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Oil prices dropped the most in three years, sending stocks down as well. Investors had been buoyed by the potential for trade talks between China and the U.S., but ran for cover when U.S. President Donald Trump slammed Saudi Arabia’s plan to cut output.  

Here are today’s top stories

Still smarting from widespread criticism for skipping a memorial for U.S. soldiers who died in WWI, Trump used Twitter to insult France Tuesday—and was quickly trolled by a French official.

Trump likely has bigger things to worry about than a rainy weekend abroad. Special Counsel Robert Mueller may soon unveil new indictments in his probe of potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in that nation's effort to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The U.S. recordeda $100.5 billion budget deficit in October, an increase of about 60 percent from a year earlier.

In a few weeks, humanity may take its first paid ride into the age of driverless cars, thanks to Waymo. Yes, it’s really about to happen.

Google wants a new campus, so it made San Jose officials sign nondisclosure agreements as part of the deal. Now they’re being sued

Facebook’s ad platform is quick to learn, easy to use and filled with blind spots that are causing huge problems for political discourse. 

What’s Joe Weisenthal thinking about? Spotify. He says keeping an eye on this consumer favorite is a good window into falling tech stocks.

What you’ll need to know tomorrow

What you’ll want to read tonight

Welcome to New York City, Amazon. Now beat it. While its “HQ2” will be split between Virginia and New York City, you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know which will generate the most agita. Already, the retailer and its political patrons are under assault for encouraging gentrification in a city already choked by it, giving massive financial incentives (double that of Virginia), threatening affordable housing for working class residents, flooding a barely-functioning transportation system and generally keeping locals in the dark. That last one, any real New Yorker will tell you, is never, ever a good idea. 

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