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  • Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid. The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in Lisbon, ending days of losses, which saw the...

  • More than $560K spent on doctor ballot measure ads

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Activists on both sides of the "any willing provider" ballot measure that would give South Dakota patients more choice of in-network doctors say the issue is too complicated for sound bites, but have still spent more than $560,000 on television ads to sway voters...

  • Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook for the year. Shares rose more than 4 percent Thursday. The company has wrestled with a slowing global economy and took a...

  • Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The Rolling Stones frontman has been busy producing projects, from this year's James Brown biopic "Get on Up" to a not-yet-titled HBO series directed by...

  • Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," ''Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at...

  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

  • Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. "We are optimistic about the remainder of the year," CEO Jack Koraleski said. "Assuming the economy and weather...

  • Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said. The Lebanese national reported himself to hospital after fearing...

  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for...

  • Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film "Gone Girl" are nominees for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards. The network announced Thursday that singer Sam Smith, the ABC series "How to Get Away With Murder" and the play "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" are also...

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