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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.
Drop in Jobless Claims Points to Economic Rally  New York Times
Jobless claims fall as US labour market strengthens  Irish Examiner
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Yen weakens as risk sentiment improves, BoJ maintains status quo
LONDON (Reuters) - The yen fell on Friday amid expectations of further stimulus next year to bolster Japanese inflation and also on a revival of global risk sentiment after battered oil prices and Russia's ruble stabilised.
Yen Weakens a Third Day as BOJ Maintains Easing; Kiwi Advances  Bloomberg
BOJ resumes upbeat spin, nixes need for more easing  The Japan Times
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Dow soars 421 points in best day since Nov. 2011
Stocks soared for a second day Thursday and the Dow had its best day in more than three years as good feelings about the Fed's Wednesday announcement that rate hikes aren't on the immediate horizon continued to boost the market.
Dow Gains 400 Points as Market Extends Rally  New York Times
Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector  The Seattle Times
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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
WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.
Electric Utilities Brace for New EPA Rules  Wall Street Journal
EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage  STLtoday.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 debuts one-hour delivery for Manhattan customers  Newsday
Amazon promises deliveries in one hour  WESH Orlando
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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)
Cab app Uber could be ordered to shut down Taiwan operations  Focus Taiwan News Channel
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Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.80 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.
Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.80 percent  Lexington Herald Leader
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Thai tuna firm buys US rival Bumble Bee for $1.5bn
The world's largest canned tuna producer, Thai Union Frozen Products, is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (�960m).
Local company, Bumble Bee Seafoods, acquired for $1.5B  San Diego News Room
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Kraft Foods announces CEO change
Kraft Foods Group Inc. announced that Chairman John Cahill will replace Chief Executive Tony Vernon next week, saying the packaged-food giant needs to change more quickly amid challenges for the food industry.
Kraft Foods Group Names John Cahill as CEO  Bloomberg
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