• US airports palliate Thanksgiving rush with accessible dogs
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    NEW YORK U.S. airports trotted out friendly companion dogs to calm jittery travelers and offered perks including free parking on Wednesday as throngs of people rushed toward their Thanksgiving holiday celebrations.Up to 2.8 million people per day, about 600,000 more than average, are expected to fly in the United States over the coming six days, making it a busy period for travel, according

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  • Global markets churned in still trade on US holiday
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    Chattanooga police are investigating a deadly crash that killed six elementary school students on Monday. Six students are still in the hospital.  The bus driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, is charged with vehicular homicide.  Police said in a news conference Wednesday that a toxicology report found no trace of drugs or alcohol in the driver's system at the time of the crash. They

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  • Trump Victory Propels Consumer Sentiment Higher Ahead Of Holiday Shopping Season
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    Consumer sentiment is on the rise the United States after Donald J. Trump won the 2016 presidential election and promises to implement an economic agenda tilted towards tax cuts, deregulation and heavy investment in infrastructure and defense. On Wednesday morning, the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 93.8, or 8.2 points above pre-election readings. The consumer survey

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  • Trump faces tough preference on overtime rule
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    The fate of the Labor Department’s overtime rule could fall into Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMexican cement company offers to build Trump's wall Trump adviser tells House Republicans: You're no longer Reagan's party Trump turning away intelligence briefings since victory: report MORE's hands, leaving the president-elect with one of the toughest early decisions of his administration.President Obama

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  • Don’t Give Up Hope Yet After Latest Alzheimer’s Drug Setback
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    Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 5 for which there is no treatment. Prospects got even bleaker this week when an Eli Lilly Co. experimental drug failed.Still, researchers and investors alike are urging the industry not to give up. And pharmaceutical companies, even those that had pulled out of the search for a treatment in the

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  • Cautious Fed Sees Labor Market Strong Enough for Dec Hike
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    The data-dependent Federal Reserve isn’t likely to contest the evidence: The economy looks strong enough to withstand another interest-rate increase.It will take a couple of months for U.S. central bankers to figure out the economic policies of President-elect Donald Trump. What they know now is that stock markets are hitting record highs, market-expectations of inflation are

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  • Black Friday lie sheet: Your beam to a large weekend of holiday shopping
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    A Black Friday sale at Macy’s. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg) Lately, your brain has probably been a fog of factoids about the electoral college, exit polls and cabinet appointments. And so it may not have sunken in yet that the holiday season is practically upon us. But, alas, here we are, just hours from the annual smorgasbord of Black Friday deals that lure many of us to get in the

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  • Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Fails in Final-Stage Trial
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    Eli Lilly Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to treat one of the most feared ailments in the world.Patients treated with solanezumab didn’t show a meaningful slowing of cognitive decline compared with those who got a placebo, Lilly said in a

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  • What Can Be Done About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest? That’s Up to Congress
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    Sipa/APDuring a meeting with New York Times reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump brushed off questions about his conflicts of interest: "The law's totally on my side," he said, "the president can't have a conflict of interest." The President-elect's global business empire, of course, creates a morass of ethical issues that no American president has ever faced. Yet he is at least partly correct

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