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    Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

    "You know the world's changed a lot in the last decade," said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., a senior member of the House energy committee. "We're one of the largest oil producers in the world."

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    Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    "The privacy implications of this are pretty massive, so Google needs to tread very carefully," Copic said.

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    Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

    "That would mean a great deal of hardship, for me and the people who come to us for help," Singletary, 67, said last week from his desk at the AARP Foundation's offices in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "It's hard enough to find a job at this age."

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    Oil prices down sharply ahead of OPEC announcement

    KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 12,626 while the CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,340. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was also steady at 7,512. Wall Street was poised for a slightly perkier opening, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.3 percent.