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The Latest: Parties respond to government push in Catalonia

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Catalonia's leader has threatened to explicitly declare independence from Spain if no talks are offered and central authorities follow through on a threat to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. More>>

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China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

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China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. More>>

The Latest: May takes message of urgency into the EU summit

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Hard-core euroskeptics in Britain's Parliament are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to walk away from European Union divorce talks unless the bloc starts discussing trade. More>>

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

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Catalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. More>>

The Latest: Germany criticizes Israeli settlement plans

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An Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group says Israel has advanced plans this week to build nearly 3,000 new homes in the West Bank _ eclipsing the number of homes that were approved during all of last year. More>>

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

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Australian car making to soon end with closing of GM plant after 90 years. More>>

China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meets

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China economy stable in July-September quarter, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader. More>>

May summit-bound with promise for EU citizens in Britain

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Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to a European Union summit with a solemn pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc. More>>

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

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The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island. More>>

Global stock markets slip as China's growth slows

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Asian markets mixed after record Wall Street highs; China growth ticks down. More>>

UK probes alleged money laundering link to South Africa

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UK authorities are investigating allegations that British banks inadvertently acted as conduits for money laundering linked to corruption in South Africa. More>>

The Latest: Trump gives GOP pep talk on $4.1T budget plan

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President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. More>>

Hurricanes, chilly summer hit sales at Unilever

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Unilever, the consumer products giant that owns brands including Dove, Lipton and Knorr, was buffeted by bad weather in the United States and Europe in the third quarter. More>>

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say. More>>

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. More>>

London Stock Exchange chief to step down at end of 2018

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The London Stock Exchange has announced that its chief executive plans to step down by the end of 2018. More>>

Swiss food, drinks giant Nestle reports dip in 9-month sales

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Nestle says its sales dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period of 2016, citing net divestments and negative foreign currency effects. More>>

Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

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Helen J. DeVos, a western Michigan philanthropist known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90. More>>

Tatum won't develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

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Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. about a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. More>>

British retail sales slip amid household income squeeze

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Official figures show that retail sales in Britain fell by a bigger than anticipated 0.8 percent in September, a drop that analysts say has its roots in the squeeze on household incomes following an inflationary spike. More>>

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

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Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month. More>>

Senate Republicans cruise toward passage of budget plan

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Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes. More>>

The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies

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Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them. More>>

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

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A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

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U.S. regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults. More>>

Swiss biotech group Roche sees 5 pct rise in 9-month sales

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Swiss biotech company Roche says sales grew 5 percent in the first nine months of the year, crediting new product launches and citing double-digit growth in the pharmaceuticals division in the U.S. market. More>>

5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

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Much of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party. More>>

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

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Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. More>>

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

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Tech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. More>>

Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports to rest of Asia

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Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports of cars, machinery to rest of Asia, US. More>>

Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed shows

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The Nielsen company says it will now report how many people are watching shows on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. More>>

Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

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Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. More>>

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

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Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. More>>

Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

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A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. More>>

LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous driving

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LG Electronics says it has joined hands with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies. More>>

States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

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Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week. More>>

Asian markets mixed as data shows China growth slowed

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U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher in early trading, extending the market's modest gains from a day earlier. More>>

China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meets

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China's economic growth edged down in the quarter ending in September but was buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports. More>>

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

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On tiny Malta, slain reporter had no shortage of international intrigue to probe. More>>

Bank of Korea raises South Korea's outlook on strong exports

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South Korea's central bank says Asia's fourth-largest economy is likely to grow 3.0 percent this year bolstered by robust exports in the manufacturing sector. More>>

China's Xi calls for more technology development

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President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints that it encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries. More>>

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to retire next year

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Kenneth Chenault, one of the most prominent black businessmen and long-time chairman and CEO of American Express, will retire in early 2018; led company through financial crisis and 9/11 attacks. More>>

Hurricanes help push down United's 3Q profit by one-third

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United Airlines says 3Q profit fell by one-third as hurricanes wiped out 8,000 flights. More>>

Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

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Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?. More>>

EU unveils measures to tackle low-tech attacks

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The EU is unveiling new measures to help counter lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in major cities by extremists driving vehicles into crowds of people. More>>

Romano's Macaroni Grill files for bankruptcy protection

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The owner of Romano's Macaroni Grill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing diners opting against sit-down chains. More>>

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

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Greenpeace is faulting technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei for falling short on their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. More>>

Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

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Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans. More>>

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

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Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement. More>>

EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

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The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system seeking to guarantee EU citizens privacy protection from U.S. companies. More>>

Crews quickly smother fire at oil refinery near Los Angeles

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A fire that erupted at the West Coast's largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it. More>>

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

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President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators. More>>

Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts deal

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Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends. More>>

US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors. More>>

Shell opens its first electric vehicle charging points

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Royal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, as one of the oil giant steps responds to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles. More>>

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

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China and Taiwan joined many U.S. allies including Israel at the World Trade Organization to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that seeks to maximize use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement. More>>

US home construction tumbled 4.7 percent in September

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US home construction slid 4.7 percent in September, biggest decline in 6 months. More>>

White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

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The White House says Veterans Secretary David Shulkin was never a candidate for the top job at Health and Human Services. More>>

Literary publications get mixed reviews on gender parity

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The state of book criticism is getting a mixed review on gender parity. More>>

Berlusconi backs autonomy referendums in 2 Italian regions

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. More>>

Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years

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Saudi budget-carrier flynas launches direct route from Riyadh to Baghdad, first Gulf War between the two cities. More>>

Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

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Fashion designer Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks that went viral. More>>

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

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Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. More>>

Berlusconi stumps for referendums in 2 Italian regions

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Silvio Berlusconi has thrown his political weight behind a referendum on autonomy in his native Lombard region, but said he is not sure whether or not he can vote himself. More>>

Norwegian firms signs $3B deal with Iran for solar panels

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Norway solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a five-year deal, estimated to worth 2.5 billion euro ($2.94 billion), with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developpers to build solar power plants. More>>

US earnings move into focus of global markets

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Global shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects. More>>

Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

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Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. More>>

UK wages continue to lag inflation despite low unemployment

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Official figures show that household incomes in Britain continue to be squeezed even though the country's unemployment rate remains at its lowest level in 42 years. More>>

Showrunner alleges sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein

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Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. More>>

Dutch company AkzoNobel profit falls 24 pct in tough market

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Dutch paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel says its net profit fell by 24 percent in the third quarter to 216 million euros ($254 million) as higher raw material costs and unfavorable exchange rates cancelled out a slight rise in revenue. More>>

ECB chief: Market reforms must promote growth for all

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European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments must ensure that pro-business reforms ensure that growth benefits everyone if the changes in worker protections are to find acceptance. More>>

DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

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The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he has stopped taking campaign donations pending a review by an outside ethics group. More>>

Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge

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Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios in Hollywood, resigns after he was accused of sexual harassment by a producer of 'Man in the High Castle.'. More>>

Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company

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Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after he was fired following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. More>>

EU air safety body urges halt on use of Kobe Steel products

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Kobe Steel probing extent of faked inspections data, as US, EU agencies launch inquiries. More>>

GOP budget that's key to taxes moving ahead in Senate

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The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. More>>

Asia stocks mixed, Nikkei cheered by likely ruling party win

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U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading as investors size up the latest company earnings news. More>>

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

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Spain's northeastern Catalonia is bracing itself for a fresh round of protests after two leaders of the region's powerful pro-independence movement were jailed in a sedition probe. More>>

A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

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Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. More>>

Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

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General Motors' Cruise Automation wants to begin testing autonomous vehicles in Manhattan next year. More>>

Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxes

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The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. More>>

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

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President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area in which Beijing faces complaints it encourages theft of foreign know-how. More>>

Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and laptops

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Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions. More>>

Trump hails Greece's economic revival at White House meeting Video included

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Trump is welcoming Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the White House to address a range of economic and security issues. More>>

Negotiators give up hope of rewriting NAFTA this year

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Negotiators give up hope of rewriting NAFTA this year as talks stall over tough U.S. demands. More>>

US looking to Japan for help in boosting LNG exports to Asia

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Official: U.S. is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia. More>>

Trump indicates Fed search down to 5 finalists

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White House says Trump has narrowed search for Fed chair to Yellen and four other finalists. More>>

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

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Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. More>>

'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires

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Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. More>>

Administration does not brand China currency manipulator

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Trump administration again declines to label China a currency manipulator despite campaign promise. More>>

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

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The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. More>>

Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane

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The latest government figures show an increase in delayed and canceled flights, due partly to weather. More>>

The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets

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A leading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. More>>

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

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Airbus shares are rising after it announced an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that angered U.S. rival Boeing. More>>

Trump takes tax pitch to conservative think tank

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Trump takes his tax plan sales pitch to conservative think tank. More>>

Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts, hikes forecast

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Johnson & Johnson beats 3Q net income and revenue expectations. More>>

Grassley threatens Trump EPA nominees over biofuels mandate

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An Iowa Republican says he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. More>>

VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. More>>

US industrial production rose solid 0.3 percent in September

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US industrial production rose 0.3 percent in September, but growth stunted by hurricanes. More>>

UnitedHealth beats 3Q forecasts, helped by Optum growth

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UnitedHealth Group says third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent and beat Wall Street expectations, as a growing Optum business segment once again helped the nation's largest health insurer. More>>

Trump's wealth, ranking fall in latest Forbes 400 list

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Forbes magazine valued President Donald Trump's fortune at $3.1 billion and ranked him as the 248th-wealthiest American. More>>

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big Oil

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Democrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying the plan would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations. More>>

The Latest: Trump says US stands with Greece as it recovers Video included

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President Donald Trump says Greece has "gone through a lot" but "is doing a terrific job of coming back" _ an apparent reference to the country's ability to weather its economic troubles. More>>

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

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Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or inject malicious code while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. More>>

US homebuilder sentiment rises in October

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U.S. homebuilders are feeling better about their sales prospects than they have in months, despite a recent slowdown in sales of new homes and the likelihood of higher labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More>>

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works - just too slowly

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Facebook's efforts to reduce the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect _ though that finding comes with a major caveat. More>>

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3 percent

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Official figures have shown inflation in Britain rising a full percentage point above the Bank of England's target. More>>

China tries to reassure foreign companies, promises openness

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A spokesman for China's ruling Communist Party has promised Beijing will open its markets further and tried to reassure foreign companies that are increasingly frustrated with regulation and business conditions. More>>

Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

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Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has unveiled its first model, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. More>>

EU Brexit chief urges Britain to keep up the momentum

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The European Union's Brexit negotiator says the British government must keep up the momentum in negotiations on leaving the bloc if it wants the talks to move into a new phase in December. More>>

Goldman Sachs' results beat forecasts despite trading drop

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Goldman Sachs' third-quarter profits fell 3 percent from a year earlier, as the trading desks at Wall Street's biggest investment bank were weighed down by a slow summer that impacted most of its competition. More>>

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

Potential ally urges Merkel to give up finance ministry

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A key potential ally in Germany's next government is insisting that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power. More>>

Global stocks mixed amid upbeat corporate earnings

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Asian stock markets have gained after U.S. stocks hit new highs as China prepares to open a key political meeting. More>>

Puerto Rico hurricane may cause shortage of hospital IV bags

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Maker of hospital IV solution bags expects some shortages because Hurricane Maria shut down its factories in Puerto Rico. More>>

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

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The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. More>>

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

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Trump's chief economist says plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year. More>>

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

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The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power. More>>

Bombardier Inc. to partner with Airbus on C Series program

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Canadian plane maker Bombardier has a sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. More>>

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

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Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia. More>>

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

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Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread. More>>

Court jails 2 Catalan independence leaders in sedition probe

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Catalonia's leader hasn't clarified whether he declared independence from Spain in a letter to the central government and has renewed a call for dialogue. More>>

Facebook takes on food delivery, challenges Uber and others

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Facebook says ordering food for takeout or delivery is complicated, and it will help users save time by bringing a bunch of existing food-delivery services into its app and partnering with some restaurants directly. More>>

Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading, extending gains for the market, which is on a five-week winning streak. More>>

Source: Trump to meet with Yellen to discuss Fed job

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Trump to meet with Janet Yellen on Thursday to discuss top Fed job, source familiar with search says. More>>

Uber appeals decision to cancel its London license

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Uber has appealed the decision of London transport authorities now to renew it license. More>>

Pence holds economic talks with Japan ahead of Trump visit

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Japan's deputy prime minister on economic issues ahead of President Donald Trump's trip to Asia next month. More>>

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

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The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. More>>

The Latest: White House condemns Somalia bombing

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan. More>>

Lufthansa, 6 others bidding to take over bankrupt Alitalia

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The Italian daily Corriere della Sera says Lufthansa is preparing a 500-million-euro-bid to buy large parts of bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots. More>>

Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor's software

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Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports of hackers hijacking another part of its website. More>>

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

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APNewsBreak: The US Border Patrol is considering a smaller version of tethered balloons loaded with cameras that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. More>>

Facebook's Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

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Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says the ads linked to Russia trying to influence the US election should 'absolutely' be released to the public. More>>

The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertainty

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Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. More>>

Box Office Top 20: 'Happy Death Day' parties at No. 1

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The small budget horror thriller "Happy Death Day" opened this weekend in the top spot at the box office with $26 million, while "Blade Runner 2049" slid into second place in its second weekend in theaters with $15.5 million. More>>

Clarification: Ford Explorer-Fumes story

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Ford is offering to inspect and repair about 1.3 million civilian versions of its Explorer SUV at no cost to owners in response to complaints of exhaust fumes leaking into passenger cabins. More>>

UK, EU leaders agree on need for speed in Brexit talks

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Brussels for a meeting with senior European Union officials in hopes to reviving stalled negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union. More>>

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

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President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. More>>

Populism again casts shadow over booming eurozone economy

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The euro is under pressure after months of being in the ascendant as fears renew over the rise of populist politics in Europe. More>>

Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute

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The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. More>>

Business owner faces backlash for attending Trump signing

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A Massachusetts businessman photographed with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism. More>>

Nordstrom puts the hunt for a buyer on hold.

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Nordstrom puts sale on the back burner. More>>

'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

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The horror pic "Happy Death Day" is celebrating a first place spot at the box office this weekend while the "Blade Runner" sequel spirals downward. More>>

More Israeli settlements OK'd in Hebron, says watchdog

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An Israeli anti-settlement group says dozens of new housing units have been approved in the West Bank city of Hebron for the first time in over a decade. More>>

Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

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Google says it will spend $1 billion on nonprofit organizations to help raise education levels around the world and committed its employees to spend a million hours of volunteer time doing the same. More>>

Work on Israel-Cyprus-Greece electricity link to start 2018

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An official says work on an electricity cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project. More>>

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

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Target is moving into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google. More>>

Daimler to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring

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German automaker Daimler is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag. More>>

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

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Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington. More>>

The Latest: Putin halts NKorea ties in line with UN demands

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The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. More>>

Czech Republic's hot property market is becoming a problem

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A 22 percent spike in the price of property in Prague over the past year is freezing out many locals and the risk of a boom and bust in the market has forced the Czech Central Bank to step in to try to cool off demand. More>>

Survey: Manufacturing in New York accelerated in October

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Survey: Manufacturing in New York state expanded at a rapid pace in October. More>>

Yellen sounds upbeat on economy, signaling likely rate hike

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Yellen sounds upbeat note on economy and inflation, paving way for expected December rate hike. More>>

Liz Weston: How to buy the last house you'll ever buy

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The house that becomes your forever home has to accommodate your needs now - and decades from now, so here are some features to consider when buying or remodeling a residence. More>>

Shares of TV providers drop as AT&T warns of video losses

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Signs that more people are dropping their traditional TV subscriptions are weighing on shares of TV providers. More>>

Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

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The world economy is the healthiest it's been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it. That from the International Monetary Fund. More>>

Global stocks rise as finance leaders back easy money

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Asian shares rise after global finance leaders urge central bankers to stick to easy money policies. More>>

Daimler plans new structure for Mercedes, truck business

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Automaker Daimler AG says it is moving toward a restructuring that would see its Mercedes-Benz car division and its truck and bus business become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof. More>>

Toyota to highlight reading of driver emotions at Tokyo show

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Toyota to highlight technologies that analyze, anticipate drivers' habits and emotions at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. More>>

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its 54-member board. More>>

Tesla fires hundreds of workers as part of annual reviews

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Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model 3 sedan. More>>

Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. More>>

Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria

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Polling places are opening in Austria, where voters will decide whether the country moves right after decades of centrist policies and could pave the way for Europe's youngest government leader. More>>

Asian shares higher after finance leaders back easy money

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Asian shares rise after global finance leaders urge central bankers to stick to easy money policies. More>>

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

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President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most. More>>

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

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The women Harvey Weinstein allegedly preyed upon overwhelming constitute young actresses making their first steps into the movies: vulnerable Hollywood hopefuls looking for a break. More>>

Teacher who works at supermarket to vie for US bagging prize

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A New Hampshire teacher who pulls night and weekend shifts at a Hannaford Supermarket is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America's fastest grocery bagger. More>>

Twitter CEO vows to police sexual harassment, hate, violence

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is promising the company will do a better job weeding out sexual harassment, hateful symbols and violent groups from its short messaging service. More>>

Kitchen staff fall ill, evacuated from new EU building

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The European Union says staff working in kitchens of its new building in Brussels have fallen ill and been evacuated after a ventilator malfunction filled the air with fumes. More>>

Boeing and Airbus sales of planes to Iran safe for now

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Boeing and Airbus will benefit from Trump's decision not to re-impose sanctions against Iran, allowing them to continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are desperate for new planes. More>>

The Latest: UK treasury chief withdraws inflammatory comment

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Britain's Treasury chief Philip Hammond has described the European Union as the "enemy" in talks ahead of leaving the 28-nation trading bloc. More>>

Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

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With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump offers herself as business mentor

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The Trump administration says the International Monetary Fund needs to be a more "forceful advocate" and push countries to put in place economic policies that will promote better growth. More>>

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