Global Glance: Asia-Pacific summit closes; LifeLock soars before opening bell

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Asia-Pacific summit closes with call to work for free trade

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations ended their annual summit Sunday with a call to resist protectionism amid signs of increased free-trade skepticism, highlighted by the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum also closed with a joint pledge to work toward a sweeping new free trade agreement that would include all 21 members as a path to “sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth,” despite the political climate. Read more

LifeLock soars before opening bell on $2.3 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of LifeLock surged before the opening bell after the identity and fraud protection services company agreed to be acquired for $2.3 billion by the security software maker Symantec. Symantec said over the weekend that the deal will allow it to bolster its cyber defense technology. Read more

Trump’s vow to revive coal country is met with measured hope

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he’ll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. Nobody thinks he can revive it entirely – not economists, not ex-miners, not even those recently called back to work. But for the first time in years, coal towns are seeing a commodity that had grown scarcer than the coal trains that used to rumble through around the clock: hope. Read more

In job growth, blue states outpaced red states in past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — States that voted for Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election reported stronger job growth in the previous year than states that supported Donald Trump, according to data released by the Labor Department Friday. Large cities in states where voters were more likely to support Trump also lagged in job growth, a separate analysis by Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed, a job search website, also found. The figures add credence to the idea that economic concerns contributed to Trump’s unexpected victory. Read more

Wal-Mart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it’s kicking off its so-called “Cyber Monday” deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for the first time ever as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors. Last year, the world’s largest retailer pulled up the “Cyber Monday” deals to the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving for the first time. Read more

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