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Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Brisk Consumer Spending

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:36am
U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy.
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National Book Award winners Sherman Alexie, Jacqueline Woodson among speakers at BookCon 2015

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:33am
National Book Award winners Sherman Alexie and Jacqueline Woodson will be among the featured speakers at BookCon 2015.
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Sneakers make their mark as men find their fashion comfort zone, mixing formal with informal

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:33am
Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti knew sneakers had truly arrived as a fashion statement when, at a formal dinner in Rome, he spotted a former Italian senator of a certain age wearing them with a pinstripe suit.
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Hungary's tax chief sues US diplomat for libel after comments about corruption at tax office

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:33am
The head of Hungary's tax authority has sued a senior American diplomat in Budapest for libel after he said in a published interview that the U.S. had knowledge of corruption at the tax office.
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SantaCon retains civil rights lawyer amid growing opposition to the annual New York bar crawl

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:21am
Organizers of the SantaCon bar crawl have retained a civil rights lawyer amid growing opposition to the annual event from New York City neighborhoods.
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Majority of Americans Not Planning to Hike Holiday Budgets

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:09am
If you thought lower gas prices were going to fuel holiday spending, think again.
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Swiss researchers suspend trial of Ebola vaccine after unexpected side effects reported

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:06am
Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects.
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Futures Up as Oil Bounces

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:57am
U.S. stock index futures were up slightly on Thursday, after a three-day drop by the S&P 500 as oil prices advanced and ahead of a flurry of economic data.
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Greek ex-finance minister Papaconstantinou to stand trial over list of Swiss bank depositors

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:33am
Greece's former finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, has been indicted before a special court on criminal charges over his handling of data on Greeks holding Swiss bank accounts.
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GlaxoSmithKline Seeks Variation on OK for Ambrisentan

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:32am
GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Thursday that it has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency to widen the uses for which its pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment Ambrisentan can be marketed.
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US retail sales rise a solid 0.7 pct. in November; spending up on autos, clothes, electronics

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:32am
U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.
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Starboard Confirms Staples Stake, Boosts Position in Office Depot

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:31am
Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and boosted its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, moves that could raise pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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Lululemon Projects Soft Holiday Quarter

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:13am
Lululemon Athletica Inc. on Thursday gave a disappointing outlook for its holiday quarter, citing delays at West Coast ports, a weak Canadian dollar and delayed store openings.
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Signed, sealed, delivered: EU regulators fine envelope cartel $24 million in time for holidays

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:32am
The European Commission's top competition regulator has unveiled a settlement with five envelope-makers, fining them a total of 19.4 million euros ($24 million) for forming a cartel.
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Harvard professor apologizes to Chinese restaurant for email rant after being overcharged $4

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:17am
A Harvard Business School instructor who blasted a Boston-area Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order apologized Wednesday for a lengthy and widely publicized email exchange with restaurant management.
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Prosecutor says chances of February execution of condemned Ohio child killer are 'nil'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:02am
As Ohio lawmakers rush to pass a bill supporters say is needed to restart executions in the state, a prosecutor says the chances of the next scheduled execution happening are "nil." The legislation up for a final Senate vote Thursday shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs to Ohio, a provision that supporters say is necessary to obtain supplies of the drugs.
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Hormone treatment fails to heal traumatic brain injuries; studies found progesterone is a dud

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:02am
Giving people with fresh traumatic brain injuries the hormone progesterone does no good, two major studies have found.
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Massages, pool tables, sprawling views await behind doors to Las Vegas high-roller suites

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:02am
The best view of the Las Vegas Strip might very well be from a toilet.
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Opponents of Nicaragua canal protest in capital 2 weeks ahead of planned groundbreaking

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:02am
Several thousand people marched through Nicaragua's capital Wednesday to protest a planned $50 billion inter-oceanic canal project that has residents of some villages fearing they will be displaced.
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Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Derulo among acts joining ABC's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' special

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:02am
Iggy Azalea is among the stars joining ABC's bicoastal New Year's Eve special.
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