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Uber drivers to join Fight for $15 demonstrations for higher wages

Protesting Uber drivers are not only fighting to raise their $7.25 per hour minimum wage but also to change their status from contract workers to Uber employees. "The protests ... will underscore that any efforts to block wage increases, gut workers' rights or health care, deport immigrants, or support racism or racist policies will be met with unrelenting opposition by workers in the Fight for $15".

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State Police arrest 2 suspected of robbing Constantia bank

The man is described as a black male in his 30s, 5 foot 7 inches tall, with a medium build. A homeless man was arrested Sunday and now faces charges in at least three bank robberies over the past year. The suspect reportedly handed the teller a note demanding money. That attempt happened at around noon, at Avenue J and East 13th Street. If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Long Island forecast: Rain, moderate to heavy, into p.m. rush

For the first time in weeks, the drought-stricken Southeast could be looking at good chances for significant rain this coming week. Expect between 2 and 3 inches of rain from tonight through Wednesday night , with local variations. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall and widespread fog. Thursday night's low will be around 27. The high will be near 57. Temperatures will begin trending downward Friday , with highs expected to reach the upper 40s, but the sun will return.

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Trump campaign manager slams possible Romney pick

Following a report drawn from top sources in Donald Trump's White House transition team, which claimed the president-elect wasn't too happy with Kellyanne Conway's recent performance on the Sunday talk show circuit , the senior adviser texted Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough to denounce it.

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Malta's PM says Brexit is lose-lose situation — European Union gets tough

The tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, a former British colony, takes over the EU's rotating six-month presidency in January. However, Mr Muscat even went as far as questioning whether British Prime Minister Theresa May would trigger Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving by the March deadline she has set herself.

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Trump reportedly 'furious' Kellyanne Conway went rogue and publicly bashed Romney

And Conway reiterated that Trump's grass-roots supporters were especially concerned about the prospect of a Romney nomination ― even as she said she would respect the president-elect's decision one way or another. In nominating Romney, Trump would be signaling his willingness to heal campaign wounds and reach out to traditional Republicans who were deeply skeptical of his experience and temperament.

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Qatar Airways to add Vegas to Middle East flights

In addition to Apple Pay, Qatar Airways also recently launched the Digital Membership Card for Privilege Club members - another traveller experience enhancement for the airline. Canberra Business Chamber chief executive Robyn Hendry said the announcement came as a "huge surprise but it was one of the best surprises we've had".

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Wal-Mart, Best Buy winners as holiday shopping season kicks off

This is a continuation of shopping patterns some key retailers noted over Black Friday. "Conversion rates, which used to be a bottleneck in the past, are no longer as much of an impediment", he said. Here are some other Cyber Monday offers to browse from the comforts of your own home. "We've been seeing early morning hours tending to grow faster", she said.

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Cuts Stake in The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

The Home Depot Inc . has a 12-month low of $109.62 and a 12-month high of $139.00. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $129.05 and its 200 day moving average price is $132.39. Stock monthly performance is recorded as 18.14% while its performance in last 5 sessions is 2.10%. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 8,571,292 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock worth $1,094,130,000 after buying an additional 242,842 shares during the last quarter.

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Panmure Gordon Reiterated Lavendon Group PLC (LON:LVD) As 'Buy'

Haitong Bank reissued a "sell" rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.87) price objective on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a report on Thursday, September 15th. National Express Group PLC has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 378.91 ($4.70). If you are reading this article on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright legislation.

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales up 9 percent

About 99.1 million went to the stores and 108.5 million shopped online. Meanwhile according to Adobe report , people spent more than United States dollars 5 billion online during the holiday weekend, with USD 1.2 billion of the sum alone spent on mobile devices.

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Pilot strike prompts Lufthansa to scrap 1700 more flights

Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa stand at the airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on 22 Apri 2013. Lufthansa pilots will strike again tomorrow and Wednesday after talks over the weekend failed to resolve a long-running row over pay.

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U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter

US economic growth accelerated in the third quarter following modest growth in late 2015 and early 2016. In the end, real GDP will grow by 1.6 percent in 2016, but I expect stronger activity next year, with the current forecast being 2.5 percent growth.

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5 things you need to know about the City's tallest skyscraper

A 73-storey building in the City of London has been granted planning permission by the City of London Corporation, and the new building is set to become the second tallest building in Western Europe. An estimated 10,000 people will be housed in the building on completion. It will have 1,600 cycle spaces. "It would provide a significant increase in flexible office accommodation, supporting the strategic objective of the City of London Corporation to promote the city as the leading worldwide ...

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FCA to review payday loans interest rate cap amid loan shark fears

The FCA has today launched a call for evidence on how the wider high cost credit market is working - including rent to own and guarantor loans - to find out how firms are treating their customers. The payday loan cap came into force in January 2015 after concern among MPs and the Church of England about the impact very high interest rates have on vulnerable people taking out short-term loans to tide them over until payday.

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Gold rises from multi-month lows as USA dollar weakens

Spot gold was up 0.8 per cent at $US1,192.64 an ounce by 2.44 pm ET (0644 Tuesday AEDT), after climbing as high as $US1,197.54 earlier in the session. Spot gold was up 1.05% at $1,195.26 an ounce by 0252 GMT. Traders also said supply concerns in China after a directive from the People's Bank of China to limit gold imports, kept premiums in Shanghai around $22, driven by buoyant demand.

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Long Beach shoppers up early for Black Friday rush

Following the kick of the USA holiday shopping season on Thursday, Amazon.com, Inc. The National Retail Federation said holiday sales are expected to increase by about 3.6 percent this year, to $655.8 billion, which is slightly higher than the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery from the Great Recession began in 2009.

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Needle Moving Activity Spotted in Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $2.36/share and a High Estimate of $2.94/share. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C.'s holdings in Gilead Sciences were worth $1,207,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 16th were issued a $0.47 dividend.

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OPEC deal push sends Algeria, Venezuela ministers to Moscow

Expressing satisfaction over the growing process of Iran-Eurasia cooperation, President Rouhani referred to the successful meeting between presidents of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in Baku, adding: "The second round of these negotiations in Tehran will further accelerate trilateral and regional cooperation".

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Why are These Liberal Senators Eager to Work with Trump?

Come January, the GOP will control the White House, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and, presumably, the U.S. Supreme Court. "They invested nothing, they built no bench". This year the Democrats hoped to reap a windfall from the Trump candidacy. But more than anything, these strategists say the Democratic Party simply needs to show up.

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Trump 'irritated' by Conway attacks on Romney

In March, Romney delivered a blistering speech in which he called Trump "a con man", "a fake", "a phony" and "a fraud". She added: "If President-elect Trump chooses Mitt Romney as his secretary of state, or whomever he chooses, that will have the full support and backing of all of us".

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EU's Moscovici says Greek bailout review progressing well

A deal would be key to making Greece's debt and bailout program sustainable. Greece's bailout targets include a primary budget surplus of 3.5 percent of its output in 2018 and beyond. A second Eurogroup meeting may take place later next month, Greek and European Union officials have said. The Greek government, in contrast, fears that these measures would only exacerbate the nation's welfare crisis.

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Titans build lead, hold off Bears, 27-21

As the Titans weren't sustaining drives, the Bears were able to throw all over a defense that was gassed and has shown to not be able to stop anyone this entire year. Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy (11) misses a catch during the second half of an National Football League footba ... Still, Barkley's resolve and poise was evident in the fourth quarter as he rallied the Bears with TD marches of 75 and 69 yards and that final 58-yard drive that stalled at the 7.

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Italian bank shares dive on fears about potential referendum defeat

The vote - which will be held on December 4 - is now just over a week away, and represents the final big political risk event in a year that has seen both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. Pressure is mounting on Renzi to remain in power in the event of a "no" vote to avoid a full-blown banking crisis, as the most recent opinion polls predict his defeat.

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EPL: Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth

It's been a hard November for the Gunners, and Arsene Wenger admitted their form had started to dampen the spirit of the players. Nacho Monreal, culpable for the first-half penalty, handled the ball inside the box after Harry Arter played it in his direction with the Cherries 2-1 down in the 73rd minute, and Jones failed to spot it.

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5 things you need to know for Cyber Monday

Target, meanwhile, offered a summary of what items were selling strongly on Sunday, the first day of its Cyber Monday promotion. The Amazon fulfillment center there is the size of 28 football fields. Thanksgiving Day online sales were just shy of the $2 billion at $1.93 billion, an 11.5% increase from a year ago. Forty percent plan to do the vast majority of their holiday shopping online, according to market researcher CivicScience , and another 35 percent plan to split spending between ...

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Carl Bernstein Blasts Trump's Unhinged Voter Fraud Claim: 'More Paranoid Than Nixon'

Yet the Green presidential candidate has raised north of $7 million thanks to the effort, far more than her campaign will have to spend on it. Trump, stung by the push to delegitimize his victory, couldn't resist tweeting his outrage on Sunday - slamming Clinton for her about-face, then spouting fiction about "millions of people who voted illegally".

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Striking workers to demonstrate at Denver airport

It says the goal is to hand out fliers to passengers and airport workers pushing for better working conditions there. In a news release, organizers say thousands of workers plan to walk off the job at McDonald's restaurants and other fast-food spots in more than 340 cities.

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Oil prices fall as nervous market eyes OPEC meeting

Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $47.80 per barrel at 0546 GMT, down 44 cents, or 0.9 percent on November 29, from their last close. The price of crude was down on Tuesday, reflecting investors' caution about a final agreement being reached.

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Lufthansa cancels 1700 flights due to pilots' strike

Lufthansa's pilots' union said on Friday it rejected the airline's latest pay offer, only hours after it was made, but added it has no plans now for further strikes beyond Saturday. The pilots of Lufthansa Cargo have also not been called on to strike . Lufthansa pilots will continue their strike at least until Saturday.

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Oil prices climb on expectation of OPEC-led output cut

Oil prices were lifted this evening after Iraq signalled it is willing to "shoulder responsibility" for part of Opec's planned production cut and data showed United States crude inventories declined by 1.3m barrels. U.S. sweet crude lifted more than one per cent to $48.43, before slipping back to $48.18 a barrel. Saudi Arabia is backing an effort to make the steepest oil-production cuts possible at OPEC's meeting next week and to convince producers outside the cartel to help remove nearly ...

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'Fight for $15' Protests Underway at Airports, Restaurants

Strikes and protests at McDonald's and other quick-service restaurants are expected to begin early Tuesday morning, with one of the largest protests anticipated among workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the midst of post-Thanksgiving travel.

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Last person of 1800s celebrates 117th birthday

Morano was officially recognised as the world's oldest person after the previous holder of the title, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died in NY in May. She credits her longevity to the protein-rich food. "I don't have a voice anymore, I used to have a nice voice", Morano explained. "I sang in my house, and people on the road stopped to hear me singing".

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Why is there animal fat in the new £5 note?

Ms Rox encouraged other vegan businesspeople to follow suit: "It would be awesome if every vegan business owner, or even those that care about animals, would stop using five pound notes". "If we refuse them and they haven't got anything else, what are we going to do?" Now there is an online petition which says: "The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow".

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Trump wins Michigan's 16 electoral votes, state board says

She has until Wednesday. The White House says President Barack Obama isn't anxious about his successor reversing his detente with Cuba. A senior administration official told ABC News Saturday there did not appear to be any malicious activity related to the vote count, and remained confident regarding the overall assessment of the election's integrity.


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