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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season....

Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness....

Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won't hike rates this year
TOKYO (AP) -- Asia stock markets rose Friday on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for several more months. Energy stocks advanced with the price of oil....

Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth and inflation....

Glencore cutting back zinc metal production
BERLIN (AP) -- Commodities group Glencore says it is reducing zinc metal production in Australia, South America and Kazakhstan in a move prompted by low zinc and lead prices....

Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming....

Clinton seeks crackdown for those breaking Wall Street rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers who violate the law will be "prosecuted and imprisoned."...

A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of "strategic monetization alternatives." The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:...

$338M fund in deadly oil train derailment close to approval
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Canadian railroad's withdrawal of opposition to a $338 million fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has set the stage for final approval and compensation for victims....

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice....

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