Global shares slide as jittery investors eye 2016 election

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TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as jitters over the U.S. presidential election and weaker oil prices shook investor confidence. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX dropped 0.8 percent to 10,444.91 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.6 percent to 4,443.96. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.3 percent to 6,894.17. U.S. markets […]
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