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Stocks flat as oil price plummets 7.8%
Stocked ended mostly lower as Wall Street kicked off the final trading day of November trying to separate the winners and losers tied to plunging oil prices and keeping a close tab on Black Friday sales.
Stocks Mixed in Afternoon Trading as Oil Stumbles  ABC News
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Retailer Rally Offsets Energy  Bloomberg
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Wal-Mart's Black Friday Strikes: Are the Workers Already Winning?
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) workers and activists have a new holiday tradition: On the busiest shopping day of the year, they stage protests against the biggest retailer in the country.
OP-ED | Workers Need Rights As Well As Turkey  CT Newsjunkie
Protesters gather at downtown Chicago Walmart  WAND
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Shoppers continue hunting for bargains on Black Friday morning
At a Wal-Mart store in Duarte, Diane Kzlgezyan and Don Tanner were back for Round 2 of Christmas shopping in the pre-dawn hours of Friday.
Black Friday Sales Are Brisk, Retailers Report, Bolstered by Online Traffic  New York Times
Black Friday has arrived, but the deals started long ago  Washington Post
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Oil Heads to Biggest Weekly Drop Since 2011 as OPEC Holds
Brent crude steadied after OPEC triggered the biggest one-day plunge in three years yesterday by failing to cut its output in response to a glut.
OPEC might get the last laugh on oil  MarketWatch
OPEC Cuts November Oil Output as Prices Tumble, Survey Shows  Businessweek
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Gov't: Brazil economy back on track after 0.1 pct growth in 3Q
Brazil's economy, which inched up 0.1 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three-month period, is back on track and will expand at a faster clip between October and December, the Finance Ministry said in a statement Friday.
Brazil's GDP grows in third quarter  FOX 29
Brazil's economy claws out of recession  MarketWatch
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Ottawa reports $379-million surplus in September
The federal government ran a $379-million surplus in September thanks to higher revenues and lower program spending. Finance Canada's latest monthly tracking figures of Ottawa's bottom line show September's small surplus was an improvement over the ...
Canada 3Q GDP Expands 2.8%  Fox Business
Exports, business investment propel Canadian Q3 GDP  Economic Times
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Best Buy's website goes down on Black Friday
Best Buy's website suffered a prolonged outage on Black Friday, as a concentrated spike in mobile traffic led the electronics retailer to it shut down temporarily.
Best Buy Website Back After Crashing For Over An Hour On Black Friday  CBS Local
Best Buy Website Suffers Black Friday Outage  NBCNews.com
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Indian growth slows less than feared, easing pressure for rate cut
NEW DELHI Nov 28 (Reuters) - A slowdown in India's economy in the last quarter will increase calls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step up reforms but was less severe than feared, giving the central bank ammunition to resist government pressure to cut ...
Analysts say Q2 growth satisfactory  Hindu Business Line
Finance Ministry hopeful of 5.4-5.9% growth this year  Economic Times
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Canada's BCE to buy mobile phone retailer Glentel for C$594 mln
TORONTO Nov 28 (Reuters) - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc for about C$594 million ($520 million) in cash and stock.
BCE to Buy Mobile-Phone Retailer Glentel for $586 Million  Bloomberg
BCE buying Burnaby wireless retailer Glentel in deal worth $670 million  Montreal Gazette
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India Eases Import Restriction on Gold
MUMBAIļæ½India on Friday ended one of the restrictions on gold imports put in place last year to reduce the country's chronic current-account deficit.
India Eases Gold Import Restrictions to Remove Trade Distortions  Bloomberg
India eases gold import rules in surprise move  CNBC
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