From the Wires

Congress's approval rating hits 9 percent

Time: Congress's approval rating hit a new low of just 9% of the American public, Gallup found.

Austrian robot commits 'suicide'

The Daily Mail: Cleaning gadget apparently 'switches itself on' and moves onto kitchen hotplate in 'suicide bid.'

New world trade center tallest in nation

CNN: New York City has needled out Chicago for the title of America's tallest building.

Sweden closing four prisons as number of inmates decreases

The Guardian: Prison numbers in Sweden dropped 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do the same in the next few years.

Wal-Mart's Black Friday to start earlier than ever

Yahoo: WalMart's Black Friday deal bonanza starts earlier than ever this year, at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Somalia gets first fiber optic link

Reuters: African fiber optic company Liquid Telecom has delivered a broadband Internet cable to Somalia's doorstep.

Amazon, Postal Service to deliver on Sundays

Bloomberg: and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery.

Twitter deemed suitable for Islamic investment

Reuters: Shares in Twitter Inc have been found eligible for investment by Islamic funds, according to IdealRatings.

Philippines declares national calamity

BBC: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Mormon church will own nearly 2 percent of Florida

Orlando Sentinel: The Mormon church will soon own almost 2% of Florida when it completes a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co.

How infant formula companies bought China

Reuters: An investigation reveals that global infant formula companies have found ways to skirt and violate a 1995 Chinese code barring promotion of formula in hospitals.

Amazon e-book offer riles bookshop owners

BBC: Bookshop owners have hit back at an initiative by Amazon to sell its Kindle e-book reader in independent shops.

Washington city votes to raise minimum wage

CNN: SeaTac, Wash. residents voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.