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US durable goods orders up 0.8 pct., led by defence spending

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting goods rose at a modest pace last month, but the gain was driven entirely by demand for military aircraft. Excluding transportation equipment, orders fell.

Santa Rally fails to materialize as markets head south again

LONDON — Stock markets all around the world fell further Friday amid growing fears about the outlook for the global economy and ongoing concerns about the pace of interest rate increases in the U.S.

Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case.
Digital detox: Resorts offer perks for handing over phones

Digital detox: Resorts offer perks for handing over phones

Can you take a vacation from your cellphone? A growing number of hotels will help you find out. Some resorts are offering perks, like snorkeling tours and s'mores, to guests who manage to give up their phones for a few hours.
Fishing Close to Bottom

Fishing Close to Bottom

Anglers know that it’s important to fish close to the bottom of the lake, because that’s where the fish are, even though we get snagged on rocks, branches and logs. That same idea relates to workplace relationships, productivity, profitability, peace and harmony.