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  • Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Standards
    Some of the largest U.S. mortgage lenders are preparing to ease standards for borrowers after the release of new guidelines this month from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • U.S. Appeals WTO Meat-Label Ruling
    The Obama administration appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that would have limited meat-origin labeling, angering Canadian officials who threatened retaliation for what they called violations of international trade rules.

  • India's Economic Growth Slows
    India’s economic growth decelerated in the third quarter, feeding doubts about how quickly the country’s new government can transform the world’s second-most-populous nation into a manufacturing powerhouse.

  • Brazil Claws Out of Recession
    Brazil clawed out of recession in the third quarter, but the outlook for Latin America’s biggest economy remains clouded by weak investment, wary consumers and rising interest rates.

  • U.S. Airlines Recovered from Wednesday's Nor'easter
    After canceling more than 750 flights on Wednesday, a busy travel day before the Thanksgiving holiday, due to snow, rain and winds across the East Coast, airlines were operating close to normal on Friday.

  • Starboard Holds Stake in Integrated Silicon
    Starboard Value LP reported Friday an active stake in Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. and said it had nominated five people to the integrated-circuit maker’s board.

  • Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms
    Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.

  • Eurozone Inflation Weakens Again
    Europe’s economic prospects worsened as inflation across the euro area weakened again and unemployment in Italy reached its highest rate in nearly four decades—putting added pressure on the European Central Bank to step up its stimulus campaign.

  • China Plan for Deposit Insurance Sows Doubt
    China’s plan to shake up its state-dominated banking system could backfire, as millions of Chinese savers face the prospect of the country allowing its local banks to fail.

  • Fresenius Set to Exit Bidding for Danone Unit
    German health-care company Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA is set to withdraw from the bidding for the medical-nutrition business of French dairy-products group Danone SA, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • French Uber Ruling Due in Two Weeks
    Car-hailing service Uber Technologies argued that a new French law governing car-service apps is unconstitutional, an effort to block an emergency lawsuit that could end up banning one of the company’s main services in France.

  • Japan Inflation Slows in October
    Japan’s inflation rate hit the lowest level in a year last month, as weak consumer demand and falling oil prices pose a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to defeat deflation.

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