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NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. crude oil ended up for a sixth day on Friday in its longest rally since July and gold and many other commodities rose too as stronger-than-expected hiring by American employers in November boosted confidence in the No. 1 economy.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 6- Gold trimmed gains to end slightly higher on Friday, as better-than-expected U.S. jobs data reinforced fears that the U.S. "Now definitely a lot of people are thinking... more aggressive tapering could be on the table," said Frank McGhee, head precious metals dealer at Chicago commodities brokerage Alliance Financial LLC.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- The dollar rallied against the yen on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data raised chances the Federal Reserve may start paring its bond buying program sooner than expected. U.S. employers added 203,000 new jobs in November, exceeding expectations, and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent, the Labor Department said.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. oil traded higher in choppy trade on Friday, still on track for its biggest weekly percentage gain since July, supported by the outlook for increased demand after strong jobs data from the United States, the world's top oil consumer.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. oil traded slightly higher in choppy trade on Friday, on track for its biggest weekly percentage gain since July, supported by the outlook for increased oil demand after strong jobs data from the United States, the world's top oil consumer.
*Corn pressured by big U.S. supplies. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 6- Soybeans fell on Friday for the second straight day, heading toward a weekly loss under pressure from prospects for bumper crops in South America. Corn also weakened, weighed down by a plentiful U.S. harvest, while wheat's losses were more modest as traders eyed harsh weather in the United States.
NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil rose on Friday, supported by expectations of increased demand after the government reported the jobless rate fell to a five-year low in the United States, the world's top oil consumer, adding to a week's worth of strong economic data.
LONDON, Dec 6- Sterling gained on Friday after a report showed British house prices rose more than expected last month, reinforcing optimism about the economy and expectations that monetary policy tightening will be brought forward. The euro was 0.1 percent lower at 83.55 pence at 1448 GMT.
Anderson and Nicholas Kirkwood, while rival Gucci- owner Kering took a stake in young French-American designer Altuzarra. Alberto Moretti, 38, comes from the Moretti family whose Tuscan factories have been making shoes for several generations and still work for brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada and sister label Church's.
LONDON-- Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe. About 10,000 homes along the eastern English coast were evacuated after Britain's Environment Agency warned the country could face its worst tidal surge in 60 years.
NEW YORK-- Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. "Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world," Nobel laureate Toni Morrison once observed.
LONDON, Dec 6- The dollar rose and government borrowing costs from Japan to Germany hovered around fresh highs on Friday, on expectations of strong U.S. data that would back the case for an imminent scaling-back of Federal Reserve stimulus.
*Britain says EU Commission misread international mood. BRUSSELS, Dec 5- Leading European Union states Britain, France and Germany propose scrapping a plan to make all aircraft pay a carbon charge for using EU airspace, documents seen by Reuters show.
LONDON, Dec 6- Financial markets were in a state of suspended animation on Friday as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.
SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Dec 6- The dollar hovered near a five-week low versus a basket of currencies on Friday, with its near-term fortunes riding on whether key U.S. jobs data will bolster the case for the Federal Reserve to start scaling back its monetary stimulus.
LAS VEGAS, Dec 5- The London Metal Exchange asked a panel of U.S. judges on Thursday to assign a federal court in Manhattan to handle a series of antitrust lawsuits that allege the world's largest metal exchange, two of Wall Street's biggest banks and big commodity merchants conspired to raise the price of aluminum.
LONDON, Dec 6- Mike Lynch, who sold software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion, is backing a start-up focused on augmented reality- the ability to overlay information on a real-world background which some see as the next big digital craze.
SYDNEY, Dec 6- The euro traded at five-week highs against the dollar early in Asia on Friday, having powered higher overnight after the European Central Bank gave no fresh indication that it would ease policy anytime soon.
*Storm kills two in Britain, one in Denmark. BERLIN/ LONDON Dec 5- Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years.
Nelson Mandela not only overcame personal suffering, racism and oppression, he triumphed over them to become a titan of the 20th century. Click ahead to see images from his life.