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Beaver caught Christmas shopping at Maryland dollar store Beaver caught Christmas shopping at Maryland dollar store
- December 02, 2016

A rodent declared its own war on Christmas in Maryland this week, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office . Some decorations could be seen on the ground as the beaver made its way through the aisle. After all pictures were snapped and the beaver corralled, Cpt. "All joking aside, the beaver was safely rescued by animal control and released to wildlife rehabilitation", the sheriff's office later explained. (more...)
Eager beaver knocks over Maryland dollar store's Christmas decorations Eager beaver knocks over Maryland dollar store's Christmas decorations
- December 02, 2016

The creature searched and searched until finally, he saw what he was looking for: trees. "OK, all joking aside, Cpl". A curious Maryland beaver left its life in the wild to shop for Christmas decorations this week - perusing the shelves of its local dollar store in search of the flawless holiday item. (more...)
EFL Cup, 30 November 2016, 20:00
- December 02, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic got the Red Devils off to the flawless start with an early goal before the Hammers levelled things up shortly before half time when Ashley Fletcher pounced on an error from David De Gea to make it 1-1. "That showed clearly his evolution because against Feyenoord we could think, 'OK, it is a different profile of football.' "But today was against a proper and typical Premier League team and Micky could perform this way". (more...)
Cotton says he trusts Trump on promise to focus on presidency
- December 02, 2016

In total, the OGE's Twitter sent nine tweets that applauded the decision, sentiments at times started with or punctuated by a "Bravo!" "As we discussed with your counsel, divestiture is the way to resolve these conflicts", the office wrote on Twitter, revealing legal advice that would normally be confidential and adding in a separate post: "Bravo!" "Bravo! Only way to resolve these conflicts of interest is to divest ". (more...)
Wells Fargo amends by-laws to separate chairman and CEO roles
- December 02, 2016

Many of the Wells Fargo customers who had fraudulent accounts opened in their names are subject to terms of agreement that require disputes be resolved by arbitration and often prohibit consumers from participating in class action lawsuits. (more...)
US Ethics Office Tweets Sarcasm at Trump on Business Conflicts US Ethics Office Tweets Sarcasm at Trump on Business Conflicts
- December 02, 2016

Bush, said in a joint statement Wednesday. Trump said during the campaign he would likely transfer operations of his company to his children, but experts say that wouldn't do much to insulate him. Regardless of what Barnum claims, many are clearly concerned by the approval, wondering if other federally funded programs will be pushed, or encouraged to approve things that may benefit Trump's business in the future. (more...)
Dems seek information from US leasing agency on Trump hotel Dems seek information from US leasing agency on Trump hotel
- December 02, 2016

To win the right to develop a hotel in a government-owned building, Trump had to outbid several competing hotel chains. Dull, save for clause 37.19 on top of page 103, which has suddenly become the subject of great discussion among experts on government contracting law, and not a few Trump critics. (more...)
Trump to meet Dem Sen. Heitkamp of North Dakota Trump to meet Dem Sen. Heitkamp of North Dakota
- December 02, 2016

Reuters is reporting that per sources President-elect Donald Trump is considering Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for a position in his Cabinet. On the Trump transition team call, spokesman Jason Miller would not say whether she was being looked at for a specific role in the Trump administration. (more...)
Trump to meet with Goldman Sachs COO
- December 02, 2016

Goldman Sachs President and COO Gary Cohn is considering leaving the storied Wall Street firm, according to a report Wednesday. Mr. Cohn, 56 years old, said earlier this month that he wasn't surprised by Mr. Cohn is a former Goldman commodities trader from OH who joined the firm in 1990. His departure would scrap Goldman's most-obvious succession plan, yet elevate a new crop of executives eyeing Blankfein's job. (more...)
From tomorrow, petrol pumps won't accept old notes From tomorrow, petrol pumps won't accept old notes
- December 02, 2016

The Finance Ministry on Thursday said the exemptions were being discontinued in view of the increasing cash flow and digital transactions across different sectors. While junking old Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes on 8 November, the government had allowed their use for utility bill payments for 72 hours. As a result, it extended the deadline two more times. (more...)
Canada expands controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
- December 02, 2016

On a conference call today, Anderson said he was encouraged by Premier Christy Clark's comments that five conditions necessary for provincial support were close to being met. -based Friends of the Earth oceans and vessels program director, in a statement . Once completed, the 1,067-kilometre pipeline will carry up to 760,000 barrels of various crude oils per day. (more...)
Markets Right Now: Dow industrials pull back from a record Markets Right Now: Dow industrials pull back from a record
- December 02, 2016

Integrated oil stocks have refining exposure, a segment that benefits when oil prices are low due to improved margins. However, the OPEC members agreed overnight to cut production by around 1.2 million barrels per day (which is 4.5% of current production levels). (more...)
Airbnb agrees to limit private rentals in London, Amsterdam Airbnb agrees to limit private rentals in London, Amsterdam
- December 02, 2016

Airbnb has agreed to limit private home rentals in Amsterdam . AIRBNB is cracking down on landlords in London who let out properties for extended periods of time. By law, individuals wanting to rent out their San Francisco home on a short-term basis must remain the primary resident of that home and register with the city's Office of Short-Term Rentals, which requires a $250 fee every two years. (more...)
Starbucks says Schultz to step down as CEO, become chairman Starbucks says Schultz to step down as CEO, become chairman
- December 02, 2016

Mr. Schultz, 63, is handing over the reins to President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, who served as a board member of the company for several years before joining its executive team two years ago. But "the differences between then and now couldn't be greater, " he said, noting that when he returned to the top job in 2008, Starbucks and other companies were riding out the dramatic financial downturn that was the Great Recession. (more...)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) 50-day Moving Average At $81.44
- December 02, 2016

The sentiment score for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. was 0.51 for stories published on 2016-11-30. The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. (more...)
Samsung considers split, tweaks shareholder return plans
- December 01, 2016

The statement represents something of a coup for Elliott Management, who has been agitating for change at Samsung for several years now. A year ago the hedge fund tried to block Cheil Industries, a holding company for the Lee family which largely controls Samsung, from buying Samsung's building subsidiary for $9.3 billion. (more...)
Cyber Monday Was a Major Success; These Stocks Are the Best Bets
- December 01, 2016

According to new PayPal mobile commerce data, one third of online purchases on Thanksgiving and Black Friday using that payment method were from smartphones or tablets. Until a few years ago, Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season. Did you spend the majority of your holiday shopping this past week online or in stores? Stephen Lebovitz, CEO of CBL, which owns 73 malls in the USA, and which chose to close its doors for Thanksgiving, explains what retailers must do to remain ... (more...)
US veterans head to pipeline protest camp in North Dakota US veterans head to pipeline protest camp in North Dakota
- December 01, 2016

They've asked veterans from around here to be a part of it, but the North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council says "no". "However, protests over the last 100-plus days in North Dakota have been less than peaceful". Despite the sub-freezing temperatures, law enforcement on November 21 used water cannons to disperse protesters who had blockaded a highway. The tribal leader said that if Dalrymple is concerned about public safety, he should remove barriers meant to contain protesters and demand ... (more...)
RBS fails Bank of England's annual stress test RBS fails Bank of England's annual stress test
- December 01, 2016

It will not be raising fresh capital". Standard Chartered failed to meet a capital requirement, but in light of the steps that bank is taking to strengthen its capital position, the report said, the PRA did not require it to submit a revised capital plan. (more...)
Retail gasoline prices in Texas, nationwide up 2 cents
- December 01, 2016

OPEC has agreed to cut production for the first time in years and it's already had an impact on the price of crude oil across the globe. The latest EIA report shows that East Coast gasoline stocks increased to 59 million bbl (oil barrel) which is about 700,000 bbl more than reported this same time previous year. (more...)

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