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Dollar dips, weighed down by sagging long-term U.S. yields

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Oil prices firm on expected OPEC cut extension

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Nordstrom joins retailers experimenting with new philosophy: Smaller is better

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Massachusetts supermarket sells 11 winning lottery tickets on the same day

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Fiat Chrysler, Eni cooperating on emissions reductions

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Ion Investment to buy controlling stake in Dealogic from Carlyle, Euromoney
Financial technology company Ion Investment Group said on Wednesday it would buy a controlling stake in Dealogic, which provides financial content and analytics, from Carlyle Group and Britain's Euromoney Institutional Investor. Ion and Carlyle did not provide financial terms of the deal in a statement but said that Carlyle would retain "significant ownership" in Dealogic. European financial publisher Euromoney said it would sell its entire stake in Dealogic to Ion Investment for about $135 million   Read More ...
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The stocks Amazon is killing are showing signs of life ahead of holidays
The retailers that are being crushed by Amazon have rallied in the past two weeks ahead of the holiday shopping period, but if history is a guide, they could underperform again after Thanksgiving. Bespoke Investment Group's "Death by Amazon" index includes 62 brick-and-mortar retailers whose businesses have been hurt by Amazon and internet shopping. Since its peak in September 2015, the index has lost a third of its value, and it has declined by 15 percent this year alone, while the is up 15 percent   Read More ...
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Global growth is booming, but oil stocks have lagged. Why that’s about to change
Energy stocks are about to play catch-up to the rest of the market, one strategist says. Larry McDonald, founder of the Bear Traps Report investment newsletter, has been watching closely the apparent disconnect between strong global growth and lagging oil stocks. After all, domestic and international stock markets are near all-time highs, he pointed out. While energy has been lagging other sectors this year, the group is about to play catch-up as oil prices rise, he said   Read More ...
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If you invested $1,000 in stocks like Amazon and Netflix 10 years ago, here's what you'd have now
Investing in the stock market has been shown to be the most efficient and effective way of turning money into more money, and yet 61 percent of millennials say they're afraid of getting started. Overcoming that fear, though, could pay off. Just look back 10 years. Financial website How Much took a look at some popular stocks in 2007 to find out how much a $1,000 investment in each would be worth now, as of October 31   Read More ...
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Experts are calling for the 'Icarus' stock rally to finally lose altitude
The 2017 global stock market rally is showing signs of fatigue and a 10 percent correction in U.S. equities looks imminent, experts are predicting. Conflict in the Korean Peninsula or a Middle East oil crisis are emerging as the main low-probability but potentially high-impact market events. A central bank policy error or the failure of President Donald Trump's tax plan are likelier catalysts that may break what Bank of America Merrill Lynch calls the "Icarus melt-up" in global equities led by U   Read More ...
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North Korea calls terror relisting 'serious provocation' by Trump: State media
North Korea denounced on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it a "serious provocation and violent infringement," North Korean state media reported. Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs   Read More ...
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Stocks may have soared this year, but it's not too late to join Asia's 'party,' BlackRock says
Equity markets around the world have rallied for most of 2017, giving rise to concerns that stocks are becoming expensive. But the world's largest asset manager, BlackRock, said it is not too late to join the party. Stock prices in Asia, in particular, still have room to run going into the next year, even though the increase may not match that seen in 2017, the company said Wednesday at its 2018 Asia Investment Outlook   Read More ...
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Putting buy online, pick up in store to the test: How the retailers stacked up
It wasn't always easy to find or filter your search so that only items available at a specific, preselected store came up in the query. Online, retailers can offer shoppers the "endless aisle," while in a store, there's space constraints. For example, Home Depot has over a million items on its website, while an average store has 35,000. So when looking for same-day pickup, shoppers are typically looking through just an individual store's actual, and current, inventory position   Read More ...
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Fed officials fear financial market 'imbalances' and possibility of 'sharp reversal' in prices
Federal Reserve officials expressed largely optimistic views of economic growth at their most recent meeting but also started to worry that financial market prices are getting out of hand and posing a danger to the economy. Minutes from the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Federal Open Market Committee meeting indicate members with almost universally positive views on growth — the labor market, consumer spending and manufacturing all were showing solid gains   Read More ...
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Betting on Tesla is a 'James Bond trade,' says portfolio manager
Tesla is burning through cash and is dependent on the capital markets — and that should cause concern, investing expert Christian Hoffman told CNBC on Wednesday. "So far, capital markets have remained open. But capital markets can be fickle, and if the euphoria around this story changes … that could change very quickly," the portfolio manager at Thornburg Investment Management said in an interview with "Closing Bell   Read More ...
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OPEC, Russia have showdown over US shale drilling ahead of meeting
OPEC's meeting next week could be a volatile one for the energy market, as the cartel seeks to extend its agreement to limit oil production against rising U.S. output. OPEC is expected to extend its deal with Russia and other oil producers to keep 1.8 million barrels a day off the market, but what's not clear is for how long. Analysts say the market is positioning for a nine-month extension from the deal's current expiration in March   Read More ...
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At $1 billion a day, or more, online shopping has already set new record
It's barely Thanksgiving, and consumers have already spent $28.6 billion shopping online this month, 18 percent more than they did at this point in November last year, according to a report released Wednesday by Adobe Analytics. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is expected by Adobe to be the largest online shopping day in history, with an expected $6.6 billion in sales   Read More ...
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Apple has gained nearly $285 billion in market cap this year, but some see trouble ahead
Apple's stock has seen major gains this year, but some traders are wary of its run continuing. Shares of Apple have risen a little over 50 percent so far this year, placing the stock on track for its best annual performance since 2010. During that time, the company has added a whopping $284.7 billion in market cap. Some strategists and portfolio managers are concerned the stock has run too far, too fast   Read More ...
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Market-moving quant who predicted rally sees 5% upside if tax reform is passed
"We think [the] market is underpricing the probability of tax reform," Kolanovic said on "Fast Money." Expanding on a Wednesday note released to JPMorgan clients, Kolanovic said that "movements on tax reform" by Congress could garner a 5 percent gain for the stock market. That 5 percent would come primarily from tax reform's additive effect on earnings, said Kolanovic, whose notes have spurred market moves in the past   Read More ...
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Netflix's original content could boost its international subscriber base 50 percent by 2020, analyst says
base in foreign markets, according to one Wall Street firm. GBH Insights reiterated its "highly attractive" rating for Netflix shares, citing the success of the company's original content franchises. "We believe Netflix has a number of growth levers which should fuel the company's next phase of strategic penetration among both US and especially international consumers," Daniel Ives, GBH Insights' head of technology research, wrote in a note to clients Wednesday   Read More ...
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Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than
Womply's new analysis found North Dakota retailers had one of their best days of business last year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with revenue at 217 percent of normal daily revenue. Black Friday shopping eclipsed the revenue of North Dakota retailers on Small Business Saturday, an annual event encouraging locals to support their small businesses that's held the Saturday after Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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Shoppers Pack Italian, Reading Terminal Markets Day Before Thanksgiving
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6 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is now giving Black Friday a run for its money in terms of consumer interest — but that doesn’t mean the deals are worth shopping. This year, 56% of Americans plan to shop online on Nov. 27, Cyber Monday, up from just 39% a year ago. And they’re spending more this year. On average, shoppers will dole out $205 buying presents on Cyber Monday, up from $130 in 2016, according to deals website RetailMeNot   Read More ...
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Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line
Strategists at Société Générale say if yields rise from their depressed levels, asset valuations could look particularly steep once the 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 2.75% See full story. S&P 500, Dow end slightly lower, while Nasdaq ekes out another record The S&P 500 and the Dow close lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve minutes indicated that an interest rate hike is likely but the pace of future tightening could be more moderate than expected given muted inflation   Read More ...
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NerdWallet: 7 Black Friday shopping hacks to get even bigger deals
This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. To the Black Friday victors go the spoils. Use these hacks to guarantee yourself the deals you want, whether you decide to shop from your couch or at the store. Online shopping Think outside the box. Some stores are synonymous with Black Friday: Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, to name a few. But don’t limit yourself, especially if inventory is selling out quickly at these mass merchants   Read More ...
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Save some of the Black Friday cash for ‘Small Business Saturday’
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Before spending on Black Friday, viewers are encouraged to “shop small and buy big” at local stores to support the economic well-being of our community. Small Business Saturday highlights the year-round impact of shopping small. It is a day to encourage holiday shoppers to visit local small businesses, to “shop small and buy big.” There are approximately 157,000 small businesses in New Mexico, accounting for nearly 96 percent of state businesses and employing over 55 percent of the state’s private workforce   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Essa Pharma announces new listing on the TSX Venture Exchange concurrent with voluntary delisting from the TSX
Nov 22 (Reuters) - Essa Pharma Inc * Essa Pharma announces new listing on the TSX Venture Exchange concurrent with voluntary delisting from the TSX * Essa Pharma Inc - Essa expects that its common shares will begin trading under symbol “EPI” on TSXV on or about November 27, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
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Peter Thiel may look to buy Gawker.com: BuzzFeed
(Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel may be looking to buy online news site Gawker.com, BuzzFeed said on Wednesday. Thiel's lawyers have objected to the currently ongoing sale process of Gawker.com, saying that he has been prohibited unreasonably from bidding for the website's assets, the internet media company reported, citing a federal bankruptcy court filing. () Thiel, who is Facebook Inc’s first major investor and a co-founder of payment service PayPal, is known for funding the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that led to the shutdown of Gawker   Read More ...
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Peter Thiel may be laying the groundwork to buy Gawker after his clandestine legal effort to destroy the publication
Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel may be attempting to buy the now-defunct news site Gawker.com after clandestinely financing the legal effort that brought down its Gawker Media parent company. BuzzFeed News reports that lawyers for Thiel have objected to the sale process for Gawker.com, contending the Silicon Valley billionaire has been unfairly excluded from bidding for the assets. Gawker’s sister sites were sold to Univision for $135 million, but the bankruptcy administrator has been unable to find a buyer for the flagship website   Read More ...
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Markets Right Now: Indexes end mostly lower in quiet trade
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): Stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wall Street in a quiet day of trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Technology companies and banks finished broadly lower Wednesday, though Apple managed to gain 1 percent. Energy companies rose as oil prices jumped on reports OPEC might extend production cuts   Read More ...
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Stocks scale fresh record high, crude oil gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of global equity performance scaled fresh record highs on Wednesday, propelled by bullish growth and company earnings outlooks, while crude oil rose to the highest prices in more than two years. Asia again led gains in global stock markets as Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index .HSI closed above 30,000 for the first time in a decade   Read More ...
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BRIEF-GP Strategies announces $10 mln increase in share repurchase program
Nov 22 (Reuters) - GP Strategies Corp: * GP Strategies announces $10 million increase in share repurchase program * GP Strategies Corp - expects to fund share repurchases using cash generated from operations and borrowings under its $100 million credit facility Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:   Read More ...
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Markets Right Now: Indexes end mostly lower in quiet trade
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): Stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wall Street in a quiet day of trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Technology companies and banks finished broadly lower Wednesday, though Apple managed to gain 1 percent. Energy companies rose as oil prices jumped on reports OPEC might extend production cuts   Read More ...
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Toyota to re-enter Chinese EV market
Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce electric vehicles in China from 2020 and is considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its local partners under the Japanese marque as Beijing prepares to tighten environmental regulations. “To respond comprehensively to the expanding demand for EVs in China, we are considering having our joint-venture partners provide us with EVs,” Hiroji Onishi, Toyota’s head of China operations, said at a briefing at the Guangzhou auto show on Friday   Read More ...
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'Employee labor market' forces hotels to work harder to recruit, retain staff
Each year, the Omni Nashville Hotel brings in up to 25 students from countries such as the Philippines and India under one-year work visas. They help to fill food and beverage positions, and, starting next year, will be used in front desk, guest services and other front-of-the-house roles. "With all of the new hotels and restaurants, the supply of workforce has been far exceeded by the number of new rooms and seats," said Dan Piotrowski, area managing director for the Omni Nashville   Read More ...
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Historic designation lost for PREIT-owned Robinson building in Market East
Popular Stories A city government panel has ruled against designating the former Robinson department store at 1020 Market Street as a historically significant structure, opening the way for the modernist building’s unique wave-like facade of sweeping purple glass tile to be demolished. The Philadelphia License and Inspections Review Board voted Wednesday to sustain an appeal of the designation filed by the building’s owners, mall-landlords Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and Macerich   Read More ...
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Jill Cataldo: Readers' tips for saving at supermarkets
As a shopper, I'm always looking for ways to maximize my savings. Last week I was at the supermarket, and after I paid for my groceries, a Catalina coupon printed at the register along with my receipt. This coupon stated, "$10 off a $100 gift card purchase" and showed a picture of the supermarket's own gift card near the text. What would you do with an offer like this? If you're a savvy shopper, you can likely predict what I did: I slipped the coupon into my wallet and when I returned to the store this week to shop, I stopped at the register first, before buying groceries   Read More ...
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Stocks barely move as tech companies dip; oil prices climb
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, U.S. stocks are little changed Wednesday after they finished at all-time highs the day before. Technology companies are taking losses as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard tumble, and banks are down as interest rates slip. Oil prices jumped on reports OPEC might extend its cuts in production. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dipped 1 point, or 0   Read More ...
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Dollar sinks on Fed inflation fears, weak data and technicals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level since October against a basket of major currencies and marking its worst one-day performance in five months. The release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting, weak U.S. data and technical trading aligned to send the dollar tumbling against both safe-haven and risky currencies. The dollar plumbed its lows of the day after the release of the Fed’s November meeting minutes showed policymakers may be starting to question a December interest rate increase as inflation has remained subdued   Read More ...
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Stocks scale record high, crude oil gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of global equity performance scaled fresh record highs on Wednesday, propelled by bullish growth and company earnings outlooks, while crude oil prices rose to more than two-year highs. Asia again led global stock markets higher as Hong Kong's main Hang Seng index .HSI closed above 30,000 for the first time in a decade. China's H-shares index   Read More ...
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FCC chairman: Repealing net neutrality will benefit the market
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on his plan to repeal net neutrality and how it will benefit the market.   Read More ...
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Can Peco customers really save 44% on their bills? Fat chance
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is encouraging consumers to shop for electricity on Black Friday. A quick glance at the PUC’s website suggests Peco Energy customers could save an eye-popping 44 percent on their bills. Buyer beware: Not all prices are as low as they seem. Papowerswitch.com, the PUC’s marketplace for electricity shopping, lists about 140 offers for Peco Energy customers, some of which will save customers compared with the utility’s current price   Read More ...
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Black Friday better for retailers -- even small stores -- than Small Business Saturday
Womply's new analysis found North Dakota retailers had one of their best days of business last year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with revenue at 217 percent of normal daily revenue. Black Friday shopping eclipsed the revenue of North Dakota retailers on Small Business Saturday, an annual event encouraging locals to support their small businesses that's held the Saturday after Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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Win Black Friday with these shopping hacks
To the Black Friday victors go the spoils. Use these hacks to guarantee yourself the deals you want, whether you decide to shop from your couch or at the store. Online shopping Think outside the box. Some stores are synonymous with Black Friday: Target, Walmart and Best Buy, to name a few. But don’t limit yourself, especially if inventory is selling out quickly at these mass merchants   Read More ...
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After closing at record highs, U.S. stock market quiet before Thanksgiving
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, U.S. stocks are little changed Wednesday morning after they finished at all-time highs the day before. The price of oil is rising on reports OPEC might extend its cuts in production, and energy companies are also up. Technology companies are taking small losses as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumble. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index remained at 2,599 as of 10 a   Read More ...
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