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Shoppers flood Valley View Mall on Black Friday

The board games are priced right this year. This made-up holiday was created to encourage shoppers to purchase goods from e-commerce sites once they had returned to their offices after the holiday weekend and had access high-speed internet.

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Giants vs. Steelers Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

This is only the third game in the series in Pittsburgh since 1991. Despite their success, NY has yet to prove that they are among the league's top teams. Pittsburgh's last win came this past Thursday 28-7 in Indianapolis . The trio including Rivers will very likely finish in the Top 10 all-time in career passing yards and touchdowns (Manning is already there).

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Samsung May Split Company in Two to Allay Investor Concerns

Samsung Electronics said that it would take at least six months to analyse the option. The announcement came shortly after Samsung's board of directors held a meeting earlier in the day, amid growing calls to improve shareholder value. Investors have said that Samsung shares trade at steep discounts to global peers due to its complex ownership structure, poor corporate governance and inefficient cash management.

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Consensus on most issues, says Arun Jaitley after GST Council meet

Several state finance ministers, he said, demanded relaxation in the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) norms as well as an increase in Ways and Means Advances to deal with their public finances. Speaking today, Indian finance Minister Arun Jaitley has opined that India will no longer see traditional cash numbers after the sweeping ban to render 86% of all cash in circulation obsolete, overnight, in early November.

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Parliament: Opposition seeks PM Modi's apology on black money comment

Her demand found an immediate echo in Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. Hitting out at those accusing the government of not being prepared for demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they are actually pained that they themselves did not get time to make any preparation.

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Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Regarding Civilian Control Of The Military

The problem is he has only been retired from the military for three years. Trump, on the other hand, has insisted it was a disaster. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday said she plans to vote against the waiver required for retired Marine Corps Gen.

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Veggies beef with BofE over animal fat in new plastic fiver

They are smaller and stronger, with more security features than their predecessors, with the aim of making them harder to counterfeit. Vegans across the United Kingdom are now up in arms over the otherwise-well-received £5 currency note that was released in September, after the Bank of England admitted on Twitter that traces of animal fat were used in the making of the note.

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Thanksgiving Shoppers Up, Average Spend Down

Shoppers spent an average of $289.19, down from $299.60 past year, the survey said. The survey found that 44 percent went online and 40 percent shopped in-store. "The U.S. election dominated the news cycle and the time people spent online and a lot of what we are seeing online is a condensing of that demand into a shorter time period", said Liza Landsman, chief marketing officer at Jet.com.

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Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings 97-92

He knocked down his shots. Jae Crowder added 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting and Avery Bradley hit the Kings for 15 points and nine rebounds. Sacramento continued to scrap until the end. "He's all over the place". He calls out calls. "One thing about Al - he's always in the stands". His arms are always long. "Hey, we're not a team that gets to the foul line a lot, we're not a team that rebounds at a high rate, and we haven't scored it in transition, so to be able to be sitting where we ...

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Ottawa Redblacks win CFL Grey Cup over Calgary Stampeders in OT

The result was a huge upset as the Stampeders were the heavy favourites to win after finishing the season atop the standings with 15 wins and just 3 losses. Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell agreed. But he got back up and completed 14 of his first 17 pass attempts for 116 yards and one TD as Ottawa built a 17-7 lead in the second quarter.

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Issa Calls James Mattis 'Finest Choice' for Defense Secretary

Trump continued his unorthodox ways Thursday night when he used a rally as the forum to announce his selection of his nominee for USA defense secretary. Trump's pick for Central Intelligence Agency director is former West Point graduate Mike Pompeo, although he isn't a recent military retiree. "Civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy".

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Austria and Italian voters could plunge the European Union into crisis

With his career on the line, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made a final appeal to Italians on Friday to support a crucial referendum to change the constitution, saying Italy could become Europe's strongest nation if it wins. Renzi, in typical grandstanding style, foolishly promised to resign if he lost, turning what could have been a little local difficulty into something that might mean Italy needs a new prime minister - unless he changes his mind.

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Economy Watch: Econony Adds 178K Jobs in November

Wages dropped. After hourly earnings increased 19 cents in September and October, the best rate of increase since 2008, wages feel by 3 cents in November cents in September, though for the year the increase remains at 2.5 percent. But longer-term problems persist - especially a stubbornly high number of men who are out of work and have given up looking. Fed officials largely believe that a 4.6 percent unemployment rate is lower than the US economy can sustain for any length of time without ...

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Flint water improving, but stick with filters

Lawson said simply handing out a water filters does not ensure they are effective in reducing lead content of drinking water to an acceptable level. Lawson added: "The motion to stay the preliminary injunction will be denied". On Monday, lawyers representing Flint residents urged the appeals court not to block the water-delivery order. Lawson's ruling is a response to a lawsuit that was filed in January, two years after the notorious 2014 water crisis took hold and left the City of Flint ...

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Trump May Personally Profit From Carrier Corporation Tax Break

It's not going to happen", Trump thundered. He also sounded notes of populism, saying that "for too long Washington has tried to put us in boxes; they separate us by race, by age, by income, by geography, by place of birth". This past February, United Technologies announced that beginning next year it would shut down two factories in IN run by its Carrier division, a manufacturer of air conditioners and heating equipment - one in Indianapolis employing 1,400 workers and another in ...

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Bank of England Searching for Solution to Banknote Controversy

In the 48 hours following the announcement, more than 69,000 people signed a calling for the bank to cease using tallow in future notes. The polymer used to make the plastic notes contains tallow, a derivative from animal fat, usually beef.

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Trump kicks off 'thank you' tour in Cincinnati

The political atmosphere in the United States has been shaken and there is no doubt that there are more questions than answers after the electoral verdict in the 2016 US Presidential election. But it's Trump's looming decision on the State Department that has gotten the most attention. "It's time to remove the rust from the rust belt and usher in a new industrial revolution", he said.

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Italian banks hold almost a third of euro zone's bad loans

If Renzi resigns, it could lead to early elections and a rise in support for the populist anti-euro Five Star Movement, according to Independent . This could cause as many as eight Italian banks to fail, risking contagion across Europe. The referendum concerns Renzi's plans to abolish the elected upper house Senate and replace it with a chamber of regional representatives with greatly reduced powers.

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India raises market stabilisation bond issuance limit, RBI says

The government also seems to be aware of the problems for RBI with higher liquidity. The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet on Dec 6 and 7, 2016 for the Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2016-17. "The increase in MSS is aimed to ensure the banking system goes back to its pre-November 8 status, so that banking can be done normally", said Santosh Kumar Mehrotra Professor of Economics, at JNU.

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Sarah Palin denounces Trump's Carrier deal as 'crony capitalism'

Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence on Thursday helped in arranging a sum of $7 million in IN tax breaks over the next 10 years for the multinational firm, Carrier, in exchange for the company's assurance to keep at least 800 of the 1,400 jobs in the United States instead of moving those jobs to Mexico.

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Trump official floats cap on tax deduction

If they do, then they could drop down into Trump's 12% tax bracket, which would mean that they'd go from a 10% tax increase to a 2% tax decrease . On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised the biggest tax cuts since the Reagan era and proposed reforms that would drastically increase our country's already extreme levels of inequality.

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US Approves Flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle Subsidiary

They accused the airline of operating a flag of convenience to skirt labour laws. A day earlier the European Commission filed for arbitration over the three-year-old dispute and formally charged the U.S. "Norwegian will do for transatlantic travel what Ryanair has done for European travel, bringing lower fares, increased competition and growth to the overall market".

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Amber Alert issued for Ont. girl, 9, last seen Thursday

They discontinued broadcasting the Amber Alert after 2 a.m. Saturday. Sabry was last seen in Welland on Thursday. Police in Ontario issued an Amber alert for the missing girl on Friday evening. Police also said in their release that a child abduction investigation was ongoing. "No vehicle description available". If you have any info call 911 immediately.

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US jobless rate plunges to 4.6 pct., employers add 178K jobs

The 0.3 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate - the steepest in more than two years - was in large part because almost 450,000 people dropped out of the labor market. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said the economy needs to create just under 100,000 jobs a month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. Average hourly earnings fell 0.1% in November after a sharp rise in the prior month, although they remained 2.5% higher year-on-year.

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NRF reports uptick in Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

That's according to numbers provided Tuesday morning by digital tracking firm Adobe . Online sales on the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend rose 12% to a record $3.45 billion, according to Adobe, which tracks 23 billion visits to retail sites.

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Comprehensive Stock Analysis of: Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in GOOG. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Alphabet by 13.5% in the first quarter. Welch Grp Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). Several brokerages have recently weighed in on GOOG. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) had its stock rating reiterated as "Buy" in a report released by analysts at Canaccord Genuity.

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Saudi energy minister: oil market would balance even without output cuts

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 74 US cents, or 1.6 per cent, at US$45.32 a barrel. Last week, oil prices fell sharply on Friday amid uncertainty over whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries can reach an agreement to cut production and prop up markets.

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Trump goes after Rexnord one day after announcing deal with Carrier

Some economists and Democrats have downplayed the importance of Trump's actions. He remembered his general election foe by joking, "We had fun fighting Hillary, didn't we?" She spoke in response to "lock her up" chants that greeted Trump during a rally Thursday.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) Shares Up -1.8% on Analyst Upgrade

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: " Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp .'s ( CTSH ) "Market Perform" Rating Reiterated at William Blair" was posted by Sports Perspectives and is owned by of Sports Perspectives.

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Veterans' group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest

Students and organizers formed a huge circle next to Storke Tower as men from the Chumash tribe spoke at length about the negative effects the proposed pipeline would have on their land and, more broadly, on relations between the Native American people and the USA government.

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OPEC to debate output cut; Iraq, Iran may balk

Oil have been on the constant rise following positives vibes from OPEC representatives over the possibility of a deal at their November 30 in Vienna . In September, OPEC agreed to reduce production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day - an effort to prop up prices - from OPEC's own latest production estimates of 33.64 million barrels per day.

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Here's Why Pandora Stock Is Soaring Today

The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.40. Albert Fried has been covering shares of P, so it is most recent view is worth a look. The company now has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -41.10% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -17.20%. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -16.7%.

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Peyton Manning Visits Giants Facility, Helps Eli with Game Plan vs. Steelers

If that means splitting out wide, so be it. I never have that fear. "We've got plenty and I refuse to add myself to that list", he said . Overall, Manning is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 264 yards a game (tied-for 12th most in the league).

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US Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Level In Nearly A Decade

It partly reflects people who are no longer looking for work - they are counted as "not in the labor force" rather than unemployed. "This positive jobs report is another indication that the United States economy continues to pick up stream", said Citizens Bank managing director and head of global markets, Tony Bedikian.

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United States launches most advanced weather satellite ever built

Saturday at 4:22 p.m. CST the United States will launch its most advanced weather satellite yet from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday, November 19, blasted off a new satellite created to offer a "huge leap" in weather forecasting by sending back more frequent and higher-definition images of severe weather patterns.


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