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U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

(Worthy News) – The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on. The holiday shopping season, a crucial period for retailers that can account for up…

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Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse

(Worthy News) – Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in…

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

(Worthy News) – Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts. The report said holiday sales in stores and online between Nov 1 and Dec 24 rose 4.9 percent,…

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NYC, SF, Philly sue Pentagon over gun-check system

(Worthy News) – Three cities — New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia — sued the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday over what they say are failures in reporting information to the federal database on gun licensing and sales. The cities filed a lawsuit in federal court in Virginia, claiming the Pentagon didn’t report…

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Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

(Worthy News) – A second U.S. judge on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women’s birth control. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. in Oakland, California, said the federal government likely did not follow proper administrative procedures in promulgating…

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U.S. economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in the third quarter

(Worthy News) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. The figure was revised down from last month’s estimate of 3.3 percent, the Commerce Department reported…

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Judge: State Can't Force CA Baker to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

(Worthy News) – The state of California attempted to shut down a baker after its Christian owner refused to make cakes for same-sex weddings, saying it went against her religious beliefs. California’s Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a surprise motion for a temporary restraining order—giving the owner of Tastries Baker, Cathy Miller…

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How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain

(Worthy News) – For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda — an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers. Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014, according…

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Companies trumpet bonuses, pay hikes after Congress passes tax bill

(Worthy News) – Multiple companies announced Wednesday they plan to reward employees with higher wages and bonuses due to the tax bill passed by the Republican-led Congress. Wells Fargo, Boeing, Fifth Third Bancorp, and Comcast each announced additional investments and attributed the changes to the tax reform legislation. The announcements follow that of AT&T, which…

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