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US jobless claims fall more than expected
WASHINGTON Nov 25 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, drifting back to near 42-year lows as labor market conditions continue to tighten.
US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week  Wall Street Journal
Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fall to 260000  ABC News
US business spending gauge surges, durable goods orders soar
WASHINGTON Nov 25 - A gauge of U.S. business investment plans surged in October, the latest suggestion that the worst of the drag from a strong dollar and deep spending cuts by energy firms was over.
US Durable Orders Climb in October  Wall Street Journal
Orders for Business Equipment in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast  Bloomberg
15 best deals on Black Friday 2015: NerdWallet
Santa isn't the only one making a list this season. Shoppers everywhere are making their own lists - Black Friday lists that is.
Google Has Your Black Friday Survival Plan  PC Magazine
Traffic Statistics Show That Black Friday Shopping Is Not the Busiest  I4U News
Euro, bond yields sink on ECB easing report
LONDON The euro and euro zone bond yields sank on Wednesday after Reuters reported that central bank officials are weighing up how to ease monetary policy further in the coming weeks, including staggering charges on banks hoarding cash or buying ...
ECB Said to Seek 1.3 Billion Euros of ABS in Renewed Buying Push  Bloomberg
Emerging market woes weigh on eurozone  Financial Times
Cheap gas fueling expanded Thanksgiving travel day
A man and woman embrace on the departure level of Los Angeles International Airport amid Thanksgiving holiday traffic, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.
Cheap gas revs up Thanksgiving travel  The Seattle Times
Thanksgiving getaway day off to sunny start (blog)
Why Yellen won't raise rates in Dec: Economist
Conventional wisdom says the Federal Reserve wants to telegraph clearly when it will raise interest rates for the first time in more than nine years in order to avoid market disruptions.
Consumer spending inches up in October as cautious Americans save more  Los Angeles Times
Opinion: This economy needs ultra-low interest rates just to stay afloat  MarketWatch
US Consumer Spending up 0.1% in October
WASHINGTON—U.S. consumer spending grew only slowly in October while Americans stepped up their savings, a sign of caution among households that could weigh on the economy heading into the final months of the year.
Consumer Spending Rises Less Than Forecast as Americans Save  Bloomberg
Consumer spending barely rises again in October  MarketWatch
George Osborne's Autumn Statement speech in full
Mr Speaker, this Spending Review delivers on the commitment we made to the British people that we would put security first. To protect our economic security, by taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring down our debt.
Housebuilding stocks drop as George Osborne announces higher stamp duty
Spending Review: George Osborne protects police funding  BBC News
Russia-Ukraine Feuding Worsens With Flight, Gas Stoppages
Russia and Ukraine escalated economic and political feuding on Wednesday as Kiev said it would close its airspace to Russian airlines and halt gas purchases from Russia, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine's government of “silent consent” to a power ...
Ukraine Stops Buying Russian Gas, Closes Airspace  New York Times
Ukraine closes airspace to Russian planes over gas supply row  Irish Independent
German business morale unexpectedly rises in November
BERLIN Nov 24 German business morale unexpectedly improved in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are more upbeat despite weaker export prospects in emerging markets.
German execs remain optimistic despite Paris attacks  Al-Arabiya
German business confidence unfazed by Paris attacks  Bangkok Post