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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general's office said it was investigating former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Camargo Correa in exchange for a highway construction contract.

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VALDOSTA — Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy and everyone does it a little differently. Some open online stores, while others open brick-and-mortar storefronts.

As Valdosta grows, businesses open, move, renovate and close down. The following is a list of recent business happenings in Lowndes County and the surrounding area.

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  • By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press

ONAHAMA, Japan (AP) — More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major …

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties.

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Ikea is relaunching a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers, which are prone to tipping if not properly anchored. Other recalled consumer products include carabiners used for linking harnesses and ropes when rock climbing.

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U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil.

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  • By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The top executive of ENI said Friday that the Italian oil and gas company will drill two exploratory wells off Cyprus over the next two months, expressing confidence that significant reserves can be found for possible export to Europe.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's lawmakers on Friday approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs.

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BERLIN (AP) — A labor union says workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany have walked off the job, the latest in a string of walkouts in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer at one of its busiest times.

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  • By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were uneven Friday with investors finding little guidance after Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Worries over Brexit cast a pall over trading in Britain, despite recent encouraging economic indicators.

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  • By YI-LING LIU and SAM McNEIL Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Dozens of upset parents gathered Friday outside a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company demanding answers after reports alleged some children had been abused and molested. The case has drawn widespread attention in China and triggered outrage over potential laps…

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BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is stepping up her lobbying efforts to broaden Brexit negotiations with the European Union to future relations and trade, as the talks bog down on preliminary issues.

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PARIS (AP) — Banking giant Citigroup, fast food KFC and elevator-maker Otis are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" — a surge in investor optimism driven by the French president's pro-business promises.

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GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive body will contribute 1.3 billion Swiss francs (1.1 billion euros) to the European Union to help lower economic inequalities faced by some EU members, notably in eastern Europe.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw the country into turmoil.

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  • By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Business Writer

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were generally slightly lower Thursday after Fed minutes indicated it is likely to raise interest rates next month. Chinese stocks finished sharply lower.

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  • By MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology Writer

When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year.

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  • By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate. However, a few felt any further rate hikes should be delayed until they see inflation moving higher, minutes of their last meeting revealed.

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  • By SCOTT SMITH and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company's U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday that the country's 45-cent increase in the daily minimum wage is worrisome because it still isn't enough to meet the basic needs of a single worker or a family.

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  • By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, U.S. stocks are little changed Wednesday morning after they finished at all-time highs the day before. The price of oil is rising on reports OPEC might extend its cuts in production, and energy companies are also up. Technology compa…

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  • By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate on benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped this week to 3.92 percent from 3.95 percent last week. But the 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage, popular among homeowners seeking to refinance, blipped up to 3.32 percent from 3.31 percent.

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  • By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength of the labor market.

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  • BRENT ROMANS Edmunds

There's a reason the cover of a popular driving video game features a Porsche 911 GT2 RS instead of a minivan. One has 700 horsepower and racing stripes. The other reminds you of changing diapers.