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Hillary Clinton's Popular-Vote Lead Keeps Growing
- December 04, 2016

She needs to tell her followers to stop the protesting and rioting. Electors are pledged to candidates but allowed to change their votes, though they nearly never do. Despite that, our country elects its leader using a convoluted and unfair process that values the votes of some over the votes of others. At the same time, Clinton has won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes so far, and recounts are underway across three USA states. (more...)
Mall of America hires its first black Santa
- December 04, 2016

That same year, a Santa controversy ensued after Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly spoke out during a panel discussion about a Slate article titled, " Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore". "I said, 'Yes, I am brown, '" Jefferson told The Post. Jefferson was the only black one among the 1,000 others attendees. "It gives them something to identity with, but Santa is still just Santa ", he said. (more...)
AIDS Institute Urges Trump to Maintain Commitment to Ending HIV/AIDS AIDS Institute Urges Trump to Maintain Commitment to Ending HIV/AIDS
- December 04, 2016

As the world pauses to mark World AIDS Day on December 1 , The AIDS Institute sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump urging him and his Administration to maintain US leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS , both domestically and globally. (more...)
Black Friday deals attract a record 154 million shoppers Black Friday deals attract a record 154 million shoppers
- December 04, 2016

The weekend was characterized by heavy markdowns and a shift toward e-commerce, meaning there were smaller crowds at the mall. According to the NRF, fewer than 15 percent of consumers arrived at stores by 6 a.m. That's compared to previous year, when shoppers were more evenly split, with 103 million browsing online and 102 million in stores. Brick-and-mortar chains have become more aggressive in chasing online customers. (more...)
IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq
- December 04, 2016

The city is the largest urban centre in Iraq still held by IS. The UN reported that at least 1,959 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November. He said his men also captured Qadissiyah-2, bringing to 23 the number of neighbourhoods retaken by special forces in the eastern sector since the campaign to recapture the city began on October 17. (more...)
Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes 'may lose hearing' after firecracker incident Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes 'may lose hearing' after firecracker incident
- December 04, 2016

The Portuguese shot-stopper was then forced to turn away quickly as a firecracker exploded on the ground close to his head, while Metz players urged those responsible in the crowd to stop. Lyon said Lopes was taken to hospital for medical checks. Metz were leading 1-0 midway through the first half when Lopes was targeted by a firecracker that landed in the six-yard box, ignited and knocked the France-born Portuguese worldwide to the ground. (more...)
Black Friday Sales Momentum Carries Into Cyber Monday
- December 04, 2016

Yet is Cyber Monday still a thing, or do we all have shopping holiday fatigue by the time it comes around? The firm's preliminary holiday shopping forecast, which includes November and December, is for online sales to rise as much as 19 percent to $81 billion. (more...)
OPEC History Shows Hard Work on Cuts Deal Is Only Just Beginning OPEC History Shows Hard Work on Cuts Deal Is Only Just Beginning
- December 04, 2016

Despite the rises, analysts noted that prices had only returned to levels seen in September and October - when plans for a cut were first announced - and raised doubts about the deal. It hopes non-OPEC countries will contribute another 600,000 bpd to the cut. OPEC's meeting with oil producing countries not making part of the cartel but supporting its decision is expected to take place in Doha December 9. (more...)
Samsung Electronics to boost dividends, buybacks Samsung Electronics to boost dividends, buybacks
- December 04, 2016

The fund argued that a split would simplify the company structure making it easier to get a clear valuation of the firm's assets. Nov 29, 2016- Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is considering dividing the company into two separate firms. (more...)
Canada adds 10700 jobs with decline in full-time work Canada adds 10700 jobs with decline in full-time work
- December 04, 2016

The agency says Canada's rate dropped two-tenths of a percent and now sits at 6.8 percent. New data released Friday by Statistics Canada showed the provincial jobless rate jumped to a full nine per cent in November, up from 8.5 per cent last month and 6.9 per cent a year ago. (more...)
Dow Closes Above 19000 for First Time Dow Closes Above 19000 for First Time
- December 04, 2016

The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 4.76 points, or 0.2%, to 2,202.94. Other indexes also closed at records. Applied Micro Circuits jumped 11.7 percent after Macom Tech said it would buy its fellow chipmaker for $770 million. Medical supplier Patterson Cos. plunged to a three-year low. The Nasdaq is up 373.27 points, or 7.4 percent. The rally came one day after the major indexes all closed at record highs simultaneously, which hadn't happened since 1999. (more...)
Korean leader faces impeachment vote Korean leader faces impeachment vote
- December 04, 2016

The impeachment motion was backed by 171 legislators - all members of the three opposition parties and independents - but it requires a two-thirds majority of the 300-seat parliament to succeed. Now lawmakers from the three opposition parties control a combined 165 seats, while Park's ruling Saenuri ruling party holds 128. In a statement issued last week, Park said she wanted the ruling and opposition parties to decide her fate, including a plan to shorten her presidential term. (more...)
'Solutions' sought for animal fat in United Kingdom fiver 'Solutions' sought for animal fat in United Kingdom fiver
- December 04, 2016

The Bank of England says it did not know that its new polymer banks notes contained traces of animal fat in them until it was brought to light by recent social media reports. Innovia has invested £40 million at Wigton to gear up for the Bank of England contract, including construction of an opacification plant to coat the polymer prior to printing. (more...)
Unemployment at lowest rate since Great Recession, thanks to seasonal retail jobs
- December 04, 2016

The Obama administration funneled trillions of dollars into Wall Street via quantitative easing as it spearheaded the assault on the working class with the bailout of the auto industry in 2009, which slashed the wages of new hires in half, and backed the bankruptcy of Detroit in 2013, which clawed back benefits from retired city workers. (more...)
Kanye West has left the hospital after receiving treatment for exhaustion
- December 04, 2016

A source shared, "The whole family's pissed at Kanye and they have been for a while". Kim also has some concerns for her family. 36 year old Kim, who herself has been trying to get over trauma in her personal life following the headline-making armed robbery at her Paris apartment at the start of October, was about to make her first public appearance in nearly two months in New York City when she heard about her husband's hospitalisation. (more...)
President-Elect Donald Trump Flies to IN to Speak to Carrier Employees President-Elect Donald Trump Flies to IN to Speak to Carrier Employees
- December 04, 2016

Trump had also threatened to impose steep tariffs on goods made in Mexico that are exported back to the U.S. And he has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. For Trump and Pence, the Carrier deal is a public relations two-fer. Sanchez said he was surprised because he'd covered Trump's rallies in the state and the Republican convention in Cleveland. (more...)
Five things to know about Samsung Electronics' holding company review Five things to know about Samsung Electronics' holding company review
- December 04, 2016

A straight split would bundle those relationships into the holding firm leaving the Samsung Electronics' business easier to assess. USA activist hedge fund Elliott Management, which owns 0.6 percent of Samsung, in October proposed that Samsung be split in two as part of a wide-ranging set of proposals the fund says will boost shareholder value. (more...)
United Kingdom holds dialogue with leaders, no Brexit pre-negotiation: May's spokesman
- December 04, 2016

He added: "We have been very clear that we will guarantee the rights of European citizens in this country provided that the rights of British citizens are similarly protected across the EU". He said the only way to avoid citizens becoming "bargaining chips" is "precise and comprehensive solutions" rather than "nice-sounding expressions". (more...)
Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving speech Donald Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving speech
- December 04, 2016

It was a working holiday of sorts for Mr. Trump, who suggested on Twitter that he was engaged in trying to prevent an in air conditioning company from moving jobs to Mexico . A spokeswoman said he was spending the evening with family members. " Carrier's been a long time manufacturing company here in this city", he said. (more...)
Companies Leaving US Will Face 'Consequences'
- December 04, 2016

Unlike earlier this month, when Trump outright lied about having a part in Ford's decision not to move a plant from Kentucky to Mexico, the Carrier deal seems to actually be connected to moves made by Trump and his Vice President-elect Mike Pence , but they are not at all what Trump would have you believe about them. (more...)

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