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Oil Falls to Three-Month Low as U.S. Supply Gain Worsens Glut

Crude fell 0.5 percent in New York after dipping below $40 a barrel Wednesday for the first time since August. Stockpiles rose by 252,000 barrels last week, keeping supplies more than 100 million barrels above the five-year seasonal average, according to the Energy Information Administration. U.S. refineries processed more oil as they ended seasonal maintenance.

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Americans Now Owe $1 Trillion in Car Loans

U.S. consumers have borrowed a record $1 trillion to purchase cars, SUVs and trucks. Balances on auto loans grew 11 percent year-over-year, or $101 billion, in the third quarter, according to report this week from TransUnion, a credit reporting company. The total for auto loans is now $1.008 trillion. Nearly 75 million consumers have an open car loan account, 5 million more than the same period last year.

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How economies pick up and move on after terrorist attacks

If there is any good news for France after the horrific violence in Paris on Friday, it's that terrorists generally aren't able to destroy the economies of the countries where they strike. Societies are resilient, and people can soon get back to doing business after attacks like this one. The purely economic consequences of recent terrorism have been limited and temporary.

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Airlines, tourism-based stocks lead declines in Asia

Asian stocks were hit by a sell-off on Monday, with tourism-related plays among the hardest-hit, as sentiment were badly dented by Friday's brutal terrorist attacks in Paris. The attacks, which occurred across seven locations, leaving 132 people dead and hundreds more injured, will likely have a "short, sharp effect" on equity markets, analysts say.

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