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After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year....

The Latest: Some retailers look ahead to Cyber Monday
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Black Friday (all times local):...

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike
BERLIN (AP) -- Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with "Black Friday" to demand better wages from the American online giant....

Rural California grapples with 'green rush' of pot growers
COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. (AP) -- The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes....

China cuts import tariffs on some consumer goods
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced tariff cuts Friday on consumer goods including avocados, mineral water and baby carriages in a new effort to spur economic growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment....

Britain' s May seeks to broaden Brexit talks amid deadlock
BRUSSELS (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped up her lobbying efforts Friday to broaden Brexit negotiations with the European Union to include future relations and trade, as the talks remained bogged down on the divorce bill and other preliminary issues....

World shares uneven, China in focus after big sell-off
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were uneven Friday with investors finding little guidance after Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Worries over Brexit cast a pall over trading in Britain, despite recent encouraging economic indicators....

AP Explains: What the Uber data breach is all about
When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year....

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials reports faked quality data
TOKYO (AP) -- Mitsubishi Materials Corp., a maker of components used to make autos, aircraft and electricity generation equipment, apologized Friday for faked quality data by some of its subsidiaries....

The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals
DETROIT (AP) -- Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals....

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