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Wall Street ends little changed after mixed data batch
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as the U.S. economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range.
US Stocks Inch Lower, Snapping Streak of Record Highs  Wall Street Journal
Stocks end mixed despite GDP growth surprise  USA TODAY
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OPEC Members Nearing Compromise on Supply Cuts
A general view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria in June.
WTI Extends Drop From 4-Year Low as Pre-OPEC Talks Fail on Cuts  Bloomberg
Will Opec cut oil production?  BBC News
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US economy enjoys best growth in more than a decade (+video)
An increase in consumer spending has helped drive the best six months of GDP growth since 2003, although public confidence in the economy has dropped as wage and salary increases remain low.
Consumers wary despite strengthening economy  USA TODAY
US GDP grows at better-than-expected 3.9% pace in third quarter  Los Angeles Times
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Tiffany 3rd-quarter sales fall on weak demand in Japan
High-end jeweler Tiffany & Co reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, but continued its recent strong showing as shares rose 2.5% to close at $107.60.
Tiffany Misses But Hasn't Lost Lustre; Signet Shines TIF SIG MOV  Investor's Business Daily
Tiffany misses Street 3Q forecasts  SFGate
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HP earnings show continued struggle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.
Hewlett-Packard Profit Declines as Breakup Plan Begins  New York Times
Breaking up is hard to do, but HP won't look back  PCWorld
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Falcone Steps Down From Harbinger Group to Focus on HC2
Philip Falcone, chairman and chief executive officer of Harbinger Group Inc. Photographer: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg. Philip Falcone is stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer of Harbinger Group Inc. (HRG:US), the public holding company in ...
Philip Falcone Departs Harbinger Group Inc. and Will Continue to Advance HC2 ...  MarketWatch
Report: Leucadia boosts stake in Harbinger as Falcone exits  Seeking Alpha
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Consumer Confidence Falls Amid Key Holiday Season
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November to its lowest level since June as optimism waned in the short-term outlook for business conditions and jobs, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
US consumer confidence falls in November  The Detroit News
Consumer Confidence Index Declines  Appliance Magazine
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China Coal-Mine Fire Kills 24
BEIJING´┐ŻA coal-mine fire in northeastern China killed 24 workers and left 52 others injured on Wednesday, Chinese state media said, in one of the worst accidents so far this year in the country's accident-prone mining industry.
China: Coal Miners Die in Fire  New York Times
Coal mine accident in northern China kills 24: Xinhua  Reuters
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Rajan Seeks More Power for India's Banks Over Big Defaulters
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said banks should have more power to recoup money from defaulters to rebalance a system that's skewed in favor of large companies.
Better banking practices can lower rates: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan  Economic Times
RBI to face increasing pressure to cut rates  Business Today
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Apple Breaches $700 Billion in Value
Apple Inc is already the world's largest company as far as market capitalization is concerned. But this week they posted a new overall record value of $700 billion.
Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy  U-T San Diego
Apple Tops $700 Billion Valuation, Fueled by New Products  Businessweek
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