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American Business News for 28 Dec 2017

'Vikings' Season 5, Episode 6'Vikings' continues to flail blindly in Wednesday night's disappointing episode 'The Message.'
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Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors provides insight to the new tax code and its impact on housing.
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This is why readers aren'tIn Tuesday's column I wondered why so few Americans looked favorably on President Trump's tax cuts. They are, after all, cuts in tax rates. One study even says that 143 million taxpayers will get... lower taxes next year compared to only 8.5 million who'll pay more. And still the Trump tax cuts are unpopular. I...
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(Reuters) - A New York lawyer who once advised Martin Shkreli was convicted on Wednesday of helping him defraud a pharmaceutical company, a charge a different jury cleared the drug executive of when... it found him guilty of securities fraud earlier this year.
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Five Ways To Play The GrowingAnalysts remain bullish on renewable energy despite a proposed pricing policy by the federal government that would help some coal and nuclear plants - and possibly slow down share gains by solar and... wind.
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Vietnam's Economic Growth WillForecasters pick Vietnam's economy to grow faster in 2018 than in 2017, thanks largely to sustained interest by foreign factory investors.
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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he will personally defend his former political foe, Gov. Doug Burgum, against a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature challenging the... first-term Republican …
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Revlon's Ron Perelman BuysThe financier has been increasing his stake in vTv Therapeutics even as the stock has been sliding.
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Average mortgage rates climbed this week

ABC News - 28 Dec 2017 17:06
Average mortgage rates climbedInterest on average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.99 percent this week
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The Triangle has just one top-rated hospital according to a new ratings system unveiled by the federal government in 2016 and updated this month, after months of delay following criticism …
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LinkedIn's Emerging JobsHiring for the right job is important, but it turns out that having one or more of these skill sets will set up a new hire for success in any role.
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Apple's Nearly Trillion-Dollar iPhone

Wall Street Journal - 28 Dec 2017 16:52
The iPhone maker's stock price has soared, but is unlikely to repeat the performance.
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Instagram is integratingBI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Instagram is starting to roll out recommended posts... directly into users’ home feeds,accordingto TechCrunch. Previously, the home feed was dedicated to posts from accounts that users follow as well as ads, whereas recommended posts were located solely in the “Explore” tab. Now, Instagram users will start to see recommended posts alongside posts from friends and family. This update has several potential implications: It can deter users who prefer separate feeds.Some users already took to Twitter to denounce the new feature, with many saying they prefer recommended posts to be separated from their followers' posts. The move can push peeved...
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Unemployment: Applications forUnemployed workers filing for jobless benefits remained the same from the previous week at 245,000, a low level signaling a healthy job market.        
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World's WealthiestThat's trillion with a T.
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Don't Make Resolutions: UseWhat kind of leader are you? The new year is a great time to redefine your strategy and become the best boss yet.
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(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher in thin holiday trading on Thursday, helped by a rally in commodities and a weaker dollar.
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America’s 25 dyingWhile the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth was far from uniform. Industries that at one time seemed unassailable now appear to be hanging by a thread.        
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Blackstone: What It's Buying,The investment manager bought more shares of Cheniere Energy Partners and sold CVR Partners.
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The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday advised homeowners who are rushing to prepay their 2018 property taxes before a law signed by President Donald Trump takes effect next year that the payment... may not be tax-deductible.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the cash-strapped country has picked an oil field to back its proposed digital currency called the petro. Maduro's comments Wednesday on the proposed... cryptocurrency shed …
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Renewable energy future hingesThe government has shown its intent in ensuring the renewable energy sector continues to grow, but it needs to show more action in 2018 for investor confidence to recover
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Tech stocks continued to rebound early Thursday in South Korea and Taiwan, leading those markets higher, as other indexes in Asia were little changed.
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Claire's makeup recalledPopular product with young women        
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The Internal Revenue Service cautioned Wednesday that not all property-tax prepayments can be deducted amid a rush of homeowners paying their 2018 property taxes before the Republican tax law takes... effect in January.
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