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Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

SUMMARY: Republican Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said Hinchey left "a living, breathing legacy that remains a foundation of our quality-of-life" throughout New York state.

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Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out

Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out

SUMMARY: Facebook executives previously said they doubted whether they had the ability to reach out to every single American who was exposed to Russian government-backed propaganda.

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Will a corporate tax cut lift worker pay? A union wants it in writing

Will a corporate tax cut lift worker pay? A union wants it in writing

SUMMARY: At a Wall Street Journal conference, Cohn asked his audience of chief executives how many of them would invest more if the tax cut were passed.

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Best Buy looks like it's crushing Black Friday as hundreds of people flood stores - but it may not be everything it seems

Best Buy looks like it's crushing Black Friday as hundreds of people flood stores - but it may not be everything it seems

SUMMARY: Hundreds of people are lining up to get into Best Buy locations across the US for Black Friday sales.

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Asian shares off 10-year peak, eyes on China markets

Asian shares off 10-year peak, eyes on China markets

SUMMARY: TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while investors viewed Chinese shares with caution after their big fall the previous day.

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Grim Reports of Blast Near Sub Prompt Relatives to Assume the Worst

Grim Reports of Blast Near Sub Prompt Relatives to Assume the Worst

SUMMARY: Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the Argentine Navy....

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Robert Mugabe Still Holds Sway in His Hometown

Robert Mugabe Still Holds Sway in His Hometown

SUMMARY: Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe — a position he held for 37 years.

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Black Friday 'bonkers' for retailers

Black Friday 'bonkers' for retailers

SUMMARY: "It's bad for customers, it's bad for business, it's bad for UK retail," says chief executive Anthony Thompson.

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Want a TV on Black Friday? How to separate the doorbusters from the duds

Want a TV on Black Friday? How to separate the doorbusters from the duds

SUMMARY: TV prices drop as new technology replaces the old, but sometimes it makes sense to spend more for better features and performance.

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Ross Kiefer, fashion-forward clothier for 1970s Minneapolis, dies at 76

Ross Kiefer, fashion-forward clothier for 1970s Minneapolis, dies at 76

SUMMARY: Ross Kiefer’s friends and family freely compare him to just about every 1970s arbiter of male panache.

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Chinese airlines court Cathay pilots facing pay squeeze

Chinese airlines court Cathay pilots facing pay squeeze

SUMMARY: Some Chinese airlines are offering tax-free pay packages of up to $314,000 a year, according to job ads.

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Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling public

Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling public

SUMMARY: (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday.

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Brazil Administration Scales Back Scope of Proposed Pension Reform

Brazil Administration Scales Back Scope of Proposed Pension Reform

SUMMARY: Pension reform has proved particularly difficult in Brazil, where corruption scandals and political stalemate have been the norm for the past few years.

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Peugeot-owner to use Opel site to assemble engines-Les Echos

Peugeot-owner to use Opel site to assemble engines-Les Echos

SUMMARY: PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot-owner PSA (PEUP.PA) will use an existing Opel site in eastern Europe to assemble 200,000 petrol engines instead of building new capacity on its own site in Slovakia as initially planned, Les Echos newspapers said on Thursday.

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Unilever drafts in search firm to look for new CEO: Sky News

Unilever drafts in search firm to look for new CEO: Sky News

SUMMARY: (Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Unilever NV (UNc.AS) (ULVR.L) has begun working with executive search firm Egon Zehnder International to help to identify a successor to Chief Executive officer Paul Polman, Sky News reported on Thursday.

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Australia Worries About a Wavering U.S., Seeks Stronger Ties With Asian Allies

Australia Worries About a Wavering U.S., Seeks Stronger Ties With Asian Allies

SUMMARY: SYDNEY—Australia should strengthen ties with like-minded neighbors, a new foreign-policy blueprint says, showing just how concerned the U.S. ally is about America’s wavering commitment to Asia and China’s growing sway.

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Ex-Channel 4 chair Lord Burns in talks to head media regulator

Ex-Channel 4 chair Lord Burns in talks to head media regulator

SUMMARY: Whitehall sources cautioned that it remained possible that the talks with Lord Burns could yet fall apart.

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Why Britain has embraced Black Friday

Why Britain has embraced Black Friday

SUMMARY: But the Brits have embraced it - retail giants such as Dixons Carphone commission special Black Friday products a year in advance while the list of special deals is long and detailed.

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Saudi Trade-Off: More Social Freedom, No Political Dissent

Saudi Trade-Off: More Social Freedom, No Political Dissent

SUMMARY: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—In asserting himself over Saudi Arabia, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is imposing a trade-off that appeals to many fellow young Saudis.

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EU Reward to Britain for Brexit Concessions May Prove Meager

EU Reward to Britain for Brexit Concessions May Prove Meager

SUMMARY: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May appears ready to offer politically painful concessions to the European Union in coming days to advance Brexit negotiations, but the eventual reward for doing so—moving talks onto the future trade relationship and a post-Brexit transition—may prove meager.

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