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Big week for markets with Fed's Powell confirmation hearing and Yellen testimony
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The changing of the guard at the Fed will be a big focus for investors in the week ahead.

Uber to send out tenders on SoftBank deal early next week
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Uber plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in SoftBank Group as a major investor by disclosing the terms early next week, Reuters reported, citing sources.

Apple needs to win 2 of these 3 markets to make up for HomePod delay: Wolff
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The iPhone X will be "hugely important" for Apple, economist Max Wolff said.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion amid Black Friday frenzy: Report
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The world's richest man and e-commerce mogul directly owns about 78.9 million shares of Amazon.

Macy's suffers credit card payment glitch at the worst possible time: Black Friday
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Social media users began to complain at noon.

Smartphones steal Black Friday dollars, as mobile sales break records
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Many shoppers are sticking to the sofa and shopping deals from their smartphones this holiday season.

Cyber Monday isn't as important anymore because of e-commerce growth, analysts say
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The accessibility of online shopping is diminishing Cyber Monday's significance, market experts said on Black Friday.

Snap is now letting companies sponsor Promoted Stories
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Businesses can highlight their snaps above other user content.

Individual investors jumping in as bull stretches to new highs in late cycle rally
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The emboldened retail investor may be a new catalyst to help take stocks higher.

Retailers need to combine technology and personal service, Ethan Allen CEO says
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

As retail becomes more and more competitive, CEO of furniture chain Ethan Allen Farooq Kathwari has some advice for struggling companies.

How low did they go? Black Friday bargains were bigger, on average, last year
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Retailers were offering 44 percent off on average, compared with 45 percent last year.

Billionaire Richard Branson says this visual trick will help you reach your biggest goals
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

From fitness to climate change, Richard Branson shares a drawing technique he uses to fulfill his greatest goals.

Tesla says electric trucks will start at $150,000 -- cheaper than expected
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Tesla revealed a starting base price of $150,000 for its electric semi-trailers.

Why after Black Friday is the perfect time to start this side hustle (and make extra cash)
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The holiday season is the perfect time to start this side gig.

Give thanks for the fowl shot into jet engines in the name of safety
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Jet-engine manufacturers shoot birds, including pheasants, into jet engines to make sure they're safe against bird strikes.

Sky News

'Altercation' behind Oxford Circus mass panic
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

An "altercation" between two men on a Tube platform is thought to be the reason behind a mass evacuation in central London on Friday, police have said.

Witnesses: 'Screaming and pandemonium'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Witnesses described screaming and confusion as armed police descended on Oxford Circus in central London after reports gunshots had been fired.

Football ref Ryan Atkin: Why I'll wear rainbow laces
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Football referee Ryan Atkin is the sport's first openly gay professional official in the UK.

Will 2017 be the year of the White Christmas?
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

After our first taste of wintry weather, everyone is keen to know if we'll get a White Christmas this year.

Minister 'prepared to resign' over Army cuts
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood is prepared to resign if massive cuts to the Army are given the go-ahead, according to a report.

Alps bus driver 'crashed to save passengers'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A British bus driver stopped his vehicle hurtling off a mountain road by sacrificing himself and smashing into boulder rocks to save his 51 passengers, an inquest has heard.

Teen model's killer jailed for more sex attacks
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The former pub chef jailed for murdering and raping model Sally Anne Bowman may have confessed to two further sex attacks to maintain "a degree of notoriety".

Anger over PM 'failure' to commit to terror costs
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has reacted with anger after the Government suggested it may not pay the full costs of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Teenage girl gets life for killing Katie Rough
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A teenage girl has been given a life sentence for manslaughter for killing seven-year-old Katie Rough in a park in York.

Top firms pull YouTube ads over paedophilia fear
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Two of the world's best-known brands are withdrawing their advertising from YouTube and Google over fears they were featured on "inappropriate" and "exploitative" content featuring children.

Reuters

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.

Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground.

Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the U.N. refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday.

Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

Japan coast guard finds body of dead male suspected from North Korea
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan's outlying islands on Saturday, an official said.

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota.

Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of new Geneva talks
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

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Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Only ‘Probably’ Time’s Person of the Year? No Thanks, Trump Tweets

Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves

Black Friday is gold for Jeff Bezos

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Crucial holiday season begins for battered retailers

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McClatchy report details alleged Manafort flights to Russia, Ukraine

Pentagon reports increase in misconduct complaints against senior officials

Rapper's prison sentence sparks outrage

US pilots alerted to unsafe Russian flying in Syria

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of Texas trooper

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

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The Keystone XL pipeline has won approval in Nebraska

Teenagers are growing more anxious and depressed

Conservative lawyers are among the president’s biggest enablers

Replacing bail with an algorithm

Measuring the effects of partisanship on pie-eating

American taxes are unusually progressive. Government spending is not

The partisan divide in America is widening

Sexual-harassment scandals imperil Democrats more than Republicans

Donald Trump’s new contenders for the Supreme Court

How common is sexual harassment?

Juan Orlando Hernández looks headed for re-election in Honduras

Cuba’s Communists bar “alternative” candidates from local elections

Wanting to ban the veil, Quebec bans sunglasses, too

Why Latin America has no serious separatist movements

An unexpected result moves Chile into uncharted political territory

Explaining turnout in Latin American elections

Chile’s voters are in no mood for reckless radicalism

Latin America’s voteathon

Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump

The FARC is now a political party. Get used to it

Americans agree sexual harassment is a problem. They just don't always agree on what it is

Trump doesn't want to be 'Time' magazine's 'Person of the Year' again

No. 4 Arizona goes 0-3 at Battle 4 Atlantis after blowout loss to Purdue

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Six children shot on Cleveland street; one dead

'Let Malia live': Chelsea Clinton, Common, more rush to Malia Obama's defense on Twitter

Katie Cassidy shares father David Cassidy's last words: 'So much wasted time'

California mother, daughter killed in collision with bear

Billy Baldwin: Trump's a '5th-degree black belt when it comes to sexual impropriety'

Man dies after 4 pit bulls attack him in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving Day

BBC

Germany coalition: Merkel and SPD to meet in new bid for deal
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Germany's chancellor is to meet her ex-coalition partners, who have refused to renew their alliance.

Fresh Poland protests over judiciary reform
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Thousands of people rally across Poland over proposed bills that they say threaten the rule of law.

Tiger shot in Paris after roaming streets
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A circus tiger escaped and briefly roamed an area near the Eiffel Tower in the French capital.

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

There has been a serious escalation of fighting in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine.

US to stop arming anti-IS Syrian Kurdish YPG militia - Turkey
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The US confirms making "adjustments" to support for Syrian groups, but does not name the YPG militia.

Oxford Circus Tube station: Pair sought over platform altercation
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Sixteen people are hurt amid panicked scenes at Oxford Circus, as police probe a fight on a platform.

Brexit: May says positive vibe but EU warns of 'huge challenge'
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

But the EU says it will still be a "huge challenge" to move onto the next phase of talks next month.

Iceland women politicians go public on harassment
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

A group of women politicians in Iceland has gone public with harassment accounts.

Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

Employees disrupt one of the retailer's busiest shopping days in disputes over pay and conditions.

Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election
Posted on Friday November 24, 2017

The Irish government could collapse over a no confidence motion tabled against the deputy PM.

ChannelNewsAsia

Commentary: Leadership in Asia, competition for a liberal world order
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Beijing is determined to shape a global order in which its interests are respected because of its disproportionate power relative to its neighbours, says James R Keith.

Indonesian terrorists turn to social media to raise funds
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian terrorist organisations are increasingly turning to social media to raise funds for terror activities as it is easy to open accounts using false identities, according to the Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK). “There is an increasing ...

Egypt military carries out air strikes in area of Sinai mosque attack
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

CAIRO: Egypt's military has begun conducting air strikes around the area of North Sinai where a deadly mosque attack that killed more than 230 occurred on Friday (Nov 24), security sources and eyewitnesses said. The strikes have been concentrated in several mountainous areas surrounding Al Rawdah ...

Chelsea keeper Courtois among world's best, says Conte
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has described Thibaut Courtois as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is eager for the Premier League champions to extend the Belgian's stay at Stamford Bridge.

Tennis: Nishikori vows to come back stronger after injury layoff
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Japan's Kei Nishikori is hopeful of returning from his lengthy injury layoff at the start of 2018 and looking forward to challenging for major titles and a place in the top five next season.

Duo seen throwing oBike bicycles into drain turn themselves in to police
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

SINGAPORE: A man and a woman who were seen throwing two oBike bicycles into a drain turned themselves in to the police on Friday (Nov 24) morning, Channel NewsAsia understands. In a viral video that was circulating on social media on Tuesday, the pair were seen pushing two oBike bicycles from the ...

Japanese retailer Lumine woos Singapore shoppers with new twist
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Unlike its mega stores in Japan, mall operator Lumine has opted to start small in Singapore with a 10,000 sq ft multi-concept store featuring 20 Japanese clothing and accessory labels, as well as its first cafe.

Rugby League - England hold off rampaging Tonga to reach World Cup final
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

WELLINGTON: England held off an astonishing late fightback from Tonga to reach the final of the Rugby League World Cup for the first time in 22 years with a 20-18 victory in Auckland on Saturday. The English appeared to be coasting into the title decider against defending champions Australia at ...

Singapore-China cooperation guided by 3 principles, says Heng Swee Keat in Beijing
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

BEIJING: Cooperation between Singapore and China has continually evolved to take into consideration both countries' development priorities and capabilities, said Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Speaking to about 200 local and international students at Tsinghua University in Beijing on ...

Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return
Posted on Saturday November 25, 2017

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the U.N. refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday.

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