 to 10 days in line with CDC guidelines and reveals statewide positivity is 7.14%

New York City hit another grim milestone on Tuesday as officials announced that deaths linked to coronavirus have now surpassed 25,000. The city's health department confirmed that there have now been 25,055 fatalities from confirmed or likely cases of COVID-19 in the Big Apple. It came as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is updating its quarantine guidelines for those exposed to the virus, decreasing the required quarantine period from 14 days to ten. Cuomo is relaxing the rules despite the statewide positivity rate reaching 7.14 percent as of Tuesday.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the state is updating its quarantine guidelines for those exposed to the virus, decreasing the required quarantine period from 14 days to ten as long as the person has not shown symptoms On Tuesday, New York City surpassed 25,000 deaths linked to coronavirus, a grim new milestone. Pictured, bodies are moved to a temporary morgue in Brooklyn 'It's

Read the VERY intimate note found note in the men’s bathroom of a Bondi bowling club with reasons why the author should get back with his girlfriend – so did it work out?

A detailed list pointing out why the author should get back with his girlfriend has been found in a bowling club bathroom. The note was found in the men's bathroom at the Bondi Bowlo Bistro in Sydney's east on Tuesday. A photo of the list titled, 'Reasons why we're good together', was shared to Facebook as the hunt for the author begins to see if the embattled couple worked out.  A photo of the list titled, 'Reasons why we're good together', was shared to Facebook as the hunt for the author begins to see if it worked out The list included points such as morals and values align, a deep connection as well as a physical and emotional attraction.  The couple also have fun together and have a similar outlook on life and what they want in their future, the note explains. They both 'value self growth', the author wrote, and push and challenge each other but at the same time understand the need for alone time.     'We have been through a lot together

NYC records most murders since 2011 as killings surge 41% this year compared to 2019 and police commissioner says: 'I can´t imagine a darker period'

New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence. The city - heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years - has recorded 447 killings this year as of Tuesday, a 41 per cent increase over last year and the largest number since 2011.   The number of people shot has more than doubled last year´s total, nearing a 14-year high. Police are seen investigating a fatal shooting of a Harlem man on July 5. He was one of two people who died during 10 shootings that happened in New York City overnight Police investigate the street near where a man was fatally shot in the back in Harlem on July 5  Among this year's victims were one-year-old Davell Gardner, who was sitting in his stroller at a summer cookout when he was killed in Brooklyn; George Rosa, a 53-year-old teacher out walking his dog in Queens; and Bertha Arriaga, 43, who was looking out the window of her child´s

From banks to cinemas and police stations to churches: Take a look inside Britain's most unusual Wetherspoon pubs

Anyone having a tipple in one of these Wetherspoon pubs might want to pause, have a closer look at their surroundings and ponder its heritage - if they're sober enough.  One drinking hole, in Glasgow, used to be a bank where you can even dine in its vault; another, in Tunbridge Wells, was once an opera house, and still puts on shows for patrons. In Keswick, Cumbria, pubgoers can relax in a former courthouse and police station - while it's all aboard the North Western in Liverpool, which has strong links to a different station, of the railway kind. Here, MailOnline presents a plethora of public houses - each with a fascinating past...  The Knights Templar Chancery Lane, London  If you're looking for a 'knight' on the tiles, this is the place to go. The pub, in the heart of London, used to be the Union Bank but takes its name from the Crusader order known as the Knights Templar. The secretive Catholic military order of the Knights Templar was founded in 1119 and was a