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Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

Matthew Varga, U.S. Air Force

Is Budweiser putting Clydesdales to pasture?

Budweiser is pulling back the reins on its Clydesdales. The beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev decided not to feature the Clydesdales in its holiday beer ads, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Kmart

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Kmart workers fight against Black Friday creep

Somebody has to work on Thanksgiving, and Kmart says it does its best to staff stores with volunteers that day. But hundreds of workers say that's not good enough.

More than 600 employees have signed a petition asking that the store allow employees t...

Wealthy invest in timber

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Timber! Why the rich are buying trees

In the rarefied world of the wealthy, timber is the hot new commodity.

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Mockingjay 1

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'Hunger Games' disappoints despite record opening weekend

The best movie opening weekend of the year was still a disappointment, as the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" fell far short of expectations.

The estimated $123 million in box office easily topped the $100 million opening for the "Transformers: ...

China stock markets, Chinese finances, money, economy

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China is not finished with rate cuts

China's central bank surprised investors last week with its first rate cut in more than two years. But get used to that -- analysts say more cuts are in the pipeline.

The consensus is that the central bank will cut rates again early next year, and mov...

Radio

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Australian Broadcasting Corp slashes jobs, radio

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 400 jobs and close five radio production centers as government funding shrinks.

In addition to the sweeping job cuts, managing director Mark Scott told staff Monday that the ABC would review its proper...

Gas, oil refinery

Reuters

All eyes on oil: What will OPEC do this week?

While Americans are chomping down on turkey and pie this week, everyone involved in the energy world will be closely watching the Thanksgiving Day meeting of the OPEC in Vienna, Austria.

Google

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Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power it doesn't enjoy in the United States.

On Thursday, members of Europe's parliament will vote on a resolution that will propose ways to shrink Google's influence in Europe.

"It...

Iran business

CNN

Iran nuclear deal could spur rapid growth

Companies and global investors are sizing up Iran's economic potential in anticipation of a deal that could end years of isolation.

Iran and world powers are meeting in Vienna this week in an attempt to reach agreement on reconfiguring its nuclear pr...

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Mockingjay 1

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'Hunger Games' aims to top 2014's box office

At the box office this weekend, the odds are ever in favor of "The Hunger Games."

Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the first act of the final installment of the "Hunger Games" series, opens this weekend along with big expectations.

Barack Obama comments on Syria

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DHS outlines Obama's startup visa alternative

On Thursday, President Obama vowed to make it "easier and faster" for foreign entrepreneurs to work in the U.S. But he was mum about the details that would make this happen.

More details were provided in a memo released by the Department of Homeland ...

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

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Obama immigration plan gives micro wage boost

Want to get paid more? The White House claims President Obama's immigration plan will raise wages for immigrants and American-born alike.

But the amount seems less than eye-popping ... $170 a year by 2024.

Wages are a very sensitive topic in the U.S. ...

Bill Cosby, 2009

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Fans cheer Bill Cosby at Florida performance

Three scheduled stage performances by Bill Cosby were scrapped on Friday amid a voluminous number of sexual assault allegations against the famed comedian.

But dozens of upcoming events are still listed on Cosby's web site, and on Friday he was cheer...

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