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Yahoo shares rally on report board is mulling sale
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo shares surged in after-hours trading Tuesday after a report that its board will meet this week to discuss selling off its core Internet business.
Yahoo Board to Weigh Sale of Internet Business  Wall Street Journal
Yahoo board to weigh future of company, Marissa Mayer: source  Reuters Canada
Oil Prices Drop on Likely Bigger US Stockpiles
0135 GMT [Dow Jones] Crude prices are edging lower after the industry group American Petroleum Institute reports that U.S. crude inventories likely rose 1.6 million barrels in the week ended Nov 27.
US crude oil prices dip after unexpected rise in stockpiles  Financial Express
Oil Resumes Decline as OPEC Ministers Gather for Policy Meeting  Bloomberg
Bank stress tests pass lifts FTSE-100
The Footsie closed higher, lifted by bank stocks which jumped after clearing the latest Bank of England stress tests. All seven of the UK's largest lenders passed the Bank's tests, although Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Standard Chartered fell short ...
Bank of England "preparing new buy to let mortgage controls"  Letting Agent Today
Celebs pay it forward on #GivingTuesday
First, we all gave thanks. Then the onslaught of consumerism began: Black Friday. Small Business Saturday . Cyber Monday . It's a wonder anyone has any money left.
Before Giving, Check Out Charities and Their Policies on Privacy  New York Times
'Tis The Season To Beware Of Charity Scams  CBS Local
Amazon reports record weekend for its gadgets
Amazon said its Fire tablet and Fire TV Stick were top sellers on its website on Black Friday. The company said sales of its gadgets increased by three times over last year.
Are Amazon's Tablets Really on Fire?  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Sky Go Lands On Amazon Fire Tablets (blog)
GDP jumps 0.9pc in quarter on export surge; Morrison shrugs off income squeeze
Economic growth accelerated sharply in the September quarter as the biggest jump in exports in 15 years offset a slide in business and government investment.
Exports lift GDP growth to 2.5 per cent year-on-year  Sydney Morning Herald
EconomyAustralian Q3 GDP beats expectations  Financial Times
Beijing smog fails to obscure 'apocalypse' humour
BEIJING: Several days of brown haze in Beijing so thick it has closed highways suspended construction and brought official warnings to stay indoors have also prompted jokes about the end of the world.
Beijing gets back its blue sky as heavy pollution disappears  AsiaOne
Beijing factories shut amid smog nightmare  The Nation
There's a need for trained operators of unmanned aircraft
Santa Fe High School juniors, from left, Jesse Kirchaine, 16, Layne Bloodsworth, 16, and Ryan Felton, 17, practice flying a drone during Unmanned Aircraft Safety class Monday, November 16, 2015.
Drones in China Will Soon Face Less-Friendly Skies  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Amazon Prime Air to Deliver Via 30-Minute Drone  Gadget Review (blog)
Manchester City's owners sell �265m stake to Chinese state
Manchester City are convinced they can narrow the huge revenue-earning gap between themselves and Manchester United after securing a deal which will see the Chinese state invest $400m (�265m) and take a 13pc share in the club's holding company.
City Chinese deal gives Melbourne arm value boost, Asia opportunities  Sydney Morning Herald
China Media Capital Holdings and Citic Capital buy stake in Manchester City ...  Irish Examiner
UPDATE 6-Puerto Rico avoids second default, but future payments uncertain
... * U.S. territory makes crucial bond payment. * Next deadline of Jan. 1 looms with $945 million due (Adds details on Christmas bonuses).
Puerto Rico may face default over $355m payment  Daily Times
Puerto Rico debt payment marks end of fiscal rope  Reuters Blogs (blog)