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World Stock Markets Uneven Ahead of Key US Job Report

A trader sits in front of a board displaying the chart of Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on September 22, 2015. (DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
A trader sits in front of a board displaying the chart of Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on September 22, 2015. (DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

HONG KONG—European stocks rose while Asian markets were lackluster Friday as investors waited for a U.S. jobs report that could influence whether the U.S. Federal...

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  • FILE - In this July 14, 2015, file photo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne (L) and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams shake hands during a ceremony to mark the opening of contract negotiations in Detroit.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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  • The Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District, on Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • FILE - This Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, cars drive past the McDonald's Golden Arches logo at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    McDonald’s to Switch to Cage-Free Eggs Over Next Decade

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  • A clerk counts stacks of Chinese yuan and U.S. dollars at a bank in Shanghai, China in this file photo. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind... Read more

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  • A man reads a newspaper report that China's central bank announced it will devalue China's tightly controlled currency on Aug. 11, 2015 following a slump in trade, triggering the yuan's biggest one-day decline in a decade. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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