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Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company’s 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue. More than 95 percent of the … Continue reading

Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms
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Asia extends global stock sell-off after ECB underwhelms

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday, extending a sell-off in world markets after Europe’s central bank unveiled plans to stimulate the continent’s ailing economy that fell short of investor expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 1.9 percent to 19,556.50 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 1,975.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading

Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling
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Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1SyXr1F ) that the 75-year-old actor whose work includes “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” was removed from the Tuesday night … Continue reading

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
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Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown’s death. … Continue reading