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BEIJING (AP) - European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election.
KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC-40 retreated 0.6 percent to 5,043.53 and London's FT ...