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AP Top Business News At 4:35 a.m. EDT

India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four....

Asian stock markets fluctuate on signs of China support
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks recovered from sharp losses in volatile trading Wednesday as investor sentiment improved amid reports of renewed Chinese government efforts to bolster share prices....

You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed....

Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days....

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to have contract extended to 2018
BERLIN (AP) -- Top directors of Volkswagen AG plan to give a two-year contract extension CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle earlier this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech....

Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions
HELSINKI (AP) -- Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand in the first half of the year, resulting in good growth in profits and revenue and an upbeat outlook for the full year....

Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs....

CEOs big news can cause ripple effects for company
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is promising to be away from the job for just a "limited time" when she gives birth to twins later this year, but the development only adds to the uncertainty some investors have long had about Yahoo....

'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy....

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018....

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