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Consumer confidence jumps in Q4: report 

Lebanese consumer sentiment in the last quarter of 2016 saw some improvement following the election of a president and formation of the Cabinet, a report said Wednesday.

Consumer confidence jumps in Q4: report 

Lebanese consumer sentiment in the last quarter of 2016 saw some improvement following the election of a president and formation of the Cabinet, a report said Wednesday.

Caution, confusion replace Trump euphoria

Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump’s election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on health care, taxes and trade.

Bilic vows not to sell Payet on the cheap

Manager Slaven Bilic kept his cards close to his chest but insisted West Ham United will not be pressured into selling unsettled midfielder Dimitri Payet for a cut-price fee

Bilic vows not to sell Payet on the cheap

Manager Slaven Bilic kept his cards close to his chest but insisted West Ham United will not be pressured into selling unsettled midfielder Dimitri Payet for a cut-price fee

Murray magic but Kyrgios booed in defeat

Top seed Andy Murray sped into the Australian Open third round Wednesday but bad boy Nick Kyrgios was booed and accused of not trying as he crashed to a stormy defeat.

Rampant Durant helps Warriors silence Thunder

Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

No McIlroy but field still strong for Abu Dhabi

World No. 3 Dustin Johnson and No. 4 Henrik Stenson will headline a quality field at the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the opening leg of the Desert Swing of the European Tour.

Made to order at NKorea’s blacklisted art factory

“That was a personal commission,” says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik Hwa, pointing to a bust of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani scientist the U.S. denounced as the world’s greatest nuclear proliferator.

Made to order at NKorea’s blacklisted art factory

“That was a personal commission,” says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik Hwa, pointing to a bust of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani scientist the U.S. denounced as the world’s greatest nuclear proliferator.

Damon grudgingly roots for Trump

Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood’s opposition to the Republican billionaire.

Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again

Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance.

Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

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