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Source: Common Domain

Charting a bullish technical tilt, S&P 500 vies for third straight record close

Today 01:32 GMT

Consider that the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have registered consecutive record closes, though narrowly, and both benchmarks are vying to build on statistically unusual November breakouts.

The prevailing upturn punctuates a successful test of near-term support (2,625), a level matching the S&P’s former technical target.

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Source: New York Times

Enrico Castellani, Artist in the Postwar Avant-Garde, Dies at 87

Today 01:33 GMT

Enrico Castellani, an Italian artist who was a prominent member of Europe’s postwar avant-garde, died on Dec. 1 at his home in Celleno, Italy, near Rome.

He is survived by a son from that relationship, Lorenzo; a daughter, Francesca Castellani, from an earlier relationship; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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Source: New York Times

Macon Brock Jr., Co-Founder of Dollar Tree, Dies at 75

Today 01:33 GMT

When Macon F. Brock Jr. and his partners pitched their idea to open a chain of dollar stores to developers at a shopping mall convention in the mid-1980s, they got a cold reception.

Macon Foscue Brock Jr. was born in Norfolk, Va., on April 11, 1942, to M. Foscue Brock, a doctor, and Clara Prichard Brock, a homemaker. He graduated from Granby High School in 1960 and studied Latin at Randolph-Macon College, where he and his wife would become the largest donors in the college’s history.

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Source: New York Times

Sleep vs. Exercise?

Today 01:32 GMT

Is it better for my overall health to get eight hours of sleep per night during the week but not have time to exercise, or to get six and a half to seven hours of sleep per night and fit in a morning workout?. A. “That’s a terrible choice,” said Dr. Charles Czeisler, a sleep expert at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Both sleep and exercise are key components of a healthy lifestyle and shouldn’t be pitted against each other, Dr. Czeisler said.

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Source: Fox News

Astronauts' faith: Tiny Apollo 13 Bible up for auction

Today 01:33 GMT

The Apollo Prayer League was founded in 1968 by Rev. John M. Stout, a NASA information scientist, a year after astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White II and Roger Chaffee were killed in the tragic Apollo 1 fire.

The Bible comes with two certificates of authenticity, one of which is a letter signed by the Apollo 13 crew confirming that it flew on their mission. The League's mission was to pray for the safety of astronauts and help with humanitarian causes around the world.

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Source: NBC News

If you're trying to get better at Spanish, this travel stories podcast will keep you engaged

Today 01:32 GMT

For intermediate Spanish language learners, the popular, free language-learning app Duolingo has launched a unique podcast that uses compelling, true travel stories to keep listeners motivated to find out how the plot unravels.

If you're trying to learn or perfect your Spanish, you're not alone - it's the second most spoken language, with over 400 million Spanish language speakers worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are over 37 million Spanish speakers, up 233 percent since 1980.

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Source: Common Domain

The mobile revolution demands that journalists ultimately reinvent themselves

Today 01:32 GMT

Such restraint is critical for all journalists as they face a Herculean challenge: how to build workflows that produce journalistic experiences that meet the needs and expectations of audiences that live their lives on mobile devices.

The trick for journalists is to develop mobile visual expressions for investigative projects, enterprise stories, profiles of movers and shakers and lifestyle content (check this out from Thrillist.com).

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Source: BBC

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

Today 01:32 GMT

Scientists are beginning to unlock the secrets of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter - the biggest storm in the solar system.

"For practical reasons, the first efforts to understand the red spot and all the flows on Jupiter borrowed computer models from Earth science," he said. But the data gathered on the red spot was simply not compatible with models used to study Earth's weather.

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Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT

Global News is now offering sponsors and advertiser’s digital marketing solutions in the form of sponsored, branded and featured content.

Global News reserves the right to refuse or remove any sponsored, branded or featured content that in our opinion contains false, deceptive, misleading or illegal content that could be seen to lower the reputation, standing, interests and welfare of Global News.

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Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT

It was late on a Friday night and Nicholas Tate was nearing the end of his shift at Walmart when the line at his checkout counter started grow.

The woman explained she was fostering a baby and had to use WIC, part of a federal program that provides assistance for low-income families with children, to pay for some of the items.

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Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT

Ray's sister, Lila, one of the cashier's on duty that day, said she "teared up" every time she explained the kind gesture was meant to honor Las Vegas victims. "That, of course, was not super easy for her to do," Ray said, "It's very emotional."

"He wanted to be an inspiration to people," Robin Ray, owner of Maple's Bakery, told CBS News. "Everybody has been down about all the things going down in the country -- hurricanes, the shooting.

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Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT

Mr. Barajas said the explosive charges themselves were further standardized — via a so-called homemade explosive with a recipe the group tweaked and produced at an industrial scale.

The ambition behind such a trap, de-miners said, is to kill people trying to make the Islamic State’s former turf safe.

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Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT

Mekong Review is unique in part because it serves as a bridge between the academic world and Southeast Asia’s literary scene, said Judith Henchy, the head of the Southeast Asia section at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle.

“They’ve somehow managed to stay under the radar,” he said, “possibly because censors are too busy checking stuff online nowadays to bother with something that you can’t read on a screen.”

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Source: Al Jazeera

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Monday 01:31 GMT

Qatar-based network calls for release of Mahmoud Hussein, who is being held in conditions that violate his human rights.

More than 250 journalists, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein, were detained or jailed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. US rights group asks UN to pressure Egypt to free Mahmoud Hussein as Egyptian authorities extend his detention.

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Source: The Week

Vistas and vines in Argentina's Calchaquí Valley

Monday 12:43 GMT

That's the joy of northwestern Argentina's Calchaquí Valley, where you can drink fine wine, feast on superb cuisine, then wander dramatic landscapes while still pleasantly tipsy.

With Argentine photographer Ossian Lindholm as my guide, I recently took a road trip across Calchaquí — Argentina's second leading wine region after Mendoza. I flew into Salta, an "instantly appealing" Spanish colonial city that's arguably home to South America's best empanadas.

Source: Common Domain

Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: BBC

Spotify and Tencent Music strike deal

Monday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Much Should You Save for Retirement Why the 10% Rule Could Work

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT

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