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Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100
BEIJING (AP) -- Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported....

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion....

S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years....

Taiwan's pipeline probe focuses on petrochem firm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Authorities in Taiwan's second biggest city are focusing their investigation on a petrochemical firm after a series of gas pipeline explosions ripped streets apart and flung cars into the air, killing 27 people and injured 267 others....

Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens....

US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts
DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July....

Rare summer relief for gasoline prices
NEW YORK (AP) -- The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer....

Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt....

US manufacturing expands again in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy....

Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year....

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