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Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear

NEW YORK - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. | Video

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UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

NEW YORK - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering.

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Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources

NEW YORK - U.S. authorities are investigating London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe.

Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc .

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Takata must rev up air bag replacement effort: U.S. safety officials

DETROIT - U.S. auto safety officials on Friday told Japan's Takata Corp to work harder to meet demand for replacement parts for air bags that could prove defective in millions of U.S. cars.

Canada willing to take action against U.S. over meat labeling

TORONTO - Canada will pursue "any and all remedies" to pressure the United States to drop regulations on meat labeling that Canada considers discriminatory, the country's trade minister said on Friday.

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