Week 13 hot reads: Packers in Super Bowl driver's seat?...

Nov 30, 2014 by

Seven snap reactions from the 13th Sunday of the NFL season: — The NFL could do worse than a Packers-Patriots rematch in Super Bowl XLIX, if the drama of Green Bay’s 26-21 triumph is any indication. Even out the Packers’ uncommon offensive failings in...

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U.S. retail body estimates Thanksgiving weekend sales down 11.3 percent...

Nov 30, 2014 by

(Reuters) – The National Retail Federation estimated on Sunday that retail sales over the full Thanksgiving weekend will show a decline of 11.3 percent from a year earlier, to $50.9 billion. The NRF said the average shopper’s spending was down to $380.95...

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Britain's Co-operative Bank to fail Bank of England stress test: Times...

Nov 30, 2014 by

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Co-operative Bank (COOBF.PK) is set to fail the Bank of England’s stress test of eight leading lenders this month, The Times newspaper said on Monday. The eight banks are being tested on their ability to withstand a theoretical...

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Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo hospitalized...

Nov 30, 2014 by

(CNN)– Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has been hospitalized to treat a heart condition, a spokeswoman said Sunday. “He is in good spirits and thanks everyone for their support and best wishes,” said Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for New York Gov. Andrew...

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To Challenge Big Banks, U.K. Lenders Must Merge...

Nov 30, 2014 by

Even billionaire Richard Branson may need a partner to stand a chance of taking on Britain’s largest banks. Lawmakers are encouraging the growth of lenders such as Branson-backed Virgin Money Holdings (U.K.) Plc (VM/) to challenge the dominance of Royal...

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