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US Senate votes unanimously to renew Iran sanctions

In a speech to Iran's parliament on December 4, Rohani said the bill violates a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. In a statement on Sunday, 264 Iranian parliamentarians slammed the US Congress for having voted for a legislation to extend sanctions against "the great nation" of Iran.

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Vegans Are Pissed That Britain's New Money Contains Meat

This is unacceptable to millions of vegans , vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the UK. An online petition has sprung up in the United Kingdom demanding the Bank of England cease using animal products in the country's money.

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Rouhani urges Obama to block Iran sanctions law extension

Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond". The accord signed previous year by Iran and six world powers including the US curbed the Persian Gulf country's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions imposed over the work.

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New York Thanksgiving parade goes off safely under tight security

The beloved annual tradition was started by Macy's employees as a Christmas parade in 1924, and took a few years off during World War II. The NYPD marching band commanded extra attention, with revelers shouting, "Thank you!" as it passed.

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Sarah Palin Says Trump's Carrier Deal Could Be 'Crony Capitalism'

Putin said in an interview with the NTV channel to be broadcast later on Sunday that Trump's business accomplishments show him to be a "smart man". President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday threatened heavy taxes as retribution for United States companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans.

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Philip Hammond sticks to script in Autumn Statement

Public sector net debt should also be falling as a percentage of economic output by the end of the current parliament while welfare spending must also remain inside a cap set by the government, Hammond said as he set the government's new fiscal rules.

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Trump's Latest Tweet Threat: Taxes For Companies That Leave US

But Trump's tirade on Sunday went much further than the Carrier deal, and the president-elect will find it hard to implement a 35% tariff without alienating many members of his own, generally pro-business, Republican party. "Foundational to our exceptional nation's sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes", wrote Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

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Aghan President Ashraf Ghani attacks Pakistan for giving 'sactuary' to terrorists

The sides also addressed the issue of terrorism and radicalization, as during the last year's Heart of Asia conference, the sides agrees to develop a strategy to counter terrorism. Addressing a press conference after coming back to Islamabad from Amritsar , Sartaj Aziz said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's statement against Pakistan deserved condemnation.

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Crude prices rally above US$51 on OPEC deal

This, according to analysts, is due to an urgent need to increase the prices of crude oil in the face of an ongoing surplus of inventory which could not be balanced with a surprisingly steady demand from consumers. In another reflection of newfound discipline within the cartel, Al-Sada said Indonesia's membership had been suspended after it refused to accept its share of proposed output cuts, reducing the number of OPEC countries to 13.

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

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to the crowd during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia on December 4. They are denied citizenship and suffer from institutionalized discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar despite many of them having lived in the country for generations.

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Oil prices surge, trading volume records smashed as OPEC and Russian Federation agree

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet in Vienna on Wednesday aiming to implement a deal outlined in September to cut output by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd), from around 33.82 million bpd in October. The output cut follows several years of depressed oil prices due to a supply glut on the market, which has seen prices more than halve since 2014. Another wild card is the cooperation of non-OPEC producers, who are expected to decrease production by 600,000 ...

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Tough ex-general chosen as defence secretary

Central Command in the Middle East in 2010. But some temper that with a wariness about the wisdom of putting so many military leaders at the helm of the country's national security when the nation was founded on the idea of civilian control.

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Identity crisis? Samsung's thinking of splitting in two

Elliott Management, an activist of hedge fund in the United States had called for a split in the company in October. HI Investment offered further details on Samsung's possible split, saying: "Even if Samsung Electronics does not comment on specifics such as the timing of a split.

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OPEC: bullish for oil prices, even more so for oil shares

On Thursday, Brent crude futures were trading at $54.22 a barrel at 1900 GMT - the highest level in almost 16 months, while US benchmark, WTI crude, was trading at $41.59/Bbl. "The reflation trade continues to work in earnest, this time Trump has taken a back seat and OPEC and Russian Federation have taken the initiative and lit the fuse under the oil price", wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG in Melbourne.

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2000 veterans to give Standing Rock protesters a break

Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and other protest organizers confidently explained that they'll stay at the Oceti Sakowin camp and continue with nonviolent protests a day after Archambault received a letter from the U.S. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a contingent of more than 2,000 USA military veterans, intends to go to North Dakota by this weekend and form a human wall in front of police, protest organizers said on a Facebook page .

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Vegan petition calls on Bank to remove animal fat from new fivers

New Zealand's banknotes are made with the same polymer as the English five pound note, which has been revealed to contain animal fat . The notes were "unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the U.K", reads the petition started by Doug Maw.

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Donald Trump says Chuck Schumer is 'far smarter' than Harry Reid

As Obama's presidency nears its final days, he has undoubtedly been reminded that he is walking away from a Democratic Party that lost control of the House, Senate, White House, and majority of gubernatorial seats - all occurring under his leadership.

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Manmohan opposes demonetisation drive, calls it 'organised loot'

Pointing out the extent of hardship which demonetisation has caused the common man and small businesses, and the likely hit of 2 percent on GDP, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said this has been coupled with "monumental" mismanagement in implementation.

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Autumn Statement: UK's Hammond reveals the bill for Brexit

Hammond confirmed that the overall budget would not be balanced until during the term of the next parliament. Secondly, the government must get net debt falling by the end of this parliament; and lastly, it must keep welfare spending below a limit, set by the government and monitored by the OBR.

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Best stocks of the day: Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL)

Several brokerages recently commented on HRL. Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , in trading on Thursday, shares of Hormel Foods Corp . The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.com-unik.info/2016/12/03/hormel-foods-corp-hrl-receives-new-coverage-from-analysts-at-keycorp.html.

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2000 veterans plan to protect Dakota Access pipeline protesters

Veterans Stand for Standing Rock , a contingent of more than 2,000 USA military veterans, intends to go to North Dakota by this weekend and form a human wall in front of police, protest organizers said on a Facebook page . It's part of a plan by the state government to try to force out the activists now camping out on federal land. While the number of law enforcement agencies aiding Morton County decreased since the violent October 27 raid, Archambault II has observed the use of force ...

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Two Americans found dead on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico

The DOJ said this is its largest fine "involving deliberate vessel pollution". Investigators who reviewed the ship later determined that the crew had used an illegal bypass system, dubbed a "magic pipe", to discharge the oily waste water generated by shop machinery.

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Kanye West handcuffed to gurney in psychiatric meltdown?

Since then, People reports that while Kim has been "amazing" and extremely supportive of her husband in his time of need, but reportedly, things aren't as flawless as they seem - and the two have been been going through some marriage troubles since the Paris robbery .

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Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Cut Spending Amid 'Incredible Deals'

About 74 percent of purchases over the weekend were gifts, according to the NRF. Average spending per person over Thanksgiving weekend added up to $289.19, a dip of about $10 from $299.60 previous year. Black Friday weekend is followed by Cyber Monday, a push for e-commerce shoppers. Brick-and-mortar chains have become more aggressive in chasing online customers.

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39 arrested in Detroit as part of nationwide protest for wage increases

Workers across the country are walking off the job and onto picket lines today to fight for a 15-dollar minimum wage. Some now make $10.50 an hour, which is the minimum wage in Chicago . Kisha Rivera, who works as a cabin cleaner at O'Hare, said she has coworkers who sleep in the airport because they can't afford apartments. Opponents of the minimum wage increase say it would hurt businesses - and still others say fast food jobs were never meant to be permanent jobs, instead a way for ...

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Trump takes on another Mexico-bound Indiana manufacturer

On the stump, Trump espoused an aggressively protectionist stance toward global trade, and his skepticism of the benefits of globalization resonated with many middle-class voters that bore the brunt of its downside. But who would you rather have making a decision about where to make furnaces or cars? Despite being rumoured to be under consideration for a role on Trump's team as secretary for veterans' affairs, Palin appeared comfortable criticising the president-elect's deal.

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Part-time work helped Canada add 10700 jobs last month

The US unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 per cent in November, as employers added another 178,000 jobs, making it nearly certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. But that deal affected roughly 1,000 jobs, not even rounding error in an economy that creates and destroys millions of jobs every month . Average hourly earnings fell three cents, or 0.1 per cent, after rising 0.4 per cent in October and gaining 0.3 per cent in September.

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Payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate at nine-year low

Calgary's unemployment rate is up again. For yet another month, British Columbia has recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Recent veterans didn't do so well. "If those people were still looking for jobs we'd have a substantial amount of unemployment", Florida State University professor Randall Holcombe told InsideSources.

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Michigan board deadlocks, removes recount hurdle

No voter in America should be forced to pay thousands of dollars to know if her or his vote was counted. "To me it seems like a recount is the most valuable if you think it's close, and you want to challenge it to make sure that all the votes that were legitimate or legal are cast".

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Low gas prices expected to spur Thanksgiving travel

Gas prices in Nashville have averaged around $2 a gallon - which is exactly what consumers were paying a year ago. This year's increase in Thanksgiving travel is spurred by improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising wages, increased consumer spending and overall strength in consumer confidence.

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Austria presidential election re-run 'too close to call'

Trump's election in the U.S.is a "wake-up call" for Austria and its European neighbors, calling for European countries to band together - and suggesting Austria could help trigger far-right victories elsewhere if voters don't reject Hofer.

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Cuba begins Fidel Castro's private burial

Those in attendance included Castro's wife, Dalia Soto del Valle, other members of his family and presidents Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, among others. Thousands of people welcomed the leader's remains to shouts of "Fidel!" The wooden urn with the ashes arrived Saturday to Santiago de Cuba at the end of a of a 4-day, 600-mile journey from Havana, in several stages, during which it passed through towns and cities on a platform attached to a military jeep.

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Labor Force Shrinks Despite Improved Unemployment Rate

In a September speech at Howard University, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer also estimated that America's aging population is predominantly behind the downward trend, and noted a specific demographic that's faring the worst in terms of labor participation: working-age men without a high school diploma.

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Texas judge blocks new federal overtime rules set to begin December 1

Tuesday's ruling arose from a case filed by a coalition of 21 states that argued the administration had exceeded its statutory authority in raising the overtime salary limit so significantly. A nationwide preliminary injunction was granted Tuesday that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Crude Oil Fell on November 22 amid Fresh Doubts over OPEC Deal

Brent for January settlement was unchanged at $49.12 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, a $1.15 premium to WTI. It said at the end of September it aimed to cut production to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day compared with its recent record output of around 33.8 million bpd.While a ceiling for overall OPEC production may be agreed by November 30, it is unclear whether clear quotas per member state would be set.


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