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China manufacturing growth falls in October

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a s…

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Walmart goes after holiday shoppers with free shipping

Walmart goes after holiday shoppers with free shipping

Free shipping on "hottest gifts;" in-store discounts begin today.

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China manufacturing growth falls in October

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to sur…

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US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

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Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

Rising rates don't always mean losses for real-estate funds, experts say.

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Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison…

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Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the p…

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Herbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices viol…

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Motoring Q&A: Ford representative says new truck’s rear-end ‘clunk’ is normal

Motoring Q&A: Ford representative says new truck’s rear-end ‘clunk’ is normal

Automotive troubleshooter answers readers' questions.

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Review: 2015 Acura TLX is comfortable, competent and quiet

Review: 2015 Acura TLX is comfortable, competent and quiet

It’s nice to see Acura rediscover some of its mojo.

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Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal…

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Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

Real-estate funds needn't be riled by rising rates

Rising rates don't always mean losses for real-estate funds, experts say.

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Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison…

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Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the p…

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Herbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices viol…

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Motoring Q&A: Ford representative says new truck’s rear-end ‘clunk’ is normal

Motoring Q&A: Ford representative says new truck’s rear-end ‘clunk’ is normal

Automotive troubleshooter answers readers' questions.

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Review: 2015 Acura TLX is comfortable, competent and quiet

Review: 2015 Acura TLX is comfortable, competent and quiet

It’s nice to see Acura rediscover some of its mojo.

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Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal…

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Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has…

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LinkedIn and GoPro are big market movers

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

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Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next …

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Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

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Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs.

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US stock indexes zoom back to record highs

US stock indexes zoom back to record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month.

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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin pur…

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Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds…

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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vis…

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Sun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribune

CHICAGO (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co.

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Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medica…

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Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices

Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months.

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Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyusk…

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US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks markets are rising around the globe after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus.

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US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a s…

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Euro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offe…

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Grain lower, livestock mixed

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

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Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength

Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength

NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices…

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Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

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US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. T…

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UK Treasury chief set to pay off World War I bonds

LONDON (AP) — Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.

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US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia

US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy.

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AbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations

The drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014…

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Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plumme…

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Exxon posts surprise profit jump on refining

IRVING, Texas (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp. profits rose 3 percent in the third quarter as strong refining performance offset lower revenues from fa…

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US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September, first slip in 8 months while income slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September, first slip in 8 months while income slows.

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Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax …

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Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bond…

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Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal

Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundred…

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RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe

LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover…

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Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice

Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Frid…

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

The nation's biggest candy makers are warning of price hikes next year.

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Still upbeat on equity

Still upbeat on equity

The equity boom has lost a little of its pep but the news isn't bad.

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Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dolla…

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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected agains…

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Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers …

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Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has don…

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Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 …

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Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientati…

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Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

BRUSSELS (AP) — Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukrain…

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Citi cuts earnings due to regulatory probes

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup has slashed its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, saying that recent investigations by regulators have altered…

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