Today’s Business Roundup

Markets

US stocks finish near session lows a day before Thanksgiving. The Dow is down -235.26 points. The S&P and Nasdaq also finished in the red as the debt crises in Europe and the US linger. Traders fear a possible global recession because of the shaky financial troubles here and abroad. The markets and banks will be closed for Thanksgiving but will reopen on Friday.

Biggest Travel Day Of The Year

Today is simply the busiest travel day of the year and airlines are not profiting as much as people think. Not only are jet fuel costs growing but airlines have to brace for the unwanted costs for delays because of bad weather all over the US.

Super Committee Failure Spillover

Congress is just weeks away from voting on expiring payroll tax breaks and extending unemployment benefits. President Obama told an audience at a New Hampshire high school on Tuesday that their taxes would go up an average of $1,000 to $1,500 unless the payroll tax cuts are extended and expanded as part of his jobs bill.

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The D.C. Snipers Go On A Rampage, President Wilson Has A Stroke And Thurgood Marshall Is The Man

Plus, NATO supports U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan, Rep. Michael Myers is expelled from Congress and David Souter is ok’d by Congress for the Supreme Court.

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● New York usury law applies to Indian tribes

● African-born population increases

● Report reviews “cash-for-citizenship” programs

● Guilty verdict in murder-for-hire case

● $2 million found hidden in truck

● Savings and investment have declined for 40 years

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 2, 2014

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A deadline for protesters in Hong Kong, an Ebola pledging conference in London and a new survey reveals that parents greatly underestimate the cost of college.

White House Was Unaware Of Elevator Incident Until Tuesday

Earnest said the White House was made aware of the incident just minutes before the story went to publication.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 1, 2014

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India’s Narendra Modi racked up billions in foreign investment this week, but one AIDS advocacy group says Modi needs to stand strong against US drug makers

Secret Service Chief Resigns

Julia Pierson’s resignation was accepted by Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.