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Poland to buy Pekao bank from UniCredit

Miners at Makoszowy coal mine in southern Poland will vote on a potential strike against government plans to close the mine, Rzeczpospolita daily said. The sales should give UniCredit a boost ahead of a strategic review next week that is expected to include a 13 billion euro share issue, despite political uncertainty at home following the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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Donald Trump Attacks China Through Twitter

Turns out, Donald Trump was expecting backlash against his call to the Taiwanese president because, reportedly, it was the plan all along. The 10-minute phone call marked the first time a United States president or president-elect had spoken with Taiwanese leadership in more than 30 years.

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Amazon looking to open 2000 stores with different shopping formats

The new store is now only available for Amazon employees. Even if these new verticals are not taken into account , Mr. Kurnos believes that Amazon's revenue could increase by 28% this year and by 22% next year, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) expanding 56% in 2016 and 44% in 2017, respectively.

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Boasting About Oil Exports, Iran Says OPEC Needs Cooperation To Boost Prices

Crude oil prices declined for two consecutive sessions as traders sifted through the details of a decision last week from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to hold output at 32.5 million barrels per day starting in January.

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Europe's central bank keeps economy on life support for another year

The purchases pump freshly printed money into the banking system in hopes of increasing weak inflation and boosting growth. Purchases of securities under the APP with a yield to maturity below the interest rate on the ECB's deposit facility will also be permitted.

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Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Jones said if he regrets anything, maybe it was his "choice of words", but Trump's numbers were inflated, and he called the president-elect out about it. "He said something to the effect, 'No, we're not leaving, because Donald Trump promised us that we're not leaving, ' and I never thought I made that promise", Trump said.

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Trump Tweets Attack On Carrier Union Leader

In lieu of moving to Mexico, Carrier chose to stay in the United States and save 800 out of 1,400 jobs at the plant, in the short-term future. President-elect Donald Trump announced last week that air conditioner maker Carrier Corp., a division of United Technologies, would keep hundreds of factory jobs in Indianapolis rather than shutting down the plant there and shifting the jobs to Mexico as planned.

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Pak-India can't shy away from bilateral issues: Abdul Basit

Interpreting Basit's comments, Sibal said Pakistan's point seems to be "that India and Pakistan hold a dialogue which is immune from terrorism" which is a core concern of India. "I think we have wasted 70 years of our existence". "We have longstanding relations and cooperation with Iran", he said adding Iran-India ties were their bilateral matter.

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ECB under pressure to extend stimulus amid uncertainties

Analysts also suspect the European Central Bank may start preparing investors for an eventual tapering of its stimulus, which could underpin the euro even as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise US interest rates next week. Tapering of the programme would likely see bond prices start falling and vast suns of capital repatriated to the Eurozone which would in turn bid up the value of the shared currency.

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Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH) Releases Q4 Earnings Guidance

The number of Restoration Hardware Holdings shares in issue is 40,711,000 which have a current share price of 38.99 bringing Restoration Hardware Holdings's market capitalisation to 1.59B Dollars. And the once-highflying company said it expects revenue in the range of $562 million to $592 million for the fiscal fourth quarter, falling short of analysts projections for $639.2 million.

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Tougher crowdfunding rules proposed by FCA

Both peer-to-peer and crowdfunding have grown significantly in recent years, fuelled by a squeeze on lending to businesses by banks and poor interest rates paid on savings. The FCA is also concerned that there are inadequate provisions in the event a firm goes bust and can not repay borrowings. Other concerns highlighted included the plans some firms have for wind-down in the event of their failure and client money handling standards.

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McDonald's to move global tax base to UK

While the move away from Luxembourg appears politically motivated, McDonald's signalled that the choice of the United Kingdom as the destination was a vote of confidence in the United Kingdom after the Brexit vote. It's created to keep profits in the country where they were really generated. In a statement to Bloomberg that echoes previous statements to other outlets, McDonald's said that it pays a "significant amount" of corporate taxes .

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Michelle Obama wows at final Kennedy Center Honors gala

The honourees at the event in Washington on Sunday (December 4th 2016) were iconic rock band the Eagles, veteran Oscar winning star Al Pacino, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich , five-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and gospel singer Mavis Staples.

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Euro tumbles after European Central Bank extends bond-buying programme

The ECB is restricted to buying no more than 33 per cent of eligible bonds from a single state and 33 per cent of any single bond in issue in most cases. Will it work? The initial response of markets was that this looked awfully like tapering. Higher yields are seen as helping reduce pressure on margins for a sector which has been struggling to grow due to sluggish economic growth and ultra-low interest rates.

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Ocado Stock Falls Sharply as Online Foods Sales Growth Slows

Ocado Group plc (OCDO.L), a UK-based online grocery retailer, reported Thursday that its fourth quarter group gross sales climbed 14.5 percent to 436.8 million pounds from last year's 381.5 million pounds. Ocado is courting global supermarkets to buy its proprietary infrastructure equipment and software so they can develop their own online grocery operations.

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OPEC deal will pack little punch in raising oil prices

Energy Minister Alexander Novak plans to attend the December 10 talks. The apparent hurdles to the deal - Iran and Iraq - also came in tune with others and chose to slash production by about 1.2 million barrels a day by January to about 32.5 million barrels for six months .

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Should you still enroll in Obamacare even if it may be repealed?

Fremont High School students in in Los Angeles filled out health surveys and gathered information about Obamacare in September 2013. In those states that chose to expand Medicaid, the number of uninsured people would more than double, from 14 million to 33 million.

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Russia to hold additional talks before OPEC, non-OPEC meeting

Given the rally to $50 a barrel, non-OPEC members may not be persuaded to cut output, said Tim Evans, energy futures specialist at Citigroup. "Other than a complete deal collapse, we don't see many catalysts to reverse the recent rally", USA bank Morgan Stanley said, adding that "a greater shift towards bullish positioning" was, in fact, pointing towards higher prices.

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Euro drops as ECB extends bond purchase timeline

Quantitative easing is "in a sense open-ended, it's state-contingent", he said. He and his colleagues have frequently stressed that the euro area's economic upturn is largely reliant on continued monetary easing as governments fail to play their part.

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Russian Federation to attend OPEC/non-OPEC meeting on output cuts

The plan to cut production is expected to reduce the global supply glut and boost prices. Brent futures were down 46 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $53.47 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. "There is a new swing producer in town in the form of US shale, and the market will be watching to see how quickly and in what size they will respond".

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Illinois firearm deer harvest down 8.5 percent this year

But in the Upper Peninsula they can be used only in the early archery (Oct. 1 - Nov. 14) and firearm (November 15-30) seasons, unless one has a special disabled hunter permit. "A trend were seeing, even without restrictions or regulations, is hunters are passing up more young deer and so our age structure in Virginia is getting older", VDGIF biologist Nelson Lafon said.

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AT&T customers get $88 million in credits and refunds for illegal charges

AT&T promised to refund customers at least $80 million as part of a settlement it reached with the FTC over unlawful wireless bill charges, and the Commission announced those checks started going into the mail today. This particular cramming case dates back to 2014, when AT&T settled charges that it added those unauthorized charges to its customers bills for things like ringtones, wallpaper, and text messages with horoscopes, flirting tips, celebrity gossip, and more .

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) To Release Earnings

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 10.24% while EPS growth in past 5 year was 10.10% along with sales growth of 6.00% in the last five years. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal.

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Here's the first live gameplay demonstration of the Nintendo Switch

The system is a home console/portable hybrid that allows players to take any game their playing at home on their TV on the go via a tablet bundled with the console. Super Mario Run was announced this year as a free-to-play title that will be released on the iPhone, which will be available to download next week.

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European Central Bank under pressure to extend stimulus amid uncertainties

Mr McGrath said the NTMA could sell €9 billion of new bonds in the first half of next year and buy back €2 billion of bonds from the Central Bank. European countries including Germany and France are heading into elections next year - a factor Draghi acknowledged could lead to uncertainties.

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Local president says he won't back off Trump

In a second tweet Wednesday night, Trump suggested to Jones: "Spend more time working - less time talking" and the union should "Reduce dues". Trump claimed that in turn, Carrier would keep 1100 jobs in IL. "It don't bother me", he added. In fact, he says if the President-elect wants to get together to work on saving more jobs, he is more than willing to do so, but he will be scrutinizing the math.

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Gas prices rise, but no long-term spike expected

The cartel announced Wednesday, on the occasion of its biannual summit in Vienna that it would reduce production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from the 1 st January, ending a long suspense by a more ambitious agreement than the analysts had expected much.

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Bengal opposition parties flay Mamata for dragging army into politics

Mamata had earlier cried foul over the army deployment at two toll plazas in West Bengal and alleged that this was done without any prior information to the state government. It was past year conducted in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. An undaunted Trinamool Congress sent its senior ministers on a sit-in protest at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata and videos of the army deployment were also forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee.

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Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls

The move is necessary, the department said, because existing Federal Communications Commission rules, while banning phone calls on certain frequencies, don't cover WiFi and some other frequencies on which calls can now be made. The agency reportedly also indicated that it is still considering an outright ban on phone calls on all flights in USA airspace. And while the DOT is seeking comments on the proposed rule, it also wants consumers to weigh in on if it should ban voice calls altogether ...

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian 'living apart', report claims

The 39-year-old West was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center after he suffered a sudden mental breakdown on November 21 at his trainer's home in Los Angeles, California. The explosive personality that Kanye has revealed over the years, coupled with Kim's primary family issues, have made for a rocky love journey. "He needs to find a good balance with the two in his life and he'll work hard at finding that".

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Markets Right Now: Dow, S&P 500 surge to record high closes

Banks have also been helped by rising bond yields in the USA and Europe, which sent interest rates higher, making loans more profitable. US stock index futures fell slightly on the ECB's decision, but pared losses after the central bank's president, Mario Draghi, said he was not offering an outright winding-down of the program.

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Georgia police shooting suspect was found through a tip, say police

A second officer died Thursday from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Georgia, officials said. They were there together. The APD officer is deceased. Americus is a town of 17,000 people about two and a half hours south of Atlanta. He also shot GSU Officer Jody Smith, who is still in critical condition.

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Amazon (AMZN)'s Walk Out Stores Are Totally Impractical: Trip Chowdhry

Using artificial intelligence, the app keeps track of everything you take off the shelf and put in your bag. Amazon is calling its store's approach "Just Walk Out technology". Talking to CNBC , Trip Chowdhry, analyst at Global Equities Research, said that he does not see Amazon's new stores as a game changer. Does that mean Amazon will be watching every single step you take from the second you walk into their 1,800-square foot store? The store marks Amazon's latest push ...

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RBI Monetary Policy: No Respite For Borrowers As Repo Rate Remains Unchanged

RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi said Rs.11.55 lakh crore had been deposited in banks following the note ban. In a revelation that has largely gone unnoticed, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it has supplied 19 billion notes of smaller denominations in 26 days, even as people continue to face shortage at ATMs and bank branches.

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Deutsche Bank AG Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS)

AK Steel Holding Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 15.57. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) will report its next earnings on Jan 24 - Jan 30 (Est.). The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 8th. Insider Transactions: Since July 28, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $180,900 net activity.


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