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Health care M&A leads global deal surge
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout....

Asian stocks gain after China rate cut
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Monday after China's surprise interest rate cut as investors looked ahead to European inflation data due out this week and OPEC meeting to discuss oil production levels....

Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Nov. 7 signed off on Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, but he didn't specify when that would happen. A specific date is expected to be discussed during a court hearing Monday....

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud....

Jacobs Engineering CEO to retire this year
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The construction services firm Jacobs Engineering says CEO Craig Martin will step down in late December because of health reasons....

'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday....

NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services....

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms....

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
LONDON (AP) -- The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat....

Does bad behavior really hurt business?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?...

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