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Jobless Claims in U.S. Decrease to Lowest Level in Six Weeks
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.
Jobless claims still signal strong US hiring  MarketWatch
US jobless aid applications decline to 289000  Fox News
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Fed's 'Patience' on an Interest Rate Increase Has Its Limits
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen restored clarity to the central bank's monetary policy plans, saying it was on course to raise interest rates, though not right away, after officials issued a statement that some Fed-watchers found confusing.
Wall Street Rallies on Back of Dovish Fed Sentiment  Fox Business
Why the Fed thinks the US economy still needs help  CNBC
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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
New York Ban on Natural Gas Development Tough to Swallow for Manufacturers  Shopfloor
Citing perils, state bans fracking  Albany Times Union
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Poll: 81 Percent Back Putin Even as Ruble Falls
MOSCOW - From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.
UPDATE 2-Russian rouble slips as Putin speech fails to impress  Reuters
Putin: West wants to put Russian bear 'on a chain'  USA TODAY
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Can Amazon's one-hour service give it the edge?
From Thursday Amazon is taking on the big department stores like Macy's and Wal-Mart and offering to deliver items like shampoo and batteries to shoppers in under an hour.
Amazon.com Launches One-Hour Delivery in Manhattan  Businessweek
Amazon launches one-hour deliveries with Prime Now  Fortune
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Franc drops as Swiss announce negative rates; stocks jump after Fed
LONDON (Reuters) - The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday after its central bank announced a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and likely inflows from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year.
Swiss Central Bank to Introduce Negative Interest Rates  Wall Street Journal
Swiss Franc Slips Most Since 2013 on Negative Rates; Real Rises  Bloomberg
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$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower
Edward O'Donnell, a former executive at mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, is set to collect a cool $57.6 million from Bank of America (BAC), for his role in exposing fraudulent activity at the firm.
Bank of America 'Hustle' whistleblower earns $57 million payout  Fortune
Former Countrywide exec will receive $57M in whistle-blower case  Kansas City Business Journal (blog)
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Rite Aid hikes 2015 forecast after beating 3Q expectations
CAMP HILL, Pa. Shares of Rite Aid soared Thursday after the nation's third-largest drugstore chain reported a 47 percent jump in fiscal third-quarter earnings and hiked its annual forecast after dropping it for two straight quarters.
UPDATE 1-Rite Aid raises full-year forecast after strong third quarter  Reuters
Rite Aid's Stock Is Soaring Following Its Q3 Earnings Beat, Should You ...  Seeking Alpha
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Kraft Foods names board chair John Cahill as chairman and CEO
Kraft Foods on Thursday named John Cahill, chairman of its board of directors, as chairman and CEO of the company. Cahill previously worked as chairman and CEO of PepsiCo.
Kraft's chairman adds CEO title to run food maker  Fortune
CompaniesKraft chairman Cahill adds chief executive role  Financial Times
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FedEx (FDX) Stock Rises in Pre-Market Trading Today After Goldman Sachs ...
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of FedEx Corp. (FDX) are higher by 1.80% to $170.80 in pre-market trading on Thursday, following a ratings upgrade to "buy" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs.
Services Stocks Major News: FedEx Corporation (NY...  eMarketsDaily
FedEx Price Target Increased to $165.00 by Analysts at RBC Capital (FDX)  WKRB News
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