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MIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.   Full Story
 
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete. Don't fret — you aren't alone.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender, the 18th bank failure in the U.S. this year after 24 closures in 2013.   Full Story
 
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.   Full Story
 
——— Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and pledged the U.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Teekay Tankers Ltd.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of cancer treatment company Juno Therapeutics Inc. jumped 46 percent in their stock market debut Friday.   Full Story
 
Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.   Full Story
 
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. The market closed out its second-best week of the year Friday.   Full Story
 
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.   Full Story
 
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DETROIT (AP) — Driving is getting safer. The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped about 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too.   Full Story
 
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, Lynparza from British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC.   Full Story
 
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — If you want to build Corvettes in Bowling Green, Kentucky, you have one option: Join a labor union.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Oil's plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is criticizing a decision to delay full implementation of a rule that bears his name and aims to curb banks' risky investments.   Full Story
 
 
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