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Germany to require 30 pct women in top boardrooms

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coalition government wants major companies to have at least 30 percent women on its supervisory boards.

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World stocks rise after US growth revised higher

World stocks rise after US growth revised higher

World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth offset a less rosy outlook for China.

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EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive Commission on Wednesday proposed a 315-billion euro ($380 billion) investment plan to boost the…

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White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax b…

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Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappoi…

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AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard

AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by th…

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South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to boost cooperati…

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Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz

New offers and shopping tools abound, but do your homework.

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Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that…

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Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China.

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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-formi…

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Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappoi…

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AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard

AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by th…

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South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to boost cooperati…

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Tips on getting deals during Black Friday blitz

New offers and shopping tools abound, but do your homework.

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Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that…

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Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher

Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China.

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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-formi…

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France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

PARIS (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms…

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HP earnings show continued struggle

HP earnings show continued struggle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the v…

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Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy

Sizing up what Apple's $700B market cap could buy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Tuesday

A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil resumed its descen…

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Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund fro…

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

NEW YORK (AP) — These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take i…

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Pall and DSW are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the cro…

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Wal-Mart's top merchant out as key holiday nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer for its namesake U.S. division has left as the discounter makes leadership changes to p…

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HSBC to pay $12.5 million to settle SEC charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated U.…

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Stock gains fizzle; Indexes still near records

Stock gains fizzle; Indexes still near records

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending the day pretty much it started, leaving indexes near record highs.

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Greek bailout talks resume in Paris

Greek bailout talks resume in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Greece resumed negotiations in Paris with bailout inspectors on Tuesday, as officials in Athens said the country would seek a mor…

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Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The egg is on a roll. It has never been more popular as a fast-food restaurant breakfast staple, and its appeal has br…

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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the superma…

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Grain mostly higher, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in…

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Black Friday shopping catches on in UK

Black Friday shopping catches on in UK

LONDON (AP) — Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the nex…

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President …

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US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q

US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and con…

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More-confident US households step up borrowing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has…

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Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors

Mazda recalls cars to fix tire pressure monitors

DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.

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IRS workers to receive bonuses of 1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rank-and-file IRS workers are again getting a bonus.

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US stock indexes hold near record high levels

US stock indexes hold near record high levels

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering near record levels as investors weigh an upward revision in U.S. economic growth against a drop in consume…

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some p…

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Grain higher, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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US consumer confidence falls in November

US consumer confidence falls in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell in November following a big gain the previous month, as Americans became less bullish about th…

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

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Want the best deal? Skip the turkey

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for the best deal? You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving.

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Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million de…

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US closes Ford steering probe without recall

US closes Ford steering probe without recall

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without see…

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US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising nu…

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Stocks open higher following strong US growth

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter.

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US closes Impala brake probe with no recall

DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. safety agency has ended an investigation into Chevrolet Impala electronic braking systems without seeking a recall.

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Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa

Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls.

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US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate.

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Global watchdog calls for more EU spending

PARIS (AP) — Europe must relax its fiscal rules and let governments spend more money or risk dragging down the global economy, a major interna…

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Doubt grips Portugal after ex-premier is jailed

Doubt grips Portugal after ex-premier is jailed

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — After he left office three years ago, former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates' home address was a smart apartme…

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Eurozone's largest bank Santander names new CEO

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Banco Santander, the eurozone's largest bank, has named Jose Antonio Alvarez as its new chief executive officer.

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ING to cut 1,700 jobs, take $400 million charge

AMSTERDAM (AP) — ING Group NV, the Dutch bank, says it will cut 1,700 jobs, or 2.7 percent of its workforce, to cut costs.

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Asia stocks fall as China rate cut effect fades

Asia stocks fall as China rate cut effect fades

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as the boost from China's surprise interest rate cuts faded and investors awaited U…

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Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry…

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