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Black Friday violence in Missouri, Alabama; sales draw early shoppers11/24/2017 1:36:14 PMCHICAGO/GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Violence in Missouri and Alabama marred an otherwise subdued start to the U.S. holiday shopping season as bargain hunters flocked to malls for Black Friday deals.Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children11/24/2017 1:44:01 PMLONDON - Lidl, Cadbury maker Mondelez, Mars and other companies have pulled advertising from YouTube after the Times newspaper found the video sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands.U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening11/24/2017 12:31:02 PM - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet11/24/2017 2:11:52 PMLONDON/SYDNEY - Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill have held talks on a deal with Australia's CrownBet as UK-focused gambling companies seek to expand overseas to offset tougher regulations in Britain.Uber, Yandex ride services can merge in Russia, regulator FAS rules11/24/2017 11:29:57 AMMOSCOW - Uber [UBER.UL] and Yandex's ride-sharing businesses can merge in Russia, anti-monopoly regulator FAS ruled on Friday, but stipulated that the combined company not bar drivers from working for competitors.EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week11/23/2017 5:22:55 PMBRUSSELS - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China11/24/2017 8:59:01 AMGUIYANG, China - Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.Uber to partner with Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles in India11/24/2017 9:24:22 AMMUMBAI - Ride-hailing firm Uber will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said on Friday, at a time when the government is pushing to have all new vehicles electrified by 2030.BMW to spend $237 million on battery cell center11/24/2017 11:42:34 AMFRANKFURT - BMW will bundle its battery cell expertise in a new competence center, the German luxury carmaker said on Friday, adding it would invest 200 million euros ($237 million) in the site over the next four years.Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial bans high-interest loan products11/24/2017 8:54:15 AMHONG KONG - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate Ant Financial has banned consumer loans with annual interest rates above 24 percent from its Alipay platform, a move which comes as China's government increases scrutiny of lightly regulated online lending.