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Small Business Saturday

Photo: President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, shop at Upshur Street Books in celebration of Small Business Day; White House officials said they purchased 9 books, including several children's titles and the latest from Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie - @UpshurStBooks

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President Obama and daughters visit Upshur Street Books in Petworth area of Washington to participate in Small Business Saturday - @postpolitics

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' on track to beat 'Creed,' 'Good Dinosaur' with 5-day weekend box office estimated at $74 million - @Variety

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

US government's collection of bulk data from telephone calls ends at midnight; requests will now be made to telephone companies to check data - @NBCNews

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Syrian civil war

More: Russian tour operators should stop selling trips to Turkey, says President Putin on Kremlin website - @Reuters

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air industry

Lufthansa and trade union Verdi agree to collective bargaining for ground personnel, says union - @ntvde

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Philippine Air Force

2 new Philippine Air Force fighter jets purchased from South Korea arrive in Pampanga - @gmanews

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Mariana, Brazil, dam breach, November 2015

Brazil's environment minister announces plans to sue owners of Samarco iron ore mine for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion) in damages caused by dam burst - @Reuters

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Black Friday

Neiman Marcus website sufferring extended Black Friday outage - @CNBCNow

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US stocks end half-day of trading little changed, post modest weekly gains - @MarketsTicker


market updates

US markets (close): DJIA 17,801.23 (-12.16/-0.07%), S&P 500 2,090.35 (+1.48/+0.07%), NASDAQ 5,127.52 (+11.38/+0.22%), NYSE 10,454.14 (+3.78/+0.04%)



Electronic toymaker Vtech says its app store database was hacked Nov. 14, user profile information possibly at risk - @BBCTech

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auto industry

Ford spokesman says company is ending 'friends and neighbors' sales promotion early; new pricing scheme coming Dec. 1, reports Dow Jones - @CNBCnow

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Laquan McDonald shot by Chicago police

Photo: A crowd gathers for a Black Friday demonstration organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson along Chicago's busy retail strip of Michigan Avenue, in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police - @bylaurenfitz

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Coca Cola production methods blamed for water scarcity by 18 councils in Mehdiganj area of India's Varanasi district, says environmental group - @TR_Foundation

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World Trade Organization

Panama wins WTO ruling against Colombia over import tariffs on textiles, clothes and shoes - @Reuters

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US stocks trading mostly lower, weighed down by 3% drop in Disney, lower oil prices - @CNBCNow

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HSBC investigations 2015

Ex-HSBC Swiss IT employee Herve Falciani sentenced to 5 years on aggravated industrial espionage charges over leaked files alleging tax evasion - @Reuters

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United Kingdom

UK's Fire Brigades Union votes to re-affiliate with Labour party after more than 10-year split, saying party is 'reinvigorated after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader' - @PA


market updates

US markets (open): DJIA 17,806.04 (-7.35), S&P 500 2,088.82 (-0.05), NASDAQ 5,116.14, NYSE 10,450.36

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