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Asian shares wither as OPEC's restraint hits oil

TOKYO - Oil prices, oil-related shares and oil-linked currencies all tumbled in Asia on Friday, in the wake of OPEC's decision to refrain from cutting output despite a huge oversupply.

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Honda says defective Takata air bags in 2002 used different design

DETROIT - Honda Motor Co said it was aware of a ruptured Takata air bag inflator in a car that was covered by a 2002 recall but the inflator design was different from one that ruptured in a 2004 accident.

UK retailers embrace 'Black Friday' discounts

LONDON - Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period.

27 Nov 2014

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

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GlaxoSmithKline fires executive who raised race complaint in South Africa: Bloomberg

- Britain's biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, fired an executive from its South African unit for refusing to appear for a performance review, which was called a week after he complained of racial discrimination in the workplace, Bloomberg reported, citing company documents.

27 Nov 2014

ECB's Draghi warns countries to reform as clouds gather over euro zone

HELSINKI/ MADRID - Failure to reform and shield weaker members threatens to divide the euro zone, the head of the European Central Bank warned on Thursday, amid fresh signs the currency bloc's economy is losing speed.

27 Nov 2014

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