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AP Top Business News At 3:52 p.m. EDT

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems....

Stocks slide sideways as Alibaba soars
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market drifted sideways Friday afternoon as Wall Street watched Alibaba shares soar in their public debut. The Standard & Poor's 500 index hovered above its record close from the day before and remained on track for its best weekly gain in a month....

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs....

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July....

Alibaba surges in its stock market debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba's stock soared as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse began its first day trading as a public company Friday....

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon....

Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project
NEW YORK (AP) -- Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work....

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery
BEIJING (AP) -- Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court....

Air France pilots extend strike to Sept. 26
PARIS (AP) -- Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week....

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