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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit has edged higher in September though exports were higher than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low.The Ministry of Finance said Wednesday that exports jumped 6.9 percent from a year earlier in Se ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon.The Minneapolis-based chain said ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEThe Coca-Cola Co., down $2.61 to $40.68The world's biggest beverage maker reported lower profi ...more

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi firmly supports the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov, the quiet Russian defenseman arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.Lombardi also believes the NHL mus ...more

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A hedge fund run by a famed investor said Tuesday it has taken a large stake in Amgen and now wants the biotech drugmaker to consider splitting up into two.In a letter to investors, Third Point, a hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb, said it has recen ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.A computer scien ...more

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Nicholas Thompson missed qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs by one point last year. He finished at No. 125 on the PGA Tour money list by $725 and only kept his full card for this season because the tour used the top 125 from the money list for the l ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.Thompson said that starting in Jan ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country.A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each en ...more

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RIVERWOODS, Ill. (AP) — Discover Financial Services' third-quarter net income increased nearly 9 percent to beat market expectations.The credit card issuer and lender's gains were made on increased credit card spending and overall lending.<p ...more

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterl ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone — a ...more

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The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard &amp; Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big compan ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found.In supplements bought online, researchers detected hidden steroids, similar in ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in a statement to The Associat ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Bridge officials are again floating the idea of charging bicyclists and pedestrians to use the famed span's sidewalks.The bridge district released a plan on Monday keep the agency solvent that includes the sidewa ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.Verizon, which bought out its wi ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Most consumers realize online reviews are not always trustworthy. But a recent magazine column raised new ethical questions about reviews when a traveler said he deleted a complaint after a hotel gave him a 50 percent refund.Did ...more

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson's third-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent on a planned reduction of motorcycle shipments for the quarter.But its earnings topped Wall Street expectations, and its shares climbed more than 6 percent in afternoo ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.The Atlanta-based company said it will reach its cost-cutting goal by 2019 thro ...more

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The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 13 to Sunday Oct. 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STAT ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.The third ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on T ...more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and stil ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.Starting Tuesday, the $ ...more