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Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gain

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,427.66 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 22,579.18. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.9 percent to 30,087.73 and Sydney's S&P-ASX...

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China’s CEFC denies links to alleged Africa bribery plot

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company has denied it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to distance itself from the corruption,...