â¿¿ EMAIL PRIVACY â¿¿ Over objections from law enforcement officials, the Senate Judiciary Committee passes a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can access the content of a consumer's emails and private files from Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other Internet providers.
â¿¿ JAPAN-CHINA-AUTOS â¿¿ Chinese vehicle production from Toyota and other major Japanese automakers tumbled in October after a territorial dispute between the two Asian powers led to boycotts of Japanese products in China.
â¿¿ GERMANY-ECONOMY â¿¿ German unemployment drops slightly in November despite the slowing economy.
â¿¿ SINGAPORE-STRIKE â¿¿ Singapore charges four Chinese immigrant workers, who organized the island's first strike in nearly three decades, with instigating labor unrest.
â¿¿ JAPAN-TRADE â¿¿ European Union foreign ministers say they have agreed to open free trade negotiations with Japan.
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Ducking into a dollar store to pick up some a soda and bag of cookies might save you time and effort, but will you save you any money? A big attraction for many is that they can get in and out quickly with little hassle. When it comes to value, the picture is a lot less clear cut. By Candice Choi.
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Investor enthusiasm for Yahoo is growing. Since Yahoo hired CEO Marissa Mayer away from Google in mid-July, the Internet company's stock price has climbed by more than 20 percent. The stock hit a 52-week high of $19.16 Tuesday, marking the first time shares have closed that high in more than two and a half years.