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Italy's Monte dei Paschi denies ECB notice on deadline

Prime minister Matteo Renzi was schedule to resign at 7pm on Wednesday after a bruising defeat for the Italian government in the country's referendum on constitutional reforms . "Both MPS and other Italian banks need more consolidation", Mr Gallo added. Bank of Ireland fell nearly 5 percent after one its shareholders who helped keep the bank out of state hands in 2011 announced a sale of part of its stake.

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Trump Sold Stock and Bond Holdings in June, Spokesman Says

Trump last week said he plans to leave his business "in total" in order to focus on the presidency, though he is not "mandated under law" to do so. Shares of Boeing were among his investments, as were a number of large banks and oil companies.

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Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Dept. workers

At least 15 of the questions within the form are dedicated to EIA, the agency's statistical arm known for generating its web of energy data into short- and long-term predictions of how markets will move. Energy Department officials have not yet decided how to respond to the questions targeting the agency's climate activities, according to federal officials who asked not to be identified to discuss internal deliberations.

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US Treasurys hold lower after European Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

The extension to QE is much longer than we expected, but the tapering announcement is nearly hawkish, a mere three days after the Italians voted No in its referendum. The euro fell for the second day after the ECB news gave the euro zone common currency its biggest daily loss against the dollar on Thursday since Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June.

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Trump responds after Carrier union leader says he lied

Trump tweeted at USW 1999 and Jones, saying, "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana". The sudden attention from the country's next leader didn't feel real. In a secondary tweet, Trump accused United Steelworkers 1999 as a whole. Jones, who said the union wasn't involved in the negotiations, said he's working to lift his members' spirits.

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Commons motion 'won't impact Brexit court case'

If the justices find against the Government, Ms May could ask for the case to be referred to European courts for further consideration however this would be considered highly contentious given the nature of the Brexit case. "So the real question is, can we as a court say to parliament, the trigger stage, a motion would not be good enough, even a motion supported - a unanimous motion, that would not be good enough", Robert Carnwath, one of the Supreme Court judges, said during the appeal.

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Opec production cut has little effect

He also suggested non-Opec states would not hold up their end of the BARGAIN- cuts of 600,000 barrels a day - and that a rise in USA shale production would offset reductions elsewhere. Brent crude oil prices continued to remain above $50.0 per barrel after OPEC's (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) production cut deal during the week ending December 2, 2016.

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Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio

Glenn returned to America as a hero, and was given a ticker-tape parade through the streets of NY. I was proud to serve with him in the Senate for four years, focusing on what we could do together to help OH families. Kennedy riding in a convertible during a parade in Cocoa Beach after his historic spaceflight. John Glenn, Jr., in his Mercury flight suit. (Alan Shepard in 1961 was the first American astronaut to reach space.) The Cold War and the space race are history book chapters now, but ...

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Donald Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week

Pew shows just 40 percent of people say they approve of the choices Trump has to fill out his Cabinet and his administration. Like other winning candidates in the past, Trump enjoyed a post-election boost in popularity, but his favorable rate is still well behind President Barack Obama's 78 percent in a January 2009 Gallup poll after winning his first term.

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Trump calls for Air Force One replacement to be scrapped

The president-elect will be back on the road today in North Carolina, the latest stop on his nationwide "Thank You Tour". Trump told the crowd in Fayetteville. "We are now under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the President of the United States", it said.

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Highlights: Zorya 0 Manchester United 2

Let's hope everything goes well". Manchester United summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has explained his slow start to life at Old Trafford by admitting that he, rather than manager Jose Mourinho, is to blame. "It's not my problem". United are now unbeaten in seven but have drawn six of their eight matches in the Premier League. "He's the "Special One" and always will be the "Special One".

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Trump Again Threatens to Take Action Against Flag Burners

Of the nominees Trump has announced, Mattis has been one of the most universally praised, with the majority of Democrats and Republicans believing him to be a fine choice, although some Democrats take issue with the fact that he has not been out of the military for long enough to serve in the role.

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Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor

Owens said Puzder's opposition to a minimum wage hike is "not only inconsistent to the role of the secretary of labor and the priority of raising wages for working people, but it's really out of line with where most of America is". Together with his second wife Dee, Puzder contributed $150,000 in late May to Trump's campaign and Republican Party partners, fundraising records show.

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Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

China's state-run news agency Xinhua said in a Thursday commentary that Branstad's appointment is a "positive signal sent amid a mixture of messages from Trump", a reference to Trump's call with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and his criticism of China on trade and geopolitical issues.

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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

Staten Islanders argued the reason Black Friday shopping was not as busy this year was because online retailers already started sales weeks before and many stores opened early on Thanksgiving Day. Whatever your Cyber Monday plans are, experts suggest having a plan in place-spend Sunday doing the ground work for what you've had your eye on, place it in your cart to get the most guaranteed Cyber Monday experience.

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House passes government funding bill but problems persist in Senate

However, the bill could face a roadblock in the Senate due to a dispute over healthcare benefits for retired coal miners. It also extends health benefits for miners for only four months, which unions and their allies say is insufficient. "There's a lot of widows and miners in eastern Kentucky that depend on the UMWA pension for their health care", said Joseph Hatfield of Pikeville, Kentucky, the president of the United Mine Workers Union's Local 1511, at the September rally.

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Industrial production sees surprise 1.9 per cent dip in October

The cumulative growth for the period April-October 2016 declined by (-) 0.3 percent, an official press release said, quoting the data. Newsletter has been successfully subscribed. The output of consumer non-durable goods declined by 3 per cent in October as against 4.8 per cent growth a year ago. India's industrial growth fell 1.9% in October, after rising marginally last month.

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Record UK exports drive huge narrowing in trade deficit

The trade deficit in October narrowed to 1.971 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) from 5.812 billion pounds in September, the narrowest figure since May. But the data for October was overshadowed by big upward revisions to the deficit in the previous three months.

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Wedbush has upgraded the stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

Through the Bank, it offers a range of deposit products insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), including certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), money market accounts and savings accounts. Also, insider Margaret M. Keane sold 2,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $60,000.00.

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Brexit appeal at Supreme Court explained: What's at stake?

The judge went on to ban the publication of home addresses of the pro-European campaigners who brought the action, including investment manager Gina Miller and hairdresser Deir Dos Santos, and the names of children of the plaintiffs. He said that "without exception", none had any objections. Lord Pannick said this had been the intention of Parliament when it passed legislation paving the way for June's referendum.

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NFL to play 4 regular-season games in London in 2017

The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants met on October 23 at Twickenham Stadium and Cincinnati and the Washington played on October 30 at Wembley. The move to four games is significant because it represents half of a home schedule for a regular season, as the league continues to build towards a potential expansion franchise in the capital.

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Bank of Canada announces rate

Investors have increased their bets Poloz can avoid a rate cut on the prospect Trump and Congress will authorize new spending and tax cuts. This is a sharp contrast to developments in the USA, which will raise rates next week. Mr. Gordon's forecast predated the OPEC pledge, though there are still questions over whether the oil-producing countries will live up to their promise.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD - All eyes focused on clues for future Fed hikes

Gold futures for February delivery fell 0.9 percent to settle at $1,161.90 at 1:59 p.m. on the Comex in NY. Gan said $1,150 was a quite strong support and added that: "If there persists strong growth prospects into 2017 due to higher oil prices.

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Dow hits another record as bank stocks continue to climb

Small companies and bank stocks also rose as investors continue to speculate that U.S. economic growth will pick up under the incoming Donald Trump administration . Germany's DAX added 1.2 per cent and France's CAC-40 gained 0.7 per cent. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. oil rose 46 cents to $52.14 per barrel in NY. The euro fell to $1.0704 from $1.0770.

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BUSINESS REPORT: Oil, OPEC, and Canada

Still, both benchmarks remained roughly 2 percent below the highs reached just after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries announced plans to cut production late last month, and were on track to close the week with small losses.

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Glassdoor releases 'Best Places to Work' list

Social media behemoth Facebook took the runner up spot this year. Last year's overall victor, Airbnb, dropped to No. 35. The list is compiled using employee feedback on benefits, salary and pros and cons of working for the employer. The results, which were based on anonymous employee reviews from at least 75 people over the course of a year, were extremely close. Glassdoor is the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and ...

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US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent

That was the highest average for long-term mortgages rates since the week ended October 2, 2014, when Freddie reported the average at 4.19 percent. The 30-year rate is up three-fourths of a point since July, which was the low point for the year.

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Stock On the Run: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS)

The Company also offers household products and technology services. Solaris Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises during the third quarter worth approximately $138,000. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 16th. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

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Capita Shares Plunge as Brexit Slowdown Hammers Outsourcing Firms

Capita said it expects to report revenue of around GBP4.8 billion for the year ending December 31 and an underlying pretax profit of GBP515 million, excluding the cost of restructuring. Capita may well turn things around, but I think it's far too early to be making any buying decisions so soon after the announcement. Outsourcers have struggled since June's Brexit vote as clients have delayed making decisions on investment and contracts due to the uncertainty.

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RBI monetary policy: Key rates unchanged as Urjit Patel defends demonetisation

The central bank even before demonetisation was imposed in country was likely to go for a 50 bps rate cut in its two to three consecutive monetary policy review meets after its October policy review. The RBI also withdrew the incremental cash reserve ratio of 100 percent on deposits September 16 and November 11 on Wednesday, which it had announced on November 26 to absorb excess liquidity in the system following the demonetization.

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Daily Ratings & News for Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc

The ratio fall, as 43 funds sold all Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. shares owned while 50 reduced positions. On this scale, a 1 would represent a Strong Buy, and a 5 rating would signal a Strong Sell recommendation. Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock's current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem.

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Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HIG) Under Analyst Spotlight

Zacks Investment Research upgraded PNC Financial Services Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $99.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 18th. The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) traded up 0.79% on Friday, hitting $48.37. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.32%.

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Thanksgiving Shopping Expected To Match Last Year's Level

Most people were there to shop, but not everyone. Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today released its 2016 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day. Adobe's insights are based on aggregated data from 22 billion visits to retail website. Byron Siekavizza wheels his television to his vehicle as he gets a jump-start on shopping for deals at Best Buy on Thanksgiving in Alexandria.

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OPEC cutting back their oil production

The analyst says there's more upside for the WTI crude price up to around U$55 per barrel if OPEC actually management to achieve 33mln barrels a day and Russian Federation commits to a freeze, with the oil market shifting back into deficit through the first half of next year.

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Online Sales Take Bigger Chunk Of the Sales Once Again

Shopper helper sites such as CNET, RetailMeNot or Ebates also experienced an upsurge this holiday shopping season, according to Adobe, growing 15.6% year-over-year to drive 18.5% of Cyber Monday sales. In the toy category, which gets the best deals on Cyber Monday, Lego's building blocks, Hasbro's Nerf dart guns and Mattel's Barbie dolls were among the top sellers.


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