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Among the stories Tuesday from The Associated Press:


COKE-HEALTH GROUP — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, including picking the group's leaders, editing its mission statement and suggesting articles and videos for its website. By Candice Choi. SENT: 950 words, photo.

With: COKE-HEALTH GROUP-EMAILS — Excerpts from emails between Coke executives and leaders of an anti-obesity group. SENT: 620 words.

CRYPTO WARS STANDOFF — U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are once again pushing for limits on encryption technology, despite an absence of evidence that it played any role in hiding plans for the Paris attacks. It would still be a great time for a grand compromise between government and the tech industry, but that's incredibly difficult. By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.

SMALLBIZ-SMALLTALK-OPEN ON THANKSGIVING — Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice but to open their doors. By Joyce Rosenberg. SENT: 680 words, photo.



ECONOMY-GDP — The U.S. economy grows at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, largely because of a less severe slowdown in businesses stockpiling. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 690 words, photo.

HOME PRICES — U.S. home prices rise in September from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 13 months as a lack of houses for sale forces buyers to bid up available properties. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 500 words.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE — The Conference Board releases its November index on U.S. consumer confidence. In October, American consumers turned slightly more anxious about the job market. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10:00 a.m. 350 words by 10:45 a.m.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks are opening modestly lower, following declines in Europe. SENT: 140 words, photo.

DEM 2016-CLINTON-WALL STREET — Hillary Rodham Clinton wants Democratic primary voters to know that she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street, it seems, has frequently been a friend to her. Clinton and her husband have made $35 million from paid speeches to the financial services, real estate and insurance industry since leaving the White House in 2001, according to an Associated Press analysis. By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas. SENT: 1,500 words, photos. Abridged version, 930 words, also available.


GERMANY-VOLKSWAGEN — German prosecutors widen their investigation of Volkswagen to include suspicion of tax evasion after revelations that some of its cars were emitting more carbon dioxide than officially reported. By David Rising. SENT: 500 words, photos.

TRAFFIC DEATHS — The U.S. government releases its forecast for the number of deaths this year on the nation's roadways. By Tom Krisher. UPCOMING: Event starts at 11 a.m. 130 words by 11:15 a.m., 300 words by noon, photo.

GERMANY-ALLIANZ-COAL — German financial group Allianz SE, one of the world's largest asset managers, says it will, over the next six months, decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind power. By David Rising. SENT: 450 words, photo.

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Thousands of high school graduates are taking community college classes free of charge, the first batch of students who could lay the groundwork for an ambitious plan President Barack Obama has pitched nationwide. By Sophia Tareen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1 p.m.


SELF-DRIVING CARS — Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Transportation. By Justin Pritchard. SENT: 550 words, photos.

CLIMATE COUNTDOWN-BATTERY — One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. While batteries have been around for more than 200 years, this year the technology has amped up. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 830 words, photos.


BRUSSELS LOCKDOWN — Belgium may be famed for its chocolate and beer, but the lockdown imposed because of a national threat alert is creating a bad taste for many businesses. By Maria Cheng. SENT: 500 words, photos.

CHINA-US-TRADE — U.S. and Chinese trade envoys promise to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appears to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 430 words.