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  • Coats given away in Rhode Island on Black Friday Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Steps away from the Providence mall where shoppers searched for Black Friday deals, hundreds of people in need picked up winter coats for free. Donna Walker, of Providence, searched the racks on the Statehouse lawn for a winter coat for herself and her 16- year-old daughter on Friday. The goal of the 18th annual winter coat exchange is to provide...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- The dollar gained on Friday as low oil prices added to disinflation fears in the euro zone and Japan, while investors also looked ahead to a heavy week of central bank meetings and the U.S. monthly employment report. That helped the U.S. dollar stand out, "said Martin Schwerdtfeger, a foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.

  • Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat. The United States lost a subsequent appeal and was told to bring its laws into line, but in October this year the WTO said it had not done so, paving the way for Canada and Mexico to demand the right to impose trade sanctions.

  • TORONTO, Nov 28- Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry. Industry executives estimate between 300,000 and 350,000 Canadians live in Silicon Valley. A small but growing number are being tempted to return...

  • Nov 28- BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc for about C $594 million in cash and stock. Glentel's shareholders will get C $26.50 per share, which represents a 108 percent premium to its Thursday close on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Burnaby, British Colombia-based Glentel sells mobile phones...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- The dollar gained on Friday as concerns about continuing low oil prices added to deflation fears in the euro zone and Japan, while conversely boosting expectations that cheaper oil will help stimulate U.S. consumer spending. "The expectation that oil prices are going to remain under pressure at least for the next few months, and the inflation data...

  • Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:56 AM ET

    The latest slide follows OPEC's decision to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. U.S. crude oil slid 7.9 percent to $67.94 a barrel on Friday and is down 37 percent since hitting $107 in June. Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, expects the price to fall by another $5 or $10 a barrel before stopping.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 3:00 p.m. ET Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Oil prices plunge after OPEC decides against output cut. CALGARY- Brent crude oil plunged as much as $6.50 a barrel, and U.S. crude dropped by nearly as much, posting their steepest one-day falls since 2011, after OPEC decided against cutting output despite a huge oversupply in world markets. BOGOTA- Hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their land...

  • *Oil price slump squeezes Nigeria, Angola. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its naira currency by 8 percent this week after the central bank admitted dwindling reserves were making it hard to defend it. In dollar terms, the devaluation knocked $40 billion off the value of Nigeria's economy-...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 9 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    MELBOURNE- Australian Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson speaks in Melbourne, Australia- 0130 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB board member Vitor Constancio participates in a press roundtable on the occasion of the " November 2014 Financial Stability Review" presentation organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. LIMASSOL, Cyprus- 5th Limassol...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 26- TransCanada Corp will not renew its contract with U.S. public relations company Edelman after a leaked pitch for a campaign against opponents of one of the Canadian pipeline operator's biggest projects drew heavy criticism. Edelman has been working with TransCanada on the communications strategy for the proposed C $12 billion Energy East...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 26- The measures announced by Canada this year to boost the safety of shipping oil by rail are a good first step but more must be done, the new head of the country's Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Kathy Fox, new chairwoman of the independent federal agency, said Canada and the United States must agree on tougher standards for tanker cars...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 26- Canada's housing market is overvalued by as much as 20 percent but is likely to achieve a soft landing, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. IMF official Hamid Faruqee said national home prices in Canada were between 5 percent and 20 percent higher than fundamentals suggest they should be. Faruqee noted that authorities might need...

  • China accuses West of blocking graft probe Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    Beijing's efforts to hunt down corrupt officials overseas are being hampered by western judges biased against China, according to a senior diplomat.

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington- to- Boston corridor. Numerous auto accidents were reported across the Northeast, where by midafternoon the line...

  • Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, entered the plea to a count of attempted smuggling in federal court in Manhattan. Guan, who remains incarcerated, admitted that he tried in March to smuggle two black rhinoceros horns from New York to British Columbia, where he intended to sell them at a store. He said he had smuggled more than $400,000 of rhino horns and...

  • US energy is growing—and so is US 'power' Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Over the next 25 years, the U.S. will become a global energy powerhouse. That shift will reshape geopolitical power.

  • Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget? For the uninitiated, unboxing is the recording and sharing of the big reveal, whether it's Dad behind the camera on Christmas Day or a geek reviewer fawning for his tech-specific fans.

  • Future of Canada's energy boom     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis takes a look at the future of North America's booming energy business.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Dec 8 Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Europlace Financial Forum in Tokyo. Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso to attend. SYDNEY- RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Annual Australian Business Economists Conference dinner in Sydney- 0905 GMT.