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December, 8, 2016

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One-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be fading
The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list -- but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.
 
The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
 
Government orders for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for months to oppose the US$3.8 billion project.
 
Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.
 
More shoppers come out but each spends less
Thanksgiving weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they've come to demand.
 
Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump
After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a "disaster" for innovation.
 
Fast food, slow pace of reform
Mohammed Shaheedul Huq serves a customer from his food cart in Brooklyn on Nov. 21.
 
After the turkey, holiday shopping season begins
After enjoying the Thanksgiving turkey, some Americans hit the stores for what retailers hope will be a new tradition to start the holiday shopping season.
 
Guyana says it will use a US$45 million loan from China to widen the main road linking the capital of the South American country with neighboring Suriname.
 
An environmental group has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by a mining company that's fighting to hold on to its minerals leases in northeastern Minnesota.
 
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