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Matter of degree: Temperature goal an issue in climate talks

 

PARIS (AP) — In climate math, the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees is much greater than 0.5.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

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The 11 countries that haven't made pledges for climate deal

 

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Some are at war, others recovering from natural disasters and some are simply ideologically opposed to the climate deal taking shape in U.N. talks outside Paris.

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Belgians seeking 2 new suspects in Paris attacks probe

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian and French authorities were hunting two new suspects Friday in the Paris attacks who they say used fake identity cards around Europe and sent money to a relative of the man who orchestrated the attacks the day before the ringleader died in a shootout with French police.

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A surge in hiring sends US stock market sharply higher

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in hiring by U.S. employers last month put the stock market on track for its biggest gain in two months Friday. The solid news on the economy opened the way for the Federal Reserve to begin nudging interest rates back up toward normal levels at its policy meeting later this month. Energy stocks followed the price of crude oil lower after OPEC said it won't cut production.

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US adds healthy 211K jobs; unemployment steady at low 5 pct.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows this month.

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Pious California killer showed no outward signs of violence

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — With a young wife, infant daughter and government job, Syed Farook appeared to have arrived at a sweet-spot in life. Friends knew the 28-year-old by his quick smile, his devotion to his Muslim religion and earnest talk about cars he would restore.

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Fight over net neutrality rules returns to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-running legal battle over government rules that require Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally is back for another round before a federal appeals court.

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OPEC keeps oil production at current high level

 

VIENNA (AP) — Acknowledging their inability to push up oil prices, OPEC nations on Friday effectively scrapped their official output ceiling and agreed to keep producing well above that level.

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