Archive for November, 2013

Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

November 29, 2013
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The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.
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World stocks near 6-yr high, US crude oil rebounds

November 29, 2013
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By Marc Jones and David Gaffen
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S&P upgrades Cyprus on lower risk of default

November 29, 2013
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has upgraded Cyprus’ sovereign debt by one notch to B- over what it says is a receding risk that the bailed-out country will default on its government borrowings.
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Netherlands loses S&P triple-A credit rating

November 29, 2013
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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Standard & Poor’s stripped the Netherlands of its triple-A credit rating Friday, saying that the country’s growth prospects have deteriorated and it is not performing as well as peers.
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Sniping over Brazil stadium accident heats up

November 29, 2013
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SAO PAULO (AP) — A safety engineer at the World Cup stadium where a giant crane collapse killed two workers allegedly warned his supervisor of possible problems with the operation, only to have his concerns brushed aside, a labor union leader charged Thursday, as sniping over the accident heated up.
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Pizza Hut offers to rehire manager who refused to open on holiday

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Maria Garza (Reuters) – A store manager of a Pizza Hut franchise in Indiana is mulling over a rehire offer from the worldwide pizza chain after he was fired for refusing to open the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.
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China sends warplanes into air defense zone

November 28, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone Thursday, days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed in the East China Sea.
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IAEA not ready to verify Iran nuclear deal

November 28, 2013
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Vienna (AFP) – The UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday it was not yet ready to verify Iran’s compliance with the recent deal with world powers, as Tehran invited inspectors to the key Arak site.
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I’ve Found 2 Stocks That Are Perfect For A Classic ‘Pairs Trade’

November 28, 2013
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The life of a Wall Street analyst can be vexing.  Hedge fund managers will take your call only if you have a can’t-miss idea to put in front of them
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Venezuela central bank denies transactions with Wall Street

November 28, 2013
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By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s central bank president denied on Thursday that the institution is carrying out any transactions with Wall Street banks, a day after a senior government source said it was evaluating a swap agreement involving its gold reserves.
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