Apple confirms China Apple Pay deal. Apple and the China UnionPay announced a partnership to pave the way for the mobile pay system to reach a possible 5 billion. Unionpay extends to all cities and rural areas of China and is used by 26 million merchants and 1.9 million ATMs.
David Cameron positive about his EU pitch. A pathway is being formed for Britain’s entry in the European Union according to reports from leaders. Angel Markel said, “All want a compromise.” At a dinner in Brussels, Cameron demanded stopping in-work benefits for EU migrants for the next four years, lower unnecessary regulation, allowing Britain an opt-out clause on political integration, and to protect London as a financial center.
Friend to San Bernardino attackers arrested. Enrique Marquez was arrested for supporting terrorism and plots against the state. He will appear in court later today. Marquez bought the assault rifles and smokeless powder for attackers Malik and Farook.
The Democratic debate is this weekend. The Democratic Debate is this Saturday at 8pm on ABC. The debate will be held in New Hampshire with David Muir and Martha Raddatz moderating. Bernie Sanders will try to put a dent in Hillary Clinton’s sizeable lead, but he is on friendly ground. He leads in New Hampshire’s recent aggregate polls.
$622 billion tax deal passed house and is now on the floor of the senate. The legislation is a variety of breaks for individuals and businesses that were set to expire. The tax package is combined with $58 billion in tax cuts plus $1.15 trillion in spending. Republicans have negotiated locking tax cuts that will allow them to focus on new tax codes in 2016. Read more here.
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