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“We cannot take the risk when we know the threat.”

France's Culture Minister Franck Riester on plans to close the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum Saturday due to planned protests. The riots, now entering their 4th week, have grown increasingly violent. Protestors have also sprayed graffiti on famous French landmarks. The French gov't has cancelled plans for a fuel tax increase, but protestors vow to continue, fighting what they say is a high cost of living in France & a gov't that favors the rich.
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“What this week and a half shows is an extraordinary sensitivity to headlines, more so than usual.”

Delores Rubin, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management senior equities trader, as stocks fell nearly 800 points before bouncing back Thursday. Concerns of a US-China trade stalemate weighed on investors, but stocks rebounded on news the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates as quickly as planned. The Nov. Jobs report will be key Friday.
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“We still want Russia to cut as much as possible… I’m not confident, but I hope to reach a deal.”

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih as OPEC fails to reach a consensus on how much oil the 15-nation group will produce for the next 6 months. Saudi Arabia wants to cut production by 1M barrels per day to stop oil's price slide but the group is waiting for Russia, a non-OPEC member, to commit. Oil prices dropped by the most in 2 weeks on the news. OPEC will meet again Friday.
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“All of a sudden we started skidding, and then he started braking even more aggressively and then he was like, ‘brake!'”

Yvonne Dorr, Southwest Airlines passenger on a flight from Oakland to Burbank, after the 737 skidded off the runway to a sharp stop, just short of a CA freeway during a rainstorm. Cement blocks & sand-like ground material prevented the plane from overshooting even further. No one was injured.
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“I just about fainted. I’ve never touched that much money and I don’t think I ever will again.”

Kevin Booth (32), a homeless man in Seattle, who found $17,000 in a bag outside of a food bank and turned it in. The food bank turned the money over to police who held it for the required 90 days, but no one claimed it so they returned it to the food bank, which gave a portion of it back to Booth to thank him for his honesty.
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