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Oil rallies above $60, heads for fourth weekly decline on glut
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/2-year low as investors squared books ahead of the year-end festive break after six months of falling prices.
Oil prices rebound after overnight losses  MarketWatch
Oil Prices Rise in Asian Trade  Wall Street Journal
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Putin says Russia is 'not in a crisis' but here's why you should be worried
Earlier this week, Russia made its last-ditch effort to save its economy and its currency from collapsing. The country's central bank hiked the interest rates from 10.5 percent to 17 percent, the biggest hike since Russia's ruble crisis in 1998, to prevent the ruble ...
Will 2015 be the year Russia backs down?  Al Jazeera America
The High Cost Of Currency (Rouble) Stability  Seeking Alpha
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Jobless claims lowest in 6 weeks
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.
Jobless claims point to firmer labor market  RedEye Chicago
Drop in Jobless Claims Points to Economic Rally  New York Times
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US stocks within striking distance of records after monster rally
Editor's note: A prior version of this story gave an incorrect level for the Dow industrials. Getty Images. The verdict is in and the market got the dovish statement it wanted from the Fed.
Markets surge for second day  NorthJersey.com
BUSINESS WIRE: Dow industrials have their best day in three years  Fredericksburg.com
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Trump Taj Mahal deal falls apart, union says
The union representing more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday accused billionaire Carl Icahn of backing out of a deal that would have saved the endangered Atlantic City gambling hall.
APNewsBreak: Icahn promises $20M to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal ...  Minneapolis Star Tribune
Union: Taj will stay open even without Icahn deal  Newsday
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EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage
F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn.
EPA to issue first-ever guidelines on handling and storage of coal ash  WCBD
Electric Utilities Brace for New EPA Rules  Wall Street Journal
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Trade-Ideas: Red Hat (RHT) Is Today's Post-Market Leader Stock
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.
UPDATE 2-Linux distributor Red Hat raises full-year profit forecast  Reuters
Linux distributor Red Hat raises full-year profit forecast  CNBC
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Why Germany's having a merrier Christmas
Christmas in Germany will be that little bit merrier this year as positive business and consumer confidence points to a much-needed turnaround for the euro zone's largest economy -- one that veered dangerously close to recession just months ago.
German Consumer Sentiment to Reach Eight-Year High in January  Wall Street Journal
German consumer confidence on the rise  Chron.com
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Uber Suspends Portland Service While Seeking Clearance
Uber Technologies Inc. is limiting service in Portland, Oregon, for three months as it works with local officials on regulations that will let the mobile car-booking application operate legally in the city.
Uber Continues to Run into Roadblocks � Portland Operation Suspended  Yibada (English Edition)
Uber to leave Portland for 3 months in agreement with city  KING5.com
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Amazon's Prime Now brought me candy in 23 minutes
Amazon's new one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, works so well it might just inspire entirely new levels of laziness in all of us.
Amazon offers hour delivery in NY  iAfrica.com
Amazon debuts one-hour delivery for Manhattan customers  Newsday
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