News archive from 26 November 2015, page 4

Ka-ching! On Wall Street it's all about retail sales

Ka-ching! On Wall Street it's all about retail sales

This man knows how to camp out in style! Check out his Black Friday "command center" outside a Best Buy, complete with all the comforts of home. Wall Street will be listening closely to the sound of cash registers ringing up retail sales on...

 
Vardy takes unlikely route to Premier League record book

Vardy takes unlikely route to Premier League record book

Jamie Vardy's unconventional route to the English Premier League's record book began with heartbreaking rejection from his hometown club at 16 and back-breaking work in a carbon-fiber factory. It later took in a conviction for assault, a police curfew...

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New Euro Tour season opens in South Africa, Basson leads

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Christiaan Basson holds the clubhouse lead in the first round of the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship, with play being suspended Thursday because of lightning. Charl Schwartzel is part of a tie...

Usa Today, 11:57 in Sport
 
Playoff Simulation: Oklahoma, Clemson to meet in final

Playoff Simulation: Oklahoma, Clemson to meet in final

Prediction Machine's Director of Research and Analytics, John Ewing, takes a look at what the College Football Playoffs could look like through 50,000 simulations of the top four teams in the College Football Playoff committee ranking. Follow John on...

Usa Today, 11:57 in Sport
 
The burning question in Philly: Will Chip Kelly be back as coach of the Eagles?

The burning question in Philly: Will Chip Kelly be back as coach of the Eagles?

We asked the USA TODAY NFL staff the following question: "Is Chip Kelly done in Philadelphia, either by his choice or the team’s choice?" Their responses: CHRIS D'AMICO I think it could come down to whether owner Jeffrey Lurie takes away the...

Usa Today, 11:57 in Sport
 
Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over son's fatal crash

Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over son's fatal crash

LOS ANGELES  — Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the November 2013 accident that killed the Fast & Furious star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming...

 

FIFA donates 48 luxury watches to non-profit organization

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA's unethical weakness for luxury watches earned a windfall for a soccer charity working in Brazil. A total of 48 Swiss watches given to soccer officials at the 2014 World Cup have been recovered and donated to a non-profit...

Usa Today, 12:35 in Sport
 
No. 3 Iowa's perfect mark, playoff hopes on line at Nebraska

No. 3 Iowa's perfect mark, playoff hopes on line at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This dream season is starting to get real for third-ranked Iowa. Now that the Hawkeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) have moved up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, destiny is in their hands. Get win No. 12 at Nebraska on...

Usa Today, 12:35 in Sport
 
Online Black Friday sales - $500M & counting

Online Black Friday sales - $500M & counting

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Black Friday online sales have started out strong, at $500 million by mid-day Thursday, reports Adobe. The company, which tracks sales from 4500 websites, says online sales were dominated by mobile shopping, with phones and...

 
Businesses say feds wrong to assume wages will rise as benefits shrink

Businesses say feds wrong to assume wages will rise as benefits shrink

Companies aren't paying workers more as they cut spending on health benefits, a trend that threatens to undermine the key estimate of the funding for Obamacare, federal data show. The Congressional Budget Office estimates a controversial excise tax...

 

Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics faces a public referendum Sunday among voters in the north German port city. Organizers hope the bid that has already been submitted to the International Olympic Committee won't share the...

Usa Today, 12:54 in Sport
 
Calipari, No. 1 Kentucky to meet former assistant Antigua

Calipari, No. 1 Kentucky to meet former assistant Antigua

MIAMI (AP) — Moments before Kentucky was to play Boston University earlier this week, Wildcats coach John Calipari had someone stationed nearby to give him a report on another game that was winding down. He got the signal: Thumbs-up. That meant South...

Usa Today, 12:54 in Sport
 
St. Matthew's and Father Scott have been a constant comfort in Fairbanks

St. Matthew's and Father Scott have been a constant comfort in Fairbanks

The Fairbanks I knew as a boy half a century ago does not exist any more. All is flux, all is change say philosophers, and the philosophers certainly are right about the Golden Heart City, which has grown and prospered beyond the wildest dreams of...

 
College basketball in November: Overlooked, but very important

College basketball in November: Overlooked, but very important

As the College Football Playoff race heats up, it’s easy for fans to overlook college basketball this time of year. But here’s a good reason they shouldn’t: Hoops teams are loading up on marquee wins … or suffering bad, bad losses … that will prove...

Usa Today, 13:30 in Sport
 

Falcons sign 2nd K Shayne Graham, waive LB Joplo Bartu

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — With Matt Bryant slowed by a right quadriceps injury, the Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Shayne Graham. To make room, the Falcons waived former starting linebacker Joplo Bartu on Thursday. Bryant was limited in practice....

Usa Today, 13:30 in Sport
 
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