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DETROIT (AP) — Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.Nearly 100,000 prospective buyers have gone online to customize a Chev ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a vote of confidence in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided the left.The Socialist government's once comfortable margin was diluted in the 269-24 ...more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show "Science Friday" and host Ira Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show's reach to younger li ...more

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government.Xi ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.The Atlanta company said Tuesday tha ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service.The new ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.Social Security began phasing out mailed stateme ...more

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring — and unfinished, ever since the money to build it r ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. The cash-and-stock deal is worth about $2.06 billion.The combined ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.Wholesale gas prices fell 1.4 percent last month and food costs dropped 0.5 percent, th ...more