Things you need to know on December 10.

Thanks to MetroNews Source for the following.

  • More Americans are filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits. The Labor Department says 282-thousand new claims were filed last week. That's an increase of 13-thousand from the week before. CNBC.com

 

  • The founder of clothing manufacturer The North Face has died following an accident. 72- year-old Doug Tompkins died after a kayaking accident in Chile. The Hudson Valley NY native was one of six people pulled out of a lake after their kayaks capsized. BBCnews.com

 

  • Seems we are lovin' that all-day breakfast from McDonald's. Market researcher NPD Group Inc. reports that one-third of customers who bought breakfast items in the morning or at any other time hadn't eaten breakfast from Mickey D's at all before the promotion started.

 

  • Are you flying somewhere for the holidays? You are NOT alone! The nation's airlines expect 38-million passengers over the holidays which is a three-percent increase over last year. The trade group Airlines for America credits the strengthening economy and lower fares for the rise in travelers.

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