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Crowds fill stores for Black Friday savings

Crowds fill stores for Black Friday savings

Fewer people lined up outside stores as Black Friday shopping kicked off, suggesting early discounts offered by retail chains and a surge in online buying may have taken the shine off America's bigges...

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Keep up with the sales, check out Small Biz Saturday

Keep up with the sales, check out Small Biz Saturday

And our small businesses are much more than just storefronts. The weekend after Thanksgiving marks Small Business Saturday - aimed at encouraging people to boost their local economies. Look no furth...

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India's economic growth at 6-year low

India's economic growth at 6-year low

Core infrastructure industries' output declined 5.8% in October, the biggest contraction since at least 2005, data released separately showed Friday. Reacting to the latest GDP figures, at 4.5%, a s...

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Hong Kong celebrates Thanksgiving as United States signs Human Rights & Democracy act

Hong Kong celebrates Thanksgiving as United States signs Human Rights & Democracy act

U.S. President Donald Trump on November 27 signed into law two human rights bills in support of protesters in Hong Kong, the White House said in a statement . The law would require the State Depa...

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China Furious, Hong Kong Celebrates After US Move On Bills

China Furious, Hong Kong Celebrates After US Move On Bills

Everyone globally should support that", said 25-year-old Jacky, who only gave his first name. The new bill says: "Hong Kong is part of China but has a largely separate legal and economic system". ...

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World markets mostly rise on trade optimism

World markets mostly rise on trade optimism

Stocks fell in Malaysia but rose in Taiwan and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Trump said the USA and China were close to an agreement on the first phase of a deal, while stressing Washington's support...

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United States oil imports, exports up last week

United States oil imports, exports up last week

Brent crude was down 19 cents, or 0.3%, at $63.87 a barrel by 0854 GMT, having dropped 0.3% on Wednesday. Crude for January delivery climbed well off its lows of the session but still fell $0.30 or...

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TSB announces closure of one of its Calderdale branches

TSB announces closure of one of its Calderdale branches

It now has outlets in Maidstone , Tunbridge Wells, Chatham, Bluewater, Sheerness and Ashford . The Warwick branch is scheduled to close in September 2020, while the Leamington branch is set to clo...

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Samsung, LG & Sony Television Sales Rounded Up by Retail Fuse

Samsung, LG & Sony Television Sales Rounded Up by Retail Fuse

For thousands more live deals visit theAmazon Black Friday & Cyber Monday page andWalmart Black Friday & Cyber Monday home page. We review products independently , but we may earn affiliate commiss...

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Trump signs Hong Kong human rights act into law

Trump signs Hong Kong human rights act into law

Trump had remained non-committal on whether he would sign it, suggesting it may hurt negotiations on the "phase one" trade deal with China. The president chose to sign the bill into law before the c...

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CN reaches tentative agreement with striking workers

CN reaches tentative agreement with striking workers

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union , which has been without a contract since July, says that CN wants to make it more hard to take time off and make employees work longer hours. "We want to e...

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FDA Adopts a More Aggressive CBD Enforcement Stance

FDA Adopts a More Aggressive CBD Enforcement Stance

CBD is now marketed in a variety of product forms. They accuse the named companies of "marketing CBD products to treat diseases or for other therapeutic uses for humans and/or animals", as well as "ma...

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Google sacks workers over data violations on security policies

Google sacks workers over data violations on security policies

The decision came amid rising tensions between Google employees and leadership as the company grapples with giving workers freedom of speech and controlling protests over issues such as climate ch...

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Top US and China trade officials discuss core issues in phone call

Top US and China trade officials discuss core issues in phone call

Washington and Beijing have delivered a series of positive signals in the last few days about closing in on a partial trade deal, known as "phase one". "We're with them", Trump said of the protester...

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Westpac fears customers walk out over scandal

Westpac fears customers walk out over scandal

Mr Hartzer finally stepped down on Tuesday following a report in The Australian that revealed details of Mr Hartzer's closed door meeting with senior executives on Monday, in which he said that West...

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Teased Once More Before Official Debut

Mercedes-Benz GLA Teased Once More Before Official Debut

The product planners and engineers and Mercedes-Benz have worked hard to create an air of exclusivity around Mercedes-Benz vehicles, highlighting the lack of compromises made in design, engineering an...

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Caltex receives 'unsolicited' $8.6 billion takeover offer from Canadian convenience chain

Caltex receives 'unsolicited' $8.6 billion takeover offer from Canadian convenience chain

The previous offer price was around $32 a share. It said discussions with Couche-Tard were at an early stage, and the proposal was conditional with no certainty that it would result in a deal . Ali...

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Illinois Part Of 16-State Lettuce Recall

Illinois Part Of 16-State Lettuce Recall

The agency says it's the same E. coli strain tied to previous outbreaks, including one from last Thanksgiving. According to a press release issued Friday by the Public Health Agency of Canada, there...

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Canopy Growth starts producing cannabis drinks at site in Canada

Canopy Growth starts producing cannabis drinks at site in Canada

Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock therefore has below averag...

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Tesla and Ford trade challenges in macho truck world

Tesla and Ford trade challenges in macho truck world

Chief billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said in a tweet that the e-vehicle maker's recently launched electric pickup CyberTruck orders had surpassed a whopping figure of 200,000 just after three ...

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Australia/US Deal To Loosen China's Grip On Rare Earths

Australia/US Deal To Loosen China's Grip On Rare Earths

Rare earth metals are used in many devices that people use every day, such as computers, DVDs, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, catalytic converters, magnets, and fluorescent lighting. Smith said ...

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Uber Loses Its License to Operate in London

Uber Loses Its License to Operate in London

Uber has been stripped of its licence to operate in London by TfL over safety breaches. For everyone - although arguably especially women, and especially late at night - passenger safety is mass...

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5G subscriptions to top 2.6 billion by end of 2025

5G subscriptions to top 2.6 billion by end of 2025

The new generation of mobile phone technology will bring faster data speeds and better accommodate a greater variety of connected devices. The report predicts that 4G LTE is likely to contribute to ...

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John Schnatter doesn’t think much of Papa John’s management

John Schnatter doesn’t think much of Papa John’s management

His latest interview was the strangest yet . John Schnatter , the founder and former public face of Papa John's , claimed the company's board of directors conspired to oust him as chief executive ...

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Police are using Boston Dynamics' Spot robot

Police are using Boston Dynamics' Spot robot

Company chief Marc Raibert showed the Massachusetts State Police using Spot at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics in April (see below), although it wasn't mentioned that police meant to lease the hardw...

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Tiffany looks to reclaim its luster in $16.2 billion deal with LVMH

Tiffany looks to reclaim its luster in $16.2 billion deal with LVMH

Tiffany will help grow its smallest business, give it a bigger share of the lucrative US market and expand in jewelry, the fastest-growing sector in the luxury goods industry. While the company dwarfs...

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Best Black Friday 2019 furniture deals

Best Black Friday 2019 furniture deals

The consumer champion tracked the prices of 83 products on sale on Black Friday , November 23 in 2018 for a year, from six months before the retail bonanza until six months after. Things are ramping ...

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Westpac share price and dividend: where next as CEO resigns

Westpac share price and dividend: where next as CEO resigns

Australian banking giant Westpac has sacked its chief executive over the money laundering scandal which threatens to cost the bank hundreds of millions of dollars. That would theoretically put the...

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Aramco IPO: It's a thanks, but no thanks from Malaysia's Petronas

Aramco IPO: It's a thanks, but no thanks from Malaysia's Petronas

The government has encouraged rich Saudis to invest, with many viewing it as an opportunity to show their patriotism after a September attack on Aramco facilities that struck at the heart of the kin...

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Schwab Buys Ameritrade in Brokerage Mega

Schwab Buys Ameritrade in Brokerage Mega

The tie-up would create a company so big, however, that it may draw sharp scrutiny from antitrust regulators. The combined firm of Ameritrade and Schwab would have an expected 24 million client acco...

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Facebook Viewpoints app will reward users for participating in surveys and research

Facebook Viewpoints app will reward users for participating in surveys and research

Viewpoints is a market research app like Google Opinion Rewards and it pays you for participating in surveys, tasks and research. "We want to better understand how the use of social media like Fac...

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Alibaba shares jump in blockbuster Hong Kong debut

Alibaba had raised HK$88 billion ($11.3 billion) in gross proceeds after its 500-million-share offering was priced at HK$176 each, compared with the maximum indicative price of HK$188. U.S. stock fu...

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Charles Schwab To Buy TD Ameritrade, Creating Brokerage Behemoth

Schwab sent shockwaves through the industry less than two months ago when it said it would do away with commissions for online trading of USA stocks and exchange-traded funds, fees that have long fuel...

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Ebay to sell StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05bn

Ebay to sell StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05bn

Viagogo said the takeover would create more choice for customers, but critics warned the company has a "long history of ripping off" music and sports fans. Ticketmaster, the largest ticket seller, ha...

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Over 80 TSB branches set to close with 400 jobs at risk

TSB recorded a statutory loss before tax of £105.4m in 2018, largely due to IT issues faced in April 2018 when a planned upgrade to the Bank's systems sparked prolonged downtime to internet and mobile...

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