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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity.KEEPING SCORE: European markets w ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation Thursday amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its projected profits.Richard Broadbent said h ...more

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LONDON (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday helped shore up European markets following a run of disappointing news that raised the specter of another recession across the 18-country eurozone.Financial information company M ...more

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The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.And this time, they won't conflict with the workday.A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.Net profit rose to ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.There was no explicit discussion of China's ban on t ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.South Korea's largest carmaker said its ...more

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MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period, the latest sign of the economy's recovery.The National Statistics Institute said Thursday that the number ...more

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales g ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.4 percent at 15,130.85 and ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.< ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — AT&amp;T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pres ...more

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.Some customers have reported t ...more

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Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard &amp; Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A drop in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. Small-c ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.Last December, the delivery giants were caught off-gu ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.A proposal that would reduc ...more

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The BNP Paribas Open that combines the ATP and WTA tennis tours in a two-week tournament had an estimated gross economic impact on the Coachella Valley of nearly $374 million.Tournament director Steve Simon said Wedne ...more

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receip ...more

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FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Visa Inc. says it will increase its quarterly dividend by 20 percent.The Foster City, California-based global payments company said Wednesday that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 48 cents per share on Dec. 2 to its ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSESix Flags Entertainment Corp., up $4.40 to $38.90The amusement park operator reported a boos ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.'s CEO doesn't think railroad mergers are a good idea even if regulators might approve one.CEO Wick Moorman said Wednesday during a conference call on Norfolk's Southern's quarterly results that he doesn' ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Device maker Samsung and bookseller Barnes &amp; Noble are introducing a new larger-screen Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet two months after the first version was announced.Samsung and Barnes &amp; Noble said in June they would team up o ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.The driver is the only ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.Barely 36 hours after de Margerie's death, Total's board chose Po ...more


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