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Nov 30, 2014

NYT | Today's Headlines | November: World

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Sunday, November 30, 2014





World

By AURELIEN BREEDEN

With a preliminary total of 64.5 percent of the votes, former President Nicolas Sarkozy gained control over the center-right opposition and established a steppingstone in his attempt to run the country again.
Pope Francis visited Haghia Sophia, once a Christian temple and then a mosque, now a museum in Istanbul, on Saturday.
Pope Brings Message of Interreligious Peace to Istanbul

By SEBNEM ARSU

The pope's visit to Turkey is considered a message of solidarity with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church, which represents nearly 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.
Taliban Overrun an Afghan Army Base

By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and ROD NORDLAND

The insurgents killed as many as 14 soldiers in one of their deadliest attacks against Afghan soldiers this year, local officials said.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

U.S.

By MONICA DAVEY, MICHAEL WINES, ERIK ECKHOLM and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

A grand jury rejected the image of Michael Brown with his hands raised in surrender before he was shot, but the questions surrounding his final moments remain murky and unresolved.
. Protesters United Against Ferguson Decision, but Challenged in Unity
On Rooftops of Ferguson, Volunteers - With Guns

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and ALAN BLINDER

A group called Oath Keepers, regarded by some as an antigovernment militia, is placing sentries atop businesses as tensions continue in Ferguson, Mo.
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe last month. Three years into one of California's worst droughts, residents of the Rancho Santa Fe area are using more water than those in any other part of the state.
Where Grass Is Greener, a Push to Share Drought's Burden

By IAN LOVETT

The lush residential horse pastures in Rancho Santa Fe are a reminder that life has continued almost as before in much of the state, even as some elsewhere cope with dry taps.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
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Politics

By SHAILA DEWAN

In taking control of nearly 70 state legislative chambers in the midterm elections, Republicans focused on recruiting women and minorities as candidates.
President Obama visited Politics and Prose, a Washington bookstore, with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, for Small Business Saturday.
Honoring Small Business, Obamas Go Book Shopping

By ELENA SCHNEIDER

The president and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited Prose and Politics, an independent bookstore in Washington, on Saturday.
Suit on Health Law Puts Focus on Funding Powers

By ROBERT PEAR

House Republicans say Congress never appropriated money for a provision of the Affordable Care Act that offers financial assistance to low- and moderate-income people.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business

By EMILY STEEL

With "Marco Polo," its lavish new series, the streaming service is placing one of its biggest bets yet on global expansion.
. Video  Video: Anatomy of a Scene | 'Marco Polo'
Seen through tobacco plants, Patrik Hildingsson sampled a pouch of snus, a discreet cousin of chewing tobacco. He is an executive at Swedish Match, which wants the United States government to declare snus to be less harmful than cigarettes.

THE NEW SMOKE

By MATT RICHTEL and DAVID JOLLY

Swedish Match, a tobacco company, wants the F.D.A. to change course, by declaring its smokeless product as having "substantially lower risks to health than cigarettes."
. Studying Snus, a Smokeless Tobacco From Sweden
A line of shoppers at a Walmart in Secaucus, N.J., trying to buy discounted iPhone 6 smartphones on Black Friday
Black Friday Sales Slip as Discounts Start Earlier

By HIROKO TABUCHI

Initial weak numbers revived concerns among retailers that, despite improved economic conditions, shoppers remain wary.
. Honoring Small Business, Obamas Go Book Shopping
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology

The lunchtime line for salad at Sweetgreen in NoMad in Manhattan.

TECHNOPHORIA

By NATASHA SINGER

Steve Case's investment firm is betting on a young restaurant company, which is aiming to bring a tech-rooted notion - a seamless user interface - to its customers.
In a society where advertising can present even routine purchases as life-changing, a linguist came to realize that
The Art of the Amateur Online Review

By MICHAEL ERARD

Research into the language of online criticism finds insights into what today's consumers are thinking - and discovers much literary ambition.
To Lure Young, Movie Theaters Shake, Smell and Spritz

By BROOKS BARNES

To combat declining attendance, movie theaters are experimenting with more immersive and interactive experiences, including moving seats, scents and precipitation.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »

Sports

By BILL PENNINGTON

A hit to the head of an N.F.L. player, once cause for little more than a shrug, now sets in motion a long management protocol, outlined in an inches-thick document.
. Sunday's Matchup: Giants (3-8) at Jaguars (1-10)
. Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson and Jace Amaro Will Miss Game With Injuries
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, greeting fans Monday in Detroit, has been accused of abusing his powers to penalize.

ON PRO FOOTBALL

By KEN BELSON

Goodell has had his share of withering criticism as N.F.L. commissioner, but the league's owners contend he would be difficult to replace.


Nov 29, 2014

The Economist Insights | Weekly Digest:How risky is 'small' data? Originally Published on November 28, 2014

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A lack of data is putting retail banks at greater risk.This Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by SAP, investigates how banks are using big data to improve risk-management and compliance performance.



 
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