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A chip on its shoulder? EU files WTO complaint against Colombia

The European Union filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Friday against Colombia over duties imposed on frozen potato fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.



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Barclays makes the case for an Uber stock 'double'

"We think that Uber is one major announcement away from a positive narrative change..."

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Global debt to top record $255 trillion by year's end

Global debt is on course to end 2019 at a record high of more than $255 trillion, the Institute of International Finance estimated on Friday -- nearly $32,500 for each of the 7.7 billion people on planet.



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U.S., China trade talks to continue Friday: U.S. commerce chief

U.S.-China trade talks are set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a phase one trade pact, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, adding that progress was being made on the agreement's details.



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J.C. Penney quarterly loss smaller than expected, shares rise

J.C. Penney Co Inc on Friday reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, as the struggling retailer benefited from lower advertising expenses and an increase in margins, sending its shares up nearly 14%.



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Here's why you're not rich and here's what you can do to get there

Get better at money by understanding four simple things standing in your way.

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Volkswagen to invest 60 billion euro in e-mobility, digital tech by 2024

Volkswagen will invest 60 billion euros ($66.12 billion) by 2024 to develop electric and hybrid cars as well as digital technologies, the multi-brand car and truckmaking group said on Friday.



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Siberian taxi firm bringing fare-haggling to Moscow plans expansion

A Siberian ride-hailing firm that allows customers to haggle over their fares is investing to beef up its presence in Moscow, a market dominated by New York-listed internet giant Yandex and Uber , its founder said.



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Trade deal hopes, earnings lift Wall Street futures

U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, as positive comments related to the U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials put the S&P 500 and Dow on track to hit fresh highs.



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Wall Street is getting very bullish as stocks hit records. Here's why that's worrisome

Analysts and investors have grown extremely bullish following record highs for stocks, but this much optimism can be a bad sign.

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Vivendi may cut Mediaset stake in deal to end legal tussles: sources

Vivendi could reduce its holding in Italian broadcaster Mediaset in a potential deal to end a long-running legal row between the two companies, three sources close to the matter said on Friday.



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U.S. retail sales rebound, but big-ticket purchases drop

U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.



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Wall Street hits record high at open on trade deal hopes, strong earnings

Wall Street's main indexes hit record highs at open as upbeat comments related to U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials helped lift the mood.



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Take Five: Fighting fires

How big a risk is a global economic recession? Recently, hopes of a fledgling growth turnaround were doused by data showing China's factory output growth slowing in October and Japan's economy grinding to a standstill in Q3. And Germany only narrowly avoided a recession in that period.



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Volkswagen installs BMW executive as new Audi chief

Volkswagen on Friday said former BMW executive Markus Duesmann, an expert in procurement and engine development, will take over as Volkswagen Group's board member responsible for research and as head of Audi.



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