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Thanksgiving news dump: the stories Trump and Facebook tried to bury

Guardian Web | Equities.com |

For government agencies and corporations with bad news they are reluctant to put out, there’s long been a tradition in public relations called the Friday news dump. In essence it’s a way of saying, OK, fine, we screwed up somehow, but let’s wait to admit t


Stocks Plunge On Shortened Holiday Week

Adam Sarhan | Equities.com |

The market action is deteriorating rapidly and we are getting very close to bear market territory for the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000.


Cyber Monday Shoppers Will See More Sites Charging Sales Tax

Associated Press | Equities.com |

Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before.


Oil Price Plummets to Low Not Seen Since November 2017

Guardian Web | Equities.com |

The oil price has slumped to its lowest point this year, as concerns mount about a glut of crude supply and fears that economic headwinds could lessen demand.


Betting on Themselves: Share Buybacks Hit Record High in 3Q

Associated Press | Equities.com |

Corporations' appetite for buying back their own stock has hit a record high.


Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Rush Gets off to a Good Start

Associated Press | Equities.com |

By midday Tuesday, just a few dozen flights had been canceled around the U.S. That's fewer cancelations than many regular travel days.


Global Markets Sink Again as Tech and Retail Stocks Drop

Associated Press | Equities.com |

Stocks are skidding Tuesday morning, putting the market back into the red for the year.


Recent Data Suggest What Could Be the Last Nail in This Bull’s Coffin

John Mauldin | Equities.com |

​All good things come to an end, even economic growth cycles.


Will Climate Change Lead to Mass Starvation?

Maggie Kimberl | Equities.com |

Climate change may impact your life sooner than you think.


Oil Prices Are Confirming Global Reflation Is Over

Lance Roberts | Equities.com |

Oil is a highly sensitive indicator relative to the expansion or contraction of the economy. The demand side of the equation is a tell-tale sign of economic strength or weakness.