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Americans hitting roads for busy Thanksgiving holiday

The national average for gas prices this week is $2.14 a gallon, a slight increase over previous year at this time but more than a dollar less than it cost around Thanksgiving in 2013 or 2015. Troopers will also be working high visibility patrols at the Maryland House and Chesapeake House rest areas to deter crime and assist travelers moving through the state.

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Global shares gain, lifted by oil price rally on Wall Street

The company said solanezumab did not slow down patients' mental decline compared to a placebo. Lilly fell $8.16, or 10.7 percent, to $67.83, its lowest value in more than two years. Gains in European industrials and energy shares buoyed stocks in the region, while financials weighed on the STOXX 600 index .STOXX as Italian banks were again under pressure.

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North Dakota leaders urge Obama for pipeline completion

North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Barack Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, protests over which they say are taxing law enforcement and are costing millions of dollars.

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Workers facing 'dreadful' decade of wage stagnation due to deficit, warns IFS

Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies , whose biannual post-budget statements are considered the gold standard in economic analysis among British politicos, said at a Thursday press conference that projections unveiled on Wednesday by chancellor Philip Hammond painted a "dreadful" picture of future living standards in the United Kingdom.

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Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa launch 2-day strike

The union announced a continuation of the initial 24 hour strike period to Thursday night at 23:59. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) pilots' union initially called a 24-hour walkout for yesterday but extended the strike for an extra day after two courts rejected attempts by Lufthansa to halt the industrial action.

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Samsung Group offices raided by Korean prosecutors ars_ab.settitle(999401)

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported earlier that prosecutors were looking into whether the presidential office played a role in the pension service's vote to support the controversial merger of two Samsung companies previous year. Elliott was the third biggest shareholder of Samsung C&T before the merger. President Park's lawyer has refused prosecutors requests to question her about the case.