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Russia Says Ruble Is Stable, but Economic Troubles Remain
'We think that now this period has come to an end, the period of instability,' Russia Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Thursday.
As Russia Looks Ahead To 2015, Inflation Is Going To Be A Serious Problem  Forbes
Moscow seeks to reassure public that rouble crisis is over  Financial Times
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UPDATE 3-Saudis to keep spending heavily in 2015 budget, shrug off oil plunge
... * Figures suggest Saudis could cope with years of cheap oil. * State spending to edge up 0.6 pct from 2014 plan. * Big economic development projects to continue.
Saudi Rulers to Curb Wages as Kingdom Confronts Oil Slump  Bloomberg
Saudi Arabia Maintains Spending Plans in 2015 Despite Oil Slide  Wall Street Journal
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Citigroup to Sell Japanese Retail Banking Unit to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
TOKYO - Citigroup has agreed to sell its Japanese retail banking operations to the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in a retreat from unprofitable businesses around the world, the companies announced on Thursday.
Citi agrees to sell Japan retail banking to SMBC  Reuters
Sumitomo Mitsui to buy Citigroup's Japan retail operation  The Japan Times
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What to do with all those gift cards? Wal-Mart testing an exchange program
If Santa Claus brought you a lot of gift cards this year, Wal-Mart will take 'em off your hands. The retailer is testing a program that will let customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 stores, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card, which can be used ...
Wal-Mart testing exchange of gift cards  The Spokesman Review
National notes: Walmart unveils gift card exchange program  Omaha World-Herald
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Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers  Economic Times
No New Year Holidays For Russian Ministers  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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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.
USS Ranger featured in 'Top Gun' set to be dismantled for single penny  Business Standard
The Navy Paid 1 Cent To Get Rid Of This Ship by Elizabeth Hagedorn  Newsy
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Corzine's collapsed firm must pay $1.2B settlement
MF Global - the brokerage firm that collapsed when Corzine was its chief executive - has to pay $1.2 billion in restitution and a $100 million civil fine after it was found to have improperly used customers' money to prop up its faltering trading operations.
CFTC says MF Global Holdings ordered to pay $121 billion to customers as ...  Macro Insider
MF Global Holdings to Pay $1.21B in Restitution  ABC News
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Uber Announces $2 Fee For Uber Taxi Service in New York City
Uber, the social-taxi, mobile-vehilce-hailing application has added another $2 fee for picking up a fare in New York City. Uber claims that the new surcharge�which has been implemented in other markets before New York�helps to cover the cost of fare ...
Uber Target Of Lawsuit By Philadelphia Cab Companies  Macro Insider
Uber Called 'Criminal Enterprise' by Philadelphia Cab Owners  Businessweek
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Bad Santa 5 tips to tackle holiday gift returns
As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne present set effectively knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong in some cases. Mates and relatives?
How to Make Gift Returns Fast and Easy
Don't like a Christmas gift? Return it, but read the fine print first  Omaha World-Herald
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US jobless claims hit seven-week low, signals accelerated labor recovery
The number of Americans filing new jobless applications for claiming their unemployment benefits reached to its lowest level in seven weeks, signaling that the country's job market is steadily moving on the path of recovery.
Extended Unemployment benefit news update; EUC 2014; Lack of extended ...  Learning and Finance
UPDATE 2-US jobless claims fall to seven-week low  Reuters
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