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Modi meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss new indirect tax

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi for talks on Friday to try and break a deadlock over launching a new indirect tax, in a bid to put his economic recovery agenda back on track.

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Varanasi villagers blame Coca-Cola for water scarcity

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eighteen village councils in Uttar Pradesh are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water scarcity in the area, said an environmental campaign group.

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Murdoch - Tribune papers likely to be sold, LA Times split off

Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp , on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad.

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Wall Street ends flat; Disney, retailers dip on sales worries

U.S. stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors fretted over early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney's subscriber losses weighed on the market. | Video

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China stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugs

NEW YORK Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, but the declines did not carry through to other major equity markets, which ended modestly lower. | Video

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Oil down in light volume; cautious week expected before OPEC

NEW YORK Oil settled lower in light post-holiday volume in New York on Friday as the dollar's rally to an eight-month high and a tumble in Chinese equities added pressure to oversupplied crude futures.

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