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Stock futures rise ahead of earnings, GDP data

U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday ahead of Exxon and Chevron's quarterly earnings and a report on gross domestic product.

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OPEC officials start meeting on implementing supply cut

VIENNA OPEC officials began talks in Vienna on Friday aimed at working out details of their oil supply-cut agreement, which they concede is looking more complicated by the day.

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EU fears VW diesel fixes could damage engines: Spiegel

BERLIN The European Commission fears steps taken by Volkswagen to refit polluting diesel cars may damage the vehicles' engines, the Spiegel magazine reported, citing unidentified staff at the European Union's executive branch.

7:21am EDT

EU privacy watchdogs warn WhatsApp on privacy policy, Yahoo on breach

BRUSSELS European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes.

Tata may find dismissing Mistry easier than his accusations

NEW DELHI Ratan Tata may have dumped Cyrus Mistry as chairman of his 148-year-old family empire, but will find it harder to expunge the ex-manager's accusations that his acquisitive habits and lack of focus on returns have destroyed billions of dollars in shareholder value.

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AB InBev cuts revenue forecast after triple blow in Brazil

BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, reported one of its weakest quarters in years as margins collapsed in recession-hit Brazil under pressure from lower sales, delayed price increases and currency hedges.

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