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India picks up pace on economic overhaul
NEW DELHI (AP) -- After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India's new prime minister has announced a string of policies designed to kick-start Asia's third-largest economy....

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...

FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season
DALLAS (AP) -- Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago....

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life....

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website....

Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months....

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings....

Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections
NEW YORK (AP) -- Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list....

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes....

California malpractice cap generates big spending
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003....

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