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Applications for US jobless aid tick down to 238,000

“THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment aid slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 238,000, the Labor Department said Thursday” reports foxbusiness.com. With unemployment so low, many companies say they are struggling to find qualified workers to fill jobs.Employers added 261,000 jobs in October, a healthy gain after hiring fell in September because of the storms. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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U.K. house prices tick up, but miss forecasts

“Over the past three decades, U.K. households have cut spending every time that house prices have fallen” reports marketwatch.com. LONDON–U.K. house prices rose marginally in November, slightly below expectations and continuing the recent trend of small gains.Compared with November last year, house prices grew by 2.5%, the same as October’s annual rate of growth.British house prices are a strong indicator of the U.K.’s economic bill of health, as the country prepares to leave the European Union.The stable if modest rise in prices is in line with the marginal increases in…

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Tech stocks help Wall Street tick higher

“(Reuters) – Wall Street indexes inched higher on Monday morning, as gains in technology stocks slightly offset a drop in health shares” reports foxbusiness.com. However, fellow Dow member Verizon (VZ) rose 0.6 percent after Wells Fargo upgraded the wireless carrier’s stock to “outperform”.”I don’t expect the market to endure any sharp sell-off or sharp gains (today).”.  Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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MPs Call For Criminal Record Tick Boxes On Job Applications To Be Scrapped

“Tick boxes which require job applicants to state whether they have a criminal record should be scrapped, MPs say” writes Kate Forrester for huffingtonpost.com. It says the current system for disclosure of youth criminal records ‘undermines the principles of the youth justice system’ and argues it may also fall short of the UK’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.It also wants the government to consider making it a mandatory requirement for all employers, and allow chief police officers the power to withhold disclosure of criminal…

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Mom shares horrifying photo after pumpkin patch trip

“This was me 2 years ago after being bit by a tick and contracting Rocky Mountain spotted fever at a pumpkin patch,” she continued” writes Aol Com for aol.com. Jennifer Velasquez, who lives in San Diego, took to Facebook on October 13 to share a horrifying photo of her leg taken in 2015 after she was bitten by a tick while visiting a pumpkin patch with her family. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Metro sales tick higher on acquisitions

“The company successfully completed a demerger earlier this year, which saw the Metro Group split into two independent listed companies” writes Anthony Shevlin for marketwatch.com. Metro AG (B4B.XE) said Friday that sales in the fourth quarter rose modestly on a like-for-like basis due to positive acquisition effects and the company’s strong online business.The German wholesale and food retail company said that sales in the fourth quarter rose 0.5% to 9.2 billion euros ($10.88 billion) compared with EUR9.1 billion for the period last year. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The Tick star Griffin Newman admits he ‘regrets’ starring in new Woody Allen film, gives fee to charity

“Griffin Newman, who currently appears on the US TV series The Tick, wrote on Twitter that he had always struggled over his decision to do the film, which is in production, but that the ongoing allegations against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein encouraged him to go public with his regret” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Newman wrote that his decision came in light of a 2014 open letter written by Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow and published in the New York Times, in which she accused Allen of molesting her when…

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Dow, S&P inch higher after notching records, trade muted ahead of the Fed

“Earlier, the S&P 500 hit a new intraday record of 2508.85; industrials (XLI) and materials (XLB) SPDRs both hit intraday all-time highs in today’s session” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 rose slightly as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest decision on when it will begin reducing its extensive balance sheet.The S&P 500 rose 0.03 percent, with industrials and energy contributing the most to the gains.Earlier, the Dow ticked above 22,386.01 to trade at a new record high. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Blood-sucking tick carrying killer disease VANISHES at presser…

“Last month, a farmer in his 60s died in the Ehime Prefectural, Shikoku in southwest Japan, after contracting spotted fever after being bitten by a tick” writes Mark Hodge for thesun.co.uk. The news conference was held after several residents were struck down with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, which the tick carries, reports the Japan Times.But when the dangerous tick was laid out on a table it managed to scuttle away prompting a dramatic search which failed to recover the arachnid. Source: thesun.co.uk Share This:

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