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Last Christmas tree lighting for Obama

Choose carefully for a tree that will stay lovely and safe through the holidays, said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist in the Plant Clinic at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. You want to be sure the trunk of your tree will fit in it, and that it's big enough to keep your tree upright. Make a clean cut . Although you will have to clean up lots of needles that fall from the tree.

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Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) in Traders Focus

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. 07/26/2016 - Texas Instruments Incorporated was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Dominion Bank (TD) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday

Barclays PLC lifted their target price on Toronto-Dominion Bank from C$55.00 to C$58.00 in a research note on Monday, November 21st. Finally, Bank of America Corp. Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Toronto-Dominion Bank. Analysts said the bank's performance contrasted negatively with forecast-busting results by CIBC on Thursday and Bank of Nova Scotia earlier this week.

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UK's new £5 bank note contains tallow; irked vegans demand fat-free currency

A petition has launched urging the bank to stop the use of tallow in its currency production process. Professor David Solomon, who was on the original inventing team, spoke to Australian radio station 2GB in an interview about the new style notes which were first introduced in Australia almost 30 years ago.

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Dominica PM Proud of Having Fidel Castro as Friend and Mentor

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday said the White House will send two top diplomats to Cuba to attend Fidel Castro's memorial services instead of choosing to send an official "presidential delegation". "There are many aspects of the U.S. -Cuba relationship that were characterized by a lot of conflict and turmoil, not just during the Castro regime, but we continue to have some significant concerns about the way the Cuban government now operates, particularly with regard to ...

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Oil continues rally as Russian Federation joins OPEC production cut

The head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol warned of greater volatility after the OPEC deal . "The deal has not changed our view on long-term oil prices, which we believe are more driven by the marginal cost of supply", Fitch said .

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OPEC agrees to decrease output

Oil prices shot up more than 12 per cent, smashing trading volume records, after producer club OPEC and Russian Federation cut a deal to reduce output to drain a global supply glut, but analysts warned prices could recede as other producers stand by to fill the gap.

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Samsung to boost dividend, consider new corporate structure

Elliot and others are now increasing their demands that Samsung is split into an operational enterprise and holding company. In another nod to investors, Samsung said it would increase dividends for 2016 by 36 percent to 28,500 won ($24.36) per share, and buy back and cancel additional shares in January 2017 with whatever excess free cash remains from 2016.

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Veterans to form 'human shield' for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

On the other side of the line, he says, he recently spoke to a friend who is one of the National Guard deployed at Standing Rock. Last week, the U.S. Native American students and activists from Southern California are pointing to the ongoing protests over a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota as a way to highlight sovereignty issues on and near tribal lands in the West.

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As Winter Begins, $1000 Fine For Giving Supplies To DAPL Activists

But the protesters are saying they aren't going anywhere. Protesters claim the bank is financing 10 percent of pipeline. Matthew Crane, a 32-year-old Navy veteran who arrived three days ago, said the veterans joining the protest were "standing on the shoulders of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Indiana Carrier workers hope Trump helps other factories

Companies, for instance, have learned to play one state off another when angling for the best tax deal they can get for a new plant or facility. I made it for everybody else. "I just love the people, incredible people". "Though we might not be professional, we are an IN news publication", Smith said. IN is also offering $1 million in training grants to support workforce development and $1 million in tax credits, Gras said.

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Trump and Pence Visit Carrier

Not all of them. Trump is celebrating two victories on Thursday. It's unclear if Trump will impose taxes on Carrier for doing so. Pence, the current governor of IN and vice president-elect, told the crowd it was great to be back IN IN and today was a victory for working people IN America.

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Net long-term UK immigration hovers at record levels

Sterling, which fell below $1.20 in a flash crash at the start of October, rose to a three-week high of $1.2650 after Davis' comments. Approximately 57%, or 108,000, of those reported having a definite job to go to while around 82,000 European Union immigrants arrived looking for work - a record number and a "statistically significant" increase compared to the previous year.

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Volatile Movements - Range Resources, (NYSE:RRC), PNC Financial Services Group, (NYSE:PNC)

The growth estimate for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Cincinnati Financial Corp raised its position in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 14.3% in the second quarter. (The) annual Divided is 2.2 while it's Dividend Yield is 1.99%. ( PNC ), incorporated on January 19, 1983, is a diversified financial services firm in the United States.

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Tallow tensions: Vegans want 'fat-free' United Kingdom 5-pound bank note

Vegans have expressed anger because the new polymer fiver contains a small amount of tallow, which is derived from animal waste products. "Polymer substrate used as a base for bank notes contains additives that help with the polymer manufacturing process, similar to many commercially available plastics", wrote the Bank of Canada in a Wednesday statement after contacting Innovia.

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25 arrested at national minimum-wage protest in NYC

The strike is part of a nationwide campaign by "Fight for $15", which advocates higher hourly wages across the board. Travelers through O'Hare International Airport can expect a scene Tuesday as airport workers walk off the job and rally for a $15 minimum wage alongside fast-food workers, graduate assistants, child and health care workers and Uber drivers .

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US payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate at 9-year low

Last month, employers added a still solid 178,000 jobs to their payrolls. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men declined to 4.3 percent in November. The latest jobs report also comes on the heels of the November 8 presidential election. The professional and business services sector (which includes jobs like accounting and bookkeeping services, administrative support, and management and technical consulting) added 63,000 jobs in November; this brings its tally ...

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Trump speaks at Carrier plant, denies press access

Carrier's planned move of its factory from IN to Mexico was Exhibit A IN his case against the North American Free Trade Agreement. Earnest said the president-elect would have to make 804 more deals like Carrier to equal the manufacturing jobs created under Mr.

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Roche confident in Alzheimer's programmes, despite Lilly flop

It was the latest in a long trail of crushing setbacks to finding a treatment for the neurodegenerative disorder, which gradually robs people of their memory and cognition and afflicts about 47 million people worldwide. The failure of solanezumab doesn't necessarily doom other drugs that take the same approach, said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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Samsung May Split Itself In Two

The US firm also called for an increase in share dividends, the addition of new independent board members and a listing in NY. Restructuring pressure was building following the Note 7 fiasco. Lee, son of Samsung Chairman Kun-hee Lee, takes on additional responsibility over the company. The call was made for splitting the company and transforming into a holding company, for the sake of ownership and for boosting the returns for shareholders.

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Saudis Wager On Higher Oil Prices to Drive Economic Diversification

Russian Federation said on Friday that its output in November rose slightly to 11.21 million barrels per day, a fresh post-Soviet high. The EIA (U.S. "Brent was trading at about $50 a barrel after the announcement, and we expect it to trade at an average of $55-$60 per barrel in 2017". The cartel will cut one- point- two million barrels a day from its present output after its 14 members put aside differences at a meeting Wednesday to agree on individual production levels.

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Will Your Christmas Tree Cost More This Year?

When she talked about her tree-delivery experience at a recent holiday party, a friend marveled, "It's like Uber for Christmas trees". "I think I picked a good one". Silvertips also grow at a much slower pace than other types of fir trees. This year, host Eva Longoria greeted President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha to flip the switch that turns on the tree.

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Florida hostages freed by robbery suspect

A bank robbery was in progress earlier this morning when authorities arrived at the scene, and officials said a gunman was then holding hostages inside the bank. An employee at the Family Dollar store said police told them the credit union was being robbed. She received regular updates including when the gunman released a few people, when the SWAT team went into the credit union and when he let go.

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Trump cheers 1100 Carrier jobs staying in IN, 1300 still trimmed

This was going to be where they stopped Trump, right? There's plenty of talk that the reason Carrier went along with the deal was because they were afraid their parent company would lose a lot of defense contracts, so this now creates the specter of a president always being willing to punish or reward companies depending on whether or not they give him a good press release.

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Amazon.com Unveils New Artificial Intelligence-Based Offerings

Another part of the AWS strategy is to provide regional data centres that can provide more than 70 services for customers through partners. Once we completed our application modernization, we were ready to culminate this transformation by migrating onto a single cloud platform, which we view as the optimal strategy to sustain world-class customer service and operational reliability.

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Starbucks CEO to step down to focus on innovation, social impact activities

Schultz, in his new role, will focus on building out an upscale chain of coffeehouses called Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, and expanding the line's retail presence around the world. Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said she believes Johnson's technology background will help ensure Starbucks' digital initiatives will remain a priority.

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Russia Says Foreign Spies Plan Cyber Attack On Banking System

The attacks, according to the statement , allegedly involved mass SMS sending and social media posts about a crisis in Russia's credit system involving bankruptcy and the revocation of licenses of Russian banks. The Russian, Ukrainian, German and French foreign ministers also failed to make progress at talks in Belarus on Tuesday in implementing an accord to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine involving separatists backed by Russia.

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SC agrees to decide on transferring cases against demonetisation from various HCs

Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi told ANI that the Centre has filed a report in which it has told the court for the initiation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and addressing other issues that could be affected because of demonetisation.

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Starbucks says Schultz to step down as CEO, become chairman

Previously, Johnson was chief executive of Juniper Networks and served on the National Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee. Mr. Schultz said the approach would provide an experience that would entice consumers, who are increasingly shopping online, to leave their homes.

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Weiner fined $65000 in violations for 2013 mayoral campaign

Some of the penalties were for using campaign funds to pay for regular living expenses, including dry cleaning and personal cellphone service. Board officials said Mr. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left him after he was again caught sending racy messages last summer.

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SSNLF) Considers Splitting Company in Two

Past year the hedge fund tried to block Cheil Industries, a holding company for the Lee family which largely controls Samsung, from buying Samsung's building subsidiary for $9.3 billion. The move comes after USA activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. asked Samsung last month to improve Samsung's corporate governance and to simplify its complicated ownership structure by splitting into a holding company and an operating company.

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World's Oldest Living Person Turns 117, Credits Being Single

She took up the regime as a young woman after she was diagnosed with anaemia shortly after World War One. Emma Morano will turn 117 this week. "And cookies. Morano told the BBC News part of her long live should be credited to genetics. Verbania: Emma Morano , thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a day.

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Lego sets, iPads drive record online sales on Black Friday

Shoppers look for deals at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, Calif., on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and eBay all recorded substantially higher mobile traffic and sales. "I'm not gonna wait in line for it". Overall, Adobe predicts that total online sales reached $3.34 billion on the huge discount shopping day, on which retailers are increasingly running the same discounts online as they do in their stores.

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Jaguars trying to avoid another 10-loss season vs Broncos

Kubiak said Siemian has a foot sprain, leaving the quarterback in a walking boot. Paxton Lynch will start in Siemian's absence if he is indeed ruled out. "(Lynch) is further along mentally, further along in what we ask him to do on a weekly basis, how quick he processes information now as compared to six, seven weeks ago, " Kubiak said.

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Trump to nominate Elaine Chao as transport secretary

During her tenure as Secretary of Labor, Chao began to deregulate the coal mining industry, something President-elect Trump has committed to during the campaign trail. Chao not only has vast government experience, she's got cruise connections, having presided over the naming of two US-flag ships. Donald Trump Selects Elaine Chao as Transportation Secr.


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