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Close calls of drones flying near airplanes and crowds in the U.S. have surged this year to more than 40 a month.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Oil futures closed at the lowest level in more than four years amid skepticism OPEC ministers will come to an agreement that trims a supply glut behind a five-month slide in prices.

U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.

Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, a U.S. single-family home landlord, plans to offer $505 million of debt tied to its rental properties in its first bond sale, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The man behind the European Parliament’s bid to rein in search engines says he’s not out to bash Google Inc.

Conn’s Inc., the retailer burned by rising delinquencies at its credit division, is a bargain for buyers willing to take control of the cleanup.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A potential round of financing by Uber Technologies Inc. valuing it as high as $40 billion would make the mobile car-booking company more valuable than three- quarters of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index members.

Mortgage applications in the United States fell last week as purchases retreated.

Growth in million-dollar home sales is slowing in areas including Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as rising prices and the strengthening U.S. dollar discourage foreign investors who helped lead the recovery.

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.

It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed tighter limits on emissions of smog-producing ozone, rules designed to reduce asthma and heart disease that critics said they may be among the costliest ever issued by the agency.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures fell after data showed a rise in jobless claims and an unexpected drop in orders for business equipment. A separate report indicated consumer spending rose in line with income.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Orders for U.S. business equipment such as machinery and electrical gear unexpectedly declined in October, a sign that recent increases in corporate investment may not persist.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Consumer spending in the U.S. climbed in October at the same pace as incomes, showing households are staying within their means as the holiday- shopping season begins.

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, said it has dismissed about 30 senior executives in its China unit in an effort to “streamline and simplify” its business.

U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg View) -- As the U.S. housing market cools from last year’s overheated state, sales of homes at the top haven't been following the same script. Prices and sales at the upper reaches are soaring.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders face weakening earnings growth as potential homebuyers pull back before next year’s general election, regulators tighten financing and the economy slows.

Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Uber Technologies Inc. investors are betting the five-year-old car-booking app is more valuable than Twitter Inc. and Hertz Global Holdings Inc.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ecuador has one of the highest survival rates of colon cancer, beating richer countries such as Switzerland and Norway, according to a global survey showing wide differences in how well nations tackle various cancers.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Smith & Nephew Plc Chief Executive Officer Olivier Bohuon said he has no plans to leave the U.K. medical-device maker as Sanofi continues to search for a new leader, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. needs to produce additional data on its hepatitis C drug in combination with other antiviral treatments before U.S. regulators will decide whether to approve it.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. posted fourth- quarter earnings in line with analysts’ estimates while sales fell short, underscoring the challenges for both sides of the computer maker’s business as it prepares to split in two.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expressing confidence that the Supreme Court won't block its limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- As a Londoner, Hannah Lyons won’t be having turkey and pumpkin pie tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean she’s not preparing for that other Thanksgiving ritual: Looking for deep discounts at the mall the following day.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Brent and West Texas Intermediate crudes fell before tomorrow’s OPEC meeting where ministers will discuss how to respond to a supply glut behind a five-month slide in prices.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Black Friday weekend is the year’s biggest promotional event for most major U.S. retailers, and yet there are prominent holdouts ignoring it -- or at least being discreet about their specials.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. posted fourth- quarter earnings in line with analysts’ estimates while sales fell short, underscoring the challenges for both sides of the computer maker’s business as it prepares to split in two.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian banks should take on a bigger share of the risks from residential mortgages and rely less on the federal government, the IMF said.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. judge told General Motors Co. to give customers any portions of former Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner’s 2009 performance evaluation that relate to recalls and ignition-switch issues.

Those include market leader Gilead Science Inc.'s Sovaldi and Harvoni. Their price tags _ $1,125-per-pill for the newest one, Harvoni -- have drawn criticism, but they spare patients the decades-old combination of months and months of antiviral pills and shots that cause flu-like side effects, yet barely cure half of patients.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Boston Market Corp., known for a quintessential American menu, is planning its first international expansion next year.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Netflix Inc. sued former technology executive Mike Kail, who joined Yahoo! Inc., for fraud, claiming he took cash kickbacks from two suppliers and had deals to receive stock, money or gift cards from other vendors.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Motorola Mobility LLC can’t use U.S. antitrust law to sue on behalf of foreign units that claim they were victims of a price-fixing cartel that affected only a small portion of its domestic business, a U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Wanda Tucker was hired on the spot for a part-time job with Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic chain earlier this month after searching for a full-time position since April.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Inovent Capital Inc. and Canada Jetlines Ltd. filed documents with regulators to raise C$50 million ($44.5 million) in an initial public offering to fund a new airline.

Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- West Texas Intermediate extended its decline from the lowest level in more than four years as nations supplying a third of the world’s oil failed to pledge to output cuts before OPEC meets tomorrow.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and others in German industry spoke out against a plan by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition to force companies to install more women in non-executive leadership positions.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Airlines have canceled 271 flights so far today as rain and snow move through the U.S. East Coast on the eve of Thanksgiving.

Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. judge told General Motors Co. to give customers details of former Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner’s 2009 performance evaluation about recalls of unsafe cars and ignition switch issues, according to an order signed yesterday.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Asia’s economic success means Europe and the U.S. need to complete a trans-Atlantic trade agreement as an “absolute priority,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. will have to change its practice and apply the right to be forgotten to its websites beyond the European Union under rules drafted by the EU’s data protection chiefs.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has decided that Mini has gotten too big and will shrink the compact brand’s lineup to five models from eight.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Consumer sentiment in the U.S. climbed last week to the highest level since December 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the state of the economy, their financial well-being and the buying climate.

U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver's-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide.

President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

Activist investor Carl Icahn, the largest shareholder in Hertz, has bought more shares of the rental car company after it named three candidates he supported to its board of directors and took his input in choosing its new CEO.

The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers.

Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops.

Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting.

Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama acknowledged the anger of minority communities over their treatment by police and urged them not to let their frustrations boil over into the kind of violence that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there’s no excuse or justification for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and signaled she’s ready for a long confrontation with President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- New homes in the U.S. sold at a slower pace than forecast in October as builders focused on meeting demand at the upper end of the market.

The Obama administration says more than 462,000 people selected a health plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov.

Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Tuesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday after meeting the Russian leader.

Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.

Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.


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