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BoJ's Kuroda Reiterates Commitment To Achieve 2% Inflation Target
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday reiterated the central bank's commitment to achieve the 2 percent inflation target as early as possible and stated that the additional stimulus was not just in response to a slump in crude oil prices.
BOJ's Kuroda Cites Darwin's Theory of Evolution to Spur Higher Wages  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Kuroda Calls on Japan Inc to Embrace Shift to Inflation: Economy  Bloomberg
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Recipients of Jobless Benefits Down Sharply
A steadily improving labor market has reduced layoffs in recent months and cut the number of people receiving continuing state benefits by more than 500,000 from a year earlier.
Extended Unemployment benefit news update; EUC 2014; Lack of extended ...  Learning and Finance
Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low  SFGate
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Christmas retail sales record surpassed, retail group says
Australians spent in record numbers in the lead-up to Christmas, the peak retail body says, with those aged over 14 spending an average of $2,500 each in the six weeks leading up to today.
US retailers may only just meet holiday sales forecasts  CNBC
Shoppers back on high streets for festive season - but spending less  Irish Independent
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Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns
KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/ASSOCIATED PRESSShoppers were busy in December preparing for the Christmas Day. For some, the less-than-perfect gifts go back to the store as quickly as possible.
Santa goofed? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns  The Seattle Times
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USS Ranger featured in 'Top Gun' set to be dismantled for single penny
Washington:Aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, which featured in the movie 'Top Gun ', will be dismantled for single penny in Brownsville, Texas.
Top Gun Supercarrier USS Ranger Retires  Pioneer News
Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier  Macro Insider
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Uber Target Of Lawsuit By Philadelphia Cab Companies
LOS ANGELES - In the latest legal challenge to ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc., a group of 45 Philadelphia taxicab organizations have joined a suit alleging it of violating federal racketeering laws, the Linked Press reported Wednesday.
Uber Called 'Criminal Enterprise' by Philadelphia Cab Owners  Businessweek
Uber slapped with suit by 45 Phila. taxi companies  Philly.com
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More "Help Wanted" signs up at small businesses
Ken Romaniszyn, right, owner of Lady M Cake Boutiques, serves a customer last week in New York. Romaniszyn says his cakes, which had appealed mostly to the wealthy, are now attracting a wider range of customers.
Hiring by small firms a big deal  Albany Times Union
More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses  Longview Daily News
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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 Holdings to pay $100 mln fine in CFTC settlement  Reuters
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Wal-Mart testing exchange of gift cards
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National notes: Walmart unveils gift card exchange program  Omaha World-Herald
Don't want that gift card? Trade it in for Wal-Mart's  TBO.com
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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 Issues Drone Warning Video, As Thousands Are Set To Receive ...  International Business Times
Drones becoming a popular Christmas gift  KSN-TV
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