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  • President Barack Obama on Monday won the less than resounding backing of European newspapers, which concluded he had done just about enough to deserve re-election in preference to a flip-flopping Republican challenger.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. The power restorations relit the skyline in Lower Manhattan for the first time in nearly a week and allowed 80 percent of the New York City subway service to resume, but more than a million homes and businesses still lacked power, down from 3.5 million on Friday.

  • *New York City subway service mostly restored. NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel flowed toward disaster victims on Saturday and the lower Manhattan skyline lit up for the first time since superstorm Sandy slammed into the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- When Jeroen Aerts, a Dutchman tasked with crafting a plan to defend New York City from flooding, first looked at its coastline seven years ago, he was taken aback by how vulnerable it was.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The U.S. government on Friday sought to ease the fuel crunch that hit the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy, saying it would provide emergency responders with diesel from national reserves, and also allowing foreign tankers in the Gulf of Mexico to bring fuel to the region.

  • *Jones Act shipping waivers to ease East Coast fuel crunch. NEW YORK, Nov 2- Crude oil and gasoline futures fell more than 2 percent on Friday after Washington issued a waiver allowing foreign tankers to bring fuel to the East Coast from U.S. ports, holding out some promise of relief from supply disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Around the time of the 2008 global financial meltdown, consumer products giant Unilever decided to make a dramatic shift in strategy, away from meeting investors' quarterly expectations to a long-range plan that treads lightly on the environment and supports social goals.

  • *Waiver lasts through Nov. 13. WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The U.S. government issued a rare waiver on Friday allowing foreign tankers in the Gulf of Mexico to supply the Northeast with fuel after Hurricane Sandy, but the extent of relief was uncertain since some ports in the region still lacked power.

  • While power outages continue to keep some gasoline stations and oil terminals shut, the efforts could put an end to the unwelcome revival of one of the 1970 s less fashionable trends in New York: infuriatingly long lines for gasoline.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Europe's financial crisis remains the biggest hurdle to global economic recovery and will be in focus at a meeting of world finance chiefs in Mexico City this weekend, a senior U.S.

  • *Jones Act shipping waivers to ease East Coast fuel crunch. NEW YORK, Nov 2- Crude oil and gasoline futures fell more than 2 percent on Friday after Washington issued a waiver allowing foreign tankers to bring fuel to the East Coast from U.S. ports, holding out some promise of relief from supply disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy.

  • Nov 2- Alan Murray is leaving the Wall Street Journal to assume the role of president of the Pew Research Center, effective in January, the center announced on Fr iday. As part of the Washington- based Pew Charitable Trusts, the non-partisan Pew Research Center's mission is to inform the press, public and policy makers. Dow Jones and News Corp declined to comment.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The United States is posed to slap steep anti-dumping duties on Russian hot-rolled steel in early December if the two sides cannot work out a new agreement in the coming weeks, U.S. industry and government sources said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Shippers that take advantage of a temporary Jones Act waiver allowing foreign flagged vessels in the Gulf of Mexico to bring oil products to the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid ( USA- ECONOMY/JOBS, moved, 900 words).

  • *Waiver lasts through Nov. 13. WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The U.S. government issued a rare waiver on Friday allowing foreign tankers from the Gulf of Mexico to supply the Northeast with fuel after Hurricane Sandy, but the extent of relief was uncertain since some ports in the region still lack power.

  • *U.S. grants Jones Act waivers to ease East Coast crunch. Gasoline futures weakened as oil tankers and pipelines supplying New Jersey and the New York Harbor- the delivery point for the U.S. contract- restored more operations that had been roiled by Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Superstorm Sandy is threatening to drag the U.S. government's debt-ridden flood insurance program back into the political crosshairs just months after Congress attempted to put the controversial program on a sound financial footing.