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Dow, S&P end at records in fourth straight day of gains for Wall Street

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose for a fourth straight session on Monday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at records as large-cap technology shares gained and offset continued weakness in energy names.

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Russia in recession in 2015, ruble to stay pressured: Reuters poll

MOSCOW - The Russian economy will slide next year into its first recession since the global financial crisis and inflation will be close to double digits, economists forecast in a Reuters poll, as the oil price crash and Western sanctions bite. | Video

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Icahn's money could keep Atlantic City casino open another year: lawyer

WILMINGTON, Del. - The Trump Taj Mahal, a casino hotel in New Jersey's struggling Atlantic City gambling hub, could stay open for all of 2015 with a $20 million financing package from investor Carl Icahn, lawyers for Trump Entertainment Resorts said on Monday.

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Madoff victims' payout nearing $7.2 billion: trustee

NEW YORK - Victims of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme will get afresh $322 million payout if a U.S. judge approves the request by the trustee liquidating the convicted fraudster's firm, bringing the recovery total to more than $7 billion.

Gucci to check Chinese suppliers after TV exploitation charges

MILAN - Italian fashion house Gucci said on Monday it would strengthen controls on its suppliers after a television program showed Chinese employees working more than three times their official hours to assemble its handbags.

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Russia says U.S. scrapping steel trade deal raises WTO issues

LONDON - Russia has complained that a U.S. move to scrap a 15-year-old deal sheltering Russian flat-rolled steel producers from high import duties is inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules.

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