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NEW YORK, Nov 28- Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.
Nov 27- President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Wednesday that gives U.S. health regulators greater oversight of bulk pharmaceutical compounding and strengthens their ability to track drugs through the distribution pipeline.
Nov 27- A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the eastern United States disrupted Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday for some of the millions of Americans hitting the roads and taking to the skies on the busiest holiday travel day of the year.
The use of eminent domain to halt foreclosures is still only a threat, and rather than helping the housing market, it may cause damage.
WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Permits for future U.S. home construction hit a near 5-1/ 2 year-high in October and prices for single-family homes notched big gains in September, suggesting a run-up in mortgage interest rates has not derailed the housing recovery.
YAVNE, Israel, Nov 26- German healthcare group Merck KGaA is looking for acquisitions and collaborations with start-ups to grow its drugs business in the United States, a senior Merck official said.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- Debate over when the Federal Reserve could trim its bond purchases monopolized market talk this year, but as a new Fed chief takes charge, more participants believe the key theme to emphasize for 2014 is low rates for longer.
Although Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc walked away from a deal earlier this month after Men's Wearhouse board rebuffed its $48- a-share offer, and prevented it from conducting due diligence, the suitor's language that it still felt a deal was in the best interest of shareholders for both companies has resonated with investors.
Nov 25- Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental treatment for a type of urinary tract infection showed it was as effective as an approved antibiotic, sending its shares up 8 percent to a 13- year high.
WASHINGTON, Nov 25- Democratic Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur has been named acting chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency said on Monday. In recent years it has instigated high-profile investigations against major banks, including JP Morgan Chase& Co and Barclays PLC for energy market manipulation and false reporting.
Nov 25- When Aimee Brittain's team hits the stores in a commando-like fashion on Thanksgiving night in search of Black Friday deals, they'll stand out from the crowd in their matching bright blue shirts.
Nov 25- Shoppers who want to avoid long lines to nab a deal during Black Friday can download new apps that will let them shop for bargains from the comfort of their home.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- Bond investors have had little reason to cheer in 2013. Conflicting signals from the Federal Reserve and uncertainty about the global economy have made debt markets a tough place to rack up returns.
NEW YORK, Nov 21- A top lieutenant at Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors will leave the hedge fund in the new year as the once $15 billion firm converts to a family office, according to a memo sent to employees and seen by Reuters. Sol Kumin, the firm's chief operating officer, will leave SAC in January, the memo from Cohen said.
NEW YORK, Nov 21- A decision on whether to approve Bank of America Corp's proposed $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage securities is now in the hands of a New York state judge, after a nine-week court proceeding ended on Thursday.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 20- Shareholders of telecom giants AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc are seeking more details related to their sharing of customer information with governments, showing investors starting to push back over the role of communications companies in spying operations.
MIAMI, Nov 20- A JetBlue flight traveling from Fort Myers, Florida to Boston, was diverted to Orlando on Wednesday after an evacuation slide partially opened inside the plane, an airline spokesman said.
Private equity firm Bain Capital has ended advanced talks with auto parts supplier TI Automotive over a possible buyout.
*Minutes suggest Fed may be getting closer to trimming stimulus. NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting said the central bank could begin to scale back its stimulus program at one of its next few meetings.
*Major powers, Iran start nuclear talks. *Libya's Mellitah port resumes oil exports. NEW YORK, Nov 20- Brent oil rose by more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday after a U.S. official said it would be "very hard" to get a nuclear agreement with Iran this week.