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A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced....

AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it....

Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier
NEW YORK (AP) -- Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way....

Average gasoline price down 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 for regular grade....

Banking boss says firms preparing to leave UK before EU exit
LONDON (AP) -- The head of the British Bankers' Association has warned that financial firms are planning to start leaving London within weeks because of uncertainty about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union....

527 South Koreans to sue Samsung on Galaxy Note 7 recall
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners were preparing Monday to file a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics over the fire-prone device....

AP Sources: Belgium has Monday to end EU-Canada deal impasse
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union's landmark free trade deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled for later in the week, two officials with knowledge of the negotiations said....

Japan posts trade surplus in Sept; exports down 7 percent
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade balance swung to a surplus in September, as exports fell less than expected....

Asia shares gain as Japan trade data better than forecast
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian markets mostly rose Monday after the release of improved Japanese manufacturing and trade data that suggest activity is picking up in the world's third biggest economy. Looking ahead, attention is likely to focus this week on Friday's report of U.S. growth data....

IMF warns of slow growth in Central Asia, Caucasus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund warned Friday of weak growth prospects in Central Asia and the Caucasus and called for active reforms to energize the post-Soviet economies....

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