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OPEC decides to keep its production ceiling unchanged despite crude glut, price plunge
VIENNA (AP) -- Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result....

Shoppers settle into a new tradition: gobble turkey and then go shopping
NEW YORK (AP) -- Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition....

What does it take to get into Toy Hall of Fame? Judges say longevity, icon status, inspiration
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Before the holiday wish lists and mad buying rush each year comes a dose of nostalgia with the National Toy Hall of Fame's annual picks for enshrinement....

Dipomats say WTO reaches trade deal to cut red tape, lift millions out of poverty
GENEVA (AP) -- After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually....

OPEC's decision to leave output unchanged hits prices as stocks steady on Wall Street holiday
LONDON (AP) -- Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks....

Despite positive economic signs, holiday shoppers will only spend if they get big discounts
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low....

Syrian hacker group hijacks US social media company website, posts message on visitors' sites
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites....

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with Macy's parade, early shopping deals, loads of turkey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are overcoming some nasty weather and power outages. At the White House, President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving with a traditional meal....

Argentine tax agency files criminal complaint against HSBC for 4,000 undeclared Swiss accounts
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts....

General strike shuts down services across Greece; flights grounded, ferries tied up in ports
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens....

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