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On board Qantas' ultra-long haul test flight

When I signed up to join a trial run of the world's longest commercial flight, I expected an exercise in endurance but not steak for breakfast and a physical work-out regime.



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WeWork faces U.S. SEC inquiry over possible rule violations: Bloomberg

WeWork is facing scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether it violated financial rules in the run-up to its canceled initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.



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Economic growth is close to zero for the fourth quarter, according to Fed gauges

The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow says growth is likely to come in at 0.3%. The New York Fed's GDP Nowcast is showing a gain of 0.4%.

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Unhappy with the terms on your Apple or other credit card? Here's how to change them

It can be hard to know why you were given a particular credit card limit or interest rate. Here's how to improve your terms.

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New 'Star Wars' title from EA set to be big draw this holiday season

Electronic Arts Inc launched "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" on Friday, garnering strong reviews for its flagship action-adventure series that is crucial to its holiday sales, after the videogame publisher shelved "NBA Live" game.



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United joins U.S. peers in pulling 737 MAX until early March

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits approval to fly again.



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Oil prices gain 2% despite concerns about rising supplies

Oil futures gained nearly 2% on Friday as comments from a top U.S. official raised optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal, but worries about increasing crude supplies capped prices.



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FAA administrator says 737 MAX ungrounding not guided by any calendar: memo

U.S. Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson said the path to ungrounding Boeing Co's 737 MAX is "not guided by a calendar or schedule," according to a Nov. 14 memo reviewed by Reuters.



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U.S. restaurants remove dining rooms to speed off-site food frenzy

Restaurants are doing away with dining rooms as consumers increasingly order food deliveries through apps such as Uber Technologies Inc's Uber Eats and GrubHub Inc.



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Twitter sets out plans for banning political ads

Twitter Inc on Friday laid out its plan for banning political ads just as campaigns for the 2020 presidential election heat up, and for banning ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes.



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Factbox: How social media sites handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.



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Wall Street Weekahead: Sagging consumer discretionary shares look for a spark

The strength of the U.S. consumer has been often cited as a pillar of the economy and one of the reasons the S&P 500 has recently scaled new heights, but consumer discretionary stocks have skipped the party for several months.



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How to tell if you're invested in gun stocks

You might not know it, but you could have exposure to weapons stocks. Here's which companies to look for and whether the funds you're invested in hold them.

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Icahn takes stake in HP, pushes for merger with Xerox: WSJ

Activist investor Carl Icahn has bought a $1.2 billion stake in HP Inc and is pushing for the personal computer maker's merger with printer maker Xerox Corp , arguing that a union could yield big profits for investors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.



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One of China's richest men named in Hikvision securities probe

China's securities regulator is investigating one of the country's richest men for alleged violation of disclosure rules as a director of U.S.-blacklisted surveillance camera giant Hikvision , the company said.



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