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US jobless claims fall more than expected
WASHINGTON Nov 25 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, drifting back to near 42-year lows as labor market conditions continue to tighten.
US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week  Wall Street Journal
Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fall to 260000  ABC News
US consumer spending tepid; savings near three-year high
WASHINGTON Nov 25 - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Slow US Consumer Spending Signals Caution  Wall Street Journal
Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October  CBS News
Orders for US Durable Goods Rise Strong 3 Percent in October
WASHINGTON - Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain in October after two months of weakness, while a key category that tracks business investment plans advanced by the largest amount in three months.
US Durable Orders Climb in October  Wall Street Journal
Orders for Business Equipment in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast  Bloomberg
Euro falls below $1.06 against dollar
The euro broke through a key level against the strengthening dollar, underlining the market's growing expectation that the world's two big central banks are heading into 2016 in opposite monetary policy directions.
Euro Drops to 7-Month Low as ECB' Constancio Sees Low Inflation  Bloomberg
ECB seen easing policy next week with deposit rate cit, asset-buying expansion  Reuters
Cheap gas prices fueling expanded Thanksgiving travel day
LOS ANGELES - An expanded version of America's annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
Thanksgiving travel 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism  CNBC
Millions hit the road for Thanksgiving travel  Atlanta Journal Constitution
Cyber Monday Travel Deals: Up to 90 Percent Off Hotel Rooms
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Why retailers still want you in stores this weekend  USA TODAY
Is Black Friday Slipping? Yes, And That's Good For Everyone
Russia-Ukraine Feuding Worsens With Flight, Gas Stoppages
Russia and Ukraine escalated economic and political feuding on Wednesday as Kiev said it would close its airspace to Russian airlines and halt gas purchases from Russia, while the Kremlin accused Ukraine's government of “silent consent” to a power ...
Ukraine Stops Buying Russian Gas, Closes Airspace  New York Times
Ukraine bans Russia's airlines from crossing its airspace  The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
German business morale unexpectedly rises in November
BERLIN Nov 24 German business morale unexpectedly improved in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are more upbeat despite weaker export prospects in emerging markets.
German Business Confidence Rises in Sign of Robust Economy  Bloomberg
German execs remain optimistic despite Paris attacks  Al-Arabiya
The Merger That Was Promised: Pfizer And Allergan
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Pfizer-Allergan's Rx for tax avoidance  Los Angeles Times
So Pfizer will bring its tax bonanza back to the US? Uh-huh  CBS News
UK to cut government department spending by 12 bln pounds by 2020
LONDON Nov 25 Britain will make 12 billion pounds ($18.1 billion) of savings annually from government departments' day-to-day spending by the end of the decade as it seeks to return to a budget surplus, finance minister George Osborne said on ...
Spending Review: Will tax credit U-turn damage Osborne?  BBC News
Autumn statement 2015: Buy-to-let landlords sacrificed again with 3pc stamp ...