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The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- or should we say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," now that the official title has been released -- unites well-known names with some up-and-coming actors. At least one cast member, Daisy Ridley, is so new she has just a few acting credits to her name. You can see her in the back right of this cast photo, wearing a necklace and talking to "Star Wars" veteran Carrie Fisher.
What kind of entrepreneur are you? (Opinion)
Friday, 28 November 2014 11:16
  • Linda Rottenberg: Back in the 1990s, the word "entrepreneur" was not popular
  • Rottenberg: Entrepreneurship today means starting a firm or taking on any bold venture
  • She says with the term being overused, there are four ways to differentiate entrepreneurs
  • Rottenberg: Are you a Gazelle, Skunk, Dolphin or Butterfly?

Editor's note:Linda Rottenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Endeavor and the author of The New York Times best-seller, "Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags," from which this essay was adapted.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of domestic violence increase significantly on days of certain soccer matches, according to a Scottish study published on Friday.

In some cases, reports of domestic abuse doubled on match days. The research suggests particularly important games or those against a traditional rival are associated with higher recorded rates of domestic violence.

The study, commissioned by the Scottish government, comes as it considers making domestic abuse a specific criminal offense.

Experts from the Scottish Center for Crime and Justice Research reviewed studies from the last 25 years in Scotland, the United Kingdom and United States.

Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.

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Jose Antonio Vargas is running. He’s fresh off the red-eye from California to Dulles — his third overnight flight in as many weeks — to deliver yet another speech. He grabs his backpack and goes, delivering nearly 300 talks in 44 states over the past three years. He has moved, in just five years, from Washington to New York to San Francisco. He’s in a hurry to convince his fellow Americans that people like him should be considered fellow Americans.

By Barani Krishnan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude fell 7 percent on OPEC's decision to not cut output, but light trading on Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday meant there could be more losses when markets return to full strength next week, traders said.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light U.S. crude hit a four-and-half-year low of $67.75 a barrel overnight after Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reduce production.

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, with energy shares likely to be under heavy pressure in a holiday-shortened session as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low.

* Wall Street was closed for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and will shut three hours earlier on Friday. Trading volatility could spike since many market participants were extending the holiday.

* U.S. crude futures <CLc1> slumped 6.5 percent to $68.93 per barrel.

Ferguson protests move to retail stores
Friday, 28 November 2014 11:15

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Other Black Friday protests were planned in shopping centers around the nation, as demonstrators sought to catch the attention of consumers looking for good deals.

About two dozen people chanted "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "no more Black Friday" early Friday after police moved them out of a Wal-Mart in Manchester, a St.

'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.
Friday, 28 November 2014 11:15

Police blasted stores for bringing "Black Friday" to Britain, with the US sales event descending into chaotic fist fights as frenzied consumers battled to grab discounted goods.

In scenes of pandemonium around the country, common civility went out the window as yelling customers punched it out in a bid to secure reduced-price televisions and coffee makers.

Police in Manchester said three people had been arrested as the sales spiralled "out of control" after stores in the city opened at midnight.

Before Hillary Clinton spoke at the University of California at Los Angeles in March, her representatives had a few specifications to negotiate with school officials.

A team at the Harry Walker Agency, a speaker's bureau handling Clinton's appearance, requested snacks in the green room ("diet ginger ale, crudité, hummus, and sliced fruit," they wrote in an email obtained by the Washington Post.) They described her preferred onstage refreshments (water, both hot and room temperature, and lemon wedges).

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