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November 24, 2017 2:33 PM As Global Governments Raise Taxes, U.S. Revenues Are Already Falling

Ahead of Senate vote on bill to reduce taxes, OECD says U.S. revenues as a share of GDP already fell in 2016 Taxes are going up around the world, but the U.S. is already bucking that trend. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Thursday said the share of economic output taken by governments in developed economies as taxes has risen 12

November 24, 2017 1:01 PM Pope decries fomenting fear of migrants for political gain

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is decrying those whipping up fear of migrants for political gain, and is urging people to view global migration as a peace-building opportunity and not as a threat. The message was issued Friday by the Vatican, in preparation for the Catholic church's annual World Peace Day, which it marks on Jan. 1. Without citing any nation 16

November 24, 2017 5:02 AM Black Friday is here: Crucial holiday season begins for battered retailers

A tough year for U.S. retailers enters a critical stretch as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season. On one hand, economic conditions are good. Unemployment is the lowest in 17 years, and credit is easily available. And shoppers are expected to spend more than ever before -- an average of $967 each, according to the National Retail Federation 19

November 22, 2017 2:37 PM U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell in October

The declined followed a 2.2% increase in September WASHINGTON—Orders for long-lasting factory goods declined in October, a small setback for manufacturers experiencing solid growth in demand this year. Orders for durable goods—products designed to last at least three years, such as office furniture and computers—decreased 1.2% from the prior month to a seasonally 12

November 22, 2017 9:44 AM UK Treasury chief between rock and hard place on budget

LONDON – Britain's Treasury chief is between a rock and a hard place as he reveals his budget to the nation. Phillip Hammond is under pressure to ease austerity in spending plans due Wednesday. But he also needs to preserve the country's finances as Britain braces for the shock of leaving the European Union. That leaves him little room for spending increases 19

November 22, 2017 9:35 AM Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55 Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, Hvorostovsky had all but given up live performances. In June, the Vienna State Opera announced that he had cancelled all upcoming appearances. The acclaimed singer "died peacefully" 11

November 21, 2017 11:52 AM Virginia store cancels rare sneaker release because of crowd

RICHMOND, Va. – The first exclusive release of a rare sneaker has been canceled in Virginia after police were called to help control the crowd. News outlets report the line outside Need Supply Co. in Richmond began Monday, ahead of the launch of the Nike Air Max 97/1 that was scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. The store canceled the release just before 14

November 19, 2017 7:44 PM Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

LGBTI rights activists shout slogans as they try to gather for a pride parade, which was banned, in central Istanbul, Turkey, June 2, 2017. (Reuters) Turkey has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in the country's capital, in a move that LGBT civil rights organizations have called illegal and bigoted. The ban took effect 49

November 19, 2017 1:33 PM Car smashed after GPS directs motorist onto train tracks

Car smashed after GPS directs motorist onto train tracks Officials say Amtrak's Downeaster crashed into a car whose driver followed GPS directions onto train tracks in New Hampshire. East Kingston Fire Chief Ed Warren says a Good Samaritan saw headlights on the tracks and helped the driver escape from the car. The Toyota was destroyed when the Downeaster 15

November 18, 2017 5:00 PM An Apparent Suicide and Alleged Witness Intimidation, as Soccer Goes on Trial

Corruption case reveals allegations of graft involving several major media companies The corruption trial of three former top soccer executives has been under way in Brooklyn federal court for just one week, but already the proceedings have resonated in the courtroom and beyond, with accusations of graft against several major media companies, the sudden 17