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Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

FILE – This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie, posing prior to a press conference held in Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal...

McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Starting in January, Thompson said McDonald’s will “simplify” its menu to make...
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Stocks rise, helped by Chinese data, Apple results

A man walks to work on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) A man walks to work on Wall Street, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) This Wednesday, March 19, 2014 photo shows a Harley-Davidson leather jacket on...

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday’s data may...

US existing home sales rise in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent from...
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Record iPhone sales drive Apple’s 3Q beat

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, an Apple store employee checks out a customer who bought two iPhone 6 smartphones, in New York. Apple on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a...
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GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) FILE – This...
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Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

In this May 16, 2012 photo, Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives move cars at a rail yard in Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Pacific Railway on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions. (AP...
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US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

FILE – This Feb. 3, 2010 file photo shows a palm tree behind a Toyota sign at Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Fla. Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The...
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Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere

FILE – This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for...