PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Nov 8

Fri Nov 8, 2013 12:03am EST
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Nov 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Iran and world powers expect to announce an initial deal as early as Friday to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions, a step that would mark the first breakthrough in a decade. ()

* The FDA ruled for the first time that trans fats aren't generally considered safe in food, a sharp policy shift that could lead to banning them in baked goods and other foods. ()

* Thousands of middle-class Syrians are trying to get to Europe's northern countries to seek asylum, but many refugees are stuck in the continent's south. ()

* Twitter shares launched without incident Thursday, skirting the troubles that plagued rival Facebook in its debut last year and delivering the kind of hefty "pop" that investors in initial public offerings covet. ()   Continued...