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Desperate Venezuelans Dig Up Paradise in Search of Gold 20 Nov 11:08pm Desperate Venezuelans Dig Up Paradise in Search of Gold
The indigenous Pemon people have long served as stewards of the national park that holds the world’s highest waterfall. Now Venezuela’s economic distress has pushed them into digging for gold in vast open-pit mines.
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Megyn Kelly Nears Deal to Leave NBC News With Entirety of $69 Million Contract 20 Nov 8:21pm Megyn Kelly Nears Deal to Leave NBC News With Entirety of $69 Million Contract
Megyn Kelly is nearing a deal with Comcast Corp.’s NBC News to walk away with the full value left on her three-year, $69 million contract with the network, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Gap Looking to Close Hundreds of Weaker Stores 20 Nov 8:02pm Gap Looking to Close Hundreds of Weaker Stores
Gap Inc. said it is exploring whether to close hundreds of underperforming stores at its namesake brand, after the unit reported a 7% decline in quarterly comparable sales.
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Federal Reserve Not Likely Swayed by Market Declines 20 Nov 7:47pm Federal Reserve Not Likely Swayed by Market Declines
Officials at the Fed have indicated in recent days that they plan to proceed with a December rate hike, despite the downturn in stock prices.
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Walgreens, Humana in Preliminary Talks to Take Stakes in Each Other 20 Nov 7:46pm Walgreens, Humana in Preliminary Talks to Take Stakes in Each Other
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Humana are in preliminary discussions to take equity stakes in each other, as health-industry players scramble for tie-ups that will help them compete in a rapidly evolving environment.
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Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records 20 Nov 7:16pm Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records
Apple is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans.
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FAA Sides With United in Newark Airport-Fee Dispute 20 Nov 5:27pm FAA Sides With United in Newark Airport-Fee Dispute
United Continental Holdings has won a victory in a yearslong battle with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey over what the airline said were exorbitant fees at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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Regulators Urge Consumers to Avoid Romaine Lettuce as They Probe E. Coli Outbreak 20 Nov 5:05pm Regulators Urge Consumers to Avoid Romaine Lettuce as They Probe E. Coli Outbreak
U.S. officials warned consumers not to eat romaine lettuce as they investigate a new, multistate E. coli outbreak, the second episode this year linked to the leafy salad green.
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U.S. Housing Starts Increased in October 20 Nov 2:59pm Updated U.S. Housing Starts Increased in October
U.S. housing starts rose last month on a bounceback in multifamily building, but underlying figures signal weakness in the construction pipeline.
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Amazon Employees Join Long Island City Condo Rush 20 Nov 2:58pm Updated Amazon Employees Join Long Island City Condo Rush
Condo sales in Long Island City are suddenly soaring, thanks to Amazon’s decision to open a headquarters in the Queens, N.Y., neighborhood.
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FedEx to Add 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Parcel Fleet 20 Nov 2:53pm FedEx to Add 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Parcel Fleet
FedEx is adding 1,000 electric delivery vans to its fleet, a move aimed at tamping down emissions in parcel delivery operations as regulators push to rein in pollution from commercial vehicles.
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Barnes & Noble Trims Losses Despite Weaker Sales 20 Nov 9:41am Barnes & Noble Trims Losses Despite Weaker Sales
Barnes & Noble posted a narrower than expected loss of $27.4 million in the latest quarter as the struggling bookseller worked to lower expenses and turn around its store operations.
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Rising Sales Give Retailers Hope Ahead of Holidays 20 Nov 9:23am Rising Sales Give Retailers Hope Ahead of Holidays
A parade of U.S. retail chains reported rising sales in the latest quarter, another sign of healthy consumer spending heading into the critical holiday shopping season.
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Campbell Shows Signs of Improving Sales Ahead of Shareholder Vote 20 Nov 9:21am Campbell Shows Signs of Improving Sales Ahead of Shareholder Vote
Campbell Soup said its plan to refocus on its namesake business helped slow declines in its U.S. soup sales, as it looks to rally investor support amid pressure from an activist investor.
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