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Watch Amazon Deliver a Pair of Shoes Via Drone
Amazon has released a new video showcasing its forthcoming drone delivery service, which the online retailer first began teasing almost exactly two years ago.
Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone
Amazon has a new drone delivery video. Here are 8 details worth noting.  Washington Post
Irish Independent  
Dollar rises versus euro, oil drops before ECB, OPEC meetings
LONDON The dollar hit its strongest since mid-March against its peers at the start of a week likely to highlight the divergent outlooks for U.S.
Dollar Flat Against Yen, Euro as Markets Brace for Policy Meetings, Data  Wall Street Journal
Stocks Fall With Iron Ore Amid China Brokerage Probe  Bloomberg
US holiday sales on track amid online boost: NRF survey
U.S. holiday shopping is on track for a modest 3.7 percent rise this year after strong turnout during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend and thanks to strong online sales, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday after releasing an annual ...
Black Friday Online Shopping Rivals Stores: US Survey  NDTV
Consumers flock to Web for Black Friday deals: NRF  CNBC
Smog chokes Delhi, Beijing as climate talks begin
BEIJING/NEW DELHI The capitals of the world's two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog on Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are leading participants.
Chinese Cities Cloaked in Smog as Paris Climate Talks Kick Off  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Smog chokes New Delhi, Beijing ahead of Paris climate summit  Hindustan Times
Bill Gates Launches Energy-Innovation Fund at Paris Climate Conference
PARIS— Bill Gates announced an energy research initiative drawing on more than $1 billion from 28 private investors, ranging from billionaire individuals to the University of California, to try to grow businesses from ideas generated by stepped-up ...
Bill Gates, Obama to unveil clean energy initiative  MarketWatch
Obama, Bill Gates to lead major effort to spur spending on climate research  Washington Post
Chinese Stocks: Brokerage Probes Weigh on November Stock Gains
HONG KONG—A widening Chinese investigation into what officials have deemed suspicious or illegal trading activity has put the brakes on a rebound in the Shanghai Composite Index, wiping out much of the market's November gains.
China stocks stabilise after biggest drop since summer rout  Hindu Business Line
China stock gains in November dragged down by broker probe  MarketWatch
UPDATE 3-Oil dips on firm dollar, ahead of OPEC meeting
... * Oil prices heading for declines of as much as 10 pct in Nov. * Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus. * U.S. interest rate hike seen as imminent (Adds analyst comment; updates price).
Pressure builds on Saudi Arabia before Friday's OPEC meeting  MarketWatch
Brent trades below $45 on firm dollar, ahead of OPEC meeting  Business Today
European shares higher ahead of ECB this week; BHP Billiton down
... * FTSEurofirst index up 0.3 percent. * BHP drops as Brazil eyes damage action. * Lufthansa rises after deal with unions. * Kleinwort Benson soars on counterbid (Adds details, quotes).
CompaniesOn BHP and those 'non hazardous' dam materials  Financial Times
FTSE 100 falls, with BHP hit by news of lawsuit  BBC News
Cyber Monday adds to online sales surge
Cyber Monday is expected to add to one of the busiest weekends for online shopping, following Black Friday. Shoppers are expected to spend almost �1bn online on Monday - up almost a third from last year, according to analysts at Experian-IMRG.
Cyber Monday 2015: The best UK deals from Amazon, John Lewis and more - 10am ...
Cyber Friday builds on US vacation buying binge | Toronto Star  The Times (subscription)
India's Central Bank Is Likely to Leave Interest Rates Unchanged
MUMBAI—Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan will leave interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, economists say, pausing after the four rate cuts he has delivered since January to boost growth in Asia's third-largest economy.
RBI's 5th monetary policy review on Tuesday, what to expect  Financial Express
Wait until Budget: Why Raghuram Rajan wouldn't go for a rate cut tomorrow  Firstpost