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Kuroda Calls on Japan Inc to Embrace Shift to Inflation: Economy
Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda called on Japan Inc. to deploy its cash and invest more on facilities and workers, saying �the rule book for business will be rewritten� as the economy emerges from deflation.
Bank of Japan's Haruhiko Kuroda says Japan benefits greatly from oil ...  Economic Times
BOJ policymakers call for fiscal reform amid tax hike delay - minutes  Reuters UK
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Recipients of Jobless Benefits Down Sharply
A steadily improving labor market has reduced layoffs in recent months and cut the number of people receiving continuing state benefits by more than 500,000 from a year earlier.
Fewest Americans in Seven Weeks File Jobless-Benefit Claims  San Antonio Express-News
Unemployment claims drop showing optimistic future  TheCelebrityCafe.com
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Christmas retail sales record surpassed, retail group says
Australians spent in record numbers in the lead-up to Christmas, the peak retail body says, with those aged over 14 spending an average of $2,500 each in the six weeks leading up to today.
Shoppers back on high streets for festive season - but spending less  Irish Independent
Shoppers Flock to Retail Stores for Last-Minute Gifts  KULR-TV
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Uber's $2 fee irks cabbies and TLC
The car-hailing app added a $2 fee for New York City users that hail a yellow cab using the app's UberT payment platform. Uber claims the surcharge - which it has implemented in other markets - helps cover taxi drivers in the event of cancellations.
Uber Called 'Criminal Enterprise' by Philadelphia Cab Owners  Businessweek
Uber slapped with suit by 45 Phila. taxi companies  Philly.com
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Oil's Swift Fall Raises Fortunes of US Abroad
BRUSSELS - A plunge in oil prices has sent tremors through the global political and economic order, setting off an abrupt shift in fortunes that has bolstered the interests of the United States and pushed several big oil-exporting nations - particularly those ...
Could oil's nosedive be the shock that will finally brings global stocks ...  Financial Post
2014's Booms, Bans, and Busts no. 4: Exports & Mexico's ...  Bakken.com
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Top Gun Supercarrier USS Ranger Retires
The US Navy vessel the USS Ranger is making its final voyage on the ocean. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has paid one whole penny to transport the legendary aircraft carrier to the International Shipbreaking facility in Brownsville, TX, next ...
Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier  Macro Insider
The Navy Paid 1 Cent To Get Rid Of This Ship  Newsy
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Hiring by small firms a big deal
If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small-business owners.
More help needed at small businesses  DeKalb Daily Chronicle
More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses  Journal Times
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CFTC Fines MF Global's Parent Company $100 Million
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it fined the parent company of failed brokerage MF Global Inc. $100 million as part of a settlement stemming from the firm's 2011 collapse.
Corzine's collapsed firm must pay $1.2B settlement  New York Post
MF Global Holdings to pay $100 mln fine in CFTC settlement  Reuters
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Santa goofed? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns
Don't sweat a missing receipt. Most retailers will require you to show ID anyway. By ALEX VEIGA. The Associated Press. Related.
Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns  Charlotte Observer
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National notes: Walmart unveils gift card exchange program
Starting today, Walmart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Walmart card.
Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange  Richmond.com
Walmart will take your unwanted holiday gift cards  The Verge
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