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AP News - Nov 20, 2014 5:21 PM

The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by The Associated Pr ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.The Food ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the largest bread ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 4:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network's news division along with "60 Minutes" for the past four years, said Thursday that he's stepping down from the chief executive role to concentrate on the newsmagazine.< ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 3:31 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015.< ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 3:29 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was un ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 12:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows.Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage slipped to 3.99 percent from 4.01 percent ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:54 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb planted by a small separatist group derailed a train in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, wounding at least eight people, a railway official said.The official, Suhail Ahmed, said the attack took place as the ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000, the Labor ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:29 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the automaker will invest half a billion euros ($630 million) in its plants in Europe and build a new SUV at the home base for its Opel division there.Barra said in a statement Thursda ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:27 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy's third-quarter sales gain is a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.Both revenue and earnings per share beat expectations, and Best Buy stock rose almost 8 percent in midday trading ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:10 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the fastest pace in nearly 21 years, a sign that factory output may be picking up nationwide.The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 11:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $5.451 a bushel; Mar corn was 4.75 cents higher at $3.8075 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.2650 a bus ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 10:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.Sales of existing homes rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million last mont ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 10:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in October at the fastest pace in three months.The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators increased 0.9 percent last month followin ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales climb 1.5 percent in October to fastest sales pace in 2014. ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 8:53 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — A key adviser to the European Union's highest court is siding against Britain and wants the EU cap on bankers' bonuses to be maintained.Advocate General of the European Court of Justice Niilo Jaaskinen recommended Thursday that B ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 8:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits slip; fewest Americans receiving benefits in 14 years. ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 7:53 AM

LONDON (AP) — Chemicals firm Ineos has announced plans to invest 640 million pounds ($1 billion) in shale gas exploration in Britain.The company is applying for more licenses to expand its operations in Scotland and in northern England.Ch ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 6:34 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The executive chairman of Ford Motor Company said he doesn't think that a drop in oil prices will dissuade people from buying fuel-efficient vehicles.Bill Ford, the great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 6:29 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.Chief Exec ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 4:54 AM

LONDON (AP) — Like Japan, the 18-country eurozone faces the real prospect of sliding back into recession, a closely watched survey indicated Thursday, in an another downbeat development that's is likely to ratchet up the pressure on the European Centra ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 2:21 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison Thursday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin Marin ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2014 2:06 AM

TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) — Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species surv ...more

AP News - Nov 19, 2014 10:31 PM

TOKYO (AP) — The drop in oil prices helped trim Japan's trade deficit in October, as exports of cars, ships and steel picked up pace.The value of exports was the highest since 2008, while shipments to the U.S., China and other major trading part ...more

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