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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over.After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from any club — a prospect the manager appa ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members on Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice S ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized b ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associate ...more

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Certain models of Arctic Cat's all-terrain vehicles are being recalled because a component failure can cause a loss of control.Here is a more detailed look:ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLESDETAILS: Model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rid ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — UPS might levy surcharges or even turn away some holiday shipments this year if retailers surprise the delivery giant by dropping off more packages than they had planned.UPS executives discussed the possibilities Friday as they det ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.Still, the agency warned it's not clear whe ...more

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.Net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.New-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual ra ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.2675 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.75 cents lower at $3.58 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.605 a bushel; ...more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday that the shareholders didn't appro ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to le ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — UPS is expecting an 11 percent jump in December shipments as the holiday shopping season heats up.The company recently is hiring up to 95,000 people to handle the tremendous volume this year, way up from the 55,000 seasonal worker ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said on Friday.The use of chlorine gas as a weapon adds a new concern to the turmoil ...more

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) on Friday reported net income of $1.99 billion in its fiscal first quarter.On a per-share basis, the Cincinnati-based company said it had profit of 69 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains a ...more

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that's aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees that as a way to raise its international standin ...more

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.Ericsson said Friday net profit dropped to 2.6 ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment.The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent in the three months through September compared wit ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission t ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF has cut its outlook for next year, pointing to slower global economic growth and industrial production.Shares in BASF SE dropped 2.4 percent to 69.34 euros ($87.70) in Frankfurt trading Friday after th ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.The GfK research group said Friday that its forward-looking consumer climate index ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that ...more

AP News - Oct 23, 2014 8:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brother of a jailed former hedge fund boss will be barred for at least five years from the securities industry and pay about $841,000 to settle a civil insider trading case against him.The Securities and Exchange Commission ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.Revenue from cloud services ...more

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