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Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower

Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Specialist Michael...
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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she’d even ventured onto...
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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that...
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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

FILE – In this July 15, 2014, file photo, Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, are arranged for a photo in Philadelphia. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday, Oct. 22, that beginning next year, the use of traditional...

US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign. Consumer prices rose 0.1 percent after...

FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That’s a more subdued forecast...
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Stocks edge higher on earnings gains, Europe hopes

Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Specialist Michael...
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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that...
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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...