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Trade, defense buoy US economy, but some weakness creeps in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but domestic demand slipped, hinting at some loss of momentum. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual pace, ...
US economy shakes torpor with 3.5% growthFinancial Times
Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise as Investors Digest 3.5% GDP Growth, More
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in
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US STOCKS-Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite
(Updates to midday trading). * Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. * Third-quarter GDP tops expectations. * Energy shares fall alongside drop in crude prices. * Dow up 0.8 pct, S&P 500 up 0.2 pct, Nasdaq down 0.2 pct. By Ryan Vlastelica. NEW YORK ...
Stocks up on better-than-expected GDP; Visa ralliesCNBC
Jim Cramer Explains Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) Quarterly
Visa powers Dow's big gainsUSA TODAY
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Greenback Strengthens As Fed Ends Bond-Buying Scheme
The U.S. dollar is showing its resilience on Thursday, holding on to a three-week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve caught the market off-guard with a definite hawkish tone in its policy statement yesterday. The Fed ended its ...
Fed keeps interest rates at record low, ends bond buyingSFGate
Global equity markets mixed as Fed ends QE on hawkish noteReuters
BofA Sees June Rate Hike As Fed Shifts Focus To InflationBarron's (blog)
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Rate for 30-Year Mortgages Creeps Up, but Remains Below 4%
Mortgage Rates Lenny Ignelzi/AP WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide ...
Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.SFGate
Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac saysLos Angeles Times

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Jobless Claims Remain at Historically Low Levels
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market. Initial claims for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs, increased by 3,000 to a ...
Unemployment claims hold near 14-year lowsUSA TODAY
Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287000Kansas First News
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India's universal healthcare plan to cost US$26 bln
The National
NEW DELHI // India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to every citizen will cost an estimated US$26 billion (Dh95.5bn) over the next four years. Under the national health assurance mission, prime minister Narendra Modi's ...
Modi Targets First-Class Travel in Mandatory India Spending CutsBusinessweek

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UPDATE 3-Lufthansa shares drop after 2015 profit guidance cut for second time
... * Q3 operating profit 735 mln eur vs poll 709 mln. * Lowers 2015 operating profit forecast, maintains 2014 target. * Strikes wipe 170 mln eur off 2014 profit. * CEO says will remain firm in row with pilots. * Shares drop 6.6 percent, biggest losers in DAX index ...
Merkel Proposes Curbing Unions as Strikes Cripple GermanyBloomberg
German airline Lufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015 over global economic ...Fox Business

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Vice Is Getting A 24-Hour TV Channel (In Canada)
Vice Media cofounder Shane Smith likes to say his company intends to be “the next CNN and the next ESPN ESPN and the next MTV MTV” It's taking a step in that direction — and in a northernly direction — by striking a deal with Rogers Communications ...
Vice Forms Canada TV Network With Rogers to Expand Media EmpireBloomberg
Vice Gets Its Very Own TV Network, in
Rogers, Vice Media strike $100M deal to create Canadian
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Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Online Prices
Wall Street Journal
Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices. Above, a Wal-Mart employee makes price changes at a store. AP. By. Shelly Banjo. Shelly Banjo. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographyShelly Banjo · · @sbanjo · shelly.banjo.
Walmart Tests Matching Prices With Online RivalsDailyFinance
Wal-Mart Tests Price-Matching With Online RivalsKWTX

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Shady shrimp sales revealed in seafood study
The Oceana advocacy group found that consumers across the United States, including Arizona, can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying by looking at menus and labels, or even if the shrimp is edible. Loading… Post to Facebook. Shady shrimp sales ...
Report: Not All Shrimp What They Claim to BeU.S. News & World Report
30% of US Shrimp Is Misrepresented, Study SaysTIME
Seafood Deception: What's Wrong With Your ShrimpForbes
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Palestinian Suspect in Jerusalem Drive-By Attack Shot Dead
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A Palestinian kicks a tear-gas canister fired by Israeli security forces during clashes in the Abu Tor neighborhood of east Jerusalem on Thursday. Reuters. By. Nicholas Casey in Tel Aviv and. Nicholas Casey. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL.
Abbas: Closure of Al-Aqsa amounts to 'declaration of war'Haaretz
UN Watchdog Urges Israel to Probe Possible Gaza War CrimesVoice of America
Police Chief says they received no specific threats against GlickJerusalem Post
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Protesters demand Burkina Faso president quit, burn parliament
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ousting of Burkina Faso's veteran President Blaise Compaore faced off with security forces outside the presidential palace after burning parliament and ransacking state television ...
Burkina Faso's president moves to extend his 27-year reign — protesters set fire ...National Post
UPDATE 3-Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliamentReuters Africa
Burkina Faso protesters burn parliament, march toward presidential palaceNew York Daily News
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Fox News

ISIS kills 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them
Hindustan Times
Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered on Thursday containing some of the 300 ...
Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed themDaily Mail
Islamic State group kill and bury 150 Iraqi Sunni tribesmenIrish Times
Mass grave containing 150 anti-Isis Sunni tribal fighters discovered by Iraqi ...The Independent
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Middle East Updates / ISIS claims to seize gas field in Homs from Syrian army
Iran: Sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks foiled; Tunisian anti-Islamists win most seats in election; Director of United Nations' humanitarian operations says that Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point.' By Haaretz | Oct. 30, 2014 | 7:27 PM ...
Iraqi Kurdish troops start entering Kobani, while ISIS targets border crossingFox News
Iraqi Peshmerga fighters ready to cross into Kobanieuronews
Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'
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Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden
Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm's recognition of a Palestinian state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said Thursday the ambassador was being recalled for consultations, but declined to say how long he would ...
Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state, Israel recalls ambassadorRT
Israel recalls ambassador to Stockholm after Sweden's decision to recognize ...Jerusalem Post
Israel slams Swedish recognition of PalestineZee News
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Voice of America

NATO Chief: Alliance Vigilant Over Russian Europe Flights
Voice of America
BERLIN—. NATO's new chief says that the alliance in increasing its readiness and air patrols in response to a spike in Russian military flights in European airspace. Speaking during a visit to Athens Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ...
NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flightsSFGate
Merkel not acutely worried about Russian violations of airspaceReuters UK

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Lusaka Times

Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 30 (Reuters) - When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency -- and secret -- medical treatment in foreign hospitals most of their ...
Queen Elizabeth says Sata will be missed across SADCLusaka Times
Zambia president to be buried November 11Capital FM Kenya
Zambia: Body of President Michael Sata to be flown home Saturday ahead of ...Fox News -U.S. News & World Report -ABC News
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New York Times

SodaStream to Close Factory in West Bank
New York Times
A Palestinian worker at the SodaStream factory in the West Bank in January. Credit Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This ...
UN slams Israel for abusing Palestinians' human rightsPress TV
Why is Sodastream pulling out of the West Bank?
SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015SFGate

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Toronto Star

Education key to ending child labour: Nobel laureate Satyarthi
Zee News
New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai donates US $50000 to re-build UN ...Daily News & Analysis

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CTV News

Ebola fears grip North Korea; foreigners to be quarantined
CTV News
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and ...
North Korea orders Ebola quarantine on all foreignersZee News
North Korea to deepen probe into Japanese abductees: Japan's AbeTODAYonline
North Korea to quarantine all foreigners because of Ebola fearsThe Guardian
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