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AP Top Business News At 9 a.m. EDT

European markets fail to pick up Asia's baton
Global stock markets remained volatile Monday as European indexes failed to pick up Asia's baton and posted more big falls. Wall Street was also poised for further selling at the open following an end-of-week rally....

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months....

IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division....

Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks
Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions....

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million....

European Central Bank starts stimulus purchases
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession....

Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike
BERLIN (AP) -- A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet....

Electrolux buoyed by US growth
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits....

'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend....

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:...

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