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Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions....

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday....

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home....

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes....

Signoff creates savings funds for private California workers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class....

Yellen pledges to improve Fed's workplace diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership....

Hotel workers seek new safety measures after freezer death
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta....

House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed....

3Q Fund Review: A welcome return to strong, steady returns
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a good summer for fund investors, as calm and strong markets around the world lifted most categories to gains from July into September....

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Stocks turn lower as drugmakers drag health stocks down

Volvo plans to sell self-driving car in 5 years

Long-term US mortgage rates slide to lowest level since July

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.42 percent

Volvo recalls 127K vehicles; leak can cause air bag problem