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Rookies Burns, Hargrave and Davis making impact for Steelers

GIANTS defense was the big story in Week 12 win, registering 7 sacks and 3 FRs, including one returned for a TD by DE Jason Pierre-Paul. Fortunately for them, that hasn't really hurt the outcome of their last several games, as the Giants have managed to string together six straight wins against the so-called "soft" part of their schedule.

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Canada adds 10700 jobs with decline in full-time work

Here are some early reactions from economists to the November jobs report , which showed 178,000 positions created in the month and a drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nine years. Economists said jobs growth could surprise on the upside, given that Hurricane Matthew, which lashed the U.S. East Coast in October, likely depressed the payrolls count in that month by as much as 40 000.

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Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Sizzle?

Mobile online shopping activity increased by a whopping 34 percent on Cyber Monday, with a total of $1.07 billion in sales. That's a 12.1 percent increase over previous year, and close to 3 percent more than Adobe was expecting. Black Friday in 2016 was noteworthy as well, with sales surpassing the $3 billion-dollar mark for the first time ($3.34 billion). However, it is true: for the first time, Cyber Monday just hit a record-breaking $3.45 billion in sales.

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Vladimir Putin signals readiness to work with Donald Trump in annual address

He said that Moscow hoped for co-operation with Washington in "confronting global terrorism". Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he gives his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on Thursday. "We have shared responsibility for ensuring worldwide stability and security", announced Russian President Vladimir Putin , delivering his address in Kremlin.

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OPEC to cut output for the first time in eight years

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Reuters that Russia will "gradually cut output" by as much as 300,000 bpd during the first half of 2017 as "technical capabilities allow". The oil price surged with demand in the 2000s reaching a record price in 2008 before the financial crisis took its toll. "They may not want to push prices to a very high levels like $80 or $100 because any such move would lead to further incentivisation of renewables which would be to their disadvantage", said ...

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United Kingdom 5-Pound Note Contains Animal Fat; Vegans Want An Overhaul

Innovia is based at Wigton in Cumbria. The new note is said to be harder to counterfeit and able to survive a spin in the washing machine but has now landed in hot water with vegans and vegetarians. Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank all confirmed that their notes contain no animal fat - unlike the Bank of England's version.

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Death toll from India train crash rises to 120

One of the passengers, Krishna Keshav, told BBC that they woke with a jolt at around 3 a.m. "It was a near-death experience for us". He also said that the Railway Ministry has collaborated with the Uttar Pradesh government to provide all necessary help.

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US woman alleges gang-rape by five men in Indian capital

But after reaching home, she told her parents about the incident, and they encouraged her to file a complaint, police sources said. She said that on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day's journey.

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Trump victory spurs several electors to vote for alternative candidates

For the second time in 16 years, a presidential candidate has won the election while losing the popular vote , all thanks to winning the Electoral College . The House of Representatives gets to choose the President when no person has a majority (Article II, Section 1). Each state would appoint all of its electors to vote for the national popular vote victor.

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Federal Ethics Agency Spent the Afternoon Sarcastically Praising Donald Trump

Government ethics experts say President-elect Donald Trump needs to divest himself completely of his business holdings to avoid any conflict of interest , and that he should give reporters legal documentation of his plan when he unveils it in two weeks.

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Long queues outside banks before weekend holiday

Taking advantage of the weekend holiday, people queued up outside banks in earnest here on Saturday for withdrawing cash to meet daily expenses. "They will have to go to their prospective banks and treasury, especially to withdraw money", he said.

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European Central Bank ready to buy bonds if Italian vote goes against Renzi

Almost six months after United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a historic referendum, Italy will vote in a similar poll on coming Sunday. Market turbulence will stem from the likely resignation of Renzi as prime minister if he loses the vote.

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US stores far from overwhelmed as Black Friday sales begin

EST Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors. Hoping to get the special TV ticket, Kristin Higgins and her mom, Tina Hayes, both of Glens Falls, had been waiting since 4:30 p.m. Unlike many, however, it will be open all of Black Friday until midnight Saturday. At the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, "Bella's Black Friday Professionals", a group of women from the same family that WBZ-TV profiled past year, were back.

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Dow Industrials Close Above 19000 for First Time

The recent rise in yields "is pretty remarkable, especially considering. the two election surprises we've gotten this year, with Brexit in the United Kingdom and the election here". The Dow rose 67 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 19,023. The S&P 500 rose 1.74 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 2,204.68. Other indexes also closed at records.

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Jill Stein Officially Files For A Vote Recount In Michigan

He defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in MI by 10,704 votes out of almost 4.8 million ballots cast. The Wisconsin recount marked the first time in 16 years there was a candidate-driven recount of a presidential recount. Republicans say the recount will cost taxpayers far more than the $973,000 Stein must pay when filing her recount petition. Stein has raised more than $5 million online for the recount in the state, which state officials estimate will cost about $3.5 million.

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Buckingham Weighs in on Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) CEO Transition

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $69.00 target price (down previously from $73.00) on shares of Starbucks Corp.in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and worldwide copyright & trademark law.

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Bernie Sanders Responds to Trump's Carrier Deal

While speaking about Carrier, a brand of United Technologies Corporation, he said that if they moved jobs to Mexico major taxes will be levied on the products when they make their way back to the United States. The elated workers at the factory cheered his remarks. Trump revealed to Carrier workers that despite his promise to keep jobs there, he hadn't really been talking about that particular factory.

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Renzi rallies as Italy referendum battle heads to wire

To transfer some powers now held by local and regional authorities to central government, and to abolish a government policy body. If successful, it will reduce the influence of the Italian upper house (Senate), eliminate some layers of administration and re-allocate some autonomy from regional governments to the state.

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Samsung considers company split to appease investors

Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) refused to commit to demands from a powerful activist shareholder to overhaul its complex structure and broaden the reach of its listed shares Tuesday as questions surrounding competence and corruption at the highest levels in South Korea continue to test investor faith in Asia's third-biggest economy.

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Iran: Oil prices to surpass $50 per barrel

The agreement reached Wednesday allows Iran to ramp up production by 90,000 barrels a day to just below 3.8 million barrels a day. Tehran had insisted on keeping its production near 4 million barrels a day, which is the amount it was pumping before sanctions were imposed.

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OPEC Reaches Deal on Oil, Futures Soar (XLE, UCO)

Because the new OPEC agreement was such a big deal, we've made a new oil price prediction. For the first time since 2008 the cartel members managed to put their political conflicts aside and strike a deal that benefits their economic agenda by reducing output 1.2 million barrels a day starting January 2017 for six months.

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Voters leery that President-elect Trump will mix business with governing

The Presidency is a far more important task!" he said . "Mr. Trump has exhibited a shocking level of disdain for legitimate bipartisan concerns about his conflicts of interest", the letter said. It also remains unclear whether Trump, as he has offered before, will only hand over the company management to his children, which critics says cannot curb widespread worries that the business will influence his decisions in the White House.

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Bank of England notes £5 fury and aims to go vegan

The central bank added in a statement that its supplier Innovia is "working intensively... towards potential solutions", suggesting the Bank is trying to make the notes free from tallow, the animal fat now used in the production process. Doug Maw, a 47-year-old vegan who started the petition , said the use of tallow was "incredibly disrespectful". Tallow is a rendered form of beef fat that is solid at room temperature.

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Del Potro heroics force Davis Cup decider

Del Potro and doubles partner Leo Mayer lost 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-3 against Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig, leaving Croatia one victory away from the title. He recovered from a break down early in the fifth set to close out the match after nearly five hours and keep Argentine hopes alive at 2-2. However, Del Potro refused to give in and kept fighting.

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Oil prices steady at around $50 following OPEC decision to cut output

Brent crude oil contracts surged 4.1% to settle at around $53.94 a barrel after hitting the highest level of $54.53 a barrel for the first time since July 27, 2015. The other question is whether non-OPEC producers will stick to their side of the deal. It further stated that a stable increase in oil prices which is one of the rewards that the deal will produce would most likely contribute positively to the stimulation of the economies of member countries including Nigeria that are now ...

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S. Koreans to March for 6th Weekend Calling for Park Ouster

Opposition and independent lawmakers handed in the bill to impeach Park early Saturday, heralding a vote on it next Friday. A faction of the ruling party, which is not loyal to Park, had agreed to impeach Park, but its position changed after her third public speech.

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Black Friday promotions provided boost for November auto sales

Power obtained by Bloomberg, compared with Ford's $4,467, a 5 percent increase, and Fiat Chrysler's Ram at $6,062, up 19 percent. Sales of the big Escalade SUV rose 25%, while the new midsize XT5 crossover managed a 5.5% gain over strong year-ago results for its predecessor, the now-discontinued SRX.

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Anti-Trump electors raising money off effort

While Art was trying to do the right thing, he accidentally dishonored the Constitution and the founders who created it - not because of his failure to vote, but because he viewed his pledge to his state as greater than his pledge to his country which is to go through the complicated process of evaluating the candidates and vote for the best choice.

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How To Benefit "Bigly" From Trump's Tax Plan

Starting next year, with Republicans in control of the Executive Branch as well as both bodies of Congress, all indications point to significant tax legislation for 2017 and beyond. Moore told the Wall Street Journal that Trump's plan "was designed so that the [itemized] deduction cap offsets the revenue loss from lowering the top tax rate on ordinary income from 39.6% to 33%".

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At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party

Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at 1305 31st Ave. around 11:32 p.m., according to the fire department. On Friday night, there was an event featuring musician Golden Donna's 100% Silk West Coast tour. Deloach-Reed said fire officials will verify those names against the ones they have. "I had to let him go". "Please refrain from messaging this page or Joel's personal channels unless you have information on the Oakland fire victims".

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Black boxes are recovered from Colombia plane crash

Twenty two Chapecoense players and staff were on the flight and only three survived. Brazilian football clubs have offered to loan players to stricken Chapecoense free of charge, according to reports. It said the plane's black boxes had been recovered and were being analysed. A spokesman for Bolivia's civil aviation agency, Cesar Torrico, said the plane was inspected before departing for Colombia and no problems were reported.

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Unemployment Lowest in 9 Years as Job Creation Continues

They climbed 2.5% over the 12 months ended in November, following a 2.8% year-over-year gain in October. While a surge in USA government bond yields and a rally in the dollar in the wake of Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs last month after rising by 14,000 in October. A rate hike is considered a sign that the economy is getting healthier.

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November logs more job growth, but weaknesses linger

The consensus expected another month of decent job gains that would not set off any alarm bells about the economy's health, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at its meeting later this month . One item of particular note beneath the headline: how could the U6 fall to levels not seen in more than 8 years yet the labor force participation rate also fall? The labor force participation rate, defined as those with jobs or actively seeking jobs within the past ...

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Big Mac inventor Jim Delligatti dies aged 98

A McDonald's spokeswoman said that Mr Delligatti had passed away at home in the Pittsburgh area, surrounded by family and friends. So when Delligatti came up with his seven-ingredient Big Mac which had a double dose of everything-beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce-they weren't too excited.

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Ward-led, Bridges-less Michigan St. beats Oral Roberts 80-76

At the other end of the court, though, the freshman forward may have given up more points and rebounds than he had himself in the box score. Ward was too much to handle near the basket for Oral Roberts and he scored 16 in the second half as Michigan State had to overcome a three-point deficit with less than 10 minutes to play.


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