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UK rejects ‘appalling’ EU demand for more money

  BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc. Thumping his fist in frustration, Cameron said “people [...]

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US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, helped by strong quarterly results from companies such as Microsoft and UPS. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn’t enough to drag the rest of the market [...]

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Poland appeals Europe court ruling on CIA prison

  WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says it is appealing a judgment by Europe’s top human rights court, which ruled in July that Warsaw violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to imprison them at a so-called black site in Poland from 2002-2003. The ruling by the European Court [...]

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Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Va

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is set to begin heading to its homeport in Norfolk. According to the Navy, the ship was relieved in the Arabian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson on Saturday and should soon depart for home. The USS George H.W. Bush was deployed in mid-February. The [...]

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday, October 22nd. It’s the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects payments to [...]

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Snowplow driver says he didn’t see Total CEO’s jet

  MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark. The Dassault Falcon 50 clipped the snowplow on takeoff late Monday, [...]

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US stocks move higher; IBM disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher Monday following a turbulent week. The market’s gains were partly held back by IBM, which slid after reporting results that missed investor expectations. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 72 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,306 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern. The [...]

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‘Fury’ blasts ‘Gone Girl’ from top of box office

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend, October 17th-19th. “Gone Girl” was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in “Fury” blasted the film to second place. Sony’s “Fury” captured $23.5 [...]

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CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

  NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The broadcast TV network says current shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Survivor” will be available the day after they air on the service, called CBS [...]

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US stocks open lower; Sell-off continues in Europe

    U.S. stocks are opening lower while European markets suffer even steeper declines. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 124 points, or 0.8 percent, to 16,019 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 19 points, or 1 percent, to 1,844. The Nasdaq composite fell 48 points, or [...]

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World stock market sell-off deepens

  LONDON (AP) — The global sell-off in stock markets deepened Thursday amid broad concerns over the health of the world economy. European stocks were hit particularly hard on doubts over the financial stability of Greece. The German DAX stock index was down 1.5 percent by midday in Europe. France’s CAC 40 shed 2.1 percent [...]

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