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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when the ag ...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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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.Ten minutes later, a wildfire driven by fierce winds raced through the ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.The Business Roundtable says that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the ...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 stopped mailing the statements to most workers two years ago to sav ...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

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ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers ...more

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka on Tuesday to forge closer ties and help launch a $1.4 billion port city project funded by his government.Xi, the first Chinese leader to visit in 28 years, and Sri Lankan ...more

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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units in his native Cayman Islands. He denies ...more