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  • US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high

    NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 percent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on the last day of the month. All told,...

  • North Texas town voting on fracking ban

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing. The referendum is on Tuesday's ballot in Denton, which is about 40 miles north of...

  • Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

    The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday. While several people expressed sadness that one pilot was killed and another was seriously injured, many also said they...

  • Malloy: UBS to stay in Connecticut through 2021

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says financial services giant UBS has committed to remaining in Connecticut through 2021. The Democrat announced Friday that UBS and the state have amended their partnership agreement. It provided UBS with a $20 million loan that was fully forgivable if the company maintained 2,000 jobs for five...

  • Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers some QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from 2014. The company says inflators made by troubled parts supplier Takata Corp. were built with an incorrect outer baffle...

  • Herbalife eyes settlement in federal lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the company's business structure and marketing practices violated federal and state laws. The weight loss and nutritional supplements company did not elaborate in its statement Friday on the terms of the proposed settlement in the class-action case. The lawsuit...

  • AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries did business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state. The deal was announced Friday by the state Department of Financial Services. It comes after a...

  • Mets strike back at ex-exec's discrimination suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say a former top team executive was fired for legitimate business reasons despite her allegations she lost her job because she had a child without being married. Team Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Wilpon made his argument on the club's behalf in court papers filed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. Leigh...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon. The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in...

  • State 'gardening' program may help Colorado Springs IT company blossom

    A Colorado Springs-based informational technology provider is among 12 Colorado companies that will receive consulting help, access to special reports and other assistance as part of the state's new Economic Gardening pilot program. Amnet will use the program to help it land larger clients in both the Springs and Denver as well as find...

  • Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

    MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92. Anderson's death was not announced by his family but was confirmed Friday by The Associated Press through public records. The records say Anderson died at a nursing home in Vero...

  • LinkedIn and GoPro are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE LinkedIn Corp., up $26.06 to $228.96 The online professional social network reported a third-quarter loss, but the results beat Wall Street expectations. Goldcorp. Inc., up 17 cents to $18.78 The gold...

  • Richard Branson on his way to rocket crash scene

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson is headed to California's Mojave Desert after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another. A tweet from Branson's Twitter account thanked people for their messages of support and said he was "flying to Mojave immediately...

  • Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October. Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 percent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on the last day of the month. All told,...

  • US stock indexes zoom back to record highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month. Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus. Just two weeks ago the U.S. market had its biggest slump in two years. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 194 points, or...

  • Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index rally to record highs.

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • SEC examines Caterpillar's accounting for Bucyrus

    Caterpillar Inc. says the SEC is looking into accounting measures taken in its 2011 acquisition of mining equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc. The construction equipment company said in a regulatory document that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a subpoena in September seeking information about the company's accounting...

  • US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury on Friday blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms. Human rights activists step welcomed the action against Aung Thaung, who was industry minister under the former ruling junta and a leader of a pro-military organization blamed for...

  • Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers — but not until next year. Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year. But a full Office package...

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