A charter airplane with more than 80 people on board, including players from the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, crashed near Rionegro, Colombia, on Monday, November 28. At least 75 people were killed.
Three Gatlinburg-area resorts appear to have been destroyed by wildfires in the popular tourist area in eastern Tennessee, Tennessee Emergency Management spokesman Dean Flener said Tuesday morning. The resorts are the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski area, the Black Bear Falls log-cabin rental resort, and the Westgate Mountain Resort & Spa, Flener said, citing initial reports from Sevier County emergency management officials.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks tried to stabilize after a rocky November month drew to a close, but Wednesday’s session brought new anxieties as Chinese equities and commodities tanked amid worries that Beijing’s efforts to support its currency could squeeze liquidity.
NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) – In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter, notching its best performance in two years, buoyed by strong consumer spending and a surge in soybean exports.
Kickoff was set for Wednesday night.
VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach a deal to limit output and boost the price of crude when it meets on Wednesday.
(Reuters) – U.S. supermarket chain Albertsons Companies Inc is in advanced talks to acquire closely held grocery store operator Price Chopper for around $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Ford wants to raise profitability in Europe by adding higher-margin versions of the Fiesta subcompact, its best-selling regional model, the carmaker’s top European executive said.
(Reuters) – Investors, including the state treasurers of Connecticut and Illinois, called on Wells Fargo & Co to require an independent board chair, saying the bank needs stronger oversight in the wake of a scandal over fake customer accounts.