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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Bitcoin Rally Boosts Smaller Cryptos Litecoin, Ether to Records - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


Ether and litecoin, the second and fourth biggest cryptocurrencies, are surging to all-time highs on optimism that bitcoin futures will attract institutions to the fledgling market. The rallies come as speculators flock to Coinbase.com Inc., whose app
Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoinCNNMoney
Bitcoin Rivals Ethereum and Litecoin Soar to RecordsFortune
It's 'ironic' that investors fear stocks but not bitcoin: StrategistYahoo Finance
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Ethereum and litecoin spike to records as bitcoin takes a breather (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
It's 'ironic' that investors fear stocks but not bitcoin: Strategist - Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance


The biggest story going in financial markets right now is the explosion in the price of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC-USD), the largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has gained over 1,500% this year with its price quadrupling in just the last four
Bitcoin's competitors are also at all-time highs — and rising fastMashable
Litecoin: the silver to Bitcoin's goldYourStory.com
Ethereum, Litecoin Prices Headline $20 Billion Altcoin RallyCryptoCoinsNews
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Boeing, Bank Stocks Lift Dow, S&P; Techs Drag on Nasdaq (NYTimes Business)

NYTimes BusinessDec 12, 2017
Economic Scene: Tax Plan's Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards
Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.

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A Late 2017 Tax Plan Could Spell Trouble for Your 2018 Paycheck (Wall Street Journal US Business)
U.S. Tax Plan Draws Ire Abroad, Prompts Calls for Cuts in Response (WSJ US News)

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Coinbase halts ether and litecoin trading as cryptocurrency market approaches $500 billion - Business Insider

CNNMoney


Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency trading platform, blocked users Tuesday from buying red-hot litecoin and ether. Investors poured into the two red-hot digital currencies Tuesday morning, pushing them both to new heights. Litecoin hit a record of
Bitcoin Rally Boosts Smaller Cryptos Litecoin, Ether to RecordsBloomberg
Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoinCNNMoney
Bitcoin Rivals Ethereum and Litecoin Soar to RecordsFortune
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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Oasis Petroleum's stock leads NYSE losers after share offering, analyst downgrade
Shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. sank 11% on heavy volume Tuesday, after the oil and gas exploration and production company announced a public offering of common stock, and after a SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgrade. The stock was the biggest decline on the NYSE, and volume of 43 million shares was about five times the full-day average, and enough to make the stock the most actively traded on major U.S. exchanges. The company said late Monday that it was selling 32 million shares of common stock to the public for gross proceeds of approximately $321.9 million, implying a per-share price of about $10.06. Separately, the company said late Monday it agreed to buy 20,300 acres in the Delaware Basin for $946 million, consisting of $483 million in cash and 46 million shares of common stock. SunTrust RH analyst Neal Dingmann downgraded Oasis to hold from buy, and slashed his stock price target to $11 from $14, citing the 'hefty price' the company paid to enter the Delaware Basin. The stock has plunged 41% year to date, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF has slipped 7.1% and the S&P 500 has climbed 19%.

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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Unibail Forges Path to US, UK With $16 Billion Westfield Deal - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


Unibail-Rodamco CFO Jaap Tonckens discusses the deal with Westfield and his thoughts on the retail sector. As mall owners around the world seek a defense against Amazon.com Inc, Europe's largest commercial landlord is betting the solution lies across
European property giant makes $16 billion bet on US shopping mallsReuters
Shopping mall owner Westfield sells itself for $15.7 billionBusiness Insider
Shopping mall giant Westfield is sold to French real estate firm in $16-billion dealLos Angeles Times
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Yahoo BusinessDec 12, 2017
3 Top Utility Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
Utility stocks -- especially ones investing in renewable energy -- can boost your dividend income substantially in the long run.


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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Imperva stock falls after JP Morgan downgrades to underweight
Shares of security-software firms Imperva Inc. , Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. , and Fortinet Inc. fell 3.5%, 0.3%, and 0.1%, respectively, in Tuesday morning trading, after analysts at JP Morgan downgraded the stocks. The analysts, led by Sterling Auty, now rate Imperva at underweight and both Check Point and Fortinet at neutral. Auty points to 'sales execution issues' for Check Point and Imperva; he thinks it's unlikely that Check Point will go back to 'winning consistent market share' and worries about the web-application firewall aspect of Imperva's business. Fortinet, meanwhile, has seen 'turnover in the sales and marketing ranks' that has been weighing on results, Auty wrote. He noted that market-research firm Gartner now predicts core security spending to grow at a 6% annual clip through 2021, below a previous forecast for 6.5% growth. Imperva shares have risen 4.7% so far in 2017, compared with 40% and 25% rises for Fortinet and Check Point respectively. The S&P 500 is up 19% this year.

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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Dow Jumps Triple Digits as Wall Street Eyes Fed Meeting - TheStreet.com

TheStreet.com


The Dow jumps as the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year kicks off. ByTony Owusu. Dec 12, 2017 10:53 AM EST. Read as Single Page. U.S. markets traded mixed Tuesday, Dec. 12, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped triple digits as the
Dow Leads; Chinese, Chip Leaders Battered; Is Apple Forming A New Base?Investor's Business Daily
Dow opens higher; Fed's rate hike in focusStreetInsider.com
Wall Street Ends Higher With Help From Tech, EnergyNew York Times
Financial Times


MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Mastercard, FleetCor make up Goldman Sachs' top payments picks for 2018
Payments stocks on the whole have outperformed the market so far in 2017, and Goldman Sachs analysts wrote Tuesday that it's hard to find value in the sector looking ahead to the new year. The Goldman analysts, led by Tien-tsin Huang, are 'sticking with their preference' for companies that have heavy exposure to digital, money to make acquisitions, and opportunities for margin expansion. PayPal Holdings Inc. , Square Inc. , and Global Payments Inc. fit those characteristics, according to the analysts. However, they acknowledge that these stocks have 'high valuations and low margin for error.' Therefore, the firm's top picks for 2018 are Mastercard Inc. , which Goldman deems likely to 'at least maintain earnings-per-share growth,' and FleetCor Technologies , which recently completed a 'materially accretive acquisition.' Mastercard shares have gained 46% so far this year, while FleetCor's stock is up 34%. The S&P 500 Index has risen 19% in that time.

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Dow and S&P at record heights as Fed monetary-policy makers convene (MarketWatch Breaking News)

MarketWatchDec 12, 2017
The Fed: Jobs data keeps Fed on gradual rate-hike path
The Federal Reserve will continue to gradually raise short-term interest rates, including a hike next week, but at some point may have to slow down or stop.

MarketWatchDec 12, 2017
NewsWatch: How to make money in the stock market from the Fed's next move
Wall Street's obsession about this week's Fed meeting is irrational, writes Mark Hulbert.

SEC.gov Updates: News DigestDec 12, 2017
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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Trinity Industries to spin off infrastructure businesses, raises share buyback program to $500 million
Trinity Industries Inc. said Tuesday its board has approved a plan to spin off its infrastructure-related businesses in a move expected to be completed in the second half of 2018. The deal is expected to result in two separate public companies. Trinity Industries will operate rail leasing, manufacturing and services business, and a separate company will be focused on infrastructure. 'The new infrastructure company will have the balance sheet strength and capital allocation flexibility to pursue growth through acquisitions and to capitalize on the large and growing market opportunity in North American infrastructure spending,' the Dallas-based company said. The board has also approved a doubling of the company's share buyback authorization to $500 million. Shares rose 1.4% premarket, and have gained 19% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 19%.

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FT.com - USDec 12, 2017
Gas prices jump in Europe after blows to infrastructure
Austrian import hub blast adds to supply woes after North Sea pipeline shutdown

MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Boeing's stock delivers 60-point jolt to Dow industrials rise in early trade
Shares of Boeing Co. were surging early Tuesday, helping to power the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a triple-digit climb in morning trade. Boeing Co. was up more than 3% or $7.98 at $289, translating to a roughly 60-point rise for the Dow industrials , which was up 103 points, or 0.4%, at 24,485 in recent trade. A $1 dollar move in any one of the Dow's 30 components equates to a 6.83-point swing in the price-weighted benchmark. Boeing's move came as J.P. Morgan Chase raised its price target for the plane maker to $325 from $300 on Tuesday. Shares of Boeing have been the best performer among the Dow components, boasting a 86% year-to-date advance. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite Index were trading at break-even levels.

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WSJ MoneyBeatDec 12, 2017
Oil Prices Jump as Key Pipeline Shuts Down for Repair—Energy Journal
Oil Receives a Boost From Pipeline Shutdown

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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
FCC chairman says social media platforms lack transparency in how they restrict conservative content - Washington Post

Washington Post


In an interview Monday about the coming FCC vote over whether to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, agency chairman Ajit Pai took aim at a different group — the web platforms themselves. Content providers such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, Pai
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Google Market NewsDec 12, 2017
Facebook to Start Paying Taxes Locally, Instead of Through Ireland - Bloomberg

Bloomberg


Facebook Inc. is changing its tax structure so that it will pay taxes in the country where sales are made, rather than funneling everything through its Irish subsidiary. The company said it will move to a 'local selling structure' in countries where it
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CNN/MoneyDec 12, 2017
NFL Network, ESPN suspend Marshall Faulk, other stars after sexual harassment lawsuit
Accusations of sexual harassment have already rocked politics, entertainment and media. Now a raft of sports stars have been hit with similar allegations.

Forbes HeadlinesDec 12, 2017
Ethereum Surges 35% In 24 Hours, Crosses $600 Mark
Not one to be left out, Ethereum has joined Bitcoin and Litecoin in a big year-end market push.

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MarketWatchDec 12, 2017
The Wall Street Journal: NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, two other former players after sexual-harassment allegations
The NFL Network has suspended three members of its on-air team in response to allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit by a former employee.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
Verizon stock jumps toward 11-month high after Instinet upgrade
Verizon Communications Inc. shares surged 1.9% in Tuesday morning trading, putting them on course to close at the highest level since January, after analysts at Instinet upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. 'Better visibility into subscriber growth, rising average revenue per user, and cost control fuels our confidence earnings per share growth will resume in 2018,' wrote the analysts, led by Jeffrey Kvaal. He believes the company, which announced a new streaming arrangement with the NFL on Monday, could launch an over-the-top streaming service by the end of the year and has some advantages over its peers in doing so. 'Unlike AT&T it need not bundle to reduce churn or be overly mindful of its existing video base as its pay-TV base is minimal relative to rivals,' he wrote. The firm raised its price target on Verizon shares to $61, from $47. Verizon's stock has fallen 1.3% so far in 2017, compared with a 19% gain for the S&P 500 .

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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 12, 2017
eBay upgraded to outperform at BMO Capital Markets
Shares of eBay Inc. are down 0.8% in Tuesday morning trading, though analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to outperform from market perform. The analysts, led by Daniel Salmon, think that the company's 'promoted listing' product is doing better than expected due to its recent launch in several key international markets, including Canada. Salmon also believes that consensus estimates for eBay's gross merchandise volume will rise as a result of the company's new marketing campaign and its investments in machine learning. Finally's he's upbeat on eBay's launch of a new site in China. He raised his target price to $45 from $40. eBay shares have gained 25% so far in 2017, compared with a 19% gain for the S&P 500 .

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Google Market NewsDec 12, 2017
Net Neutrality: A Case Study With JetBlue and Amazon - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


If you've taken a flight recently on JetBlue Airways, you might have noticed something that looks a lot like a net neutrality boogeyman: prioritization of Amazon.com Inc.'s videos over other services, like Netflix or HBO, on the airline's in-flight Wi
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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Oil hits two-year-and-a-half year high on pipeline shutdown, stocks take breather - Reuters

Reuters


LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped to their highest in more than two years on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from an already tightening market. A pedestrian stands to look at an electronic board
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WSJ MoneyBeatDec 12, 2017
Brexit & Beyond: EU Preps for Brexit Trade Talks, U.K. Inflation Jumps, Unemployment Back to Pre-Crisis Level
Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal''s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here. MUST READS A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Francois Lenoir EU Prepares to Discuss […]

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Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Ajit Pai offers no data for latest claim that net neutrality hurt small ISPs - Ars Technica

Ars Technica


With days to go before his repeal of net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a press release about five small ISPs that he says were harmed by the rules. Pai "held a series of telephone calls with small Internet service providers across the
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SEC.gov Updates: News DigestDec 12, 2017
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Inc.comDec 12, 2017
This Recent Change By Google Just Made All The Meta Descriptions Wrong On Your Website
Just recently, Google expanded the length allowed in the meta description tag. That means all the tags on your website will need to be changed. Wow!

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SEC.gov Updates: News DigestDec 12, 2017
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Forbes HeadlinesDec 12, 2017
How Apple's Shazam Acquisition Fits Its Broader Strategy
Apple recently confirmed that it is acquiring Shazam for a reported $400 million. Apple stands to benefit in multiple ways from the deal, which could tie into its broader augmented reality and artificial intelligence technologies

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Bitcoin Futures: 3 Nightmare Scenarios - Seeking Alpha

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The CBOE's launch of Bitcoin futures on Sunday was a watershed event for Crypto, but Wall Street (mostly) stayed away. Investment banks continue to have very real concerns about the stability about the risks associated with crypto derivatives. They'll
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NPR Topics: BusinessDec 12, 2017
Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam
Tech giant Apple is buying Shazam, an app that can identify songs playing near a user's phone. Apple Inc. issued a statement describing Shazam as 'natural fit' with its services.

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NYTimes BusinessDec 12, 2017
In Spending Spree, Shopping Mall Operator Bets on Westfield
Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, owner of the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey and the shopping center at One World Trade Center, among others.

Forbes HeadlinesDec 12, 2017
For Tax Matters Use The United States Postal Service And Don't Cut It Too Close
When facing tax deadlines, particularly with the Tax Court, don't cut it close and use the United States Postal Service all the way through.

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
European property giant makes $16 billion bet on US shopping malls - Reuters

Reuters


SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp (WFD.AX) for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to
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Reuters BusinessDec 12, 2017
S&P, Dow at record levels as Boeing, bank stocks gain
(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow hit record levels in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as Boeing rose and bank stocks gained ahead of a near certain move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rate.

The Motley FoolDec 12, 2017
Why Fitbit, Inc. Stock Jumped 11% in November
Investors started believing in Fitbit's turnaround story.

MarketWatchDec 12, 2017
Europe Markets: European stocks end with gains, led by jumps for Gemalto, Steinhoff
European stocks close in the green Tuesday, with smart-card maker Gemalto NV and retail giant Steinhoff Holdings NV scoring notable gains.

MarketWatchDec 12, 2017
Trump Today: Trump Today: President attacks Gillibrand after she calls for him to resign over sexual harassment
President Donald Trump lashed out at New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday after she called on him to resign, blamed Democrats for women's allegations against him, and made his closing argument for Roy Moore on Election Day.

Inc.comDec 12, 2017
Google Just Announced a Plan to Kill Fake News. Here Are 8 Ways They'll Win the War
Fake news has gone from a blip on the radar to a full-fledged phenomenon. Here's what Google is doing to prevent false stories from appearing as credible news in search results.

Reuters Company NewsDec 12, 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S., European stock markets climb ahead of Fed meeting; oil hits peak
* Dollar gains as Fed expected to raise rates (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Europe's Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift - Reuters

Reuters


SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp (WFD.AX) for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to
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WSJ US NewsDec 12, 2017
Trump Rips Senator Over Her Calls for His Resignation
President Trump on Tuesday criticized Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who has called for his resignation over sexual-misconduct allegations, as a 'total flunky' while dismissing the accusations as 'fabricated.'

Reuters BusinessDec 12, 2017
Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon .

Dismal.com: IndicatorsDec 12, 2017
United States: Moody's Analytics Policy Uncertainty Index
Policy uncertainty remains elevated, a feature of this expansion. The four-week moving average in our U.S. policy uncertainty index has increased over the past several weeks, which isn't surprising given the dynamics in Washington DC. The four-week moving average increased from 88.9 to 89.4 in the week ended December 8. This is the fifth consecutive increase, bringing the cumulative gain over this span to 15 points. Though policy uncertainty will likely remain elevated, the economic costs are small, for now.

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion - New York Times

New York Times


LONDON — In the era of online shopping, a European property company is making a nearly $16 billion bet that shoppers will find enduring appeal in New Jersey's Garden State Plaza and shops in the shadow of the World Trade Center. Unibail-Rodamco said
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USA Today MoneyDec 12, 2017
CEO Mary Barra: GM committed to 'harassment-free' workplace
General Motors is committed to creating a sexual 'harassment-free' workplace, CEO Mary Barra said Monday.        

Dismal.com: IndicatorsDec 12, 2017
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Inc.comDec 12, 2017
When It Comes to Trying New Things, You're Your Worst Enemy. Here Are 3 Ways to Win the Battle
Habits are easier to break once you know why they're so difficult to break in the first place.

Reuters BusinessDec 12, 2017
China-backed buyer aims to fund $5.2 billion HK skyscraper deal mostly via debt-sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The China-backed buyer of a Hong Kong skyscraper from billionaire Li Ka-shing for a record $5.2 billion is seeking to borrow as much as 90 percent to fund the deal, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters and people with knowledge of the matter.

Google Business NewsDec 12, 2017
Bitcoin futures soar as the virtual currency begins trading on a major exchange - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times


Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20%. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the surge of investor
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MSNBC.com: BusinessDec 11, 2017
Treasury Department releases one sheet on GOP tax plan
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had previously said that 'over 100 people' within the department were working on a detailed analysis.

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Google Market NewsDec 11, 2017
Baby Milk Maker Orders Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears - U.S. News & World Report

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French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Dec. 11, 2017, at 7:41 a.m.. Baby Milk Maker Orders Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears. Share. ×. Share on
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Entrepreneur.comDec 11, 2017
Don't Use These 3 Phrases If You You Want to Foster Innovation at Your Company
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Google Business NewsDec 11, 2017
Apple Confirms Deal for Shazam: DealBook Briefing - New York Times

New York Times


Good Monday morning. Here's what we're following today: • Elliott Management is demanding that Qualcomm pay a lot more for NXP Semiconductors. • The frenzy over Bitcoin showed no sign of stopping with the introduction of futures tied to the digital
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MarketWatch MarketPulseDec 11, 2017
Stock futures cut gains amid reports of explosion near New York's Time Square
U.S. stock-index futures cut early gains on Monday, with the main after reports of an explosion at the Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street in New York, near Times Square. Futures were cutting modest gains but were still trading slightly higher after the reports emerged, with New York City officials confirming that an explosion had occurred. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 24 points, or 0.1%, at 24,360, from 52 points earlier, while S&P 500 index futures turned lower, down less than 0.1% at 2,653. Nasdaq-100 index futures climbed 3 points, or less than 0.1%, to 6,364, but were slightly higher earlier. According to the the New York Post, police and firefighters have responded to the scene, with reports that a man is in custody and reports of possible injuries. Some subway lines near the incident had been evacuated, according to reports.

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NYTimes BusinessDec 11, 2017
Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants
A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees.

Google Business NewsDec 11, 2017
You No Longer Need to Sign When Paying With American Express - Fortune

Fortune


Shoppers using an American Express card will no longer be required to sign a receipt or screen to make a purchase, joining MasterCard and Discover in ditching signatures. The change, announced on Monday, is intended to streamline the checkout process
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Google Market NewsDec 11, 2017
Trump accusers call for Congress to investigate sexual harassment allegations against him - ABC News

Los Angeles Times


Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct or harassment in the years prior to his election are calling for Congress to investigate the allegations against him following a week in which three U.S. senators and
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Google Business NewsDec 11, 2017
American Express As A Dividend Income Investment - Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha


As an investor who is looking for dividend income, I like to look into possible future holdings for my portfolio. American Express is a dividend growth stock, but the yield is lower than the market as a whole. There are some metrics that might make it
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The Motley FoolDec 10, 2017
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