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Ferguson Protests Move To Retail Stores

Posted: 1:18 PM - Demonstrators are looking to grab the attention of post-Thanksgiving shoppers today, to voice their anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis.

Argentina: Scandal Widens Over Swiss Bank Accounts

Posted: 12:30 PM - Argentina's tax agency says the country's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the owners of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes.

Hackers Force Message On Websites Via US Firm

Updated: 11/27/2014 - A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

Lawmakers May Decide Uber's Place In Nevada

Updated: 11/27/2014 - Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statewide.

Reno Judge Blocks Uber Startup in Nevada

Posted: 11/25/2014 - A Washoe County district judge has granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction to block the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating in Nevada.

Vegas Air Travel Up in October

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Airport officials say 3.8 million travelers flew into and out of Las Vegas in October, more than the same month a year ago.

Holiday Shopping Pitfalls

Posted: 11/24/2014 - If you want to stay within your budget when doing your holiday shopping, it's best to have a plan ahead of time.
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  • Fresh Signs of Global Slump Challenge U.S.
    Economic prospects are flagging across Europe, Japan and big emerging markets such as India, a turn that presents fresh challenges to the relatively robust U.S. economy.
  • Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon
    Wal-Mart and Target are becoming more aggressive in pricing and selling goods on the Web after losing ground in past years to online competitors like Amazon over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Energy Reels as OPEC Stands Pat
    Energy company stocks and the currencies of major oil-producing nations stumbled Friday as OPEC’s decision to keep pumping crude at high levels despite a glut rippled across the globe.
  • Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Standards
    Some of the largest U.S. mortgage lenders are preparing to further ease standards for borrowers after the release of new guidelines this month from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Soft New-Home Sales Weigh on Recovery
    New-home sales are soft despite historically low interest rates and a healing labor market, weighing on the U.S. economic recovery.
  • Oil Prices Fall After OPEC Stays Put
    OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.
  • New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain
    Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.

US Business News

  • Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon
    Wal-Mart and Target are becoming more aggressive in pricing and selling goods on the Web after losing ground in past years to online competitors like Amazon over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Energy Reels as OPEC Stands Pat
    Energy company stocks and the currencies of major oil-producing nations stumbled Friday as OPEC’s decision to keep pumping crude at high levels despite a glut rippled across the globe.
  • U.S. Officials Chase Fake Goods Online
    ICE and U.S. Customs agents are trying to crack down on counterfeit goods, but that trade has moved online where goods are shipped directly to consumers.
  • Savings Rate Portends Healthy Holiday Spending
    Amid jitters over whether holiday shoppers can give the economy a year-end lift, here’s an unexpected cause for optimism: Americans aren’t feeling the need to save as much.
  • Twitter Co-Founder Sells Some Shares
    Evan Williams, one of Twitter’s founders, has sold some of his stock in the social-media company for the first time, but remains its largest shareholder.
  • Momo Expects $256.6 Million From IPO
    The Chinese maker of social-media dating and chat mobile apps, Momo Inc., expects to raise $256.6 million from a planned stock offering, the company said in a regulatory filing.
  • Hollywood Jobs Bounce Back
    Entertainment jobs in Los Angeles County have rebounded, but local feature-film production remains almost a third below the 10-year peak it reached in 2005.
  • Florida's Hurricane Dry Spell Lasts
    As storm season comes to an end with Florida enjoying its modern-day record ninth consecutive season without a hurricane making landfall, many residents of the Sunshine State may not want to breathe easy just yet. Call it the calm before the potential storm.
  • Rio Tinto, BHP Chart Divergent Courses
    As BHP Billiton executives work on plans to slim down their business, their counterparts at Rio Tinto are taking a different tack.
  • Greek Port Gets Shipshape With China's Help
    China Overseas Shipping Group’s investment in the port of Piraeus outside of Athens ranks as one of the most successful Greek privatizations in recent decades.
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