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European stocks end month on a flat note

European stocks were little changed, posting their best monthly advance since February, even as a slump in energy companies offset a gain in travel shares. The STOXX Europe 600 Index slipped 0.1 percent to 347.25 at the close on Friday, paring losses of as much as 0.6 percent in the final half hour of trading. A gauge of oil and gas companies fell 3.5 percent, capping its worst week since August 2011, as Brent and West Texas Intermediate headed for their biggest weekly drops…