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Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less due to discounts

According to the latest report from Adobe Digital Index, online spending in the United States on Wednesday reached $1.57 billion, up 19 percent from last year, while reaching $1.93 billion by the end of Thanksgiving Day, up 11.5 percent from last year.



Oil prices fall 3 percent on doubts over OPEC output cut

Brent prices dropped early on 29 November ahead of the expected decision the following day on doubts that Opec producers will agree a meaningful production cut. In a 10-hour meeting, Iran said it might be ready to freeze production at about 200,000 barrels a day above its current output of around 3.975 million bpd, Bloomberg said.



Stocks With High Volume: JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU)

A number of other research firms also recently commented on JBLU. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in JetBlue Airways Corp.by 22.6% in the second quarter. Vetr lowered shares of JetBlue Airways Corp. from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $21.92 target price for the company.in a report on Tuesday, November 15th.



World's oldest person celebrates another record-breaking birthday

She consumes raw eggs daily along with small amounts of meat and pasta but drinks only milk for dinner. "I worked in a factory until I was 65, then that was that". Morano is nearly completely deaf and her sight is limited, but she is otherwise in good health. "She is very lucid, very present", Bava said. "Her characteristic is that she always eats the same thing, every day, every week, every month and every year".



Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal

But futures later rebounded on signs other OPEC members are making a last-ditch effort to save the deal. This could be an attempt by Saudi Arabia to push Iran and Iraq into agreeing a deal. While the deal did eventually halt the slide in prices, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Crude Oil Volatility Index, a common measure of market turbulence, stayed near a record over the following two months amid doubts that OPEC members would comply with their new targets.



Vegan petition calls on Bank to remove animal fat from new fivers

A petition on the site Change.org calling on the bank to cease the use of animal products in its currency had more than 11,600 signatures as of Tuesday morning. Australia was the first to launch plastic notes in 1988, followed by countries including New Zealand and Singapore . The backlash was immediate: "How sick, unnecessary & prehistoric", wrote one user.