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Lamar Jackson, Jabrill Peppers, and Deshaun Watson Named Finalists for Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma managed to put two players into the final group, as both Mayfield and Westbrook have played prominent roles in Oklahoma's current nine-game win streak and Big 12 championship. Jackson had 295 yards passing, 162 rushing and accounted for three touchdowns with one interception. The 19-year-old set an Atlantic Coast Conference record for total touchdowns this season with 51 (30 passing, 21 rushing) after passing for 3,390 yards and rushing for 1,538 for the 13th-ranked Cardinals (9-3).

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Bargain-hungry shoppers send non-food sales soaring

Online sales of non-food items rose by 10.9 per cent, down from 11.8 per cent in November previous year. Total UK retail like-for-like sales rose by 0.6 per cent in November, compared to a fall of 0.4 per cent in 2015. Overall sales climbed 1.3 percent after gaining 0.7 percent a year earlier. It may have been introduced to Britain to give the high street the sort of trading boost enjoyed by America's shopping malls over Thanksgiving, but it was online retailers that enjoyed the biggest ...

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Price Target For Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Increased To $87

Balentine LLC now owns 74,770 shares of the company's stock valued at $4,633,000 after buying an additional 13,585 shares during the last quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's dividend payment track record during the last five years shows that it has paid an average of $0.923 per year to its shareholders, the company had paid dividend of $0.923 per share figure paid 5 years ago.

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Democrats urge hearings on Trump, conflict-of-interest rules

While I am not mandated to. Legal documents are being crafted which take him completely out of business operations, he claimed. The other victory Trump will celebrate Thursday is far more clear-cut: his own on Election Day. Asked if the tweets in which the president-elect announced the plans to leave his business, Conway replied, "It appears that way". He emphasizes, after all, that he doesn't have to do this.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) Announces Changes To Board Of Directors

Dreman Value Management L L C boosted its stake in shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp.by 591.0% in the third quarter. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. Chesapeake Energy Corp. The company's revenue was down 32.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.30.

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Russia says OPEC, non-OPEC members to meet Saturday in Vienna

Despite OPEC's cheating "history" Barkindo defended "today's complex energy markets require open communication and collaboration in order to ensure that the world's future energy needs are met". The deal will help Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq; will do little for Venezuela; and may prove complicated for US producers. "The shale producers will be the ones who benefit from the oil-producer deal and the likely rise in oil prices", Charles Perry, CEO of energy-consulting firm Perry Management, ...

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Amazon is opening a real grocery store with no checkout lines

There, the whole shopping experience happens on your phone - specifically, you download the Amazon Go app before visiting the store, scan a QR code to get in, and the store recognizes which items you've selected and charges your Amazon account once you've left the store.

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Italy president asks PM Renzi to delay resignation for budget

Silvio Berlusconi's movement has been severely weakened since the three-time former premier's tax fraud conviction barred him from office. So Renzi resigns and Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella , will nominate a successor. The euro has since rebounded , as have European stocks more broadly. The main problem bank is Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the country's third-biggest lender, which failed a stress test this year and has been in negotiations with investors to raise 5 billion euros ($5.4 ...

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Trump's deal sets a bad precedent for the nation: #tellusatoday

Industrial component manufacturer Rexnord (RXN) is the latest to be thrust into the spotlight by Donald Trump over job relocation plans, with the president-elect going to Twitter over the weekend to criticize the company over its plans to shift work to Mexico.

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Austria center-left presidential candidate deals blow to populists

Van der Bellen called the result a vote for a "pro-European" Austria based on "freedom, equality and solidarity". During the campaign Hoffer said he would call a referendum on European Union membership, while Van der Bellen campaigned on a pro-EU ticket.

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Winner in Austria: A pro-EU message can succeed

Austrian voters have sent a message that they are unwilling to allow their country to be swept up in the populist wave that has boosted far-right politicians to powerful positions in the US and Europe . The election was considered a dead heat when Austrians hit the polls Sunday. "The next elections will be theirs", she writes on Twitter, referring to Hofer's anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe), an ally of her National Front.

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Australia's central bank holds rates even as growth slows

CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said building the case for a cut were sluggish inflation, the likelihood of a low or even negative GDP reading, record low wage growth of 1.9 per cent in the year to September and the loss of about 50,000 full-time jobs in the year to October.

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Dow, S&P 500 set record high closes ahead of holiday

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 19,000 for the first time as a post-election rally drives indexes further into record territory. The three indexes, plus the small-cap Russell 2000, all closed at records Monday. "Longer term, the "New Trump" reality of higher growth through fiscal stimulus and infrastructure work certainly warrants higher commodities and stock prices", said Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis.

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Pulse Nightclub Owner Decides Against Sale to City of Orlando

In a statement released by Poma's attorney, Gus Benitez, Poma said she decided she "can't just walk away" from the club that "means so very much to my family and to our community". Poma's decision comes almost a month after Dyer's administration revealed its plans to buy the 4,500-square-foot building occupying a third of an acre at South Orange Avenue and West Esther Street.

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Trump should not spend like economy in crisis -Fed officials

He added the markets expect more fiscal policy and faster rate hikes under a Donald Trump administration, calling investor reaction "appropriate". His remarks came as many economists predict the Fed will decide to raise interest rates at its Federal Open Market Committee meeting in December.

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Pipeline approvals potentially big win for NDP: Taras

The projects approved this week, he said , will provide additional work for his members and the additional economic activity will provide "opportunities to make a decent living" in the future. The project would cost at least C$7.5 billion ($5.6 billion) and boost capacity to 760,000 barrels per day from 390,000 barrels. In addition, the project is projected to generate $46.7 billion in federal and provincial taxes during construction and its first 20 years of operation, $530 million in ...

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Unemployment Rate Lowest in 9 Years

Nonfarm payrolls grew by 178,000 jobs, 2,000 fewer than economists had expected. WASHINGTON , Dec 2 ( Reuters ) - U.S. employers boosted hiring in November and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than nine-year low of 4.6 percent, making it nearly certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month.

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New Zealand PM John Key resigns

But he said he wanted to ensure he didn't make the mistake that some other world leaders have done, and instead wanted to leave while he was on top of his game. Key said: There will be many people coming up with all sorts of reasons. theres no conspiracy here. its just the right time. "I am hugely confident that National can and will win the next election".

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How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Monday

The Dow, which closed at a record and minted a new intraday peak, has topped the other major indexes since the election, as investors have rotated into the financial and industrial sectors. Valero Energy gained $3.06, or 5 per cent, to $64.52 and ConocoPhillips picked up 76 cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $48.88. Goldman Sachs (GS.N) shares rose 2.3 percent after HSBC initiated coverage with a "buy" rating.

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Pakistan, Seemingly Isolated At 'Heart of Asia' Conference in Amritsar, Cries Foul

Without naming Pakistan, both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged their neighbor to stop offering shelter and support to militants who commit violence in the region. India wanted to isolate Pakistan but the senior diplomat outclassed his adversaries. We recognize that terrorism is the biggest threat to peace, stability and cooperation in our region.

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Peyton Manning says he really feels invested in Giants games this year

Defensively, the key is Le'Veon Bell. And Heyward-Bey wasn't kidding, a testament to the seemingly tireless Bell's versatility. Proving that old habits die hard, Peyton apparently was helping the Giants out a little bit, sitting in on meetings, as they prepare to meet the Steelers at Heinz Field.

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As Trump celebrates Carrier deal, other workers still face job losses

From the scant details about the actual deal between Trump and Carrier, it's clear the state of IN will be offering the company at least $ 7 million IN benefits. Joe Donnelly has been working on a plan to help save the jobs at Carrier. The deal differs from most other economic development agreements in IN, where incentives are usually aimed at bringing in jobs, not retaining them.

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Trump Will Decide 'Day by Day' on Intervening With Companies, Pence Says

The companies operate factories about one mile apart on the city's west side. Additionally, the situation may signal how the new administration will handle company incentives and the like, meaning employers will need to pay attention. Carrier has agreed to retain at least 1,069 jobs - 300 of which already were slated to remain in IN - for 10 years at an average salary of $30 per hour.

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Tropical Storm Otto forms in Caribbean

It also is about 190 miles (305 kilometers) east-southeast of San Andres Island. Late Tuesday afternoon, the hurricane had top sustained winds of 120 kilometres per hour and was moving westward at 4 km/h, the USA hurricane centre said. Tropical storm Otto has become a Category 1 hurricane in the southwestern Caribbean, according to a report from the U.S. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) issued at 2:46 p.m.

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Court hearing of historic Brexit case starts in London

Attorney general Jeremy Wright told the 11 judges that the high court was wrong to rule that MPs must have their say before the government triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty , which starts formal Brexit negotiations. The Attorney-General of England and Wales, Jeremy Wright, then went on to lay out the governments stand that it was for "ministers to make or break foreign treaties".

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Trump Warns US Companies: Export Jobs, Get 35% Tax

President-elect Donald Trump doubled down on his threat against USA businesses that send jobs overseas on Sunday, declaring it an "expensive mistake" and warning of a huge tax if companies try to sell foreign-made goods in the U.S. Because production of a fan coil is still being moved to Monterrey, Mexico, more than 500 jobs are still at risk. Carrier could still face the taxes Mr.

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Man fatally stabs girlfriend in the neck in Queens

The victim, who police have only identified as a woman in her 30s, was stabbed shortly after midnight Sunday in the South Richmond Hill section of the borough. Brown said. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Witnesses told investigators that they saw Rampersaud sawing through his wife's neck, police said.

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US Army denies DAPL easement, AFPM responds to decision

The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the US oil and natural gas industry, urged Trump to make approval of the disputed pipeline a "top priority" once he takes office next month, but a Trump spokesman on Monday offered few clues about how the incoming president might address the matter.

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United States unemployment rate hits nine-year low

USA employers maintained their steady pace of hiring in November while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than nine years. And there are people of all colors waiting in the wings outside the labor force as well, a cohort labeled "missing workers" by the Economic Policy Institute, which says they would be employed in a healthier economy.

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Higher oil prices a risk to India's growth trajectory: Pradhan

Kachikwu told a ministerial session of Petrotech 2016, the 12th worldwide conference on oil and gas organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas with the flagship state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC). "Indian energy companies must become multinational and work towards India-Middle East, India-Central Asia, and India-South Asia energy corridors". For energy access, Modi said that the Government launched the Ujjwala programme to provide 5 crore families free LPG ...

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Trump again threatens big tariffs on United States companies that export jobs

President-elect Donald Trump is known for reposting or retweeting some of his supporters thoughts and views via social media. "There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35 per cent for these companies wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C.

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Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

That could include directing the secretary of the Army to reinstate a previous permit for the reservoir crossing, or issuing an executive order approving the pipeline. The institute represents the US oil and natural gas industry. Many people warned that work on the pipeline could begin again in early 2017 once Donald Trump is sworn-in as president.

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Dubai crude climbs to 2016 high on OPEC deal

The price of a barrel of benchmark US (WTI) took 1.62 dollar to 51.06 dollars on the contract for January delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and thus signed, following a jump of more than four dollars, an increase of about 13% over the last two sessions.

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OIC wants Myanmar to stop violence and restore calm in Rakhine state

Since winning a historic election past year, Aung San Suu Kyi has hardly spoken out on the issue. Najib also urged the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take more serious roles in the Rohingya crisis, asking Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, among others, for support.

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Trade group appeals to Trump to approve pipeline

Native American veterans join an interfaith ceremony at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. In a late-November clash between police and protesters near the path of the pipeline, officers used tear gas, rubber bullets and large water hoses in freezing weather.


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