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Flu vaccine a pretty good match for viruses this year: CDC

Flu vaccine a pretty good match for viruses this year: CDC

Also last week, the prevalence of flu-like illness continued to increase, according to a survey done by DHHS. "A 50 percent reduction in doctors' visits may translate to a similar or greater reduction...

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Zarif: Iranians not to tolerate threat

Zarif: Iranians not to tolerate threat

The U.S. Congress is seeking new sanctions strategies for Iran that don't need a nuclear-deal violation to be triggered, according to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who serves on the armed service...

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No Boeing union in SC after vote

No Boeing union in SC after vote

But this most recent test of Southern acceptance of collective bargaining movements is an uphill battle for the union and its backers. In South Carolina, right-to-work laws have helped drive union m...

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Warren Buffett Bets Big on Apple, Drops Deere, and Cuts Wal-Mart

Warren Buffett Bets Big on Apple, Drops Deere, and Cuts Wal-Mart

Buffett has said his company picked up shares of Southwest for the first time last quarter, and Tuesday's filing revealed Berkshire now owns about 43 million shares. The firm more than doubled its s...

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Two More Stores, Sears and Kmart, Drop Ivanka Trump Merchandise

Two More Stores, Sears and Kmart, Drop Ivanka Trump Merchandise

Just a week after Nordstrom announced it would stop selling Ivanka Trump-branded products, another major USA retailer announced it would stop carrying the Trump Home brand in its online store. More ...

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Oil Prices Advance Despite Modestly Higher Greenback

Front-month WTI crude futures now trade at $US53.14 per barrel, up 3.75% from the levels hit earlier this week. USA inventories tend to rise until late April when refinery demand accelerates ahead o...

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Trump touts new jobs as Intel resurrects Arizona chip factory

Days after Intel became one of the top tech companies in the United States to sign on to legal papers opposing President Trump's executive order temporarily banning residents of seven predominantly ...

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Rio Tinto bounces back into the black with a $6 billion profit

Mining companies have faced a tough year, with commodity prices at rock bottom forcing all miners to sell assets and cut down on costs. Brent crude, the global benchmark, averaged about $44 a barrel p...

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Teva Searches for a New CEO

Teva Searches for a New CEO

Teva , which saw its shares slip on the ruling, intends to appeal to the decision. The company said it hired a search firm to help identify candidates as it looks for a permanent CEO. Over the past ...

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Oil falls after biggest loss in two weeks on rising USA supply

Oil falls after biggest loss in two weeks on rising USA supply

However, Societe Generale oil analyst Michael Wittner said US shale output was rebounding faster than expected as more rigs drilled better and more efficient wells more quickly. Away from the oil mark...

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Macy's-Hudson's Bay talks in early stages

The sources asked not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential. Both Macy's and Hudson's Bay declined to comment. While Macy's is an iconic name, and host of New York's annual ...

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Snapchat parent files for $3 billion IPO

A born-and-raised Angeleno who graduated from New York University, he now lives in Los Angeles.He has broken stories on Snapchat's ad plans, Hulu founding CEO Jason Kilar's attempt to take on YouT...

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CBS Radio to merge with Entercom Communications, forming radio giant

CBS Radio to merge with Entercom Communications, forming radio giant

Radio giant Entercom , the parent company of sports talk radio WEEI, has bought its arch-rival The Sports Hub, WBZ-AM and other CBS Radio stations, the Herald reported. The companies will use a so-ca...

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Amid trade tensions with the US, Mexico draws closer to Europe

President Donald Trump has vowed to scuttle NAFTA, which also includes Canada, if he can not recast it to benefit U.S. interests, raising the risk of a major economic shock for Mexico. "Its been a cat...

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Bank of England hikes United Kingdom growth forecast; holds rate

Bank of England hikes United Kingdom growth forecast; holds rate

It predicts "weaker real income growth" for the United Kingdom over the coming years as the Brexit process plays out. Inflation is predicted to rise to 2% in February, hitting 2.8% in the first half...

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VW overtakes Toyota as world's best-selling automaker

VW overtakes Toyota as world's best-selling automaker

Volkswagen has surpassed Toyota as the world's top-selling automaker. Toyota , by contrast, relies heavily on Japan and the U.S. Growth is slow in the former-it sold 2.2 million vehicles there p...

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Alphabet misses on earnings, tops sales forecast

Alphabet reported revenue of $26.1 billion, far outstripping Wall Street expectations of $20.6 billion. It lost $1.21 billion in the fourth quarter of a year ago, and just $1.08 billion for the sam...

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Authorities: Man who lived with Beaudin killed her, Allenstown victims

Police believe the victims - known as the "Allentown Four" - were killed between 1977 and 1985. Beaudin vanished from her Hayward Street home, where she lived with her infant daughter and boyfriend, B...

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Saudi Arabia Says It Will Not Cut Exports To Key Market Japan

The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports its own data at 1530 GMT and traders will look to see whether the official figures confirm the industry's numbers. USA light cru...

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AFCON 2017: Watch Alioui's strike that sent Champions Ivory Coast packing

AFCON 2017: Watch Alioui's strike that sent Champions Ivory Coast packing

He planted the ball into the the top left corner of the Ivorian goal after which the team held on fairly well for the remainder of the game. Alioui's goal made sure of Ivory Coast's elimination and ...

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Paddy Power Betfair share price: Underlying EBITDA in line with guidance

Paddy Power Betfair share price: Underlying EBITDA in line with guidance

Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2016 totaled £ 388 million , up 10% from the same period a year earlier. Sports betting revenue accounted for the greater portion of the whole. A series...

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Malaysian transport minister to meet with MH370 families in Perth

Malaysian transport minister to meet with MH370 families in Perth

Australian transport minister Darren Chester said it was understandable relatives and the search team were disappointed to have no answers nearly three years on. While some experts believe the plane i...

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ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, For Now

At its last meeting in 2016 the European Central Bank announced it would scale back its €80bn a month money printing programme after March to €60bn a month for the rest of 2017. "Even though inflati...

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China GDP surprises with 6.8pc economic growth

China GDP surprises with 6.8pc economic growth

China's service sector put in the strongest performance for the year, growing 7.8 per cent, compared to manufacturing which increased 6.1 per cent. It appears the Chinese market is not collapsing just...

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The Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) Prime Card Just Got Better

The card also provides 2% back on purchases at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1% back on all other purchases. Spend a lot of time shopping on Amazon? Like Chase's famous Sapph...

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Trump Is Not Happy About An NBC Story On Russian Hacking Intelligence

Trump Is Not Happy About An NBC Story On Russian Hacking Intelligence

The FBI has a long-standing policy of restraint when it comes to accessing the files of US political parties out of concern over being blamed for interfering in the political process, officials said...

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Brent oil steadies above $55 ahead of supply cut deal

The non-Opec producers agreed to cut production by 558,000 bpd, with more than half the cuts shouldered by Russian Federation, bringing the total output cut to 1.8m bpd. There was no trading on Monday...

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Scarlett Johansson Beats 'Captain America' Co-Stars As Top-Grossing Actor Of 2016

Following close behind Johansson are her Civil War co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr ., who both tied for second place at 1.5 billion due to their respective roles as Captain America a...

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Toshiba shares fall 10% on nuclear business loss reports

CB&I received no upfront payment for the sale of the nuclear construction business, but stood to receive earnouts based on the progress of the completion of two US projects by Stone & Webster: a nucle...

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India's oil imports from Iran fell 19% in November

India's oil imports from Iran fell 19% in November

WTI crude futures were 28 cents or 0.9 percent down from the previous close and stood at $52.67. In the ETF realm, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 0.56% to $76.54 a share, while th...

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Read this if you are still looking for Hatchimals!

Read this if you are still looking for Hatchimals!

They're interactive eggs that hatch into cute animals if kids play with them long enough-there are hybrids of owls, penguins, dragons, turtles, and bears. Newport put an offer on the Wilmington Yard S...

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Price Target Raised to $7.50 at Ladenburg Thalmann

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Price Target Raised to $7.50 at Ladenburg Thalmann

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 3.00 on the shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Chesapeake Energy Corporation on 11/03/2016 reported its...

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Enterprises Brace as Court Suspends Overtime Rule

Enterprises Brace as Court Suspends Overtime Rule

The change under the Fair Labor Standards Act would have doubled the annual salary threshold - to $47,476 from the current $23,660 - that generally determines who qualifies for overtime pay when they ...

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US home prices surpass pre-recession peak amid healthy sales

US home prices surpass pre-recession peak amid healthy sales

USA home prices in September surpassed a pre-recession peak hit more than 10 years ago after falling sharply during the housing crisis. It appears that the transitional aspect of September went be...

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This Year, Shoppers Experience Black Friday from Their Smartphones

This Year, Shoppers Experience Black Friday from Their Smartphones

This weekend is crucial to set the tone for the season. She sought out a few PlayStation games for her son and said she had no plans to shop online. Unlike many, however, it will be open all of Black...

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Fed's Beige Book shows modest economic growth across U.S.

Fed's Beige Book shows modest economic growth across U.S.

NY said activity had been flat since the last survey. The Fed is scheduled to hold its two-day monetary policy meeting on December 13th and 14th and the latest Beige Book doesn't alter outlook for Dec...

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Ottawa Redblacks win first Grey Cup title in franchise history

Fittingly, the REDBLACKS claimed the 104th Grey Cup in the very location that the Ottawa Rough Riders won the 64th Grey Cup at CNE Stadium in 1976. "I was like, 'No, please don't tell me this is hap...

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Vegan campaigners demand animal fat removed from new £5 notes

Vegetarians and vegans have reacted with fury after it emerged the Bank of England used animal fat to make its new £5 notes. The discovery was made when Twitter user Steffi Rox asked the Bank vi...

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Euro zone business activity speeds up

Euro zone business activity speeds up

The study suggests that higher activity levels will remain in the coming months as new orders also grow at the fastest pace this year. The French private sector strengthened in November as service...

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Murray defeats Cilic in first match as world number one

Murray defeats Cilic in first match as world number one

It appeared Wawrinka might have awoken when he ripped a forehand victor down the line from outside the doubles alley in the eighth game of the second set but later in the game, he missed a second-serv...

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Demonetisation: Finance minister clarifies Mallya's loans written off 'only in books'

He said, "There is a bit of malapropism involved in this". Write-offs essentially is an idea exercised by banks to clear bad loan impacts on balance sheets and which is implemented after all the m...

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Dollar slips before Yellen as bonds gain; Asian shares fluctuate

Dollar slips before Yellen as bonds gain; Asian shares fluctuate

Thirty-year Treasury yields fell four basis points, or 0.04 percentage point, to 2.92 per cent, according to Bloomberg Bond Trader data. Analysts initially anticipated a weaker dollar under a Trum...

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Dow Stretches Gains Into Day Seven With Another Record

Dow Stretches Gains Into Day Seven With Another Record

Today, they're all in the red, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has given up its gains slipped into negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial average opened at a record high on Monday, drive...

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Russian Singer Seeks to Raise Awareness

Russian Singer Seeks to Raise Awareness

Diabetic retinopathy which leads to blindness is the most common eye condition among diabetics. Although there hasn't been much increase in type 1 diabetes among children in India, type 2 diabetes is ...

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Tesla to give all future models full self-driving capability

The self-driving hardware includes eight cameras that give the vehicle a full 360 degrees of vision at a range of up to 250 metres. Tesla says the 12 sensors can "see" objects at almost twice the di...

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SBI blocks more than 6L debit cards due to security breach

SBI blocks more than 6L debit cards due to security breach

Banks have also been asking their customers not to share the password with any other person, in order to avoid security breaches such as skimming and cloning of cards that could lead to data theft. A ...

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Netflix Shares Soar in Worldwide Subscriptions Boom

Netflix Shares Soar in Worldwide Subscriptions Boom

Their per share earnings for the third-quarter stands at 12 cents, which is nearly double of the 7 cents they made a year earlier in the same period. During the quarter, Netflix saw the debut of "...

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United States imposes flight ban on Samsung Note 7 phones

United States imposes flight ban on Samsung Note 7 phones

Now that replacement Galaxy Note 7 handsets have officially been recalled by the CPSC and Samsung has called for all units to be returned , the phablet has been banned from all USA flights. Although ...

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Investors press Samsung to split into two companies

Now is the time for real shareholder value, corporate governance and transparency improvements, which we believe will help Samsung Electronics achieve an equity market valuation that properly refl...

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Clinton Rips Trump on Taxes, Saying He Represents 'Rigged System'

Clinton Rips Trump on Taxes, Saying He Represents 'Rigged System'

Kaine is a USA senator and former governor of Virginia. Trump avoided the controversy at a Monday morning rally in northern Virginia. In a post on his blog Bronte Capital, John Hempton says ther...

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