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Retailers' early season promotions paid off, kicking up significant sales jumps in the first three weeks of November, according to the MasterCard report, but late sales surges contributed to the good season for retailers. Americans go to retail stores each year to acquire holiday gifts. Almost half the Chicago consumers who expected to still be shopping after Christmas said at least some of their purchases would be for the 2017 season, Deloitte said.
  • Lorton teen charged with murder of Reston couple

    Lorton teen charged with murder of Reston couple

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    Mrs. Kuhn-Fricker's mother Janet Kuhn told the Post that the family had deep misgivings about the boy their daughter was dating. Four other family members were in the home at the time of the shooting, but were not injured, police said. "We can't allow her to see someone associated with Nazis", a friend who spoke on the condition of anonymity recalled Kuhn-Fricker saying. Late Friday night, the Kuhn-Fricker's were awakened by a noise in their daughter's room.
  • Miss America President And CEO Resign Following Email Scandal

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    The board also accepted the resignation of chairman Lynn Weidner, who Meyers said will remain on the board for up to 90 days "to facilitate a smooth transition". The fallout for the 96-year-old pageant has been fast and furious. Haskell had apologised for using poor judgment but also denied the Huffington Post's report on his email exchanges, as reported by Variety .
  • Atlanta airport power outage: What we know now

    Atlanta airport power outage: What we know now

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    It's one of the busiest times of the year for the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International. Power has been restored at Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,100 flights were grounded Sunday when an underground fire knocked out power for 11 hours.
  • Black Caps wallop woeful Windies to complete ODI clean sweep

    Black Caps wallop woeful Windies to complete ODI clean sweep

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    Based on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method, West Indies were set a target of 166 runs from 23 overs to win and avoid the whitewash. However, after Ross Taylor and stand-in captain Tom Latham got their innings back on track, the rain came and play was suspended for nearly five hours.
  • Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV) Rises 0.05% for Dec 25

    Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV) Rises 0.05% for Dec 25

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    The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder, and it oscillates between 0 and 100. In terms of moving averages, the 200-day is now at 79.39, the 50-day is 79.66, and the 7-day is resting at 79.42. Many investors will use the CCI in conjunction with other indicators when evaluating a trade. When undertaking stock analysis, investors and traders may choose to view multiple technical levels.
  • Taimur was the star of the grand Kapoor Christmas brunch

    Taimur was the star of the grand Kapoor Christmas brunch

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    Checkout some pics from the Christmas party of Kapoors. While we have seen Taimur being carried either by his parents or his Nanny till now, the one-year-old was seen taking his first baby steps in the latest clicks. Kareena was also looking great in her denim dress and is twinning with Saif. Recently Taimur Ali Khan celebrated his first birthday which was a grand affair at Pataudi palace and now the toddler is celebrating his Christmas with entire Kapoor family.
  • Miss America CEO, president resign amid scandal

    Miss America CEO, president resign amid scandal

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    Haskell, along with COO Josh Randle , board chair Lynn Weidner , and board member Tammy Haddad, all resigned. "Although this awful situation was not caused or driven by me, in light of recent events and new developments, I am no longer willing to continue in my capacity as president and earlier today offered my resignation to the MAO Board of Directors".
  • Jessica Chastain speaks out against all-white photo shoot

    Jessica Chastain speaks out against all-white photo shoot

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    Times feature beforehand. When the Los Angeles Times revealed its all-female cover for The Envelope earlier this week, readers immediately took note of a glaringly obvious detail: all six featured actresses were white. "The industry needs to become more inclusive in its storytelling", she wrote, calling on her Twitter followers to name actresses who should have been included in the list.
  • HuffPost Verdict: Doctor Who' Christmas Special

    HuffPost Verdict: Doctor Who' Christmas Special

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    It will followed by a special retrospective entitled Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi . However, when they discover that mysterious glass creatures have started freezing time, they suddenly have more pressing matters on their hands.
  • Faith demands respect of immigrants, says Pope Francis

    Faith demands respect of immigrants, says Pope Francis

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    Frankly, God does not work like that. "So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary". How, since I know not a man? In those songs you were hear "Joy to the World" "Mary Did You Know? " and a host of other delightful songs that spell out the beauty and reason for this season.
  • Here are 5 maps forecasting the snowfall on Christmas Day

    Here are 5 maps forecasting the snowfall on Christmas Day

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    Forecasters warned that snow and wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour could make travel "dangerous to impossible". A winter storm warning remained in effect in Vermont. Moderate to heavy snow occurred in Lower Hudson Valley Christmas morning, before moving toward southern CT, according to the National Weather Service.