• How late are stores including Wal-Mart open on Christmas Eve?
How late are stores including Wal-Mart open on Christmas Eve?

In a presidential election year, experts say that shoppers are typically distracted in the early part of the holiday season: They're glued to the news, and even when they turn away from it, the airwaves are filled with campaign advertising.

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  • Utah Is The Fastest Growing State In The US
Utah Is The Fastest Growing State In The US

New York's population fell slightly this year for the first time in a decade. According to the Census Bureau, from July 2015 to July 2016, only Nevada and Utah grew at faster rates, both by almost 2 percent. Other states that have been recent growth powerhouses also flagged this year. Demographics in Utah are unique in many ways: the state has ...

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  • Just Eat plans to swallow its rivals for £300m bill
Just Eat plans to swallow its rivals for £300m bill

Just Eat will shell out an initial £200mln to hungryhouse owner Delivery Hero, with a further £40mln also payable should the business hit certain performance targets. While we have significantly expanded internationally in recent years, we have remained focused on building a high growth, sustainably profitable business domestically.

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  • Heineken wins race for £400m Punch deal
Heineken wins race for £400m Punch deal

Heineken and Patron agreed to offer 180 pence, winning over Punch's management and board of directors as well as Punch's top three shareholders representing 52.3 percent of its shares. DUTCH brewing giant Heineken has won the bidding war for Staffordshire pubco Punch Taverns after upping its offer to more than £402m. Heineken will pay 305 ...

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  • Muslim woman pushed down flight of stairs in NYC subway
Muslim woman pushed down flight of stairs in NYC subway

But he accused Trump of using "hate speech" and saying "horrible things" about Muslims. The 45-year-old victim exited the subway at Grand Central Station, where the man continued to follow her and make anti-Muslim statements , police said .

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  • US Q3 GDP Growth Revised to 3.2%
US Q3 GDP Growth Revised to 3.2%

The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a 3 percent gain. "Ongoing weakness in business investment in equipment and machinery is still the biggest domestic concern". The Commerce Department will release a third estimate of these data on December 22 and annual revisions in 2017. The third-quarter revision showed a much more favorabl...

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  • Ghana Shuts Down A Fake US Embassy That Issued Real Visas
Ghana Shuts Down A Fake US Embassy That Issued Real Visas

Raids led to the recovery of 150 passports from 10 countries and visas from the US, India, South Africa and the European Schengen zone. The State Department is vague about this, simply saying "when the task force conducted raids , they arrested several suspects".

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  • Malaysian PM Najib Razak joins pro-Rohingya rally despite warning from Burma
Malaysian PM Najib Razak joins pro-Rohingya rally despite warning from Burma

Muslim-Majority Malaysia has been increasingly critical of Myanmar's handling of violence and allegations of state abuses in northern Rakhine state, which has driven hundreds of ethnic Rohingya to flee across the borders to Bangladesh. A senior minister has called on ASEAN, the ten-country Southeast Asia bloc, to review Myanmar's membership, while ...

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  • Trump supporter Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal 'crony capitalism'
Trump supporter Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal 'crony capitalism'

He frequently pilloried Carrier for planning to move production to Mexico as he appealed to blue-collar voters in the Midwest, including in IN, whose governor, Mike Pence, is the vice president-elect. "And socialism", the former Republican vice presidential candidate said. "We support competition on a level playing field, remember?" "However we...

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  • Police investigate 3 Salvation Army kettle thefts
Police investigate 3 Salvation Army kettle thefts

Captain Kevin Stanbury, divisional mission enabler at The Salvation Army, said: "For some of the families and children that The Salvation Army works with, Christmas can be a particularly hard time". There are 35 locations across Columbus and Phenix City with bell ringers ready to accept money in the red kettles. Irene Gillies from the Angel Tree ...

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  • Kentucky Jobless Rate Continues Steady Overall Decline
Kentucky Jobless Rate Continues Steady Overall Decline

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3 percent. In October 2015, youth unemployment in the country was 20.7 per cent, about 36 000 people. The Colorado Springs area unemployment rate remained unchanged from September in October at 3.9 percent even as almost 1,000 people entered the job market.

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  • Why are bond yields flying high?
Why are bond yields flying high?

Yet the level of 10-year yields suggests that traders should be pricing in more Fed increases than they now are, suggesting the yield curve should flatten, Deutsche Bank's Slok said. A global asset manager is eyeing riskier assets like high-yield and emerging market bonds, while they are warning investors against Treasury bonds, amid rising inte...

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  • OPEC closer to deal to cut oil output, sparking price rally
OPEC closer to deal to cut oil output, sparking price rally

A production cut of this size could "push oil supplies below demand levels sooner than expected", according to the Wall Street Journal . The group had failed to reach an agreement over a number of meetings this year, including one in April when efforts were foiled by rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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  • NewsAlert: Pilot dead after CF-18 crash in Alberta
NewsAlert: Pilot dead after CF-18 crash in Alberta

According to The Canadian Press, at least 10 pilots have died in crashes involving Canada's fleet of CF-18s since they were purchased in 1980. "The change in policy makes what they're doing on fighters seem a lot more rational", he said.

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  • Tata Motors' independent directors next in line to back Cyrus Mistry
Tata Motors' independent directors next in line to back Cyrus Mistry

A nine-page statement from a group spokesperson on Thursday said, "Tata Motors lost out to competition in both the local passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle businesses under Cyrus Mistry". Tata Sons has historically exercised control over its group companies through its shareholding and commonality of senior Directors (apart from the Chairman)...

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  • Global markets mixed in quiet trading on US holiday
Global markets mixed in quiet trading on US holiday

Residents walk past a billboard with the USA currency displayed on it outside a bank in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. The firm dollar hit most emerging market currencies , with China's yuan nearing the 7 per dollar level for the first time since May 2008.

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  • Repealing Obamacare Is Going to Take Forever, Admits Very Important Republican
Repealing Obamacare Is Going to Take Forever, Admits Very Important Republican

But that strategy could threaten the coverage of millions of Americans if the block grants don't keep pace with costs, Jost said. This story can be republished for free (details). It is also not clear how swiftly a Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress could change the law. Trump told "60 Minutes" that popular parts of the...

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  • Asian shares mixed, Nikkei up as Yellen remarks lift dollar
Asian shares mixed, Nikkei up as Yellen remarks lift dollar

The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) rose 0.3% Friday and increased 2.2% over the past week. US stocks rose Thursday as banks resumed their steep upward climb and retailers moved higher. She added that if the Fed keeps waiting now and later raises rates too quickly, that increases the risk of a recession. In the e...

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  • Russian Minister Detained Over Alleged $2 Million Bribe
Russian Minister Detained Over Alleged $2 Million Bribe

His arrest sent shock waves through the country's ruling elite. Mr Ulyukayev called his arrest a "provocation" when he appeared in Moscow's Basmanny district court yesterday. If found guilty, Ulyukaev could face up to 15 years in jail. "This could trigger a serious government shake-up", he told Gazeta.ru. The formerly state-owned Bashneft...

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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 142 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,731 shortly after the opening bell. The post-election rally has been driven by investors reassessing their views on a Trump presidency and beginning to focus on the growth-friendly positives for the economy, such as fiscal spending, lower taxes and less regulation of business...

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  • Clinton Has 70% Chance Of Winning: Top US Pollster
Clinton Has 70% Chance Of Winning: Top US Pollster

Statistician Nate Silver Discussed Clinton's vulnerabilities in the polls heading into election day with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning. He also came within a point or two of Clinton's final numbers in the popular vote, which she has secured. Even the LA Times graph that showed a strong Trump lead heading into Tuesday was actuall...

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  • US employers add solid 161K jobs; unemployment at 4.9 pct
US employers add solid 161K jobs; unemployment at 4.9 pct

Job growth has slowed in 2016 from last year's average monthly pace of 229,000. Unit labor costs, which are adjusted for efficiency gains, were forecast to rise an annualized 1.2 percent, according to the Bloomberg survey median. Retailers pared payrolls by 1,100. The government sector added 19,000 jobs. The Labor Department noted that the hurr...

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  • Investors Buy Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Weakness on Disappointing Earnings
Investors Buy Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Weakness on Disappointing Earnings

Pfizer , Inc. has its YTD performance of -2.5 Percent. Thirteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.92%. Pfizer's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is ...

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  • Clinton, Trump stage rallies as race narrows
Clinton, Trump stage rallies as race narrows

Clinton on Friday planned to rally Democrats in Detroit, where a large turnout of black voters have always been crucial to success, following up on a last-minute meeting by former President Bill Clinton with black ministers on Wednesday night.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation chief is feeling heat from Team Clinton over email probe
Federal Bureau of Investigation chief is feeling heat from Team Clinton over email probe

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pressed his attack on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's integrity as she struggled to get past a new firestorm over her emails with just eight days to go until Election Day. A file photo of Hillary Clinton. "He's in a tough spot, and he's the one who will be in a position to defend his actions in the fa...

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