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  • Airline adds nonstop flights to Austin

    Airline adds nonstop flights to Austin

    Introductory fares will start at $44 one way to Austin and $79 one way to San Juan. The routes to Texas will start December 16, and the flights to Puerto Rico will start December 17. Allegiant now has 43 workers in Pittsburgh. Since then, it has added service to Albuquerque, N.M.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; and Memphis, Tenn.

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  • Homeland Security to Review Use of Private Prisons Companies

    Homeland Security to Review Use of Private Prisons Companies

    Following today's announcement from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson directing the Homeland Security Advisory Council to evaluate whether immigration detention operations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should phase out private management of immigration detention facilities, Human Rights First is urging for a clean break from private companies.

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  • EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

    EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

    The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was meant to be one of Obama's legacies, but talks with the European Union have stalled as opposition to the deal grows. Steffen Seibert told reporters it is "right to continue negotiating", noting that often a breakthrough is only achieved "in the final round". Gabriel said he was a supporter of free trade because German exporters, large and small, would benefit but such a deal could not be done "at any price".

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  • 'There could certainly be a softening' on immigration stance

    'There could certainly be a softening' on immigration stance

    But he has hedged his stance in recent days, and during the taping he ruminated aloud about the fairness of breaking up families. Conway told Britain's Channel 4 that the polls showing Trump behind are "cherry-picked polling numbers that are put out there by media outlets that are also bent on his destruction".

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  • Best Buy Rises After Profit Beat Raises Confidence in Turnaround

    Best Buy Rises After Profit Beat Raises Confidence in Turnaround

    Joly said. Though online competition and a weakening electronics industry have made it tough to boost revenue, Joly has kept Best Buy profitable by selling foreign divisions and cutting costs. In the same period a year ago, Best Buy reported EPS of $0.49 on revenue of $8.53 billion. Analysts on average had expected revenue of $8.40 billion and a profit of 43 cents per share.

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  • Burt's Bees landowner gifts land to U.S. government

    Burt's Bees landowner gifts land to U.S. government

    President Obama designated more than 87,500 acres of forestland in Maine's fabled North Woods as a national monument Wednesday in a historic but unilateral decision following years of bitter debate. "I will not sit before you today and pretend that if the president declares the Maine North Woods a national monument that everything will be okay and life here will be hunky dory", Rep.

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  • Qantas reports record profit as New Zealand domestic flights take off

    Qantas reports record profit as New Zealand domestic flights take off

    Analysts forecast net income of $1.13 billion, based on the average of six estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The airline said it will pay a final dividend of 7 Australian cents a share, the first such payment since 2009. It didn't break down the result for Jetstar International, which includes its New Zealand operations, though said there was a strong improvement in earnings with unit cost reductions and strong growth in core markets.

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  • Beer mega merger: what court ruling means for troubled deal

    Beer mega merger: what court ruling means for troubled deal

    The split was ordered after some investors expressed disquiet about a so-called partial share alternative designed as a tax-friendly option for the two biggest investors, who own about 41 percent of the stock between them. Some smaller shareholders, like Aberdeen Asset Management, whose stake in SABMiller is just above one percent, argue that the offer undervalues SABMiller and favors the company's two biggest shareholders.

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  • Oil rises; Brent over $50/bbl on OPEC freeze talk, weaker dollar

    Oil rises; Brent over $50/bbl on OPEC freeze talk, weaker dollar

    A weak dollar also provided support to greenback-denominated oil. Brent for October settlement advanced US$1.04, or 2.1 per cent, to close at US$50.89 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. U.S. crude inventories posted a larger than expected decline last week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But given that a similar buildup preceded two different production cap talks with no deal being reached, analysts warn that the same elements that quashed ...

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  • CNN Anchor Brianna Keilar Destroys Donald Trump's Lawyer on Live TV

    CNN Anchor Brianna Keilar Destroys Donald Trump's Lawyer on Live TV

    On Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hired the head of Breitbart News , Stephen Bannon , as his new campaign chief executive. "Let me ask you about this", Keilar asked. " All of them? " There's a slight bit of uptalk at "all of them" implying Keiler either is allowing some wiggle room in case there's a poll or two out there that somehow has Trump not losing badly, or that she simply can't believe Cohen is unaware of the situation.

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  • Clinton unveils her plan for the economy

    Clinton as unable to change course on the economy because she is beholden to donors. "Words matter and have repercussions, my friends, affirmed Hillary Clinton in Iowa". "He is missing so much of what makes MI great", Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, said in Warren , Mich. While she's broken with the president on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (she now opposes it), Clinton has also made clear she wants to continue Obama's general approach to the economy, creating the image ...

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  • Govt to bring a number of bills in LS next week

    Amid the assurance that the tax rate would be kept as low as possible, Rajya Sabha passed Goods & Services Tax Bill to amend the constitution to facilitate the rollout of the uniform tax regime under the GST umbrella. The GST , which was first proposed a decade back, is seen as potentially transformative for India's economy, adding as much as 2 percentage points to the GDP while also improving the ease of doing business and encourage investment in manufacturing.

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  • Oil prices extend gains, but traders warn of weakness ahead

    Oil prices extend gains, but traders warn of weakness ahead

    Iraq has dropped the September official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia by $1.00 to minus $2.30 a barrel against the average of Oman/Dubai quotes from the previous month, the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) said on Monday, making it the latest exporter to drop its prices.

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  • Dubai International Airport to resume full service in days after jet crash

    Dubai International Airport to resume full service in days after jet crash

    There was no immediate confirmation on whether the landing gear was extended when the aircraft touched the ground. The Boeing 777-300 experienced a landing gear failure, and black smoke was reported to be coming from its fuselage. "They were very fortunate to get everybody out". However, a firefighter, Jassim Al-Baloushi, died while responding to the emergency. The UAE, while liberal compared to many Mideast nations, has stiff penalties for those convicted of publishing photos of someone ...

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