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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are lower, as banks give back some of the huge gains they've made since the presidential election. The Nasdaq composite is gaining as technology companies extend yesterday's rally. The dollar has reached its highest mark in 13 years.

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Over 300 U.S. businesses have signed a statement calling on President-elect Donald Trump to support the Paris Agreement on climate change — including General Mills, eBay, Intel, Unilever, and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies. The statement is addressed to Trump, President Barack Obama and members of Congress. It calls on elected U.S. officials to maintain the country's policy and financial commitments to lower carbon emissions.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have canceled 15 oil and gas leases in an area bordering Glacier National Park that's considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the move announced today will preserve northwest Montana's 130,000-acre Badger-Two Medicine area. The leases were issued in the 1980s and held by Oklahoma-based Devon Energy. No drilling has occurred.

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called "alt-right." Richard Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank, says his personal Twitter account was suspended this week -- along with the accounts for the institute and his magazine. He calls the suspensions a coordinated attack against users with certain viewpoints. Twitter declined comment, but noted that its policies forbid violent threats, hate speech or harassment.

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it will work with independent companies like Nielsen and comScore to review more of its metrics after it uncovered new problems with the data it provides to advertisers and publishers. Facebook apologized to advertisers in September for errors that led to overstating how long users watched videos. In a post today the company says it miscalculated four metrics, including undercounting how many people watched all of a video and overcounting how much time people spent reading "Instant Articles."

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