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  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Gold and copper prices fell on Tuesday as encouraging U.S. housing activity fed expectations that the Federal Reserve might soon decide to reduce its bond-buying stimulus program.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc is in talks with at least eight private equity firms about selling its water technologies unit in a deal that could top $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Tilly's warns on holiday-quarter profit; shares tumble Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 5:21 PM ET

    Retailers ranging from department store operator Macy's Inc to apparel retailers such as Urban Outfitters are offering huge discounts to help shift stock during what is expected to be the toughest holiday shopping season since 2008..

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The Obama administration proposed new rules on Tuesday to rein in tax-exempt groups that have transformed the U.S. political landscape in recent years by harnessing hundreds of millions of dollars in anonymous donations to influence elections.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 26- Mexican lawmakers on Tuesday approved the outline of a bill to boost lending in Latin America's second largest economy, by making it easier for banks to collect on guarantees for bad loans and beefing up regulatory power over financial firms.

  • CARACAS, Nov 26- Venezuela's economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter from a year ago, the OPEC nation's central bank said on Tuesday, raising the specter of stagflation as inflation remains close to 55 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- An attorney for Chevron Corp on Tuesday accused U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger of orchestrating an international criminal conspiracy by using bribery and fraud in Ecuador to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against the oil company.

  • UPDATE 1-HP quarterly revenue beats, shares jump Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Hewlett-Packard Co's fourth-quarter revenue beat expectations as rising sales from its key enterprise group helped offset a shrinking personal computer business, an optimistic sign that sent its shares rallying more than 7 percent.

  • NJ overplayed its Internet gambling bet: Fitch Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Online gambling alone won't save Atlantic City casinos, and the revenues it generates could fall far short of projections, according to Fitch.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Activist investor Carl Icahn will sell all his shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc back to the videogame company, netting a fat return on his investment in the "Grand Theft Auto" publisher.

  • Nov 26- Online gambling alone won't save struggling Atlantic City casinos, and the revenues it generates could fall far short of projections by Governor Chris Christie, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday.

  • *U.S. stocks struggle higher but pressured. NEW YORK, Nov 26- Stocks around the globe were under pressure and the dollar slipped on Tuesday amid renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.

  • Nov 26- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a dispute in the bankruptcy of a small-town pizza shop owner, taking on a case that could dictate how inherited individual retirement accounts are treated in bankruptcy.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Command Technology Inc, a privately held firm that developed electronic maintenance manuals for Lockheed Martin Corp's F-16 fighter jet, has won a $24.8 million judgment against the Pentagon's biggest supplier for unfair competition.

  • Nov 26- TiVo Inc, maker of digital video recorders, reported a 43 percent jump in revenue, helped by strong growth in cable television subscriptions. TiVo's shares rose 3 percent in extended trading. The company's net income fell to $12.5 million, or 10 cents per share in the third quarter, from $59 million, or 44 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- The Nasdaq composite index closed above 4,000 on Tuesday for the first time since 2000 as the Dow and the S&P 500 ended little changed. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.26 point, at 16,072.80. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 23.18 points, or 0.58 percent, at 4,017.75.

  • FOREX-Lower bond yields, consumer data pressure dollar Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, weighed down by lower U.S. bond yields and data showing U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slipped in November.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The Obama administration proposed new rules on Tuesday to rein in tax-exempt groups that have transformed the U.S. political landscape in recent years by harnessing hundreds of millions of dollars in anonymous donations to influence U.S. elections.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- ComScore Inc, an analytics firm whose data is closely watched by Wall Street, on Tuesday predicted U.S. e-commerce sales will grow 16 percent to $55.2 billion this holiday season.

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.

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