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Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.
US stocks turn higher in afternoon trading  Washington Post
US stocks are mixed in midday trading  Daily Herald
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US economy growth faster than expected in third quarter
The US economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, boosted by a rise in exports and a jump in government defence spending.
US GDP growth is 3.5% in 3rd quarter
The devil is in the details on Q3 GDP upgrade  CNBC
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Can I Lock My Mortgage Rate for an Extended Period of Time?
A: The short answer to whether you can lock your mortgage rate for an extended period of time, in this case up to nine months, is "yes," but whether you want to lock a rate for that long is an open question.
Average 30-year mortage rate just shy of 4%  USA TODAY
US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.98 percent  Washington Post
International Low Cost Carriers Drive Transatlantic Fares Into The Ground
If you've been wondering why airfare to Scandinavian countries has been so inexpensive for the past few seasons, you have one particular airline to thank: Norwegian Air.
Wow Air launches $99 fares across Atlantic  Cullman Times Online
Wow Air Offering Flights To Europe For $99  Here And Now
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Dollar Reaches 3-Week High as GDP Backs Fed; Yen Falls
Central banks around the world are giving investors the green light to buy the dollar, which touched a three-week high against its major counterparts after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-purchase stimulus program.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note  Reuters
Dollar pares gain as Treasury yields slip  Financial Times
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Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling
Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.
Lovin' That Shrimp  Valley morning Star
Mystery shrimp in New Orleans?  WWL First News
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Jobless Claims Remain at Historically Low Levels
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
Unemployment claims hold near 14-year lows  USA TODAY
Applications for jobless aid tick up to 287K  The Detroit News
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Homelessness slowly on the decline
The nation's homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report.
Homeless population in Massachusetts rose 28% in past four years  Boston Globe
Count of Maine homeless dropped this year, but rises over long term, survey ...  Press Herald
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NYSE Had Malfunction in Price Feed Covering US-Traded Equities
The computer system that carries prices for thousands of equities listed on the New York Stock Exchange malfunctioned today, sowing confusion among traders.
NYSE suffers brief issue with trading processors  Reuters
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Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Online Prices
Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices. Above, a Wal-Mart employee makes price changes at a store. AP. By. Shelly Banjo.
Walmart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals  DailyFinance
Wal-Mart to close 30 underperforming stores in Japan, take charge  Reuters
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