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  • Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike....

  • Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard-by-yard as it slides toward the ocean. "She is so...

  • Upstate New York home cleared of 150-plus cats

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say building inspectors have condemned an upstate New York home after crews had to tear out the walls to find many of the more than 150 cats that were removed from the property. Troopers say the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society spent Tuesday and...

  • Piano maker Steinway moving to new Manhattan site

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Piano maker Steinway & Sons has announced it will move to a new Manhattan location next year. The move from West 57th Street to West 43rd Street is slated for the end of 2015. The company says it has signed a 15-year lease for 40,000 square feet of space now occupied...

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. Cook says that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual...

  • Alpha Natural Resources posts 3Q loss

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources inc. (ANR) on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $512.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Bristol, Virginia-based company said it had a loss of $2.32. Losses, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, were 56 cents per...

  • Cigna beats 3Q profit forecasts

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Health insurer Cigna Corp. (CI) topped Wall Street expectations with its third-quarter earnings report and raised its forecast for 2014. The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based company said Thursday that it earned $534 million, or $2.01 per share, in the quarter...

  • First lady to rally voters for Anthony Brown

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama is planning to rally voters for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race. Brown's campaign announced Thursday that Obama will attend a campaign rally Monday in Baltimore. It's Brown's last get-out-the-vote rally ahead of...

  • Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One or two men could decide which party controls the Senate after the nation votes next week. One is independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. He cooperates with Democrats but says he might switch to the Republicans. The other is Kansas independent candidate Greg Orman....

  • Candidates for New York attorney general to debate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for New York attorney general are set to engage in a live televised debate just days before voters head to the polls. Thursday night's debate between Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, and Republican John Cahill will be...

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