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Quilt company weaves small business success

This weekend is Small Business Saturday, the time to support your local businesses during holiday shopping season. JJ Ramberg of MSNBC's "Your Business" joins Willie Geist and Natalie Morales to share a small business success story: the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. (American Express is a sponsor of Small Business Saturday and TODAY.)

Microsoft’s Transition to Office 365 Yields More Money, Says Nomura

Nomura’s Frederick Grieb this morning reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Microsoft (MSFT), and raises his price target to $60 from $55, writing that the transition of its small business user base to the online version of its productivity...Show More Summary

A 7-year deal spree led to the biggest pharma merger ever — and it all started with a tiny Irish drugmaker (AGN, ACT, PFE)

Pfizer and Allergan will combine in a $160 billion merger. The deal will create a pharmaceutical giant, with drugs from Botox to Viagra in one portfolio. It will also allow Pfizer to reincorporate in Ireland, where Allergan is domiciled...Show More Summary

Pfizer and Allergan to merge in $160 billion inversion

Pfizer and Allergan announced they would merge Monday morning in a massive, $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker, producing drugs as varied as Lipitor and Botox. The deal is structured as a reverse-merger, with smaller Dublin-based Allergan buying U.S.-based Pfizer, and it is likely to renew concern in the United States […]

Argentina fever is back for investors

Sunday’s election of opposition candidate Mauricio Macri marks a moment investors have been waiting for in Argentina for a long time. ||| Buenos Aires - Sunday’s election of opposition candidate Mauricio Macri marks a moment investors...Show More Summary

Raiders lose third consecutive game, 18-13 to the Lions

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions may have figured out a winning formula. Stafford ran for a go-ahead 5-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and Detroit beat the Oakland Raiders, 18-13, on Sunday. The Lions (3-7) have won consecutive games for the first time this year, and they improved...

Choose To Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

New York Times Sunday Review: Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier, by Arthur C. Brooks (President, American Enterprise Institute): For many people, gratitude is difficult, because life is difficult. Even beyond deprivation and depression, there are many ordinary circumstances in which gratitude doesn’t come easily. This point...

WWE Survivor Series Live Results And Reaction

Live results and reaction for Survivor Series 2015, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Undertaker.

'Jessica Jones' Makes Me Question The Point Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

I just finished two days of binge-watching Jessica Jones, going against my better instincts to read the comics first and spread the episodes out over at least the course of the week. I regret nothing. The show is great, with fantastic chemistry between the leads of Jessica (Krysten Ritter) and Trish (Rachel [...]

Donald Trump Thinks ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester Deserved To Be ‘Roughed Up’

Donald Trump says he believes a black lives matter protester who interrupted his campaign earlier in the week deserved to be “roughed up” by Trump supporters. During a Sunday-morning interview Trump expressed support for his rabid followers, who reportedly...Show More Summary

Box Office: Why A $101M Weekend For 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' May Be Cause For Despair

Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2,' image courtesy of Lionsgate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 debuted with $101 million this weekend. That's the lowest debut of any of the four entries, by a significant amount, but it's still the fifth biggest debut of the year. Moreover, [...]

AFRICOM’s New Math, the U.S. Base Bonanza, and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa

Africa is now dotted with American outposts, drone bases, and compounds for elite teams of Special Operations forces.

Live coverage: The American Music Awards

The 2015 American Music Awards have arrived, and they're continuing a tradition of reflecting the biggest names in pop. With performers that include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Five Seconds of Summer and fan-voted awards including Favorite Album and Song of the Year with contenders such as...

Wall St. Ties Linger as Image Issue for Hillary Clinton

At a time when liberals are ascendant in the party, some Democrats believe Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time representing Wall Street as a senator could become a vulnerability.

Here Is The Complete Scenario In Which The Fed Hikes Rates, Starts A Recession, And Launches QE4

Seven years after the Fed unleashed ZIRP and QE to "fix the economy", it has finally admitted that ZIRP and QE failed to do that (although they certainly succeeded in blowing the biggest asset bubble ever), and for the past 6 monthsShow More Summary CEO: New $350 Million Round From Fidelity Was 'Clean' Deal raised $350 million in a round led by Fidelity that did not come with any special conditions, according to CEO Marc Lore.

This Thanksgiving, Let's Say "No Thanks" To The Tyranny Of The American Police State

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold...Show More Summary

Bulls Are Overeating The Thanksgiving Turkey, But They’ll Be Puking Next Week

The recovery rally in stocks in October was a direct result of Treasury paydowns, which was a temporary effect. That has been reversed as the debt ceiling was raised and the Treasury returned to the market with a vengeance, pounding it with $310 billion in net new supply since the end of October. Show More Summary

Itching to Start a Business? Scratch It With This Killer Mosquito Franchise

Starting a business can be expensive. That's why for most young entrepreneurs, web-based businesses are often the default. Startup expenses alone make it ideal for first timers. While a physical storefront can set you back thousands of dollars, an entire digital storefront can be had for less than $20 bucks. Show More Summary

How Much Thanks Are You Giving? 6 Ways To Recognize Others More Often

A few years my wife made the mistake of allowing our oldest son to go to an early Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s home. He came home raving about “the best meal he had ever had in his life.” Well the time came for our family Thanksgiving dinner, which my [...]

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