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France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
PARIS (AP) -- France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin....

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world....

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....

US stocks dip as oil pushes energy sector lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday....

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom
NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day....

Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does Saudi Arabia have it out for frackers in the U.S.? Or Iran? Or Russia? Will low oil prices make it easier to fight the Islamic State? Or harder?...

Black Friday shopping catches on in UK
LONDON (AP) -- Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States....

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time....

Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies....

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising....

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