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WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.A key category that tracks business investment plans posted a small inc ...more

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, sorely in need of cash, is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as $380 million.The rights offering to shareholders for the majority of its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada Inc. will ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures being released Thursday.The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the number has dropped in re ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.The people being monitored are the 12 to 18 people who first came into contact with the inf ...more

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PARIS (AP) — Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says fellow car bosses "are still reeling" from the profit warning that rival Ford announced on the eve of the biennial gathering in Paris.Marchionne says that while he's "incredibly hopeful" that ...more

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi underlined the bank's willingness to ramp up its stimulus efforts with large-scale bond purchases if needed — but otherwise offered no new economic help at the bank's meeting Thursday. ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — German insurer Allianz SE says board member Oliver Baete will take over as chief executive in May when current CEO Michael Diekmann steps down after more than a decade in charge.Allianz said Thursday that its supervisory board acce ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Take a breath.After delivering solid and consistent returns through the first half of this year, most types of mutual funds faltered in the third quarter. It wasn't a disaster - most of the declines were modest, and the largest c ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday to assure voters he is still focused on the economy.< ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.The four-week average o ...more