• Gasoline prices climb in time for holidays

    Gasoline prices climb in time for holidays

    With just a few days before Christmas weekend, US holiday travelers are seeing spikes at the gas pump because of higher oil prices, a retail analyst said. Miriah Madole fills up her vehicle while stopping to get gas at the Citgo Lions Quick Mart in Janesville in February 2016. Over the past four weeks, average prices have risen by 20 cents a gallon in IN and Wisconsin, 25 cents in IL and 28 cents in MI.

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  • Christmas supermarket opening hours: When are Asda, Lidl, Tesco and M&S open?

    Christmas supermarket opening hours: When are Asda, Lidl, Tesco and M&S open?

    Walgreen's stores are open extended hours Christmas Eve from 9 midnight and will be open Christmas day 8 10 p.m. The Santiam Liquor Store in Albany will close at 5 p.m. Carmike movie theaters at the mall will be open Christmas Eve with movies beginning at 10:45 a.m. and Christmas Day with movies starting at 1 p.m. Big Lots : Open until 10 p.m.

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  • Tesla's Musk to ring in 2017 with self-driving cars

    Stock performance in last five sessions is recorded as -1.29% while year to date (YTD) performance is 26.53%. Microsoft warned the same month that it would hike prices for United Kingdom businesses in the new year to the extent of 22 per cent to "realign close to euro levels" and harmonise prices across the EU.

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  • Hillary Clinton Had A Bigger 'Faithless Elector' Problem Than Trump

    Hillary Clinton Had A Bigger 'Faithless Elector' Problem Than Trump

    That came after some electors reported being pressured to withhold their votes from Trump. The Electoral College affirmed Trump as the president about six weeks after his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, with scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur.

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  • Lockheed Martin shares take another tumble after Trump tweet

    Lockheed Martin shares take another tumble after Trump tweet

    In after-hours trading following Trump's tweet, Lockheed shares fell 2 percent and Boeing's rose 0.7 percent. With a current development and acquisition price tag of Dollars 379 billion for a total of 2,443 F-35 aircraft - majority destined for the Air Force - the Lockheed Martin-built plane is the most expensive in history, and costs are set to go higher still.

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  • Italian parliament approves Monte dei Paschi di Siena public bailout

    It is feared the state intervention could trigger a severe backlash against the government. Its efforts to swap debt for equity netted only 2.45 billion euros (£2.1bn). What happens next is not entirely clear. The index on Tuesday rose 0.5% ( to 361.32, closing at its highest level since December past year.

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  • U.S. GDP Growth Upwardly Revised More Than Expected In Q3

    The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased to an annual rate of 3.5 percent, two tenths over the prevision of analysts, who believe the rhythm will be hard to maintain for the fourth quarter. But oil prices have risen in recent months, helping spur a partial rebound, and the greenback leveled off until a recent rally. Non-residential outlays were previously reported to have increased at a 10.1 per cent.

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  • Hyundai Just Fired Its US Chief Executive

    Since joining Hyundai during its infancy in 1987, Flannery has been instrumental in leading the company through periods of rapid change and positioning it for steady growth. Zuchowski had been chief executive of Hyundai Motor America since 2014, having joined Hyundai in 2007. Prior to that he served as senior attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Ford Motor Co.

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  • Feds investigating 1 million Dodge, Ram vehicles for roll-away collisions

    On December 21, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the investigation of several trucks and sports utility vehicles from Dodge and Ram. 25 accidents and 11 injuries have been made out of the 43 complaints. The problem, as with a previous recall, is the shifter. The problem in the vehicles recalled earlier has been tied to 309 reports of property damage, 266 crashes, and 68 injuries.

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  • Odebrecht Admits Bribery, Agrees to Record $2.6 Billion Fine

    Odebrecht Admits Bribery, Agrees to Record $2.6 Billion Fine

    One of the firms, Odebrecht, a global construction company, played a key role in the corruption scandal that's sparked Brazil's worst recession ever and engulfed its politicians, including the last two presidents. In related proceedings, Odebrecht also settled with the Ministerio Publico Federal in Brazil and the Office of the Attorney General in Switzerland.

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  • App of the Week: NORAD Santa Tracker

    App of the Week: NORAD Santa Tracker

    Instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the Crew Commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. Santa tracking starts at 2:01 a.m. The firetruck's sirens, apparently being used to alert families that Santa was passing by, prompted several residents to call 911, neighbors said. They also provided additional information on Santa's location.

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  • 'RBI now Reverse Bank of India'

    'RBI now Reverse Bank of India'

    On December 19, it came out with a new regulation restricting deposit of more than Rs 5,000 by one person. A deposit was originally supposed to be allowed only after the depositor satisfactorily answers why they couldn't put the money into their account earlier.

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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Wednesday

    The stock was up slightly in Wednesday morning trade before turning slightly lower. USA stocks have been roaring ahead since the election, with the Dow up nine per cent and the S&P 500 six per cent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's plans for deregulation and infrastructure spending will boost the economy.

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  • Rahul Levels Allegations Against Modi, BJP Rebuts Charges

    Rahul Levels Allegations Against Modi, BJP Rebuts Charges

    Prime minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi wrestled it out in battleground Uttar Pradesh sparring over demonetisation, which Rahul says is "fire-bombing" on poor and not surgical strike against blackmoney while Modi offered reward for shopkeepers using digital mode of payment.

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  • U.S. stocks finish higher while Dow falls short of 20000

    Stocks edged down and the dollar eased from a 14-year high on Wednesday, giving back some of the gains chalked up since Donald Trump's USA election victory as investors took profits on the rally in risk assets over the past six weeks. cents to $US55.61. The VIX index, the measure of the stock market's volatility, briefly slipped below 11 on Wednesday - hitting its lowest level since August 2015 and the second-lowest since June 2014 - and all three major indexes have moved by 0.1% or less.

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  • Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

    Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

    Acen King, 3, was shot whil his grandmother was stopped at a stop sign. The city of Little Rock is also offering a $20,000 reward. "I was at the stop sign and the guy blew the horn at me and I blew it back, and he shot but I thought he shot in air, but he shot at the vehicle", King-Macon can be heard saying on the call.

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  • General Mills Inc. (GIS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

    General Mills Inc. (GIS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

    They expect $0.88 EPS, up 6.82% or $0.06 from last year's $0.82 per share. Following Earnings result, share price were DOWN 13 times out of last 21 Qtrs. Shares were Downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Dec 15, 2016 to " Sector Perform" and Lowered the Price Target to $ 69 from a previous price target of $73.

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  • Involved shooting in Vancouver

    Involved shooting in Vancouver

    It is unknown if that weapon is connected to the man who was inside the station. When police arrived, the man was aboard a train. Officers managed to barricade the man inside a SkyTrain auto, but he broke his way out using the knife, according to VPD.

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  • Dozens wounded at Mexico fireworks blast

    Video footage taken from a distance managed to capture the explosion, as a plume of smoke filled the air and fireworks went off in all directions. Aussie dodges big wave carnage to claim victory Australian big wave surfer Jamie Mitchel has come face to face with the world's biggest waves and emerged victorious, taking out the final of the Nazare Challenge in Portugal.

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  • DR Congo: Tshisekedi calls for peaceful resistance against Kabila

    DR Congo: Tshisekedi calls for peaceful resistance against Kabila

    Lubumbashi is a stronghold of Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader who had been hoping to run in the presidential election which has, however, been postponed indefinitely. But after a week of mediation, they were suspended and due to resume on Wednesday. Some opposition leaders have agreed Kabila can remain in office.

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  • When Will Oil Rise Above $55?

    Meanwhile, February Brent crude LCOG7, -0.25% on London's ICE Futures exchange retreated 29 cents , or 0.5%, at $54.92 a barrel. Crude prices have fluctuated over the weeks as investors have shifted between optimism and pessimism over the likelihood that OPEC and other oil-producing countries will make good on promises to cut production.

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  • Rite Aid divestiture a

    Rite Aid divestiture a "transformative" event for Fred's

    Walgreens said in October 2015 that it planned to buy Rite Aid in a deal that would create about 12,000 USA locations - several thousand more than its closest competitor, CVS. investors were having their best and busiest day ever Tuesday, as the retailer's $950 million deal with Rite Aid stores could propel the company into the Top 3 in the drugstore game.

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  • Stocks Highlights: The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), DURECT Corporation (NASDAQ:DRRX)

    The correct version of this report can be viewed at On average, analysts expect Kraft Heinz to post $3.26 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.94 EPS for the next fiscal year. The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 16th.

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  • Monte dei Paschi Plummets Amid Rift with Government Rescue Fund

    Monte dei Paschi shares extended losses on the news, erasing a week's gains to trade down 7.7 percent at 19.3 euros each. In a statement, the bank said the share sale will begin at 1pm GMT and 65% of the new shares to go on sale will be reserved for institutional investors and will be priced between €1 and €24.9.

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  • WPP facing U.S. price-fixing probe in video advertising sector

    WPP facing U.S. price-fixing probe in video advertising sector

    The holding company did not identify the units receiving the subpoenas. On December 7, Interpublic (IPG) said one of its standalone agencies was contacted by the DOJ for documents regarding video production practices. On Friday, Omnicom Group acknowledged the investigation. The Justice Department's investigation was propelled by a June report commissioned by the Association of National Advertisers, said the people familiar with the matter.

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  • U.S. housing starts tumble from nine-year high

    U.S. housing starts tumble from nine-year high

    Numbers revealed Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department showed groundbreaking on new housing projects dropped 18.7% to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units. "The trends in the single-family data still appear to be moving higher over time, which is a favorable signal regarding upcoming single-family construction activity", said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan in NY.

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  • Toys for Tots distributes Christmas presents

    Toys for Tots distributes Christmas presents

    The Albany GSP post has been organizing for Toys for Tots for a decade, making Christmas brighter for dozens of children in need. Throughout the year, Orbus dedicates itself to giving back to the communities surrounding its Woodridge, IL and Las Vegas, NV manufacturing and production facilities.

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  • After harsh light, a cheaper version of EpiPen from Mylan

    After harsh light, a cheaper version of EpiPen from Mylan

    EpiPen costs $600 for a two-pack, at least a 500 percent increase from its the price in 2007, though cost savings on the generic version will likely depend on insurance and other provisions, according to the Associated Press . In September, a Congressional panel grilled Mylan CEO Healthier Bresch about the soaring cost, which she has blamed in part on insurers, pharmacy benefits managers and other middlemen that stand between the drugmaker and the customer.

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  • Chelsea march on as Diego Costa seals victory at Crystal Palace

    Chelsea march on as Diego Costa seals victory at Crystal Palace

    While Chelsea is unadventurous in front of goal under the Italian, it is watertight in defense, keeping nine clean sheets in the winning run that started after a 3-0 humbling at Arsenal. "We have reached a good balance between offence and defence". Conte's men have become ruthlessly efficient though. The Spain worldwide climbed high to connect with Cesar Azpilicueta's cross in the 43rd minute, guiding a header beyond the reach of Wayne Hennessey at a foggy Selhurst Park.

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  • Japan Overtakes China as Largest Holder of U.S. Treasuries

    Following the surge in the USA dollar after the election of Donald Trump, the value of the yuan dropped again. China's reduction of its holdings of Treasuries in the autumn may well have helped it avoid some hefty losses. SAFE also noted there is a solid basis for cross-border capital flow to be stable, in view of China's low external debts, an opening inter-bank bond market, and a stable yuan exchange rate index.

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  • BA cabin crew vote for strike action in pay dispute

    BA cabin crew vote for strike action in pay dispute

    It follows an announcement from the union Unite that check-in staff and baggage handlers will stage a walk-out at 18 leading United Kingdom airports on 23 December - the busiest day of the festive season. Matt Smith, a Unite representative, said the pay for the so-called Mixed Fleet cabin crew was "just over the minimum wage and below the national average".

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  • Mortgage Rates Keep Going Up

    Mortgage Rates Keep Going Up

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced an increase in its benchmark interest rate for the first time in almost a year. The day before the election, it was 1.83 percent. The 15-year fixed-rate average rose to 3.37 percent with an average 0.5 point. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.37%, up one basis point during the week.

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  • Cuomo, de Blasio aides spar on Twitter amid deer drama

    Cuomo, de Blasio aides spar on Twitter amid deer drama

    The animal was originally planned to be euthanized after it was captured by Animal Care & Control, though reports suggested that officials would relocate it up-state. "The city did not accept our offer until just before noon, and while we were arriving on scene the deer died in the city's possession". The controversy over one deer is just the latest in a series of incidents highlighting the tense relationship between de Blasio and Cuomo, who have feuded openly in the past year.

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  • Inovalon Holdings Inc. (INOV) Receives $16.13 Consensus PT from Analysts

    Inovalon Holdings Inc. (INOV) Receives $16.13 Consensus PT from Analysts

    Zacks Research also compiles analyst ratings using a scale that ranges from 1 to 5. 03/26/2015 - Inovalon Holdings, Inc . had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of OH raised its position in Inovalon Holdings by 94.3% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 8,827 shares of the company's stock valued at $159,000 after buying an additional 4,285 shares in the last quarter.

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