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Fewest Americans in Seven Weeks File Jobless-Benefit Claims
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market is making progress as the year ends.
Recipients of Jobless Benefits Down Sharply  Wall Street Journal
Unemployment claims drop showing optimistic future  TheCelebrityCafe.com
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US retailers likely to just meet holiday sales forecasts: experts
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from ...
3 Stocks for a Brighter Christmas - Analyst Blog  Nasdaq
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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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Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier
The ship is too big to squeeze through the Panama Canal, and will instead make a five-month journey around the tip of South America.
Top Gun Supercarrier USS Ranger Retires  Pioneer News
The Navy Paid 1 Cent To Get Rid Of This Ship  Newsy
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Dow smashes through 18000-point mark
In a year full of market milestones, Wall Street reached a couple more Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average past the 18,000-point mark for the first time and delivering the Standard & Poor's 500 index its second record-high close in two days.
Wall St. ends flat in short session, Dow ekes out record close  Reuters
Stocks show little movement after five-day rally  Buffalo News
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Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange
Starting today, Walmart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Walmart card.
Walmart gift card exchange: How to get extra Walmart gift cards easy  Examiner.com
Walmart will take your unwanted holiday gift cards  The Verge
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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 $1.3 Billion Accord Over Losses Is Approved  Businessweek
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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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Fargo company's app could help drones fly safely
Shawn Muehler and Alex Kube started Botlink, a technology company based in Fargo, N.D. The company is building an app to improve small drone safety.
FAA warns drone users of air safety  KOAT Albuquerque
FAA Issues Drone Warning Video, As Thousands Are Set To Receive ...  International Business Times
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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 ...
Power dreams  The News International
Some Surprises Among Economic Stories in 2014  Voice of America (blog)
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