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  • Sanaa fall shows Hadi's grip on power in question. SANAA, Nov 27- As fighting raged at the First Armoured Division's base in central Sanaa, General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar arrived in a motorcade at the general staff headquarters and entered the building shouting "Treason! "I knew then that Sanaa had fallen and that it was over," the officer, who asked not to be named, told...

  • *Oil price slump squeezes Nigeria, Angola. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its naira currency by 8 percent this week after the central bank admitted dwindling reserves were making it hard to defend it. In dollar terms, the devaluation knocked $40 billion off the value of Nigeria's economy-...

  • Decline of Maine's paper mills hurts middle class Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    BUCKSPORT, Maine— The road to the middle class in Maine might not be paved with paper any longer. The latest shot to the industry is the expected closure of the Verso Paper Corp. mill in Bucksport, which begins shutting down Monday. Great Northern Paper's idle mill in East Millinocket this year filed for bankruptcy, six years after its Millinocket mill shuttered.

  • Hospital adds ambulances to hasten moving patients Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    MANCHESTER, N.H.— A New Hampshire hospital is expanding its efforts to handle patient transfers more quickly and efficiently by dedicating two specially equipped ambulances to its transfer center. Catholic Medical Center in Manchester is one of several hospitals in the state with transfer centers that allow it to quickly receive patients who need...

  • LONDON/ SYDNEY/ CAIRO Nov 27- Automobiles are supposed to get you from Point A to Point B. They can also get you into trouble, even if you aren't driving or riding in one, because they possess potent social symbolism. During a by-election in Rochester that was won by the anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party, she tweeted a picture of a white cargo van in...

  • Casino seeks law exemption to serve booze longer Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Atlantic City casinos serve alcohol at all hours, liquor is served until 4 a.m. at New York's gambling facilities, and Foxwoods chief Felix Rappaport said he expects casino developers in Massachusetts will lobby for changes to the law cutting off service there at 2 a.m.. A proposed exemption to Connecticut liquor laws is among the topics Rappaport is looking to...

  • Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Last year, more than dozen major retailers opened at some point on Thanksgiving evening. Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, which tracks data at 70,000 stores globally, is expecting a sales...

  • ECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete' Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Finland— European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies to avoid future crises. He said the 18 member countries have agreed not to bail each other out through fiscal transfers— the way richer and poorer states do in the...

  • Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Greenland has governed its own affairs since 1979 but its economy depends on an annual grant of 3.6 billion kroner from Denmark. "No doubt that the tumultuous climate in Greenland is not the best to attract investors," said Jakob Janussen, a political scientist from Greenland working at Aarhus University in Denmark. Most of Greenland, the world's largest island,...

  • Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a...

  • Nov 27- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it has cut more than 20 mid-level jobs in China as part of its effort to lower costs in the world's second largest economy where it has been grappling with slower sales and tough price competition. Raymond Bracy, China- based spokesman for Wal-Mart, said the staff cuts were a "necessary business reality," adding the retailer would pay...

  • The competition intensified as banks bet on robust demand for the currency for use in the Shanghai- Hong Kong stock connect scheme, a landmark link that gives foreign and Chinese retail investors unprecedented access to the two exchanges. "Some banks actively stored yuan funds in the past few months, but now they found demand for the currency was not as strong as...

  • Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Oohing and ahhing spectators of all ages lined the route of the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which counted Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty...

  • *Daihatsu joins list of car makers in Takata recalls. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it would recall 57,000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly air bags made by Takata Corp, in a sign that a safety crisis around the Japanese auto parts maker is far from contained. Toyota's action follows a recall by rival Honda Motor Co for the same...

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. The phone chatter and chirping two-way radios sounded like a police dispatch, but this was the emergency response room of International Private Security, a Mexico- based company that helps clients like PepsiCo, Audi...

  • DETROIT, Nov 26- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. Shares in Takata plunged as much as 7.9...

  • Nov 26- Puerto Rico's public transit system will shut down on Monday if lawmakers do not increase a tax on oil, the U.S. commonwealth's Government Development Bank said, accusing politicians of taking an "irresponsible" gamble on the island's economy. The possible shutdown of Puerto Rico's buses and commuter train services, affecting 75,000 commuters, would be a...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE- Australian Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson speaks in Melbourne, Australia- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB board member Vitor Constancio participates in a press roundtable on the occasion of the " November 2014 Financial Stability Review" presentation organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. LIMASSOL, Cyprus- 5th Limassol...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. rose$. 34 or 1.0 percent, to $35.85. General Mills Inc. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $51.85. Hormel Foods Corp. rose $1.40 or 2.7 percent, to $52.72.

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 45 or. 6 percent, to $74.51. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.50 or. 7 percent, to $209.88. Kansas City Southern fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $125.30.