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UPDATE 1-Paddy Power enlivens UK FTSE, housebuilders fall

British shares on Friday ended Black Friday just slightly lower, with Paddy Power leading winners against a strong pound, which was poised to rise for a third consecutive week amid growing hopes that Brexit talks could bear fruits next month.

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Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.