Americans Hitting Roads for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday

Officials pointed to the rising economic confidence of consumers as one of the chief reasons for the increase in travel. And despite recent incremental increases in the national average price of gasoline, AAA estimates US drivers have saved more than $28 billion so far at the pumps this year compared to the same period last year.

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

The bank is also likely to be wary about the uncertainty if Italy's government, as opinion polls now suggest, loses a referendum on constitutional changes days before the ECB meets. But for now, expectations that Trump's administration will adopt expansionary fiscal policies have pushed developed market stocks higher and even emerging market shares seem to have settled over the last week having initially been hit hard.

Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa launch 2-day strike

In a row over pay conditions, pilots of the German airline have chose to stage a 48-hour walkout. Germany's flag carrier airline Lufthansa announced Wednesday that 912 flights, including 82 intercontinental flights, would be cancelled on Thursday due to the extended pilots' strike, affecting 115,000 passengers.

13 years of lost wage growth

It comes after Chancellor Philip Hammond said in the 2016 Autumn Statement that he would target eliminating the budget deficit in the next Parliament. It slashed growth prospects for next year and said the United Kingdom faced borrowing an extra £122 billion over the next five years, £59 billion of the shortfall attributed to the referendum vote in June to leave the European Union.

Park's office tells why it bought Viagra pills

Meanwhile Park was elected to her now democratic country's National Assembly in 1998 - but her top aide was Choi Soon-sil's ex-husband. The general public, sensing rank political opportunism by the president's critics, rewarded Roh's Uri Party with a majority of seats at the next parliamentary election in 2004.

Protestors March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Protestors March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Before President-elect Donald Trump's unexpected win, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) proposal and correlating protests gained a lot of attention on social media, with people all over the country checking into Standing Rock on Facebook in solidarity with protestors.