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New items enter play hall of fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement.
You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain (at least by size): a 65" Vizio television at Walmart for $648.
VIENNA (AP) - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.
Originals in Netflix's pipeline include epic adventure series "Marco Polo," third seasons of "House of Cards" and "OITNB," thriller "Bloodline" and comedy "Grace and Frankie."
The number of the streamer's U.S. subs who have watched Netflix originals like "Orange Is the New Black" rose markedly over the six-month span between Q1 and Q3 this year, according to a new study by research and consulting firm Centris Marketing Science.
As his marriage began to crumble in 2010, and his job at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown hung in the balance, Anthony Elonis took to the Internet to vent his frustrations.
In the Region Icahn lends Trump up to $5M Investor Carl Icahn has agreed to lend Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. up to $5 million to help the owner...
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets.
GOBankingRates: At just 23 years old, Lawrence has been thrifty and realistic right from the start, making her a good role model for young people who haven’t developed good money habits yet.
The Street: More than three-quarters of us (78%) will read customer reviews before making a purchase, and nearly half (44%) of Americans submit product or service reviews. The problem: we don't trust them.
U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark indexes closing at all-time highs, amid optimism the economy is showing sufficient strength to weather a slowdown overseas.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.
VIENNA (AP) - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's unemployment rate was steady at 6.3 percent in November as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong.
LONDON (AP) - Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks.
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
Philadelphia taxis carry much less insurance coverage than cabs in many other cities, providing less protection for passengers, pedestrians, or other motorists in case of accidents.

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