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November 29, 2014


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15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Friday 11/28/2014
Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 11:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

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BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 11:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

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Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.

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Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 7:01 pm

GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold.

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Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.

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Business Highlights
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm


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Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 6:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.

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S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.

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