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The $5.5 million bet on McDonald’s

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:19am
One trader got in on the Golden Arches, in the single biggest options trade of the day.
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Fiorina: Presidential candidate?

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:03am
Carly Fiorina, who led HP until 2005, is hiring for an "imminent" presidential run, according to National Journal.
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Cuba Thaw Lets Rest of Latin America Warm to Washington

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:02am
Leaders who have consistently lambasted the United States and President Obama abruptly changed course, praising the policy shift on Cuba.

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Kocherlakota: Fed's 'unacceptable' risks

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:00am
In a stinging rebuke, the Minneapolis Fed president said the Fed should make clear it was willing to do QE again.
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Reviewing star-studded charity

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:00am
Many celebrities have charities tied to their fame and bankability. Does it work? Here's a brief history of star giving.
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Unemployment rates fell in 41 US states; California, Texas post big job gains

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:46am
Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country.
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Appeals court finds Texas 'stand your ground' conviction result of unfair trial

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:32am
A Texas appeals court says a 49-year-old man who was convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one.
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Homeowners get equity bonus

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:30am
Home price gains slowed in 2014, but were still enough to give homeowners $1.7 trillion in additional home equity.
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6-year-old boy dies in car crash that killed 3 others outside California church

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:29am
A 6-year-old boy whose mother was killed when a motorist ran a red light and slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said Friday. 
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Parents of shooting suspect James Holmes' plead against death penalty

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:20am
The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
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Is your advisor a fiduciary?

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:20am
As an investor, do you actually know the difference between a fiduciary vs. suitability standard?
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Chrysler recalls 257K pickups

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:18am
Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
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Officer kills mountain lion not spotted in Kentucky since before Civil War

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:07am
A Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officer reportedly shot and killed a mountain lion on a Bourbon County farm this week, marking the first confirmed sighting of a mountain lion in the state since before the Civil War. 
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Target N Korea money: Envoy

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:03am
The U.S. should target foreign companies that do business with North Korea, a former ambassador said.
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Instagram's worth WHAT now?

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:58am
Citigroup thinks Instagram is now worth about 49 times what Facebook paid for it two years ago, raising the value of the combined company.
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Turn off Cuomo’s gas: Hofmeister

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:52am
Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister lashes out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his decision to ban fracking in New York state.
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Red Hat's profit tops estimates

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:51am
Red Hat reported quarterly revenue and profit above market expectations, boosted by strong growth in subscriptions.
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US companies jump to enter Cuba

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:43am
Some U.S. companies took immediate steps to enter the Cuban marketplace after Obama's move to end the trade embargo. The NYT reports.
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Clintons' midterm travel expenses top $1.5M

POLITICO - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:29am
Questions about the Clintons' travel have emerged over the past year as Hillary Clinton has given paid speeches.
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Jim Chanos: What I'm shorting

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:24am
This year was a better year for short sellers than last year, Jim Chanos said. Here's what he's shorting now.
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