US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses. China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec’s release. Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran.
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US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses
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US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday following a shortened trading session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday that left the market slightly below its record highs. Technology, health care and industrial stocks accounted for a big slice of the selling. Several big retailers also...

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China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec’s release
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China urges rollback of US tariffs, Huawei exec’s release

China’s foreign ministry on Monday urged Canada to free an executive of telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies held for more than a year as she awaits an extradition trial. Canada arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Dec. 1 at Vancouver’s airport at the req...

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Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran
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Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran

Israel’s prime minister is lashing out at European countries for joining a body that would allow some trading with Iran despite U.S. sanctions. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday in a video statement that European countries “should be ashamed of themselves” for seeking to trade with Iran....

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This Week: Construction spending, trade, nonfarm payrolls
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This Week: Construction spending, trade, nonfarm payrolls

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON CONSTRUCTION Despite recent gains, U.S. construction spending is lagging last year's pace. Spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private resi...

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Head start on holiday deals tempers Black Friday frenzy
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Head start on holiday deals tempers Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the ever-growing popularity of online shopping and holida...

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Black Friday kicks off scramble in a shorter shopping season
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Black Friday kicks off scramble in a shorter shopping season

Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the ever-growing popularity of online shopping and holida...

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Upwork economist outlines skills sought in freelance workers
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Upwork economist outlines skills sought in freelance workers

What are the skills that employers most value in freelancers? They want workers fluent in the computer programming language TypeScript and the software framework .NET Core. But they also favor softer skills, like good grammar and efficient bookkeeping. That’s according ...

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Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B
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Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B

This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets. That’s just behind the $7.9 billion haul of last year’s Cyber Monday, which holds the one-day reco...

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Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown
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Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

Japan’s economy and industry ministry proposed a revision Monday to its decades-long road map to clean up the radioactive mess at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Nearly nine years after the accident, the decommissioning...

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Greece to ask for NATO’s support in dispute with Turkey
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Greece to ask for NATO’s support in dispute with Turkey

Greece’s prime minister said Sunday he will ask other NATO members at the alliance’s London summit to support Greece in the face of fellow member Turkey’s attempts to encroach on Greek sovereignty, notably last week’s agreement with Libya delineating maritime borders in the Mediterranean. ...

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Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales
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Michigan, Illinois set to usher in recreational pot sales

James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreational pot for the first time in the Midwest. “We’ve worked very hard to be prepared,” said Daly, who owns the m...

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Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract
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Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000 bon...

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Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest
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Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Climate activists protested at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring onto the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity. The news agency dpa reported that police estimated more than 2,000 people took part Saturday at sites nea...

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HCA Healthcare Inc

HCA Healthcare, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services. The company operates general, acute care hospitals that offer medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic, and emergency services; and outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy services. It also operates psychiatric hospitals, which provide therapeutic programs comprising child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, and adolescent and adult alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling. In addition, the company operates outpatient health care facilities consisting of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, urgent care facilities, walk-in clinics, diagnostic and imaging centers, rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, radiation and oncology therapy centers, physician practices, and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2018, it owned and operated 179 hospitals and 123 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 states and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as HCA Holdings, Inc. HCA Healthcare, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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