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Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ driving increased sales of chessboards See full story.

Nasdaq storms higher in early Black Friday action, as Dow, S&P 500 see tentative rise

U.S. stocks rose early Friday, with gains proving enough to put the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 index at or near record territory, a day after the market was closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See full story.

Pope Francis takes aim at anti-mask protesters: ‘They are incapable of moving outside of their own little world’

The Spanish Steps are free of tourists. The Trevi Fountain is blocked off with yellow ‘caution’ tape. Two nuns cut a dramatic silhouette across an empty Peter’s Square. See full story.

I’ve already been injected with a COVID vaccine. This is why I’m cheering for the Novavax underdog.

‘No, I never considered it was risky, and no, of course, I’m not getting paid. I just received my second shot a few days ago,’ writes Pierre Briançon of volunteering for a vaccine trial in London. See full story.

Only these five dividend stocks made the cut in a ‘safer and better’ screen

The companies had to reach yield and sales hurdles. See full story.

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is ready to hand off his brand-new Fort Lauderdale, FL, home. The modern mansion is on the market for $10.9 million. See full story.

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