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  • British Retailers’ Embrace of ‘Black Friday’ Brings Discounts and Disorder
    The kickoff to Christmas shopping, imported from the United States, has stoked merchant’s sales but also drawn criticism from police officials.
    By Stephen Castle.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:10:39 GMT.
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  • U.S. Treasury Bonds Beating S&P 500 This Year
    It was a sure thing! With the Fed cutting back its massive QE bond-buying program this year bonds would plunge. Instead they began rallying when the Fed began tapering, and have beaten the S&P 500 so far this year.
    By Sy Harding.  Forbes.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:49:00 GMT.
  • Energy Stocks Tumble as Wall St. Reopens
    Stock markets were mixed in early trading and United States crude fell nearly 6 percent after OPEC decided against cutting its output.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:20:15 GMT.
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  • UN Torture Watchdog Slams US for Police Brutality
    The United Nations Committee Against Torture urged the United States to investigate police abuse, as protests continue over a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:01:47 -0500.
  • Black Friday Holiday Shopping Kicks Off
    The U.S. holiday shopping season is officially under way, with Black Friday discounts drawing millions of shoppers in stores and online. But Black Friday sales are no longer limited to the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:31:24 -0500.
  • Canadians pay hidden Black Friday fees for shopping online
    While American shoppers celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday —​ the biggest sales of the year in the U.S. —​ Canadians looking to save by shopping online could face some hidden costs.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 EST.
  • Afghan Senate Approves Security Agreements With U.S., NATO
    Afghanistan's upper house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved bilateral security agreements with the United States and separately with NATO that allow some 12,500 international troops to remain in the country beyond December 2014.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:37:27 +0000.
  • United States country profile
    Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:32:26 GMT.
  • Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies
    Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
    BBC News.  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT.

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