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Vanishing China execs a vexatious mystery for HK market
HONG KONG (AP) -- The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China's biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An executive at a film studio is detained for allegedly taking bribes....

Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year....

Why government and tech can't agree about encryption
NEW YORK (AP) -- Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats....

Biden meets southeast Europe leaders about surge of migrants
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region....

APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group
NEW YORK (AP) -- A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work....

UK Treasury chief to lay out spending plans
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief is set to announce plans to boost property ownership as he updates Parliament on the government's taxation and spending plans....

Excerpts from emails between Coke, anti-obesity group
A nonprofit founded to fight obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke doesn't influence its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the company was instrumental in shaping the group....

Global stocks keep eye on Mideast, Thanksgiving holiday
TOKYO (AP) -- European shares rose modestly Wednesday while Asian markets mostly fell as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Trading was light ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday....

US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities....

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Captains of industry: Comparing CEO pay and performance
Unemployment by the numbers
Up to the Minute
Business Highlights

US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

Campbell Soup shares soar on strong earnings, outlook

Campbell and Dollar Tree are big market movers

Figures on government spending and debt

Thanksgiving flying: tips to survive the travel madness

Regulators move on high-speed traders

Strong dollar pressures Tiffany in 3rd quarter

US home prices jump in September by most in more than a year