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Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partne…

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Egypt to host major economic conference in March

Egypt to host major economic conference in March

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm…

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UK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal th…

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Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security

Biden calls on nations to focus on energy security

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called on Europe to continue diversifying its energy supplies to reduce dependence o…

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Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption…

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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered…

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Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

The changes scheduled to take effect in less than four months.

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3…

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in…

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Alco Stores to close following bankruptcy order

DALLAS (AP) — Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's c…

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Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

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Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption…

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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered…

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Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

The changes scheduled to take effect in less than four months.

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CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M, study says

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M, study says

Some critics say the packages are so lavish, they can be an incentive to strike iffy deals.

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Business briefs

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Turner, Dish agree to restore CNN, Cartoon Network and others; and other national business news briefs.

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3…

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in…

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Alco Stores to close following bankruptcy order

DALLAS (AP) — Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's c…

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Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

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How the Dow Jones industrials did on Friday

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, edging further into record territory as investors welcomed a move by China to stimulate its economy by lower…

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GameStop and Gap 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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China, Europe chase growth amid global slowdown

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing …

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Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official

WASHINGTON (AP) — European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal judge.

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Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates.

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White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a …

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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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New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too clos…

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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickups

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fue…

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2015 stock outlook: Good but not great, and bumpy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks can keep climbing next year, tacking even more gains onto their phenomenal run of the last five-plus years. Just don't …

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TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection…

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Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by th…

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CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosse…

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US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China

US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China

U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus…

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Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

NEW YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago …

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Serbia to revoke Ukrainian billionaire's passport

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will revoke the citizenship it granted to Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, who is on a European Union sa…

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Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through…

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Dow Chemical agrees to add board members

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel L…

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Grain mostly higher, livestock mostly lower

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

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French investigate HSBC over possible tax dodging

PARIS (AP) — HSBC bank was placed under formal investigation in France over services it offered to clients required to pay taxes in France, ju…

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US stocks rise early after rate cut from China

U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head …

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Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

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Russian FM: politics must not affect oil decisions

Russian FM: politics must not affect oil decisions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that political issues should not influence decisions on global oil production, even as the…

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Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

LONDON (AP) — Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth.

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Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeli…

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Greek budget forecasts stronger growth next year

Greek budget forecasts stronger growth next year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has submitted its 2015 budget to Parliament, predicting the economy will emerge from recession with …

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ECB head willing to step up stimulus

ECB head willing to step up stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone's chief monetary authority is willing to "step up the pres…

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Stimulus merits in focus as ECB weighs action

Stimulus merits in focus as ECB weighs action

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Japan's return to recession has renewed questions about the effectiveness of its recent monetary stimulus — and how …

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Japan's lower house dissolved for early election

Japan's lower house dissolved for early election

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, forcing an early election in an apparent bid…

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Poll: Employers watching insurance costs closely

Poll: Employers watching insurance costs closely

Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But…

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Dutch move 122 tons of gold out of US

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Central Bank says it has recently shipped 122.5 tons of gold worth around 4 billion euros ($5 billion) from safekee…

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Minivan crash test: Only Honda Odyssey scores 'good'

Minivan crash test: Only Honda Odyssey scores 'good'

Several minivans don’t do a good job of protecting occupants in crashes, insurance institute says.

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Asia stocks dulled by weak economic reports

Asia stocks dulled by weak economic reports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Friday as positive economic news from the U.S. was tempered by weakness in Europ…

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Employers decry 'break' in West Coast port talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations over a new contract for dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took an unexpected turn Thursday, as the union insi…

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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senato…

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Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) — Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk.

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up…

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Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects th…

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Gap names heads of namesake brand, Banana Republic

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. cut its full-year profit outlook Thursday after reporting a sales shortfall in the fiscal third quarter and announced…

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Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications a…

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