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  • BEIJING, Nov 3- Activity in China's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in 13 months in October, offering further indications that the economy has stabilised, though activity in some important areas including new orders slowed.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Tri Pointe Homes Inc is near a deal to buy Weyerhaeuser Co's homebuilding division for about $2.7 billion, which would make it one of the 20 largest homebuilders in the United States, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • Nov 3- Canadian athletic clothing company Lululemon Athletica Inc, which suffered an embarrassing recall of overly sheer yoga pants last spring, is fielding what it calls a small number of complaints over the quality of some of its pants.

  • Mursi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 5:01 PM ET

    CAIRO, Nov 4- The first freely elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Mursi, goes on trial on Monday, the second time in just over two years that a deposed president has found himself in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule.

  • CAIRO, Nov 4- When Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi broke out of an Egyptian jail during Hosni Mubarak's final days in office in 2011, he little thought he would end up behind bars again.

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying lumber and sulfur dioxide derailed in the Western Canadian province of Alberta on Sunday, but there were no injuries or spills of dangerous goods, a spokesman for the railway said.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 4- In a shopping mall in one of Hong Kong's prime retail districts, more than 100 people wait patiently to take a lift to the sales floors- not to buy luxury bags or clothes, but high-end apartments with price tags of up to $4.4 million.

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- The message from Beijing could not be clearer: China needs to shift to a more balanced economy that is socially and environmentally sustainable.

  • SEOUL, Nov 4- In a dimly-lit Pyongyang toyshop packed with Mickey Mouse picture frames and plastic handguns, a basketball sells for 46,000 Korean People's Won- close to $500 at North Korea's centrally planned exchange rate.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT / 2:30 PM EST Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    LONDON- Even as the euro zone economy shows faint signs of stirring, the European Central Bank is likely to send a dovish message this week that more monetary help will be on the way before long. Embraer probed for bribery in Argentine, Dominican deals.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte wants to press "pause" on rolling out the U.S. healthcare reform law as anxiety grows about troubles with the federal website for buying insurance and possibly low numbers of people signing up for coverage. "I'm calling on the president now to say,' Let's have a time-out on this.' Mr.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 3- "Ender's Game," the futuristic story of children forced to fight an enemy race, battled to the top of box office charts in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas" and animated turkey tale "Free Birds."

  • DALLAS, Nov 3- For more than a century, ranchers and their children have paraded cattle around the dusty show ring at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, in a rite of passage that is part farm economics, part rural theater.

  • GENEVA, Nov 3- Swiss banks should be subject to higher leverage ratio requirements, Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf was quoted as saying on Sunday.

  • 'Ender's Game' a winner at the box office Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 2:19 PM ET

    "Ender's Game," the tale of children recruited to wage war against an enemy race, won the weekend box office battle, defeating "Last Vegas."

  • Like the Fed, ECB expected to keep on pumping Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    Even as the euro zone shows faint signs of stirring, the ECB is likely to send a dovish message that more monetary help will be on the way.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 3- Call it concealed-carry chic: With all 50 U.S. states now permitting people to pack pistols in public, it was only a matter of time before some company came to market with an apparel line targeting the gun-toting crowd.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Nov 3- "Ender's Game," the futuristic tale of children recruited to wage war against an enemy race, won the weekend box office battle in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas" and animated turkey tale "Free Birds." Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline star in the film.

  • *Chinese Communist Party meeting to set economic path. LONDON, Nov 3- Even as the euro zone economy shows faint signs of stirring, the European Central Bank is likely to send a dovish message this week that more monetary help will be on the way before long.

  • *Visa bond plan caused anger in India and Pakistan. LONDON, Nov 3- Britain has scrapped a plan to force people from certain African and Asian countries to pay a cash bond in return for a visitor's visa after it caused an outcry at home and abroad and exposed a rift in the governing coalition.

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